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Game 03-28-07 LHS track home dual vs. Leavenworth
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Polls
Of the following options, what should the City Commission do to encourage job growth in Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
Offer incentives to attract businesses to the city.
 
28%
Foster a change in attitude about the city’s future.
 
26%
Expect more accountability from those responsible for economic development.
 
24%
Consider new bioscience research opportunities in conjunction with Kansas University.
 
11%
Provide more vocational/technical training for workers.
 
8%
Total 45
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Local students helping others in need
March 28, 2007
When it comes to assisting kids in need, you might expect adults to be the ones doing the helping, but this afternoon at one local elementary school it was the young people who were involved.
Denver shooting victim released from hospital
March 28, 2007
A KU student shot during a robbery in Denver is released from the hospital while another victim remains in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
LHS softball starts season with defending champs
March 28, 2007
The Lawrence High softball team will learn a lot about itself in 24 hours as the Lady Lions open their season tomorrow in Olathe against the defending state champion, East Hawks.
Hawks focusing on defensive improvement
March 28, 2007
The Kansas football team was back on the practice field this afternoon as the Jayhawks are in the middle of 15 workouts leading up to the April 15 spring game.
Young pleads guilty to federal charge
March 28, 2007
The woman who helped a convicted murderer escaped last year from a state prison pleaded guilty to a related federal charge today.
Student group spotlighting AIDS facts
March 28, 2007
Did you know every 15 seconds someone under 25 is affected with HIV? The KU group 15 Seconds hopes to inform students about AIDS and HIV with an AIDS awareness week.
Allergy season in full bloom
March 28, 2007
Keep your Kleenex handy as allergy season is in full bloom, and this year its worse than most.
Lawrence police shoot threatening dogs
March 28, 2007
Lawrence police shoot two dogs in north Lawrence this afternoon, killing one of them.
National orchestra makes stop in Lawrence
March 28, 2007
It’s not everyday the same orchestra that performs for presidents comes to Lawrence.
KU recruit Aldrich competes in All-American game
March 28, 2007
Mario Chalmers, Julian Wright, Sherron Collins, and Darrell Arthur. That’s four McDonald’s High School All-American players that currently grace the Kansas basketball roster. Barring any leaps to the NBA, that Mickey-D number will jump to five next season.
Rental registration will be discussed as part of 2008 budget
March 28, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, city leaders hold off on rental registration proposal, and more about the prospects of expanded gambling in the state.
Bill would raise local taxes, tuition to pay for university maintenance
Regents are opposed to proposal
March 28, 2007
Under House Bill 2593, counties that are home to regents schools would be allowed to increase the sales tax by one-tenth of one cent to help finance infrastructure improvements. Bill sponsors said the plan also allowed for a property tax increase, although the language for that was not in the draft legislation.
As playoffs near, Heat finally alone in first
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C6
When Dwyane Wade dislocated his left shoulder nearly five weeks ago, there was considerable sentiment around the NBA that the Miami Heat would be hard-pressed to simply make the playoffs.
People in the news
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Snoop Dogg, ‘Diddy’ cancel British tour ¢ Bahamas inquest stalls on Smith’s son’s death ¢ Wynonna Judd files for divorce ¢ Leibovitz to photograph queen ahead of U.S. visit
Ideas for attracting jobs to Lawrence are offered
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A4
There’s been no shortage of talk about jobs from the six candidates seeking a seat on the Lawrence City Commission.
Iowa Street turn-lane project voted down
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B3
City commissioners said no thanks to a possible $700,000 state grant to help build a center turn lane on an accident-prone portion of Iowa Street after several neighbors expressed concern about the project.
Decision on Tiller charges looms
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
With abortion opponents lobbying legislators to intervene, Attorney General Paul Morrison said Tuesday that he’ll decide within a few weeks whether to file criminal charges against the state’s best-known abortion provider.
House GOP’s health plan would overhaul Medicaid
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B4
Kansas would move toward helping needy residents purchase private insurance rather than paying directly for their medical services and nursing home care under a sweeping plan drafted by House Republicans.
