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Should the state adopt a law against bullies?

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Yes
 
61%
No
 
34%
Undecided
 
4%
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Haskell provides meeting spot for tribal councils
February 14, 2007
After 125 years of separation, members of two Ponca tribal councils meet today in Lawrence.
Local pharmacist hanging up his white jacket
February 14, 2007
An independent pharmacist whose mixtures help people and pets alike is hanging up his white jacket.
Wescoe Hall approved for near $5 million overhaul
February 14, 2007
KU gets approval for a nearly $5 million overall at Wescoe Hall.
State board examines teacher’s treatment of students
February 14, 2007
The state board of education takes a hard look at how teachers treat students after claims from dozens of parents that teachers abused and neglected their kids.
Luncheon raises awareness of heart disease for women
February 14, 2007
Red is the color of the day more reason than the Valentines holiday as women across Lawrence gathered today for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” luncheon.
Lawrence schools use own “seclusion rooms”
February 14, 2007
Here in Lawrence, a handful of schools do have “seclusion rooms.” At Langston Hughes Elementary theirs is actually called a “time out” room and educators use it as one of their last resorts for students who are aggressive and dangerous to themselves and others.
Tigers snap Jayhawks’ two-game win streak
February 14, 2007
The Kansas women’s basketball team was after a third straight win in Big 12 conference play tonight against rival Missouri at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas swim team fourth after first day
February 14, 2007
To the pool now, where day one of the Big 12 championships is underway and the Kansas women have never done better than third in league showcase.
KU men tie for first in conference with win over CU
February 14, 2007
When the Kansas men left for Boulder, Colo., yesterday the Jayhawks trailed Texas A&M by one game in the Big12 conference, but after a Texas Tech buzzer-beater upset the Aggies in College Station last night the Jayhawks now find themselves in control of their own destiny.
Day of love booms business for local florists
February 14, 2007
If you’re a florist, then today is the rosiest day of the year because love is in the air it smells like flowers.
Lawrence schools celebrate Valentine’s day
February 14, 2007
Schools and less expensive holiday symbols filled Lawrence holiday schools to the brim today.
Child Passenger Safety week reminds parents of dangers
February 14, 2007
There’s more to this week than Valentine’s Day, it’s also National Child Passenger Safety Week.
Increasing number of homeless include families
February 14, 2007
City officials identify more people living homeless in Lawrence than ever before and what’s most troubling to members of the community is exactly who these people are.
West cruises to Warhawk title game
February 14, 2007
The West Warhawks used a heavy dose of full court pressure to make quick work of Blue Valley Northwest and secure a sport in tomorrow’s title game with a 54-41 win.
Cougars use clutch free throws to advance
February 14, 2007
In a tight contest through most of the contest, the South Cougars stepped to the line down the stretch to beat the Shawnee Mission South 48-46 Wednesday afternoon, and earn a spot in the fifth-place game of the Warhawk Invitational.
Big fourth quarter dooms Mustangs
February 14, 2007
Central maintained a slight lead throughout most of Wednesday’s game against Ottawa, but a fourth quarter surge by the Cyclones put the Mustangs away, 74-61.
Count tallies more than 400 homeless in Lawrence
February 14, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a recent count finds more homeless living in Lawrence than ever before, and the State Board of Education implements new guidelines for seclusion rooms.
Legislature considers anti-bullying measure
Schools would have to report bullying to the state
February 14, 2007
Students and experts on bullying urged lawmakers Wednesday to adopt legislation that would require school districts to implement anti-bullying plans, and report bullying incidents to the state.
Winter weather helps T’s get ready for summer
February 14, 2007
With snow on the ground and single-digit temperatures outside, the sweltering heat of summer seems years, not months, away. For one team, however, the winter months have passed quickly as they prepare - inside - for the upcoming softball season.
Force trio balances schoolwork, Olympic hopes
February 14, 2007
Playing on the United States Olympic Soccer team is a goal many youth soccer players hope to achieve. And for three local soccer players, someday they may just get their wish.
