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Archive for Sunday, February 18, 2007

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KU women vs. K-State Black Jack Trail
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Would a downtown grocery story succeed in Lawrence?

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Yes
 
48%
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43%
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7%
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Free State senior swimmer brings home the gold
February 18, 2007
Free State senior Firebird Chase Torgerson headed to Topeka with one goal in mind: to bring home the gold in the 100 backstroke, and that’s exactly what he did!
Local policeman and firefighter honored today
February 18, 2007
Thirty-year-old veteran officer Jim Phillips receives this year’s ‘Fraternal Order of the Eagles Reverence for Law Award’ while firefighter Nate Jamison was also honored with an award of excellence.
Lawrence High, Free State finish off night of bowling
February 18, 2007
The Lawrence High School girl’s bowling team came away with 3rd place, while the Free State boys finished with 4th place at Royal Crest Lanes yesterday.
KU embarrasses Nebraska, 92-39
February 18, 2007
After last month’s trouncing of Nebraska in Lincoln, the Jayhawks expected NU to be looking for revenge in Lawrence. However, KU dished out a massive offensive attack against the Huskers, routing them 92-39.
Cosmetic medicine sees a surge in middle-age clients
February 18, 2007
Women born during the ‘Baby Boomer’ era are looking towards cosmetic medicines to improve their looks. One procedure in particular is gaining popularity in this area.
Two Lawrence police officers will soon be fighting crime where it matters most
February 18, 2007
They are called ‘Neighborhood Resource Officers,’ a program the police department kicked off at the beginning of the year to help solve some of the problems that plague area residents - no matter what block you live in.
One Lawrence family gets opportunity to live in new home
February 18, 2007
On Saturday, ‘Habitat for Humanity’ dedicated a new house to the Davis family, Blake, Dawn, and their two children.
Bad jokes will be sorely missed at KU
February 18, 2007
He’s put in 30 years in the KU English Department, but what he’s really known for are his bad jokes. Professor Victor Contoski will be sorely missed after going into semi-retirement.
Organ player retires after 67 years
February 18, 2007
Winnie Gallup has been playing the organ for the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence for 67 years, but will be retiring at the end of the month.
KU women finally snap streak against K-State
February 18, 2007
Never before in the Bonnie Henrickson era have the Jayhawk women’s squad defeated KSU…at least not until today, by a score of 82-74.
McCray’s career day helps KU snap streak in 2OT
February 18, 2007
Maybe more than any of KU’s other six freshmen, Danielle McCray wanted the streak to come to an end. McCray, an Olathe East product who committed to Bonnie Henrickson as a junior, watched plenty of those consecutive letdowns and also still had the memory of missing a close-range shot which would have tied Kansas State at the end of regulation in a 59-55 road loss on Jan. 24. That extended the Wildcats’ dominance in the series to 12 straight games. Behind a career-high 25 points, and a lifetime-best six three-pointers, McCray paced the Jayhawks to an 82-74 double overtime win over the ‘Cats Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse, ending the streak right around when she had expected to.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
Ruckus making noise on the hill
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
A tank of gas is a treasure to me, I know now that nothing is free. The guys of Blink 182 penned those words for their song, “Carousel,” in 1994, and 13 years later that very song is available for free to anyone with a dot-edu e-mail address.
Cats happier, healthier inside, but need distractions
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D8
I’ll tell you right up front: We on the Lawrence Humane Society’s board of directors are just a bunch of pushovers.
Horoscopes
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007:
Drawn to the desert
Stillman uncovers a brighter side of ‘Palms’
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
The last time Los Angeles writer Deanne Stillman published a book on Southern California’s desert region, she was met with angry editorials in a local paper, a bitter letter-writing campaign and complaints from locals. Some desert-dwellers said her dark view of the place would drain the area of its lifeblood: tourism.
Minister with AIDS to speak at Ottawa U.
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D2
Nationally renowned Baptist minister the Rev. Rae Lewis Thornton will make presentations this month at Ottawa University, part of its annual Hostetter-DeFries Family Endowed Cultural Event.
