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Lawrence woman injured in weekend fire
January 15, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a one woman is critically injured in a fire Sunday night in north Lawrence, complete coverage of Lawrence’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is looking into wind energy.
Proposal would require photo I.D. to vote
Committee chairman says measure will ‘enhance integrity’ of process
January 15, 2007
Committee chairman says measure will ‘enhance integrity’ of process.
Woman injured in house fire
Name, age not available
January 15, 2007
Name and age still not public.
Winter weather closings announced
Cold causes closures
05:59 a.m., January 15, 2007 Updated 05:49 p.m.
Cold causes closures
Ice storm leaves 20 dead across U.S.
Restoring power a priority as winter weather moves east
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
The ice storms that have been blamed for at least 20 deaths continued to lash much of the nation Sunday, as crews tried to restore power to hundreds of thousands and slick roads spawned accidents.
Plan calls for $6M, 400-acre corporate retreat northwest of city
Development ‘unbelievable opportunity’ for county
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
A plan for a $6 million corporate retreat development that would include a variety of recreational, lodging and reception facilities is being prepared for nearly 400 acres northwest of Lawrence.
From farmer to president
Brownback’s ambitions have changed, but family says he’s the same
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
Sen. Sam Brownback may be eyeing the White House these days, but there was a time when his ambition was different. “He wanted to be a farmer,” his mother, Nancy Brownback, said.
Opening week unkind to most
Unbeaten Aggies, Jayhawks, Longhorns gain early edge in Big 12 season
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
Barely a week into the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball season, and only three teams are unblemished in league play. Care to guess which ones?
Keegan: KU-MU belongs on hill
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
The oldest college football rivalry west of the Mississippi has belonged to the students of Kansas University and Missouri all these years. Not just the students who play, but those who talk about it all week and then walk to the stadium to watch it and yell about it.
Gator CB adds Hula title, too
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Hula Bowl was the perfect ending to cornerback Reggie Lewis’ career at Florida.
Brooks turns 22, carries Ducks
No. 15 Oregon upends No. 10 Arizona; Duke on fire in first conference victory of season
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C4
Aaron Brooks always will remember his 22nd birthday.
Two titles means big money for Gators
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C4
By 7:30 Tuesday morning, while half of Gator Nation was still recovering from a night of raucous celebration, about 40 people already were lined up outside the University of Florida bookstore, determined to pluck the first pieces of championship merchandise off the shelves.
KU vs. Missouri basketball notebook
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C3
Collins to face prep rival
Kansas freshman, MU’s Hannah have met before
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University freshman Sherron Collins has yet to experience the Border Showdown up close and personal. “I guess it’s one of the biggest rivalries we have,” Collins, a backup point guard from Chicago, said of KU versus Missouri.
Commentary: Oden hasn’t been impressive yet
Ohio State’s 7-footer should be a star someday, but he doesn’t seem interested right now
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
As the Big Ten churns …
Australian Open starts down under
Roddick, Mauresmo win opening-round matches
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
Andy Roddick overcame a shaky start against French wild-card Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in the first round of the Australian Open today, rallying from 2-5 in the second set to win, 6-7 (18), 7-6 (2), 6-3, 6-3.
Gould’s two kicks lift Bears over Seattle
Former construction worker drives final nail with 49-yard field goal in OT
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
Two swings of the foot by Robbie Gould were all the Chicago Bears needed to offset any shortcomings in Rex Grossman’s arm.
Bears defense not great, but good enough
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Chicago Bears’ defense didn’t have to play like monsters to move into the NFC championship game.
Schottenheimer falls out of playoffs again
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
No “Martyball” in the Super Bowl again this year.
Commentary: Bonds question haunts baseball
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C5
As much as Major League Baseball tries to steer attention toward all that is good in the game, the 2007 season will be dominated by a burdensome story angle: Barry Bonds’ pursuit of Hank Aaron’s all-time home-run record.
Weak poker ‘After Dark’
First two weeks of show have seen sloppy play
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C5
While watching “Poker After Dark” on NBC (at 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday) this week, I saw some very interesting plays. Because they show every single hand that was played, you really get to see the caliber of the play.
On the record
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
How to help: Library needs help with administrative tasks
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Offices, services to close for MLK holiday
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Ice storm precedes big chill
Single-digit temperatures forecast for next few days
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B3
Pellets of precipitation pelted Lawrence for hours on Sunday, setting the stage for slippery driving and some generally crummy weather.
MLK secretary dies
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A5
Dora McDonald, secretary for Martin Luther King Jr., died just days before the national holiday that honors her former boss. She was 81.