Aquahawks tune up for spring schedule
February 14, 2007
The Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center was packed Saturday as hundreds of young swimmers from Lawrence, Topeka and the Kansas City- metro area competed in the Mid-America League Championships. Children under the age of 12 swam in butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle races and relays in the morning, and competitors aged 13-and- older did the same in the afternoon.
Area schools closed Wednesday due to snow
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Hock makes most of start; FSHS wins
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Tuesday’s Free State girls basketball game represented a bittersweet atmosphere for Allie Hock.
New park shelter to open in spring
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B12
The old shelter is down, a new one is going up, and one of Lawrence’s oldest parks will have a fresher look later this year.
Spain receives request for Peron extradition
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
Argentina said Tuesday it had sent Spain an extradition request for former President Isabel Peron, who is wanted for questioning about a disappearance that occurred when death squads terrorized the country during her rule.
lllini players hurt in crash
Freshman Carlwell in serious condition
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
Two Illinois basketball players were injured when their car went off the road and slammed into a tree.
NATO commander seeks more Afghan troops
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
NATO’s top commander renewed an appeal Tuesday for allies to fill gaps in the international military force in Afghanistan, warning that failure to send reinforcements was weakening the mission and jeopardizing the lives of soldiers fighting the Taliban.
Candidate wants people his age to care about Lawrence’s growth
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Jake Davis knows what a lot of you are thinking. At 28 years old, he’s the youngest in the field of nine candidates seeking a seat on the Lawrence City Commission. And he’s a musician who plays at Lawrence bars and nightclubs under the name Basin.
WTC health problems cost $393M annually
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
Respiratory ailments, mental trauma and other problems that arose after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are costing the U.S. health care system $393 million per year, according to an analysis released Tuesday.
Ovary transplant holds fertility promise
St. Louis doctor sees early success with pioneering surgery
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
When Joy Lagos learned she had cancer, she was confident she would beat it. What brought the San Francisco resident to tears, however, was knowing that radiation and chemotherapy would lead to early menopause and rob her of the chance to have children.
Israel, Palestinians disagree on summit
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
Palestinian and Israeli officials disagreed sharply Tuesday on whether next week’s Mideast summit with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice should help relaunch peace talks, dimming hopes the session will produce results.
Keegan: Busting Jayhawk myths
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Unlike in this picturesque, sports-apathetic, western-most Big 12 outpost, where Colorado University’s basketball team doesn’t rate even an occasional daydream on the ski slopes, observers of Kansas University care deeply about their basketball team.
No Child’ commission urges teacher tracking
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
An updated No Child Left Behind law should track the progress of teachers as well as students, a special commission said Tuesday.
Square drivers slow to catch on among pro golfers
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
Square-headed drivers have created quite a buzz in the golf equipment industry over the past few months, with Nike and Callaway both introducing the odd-looking ball whackers, but a quick walk through the driving range Monday at Riviera Country Club revealed that it might not be so hip to be square.
N. Korea accord has some doubters
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
Four months after North Korea defied the world by testing a nuclear device, its pledge Tuesday to close its main nuclear reactor in exchange for $400 million in aid leaves unresolved how it would abandon the rest of its nuclear facilities, weapons and atomic fuel stockpiles.
Jayhawks try to keep streak alive vs. MU
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson wasn’t exactly pleased Texas scored 20 of its 29 first-half points in the paint last Saturday.
Valentine’s offers nukes, heart attacks and movies
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Happy Valentine’s Day, and welcome to the apocalypse. CBS has chosen the day of hearts and flowers to re-introduce its addictive new series “Jericho” (7 p.m., CBS), where residents of a small Kansas town isolated by a series of nuclear blasts that seem to have annihilated their neighboring towns cope with daily life, vigilante justice, homicidal paranoia and adulterous affairs between upstanding adults. Did I mention it was addictive?
Tournaments can survive without Tiger, but why?
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
Tiger Woods did not show up at Pebble Beach. Attendance and other numbers used to measure success will be down this year, and tournament director Ollie Nutt won’t have to look hard to place the blame. The weather.