Habitat picks up home-building pace
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
A quiet nook in North Lawrence is about to become busy. Construction is expected to pick up in the Comfort Neighborhood, near North Eighth and Walnut streets, where the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity plans to build four homes by the end of June.
Former KU signee left strong imprint on city
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
There was a time when Chris Lindley earned fame as a high school basketball star.
Cats await KU women
Youthful inconsistency has troubled Jayhawks
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
With four regular-season games left, the seven freshmen on the Kansas University women’s basketball team still play like newcomers, alternating displays of potential with maddening ineffectiveness.
Nebraska takes a beating
Huskers hurt, humiliated by 53-point loss to Jayhawks
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C7
Doc Sadler suffered from a bad back long before arriving at Allen Fieldhouse. So ignore what might be easy to assume - the Nebraska basketball coach’s ginger walk wasn’t, in fact, the result of getting beaten mercilessly by Kansas University on Saturday.
Year of the Pig good time to invest
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D2
Are you a pig with your money? Do you like to hoard it and roll around in it? If so, this could be your lucky year, according to the Chinese calendar. Today begins the Year of the Pig.
Oh, happy day
Reunion, rout lead to fun-filled fieldhouse
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s basketball players practiced badly in front of Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith and other members of the Jayhawks’ 1952 national-title team Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Best-Sellers
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
Green slams foes
High-flying Celtics forward big hit with dunk judges
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C10
Boston’s Gerald Green capped All-Star Saturday with an acrobatic leap over a table to win the dunk contest, and Miami’s Jason Kapono fell just short of an event record while winning the 3-Point Shootout.
Mizzou stings Oklahoma State
Texas A&M takes road victory against Oklahoma
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Mike Anderson’s frenetic “40 Minutes of Hell” defense claimed its biggest victory yet for Missouri. Keon Lawrence scored 18 points, and Matt Lawrence added 15 off five three-pointers as Missouri defeated No. 18 Oklahoma State, 75-64, on Saturday to give the Tigers their first win over a ranked foe under Anderson.
Free State’s Torgerson takes backstroke title
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
As Chase Torgerson waited outside the pool before the 100-yard backstroke finals Saturday, his coach, Annette McDonald, stood about 25 yards away at the side of the pool with her knees shaking and her heart racing.
Pontoons enticing more buyers, young and old
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C12
The large necklace Cathy Santogrossi wore was a miniature neon sign. Much like a flashing sign that might be seen in Las Vegas, her few-inches-long advertisement grabbed the viewer’s eye with rotating letters: “Boats (equal) Fun.”
Interest in chronic fatigue revived
Politics, lobbying help increase public awareness
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
The television spot shows a 40-year-old woman, in slow motion, as her family and co-workers rush by over the course of a day. It ends with her sitting alone, amid the remnants of a birthday party.
Squirrels report day eagerly anticipated
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Among special days for rodents, you got your Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pa., and your squirrel report day in Lincoln, Neb.
Police: 7 killed in early morning fire
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Fire swept through a house in southwestern Pennsylvania early Saturday, killing six young children and a woman and injuring one other person, state police said.
Poet’s Showcase
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
Poetic Motion in Plain Prose - By John Clifford
Man dies after being caught in avalanche
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man died after being caught in an avalanche Saturday while snowmobiling near Tower Mountain in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, authorities said.
Winter weather causes snow slides, cracked airliner windshields
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Thousands of travelers heading to ski areas for the holiday weekend were stalled by giant traffic jams Saturday as highways were blocked by crews removing snow slides.
Mickelson fires 69, leads at Nissan
Harrington trails by one, Beem by two entering final round
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
Phil Mickelson looked unbeatable until a 30-inch putt spun around the rim of the cup, giving him the first of three bogeys on the back nine that cost him a cushion, but ultimately not the lead, Saturday in the Nissan Open.
Hot dog restaurateur gets 1st foie gras citation
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
It was a gutsy move.
