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Archive for Thursday, March 22, 2007

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Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
NCAA Tourney: KU vs SIU KU baseball vs. N. Colorado KU prepares for SIU Free State baseball vs. K.C. Washington Unusual suspects
Podcasts
Polls
If the Lawrence school board election were today, which four candidates would you choose?

Poll results

Response Percent
Scott Morgan
 
19%
Rich Minder
 
17%
Mike Machell
 
16%
Victor Sisk
 
13%
Mary Loveland
 
10%
Michael Pomes
 
10%
Marlene Merrill
 
5%
Robert Rauktis
 
5%
Total 84
Will KU beat Southern Illinois tonight?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
92%
No
 
5%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 992
Videos

All stories

Controversial topic brings out emotions at the statehouse
March 22, 2007
One group hopes to clear up misconceptions about their beliefs on stem-cell research.
Compost giveaway began today
March 22, 2007
The city began its annual compost giveaway today. The compost is free and open to anyone interested - as long as its for non-commercial use.
Close game had many ‘Hawk fans fearing failure
March 22, 2007
In a packed downtown Lawrence bar, a crowd of anxious KU fans couldn’t help but feel a bit panicked during KU’s tight win over Southern Illinois.
Illegal immigrants discovered on Kansas Turnpike
March 22, 2007
A routine traffic stop near the East Lawrence toll plaza revealed 14 people suspected of being in the country illegally crammed into the vehicle.
Late Night’ entertainer passes away
March 22, 2007
The man known to the world as ‘Bud’ Melman on David Letterman’s late night talk show died this week at the age of 85. Jayhawk fans will remember Melman for a slightly different ‘late night’ performance.
March Madness’ also applies to local elections
March 22, 2007
Advance voting started last week for the local elections in Douglas County and election officials say turnout has been less than stellar.
Jayhawks survive ‘Sweet Sixteen’ scare
March 22, 2007
The Jayhawks survived the tight defense of the Southern Illinois Salukis to advance on to the ‘Elite Eight’ round of the NCAA Tournament.
Mural project a possibility for downtown Lawrence
March 22, 2007
A downtown mural project is awaiting city approval this week. The project would honor several black artists with strong ties to Lawrence.
Jayhawk QB studying hard during Spring Break
March 22, 2007
While most students are taking a break from the books during Spring Break, KU quarterback Kerry Meier has been studying the team’s new playbook.
KU baseball ready for home portion of Big 12 schedule
March 22, 2007
The Jayhawk baseball team hosts 14th-ranked Oklahoma State on Friday to kick off the home portion of their Big 12 schedule.
Jayhawk fans unfamiliar with foe
March 22, 2007
Journal-World Business Editor Mark Fagan caught up with some Jayhawk fans in San Jose and tested their knowledge of KU’s opponent, Southern Illinois.
HP Pavillion Panorama
March 22, 2007
Tour the HP Pavillion as the Kansas Jayhawks practice on Thursday in San Jose.
KU survives first Tourney scare, 61-58
08:22 p.m., March 22, 2007 Updated 10:00 p.m.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jamaal Tatum missed a three from atop the key, and Russell Robinson picked off an errant Randal Falker pass off of the rebound. Julian Wright wound up with the ball and was fouled going up for a dunk with :02.2 left. He missed the first and Bill Self called a timeout before the second was hoisted. Wright missed the second, and a final halfcourt heave for SIU was short, as KU escaped with a 61-58 win. Jamaal Tatum led all scorers with 19 points for SIU, while Brandon Rush was the lone Jayhawk in double figures with 12. KU will get the UCLA-Pitt winner Saturday in the HP Pavilion.
San Jose Panorama
March 22, 2007
Can’t make it to lush San Jose to watch the Kansas Jayhawks? Take a tour of downtown San Jose, the epicenter of Silicon Valley and this week’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
lllegal immigrants discovered on traffic stop
March 22, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a routine traffic stop reveals illegal immigrants, and complete coverage of the Jayhawks’ Sweet Sixteen game.
Players happy for ‘Jank’
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C6
This week’s announcement that popular assistant coach Tim Jankovich is headed to Illinois State hasn’t proven to be a distraction to the Jayhawks, freshman Darrell Arthur maintains.
Kansas keeps it loose
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C7
Jeremy Case set up 23 feet away from the basket and fired a wide-open three-pointer at the HP Pavilion on Wednesday. He bricked it. Badly.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C7
Southern Illinois forward Matt Shaw, who missed the second half of Friday’s first-round win over Holy Cross and Sunday’s victory over Virginia Tech, practiced Wednesday, but still is a question mark for today’s KU game.
Our town sports
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C9
Senate passes tax-cut bills, orders further review
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B4
Senators approved 14 of the 16 tax bills on their agenda Wednesday, providing $23.3 million in relief to individuals and corporations in the next fiscal year, but sent the bulk of the cuts back for more review.
Pitt, UCLA coaches still close
Buddies Howland, Dixon put strategy talk on hold
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
The almost daily phone calls haven’t stopped this week, even though Ben Howland and Jamie Dixon will be on opposite sides of the court tonight.
Firebirds whip Washington, 33-0
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
Attention Free State High students on the beach, in the mountains, on the water or wherever you may be on spring break: Kyle Cross and John Wilson aren’t missing it a bit.
Office fire ruled to be intentional