River City Weekly’ ready for the Oscars
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
“River City Weekly” premieres its eighth annual Academy Awards preview show today.
Knight trying to help troubled player make right
Taskmaster coach takes rare step of bringing aboard youngster who ran afoul of the law
February 14, 2007
Texas Tech coach Bob Knight wrote a letter last year unlike any other he had penned in four decades of recruiting. He addressed it to a judge, not a basketball prospect.
Students, faculty to discuss history exhibit
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Several Haskell Indian Nations University graduates and faculty members will give a presentation about an oral history exhibit they created.
Belgian newspapers win lawsuit with Google
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
Google Inc. lost a copyright lawsuit Tuesday to Belgian newspapers that had demanded it remove headlines and links to articles posted on its news site without their permission.
Library plans to be checked out in study session
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
There’s at least one certainty about the city’s discussion regarding a new $30 million downtown library: It’s not moving at a “Da Vinci Code” pace. More like “War and Peace” - slow and painstaking.
Six killed in wave of deadly bombings
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
A group linked to al-Qaida staged seven near-simultaneous bomb attacks Tuesday, targeting police in several towns east of Algiers and killing six people, officials said.
Technology group meets Thursday
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Lawrence Technology Association’s monthly luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Scarlet Orchid, 2223 La.
Hawk Talk’ aimed at high school students
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
An upcoming reception will give local high school students an opportunity to meet with representatives of the Kansas University admissions office to learn more about KU’s schools and departments.
Web site offers advice on surfing for health data
February 14, 2007 in print edition on D4
Q: How do I know if nutrition information I find on the Internet is reliable?
Discrimination ban bill stalls in committee
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
A bill aimed at banning discrimination based on sexual orientation remains bottled up in committee, but supporters of the measure said Tuesday they aren’t giving up hope.
Walking tour to visit Black Jack Battlefield
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B12
Nature enthusiasts can tour the field of a pre-Civil War battle Saturday.
Mango adds a sweet, healthy touch to chicken with barbecue sauce
February 14, 2007 in print edition on D6
The most important thing to remember about healthful cooking - if it doesn’t taste great, it doesn’t get eaten.
On the record
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Committee adopts proposal on English as official language
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Several Kansas lawmakers on Tuesday said they reached a bipartisan compromise on a divisive subject: making English the official state language.
Still stubborn
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: I knew I had a problem but it took Scott McDaniel’s letter in the Feb. 10 Journal-World to find out what it was. I am a stubborn, ignorant old man. I don’t share his passion for roundabouts.
Putin seeks push for Mideast peace meeting
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for a stronger international push for lasting Mideast peace and urged a diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear standoff.
Trade deficit sets record for 5th year in a row
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
The U.S. trade deficit set a record for a fifth straight year, and the imbalance with China soared to an all-time high as well.
Soldier should inspire U.S.
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
With the House debating this week how much “non-binding” grief to lay on President Bush about Iraq, I e-mailed a soldier friend of mine for his impressions of the increasingly amplified protests.
Ex-CIA contractor sentenced for beating
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
The first American civilian to be charged with mistreating a detainee during the wars prompted by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 8 1/2 years in prison for beating a man in Afghanistan who later died.
GOP congressman from Georgia dies
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Rep. Charles Norwood Jr., a blunt-spoken Georgia Republican who sold his dental practice and ran for Congress at age 52, died Tuesday after battling cancer and lung disease.
Deconstructed tuna salad sandwich makes for an easy, impressive dish
February 14, 2007 in print edition on D6
More often than not, the term “deconstructed” serves as fair warning that the dish has more to do with pretense than good taste. For the uninitiated, it usually refers to a meal that has been broken down into its constituent parts and served that way.
Marine pleads guilty to Iraqi’s kidnapping
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
A Marine pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy and kidnapping in the slaying of an Iraqi man who was dragged from his home last April and shot, but he denied murdering the victim, a charge prosecutors will dismiss if he testifies for the government.
Science standards evolve again
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
New, evolution-friendly science standards for Kansas’ public schools were adopted Tuesday by the State Board of Education, replacing ones that questioned the theory and generated international ridicule.