KU netters nip Utah
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Stephanie Smith earned a 6-7 (3), 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 6 singles to provide the decisive point as the Kansas University women’s tennis team earned a 4-3 victory against Utah in a marathon seven-hour match Saturday at First Serve.
Educator of the Year nominations sought
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Schools Foundation is seeking nominees for its 2007 Educator of the Year Award.
Bomb blasts kill 11 in northern Iraq; U.S. aircraft strike insurgents
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A10
A twin bombing left 11 dead in northern Iraq and U.S. aircraft went in action Saturday against Sunni insurgents west of Baghdad, as Iraqi officials claimed early success in the campaign to restore order in the capital.
Jayhawks win tourney
KU softball team uses long ball to claim title
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Amanda Jobe and Stevie Crisosto each homered, backing a strong performance by Kassie Humphreys in the circle, as the Kansas University softball team knocked off Memphis, 5-2, on Saturday night to win the 2007 Sunshine State Tournament.
KU naval science professor to direct Cosmosphere and Space Center
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center hired a college professor and retired Navy officer as its new director.
Senate divided on Iraq policy
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Senate expressed strong, bipartisan disapproval of President Bush’s policy on Iraq in a rare Saturday session, but lawmakers nevertheless failed to end their debate and pass a nonbinding resolution.
Diapers next step in men’s quest for speed
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
I am thinking about buying stock in the Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB).
Architect leads environment panel
February 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
AIA Kansas has appointed Katie Nichols of Sabatini Architects Inc., Lawrence, as chair for the regional AIA Kansas Committee on the Environment.
What’s old could be new boon for county
Area historical groups need to come together to capitalize on local tourism potential of ‘heritage’ designation
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
The national media are calling. Since much of eastern Kansas and parts of western Missouri were designated last fall as a national heritage area, Judy Billings has been receiving calls from various media outlets seeking information about local Civil War-era historical sites.
Icy sidewalks
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I have often subtly poked fun at people who begin their letters to the editor with “I am outraged that:,” especially when the issue doesn’t really merit outrage.
Official English
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: English may soon be the official written language of Kansas? And don’t worry, those of you who are not mother-tongue English, you may still speak your native language. This is just plain silly.
During carnival, Brazilians say nudity doesn’t mean sex
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A9
The mere idea that U.S. soldiers on leave from Iraq see Rio’s carnival as a free-floating sex party has Brazilians outraged.
U.S. diplomatic shift is showing promise
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
Don’t let anyone tell you differently. The tentative deal with North Korea on its nuclear program reflects a huge and welcome shift in U.S. policy. The pact still could falter because Pyongyang is notoriously fickle. But if the deal goes through, it would represent a 180-degree shift for the Bush White House.
Weather programs address safety issues
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
If you’re interested in protecting your family or your home during severe weather season, Douglas County Emergency Management has a program for you - Weather 101.
Florida already heating up as battleground state
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
He’s been the most aggressive presidential candidate in Florida so far, and he’s got to be.
Suicide bomber strikes courtroom, kills 15
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday in a courthouse in southwestern Pakistan, killing 15 others, including a judge, in the deadliest of a series of attacks that have struck the country in recent weeks.
Road rationale
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I have made no secret of my feelings concerning roundabouts in the past. I guess you could say I finally made my peace with them at this point. At least I know how to deal with them.
Protesters disparage title loan business
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
A protest for something that’s not often protested was seen near 23rd and Louisiana streets Saturday, as about two dozen people protested a car title loan business in Lawrence.
Hospital releases 2nd injured firefighter
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
A second of five firefighters injured in a blaze at a 1920s building on Friday was released Saturday from an area hospital, officials said.
Kidney donors had hepatitis, syphilis
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Kidneys taken from patients who tested positive for hepatitis B, syphilis or suffered infectious kidney abscesses were transplanted in four operations by Dr. Makoto Mannami at Uwajima Municipal Hospital in Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
Embalmers finish work on Anna Nicole Smith’s body
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
The body of starlet Anna Nicole Smith was embalmed Saturday, under a court order issued a day earlier.
