Archive for Wednesday, May 9, 2007

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Game 05-09-07 Chocolate Pizza
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Polls
Who is correct about the amount of Kansas National Guard equipment available?

Poll results

Response Percent
Gov. Sebelius
 
66%
President Bush
 
29%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 952
Should City Hall give tax abatements to businesses?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
48%
No
 
48%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 234
Videos

All stories

6Sports video: Free State in 11th place at Lawrence Invitational
May 9, 2007
Twenty-five local prep golf teams took to the green at the Lawrence Invitational today, and while Free State stands at 11th place, LHS didn’t fare as well by slipping to 21st.
6News video: Lawrence residents can lick stamps and hunger at the same time
May 9, 2007
The National Association of Letter Carriers has its 15th Annual Food Drive in which thousands of towns and cities across the nation participate in.
6News video: City officials looking to make lawrence a green energy leader
May 9, 2007
City leaders want to make Lawrence a national leader in the green energy field. The city government already gets 3% of its energy supply from renewable sources and is now looking to city residents to follow their example.
6News video: Bush views Greensburg tornado damage first-hand
May 9, 2007
Today, President Bush viewed damage from the Greensburg tornado both from a helicopter above the town and by walking down the ravaged streets.
6News video: Former Lawrence mayor helping the people of Greensburg, KS.
May 9, 2007
A former Lawrence mayor attempts to bring victims of the Greensburg tornado something they don’t have: plastic containers to store their belongings.
6Sports video: KU softball team faces new format in Big 12 tourney
May 9, 2007
When the KU softball team takes the field for the Big 12 Tournament, they will do so under a new format. The days of double-elimination are over…
6Sports video: Free State softball squad splits series with Olathe East
May 9, 2007
The Free State softball team may have split a two-game series with Olathe East, but they won the one that counted for league play, 1-0.
6Sports video: LHS tops Free State in baseball city showdown
May 9, 2007
In the latest installment of the Free State vs. Lawrence High city showdown, the Lawrence High Lions baseball team came out on top, defeating rival Free State 4-1.
6News video: Jayhawk Bookstore owner calling ‘foul’ over reformat
May 9, 2007
The owner of the Jayhawk Bookstore is calling ‘foul’ over competitors’ decision to reformat the release of vital book ordering information.
6News video: Fate of Jason Rose now rests in the hands of the jury
May 9, 2007
The fate of a Lawrence man accused of setting the Boardwalk Apartment fire that claimed three lives is now in the hands of jurors.
6News video: Local schools celebrate National School Nurses Week
May 9, 2007
They provide comfort and care when students feel their worst, and this week, school nurses are honored here in Lawrence and across the nation.
6News Now: Rose trial has final testimony and closing arguments
May 9, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, closing arguments begin in the trial of Jason Rose, and President Bush visits the tornado-ravaged town of Greensburg.
Police seek suspect in attempted robbery
Man tries to take woman’s purse
May 9, 2007
Lawrence police are looking for a man after a reported attempted robbery around 1:30 this morning.
Boardwalk arson trial goes to jury
Final witnesses discuss suspect’s ability to tell truth from lies
11:46 a.m., May 9, 2007 Updated 05:10 p.m.
Prosecutors, defense clash over the level of “reasonable doubt”
Posny, passed over twice, becomes new state education commissioner
She missed out on job when conservatives controlled the state board
May 9, 2007
She missed out on job when conservatives controlled the state board
Fresno student arrested for shooting at off-campus apartment
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Police arrested a college student Tuesday suspected of opening fire in an off-campus apartment during a dispute over a video game console, killing one man and wounding two others.
Basic often best when buying a crib
Baby beds with fewer features can be safer
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C12
Of all the items on your baby-shopping list, a crib probably will be among the most challenging to select. There’s a vast array of cribs on the market, ranging from economy and midpriced models to high-end cribs with hand-painted details and European influences.
Senate committee OKs fuel economy increase
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A plan to increase fuel efficiency standards to an average of 35 miles per gallon by 2020 won approval from a Senate panel Tuesday in a vote closely watched by automakers and environmental groups.
Lawrence Humane Society heads to Greensburg to help animals
May 9, 2007
Just talking about the homeless animals in Greensburg will move Midge Grinstead to tears. Ask her to describe the situation she’s seeing and the work she’s doing there, and she’s practically speechless. She can find only one word to describe the destruction she sees around her.
