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You bet
 
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KU vs. South Carolina basketball notebook
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C8
South Carolina, enrollment 27,065, is located in Columbia, S.C. Nickname is Gamecocks. Colors are Garnet and Black. Conference is Southeastern.
Oregon knocks No. 1 UCLA off throne
Bruins suffer first loss in 15 games after late jumper propels Ducks
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C5
In 1974, Ernie Kent played for an Oregon team that upset No. 1 UCLA. Thirty-three years later, Kent sobbed when his Ducks again knocked off the top-ranked Bruins. “This is a together basketball team,” the Oregon coach said after the 16th-ranked Ducks handed UCLA its first loss of the season, 68-66 on Saturday. “Their spirit is unbelievable.”
Shooting of witness puts case in limbo
Defendant at trial has long history of crime
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
As he sat in jail last month facing more than a decade in prison for aggravated battery, Louis G. Galloway got a piece of favorable news: Suddenly, the key witness couldn’t testify against him. The victim in the case had been shot and seriously injured in Ottawa the night of Dec. 19, just hours before the trial was set to begin. Galloway’s reaction? He wrote a letter to Judge Robert Fairchild demanding a speedy trial.
Faith, culture, food’
Amish-Mennonite bakery owners pull up Kentucky roots for rural Kansas
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lyndon - The kolache - an Eastern European sweet roll with fruit - is something different for the palates of this rural, meat-and-potatoes Osage County town. But it is still an open question whether these small-town residents come to Selighoff Bakery & Deli more for the ethnic foods - it also boasts bierocks and a special sweet Lebanon bologna - that are in the deli case, or for the people standing behind it.
Survey: Kansans back more gambling
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
A “strong majority” of registered Kansas voters - some 56 percent - want to see casino gambling expanded in the state.
King’s birthday bash draws crowd of 200
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
Nearly 72 years after he was born, Elvis still has a way with the ladies. And he’s a hit in Lawrence.
Reality of governing begins to set in for Democrats
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
Sen. Dick Durbin had a new bounce in his step last week as he navigated the Senate corridors, going from one Democratic swearing-in celebration to another. Across the Capitol, Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr., grinned as he contemplated his new-found clout.
Board seeks commissioner with vision
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
When the new moderate State Board of Education meets Tuesday in Topeka, there will be a major absence in the room. Bob L. Corkins, the controversial education commissioner installed by conservatives on the board in 2005, is gone, having resigned after the election.
Coming home to Comfort
Habitat for Humanity helps second family move into neighborhood
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
Sally Dillon never imagined she would be able to paint the walls of her home and make other changes without first calling a landlord. But her dreams became reality Saturday, as dozens of well-wishers packed the inside of her new home for a dedication celebration.
New Year’s baby may come home soon
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
She was separated from her new daughter for days until Thursday night, when Dee Steinle was finally released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Professor nominated for Grammy Award
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
Robert Koenig, Kansas University associate professor of piano and chamber music, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his recording of “Viola Transcriptions” by William Primrose.
Baylor barely beats overmatched Jayhawks
No. 9 Bears’ dominance in paint yields victory
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
For those looking for a silver lining, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team lost 71-64 to No. 9-ranked Baylor University, a team that beat the Jayhawks by 60 last year. “We’ve got to find mini-victories in each loss,” KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “There are positives, but all of us hate to lose.”
Stunned and done
Maligned Indy ‘D’ stymies L.J., Chiefs
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
Peyton Manning knows all about falling apart in the playoffs. Though he struggled early Saturday, the Indianapolis Colts’ stunningly stingy defense came to the rescue. Manning and the Colts beat the inept Kansas City Chiefs, 23-8, Saturday, and while the star quarterback’s numbers were good - 30-of-38 for 268 yards - his performance was mediocre. At least it was for the most prolific passer of his generation.
Keegan: Highlights don’t win games
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
Part of what made baseball manager Bobby Valentine - formerly of the Texas Rangers and New York Mets and currently of the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan - so interesting to cover was that he seemed to challenge himself to give unconventional responses to questions.