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Investigators determined that a fire set early Sunday at a Lawrence property rental office was intentionally set.
Chiefs’ Edwards would take hard line
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
If Herm Edwards ran the NFL, the hammer would come down hard on players who get in trouble off the field.
People in the news
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢Spears leaves rehab center after completing treatment ¢ ‘Late Show’ regular Larry ‘Bud’ Melman dies at 85 after illness ¢ Regis Philbin back home after heart bypass surgery ¢ Hilton, Richie to serve as camp counselors on ‘The Simple Life’ ¢ Hawaii honors TV bounty hunter ‘Dog’ Chapman and wife ¢ Actor Woody Harrelson’s dad dies in federal prison at 69
Kansas-SIU notebook
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C8
This is the first meeting between the schools.
Tonight’s capsules
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
Laws could be more silent
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B7
In the West, where the deer and the antelope used to play, the spirit of “leave us alone” government used to prevail. But governments of Western states are becoming more like those elsewhere, alas.
Gore urges action on global warming
March 22, 2007
Democratic California Sen. Barbara Boxer refereed a blistering verbal assault on Al Gore by the leading Republican skeptic on global warming Wednesday as the former vice president returned to Capitol Hill to call for immediate congressional action to save the planet.
Bush faces growing impatience with war
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
As the war in Iraq enters its fifth year, the sad truth is that an end to the U.S. military role seems nowhere in sight.
Rangers’ Sosa gets familiar view
March 22, 2007
When Sammy Sosa stepped to the plate, he looked out to see Cubs starter Jason Marquis wearing the slugger’s old No. 21.
Iverson, Anthony finally getting it together
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C4
There’s no question that this melding took a lot longer than anyone in the Rocky Mountain State expected.
Hospital board to discuss its next leader
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Staff at Kansas University Hospital are waiting anxiously for a decision about who will replace the hospital’s leader, who resigned this week amid tension between the hospital and KU’s medical school.
Applebee’s to close 24 eateries
Move comes after declining sales, shareholder demands
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
Applebee’s International Inc. said Wednesday it would close 24 company-owned restaurants that aren’t meeting performance goals.
Horoscopes
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, March 22
Lawrence Datebook
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
March 22, 2007
FDA plans changes in advisory panels
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Outside experts with more than $50,000 in ties to drug and medical device companies regulated by the Food and Drug Administration would be barred from advising the agency under draft guidelines issued Wednesday.
Championship celebration worthy of pricey wine
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
Brent Pierce makes a living selling collectible wines for as much as $10,000 per bottle.
A Kansas town looks across a border and wonders, why not us?
Treece residents haven’t received buyout plan
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
Residents of Treece, Kansas, were stunned when they found out a little more than a year ago that they would not be included in the Picher, Oklahoma, buyout.
We’ll see about ‘D’
SIU defense a stale topic for Jayhawks
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
Enough about Southern Illinois University’s defense, already. “Honestly, I think ours is better,” Kansas University junior guard Russell Robinson said Wednesday in HP Pavilion, site of today’s 6:10 p.m. NCAA West Regional Sweet 16 matchup between top-seeded KU and fourth-seeded SIU.
They’re real: Southern Illinois’ Salukis are dogs with long history
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
Unless you’re a dog expert, Southern Illinois’ mascot, the Saluki, might sound every bit as made-up as the Jayhawk.
House, Senate negotiators begin budget talks
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B4
Pay raises for government workers and funding for a presidential primary in February 2008 are among the biggest issues facing House and Senate negotiators as they draft the final version of a bill containing most of the next state budget.
Salukis’ Shaw practices
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
Southern Illinois junior Matt Shaw practiced Wednesday in HP Pavilion. And that’s a start.
Jayhawk faithful take no chances
Superstitions trump the odds when title on the line
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
Don’t tell Todd Guerrieri that he’s overconfident. Just because the Kansas University graduate shelled out $1,400 for four tickets to Saturday’s regional final doesn’t mean that he’s taking anything for granted, heading into tonight’s Sweet 16 game against Southern Illinois.
Family with Illinois roots faces hawk-eat-dog competition
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
The McGuinness household is torn over whom to cheer for tonight during the NCAA Tournament West Regional semifinal.
Troops move into Sunni district
Police say children were used as decoys in car bombing
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Some 1,600 U.S. and Iraqi soldiers pushed into a dangerous Sunni Arab area of west Baghdad on Wednesday, searching houses in the expanding security crackdown, while at least 33 apparent victims of sectarian killings were found dumped across the capital.
If you can’t pay taxes, take action
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
If you’ve done your tax return and realize you owe but can’t pay, the worst thing to do is nothing.
Advance voting for April 3 election begins
