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Watkins Museum in need of restoration
February 8, 2007
It’s a standout in downtown Lawrence for more than 100 years, but part of the Watkins Museum needs to be replaced - and it’s going to cost a pretty penny.
Why do we commute?
February 8, 2007
It’s widely accepted that Lawrence is a bedroom community. And a new survey looks at what exactly drives people out of town.
KU women: back to work after first Big 12 win
February 8, 2007
Though it may be a bit of a cliche, it has to feel good for the KU women’s basketball team to ‘get that monkey off their backs’ and earn a conference win.
Henrickson, Piper to help in the fight against arthritis
February 8, 2007
Two well-known people associated with KU basketball lend their names to raise awareness against the number 1 disabling disease in the country: arthritis.
KU softball start off season with a victory
February 8, 2007
In San Diego, California, the Kansas Jayhawk Softball Team won their first game of the year, 3-2, over UC Santa Barbara.
KU football’s biggest recruiting prize is local Free State High standout
February 8, 2007
Free State High’s Ryan Murphy is the only 4-star recruit for the Jayhawks this season. Expect to see Murphy shift from QB to WR when he joins the ‘Hawks.
Richard Norton Smith returns to Dole Institute for special tribute
February 8, 2007
One-time director of KU’s Dole Institute of Politics returned tonight to kick off the Annual Presidential Series which also features a special tribute to Gerald Ford.
Sunflower showdown: new KSU coach, same results
February 8, 2007
Even with all the hype surrounding the rivalry match-up between the Jayhawks and the Kansas State Wildcats, Bob Huggins’ Fieldhouse debut was a familiar scene.
Eudora E.M.S. volunteers worried about possible merger
February 8, 2007
The Eudora E.M.S. say the city is hiding something from them. They’ve found out about a proposal to merge their service with the fire department and they say they’re about to lose their jobs.
Rich Clarkson to be recognized
February 8, 2007
A noted photojournalist, KU Alumnus, and former photographer at the Lawrence Journal-World, Rich Clarkson is to be recognized for his career.
Lawrence in the running for a major company expansion
February 8, 2007
API Foils Inc. is looking to spend 17 million dollars on expansions to its plant at the East Hills Business Park.
Boardwalk Fire Trial: Day 2
February 8, 2007
One after another, victims of the Boardwalk Apartment Fire describe their harrowing escape from the burning building, as testimony resumes today in Douglas County District Court.
How we commute
Carpooling still uncommon
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Amy Kelly doesn’t need to wait for the NASCAR season to begin later this month. She lives a piece of the racing life five days a week. She’s a Lawrence commuter.
Under Secretary delivers farm bill to Kansans
February 8, 2007
It’s estimated to cost more than $600 billion of your money over the next ten years.
API Foils asks for tax break on $17 million expansion
API expects to reach its decision in June
February 8, 2007
The company has applied for a 55 percent abatement on its property taxes for the potential project, which would add 60,000 square feet to the 41,000-square-foot plant that opened in 1995 at 3841 Greenway Circle in southeast Lawrence. Lawrence is competing with Rahway, N.J. - home to API’s U.S. operations - for the expansion.
Witnesses testify in the Boardwalk Fire trial
February 8, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, witnesses testify during the second day of the Jason Allen Rose trial, and a look at CSI: Central Junior High.
Rose Trial Day 2: Brothers describe jumping from the flames
Demarquis Maybell shows jurors his injuries
09:38 a.m., February 8, 2007 Updated 05:01 p.m.
In testimony during the murder and arson trial of Jason Rose today, Coroner Erik Mitchell said Yolanda Riddle, Jose Gonzalez and Nicole Bingham all ultimately died because of either burns to their body or carbon monoxide in their blood - both suffered during the apartment fire.
Senate confirms new commander
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Senate confirmed a new military commander for troops in the Middle East on Wednesday.
Five indicted in bid-rigging scam
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
Three U.S. Army Reserve officers were indicted Wednesday, accused of taking part in a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars for Iraq reconstruction projects to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars and jewelry.
