Archive for Tuesday, March 27, 2007

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45%
Kansas City
 
34%
Topeka
 
13%
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6%
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Local doctor presents pros of new vaccine
March 27, 2007
Parents, their daughters, and one local doctor will have a candid conversation tonight about a controversial new vaccine.
LHS hosts track dual versus Leavenworth
March 27, 2007
Lawrence High track and field coach Jack Hood made his home coaching debut today. This afternoon, the Lions dueled with the Leavenworth Pioneers at 19th and Louisiana.
Fall from tree sends girl to hospital
March 27, 2007
A 9-year-old girl is life-flighted to a Kansas City area hospital after falling out of a tree.
Panel pressures Morrison to re-file charges against Tiller
March 27, 2007
A house panel is pressuring attorney general Paul Morrison to re-file charges against Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller.
Commissioners say no to center lane on Iowa Street
March 27, 2007
Drivers on Iowa Street will have to continue to deal with four lanes for now as Lawrence city commissioners turned down a plan to add a center lane to a portion of Iowa Street.
Campaign finance reports out for candidates
March 27, 2007
The top two vote getters in last month’s city commission primary also lead the pack when it comes to campaign finance this election season. As for school board candidates, those who spend more than $500 have until 30 days after the general election to file and itemized statement of all contributions they’ve received over $50.
Free State softball eying second trip to state
March 27, 2007
The Free State High softball team would like nothing more than to spend the weekend of May 25 and 26 in beautiful Wichita. That, of course, is the site of the 2007 state tournament.
Negotiations continue between district, union
March 27, 2007
Negotiations between the Lawrence school district and the local teacher’s union - the Lawrence Education Association - are underway.
Unique moth newest downtown attraction
March 27, 2007
You’ve probably seen them flying around a nearby light, but you’ve probably never seen one this big.
Mid-week contests a problem for KU baseball
March 27, 2007
Midweek games have not been kind to the Kansas baseball team so far this season. Last week, between two Big 12 series, the Jayhawks split two contests against Northern Colorado and dropped two to Wichita State the Wednesday before that.
Downtown disturbance includes KU football players
March 27, 2007
Police release more information tonight that large disturbance in downtown over the weekend.
Old nursing home could see new owner
March 27, 2007
The former home to Lake View Manor in southwest Lawrence could soon get new life, this time as a center for drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Former KU athlete punished for history of violence
March 27, 2007
A judge orders a former KU football player with a history of violence to spend 48 hours in jail and complete an anger management course.
Drug treatment center may be located at Lake View Manor
March 27, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Lake View Manor may become a shelter for drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and job growth is a key issue in the upcoming city commission election.
Bill requiring people to show proof of citizenship before receiving benefits falters
March 27, 2007
A bill that supporters said would prohibit illegal immigrants from getting state benefits, including in-state tuition, was dealt a major setback Tuesday. On a 65-56 vote, the House sent House Bill 2367 back to the House Judiciary Committee, which probably will take no action on the legislation, according to the committee chairman.
KU Hospital Board goes inside to find replacement for CEO Irene Cumming
March 27, 2007
Bob Page, chief operating officer at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., today was named successor to hospital President and CEO Irene Cumming.
Collins’ knee will not require surgery
March 27, 2007
Kansas University freshman point guard Sherron Collins will not need surgery on his left knee. An MRI taken on Monday has revealed Collins has a severe case of patellar tendinitis, which will require rest, not surgery, coach Bill Self indicated.
Australian detainee pleads guilty
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
An Australian terror suspect pleaded guilty Monday to a war-crime charge of providing material support to terrorism.
Horoscopes
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, March 27
Raytheon announces close of aircraft sale
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
Raytheon Co. closed Monday on the sale of its aircraft operations to Hawker Beechcraft Inc., with the new owners planning to bolster its international sales and service, the company said.
Members of Congress assess Fort Riley’s training program
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Monday that the mission to train U.S. soldiers to advise Iraqi counterparts is working, but it’s coming too late.
Memorials arise on moment’s notice
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
It took seven years after the fighting had ended for the nation to dedicate the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. This time around, Americans aren’t waiting for the shooting to stop.
Parliament to take up issue of reinstating Saddam followers
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
Iraq’s prime minister and president will introduce legislation as early as today to let former members of Saddam Hussein’s ruling party - including those in the feared security and paramilitary forces - resume jobs in the government, Iraqi officials said Monday.
