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LHS baseball vs. Olathe South Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival 2006 Farewell to South Junior High
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City prepares to take on huge levee project in wake of Katrina
March 30, 2007
More than a year and a half after Hurricane Katrina, we continue to feel the effects here in Lawrence. The city is preparing to take an in depth look at our own levee system.
LHS girls swim team has no trouble with Shawnee Mission South
March 30, 2007
The LHS Lions dominated the Shawnee Mission South Raiders, winning 118 to 67.
Josh Evans still keeping busy while battling rare disease
March 30, 2007
Josh Evans is a little boy with a rare debilitating disease called ‘Roberts Syndrome’ who has become the poster child for the ‘Dream Factory.’
Pedestrians hit by cars in two separate accidents
March 30, 2007
The rainy weather may have played a part in two accidents tonight where pedestrians were hit trying to cross the street.
With Cornish gone, KU football team looks to focus on its receivers
March 30, 2007
This year, with Cornish gone and a new offense in place, look for the KU football team to rely more on the passing game this season.
Aldrich excited about joining the Jayhawks
March 30, 2007
No is more excited about KU basketball recruit Cole Aldrich than, well Cole Aldrich. Cole has made some pretty bold predictions about next year’s squad.
Class of ‘42 still finds time to keep up with old friends
March 30, 2007
Every 3 months, a group of Liberty Memorial High School Students (the former name for Lawrence High) meet for lunch to keep in touch with old friends.
Inmate caught after escape from Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center
March 30, 2007
The incident lasted little more than an hour before a teenager who had escaped from the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center was apprehended less than a mile from the facility. However, local parents were upset that they were not informed of the incident as it was in the proximity of a local elementary school.
Escape from juvenile detention ends in recapture
March 30, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, tense moments in North Lawrence after a 17-year-old boy escapes and is captured again, and also the city is looking at its levees.
Sister city’s Guitar Orchestra of Eutin pays first visit
March 30, 2007 in print edition on D1
The young German students who comprise the Guitar Orchestra of Eutin are on the road enjoying their first trip across the United States. Having just performed in Los Angeles, they are heading to Las Vegas for a concert and then making a brief excursion to marvel at the Grand Canyon.
Cesar Millan ‘crosses over’ to CBS show
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A2
If television is any guide, Americans love dogs and ghosts, roughly in that order. Cable network cooperation rises from a whisper to a scream in a first-ever crossover between “The Ghost Whisperer” (7 p.m., CBS) and “The Dog Whisperer.”
Dog owners question shooting
Police say animals were aggressive
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two North Lawrence residents are puzzled about what led Lawrence police officers to shoot their dogs who were loose in the neighborhood.
Forgotten Tar Heels get last laugh on ACC
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C9
North Carolina felt like the forgotten team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
West Virginia best of rest
Mountaineers edge Clemson for NIT crown
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C9
West Virginia has a championship to help lessen the disappointment of missing the NCAA Tournament.
Final Four tickets part of course
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C8
Some students may skip classes this week to attend college basketball’s Final Four, though at least a dozen have managed to score class credits out of the trip.
Story of this Final Four: No underdogs allowed
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C8
There won’t be any warm and fuzzy scenes like when Jim Valvano sprinted across the court looking for somebody to hug. You won’t see any blubbering meltdowns a la Rollie Massimino, either.
Distractions greet Gators
Defending champs arrive in Atlanta as speculation surrounds coach’s future
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C8
The police escort, the fans and autograph seekers roaming the hotel - all part of a Final Four welcome to Atlanta for Florida on Thursday.
So deserved
We are talking decades of productive service by Joanne and Ron Hurst.
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Sertoma Club could not have chosen a more deserving couple than Joanne and Ron Hurst for its latest Service to Mankind Award. The Hursts have devoted not just years, but decades, to doing good and meeting needs for our community, and serve to remind us of the many accomplishments of local volunteers.
No seat for non-state D.C.
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B7
Lincoln supposedly said: If I call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have? Five? No, calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg. Which brings us to the proposal to treat the District of Columbia as if it were a state.
Security Council expresses ‘concern’ on Britons’ capture
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A10
The U.N. Security Council expressed “grave concern” Thursday about Iran’s seizure of 15 British sailors and marines and called for an early resolution of the escalating dispute, but Iran’s chief international negotiator suggested the captives might be put on trial.
Research: Different regions of brain control concentration, distraction
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A7
Spot a bear in the woods, and a different part of your brain will yell “pay attention” than if you were studying bears at the zoo.