40 days of mourning for Saddam marked
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
With tears and sobs, former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s elder daughter joined hundreds of Baathists in the Yemeni capital Wednesday to mark the passage of 40 days of mourning his death.
Security plan takes hold in tense Baghdad
Helicopter crash, fifth in three weeks, kills all 7 aboard
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
Baghdad’s streets were electric with tension Wednesday as U.S. officials confirmed the new security operation was under way. U.S. armor rushed through streets, and Iraqi armored personnel carriers guarded bridges and major intersections.
Mistrial declared in court-martial
Lieutenant refused to go to Iraq with unit last summer
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the court-martial of an Army lieutenant who refused to deploy to Iraq, saying the soldier did not fully understand a document he signed admitting to elements of the charges.
2007 Kansas University football recruit capsules
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
Survivor’ faces tough competition
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
A new tropical locale beckons fans of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS). Fiji becomes home for 19 contestants on the 14th season of the reality competition.
States take action to lock up your credit information
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
Really, must we all go back to cash-only to protect our personal information?
U.S. still living beyond means in Bush budget
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
Only a Democrat like Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland could say with a straight face that President Bush’s proposed $2.9 trillion budget for 2008 is “spartan and skimpy.”
Aquila selling natural gas utilities
Black Hills Corp. to retain workers in Lawrence, state
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
Aquila Inc. announced Wednesday that it would sell its natural gas operations in Kansas to Black Hills Corp., a South Dakota-based utility that plans to retain all affected Aquila employees once the deal closes next year.
Game marks closing of South’s gymnasium
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
Saying goodbye isn’t always hard to do. Take South Junior High School’s gymnasium, for example. The time had come Wednesday - after more than 39 years - to bid farewell.
Lovers locked in eternal embrace
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
They died young and, by the looks of it, in love. Two 5,000-year-old skeletons found locked in an embrace near the city where Shakespeare set the star-crossed tale “Romeo and Juliet” have sparked theories the remains of a far more ancient love story have been found.
Candidates rank their top priorities
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
City Commission candidates are beginning to spell out what their top priorities would be if elected.
Rural burglaries, mail being investigated
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of rural burglaries reported Wednesday afternoon - and a trail of mail scattered along a road in the area that may or may not be related to the burglaries.
Residents clean debris from stinking homes
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
Deadly floods receded from much of the Indonesian capital Wednesday, leaving stinking debris blocking streets and a daunting cleanup for residents, many angry at the country’s leaders following the latest in a string of disasters.
Kidnappers seize first woman hostage
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
Kidnappers seized a woman from the Philippines on Wednesday in Nigeria’s oil-producing region, police said, marking the first female captive known taken in an upsurge of violence roiling Africa’s oil giant.
West African nation waits for Whoopi
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
When the government of one of the world’s poorest nations learned that Whoopi Goldberg had taken a DNA test showing her ancestors hail from here, the news reverberated through the halls of parliament.
Weekend nuclear talks with West expected
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
Iran’s top security official, Ali Larijani, said Wednesday he would hold negotiations with Western officials over the country’s controversial nuclear program during a security conference in Germany this weekend.
Gunfire exchanged across Israeli border
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
Lebanese troops exchanged fire with Israeli forces across the border late Wednesday, for the first time since the summer war between Hezbollah and Israel, Lebanese and Israeli officials said.
Lawrence Datebook
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
Farmers, police clash over cotton prices
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
Angry farmers protesting government-set prices for cotton clashed with police Wednesday in a rural Paraguayan town, leaving 27 farmers and 11 police injured, authorities said.
Weinmaster among 35 Baker signees
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Free State High lineman Kyle Weinmaster was among 35 football signees announced Wednesday by Baker University coach Mike Grossner.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino had reporters chuckling after talking about the new age of recruiting.
Darian Grubb named Casey Mears’ crew chief
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C12
Darian Grubb, who led Jimmie Johnson’s team to a victory in the 2006 Daytona 500 while filling in for suspended crew chief Chad Knaus, was named crew chief for Casey Mears’ No. 25 Chevrolets this week.
