Archive for Thursday, May 3, 2007

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Pinckney 75th anniversary Eagle Eyes

Lead stories

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.

All stories

Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
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.
Lawrence Datebook
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
May 3, 2007 in print edition on C10
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
On the record
May 3, 2007 in print edition on B2