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6:00 a.m.
Gen. Richard Myers talks to the media Wednesday afternoon before giving the Dole Lecture at the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University. He said bipartisanship is necessary to address the issue of extremism. Myers says U.S. should fight extremism
May 3, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Violent extremism is the biggest threat to the United States and the American way of life since the Civil War, retired Air Force Gen. Richard Myers said during a speech at the Dole Institute of Politics on Wednesday night. “This is an enemy that is determined. It has a long-range plan.”
10:07 a.m.
A mature Bald Eagle leaves its nest north of Lawrence where two eaglets recently hatched. Bald eagles may be taken off the list of endangered species if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determines they're no longer at risk. Two bald eaglets hatch; birds may leave endangered species list
May 3, 2007 in print edition on 1A
If bald eagles leave the endangered species list - a possibility come June - two newborn eaglets north of Lawrence will be part of that accomplishment.
1:58 p.m.
Jason Rose stares at the prosecution during the second day of his trial. Jurors view Rose interrogation video as arson trial continues
10:49 a.m., May 3, 2007 Updated 4:53 p.m.
They ask questions. He makes denials. They ask more questions. Occasionally, he changes his story slightly. That’s the basic dynamic jurors are watching unfold by video this morning on the third day of trial for a man charged with setting the deadly 2005 fire at Lawrence’s Boardwalk Apartments. The video shows defendant Jason Rose being interviewed by Lawrence Police Det. Troy Squire and agent Christy Weidner of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
4:00 p.m.
Peonies have a long and storied history, beginning some 2,000 years ago in Europe and the Far East, where they were propagated for medicinal purposes. But peonies are most highly revered for their beauty. The Chinese refer to them as "Sho-yo," meaning "most beautiful." Princess peony
May 3, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Having peonies in the garden is a lot like keeping turtles as pets: There’s a strong likelihood that both will outlive their caretakers. Clumps of peonies have been known to surpass the century mark with very little effort. And anyone who takes a moment to inhale their sweet, heady aroma can appreciate their longevity.
10:00 p.m.
Veritas Christian School junior Stephen May has a quiet moment of prayer as others pray behind him during the National Day of Prayer at South Park. A group of about 100 people gathered Thursday at the park for the event. Residents pray in national event
May 4, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Lawrence residents joined the faithful all over the world Thursday in a National Day of Prayer. Beck Finger, a Veritas Christian School student, was among 100 people who gathered Thursday in South Park. “It sounds so cliche and everyone says it, but we truly want to see Lawrence change, we want to see the churches just explode with life, and we just want to see God come alive in Kansas,” she said.

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6News video: Wheat crops damaged by Easter freeze
May 3, 2007
Farmers who had been counting on a bountiful wheat crop now are wondering how much they’ll be able to salvage.
6News video: Jurors watch video-taped interrogation in day 3 of Jason Rose trial
May 3, 2007
Hours of questions, followed by hours of denials in day three of the trial for the man accused of setting the deadly Boardwalk Apartment Fire. All day jurors viewed the video-taped police interrogation of Jason Rose.
6News video: Senior citizens may benefit from aging in this modern era
May 3, 2007
As baby boomers reach their golden years, there’s a major population swing in progress. While there are many concerns about having an older nation, there are also several positives that will benefit us all.
6Sports video: Free State foursome of seniors look to run all the way to state
May 3, 2007
Two years ago, the Free State High four by 100 meter relay team took third place at the State Track and Field meet in Wichita. A year later, the Firebirds didn’t even get the chance to run. Luckily for Austin Winn, Christian Ballard, Ryan Murphy, and Brian Murphy, there’s one last chance…
6News video: Lawrence residents celebrate national day of prayer
May 3, 2007
Lawrence residents joined the faithful all over the world today, in a national day of prayer.
6Sports video: Free State soccer squad loses on rainy Senior Day
May 3, 2007
Lots of rain didn’t damper Senior Day for the Free State High girls soccer team, however opposing Olathe North did, beating the Firebirds 4-1.
6News video: Gas prices continue to climb across the nation
May 3, 2007
Gas prices continue climbing and in Lawrence, it now costs about $3.00 per gallon to keep you on the road.
6News Now: Rose interrogation tape viewed by jurors
May 3, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, jurors view tape of Jason Rose’s interrogation on the third day of his trial, and more about rising gas prices.