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Advance voting got under way last week as Douglas Countians prepare for the April 3 general election.
Release of kidnapped journalist confirmed
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Italy’s deputy foreign affairs minister confirmed Wednesday that the Afghan government released five Taliban prisoners to win the freedom of a reporter who had been kidnapped in lawless Helmand province.
Obtaining certification
March 22, 2007 in print edition on D2
Growers planning to label their products “organic” are required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to become certified. That means finding a third-party or state certifying agent to evaluate their growing operations to determine if they meet a lengthy list of standards.
Health care bill raises consumer concerns
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Attorney General Paul Morrison, victims of medical malpractice and plaintiff’s lawyers on Wednesday criticized legislation that would exempt health care professionals from the law that allows consumers to sue over deceptive practices.
Accountability
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The issue of whether or not to have inscriptions like “In God We Trust” on government currency has drawn much attention, but let us step back from the argument of church and state and consider the phrase itself.
N. Korean disarmament talks extended
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Stalled six-nation talks on the nuclear disarmament of North Korea are being extended for at least a day, Japan’s envoy to the negotiations said Wednesday.
Realtor is selected as a Good Neighbor
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
Nicholas Lerner was chosen as a Good Neighbor for his community involvement by Reece & Nichols Alliance Inc. Lerner has been a Realtor at Reece & Nichols Acres Realty in Lawrence since 2006.
4 executives of online Livedoor sentenced
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
A Japanese court on Thursday sentenced the former chief financial officer of scandal-tainted dot-com company Livedoor to 20 months in prison for inflating earnings reports.
Commodities
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
70 reported killed in truck crash
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
A bridge collapsed under an overloaded truck in Guinea, throwing scores of passengers into a river and killing at least 70, witnesses and the West African country’s state radio said Wednesday.
Study finds fetal harm from smoke exposure
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Teenagers exposed to cigarette smoke in the womb are at risk for attention problems, and the deficits worsen if the teens themselves smoke, according to a new study.
Oklahoma’s plan for Picher to cost $50 million
March 22, 2007
The people of Picher, Okla., are leaving.
Celebration Walk to help benefit hospice
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B3
Midland Hospice Care will have its 11th annual “Celebration Walk” on May 11 in Topeka.
Subpoena vote puts Bush, Congress on collision course
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
President Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress careened closer to a full-blown legal showdown Wednesday over the firing of federal prosecutors as a House subcommittee voted subpoenas for top administration officials in defiance of the White House.
Soldier pleads guilty in slain family case
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
A soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday to being an accessory to the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the slaying of her family.
Are you hot enough for dating site?
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Jason Pellegrino (an 8.2 on the attractiveness scale) says the problem with Internet dating services is not enough really hot-looking people.
Trail Blazers’ LaFrentz could play Saturday
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C4
Raef LaFrentz will join the Portland Trail Blazers on their four-game road trip today and could begin practicing on Saturday after missing the last six weeks because of a torn muscle in his left calf, Blazers coach Nate McMillan said.
Cleric threatens ‘illegal’ nuclear activities
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Iran’s top leader warned Wednesday his country will pursue “illegal actions” if the U.N. Security Council insists it halt uranium enrichment, an apparent reference to nuclear activities outside international regulations.
Artest faces four misdemeanors
NBA standout’s charges stem from dispute with his wife
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest faces four misdemeanor charges stemming from a dispute with his wife at home earlier this month.
Home runs decisive despite gusts
Jayhawk baseball squad splits doubleheader with Northern Colorado
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
It seemed as though it would be difficult to get a ball out of Hoglund Ballpark on Wednesday, with the strong winds blowing in from right field during the Kansas University baseball squad’s doubleheader against Northern Colorado.
Senate confirms first woman general
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Senate has confirmed Col. Deborah Rose as brigadier general in the Kansas Air National Guard.
Oakland’s Crosby back
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
Bobby Crosby’s second at-bat showed the Oakland Athletics their shortstop is back. He’s certainly not afraid to swing away as usual now that his bad back is finally healthy again.
Bishop Seabury head of school to step down
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B3
Chris Carter, head of school at Bishop Seabury Academy for six years, has announced plans to step down at the end of the 2007-2008 school year.
Company can’t explain problem with pet food
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