Get beyond gluten with quinoa
March 28, 2007 in print edition on D6
Jacqueline Mallorca turned what could have been a devastating diagnosis into a new career. More than a decade ago, the food writer and former editorial assistant to culinary legend James Beard discovered she was gluten intolerant. Suddenly, so many of the foods she loved and worked with were forbidden.
Briefly
March 28, 2007 in print edition on D3
¢ On the bookshelf ¢ New gear ¢ Sweet bisque
Rising sea levels threaten cities
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A6
More than two-thirds of the world’s large cities are in areas vulnerable to global warming and rising sea levels, and millions of people are at risk of being swamped by flooding and intense storms, according to a new study released today.
Taking a toll
Adding a toll on Kansas Highway 10 may raise needed highway money for the state, but it also raises fairness issues for area drivers.
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B10
As a public policy matter, exactly how does the state decide which Kansas residents should have to pay more to drive on the state’s highways?
Horoscopes
March 28, 2007 in print edition on D5
For Wednesday, March 28
Downtown safety again in spotlight after melee
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A1
A weekend incident involving a gun and an out-of-control crowd is resurrecting concerns about quelling downtown violence.
Onion-flavored fake news goes online
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
Having already blossomed as a newspaper, Web site and book publisher, The Onion - perhaps the most dominant provider of fake news anywhere - is bringing its brand of humor to the hot medium of the moment: Online video.
KU men’s golf ties for 3rd
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C8
Kansas University’s men’s golf team finished in a tie for third place Tuesday at the CU-Stevinson Ranch Invitational. The Jayhawks shot a final-round score of 312 and climbed up one spot on the leaderboard.
More than 100 deaths reported
Veterinarians: Kidney failure cases at 471 and growing
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B8
At least 471 cases of pet kidney failure have been reported in the 10 days since a nationwide recall of dog and cat food and about a fifth of those pets have died, a veterinarians’ information service said Tuesday.
Saudi cancellation looks bad for Bush
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B10
President Bush enjoys hosting formal state dinners about as much as having a root canal. Or proposing tax increases. So his decision to schedule a mid-April White House gala for Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah signified the president’s high regard for an Arab monarch who is also a Bush family friend.
Nats’ Guzman wants to erase .219
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C4
Cristian Guzman is doing what he can to put a certain number behind him, a number that defines his Washington Nationals career so far: .219.
Meth user who chronicled own decline dies
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A8
A former trucker whose documentary chronicled an agonizing descent as methamphetamine ravaged his body has died, optimistic to the end that his story would keep others from the highly addictive stimulant.
Fan favorites
Baseball parks tailor menus to suit regional tastes
March 28, 2007 in print edition on D1
Jim Fischer isn’t quite ready to introduce a barbecue hot dog to the menu at Kauffman Stadium.
Free State ties, 0-0, in ‘hard-fought’ game
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C3
Free State High opened its girls soccer season Tuesday with a 0-0 tie against Shawnee Heights.
House action stalls bill targeting illegal immigrants
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B5
A bill that supporters said would prohibit illegal immigrants from getting state benefits, including in-state tuition, was dealt a major setback Tuesday.
Lawrence Datebook
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B2
March 28, 2007
Pump patrol
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Truck bombs target market shoppers
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A7
Two truck bombs shattered markets in Tal Afar on Tuesday, killing at least 63 people and wounding dozens in the second assault in four days on a predominantly Shiite Muslim city hit by a resurgence in violence a year after it was held up as a symbol of U.S. success.
Show marks sixth anniversary of ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
March 28, 2007 in print edition on D6
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Six Years of Jayni’s Kitchen: A Look Back.”
Organization seeks out state’s German Russians
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B9
Dave Deutschendorf remembers all too well the stories his father would tell the family about his life in Russia.
KU affiliation facts needed
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B11
Normally, I consider myself a fairly astute and knowledgeable reader of the news. Thus, I must say that I have read the continuing coverage of the saga of the negotiations among the Kansas University medical school, the KU Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital with growing consternation.
