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Jayhawks to return early Sunday morning
March 24, 2007
The men’s basketball team will land at Forbes Field in Topeka around 3 a.m. Sunday morning. At approximately 4 a.m., the Jayhawks will return to Allen Fieldhouse.
End of the road
KU falls to UCLA, 68-55
March 24, 2007
Arron Afflalo overcame his history of mediocre big-game performances, leading UCLA back to the Final Four. In an exceptional second half, Afflalo scored 15 of his 24 points and the Bruins held off top-seeded Kansas for a 68-55 victory Saturday night in the West Regional championship. Afflalo also played stellar defense and Darren Collison added 14 points and four big free throws in the final seconds.
UCLA sends KU packing en route to second straight Final Four
March 24, 2007
San Jose, Calif. - Afflalo’s hot hand, especially starting late in the first half with UCLA’s 12-2 run to close out the first stanza, led him to a game-high 24 points. Darren Collison had 14 for the Bruins, including a bunch of late key free throws. Brandon Rush had 18 for KU, with only four of them coming in the second half. Russell Robinson had 11. KU ends the season 33-5 overall, having won both the regular season and tournament titles in the Big 12, reaching the Elite Eight for the second time in four years under Bill Self. The loss snapped a 14-game winning streak for KU, who had not lost a game since falling 69-66 to Texas A&M on Feb. 3.
Fagan and the Fans: 15 seconds of … getting ready
Game just hours away
March 24, 2007
So, just how did you wake up today, now that Kansas University is playing for a spot in the Final Four?
15 seconds’ campaign to raise HIV awareness
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
A fan favorite who was famously kicked off “American Idol” will visit Lawrence next week as part of an event to raise awareness of HIV.
Legislators call on A.G. to reinstate Tiller case
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
Three legislative leaders who oppose abortion are calling on Kansas’ attorney general to reinstate criminal charges filed by his predecessor against one of the few U.S. doctors performing late-term abortions.
Two candidate forums scheduled
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two forums for Lawrence City Commission candidates are scheduled for this week.
Johnson County tax proposal would provide KU funding
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
A proposal to increase taxes in Johnson County would provide funds for the Kansas University Cancer Center and Edwards Campus.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University at one time this season was referred to as a “soft team.”
Unit to help make ‘an important piece of history’
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A11
The soldiers crept into the abandoned gymnasium shortly before midnight.
Top Sunni seriously wounded in suicide attack; 9 killed
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A11
Striking at the Iraqi government’s highest-ranking Sunni Arab, a suicide bomber blew himself up among worshippers at the deputy prime minister’s home Friday, seriously wounding the leader and killing at least nine people in a security breakdown that shook the image of a calming Baghdad.
People in the news
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Naomi Campbell released from community service ¢ Regis Philbin calls daytime talk show, says he’s well ¢ Harvard dropout Gates to give commencement address ¢ Gabor’s husband provides DNA in Smith paternity case
Around and about
March 24, 2007 in print edition on D3
Jessie Branson is this year’s recipient of the Helen Fluker Open and Accessible Government Award from the Lawrence-Douglas County League of Women Voters.
Arts champion remembered as energetic optimist
March 24, 2007 in print edition on D8
When the Kansas University men’s basketball team won the national championship in 1988, Marlyn Frizell Brown and her family were watching the game at her son’s house.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
Tar Heels come back, take over to win, 74-64
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C5
Brandan Wright and top-seeded North Carolina almost waited too long to make their move.
Iranian president cancels trip to U.N.
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad canceled a trip to New York to address the U.N. Security Council before it votes today to impose further sanctions against his country for refusing to stop enriching uranium, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
Judge upholds law banning funeral pickets
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A9
A federal judge on Friday upheld significant portions of a state law that limits when and where people may protest at funerals.
Senate passes Democratic budget that retains some tax cuts
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
Senate Democrats on Friday pushed to passage a budget they said would boost spending for domestic programs, renew some of the tax cuts from President Bush’s first term and still balance the books in five years.
