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Border War’ has new battlefield
Arrowhead deal a sore point for some merchants as game-day revenue lost
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
At the top of Naismith Hill, squeezing inside the aisles of Jayhawk T-shirts, fleece pullovers, football jerseys and hundreds of other crimson-and-blue products, Bill Muggy knows that for at least one weekend this fall, he’ll be stuck with more of his merchandise than he can stomach.
County faces tough budget decisions
January 22, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, property values will not increase as much as in the past, tomorrow is the deadline to run for city commission or the school board, and the Border Showdown moves out-of-town.
Border War moving to Arrowhead for 2007 and 2008
January 22, 2007
What’s been talked about for years is finally becoming a reality. Kansas University and Missouri University will move the annual Border War football game to Arrowhead Stadium for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Kansas City Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson announced the deal at a news conference Monday, with athletic directors Lew Perkins and Mike Alden and football coaches Mark Mangino and Gary Pinkel seated beside him.
Officials: Slow property value growth will force wait on new projects
Valuation growing at half its usual rate
January 22, 2007
Valuation growing at half its usual rate.
Review: Conductor lets the musicians be the stars
Symphonica Toscanini played Sunday night at the Lied Center
January 22, 2007
Symphonica Toscanini played Sunday night at the Lied Center
Bill would place moratorium on coal-fired plants
Sunflower Electric has stated that the plants would be much cleaner than existing coal-burning facilities
January 22, 2007
Sunflower Electric has stated that the plants would be much cleaner than existing coal-burning facilities.
Seventh city commission candidate files, ensuring primary on Feb. 27
January 22, 2007
A pastor of a Lawrence church who thinks the city needs to do more to implement previously approved growth plans has become the seventh candidate to file for the city commission race.
KU-Mizzou to be played at Arrowhead
A formal announcement is scheduled for 2 p.m.
11:57 a.m., January 22, 2007 Updated 01:46 p.m.
A formal announcement is scheduled for 2 p.m.
KU tennis squad splits matches
Jayhawks fall to Tulsa, upend Drake; Avdeeva sweeps on marathon day
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
With ice packs covering nearly all of Elizaveta Avdeeva’s upper body, the Kansas University tennis player walked out of First Serve having won all four matches she participated in against Tulsa and Drake on Sunday.
Freshmen emerging in early conference play
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
Bill Self on Saturday agreed with a reporter’s assertion that McDonald’s All-Americans Darrell Arthur and Sherron Collins had been playing well of late.
No. 22 Texas stops rival Texas A&M
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
Defense, defense, defense. That’s all No. 22 Texas heard about No. 17 Texas A&M.
Big 12 still a confusing picture
Texas A&M last unbeaten team in conference, but three schools hot on its trail
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
Snow and ice in West Texas hardly come close to being the most unusual sight this week on the Big 12 landscape.
Marquette gets huge road victory over Pitt
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
Dominic James regrets being on the bench with a shoulder injury during the key minutes of Pitt’s comeback victory at home against Marquette last season. He wasn’t about to miss the rematch in Pittsburgh.
Linebacker commits to Kansas
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s football team received another oral commitment Sunday - a rare linebacker.
Snow Creek weathers heat
No snow no problem for Missouri ski park
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C8
Lack of snow at Snow Creek is easy enough to overcome. Lack of cold, on the other hand, is another matter.
Bears back to da Bowl
Conditions ‘perfect’ for Bears’ NFC win
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Chicago Bears know how to make a Super Bowl memorable. They’re making this one historic long before it’s played.
Commentary: At midpoint, Bryant could be MVP
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C4
We’ve made it to the midway point of the Never Boring Association season, but even if it seems like a lifetime, a lot remains to be seen … like all the important stuff.
Melo, A.I. make nice
Can Anthony, Iverson play well together?
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C4
Carmelo Anthony’s suspension is over. Let the suspense begin. The day after the NBA’s leading scorer was banned for 15 games for fighting, the Denver Nuggets acquired seven-time All-Star Allen Iverson, who was the league’s second-leading scorer at the time.