Lawrence duo legends in the offseason
March 28, 2007
Lawrence High’s girl’s soccer season starts next week, but a couple of its players spent their fall and winter months traveling to Kansas City to play for the Legends, a team in the Heartland Soccer Association, and their affiliation with that club took them as far away as Phoenix to sharpen their skills in the offseason.
New CEO familiar for KU Hospital
Board appoints current COO to replace Cumming
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A1
Despite calls for a nationwide search, the Kansas University Hospital board on Tuesday looked within the hospital to find its next CEO.
Final Four’s prospects for pro play
NBA Scout picks top players draft
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C5
By the time NCAA players reach the big dance, NBA teams have been watching them at little dances for years, so any general manager who’s caught by surprise is in the wrong business.
Former KU football player sentenced
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
A former Kansas University football player will spend at least 48 hours in Douglas County Jail for part of his sentence following a Feb. 22 battery conviction.
Youngsters flock to spring break camp
March 28, 2007
While many students at Kansas University left town to hit the beaches of Cancun and Padre Island for spring break, 123 area youth ranging from first- through eighth-grades spent a portion of their vacation in a different way. Last Monday and Tuesday these youngsters took part in Kansas University’s Jayhawk Baseball Spring Training Camp held at Hoglund Ballpark and Anschutz Pavilion.
Lions swimmers second at BV Northwest meet
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s girls swimming and diving squad placed second Tuesday at the Blue Valley Northwest triangular. BV Northwest won with 149 points, followed by Lawrence High with 111 points and SM North with 70.
Boomer’ has generation gap
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
“The Boomer Century” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) takes yet another look at the most-talked-about generation in human history. They are also the most broadly defined and overgeneralized group of people of all time. And that’s precisely what makes this documentary both interesting and maddening.
Gonzales’ allies in Congress grow scarce
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A5
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ allies on Capitol Hill grew scarce Tuesday as he left it largely to aides to carry out President Bush’s order to straighten out the story behind the firing of eight federal prosecutors.
On the record
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B2
FBI director makes case to retain authority
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
FBI Director Robert Mueller struggled Tuesday to convince skeptical senators that - despite recent abuses - the FBI should retain Patriot Act authority to gather telephone, e-mail and financial records without a judge’s approval.
Lawrence man has surgery after shooting
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence resident had surgery Tuesday afternoon after being shot in the face during an armed robbery in Denver.
Affiliation moves step closer but stumbling blocks remain
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A4
One word - “academic” - is one of the stickiest points remaining as Kansas University’s medical center tries to branch out of its relationship with its longtime partner hospital, KU Hospital.
Home on the range, with accessories
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B8
Larger ovens, quicker cooktops and speedier self-cleaning are a few of the features you’ll hear about as manufacturers woo busy cooks. Some features can slice the time you spend over a hot stove. But others promise more than they delivered in Consumer Reports’ labs.
Senate shows support for withdrawing Iraq troops
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Democratic-controlled Senate narrowly signaled support Tuesday for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by next March, triggering an instant veto threat from the White House in a deepening dispute between Congress and commander in chief.
White House spokesman’s cancer returns
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
White House press secretary Tony Snow has often said that he “felt that cancer was stalking me.” Tuesday it caught up with him again.
Senate OKs 4 percent raise for employees
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Senate approved 4 percent pay raises for state employees Tuesday.
Changes in protecting rare species considered
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Interior Department is considering a broad revamping of how it protects animals and plants in danger of extinction, including changes that critics contend will reduce the number of species that will be saved.
Egypt trip doesn’t affect candidate’s campaign focus
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
Victor Sisk ran a long-distance campaign during the early part of March - he was on a vacation/educational trip to Egypt.
Local wrestler bounces back from slow start
March 28, 2007
In sports, it is rare that a team or individual can begin the season by losing 11 straight and still qualify for postseason play. But 11-year-old Garrett Girard beat the odds.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B10
A record high spring semester enrollment of 14,828 was announced for Kansas University, up 890 from the previous spring. There were 13,649 on the Lawrence campus and 1,058 at the medical center in Kansas City.
Judge rules Pacers won’t have to appear
Tinsley, Daniels charged in bar fight
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C6
Indiana Pacers players Jamaal Tinsley and Marquis Daniels will not need to appear in court for their next hearing May 22 on criminal charges related to a fight at a bar.