KU students advance in playwriting events
March 27, 2007 in print edition on D2
Three current and former playwriting students from Kansas University are participating in a number of prestigious national playwriting festivals and competitions, according to Paul Stephen Lim, KU English department playwriting professor.
A few tips on having ‘the talk’ with your teens
March 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
Dr. Wes: I recently heard a delightful story on youth radio (youthradio.org) by Johanna Greensberg, a teen commentator from Blunt radio in Maine. She opens, “I’m sorry to say this, but parents are falling down on the job when it comes to ‘the talk:.’ when we compare notes, my friends and I realize we are learning about sex from the Internet and the movies because our parents aren’t talking with us.”
Trashy treasures
Turn your unwanted stuff into something fun
March 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
Trash. It’s so ugly and unwanted. But it doesn’t have to be. Your family probably recycles, and that certainly helps the environment. You can do some recycling of your own by turning unwanted stuff - call it trash, if you must - into something pretty, useful or fun.
Public safety
Gun violators and grill operators need to be controlled, and the city is right to head in that direction.
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Lawrence City Commission seems intent on trying to make the community safer with penalties for gun activity, and fire and medical leaders are proposing a new code that will ban charcoal and gas grills from wooden decks of apartment complexes. Kudos to both efforts.
Woodling: Juco visit brings back memories
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
Maybe, as they say, you can’t go home again. But why can’t you go to your first home away from home?
Blue Monday
Self discusses loss, draft prospects
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
Bill Self, whose head hit the pillow at 5:30 a.m. Sunday after Kansas University’s red-eye charter flight back from San Jose, Calif., was back at work Monday morning, admittedly worn out after last weekend’s season-ending Elite Eight loss to UCLA.
Air Force embracing NIT shot
Falcons hoping to take flight in the other tournament’s Final Four
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Matt McCraw and his wide-eyed Air Force teammates were cruising on a fireboat in the Hudson River as guests of the New York Fire Department, when they stopped in front of the Statue of Liberty.
Kerry: TV deal not fair
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
Sixty million consumers would lose access to baseball’s television package of out-of-market games if the sport is allowed to strike an exclusive deal with DirecTV, according to Sen. John Kerry.
Gonzales acknowledges role in attorney firings
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Saying he wanted to be “more precise” about what he had done, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales acknowledged Monday that he had a role in approving an aide’s recommendation to dismiss several U.S.
Bush extols alternative fuel vehicles
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A5
President Bush touted the benefits of “flexible fuel” vehicles running on ethanol and biodiesel on Monday, meeting with automakers to boost support for his energy plans.
Self-proclaimed ‘character’ goes against the grain on some issues
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Robert Rauktis sees himself as a little different from the other eight candidates running April 3 for four seats on Lawrence’s school board.
Lake View Manor may become rehab site
DCCCA bids for former nursing home
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
A vacant south Lawrence nursing home that once was proposed to become a homeless shelter now is being considered as a location for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for women and children.
Durant, Oden give All-America team rookie flavor
Talented freshmen joined on first team by Wisconsin’s Tucker, Texas A&M’s Law, UCLA’s Afflalo
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C6
If Kevin Durant and Greg Oden play only one season of college basketball, it will have been as All-Americans.
Commentary: NCAA should halt coaching changes
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
On the morning of March 15, there were 64 NCAA Division I teams eligible to win the men’s basketball tournament. Today there are four.
Study: Global warming may create, destroy climate systems
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A8
Some climates may disappear from Earth entirely, not just from their current locations, while new climates could develop if the planet continues to warm, a study says.
Korver top free-thrower
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kyle Korver feels as if he should absolutely, positively make every free throw. When he misses one, Korver contorts his face in agony as if a sinister force had made the basket or the ball less than perfectly round.
Funeral picketing bill wins approval in House
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
Those wanting to picket funerals couldn’t get closer than 150 feet under a bill receiving first-round approval Monday in the House.
Senate advances raise for state employees
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
Four percent pay raises for state employees won first-round approval in the Senate as legislators continued working on state budget and tax issues that some would like to resolve during the next week.
Ask a Ninja,’ OK Go among YouTube winners
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
The video series “Ask a Ninja” and OK Go’s treadmill-choreographed music video are among the winners in the first YouTube Video Awards.
Capitalism is changing China
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B7
Most Americans think of China as an economic and potential military rival that is taking their jobs and threatening their future.