Wayward lynx caught, sent back to Colorado
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C7
A lynx that had spent a few weeks wandering in Kansas has been returned to its Colorado home range. The lynx was sighted Nov. 22 at Smoky Valley Ranch, a Nature Conservancy property located in Logan County, by Charlie Lee, extension wildlife specialist at Kansas State University.
Laying low
Goose hunters find success is in the details
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C7
In rag-tag formation nine Canada geese coasted into Thursday morning’s breeze, scanning a wheat field for danger as they neared what appeared to be a flock of feeding geese.
Botched hold dooms Dallas
Romo mishandles snap on late field-goal attempt
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C6
All Tony Romo had to do was put the ball down and let Martin Gramatica make an easy kick - just 19 yards, even closer than an extra point. He couldn’t do it. And just like that, it all slipped away from the Dallas Cowboys.
Texas A&M slips by K-State
KSU standout Walker limited to just five minutes
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C4
Acie Law just wanted another chance. After missing two free throws with 19 seconds left that would have secured No. 11 Texas A&M’s win, Law got his chance and made two from the line with seven seconds to go to help the Aggies beat Kansas State, 69-65, on Saturday night.
Cincinnati wins inaugural International Bowl
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kevin Lovell’s 33-yard, fourth-quarter field goal lifted Cincinnati to a 27-24 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday in the International Bowl - the first college bowl played in Canada and first outside the United States since 1937.
Crazy convention for coaches kicks off
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C4
All that’s missing in San Antonio today is a tightrope walker, an elephant and a few dozen clowns. Football coaches from coast to coast will flock to the Henry Gonzalez Convention Center today for the four-day American Football Coaches Association Convention. While baseball has its chaos-filled, almost comedic winter meetings every year, this certainly can be considered football’s equivalent.
Budig buys into ballclub
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C3
Gene Budig has branched into new baseball territory. Budig, who left the chancellorship at Kansas University in 1994 to become president of baseball’s American League, has purchased a piece of a minor-league team.
Brown ‘excited about opportunity’
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C2
The only Hall of Fame coach the Philadelphia 76ers have is going to spend his days in the front office instead of on the bench. Larry Brown was rehired by Philadelphia as an executive vice president Saturday, a return to the organization he coached to its last NBA finals. The move stoked speculation he’ll eventually replace coach Maurice Cheeks.
USC kicker found dead
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C2
Southern California kicker Mario Danelo was found dead Saturday about 120 feet down a rocky cliff near Point Fermin lighthouse. The body was reported by a passer-by at about 4:30 p.m., said Martha Garcia of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Saints’ Payton coach of year
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C2
Sean Payton might have had the toughest coaching job in football this season, making his selection Saturday as The Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year that much more impressive. Payton, in his first year as a head coach, didn’t just lead the New Orleans Saints to a 10-6 record, the NFC South championship and a first-round playoff bye. He helped revitalize a battered city’s spirit.
Broncos pay respects to Williams
Teammates remember slain cornerback at funeral
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C2
Darrent Williams came home Saturday to the tough streets he embraced and escaped, where he first flashed his awesome athletic skills and infectious smile.
Toplikar: Keep Rover in range
Devices help track and recover lost pets
January 7, 2007 in print edition on E1
Don’t let the dog out,” I was warned. But somehow, when I stepped outside on the front porch on New Year’s Eve, my daughter Katy’s little black dog scooted out between my legs.
Utah exports moose in wildlife exchange
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
It was a rough day to be a moose. Several were stalked by helicopter, captured with a net, blindfolded and then airlifted to trailers for a six-hour drive. The moose woke up Friday in Utah but would go to sleep in Colorado.
Rarity of older dolls makes them popular collectibles
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D8
Dolls have been one of the top collectibles in the United States since the 1930s. Collectors pay very high prices for 19th-century dolls, especially large and well-dressed European dolls.
Eight rescued after avalanche sweeps away cars in Colorado
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
A huge avalanche knocked two cars off a mountain pass Saturday on the main highway to one of the state’s largest ski areas, shortly after crowds headed through on the way to the lifts, authorities said.
