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KU vs. K-State Flamenco
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Eudora Lady Cardinals fall to Lousiburg
February 19, 2007
The Eudora Lady Cardinals failed to get anything going on the court tonight, as they lose to Louisburg, 49-39.
KU baseball continues to battle against mother nature
February 19, 2007
For at least the third time this season, the Jayhawks had to postpone their season opener due to wet conditions from melting snow.
Repairs to Kansas River bridge near Lecompton set to begin next month
February 19, 2007
But railroad crews concerned about potential damage to signal lines near the tracks won’t be able to remove them until April!
Kidcast for February 19th, 2007
February 19, 2007
A bit of weather history, brought to you by a local youth.
KU continues streak over K-State
February 19, 2007
In the history of Bramlage Coliseum, K-State has never tasted victory over the Jayhawks, and tonight was no different, as KU took home the tough victory, 71-62.
Kansas universities are in the midst of a serious crisis
February 19, 2007
With universities across the state in need of major repairs, Deferred Maintenance is on the top of many lawmakers minds.
Meet the most popular student at Tonganoxie Middle School
February 19, 2007
This student is so well-liked, he’s helping boost attendance at the school. And there’s something special about this student that truly makes him the teacher’s pet!
Who is leading the City Commission race - in funding?
February 19, 2007
Just more than a week from local elections, and new details tonight about who’s leading the race in funding. The numbers were revealed today as a deadline passes for Lawrence City Commission candidates to report campaign contributions.
City looks for new ways to use two old fire stations
February 19, 2007
Staff recommends the station near 19th and Massachusetts and the station at Lawrence Ave. and Stone Barn Terr. remain city property.
Basehor boys roll over Santa Fe Trail, 68-38
February 19, 2007
The Bobcats came out on fire against Santa Fe Trail, routing the team 68-38.
Lady Bobcats thinking state tournament for first time in many years
February 19, 2007
After a big victory over Santa Fe Trail, the Basehor-Lindwood Lady Bobcats have their eyes set on making the state tournament for the first time in many years.
Girls Scout cookies soon to arrive on your doorstep
February 19, 2007
Girl Scout cookies arrive in Lawrence today, and local troops are getting ready to make the big deliveries.
Democrats debate next congressional move
February 19, 2007
Since the Democrats failed, in a rare Saturday Senate session, to get enough votes to pass a rebuke of the President’s war-plans, a new strategy may be in order.
Freshmen lead KU to grinding win at KSU, 71-62
February 19, 2007
Russell Robinson then hit one of two free throws, followed by another Clent Stewart runner. The Jayhawks then turned the ball over as a fired pass for Brandon Rush under the hoop hit the net and went over his head. K-State then maintained possession in a tie-up with :18.8 to go, down 68-62. Hoskins, though, missed a two inside and Julian Wright clawed away the rebound for his sixth board of the game. Brandon Rush was fouled, hitting one of two free throws, but following up his own miss, which ended up the finishing touch on a 71-62 KU win. Sherron Collins had a game-high 20 points for KU, while Darrell Arthur had 13 points and 12 boards. Mario Chalmers hit three treys and scored 17, while Rush had 11. Cartier Martin led K-State with 19 points. The win bumps KU to 24-4 overall and 11-2 in league play with just three games left until the Big 12 tournament. The Jayhawks’ next action is Saturday at home against Iowa State, who KU topped 68-64 in overtime in Ames on Jan. 13.
City looks for new ways to use old fire stations
February 19, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the city looks for new ways to use two old fire stations and a break down of campaign finance numbers.
Chestnut, Dever lead city race campaign funding
One week until election
February 19, 2007
Rob Chestnut and Mike Dever continue to be the leaders in the Lawrence City Commission race when it comes to attracting campaign donations, according to reports filed today. Chestnut, the chief financial officer at Allen Press, raised $19,743.76 between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15.
Iran: U.S. will lose in the Middle East
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Sunday the United States will not achieve its goals in the region, state television reported.
Crash is deadliest incident of year for U.S.
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
A U.S. military helicopter crashed before dawn Sunday in southern Afghanistan, killing eight American service members and injuring the remaining 14 aboard, military officials said.
Ghost Rider’ lights a fire with $44.5 million debut
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
Satan’s bounty hunter has looted the wallets of movie-goers.
North Platte boy released from hospital
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
A North Platte boy critically injured in a crash last month that claimed the lives of his mother and two siblings has been released from the hospital.
