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Paris, Brown spoil KU Senior Night, 76-70
February 21, 2007
Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale knows what she has in all-world talent Courtney Paris. True to form, Kansas University found out first-hand in a Senior Night loss Wednesday to the No. 13 Sooners, 76-70. For the 6-foot-4 sophomore forward, it was pretty much another night in the paint, with 32 points and 12 rebounds. KU held close, keeping the game tied as late as the 4:56 mark in the second half. But no matter how many bodies and fouls the Jayhawks threw at Paris, she couldn’t be completely contained.
KU senior night spoiled by Paris, Sooners
February 21, 2007
What a night to say goodbye. This evening two Kansas women’s basketball seniors played their final contest at Allen Fieldhouse.
School board candidate stepping up for duty
February 21, 2007
A life-long educator and former LHS band director, Victor Sisk, says he decided to run for the Lawrence school board when he didn’t see many other people stepping up to the job.
Famed political analyst visits Dole Institute
February 21, 2007
A famed political analyst visits the Dole Institute of Politics to discuss presidential politics.
Jayhawks enjoying recent win, time off
February 21, 2007
The Kansas men are enjoying a rare Wednesday off after finishing their work week on Monday with a nine-point victory over K-State in Manhattan.
Lawrence teens get traumatic experience in mock ER
February 21, 2007
Lawrence teens had a traumatic experience this afternoon at Liberty Hall - they became patients and doctors learning to treat blunt-force injury, broken bones and impaled limbs.
Collins, Arthur step up for ‘Hawks in Manhattan
February 21, 2007
When the Kansas men’s basketball team needed a basket on Monday night in Manhattan, it was most likely a freshman who delivered.
LMH now features newest heart technology
February 21, 2007
A new $100,000 piece of technology is improving the ability of doctors at Lawrence Memorial Hospital to diagnosis heart conditions.
Local home nominated for historic register
February 21, 2007
The Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review picks a Lawrence house as a nominee for the national register of historic places.
Kansas always a love for future ‘Hawk
February 21, 2007
Last night Burlington High knocked off Yates Center to win the Tri Valley League title. For the Wildcats star guard and future Jayhawk Tyrel Reed, that’s step one of what will hopefully be a three step process to finish off his high school career.
Spring semester brings lower enrollment numbers at KU
February 21, 2007
It’s a little less crowded on Mount Oread compared to last year as enrollment numbers from KU show there are about 275 fewer students on campus this semester.
Bus service for disabled puts strain on city budget
February 21, 2007
More people with disabilities get on the bus in Lawrence. The T-lift, a bus service dedicated to riders with disabilities, is seeing more demand than ever before and its putting strain on the city’s budget.
HPV bill efforts end in Kansas
February 21, 2007
Just weeks after we started asking questions about Kansas politicians and financial ties to the drug company Merck, a proposed bill that could have affected young girls fails. It’s a law that some claimed went too far, forcing young girls to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease. We did some digging and found out pharmaceutical giant Merck was donating money to political campaigns across the country, including some right here in Kansas.
Mustangs end season with Warhawk win
February 21, 2007
After faltering in the first two rounds of the Warhawk Invitational, the Central Mustangs finally found their stride on the tournament’s final day and defeated Shawnee Mission South, 44-36, to secure a seventh-place finish.
Warhawk title puts cap on West’s season
February 21, 2007
As Christian Nelson held the Warhawk Invitational championship trophy in his hands, celebrating West’s 44-43 win over Overland Park Aquinas in the championship game last Thursday night at West Junior High, his smile told the story of a team that played this season with a lot of talent, and a lot of character.
Bulldogs fall at the buzzer, finish fourth
February 21, 2007
Buzzer beaters. The rare occurrence reared its ugly head last Thursday night at West Junior High and broke the hearts of the Southwest freshmen boys basketball team.
