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Legislation to help clean up after meth labs
February 9, 2007
Kansas will be getting more help in cleaning up former meth labs.
LHS girls team unable to find a groove against the Vikings
February 9, 2007
The Lawrence High Lady Lions were outplayed by the Shawnee Mission West Vikings, losing 55-32.
Free State girls team able to hold off Pioneers
February 9, 2007
Before the boys team ever hit the court, the Lady Firebirds fended off the Leavenworth Pioneers, 47-39.
Ginny Turvey announced as Sunflower Bank’s Teacher of the Month
February 9, 2007
Broken Arrow 4th grade Math and Science teacher Ginny Turvey was honored in a surprise ceremony today as ‘Teacher of the Month.’
Clarkson announced as winner of KU’s 2007 ‘William Allen White National Citation’
February 9, 2007
The Lawrence Journal-World’s first staff photographer returned to Lawrence this week, but not to take photographs.
450 to 550 Topeka distribution workers are set to lose their jobs
February 9, 2007
‘Payless Shoe Source’ announced today that it will close its Topeka distribution center and relocate it East of the Mississippi River by next summer.
Chamber of Commerce upset about plans to move ‘Border War’
February 9, 2007
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce delivers a clear message to KU: the city’s business community is upset about plans to change the location of the KU vs Missouri football games to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Tonganoxie girls team remains perfect
February 9, 2007
The Lady Chieftains improved to 16-0 after an ugly win over the Lansing Lions, 66-33.
After beating rival K-State, KU must prepare for yet another familiar foe
February 9, 2007
The Jayhawks were able to hold off Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse earlier this week, but another rivalry game is ahead tomorrow as KU faces off against Missouri.
Art a la carte
February 9, 2007
Welcome to Art a la Carte.
LHS boys nab win number 10 with victory over SM West
February 9, 2007
Lawrence High boys basketball improved to 10-5 after a win over Shawnee Mission West, 61-53.
Tonganoxie boys team loses heartbreaker to Lansing
February 9, 2007
In a game decided by only a single point, the Tonganoxie Chieftains were unable to get the win against the Lansing Lions, losing 42-41.
Piper boys roll over Perry
February 9, 2007
The Piper boys got off to a quick start against the Perry Kaws on their way to a 55-46 victory. The Piper girls basketball squad also managed a victory over the Perry girl’s team.
KU’s ‘Scrabble Team’ hoping to one day make it to nationals
February 9, 2007
Did you now there are about 90 two-letter words that are permissible in a game of scrabble? Neither did we until speaking with KU’s ‘Scrabble Team!’
Free State boys fall short against Leavenworth
February 9, 2007
In a very tight battle, the Free State High Firebirds boys basketball team was unable to top the Leavenworth Pioneers, 61-59.
Rocky marriage getting worse for University of Kansas Hospital and Med Center
February 9, 2007
The University of Kansas Hospital is worried for their future now that the medical school is looking to strike a deal with another hospital across the state line.
Solving a murder is all in a day’s work for local students
February 9, 2007
Students in Central Junior High’s Advanced Biology class spent the past two days simulating a crime scene investigation and solving the crimes.
India’s Ambassador to the United States visits KU’s campus today
February 9, 2007
Ronen Sen met today with faculty, administrators, students and the public - including giving a speech at the Kansas Union.
As city leaders move forward with plans for a new library, so does the post office
February 9, 2007
Under a current recommendation, a new library would go up on the northwest corner of 7th and Vermont Streets, which would displace the post office’s retail and distribution centers.
Rose takes the stand in Boardwalk Fire Trial Day 3
February 9, 2007
Jurors got their first chance to hear from the man accused of starting the Boardwalk Apartment Fire, as trial continued today in Douglas County District Court.
Jury hears Rose admit setting fire at apartment
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
Jason Rose’s confession came in brief blurts of words broken by blocks of silence. “I lit paper on fire, and thought it was out,” Rose told investigators during a videotaped interview. Minutes passed without Rose saying a word. Investigators pressed on.