Today’s capsules
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C9
No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Memphis and No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 2 UCLA.
Iranian forces seize 15 Britons at gunpoint
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
Naval forces of Iran’s hardline Revolutionary Guards captured 15 British sailors and marines at gunpoint Friday in the Persian Gulf - an audacious move coming during heightened tensions between the West and Iran.
Carrier USS Kennedy decommissioned in Florida ceremony
Ship launched in 1968 one of two last steam-powered vessels in American fleet
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
The first skipper of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy was surrounded Friday by shipmates wanting an autograph, a picture or just a chance to talk about old times.
Jayhawks hot entering league play
KU opens Big 12 Conference slate today at Oklahoma State
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C3
Nearly a month ago, Kansas University’s softball team was muddling along with a 6-5-1 record. But the Jayhawks have won 15 of 19 games since and are on a roll going into Big 12 Conference play.
Georgetown ekes out trip to Elite Eight
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C5
Jeff Green squeezed between two defenders and Georgetown squeezed out a win.
Royals acquire familiar name in swap with Braves
Tony Pena Jr. will get shot at winning starting job as Kansas City’s shortstop
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C10
The Atlanta Braves had no room for Tony Pena Jr. on their opening-day roster, and the Kansas City Royals were willing to give the young shortstop a shot at making their starting lineup.
Tennessee contestant named Miss USA
Kansas contender, a former KU student, among top five
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
Rachel Smith, a journalism graduate from Tennessee, was crowned Miss USA on Friday, winning the contest to replace a titleholder whose reign was marred by a much-publicized struggle with alcoholism.
What about next season?
Wright still plans to return; others put off decision
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University’s five starters each sat at a table in their own personal interview rooms, holding court with reporters for 30 minutes apiece Friday afternoon in HP Pavilion.
Knicks sign Kentucky’s Morris to free-agent pact
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C4
The New York Knicks signed free-agent center Randolph Morris to a two-year contract Friday, adding the former Kentucky star to their roster thanks to an unusual provision in the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement.
Wild’ Wright key tonight
KU sophomore has tendency to break out after poor performances
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C6
Every time he takes an ill-advised three, dribbles the ball off of his lower body or makes the pretty pass instead of the simple one, sophomore forward Julian Wright’s Kansas University teammates apply a consistent moniker.
Horoscopes
March 24, 2007 in print edition on D7
Blinky’ Jayhawk pins sell like hot cakes
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A7
The best-selling items for Kansas University fans at the official team hotel in downtown San Jose are not Mario Chalmers jerseys, KU ball caps or even those pervasive plastic strings of crimson-and-blue basketball beads.
Tillman death probe implicates officers
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Pentagon investigation will recommend that nine officers, including up to four generals, be held accountable for missteps in the aftermath of the friendly fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, senior defense officials said Friday.
City Commission to consider expanded rental inspections
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
The city is being asked to undertake a $300,000 program to register and inspect every rental unit in the city as concerns grow that renters are living in substandard conditions.
Coast to coast
Trip to Atlanta goes through Golden State
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
Chris Piper’s been here before. Twice.
Keegan: Rush vs. Afflalo a treat
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
He pondered jumping to the NBA and decided to return to school. He is the go-to scorer and shut-down defender on a balanced, deep team. He made his college decision based largely on a desire to remain close to family.
UCLA’s Collison connected to KU
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
The business card reached the lap of June Collison, the mother of high-school junior Darren Collison, during a random AAU basketball game a few years ago.
Brink of history
Self eyes first Final Four
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
Bill Self today tries to join an elite group of college basketball coaches: those who have made it to a Final Four.
Mayer: KU title in 2007 would be a fitting tribute
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C8
There’s this dream from which I prefer not to awaken too soon because it’s so delicious: Kansas meets North Carolina for the 2007 NCAA basketball title and nips the Tar Heels by one point in triple overtime. Emotional Roy Williams ought to be able to blubber a week over that.