Kansas House rejects minimum wage increase
State has the lowest in the nation
February 21, 2007
The Kansas House on Wednesday rejected an attempt to increase the state minimum wage, which at $2.65 per hour is the lowest in the nation. There were 56 votes to increase the state minimum wage to the same level as the federal minimum wage of $5.15 per hour. But there was were 63 votes, all Republicans, against it.
Disabled passengers are being crowded on the ‘T’
February 21, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, increased ridership on the ‘T’ causing problems with passengers with disabilities, and junior high students get to participate in a mock ER.
Points offer spurs run on KU football season tickets
February 21, 2007
Kansas University dangled the carrot of more priority points in getting early season-ticket sales recently. And thousands of fans chomped at the opportunity. KU officials reported at the Kansas Athletics, Inc., board meeting Tuesday that more than 11,500 season tickets already have been sold for the 2007 football campaign. That’s the result of an Internet offer KU extended earlier this month. In it, fanas who purchased season tickets online received 10 points per ticket, instead of the usual five. There also was no limit to the amount of points that could be earned.
Lawmakers protest releases from reservoirs
But feds say the practice is necessary, will continue
February 21, 2007
Federal officials who control Kansas dams said Wednesday that controversial releases from the reservoirs, including Lake Perry, will likely continue this year. “We are still losing water on account of the drought,” John Paul Woodley Jr., assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, told state lawmakers. Under the Army Corps of Engineers control manual, that means water will have to be released from some Kansas reservoirs to support navigation along the Missouri River.
Kansas makes run for lab
Senator visits KU, discusses biodefense proposal
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
His voice hoarse from his personal “refereeing” of Monday night’s Kansas-Kansas State basketball game, Sen. Pat Roberts addressed a meeting of scientists and researchers at Kansas University fully convinced that the Jayhawks were in position to make a run at the national championship.
Cyclones set up Frontier title clash
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C8
Victor Ojeleye scored 24 points, Jacob Sipple added 17, and Chase Moore contributed 16 as Ottawa routed Prairie View, 90-44, in high school boys basketball Tuesday in a final tuneup for Friday’s showdown with Gardner-Edgerton.
Free State girls play it smart
Firebirds weather early Olathe Northwest run to secure 14-point win
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
As Lauren Kimball received a pass behind the three-point line, there wasn’t an Olathe Northwest defender within at least five feet of her.
Fire and ice
Greens alike in name alone
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
When the Lawrence High boys basketball coaches called for D. Green early in the winter season, the heads of two players would turn around.
Woodling: No early payday for Paris
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
No freshman has ever dominated Big 12 Conference basketball like Kevin Durant, the wispy and wonderful yearling from Texas.
Bramlage crowd causes few issues
Self lauds Huggins for fostering rivalry atmosphere
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
An elderly man wearing a purple jacket called out to Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self as Self headed down a hallway toward the visitor’s locker room late Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan.
Keon keys Mizzou’s win
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C6
Most of the game, Keon Lawrence looked like a typical freshman. With the game on the line, he was a star.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C6
Kansas University assistant coaches Tim Jankovich and Kurtis Townsend subbed for head coach Bill Self on Tuesday on the coach’s Hawk Talk radio show. Self took advantage of the team’s off day and hit the road recruiting.
Traffic circles on hold
Commissioners curb enthusiasm on calming devices
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
City commissioners Tuesday night indicated that they’re calming their enthusiasm for traffic-calming devices such as traffic circles and speed humps.
City commission briefs
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
¢ Tougher penalties sought for gun violations ¢ Water treatment plant remains on course ¢ Demolition delayed on Kentucky Street house ¢ Easement pursued along 23rd Street
West brings Warhawk title home with win over Aquinas
February 21, 2007
Victory! That’s what West coach Stan Fratz called out to his ninth-grade boys basketball team in the final minutes of the fourth quarter of the Warhawk Invitational championship game against Overland Park Aquinas last Thursday night at West Junior High.