People in the news
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Authentic Britney hair offered in online auction for $1 million ¢ Web site barred from showing Paris Hilton’s personal items ¢ Douglas touts technology in effort to boost global understanding ¢ Counting Crows singer starts record label with MySpace acts
Breakfasts to benefit Jeff. Co. Relay for Life
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Perry American Legion Cancer Bombers will sponsor monthly breakfasts to benefit Relay for Life of Jefferson County.
Illinois River panel to reconsider booze ban
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
After a year of arrests, fights and drownings, the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission plans this week to reconsider an alcohol ban on public-access points along the popular Illinois River.
Underground Railroad focus of story hour
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
The history of the Underground Railroad will be the subject of a free story hour Saturday at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
County clerk seeks poll worker changes
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew wants the Kansas Legislature to allow election polling place workers to be able to work split shifts.
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
It appears a proposed statewide smoking ban may be dead for the 2007 legislative session, and Lawrence bar and restaurant owners may have helped snuff it out. As introduced, the bill would have prohibited smoking in public places such as restaurants and bars.
City commission briefs
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
Demolition permit to be considered
Powerball winner still shuns ‘normal’ life
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
He’s the butt of millionaire jokes. “Say I’m at a bar with friends,” Mike Terpstra says. “If I go, ‘I’ll get that round!’ my friends just look at me: ‘Think you can afford that?”’
Shield law bill faces uphill battle
Proposal to protect reporters likely to languish in committee
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
New ideas often are a hard sell for legislators. A case in point is shield law legislation languishing in the Senate. The intent is simple: protecting reporters from having to reveal their sources for stories.
Cocoa may help reduce dementia
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
A nice cup of the right kind of cocoa could hold the promise of promoting brain function as people age.
Study finds genes linked to autism
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
A gene that may affect a child’s chances of having autism has been identified by University of Washington scientists and other members of an international research team.
Car bombings kill 63
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
Militants struck back Sunday in their first major blow against a U.S.-led security clampdown in Baghdad with car bombings that killed at least 63 people, left scores injured and sent a grim message to officials boasting that extremist factions were on the run.
Study: One-third of Iraqis live in poverty
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
One-third of Iraqis live in poverty, according to a new study released under U.N. auspices Sunday, dire findings for a nation that enjoyed widespread prosperity less than three decades ago.
Two ‘Private Fuzzies,’ diverted on their way to war
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
An explosion in the distance broke the silence in tent MC-01 just after 9 a.m. “IED?” Pvt. Ryan Tozour asked his friend sitting astride the next cot, referring to an improvised explosive device, or bomb.
Allen Press hires systems director
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
Allen Press Inc., a Lawrence-based provider of printing and publishing services, has named Rick Moore as director of quality systems and process engineering. Moore is responsible for implementing continuous improvement of organization processes and managing special projects.
Health Care Access boosts development
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
Sally Monahan Zogry has joined Health Care Access Clinic, Lawrence, as development assistant.
CornerBank hires operations executive
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
Shelby Lathrom has joined CornerBank, Lawrence, as assistant vice president and branch operations manager.
On the money
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
There is no shortage of places to explore new employment opportunities on the World Wide Web.
Programmers offer few hails to the chief
February 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
There’s something deeply unsatisfying about President’s Day. Everybody loves a day off, but nobody observes the spirit of the day. Time was, we had Lincoln’s Birthday on Feb. 12, followed by Washington’s Birthday on Feb. 22.
Feeling the flow of Flamenco
KU dancers catch Spanish rhythm of visiting artists
February 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
A musical rhythm, accompanied by the pounding of 24 feet against a dance floor, fills the hallways of Robinson Center on the Kansas University campus.
Good or bad corporations?
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
Sustainable firms. Green businesses. Socially responsible corporations. A growing number of magazines, activist groups and Web sites publish such lists, suggesting that one can distinguish the good companies from the bad.
Bahamas immigration minister resigns
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
Immigration Minister Shane Gibson resigned Sunday night in a flap over his relationship with Anna Nicole Smith.
Asians greet Year of the Pig
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Asians flocked to temples, parks and Disneyland on Sunday to pray, play, eat and celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Pig.
Walkable destinations keep seniors fit
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
The benefits of walking and being active are well-known, especially for older people, but what kind of neighborhood gets seniors going?
K-State ‘expects’ to end Jayhawks’ run
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
Men’s basketball fans in the Sunflower State have come to expect one thing, and one thing only, when Kansas University plays Kansas State in the Little Apple. That’s a KU victory, of course.
Subzero skiing
Trip takes on extra challenge at 30 below
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
It was nearly 30 degrees below zero when we skied away from the cabin before dawn, crossing Upper Preston Pond. A single star shone above the mountains in the pale southern sky.