Rose trial features detective’s testimony, videotape of interrogation
February 9, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Detective Troy Squire testifies that Jason Rose’s statements after the Boardwalk fire were unusual, and details of a possible new site for a the post office.
Payless to close Topeka distribution center
February 9, 2007
Payless ShoeSource Inc. announced Friday that it would close its massive distribution center in western Topeka in the summer of 2008, a move expected to cost up to 550 jobs.
Jurors watch taped police interrogation of Rose
10:22 a.m., February 9, 2007 Updated 02:50 p.m.
Rose wasn’t immediately a suspect until SRS metioned he had a history with fire, detective testifies.
Students discover crime scene investigation harder than ‘CSI
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
The body was sprawled on the weight bench as crime scene investigators walked around it to gather evidence. Then it moved - and smiled.
Missing Lawrence teen found safe, unharmed
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence teenager who was reported missing has been found.
Prevalence of autism a big concern, study finds
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
About one in 150 American children has autism, U.S. health officials said Thursday, calling the troubling disorder an urgent public health concern that is more common than they had thought.
Few grisly details spared in ‘Hannibal’
February 9, 2007 in print edition on D2
Hannibal Lecter’s journey from man-monster of mystery to avenging angel anti-hero is completed in “Hannibal Rising,” the new movie from the new Thomas Harris novel.
Beginning to click
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s offense was clicking in Wednesday’s 27-point rout of Kansas State. Brandon Rush knows one reason why.
Competitors throw down at rock, paper, scissors tourneys
February 9, 2007 in print edition on D1
Super Bowl viewers were treated to a commercial in which two men decide to settle who gets the last Bud Light left in an ice trough by playing the classic rock, paper, scissors game. One guy throws down a paper move while the other throws an actual rock at his opponent’s head, knocking him down. The “winner” grabs the bottle.
Florida forward Noah feeds off road ‘circus’
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C5
Florida forward Joakim Noah walked around campus early this week with a stack of fan mail. Anything in there from Kentucky?
Penguins growing up fast
Pittsburgh’s young guns, led by Crosby, closing in on playoffs
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C7
Nashville coach Barry Trotz doesn’t want to play Pittsburgh in a couple of years. The way these growing-up-fast Penguins are performing, maybe he should amend that to a couple of months.
Recruiting accusations lead to hostility
Illinois coach forced to downplay controversy after top-15 class raises eyebrows
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
“Nasty” was the word of the day. And not “nasty” as in the way Charlie Weis promised his Irish would play when Notre Dame hired him.
Signing day fun, but what now?
A few years must pass to see whether the rankings are justified
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C6
The excitement and hype that have grown up around college football recruiting nearly killed Tom Lemming the other day.
Cheerleader spirits come back to life
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
The “Heroes” mantra, “Save the Cheerleader, Save the World,” resonates on tonight’s schedule. On “Ghost Whisperer” (7 p.m., CBS), the angry poltergeist of a deceased pep-squad member brings mayhem and misery to her former comrades, culminating in the poisoning of a high school coach (Mary J. Blige).
People in the news
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Townshend and Daltrey announce European tour ¢ Prosecutors consider charges against Ryan O’Neal ¢ Appendix surgery forces R. Kelly to miss court date
Experts: Astronauts driven to succeed
Goal-oriented mind-set can become a burden for high achievers
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
From the dawn of the space program, America’s astronauts have been treated like stars, saluted as red-white-and-blue heroes, and indoctrinated in NASA’s can-do, failure-is-not-an-option ethos.
More states put limits on driver distractions
Vermont legislation would outlaw phones, food and even musical instruments on the road
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A10
Put down the flute and keep your eyes on the road. And forget about sipping that cup of coffee on the way to work, or smoking a cigarette on the way home. In some states, it soon could be illegal - if it isn’t already.