Keegan: Kansas kept its focus
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
Retired basketball coaching legend Dean Smith’s North Carolina teams were noted for playing an up-tempo style, using turnovers to trigger the break. They also displayed superior ball movement in the halfcourt, which resulted in accurate shooting, and, very often, balanced scoring.
Stern still testy when discussing Sin City
Commissioner not happy with gambling questions during his annual All-Star Game address
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C10
David Stern proudly discussed a new pension plan for former NBA players and spoke hopefully about the futures of teams in struggling markets. As for those gambling questions, the commissioner seems pretty sick of them.
Rice makes surprise visit to Baghdad
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A10
In a surprise visit to Iraq on Saturday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Iraqi officials to get an assessment of the Baghdad security plan and to gauge the prospects for reconciliation among the warring factions in Iraq.
LMH rewards longtime volunteer for her efforts
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
For decades, Bea Carlson has been a helping hand for several days a week at Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s gift shop. Carlson moved to Lawrence from Cambridge, Mass., in 1963 with her husband, Robert, who is a longtime Kansas University chemistry professor.
Foot found in landfill sparks speculation
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
When the foot turned up at the Spotsylvania County, Va., landfill, the first thought was that someone had committed a brutal crime. Deputies began sorting through mounds of trash in a somber search for body parts.
U.S. State Department official meets with Abbas
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivered a defiant message to a U.S. envoy on Saturday, saying that the world would have to learn to live with a new coalition between his Fatah movement and the Islamic militant Hamas.
Talk of economic fear is politics, not reality
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
Global business is burbling while global politics croaks messages of dread, frustration and hatred. It is supersized Dickens: The best of times by many economic measures is also the worst of times when we listen to the pollsters and the politicians.
Veritas seniors finish in style
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Veritas Christian boys basketball team may have struggled this year, but it celebrated Senior Night in style, defeating Topeka Heritage Christian, 77-45, on Saturday at the Eudora Community Learning Center.
Mardi Gras revelers pack streets
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
Carnival revelers streamed into the city Saturday - and Mardi Gras organizers hoped to throw such a fantastic party that visitors would vow to return to this tourist-dependent city again.
Demaline douses doldrums at league meet
Lawrence High junior rolls 601 series, leads Lions to third-place team finish
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High junior Tiffany Demaline battled a cold, an injured back and rust from having practiced once in the last week to finish second during Saturday’s Sunflower League bowling meet at Royal Crest Lanes.
Historic battlefield provides insights to touring visitors
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B5
Seven men tromped around 40 acres of snow-packed land Saturday afternoon.
Cheers greet Smith
Ex-Heel legend touched by tribute
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C6
Hall of Fame basketball coach Dean Smith said he had goosebumps watching a highlight film on the video board prior to introductions of Kansas University’s basketball players Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
French Nazi-era collaborator Maurice Papon dies at age 96
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A5
Maurice Papon, a former Cabinet minister who was convicted of complicity in crimes against humanity for his role in deporting Jews during World War II and became a symbol of France’s collaboration with the Nazis, died Saturday. He was 96.
Three-pointers power Sooners
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Jenna Plumley probably won’t be so hesitant to shoot threes anymore.
Athletic tax?
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: At the Feb. 13 City Commission meeting during the discussion of possible funding for a proposed new city library, the possibility of an increased sales tax was offered. It was duly noted that a sales tax is a very regressive form of taxation, falling most heavily on those who can least afford it and taking a larger share of their net income than of those who are more affluent.
Shopping for a supermarket?
Consultants recommend downtown grocery
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Man cannot live on bread alone. Nor on high-end cheese, deli sandwiches, European specialty foods or $8 restaurant meals. Through a combination of bakeries, restaurants and specialty shops, downtown Lawrence offers all those food items. What it doesn’t offer is a traditional grocery store to serve the growing movement of additional condos and apartments in the downtown area. But the environment may be changing somewhat, as a new Massachusetts Street business that focuses on selling organic grocery items is in the works.
Bankruptcies
February 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
LHS wins wrestling regional, Free State sends six to state
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High won its second consecutive regional championship Saturday and qualified 10 wrestlers for state, and Free State placed fifth and qualified six wrestlers for state.