Critics chide Legislature for meeting on MLK Day
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A5
Slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is honored with a federal holiday observed today and it’s a state holiday in Utah - with the exception of the state’s lawmakers, who will report to work.
New generation at pulpit must keep message alive
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A5
The last of the black preachers who came up in the era of Martin Luther King Jr. are nearing retirement, giving way to a generation who learned about the civil rights movement instead of living through it.
King papers go on display
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A5
The words of Martin Luther King Jr. are as inspiring now for Shirley Franklin as they were when she saw him deliver his “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Monument in Washington, D.C.
Students’ knowledge of King’s legacy mixed
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A5
In a recent survey of college students on U.S. civic literacy, more than 81 percent knew that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was expressing hope for “racial justice and brotherhood” in his historic “I Have a Dream” speech.
Saddam’s half brother, court chief hanged
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
Saddam Hussein’s half brother and the former head of Iraq’s Revolutionary Court were hanged before dawn today, Prosecutor Munqith al-Faroon said, two weeks and two days after the former Iraqi dictator was executed in a chaotic scene that has drawn worldwide criticism.
At least seven die in apartment fire
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Fire ravaged a Huntington apartment building, killing at least seven people, including a child, and authorities said Sunday that they feared the death count could grow.
Security increases after fires at two churches
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Police increased their patrols of Greenville churches Sunday after fires broke out at two Baptist churches during the night and a break-in was discovered at a third - all within an hour.
Stranded camper found five weeks later
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
A camper who became stranded nearly five weeks ago in a national forest because she could not cross a swollen river was rescued Sunday, more than two weeks after the search for her was called off.
Cheney defends federal bank, credit records searches
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday the Pentagon and CIA are not violating people’s rights by examining the banking and credit records of hundreds of Americans and others suspected of terrorism or espionage in the United States.
Sen. Clinton’s delegation meets with president
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A6
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton ate breakfast with soldiers from New York and Indiana on Sunday at the main U.S. base in Afghanistan before meeting with the top American general in Afghanistan and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, officials said.
Asian leaders discuss energy, security
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A6
Leaders from Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, China and South Korea met today to sign an agreement to help reduce their dependence on conventional fuels and seek new energy sources.
AU leaders push plan for peacekeepers
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A6
An African Union delegation was in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu to discuss the deployment of international peacekeepers as the government expanded a house-to-house search for weapons in a one of the world’s most dangerous and heavily armed cities.
New leader takes helm of security agencies
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A6
Bangladesh’s new interim leader consolidated his power Sunday by taking over the two agencies that control the army, police and paramilitary security forces.
Conservatives select presidential candidate
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A6
Nicolas Sarkozy was consecrated as the presidential candidate of France’s governing conservatives Sunday, and now the law-and-order interior minister heads into an election showdown with a charismatic Socialist as both try to hold fractious parties together.
Arabs link Iraq, Israel-Palestinian peace deal
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A6
Moderate Arab governments plan to tell Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice they will help Washington stabilize Iraq if the U.S. takes more active steps to revive a broad peace initiative between Israel and its neighbors, Arab officials and media said Sunday.
Rice hears call for Mideast peace talks
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A6
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday implored Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for help moving stalled peace talks with Israel toward their final stage.
Stomp the Yard’ dances to No. 1 in box office debut
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
The dance flick “Stomp the Yard” was a step ahead of the competition at the box office, debuting as the No. 1 weekend movie with $22 million.
Simpson: Ghostwriter created account of killings
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
O.J. Simpson says a chapter from his unpublished book that hypothesizes how he would have killed his ex-wife and her friend was created mostly from a ghostwriter’s research and is not a confession.
Kline says as district attorney, he can opt out of Johnson County personnel policies
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B4
Johnson County will not conduct grievance hearings for eight employees fired by new District Attorney Phill Kline because Kline will not participate in the hearings.
Telecom subsidies in Kansas have range of uses
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B4
A decade ago, Kansas established a multimillion dollar fund financed by telephone customers to help pay for installing high-cost phone service in rural areas.
Call for universal coverage not as bold as it sounded
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B4
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius crammed a whole laundry list of initiatives into a 25-minute State of the State address, but she received the most attention over what seemed a we’ll-go-to-the-moon moment, a call for universal health coverage.
Plan’s $1 billion in aid not likely to help much
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
The extra billion dollars of reconstruction aid in President Bush’s Iraq plan won’t go far in a country where electricity output still barely meets half the demand and oil production is falling short by almost a million barrels a day.
