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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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6Sports video: Busy afternoon of collegiate signings at Free State
May 1, 2007
It was a busy afternoon of signings at Free State High School. In all, four of the Firebirds top female athletes inked letters of intent to play their chosen sports at the next level.
6News video: Dozens of neighbors turn up to protest Wal-Mart on Wakarusa
May 1, 2007
Lawrence residents lined up in City Hall tonight to oppose plans for a 1,000 square foot Wal-Mart Super Center at 6th St. and Wakarusa Drive.
6Sports video: LHS baseball game postponed due to weather
May 1, 2007
The Lawrence High Lions took on the Shawnee Mission North Indians on the baseball diamond today, but the game is left unfinished due to severe weather with both teams tied at 4.
6Sports video: FSHS tops LHS in city softball showdown
May 1, 2007
The Free State Firebirds topped the Lawrence High Lions in the city softball showdown.
6News video: Lawrence School District partners with JCCC for career technical training
May 1, 2007
The Lawrence School District partners with nearby Johnson County Community College to fill a void in the community.
6News video: Unfinished police reports hold up bomb threat case
May 1, 2007
Unfinished police reports hold up attorneys in the case of a man who made bomb threats to the city on April 19.
6News video: Tornado sirens send thousands to shelter in Shawnee County
May 1, 2007
Around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, tornado sirens sounded across much of Shawnee County where thousands took shelter from the severe storm.
6News video: Area residents head to park for immigrant right rally
May 1, 2007
For the second straight year, rallies today for immigrant rights across the country coincide with “May Day” - a time to celebrate social and economic contributions around the world.
6News video: New jury in Boardwalk Apt. Fire Trial hear grisly details of the tragedy
May 1, 2007
Tales of pain, suffering, and heroism take center stage as the re-trial for the man accused of setting the deadly Boardwalk Apartment fire gets underway.
LIVE BLOG: The Wal-Mart debate at City Hall
08:24 p.m., May 1, 2007 Updated 10:27 p.m.
Chad Lawhorn blogs the Wal-Mart debate.
6News Now: New trial begins for Jason Rose
May 1, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, in opening statements, prosecutors say that the Boardwalk Apartments fire was set deliberately by Jason Rose, and more about immigration rallies across the nation.
Severe weather hits northeast Kansas
03:50 p.m., May 1, 2007 Updated 03:54 p.m.
Tornado sirens began sounding this afternoon in Shawnee County with one tornado reportedly touching down near Alma, Kan., about 40 miles west of Topeka.
Tools stolen from LHS being recovered
May 1, 2007
Lawrence police say they have recovered most of nearly $4,000 worth of hand tools taken in a burglary from the Lawrence High School auto shop.
Trial to hinge on defendant’s confession
Attorneys give opening arguments in deadly Boardwalk Apartment fire
May 1, 2007
A disputed confession is at the heart of the trial that began this morning for a man charged with setting a deadly fire in October 2005 at a Lawrence apartment complex.
B-17 bomber revives memories
World War II history in flight
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
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.”
Resolution will ease petition process for new roads
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B3
Douglas County commissioners agree that any new county roads should be financed with property taxes generated by development along the new roadways. But they had a dispute Monday morning about how that message gets out to the public.
Report urges city to slow retail market
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
It will be about more than just Wal-Mart tonight. When city commissioners meet this evening to discuss a proposed Wal-Mart store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, they also will be urged to take a broader look at the city’s retail market.
Pine, Francisco say bill a just first step
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
Lawrence legislators said Monday that their support of the $380 million, five-year plan to repair universities represented only the first step in addressing the problem of deferred maintenance.
Jury seated in Boardwalk fire retrial
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
On the advice of his attorney, Jason A. Rose rarely lifts his eyes to look directly at the people who will be deciding whether he’s guilty of murder and arson. “A lot of times he has to do what he’s doing now - just look down,” his attorney, Ron Evans, said Monday during jury selection. “He really can’t win a body language game with you folks. Anything he does you could take the wrong way.”
Defendant receives federal sentence in shooting
Topeka man to serve nearly 10 years
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to nearly 10 years in a federal prison for injuring 11 people in 2003 when he sprayed gunshots into the ground outside a downtown Lawrence bar.
Funding to repair campuses approved
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Legislature on Monday approved an approximately $380 million, five-year plan to repair crumbling classrooms at higher education institutions, and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she would sign the measure into law.