Former Jackson County legislator charged
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
Carl W. Bussey, a former member of the Jackson County Legislature, was indicted Friday on federal charges of interfering with the investigation of a former municipal judge.
On the record
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
Records detail causes of accidents
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B3
When it comes to the percentage of accidents caused by drivers running a red light or ignoring traffic signs, Sedgwick County leads the state, according to Kansas Department of Transportation records.
Cup Noodle creator dies
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Momofuku Ando, a Japanese businessman whose later-in-life invention of instant noodles revolutionized how people eat one of the world’s oldest foods, died Friday of heart failure in an Osaka-area hospital. He was 96.
Belarus sues Russian pipeline company
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Belarus stepped up its dispute about oil duties with Russia, announcing that it has started a customs case against Russia’s pipeline operator, the Belarusian state news agency reported.
More than 50 killed in wave of violence
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
A second day of bloodshed in India’s restive northeast took at least 21 lives Saturday, with 13 migrant workers shot while they slept and eight government employees killed by a land mine explosion.
Curfew considered in wake of eight killings
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
With at least eight slayings in the city in the first week of the new year, officials are considering a curfew to help stem the violence, the police superintendent said Saturday. “It’s something we’re just sort of talking about, to see if that will make a difference,” police Superintendent Warren Riley said.
20 inmates dead after two riots at prison
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Riots erupted in a maximum-security prison in western El Salvador, leaving at least 20 inmates dead, officials said Saturday.
Abbas ban sparks Hamas resistance
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Hamas defied President Mahmoud Abbas’ decree Saturday that its paramilitary unit is illegal, saying it will fight any attempt to disband the force in an increasingly bloody faceoff between the Islamic militant group and Abbas’ Fatah party.
Protesters vow to keep weapons
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Hundreds of furious protesters crowded the streets Saturday, burning tires and smashing car windows while denouncing the presence of Ethiopian forces and shouting defiance at the interim Somali government’s call for disarming Mogadishu.
Bush works on details of new Iraq strategy
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A7
President Bush worked Saturday to finish his new war plan that could send as many as 20,000 additional U.S. troops to Iraq and provide more money for jobs and reconstruction programs.
Recruitment letters sent to dead officers
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Army on Saturday blamed a computer mix-up for recruitment letters mistakenly sent during the holidays to the families of 275 officers killed or wounded in action in Iraq. “Every Army leader is just sick that this happened,” said Gen. Richard Cody, the Army’s vice chief of staff. “This is an inexcusable mistake. Five years into this war, the Army can do better than this - and we will.”
Investigation find no evidence to support Marines’ claim
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A7
U.S. criminal investigators found no evidence to support the claim of Marines charged in the deaths of unarmed Iraqi civilians that five were shot after trying to flee the scene of a roadside bombing that killed one Marine, a senior defense official said Saturday.
Some assistants will move as Kline, Morrison switch jobs
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B5
The weekend promised to be long and suspenseful for more than two dozen Johnson County assistant district attorneys who don’t know if they’ll still have jobs when Phill Kline becomes their new boss.
Storm could help western Kansas crops
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B4
The winter storm that has crippled western Kansas for more than a week, devastating ranchers and leaving tens of thousands of people without power, could have a bright spot: It’s likely to help the area’s crops.
New dashboard system plugs into digital
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
CD players in automobiles could go the way of eight-track tapes thanks to in-dash systems like one Ford Motor Co. and Microsoft Corp. are jointly producing to link cars with cell phones and personal music players.
Florida faces meltdown of emergency ice supply
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
Wanted: A charity with lots of freezer space. Or a town in need of flooding.
Lost rat terrier found 1,300 miles away
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
A rat terrier named Daisy that disappeared from her yard in Colorado has been reunited with her owner after showing up some 1,300 miles away in Knoxville.
Ford museum reopens to public after death
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
Barb Hikade and her teenage daughter had to arrive about an hour early Saturday to be first in line when the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum reopened for the first time since the former president’s death last month.