Gates calls for help to close Guantanamo facility
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A3
Congress and the Bush administration should work together to allow the U.S. to permanently imprison some of the more dangerous Guantanamo Bay detainees elsewhere so the facility can be closed, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
Welcome home
After dicey road trip, LHS routs Olathe South
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C1
Ah, that’s more like it. Lawrence High’s baseball team, throttled twice in Tulsa, Okla., last weekend, opened at home Thursday night by waxing Olathe South, 12-2, at Ice Field.
Retailer says data theft affected 45 million cards
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A6
A hacker or hackers stole data from at least 45.7 million credit and debit cards of shoppers at off-price retailers including T.J. Maxx and Marshalls in a case believed to be the largest such breach of consumer information.
Commentary: Wait a minute : or 14:25
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C8
“Just one minute left, honey.” Those are the five most dangerous words in sports. Because when it comes to the NCAA Tournament, the clock is a crock.
People in the news
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Bono adds British knight title ¢ Roker uses personal experience for youth obesity documentary ¢ Clapton plans benefit concert for Crossroads rehab center
U.S. tones down hawkish rhetoric on Iran
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B6
A couple of months ago, pundits were predicting that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent.
Editorial signals Castro’s future
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A10
Fidel Castro signaled Thursday he is itching for a return to public life after eight months of illness that has kept him out of sight, lambasting U.S. biofuel policies in a front-page newspaper editorial.
Patients, doctors question heart care after release of study
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A7
Heart patients around the country are calling their doctors to question plans to treat clogged arteries with stents. It is the early fallout from a big study that showed drugs work just as well in nonemergency cases to prevent heart attacks, deaths and, over the long run, chest pain.
Ex-aide contradicts AG on firings
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A3
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was briefed regularly over two years on the firings of federal prosecutors, his former top aide said Thursday, disputing Gonzales’ claims he was not closely involved with the dismissals.
Stars sharpen ‘Blades’
March 30, 2007 in print edition on D2
Silly as a drag queen convention and subtle as an unflushed toilet, “Blades of Glory” is everything you’d hope for in a Will Ferrell comedy. And more.
Reconciling withdrawal plans is task at hand
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A11
Before they can present President Bush with any timeline for withdrawing troops from Iraq, Democrats in Congress face the daunting task of reconciling the Senate withdrawal plan passed Thursday with the one approved last week by the House.
National Symphony Orchestra lifts Lied
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B3
The eight-day 2007 Kansas residency of the National Symphony Orchestra has been one of the most remarkable cultural events ever to have graced the Sunflower State.
Horoscopes
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B3
Meals on Wheels drivers needed to serve record number of clients
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
Around lunchtime Thursday, Annie Neri drove a maroon Buick LeSabre that was the beef-cube-and-asparagus mobile.
Wakarusa promoter expects ‘peaceful’ music and camping extravaganza
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A1
It’s time to get ready to jam, not to focus on the past.
LHS softball drops pair
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C5
Lawrence High opened its softball season Thursday with a pair of losses to Olathe East. The Lions fell, 14-0 and 15-1.
Summitt: Vols have title talent
Coach says Tennessee has ingredients to end nine-year drought
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C9
Nine years have passed since Tennessee last won a national championship. Coach Pat Summitt believes she has found what’s been missing since 1998.
Sosa homers in loss
Royals survive slugger’s fifth homer
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Texas Rangers may have some tough roster decisions to make before opening day. Sammy Sosa isn’t one of them.
12-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis motivates mother to run 44 miles
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
Megan Guyette is preparing to test her physical and mental stamina like she’s never done before.
Cancer boosted Snow’s faith
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B7
Nobody dislikes Tony Snow. By acclamation, people who know him say the White House press secretary is the most decent, kind and encouraging human being they have ever met. Speaking from personal experience, I can testify not only to his inner warmth and outer kindness, but also to the goodness of his wife, Jill, and their three children.
Receiver Henry ‘a hassle’ to defend
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C1
Take a look at Marcus Henry, and try convincing yourself he isn’t the prototypical playmaker at wide receiver.
Students to pay tribute with play about school
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
Student actors will take the stage one last time at South Junior High School’s theater for “The Legacy of the Land: South Pays Tribute.”
Tuskegee Airmen get Congressional medal
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Tuskegee Airmen were called racist and hurtful names as they became the nation’s first black military pilots during World War II.