Pentagon tells 35,000 troops to ready for Iraq deployment
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
The Pentagon has notified more than 35,000 Army soldiers to be prepared to deploy to Iraq beginning this fall, a move that would allow commanders to maintain the ongoing buildup of troops through the end of the year if needed.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Mothers show support in many different ways
May 9, 2007
As kids compete at parks and gyms around Lawrence, an unsung hero sits in the stands. Where would youth athletes be without their mothers?
A sound slamming
Catcher’s four-run blast helps Firebirds rout Eagles
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Andy Petz crushed a home run so far to right field it clanked off the American Legion baseball logo on the Gale Armbrister scoreboard.
KU storm chaser’s video gets international play
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
As some of the only witnesses to Friday night’s killer tornado in Greensburg, Darin Brunin and fellow storm chasers Dick McGowan and Derrick Schafer have attracted attention from media outlets worldwide.
Coach crusades against cancer
Fighting disease a personal endeavor for Syracuse’s Boeheim
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C5
Jim Boeheim spun slowly in his office chair and reached for the phone as a heavy, wet snow blanketed the ground outside on a blustery mid-April morning.
Beckett first to win seven
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C8
Josh Beckett became the first seven-game winner in the majors as Boston beat Toronto 9-2 on Tuesday night, the Blue Jays’ seventh straight loss. Mike Lowell and Dustin Pedroia each hit three-run homers for Boston while Jason Varitek and Kevin Youkilis added solo shots. Youkilis later was hit by a pitch above the left knee and left with a bruise.
Deep-dish decadence
Baldwin City couple’s chocolate pizza business sweetens with possibility of landing spot on TV shopping network QVC
May 9, 2007 in print edition on D1
It started as a 4-H cooking project, then became a “good luck” gift for fellow cast members in area stage productions. Now, Annette Cook is taking her signature chocolate pizzas to a new level. “It’s exciting to branch out and make it bigger,” Cook says.
Reader seeking low-sodium marinades with plenty of flavor
May 9, 2007 in print edition on D3
Q: I need to reduce the sodium in my diet. Do you have any meat marinades that do not use salt?
Quick kofta makes tasty wrap
May 9, 2007 in print edition on D3
The meatball has become so synonymous with Italian food it’s easy to forget there is a world of variation out there. Italian meatballs are just one part of a large family of spherical minced meat dishes, which have roots in the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa and much of Europe.
Bioscience groups give awards
Kansas agriculture secretary earns national honor
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C12
The state’s top administrator and promoter of agricultural programs is the winner of one of the top awards in the biotechnology industry. Adrian Polansky, secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, received the BIO State Executive of the Year Award on Tuesday.
Crowds protest abortion before pope’s arrival
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Thousands of Brazilians marched against abortion Tuesday ahead of Pope Benedict XVI’s first Latin American visit during which he is expected to issue a strong message against the procedure that was legalized in Mexico City last month.
Will the walls of ‘Jericho’ tumble down?
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
The townsfolk of “Jericho” (7 p.m., CBS) have survived a nuclear blast, and the show has endured a season bisected by a two-month hiatus that may have caused erosion in interest and audience. Will “Jericho” survive to see a second season? That decision has yet to be officially announced.
Commentary: DHs should be on all-star ballot
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
Oakland’s Mike Piazza might not get to cross the Bay Bridge for this year’s All-Star Game in San Francisco. Not because of a bad season or even a recent collision with Boston’s Mike Lowell that landed him on the disabled list. Piazza might not go because he is listed as Oakland’s designated hitter and thus not included on this year’s All-Star ballot.
Lawrence Datebook
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
NYC art preservation program unique
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
When Cleaster Graves noticed some crumbling mortar around the foundation of her family’s aging Brooklyn brownstone, she turned to an unusual expert for help: her 17-year-old daughter.
Protestant ‘Dr. No,’ IRA chief team up
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Bitter enemies from Northern Ireland’s bloody past joined forces Tuesday atop a new Northern Ireland government, a once-unimaginable achievement that both sides pledged would consign decades of death and destruction to history.
French election is good news
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B7
C’etait genial! When applied to the French presidential election in which Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy beat the Socialist candidate Segolene Royal by a comfortable margin, it means: That is fantastic!
Crisis care
All the attention being showered on Greensburg may seem a bit intrusive, but it’s also a sign that people care.