Firefighters respond to stove fire
May 3, 2007
Damage was confined to the stove, but firefighters remained on the scene as of 11:30 monitoring the carbon monoxide levels.
Praeger issues Medicare phone scam alert
A caller claims to be a Medicare representative from your area Medicare office.
May 3, 2007
A caller claims to be a Medicare representative from your area Medicare office. The caller reports that all Medicare beneficiaries will receive $200 or $150 per month to pay for prescription drugs, and the beneficiary will receive a new Medicare card showing proof of the new benefits.
Jurors view Rose interrogation video as arson trial continues
Rose then asks what would happen if investigators found out “it was not me.”
10:49 a.m., May 3, 2007 Updated 04:53 p.m.
They ask questions. He makes denials. They ask more questions. Occasionally, he changes his story slightly. That’s the basic dynamic jurors are watching unfold by video this morning on the third day of trial for a man charged with setting the deadly 2005 fire at Lawrence’s Boardwalk Apartments. The video shows defendant Jason Rose being interviewed by Lawrence Police Det. Troy Squire and agent Christy Weidner of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Corliss: Budget must be cut
Reduction in services likely after sales taxes fall short
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
A hiring freeze and cutbacks in some city services are being studied at City Hall, as new figures estimate revenues for the 2007 city budget will fall about $1 million short of expectations.
Veteran walking across country to help end wars
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Bill McDannell is taking the long road to Washington, D.C. It’s not the route the 57-year-old former United Methodist Church minister and Vietnam veteran has taken from San Diego to the nation’s capital that is slowing him down on his “Walk to End the Wars.”
Detective describes interview as ‘calm’
Witness disputes claim that suspect’s confession was forced
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Jurors in the Jason Rose murder trial are expected today to watch the disputed confession of the 21-year-old arson suspect in the 2005 Boardwalk Apartments fire. Rose’s videotaped confession is among the crucial elements of the trial.
Sebelius indicates disapproval of KUMC affiliation proviso
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A7
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius declined Wednesday to say whether she would again veto a measure that puts restrictions on Kansas University Medical Center’s efforts to work with St. Luke’s Hospital.
Keegan: Butler’s big bat a keeper
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
It’s amazing how quickly and accurately some baseball lifers can identify a hitting prospect, even though it’s the bat that is the most difficult tool in sports to evaluate.
Lawrence bowler reaches semifinals
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kristal Scott of Lawrence reached the semifinals of this week’s United States Bowling Congress Queens Tournament. Scott fell to eventual champion Kelly Kulick in the semis.
Shockers stymie KU
Stingy pitching, long ball keys to sweep
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C3
Wichita State swept Kansas University, 1-0 and 6-4, in a softball doubleheader on a soggy Wednesday night at Wilkins Stadium. Kansas (32-21-1) struggled offensively, collecting only seven hits in two games. Wichita State (34-26) pounded three home runs, and used solid pitching to earn the nonconference sweep.
Curlin 7-2 Kentucky Derby favorite
Undefeated colt will start from No. 2 post position
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C8
Curlin is undefeated, unchallenged and now he’s the favorite for the Kentucky Derby. And in drawing the No. 2 post for Saturday’s race, the imposing chestnut colt even gets to start from the same spot Affirmed did on his way to winning the Triple Crown in 1978 - the last horse to do so.
Commentary: Cardinals must face responsibility
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
After 48 hours of shock and denial, the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization seems to be coming to grips with the circumstances that led to the death of relief pitcher Josh Hancock in a Sunday morning auto accident.
Good investment
A new substance abuse treatment center is a practical step toward reducing the state’s prison population.
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Prisons aren’t a particularly popular target for increased state spending, but one measure approved this week seems to be a good investment for Kansas. In final negotiations before approving the state budget Wednesday, legislators agreed to include a $39.5 million prison expansion program. Much of that money will fund additional prison facilities at El Dorado, Ellsworth and Stockton.
Senate’s bipartisan effort goes unnoticed
May 3, 2007
On Monday, with few of his colleagues present and the Senate press galleries largely unoccupied, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee took the floor to make one of those personal statements that fill the Congressional Record but rarely go any further.
People in the news
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Baez questions ban ¢ Spears returns to stage ¢ Not-so-special effects
Excerpts of Reagan’s diaries released
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
After he was seriously wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt, Ronald Reagan described the experience simply in one of his presidential diaries: “Getting shot hurts.”
