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Burn victim dies of injuries
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
A woman severely injured in a house fire Sunday night has died. Alice B. Frye, a long-time Lawrence resident known as “Granmommie” and the oldest member of the Ninth Street Baptist Church, died Monday night from complications from her burns. She was 94.
Fire consumes rural shed
Rural firefighters have problems with icy roads
January 16, 2007
Rural firefighters have problems with icy roads
Critics say resolution is new development freeze
Discussion planned tonight at City Hall
January 16, 2007
Discussion planned tonight at City Hall.
Shew asks to expand advanced voting
Law change would have helped in Baldwin City
January 16, 2007
Says law change would have helped in Baldwin City.
Fire claims life of resident
January 16, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a fire that broke out on Sunday claimed the life of a longtime Lawrence resident.
Senior citizens may see state tax breaks
New proposal would offer property tax relief
January 16, 2007
New proposal would offer property tax relief.
Westar asks to expand power transmission system
Latest in a series of moves by the company
January 16, 2007
Latest in a series of moves by the company
Old hand tries fresh run for school board
Mary Loveland served four terms, ending in 2003
January 16, 2007
Mary Loveland served four terms, ending in 2003.
Resident dies of injuries from house fire
January 16, 2007
A longtime Lawrence resident died late Monday night after being injured in a house fire.
Officials urge rise of wind energy, conservation in Kansas
Utilities would be given chance to recover costs
January 16, 2007
Utilities would be given chance to recover costs.
City Hall to convene summit on downtown future
Fire, water, library and taxes on agenda
January 16, 2007
Fire, water, library and taxes on agenda.
Tuesday’s winter weather closings announced
Weather stays cold
January 16, 2007
Weather stays cold.
LMH ranks among top community hospitals
Study lists facility No. 14 in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia care
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Memorial Hospital has been ranked No. 14 in the country among community hospitals that provide heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia care, a new study has found.
Summit to bring faculty research duties into focus
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University faculty will gather today to discuss what’s been called the most important part of their academic duties - research.
Accidental fire victim suffers severe burns
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence woman was injured Sunday night when an accidental stove-top fire burned her, fire officials said Monday.
Chef to request special-use permit
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Plans for a private restaurant to be operated in an East Lawrence home are up for City Commission approval once again.
Economist to discuss ‘Conversations’ book
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
State board battles image problem
Controversies may hinder hiring of new commissioner
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
Controversy surrounding the State Board of Education may hinder its search for a new education commissioner, a consultant said Monday.
Power of numbers can turn ordinary into extraordinary
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
No doubt Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man - but the civil rights movement needed more than just one person to succeed.
Uterus transplants may allow infertile women to give birth
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
A New York hospital is taking steps to offer the nation’s first uterus transplant, a radical experiment that might allow women whose wombs were removed or are defective to bear children.
Putting their happy, little feet forward
January 16, 2007 in print edition on D1
After seeing the movie “Happy Feet,” did you dance out of the theater? Like Mumble, do you have trouble keeping your toes from tapping, even in school?
The ultimate Highlight
Lawrence girl featured in beloved children’s mag
January 16, 2007 in print edition on D1
Kelty Blagg feels like she won the lottery.
Blame game calls for diplomacy
January 16, 2007 in print edition on D1
Double Take with Dr. Wes Crenshaw & John Murray.
Keegan: Kansas needn’t apologize
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
Too new to the college scene to understand that basketball fans at powerhouse schools can get greedy and lose sight of the reality it’s not by how many points that counts, rather just how many victories, Kansas University’s top two freshmen just let it rip Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C5
Tigers bemoan missed opportunities
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C4
Calling a timeout with 11 seconds to play and down three points, Missouri University basketball coach Mike Anderson drew up a potential game-tying play with two legitimate options. Deluxe scorer and point guard Stefhon Hannah could come off a screen and take the three-pointer himself, or he could find sharpshooter Matt Lawrence off a down screen for a clear attempt of his own on the left side.
Rush again gets his stop
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C4
During a postgame media session, Kansas University sophomore Brandon Rush displayed exactly what he did to stop Missouri sophomore Matt Lawrence from hitting a three that would have tied Monday’s contest in the final seconds.
Callahan climbing BHS wrestling chart
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C6
Baldwin High wrestler Kevin Callahan is making steady progress on the Bulldogs’ all-time wins list, and he’s doing it at the expense of not only his head coach, but his mentor’s family as well.