Henrickson, Piper help fight arthritis
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B8
Two well-known people affiliated with Kansas University basketball are lending their names to fight the No. 1 disabling disease in the country: arthritis.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Defense wins battle to call journalist
Prosecution rests in trial of Cheney’s former chief of staff
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Defense attorneys for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby on Thursday won the opportunity to question a journalist they hope will undercut the prosecution’s perjury case against the former White House aide.
Envoys optimistic on N. Korea talks
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
The U.S. envoy to international talks on the North Korean nuclear crisis said Thursday that he was optimistic negotiators were nearing a breakthrough.
Wichita State rolls, 61-45
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kyle Wilson scored 15 points, and Wichita State held Indiana State to one basket over the game’s final 14:09 to win, 61-45, Thursday night.
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
Guantanamo attorneys criticize tribunal rules
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Tight deadlines, rules allowing hearsay evidence and limited access to Guantanamo Bay will hamper efforts to defend three detainees facing military trials at the Navy base in southeast Cuba, their attorneys say.
Bill proposes breast cancer license plate
Large portion of cost would go to KU Cancer Center for education, outreach
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansans would be reminded about the risks of breast cancer under a bill considered Thursday that would provide a specialized breast cancer research license plate.
Palestinian accord gets shaky reception
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Rival Palestinian factions signed a power-sharing accord aimed at ending months of bloodshed Thursday, agreeing that the Islamic militant group Hamas would head a new coalition government that would “respect” past peace agreements with Israel.
Shooting hearing continued to May
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Preliminary hearings for three people suspected in the shooting of a man Dec. 19 in Ottawa were continued to May 21.
Congress hears update on global warming
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Four of the world’s top physical scientists told Congress on Thursday that there’s little doubt the world is getting warmer because of mankind’s influences. They painted a dire portrait of higher sea levels, stronger storms and widespread droughts, which they said could result if humanity doesn’t change its ways.
Ninth mad cow case confirmed in Canada
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
The United States said Thursday it would dispatch a specialist to help investigate Canada’s latest case of mad cow disease, but that Washington did not expect the new finding to hurt trade between the two countries.
Candidate wants to give leadership a blue-collar perspective
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Michael Limburg makes his living driving a factory forklift. You know: Up, down, up, down. Put this box on that truck and that box on this truck. In other words, he says, it’s good training for the Lawrence City Commission. Limburg, one of nine candidates for the commission, said a career of working in a factory has taught him two qualities that the City Commission could use more of: efficiency and simplicity.
Task force far from repair bill consensus
Panel will submit several deferred maintenance plans
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
From higher taxes to higher student fees, a task force studying how to pay for a huge repair bill at state universities produced a lot of ideas but little consensus.
Sheriff seeks help solving burglaries
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in solving recent burglaries and mail-tempering incidents.
Celtics’ story a tale of woe
Boston’s losing streak stands at franchise-worst 16
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C4
Paul Pierce didn’t get a chance yet to read the inspirational book Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck left for him. The Boston captain was in the hospital with an elbow infection that derailed his return from a bad foot, and the book remained in his locker.
K-State hires UNC assistant
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C6
Kansas State hired Ron Brock as its wide receivers coach Thursday, filling out Ron Prince’s staff for the 2007 season.
Artest accused of neglecting his dogs
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C4
Dogs owned by Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest have spent a total of 77 nights at the pound since July because of poor care by their owner, costing the NBA player $1,942 in boarding and impound fees, county records show.
Cuba deports suspect in Colombian drug ring
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Reputed drug kingpin Luis Hernando Gomez Bustamante was deported Thursday from Cuba to Colombia, which plans to extradite him to the United States where he is wanted on trafficking and money laundering charges, officials said.
Mayer: KU finally gets one right
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Al Woolard, the incomparable Lawrence High football coach, would make his teams run a play until it was executed perfectly. Then he’d say: “All right, now let’s do it that way again, and again, and again!” Al’s Lions won rather often with that approach.