Dole focuses on improving care for veterans
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
After a bad fall two years ago, former Sen. Bob Dole visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center up to three times a week for treatment on his injured left arm and shoulder.
Police: Kansas City mall shooter had a plan to ‘cause havoc’
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
A former Target employee who was turned down for a private security license and planned to “cause havoc” was identified Monday as the man suspected of killing two people in a crowded mall parking lot before he was shot by police.
Wright bummed by reaction
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
Julian Wright carried a brand-new Spalding basketball everywhere Monday - around his Jayhawker Towers apartment, on campus, as well as in Allen Fieldhouse. “I’ve been working out with it, walking around with it, getting a feel for it,” Wright, the Jayhawks’ sophomore forward, said referring to the NBA ball, which is a tad different from the Wilson ball he used during his short college career.
Seminar to help inmates get jobs
Training, tax credits among programs available to firms
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C8
Companies looking for skilled, motivated employees just might find them in what may seem like an unlikely place: behind bars.
Little ‘O’ no worry for L.A.
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
Paltry run support is something John Lackey is learning to live with. Once again Monday night, the Los Angeles Angels’ gave the big right-hander little to work with, but he made it stand up. Vladimir Guerrero doubled home two runs in the first inning, and Lackey (4-2) pitched into the seventh, leading the Angels to a 3-1 victory over Kansas City.
Firebirds enjoy scoring frenzy
Free State girls breeze past Blue Jays
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
Instead of goalkeeping, Free State High’s Megan Hrenchir could have exited the soccer field in the middle of the game, retrieved a lawn chair, placed it in front of the Firebirds’ goal and fallen asleep in the sunny, 80-degree weather.
Material magic
KU grad revives centuries-old building method
May 1, 2007 in print edition on D1
A Lawrence resident has taken an interest in cob. Not the thing that corn grows on, but a building material. Michael Crouch began experimenting with the material composed of clay, sand and straw after reading a magazine article about it 10 years ago. Crouch described the clay as “kind of a magical substance.” As opposed to dirt, which would just wash away in the rain, the clay keeps its shape and can absorb water over a period of months or years.
Woodling: Awesome answers aplenty
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
Wait, I think that’s him coming : yes, it’s the Answer Man. You have questions. He has answers.
Homeless man would prefer to stay in jail
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B8
He’s known to law enforcement officials as Robert Gilmore. And workers at homeless shelters in Lawrence know him as Simon. Those are the people who come in contact most often with the man - a 49-year-old transient - who makes his home mostly in jail or on the streets of downtown Lawrence.
Lions, Firebirds polar opposites
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Lawrence High and Free State haven’t exactly shared similar softball success this spring.
Bridging the gap
29 percent of consumers ‘upside-down’ on car loans
May 1, 2007
I get so frustrated when I hear people try to justify buying an expensive car they can’t really afford by saying, “Well, it’ll hold its value.” The truth is, no vehicle holds its value unless it’s a classic or rare car.
Cards fall in somber return
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C4
A day after the death of Josh Hancock, the St. Louis Cardinals tried to move on. They had a game to play. But for Scott Spiezio, it was too much to handle. He was overcome with emotion just before the first pitch when he saw Hancock’s jersey and the black No. 32 patch the team would be wearing Monday night, and manager Tony La Russa pulled him from the starting lineup.
Home cookin’ hardly any help for Seahawks
Warm weather not much of an ally as Seabury soccer team continues struggles at YSI
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C3
The fields at the Youth Sports Inc. complex continue to be a site of ineffective offense for the Seabury Academy girls soccer squad. The Seahawks suffered their third consecutive shutout at YSI with a 6-0 loss to Kansas City Lutheran on Monday.
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.
Prosecutors seek third trial for ex-Westar executives
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B8
David Wittig and another former Westar Energy Inc. executive will go to trial for a third time on criminal charges alleging that they tried to loot the Topeka-based utility.
Cavs complete sweep
Cleveland quickly dispatches Wizards
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C7
It’s sweeps week in the NBA. Even the Cleveland Cavaliers got in on the act. The Cavaliers completed a playoff sweep for the first time in franchise history Monday night, beating the Washington Wizards, 97-90, with yet another unconvincing performance, doing just enough to beat a depleted team that nearly emptied its bench in the first half.