Tombs of pharaonic officials unveiled
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
Archaeologists unveiled the tombs Tuesday of a pharaonic butler and a scribe that have been buried for more than 3,000 years - proof that Egypt’s sands still have secrets to reveal.
Australia to ban old-style light bulbs
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
The Australian government on Tuesday announced plans to phase out incandescent light bulbs and replace them with more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs across the country.
Britain to pull troops out of Iraq
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
Prime Minister Tony Blair will announce today a new timetable for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq, with 1,500 to return home in several weeks, British media reported.
EU agrees on plan to cut greenhouse gases
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
European Union environment ministers agreed Tuesday on an ambitious target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 in one of the boldest moves yet to contain global warming - a goal likely to lead to mandatory limits for cars and pollution allowances for airlines.
Giddens a mistake waiting to happen
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C2
A pact with a prima donna should have some guidelines or at least come with a warning label. But maybe all that’s necessary is this forecast: You’ll get what you deserve.
Illinois guard faces felony charges
Sophomore Smith reportedly thought teammate was dead
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C2
University of Illinois basketball player Jamar Smith - charged Tuesday with drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident - apparently believed the teammate in the passenger seat of his car had died, authorities said.
Official language bill advances
House adds grant to fund English classes for immigrants
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Kansas House on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would make English the official language of Kansas.
Panel OKs tax abatement
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
Lawrence has cleared the first hurdle in landing a project to add 31 jobs at Lawrence’s API Foils plant in the East Hills Business Park.
Credit union offers home-buying class
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
Boeing Wichita Credit Union, Lawrence, is offering a seminar, “Understanding the Home Buying Process,” from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. March 5 at the credit union, 4821 W. Sixth St., Suite B.
Reduced-fat crackers, light mayonnaise give baked cod flavor and crunch
February 21, 2007 in print edition on D4
Raise your hand if you eat fish twice a week. That’s what the government and dietitians recommend, but most people consume only about 3 ounces of fish a week, according to a report by researcher The NPD Group.
No coupling too unusual for pairing food and drink
February 21, 2007 in print edition on D4
If you’re still struggling with how to pair reds and whites, you’ve got a steep learning curve ahead of you.
Try Lithuanian flavor on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
February 21, 2007 in print edition on D4
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The Lithuanian Tradition” with John Staniunas and Jim Grimes.
Sidewalk coup
Officials of Downtown Lawrence Inc. need to look for different ways to entice businesses to join their organization.
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Congratulations to officials of Downtown Lawrence Inc. for getting the message that their plan to gain exclusive control of city sidewalks for the annual Downtown Sidewalk Sale was a bad idea.
Tanker explosion spreads chlorine gas
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
A hidden bomb ripped through a tanker carrying chlorine gas Tuesday, killing nine people and filling hospital beds with more than 150 wheezing and frightened villagers after noxious plumes covered homes and schools north of Baghdad.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Promotions for local police officers were announced by chief William Troelstrup. Lt. Richard Stanwix was elevated to captain and designated assistant chief.
Kline’s housecleaning not unique
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline isn’t the first newly appointed lead prosecutor to clean house, according to officials in other counties.
Boyda opts against Democrat campaign help
Kansas congresswoman says she’ll stick with ‘grass-roots’ strategy for re-election bid
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
Rep. Nancy Boyda is declining offers of help from national Democratic Party officials in her next campaign, despite being targeted as one of the most vulnerable House members in 2008.
People in the news
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Spears enters rehab after public meltdown ¢ Brady excited about impending fatherhood ¢ Boyfriend: Smith asked for burial in Bahamas
City Commission candidate has questions about registry
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
City Commission candidate James Bush said Tuesday that he was “opposed to discrimination in any form,” but had questions about a proposed domestic partnership registry in Lawrence.
Counselors attend military conference
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
Two staff members of Headquarters Counseling Center, Lawrence, attended a suicide-prevention conference addressing issues related to military personnel and families.
