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Former manager of Lawrence Wal-Mart sentenced today
February 23, 2007
James Chappelle will serve one year of probation for embezzling more than $12,000 from Wal-Mart last summer.
Kansas Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of city’s smoking ban
February 23, 2007
The statewide organization that lobbies for issues on behalf of cities is allowed to join the lawsuit.
Eudora boys victorious over Wellsville; girls fall by only 2 points
February 23, 2007
While the boys squad had no problem topping Wellsville 69-56, the Eudora girls team fell only two points short against the Eagles, 43-41.
Offices for KU’s top administrators have brand new look
February 23, 2007
Thanks to a recent six figure overhaul, several offices for KU’s top administrators have a brand new look.
Model trains not just for kids
February 23, 2007
The sound of a ‘choo-choo’ train isn’t just calling to kids. Lawrence’s Model Railroad Club, or LMRC, will host its 6th Annual Model Railroad Show tomorrow.
2007 Kansas Legislative Session hits half-way point
February 23, 2007
We are now half-way through the 2007 Kansas Legislative Session, but just how much have lawmakers accomplished thus far?
Area high school basketball scores
February 23, 2007
A quick look at tonight’s area prep hardwood action, including Tonganoxie vs. Mill Valley and Piper vs. Ward.
Art a la carte
February 23, 2007
The kooky thespians at E.M.U. Theatre have cooked up a collaborative script that adopts themes from the Frankenstein legend. They’re touting it as a “miracle of modern theatrical science.”
There soon might be less shade in the Pinckney neighborhood
February 23, 2007
Residents of Pinckney neighborhood face the prospects of losing several large trees during Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s expansion project.
Abandoned plant to give way to new industrial use
February 23, 2007
The former Callery Chemical Plant North of town is being transformed into a landfill for by-products from the Lawrence Energy Center.
LHS wins boys City Showdown; Free State girls get the win
February 23, 2007
It was round two of the ‘City Showdown’ with Lawrence High playing Free State High in basketball. The LHS boys were victorious, 66-59, while Free State won the girls game, 57-48.
KU school of engineering shut down today - to teach others about science
February 23, 2007
As the school hosts its Annual Engineering Expo, visitors were able to take part in a variety of activities and dozens of hand-on exhibits.
Nasty weather heading into area
Year’s first severe storms could arrive
February 23, 2007
The weather is expected to turn ugly late this evening as the year’s first round of severe thunderstorms could be on their way.
Lawrence gets legal help for smoking ban case
February 23, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the League of Kansas Municipalities comes to Lawrence’s aid in smoking ban case, and severe weather may be possible on Saturday.
Identity of late witness linked to Jason Rose mistrial revealed
February 23, 2007
According to Douglas County District Court records, a Lawrence woman was served a subpoena on Feb. 10 to appear as a witness, days after the Rose trial got under way.
Free State boys expect no welcome to ‘Jungle’
Lawrence High home gym notoriously loud
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kyle Schreiner grew up practicing his jump shot in the “Jungle,” also known as the Lawrence High gym. Lawrence High basketball started as a Schreiner family tradition. Schreiner’s father, Jack, coached the Lions to a 1995 Kansas Class 6A state championship.
When girls squads meet, pressure’s on
FSHS swipes nearly 10 steals per game
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
For the Lawrence High girls basketball team, stopping Free State High always come down to one nuance of the 32-minute game. “Every time we play these guys, it’s the same thing,” LHS coach Kristin Mallory said. “We’ve got to handle their press.”
City wrestlers head to state
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C4
In the Bowl Championship Series, rankings are so important that only the top two teams in college football earn the right to play for a national championship. In the localized realm of high school wrestling, rankings simply don’t mean that much.
Hurt foot sidelines Robinson
Collins to start at point Saturday, maybe Monday
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
Russell Robinson feared the worst when he had to be helped off the court after spraining the bottom of his right foot at practice Wednesday in Horejsi Center.
