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Archive for Monday, February 26, 2007

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KU vs Oklahoma Wedding Invites Older snowboarders 'Welcome home soldier'
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Polls
Do you plan to participate in Tuesday's primary election?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
71%
No
 
28%
Undecided
 
0%
Total 7
With KU jumping to No. 3 in both polls, are the Jayhawks now deserving of a No. 1 seed?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
63%
Depends on the Big 12 Tourney
 
30%
No
 
6%
Total 1643
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County leaders take steps to help Eudora spruce up downtown district
February 26, 2007
Eudora and county officials will take part in an agreement to create a tax rebate program to encourage business and residential property owners to improve their properties.
Burglar leaves local dollar store a little worse for the wear
February 26, 2007
Police believe a suspect who broke into Family Dollar over the weekend may have been injured while committing the crime.
Lawrence students pay the price for snow-filled days off of school
February 26, 2007
After a lengthy and heated discussion, school board members decide tonight it’s only going to cost them a minute here and there.
LMH to expand to Eudora?
February 26, 2007
Tonight, the Eudora City Council voted to rezone 24 acres of land owned by LMH for commercial use.
LHS bowler ready to roll all the way to state
February 26, 2007
Tiffany Demaline, Lawrence High’s 2005 Bowling State Champion, has her eyes fixed on this year’s state tourney.
Local officials prepare for Primary Election Day
February 26, 2007
Polls open at 7 a.m. and County Clerk Jamie Shew says many voters still have questions about what to expect.
Kidcast for February 26, 2007
February 26, 2007
A bit of weather history, brought to you by a local youth.
KU barely tops Oklahoma in tough conference play
February 26, 2007
The Jayhawks had a hard time with Oklahoma Monday night, but was able to come away with the road victory over the Sooners, 67-65.
Basehor-Linwood tops St. James in blowout victory
February 26, 2007
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats dismantled the St. James Thunder during the 4A Sub-State Basketball Tournament, 71-39.
Mass. Street Deli closed after 34 years in business
February 26, 2007
‘The Owner’s Special,’ All-American Salad, and deli cheesecake are all things of the past in downtown Lawrence now that Mass. Street Deli has closed its doors.
Baldwin Bulldogs win tough battle against Tonganoxie
February 26, 2007
The season is over for the Tonganoxie Chieftains, as they lost to the Baldwin Bulldogs, 70-62 at the 4A Sub-State Tournament.
Piper Pirates roll over De Soto
February 26, 2007
In the 4A Sub-State Basketball Tournament, the Piper Pirates had little problem disposing of the De Soto Wildcats, 66-38.
County commissioners give their blessing to management shift in Eudora
February 26, 2007
Douglas County leaders give their blessing to shifting management of Eudora’s Emergency Medical Services to the city’s fire department.
Investigating child abuse to get a bit easier
February 26, 2007
S.R.S investigates hundreds of cases of child abuse in Douglas County every year. Now plans are in the works to make those investigations much easier.
Central Junior High School students get unexpected break from school today
February 26, 2007
Everyone had to be evacuated around lunch time because of a fire in the women’s restroom at Central Junior High School.
Second half free throws help KU get over another Big Monday hump
February 26, 2007
Russell Robinson hit two huge free throws to ice the victory. A late OU three-pointer from the corner was nothing but cosmetic, as KU escaped with a 67-65 win. Julian Wright and Mario Chalmers led KU with 18 points each. While Wright was huge in KU starting the game strong, Chalmers was big in the second half as far as free throws were concerned. He was 10-of-12 from the stripe for KU, and Sasha Kaun chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds. KU, now 13-2 in the league, put the pressure on Texas A&M to win its Wednesday contest at Texas to keep up with the Jayhawks atop the Big 12 standings. KU hosts Texas for its regular season finale Saturday at 11 a.m. in Allen Fieldhouse.