Off-campus bookstore to open
Beat The Bookstore coming in April to 12th Street, Oread Avenue
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
A growing chain of off-campus bookstores is branching into Lawrence, opening in April at the end of Oread Avenue.
Applebee’s to consider possible sale of company
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
Casual dining chain Applebee’s International Inc. said Tuesday it is exploring its strategic options, including a possible sale of the company. The company’s shares soared more than 10 percent.
KU tradition
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: The history and honorable tradition of basketball at Kansas University instill pride in the community of Lawrence and the KU student body.
Commodities
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
Eudora’s Kracl, Stutler wins KVA honors
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C6
Eudora High senior Erin Kracl has been named the Kansas Volleyball Assn. Class 4A player of the year, while Cardinals coach Jill Stutler was named 4A coach of the year.
Texas mindset
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman told Congress last week the Bush administration would continue to oppose a mandatory cap on greenhouse gas emissions, spewed by the United States, the world’s top polluter of the atmosphere.
Carrywater named MCAC’s top player
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C6
Haskell Indian Nations University sophomore Ben Carrywater has been named the MCAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 11.
Ex-CIA official indicted in corruption probe
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
The CIA’s former No. 3 official was charged Tuesday with accepting lavish vacations, private jet flights and a job offer from his best friend, a defense contractor who in return is suspected of getting inside information that helped him win agency contracts.
Libby trial raises critical U.S. policy issues
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
Too bad the trial of Vice President Dick Cheney’s former top aide, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, is getting only a fraction of the media fuss stirred up by the death of Anna Nicole Smith.
KUMC employees sign pair of documents
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Kansas University Medical Center professors and researchers weighed in on the proposed affiliation between KU and St. Luke’s Hospital with two documents signed earlier this week.
Official: Al-Sadr has fled to Tehran
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr fled Iraq for Iran ahead of a security crackdown in Baghdad and the arrival of 21,500 U.S. troops sent by President Bush to quell sectarian violence, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.
Sonics’ Allen, Jazz’s Okur named All-Star replacements
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
Seattle’s Ray Allen and Utah’s Mehmet Okur were chosen Tuesday by commissioner David Stern as injury replacements for the All-Star game.
Judge Gary Sebelius pays visit to ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
February 14, 2007 in print edition on D6
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The First Dude of Kansas.” Judge Gary Sebelius, husband of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, joins host Jayni Carey in the kitchen for a cooking lesson. Jayni will prepare the following recipes, and the “First Dude” will assist.
Off-duty officer helped stop shooter at mall
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
An off-duty police officer having an early Valentine’s Day dinner with his wife was credited Tuesday with helping to stop a rampage in a crowded shopping mall by an 18-year-old gunman who shot five people to death before he was killed by police.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
Carl Althaus, current Lawrence school board president, announced he would seek re-election to the board. He was a highly regarded education figure in the state as well as in Lawrence.
Sensible solution
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Our city missed a really good site for the Lawrence Arts Center. And although it is a nice structure, the Riverfront Mall would have provided already existing rooms for dance and study plus an excellent view of the eagles and the river - and it had parking!
Midwest storm leaves drifts, wind in wake
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
Sliding cars and jackknifed trucks snarled highway traffic, and flights were grounded Tuesday as a storm blew out of the Midwest with a threat of up to 2 feet of blowing, drifting snow.
City council to continue talks on merging EMS, fire department
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
Eudora City Council has given the green light to continue talks about merging its emergency medical service and fire department.
Iraq to close borders with Syria, Iran
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Iraqi commander of the Baghdad security crackdown announced Tuesday that Iraq will close its borders with Syria and Iran for 72 hours as part of the drive to end violence that has threatened to divide the capital along sectarian lines.
A global perspective
Garmin tops lists for portable GPS devices
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
A portable GPS navigation system might be well worth the expense if you often travel to new places, have map-reading issues or simply hate asking for directions.