Season-ending surgery option for Wade
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
Dwyane Wade is considering season-ending surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder, which would be the biggest loss yet for the Miami Heat during their rocky reign as NBA champions.
Anti-Bush posturing doesn’t equal action
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
Indiscriminate criticism of President George W. Bush is an infectious disease. Some conservatives seem to have caught it, but congressional Democrats might be crippled by it.
Ex-Celtic Johnson dead at 52
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
Dennis Johnson, the star NBA guard who was part of three championships and teamed with Larry Bird on one of the great postseason plays, died Thursday, collapsing after his developmental team’s practice. He was 52.
Broadcaster Matthews lands award
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C8
Kansas City Royals announcer Denny Matthews won the Ford C. Frick Award on Thursday, presented annually for contributions to baseball broadcasting.
Foul water taste caused by runoff
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
If you’ve noticed a foul taste in the water during the past couple of days, you are not alone.
Cancer expert’s outlook optimistic
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
Brian Druker, one of the leading cancer researchers, believes history could soon repeat itself.
Boyfriend’s statements allowed in murder trial
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
A judge will allow a man’s potentially incriminating statements to police to be presented as evidence at an upcoming murder trial.
Journal-World editor on assignment in D.C.
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
Journal-World senior editor Bill Snead will be on temporary assignment in the Washington, D.C., area for the next few months. He’ll be working on projects for the Washington Post and its Web site, washingtonpost.com.
Soldier gets 100 years for Iraqi girl’s rape, death
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
A U.S. soldier was sentenced to 100 years in prison Thursday for the gang rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the killing of her family last year.
Haskell women to open league tournament today
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team opens play in the Midlands College Athletic Association tournament at 5 p.m. today against College of York in the gymnasium of tournament host College of the Ozarks, in Point Lookout, Mo.
Jayhawks will travel to Louisville tourney
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s softball team will continue its 18-game road swing this weekend at a tournament in Louisville, Ky.
People in the news
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Judge’s ruling means Smith to be buried in Bahamas ¢ K-Fed cancels court date as Britney enters rehab ¢ N.J. golf course may be Trump’s final resting place
Veritas splits at tourney
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C4
Veritas Christian regrouped after losing an 11-point lead Thursday to defeat St. Mary’s Academy, 55-53 in overtime, in the first round of the KCAA 2A state boys basketball tournament.
National Guardsman from Kansas killed
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
A Kansas National Guard soldier was killed in Iraq by an improvised explosive device, the state’s adjutant general said Thursday.
Keegan: Sportsmanship underlines rivalry
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Lawrence-Free State high school rivalry already is cooler than most because it involves so many players going against former teammates.
Five-year sentence given in U.N. bribery scandal
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A4
Korean businessman and influence peddler Tongsun Park was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for his role in the bribery scandal surrounding the United Nations oil-for-food program for Iraq a decade ago.
Oregon stings Washington State
UCLA clips Cal, extends home streak to 19
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C5
Freshman Tajuan Porter scored 21 points, and Aaron Brooks made a layup with 12.9 seconds left Thursday night to seal No. 23 Oregon’s 64-59 victory over ninth-ranked Washington State.
AWOL soldier sentenced to 7 months in prison
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
A soldier who admitted fleeing from the Army rather than deploying to Iraq for a second time was sentenced Thursday to seven months in a military prison and given a bad conduct discharge.
Football Complex drawings out
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University released final renderings of the Anderson Family Football Complex, the latest step in the construction of the $31 million facility.
Two suspects captured in helicopter attacks
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
The U.S. military has captured at least two suspects in the recent spate of helicopter downings in Iraq, the No. 2 American commander there said Thursday.
Nets keep Kidd as deadline passes
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
Jason Kidd remained with the New Jersey Nets as the NBA trade deadline passed Thursday amid concerns about his health.