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
At the end of a National Public Radio interview Monday about the Greensburg tornado, the interviewer thanked Kansas House Minority Leader Dennis McKinney for his time. Without hesitation, McKinney, a Greensburg resident who rode out the storm huddled with his daughter in a bathtub in their basement, said, “Thank you for caring.”
Pitchers keep it simple
May 9, 2007
Many pitchers in their early teens find themselves in an awkward position. Most have been pitching long enough that they want to do more than just throw it to the catcher as hard as they can. But they are young enough that they don’t want to injure their arms by throwing curves and sliders.
Horoscopes
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
Oakland, Gaudin bowl over Royals
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
It may be difficult to pry Chad Gaudin from the Oakland rotation. Strictly a reliever last season and forced into starting duty this year because of injuries to Esteban Loaiza and Rich Harden, Gaudin struck out a career-high eight and the Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-1, on Tuesday night.
Trash, wildlife attract attention near Kaw’s banks
High river churns up debris
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
Alfred Cramer and Lisa Bryson had been sitting on large, jagged rocks watching the rapid flow of the Kansas River when they suddenly realized they had close company. “There was a snake and a muskrat, or something like a rat,” Cramer said of a couple of critters they saw crawling among the rocks near the river’s edge just east of the Bowersock Dam.
Cavaliers go two up on Nets
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C6
Wearing a menacing scowl, LeBron James stomped toward Cleveland’s jubilant bench, celebrating another of his big baskets. He wasn’t about to flash that multimillion-dollar smile.
Four say tax abatements working
Highberger votes against report, raises concerns about DST deal
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
The city’s getting a good bang for its buck when it gives property tax abatements to businesses, a majority of city commissioners agreed Tuesday night. “I would have to say our record has been pretty good over the years,” City Commissioner Mike Amyx said. “I think we have seen the development of some solid companies.
Heavy rains keep gardeners at bay
May 9, 2007 in print edition on D1
Earlier this week, most vegetable growers were waiting for the standing water to recede from their gardens - or in many cases, from the plot of mud where they had hoped to be planting hot-weather vegetables about now.
Witnesses paint new picture of Rose, fire
Foster parent says defendant ‘absolutely’ falsely confessed under pressure in past
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
A defense expert on Tuesday criticized the state’s investigation of a deadly apartment fire, saying he thought there were “quite a bit of discrepancies and problems” in the investigation that led to the suspect who’s now on trial.
KU students vow good deeds to honor Virginia Tech victims
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
With the Virginia Tech shooting incident last month in mind, Marni Green’s resolution from now on is to help those who need it, even if they don’t ask for it. “Probably to reach out to those who feel lonely,” said Green, a Kansas University sophomore. “Or if there’s someone on the street who looks like they’re having a bad day, to say hi to them.”
Board OKs new sex ed standards
Abstinence plus’ guidelines reverse opt-in requirement
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday approved what supporters called “abstinence plus” sex education guidelines to reverse another policy by the former conservative-controlled board.
Charge dropped against Yellow House owners
Federal prosecutors seek new evidence against couple
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Owners of the Yellow House Store in Lawrence no longer are facing a federal charge accusing them of possessing guns while being unlawful users of a controlled substance. But authorities said new charges could follow.
Study: Angioplasty more effective than drugs
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Angioplasty is significantly better than intensive drug treatment for patients who have had a heart attack and still have partially blocked arteries that impair blood flow to the heart but do not cause symptoms, Swiss researchers reported Wednesday.
Castro blames hijacking on United States
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Convalescing Cuban leader Fidel Castro blamed an airliner hijack attempt on the United States, saying in a statement published Tuesday that two soldiers who seized a plane and killed an officer thought they would escape punishment if they reached U.S. soil.
Kansas among 30 states to join Climate Registry
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
While state officials consider a permit for a huge coal-burning project in western Kansas, they have joined a group of states to track emissions of greenhouse gases.
6 charged with Fort Dix massacre plot
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Six foreign-born Muslims were arrested and accused Tuesday of plotting to attack Fort Dix and slaughter scores of U.S. soldiers - a scheme the FBI says was foiled when the men asked a store clerk to copy a video of them firing assault weapons and screaming about jihad.
Mayor envisions a brand-new town
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
Amid the downed utility poles, stripped trees and rubble the massive tornado left behind, the county courthouse and the Southern Plains Co-op’s grain elevator, the tallest building here, still stand.
Suns draw even in series with Spurs
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Phoenix Suns squared their Western Conference semifinal series with a bandage on Steve Nash’s nose, a second big man in the starting lineup and a blowout of the San Antonio Spurs.
