Archive for Wednesday, January 24, 2007

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KU vs Baylor Game 01-24-07
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What do you think of the President's State of the Union speech

Poll results

Response Percent
He had bad ideas
 
45%
He had good ideas
 
29%
It doesn’t matter - the 2008 race has already begun
 
23%
Undecided
 
1%
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Kansas anti-smoking bill undergoes some changes
January 24, 2007
The Senate Judiciary Committee started rewriting the non-smoking measure, calling for fewer public places to be affected by the ban.
Lawrence city manager ‘survives’ his first formal evaluation
January 24, 2007
City Commissioners gave city manager David Corliss glowing reviews as part of his annual performance review.
28-year old joins the race for a seat on the city commission
January 24, 2007
Jake Davis is a singer-songwriter who has lived in Lawrence since 1996. He is hoping to represent the younger adults in Lawrence and get a few things changed for the better.
City officials site tax increases as a way to create more affordable housing
January 24, 2007
Members of Lawrence’ Affordable Housing Task Force propose raising the mortgage registration tax in hopes of creating more affordable housing.
KU women lose in tight battle with rival K-State
January 24, 2007
A Jayhawk fan wants nothing much more than to beat K-State every now and again, but the Jayhawks women’s team couldn’t outlast the ‘Cats, 55-59.
Local high school students kick off their film careers
January 24, 2007
Typically, music is added to a film to create suspense or convey moods, but in this case, it was the other way around!
KU tops Baylor in bounce-back victory
January 24, 2007
This Texas road game went much better than the last. Brandon Rush and Julian Wright led the way to a KU trouncing of BU, 82-56.
Tonganoxie High enjoys new wrestling room
January 24, 2007
In a year in which more students are on the wrestling team than ever before, a new wrestling room couldn’t have come at a better time for Tonganoxie High.
Mini-comics all the rage
January 24, 2007
Artists gathered at the local comic shop ‘Astrokitty’ to show off their mini- comics to fans at ‘Mini-Comic-Palooza 2007.’
Psychologists say this week is worst 7-day stretch of the year for depression
January 24, 2007
If you’re feeling blue, you are not alone. A British psychologist says he’s mathematically determined the last week of January is particularly depressing - and today is right in the middle.
Wichita lawmaker pushing for vaccination for young girls in Kansas
January 24, 2007
In hopes of preventing a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer, one Wichita lawmaker is calling all young girls living in Kansas to receive a vaccination.
Commissioners give Corliss a glowing review
He has taken the job and run with it,’ mayor says
January 24, 2007
New City Manager David Corliss received glowing reviews from city commissioners today as part of his annual performance review.
Statewide smoking ban bill being reworked
January 24, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a bill aimed at banning smoking in public places statewide is undergoing changes, and costs to bond out of custody in Douglas County.
Highberger will push for mortgage tax to pay for affordable housing
Critic says it will result in a price increase for homes
January 24, 2007
City Commissioner Boog Highberger said this morning that he will actively begin to lobby the legislature to increase the state’s mortgage registration tax.
City throws flag on move to Arrowhead
Commission: Relocating home football game means Lawrence loses
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B5
Count Lawrence city commissioners among those unhappy about Kansas University’s decision to move its home football game against Missouri to Arrowhead Stadium.
T’wolves fire Casey
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C5
In a season and a half with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dwane Casey became known for his even-keeled demeanor, never getting too high or too low.
Hundreds protest more power for Chavez
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A6
Blowing whistles and waving flags, hundreds of Venezuelans protested Tuesday against a congressional measure that would grant President Hugo Chavez the power to pass laws by decree in areas from the economy to defense.
Briefly
January 24, 2007 in print edition on D2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “A Tour and Taste of Pachamama’s Restaurant and Bar,” with chef and owner Ken Baker.
K.C. police chase ends near McLouth
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B3
McLouth police officers and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday helped end a car chase that began when a man attempted to run over a police officer in Kansas City, Mo., police said.
Multicultural Roadshow starts rolling in Wichita
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s admissions staff kicked off the fourth annual KU Multicultural Roadshow Monday in Wichita.