Exploring the burdens of funding for college
February 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
Q: My wife and I owe $45,000 on two loans for our son’s college education. The interest is 5 percent on a loan of about $33,750 and 8 percent on a loan of about $11,250. We’re thinking of paying them off with a home equity loan or line of credit, which would give us a tax deduction on interest payments.
Police arrest N.J. man suspected in attack
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man accused of roughing up Nobel laureate and Holocaust scholar Elie Wiesel at a San Francisco hotel earlier this month was arrested Saturday in New Jersey, authorities said.
Sen. Clinton’s strategy opens door for opponents
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
It’s almost a year before the New Hampshire primary, and already the pressure is building on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. She’s been a candidate for about a month, and religious conservatives are salivating at the prospect she might get the Democratic presidential nomination; they have no strong candidate to support, but they are taking solace that they sure might have someone they can oppose. But the most pressure on Sen. Clinton is not coming from her opponents. It is coming from her friends.
Cheating rules Daytona talk
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C9
The Daytona 500 was supposed to be a celebration of all that’s right with NASCAR - the debut of Toyota and much-heralded rookie Juan Pablo Montoya, and a new format that emphasizes winning.
In Iowa, McCain faces Iraq questions
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
The war in Iraq followed Sen. John McCain to Iowa on Saturday, as the Arizona Republican presidential candidate faced a barrage of mostly skeptical questions about the lack of progress in the conflict and whether he or anyone has a plan for success.
Harvick claims first Busch win at Daytona
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C9
Winning Busch Series races is routine for Kevin Harvick. Just not at Daytona - until now.
Mummified body found in home with TV on
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Southampton police responding to burst water pipes in a Hampton Bays home found the mummified body of the owner - dead for more than a year - sitting in a chair in front of a television, officials said Friday.
KU center offers ‘The Right Start’
February 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
Kansas University’s Small Business Development Center will present “The Right Start,” a seminar for startups, from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the center, 734 Vt., suite 104.
Prescription drugs part of Hollywood culture
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
If a prescription needs to be filled in Hollywood, chances are celebrities can find a doctor to do it.
Matsu-no-ke’ a type of hand-applied glass decoration
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D5
Want to sound like a knowledgeable collector? Use an unfamiliar term, like “matsu-no-ke” (pronounced “mat-sue-no-kay”). It is the name of a special type of three-dimensional hand-applied glass decoration.
Directors to be elected for drainage district
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
Three directors in the Lenape Drainage District will be chosen during the April 3 general election.
Biodefense bid
Kansas has a good chance of landing the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
The state of Kansas has entered competition with 10 other states to be the site for a $451 million biodefense research facility, carrying the official name of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).
Kansas basketball notebook
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University’s basketball players will put a 23-game winning streak in Manhattan on the line Monday night.
Turkey clinic on tap
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C12
The Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education Program will holds the sixth-annual Spring Turkey Hunting clinic March 31 at Camp Alexander, near Emporia. Anyone interested in learning how to become a better turkey hunter is invited, especially youngsters.
Arts center creator was lifetime artist
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
The woman whose vision led to the creation and development of the Lawrence Arts Center is being remembered by family and colleagues.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
U.S.-led coalition helicopter crashes
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
A U.S.-led coalition helicopter crashed today in southeastern Afghanistan after reporting engine failure, a coalition statement said. An official said the helicopter was not shot down.
Twenty-Eight Artists’ reveals how hardship spawns creation
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
While culling essays for her new collection, “Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints” (Pantheon Books, $30), Joan Acocella discovered a loose theme: the hardships that come with creation, and how various artists dealt with these obstacles - or did not.
Marine sentenced to 8 years in killing
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A10
A 22-year-old Marine lance corporal was sentenced Saturday to eight years in the brig and a possible dishonorable discharge in connection with the killing of an unarmed Iraqi man last year, the toughest sentence yet meted out in the high-profile case.