Top coaches’ salaries still on the rise
Saban deal may be topped
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
The market forces that produced Nick Saban’s landmark eight-year, $32 million guaranteed contract at Alabama show no signs of easing. So experts expect even larger deals - perhaps soon - for other college head football coaches.
Hingis, Clijsters to battle again
Pair will collide in Australian Open quarterfinals
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
Martina Hingis and Kim Clijsters set up their second straight Australian Open quarterfinal showdown with fourth-round victories today.
Intel to partner with Sun Microsystems
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Server and software maker Sun Microsystems Inc. has agreed to use chips from Intel Corp. in some of its servers and for Intel to endorse Sun’s Solaris operating system, a person close to the deal told the AP late Sunday.
Princeton plans no tuition increase
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
The price of education won’t be going up at Princeton.
Clinton promotes expanded health care
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
She’s in, and she’s in to win.
N.M. governor to seek Democratic presidential nomination
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson began a run for the Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, betting that his deep resume and Hispanic heritage will boost his chances in a field already stocked with better-known candidates.
Search for kidnapped family expands
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Police and federal agents extended their search to Chicago on Sunday for four children and their mother, whose ex-boyfriend authorities say shot a man and kidnapped them in Indiana the day before.
More snow and wind blasts Plains states still reeling from series of storms
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
The latest in a series of winter storms battered Colorado on Sunday, dumping several inches of snow and whipping up strong winds that created whiteout conditions on the state’s eastern plains.
On the record
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
No party gets enough votes to govern alone
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
Serbs scattered their votes among 20 political parties in parliamentary elections Sunday, leaving no group with enough power to rule alone, according to partial returns in a troubled Balkan nation divided over Western-style reforms and the future of Kosovo.
Rebels leaders blame government for attacks
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
Government planes breached a cease-fire by bombing villages in northern Darfur, rebel commanders said Sunday as the U.S. called on Sudan to let insurgent factions meet to discuss having joint peace talks with the regime.
Earthquake rattles northeast Indonesia
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
An earthquake rattled northeast Indonesia Sunday.
Leaders fail to agree on coalition government
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
Rival Palestinian leaders failed to resolve an increasingly bloody dispute between their movements and come up with a plan for a unity government.
Prosecutor: Teen admits killing journalist
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
A teenager has confessed to gunning down an ethnic Armenian journalist.
Muslim’s handshake refusal debated
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
Police said Sunday that a Muslim female officer had refused to shake hands with London’s police chief during a graduation ceremony last month due to her religious beliefs, fanning a debate in Britain on the assimilation of Muslims into society.
Iran announces missile tests as leader defends nuclear ambitions
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
Determined not to budge under pressure, Iran announced new tests of short-range missiles Sunday, and hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted his country had a right to enrich uranium for nuclear power.
Chavez lashes out at Washington
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
President Hugo Chavez told U.S. officials to “Go to hell, gringos!” and called Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice “missy” on his weekly radio and TV show Sunday, lashing out at Washington for what he called unacceptable meddling in Venezuelan affairs.
District offers services for homeless students
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B3
Images of homeless people typically involve adults who have hit hard times and ended up on the streets. But educators in Lawrence public schools say they see the homeless every day - as young students in their classrooms.
Hunk of burning love for Valentine’s Day
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
A longtime downtown Lawrence business owner has been romancing the wax.
Taliban plan to open schools
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Taliban said they will open their own schools in areas of southern Afghanistan under their control, an apparent effort to win support among local residents and undermine the Western-backed government’s efforts to expand education.
Golden Globes help boost smaller films at box office
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
The dance flick “Stomp the Yard” retained its top spot at the box office for a second week, but a handful of small films were boosted by their success at the Golden Globes.
CEO emerges as industry tough guy on licensing deals
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Universal Music Group chief executive officer Doug Morris resents that MTV and other cable music channels built multibillion-dollar businesses around videos given away by record companies anxious to promote their artists.