Beer Madness vote taken online
March 28, 2007 in print edition on D2
If your bracket’s pretty much a loss as college men’s basketball moves into Final Four games, then there’s always Beer Madness. Thirty-two brews are competing for the top spot in a Washington Post online poll.
Focus gets wrestler third state title
March 28, 2007
Reece Conklin stepped onto the wrestling mat and sized up his opponent in the championship match of the Kansas State Wrestling Folkstyle Championships Sunday afternoon. All around him at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, fans, friends, family members and coaches yelled out words of encouragement. Not that Conklin could hear them.
Missouri State waxes KU, 7-2
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C8
Leadoff man Kyle Murphy’s third home run of the season wasn’t enough.
When houseplants outgrow their homes, it’s time to repot
March 28, 2007 in print edition on D1
When houseplants don’t grow well, or they start to look sick, it may be time to give them a new home.
city commission notebook
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B3
¢ Rental registration proposal put on hold ¢ Park-spraying program gets recommendation
Guilty plea prevents test of new tribunal system
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A7
Critics of the use of Military Commissions for war-on-terror captives here say an Australian prisoner’s decision to plead guilty does not absolve the U.S. government of the need to fix a court whose rules differ from both standard U.S. military or civilian justice.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B10
A new survey showed that Kansas University was still lagging on the hiring of minority faculty members. Officials said the school was working in the right direction but had encountered difficulty in finding qualified people to fill available openings.
Squeezing the most out of garlic
March 28, 2007 in print edition on D2
The staff at Cook’s Illustrated magazine tested five varieties of hardneck garlic and concluded that rocambole and porcelain were the tastiest. But they also determined that preparation played a big role in making the most of garlic flavor, said Jack Bishop, editorial director. His advice:
MRIs gain favor as breast cancer detection tool
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A1
A major medical group is for the first time recommending that women at greatest risk of breast cancer undergo MRI exams every year to try to catch more tumors at their earliest, most treatable stages.
Thanks, ‘Hawks
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: This is a thank you to the men’s and women’s basketball players and coaches for another great season of exciting play!
Unusual oils vary in nutritional quality
March 28, 2007 in print edition on D3
Q: Can you tell me about brazil nut oil? Is it a healthy oil to choose?
Youths, riot police clash at train station
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A6
Riot police firing tear gas and brandishing batons clashed Tuesday with bands of youths who shattered windows and looted shops at a major Paris train station, officials said. Nine people were arrested.
KU center offers ‘The Right Start’
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B8
Kansas University’s Small Business Development Center will present “The Right Start,” a seminar for startups, from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at the center, 734 Vt., suite 104.
Pujols rips his first homer of spring
Bonds heads home after finishing work in Arizona
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C4
Albert Pujols got the most of his first home run of the spring, and Barry Bonds put in one last Cactus League game before heading north for the start of the regular season.
Gymnasts find success through hard work
March 28, 2007
Last June, two Lawrence fourth-graders, Natalie Rainbolt and Ally Clancy, began training more than 16 hours a week with Kansas Gymnastics and Cheer gymnastics squad in Olathe. And on Saturday their training paid off.
Prosoco hires new education specialist
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B8
Michael S. Maher, Lawrence, has joined Lawrence-based Prosoco Inc. as the company’s presentation arts specialist, responsible for helping make and update technically advanced education and sales presentations for the company’s live and online audiences.
Two Taylors - James and Jennifer - lead Lions
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C1
Asked how it felt guiding Lawrence High’s track and field team during the second meet and first home dual of the year, new coach Jack Hood just grinned.
Schedule for talks with Palestinians set
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Israeli and Palestinian leaders will meet every two weeks for discussions aimed at paving the way for a final settlement to the Middle East conflict, officials said Tuesday, a small sign of momentum for the latest U.S. push to restart peace efforts.
Sixth defendant pleads guilty in tax advice case
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B12
The former national marketing chief for a defunct tax advice company pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the government.
