Archive for Monday, March 19, 2007

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Hot 'Wheels' Methadone Lawrence Woodwind Quintet Kenya Children
What should be KU's biggest concern in San Jose?

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How are your NCAA brackets after the first weekend of play?

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Both Stewart brothers enjoying tourney success
March 19, 2007
Kansas junior Rodrick Stewart isn’t the only one in his family heading to the Sweet 16. On Sunday, his twin brother Lodrick scored 10 points for USC as the Trojans beat Texas to advance.
KU’s tourney wins silence Self critics
March 19, 2007
After the last two NCAA tournament, some KU fans called for the head of Kansas coach Bill Self.
Sebelius criticizes lawmakers over health care issues
March 19, 2007
Governor Sebelius says legislators are moving too slowly on health care issues as she chided lawmakers today for not embracing her plan to extend state health care coverage to all children under the age of six.
LHS teacher arrested for indecent liberties with minor
March 19, 2007
A Lawrence teacher is arrested for having sexual intercourse and sodomy with a minor.
Pet food recall includes local businesses
March 19, 2007
News tonight of a major pet food recall - 88 different kinds of dog and cat food brands have been taken off the shelves at stores such as Dillon’s, Wal-Mart and Petsmart as a result.
Air quality improves in Douglas County
March 19, 2007
Here’s some news that should have you breathing a sigh of relief - four years of testing shows that air quality in Douglas County is good and that ozone levels are very low compared to the greater Kansas City area.
KU-SIU taking game cross county thanks to bracket
March 19, 2007
Up next for Kansas is Southern Illinois. Sounds like a perfect game to be played in St. Louis in the Midwest bracket right? Wrong.
Kidcast for March 19
March 19, 2007
Brian Myers gives the highs and lows for March 19.
Food fun incorporates science, learning
March 19, 2007
Your parents always told you not to play with your food, well today area kids got a chance to disobey good manners and have some fun with food.
Illinois State taps KU’s Jankovich
March 19, 2007
Assistant KU men’s basketball coach Tim Jankovich has accepted the head coaching job at Illinois State and is expected to be introduced at a press conference tomorrow in Normal, Ill.
Kansas football team enjoying spring break
March 19, 2007
After three practices, it’s break time for the Kansas football team. THe Jayhawks, like the rest of the KU student body, are off this week for spring break.
Mining part of state’s scarred past
March 19, 2007
It’s an often overlooked link to the state’s past, but for those still living in parts of Kansas where the mining industry laid its roots more than a century ago, the impacts go far deeper than the scarred earth left behind.
City leaders offer incentives for bridge work
March 19, 2007
Douglas County leaders finalize a deal to provide incentives for finishing early to the contractor working on repairs to the Lecompton bridge.
Fire engulfs house in Leavenworth Co.
March 19, 2007
Firefighters from several area departments are on the scenes of a large house fire just over the county line in far southwestern Leavenworth County.
Hawks punch Sweet 16 ticket with 88-76 win
March 19, 2007
For the first time in three years, the Kansas men’s basketball team is still alive in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament as the Jayhawks punched their tickets on Sunday in Chicago by whipping Kentucky 88-76.
Protest marks 4-year anniversary of Iraq war
March 19, 2007
A group of about 100 anti-Iraq war protesters rally in Lawrence today on the fourth anniversary of the war’s beginning.
KU’s impressive offensive display frustrates Wildcats
March 19, 2007
For Kentucky, it was a frustrating afternoon for 40 minutes as Tubby Smith’s team watched on as Kansas shot 75 percent from the field.
Fate of Lawrence man charged with murder rests in jurors’ hands
March 19, 2007
The case of a Lawrence man charged with murdering his girlfriend will soon be in the hands of jurors.
KU assistant Tim Jankovich to take post at Illinois State
March 19, 2007
Kansas University assistant men’s basketball coach Tim Jankovich has accepted the head coaching job at Illinois State, and is expected to be introduced at a news conference Tuesday in Normal, Ill.
Lawrence High teacher suspended
March 19, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a female teacher at Lawrence High School was suspended after being charged for indecent liberties with a minor, and the first part of a special series studying the environmental impact of mining.
KU Hospital’s CEO is resigning
March 19, 2007
In the midst of ongoing, contentious negotiations with Kansas University Medical Center, KU Hospital president and CEO Irene Cumming announced Monday that she is resigning effective in July.