Society calendar
March 24, 2007 in print edition on D5
Web sites help patients find best health care
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A8
Wondering where to go for that hip replacement? You could start at www.revolutionhealth.com, a new health site where you can compare surgeons’ rates of complications, look up death rates for the procedure at each local hospital, and even read patients’ comments about their care.
Hospital push
Given the many achievements cited by the St. Luke’s Hospital CEO, it’s surprising the hospital is pressing so hard for an affiliation with Kansas University.
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
St. Luke’s Hospital President and CEO Richard Hastings makes an impressive statement relative to the excellence, awards, recognitions and history of the Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
No. 1 Florida stays afloat
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C5
Florida started slowly - again - and staved off another challenge with a late surge.
Lawrence Datebook
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B2
House debates gambling plans
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B5
Supporters of expanded gambling scored a major victory Friday, holding together a bipartisan coalition while building their bill for allowing casinos and slot machines, piece by piece during a lengthy and contentious House debate.
Young pilot hopes to soar into record books
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A9
Barrington Irving stood silently in front of the cheering crowd. It was all for him, this mass of thousands eager to see him start his historic journey around the earth.
Judge won’t dismiss Padilla terror case
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
A federal judge refused to dismiss terrorism support charges against Jose Padilla on Friday, rejecting defense claims that his 3 1/2 years in custody as an enemy combatant violated his constitutional right to a speedy trial.
Kobe Bryant denies talking to Durant
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kobe Bryant denied a published report that he has contacted Texas freshman Kevin Durant.
Bike race to close part of West Campus on Sunday
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B2
Don’t try to drive through the southern part of Kansas University’s West Campus on Sunday morning - it will be closed for the 2007 Jayhawk Cycling Classic.
Judge releases former spy chief from jail
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
President Alvaro Uribe’s former spy chief was freed from jail Friday after a judge ruled his imprisonment for alleged links to far-right militias was illegal, the latest twist in a scandal battering Colombia’s conservative government.
Housewife gets 19 years for killing, frying husband
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
A Brazilian housewife was convicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for killing her husband, chopping his body into small pieces and frying it.
Sonics’ Allen sidelined by left ankle injury
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C4
Seattle SuperSonics All-Star guard Ray Allen missed his second consecutive game Friday and is out indefinitely because of inflammation in his left ankle caused by painful bone spurs.
Ohio State, Memphis evenly matched
South Region finalist Buckeyes, Tigers so similar, but still oh so different
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C9
Ohio State and Memphis are seeded 1-2 in the South Regional, each boasting 33 wins and only three losses.
Cargo plane linked to peacekeeping shot down
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
A cargo plane that had delivered equipment for Ugandan peacekeepers in the Somali capital was shot down by a missile during takeoff Friday, the owner of the plane said.
Parental abductions
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B5
A bill giving judges a better idea about what they can do when there’s a threat of a parent abducting a child during divorce proceedings or custody battles went Friday to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Free State bats finally come to life
Firebirds use late offense, solid pitching to knock off Blue Valley Northwest
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C3
For the offense of the Free State High baseball team, two outs didn’t lead anywhere close to the end of the inning.
Partner registries
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B5
He believes the House wants to prevent cities and counties from setting up registries to recognize same-sex or unmarried heterosexual couples, but Speaker Melvin Neufeld isn’t sure when the chamber will vote on a ban.
Locksmith cracks open safe, finds combination
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A7
The mystery that a locked antique safe found behind a historical society’s furnace might hold had this town abuzz until a locksmith got it open. Its contents: the safe’s long-lost combination.
Cell tower, permit for shelter on agenda
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B3
A permit for a cellular telephone tower in West Lawrence and the renewal of the operating permit for the Lawrence Community Shelter downtown are among the items the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission will deal with this week.
Amish aim to break world buffet record
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A7
According to record keepers, the world’s biggest buffet happened in Las Vegas. The record may not stay there, though.
No ego necessary
Phillies’ Howard lets loud bat make his case
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C10
The three words - discipline, respect, confidence - tattooed on Ryan Howard’s right upper arm represent more than simple body art. The reigning NL MVP practices each principle in his daily life on and off the field.