In praise of worker ants
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B7
Helped a friend move into a new old house last week, just like we used to do back in college except there was no case of beer and no radio blasting. Hauled in 50 boxes one by one and felt like an ant carrying grains of sand to build up the anthill.
Ready to wager?
Proponents tout financial fix of expanded gambling plan
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
Let the arm-twisting and vote-counting begin. Gambling interests Monday turned up the heat on Kansas lawmakers to approve legislation that would allow development of major casinos and the use of slot machines at horse and dog tracks.
Dever, Chestnut still hold lead in campaign finance
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A5
If voters are talking with their checkbooks, their top three choices for the Lawrence City Commission are unchanged from the February primary, according to the latest campaign finance reports.
Free State’s senior quintet seeks region repeat
Lawrence High looking for state qualifiers; Seabury Academy returns experienced lineup
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Free State High boys tennis team won’t have a problem with senior leadership this spring.
Arkansas fires basketball coach
Texas A&M’s Gillispie rumored as replacement candidate
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
Stan Heath only can wonder what next season would have been like at Arkansas.
Outgoing U.S. envoy cautiously optimistic about Iraq
Insurgent groups beginning to band against al-Qaida, not U.S. forces
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
The departing U.S. ambassador said Monday that talks with insurgent representatives are focusing on persuading them to join forces against al-Qaida, hoping to take advantage of anger over attacks increasingly targeting Sunnis as well as Shiites.
Outlooks on retail issues differ
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A5
Keeping the city’s retail market healthy has become a key issue in the City Commission election. The issue also has divided the field of six candidates into two camps.
Candidates split on domestic registry
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A5
A proposal to create a domestic partnership registry that would provide some legal recognition to gay couples has three firm supporters among candidates running for the Lawrence City Commission. But the idea has left the other three candidates seeking more information before they would support it.
Lawrence Datebook
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
Rutgers, LSU reach Final Four
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C6
Rutgers didn’t have much of a reason to believe it could be a Final Four team a few months ago.
Iran questioning British sailors
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
Iran said Monday it was questioning 15 British sailors and marines to determine whether their alleged entry into Iranian waters was “intentional or unintentional” before deciding what to do with them - the first sign it could be seeking a way out of the standoff.
Mayo ready to move ahead
McDonald’s game, USC and NBA all in hoop star’s future
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
O.J. Mayo is as comfortable in the arena’s hallways as on the court, signing T-shirts for ballboys and autographs for an opponent’s cheerleaders as a city police officer snaps a photo of one of the nation’s top prep players.
Padres’ Greene dandy, but K.C. wins
Shortstop’s spring numbers: .440 average, 5 homers, 16 RBIs
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
Coming off a season shortened by injury, Khalil Greene is having a great spring.
Plant will test new technology
Process could expand the types of vegetation used for ethanol
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
Ethanol plants in six states, including one in Kansas, will be using a cutting-edge technology that turns crop residue and other vegetation into ethanol.
Marlins get Juilo from D’backs
Cubs’ Wood ailing again; Freddy Sanchez might start season on disabled list
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
Jorge Julio is on his way to Florida to become a closer again, while Kerry Wood is headed back to the disabled list - and Freddy Sanchez could be next.
Parents can lose control at youth sporting events
March 27, 2007 in print edition on D2
Kids sometimes feel as if they spend their whole lives being told to behave. But when it comes to sporting events, it’s often the parents who behave badly.
Report: Homeland Security losing track of fugitives
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Teams assigned to make sure foreigners ordered out of the United States actually leave are grappling with a backlog of more than 600,000 cases and can’t accurately account for the fugitives’ whereabouts, the government reported Monday.
Proposed settlement affects Kmart’s fees
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
I love giving gift cards. But I’d rather not receive them. My problem is when I get a gift card, I want to save it for a worthy purchase. Being the penny pincher that I am, I don’t want to use a gift card from Christmas to buy something mundane, such as pantyhose. So I tuck away the card with the intention of using it later to buy something really nice.
Smithsonian official resigns over expenses
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Smithsonian Institution announced Monday that its top official, Secretary Lawrence M. Small, has resigned amid criticism about his expenses.
Fill up on fiber, lose weight
March 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
Fiber is today’s health super-hero. It’s been rediscovered, researched and readdressed in a variety of products and a new diet.
Ex-Senate leader to visit Lied Center
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Free tickets are available at the Lied Center box office for an event next month featuring former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr.