Bombs continue as more troops arrive
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
A suicide car bomber struck in the main Shiite district of the capital Wednesday, killing at least nine people as the U.S. military said its troop buildup in Baghdad was nearly complete. At least 85 Iraqis were killed or found dead nationwide, police reported. They included eight people who lost their lives when a roadside bomb destroyed their minibus about 20 miles south of Baghdad.
Soriano propels Chicago
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C4
Thanks to a rule change, Alfonso Soriano’s hitting and Jason Marquis’ pitching, the Chicago Cubs needed only 12 innings to get two wins in one day. Marquis limited the Pirates to four hits over eight innings to win his fourth consecutive start, and Soriano homered for the second time in two days after not connecting all season, leading Chicago to a 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
Olmert fends off challenge from within own party
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert fought off a political mutiny Wednesday, winning the support of most members of his party in a closed-door meeting even as his foreign minister joined the growing list of people demanding that he step down over last summer’s war with Hezbollah.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Spurs dig in, kick Nuggets out in first round
Finley’s three-pointers assist San Antonio in eliminating Denver, 93-78
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C6
Michael Finley set a San Antonio playoff record with eight three-pointers Wednesday night and the Spurs advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 93-78 victory over the Denver Nuggets.
Cities seek grant to improve air service
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B8
Airport authorities in Salina and Topeka are joining forces to improve commercial air service in the two cities, with hopes of securing flights to hub airports in Denver and St. Louis.
Myers says U.S. should fight extremism
Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman calls for bipartisanship
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Violent extremism is the biggest threat to the United States and the American way of life since the Civil War, retired Air Force Gen. Richard Myers said during a speech at the Dole Institute of Politics on Wednesday night. “This is an enemy that is determined. It has a long-range plan.”
Insurance companies donate grant to help train firefighters
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
A $50,000 grant from two insurance companies awarded to the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute will help firefighters across the state receive specialized training.
Our town sports
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C5
Patterson Golf Champ: Jay Patterson recorded a 68 and won Sunday’s Jayhawk Golf Club weekly net tournament at Alvamar by two strokes over Bud Stagg and Ed Scholtes. Sean Claycamp had a 73 and both Bob Losasso and Curt Anderson had 74s. Stagg’s 74 was the day’s low gross score.
Patience rewarded
Crew chief Letarte’s long tenure with Hendrick Motorsports pays off in victories
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C7
Steve Letarte has never received a paycheck from any company other than Hendrick Motorsports in his life. If team owner Rick Hendrick has anything to do with it - and it’s certain he will - that may never change.
Commentary: Fans must police themselves
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C7
It has been a tough week for hicks. The price of pork rinds went up, and the public’s perception of Southerners has gone down. It’s all because of Sunday’s little hoedown at Talladega. Jeff Gordon won the Aaron’s 499, prompting the track to be carpet-bombed with beer cans. If each splattering can of suds set the sport back a minute, NASCAR is now in 1967.
Trail Blazers guard Roy earns ROY title
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Portland Trail Blazers recognized early on that guard Brandon Roy’s last name was an acronym for Rookie of the Year. Roy lived up to it, leading all rookies with averages of 16.8 points, 4.0 assists and 35.4 minutes in 57 games, and on Wednesday he was awarded the NBA’s Eddie Gottlieb Trophy.
BCS fares well in academic report
Hardest-hit schools come from Hurricane Katrina region
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
The NCAA’s latest academic progress report shows money pays off in the classroom, not just on the playing field. Athletic programs with the biggest budgets, such as the six BCS conferences, scored well on the latest Academic Progress Report, released Wednesday. Those with less money did not.
County Commission clears ECO2 plan
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
It’s been six years in the making - enough time that commissioners joked their hair has changed color. The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday gave its unanimous approval to a plan that sets out a framework for balancing industrial developments with the preservation of open space throughout the county. The ECO2 plan- pronounced “Eco squared” - also is scheduled to go before the Lawrence City Commission next week.
Lawrence Datebook
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Republicans must press Bush to alter strategy
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
OK, so now the Democrats have made their point by passing an Iraq spending bill that calls for troop withdrawals as early as July. And now they can’t override the president’s veto. After all this bipartisan posturing, can we finally have a serious debate about Iraq?
KUMC receives breast cancer research grant
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University Medical Center has received a $147,000, two-year federal grant for breast cancer detection and diagnosis research.