Demaline’s dominance a long time coming
Lawrence High junior started bowling at age 4, owned a ball at age 8 and broke 200 at age 10
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Tiffany Demaline won the inaugural Kansas state bowling championship as a 15-year-old freshman in 2005, but the Lawrence High junior was first exposed to the sport at an even earlier age. She began bowling at age 4, using a between-the-legs rolling technique. At 8 she received her first ball and learned how to throw a hook. At 10 her grandfather, Butch Demaline, witnessed her surpass 200 for the first time with a score of 216.
On the record
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
Oakley Creek opens ‘Homemade 4 You’
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
Oakley Creek Catering, rural Lecompton, has launched a new division that provides fully prepared - but uncooked - meals for customers looking to keep them frozen until it’s time to prepare to eat. The division, “Homemade 4 You,” opened Jan. 1.
New guidelines unveiled for coal mine operators
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A5
Underground coal mines must provide up to four days of breathable air to keep miners alive in emergencies such as an explosion or a tunnel collapse, federal regulators announced Thursday.
KU men’s golf 13th in Hawaii
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s men’s golf team stands in 13th place after day two at the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational. The Jayhawks were once again led by senior Gary Woodland who fired a 69, marking his second consecutive round under par. He is currently tied for 29th.
Students invited to ‘College Goal Sunday’
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
A free event this weekend in Lawrence will help would-be college students and their families learn about financial aid.
Analyst suspects U.S. of Cold War revival
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Russian analysts argue that Washington’s consistent efforts to redeploy its missile defense system closer to Russia’s borders may be an indication the U.S. administration seeks to revive the Cold War against Moscow and its allies.
Bank manager joins networking group
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
Bryan Culver, manager of wealth management and business development for Peoples Bank, Lawrence, has joined the Douglas County Connection networking organization.
Meat, sugar scarce amid price control dispute
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Meat cuts vanished from Venezuelan supermarkets this week, leaving only unsavory bits like chicken feet, while costly artificial sweeteners increasingly have replaced sugar and many staples sell far above government-fixed prices.
Biden gets points for candor
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B7
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, who is either the ninth or 90th Democrat to announce a presidential candidacy, is truly God’s gift to political writers because he provides such a verbal cornucopia.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Mickelson tied at top
Lefty fires 65 for share of Pebble Beach lead
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
Phil Mickelson finally showed signs of turning the corner Thursday.
API Foils mulls $17M expansion
City will weigh tax abatement
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
Lawrence is in the running for a $17 million expansion of the API Foils Inc. manufacturing plant in the East Hills Business Park, a project that would be expected to add 31 jobs.
Associate AD Hines leaves Kansas
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University associate athletic director Terry Hines has been hired at Winston-Salem State in a similar capacity.
House Democratic leaders plan Iraq vote
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
House Democratic leaders said Thursday that members will vote next week on a resolution stating opposition to President Bush’s decision to send more forces into combat and voicing support for the troops.
No. 1 Duke women top No. 2 Carolina
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C5
Abby Waner scored six of her 16 points during a key second-half spurt, and No. 1 Duke held off No. 2 North Carolina, 64-53, on Thursday night.
Nine players join Kansas soccer squad
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University soccer team added nine players for the 2007 season.
Lawmakers: Security checks unfair to workers
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
At least three dozen railroad workers may have been fired unfairly because they failed background checks recommended by the Homeland Security Department, Democratic congressmen said Thursday.
White House defends Pelosi access to plane
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Democrat Nancy Pelosi received some rare help Thursday from the White House against a barrage of Republican criticism on how the new House speaker intends to get back home.
Space station astronaut sets spacewalk record
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria broke the U.S. record for most time walking in space Thursday as he and another astronaut did maintenance work outside the international space station during their third spacewalk in nine days.