Lawrence protesters mark anniversary of war in Iraq
March 19, 2007
A group of about 100 anti-Iraq war protesters rallied in Lawrence today, the fourth anniversary of the war’s beginning.
Female teacher charged with taking aggravated indecent liberties with a minor
March 19, 2007
A female teacher in her first year at Lawrence High School was suspended today after being charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a minor, a school district official said today.
County offers $10,000-a-day incentive to finish bridge repairs early
The cost of the bridge repairs, not including painting the structure, is $2.518 million.
March 19, 2007
The contractor, A.M. Cohron & Son Inc., would receive $10,000 for each day that repairs to the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton were completed enough to allow the bridge to reopen. The incentive would be good for up to 10 days, or a total of $100,000.
KU in Chicago: 15 seconds of … rubbing it in
March 19, 2007
Red, cushion seats at the United center or the trusty Barcalounger in the rec room?
Extra Minutes: Kansas 88, Kentucky 76
March 19, 2007
Tying up loose ends from Sunday’s win over Kentucky, which was the third against the Wildcats for the KU program in the past three seasons. This time, though, on a neutral site, it sent the Jayhawks into the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2004.
Anti-war demonstrations continue coast to coast
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
For a second consecutive day, thousands of protesters flowed through the streets of several cities Sunday to call for an end to the funding of the Iraq war or the immediate return of U.S. troops.
US Airways sees improvement in moving travelers
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
Thousands of weary travelers spent a third day waiting to reach their destinations Sunday as US Airways struggled to recover from the ice and snow storm that paralyzed airports in the Northeast.
Keegan: KU sophs living up to billing
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
Brandon Rush arrived at Kansas University thinking defense was something the other guy played to try to stop him from scoring. By the time Mario Chalmers left an early-season tournament in Hawaii, he realized just how far away Alaska is from the big-time. Julian Wright had flashes of brilliance, when he wasn’t throwing passes to cheerleaders.
Linwood businessman uses lighthearted poetry to attract diners
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
It takes a quiet place to write a poem, said Linwood businessman and poet Jeff Coatney. And it takes at least an hour for him to pen a verse. That’s probably not long enough, Coatney said.
Radical proposals on global warming carry own set of risks
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
When climate scientist Andrew Weaver considers the idea of tinkering with Earth’s air, water or sunlight to fight global warming, he remembers the lessons of a favorite children’s book.
Baylor not bugged by rally
Bears hold off Chattanooga, advance to second round
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
For a few minutes in the second half, Baylor appeared in serious danger of becoming an upset victim in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Johnson makes it two straight
Late pass clinches victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
Jimmie Johnson had the car to beat Sunday, but it took a late-race charge to catch and pass Tony Stewart three laps from the end and drive away with a victory in the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Deadly germs take grim toll in hospitals
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A9
The week before Christmas was filled with excitement for 6-year-old Macenzie and her mother, Lacie Simmons. They decorated the tree, shopped and put an inflatable snow globe in the yard.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Adviser completes investment training
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
Kent Tomlinson, an associate vice president and financial adviser for Morgan Stanley’s Global Wealth Management Group in Lawrence, has completed an investment consultant training program conducted by Morgan Stanley and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Self, Jayhawks familiar with SIU
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
It has been five years since Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has played Southern Illinois. Five years ago, Self led his former team, Illinois, past the Salukis, 75-72, in the Las Vegas Invitational championship. Afterward, Self said the game was SIU’s “Super Bowl,” something that miffed Saluki fans.
In Darfur, some exceptions to the Arab-African fight
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Ahmad Salaheddin is an Arab who has crossed the ethnic divide in Darfur’s bloody war to fight alongside ethnic African rebels. His fellow rebels jokingly call him a “janjaweed” - one of the Arab militiamen who are their fiercest enemy.
Privatization contract was delayed as conditions worsened
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A9
An Army contract to privatize maintenance at Walter Reed Medical Center was delayed more than three years amid bureaucratic bickering and legal squabbles that led to staff shortages and a hospital in disarray just as the number of severely wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan was rising rapidly.
Aging McCain facing ‘older than dirt’ image
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
John McCain, 70 and scarred, cannot deny his age. So he jokes about it. “I’m older than dirt, more scars than Frankenstein, but I learned a few things along the way,” quips the Republican presidential candidate, who tries to play down the ravages of time for the wisdom acquired over his seven decades.