Iraqi foreign minister asks U.S. to release five Iranians
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Iraqi foreign minister called Sunday for the release of five Iranians detained by U.S. forces in what he said was a legitimate diplomatic mission in northern Iraq, but he stressed that foreign intervention to help insurgents would not be tolerated.
People in the news
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Mirren basks in spotlight during honor-filled weekend ¢ Moyers returns to PBS with new weekly series ¢ Sting sends reunion SOS
Defense secretary discusses troop plans
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
Defense Secretary Robert Gates praised Britain’s contributions to the U.S.-led military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan as he embarked Sunday on his second overseas trip since taking over at the Pentagon last month.
Boys die after viewing Saddam’s hanging
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
The boys’ deaths - scattered in the United States, in Yemen, in Turkey and elsewhere in seemingly isolated horror - had one thing in common: They hanged themselves after watching televised images of Saddam Hussein’s execution.
Wichita Catholic schools’ tuition model may help reverse declining enrollments
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B8
A program offered by the Catholic Diocese of Wichita has become a national model in helping people send their children to private schools.
KU center offers ‘The Right Start’
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
Prospective and new business owners are invited to take part in a free, interactive group-counseling session Tuesday at the Kansas University Small Business Development Center.
Ameriprise adviser in Strathmore guide
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
Dan Cary, a certified financial planner who is a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial, Lawrence, has been included in the 2006-2007 edition of Strathmore’s Who’s Who guide, a publication that evaluates professional services throughout America.
Bush, Cheney say critics won’t halt troop buildup
Democrats consider controls on war funding
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
Digging in for confrontation, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney say they will not budge from sending more U.S. troops to Iraq no matter how much Congress opposes it.
Bed Mart adds Topeka store
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
Kathy and Gary Lucas, owners of Lawrence-based Med Mart Inc., have opened a store in Topeka.
Money tip
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
Women face different financial challenges than men do. They still only make about 76 cents for every dollar men do, and they are also more likely to take time off during their careers to raise children.
Consultant included in Who’s Who edition
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
Kenneth D. Mackenzie, president of EMAC Assessments LLC, Lawrence, has been selected for inclusion in the 2008-2009 edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Business.
Finding a successful career
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
Q: Since graduating from college five years ago, I’ve worked for several radio stations as a reporter. Not only have I failed to find my dream career, but I feel I’ve fallen behind and missed my opportunity to be successful at anything. Having moved back in with my parents only makes everything seem more hopeless.
Moral logic
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In a recent letter, Bruce Springsteen said that in morality people make “two stupid mistakes.” First, that of “an absolute cosmic force” (God). Second, thinking morality is “purely personal preference.” His alternative is his personal preference of social constructs.
Unlawful unions
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Some of our city commissioners want Lawrence to be a progressive city, i.e., we need to recognize diversity and be tolerant of everyone. They suggest we can do this by having a registry of domestic partners, i.e., same-sex unions.
Bush stand
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Regardless of whether it’s the right plan or wrong plan, George W. Bush is the only person in Washington standing up to the enemy (Islamic fundamentalists, by the way, not George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates, Condoleezza Rice or the Republican Party).
Get U.S. out
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I fail to see how the newest plan put forth by President Bush differs from the others.
Iraq won’t be Bush’s defeat
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
“Who lost Iraq?” That’s the question nobody wants to have to answer, and if trends continue, nobody will have to answer it - at least for a few more years.
Farm bill divides lawmakers, president
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawmakers begin work on a new multibillion-dollar farm bill at odds with President Bush over whether big changes really are needed.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan 15, 1907: “At simple ceremonies, all the major state officials were sworn in today in Topeka.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
Two Iranian students who said they were attacked in September clash between pro- and anti-Khomeini factions on the Kansas University campus refused to testify against four men charged after the incident, forcing local authorities to drop charges.
The challenge
The top 10 list of collegiate endowments gives schools like KU a good indication of how far they still need to go.
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
A table on college endowments printed in USA Today this week could be considered something of a carrot on a stick for schools such as Kansas University and nine other Big 12 institutions.
Virtual profits
Computer simulations are gaining a foothold in corporate world
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
The pillars glide by as you float through the courtyard of an ancient palace. Moments later, the world turns blue as you slip along the ocean floor and poke through the Earth’s crust in search of oil.
Newlywed know-how
Young couples flocking to magazines and message boards to find answers
January 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
The honeymoon’s over. Now what? There’s the daunting task of living life as a couple, real life, as in: he takes money out of the ATM and doesn’t tell her, while she leaves wet clothes in the washer.