Baldwin boys rip Santa Fe Trail
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Blake Wieden scored 15 points to lead Baldwin High to a 63-50 boys basketball victory over Santa Fe Trail on Wednesday.
K-State coach praises Kansas
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C6
With Kansas University’s 97-70 victory Wednesday night, the Jayhawks pushed past Kansas State, taking over sole control of second place in the Big 12 conference.
Wildcats load up on receivers, linemen
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C9
Kansas State concentrated on offense in its 2007 recruiting class, looking for players to catch Josh Freeman’s passes and block for Freeman and running backs Leon Patton and James Johnson.
Commodities
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
Kansas recruiting class reaches equilibrium
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
If Kansas University’s football coaches were looking for balance in this year’s recruiting class, they nailed it - a perfect 10, if you will.
Public library on park site unlikely
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
Building a new library in a downtown park might be a little too outside the box for city commissioners’ tastes.
Animal protest, or extreme case of road rage, may explain letter bombs
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
At least six people have been injured by seven letter bombs in Britain over the past three weeks, in what police said could be a campaign by animal rights extremists or a disgruntled motorist fed up with this country’s automobile laws - or both.
Tip brings Internet porn bust
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
The numbers behind an international child pornography bust Wednesday were themselves disturbing: Nearly 2,400 suspects from 77 countries allegedly paid to view videos depicting sexual abuse online. But the nature of Internet traffic makes it sadly unsurprising that people would figure they could hide so much hideous material.
96 plan may have added to repair problems
Lawmakers: ‘Crumbling Classrooms’ initiative was poorly financed
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
State universities were faced with dilapidated classrooms, a backlog of repair projects and buildings that didn’t meet fire codes or federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
Conference set for career institute
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
Pinnacle Career Institute, Lawrence, this month will welcome a conference organized by the Kansas Association of Masters in Psychology.
Kansas softball notebook
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas will likely face former teammate Christina Ross when the Jayhawks meet San Diego State on Saturday. Ross, a left-hander who departed KU following her freshman season in 2005, was voted Mountain West Conference pitcher of the year last spring after fashioning a 17-10 record with a 1.82 earned-run average for the league-champion Aztecs.
Padia taps Lafayette; five Firebirds sign
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Wide receiver Nathan Padia headlined a Wednesday afternoon ceremony at Lawrence High by signing a national letter of intent with Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.
Preserve Valentine’s flowers for weeks of enjoyment
February 8, 2007 in print edition on D2
Boxes of the sweetest milk chocolates, greeting cards expressing thoughts of love and tenderness, bouquets of fresh-cut flowers that brighten the heart and home - these are just a few of the many ways Americans say “I love you” on Valentine’s Day.
Language skills
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The Feb. 1 article concerning English as the official language of Kansas, with comments by those opposed, brings back deeply held and felt memories.
On the Record
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
Hillary’s humor falls flat
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
Last week, Hillary Rodham Clinton tried out a joke in Iowa. “We face a lot of evil men,” she told voters in Davenport. “People like Osama bin Laden come to mind. And what in my background equips me to deal with evil and bad men?”
Young guns carry UNC
Duke loses third straight for first time since 1999
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C4
The crowd was rowdy and hostile. Duke, determined to end a nagging losing streak, had built a big lead behind a surge of emotion.
Feeling the berm
Landscaped mounds enliven flat gardens
February 8, 2007 in print edition on D1
Susan NovoGradac has a lot of land - 38 acres to be exact. And 10 of those acres are mowed yard.
Even elite are subject to human emotions
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A11
To be an astronaut, you have to be the best of the best. In NASA’s own words: Failure is not an option. That’s why psychologists say Lisa Marie Nowak may have taken rejection harder than most.
Ranking the field
Defending champs lead annual preseason picks
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C12
As many things as there are that seem different as a new Nextel Cup season dawns this weekend at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, the names look mighty familiar at and near the top in That’s Racin’s preseason top 40 team rankings.
Brown brings in impressive class
Analysts give Texas high marks
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C9
For one day at least, that old “Coach February” crack can really be a compliment.