Cowboys hire Wade Phillips
Lengthy process ends with former head coach named
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C8
Twice during his introduction of Wade Phillips as Dallas Cowboys coach, Jerry Jones had to stop and gather himself. The decision was that emotional for the team owner. “We needed to get it right,” Jones said, pausing as tears welled up in his eyes. “In my mind, we got it right.”
Safety standards set for air tour operators
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A10
The government announced new safety standards Thursday for air tour companies that operate at many scenic vacation spots and for pilots who offer rides at air shows.
Vikings hire coordinator
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C8
Surrendering control of the defense worked well for Brad Childress in his first season as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. So he will do that again in 2007.
Judge lets Marine withdraw guilty plea
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
A military judge granted a Marine corporal’s request Thursday to withdraw his guilty plea to charges of murdering an unarmed Iraqi civilian, but warned the serviceman that he could be sentenced to death if convicted.
Jayhawks win opener, 3-2
Humphreys strikes out 7 in complete game
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s softball team survived a late rally in its season opener Thursday, beating Cal-Santa Barbara, 3-2, in the Campbell-Cartier Classic.
Report: Pentagon prewar probe legal
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
Some of the Pentagon’s prewar intelligence work, including a contention that the CIA underplayed the likelihood of al-Qaida connections to Saddam Hussein, was inappropriate but not illegal, a Defense Department investigation has concluded.
Boise State takes one back
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C6
Chris Strausser, assistant head football coach at Colorado, is returning to Boise State, where he’ll serve as the team’s tight ends coach and running game coordinator.
Meeting offers CRP information
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
Producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) are invited to attend an informational meeting concerning the maintenance and care of their program cover.
Bus exhaust
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Every day, several times a day, buses haul down our street and many other streets in Lawrence leaving behind large amounts of stinking black smoke. I know that being stuck behind one of these buses on a bike or while walking when one drives by leaves a person or any living thing with burning eyes, nose and throat and a cough.
Senate panel targets U.S. attorney favoritism
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Senate panel advanced a bill Thursday to curb the Justice Department’s power to replace federal prosecutors after seven forced resignations sparked accusations of political favoritism.
Wrong cuts
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The headline in the lower right corner of page 1A of the Feb. 5 Journal-World says: “Bush’s budget projects no deficit in 5 years.” The subhead says: “Nearly $100B would be cut from Medicare, Medicaid.”
Fertility treatment may raise birth defect risk
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Babies conceived through fertility treatments have higher rates of birth defects, but the overall risk is so small that it should not keep couples from having children this way, doctors are reporting. The news comes from a study of more than 61,000 births in Canada, the largest ever done on this in North America.
Proposals would change kidney transplant rules
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A5
If someone needs a kidney transplant today, it doesn’t matter if she’s 25 or 60 years old. What counts is how long she’s spent waiting for a suitable organ to become available.
Three illegal immigrants killed by gunmen
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Gunmen stopped a pickup truck full of illegal immigrants, shot some and took the rest captive Thursday in an attack that left at least three people dead and two wounded, authorities said.
Father charged in death of 23-month-old girl
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
A man angry his toddler daughter wouldn’t go to bed knocked her unconscious and left her to die outside in single-digit temperatures, police said.
Lynch, Bailey honor comrade
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C8
Champ Bailey and John Lynch had the same idea for their latest trip to the Pro Bowl: They both wanted to wear No. 27 in honor of slain Broncos teammate Darrent Williams.
Bush understates war costs
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Bush White House is showing substantial adeptness in dealing with the short-term politics of Iraq. It helped to block a bipartisan Senate move opposing its troop increase plan and issued a budget with more candor on war costs than in previous years.
Investigation into K.C. plant explosions begins
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
An investigation has begun into what touched off a massive explosion at a chemical distribution plant on Wednesday, causing the evacuation of several hundred people from a mixed residential and industrial area.