Tittrington: Firebirds need to prove it
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C6
Three thoughts to chew on while wondering how many consecutive days Lawrence’s high temperature will remain lower than the scoring average of Ottawa High senior Victor Ojeleye (29.7):
Q & A with Kristie Tiegreen
Boards a passion for Veritas forward
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C6
The first time Kristie Tiegreen played basketball was for Veritas Christian in eighth grade. In her first game, Tiegreen received a pass near midcourt. She was anxious to make an impression on fans watching the JV tournament.
CITY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C6
Eudora squads win in Tonganoxie
January 16, 2007
Kelson Boyer led the Cardinals with 16 points, and Todd Roberts added 13 in Eudora’s 62-51 boys basketball victory against Pleasant Ridge on Monday.
Triple-double boosts Seabury
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
Molly Thurman recorded a triple-double, with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks, and Melissa Burch had a double-double, with 14 points and 10 boards, as Seabury Academy’s girls basketball team opend the West Franklin Tournament with a 42-32 victory Monday over Williamsburg.
Marquette tops Cards
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
Dominic James scored 11 of his 18 points in a decisive second-half run to lead No. 24 Marquette to a 74-65 victory Monday against Louisville.
UF back on top; Jayhawks fifth
Wisconsin, UCLA, UNC round out AP top 5
January 16, 2007
Florida is back at No. 1 in the Associated Press college basketball poll for the second time this season. Virginia Tech is in the Top 25 for the first time in more than a decade. The Gators regained the top basketball ranking a week after Florida’s football team won the national championship with a 41-14 rout of Ohio State.
Commentary: Oregon State’s move dread on arrival
Giles’ transfer makes Beavers head coach look desparate
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
Strength. Size. Potential. It’s difficult to tell what Oregon State fell in love with first when it comes to its newest basketball recruit, C.J. Giles.
Kansas women come up big
Canadian commits based on coach’s ‘honesty’
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
Thanks to a little honesty and luck, Bonnie Henrickson came up big - literally - for Kansas University’s 2007 recruiting class.
Webber chooses Pistons
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
Chris Webber will sign with the Detroit Pistons, returning to the area where he starred in college and was tarnished in a booster scandal.
The heat is on Down Under
Sharapova advances; high temps suspend play at Aussie Open
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
Top-seeded Maria Sharapova narrowly avoided a stunning third-set collapse, overcoming the soaring heat and her own mistakes to beat Camille Pin, 6-3, 4-6, 9-7, early today in the first round of the Australian Open.
Schools to expand online offerings
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
Hutchinson Community College and Fort Hays State University are joining forces to help online students obtain four-year degrees in about a dozen fields.
On the record
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
Premier apologizes in wake of ETA bombing
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
Spain’s prime minister apologized Monday for putting his faith in a Basque peace process that collapsed in a thunderous and deadly car bombing, but insisted he was right to have sought negotiations with separatist militants and appealed to his political foes for unity at a time of crisis.
Member of ruling family gets death sentence
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
A court has convicted a member of Kuwait’s ruling family for drug trafficking and it condemned him to death, according to a ruling obtained Monday.
Hope fades for survivors buried in subway crater
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
Rescue crews worked through the night to retrieve a minibus with at least four people inside trapped under tons of earth and rubble following the collapse of a Sao Paulo subway station construction site.
British judge to conduct Princess Diana inquest
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
A judge in Britain ruled Monday that she alone would determine what caused the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend, rejecting arguments that a jury was the best way to ensure justice.
Police arrest major drug cartel leader
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
A reputed drug kingpin was captured Monday following a shootout, police said, ending a years-long hunt for a man wanted by American officials for allegedly smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States.
Leftist president takes office in Ecuador
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
Rafael Correa vowed to put Ecuador’s poor ahead of foreign debt payments as he was sworn in as president Monday, raising a sword given to him by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez in a ceremony attended by members of the growing club of leftist Latin American leaders.
Rice gets OK for Mideast summit
Israeli, Palestinian leaders agree to discussions on peace plan
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
Seeking a fresh start for stalled Mideast peace efforts, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday won promises from the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to meet with her in February for their first discussion of a final peace deal in six years.
Four killed in collision of hydrofoil, cargo ship
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
A cargo ship and a commuter hydrofoil collided Monday evening near the entrance to the Sicilian port of Messina, killing four people and leaving dozens of passengers injured, officials said.