Prosecutor seeks indictment of president
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A7
Israel’s attorney general announced Tuesday that he intends to indict President Moshe Katsav on rape, sexual assault and other criminal charges based on allegations made by female former employees.
Lottery facts
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
To the editor: I have worked part-time at a local convenience store that sells Kansas Lottery. In the literature that the state puts outs in regard to the “Kansas Hot Lotto,” nowhere does it mention that it is associated with other jurisdictions.
Rape suspect charged with beating murderer
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
A man charged with rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a minor has added to his list of charges.
As Ethiopians begin to exit, Somalis fear turmoil
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A6
A long line of Ethiopian artillery, armored vehicles and trucks loaded with soldiers rolled toward the edges of Mogadishu on Tuesday, beginning a withdrawal from a fragile Somali capital that many residents fear will now slip further into chaos.
Pump patrol
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Arrowhead move long time coming
Past athletic department regimes considered playing Border War in Kansas City
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
Neutral-site football games haven’t been a popular thought in the past.
Alabama stumbles on road again
Unranked Auburn notches second upset in six days with 81-57 drubbing
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Auburn Tigers were racking up breakaway dunks, sneaking to the basket for uncontested layups and generally having no problems scoring against No. 12 Alabama.
Job well done
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Lawrence is indebted to Mike Rundle for 12 years of principled leadership - the hallmark of which has been a consistent dedication to preserving those qualities that continue to make this a unique place to live.
Commodities
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
Justice for all
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
To the editor: What is a patriot? Presumably someone devoted to his/her country.
Bulldogs end perfect season with third win over Cougars
January 24, 2007
For the third time this season, the South Cougars’ ninth-grade girls basketball team squared off against its rival, the Southwest Bulldogs. The Bulldogs defeated the Cougars in the previous two meetings, but with the third game, and season finale, being played on a neutral court Saturday night at Lawrence High, South thought it had a good chance to knockoff undefeated Southwest. The Bulldogs were ready for the challenge.
5 Americans killed in helicopter crash
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A7
A U.S. security company helicopter crashed Tuesday as it flew over a dangerous Sunni neighborhood in the central Baghdad where insurgents and Iraqi security troops fought a prolonged gunbattle, and a U.S. official said five American civilians on board were killed.
Torgerson sets record at invite
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C3
Free State’s Chase Torgerson set a school record while winning the 100-yard backstroke Tuesday at the Topeka Invitational.
KSU slipping without Gipson
Wildcat center unlikely to play against KU tonight
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C4
Two games without center Marlies Gipson have resulted in two losses for Kansas State’s women’s basketball team.
Push to split county draws cries of racism
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A potentially explosive dispute in the City Too Busy to Hate is taking shape over a proposal to break Fulton County in two and split off Atlanta’s predominantly white, affluent suburbs to the north from some of the metropolitan area’s poorest, black neighborhoods.
Iranian president says U.S. unable to ‘inflict serious damage’ on his country
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A6
The United States is incapable of inflicting “serious damage” on Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday, as a second U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the Gulf as a warning from Washington for Iran to back down in its attempts to dominate the region.
Watergate figure E. Howard Hunt dies at 88
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
E. Howard Hunt, the organizer of the Watergate break-in that led to the greatest political scandal in U.S. history and toppled the presidency of Richard Nixon, died Tuesday. He was 88.
Family’s winning tradition on line for Weinmaster
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C6
Playing in the Shrine Bowl is a family tradition for the Weinmaster family.
Roberts’ child care legislation in wage bill
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B2
A measure to improve access to child care that Sen. Pat Roberts has been pushing for more than a decade is closer than ever to becoming law.
8th, 9th candidates file to run for seats
Field set for primary after bail bondsman, musician register
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
Talk of changing the city’s smoking ban and moving the library into the former Riverfront Mall will be campaign issues during the City Commission election, thanks to two last-day filers for the race.
8 arrested for 1971 police killing
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A8
Eight men were arrested Tuesday in the 1971 slaying of a police officer that authorities say was part of a black power group’s five-year campaign to kill law enforcement officers in San Francisco and New York.