Ship returns home with 508 whales
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
A Japanese whaling ship returned to port from Antarctica on Friday with a catch of 508 whales, despite having its annual hunt cut short by a deadly fire.
Commodities
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
Documents reveal Gonzales OK’d firings
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales approved plans to fire several U.S. attorneys in an hourlong meeting last fall, according to documents released Friday that indicate he was more involved in the dismissals than he has claimed.
Official: Veils must be removed to vote
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
Muslim women will have to remove their face coverings if they want to vote in upcoming elections in Quebec, a government official said Friday, reversing his earlier decision to allow the veils.
Ryan Wood’s UCLA notebook
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C8
UCLA is looking to advance to the Final Four for the second straight season, quite an accomplishment considering three starters were lost from last year’s team.
Recall raises question of difference between cheap, expensive brands
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A6
When dog lover Carol Will heard that tainted wheat gluten had spurred a pet food recall, she wasn’t surprised to find out the commodity ingredient was used in a lot of generic brands like Hy-Vee and Price Chopper. But Nutro Natural Choice? That’s top-shelf stuff.
Hitting-only role grows on Piazza
Cubs’ Wood encouraged by outing
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C10
Mike Piazza and Kerry Wood are trying new roles this spring, hoping to have healthy, productive seasons. One is off to a fast start in his new spot while the other may take a little longer to come around.
Discover credit card to be spun off in IPO
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
Morgan Stanley announced Friday its long-expected plans to spin off its Discover credit card operations in an initial public offering.
Faith Forum: What if relatives have different religious beliefs than mine?
March 24, 2007
The answer to this question can go myriad ways, depending on what the different beliefs are. No matter what the differences are, the first step is to pray, and prayer must continue throughout.
Iraqis top list of asylum-seekers
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
The number of Iraqis seeking asylum in industrialized countries rose dramatically last year, but the flow remains far lower than it was before the U.S.-led invasion ousted Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
Unrest fueling surge in crude oil prices
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
Oil prices jumped above $62 a barrel Friday and gasoline futures continued to surge as unrest in the Middle East and Nigeria helped vault front-month crude prices to their highest level since December.
Faith briefs
March 24, 2007 in print edition on D8
Oregon Ducks top UNLV in game of threes
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C5
Tajuan Porter, the little guy nobody wanted, has Oregon one game away from the Final Four.
Man charged in dog’s beheading made video
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man charged Friday with killing a girl’s companion dog because the girl had spurned his attentions had a cell phone with video clips showing the dog being decapitated with a chain saw, according to a criminal complaint.
Census: NW Kansas population still falling
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
Rural northwest Kansas counties are seeing year-to-year declines in population, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released this week.
Whom to trust?
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Pondering “In God We Trust” as a national motto, Isaac McPheeters asks, given that government is accountable to the people, “to whom are the people accountable?” The founders of our nation believed that politically we are accountable to one another and the Constitution, while personally we answer to whatever dictates of conscience - religious or not - we freely choose to observe.
Vilsack to announce Clinton endorsement
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A5
Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a major political coup, has captured the endorsement of former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who recently abandoned his own presidential bid, officials told The Associated Press on Friday.
Goodwin, Cauthon win
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C3
Four local and area wrestlers competed Friday night at the 20th annual Senior Classic at the Kansas Expocentre.
Campaign goes on for John Edwards
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A5
Hours after telling the world that his wife’s cancer had returned for good, John Edwards was in New York raising money.
Document fetches $477K at auction
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A rare 1823 copy of the Declaration of Independence sold at auction for $477,650 by a man who found it last year in a Nashville thrift store for $2.48.
Bush administration insults our intelligence
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
Hard to believe, but they’re at it again.
Illegal immigrant wins ruling on unpaid wages
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
Siding with a former Burrito Express cook in Wichita who said he had been promised $6 an hour but was paid much less, Kansas’ highest court ruled Friday that illegal immigrants can collect unpaid wages, plus a penalty, from their employers.