LMH hoping to expand in Eudora
February 26, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence Memorial Hospital hopes to expand in Eudora and full coverage of area primary elections.
Bathroom fire causes evacuation of CJHS
February 26, 2007
Central Junior High School was evacuated during the noon hour Monday when a fire was discovered in a first-floor girl’s bathroom.
Battery trial opens in Douglas County Court
Victim shot in later incident
February 26, 2007
Louis G. Galloway, 44, is charged with breaking down the door to the New York Street apartment of Michael S. Miller, 38, and attacking the man twice and injuring him, causing broken ribs and other injuries. The trial was originally scheduled to start Dec. 20, but it was postponed after Miller was shot six times in Ottawa and had to be hospitalized. Prosecutors have alleged that Miller’s shooting was a plot to keep Galloway’s case from moving forward.
KU jumps to No. 3 in both polls
February 26, 2007
After going 2-0 over the past week, and thanks to some help from the outside, KU jumped to a No. 3 ranking in both the Associated Press poll and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ poll Monday afternoon.
Mass. Street Deli closes today
February 26, 2007
Eatery’s owner cites intense competition and dwindling retail sales for the decision.
City not alone in defending smoking ban
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
The city is getting legal help in the Kansas Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the city’s smoking ban.
Mapmakers savor every detail in making Kansas more accessible
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
That white Ford Escape with an antenna on top slowly prowling your neighborhood is probably nothing to be worried about. In fact, it just might be putting your little neighborhood on the map. Literally.
Ankiel is back, armed with bat
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C6
With pitching out of his blood, Rick Ankiel is committed to working his way back to the big leagues as an outfielder.
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
¢ Health care frustration ¢ Lawrence senators energized ¢ Secret of budget profiles ¢ Garden City casinos
Wrecked ferry sinks with police, reporters
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
A charred Indonesian ferry sank Sunday while investigators and journalists were on board inspecting the damage from a fire last week. At least one cameraman drowned and three other people were missing.
Pirates hijack ship off Somali coast, U.N. says
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
Pirates hijacked a cargo ship delivering U.N. food aid to northeastern Somalia on Sunday - at least the third time since 2005 that a vessel contracted to the United Nations has been hijacked off the country’s dangerous coast.
Departed’, Scorsese take top prizes
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
Martin Scorsese’s mob epic “The Departed” won best picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday and earned the filmmaker the directing prize that had eluded him throughout his illustrious career.
Ex-Jayhawk Battle fourth at U.S. Indoor
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C7
Former Kansas University track-and-field standout Sheldon Battle took fourth place in the shot put Sunday at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championship.
KU women’s golf in seventh at Chrysler
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in seventh place after Sunday’s second round of the Chrysler Challenge.
Boomers can shred, too
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C8
Whenever Harold Spiker spots another cautious, gray-haired snowboarder at Snowshoe Mountain resort, he goes out of his way to offer an encouraging word.
Security forces search for rebels after ambush
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
Security forces searched the heavily forested mountain areas of northeastern India’s troubled Manipur state Sunday, a day after 16 policemen were killed in a rebel ambush, an official said.
City may seek historical society grant
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
City commissioners will consider directing staff to prepare a grant application to the Kansas State Historical Society to stabilize and rehabilitate the Breezedale Monuments located 23rd and Massachusetts streets.
Kansas softball shuts out Kent St.
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C7
Elle Pottorf homered, and Kassie Humphreys tossed a one-hitter as Kansas spilled Kent State, 4-0, in Sunday’s finale of the Louisville Invitational softball tournament.
Planning Commission to consider CLO request
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence-Douglas County Planning commissioners at their meeting tonight will consider an apartment zoning request near the South Lawrence Trafficway and Sixth Street.
Ceremony honors returning troops
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Nineteen members of the Kansas National Guard left for Afghanistan this time last year. Eighteen made it home this weekend.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C7
Former Kansas University running back Jon Cornish completed his five-day stay in Indianapolis on Sunday, undergoing strenuous physical and mental testing at the NFL Combine.