Attorney: White House sacrificed Libby
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
White House officials tried to sacrifice vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby to protect strategist Karl Rove from blame for leaking a CIA operative’s identity during a political storm over the Iraq war, Libby’s lawyer said Tuesday.
Haskell men erase 15-point deficit
Three Indians score 16 in comeback victory
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C4
Haskell Indian Nations University overcame an early 15-point deficit to defeat Newman, 83-78, on Tuesday night in men’s college basketball.
County law enforcers tout gun lock safety
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
With more people buying guns since carrying a concealed weapon became legal Jan. 1, local lawmen are pushing for parents packing heat to make sure their weapons are safe.
Man, not daughter, convicted of murder
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man who had blamed his 12-year-old daughter for his wife’s stabbing death was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in Pierre.
Diplomatic doors are opening in Mideast
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
The White House has long castigated its critics for failing to write about the “good news” in the Middle East.
Law professor seeks Cherokee leader post
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Kansas University law professor is in the running to become leader of the 260,000-member Cherokee Nation.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 24, 1907: “Arch Hazlitt, who was arrested in Lawrence last Friday and charged with assaulting Zona Heckert in DeSoto and then robbing the U.S. mail site there, was acquitted at his preliminary hearing in Olathe.
Clijsters stops Hingis in three sets
Top-seeded Sharapova awaits in Australian semifinals
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C2
Kim Clijsters had another quarterfinal win over Martina Hingis despite a rash of unforced errors, and moved into the Australian Open semifinals against top-seeded Maria Sharapova.
Injuries may sideline two local honorees
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
Four Lawrence high school football players were selected to compete in the Shrine Bowl, but only two might play in the July 28 game at Fort Hays State University.
China confirms test of anti-satellite missile
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A6
China sought to reassure the world Tuesday that its test of a new anti-satellite missile does not signal a “space race,” but the announcement did little to ease tensions about an uncertain new phase in China’s space program.
Ex-director to speak about Ford at institute
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
The former director of the Dole Institute of Politics will return to the Kansas University campus next month to give a speech about former President Gerald Ford.
Age, heavy use blamed in K-State pipe burst
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
The problem of deferred maintenance at state universities came home to roost Tuesday at Kansas State University when an 84-year-old asbestos-lined steam pipe burst, causing classes to be canceled in several buildings, officials said.
KU dean to discuss competitiveness
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kansas University’s dean of international programs will review legislation before Congress, and key issues in international dialogue regarding international competitiveness and collaborations, during a Friday breakfast meeting of Kansas International.
Kidnapped mother, children found safe
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A mother and four children who police said were abducted from their Elkhart, Ind., home on Saturday were found safe in a motel in the same city Tuesday night, officials said.
Businesses to be rated on elder friendliness
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B3
Secret shoppers soon will show up at local businesses, checking to see how friendly they are to the elderly.
Newman overcomes HINU women’s lead
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C4
Shanda Murdock had 13 points and six rebounds, and Kortney Smith added 10 points, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Haskell Indian Nations University from dropping a 62-59 women’s basketball decision to Newman on Friday night.
Winfrey opens Gates to history, genealogy
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
Last winter, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosted the four-part series “African American Lives,” using oral history, family anecdotes, legal documents, genealogy and DNA analysis to trace the roots of several prominent African-Americans, including Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones.
Accused serial killer calls allegations ‘hogwash’
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A6
A Canadian pig farmer whom prosecutors said confessed to killing 49 women told police in a videotaped interview shown to jurors Tuesday that the allegations against him were “hogwash,” yet concedes he’s “a bad dude.”
Education funding measures advance
House protects school finance increases, allots money for university repairs
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Kansas House on Tuesday advanced a bill to ensure funding increases to public schools for the next two years and provide extra money for repairs at public universities.
Kline gets worker lawsuit switched to federal court
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B10
A lawsuit filed against Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline by eight former employees has been moved to federal court.
AFC’s success no lock for Colts
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C6
Just because the Indianapolis Colts will represent the vastly superior AFC doesn’t make them a Super cinch in Miami.
Boston Financial adds to DST profit
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
A Boston Financial Data Services center in Lawrence contributed to earnings gains last year for one of its co-owners.