Women can get paid for egg donations
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A12
The British government has approved a plan to allow women to donate eggs for stem cell and cloning research and to be compensated for it - an action that scientists hope will improve the supply of eggs.
Former KU player convicted of battery
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C3
Bruce Ringwood, a former fullback for the Kansas University football team, was convicted in Douglas County court Thursday on one count of battery.
Safety procedures not followed in trench death
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B8
Safety procedures were not followed properly at a housing construction site where a trench collapsed, killing a worker, an official with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Thursday.
Snowy sidewalks
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I’ve been visiting in Lawrence this past week with my parents at their home near 17th and Mississippi streets, where I grew up. After a week of single-digit temperatures, snow, wind and ice, Monday was a beautiful, sunny day in the 50s.
Fuel tank leaks need $12B cleanup
More than 117,000 sites await repair, federal report says
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A4
It will cost at least $12 billion to clean up contamination from tens of thousands of gasoline storage tanks that are leaking underground, congressional auditors say.
Frank Torre waiting for kidney transplant
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C9
Former major-leaguer Frank Torre should find out next week whether one of his relatives is a match for a kidney transplant.
Boston’s Schilling headed for free agency
Matsuzaka pitching with ‘purpose;’ Manny decides to pass on car show
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C9
Curt Schilling is headed for free agency, Daisuke Matsuzaka is on a rigorous regimen, and Manny Ramirez plans to skip that car show. Just another busy day at Boston Red Sox camp.
Volunteer firefighters all resign in protest
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B8
Stunned by the resignation of the city’s 12 volunteer firefighters, Goodland officials are scrambling to ensure fire protection when the mass departure takes effect March 5.
Long road back
Quigley recovers from freak injury
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
Angus Quigley can’t pinpoint exactly when his 2006 football season was wrecked. He doesn’t quite know how, and he certainly doesn’t understand why.
Commodities
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C12
Charges amended in slain student’s death
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B3
A man suspected of stalking members of an Arkansas City dance team was charged Thursday with an additional count of aggravated criminal sodomy in connection with the death of an Arkansas City student.
Police official: Officer, soldiers admit to rape
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
An Iraqi police official in the northeastern city of Tal Afar said Thursday that a military officer and three soldiers had admitted to raping a Sunni woman and recording the act with a cell phone camera.
Westar razing plant to create a landfill
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C12
Work is under way to turn a former rocket-fuel plant into a repository for leftovers from the coal-burning Lawrence Energy Center.
City candidates defend positions online
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence City Commission candidates David Schauner and Sam Fields offered their perspectives on city issues Thursday during online chats here at ljworld.com.
Timeline set for meat inspection shift
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
Stepped-up inspections at some meat and poultry plants are set to begin in April, according to an Agriculture Department official overseeing the first overhaul of food safety inspections in a decade.
Statewide ban
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The article regarding Chuck Magerl’s testimony to the Kansas Legislature against a statewide indoor smoking ordinance is of interest.
St. Patrick’s Day extra special for couple
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B5
There’s a good reason why Alan Johnson will reaffirm his marriage vows to his wife, Terri Wilson, at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lawrence. The couple were married during the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1988.
Arrest brings scandal closer to president
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
Authorities on Thursday arrested the former head of Colombia’s top police agency in connection with a widening paramilitary scandal that is moving closer to President Alvaro Uribe.
Ice fishermen found dead at quarry
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two men are dead after drowning in an apparent ice-fishing accident at a quarry near Valley Falls.
Pulse video: A Saint in the City
February 23, 2007
The new exhibit “A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal” is the focus of this week’s Pulse Podcast. You can also seen an accompanying video version that showcases the art.
U.S. security adviser downplays confrontation
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
The U.S. national security adviser sought Thursday to ease Russian concerns about American intentions, saying he did not consider a fiery speech by President Vladimir Putin to have been a sign of confrontation, and reiterating reassurances about U.S. missile defense plans.