Obama refuses to denounce Big Brother ad on YouTube
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A5
Sen. Barack Obama said Friday that his campaign had nothing to do with a Web ad portraying his chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination as an Orwellian figure.
Texans release Carr
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Houston Texans waived quarterback David Carr, the first draft pick in franchise history five years ago, and running back Domanick Williams.
Suspect in Ottawa battery held in Texas
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
A man wanted for beating a woman in a domestic battery incident in Ottawa was arrested Thursday near Wichita Falls, Texas.
Explosion at weapons depot kills 93
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
Anxious crowds gathered at the city’s hospital Friday as doctors and nurses struggled to keep up with a stream of patients wounded when a weapons depot exploded in a densely populated neighborhood, sparking a cascade of rockets and ammunition and killing 93.
Lawrencians find ways to celebrate in town
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A7
Kansas University basketball history surrounded J.A. Long on Friday afternoon, just one day after his Jayhawks escaped with a 61-58 NCAA Tournament victory against Southern Illinois.
Family of ex-Marine killed by police sues
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
The family of a former Marine who was given multiple electric shocks and then shot to death by police sued Friday, claiming the officers used excessive force and violated the man’s constitutional rights.
Iraq, immigration present problems for McCain
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A5
Immigration and Iraq present opposite threats to John McCain’s presidential candidacy. The former could undercut his bid for the Republican nomination; the latter, his chances for winning the White House.
Minnesota turns to Tubby
Smith welcomed as Gophers’ new coach
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C2
As Tubby Smith walked to the podium at Williams Arena, hundreds of Golden Gopher fans showered him with chants of “Tubby! Tubby!”
The Knot’ publishes guide to destination weddings
March 24, 2007 in print edition on D5
There are those among us who, for inexplicable reasons, like to do things the hard way. We choose chopsticks over forks. We drive manuals instead of automatics. We have fiances who must be asked a minimum of five times before they remember to do anything.
Man gets life in prison for killing teacher
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man who carjacked and killed a special education teacher who secretly tape-recorded her conversation with him during the crime was sentenced Friday to life in prison.
Women sneak into Civil War
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
The documentary “Full Metal Corset: Secret Soldiers of the Civil War” (6 p.m. today, History) explores the unusual stories of women who impersonated men in order to fight in the Civil War.
KDHE ends tests of county air quality
Pollutants lower than in K.C. area
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B2
Four years of tests have proven that the air quality in Lawrence and Douglas County is good.
Existing home sales rise amid subprime worries
Milder-than-normal winter boosts sales in Northeast U.S.
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
Sales of existing homes rose in February by the largest amount in nearly three years, but worsening troubles in subprime mortgages were viewed as a roadblock to a full-fledged rebound.
White House spokesman Snow to have surgery
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
Presidential spokesman Tony Snow is undergoing surgery Monday to remove a small growth in his lower abdomen, a procedure he said was being done “out of an aggressive sense of caution” because he had colon cancer two years ago.
Handwritten, illustrated Bible revisits ancient tradition
Images from modern times also intermixed into new work
March 24, 2007 in print edition on D8
The pages are made of calfskin, the ink is 500 years old, the letters each perfectly inscribed with quills. And yet for all the antiquity the St. John’s Bible embraces, there are decidedly modern signs, too - images of terrorist targets, urban apartment buildings, even cheering football fans.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
Tainted food can injure over time
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A6
If your cat or dog ate any of the pet foods recalled last week by Ontario-based Menu Foods and isn’t showing any dramatic symptoms of kidney failure - including vomiting, refusal to eat, lethargy or increased drinking or urination - that doesn’t necessarily mean you are out of the woods, veterinarians warn.
FCE news
March 24, 2007 in print edition on D3
The Family and Community Education Council met March 6. Margaret Fuston, president, announced that the northeast area meeting will be April 5 in Manhattan.
Baker gets jumbo-sized order for elephants
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A7
Frank Formica’s task is bigger than a loaf of bread but smaller than an elephant. Actually, it IS a loaf of bread for an elephant.
Club news
March 24, 2007 in print edition on D3
University Bridge Club announces results of its March 17 meeting.