VA clinic to conduct open house today
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B4
A Lawrence outpatient clinic for military veterans will have an open house today as it celebrates expanded hours of operation.
Afghan soldiers train at Fort Riley for ‘forgotten war’
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B4
In the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the United States rushed troops to Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime and chase Osama bin Laden. More than five years later, Americans are still hunting bin Laden and the Taliban is reasserting itself in what some have called the “forgotten war.”
Analysis: Kansas delegation shifting on Iraq
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B4
They were for President Bush’s strategy in Iraq before they were against it.
Kansas Bankers Association Soil conservation award goes to Jack and Maxine McCabria
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Family tradition is important to Jack and Maxine McCabria, and farming is one of those traditions.
Networking group announces officers
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Douglas County Connection, a group of area professionals dedicated to the promotion and growth of businesses owned by group members, announces the election of officers.
Money tip
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Effective Dec. 31, Delta Airlines has stipulated that customers’ SkyMiles points expire after two years rather than three years. And beginning Jan. 31, U.S. Airways Dividend Miles will expire after 18 months rather than the previous dormancy requirement of three years.
Hammerschmidts honored for conservation
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A6
Though retirement often is associated with the golden years, Lloyd Hammerschmidt reverted to his childhood after ending a 30-year career.
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
State officials told lawmakers they will need $2.7 million in the coming year to handle the defense of indigents charged with sex crimes under the new “Jessica’s Law.”
Inspectors fault state hospital
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
State and private inspectors, acting on complains from patients at Larned State Hospital, found conditions termed “inhumane,” according to a report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Kansas Bankers Association Conservation Award for Wildlife goes to Hadley and Angela Warwick
Tradition, family ties drive efforts by winners of annual Douglas County Conservation District awards
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
When Hadley Warwick wrote a paper about quail habitat while working on a degree in biology at Kansas University, it sounded complex. Decades later, Warwick found out how complicated quail habitats are firsthand.
Entitlement tidal wave looms
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B7
How big should the federal government be? Most people probably would say it’s about the right size. But what if you knew that forces - indeed plans - were in motion to make Uncle Sam’s bite on the economy almost twice what it is now?
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 22, 1907: A bill of unusual interest here is being framed for the legislature in Topeka: To provide for the establishment of a reformatory for incorrigible and immoral women.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
A majority of Lawrence city commissioners said they did not think a new Wal-Mart discount store due to be built near 27th and Iowa would have a negative effect on downtown retail expansion.
Petraeus may put pressure on Maliki
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
The change of command in Iraq offers an opportunity to move past the divisive domestic debate over the deployment of more troops to Baghdad, and instead put the pressure where it belongs - on the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Events Calendar
January 22, 2007 in print edition on D2
Catwalk kids
Parents splurge on kiddie clothes that mimic their own wardrobe tastes
January 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
Will it be the Earnest Sewn jeans, a Splendid top or a Lucy Sykes dress in a Liberty of London print? That’s the fashion decision facing many toddlers this morning. Yes, toddlers.
Frank seeks government-engineered equality
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
Barney Frank, the 14-term Massachusetts congressman who chairs the Financial Services Committee, says it might be useful to “make it a misdemeanor to use metaphors in the discussion of public policy,” such as “a rising tide lifts all boats.”
Gadgets for baby care: Do you really need them?
January 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
Congratulations! You’re pregnant. Now comes the stressful task of figuring out which baby gear you actually need. It’s easy enough to head to the baby store, grab the scanner gun and beep on every item in sight for your registry.
Snowstorm a real blast for fun-seeking sledders
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
A week after dealing with landscapes coated with ice, Lawrence-area residents woke up Sunday to a far more inviting winter scene - a thick blanket of snow covering the community.
Police chief kept watch at Saddam detention center
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Police Chief Kenny Carpenter is spending his workdays in Tonganoxie now. But three years ago, he was far from home, keeping guard over one of the world’s most notorious men: Saddam Hussein.
Two Lawrence schools earn Challenge Awards
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
New York and Broken Arrow schools in Lawrence are among 127 statewide honored with 2006 Challenge Awards.