Roping in Roby
CU junior can go off at any time
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Richard Roby sought the advice of a well-informed loved one last spring in trying to decide whether to leave the University of Colorado for the NBA after his sophomore season.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
A proposed saving of only about 1 percent of the school district’s budget was not worth destroying a healthy neighborhood school setup, supporters of the India-Kaw Valley School told the school board.
City commission briefs
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B5
¢ Sidewalk sale decision deferred ¢ Developers to resubmit plan for rezoning ¢ Apartment complex plans approved
On tape, Al-Zawahri says Bush an addict
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
Al-Qaida’s No. 2 said President Bush was an alcoholic and a lying gambler who wagered on Iraq and lost, according to a new audiotape released Tuesday.
Teen saves brothers from burning home
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
A fire destroyed a garage and about half of a Linwood family’s home, but a teenager and his two brothers escaped the morning blaze without injury.
Spurs forward Williams sent to Bobcats for Ely
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
The San Antonio Spurs traded forward Eric Williams and a draft pick to the Charlotte Bobcats for forward-center Melvin Ely in an exchange of veteran backups.
Fort Riley-based Army captain killed
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
An Army captain from Fort Riley was killed by enemy fire over the weekend in Iraq.
Tornado kills 1 in New Orleans
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Eighteen months after Hurricane Katrina, Stella Chambers’ modest red-brick house finally had been repaired, and she was waiting for one last utility hookup to move back in. But the 85-year-old woman never made it.
Contractor meeting Thursday in Topeka
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
Picerne Military Housing will conduct a subcontractors fair Thursday at the Ramada Inn, 420 S.E. Sixth St. in Topeka.
Attorneys won’t call Cheney, Libby
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby on Tuesday abandoned plans to testify in his own defense and decided against calling his former boss, Vice President Dick Cheney, to help defend him in the CIA leak trial.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 14, 1907: “The proposition to sell 600 lots at $400 each to raise money to secure the O.S. Kelley implement plant will be discarded due to the length of time to see everyone and sell bonds and lots.
Couple’s engagement begins in Europe
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
Jessica Wiles was growing tired of the suspense. The Tonganoxie native left Christmas Day for Europe to visit her boyfriend, Lance Sheldon, who is a civilian working in telecommunications through Fort Riley. He has been working in Iraq since last July.
House starts Iraq resolution debate
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
Democrats relentlessly assailed President Bush’s policy in Iraq as a catastrophic failure Tuesday as the House plunged into momentous debate on a war that has lost public support and cost more than 3,100 U.S. troops their lives.
America’s top dog: Diamond Jim
English springer spaniel wins best in show at Westminster
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
An English springer spaniel with a preference for chicken-and-garlic treats prevented America’s top dog event from turning into “The Cosby Show.”
Lawmakers, school districts reach impasse over vending machines
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
State health officials on Tuesday sounded the alarm about childhood obesity, but school officials and soda companies balked at a proposal to shut down vending machines.
Bus line expands services
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
Daily commutes from Lawrence to Johnson County just became easier.
Pump patrol
February 14, 2007
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Red Raiders calm in clutch
Jackson delivers as Tech upsets Aggies
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
Even the imperious Bob Knight knows when to step aside and let his team take control.
KU expects help from crowd
5,000-plus Jayhawk fans typically fill Coors Center
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kansas University’s basketball players consider Coors Events Center a home away from home.
KU vs. CU notebook
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
KU leads the all-time series, 112-39. The Jayhawks are 20-7 in Coors Events Center. KU has won eight straight in the series, the last loss a 60-59 decision in 2003 in Boulder.
Bonds, Selig dragging baseball down
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
I want to savor baseball’s return this week. I want to hear the crack of the bat and watch a ball disappear into a brilliant blue sky. I want to listen to the pop of a baseball settling into a new leather glove and remember what it felt like when I was 10 years old.
Top U.S. general sends mixed message on Iran
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Bush administration struggled Tuesday to explain what it knows about alleged Iranian interference in Iraq after the Pentagon’s top general appeared to contradict a recently released military dossier on the subject.