Baldwin City faces primary election
Lack of filings seen for some city seats in Eudora, Lecompton
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
Baldwin City voters will have a primary election Feb. 27.
School board races attract candidates
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
A primary will be needed to narrow the race for one of the positions on the Perry-Lecompton school board.
Organization elects new executive board
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence-Douglas County NAACP branch recently elected its new executive board for 2007-08.
Vice provost in running for top Alabama-Huntsville position
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
A top Kansas University administrator is one of two finalists to become president of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Planning, development efforts get go-ahead
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B5
The city should have a new leader to oversee planning and development activities by the end of April.
French doctors perform partial face transplant
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A6
Doctors have performed another face transplant. This time they gave a 29-year-old man a new nose, mouth and chin and sections of his cheeks.
Verhaeghe, Vander Tuig key Baldwin’s winning start at tourney
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C6
Kelsey Verhaeghe score 20 points and Amanda Vander Tuig added nine as the Baldwin High girls basketball team earned a 57-50 victory Tuesday night against St. Mary’s in the opening round of the Wellsville Top Gun Tournament.
Eagles struggle to contain Hyman Brand’s hot hand
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C3
A hot Hyman Brand shooter doomed Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team in a 59-31 loss Monday.
Loving God
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
To the editor: In response to Kyle Batson and his “moral compass,” I would ask this: What empathy do you share with Hitler, Stalin and others who have murdered millions in their atheistic genocides?
Lawrence author tips her hand with debut of mystery novel
January 24, 2007 in print edition on D1
In the middle of Illinois, on a long return trip from visiting family in Canada, Elisabeth Lee plucked a heroine from a couple of road signs.
Lawrence Datebook
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B2
Page says state senator groped him in motel room
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A former legislative page told lawmakers Tuesday that a state senator sexually groped him last year while the two shared a motel room at the start of the young man’s weeklong stint in the Legislature.
Bracing for boos
KU’s Arthur ready for chilly reception
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University freshman Darrell Arthur, who led Dallas South Oak Cliff High to a pair of Texas large-class state championships the past two years, does not expect a hero’s welcome tonight when he returns to the Lone Star State.
California cold snap will send consumers to Florida
January 24, 2007 in print edition on D1
I magine grocery store managers are feeling a bit like the gas station owner who learns that an increase in the price of crude will push pump prices way above where he has them set.
Al-Maliki must prove himself
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B9
Here is a wise warning against get-rich-quick schemes: “If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.” So don’t give a fast-talking stranger your money when he promises to double it.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
Robert Cobb, executive vice chancellor at Kansas University, was selected United Fund president for the coming year by a vote of the UF directors.
Jayhawks to hold clinic for Special Olympians
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Kansas University men’s basketball team will work with Special Olympics athletes at the Wilt Chamberlain Clinic on Feb. 4 in Allen Fieldhouse.
Primary in McLouth; none in Perry, Oskaloosa
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
The city of McLouth will need a primary election to whittle the number of candidates who filed for three City Council positions.
Dirty, mean campaign ahead
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B9
Fundraisers on the left and right are salivating now that Sen. Hillary Clinton has declared, “I’m in” the 2008 presidential race. On the left, feminists will likely hail her as the reincarnation of suffragette Susan B. Anthony.
On the record
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B2
Spreading yourself thinner
Margarine often healthier alternative, but butter may be better for baking
January 24, 2007 in print edition on D1
Laurel Eastling understands any confusion a shopper might have in the dairy aisle.
New political tone set
Bush reaches out to Democrats on domestic issues and Iraq
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
Facing dismal approval ratings and skeptical Democratic majorities, President Bush urged Congress on Tuesday to work with him on critical domestic issues and give his latest Iraq plan “a chance,” saying that “we can work through our differences and achieve big things for the American people.”
People in the news
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Chris Cuomo unhurt after convoy hit by roadside bomb ¢ Ted Nugent says Confederate flag shirt OK by governor ¢ Elizabeth Vargas: ABC didn’t force her out of anchor job
Some proposals praised, others found lacking in scope
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
President Bush’s remarks on the military and health care received some praise from Lawrence-area residents Tuesday night, but others wanted to hear more or other ideas on education and energy.