Giddens suspended
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
Former Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens has been suspended indefinitely from New Mexico’s team, coach Ritchie McKay said Saturday.
Lawrence to host college theater festival
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D4
Kansas University’s theater and film department was recently awarded the bid to host the 2009 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (ACTF) Region V Festival from January 18-24, 2009.
People in the news
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Bald Britney Spears sits for new ink at tattoo parlor ¢ French president decorates actor-director Clint Eastwood ¢ Sylvester Stallone detained by Australian customs official ¢ Whitaker says filming in Uganda was vital to movie ¢ Richard Gere, dad team up for Meals on Wheels promo
New journal exploits ‘Americanized’ Mexico
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
The signs are unmistakable: an NFL game at Azteca Stadium, soaring land prices from Ensenada to Merida and a Starbucks infestation of the swanky Polanco neighborhood.
Big pact could put pressure on Meche
Free-agent pitcher signed $55 million, five-year contract with Royals in December
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
Gil Meche knows his contract raised some eyebrows. He can’t do anything about that.
KU swimmers third
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Ashley Robinson finished third in the 1,650-yard freestyle Saturday to help the Kansas University swimming and diving team to a third-place finish in the Big 12 Conference Championships.
Oink!
In the Year of the Pig, it’s fine to be swine
February 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
You’re such a pig. No, really. If you were born today or roughly 12 years ago - or roughly 12 years before that, ad infinitum - you bear the sign of the boar, according to Chinese astrology. And since the Chinese New Year starts today, you’re in the midst of an astrological birthday, of sorts. Congratulations!
Expense receipt shows Michelangelo had a dwelling at the Vatican
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A5
A 450-year-old receipt has provided proof that Michelangelo kept a private room in St. Peter’s Basilica while working as the pope’s chief architect, Vatican experts said.
Obama takes first campaign trip to South
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., took his presidential campaign to the heart of the Deep South for the first time this weekend, tailoring his campaign message to associate himself with the civil rights movement.
Group aims to expand Amtrak route from Oklahoma City to K.C.
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
A group wants to bring Amtrak back to the state’s largest city, which hasn’t had passenger service since 1979.
Two Jayhawks pay tribute
Chest tapping honors Jackson’s grandmother
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University junior forward Darnell Jackson pounded his chest three times after slam-dunking with eight minutes left in Saturday’s 92-39 rout of Nebraska at Allen Fieldhouse.
Toplikar: Finding your way with GPS
GPS devices can be your travel partner on or off the road
February 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
The ring shattered the brittle 15-degree air. “Sorry,” I told the other two guys, panting as I dropped back. “Hi Dad.”
Vanderbilt ends Florida’s streak at 17
Top-ranked Gators stumble, 83-70; North Carolina holds off Boston College
February 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Forget all that talk about the top-ranked Florida Gators rolling through the Southeastern Conference undefeated. Derrick Byars and Shan Foster each scored 24 points, and Vanderbilt snapped the nation’s longest winning streak by upsetting the Gators, 83-70, after they finally fell into a hole they couldn’t dig themselves out of Saturday.
Blind teen steps up to leadership role
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kayla Richardson practiced for three weeks for the night’s big moment. As an honorary cadet for the evening, the 16-year-old West High School junior shouldered the task of the leading the school varsity color guard at the boys basketball game against Southeast.
J-W seeks readers’ pictures of potholes
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s been a tough winter on roads in northeastern Kansas. At least we can see our roads - unlike our friends in New York - but as we crawl out of the deep freeze, we have reminders of the snow and ice.
Iran’s top leader: Tehran needs nuclear fuel
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says oil, gas will dry up
February 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Iran’s top leader said Saturday the country’s oil and gas reserves will eventually dry up and defended the drive to produce nuclear fuel, claiming it was the only way to avoid depending on the West for energy.
Lawrence Datebook
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Insolvent credit union to be dissolved
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
A credit union that provided low-interest loans and financial counseling to help people pay off high-interest payday loans has been declared insolvent and taken over by federal and state regulators.
On the record
February 18, 2007 in print edition on B2