Three Pacers reportedly involved in bar fight
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C10
Indiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley and teammates Marquis Daniels and Keith McLeod were involved in a fight with a bar manager after a home loss to Golden State, police said.
More students using chat lingo in assignments
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
Middle school teacher Julia Austin is noticing a new generation of errors creeping into her pupils’ essays.
Wal-Mart, unions unite on universal health care
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Wal-Mart wants to lead the way toward providing health care for millions of workers by 2012.
Poll: Americans want ties with Cuba despite Castro
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
In nearly equal measure, Americans say they do not like Cuban President Fidel Castro but want the United States to re-establish regular diplomatic relations with the communist island nation after 46 years of estrangement.
KU women’s golf ties for 9th at Baja
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s women’s golf team tied for ninth place at the Baja Invitational. KU shot a two-round 322-317-639. The final round was canceled due to darkness.
Primary sample ballots available online
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Sample ballots for the Feb. 27 primary election now can be found on the Douglas County Web site, www.douglascountyelections.com.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
The investigation of the recent $250,000 fire at the Royal College Shop continued. Officials said they were conducting interviews with “key people” to try to determine the cause.
Death toll from cold climbs to 16
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
West Virginia called snowplow drivers out of retirement Wednesday as snowstorms and arctic cold blamed for at least 16 deaths hung over much of the Midwest and East.
Free State boys win bowling meet
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Robert Wagner rolled a 645 series to lead Free State High’s boys bowling squad to a first-place finish in a triangular. The Firebirds finished with a pinfall of 2,489, followed by Shawnee Mission Northwest with 2,239 and SM South with 2,173.
Newsman Tim Russert casts Libby as liar
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
NBC News anchor Tim Russert delivered devastating testimony Wednesday in the perjury trial of Vice President Cheney’s former chief of staff.
Report: Driver failed to yield to mail carrier
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
An accident report released Wednesday lists a driver’s “inattention” and “failure to yield” as the only apparent contributing factors in a collision last week that seriously injured a local mail carrier as he walked downtown.
KU-SDSU baseball off
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s home-opening baseball series with South Dakota State scheduled for this weekend has been canceled due to cold weather and field conditions. The teams were slated to play three games in three days starting Friday.
College students lobby for repairs
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
They came bearing broken pipes and chunks of crumbling buildings.
Tigers take advantage of home-state talent
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C9
Missouri doubled its take of in-state recruits in a 27-player class announced Wednesday, an indication that consecutive bowl trips are making an impact on prospects.
Lawmaker seeks ban on iPods in crosswalks
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
War. Pestilence. Famine. Listening to your iPod in a crosswalk.
Mammoth refugee crisis addressed
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
One out of every seven Iraqis has fled his or her home or sought refuge abroad, the largest movement of people in the Middle East since the war that followed Israel’s creation in 1948, according to United Nations officials and relief workers. Every day, violence displaces an estimated 1,300 more Iraqis in the country; every month, at least 40,000.
Lawmakers hear cases for, against HPV vaccine
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B8
Cancer survivors urged lawmakers Wednesday to approve legislation that would require sixth-grade girls to receive a vaccine against cervical cancer.
Chiropractor offers exams to donors
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
The Chiropractic Experience: A Creating Wellness Center, Lawrence, is offering professional examinations next week in exchange for donations to its Have-A-Heart Campaign.
Not-so-hot ticket
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Lew Perkins is worth every penny Kansas University pays him. He may not have made the sports teams any better or won any championships, but he sure has brought in the bucks.
Ex-center Amaechi reveals he’s gay
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C10
John Amaechi is gay, and now the first NBA player to come out publicly is ready to talk about it.
Cuba deports kingpin for extradition to U.S.
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
Cuba will deport reputed drug kingpin Luis Hernando Gomez Bustamante to Colombia, which plans to extradite him to the United States, a government official told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Mill Valley’s Woods ‘anxious’ to kick-start K-State career
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C9
Justin Woods is used to getting places in a hurry. Unfortunately for the Mill Valley High senior, his fleet feet can’t make the calendar turn any faster.