African Union force for Somalia authorized
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize an African Union force to help stabilize Somalia, setting the stage for U.N. peacekeepers to take over the long-term job of bringing peace to the Horn of Africa nation.
Partnership announced with Gates foundation
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
The Canadian government and Bill Gates announced an initiative Tuesday to establish a research institute to develop an AIDS vaccine, committing a total of $119 million to the project.
Seinfeld has ‘Sit Down’ gig
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Jerry Seinfeld appears on the second-season premiere of “Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg” (9 p.m., TV Land). Steinberg is no stranger to the talk-show circuit.
Savor Thin Mints with self-control
February 21, 2007 in print edition on D2
Girl Scout cookies are coming to a coffee break, lunch box or kitchen near you. They’re for a good cause, and they taste so good that some people have been known to make a whole box of them disappear in one day.
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
Laws finalized on game hunting
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
South Africa’s environment minister announced long-awaited restrictions on hunting Tuesday, declaring he was sickened by wealthy tourists shooting tame lions from the back of a truck and felling rhinos with a bow and arrow.
Soldier pleads guilty to rape, murder of Iraqi girl
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
A U.S. soldier pleaded guilty Tuesday to rape and murder in the death of a 14-year-old girl and her family last year in Iraq. A judge has not yet accepted the plea.
Bush wins ruling on detainees’ rights
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
In a victory for President Bush, a divided federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Guantanamo Bay detainees cannot use the U.S. court system to challenge their indefinite imprisonment. A Supreme Court appeal was promised.
Heartland Works earns state award
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
Heartland Works Inc., operator of the Lawrence Workforce Center, received a Workforce Investment Act Incentive award from the Kansas Department of Commerce.
Former judge collapses during porn sentencing
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
A former Orange County Superior Court judge who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography collapsed Tuesday while being sentenced in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
Home-cooked meals for pets popular, but complicated
February 21, 2007 in print edition on D8
Set another place at the table for Fido - it’s dinnertime. Despite a cultural reluctance to spend more than 30 minutes making dinner, a growing number of Americans are happy to invest plenty of time - and money - cooking up gourmet grub for their domesticated partners.
Story shares struggle of cancer patient
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Beginning tonight on “River City Weekly,” Journal-World Senior Editor Bill Snead brings an intimate portrait of cancer patient and Baldwin City resident Kathy Jardon.
Crews install downtown tree grates
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
City crews are in the process of adding about a dozen trees to Massachusetts Street and replacing the cumbersome tree planter boxes with more pedestrian-friendly tree grates.
Verification key in N. Korea
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B7
Dictator Kim Jong-Il’s birthday, celebrated in typical grand fashion last week, dominated public attention in North Korea. In the rest of the world, though, an entirely different North Korean issue occupied center stage: the supposed landmark nuclear-disarmament accord that Pyongyang had reached in multinational talks.
Seabury boys rally to win regional opener
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C8
Scotty King scored all 13 of his points in the second half, and the Seabury Academy boys basketball team rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to knock off host Bern, 41-37, on Tuesday in the opening round of a Class 1A regional tournament.
Projection TVs offer big-screen quality
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
With high-definition televisions flying off the shelves at ever-lower prices, you don’t have to be wildly adventurous or wildly extravagant to become a high-def household. You do, however, have to decide which type of TV to buy.
Football tournament to benefit health clinic
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Kansas University Sports Marketing Club is sponsoring a football tournament Saturday to raise money for the Health Care Access clinic.
Murder investigation leads to weapons plea
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
A man charged in connection with the investigation of the murder of a Lawrence-area rapper has pleaded no contest to felony weapons charges.
Suspect arrested after abduction report
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Police arrested a 25-year-old Lawrence man for domestic battery Tuesday night in a case first reported as a possible abduction.