$1.3M left in unclaimed lottery prizes
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
If you’ve got an old lottery ticket in the back of your wallet, it may be time you checked whether it’s a winner.
KU alumna wins guild poster contest
March 19, 2007 in print edition on D2
Lawrence Art Guild is pleased to announce the selection of Kansas City artist Jill Tichenor as the winner of the poster design for Art in the Park 2007. Tichenor’s watercolor, “Spring in the Park,” which features the South Park bandstand, was unanimously chosen for the honor.
Loyalty should be to nation
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
First, let me tell you what I’m not here to talk about. I’m not here to talk about the role politics played in the sacking of eight U.S. attorneys.
Pump patrol
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Choice key to school success
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
Congress will soon decide whether to renew President Bush’s signature education program “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB), the goal of which is to bring every public school student to grade level in reading and math by 2014.
Jordan’s bling ride inspires Jayhawks
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
Brandon Rush was in no hurry to enter the bowels of the United Center after stepping off Kansas University’s team bus early Sunday afternoon. His eyes were transfixed on a luxury Range Rover worth well over $100,000.
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Monday, March 19 - Those with birthdays today: New beginnings are possible if you let go and flow. Revise and update how you see various situations.
Senator to push ahead with subpoenas
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday he intends to subpoena White House officials involved in ousting federal prosecutors and is dismissing anything short of their testimony in public.
Game draws diverse crowd, some from KU’s past
Fans with sweet seats, former Jayhawk and NBA star, and a TV ‘Snake Doctor’ among the crowd
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich visited the visitors locker room Sunday at the United Center, imploring the current crop of Jayhawks to “go get it” - a trip to the Final Four and a National Championship.
Drive for troops raises more than $1,000
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence’s Golf USA raised more than $1,000 and collected 2,500 golf clubs as part of a fundraiser in cooperation with the Give to the Troops organization.
Lawrence Datebook
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
March 19, 2007
KU took over as Morris sat
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
Kentucky’s beefy 6-foot-11 junior center Randolph Morris was whistled for his third foul two minutes into the second half, and it was as if a roadblock vanished.
Mizzou bows out of postseason
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
Hanna Zavecz scored 21 points and Justyna Podziemska added 19 as Wyoming never trailed in beating Missouri, 73-67, on Sunday in the second round of the WNIT.
Vols hold off Cavs, move on
Tennessee in first Sweet 16 since 2000
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
Go ahead, Tennessee fans. Break out the orange paint and slather up. It sure seems to work for the head coach. JaJuan Smith led a second-half comeback, Chris Lofton made one free throw after another in the final seconds and the Volunteers held off Virginia, 77-74, Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
People in the news
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘Law & Order’ actor backing bipartisan political movement ¢ Report: Prince Charles’ wife to become grandmother ¢ A first for ‘Jeopardy!’: What is a three-way tie, Alex? ¢ Ex-governor says people must learn early about sexuality
300’ gores competition
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
Spartans continued to fend off the box-office competition as the battle epic “300” took the No. 1 spot for the second-straight weekend with $31.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Baby’ exhibit explores childhood
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
From a sculpture of a pigtailed girl with four eyes to a photograph of a self-conscious teenager on the beach, works in the “Pretty Baby” art exhibit demonstrate that childhood can be anything but simple.
Big blast, bigger blunder
Rookie Gordon has double impact in Royals’ loss
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C9
Alex Gordon showed off his tremendous potential at the plate before making a rookie mistake in the field that cost the Kansas City Royals a game.
Vinland Fair fundraiser slated for Saturday
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Vinland Fair’s centennial year will begin Saturday with a longtime favorite - a pancake supper.
School board veteran back on ballot
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
If you ask Mary Loveland what qualities she would bring to Lawrence’s school board, she has a simple response.
Strain of four-year war takes its toll on families at home
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A11
In a remote area of this sprawling military base, soldiers are preparing for a mission to Iraq that has become all too familiar.
Fort Riley families feel the reality of war in Iraq four years in
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
Four years after the first U.S. troops entered Iraq, the war remains an abstract thing for many Americans, fought by people they don’t know in a land they’ll never visit.
Clamor important to strong U.S. judiciary
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
American justice is becoming an oxymoron to a substantial number of U.S. friends abroad. Few of them will delve deeply enough into Gonzalesgate or the perjury conviction of Scooter Libby or “renditions” by the CIA to see any silver linings in the leaden clouds now smothering the Bush administration.