Candidates rush as first fundraising period ends
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A4
Twelve years ago, a Texas senator named Phil Gramm rocked the political world when he reported that he had raised a then-stunning $13.4 million by the end of the first quarter of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
A day in Howard’s shoes is no walk in the park
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
C’mon, slugger. Try on Ryan Howard’s shoes for a while. Who wouldn’t want to be a 27-year-old bona fide star, one who has found himself holding the baseball world in the palm of his gargantuan hand?
With oil prices rising, gasoline likely to follow
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A3
Oil prices jumped $1.95 a barrel Thursday and $3.20 over the past two days amid seasonal shutdowns at U.S. refineries and escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf region. That means rising gasoline prices in the weeks ahead.
Tough break: Firebirds fall at home
Unlucky’ plays fluster Free State against athletic Vikings
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C4
Free State High soccer coach Jason Pendleton constantly yelled one word to his players throughout their 3-0 loss to Shawnee Mission West on Thursday - “unlucky.”
Panel OKs new drug to fight prostate cancer
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A3
A government panel gave the go-ahead Thursday for the first in a new class of anti-cancer drugs: an experimental agent that works by mobilizing the body’s natural immune system to fight prostate cancer.
Jesse Jackson endorses Obama’s campaign
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A4
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Thursday he’s backing Democrat Barack Obama in his presidential bid, giving his support to a new generation of black politicians.
Commentary: Richardson’s remarks show insensitivity
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C10
Micheal Ray Richardson is often so endearing and playful that some official in power, somewhere, inevitably will give him a sixth or ninth chance. And then, just as surely, the former basketball star will do something so self-destructive, so outrageous, the philanthropist ends up kicking himself for being such a sucker.
Missile test reveals space debris dangers
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A10
Scientists have concluded that a Chinese missile test in January that smashed an aging weather satellite was the messiest space event ever, adding more than 1,500 big scraps of debris to a junkyard that’s orbiting the Earth.
Crime time: NFL on path of self-destruction
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C7
When Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter punched Bengals offensive tackle Levi Jones in the face after the players exchanged trash talk at a blackjack table in Las Vegas, the NFL’s off-the-field crisis went from the tragic to the absurd.
PETA calls on FDA to expand pet food recall
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A3
Animal rights advocates are calling on federal food safety regulators and pet food companies to expand a nationwide recall of dog and cat food to include dry varieties, claiming it makes pets sick.
Internet ‘.xxx’ plan raises regulatory fears
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A10
On the eve of a key vote today, government advisers from around the world are raising concerns about creating a “.xxx” address for pornographic Web sites.
Two KU programs get No. 1 ranking
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kansas University has two graduate-degree programs ranked No. 1 among public universities nationwide, according to results of an annual magazine survey to be released today.
Hardware store to hold 2nd annual car show
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
Durkin’s Hardware will have its second annual Show and Shine Car Show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the store, 218 W. 20th St. in Eudora.
Pot growers popping up in suburbia
Investigators find more homes serving as marijuana greenhouses
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A6
In Coldwater Creek, a middle-class housing development outside Atlanta, the neighbors mind their own business and respect each other’s privacy - ideal conditions, it turns out, for growing marijuana in the suburbs.
On the record
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B2
Judge lowers bond for teen in bank heist case
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A5
Two young women charged with stealing nearly $11,000 in a Acworth bank heist went on a shopping spree, ate a meal and even gave money to the homeless afterward, a police detective testified Thursday, as the judge lowered the bond for one suspect.
Health officials say Easter chicks carry salmonella risks
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A5
Easter is right around the corner and so is the threat of salmonella carried by baby chicks often given to children as springtime gifts, health officials warned Thursday.
Former K-State safety joins Chiefs’ defense
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C7
Free-agent strong safety Jon McGraw agreed to a two-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound McGraw appeared in 16 games, starting in three, with Detroit in 2006. He had 19 tackles on defense and 17 on special teams.
U.S., allies challenge Iran on nuclear program
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A10
The United States and key allies are pressing the U.N. nuclear monitoring agency to find Iran in violation of its commitments to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty for Tehran’s refusal to allow remote monitoring of its underground uranium enrichment plant, diplomats said Thursday.
Baker, LMH to have wellness festival
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B8
Baker University will no longer have to compete with Lawrence Memorial Hospital when it hosts the Community Wellness Festival.
Loss of nature
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Several years ago when the South Lawrence Trafficway bike path was new, the area surrounding it was undeveloped to a large extent. At that time the small pond on the north side of the bike path near the soccer fields was home to a green heron. I would frequently see him flying in and out of the area or standing near the pond bank in the weeds and brush that grew there. He was a very impressive bird to see, and I looked forward to the encounters.