Bible selections
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: This letter is written in response to Carl Burkhead’s letter which appeared in the Public Forum on April 30. Since Mr. Burkhead finds “cherry picking” from the Bible as a valid strategy for supporting his moral agenda (homophobia), I would suggest he look into several other biblical verses for further inspiration.
Execution stayed over electric chair concerns
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed an execution over concerns about a new electrocution protocol in the only state that still relies solely on the electric chair for capital punishment.
McNabb keeping quiet on Eagles’ draft pick
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C3
Donovan McNabb’s agent won’t say it was much ado about nothing. On the other hand, Fletcher Smith did say it isn’t as big a deal as it seems to have become in the local media.
Schwegler principal to take over new district position
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
For the past three years, Angelique Kobler has been in charge at Schwegler School.
Beer maker, scientists try energy experiment
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
Scientists and Australian beer maker Foster’s are teaming up to generate clean energy from brewery waste water - by using sugar-consuming bacteria.
KU law professor named solicitor general
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University law professor Stephen McAllister will serve as the solicitor general for the state, Attorney General Paul Morrison announced Wednesday.
County bounces back from drought
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas has taken in a big gulp of moisture during the past year thanks to Mother Nature. Last May, the state was under abnormally dry to severe drought conditions, said Mary Knapp, a Kansas State University climatologist. Today, normal conditions thrive throughout. The last time such conditions existed was in spring 2001.
Payless recalls kids’ clog-style shoes
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C10
Payless ShoeSource is recalling 690,000 of its Children’s Airwalk Compel Shoes, saying that plastic rivets used to attach the strap to the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Lightning sparks fire at storage facility
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Firefighters say lightning struck a storage facility on property 2 miles south of Eudora at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, sparking a fire. “Right in a corner was a bird’s nest, and we’re thinking the lighting ignited the bird’s nest,” said Lt. Dustin McAfee of the Eudora Township Fire Department.
Veto survives House challenge
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Congress failed to override President Bush’s veto of legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq on Wednesday, a defeat for anti-war Democrats that triggered immediate talks on a new measure to fund the conflict.
Nadal wins on clay/grass
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands - The King of Clay ruled in this oddest of matches between the two best players in tennis. Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (10), in an exhibition Wednesday on a half-grass, half-clay court when the top-ranked Swiss failed to reach a forehand that took a funny bounce across the green side.
N.J. ex-governor to enter seminary
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
He’s served as New Jersey’s governor, outed himself as a “gay American,” and now he wants to be Father James. Raised a Catholic, Jim McGreevey has become an Episcopalian and will study at The General Theological Seminary in Chelsea, beginning this fall.
Answers sought on rally violence
Several injured at L.A. gathering on immigration
May 3, 2007
Police Chief William J. Bratton on Wednesday promised an investigation into the conduct of police who dispersed an immigration rally, after videos captured officers using force with reporters and firing rubber bullets into crowds.
Border issue
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The U.S. Department of Transportation is poised to kick the border wide open to trucks from Mexico operating throughout the United States. This will have a very real effect on all highway users. DOT says safety and security programs are in place. This is a joke!
Farm bureau to sponsor well-plugging demo
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Douglas County Farm Bureau Association is sponsoring a well-plugging demonstration on May 18.
Goodell orders teams to attend concussion meeting
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C8
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who disclosed last week that the NFL will make baseline neuropsychological tests mandatory for the 2007 season, is requiring all team medical personnel to attend a meeting on concussions next month.
Suspect used dead woman’s home while body was on floor
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B8
David W. Logsdon used the home of his next-door neighbor for days while her dead body lay on the floor before he drove her car to a shopping mall and opened fire, killing two people.
Savvy shoppers find inventive ways to save money
May 3, 2007 in print edition on D1
Food prices have increased so dramatically in recent years, a trip to the supermarket is enough to ruin your appetite. But you can still save on your grocery bill. Woman’s Day suggests these ways:
Lottery commission approves application process for casinos
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A7
As lawmakers Wednesday ended the legislative session that will always be known as the breakthrough session for gambling, state leaders approved procedures to get four new casinos in Kansas.
Forever’ stamps might not be a good bargain
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C10
I used to proudly proclaim I was a bargain shopper. I would get goose bumps when I saw a store sign that said, “Save Now.” But the truth about money is that when you spend, you never save. Yes, if you buy one pair of shoes for full price and get a second pair for half off, you may have gotten a bargain. However, you have not saved a penny. You’ve just spent less.