Firms to compete in Sertoma cookoff
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C12
Ten teams will compete for awards and taste buds during the Sertoma Club’s annual Corporate Cookoff & Mixer, to be conducted from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Broken Arrow Park, east of 29th and Louisiana streets.
Mo. River towns see worst flooding since 1993 disaster
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A5
Heavy rain from an already deadly storm system sent the Missouri River and other Midwest waterways over their banks Tuesday, forcing thousands of people to evacuate and bringing warnings that the region could see flooding close to the devastation of 1993.
Grim recovery work continues at crash site
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Recovery teams in a dense mangrove swamp where a Kenya Airways jet crashed and killed all 114 people aboard pressed ahead with their grim, muddy job after failing in a bid Tuesday to pump water away from the wreckage.
Heartless crime
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Habitat for Humanity’s Lawrence affiliate is currently working on its 66th, 67th and 68th houses in our town. Habitat brings out the charitable best in the community. In doing so, it also encourages the participation and industry of the people the program helps.
Jazz adjusting to series lead
Opening-game victories rare for Utah in recent playoff history
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C7
For now, the Utah Jazz can focus on trying to keep a lead in a playoff series rather than having to come from behind.
Growing hatred
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Given that the president and the attorney general both advocate having the option to use torture, I think it is admirable that nearly 60 percent of U.S. combat troops in Iraq in a recent study opposed torture.
County to consider airstrip permit request
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
Douglas County commissioners tonight will consider a conditional-use permit request for an existing private airstrip in the southern area of the county.
Police urge caution after recent burglaries
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence police are urging residents and businesses in an area west of downtown to watch for suspicious activity because of a continuing burglary problem.
Queen salutes fallen veterans at memorial
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute to American soldiers Tuesday with a trip to the National World War II Memorial, winding up her six-day American visit. Later in the day, she concluded her visit by sharing a toast with President Bush celebrating the close alliance of Britain and the United States.
Police: Man shot at accuser inside court
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man who had been acquitted of charges he groped a woman fired a sawed-off rifle at her during a court hearing over attorney’s fees, authorities said. No one was injured but the shot narrowly missed the judge’s head.
Marlins hitters swinging - and missing - at record pace
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C9
Miguel Cabrera backs away from the plate, rubs his knee, arches his back, stretches his arms, spits, taps each shoe with his bat, steps back into the box, adjusts his helmet, scuffs the dirt, crouches and gives the bat a menacing waggle.
Commodities
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C12
Militant group says it bombed 3 oil pipelines
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
The main militant group in restive southern Nigeria said Tuesday it had bombed three major oil pipelines, disrupting production in two oil fields.
Rocket takes flight
Clemens ‘feels good’ following first workout
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C9
New destination, same origin for the Rocket’s return to the majors. Two days after agreeing to a prorated $28 million contract with the pitching-starved New York Yankees, Roger Clemens wore pinstriped pants and a Yankees cap while throwing from a mound at the University of Kentucky.
Christians protesting war pass through city
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
For the second time in a week, someone walking to Washington, D.C., in protest of the Iraq war has stopped in Lawrence. “It’s been pretty receptive compared to other places. I haven’t seen much anger really. People have been pretty open-minded,” said Elliott Nesch, 22, Fort Collins, Colo.
Steak can have place in diet
May 9, 2007 in print edition on D8
Think a juicy steak has no place in a healthy diet? Think again. Studies linking consumption of red meat to all sorts of health issues certainly have dealt beef some seriously bad press. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy moderate amounts of extra-lean and lean beef.
People in the news
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ My bad? Hilton rehires publicist blamed for ‘misunderstanding’
FSHS softball caught off guard
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C4
Softball isn’t that much different than baseball. Ninety percent of the game is still half mental, or so Yogi Berra is purported to have uttered. Case in point: Free State High’s high-flying softball team.
Democratic leaders unveil new plan
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
House Democratic leaders briefed party members Tuesday on new legislation that would fund the Iraq war through July, then give Congress the option of cutting off money if conditions do not improve.
NATO convoy ambushed
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Suspected Taliban militants ambushed a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan early Tuesday, and a gunshot victim said soldiers fleeing the scene shot him and killed a man in a bakery.
Injured police officer taken off life support
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
Macksville police officer Robert Tim Buckman was rushing to warn rural residents Friday night of the approaching storm that had just destroyed this neighboring town when the tornado got him first.