The pet food linked to the deaths of 16 animals has shown no signs of contamination, the manufacturer says, and the company cannot explain why the cats and dog developed acute kidney failure and died.
Bogut, Villanueva out for season
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C4
Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut and forward Charlie Villanueva will miss the rest of the season because of injuries.
Carolina’s Terry has strep, will play
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
North Carolina senior Reyshawn Terry has been diagnosed with strep throat, but was expected to play against Southern California in Friday’s night East Regional semifinal.
Yankees won’t extend A-Rod’s pact
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Yankees don’t intend to offer Alex Rodriguez a contract extension, leaving him the option of opting out of his deal after the season and becoming a free agent.
On the record
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Heat’s Simien returns to active roster
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C4
One quest was put on hold and another dream was revived Wednesday night when the Heat faced the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.
Advocates: Stores still not selling contraceptive
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Two weeks after Kroger Co. said it was clarifying its policy on stocking the so-called “morning after” pill, activists say dozens of stores continue to block sales of the emergency contraceptive.
County wants city input on trafficway
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B3
A plan to seek a consultant to study major trafficway needs south of Lawrence was put on hold Wednesday night by the Douglas County Commission.
Bipartisan group seeks incremental health care changes
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
A bipartisan group Wednesday outlined health care proposals that supporters said would set the stage for broader reforms in 2008.
Texas A&M has come a long way
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
Some Texas A&M students wore paper bags over their heads during Acie Law’s freshman season, embarrassed to be rooting for a team that didn’t win a conference game.
Maoists, ethnic activists fight; 25 killed
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
A fierce fight erupted Wednesday between Nepal’s former communist rebels and ethnic rights activists trying to stage separate rallies in the same place, leaving 25 people dead and 35 wounded.
Brights and neutrals are thing this spring
March 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
This spring, your clothes can be bright. Or they can be neutral. Or even a way-before-Memorial-Day white. Easter egg colors, however, need not apply.
Job growth
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Misinformation blossoms like spring dandelions during election season. Unfortunately, once erroneous ideas take hold, they become very hard to uproot. Let me try.
Credit Union Group names top executive
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Credit Union Group announces the appointment of Tyler Gill as chief executive officer and president. Gill will oversee the operations of the company’s affiliates, including the Free State Credit Union in Lawrence.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 22, 1907: “An issue of vital importance is the coming election for $40,000 in bonds to build a new high school annex focusing on manual training.
Nation mourns 108 killed in mine explosion
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Flooded caverns and flammable gas hampered the search Wednesday for two workers missing after an explosion at a Siberian coal mine, as Russia held a day of mourning for the 108 miners killed in the country’s worst mining disaster in more than a decade.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
The four Kansas University students who had been chosen to appear in the Truman Capote-based movie, “In Cold Blood,” were Kip Niven, Ronda Fultz, Paul Hough and Brenda Currin.
Groundwater report shows continued decline
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
Farmers continue pumping more water from the state’s aquifers than can be replenished through rain and snow, the Kansas Geological Survey said Wednesday.
Polluted areas affect families’ health
Studies find high levels of lead in blood
March 22, 2007
Rodney and Heather Woodcocks’ 40-acre property is in an area with a history steeped in lead and zinc mining, and which became heavily polluted as a result of the mining waste carried by the wind from chat piles, and polluted water seeping out of abandoned mines into streams and other bodies of water.
Democrats attach Iraq deadline to spending bill
March 22, 2007
Senate Democrats on Wednesday revived legislation urging President Bush to bring combat troops home from Iraq in a year, attaching the plan to a $122 billion measure needed to fund the war.
Sex assault reports in military increase by 24%
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Reports of sexual assaults in the military increased by about 24 percent last year and more than twice as many offenders were punished.
Workers end general strike after eight hours
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
A strike by public service workers ended Wednesday after just eight hours, when the Israeli government agreed to pay back wages.
Child molester, parents charged with murder
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
A convicted child molester and his father took turns sexually assaulting a 6-year-old boy while the molester’s mother watched, then they choked the boy to death, according to an indictment issued Wednesday.
Compromise needed on education plan
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
The last thing President Bush needs is another fight with his own political base. But that is what he has found as he presses Congress to renew the No Child Left Behind Act, the signature education program passed by a bipartisan majority in the first months of his first term.