Faculty to discuss KUMC affiliation plan
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Kansas University Medical Center faculty group will meet Thursday in Kansas City to discuss concerns about the proposed affiliation between KUMC and St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Seminar shares new war strategy
Military officers study counterinsurgency at Fort Leavenworth
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
Army Capt. Jeremy Turner didn’t know war could be so complex. While serving in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division, Turner was fighting the Taliban and al-Qaida while also learning to deal with problems and issues involving local political and religious leaders.
Drug co. stops lobbying for cancer vaccine
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Merck & Co., bowing to pressure from parents and medical groups, is immediately suspending its lobbying campaign to persuade state legislatures to mandate that adolescent girls get the company’s new vaccine against cervical cancer as a requirement for school attendance.
KU baseball washed; game set for today
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C5
Due to a wet playing surface, Kansas University of Kansas canceled its doubleheader with North Dakota State scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Walk Kansas makes getting fit a team effort
February 21, 2007 in print edition on D2
Q: What is Walk Kansas? Walk Kansas is an inexpensive eight-week health and fitness program sponsored by K-State Research and Extension in collaboration with the Douglas County Community Health Improvement Project.
Sadly, Hardaway may speak for more than a few
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C4
We had a feeling when former NBA player John Amaechi came out as a gay man, the story ultimately would not be about him, but about us.
Cheerful child-friendly ambulance makes rounds at LMH
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s a tough sell to try to convince a child that having to ride in an ambulance is anything but scary.
Athletic department charters helicopter to dry muddy field
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
It was a different sort of infield fly. A helicopter spent about 30 minutes Tuesday morning whirling its blades over Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark in an effort to dry the waterlogged field in time for a double-header that would have been KU’s home opener.
Hispanic students urged to excel at KU seminar
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
Making the leap from a child of immigrants to college student isn’t always easy.
FSHS bowlers third in tuneup
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C5
Tyler Kring rolled a 645 series as the Free State High boys bowling team finished third in a three-team meet Tuesday at Mission Bowl, the Firebirds’ final tuneup before Saturday’s regional competition.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 21, 1907: “Douglas County will not lose any representation in the state legislature after a bill for reapportionment died quickly and is not likely to be revived.
Crash victim remains in serious condition
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
A 30-year-old Lawrence man remained in serious condition Tuesday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after a car wreck last week in Franklin County.
Prosecutors say Libby lied to save job
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Prosecutors told the jury Tuesday that former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby made up a ludicrous lie to save his job during the CIA leak investigation. But defense attorneys said he behaved like an innocent man with a bad memory.
Retired Army general named law school dean
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
A retired U.S. Army major general has been named dean of the Washburn University School of Law, effective July 1.
On the record
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
February 21, 2007
Fire & Medical promotes two to division chief
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical has promoted two employees to the rank of division chief.
Bad ideas
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: It should be “two strikes and you’re out.” These very high-priced consultants have earlier given us a proposed library to be built on a floodplain and now a proposal for a commercial area based on a failed plan in Portland, Maine. Was this latter information shared with the city fathers?
Heat coach Riley begins his latest comeback
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C4
Eager to begin his latest coaching comeback, Pat Riley arrived for work Monday at 8 a.m. and was surprised to find the Miami Heat offices deserted.
Haskell women qualify for playoffs
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C5
Haskell Indian Nations University qualified for the MCAC playoffs Tuesday night with a 75-61 victory over McPherson Central Christian.
Another study?
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Recently I saw where the state had $700,000 that was going to be given to the city of Lawrence and that the city is contemplating putting in roundabouts using this money.
Lawrence High boys pick bad night for letdown
Lions do significant damage to Sunflower League title dreams by falling to one-win Shawnee Mission North
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C8
Sandwiched between a heavyweight victory against Leavenworth High and a contest versus crosstown rival Free State, Tuesday’s game against a Shawnee Mission North team that owned just one win served as the classic trap game for the Lawrence High boys basketball team.