Basic right
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In the past, when a child was born to a mother who could not care for it, the child was put up for adoption. I always thought this was a good balance; those people who couldn’t have a baby could adopt. In the past, many families helped raise the child of their unwed teen mother.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
Immigration groups plan nationwide rallies
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
Hispanic and other civil rights groups wrapped up plans for immigration reform marches and rallies today in dozens of cities, but conceded that a replay of last year’s huge turnout was unlikely.
Lawrence student named journalist of year
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B3
Patrick Lattin, a Baker University senior from Lawrence, was named the journalist of the year by the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press at its conference on April 15 and 16 in Wichita.
Driver arrested after bumping man with truck
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B3
A 44-year old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly bumping another man with his pickup truck, then striking the man, according to Lawrence police.
Wild West World to open Saturday
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B3
More than two years after he announced his intention to build a destination theme park in Kansas, Thomas Etheredge is making good on his promise.
Brando legend larger than life
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
Turner Classic Movies presents the two-part documentary “Brando” (7 p.m. today and Wednesday, TCM) over two nights. It’s impossible to approach the history of cinema and acting in the second half of the 20th century without discussing Marlon Brando. For many, he was more than a star or an actor or an icon: He presented a demarcation in history.
NATO, U.S. forces fight on two fronts
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A6
British troops pushed into a Taliban stronghold awash with opium poppies Monday, drawing mortar and machine-gun fire, in the latest NATO drive to help the government take control of southern Afghanistan.
Prime minister appeals for end to unrest
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A6
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appealed for calm Monday after the stock market dropped amid a deepening conflict between his Islamic-oriented government and pro-secular forces backed by the military.
Savvy commuters bypass highway-collapse problems
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
Bay Area commuters skirted the wreckage of a collapsed section of freeway Monday as crews began hauling away the charred debris that had been a vital link between San Francisco and its eastern suburbs.
Snow returns to White House job
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
Coping with cancer, White House press secretary Tony Snow returned to work Monday and declared himself “unbelievably lucky and unbelievably blessed” as he prepares to undergo chemotherapy.
U.S., China balk at climate report’s focus on cutting emissions
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A6
The United States and China want to amend a major report by U.N.-sponsored climate researchers to play down its conclusion that quick, affordable action can limit the worst effects of global warming, according to documents reviewed Monday by The Associated Press.
Budget hung up on Statehouse, abortion disputes
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
Disagreements about abortion and an ongoing Statehouse renovation pitted the House against the Senate and prevented their negotiators Monday from finishing work on the year’s last spending bill.
Book backlash surprises ex-CIA chief
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
George J. Tenet’s close friends said he anticipated criticism for some of the claims and anger he expressed in his new memoir about his former life as director of the CIA. He did not expect, they said, that his detractors would include former CIA and military officers, or that he would be blamed for the deaths of U.S. troops fighting a war in Iraq that he knew had been badly planned from the start.
London a whirlwind for Bishop Seabury student
May 1, 2007 in print edition on D2
This year for spring break, I went with 20 other students and three teachers from Bishop Seabury Academy to London from March 19-27.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
Lawrence pharmacist joins state board
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C8
A Lawrence resident has been appointed to serve a three-year term as a member of the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy. Karen Braman, director of pharmacy services for Preferred Health Systems, was appointed to the post by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
U.S. deaths pass 100 for month of April
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
A suicide bomber struck a crowd of funeral mourners Monday north of Baghdad, taking more than 30 lives at the end of one of the deadliest months of the war so far for U.S. forces. At least 104 American troops were reported killed in April.
Horoscopes
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B5
Lawrence Datebook
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
D.C. Madam’ threatens to call clients to testify
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
A woman accused of running a high-priced escort service apologized Monday to a former top State Department official outed as a customer but said the testimony of prominent clients would prove her business was legal.
Virginia governor closes loophole in gun law
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
The governor on Monday closed the loophole in state law that allowed the Virginia Tech gunman to buy weapons despite a court ruling that he was a threat and needed psychiatric counseling.
Q & A with Livi Abney
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C6
Last fall, Livi Abney suffered a stomach ulcer during a club softball trip to California. The Free State High senior had to be taken to the UCLA Medical Center. She didn’t get out of the hospital until 4 a.m. But doctors gave Abney the news she wanted to hear. “I still played the next day and hit a grand slam to win the game,” Abney said. “It was crazy.”
People in the news
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ O’Donnell coy on future plans ¢ ‘View’ co-host Hasselbeck has announcement of her own ¢ Auction Nirvana ¢ Prince definitely headed for combat in Iraq
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.