Tackling jerks at work
Stanford professor has advice for handling bullies while on the job
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
If you’ve worked for long, you’ve probably had a boss or co-worker who was a complete, flaming jerk.
Borrowed and blue: John Waters host to ”Til Death’
March 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
If somebody told you that cult director John Waters (“Pink Flamingos,” “Hairspray”) would have a hosting role on a regular TV show, you’d probably assume it would be on the Independent Film Channel or Bravo. But Court TV? Home to Nancy Grace and Star Jones?
Events calendar
March 19, 2007 in print edition on D2
Capitol Report
News from the Kansas Statehouse
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Domestic violence funds ¢ Sudan divestment ¢ Driver’s license renewal
Money tip
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
Here are some of the most commonly overlooked credit card fees:
University repairs
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The Kansas Legislature is trying to figure out how to pay for the needed repairs and maintenance of our state universities. My experience with deferring maintenance is it usually costs quite a bit more to fix than when the problem was originally identified.
Salukis stymie Hokies
SIU to face KU in West Regional semis
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C5
Compared to practice, sometimes Southern Illinois’ games are almost like a day off for the Salukis.
Slow return of normalcy marks some regions
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A11
Black-clad women shuffle past sidewalk clothing racks in front of shops in a commercial district of central Baghdad. Elsewhere, black flags flutter from lampposts - marking areas of Shiite control.
Attackers open fire in Islamic school
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Attackers hurled explosives and opened fire on an Islamic school in southern Thailand, killing three students and sparking a riot by angry Muslim villagers, officials said Sunday.
Tips for weathering the transition from maternity leave to work
March 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
Maternity leave is an important time for a mother to bond with a new baby. But when the time comes for a woman to return to work, the transition from maternity to the job can become a draining emotional challenge.
Coach’s son rises for Rebels
Kevin Kruger’s clutch threes make father proud
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
Lon Kruger was beaming. Happy as a coach, proud as a dad. Thanks to a shooting surge by his son Kevin, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels rallied for the school’s biggest win since the 1991 team made the Final Four.
Commentary: Extension justified?
Knicks’ Thomas has accomplished a lot
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C10
It was an initially mystifying move, extending Isiah Thomas’ contract after the Knicks have won just 29 games, have hardly secured a playoff spot and still have one of the more unenviable rosters in the league.
Opposition boycotts talks on amendments
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Opposition lawmakers boycotted an opening parliamentary debate Sunday on constitutional amendments they say will further tighten the Egyptian president’s grip on power.
Sunni insurgents resilient in 5th week of crackdown
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A11
Sunni insurgents, resilient despite the five-week security crackdown in the capital, killed at least six more U.S. troops over the weekend. A Sunni car bomber hit a largely Shiite district in the capital Sunday, killing at least eight people.
Resident appointed to state commission
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
Lawrence resident John Selk has been appointed to the Electronic Recording Commission in Kansas.
Nurse, volunteer praised for work
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Karin Feltman is a busy woman. Apart from her duties at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where she has worked as an emergency nurse for the past 11 years, Feltman spends much of her spare time volunteering in Lawrence and elsewhere.
Bumper sticker could cost employee her job
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
A leading Republican lawmaker wanted a state employee fired for putting an anti-war bumper sticker with a strong swear word on her car, which she parks in the Statehouse garage.
Friends, fans unveil slain filmmaker’s memorial
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
He was found dead with a note pinned to his chest with a knife.
Surge in dolphins washing ashore puzzling
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
An unusually large number of dead bottlenose dolphins have washed ashore near the Gulf of Mexico coastal city Galveston in the past month, and investigators are looking at laboratory slides, satellite photos and anything else they can think of in their search for clues.
Second wind
Local quintet performing again after four-year hiatus
March 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
Don’t count out the Lawrence Woodwind Quintet until a stake’s been driven through the group’s heart, says one of the quintet’s musicians.
KU fans go the distance for their team
March 19, 2007
For Jayhawk fans, it’s not unreasonable to jump in a car in the middle of the day - or the night for that matter - to drive several hours to make a KU basketball game.
Humphreys, Jayhawks close tourney with win
KU finishes 4-1 at Capital Classic
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kassie Humphreys tossed a complete game and her teammates provided two big innings Sunday as the Kansas University softball team beat Colorado State, 5-1, to finish with a 4-1 mark at the Capital Classic.