Power elite
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I am fascinated by the term “development community,” used frequently in the Journal-World and most recently in Chad Lawhorn’s article about the candidate debate sponsored by Grassroots Action.
Bush advice
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: A recent MSNBC poll revealed that 57 percent of all Americans believe that President Bush is leading the United States in the wrong direction in the war in Iraq. The war in Iraq is the president’s biggest headache and is a headache that he brought on himself.
Weary, rowdy partiers revel Mardi Gras
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Thousands of hurricane-weary residents joined with rowdy visitors for Fat Tuesday, taking a break from rebuilding New Orleans to put on wild costumes and celebrate the second Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina.
Scholarship to help students study abroad
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
A Kansas University business graduate and his wife have donated $500,000 to help students afford the costs of studying abroad, KU announced Tuesday.
Out of Iraq
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: A large majority of Americans oppose the Bush escalation in Iraq. Yet we continue to hear from the Republicans about how we are “comforting the enemy.”
New Iraq team faces near-impossible task
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
As House members were debating their Iraq resolution on Friday, a very different Iraq drama was going on in the Senate, with hardly any attention paid.
Three Baker players honored by HAAC
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C5
Three Baker University basketball players have received all-Heart of America Athletic Conference honors.
$79.5M verdict against cigarette company Phillip Morris thrown out
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Mayola Williams has been down this road before. The $79.5 million award the smoker’s widow won in 1999 in a fraud lawsuit against Altria Group Inc.’s Philip Morris USA has been cut, reinstated, set aside and reinstated before.
Smith eager to show dad her stuff
Kansas University senior guard hoping for successful Senior Day sendoff
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
It’s not often Frankie Smith visits Allen Fieldhouse. Frankie, a Dallas native and father of Kansas University senior guard Sharita Smith, works as a bus driver in the Lone Star State and hasn’t had much time to see his daughter play basketball.
Car chase ends with driver hiding in countryside
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Eudora police say they knew the man who fled from them late Monday night. They just couldn’t catch him.
OU guard makes Homeratha proud
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C5
Phil Homeratha won’t hide his pride. Homeratha, long-time women’s basketball coach at Haskell Indian Nations University, has a direct tie to Oklahoma University point guard Jenna Plumley.
Tall order awaits KU
OU’s Paris twins, Thompson tough matchup for Jayhawks
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C3
Say this for Kansas University women’s basketball: Rumors of the Jayhawks’ demise were premature.
Pump patrol
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Pothole crews get their fill
Winter damage rattles drivers
February 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
It seemed like an impossible task, trying to fix all the city’s potholes. But by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Terry Fursman and Travis Cloud were smiling about making some headway.
Ellen DeGeneres is ready for her dream close-up as Oscar host
February 21, 2007 in print edition on D1
On Feb. 25, Ellen DeGeneres will make good on a six-year-dream. She’s had her eye on hosting the Oscars since her turn as the Emmy Awards frontwoman in 2001.
Daylight-saving gardening: Practical do’s and don’ts
February 21, 2007 in print edition on D1
Plenty of folks are fretting about the early arrival of daylight-saving time this year because of what it may do to electronic devices that contain digital clocks.
Just the facts
What do all the big words on your foods’ nutrition labels mean?
February 21, 2007 in print edition on D1
Buy a can of Campbell’s Chicken Alphabet Soup, and you’ll find another alphabet soup on the label. The ingredients aren’t just chicken, noodles and broth.
House resolution ‘spineless’
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B7
Before political correctness, a person who gave someone a gift and later took it back was called an “Indian giver.”
Kids alone in cars could draw fine
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
Child advocates Tuesday urged lawmakers to approve a bill that would assess a $25 fine to adults who leave a child unattended in a vehicle.
February 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Wednesday, Feb. 21
Badgers’ reign short
Wisconsin falls in debut as No. 1
February 21, 2007 in print edition on C7
Wisconsin’s first taste of a No. 1 ranking turned sour Tuesday.