Convenience store clerk reports robbery
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two men wearing hoods low over their faces robbed an eastern Lawrence convenience store early Sunday, police said Tuesday.
Iran ends deadlock over agenda for nuclear conference
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Pressured even by its allies, Iran on Tuesday accepted a compromise on the agenda text of a 130-nation nuclear conference, clearing the way to resolve a weeklong deadlock that threatened to end the gathering.
McNabb breaks silence on draft pick
Eagles’ quarterback calls selection of QB ‘shocking’
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
Donovan McNabb had the same reaction most fans had when the Philadelphia Eagles selected quarterback Kevin Kolb with their first pick in last month’s NFL Draft. “It was shocking,” McNabb said Tuesday in an interview on WIP-AM radio.
Suicide bomber kills 16 in holy city
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
A suicide car bomber flattened a restaurant in a busy market in the Shiite holy city of Kufa on Tuesday morning, killing at least 16 people and wounding 70 in an attack sure to further enflame tensions between Iraq’s Sunni and Shiite populations.
LHS girls soccer team blanked by SM South
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence High girls soccer team again came up short in its quest for its first Sunflower League victory of the season, falling 4-0 to Shawnee Mission South.
City showdown finally here
Lions, Firebirds to square off on diamond today, Thursday
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High’s John Novotny and Free State’s Kyle Cross played American Legion baseball together last summer, temporarily eliminating any crosstown tension between the Lions and the Firebirds.
Cracker Barrel pulls burgers from menu
Wichita, Kan., supplier investigates report of razor blade found in meat
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A11
Cracker Barrel pulled hamburgers from hundreds of restaurants after a patron in South Carolina reported cutting her mouth on a piece of metal embedded in a patty, authorities and the restaurant chain said Tuesday.
U.N. intervention
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Jim Wallis in his recent book, “God’s Politics,” states that most of the world’s Christian churches - Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical and Pentecostal - were united in opposing war with Iraq. Sadly, neither President Bush nor Prime Minister Blair took their Christian advice.
Keegan: Another triumph for Petz
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
It’s not a coincidence that in any given year, roughly half the major-league managers spent their playing careers as catchers. For one thing, catchers tend to be smart. They have to think for the pitcher and sometimes even must play the role of shrink.
Commentary: Bonds chase not black-and-white issue
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
The kid who caught home run No. 714 off the bat of Barry Bonds a year ago scurried out of Oakland’s stadium with his valuable souvenir without bothering to see what Bonds might want to offer for it. Before he left, Tyler Snyder had just one thing to say: “I hate that guy,” Snyder said.
Humane Society wants boy charged in killing of ducks
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Humane Society of the United States is asking that a sixth-grader who stabbed three ducks to death be charged with animal cruelty. The Wilber Middle School student allegedly used a pencil last week to kill a mother duck and two ducklings that had nested near the school.
Roy unanimous choice for NBA all-rookie team
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C7
Portland guard Brandon Roy, the NBA Rookie of the Year, was a unanimous choice Tuesday for the league’s all-rookie team.
Hamas ‘Mickey Mouse’ denounces U.S., Israel
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A10
Hamas militants have enlisted a figure bearing a strong resemblance to Mickey Mouse to broadcast their message of Islamic domination and armed resistance to their most impressionable audience: children.
TherapyWorks adds therapy assistant
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C12
Sara Phelps has joined TherapyWorks, 1112 W. 6th St., as a physical therapist assistant.
Navy helicopter crash kills five on training flight
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A11
A Navy helicopter struck a power line during a training flight and crashed in a rugged area of the northern Nevada desert, killing all five crew members, the Navy said Tuesday.
LHS softball squad drops doubleheader
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High dropped a softball doubleheader Tuesday to Shawnee Mission Northwest, 7-0 and 3-0.
Royals demote Greinke
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C4
Zack Greinke, who gave up three two-run homers in one inning Sunday in a loss to Detroit, has been dropped from the Kansas City Royals’ rotation and will work out of the bullpen.
From wurst to first
Sausages no longer the only attraction for Brewers fans
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
Brewers manager Ned Yost is sitting in the winningest dugout in the big leagues, talking about what life was like at the bottom of baseball. “We know about living in that freaking basement. We’ve been down there in the dark, dank basement with that one burned-out light bulb,” he said.