Haskell announces art show reception
March 27, 2007 in print edition on D2
Haskell Indian Nations University will host an opening reception for its art faculty show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Tommaney Hall Library.
Web site wins award at festival in Texas
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
Social Saga, a Lawrence-based Web site and technology company, won the People’s Choice award at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival this month in Austin, Texas.
Female ump to call game for first time in 20 years
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
Spring training will take on a whole new look this week: For the first time in nearly 20 years, a female umpire will work a major-league exhibition game.
Historic power-sharing deal reached in Northern Ireland
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
The leaders of Northern Ireland’s major Protestant and Catholic parties, sitting side by side for the first time in history, announced a stunning deal Monday to forge a coalition of archenemies within six weeks.
Wake me when ‘Dream Vote’ is over
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
How much cheese can America stand? I’ve admitted that I enjoy those awful “Idol” moments when the kids do a “Brady Bunch”-like musical number disguised as a Ford commercial. I even sat through Peter Noone singing “There’s a Kind of Hush” on last week’s “Idol.” But I just may have to draw a line in the cheese when it comes to watching Donny Osmond.
KU golfers fourth
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University men’s golf team is tied for fourth place after two rounds of play at the CU-Stevinson Ranch Invitational.
Lawmakers issue apology for slavery
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Maryland lawmakers approved an apology Monday for the state’s role in the slave trade, expressing “profound regret” that it once “trafficked in human flesh.”
Commodities
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
Quake rattles Nortonville area
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
That wasn’t thunder. Residents in northern Jefferson County were surprised by the news that a 3.1-magnitude earthquake hit the area during the weekend.
Royals option Huber to Omaha
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Royals on Monday optioned first baseman Justin Huber to Class AAA Omaha of the Pacific Coast League.
Treanor associate receives license
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
Sam Trang, an associate at Treanor Architects, has completed the requirements established by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and now is a licensed architect in Missouri in addition to his native Thailand.
Lidle’s wife files suit for benefits
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
The widow of New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle has sued MetLife Inc., claiming she is owed more than $1 million under baseball’s benefit plan.
New heart research questions stent therapy
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
People terrified by crippling chest pains want their doctors to do something fast to make them feel better and cut the chances they’ll have a heart attack or die.
Retail stance divides field
Candidates see city shopping health at different levels
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
Here’s why Wal-Mart and other retailers matter inside the walls of City Hall: 42 percent.
FSHS golfers seventh
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Nick Burkart shot a city-best 80 on Monday as the Free State High boys golf team finished tied for seventh in a 19-team event at the Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate.
Wheat weathered conditions well; 2 percent lost to winter
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
This season’s winter wheat weathered the harsh Kansas winter well, with just 2 percent of the crop lost to winterkill, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
Greater need
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: According to an article about the possible building of a $30 million library, the Percent for Arts program could receive up to $800,000. I don’t think that could be considered a “small amount of the city budget.”
Renovations ahead for county judicial center
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
Renovations are planned for the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St.
Students spring into action helping homeless during break
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
While some students spend their spring breaks watching TV, playing or sleeping, about a dozen students from Bishop Seabury Academy opted to help the homeless.
Doctors, patients
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
o the editor: Once again, physicians and health providers are asking for a free pass via House Bill 2530. We already have a cap on medical malpractice damages, and now health providers are seeking to exempt professional services by a physician or health care provider from the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.
Employees complete investment training
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
David Bennett, David Hawley and John Bush, of Lawrence Realty Associates, completed training for commercial investment real estate analysis recently in Hollywood, Calif., making them candidates to be certified commercial investment managers.
Rebels carry out initial airstrike
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
Tamil Tiger rebels used at least one small propeller plane to bomb a Sri Lankan air force base Monday outside the capital - the separatists’ first airstrike in their quarter-century fight against the government. Three airmen were killed.
P.M. apologizes to WWII sex slaves
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
Japan’s nationalist prime minister on Monday offered his clearest apology yet to women who suffered in the country’s World War II military brothels, but he did not bow to international pressure to acknowledge that Tokyo forced thousands into sexual slavery.
Fire-safe cigarettes a public safety move
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Traditional cigarettes essentially will be banned from this tobacco-producing state under a new law limiting sales to so-called fire-safe versions.