Bruins survive battle of L.A.
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C4
Darren Collison scored 17 points and No. 2 UCLA capitalized on a late-game technical foul to beat 19th-ranked Southern California 70-65 Wednesday night.
Tyson checks himself into rehab
Ex-champion to be treated for ‘various addictions’
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
Mike Tyson has checked himself into an inpatient treatment program for “various addictions” while awaiting trial on drug charges, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Human smugglers indicted
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B8
Two Mexican citizens were indicted on federal conspiracy charges Wednesday, accused of taking illegal immigrants hostage in Arizona and threatening them with torture unless they raised a ransom, U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren said.
New Haskell president to be decided soon
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Who will be the next president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence is up to Tom Dowd, director of the Bureau of Indian Education.
Researchers discover rare vultures in Cambodia
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
Researchers in the remote forests of Cambodia said Wednesday they have discovered the only known colony in Southeast Asia of slender-billed vultures and scores of other endangered birds.
City consultants
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: It’s important to distinguish between the recommendations being made by PlaceMakers Consulting (hired at taxpayer expense with the strong support of City Commissioner Sue Hack and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce) and the sustainability group hosted by a successful city grant, featuring land planners and architects from all over the country back in November.
Petty announces five races on television
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C12
Kyle Petty will be in the announcing booth for five of the six Nextel Cup races TNT will air as part of the new NASCAR television package, the network announced this week.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
M.S. “Ship” Winter, widely known Lawrence Chevrolet dealer and civic leader, was named Elk of the Year for his long and hard work during the 1951 flood and rehabilitation period.
Diapers make bizarre cameo in news
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A11
NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak lifted off from Kennedy Space Center aboard space shuttle Discovery last July 4. Like all shuttle astronauts, she was wearing space diapers - in NASA speak, Maximum Absorbency Garments, or MAGs.
FDA approves first nonprescription sale of diet pill
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Dieters got a new tool Wednesday to help them take off the extra pounds - the first government-approved nonprescription diet pill.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 8, 1907: “The farmers living in the vicinity of Sibley are terribly aroused over the brutal treatment one neighbor has been according his young children.
Another bad idea
Raising tuition also is the wrong strategy for funding repairs on university campuses.
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
It’s hard to imagine Kansas legislators could come up with a worse idea for funding repairs to state university buildings than applying a surcharge to local property taxes collected in university communities, but it seems they have succeeded in doing just that.
Chicago buys into benefits of privatizing
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
Eighteen years ago, Richard M. Daley went into the family business, which is the business of being mayor of this city. Back then, he hardly could have imagined that he would become an accomplished practitioner of today’s new wrinkle in public finance, here and elsewhere.
Baylor’s zone zaps life out of Tech
Texas A&M holds off Missouri after watching 24-point lead melt away
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C5
Baylor adjusted to Texas Tech’s early success inside and the No. 15 Lady Bears beat the Lady Raiders 80-67 Wednesday night.
Keegan: Rivalry will be revived
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
Savor the beating because for as long as Bob Huggins stays at Kansas State, there won’t be another one quite like it. The fiery coach will revive the rivalry that has been dormant for so long, even if his team wasn’t capable of doing so Wednesday night.
Friends: Astronaut had a lot of stress
NASA plans to revamp psychological screening process in light of arrest
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lisa Nowak chose a juggling act of dauntingly high difficulty: to be an astronaut and a mother of three.
Jury views fire video
Survivors describe ‘chaotic’ scene
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
When Andrew Dobson lived in Las Vegas, he got used to the noises of the night - people screaming at all hours, gunshots ringing out.
View from the top
William Allen White Citation goes to former Lawrence photographer
February 8, 2007 in print edition on D1
Rich Clarkson’s photos have been on 33 Sports Illustrated covers and seven Wheaties boxes.
A&M’s turnaround simply incredible
Gillispie doing what once was unthinkable: turning Aggies into basketball powerhouse
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
Once upon a time, which is how all fairy tales begin, Texas A&M basketball filled the conversation between football and spring football, or, to be precise, the lulls in arguments over the merits of defensive backs from Marfa or Iowa Park.