Two for the show
Lawrence musicians savor Grammy Award nominations
February 9, 2007 in print edition on D1
Pianist Robert Koenig was between lessons during a day of teaching at Kansas University when he decided to go online to peruse that morning’s Grammy nominations.
College student’s killer sentenced to death
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A rapist who killed college student Dru Sjodin six months after being released from prison was formally sentenced to death Thursday in a case that led to tougher sex-offender laws.
Denying reality
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: On Tuesday, Feb. 6, my wife and I attended the Kansas Senate committee hearing on SB 163, which would add “sexual orientation” to the Kansas anti-discrimination statute. Scott Rothschild’s article in the Feb. 7 Journal-World captures the essence of the hearing.
Misguided view
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Rarely can one find ideas so misguided as the ones expressed in the letter “Gifted spending.” The writer claims that the state unnecessarily lavishes resources educating gifted children.
Smith’s death leaves questions
Cause of death at 39, baby’s paternity among unknowns
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
Anna Nicole Smith, the curvaceous blonde whose life played out as an extraordinary tabloid tale - Playboy centerfold, jeans model, bride of an octogenarian oil tycoon, reality-show subject, tragic mother - died Thursday after collapsing at a hotel. She was 39.
Witness says she saw Rose screaming before fire
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
Maritza Lamberto testified Thursday that she watched Jason Rose as he stood on the second-story walkway at Boardwalk Apartments about an hour before a fire that killed three tenants. She said he yelled an obscene two-word phrase twice - the only two words in English that she knew.
Size not a problem for new Jayhawk linemen
Staff has no worries about beefing up incoming hogs Hartley, Hatch and Spikes
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
It wasn’t too long ago that David Ochoa and Cesar Rodriguez showed up on campus looking like linebackers - not exactly desirable size for an offensive lineman.
Freshman sparks Oregon
Porter picks up slack when Brooks slumps
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C5
Tajuan Porter helped Oregon survive a rare off night by star guard Aaron Brooks.
Tank Johnson pleads guilty in gun case
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C8
Bears defensive lineman Terry “Tank” Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday to violating probation in a 2005 gun case.
Uniontown QB to Shrine Bowl
Hays’ father, stepmom reside in Lawrence
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C7
Add Chad Hays to the list of four high school football players with Lawrence ties who will play in the July 28 Kansas Shrine Bowl.
How to handle a neighbor’s messy yard
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
About Real Estate Q & A with David W. Myers.
Iraqis arrest high-ranking official with ties to militia
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces stormed the Health Ministry and arrested its No. 2 official Thursday, accusing him of diverting millions of dollars to the biggest Shiite militia and allowing death squads use of ambulances and government hospitals to carry out kidnappings and killings.
More ideas
Lawrence just got another $250,000 worth of consultant-generated ideas. What are we going to do with them?
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Consultants are hired because they can look at issues in a different way and perhaps come up with some conclusions and suggestions distinct from those arrived at by people who look at those issues all of the time.
Public hasn’t seen environmental light
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
On the day that the latest report on global warming was released, I went out and bought a light bulb. OK, an environmentally friendly, compact fluorescent light bulb.
Mizzou signs two already in town
February 9, 2007 in print edition on C6
National signing day was a bit of an anti-climax for Missouri recruiting director Dave Yost, who had lost his voice shouting encouragement during early-morning workouts with the six new players already on campus.
Historian packs Dole Institute with Ford speech
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
President Gerald Ford said prayers during the most difficult moments in life.
Lawrence Datebook
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
February 9, 2007 in print edition on B5
College students take cover for innovative flu study
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A10
There’s only one public place in his residence hall where Ken Miguel doesn’t wear a surgical mask - the cafeteria.
Iranian warns U.S. of retaliation
February 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Iran stepped up its warnings to the United States on Thursday, with the nation’s supreme leader saying Tehran will strike U.S. interests around the world if his country is attacked.