K-State stunt angers PETA
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
International animal rights organization PETA has made public a letter it sent to Kansas State President Jon Wefald complaining about throwing of live chickens on the basketball court prior to Monday’s game against Kansas University at Bramlage Coliseum.
U.S., Russian astronauts fix faulty antenna in spacewalk
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A7
A U.S. astronaut and his Russian crewmate took their tools and stepped outside the international space station for an orbital repair job Thursday, fighting an overheated spacesuit with a fogged-up helmet to fix a faulty antenna.
Children’s passport rules relaxed
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
U.S. and Canadian children will be exempt from new rules that will require travelers to show passports when entering the U.S. at land or sea borders, a move the Bush administration said Thursday is aimed at helping families and school groups.
Police: U.S. tourist kills mugger with bare hands
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
A tour bus of U.S. senior citizens defended themselves against a group of alleged muggers, sending two of them fleeing and killing a third in the Atlantic Coast city of Limon, police said Thursday.
Crew catches rare huge squid
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A12
A New Zealand fishing crew has caught an adult colossal squid, a sea creature with eyes as big as dinner plates and razor-sharp hooks on its tentacles, an official said Thursday.
Data show circumcision reduces chances of HIV
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
Scientists say conclusive data show there is no question circumcision reduces men’s chances of catching HIV by up to 60 percent - a finding experts are hailing as a major breakthrough in the fight against AIDS.
Judge orders release of wrongly convicted man
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A10
A father of three who has served 15 years in prison for a murder that occurred here while he apparently was in another country was ordered released Thursday after prosecutors chose not to retry him.
Cheney: Chinese leaders sending mixed message
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
Vice President Dick Cheney said today that China’s recent anti-satellite weapons test and a rapid military buildup were “not consistent” with its stated aim of a peaceful rise as a global power.
Graves to play in Turkey
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
Former Kansas University basketball forward Jeff Graves of the NBADL’s Idaho Stampede has left the team to play pro basketball in Turkey.
Details murky on Cisco-Apple ‘iPhone’ truce
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A10
The short-lived legal battle between Cisco Systems Inc. and Apple Inc. over the “iPhone” name was only on the surface a trademark-infringement dispute involving identically named multimedia telephones.
Raiders release QB Brooks
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Oakland Raiders cut ties with Aaron Brooks on Thursday, declining to pick up the option on the quarterback’s contract after one difficult season.
College costs still climbing
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B7
Last week, George Washington University became the first school in the country to charge undergraduates more than $50,000 a year.
Egyptian blogger gets 4-year sentence
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
An Egyptian blogger was convicted Thursday and sentenced to four years in prison for insulting Islam and Egypt’s president, sending a chill through fellow Internet writers who fear a government crackdown.
Morrison’s comeback fight a hit
Ex-heavyweight champ knocks out foe in second round
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
Former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison stopped John Castle in the second round Thursday night in his return to the ring 11 years after testing positive for the virus that causes AIDS.
CDC warns of rare skin disease risk from dyes
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A5
Federal health officials are warning doctors that certain types of metallic dye injected for MRI scans have been linked to a rare and dangerous skin disease in kidney patients.
Governor gets 3 names for court vacancy
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has been given three names from which she will fill a vacancy on the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Bush pushes alternative fuels
President promotes ‘cellulosic’ ethanol during N.C. lab visit
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
Trying to draw attention to his domestic agenda, President Bush on Thursday extolled the science of turning grasses and wood chips into ethanol to lessen the U.S. thirst for foreign oil.
Katrina victims get keys to new homes
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A5
Two residents got the keys Thursday to what are believed to be the first homes built in the Lower Ninth Ward since Hurricane Katrina hit 18 months ago, and officials hope the houses - elevated against floodwaters and designed to withstand 160 mph winds - will help spark a revival in the devastated neighborhood.