Commodities
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B8
Chiefs’ Mitchell departs for Giants
Linebacker signs one-year, $1 million contract
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C2
The New York Giants signed free-agent linebacker Kawika Mitchell to a one-year, $1 million contract on Tuesday.
New Delhi judges ban smoking while driving
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A6
Smoking poses serious health risks. So does driving in New Delhi.
Lady Vols roll over Rebels
Tennessee tops Mississippi 98-62
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C5
To beat Tennessee, Mississippi needed to play a nearly perfect game. Instead, Candace Parker and the Lady Vols did. With Parker dominating at both ends and the talented Lady Vols getting contributions from almost everybody else on the roster, they rolled over the Rebels and into their 17th Final Four 98-62 on Tuesday night.
Four officers charged in beating of tourist accused of littering
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A8
A grand jury charged the acting chief and three others in what a prosecutor called a rampaging police force Tuesday with the severe beating of a tourist accused of littering.
Former pitcher Urbina sentenced to 14 years
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C6
Former major-league pitcher Ugueth Urbina was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the attempted murder of five workers on his family’s ranch, the Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday.
Torture lawsuit against Rumsfeld dismissed
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld cannot be tried on allegations of torture in overseas military prisons, a federal judge said Tuesday.
Board rejects Shawnee County’s bid to recover back taxes from Westar
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Kansas Board of Tax Appeals has rejected Shawnee County’s bid to recover about $3.9 million in back taxes from Westar Energy on airplanes the Topeka-based utility leased, said Rich Eckert, county counselor.
Lawyers: Defendant lied about pregnancy
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B7
Federal prosecutors say jurors in the upcoming trial of the Kansas woman accused of strangling an expectant mother and stealing her fetus should hear evidence that the defendant previously lied in court about a pregnancy.
Clemson hangs on, heads to NIT finals
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C5
K.C. Rivers scored 19 points as Clemson held on to beat Air Force and advance to the National Invitation Tournament championship with a 68-67 victory Tuesday night.
Favorites at other stadiums
March 28, 2007 in print edition on D2
If opening day seems far away, it’s possible to get a taste for Major League Baseball even without a game to watch.
Royals’ rally falls short
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C8
Ronny Cedeno was the Chicago Cubs’ opening-day shortstop a year ago, but when spring training started last month, he needed to win a job.
Snowmobile plan for Yellowstone proposed
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
Snowmobiles would become a permanent winter fixture in Yellowstone National Park under a proposal, drafted by park administrators and released Tuesday, that would allow 720 lower-polluting machines daily.
Valid questions
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: Like perhaps many other people, I looked at the fuss about the recent firing of eight federal prosecutors and wondered, what’s the big deal?
Lawrence High soccer rolls in opener, 5-0
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s girls soccer team blanked Andover Central, 5-0, on Tuesday in a first-round McPherson Tournament game.
Prior could start season in minor leagues
Piniella picks Miller to be Cubs’ fifth starter; Wood likely to begin on disabled list
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C4
Manager Lou Piniella made it official Tuesday: Wade Miller will be the Chicago Cubs’ fifth starter. It means one-time 18-game winner Mark Prior could start the season in the minor leagues.
Couple win award for volunteer service
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
The list of past winners of the Lawrence Sertoma Club’s Service to Mankind Award may look long, but it’s not as long as the list of boards and commissions that Ron and Joanne Hurst have volunteered for.
U.S. flexes military muscle as warning off Iran’s coast
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A6
American warplanes screamed off two aircraft carriers Tuesday as the U.S. Navy staged its largest show of force in the Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, launching a mammoth exercise meant as a message to the Iranians.
Top-seeded Tar Heels advance to Final Four
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C5
Once again, Ivory Latta was headed to the locker room way too early in a late-round NCAA tournament game, North Carolina’s hopes possibly going with her.
Job growth picture hazy
Candidates spin numbers in employment debate
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A1
When it comes to whether Lawrence is doing a good job of adding jobs, City Commission campaigns have produced more numbers than a roulette. And, at times, they’ve been as dizzying as a spinning wheel.
Much of South suffering pollen pollution
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A8
A yellow haze of pollen descended on the Southeast in the past week, coating cars and porch furniture and making people miserable in one of the worst allergy seasons in years.