Lawrence delegation favors expansion
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B5
As lawmakers struggle over whether to expand gambling in Kansas, the Lawrence delegation in the House is philosophically in favor of it.
Birth control prices rise as companies end discounts
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A8
Millions of college students are suddenly facing sharply higher prices for birth control, prompting concerns among health officials that some will shift to less preferred contraceptives or stop using them altogether.
LHS baseball team falls in opener
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence High baseball team hung tough early Friday against the No. 24 team in the country before a pair of big innings closed the door on an 11-2 setback to Tulsa (Okla.) Union in the Lions’ season opener.
Wall Street has best week in four years
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
Wall Street secured its best week in four years Friday, rising modestly after a surprise jump in home sales eased concern that frailty in the housing market will hurt economic growth.
Scouting news
March 24, 2007 in print edition on D3
Cameron Hershiser re-ceived his Eagle Scout award Feb. 25, 2007, during a Court of Honor at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.
Natural trail
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Twenty-two years ago I wrote the following description of the Burcham-Constant parks trail in my “Walking Trails Near Lawrence”:
Eudora to put on candidate forum
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Eudora Chamber of Commerce will have a “Meet the Candidate Night” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St.
Cute Knut,’ zoo’s new polar bear cub, delights crowds in first appearance
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
With a sniff and a stumble, Berlin Zoo’s irresistibly cuddly baby polar bear made his public debut Friday, delighting hundreds of excited children who packed around the pen’s railings.
On the record
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B2
Girl’s overdose raises medicine questions
Parents charged with murdering 4-year-old with prescription drugs
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A8
In the final months of Rebecca Riley’s life, a school nurse said the little girl was so weak she was like a “floppy doll.”
Hats off
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: After watching the St. Patrick’s Day parade I am requesting the help of Henry Holcomb Bennett, who stated:
Oklahoma State overpowers KU baseball team
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
With his Kansas University baseball team playing host to Oklahoma State - the Big 12 Conference’s offensive juggernaut - third baseman Robby Price said his team had to score more than 10 runs.
Former Cabinet deputy guilty in Abramoff probe
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
Former Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles on Friday became the highest-ranking Bush administration official convicted in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal, pleading guilty to obstructing justice by lying to a Senate committee.
Rare currency, coins donated to Emporia zoo
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
An anonymous donation of collectable coins and currency could net the David Traylor Zoo in Emporia thousands of dollars at an upcoming auction.
Commentary: UCLA playing the role of intimidator
March 24, 2007 in print edition on C2
What fun it was to watch the UCLA Bruins trap, deny, collide, swat, strangle and suffocate anything and anybody necessary to make sure nothing went smoothly Thursday.
War funding resolution clears House
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
By a narrow margin reflecting deep divisions over the Iraq war, the House voted Friday to set a September 2008 deadline for withdrawing all U.S. combat troops from Iraq, confronting President Bush with his most serious challenge over the conflict and setting the president and Democratic leadership on a collision course over war powers.
State tourism working hard to promote Flint Hills
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
On March 11, the Lawrence Journal-World published an editorial criticizing state tourism officials for inadequately promoting the Flint Hills as a tourist destination.
Simons: Lawrence leaders need to restore city’s positive momentum
March 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
“Some in Lawrence want the city to remain and act like a small, slow-paced, cozy college community. They don’t want Lawrence to be a larger city. Like it or not, Lawrence IS a larger city; there is no way to go back.
Soul of the clubhouse
Lawrence golf pro tees off writing career with ‘Chicken Soup’ book
March 24, 2007 in print edition on D1
Kristen Samp never considered herself an all-out fan of the “Chicken Soup” book series. “I read a couple of them when they first came out,” she says. “I’m certainly familiar with them, but I’m not rushing to the bookstore every time a new one comes out.”
Rat poison found in recalled pet food blamed for deaths
March 24, 2007 in print edition on A6
Rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs, but scientists said Friday they still don’t know how it got there and predicted more animal deaths would be linked to it.