Man hurt after being dumped into compactor
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B3
A man sleeping in a trash receptacle was injured Thursday after being dumped into a trash truck and then compacted.
Traveling ‘Man of La Mancha’ tour a treat for eyes, ears
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
Chivalry was alive and well on Wednesday night at the Lied Center for the production of “Man of La Mancha.” Once again, the “Knight of the Woeful Countenance” lay down the “melancholy burden of sanity,” took up his sword and charged the windmills of ugliness, brutality, corruption and vice. The 1965 musical written by Dale Wasserman with Mitch Leigh’s music and Joe Darion’s lyrics has enjoyed a long career on Broadway, in film, revival and tours.
Senators vote to change mechanism for filling vacancy
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B5
For 80 years, governors have had the power to fill vacant U.S. Senate seats. Now, with U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback seeking the GOP presidential nomination, Republican legislators want to make sure Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius doesn’t decide who would fill his seat for the following two years if he’s successful in 2008.
No. 1 milk company says ‘no’ to clones
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
The nation’s biggest milk company, Dean Foods, said Thursday it will refuse milk from cloned cows.
N.J. gay couples exchange vows
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A5
Gay couples across New Jersey began claiming the same legal rights as married couples early Thursday in ceremonies that formalized their relationships as civil unions.
On the record
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
Man gets 2 life terms in ‘84 rape, murder
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
Police were stumped more than two decades ago after Shelley Rosted was raped and killed in her home.
Government suggests hedge fund guidelines
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
Increased vigilance, not new government rules, is the best way to handle risks in the trillion-dollar hedge fund industry, the Bush administration and regulators said Thursday.
Court asked to rethink ruling in 1974 killing
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Kansas Supreme Court has been asked to reconsider its dismissal of the case against a former high school janitor convicted in the 1974 killing of a Johnson County girl.
Learning language
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I am responding to your article in the Feb. l9 issue of the Journal-World regarding the challenges schools face in trying to teach English as a second language to foreign students.
Pushing the envelope
Oscar offers global invitations to Hollywood’s biggest night
February 23, 2007 in print edition on D1
It started out in 1929 as a private party thrown at a Hollywood hotel. Since then, the Academy Awards has turned into one of the largest media happenings in the world. And for the 2007 ceremony, the event has expanded its global scope to an unprecedented level.
Janitorial service faces charges for immigrants
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
More than 200 illegal immigrants were arrested and three officials at a nationwide janitorial service face federal fraud and tax charges after an investigation of cleaning crews at a northern Michigan resort, government officials said.
Commentary: Sorry, everyone, but Duke will be dancing
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C6
Sorry to spoil that Selection Sunday party you’re planning, but the Duke Blue Devils are going to crash it. They’re coming, as they do every year, no matter how much you might wish them away.
Testing finds salmonella in peanut butter jars
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
Testing of opened peanut butter jars obtained from people sickened by salmonella has confirmed the presence of the dangerous germ, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
U.N.: Iran expands nuclear program
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
Iran has ignored a U.N. Security Council ultimatum to freeze uranium enrichment - a possible pathway to nuclear arms - and instead has expanded its program by setting up hundreds of centrifuges, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Thursday. The finding paves the way for new U.N. sanctions.
Folk hero pianist takes inspiration from natural world
February 23, 2007 in print edition on D1
George Winston has been dubbed the “father of new age music.” For years he has done everything in his power to downplay the title. “I’ve actually got a vasectomy. So I’m the father of nothing,” Winston says, laughing.
Commentary: Mascot the least of Illini’s worries
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
If I were a University of Illinois student, alumnus or administrator, I wouldn’t worry why a guy who proudly wears an Indian costume has danced his last dance.
Home show opens doors
Realtors, builders and others will showcase industry options
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C12
After a year of his industry grappling with lingering listings, sluggish sales and mounting inventory, home builder Sid Ziegler is looking forward to today with a little extra pep in his step.