Power line repairs mounting
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B12
Crews continue to work on power lines across northwest Kansas after the area was hit by ice and snow storms in late 2005 and 2006.
New Iraq ambassador to get right down to work
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A7
Most of America’s high-profile ambassadors are sworn in by the secretary of state amid the crystal chandeliers and Corinthian columns of the Benjamin Franklin Room on the State Department’s eighth floor. Fancy receptions usually follow for family and fellow diplomats in one of the most elegant settings in Washington.
Nature goes wild in Southern California
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
Volatile weather swept through Southern California on Tuesday, delivering downpours, hail, snow, and fierce winds that capsized boats and toppled power lines and trees. Nearly 160,000 customers lost power.
Commentary: Coaching shuffle trumps tournament
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C2
What an amazing month for college basketball. The suspense! The intrigue! The upsets! But hasn’t the NCAA Tournament kind of, you know, stunk? Tournament? What tournament?
Conservation
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: As the City Commission elections draw near, one of the issues we all need to be thinking about is how our community is going to deal with climate change. The City Commission has signed the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, which calls for greenhouse gas emissions to be lower than 1990 levels.
Good listener
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda listens and voted for the House bill on emergency appropriations that passed on March 23.
Driven to the diamond
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C1
With a walkoff home run, eventual state champion Olathe East knocked out Free State 2-1 in eight innings during the first round of the state tournament last year.
Six Lions, six Firebirds honored by Sunflower League coaches
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C3
Sunflower League basketball coaches voted 12 Lawrence High and Free State High players to the 2006-07 all-league team.
Planning, dreaming help ensure successful garden
March 28, 2007 in print edition on D1
Dusk is one of my favorite times to visit the garden. In early spring, when the growing season is barely underway, the evening is a time to plan and envision what’s to come.
1,800 Marine reservists get involuntary call-ups
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Marine Corps is recalling 1,800 reservists to active duty, citing a shortage of volunteers to fill some jobs in Iraq.
Last-second trey lets West Virginia go on
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C5
Darris Nichols hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to lift West Virginia to 63-62 victory over Mississippi State in the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 28, 1907: “Everyone is urged to vote in favor of the $40,000 in bonds to provide a manual training school and expand parts of the high school.
Ban on domestic registry put on hold
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
House Speaker Melvin Neufeld said Tuesday that a proposed ban on domestic partnership registries, like the one Lawrence is considering, is probably dead for the 2007 legislative session.
No surgery for Jayhawks’ Collins
March 28, 2007
Kansas University freshman point guard Sherron Collins will not need surgery on his left knee.
Orioles’ Payton may begin on DL
Hamstring strain shelves outfielder
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C4
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Jay Payton could start the season on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring, although he’s still holding out hope of returning within a week or two.
Sprint to expand cable venture
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B7
Sprint Nextel Corp. and four of the nation’s largest cable companies will be expanding their joint cell-phone service fivefold to 40 metropolitan areas by the end of the year and have set their sights on luring small businesses from phone companies.
Highlights of the house GOP plan
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B4
¢ Medicaid changes ¢ Employer health plans ¢ Other provisions
Keegan: McD’s a poor predictor
March 28, 2007 in print edition on C1
Diet pills. Nose jobs. Technology stocks. We live in a quick-fix society. We want the world, and we want it now. Shortcuts are in. Building a solid foundation takes too long, involves too much work, and really now, who wants to work? Spending all that time working leaves too little time for complaining.
Sewage inundates Gaza Strip town after reservoir collapse
March 28, 2007 in print edition on A6
A huge sewage reservoir in the northern Gaza Strip collapsed Tuesday, killing five people in a frothing cascade of waste and mud that swamped a village and highlighted the desperate need to upgrade Gaza’s overburdened infrastructure.
Pork weighs down war measure
March 28, 2007 in print edition on B10
There are laws - even ethics rules - against buying votes in Congress. Lobbyists (Jack Abramoff and others) went to prison for attempting to buy votes and congressmen (Randy “Duke” Cunningham and Bob Ney) went to prison for selling them.