Reports: Gillispie staying
Deal reportedly worth $2 million per year
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C2
Texas A&M appears poised to retain Billy Gillispie as men’s basketball coach and make him the highest-paid among his Big 12 peers, according to media reports in Texas.
Senate calls for troop withdrawal within one year
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A1
A defiant, Democratic-controlled Senate approved legislation Thursday calling for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq within a year, propelling Congress closer to an epic, wartime veto confrontation with President Bush.
Hospital affiliation deadline approaching
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
Saturday marks the deadline Kansas University Medical Center has set for finalizing details of its planned affiliations in coming years with two Kansas City-area hospitals: its longtime partner, KU Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., and its proposed new partner, St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Haskell softball sweeps
After shutout in opener, HINU forced to rally for nightcap win
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C5
After playing a nearly flawless game in a 5-0 victory against Central Christian College on Thursday, Haskell Indian Nations University drew the ire of its coach in the first inning of Game Two.
Browns interested in Green
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Cleveland Browns seem to be beating the bushes for a veteran quarterback after all. General manager Phil Savage confirmed Thursday night that he contacted Kansas City GM Carl Peterson about Trent Green, a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback, during this week’s NFL meetings in Phoenix.
Mine company faces $1.5M fine for violations
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A5
The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has levied a $1.5 million fine against Massey Energy Co. for 25 violations that contributed to the deaths of two West Virginia coal miners in January 2006.
Pritchard named Trail Blazers’ GM
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C10
Former Kansas University basketball guard Kevin Pritchard has been named the Portland Trail Blazers’ general manager.
Brownback supports Social Security accounts
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A4
Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback said Social Security can be fixed with private savings accounts, a case President Bush has made without success during his second term in office.
Counselor attends mourning seminar
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A12
Lori Myrick, a bereavement/ aftercare counselor for Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, recently completed 60 hours of training at the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colo.
Rutgers maintains focus
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C9
In the unlikely event the Rutgers women’s basketball team loses its focus at the Final Four, it probably won’t be due to outside distractions.
Opposition leader freed from police custody
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A10
Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader was freed after several hours in police custody, but nine others detained in a raid were charged Thursday in what the government alleged was a terror campaign, opposition officials said.
KU baseball hopes to reprise Big 12 tourney success at MU
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Border War baseball games between Kansas University and Missouri University have been laden with intensity, but the rivalry escalated when the teams met for a fourth time last year during the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Lawrence Datebook
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B2
12-year sentence given for burglary, attack
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Douglas County judge on Thursday ordered a Lawrence man to spend nearly 12 years in prison for breaking into the home of a neighbor and attacking him. The incident occurred in September 2005.
Shark killings may have effect on scallop crop
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A5
Overfishing of powerful sharks - a top predator in the ocean - may endanger bay scallops, a gourmet delicacy.
Judge: Company can do own mad cow testing
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A8
The federal government must allow meatpackers to test their animals for mad cow disease, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Critical election
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: On April 3, voters must choose three city commissioners in an election which is the most critical in recent Lawrence history. It will determine whether we continue the steady progress toward the livable city which we all want or lose the gains of years of effort by many people.
Nebraska CB out 6 months
Ruptured tendon in knee sidelines Huskers’ star cornerback
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C7
Nebraska senior cornerback Zack Bowman had surgery Thursday morning for a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee and will be sidelined for up to six months.
FSHS clamps down on O-Northwest
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C1
After Catherine Smith gave up four runs in the second inning, the Free State pitcher ran to the dugout with her intensity intact. The junior didn’t panic. Instead, she contemplated a scheme that would dominate Olathe Northwest hitters the rest of the game.
Democratic budget plan squeaks through House
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A3
House Democrats pushed their budget blueprint to passage Thursday, promising a big surplus in five years by allowing tax cuts passed in President Bush’s first term to expire.
At summit, Arab leaders push for nuclear cooperation
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A10
Arab leaders pushed ahead Thursday with plans to develop nuclear programs, even as they warned of a possible Middle East nuclear arms race created by their powerful rivals Israel and Iran.
Commentary: NFL needs to get rid of bad apples
Yearlong suspensions, taking draft picks from teams are among commissioner’s options
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C2
In case anyone needs more evidence that the NFL is in need of a far stronger player conduct policy, consider this: On Tuesday afternoon, I Googled the name of troubled Tennessee cornerback Pacman Jones - who has had 10 encounters with police since entering the NFL in 2005 - and got 1,240,000 hits.