Durant, Texas make early exit
UT’s freshman star left to ponder future
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C5
The best player on the floor will be the best player on the couch for the rest of the NCAA Tournament.
Mother charged with daughter’s beating death
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
The mother of a 5-year-old Illinois girl has been charged with beating the child to death, authorities announced Sunday.
Commentary: Funny how money changes things
A little greed makes everyone a college basketball fan once March arrives
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
This column might be even more disjointed than usual, because as I write, my Badgers are losing to hated UNLV, my Gators are fighting with odious Purdue, and my Ducks are mucking it up with Who Dat? Winthrop, one of the many squads hailing from the IUTTC - the Invisible Until Tournament Time Conference.
Playing favorites
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: On Tuesday I attended a prebid meeting held at the water treatment plant office on Wakarusa Drive. Many others attended, which completely filled the small parking lot in front of the building. All the spots were taken except the one designated for handicapped drivers.
To combat food contamination, wash your hands
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
E. coli in the spinach. Salmonella in the peanut butter. Listeria in the hot dogs. Seven major food recalls since July. The Food Safety Network, which has a new home at Kansas State University, is dedicated to stopping the epidemic of food contamination that sickens 76 million people - one out of every four Americans - and kills 5,000 each year.
High school calls in 30-year-old book fee
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
Jeff Rolson is just relieved he didn’t get sent to the principal’s office.
U.S., N. Korea resolve funds dispute
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
The United States and North Korea have resolved a dispute over $25 million in frozen North Korean funds in a Macau bank that had threatened to hold up nuclear disarmament negotiations, a top U.S. official said today.
Personal trainers join Body Boutique
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
Sara Hill and Renee Horinek have joined Body Boutique as certified personal trainers.
Official: Aide to leader of opposition assaulted
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
The spokesman for Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country Sunday, an opposition official said, accusing the government of continuing to target dissident activists.
Junior high students perform at Washburn
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Eight Lawrence junior high school students were selected to take part in a performance at Washburn University on March 11.
Kansas basketball notebook
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University’s Sherron Collins, who had eight points off 4-of-11 shooting with two assists in 26 minutes, needed attention from the trainer in the first half.
Moving ahead gracefully
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
J.T. and Dale talk jobs.
Presidential candidate appeals for unity
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Right-wing presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy reached out to France’s youth Sunday with an appeal for brotherhood among races and religions, but refused to back off his proposal for a ministry of immigration and national identity.
Jayhawks can’t hold comfy early cushion
No. 8 Aggies rally to win rubber game
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
After putting the wraps on a wild victory just more than 12 hours earlier, the Kansas University baseball team found itself on the wrong side of see-saw battle Sunday, wasting a big early lead in a 10-9 loss to No. 8 Texas A&M in the rubber game of a three-game series.
Smooth sailing continues for Santana
Cy Young Award winner lowers spring earned-run average to 0.64 with five shutout innings
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C9
Regular season, spring training - doesn’t matter. Johan Santana is almost unhittable. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched five shutout innings Sunday, allowing one hit and leading the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over a Philadelphia Phillies split squad in Fort Myers, Fla.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
KU impresses UK’s Smith
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C6
If Tubby Smith sounds like an expert : well, it’s because he really is. After Kentucky’s basketball team was throttled, 88-76, by Kansas University on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats coach matter-of-factly called KU a national-title contender. Listen to him. He knows.
Royals’ catching battle ongoing
Bell still not ready to name starter
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C9
The Kansas City Royals’ catching race between John Buck and Jason LaRue is still too close for manager Buddy Bell to call.
Injuries bugging Cardinals
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C9
The St. Louis Cardinals received mixed news Sunday on their injured outfielders. Rightfielder Juan Encarnacion remains behind schedule and almost certainly will not be ready for opening day. Encarnacion still feels pinching in his left wrist when he turns on an inside pitch.
Israel: Peace talks with new government impossible
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday peace talks with the Palestinian coalition government would be impossible as long as it refuses to renounce violence and recognize Israel’s right to exist.
Mental illness defense planned in trial for pregnant woman’s slaying
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
A Kansas woman accused of killing an expectant mother and cutting a baby from her womb will use a mental illness defense in her capital murder trial, according to court documents.