Acne jokes blamed for girl’s murder
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
A 14-year-old boy was detained after allegedly killing a 4-year-old girl because her father made fun of his acne, prosecutors said Monday.
U.N. report seeks independence for Kosovo
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
Independence is the only viable option for Kosovo, according to the special U.N. envoy who on Monday submitted a report and a proposal on the province’s future to the Security Council.
Crocodiles create chaos at crossing
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
A woman with three crocodiles strapped to her waist was stopped at the Gaza-Egypt border crossing after guards noticed that she looked “strangely fat,” officials said Monday.
Publisher once again kills Life magazine
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A4
Magazine publisher Time Inc. is shutting down Life magazine again, a brand it had resuscitated in late 2004 as a newspaper supplement.
Pacman’ could be charged
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
Tennessee Titans star Adam “Pacman” Jones could face felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from a triple shooting at a strip club in February.
Gambling bill
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The news that the Kansas House has passed a bill authorizing state-owned casinos, with betting and slot machines at racetracks, is shocking and dismaying. Are there no bounds to what we are willing to sponsor in order to fill our state coffers?
Smugglers force migrants into sea
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
Smugglers taking illegal migrants from Somalia to Yemen forced hundreds of Africans overboard in stormy seas in an effort to make a fast getaway from security forces, officials said Monday. Thirty-one bodies have been found and nearly 90 people remained missing.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 27, 1907: “Our town seemingly has lost in its bid for the Kelley Implement Factory. It apparently is not enough of a manufacturing town to attract such a firm without special costly inducements which our people are not willing to offer.
President faces new allegations
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
Police want to question Israeli President Moshe Katsav on new allegations in addition to the rape and sexual assault charges he already faces, officials said Monday.
On the record
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
Arson believed cause of Tenn. wildfires
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A4
Fire crews dug lines and hoped to begin putting out what was left of several weekend wildfires statewide that investigators believe may have been caused by arson.
Blacks need new ‘advancement’ strategy
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
Sixty-nine African Americans were reported lynched in 1909. If those murders followed the pattern of thousands of similar crimes committed between the Civil War and the civil rights movement, each would have attracted hundreds of Christian white women, children and men to watch the death kicks of a black man hanging by his neck from a tree or burning alive.
KDHE cites restaurant for food violation
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has cited Hayes Hamburger & Chili, 1410 Kasold Drive, for a violation of the state’s food code.
Officer errors cited in Tillman’s death
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Nine high-ranking Army officers, including four generals, made critical errors in reporting the friendly fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, but there was no criminal wrongdoing in the shooting of the former NFL player, the military concluded Monday.
Collins’ knee problem worse than revealed
March 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
Sherron Collins’ knee injury, which has been described as a bout of tendinitis, is worse than has been revealed the past three weeks.
KU student injured in Denver shooting
Another Lawrence man still hospitalized after robbery Sunday at light-rail station
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
Trenton Foster’s spring break ended violently early Sunday with an armed robbery in a Denver light-rail station that left three friends with gunshot wounds.
Committee endorses Tiller charges
House panel urges action against Wichita abortion doctor
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
Anti-abortion legislators took a major step Monday toward trying to force Attorney General Paul Morrison to revive criminal charges against one of the few U.S. doctors performing late-term abortions.
Smith death a drug-related accident
Autopsy finds traces of at least 9 prescription medications
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
Anna Nicole Smith accidentally overdosed on at least nine prescription drugs - including a powerful sleep syrup she was known to swig right out of the bottle - after a miserable last few days in which she endured stomach flu, a 105-degree fever, pungent sweating and an infection on her buttocks from repeated injections.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
Construction on the Adams Alumni Center at Kansas University was about two weeks ahead of schedule because of good weather.
Wrong solution
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I am the “resident east of Iowa” who, in your March 22 editorial espousing the Iowa Street turn lane, was reproached for expressing “concern that the turn lane would encourage more traffic to cut through his neighborhood.” I would appreciate a moment of rebuttal, in part because implicit in that characterization is that I am a selfish, shortsighted NIMBY.
Gun found after ‘tense incident’ downtown
March 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
A 27-year-old Lawrence man was charged with felony aggravated assault Monday for having a gun during a disturbance early Sunday in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street.
Lab continues investigation of tainted pet food
March 27, 2007 in print edition on A8
The laboratory that identified the poison believed to be responsible for the death of pets around the country has started testing individual components of the tainted pet food to determine which ingredient was contaminated, officials said Monday.