Archive for Tuesday, May 1, 2007

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On the street
Photo galleries
B-17 bomber Friends & Neighbors, May 2007 Michael Crouch's clay house

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Liz Stuewe, Kansas University junior, chalks names of soldiers killed in action in the Iraq war. The KU Young Democrats organized the chalking and set up a vigil Monday evening in front of Strong Hall. May 1 is the fourth anniversary of President Bush's declaration of the cessation of hostilities in Iraq. "The war in Iraq is one of the biggest problems our generation will face. It's important to bring awareness to students because it's people our age that are dying in the war," Stuewe said. Students honor Iraq war dead by chalking U.S. soldiers’ names
May 1, 2007
As he knelt on the pavement, scribing name after name for each American soldier killed in Iraq, Ben Robson felt guilty. “Seeing these young guys that went and sacrificed, and I’m here in college - it kind of makes me feel bad,” said the Kansas University junior. How easily it could have been him, he thought. Three years ago, fresh out of high school, Robson considered joining the Army. But his father steered him toward college.
11:31 a.m.
Pilot John Bode cleans a window on a forward gun turret on the Liberty Belle, a restored World War II B-17 bomber. The Liberty Foundation is stopping this week at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo., as part of a 50-city tour. B-17 bomber revives memories
May 1, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Dan Anderson looked at the World War II era bomber parked on the tarmac at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport and thought of his late uncle. “There were a few times when he flew back over the White Cliffs of Dover with one or two engines missing, but he survived the war,” Anderson said. “He never lost a plane. That’s amazing.”
4:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Brandon Rush throws down a dunk during the first half of the December 30, 2006, game against the Rams at Allen Fieldhouse. Rush: This isn’t a surprise
May 1, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Brandon Rush, who spent the weekend in Dallas “on vacation, chillin’ with my best friend, getting the stress off my back,” returned to Lawrence in time to attend class and work out Monday. The Kansas University sophomore received a warm welcome from his teammates four days after entering his name in the 2007 NBA Draft. The reaction of KU’s student body, however, wasn’t nearly as favorable as that of Rush’s traveling companion - UMKC junior guard Tim Blackwell.

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Commentary: Talladega frights: Display exposes cowards
Debris thrown on track in protest of Gordon’s victory sets back NASCAR’s equal-opportunity push
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C2
NASCAR wants us to believe racing is a sport with room for everybody. Regardless of your gender, the color of your skin or the color of your collar, you can buy a ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B5
Lawrence Datebook
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
On the record
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C8
Track and field honor roll
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C6