Creating replica of 1912 car a respite from senior life
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B4
Sitting in the seat of his replica 1912 Mercer Raceabout, Dean Weller activates the exhaust cutout.
Iraqi president falls ill, has immediate checkup
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani fell ill Sunday and was rushed unconscious to a hospital before being flown to neighboring Jordan for an immediate medical checkup, medical and government officials said.
Salvation Army seeks help in food pantry
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Salvation Army seeks volunteers to help unload and box-up canned goods collected from local food drives. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31.
Israeli troops raid West Bank city, search houses, create curfew
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
Israeli soldiers sealed off this city Sunday, placed its densely populated center under curfew and conducted house-to-house searches for Palestinian militants in the largest military operation in the West Bank in months.
Suicide bomber strikes college, killing at least 40
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
A suicide bomber triggered a ball bearing-packed charge Sunday, killing at least 41 people at a mostly Shiite college whose main gate was left littered with blood-soaked student notebooks and papers amid the bodies.
Household pets can get cancer, chemotherapy too
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B4
Harvey was scheduled to have another round of intravenous chemotherapy treatment. A reaction to medication prompted his doctor to switch to an oral dose to fight the boxer’s lymphoma.
Oakland’s Crosby to resume hitting
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C6
Bobby Crosby displayed some serious willpower this winter by only looking at the hundred or so bats he has lying around his house. The Oakland shortstop resisted the urge to take a few cuts.
Ghost Rider’ stays on fire at No.1 for second straight week
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
The comic-book adaptation “Ghost Rider” burned the competition at the weekend box office, fending off a rush of new movies to rake in $19.7 million in its second week, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Much ado about Reggie
Veteran’s spot with Kansas City hardly is settled
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C6
As an aging outfielder on a team enamored of youth, Reggie Sanders knows the Kansas City Royals could trade him before spring training ends.
New tactics to fight turnover
Call center company uses ‘early warning system’
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
After nearly three years of technical-support work in a call center, Saureshwar Banerjee was feeling restless.
Jared Allen asks to be traded
Chiefs defensive end unhappy with contract status
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C2
Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen wants out of Kansas City.
Teaching healthy lifestyles
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
I am excited to hear about Partners for Lawrence Athletics and Youth (PLAY) and the potential for a new facility for competitive sports events in Lawrence. It is overdue and would be a great thing for our city.
K-State signee shines in future home
Beasley has 30 points, 17 rebounds, drawing a gasp even from KU assistant Tim Jankovich
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C2
Michael Beasley left several thousand fans slack-jawed Sunday in the first appearance in Bramlage Coliseum of the most highly recruited prep star ever to sign with Kansas State.
Highways reopen after storm
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B8
Kansas highways reopened Sunday after a winter storm generated strong winds that whipped up snow drifts up to 7 feet deep and caused one fatal crash in the western part of the state.
Therapist attends health conference
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
Vickie Hull, a licensed marriage and family therapist with Lawrence Therapy Services, attended the 64th American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.
On the record
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
Spiraling downward
February 26, 2007 in print edition on D1
William Beebe had been haunted by that night for years. He’d tried to send the letter before - and failed. Just like he’d failed to stick with Alcoholics Anonymous. Just like he’d failed at so much in life.
Study: Drug helps mice with Down syndrome
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
In a study that could hold promise for children with Down syndrome, Stanford University researchers have found that a long-discredited drug can improve the mental abilities of mice with the genetic disorder, which causes mental retardation in humans.
Stanford sweeps Jayhawks despite ninth-inning rally
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
Junior John Allman and senior Kyle Murphy each collected four hits Sunday, but it was not enough for Kansas University to prevent being swept in a baseball series with Stanford.
Keegan: Sagarin rankings superior
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
It’s time for the RPI to R.I.P. In lieu of sending flowers, check out a far better evaluator of college basketball teams: the predictor portion of the Sagarin computer rankings, published by USA Today.