Ministers lay flowers at disputed monument
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Estonian government ministers laid flowers Tuesday at a disputed Soviet statue, the first time the Baltic state has paid tribute to the Red Army while commemorating the Allied victory in World War II.
Rockies make pitch for instant replay
Colorado manager Hurdle bothered by disputed calls on home runs
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C9
Colorado Rockies manager Clint Hurdle wants Major League Baseball to take another look at instant replay.
Federal judge throws out militant’s indictment
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A federal judge on Tuesday threw out an indictment accusing a Cuban militant of lying to immigration authorities, saying the government manipulated Luis Posada Carriles’ naturalization interview.
Wal-Mart developers considering next move
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
The waiting will continue a bit longer to find out what’s next for a controversial proposal to build a Wal-Mart store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
On the record
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
Weather pesters Seabury
Spiridigliozzi solid in net despite her own bug
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C3
Blame Seabury Academy’s 5-0 girls soccer loss to Leavenworth Immaculata on the weather - the cause of soggy field conditions at Youth Sports Inc. on Tuesday, and the reason the Seahawks have been able to practice only once over the last 21â2 weeks.
Bulls lament missed opportunities
May 9, 2007 in print edition on C7
Ben Gordon saw them. So did coach Scott Skiles. There were open looks, lapses on both ends, and it was all right there for the Chicago Bulls to bemoan as they watched the videotape Tuesday and relived their latest ugly loss to the Detroit Pistons.
Web sites offer insight
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B7
Periodically I try to share with readers of this column new Web sites that I have found to be particularly informative and useful in understanding both past and current events. As an academic, I have the freedom and time to explore the Web looking for new sources of information.
Administration, Sebelius back off argument over National Guard
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Bush administration and Kansas’ governor started Tuesday pointing fingers at each other over the response to last week’s devastating tornado. By lunchtime, both sides had backed down.
Learn the lingo to get most out of meat purchase
May 9, 2007 in print edition on D7
Frank Ottomanelli makes a point of knowing his customers. If not by name, at least by meat. And so when “Lamb Chop Lady” or “T-bone Mike” walk in to his old-style New York butcher shop, Ottomanelli is able to give them the sort of personalized service that can mean the difference between a divine dinner and a deep disappointment.
Self-destructive?
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Money managers are advising Wal-Mart to curtail its self-destructive store-building campaign to regain its status as a growth stock. For example, in the April 20 Wall Street Journal, Peter Sorrentino of Huntington Asset Advisors, which owns 2.3 million shares of Wal-Mart, says when Wal-Mart became “too focused on growth in units and not enough on the core business : they lost their way.”
License approved for Zippy Taxi service
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
City commissioners unanimously approved a taxi cab license for Zippy Taxi.
Tomb discovery may provide insight into biblical figure
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A10
Under a baking sun, pieces of limestone carved with borders of rosettes and geometrical designs lay in three excavated pits Tuesday - a desert site Israeli archaeologists say is the tomb of King Herod, who ruled the Holy Land when Christ was born.
Quick, elegant meals in store on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
May 9, 2007 in print edition on D6
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Last-Minute Magic: Three Quick-Fix Meals.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare the following recipes: Chili-Glazed Chicken Tenders served with Jasmine Rice and Snow Peas with Sesame Oil, Pan-Seared Strip Steaks with Potato, Sun-dried Tomato and Arugula Salad, Frittata with Bacon, Peas and Cheese, and Apple Yogurt Salad.
Domestic partnership registry discussion set
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
A proposed domestic partnership registry is scheduled to be debated at the May 22 City Commission meeting, Mayor Sue Hack said Tuesday night.
Soldiers from Kansas, Missouri forts killed
May 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Pentagon officials said Tuesday that a colonel from Fort Leavenworth and a master sergeant from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., were killed over the weekend.
Direct talks with Iran could benefit U.S.
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
He was supposed to sit across from her at the dinner table. Everyone was waiting to see if they would start a conversation. But Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki left the diplomatic dinner in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, before Condoleezza Rice got there. “I’m not given to chasing anyone,” said the U.S. secretary of state when asked if she felt stood up.
Lawrence man pleads in stolen bank card case
May 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence man reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in a theft case Tuesday, one day after his jury trial had begun.
Transition to high school game takes work
May 9, 2007
The transition from junior high to high school can be a challenge for many students on many different levels. But for some, one of the toughest challenges is the upgrade in athletics. The changes can be seen physically, as well as in practice and even how games are played.