Ribbon-cutting set for life sciences center
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University leaders this week will celebrate the opening of a 205,000-square-foot research center dedicated to the life sciences.
Apartment complex to be reconsidered
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission tonight will consider plans for a large apartment complex at the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Stoneridge Drive.
District ponders many variables in all-day kindergarten equation
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
It’s the nice shiny apple Lawrence’s school board would like to sit on the public’s desk: all-day kindergarten. “It would give us time to do justice to all the things we need to be teaching: science, social studies, possibly more in-depth language arts and more math,” says Chris Heider, who teaches two half-day sections of kindergarten at Langston Hughes School.
Iraqi leader cuts off militia
Prime minister says cleric’s Mahdi Army no longer will be afforded protection
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
Iraq’s prime minister has dropped his protection of an anti-American cleric’s Shiite militia after U.S. intelligence convinced him the group was infiltrated by death squads, two officials said Sunday.
Housing market downsizes
Smaller increases in valuations shrink tax bases
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
Mayor Mike Amyx knew this news was coming. As a follower of the local real estate market, Amyx has been hearing for months about Lawrence residents struggling to sell their homes. “You hear the stories over and over again that people aren’t getting anything close to their asking price,” Amyx said.
Experts: Immigration laws not a solution
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
As an immigration lawyer in Overland Park, Mira Mdivani sees the heartbreaking stories every day. Employers, workers and newlyweds stream into her office full of hope wanting to become U.S. citizens.
Super Bowl-bound
Indianapolis, Chicago advance to NFL title game
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
Two good friends who happen to be NFL coaches already are front-and-center in this Super Bowl, and kickoff is still two weeks away.
Colts, QB vindicated
Manning leads game-winning drive
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C6
The demons can relocate to some other team’s locker room. Peyton Manning and Tony Dungy are Super Bowl material now.
Commentary: Paying Utley is the right thing to do
Work ethic, drive to win and annual production make $85 million a fair price tag
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
Some pro athletes are in it for the money and others for the championships.
Headquarters to offer counselor training
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Headquarters Counseling Center seeks volunteer counselors for its 24-hour counseling hot line and walk-in support center.
Lawrence Datebook
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
City commission briefs
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B4
Cycling event will affect some streets…
Kansas Bankers Association Buffer awards go to Steve and Bonnie Crawford, Laurel and Gary Holladay
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Hobart Lutz wanted a solitary retreat near Lawrence.
Filling out Obama’s resume
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B7
That Sen. Barack Hussein Obama Jr. chose the same day as the season premier of “American Idol” to launch his presidential exploratory committee is nicely symbolic.
Voter ID
Requiring photo identification at the polls may needlessly impede the voting process.
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
A proposal to require Kansas voters to present a photo identification at the polls may be trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist - and perhaps creating some new problems in the process.
Horoscopes
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Monday, Jan. 22
Favorites return from hibernation
January 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
A number of popular and critically acclaimed programs return from their long winter’s nap.
Bald (eagle) is beautiful for nature event crowd
January 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
A trio of 11-year-olds waited in eager anticipation of the main attraction Sunday afternoon: two eagles - one bald, one golden.
Parents’ birthday party wish: Less fuss, more fun
Frazzled mom inspires campaign against elaborate bashes for children
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
Having decided on a ballerina theme for her daughter’s 6th birthday party, Michelle West drove all over to find little dancers for the cake. Then she put 50 little beefeater guards around the edges. And she gave it beautiful white icing with peppermint trim. And what happened? The kids wouldn’t eat it.
People in the news
January 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ DiCaprio says ‘Titanic’ made him want to quit acting ¢ Crocodile hunter’s daughter onstage with animals ¢ ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ named best film by Producers Guild
Keegan: Stability eludes Kansas
January 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
Since the moment Brandon Rush announced from his locker room chair in Auburn Hills, Mich., last March that he was returning for his sophomore season, great expectations have been placed on Bill Self’s fourth Kansas University basketball team.