Make your home office safer
February 26, 2007 in print edition on D1
The home office has become a popular way for workers to telecommute or run a small business.
Nation of Islam leader calls for peace
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan stressed religious unity Sunday in what was expected to be his last major speech, saying the world is at war because Christians, Muslims and people of other faiths are divided.
Promotions granted for Fire & Medical
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical announces several employee promotions:
Hoops diversity helps
Tournament-bound Big 12 teams have seen it all
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
In science class, it’s called “biodiversity” - an environment teeming with different species and varying forms of life. Big 12 fans in the mood to coin a new term might talk about their universities’ hoops diversity.
Study: Patch better than pill for helping with menopause
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
For women who have struggled with the symptoms of menopause but are fearful of taking risky hormone pills, there is at last a bit of hope.
City needs
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: We, the public of this city, vote to elect our commissioners. They have our tax money to spend as they choose. They spent $250,000 on consultants that draw up a plan, but how many of them have lived in our community enough years to know what our city needs far down the road?
Roads reopen as storm heads East
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
A huge winter storm plowed toward the East Coast on Sunday after dumping as much as 2 feet of snow in the upper Midwest, grounding hundreds of airline flights and closing major highways on the Plains.
Slavery ties Sharpton, Thurmond
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Rev. Al Sharpton is a descendant of a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond - a discovery the civil rights activist called “shocking” on Sunday.
Wade to seek second opinion
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C5
Heat guard Dwyane Wade will seek a second opinion early this week before deciding whether to rehabilitate his dislocated left shoulder or have season-ending surgery to repair the joint.
Zoo officials investigate mauling of zookeeper
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Officials on Sunday were trying to determine why a zookeeper killed by a jaguar had opened the door to the animal’s enclosure when zoo policies ban staff members from entering exhibits when big cats are inside.
Florida man sought in foiled kidnapping of teen
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 13-year-old boy bound to a tree in the woods foiled a kidnapping-for-ransom plan by using a safety pin, his teeth and his hands to escape, police said Sunday.
Emergency service deal to be considered
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
An agreement that would put Eudora Emergency Medical Service under control of the city of Eudora will be discussed during Monday’s Douglas County Commission meeting.
KDOT going high-tech in safeguarding winter roads
Focus shifts increasingly to prevention rather than reaction
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
Outsmarting Mother Nature isn’t easy, but that doesn’t stop the Kansas Department of Transportation from trying.
Electrical firm adds Kohler generators
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
Wyre Inc., 3000 Four Wheel Dr., Suite A, Lawrence, recently became an authorized dealer of Kohler residential generators.
More on welfare than ever before
1 in 6 Americans now rely on public assistance
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
The welfare state is bigger than ever despite a decade of policies designed to wean poor people from public aid.
Dennis Johnson memorialized
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C5
Former NBA players remembered Dennis Johnson for his athletic ability and his infectious smile Sunday during a memorial service where there was far more laughter than tears.
Despite errors, states cling to death penalty
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kirk Bloodsworth does this for a living now, telling people who truly believe that killing a killer is the right and just thing to do that they are mistaken, that man is too flawed, too prone to error, to render the kind of final judgment that we read about in Scripture.
Dog store’s name has some neighbors barking
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lori Pacchiano needed a catchy brand name for her high-end pet-products business. “High Maintenance Dog” didn’t have the right ring to it, and “High Maintenance Mutt” might offend pure-bred owners.
Funding sources
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The City Commission election campaign is getting in full swing, and I find that exciting. The local election is a process where ordinary individuals can have a direct effect on the outcome.
3 held in shooting deaths of two boys
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Detroit police arrested three people Saturday in the shooting deaths of two boys and the wounding of a 23-year-old man on the city’s west side.