Volunteers’ dedication honored
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
She’s known as a great ambassador for the Kansas Audio-Reader Network. And with her British accent, Eleanor Symons sounds like a foreign dignitary.
Does media coverage drive fears?
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A2
John Stossel hosts a two-hour “20/20” (8 p.m., ABC) special about my favorite media subject: fear.
Horoscopes
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B4
For Friday, Feb. 23 - Those with birthdays today: Often this year you might be headed in one direction only to reverse gears and head in a different direction. Others might find your actions strange. You have good instincts combined with reserved energy, which carries you through what you deem important.
Senate approves 3 bills on child passenger safety
Full driving privileges wouldn’t be granted until age 18
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A1
Three bills designed to reduce the number of Kansas children who are killed or seriously injured in vehicle accidents won Senate approval Thursday, though the vote was close for two of them.
Mayer: Final Four price? Don’t ask
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
Remember the joke about the billionaire who told a friend that if he had to ask the price of a Cadillac or yacht he couldn’t afford one? That’s how it is when you try to run down the costs for NCAA Final Four basketball tickets of the distant past.
Sweeney loosens up
Captain hopes yoga will help his back
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C8
A new workout regimen has Mike Sweeney hoping his back problems are finally, well, behind him.
Partisan distraction
Injecting partisan politics could be detrimental to the state’s efforts to attract a major bioscience facility.
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
It’s obvious Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius wants to insert partisan politics into the state’s efforts to land the $451 million National Bio and Agro-Defense facility.
Illinois chief won’t be missed
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B7
The University of Illinois’ Chief Illiniwek mascot performed his last traditional dance Wednesday, and it’s about time. The mascot’s supporters have argued that the chief and his dance are a valuable tradition, inspiring students for more than 80 years.
Britain gets a new warrior prince
Harry to be sent to Iraq this spring with his regiment
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A2
He’s the redheaded son of the late Princess Diana, the rowdy royal known more for dancing until dawn than waking for battle. But Britain’s party prince, Harry, is getting his wish and is being deployed to Iraq this spring with his Blues and Royals regiment.
Parochial school to begin Spanish class despite official language push
St. John Catholic School also to open preschool
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A1
While efforts are under way in the Kansas Legislature to make English the official state language, a Lawrence parochial school is going a different route.
Well-known Kansas musician dies of cancer at 38
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kirk Rundstrom kept performing, playing and touring until his death Thursday. The well-known musician, who was frontman for the highly regarded Kansas band Split Lip Rayfield, died of cancer at his home in Wichita. He was 38.
Task force: Showing state’s role key in landing biodefense facility
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A1
The argument for bringing a $450 million federal biodefense laboratory to Kansas has shifted from self-interest to national interest, officials said Thursday.
Lawrence Datebook
February 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
Hundreds rescued after ferry fire
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
A mother begged a cargo hand to take her 18-month-old daughter after fire engulfed an Indonesian ferry Thursday, then jumped into the sea along with hundreds of other passengers. Sixteen people died and scores were injured.
Fire destroys 27 homes in N.C.
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A11
Fire destroyed 27 homes and damaged another 11 on Thursday in a North Raleigh subdivision with ferocious, wind-driven speed that forced people to leave their possessions and run for their lives.
Senate Democrats prepare plan to limit military role in Iraq
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
Senate Democratic leaders intend to unveil a plan next week to repeal the 2002 resolution authorizing the war in Iraq in favor of narrower authority that restricts the military’s role and begins combat troop withdrawals.
How to stop ‘junk’ mortgage offers
February 23, 2007 in print edition on C12
Millions of homeowners are tired of getting junk mail, but they can stop at least half of the unwanted solicitations by taking a few simple steps.
High math grades, poor test scores puzzling
February 23, 2007 in print edition on A4
It doesn’t add up. Two federal reports out Thursday offer conflicting messages about how well high schoolers are doing academically. One showed that seniors did poorly on national math and reading tests.