Pump patrol
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Consultant, candidate learned about life from caddying
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Mike Dever knows that his life, at first glance, reads a bit like the Chevy Chase comedy “Caddyshack.”
Kansas Chamber names interim CEO
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
Terry Leatherman, vice president for public affairs at the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to serve as interim chief executive officer for the statewide pro-business advocacy group.
Cloud from chemical plant explosion darkens sky over K.C.
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
Multiple explosions at a chemical distribution facility shook an industrial area of Kansas City on Wednesday, sending an ominous smoke cloud above the downtown skyline and prompting the evacuation of nearby schools, homes and businesses.
New CEO revives Taurus, once a top nameplate for Ford
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
For Ford Chief Executive Alan Mulally, the biggest disappointment of his first days on the job was to find out that the company had killed the Taurus.
Arts organizations share the love
February 8, 2007
Years ago, a destructive prankster attached a garden hose to a spigot outside the Lawrence Community Theatre, cranked on the water and situated the hose under the basement door.
Horoscopes
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, Feb. 8
Young scientists show off experiments at county fair
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Driving a little more slowly on the highway can improve your gasoline mileage. Just ask eighth-grader Hannah Davidson.
Kansas QB Club meeting tonight
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Assistant coaches Clint Bowen and Brandon Blaney will talk about Kansas University’s football recruiting class at a KU Quarterback Club meeting at 7 p.m. today at Zig and Mac’s.
Gators add to perfect conference start
Steele’s layup with 6.7 seconds remaining lifts ‘Bama past Mississippi State
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C4
Corey Brewer scored 18 points, Al Horford added 17, and top-ranked Florida stretched its winning streak to 15 games Wednesday night, pulling away in the second half for a 71-61 victory over Georgia.
Sooner hits stride
Carter carries OU to Bedlam win
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C5
Nate Carter just keeps transforming into something better for Oklahoma.
Is Earnhardt Jr. the next Peyton?
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C12
Now that the Indianapolis Colts have won the Super Bowl, does Dale Earnhardt Jr. assume Peyton’s place in the professional sports world?
Richard Norton Smith to speak tonight on Ford
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
As he planned his own funeral, former President Gerald Ford made clear that he didn’t want to overdo the pomp and circumstance.
Our town sports
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C11
Gators lead land
Florida adds recruiting title to BCS crown
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C9
Florida won the recruiting crown in nearly as dominating fashion as the national championship.
Boys home suspends operations
February 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Frank Demby Jr., 46, of Lawrence, can trace a definitive moment in his life back to the early 1970s.
People in the news
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Attorneys point fingers in O’Neil family feud ¢ Miss USA promotes Trump ¢ ‘Most Wanted’ host disputes Dahmer link to son’s killing
Humphreys key for Kansas
Jayhawks to open season today at San Diego
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Tracy Bunge thinks she knows how everyone will perceive her 11th Kansas University softball team.
House committee questions KU leaders about proposed Med Center affiliations
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas University leaders Wednesday faced stern questioning from lawmakers about a proposed affiliation with Missouri-based St. Luke’s Hospital.
Emergency management chief resigns
Paula Phillips was asked to leave by county administrator, commissioner says
February 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
Paula Phillips has resigned as the Douglas County Emergency Management director.
It’s gotta be the shoes
Footwear change sparks KU’s Arthur
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C7
For Darrell Arthur, changing into a new pair of shoes this week wasn’t a last-ditch effort or anything, and it had nothing to do with superstition - something athletes tend to turn to during funks.
Kansas basketball notebook
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas State center Jason Bennett didn’t score or grab a rebound, but had three blocks in 11 minutes. He also had five fouls and expressed his displeasure with the refs as he exited after fouling out.
Sunflower power
Inspired Jayhawks put end to K-State’s run
February 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
New coaching rivals Bill Self and Bob Huggins held a philosophical discussion about basketball during pregame warmups Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.