51 civilians reported killed in fighting
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
Regional officials said Wednesday that 51 villagers, some of them women and children, were killed in recent fighting in western Afghanistan. The U.S.-led coalition said it had no reports of civilian deaths.
Arrest warrants issued for Darfur war crimes suspects
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
The International Criminal Court issued its first arrest warrants Wednesday in the murderous Darfur conflict, seeking to try a government minister and a janjaweed militia leader on charges of mass slayings, rape and torture. Sudan immediately refused to arrest them.
Wheat tour finds wide-ranging crop conditions
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Wheat industry experts on a three-day winter wheat tour hope an abundant harvest in western Kansas may offset production losses in regions where crops were hurt by the late spring freeze.
Lorenzo, McTaggart sign letters of intent
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High seniors Jake Lorenzo and Kyle McTaggart have signed letters of intent to play football at Independence Community College. Both players likely will play on the offensive line.
Sprint Nextel posts loss for 1st quarter
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C10
Sprint Nextel Corp., the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier, said Wednesday that it had it swung to a first-quarter loss as investments in operations wiped out modest gains in sales.
Stunts mark sweeps month
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
If you write about television long enough, you get jaded about sweeps stunts and the special gimmicks producers concoct to get our attention during this ratings-sensitive period. Or perhaps you just ignore them. Does anybody remember the 3-D episode of “Medium”? I rest my case.
Train derails with space shuttle parts
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
A freight train carrying segments of the space shuttle’s solid rocket boosters derailed Wednesday after a recently repaired bridge collapsed over boggy ground, authorities said. Six people aboard the train were reported injured, one critically.
Horoscopes
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Police investigating attempted robbery
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence police are investigating an attempted robbery that involved a reported physical altercation early Wednesday near the Kwik Shop, 1714 W. 23rd St.
Princess peony
Most beautiful’ flower prized for its longevity, ease of care
May 3, 2007 in print edition on D1
Having peonies in the garden is a lot like keeping turtles as pets: There’s a strong likelihood that both will outlive their caretakers. Clumps of peonies have been known to surpass the century mark with very little effort. And anyone who takes a moment to inhale their sweet, heady aroma can appreciate their longevity.
Commodities
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C10
Subpoenas address Rove role concerning U.S. attorney firings
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawmakers investigating last year’s firings of eight U.S. attorneys took aim at the White House on Wednesday, subpoenaing the Justice Department for all related e-mails of President Bush’s political adviser Karl Rove.
KU talks a good game
Jayhawks evidence baseball has a language all its own
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C5
“Smile. Look pretty. Show them what a good-looking man looks like.” These words were said by Kansas University assistant baseball coach Kevin Frady just seconds before senior relief pitcher Ryotaro Hayakawa left the dugout to get his picture taken before the start of practice last week.
Good program
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: What a wonderful evening I spent at Pinckney School. The occasion was a music program performed by the first- and second-graders.
Ottawa man facing sexual predator charges
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
A 41-year-old Ottawa man has been charged in federal court with what prosecutors say was an attempt to arrange a sexual encounter with a minor. U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren on Wednesday announced that the man was charged with traveling from Kansas to Tennessee between November 2003 and 2004 “for the purpose of engaging in a sexual act with a minor.”
Kansas artists support benefit exhibit
May 3, 2007 in print edition on D2
An exhibit of nearly 130 works by Kansas artists to benefit the Kansas Park Trust, which maintains the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County, opens Friday at Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Freeway to reopen within 10 days
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
A highway ramp shut down by the collapse of an overpass near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge won’t have to be rebuilt from scratch and could reopen within 10 days, the governor said Wednesday.
Technical tirade
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Technology! I am sick of it! This was lauded to be a “paperless society.” The biggest pile of paper is at the community printer of most enterprises! My bank tells me they are making my money more safe; now I just cannot find out about it. They have some information tech geek that has sold them a bill of goods in the name of security, and now I cannot find out anything!
Prime minister contacts journalist’s kidnappers
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Palestinian prime minister reported progress in efforts to free a kidnapped British journalist, saying Wednesday that negotiators have persuaded the captors to reduce their demands.
City manager eyes budget cuts
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
City Manager David Corliss will be looking at several parts of the city’s $58 million general fund budget to find about $1 million worth of cuts. No decisions on whether or how to cut the budget have been made, but already several key budget issues for 2007 and 2008 have emerged.