Duncan on All-D team again
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C7
Tim Duncan made his 10th straight NBA All-Defensive first team Monday, and San Antonio teammate Bruce Bowen was the top vote-getter in being selected for the seventh time.
Helpful services
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: E. Kent Hayes makes a very valid point in his letter of April 13 praising the Lawrence Community Shelter and the remarkable program it administers. In Lawrence, we are very, very fortunate to have the services of many others.
On the record
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
Early-planted wheat shows worst freeze damage
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
About 75 percent of the Kansas winter wheat suffered some freeze damage, with the early-planted fields where crops were more mature showing the worst effects, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
FSHS falls
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Free State High baseball team fell inches short of completing a successful rally Monday, falling 6-5 to Shawnee Mission West.
Auto Swap Meet opens Friday
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C8
Vendors from across the country will be coming to Lawrence this weekend, looking to sell their time-tested wares during the Lawrence Antique Automobile Swap Meet.
Gun control
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I would like to comment on Mike Hoeflich’s April 25 column on campus security. He implies that student privacy rights are the reason we no longer have universities acting as substitute parents prescribing correct behavior. That is not the entire story.
City athletes of the week
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C6
E.J. Swanson and Sydney Seratte.
Global terror killings top 20,000 in 2006
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
Deaths and injuries from terrorist attacks increased sharply last year, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan, with government officials, police and security guards coming under greater attack than ever before, the State Department’s annual survey of global terrorism concluded Monday.
Kansas looks to cut cost of inmate calls
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Kansas Department of Corrections is soliciting contract proposals that it hopes will reduce the cost of inmate phone calls on its telephone system.
Commodities
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C8
Sixth-grader’s family spends quality time skiing
May 1, 2007 in print edition on D2
I am flying down the mountain at speeds that thrill. Snow shooting from under my skis sprays everything I pass. I am trying to catch the last lift up to the top of the slopes. When I’m almost there I wipe out, sending objects and people flying.
ID cards shed light on security breach
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
Documents captured in recent fighting in Baghdad included two identity cards for access to the fortified Green Zone, which contains Iraqi government headquarters, and an ID card for access to the U.S. Embassy, the Pentagon says.
NFL briefs
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C2
¢ Ex-Redskin Mitchell, 36, dies ¢ Tank Johnson pleads guilty ¢ Eagles release LB Jones ¢ ‘Pacman’ appeal received
Club announces writing contest for youths
May 1, 2007 in print edition on D2
The Kansas Author’s Club, a statewide organization for anyone interested in writing, announces its 2007 Youth Writing Contest for Kansas students in grades 1-12.
Legislature briefs
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
¢ Budget negotiators OK one training center ¢ Ex-lawmaker confirmed to Bioscience Authority
Children a good investment
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
Nationally, the 20-year projections of the prison population are based on the reading achievement of third-graders. This is sad and scary. It is sad that the future of our children is essentially determined by age 8 by a skill that is so fundamental that most of us take it for granted. It is scary that our policymakers have chosen to write these children off and invest in prisons to warehouse them.
M.L.B. briefs
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C4
¢ Steinbrenner speaks out ¢ Wickman goes on DL ¢ Mets put two on DL ¢ Pujols walks on ball 3 ¢ Wright has bad shoulder
Candidates don’t suit ‘ancient’ Republican
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Republican candidates are slugging it out, talking tough about cracking down on gay Mexican wetback couples who are stealing our guns and leaving us defenseless against big government, decrying the evils of taxation; meanwhile an ancient Republican dropped by my house on Monday to sun himself on my porch and announce over coffee that he is now an independent.
Estonia re-erects Soviet statue at cemetery amid protests
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A6
A statue of a Red Army Soldier at the heart of deadly riots in Estonia was re-erected Monday at a military cemetery in the capital, overlooking dozens of Russian war graves.
Track and field honor roll
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C6
5 Britons sentenced to life for plotting bombing spree
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A6
A former cricket team captain and a mathematics student at a suburban university were convicted along with three other men Monday and sentenced to life in prison for plotting to stage a wave of attacks against fellow Britons that would “put terror in their hearts.”