State worker pay raises hinder budget negotiations
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B3
State budget negotiations crashed Thursday after a testy exchange between key leaders in the House and Senate as the Legislature neared adjournment.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B6
Is the mulch safe?
Termites from Gulf Coast not a concern this year
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A12
Don’t worry about mulching your garden this spring. But don’t let Al Gore move in with you, and make sure to avoid all flame-retardant rodents.
Keep it special
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Growth. This is the mantra of the real estate developers. And why not? The developers all have a vested interest in growth: increased profits.
Ex-KU aide Jankovich makes first ISU hire
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C5
New Illinois State basketball coach Tim Jankovich has hired the first full-time member of his Redbird coaching staff.
Jazzercise center to open April 9
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A12
A new Jazzercise fitness center opens April 9 in Lawrence.
Human opinion
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In a story summarizing the positions of City Commission candidates concerning a “domestic registry,” a Journal-World reporter wrote that the registry would give gay couples no “new legal rights.”
Deadly attacks include five suicide blasts in Baghdad
More than 175 killed or found dead as U.S. troops end seventh week of security push
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A11
Five suicide bombers struck Shiite marketplaces in northeast Baghdad and a town north of the capital at nightfall Thursday, killing at least 122 people and wounding more than 150 in one of Iraq’s deadliest days in years.
Urbina’s conviction stuns ex-teammates
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
They can’t do for Ugueth Urbina what he did so often for them during the summer and fall of 2003. They can’t bail him out of his mess, can’t save his day the way the former Marlins closer did when they were on a tight rope toward a World Series title.
KU licenses RFID tags
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A12
A California company that makes containers for storing and dispensing liquids ranging from fuels to medicines is getting some help tracking its products by using technology developed at Kansas University.
Mayer: Big 12 upturn ahead
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C1
Texas A&M could be awfully good. Same goes for Texas, particularly if Kevin Durant returns. Kansas State is expecting a big-time up-tick in basketball next season. Even Missouri and Baylor are hopeful. Kansas, with or without Brandon Rush, is fully capable of more Big 12 glory and an NCAA Final Four visit.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B6
Number of abortions in Kansas increases
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
For the first time since 2001, the number of abortions performed in Kansas has increased.
Apple Users’ Group to meet Wednesday
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A12
The Lawrence Apple Users’ Group 2.0 will meet next week to discuss software that allows for remote use of computers.
Artist noted
March 30, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Thank you for the article about the children’s book “Catfish Cookies.” Regrettably, Gabrielle Iversen, the artist who created the wonderful, engaging illustrations, was not mentioned.
LSU women confident despite distractions
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C9
The big question coming into the NCAA Tournament was how the LSU Lady Tigers would recover from the abrupt resignation of immensely popular coach Pokey Chatman.
Female umpire calls exhibition
Gagne, Rogers to start season on DL
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
Kenny Rogers and Eric Gagne will start the season on the disabled list, while Freddy Sanchez and Jim Edmonds might be ready soon.
Commodities
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A12
Sanders in different role
Veteran outfielder admits reserve status with K.C. ‘strange’
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C3
Reggie Sanders always has been in the opening-day lineup and an everyday player when he is healthy.
Keating, Self head to meetings
Coaches to discuss possible court changes
March 30, 2007 in print edition on C1
Bill Self won’t be the only member of Kansas University’s athletic department attending a batch of meetings Final Four weekend in Atlanta.
Families try to squeeze in playtime
Busy lives, short attention spans prompt speedier games
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A2
Michelle Hastings admits she’s sometimes cheated to get through a game of Candy Land with her 5-year-old daughter, Campbell. The board game can take just too long, she said. Disney Monopoly is another big offender.
The art of improv
Lawrence comedians return for festival of spontaneous humor
March 30, 2007 in print edition on D1
Der Monkenpickel. It’s not a real term … in any language. It was concocted one day when fellow Lawrence residents Corey Rittmaster and Ed Goodman were discussing how the two funniest words in the English language were monkey and pickle. “Then we thought we’d class it up a little by giving it a German bastardization,” Rittmaster recalls.
Attorney says turnpike plan should be scrapped
Proposal would put interchange near Tonganoxie
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A1
A Lawrence attorney - thus far unsuccessfully - is seeking to get Lawrence and Douglas County commissioners to enter the fight over a proposed turnpike interchange near Tonganoxie.
Prosecutors say message of lawfulness was sent
March 30, 2007 in print edition on A9
Many of those caught in the drug crackdown at the 2006 Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival have yet to be formally charged.