Commentary: Guard play doomed UK against Kansas
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
The impossible - well, the highly unlikely - was fleetingly within sight. Kentucky was getting many of the ingredients it would need to concoct a poison strong enough to drop the dragon Kansas University in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Against a long, bouncy Kansas front line, Randolph Morris lived strong.
Man gets $122,400 for bite from sister’s cat
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
A nasty bite on the hand that a man got from his sister’s Siamese cat is worth $122,400.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade winners named
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Winners have been announced in Saturdays’ 20th annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The winners were:
Reublicans mull actor, former senator for presidential bid
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
Conservatives often ridicule Democrats for espousing the “culture of Hollywood.” But in the latest sign of Republican discontent with the field of 2008 presidential hopefuls - and in a familiar plot twist - some of those same activists are eyeing a movie actor as the party’s potential savior.
Man wrongly jailed for rape guilty of murder
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit was convicted Sunday of murdering a photographer, whose charred bones were found in a burn pit outside his home.
Commentary: It’s tough to pinpoint Jordan’s coach candidates
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C10
So who do you want as the new Charlotte Bobcats coach? Michael Jordan, who’ll have as big a say as anyone, sounds wide open, after confirming Tuesday that Bernie Bickerstaff wouldn’t be back on the bench next season.
With Dems in charge, veto threats proliferate
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
The president with the fewest vetoes in more than a century, George W. Bush is poised to make up for lost time as congressional Democrats move legislation the White House says is unacceptable.
Hot ‘Wheels’
Teen rides wheelchair flip to celebrity
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C12
It’s easy to spot Aaron Fotheringham spinning, “grinding” and stopping for a moment atop the rim of a half-pipe before plunging back into the mass of teenage boys zipping around the neighborhood skate park.
Ownership is key
The state’s commitment to support locally owned community college campuses is - and should be - far different than its responsibility to provide maintenance at state universities.
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Although state and higher education officials presumably are aware of it, many stories about the need to make repairs on community college campuses overlook a primary point: Community college campuses, unlike state university campuses, are not owned by the state.
Government seeking input on food safety
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
National alarm over whether it’s safe to eat lettuce and spinach has grown so great that federal officials have set a public hearing Tuesday in Oakland, Calif., to map out the government’s response.
Time for change
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: As we approach the April general election for City Commission, I can’t help but think back to the days when Lawrence was a thriving community that averaged no less than 2.5 percent growth per year, had a strong tax base, attracted homebuyers, builders, retailers and employers, and maintained a clean, structurally sound infrastructure.
Jury selection to begin in Spector murder trial
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Today the search begins for jurors to decide if famed music producer Phil Spector is guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson on Feb. 3, 2003, after taking her home with him from the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip.
On the record
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
As painkiller, methadone proves deadly
Synthetic narcotic developed to treat addiction now prescribed as analgesic; deaths up 389 percent in five years
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
At the clinic, they mix the fix with generic orange drink. Dr. William McKnelly and his staff at the Kansas City Metro Methadone Program have been doling out sips of methadone for decades as a way to keep addicts from going onto the streets trying to buy heroin or other opiate drugs.
Boy Scout missing in rugged country in park
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
Search teams combed mountain terrain Sunday for a 12-year-old Boy Scout who disappeared during an outing.
Rec calendar
March 19, 2007 in print edition on C12
Shooting during spring break kills teen
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Florida teenager became the first victim of spring break early Sunday when he was shot in the head following an argument at a Daytona Beach hotel, police said.
California, here we come
Jayhawks’ Road to Final Four takes swing to West Coast
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
Danni Boatwright is about to catch a serious case of Jayhawk flu, and join hundreds of fellow Kansas fans heading to California for treatment. San Jose, here they come.
Prescription follows strict rules
March 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
When prescribing or dispensing what are known as Schedule II drugs - such as methadone, OxyContin, cocaine and morphine - physicians and pharmacists have to follow stricter regulations than for drugs classified as less addictive.
Families Together Inc. requests volunteers to help with child care
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Families Together Inc. seeks volunteers to assist with its annual Lawrence Family Enrichment Weekend from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31. While parents are in workshops, the kids will enjoy a “Survivor”-themed party.
Textbook costs
March 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The students polled in the March 10 question, “Do you think college textbook prices have gotten out of control?” do not tell the whole story regarding textbook costs and options. Publishers are sympathetic to students’ concerns about the cost of textbooks.