Upcoming meeting key to stabilizing Iraq
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
Want to know whether the White House has any real strategy to stabilize Iraq? Then pay attention to what happens - or doesn’t happen - at a crucial meeting Thursday and Friday in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Olmert rejects calls to resign
Report criticizes Israeli leader for war performance
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A6
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert resisted mounting calls for his resignation Monday after a government-appointed panel concluded that he was responsible for a “serious failure” of judgment that sent the army unprepared into last summer’s inconclusive war in Lebanon.
Media just one factor fueling eating disorders among women
May 1, 2007 in print edition on D1
Dear Dr. Wes and John: In your opinion, do you believe media play a role in how many women have anorexia or bulimia? How about being overweight? Do you think women get the idea that they must look like the stick-thin models so they will “fit in” or be able to get a hot boyfriend? Do media portray overweight women to be “bad” people in society?
Time and money
Kansans have reason to be skeptical about a full-time Legislature increasing government efficiency.
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
It would take some convincing to sell most Kansans on the idea of a full-time Legislature, or even a move in that direction. An Associated Press story published in Monday’s Journal-World indicated that some Kansas legislators are looking at extending the session primarily as a way to trim the state budget.
N.J. governor leaves hospital, apologizes for not wearing seat belt
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
An emotional Gov. Jon Corzine was discharged from a hospital Monday and asked forgiveness for his conduct in a crash 18 days earlier in which he was critically injured.
Kornbrust makes bid for LHS rotation
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C6
Lawrence High junior Joe Kornbrust had served as a reliever for the Lions this season until receiving his first start Thursday against Olathe North. He responded by allowing three hits and striking out seven during a complete-game 1-0 shutout at the College Boulevard Activities Center.
Chavez pulls out of IMF, World Bank
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Hugo Chavez announced Monday he would formally pull Venezuela out of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, a largely symbolic move because the nation has already paid off its debts to the lending institutions.
State makes sweeping college guarantee
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
Wisconsin is rolling out the nation’s most expansive guarantee of higher education to students in hopes of raising college aspirations and improving preparedness.
KU cycling club second at league
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kansas University’s cycling club picked up a handful of medals at the North Central Collegiate Cycling Conference championships over the weekend.
Land-use issue
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: My wife and I went to the Wakarusa Music Festival for three years and met many interesting people. One of the vendors was on a planning commission in Michigan and he told me about his experience with Wal-Mart.
Russia, U.S. at odds on moon station
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A6
The chief of Russia’s space agency said that the United States has rejected a proposal for the two countries to explore the moon together, a Russian news agency reported.
Ameriprise manager ready for licensing
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C8
Susan Lee Cary, business development manager for the Ameriprise Financial office of Dan Cary, Lawrence, recently completed requirements for federal and state licensure for securities. She also passed required elements for insurance licensure in Kansas.
Humane Society ranks animal-friendly cities
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
An abundance of pet-friendly hotels, off-leash dog parks and vegetarian restaurants helped San Francisco place first Monday on an animals rights group’s list of America’s most humane cities.
Police tactics in chases upheld
May 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
Police may use tactics that put fleeing suspects at risk of death to end high-speed car chases, the Supreme Court said Monday in ruling against a Georgia teenager who was paralyzed after his car was run off the road.
KU recruits to play here
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Some Kansas University basketball recruiting targets will compete at the eighth-annual Jayhawk Invitational Friday through Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse, Horesji Center and various high school gyms.
KU baseball drops game, adds game
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kansas University’s baseball team lost a game and added another.
K.C. man’s nose broken in attack
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
A 34-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man suffered a broken nose when he was attacked early Monday in Lawrence’s downtown, according to Lawrence police.
Rush: This isn’t a surprise
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
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.
Driver arrested after brush with police
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
A 22-year-old man was arrested early Saturday on charges of brushing a Lawrence police officer with his car following an incident at a local night spot.
Police plan to increase seat belt patrols
May 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Police Department and Kansas Department of Transportation are planning two “Click it or Ticket” enforcements.
Majerus eager to turn SLU around
Saying health not issue, coach happy for ‘opportunity’
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C2
Rick Majerus got out of coaching three years ago because of health concerns. Now his biggest worry is putting Saint Louis on the basketball map.
LHS lacking at plate
Lions can’t rally past Shawnee Mission East
May 1, 2007 in print edition on C3
Before Monday night’s baseball game, the Lawrence High and Shawnee Mission East coaches decided to use wooden bats instead of aluminum. The Lions, however, could have used a little more lumber, squandering key scoring opportunities during the 4-3 loss at Ice Field.