Global warming
World film community gushes over being invited into the Academy Awards club
February 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
A year ago, Rinko Kikuchi was appearing in mothball ads on local Japanese television. Today, she’s nominated for an Academy Award as the world breaks into that most exclusive of clubs: the Oscars.
Lawrence Datebook
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Rich boss can be an asset
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
Q: I work at a company where raises and bonuses haven’t been given out in five years. This past year, the owner bought a Bentley and a home in the Caribbean. Morale is at an all-time low.
Ohio State wins, may be No. 1
After Florida loses, Buckeyes eye top spot
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
The last time Ohio State was No. 1 in the AP men’s basketball poll, John Havlicek, Jerry Lucas and a sub named Bob Knight were leading the Buckeyes to the NCAA championship game.
Former Rep. Gene Snyder dies at 79
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
“Kentucky lost a good friend,” said family friend Joe Whittle, a former U.S. attorney.
Game final act of glitzy show
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C5
Oh yeah, the game. Happily, in all the revelry that surrounded the NBA’s breakthrough visit to this city of our dreams and nightmares, they remembered to play it.
Lawrence often in legislative crosshairs
Lawmakers try to keep city in line with more conservative counterparts
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
When someone in the Legislature says, “There goes Lawrence again,” Barbara Ballard doesn’t back down. “We are proud of the fact that we support the rights of all people,” said Ballard, a Democratic legislator from Lawrence.
Photos offer new viewpoints on civil rights movement
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
The civil rights movement and Birmingham, Ala., bring to mind images burned into America’s collective memory by newspaper photographs and TV footage: Public Safety Commissioner “Bull” Connor turning loose police dogs and directing fire hoses against demonstrators; Ku Klux Klan members beating Freedom Riders at the bus station.
As ESL program swells, cultural balance tipping
Hillcrest parents urge district to ‘share the wealth’ of diversity
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
One day not long ago, Ann Patterson asked her fourth-grade daughter, Anna, how her day at Hillcrest School had gone. “She said she played jump rope with the English-speaking girls,” Patterson recounted last week.
On the record
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Howell kicks the bad habit
Nissan Open victory stops dismal oh-so-close run
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
Charles Howell III finally ended that nasty habit of finishing second, making three clutch pars in a playoff that delivered a dramatic victory over Phil Mickelson in the Nissan Open on Sunday.
Romney faces unique hurdles
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
His party usually nominates its front-runner, his national support is in single digits and polls show that as many as half of all Americans hold his religion against him.
Fruit growers prepare for back-to-back freezes
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Orange alert. Orange alert.
Random steroid tests on athletes all negative
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Their biceps are all-natural.
Explosives found near train that caught fire
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
An explosion on a train headed for Pakistan set off a fire that swept through two coaches, killing at least 64 people in an attack an official said was aimed at undermining the peace process between India and Pakistan.
Climbers await rescue after fall from Mount Hood ledge
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Three climbers who fell from a ledge on snowy Mount Hood on Sunday got into their sleeping bags for warmth and awaited rescue, officials said.
Public safety officers honored
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence police officer and firefighter were honored Sunday afternoon for their service to the community and commitment to their professions.
Girl Scouts need help sorting cookies
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Local Girl Scouts are seeking help today at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds to help unload and sort cookie deliveries. Volunteers are needed between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. for any amount of time.
Original Washington speech returns to public view
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
It was a speech so moving the crowd wept. It was a speech so personally important that George Washington’s hand shook as he read it until he had to hold the paper still with both hands. After the ceremony, he handed the thing to a friend and sped out the door of the state house in Annapolis, Md., riding off by horse.
Impasse over Palestinian militants overshadows peace summit
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Hoping to turn the page on six years of stalled Mideast negotiations, the U.S. instead found itself boxed in Sunday by a characteristically complex political impasse involving ally Israel and the Palestinians.
A few surprises in presidential race
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Two Democratic presidential candidates with national campaign experience are stumbling. A Republican candidate who has run only municipal campaigns is confounding expectations, calling into question some assumptions about Republican voters.
N.J. civil union law takes effect
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two Teaneck men prepared Sunday night to become New Jersey’s first gay couple to be legally joined in a civil union - at the first possible instant.
N. Korean peril
Doubts are well-founded about efforts to rein in North Korea’s nuclear program.
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Journal-World headline read: “N. Korea accord has some doubters.” Those who are so cautious about the recent agreement to pare back North Korea’s nuclear program are headed down the right path.
Harvick takes wild Daytona win
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
So focused was Mark Martin on hard-charging Kevin Harvick, he had no inkling of the chaos unfolding behind him.