Still dreaming
Remembrances reveal King’s vision of promised land
January 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
The dream may still be a dream. Nearly 40 years after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, his vision for equality remains a standard among people fighting for civil rights, both in terms of race and other issues.
Second gene linked to risk
Study results may lead to treatment
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
A huge international study has identified a gene that apparently can raise the risk of developing the most common form of Alzheimer’s disease, a discovery that may help scientists develop new treatments.
MLK walk planned for Jan. 22
January 15, 2007
Kansas University will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a luminaria walk Jan. 22 on Jayhawk Boulevard.
Assistance enlisted in search for new chief
April meeting set as target for naming next commissioner
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
A new state education commissioner could be hired by April.
Developmental testing for children offered
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Parents who are concerned their preschooler might not be developing certain skills - such as walking, talking, hearing, seeing, thinking or playing - fast enough can have their child tested for free in February and March.
KU to extend hours for selected offices
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Some Kansas University offices will be open for extended hours Tuesday through Friday to accommodate new and returning students during the first week of the semester.
Shots heard ‘round the area bring calls for gunfire limits
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
The frequent sounds of gunshots, explosives and even helicopters are trying the patience of people who live close to the Lawrence Fraternal Order of Police lodge near Lone Star Lake. “It’s a lot of noise,” said Tim Coldsnow.
Brady, Pats keep Super Bowl hopes alive
QB overcomes three interceptions to help New England stun Chargers
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
Tom Brady, as cool as ever, delivered every time the San Diego Chargers gave him another chance.
Intelligent’ equipment, improved transport could be in future
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
Alas, we still don’t have George Jetson’s flying car. But the future looks bright for skiing. Here are some predictions from our three sources - John Fry, author of “The History of Modern Skiing;” Jim Carroll, futurist, trends and innovation expert; and Michael Berry, president of the National Ski Areas Association:
Ski forecasts hit, miss
It’s hard to predict what’s in skiing’s future
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
Predicting the future is a risky business. John Fry knows.
City commission briefs
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B3
Couple’s oldest daughter offers honorary performance
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A5
The oldest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King combined her love of acting with her passion for social justice as she reminded those remembering her parents Sunday that America has not yet attained peace and racial equality.
Mo. investigators ‘plotting course’
With two boys safe, case forms against kidnapping suspect
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
With Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby safe at home with their families, authorities Sunday turned to their next most pressing task - getting some answers.
Incoming president pledges radical changes
January 15, 2007 in print edition on A6
Rafael Correa, a leftist economist and friend of Venezuela’s anti-U.S. leader, promises swift and radical changes after he is sworn in as Ecuador’s president today.
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B8
Bush doesn’t play by other presidents’ rules
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
Supporters and detractors agree: He’s not your off-the-rack president. He doesn’t conform to expectations. He doesn’t do things the way his predecessors did. He may not be exceptional - let’s postpone for the moment a discussion of how he’ll rank in history - but George W. Bush may be the presidential exception that proves the rule.
King’s dream also a responsibility
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
And so Dream season rolls round again. That’s Dream, of course, as in “I Have A …” We celebrate Martin Luther King Day today, which means schoolchildren dutifully reciting the great 1963 oration, television news dutifully replaying the grainy black-and-white footage - and many people dutifully missing the point.
Horoscopes
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Monday, Jan. 15
Events calendar
January 15, 2007 in print edition on D2
Golden Globes need a comb-over
January 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
The award season begins in earnest with the “64th Annual Golden Globe Awards” (7 p.m., NBC).
Universal coverage efforts under observation
Lawrence doctor involved in medical politics interested to see what state can accomplish
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence physician, who is involved in medical politics at the international level, is closely watching how the state handles health insurance. “It’s going to be a contentious issue,” said Donald Hatton, 64, who soon will hold a top post with the American College of Physicians. He has been an internist with the Reed Medical Group in Lawrence for 32 years.
New Bert Nash program helps clients find a way home
January 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
At this time last year, Richard Reiter - who goes by “Pops” - lived on the banks under the Kansas River bridge. “It’s an experience I don’t want to do again if I (don’t) have to,” he said recently.
The biggest leap
KU’s Arthur must time NBA jump just right
January 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
About 10 weeks from now, the heat will turn up on Darrell Arthur. The NCAA Tournament will have felt like nothing compared to the decision he’ll be facing. “Does he stay or does he go?” will be the question on everyone’s minds. And thanks to what Kansas University’s 6-foot-9 freshman forward has proven midway through his first collegiate season, it’s already a conversation piece.