Investigators seek clues to deadly apartment fire
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Investigators on Monday found the body of a ninth victim in the charred debris left from a fire at a five-story Huntington apartment building, authorities said.
Freezing temps destroy much of citrus crop
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Three nights of freezing temperatures have destroyed up to three-quarters of California’s $1 billion citrus crop, according to an estimate issued Monday as forecasters warned the cold weather could continue.
Obama: Announcement will come ‘very soon’
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama took a tiny step closer to revealing his intentions about running for president Monday, adding a “very” to the “soon” in his assessment about when an announcement would come.
Winter blast grips nation
More than 40 deaths blamed on icy storms
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
A storm blamed for at least 41 deaths in six states spread Monday into the Northeast, coating trees, power lines and roads with a shell of ice up to a half-inch thick and knocking out power to more than half a million homes and businesses.
Libby jury candidates will talk politics
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Potential jurors in the perjury trial of former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby likely will be asked their opinions of the Bush administration, political scandals and the Iraq war today, foreshadowing the political tenor of a lengthy trial.
Abducted boy may have posted online messages to parents
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
While his alleged kidnapper was at work, teenager Shawn Hornbeck apparently had access to a computer, and he - or someone pretending to be him - may have put photos of himself online and posted a chilling message on a site created by his desperate parents: “How long are you planning to look for your son?”
Papers exhibit attracts all-ages crowd
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
As the Atlanta History Center opened Monday for the first public exhibition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s papers since they were returned to his hometown, people walked in, hushed and quiet, and filed past King’s sermons, notes and books.
Nation marks MLK Jr. Day with parades, projects
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
The first Martin Luther King Jr. Day since the death of King’s widow and the chief keeper of his civil rights dream was marked Monday with speeches, visits to the couple’s tomb and the opening of a collection of his papers, including a draft of his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Study: Large families can mean shorter lives
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
A pair of researchers, drawing on the experience of nearly 22,000 couples in the 19th century, have measured the “fitness cost” of human reproduction. This is the price that parents pay in their health and longevity for the privilege of having their genes live on. The findings were published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Water intoxication blamed for death
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
Contestants in a radio stunt called “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” have revealed new details about an on-air water drinking contest that left a 28-year-old Sacramento mother of three dead.
Amnesia effect also blocks thinking ahead
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
A common cause of amnesia also prevents its victims from imagining the future, forcing them to live only in the present, researchers report in today’s issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Skull suggests human, Neanderthal breeding
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
A skull found in a cave in Romania includes features of both modern humans and Neanderthals, possibly suggesting that the two may have interbred thousands of years ago.
Newborn tests could help treat ‘bubble boy’ disease
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
Doctors were stumped. Tests for meningitis, cancer, a list of other diseases all were negative - yet just days after a sudden high fever sent 8-week-old Anthony James Mingione to the hospital, he died.
Brothers create powerful first-person story of abuse, betrayal
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
“Frontline” (8 p.m., PBS) presents “Hand of God,” a remarkably powerful and personal film about a victim of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest.
Babel,’ ‘Dreamgirls’ top Golden Globes
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
“Babel” won best drama and “Dreamgirls” was named best musical or comedy at Monday’s Golden Globes, establishing them as potential front-runners for a showdown at the Academy Awards.
Assistance available to custodial grandparents
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services is taking applications for the Grandparents as Caregivers program.
KU receives grant to increase diversity
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s Office for Diversity in Science Training has received a two-year, $574,000 Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program grant from the National Institutes of Health Minority Opportunities in Research Program.
Newspaper for homeless receives $5,000 grant
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
A $5,000 grant has been given to Change of Heart, the newspaper directed at Lawrence’s homeless community.
Hiker’s rescuers share tale of survival
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
Carolyn Dorn is considered a free spirit by her family, an outdoors lover who would think nothing of grabbing a child’s tent and a wilderness survival guide and hitting the trail.
Nurse’s aide course begins this month
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C8
Neosho County Community College will offer a Certified Nurse’s Aide course in Lawrence.
Livestock producers forced to fork out more money
Drought, tight feed suppplies causing some ranchers to bail out
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
Hay has become a hot commodity for area farmers.
UPS Store to deliver cards free to troops
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C8
A UPS Store in Lawrence is launching Operation: S.W.A.K. - as in Sealed With A Kiss - to deliver Valentine’s Day greetings to U.S. troops and veterans.