Company changes ruling on New Year’s baby
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
Toys “R” Us Inc. agreed Saturday to award a Chinese-American infant a $25,000 prize in New Year’s baby contest, a reversal after the company came under fire for disqualifying the girl because her mother was not a legal U.S. resident.
Foreign adoptions by Americans decline sharply
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
After tripling in the past 15 years, the number of foreign children adopted by Americans dropped sharply in 2006, the result of multiple factors that have jolted adoption advocates and prompted many would-be adoptive parents to reconsider their options.
Nurse’s aide admits to killing
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B8
A nurse’s aide has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2005 stabbing death of an elderly man who had once been in her care. Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman said Christian R. Webb killed Thomas R. Winslow to cover up fraud. According to authorities, Webb stabbed Winslow to death after forging checks drawn on his bank account from November 2004 through May 2005.
Suspect faces 25 years for murder of musician
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B8
One of four suspects in the shooting death of a Kansas City Symphony musician was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.
Old Hometown - 100 years ago
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 7, 1907: “A case of Glanders, the most deadly disease to which horses are subject, was found in Grant Township here this week.
Retail survival
Closing businesses and empty storefronts are raising questions about the future of retail development in downtown Lawrence.
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B6
The recent experience of retail businesses in downtown Lawrence may raise some warning flags about any proposed downtown project that depends on retail development to be financially viable.
Will fervent Islam overwhelm Christianity?
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B6
I read somewhere that the spread of early Christianity was encouraged by the fact that many subjects of the Roman Empire had no stake in its status quo. Christianity offered a refuge for the powerless outsiders.
History offers insights on ‘surge’ strategy
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B6
As the president contemplates a “surge” of U.S. troops into Baghdad, a Vietnam analogy is pertinent. A surge might merely intensify a policy that is akin to Defense Secretary Robert McNamara’s and Gen. William Westmoreland’s policy in Vietnam.
Poor treatment
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: On Jan. 4 of the new year we were celebrating my friend’s 21st birthday at a local bar off 23rd Street in Lawrence.
Cleaning up
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Betty Henderson’s letter about littering brings to mind an issue I presented to the City Commission when Jim Henry served. It dealt with the litter from the 24/7 parties around town.
Library books should be there when you need them
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
The most important debate occurring right now in America? Not the fight over whether a “surge” in American troops in Iraq will have any utility. Not the battle over whether Gerald R. Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon was influenced a bit too strongly by one president’s longtime regard for another.
Plan could give Bush new purpose in Iraq
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
President Bush’s defining choices on Iraq come down to two: clarity, or continued confusion of goals, methods and priorities. His impending address to the nation will reveal the choice he has made. It will also mold his foreign policy agenda for the gathering twilight of his presidency.
Cats less likely to get regular veterinary checkups
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D8
Any veterinarian can tell you that cats are not just small dogs - a tribute to their distinctive physical, behavioral and emotional makeup.
Include pet’s health among your 2007 goals
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D8
Forget the gym, and the diet. Forget about learning a new foreign language, or how to mambo.
KU scholars to open Langston Hughes series
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D6
Kansas University scholars John Edgar Tidwell and Maryemma Graham will introduce a powerful script-in-hand performance of “Something Semple: The Power of Langston Hughes” at the Kansas City Public Library.
Grease’ tryouts to air on television
Audience will select the ones that they want
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D5
It’s not that the producers of a new Broadway revival of “Grease” couldn’t find their leads the conventional way.
Best-selling authors plan new releases for 2007
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D5
Did you resolve to read more books in 2007? If so, it’s one resolution that should be easy to keep, considering the variety of new books by prominent authors scheduled for publication during the first three months of the year. Here are some titles to look for in the near future:
Whooping cough, once nearly wiped out, coming back
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D4
When Debbie Quinn’s newborn son developed a runny nose and a cough within weeks of his birth in June, Quinn figured he had picked up her husband’s lingering cold.
Getting organized brings sense of relief
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D4
Vickie Austin didn’t put off her Christmas shopping to the last minute this year.