Suns nudge Lakers out of playoffs
May 3, 2007
The Phoenix Suns didn’t exactly run the Los Angeles Lakers out of the playoffs. Nudged them out is more like it. Amare Stoudemire scored 27 points and Shawn Marion added 26, and the Suns overcame an inspired performance by Lamar Odom and a late scoring binge by Kobe Bryant to beat the Lakers 119-110 on Wednesday night.
Baker announces Voices of Spring concert
May 3, 2007 in print edition on D2
Baker University’s music department will present the Voices of Spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Baldwin First United Methodist Church. Admission is free. The concert will feature Baker’s Concert Choir, University Singers and Chamber Singers.
Sheffield powers Tigers past O’s
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C4
Gary Sheffield went 4-for-4 with a home run and an RBI single, and Craig Monroe hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Baltimore Orioles, 3-2, on Wednesday.
For termite control, call a professional
May 3, 2007 in print edition on D1
As warm days heat the ground and rain increases soil moisture, termites are spreading their wings and taking flight to find a new home. Oftentimes, the winged reproductives are the only evidence of the attacking colony.
Parts firm takes off for Eudora
Eurotec buys former M-Pact Worldwide offices
May 3, 2007
Eurotec Vertical Flight Solutions, a Lawrence-based firm that supplies helicopter owners and repair shops with everything from nuts and bolts to rotors and engines, is taking off for Eudora.
Woodland named All-Big 12
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University senior Gary Woodland was named to the all-Big 12 men’s golf team Wednesday as voted by league coaches.
Public schools put on ‘heightened alert’
Kansas Bureau of Investigation talks Wednesday to juvenile suspected of making threat
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence public schools were on “heightened alert” Wednesday as state authorities investigated “a nonspecific threat of school violence in Kansas.”
As legislators finish budget, spending worries some
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
Legislators finished a $12.5 billion budget before ending their annual session Wednesday, but some of them don’t think the state can sustain the spending, even for another two years. The last piece of the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 was a $308 million bill with money for dozens of projects and programs, approved 68-56 by the House and 23-15 by the Senate two hours later.
KU’s Collins cleared for full workload
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University freshman Sherron Collins, who was slowed by a case of patellar tendinitis in his left knee the last month of the 2006-07 basketball season, has been cleared for full-contact workouts and pickup games.
Two bald eaglets hatch; birds may leave endangered species list
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
If bald eagles leave the endangered species list - a possibility come June - two newborn eaglets north of Lawrence will be part of that accomplishment.
Good decision
May 3, 2007
To the editor: We were surprised to read the articles in the Journal-World that indicated fans aren’t happy with Julian Wright and Brandon Rush opting to enter the NBA draft. We would like Julian and Brandon to know that they have our full support in entering the draft. We feel it’s DEFINITELY a good decision!
McLouth making its name on area diamonds
Class 3A’s smallest school experiencing big success under Patterson’s watch
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
Given the rural feel of the small town where he practices his craft, it makes perfect sense McLouth High softball coach Ballard Patterson would opt for a nature-inspired metaphor to describe the state of his program.
Eudora motorist injured in accident on K-10
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Eudora man suffered injuries Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence.
New cigarette tax increase considered
May 3, 2007 in print edition on A7
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that she may push again for a state cigarette tax increase to expand health care to the uninsured.
On the record
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
Torch shines on China split
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
Like bad Chinese food, the Beijing-Taipei flap over the 2008 Olympics torch relay leaves a funky, disappointing aftertaste. It is not what one should expect in connection with an event that celebrates human capability, spirited competition, collective pride and unity.
Out of nowhere
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
A team with the worst record in the major leagues will take a game-winning home run wherever it can find one. Light-hitting Esteban German, with three homers in 441 major league at-bats, surprised himself and everyone else Wednesday night with a three-run shot that carried Kansas City past the Los Angeles Angels 3-1.
Kids can get look at real-life big wheels
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Area children soon will have an opportunity to get an up-close look at big trucks of all types.
Lively ‘Guys and Dolls’ a gamble-free theater experience
May 3, 2007 in print edition on D2
If - heaven forbid - the entire University Theatre cast of “Guys and Dolls” got laryngitis, and the orchestra didn’t show up, the show would still be worth watching. The production, which opened last weekend and continues with shows tonight, Friday and Saturday at Kansas University’s Crafton-Preyer Theatre, is in many ways a spectacle.