Patrol promotes Lawrence resident
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C8
The Kansas Highway Patrol recently promoted Anthony E. Prideaux, Lawrence, from captain to major.
Making savings stack up
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C8
There was a moment of silence when I told Carlesa A. Washington, a 24-year-old recent college graduate, to drop the Internet service she gets on her cell phone. Her bill is about $75 a month. She pays an extra $20 to access the Internet.
Money tip
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C8
State, land owners settle disputes
Owners of shopping center, sites to receive payments related to widening project
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C8
Property owners at a northwest Lawrence shopping center soon will be getting checks - one for $317,000, the other for $50,000 - to compensate for property rights seized by state highway officials to help make way for a wider Sixth Street.
Analysis: Differences on Iran, Syria complicate strategy
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
President Bush’s plan to bring peace to Iraq, already facing resistance in Congress, also has highlighted differences between Washington and Baghdad on how to deal with Syria and Iran.
Gates says moves show military strength in Gulf
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that new U.S. military moves in the Persian Gulf were prompted in part by signals from Iran that it sees the United States as vulnerable in Iraq.
Ex-sheriff: Police use of credit cards needs investigation
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
A former Cherokee County sheriff is calling for an investigation of the department’s use of county credit cards after receiving complaints that deputies were charging personal expenses.
Sedgwick County’s homeless to be numbered in survey
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B8
Sedgwick County wants to find out how many people live under overpasses, in their cars or in homeless shelters. Federal grant money hangs in the balance.
Oxygen depletion
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
Sales tax issue
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
Library needs
January 16, 2007
Sign found
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
Washington sees political role reversals
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
George W. Bush has managed to isolate himself on Iraq: from world opinion, from domestic opinion and now finally from his own party. But just as Democrats have gained the upper hand on foreign policy, so Republicans have gained the upper hand on health policy. The parties are changing clothes faster than my 3-year-old changes princess dresses.
Newspapers get style points
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B7
It seems to me, observing the young in coffee shops, that something is missing from their lives, the fine art of holding a newspaper.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B7
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B7
KU push
Proposed affiliation plans involving the Kansas University Hospital and School of Medicine appear to be coming to a head.
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
It appears the negotiations involving the Kansas University Hospital, KU School of Medicine, St. Luke’s Hospital, the “Time to Get It Right” and “Time to Get Things Done” efforts, Truman Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation may have a greater political side than previously acknowledged.
Collins goes ‘ballin’
Freshman ‘fabulous’ for KU
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
Sherron Collins tilted his head to unveil a zig-zag pattern shaved into the side of his noggin.
Want to vote? You may soon need ID
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
The chairman of a committee that deals with election law has proposed a measure that would require voters to provide photo identification before their ballot would count.
Baby boomers opt for less spacious, lower-maintenance accommodations
Lawrence market filling niche for over-50 buyers
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Baby boomers, unlike their parents, are looking to downsize at an earlier age.
Botched hanging brings condemnation from Sunnis
Saddam’s half brother beheaded in execution
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Iraqi government’s attempt to close a chapter on Saddam Hussein’s repressive regime - by hanging two of his henchmen - only appeared to anger many of Saddam’s fellow Sunni Muslims after the former leader’s half brother was decapitated on the gallows.
Lawrence Datebook
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
S. Korean protesters gather at trade talks
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
Thousands of riot police were deployed today on the streets of South Korea’s capital to prevent expected street protests against free trade talks with the United States from turning violent.
Hmm : trans-fat-free doughnuts
Smaller bakeries turn to less unhealthful frying option
January 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
When he started frying all-natural doughnuts a dozen years ago, Mark Isreal had a tough time getting consumers to bite. After all, who counts calories before grabbing a jelly-filled with their morning cup of joe?
Courthouse to celebrate 100-year history
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
Nearly 100 years have passed since the Riley County Courthouse was built.
Clearing ice, snow cuts into holiday
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
A thin stream of white powder flew out of the snowblower roaring along the sidewalk in front of Woodlawn School in North Lawrence. But it wasn’t enough.
Horoscopes
January 16, 2007 in print edition on B5
Familiar new coordinator hard at work
January 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
Wearing a shiny leather jacket with a Jayhawk logo on the left breast, new Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner took a break Monday just to talk football.