Rec calendar
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C8
Pump patrol
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
KU-OU notebook
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University leads the all-time series, 130-64. Oklahoma has won three of the last five meetings. KU won last season’s meeting, 59-58, on Feb. 5 in Allen Fieldhouse.
Actors ooze gamut of glamour
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
Don’t be fooled. The Oscars are the original reality show. Actors and actresses at the 79th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday followed the same script this year: They played themselves, but, as they say in Hollywood-speak, with a heightened naturalness.
Black Donnellys’ should lighten up
February 26, 2007 in print edition on D1
“The Black Donnellys” (9 p.m., NBC) are a large Irish brood. There’s Kevin (Billy Lush), the gambler; the troubled Jimmy (Thomas Guiry); Sean (Michael Stahl-David), the babe magnet; and Tommy (Jonathan Tucker), the talented and seemingly levelheaded one who ends up trying to fix things up for his brothers and ends up in the biggest jam of all.
Chamber schedules ribbon-cuttings
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming ribbon-cutting events:
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
Was interview over lunch inappropriate?
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
J.T. and Dale Talk Jobs.
Crack down
Mandatory jail sentences for certain gun violations would show that Lawrence means business when it comes to making its downtown safer.
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
Stronger enforcement and penalties for gun violations in Lawrence may be a more fair and direct way to deal with people who choose to carry illegal guns near local bars.
Program shows student path to success
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
Mr. Harris has a way of putting things. That’s what the young men say if you ask how he was able to get through to them when nobody else - teachers, mothers, cops - was able to. He has a way of breaking things down so you can understand.
Kansas adds Teahan as preferred walk-on
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C4
Conner Teahan, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound senior guard from Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst High, has decided to accept a preferred walk-on spot on Kansas University’s men’s basketball team.
Nate great of late
Meeting changed Sooner’s season
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
Nate Carter’s senior season at the University of Oklahoma was in danger of becoming a washout.
Jackson ready to head home
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C3
Darnell Jackson will be spending some quality time in the Sooner State in the next couple of weeks.
Senate bill urges teens to buckle up or face fine
If passed by House, measure would assess $60 for not wearing seat belt
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
When Daniel Green gets behind the wheel of a car, he knows the drill: He’s supposed to buckle up.
Area towns prepare for primary elections
February 26, 2007
A factor in Tuesday’s primary election for city council and school board in area towns could be how candidates plan to deal with expected area growth.
If nothing else, LeCroy colorful
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C6
Matthew LeCroy’s return to Minnesota Twins camp raises questions no other player can answer.
Thome looking for elusive ring
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C6
Jim Thome had an ace bandage wrapped around his midsection as he sat by his locker, but no, he’s not injured. His back’s fine. So are his wrist and hamstring.
Iraq’s wild Anbar a killing ground
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
The killers started early. Just after sunrise, they tracked the imam to his modest brick mosque, where he was praying on a green carpet. Three masked gunmen muscled past a handful of worshippers and pumped four bullets into the chest of Sheik Adbul Rahman Jawhar al-Karbouli.
Book recounts America’s deadliest battle
WWI historian to publish story of Meuse-Argonne
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s been five years since Michael Clodfelter spent three days exploring America’s bloodiest battlefield: the Meuse-Argonne in France.
Lawrence Datebook
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
February 26, 2007
Psychologists: Military mental health system failing
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
Many Iraq war soldiers, veterans and their families are not getting needed psychological help because a stressed military’s mental health system is overwhelmed and understaffed, a task force of psychologists found.
Tribe leads American Indian business away from casinos
February 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
Rising from the bluffs of eastern Nebraska, on the sparsely populated, historically poor Winnebago Indian reservation, stands a glass-paneled office building.
Horoscopes
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B5
Events calendar
February 26, 2007 in print edition on D2
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
Conley clutch for Bucks
Ohio State Guard steps out of Oden’s shadow with winning shot
February 26, 2007 in print edition on C4
Mike Conley Jr. stepped out of Greg Oden’s lengthy shadow at just the right time.