Healthy Kids Fair set for Feb. 24
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
The fourth-annual TherapyWorks Healthy Kids Fair is set for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 24 at TherapyWorks, 1112 W. Sixth St., Suite 120.
Great off the grill
February 14, 2007 in print edition on D2
If you are among those for whom the lure of the grill trumps all weather conditions, consider bundling up and trying these recipes for grilled pork chops and Asian flank steak.
Sizzling in the snow
Grilling has become a year-round passion
February 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
Kevin Taylor’s grill gear includes all the basics - spatula, tongs, charcoal. And of course, snow shovel and snowmobile suit.
Horoscopes
February 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
For Wednesday, Feb. 14
Hokies own Tobacco Road
Virginia Tech finishes off sweep of North Carolina
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
Virginia Tech topped North Carolina for the second time, after previously upsetting Duke. Maybe the Hokies should push for an extension of Tobacco Road.
Mojo’ rising for LHS
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
After looking sluggish during back-to-back losses, Lawrence High girls basketball coach Kristin Mallory said her Lions had “lost some of their mojo.”
Winter delivers another blast
Heavy, wet snow produces chills, thrills and vehicular spills
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
The snow that fell on Lawrence by Tuesday morning created a pain for motorists and again forced homeowners to bring out the snow shovels.
Regents check into Med Center
Higher education board to monitor hospital-affiliation proceedings
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Some might call it a preventive checkup. After facing pressure from a top lawmaker, members of the Kansas Board of Regents on Monday said they would seek more answers about Kansas University’s plans to strike a deal that would send some KU medical faculty and students to a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
Panel weighs in on political blogging
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
Blogs are interactive, they’re a community, they’re partisan, they’re a conversation and they’re more likely to harm you than help you, but they’re something with which politicians must deal.
Moisture, higher grain prices fuel farm boom
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
Huddling against the frigid prairie wind, Lane County farmer Vance Ehmke climbed into the cab of a four-wheel-drive tractor at the farm equipment dealership here as he mulled over still another purchase.
FSHS soccer players make college choices
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C6
Three Free State senior girls have decided their soccer futures.
Is Obama America’s hope?
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
Can Oprah get Obama elected president? It’s possible. After all, everything - and everyone - else the Queen of Television touches turns to gold.
Iverson to miss All-Star game
Sprained ankle will keep Nuggets standout on sideline
February 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
Allen Iverson will skip the All-Star Game because of a sprained right ankle that has bothered him for two weeks.
Lawrence Datebook
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Romney launches presidential bid
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Mitt Romney, a lesser-known Republican in a jam-packed presidential field, embarked on his White House bid Tuesday while casting himself as a political outsider with the managerial skills necessary to fix a flawed Washington.
Love is in the air
Boyfriend proposed during skydive free fall
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Chad Esslinger fell for his sweetheart last fall. He fell - skydiving from an airplane - some 14,000 feet through the air.
Technology lets lawmakers reach out to voters
February 14, 2007 in print edition on B5
On a recent weeknight, Kansas Rep. Jerry Moran spoke to nearly 10,000 of his constituents at once - from the comfort of his Capitol Hill office.
People in the news
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Rushdie begins teaching world literature at Emory ¢ Albom’s ‘For One More Day’ to become TV movie ¢ Spike Lee helps give a voice to young Katrina survivors
Bombs hit commuter buses on eve of memorial rally
February 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
Bomb blasts killed three people Tuesday on commuter buses and lawmakers blamed Syria, stirring fears of clashes between Hezbollah and government supporters at a massive rally planned to mark the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister.
Handmade goodies a sweeter sentiment
February 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
With Valentine’s Day literally upon us, some of us may be casting about for a last-minute sweet to give as a gift - more specifically, a token of affection whose sum signifies far more than its individual parts. And, of course, the spirit of the occasion dictates that the main ingredient be chocolate.
Nights to remember
Journal-World readers share their most memorable stories of dating
February 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
Pulse readers shared a number of entertaining tales as part of the Journal-World’s “Memorable Dates” contest - there were chummy fishing trips and hay rides, a few cases of love at first sight, and the blind date who got away.