Man accused of kidnapping 2 Idaho children, killing their family, confesses to more slayings
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man accused of kidnapping and molesting two Idaho children after killing their family has confessed to the slayings of three other children in Washington state and California, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Shooting for the best photo printer
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
With today’s inkjet printers, printing top-notch photos at home is a snap. You don’t even have to turn on your computer, thanks to a growing list of photo-friendly features.
From the stone age to the digital age
January 24, 2007
Your desk is littered with bills, fund prospectuses, tax forms and credit-card offers, and you don’t know where to start. How can you get it all done without spending every spare moment holed up in your den?
Kansas basketball notebook
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C8
KU leads the all-time series, 11-1. The Jayhawks have won five straight in the series since an 85-77 loss in 2001 in Waco, Texas. KU trailed by 25 points at halftime in that game.
3 killed, scores injured in Beirut strikes
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A7
Hezbollah-led protesters burned tires and cars and clashed with government supporters Tuesday, paralyzing Beirut and areas across Lebanon in the worst violence yet in the pro-Iranian group’s campaign to topple U.S.-backed Prime Minister Fuad Saniora.
Kansas lawmakers skeptical, cautious on Bush plans
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A5
President Bush’s plan to boost government mandates on ethanol and other alternative fuels drew praise Tuesday from Kansas’ congressional delegation, but the state’s lawmakers expressed growing concern about deploying more U.S. forces to Iraq.
Memorable moments from the State of the Union address
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A5
Here are highlights from the State of the Union address and its reception, at a glance:
FDA considering new standards
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A8
The government is considering setting higher standards for birth control drugs used by millions, saying that newer pills appear to be less effective at preventing pregnancy than those approved decades ago.
Presidential primary gaining momentum
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
The state’s top election official wants to place Kansans in the voting booth early next year so they can help determine the Democratic and Republican nominees for president.
Woodling: Marian absent at Allen
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
With snow falling steadily outside Allen Fieldhouse, it seemed unlikely Kansas University’s women’s basketball team would draw much of a crowd.
Former board member enters race
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
When voters go to the polls April 3, they’ll find another comeback candidate seeking to regain his old seat on Lawrence’s school board.
Bears focused after blowout
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C8
Baylor University’s basketball players and coaches have had four days to think about their unsightly 40-point blowout loss at Oklahoma.
Official reaches Summit
City manager provides updates on projects, goals
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
A planned waterline replacement project along Massachusetts Street could begin before Kansas University commencement this spring.
Right message
The Lawrence school district shouldn’t back down on its alcohol testing policy.
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
It’s disappointing, though perhaps not surprising, to learn that attendance at high school dances in Lawrence has declined since measures were taken to screen students for alcohol use.
A new outlook on life sciences
KU christens hailed center for life sciences research
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
Hailing it as a great step in establishing the Kansas University Medical Center as a champion of research and curing diseases, KU and state leaders cut a DNA-shaped ribbon Tuesday to open the $57.2 million Kansas Life Sciences Innovation Center.
Senior bowlers take a bow
Free State closes out 2007 home season
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C3
As a youngster, Kenny Altman didn’t choose the bright lights of football, basketball or baseball as his sporting pursuit.
Oscar nominations highlight diversity
January 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
Led by the splashy black musical “Dreamgirls” and the multilingual “Babel,” diversity took on a deeper meaning at the Oscar nominations Tuesday, extending beyond ethnicity to age, gender and experience.
Kiffin’s a panic choice for Raiders
Surprisingly, Davis actually found somebody who wanted to coach in Oakland
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C2
Very exciting news out of Raiders headquarters Monday night: Yes, there actually is somebody who wants to coach the team!
Horoscopes
January 24, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Wednesday, Jan. 24
Hockey’s great young hopes
Ovechkin, Crosby bring star power to struggling NHL
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C6
Sitting side by side at a table, facing question after question about being the faces of the new NHL, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin flashed their grace and charm.
Thumbs up for Lions’ Lorenzo
January 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
A concussion kept Jake Lorenzo out of last fall’s football game against Free State High.