Sidewalk sale
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I just read the article on Downtown Lawrence Inc. attempting to gain exclusive use of the sidewalk for the annual downtown sidewalk sale.
Police commander resigns in scandal
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Israel’s police commander resigned Sunday after a government commission said he ignored ties between senior officers and underworld figures and failed to ensure a thorough investigation into the 1999 killing of a suspected crime boss.
No. 15 Baylor rolls by Texas
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey doesn’t hesitate to put a one of her freshmen into a crucial situation.
Offices, services close for Presidents Day
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Several government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed today in observance of Presidents Day.
At least 28 bombs explode, killing 3
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
The targets: hotels, karaoke bars, power grids and commercial sites.
4-legged duck puts best foot forward in Britain
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
This round, the game might sound a little more like: “Du-duck, du-duck, goose.”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 19, 1907: “The annual convention of the State Photographers’ Association will be held here for about a week in early October. At least 200 will be here for what is viewed as a prestigious gathering.
McDonald’s hit by explosion, injuring 6
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
An explosion hit a McDonald’s restaurant in central St. Petersburg on Sunday, injuring at least six people, officials said.
Hardaway apologizes again
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
Former NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway apologized again Sunday for his anti-gay remarks, telling a Miami television station that he “didn’t mean” to say what he said in a South Florida radio interview last week.
PBS watchers
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: We learn from an announcement for the Asylum Street Spankers (“Upcoming,” Journal-World, Feb. 14, page 1D) that there is a category called “PBS-watching ninnies.”
Bernie, Barry at different career stages
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
While everyone is gearing up for Barry Bonds’ arrival at San Francisco Giants camp, it appears Bernie Williams might not show up for spring training at all.
Lawrence Datebook
February 19, 2007 in print edition on D2
Work’s no pun without him
KU English department misses recently retired professor’s sense of humor
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
There’s a noticeable shortage of lame puns these days in the Kansas University English department in Wescoe Hall. That’s because Victor Contoski isn’t there anymore.
Technology keeps lawmakers, voters in touch
Kansas congressman Moran among D.C. leaders using new ‘tele-town hall meetings’
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Technology keeps lawmakers, voters in touch –-
Keegan: Fraschilla (bleepin’) right on
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
Early in former college basketball coach Fran Fraschilla’s new career as a broadcaster, he proved he was ready for the move.
Banana incident’ recalled
Von Moore remembers a bunch about ‘78 game
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C6
Donnie Von Moore had to laugh when informed Kansas University basketball fans chanted “DUI, DUI,” at Kansas State coach Bob Huggins during the Sunflower Showdown 12 days ago at Allen Fieldhouse.
West hits jackpot, 153-132
Bryant, Anthony key runaway victory in Vegas
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C5
Viva Kobe Bryant and the best of the West.
MVP Bryant cheered this time
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C5
The first time Kobe Bryant won this award, he got booed in his hometown of Philadelphia.
Cards for difficult times
Hallmark’s new line addresses tough issues
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
Buying a greeting card for someone’s birthday, anniversary or if they’re feeling under the weather is pretty straightforward. But what if they’re undergoing chemotherapy or struggling with depression? “Get Well Soon” probably won’t cut it.
Lead in lunch boxes may be hazardous
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
In 2005, when government scientists tested 60 soft, vinyl lunch boxes, they found that one in five contained amounts of lead that medical experts consider unsafe - and several had more than 10 times hazardous levels. But that’s not what they told the public.
Smith joins ranks of Playmates dead before 50
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
The selection of Anna Nicole Smith as a Playboy Playmate in 1992 made her a member of an exclusive sorority. Her death at 39 put her in a more grisly club: Playmates who haven’t reached their 50th birthday.
2 evolution theories drive debate
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
When I first arrived at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., for what was billed as the second coming of the Scopes “monkey trial,” a man mingling with the media gaggle handed me an invitation to a lecture titled “Why Evolution Is Stupid.”
Horoscopes
February 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Monday, Feb. 19
Streak busters
McCray’s treys help KU topple K-State
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
After studying Danielle McCray’s three-point struggles lately, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson approached the freshman forward before Sunday’s game and emphasized setting her feet before preparing to fire away.
NCAA Tournament picture still unclear in Big 12
February 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
Days in the Big 12’s regular season are dwindling to a precious few, and NCAA Tournament bids may be going with them.
USDA planning changes to meat, poultry inspections
February 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
The first major changes to food inspection in a decade will increase federal scrutiny of meat and poultry plants where the danger from E. coli and other germs is high or where past visits have found unsafe practices.