Plea deal reached in two-state car chase
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Lawrence man who led authorities in a car chase across two states struck a plea agreement in the Douglas County District Court.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
State Sen. Jane Eldredge, R-Lawrence, said she was satisfied with a Senate amendment that set up a $1.5 million enrichment fund for faculty salaries at Kansas Board of Regents institutions.
Prison warden, aides removed after beating
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
A prison warden and two top assistants were removed from their posts Wednesday after an inmate was beaten and choked last week, allegedly by four guards.
More corn
The efforts of a company that is relocating to Junction City may lessen the need to plow under more acres to raise more corn.
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
Back in the 1890s, Mary Elizabeth Lease, a Populist political activist, urged farmers to “raise less corn and more hell.”
Episcopal bishops reject Anglicans’ ultimatum
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Episcopal bishops risked losing their place in the global Anglican family Wednesday by affirming their support for gays and rejecting a key demand that they give up some authority to theological conservatives outside the U.S. church.
Consumer group finds Chinese restaurant food still unhealthy
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
The typical Chinese restaurant menu is a sea of nutritional no-nos, a consumer group has found.
NASA delays picking Atlantis’ launch date
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
NASA managers won’t decide until next month on a date for Atlantis’ next launch, giving technicians more time to assess hail damage to the space shuttle’s external fuel tank, officials said Wednesday.
Converting to organic takes time, patience
March 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
It seems everyone has a tale to tell about why they decided to grow organic. For some, it may have been one E. coli scare too many and concerns about becoming ill after eating fruits and vegetables produced in contaminated fields half a continent away.
Public radio show makes TV debut
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
The popular and engaging public-radio series “This American Life” (9:30 p.m., Showtime) and its host, Ira Glass, make their TV debut. Since 1995, Glass’ Chicago-based series has found a faithful audience with its hourlong presentations of first-person storytelling.
Keegan: Kansas has edge in West
March 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
The top four seeds remain in the West region of the NCAA Tournament, so they all are better than George Mason of a year ago, which means they all have a shot to go to Atlanta. Even so, I’ll take Kansas, and you can have the field.
Crash awakens memories of accident
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
Shelby Dodson doesn’t remember the accident that put her in the hospital three weeks ago with a concussion and three broken ribs.
Fort Riley soldiers killed in iraq
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Family members say a 26-year-old Army soldier from Holstein was killed in Iraq on Monday. Army Sgt. Wayne Cornell’s family said officials from Fort Riley, Kan., notified them of Cornell’s death Tuesday.
Somali gunmen drag, burn dead foes
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Masked gunmen dragged slain soldiers through the streets of Somalia’s capital Wednesday, then set the bodies on fire as jeering crowds threw rocks and kicked the dead after a fierce battle in a neighborhood loyal to Islamic insurgents.
Literary critic, theorist to give lecture
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B3
J. Hillis Miller, a distinguished literary critic and theorist, will give the 2007 Gunn Memorial Lecture at Kansas University.
Study suggests importance of health in firehouses
Firefighters face a higher risk of heart-related death while battling blaze than thought
March 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Firefighters face a far greater risk of dying of heart problems while battling a blaze than was thought, suggests a large U.S. study that offers more evidence of their need to stay in shape.
Pump patrol
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Incumbent candidate wants competitive district
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Rich Minder said he still has a lot of unfinished business after four years on Lawrence’s school board. “It’s kind of like getting off the train halfway there,” said Minder, who was elected in 2003.
Time running out for repair proposals
Lawmakers have two weeks to agree on funding plan for universities before first adjournment
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
To pay for a backlog of repairs at Regents universities, some lawmakers have floated proposed increases in tuition, taxes and turnpike tolls. All have met strong opposition.
Grub control should start in July
March 22, 2007 in print edition on D2
Many gardeners do not realize that sub-soil, there is a world teeming with life. Bacteria, fungi, insects and animals call the cool organic earth home. One such highly recognizable - yet misunderstood - insect is the grub.
Unusual suspects
Spring-blooming quince and alliums can add unexpected allure to gardens
March 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
We all know about most of spring’s notorious bloomers - the vibrant tulips, the striking daffodils, the incredible magnolias and the showstopping forsythia. But there are a couple of lesser-known spring lovelies that I would love to see in more Lawrence gardens.
City style
March 22, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I am intrigued by the fact that so many people believe that three new city commissioners will provide “the answer” to all of Lawrence’s economic problems.