Best-Sellers
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D3
Promises by Judith Bader Jones
Devil in charge
More ‘Prada’ bosses appear in literary world
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D3
Is the publishing world the new “Prada”? That’s the feeling readers might get from two new novels by Debra Ginsberg and Bridie Clark, which might remind them - at least superficially - of the high-end fashion scene depicted in “The Devil Wears Prada.”
KU alumna cast in N.Y. production
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D2
Kristin Bush, a 2001 Kansas University theater graduate, has been cast in a high-profile revival of “King Lear,” to be performed this summer at New York City’s Public Theater.
Swollen vocal cords can make you hoarse, of course
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D1
Have you ever shouted so much at a game that your voice was different the next day? Even if it hasn’t happened to you, you’ve almost certainly heard someone whose voice has sounded strange at one time or another.
Healthy ideas: Thinking in terms of ‘always,’ ‘never’
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D2
The beauty of a new year is that it gives us an official door to close and a new one to open. Here are some ideas to help meet your resolutions for weight loss and improved fitness:
Globe-trotter won’t let chic new passport go to her head
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D1
I am standing in line at the post office, eagerly waiting to apply for my first U.S. passport.
Bankruptcies
January 7, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas:
Council names officers for 2007
January 7, 2007 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County Estate Planning Council recently installed new officers for 2007:
Landmark VP adds mortgage lending
January 7, 2007 in print edition on E1
Home mortgage loan originations have been added to the responsibilities of Dan Heptig, assistant vice president for lending at Landmark National Bank in Lawrence.
Calvin Trillin tenderly remembers late wife in ‘About Alice’
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D3
If you had to choose just one, would you rather be loved, but not understood; or understood, but not really loved?
Al-Maliki vows to crush militant fighters in Iraq
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
In the opening battle of a major drive to tame the violent capital, the Iraqi army reported it killed 30 militants Saturday in a firefight in a Sunni insurgent stronghold just north of the heavily fortified Green Zone.
Veritas offense not hot enough
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
Veritas Christian coach Doug Bennett was happy with his basketball team’s defensive efforts against St. Mary’s Academy on Saturday. But his boys squad couldn’t do anything on the offensive side of the ball in a 54-38 loss.
Eyes on March Madness
NIT-champ Gamecocks take aim at Big Dance
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
Tre’ Kelley didn’t circle the University of South Carolina’s annual bloodbath rivalry game against Clemson when first handed his 2006-07 Gamecock pocket basketball schedule.
Days of events lead up to Kansas inauguration
January 7, 2007 in print edition on B3
Gallery director Paul Dorrell typically likes to give himself six months to mount a show involving 65 works in paint, glass, steel and even oil on sheet rock by artists from across the state.
People in the news
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Oprah takes AIDS test, encourages students to do so ¢ FBI: Atlanta man tried to blackmail Oprah Winfrey ¢ Chase says bonds to Ford were more than humor ¢ Wife of goth rocker Manson files for divorce
Good Samaritans sometimes struggle with sudden fame
January 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
Daniel Santos became an instant hero in 1996 when he jumped 130 feet off a bridge into the Hudson River to rescue a young woman trying to commit suicide. Then came the national TV interviews, the fan mail from strangers, the offers to do commercials, the free trip to Disney World.
Horoscopes
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007:
Manly manicures: Salons offer services with ESPN, beer on hand
January 7, 2007 in print edition on D4
They hang LCD televisions above urinals and offer ice-cold beer with manly manicures.
Arthur looking for confidence boost
Freshman to search for ‘easy buckets’
January 7, 2007 in print edition on C8
It’s way too early in the basketball season to suggest Kansas University’s Darrell Arthur has hit the fabled “freshman wall.” College rookies normally run into that invisible barrier late in the conference campaign - a topic for the dog days of February.
Ordinary heroes
Play recognizes women’s contributions to civil rights movement
January 7, 2007
Six women - black, white, Catholic, Jewish, Presbyterian, college graduates, high-school dropouts, poor and rich. What could they have in common?