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Tonganoxie family takes home schooling into second generation
But times have changed, she said. More opportunities are available for home schooling families these days
May 13, 2007
“I think there’s a lot of stuff going on right now and I feel with home schooling, he gets the best of everything,” Sarah said. “I’m not saying they’re bad (brick-and-mortar schools), but for a 5-year-old, I’d rather teach him the morals and values from an adult’s viewpoint rather than another 5-year-old’s viewpoint.”
Basehor family finds flexibility in home schooling
There are all kinds of home-schooled kids’
May 13, 2007
The stereotype that all home-schooled children lack social skills is something the girls’ mother Leigh Farris said isn’t always true.
Cameras witness ‘xtreme’ catch
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C12
One of the rarest events in South Florida offshore fishing tournament history occurred two weeks ago - with the incident documented by ESPN cameras.
Greensburg looks past cleanup, sees bright future for town ahead
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
Lonnie McCollum walks through town wearing a stretched-out undershirt and blue jeans. From his tennis shoes to his star-spangled hat, he’s covered in dust. The afternoon sun has burned his face red, his neckline redder.
Colon too tough for Texas
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C6
Bartolo Colon matched a major-league record by winning his 12th straight start against the Texas Rangers, pitching six innings in a 6-3 victory Saturday that improved the Angels to 5-0 this season against their AL West rivals.
In simple stories from a grandmother, many lessons to keep
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
Lucille Strohlein closed her eyes, recalling the story: She sat near the hospital bed, whispering to her husband. They were private words - words of love, of faith, of farewell. She talked to him for hours, recalling their life together. Then, after 65 years of marriage, he was gone.
State’s youngest death investigator starts work
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A12
With her father as a role model and a love of the television show “CSI,” a high school senior in Portland has become Indiana’s youngest certified death investigator.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Horoscopes
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D6
People in the news
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Police arrest The Game on suspicion of making threats ¢ McGregor returns to act in Shakespeare play for little pay ¢ Director doubtful about future after bout with depression ¢ ‘Live 8’ organizer takes swipe at Gore’s ‘Live Earth’ ¢ Winfrey calls on graduates to live their dreams, not sell out
Cathy Barfield says home schooling fit for family
May 13, 2007
Our choice to home school began the year before our first child, Betsy, was ready for kindergarten.
District to consider emergency notification options
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence school district, like many other districts in the country in recent weeks, is rethinking how it notifies the public of breaking district news.
Firebird says eighth not great
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Michael Swank was one of eight high school tennis players to receive a medal at the Class 6A boys state tennis tournament Saturday. Surely, this was an accomplishment. Shoulder and foot injuries prevented Swank from having full tennis seasons the past two years.
Former preps from Lawrence earn juco honors
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
Four baseball players who graduated from Lawrence high schools received postseason honors from the junior college Jayhawk Conference.
KU sweeps twinbill
Jayhawks overpower CSU, 10-0, 8-2
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kansas University’s baseball team did little more than what was expected. Playing host to Chicago State, the team with the second-worst record in Div. I baseball, the Jayhawks came away with 10-0 and 8-2 victories Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
De Soto second at 4A state
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
De Soto finished second in the Class 4A state high school tennis championships Saturday.
Rough and ready
Spurs survive physical Game 3
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
The physical style of play returned in Game 3, and it seemed to bring out the best in the San Antonio Spurs again.
Matthew Hunt says home education ideal for mobile learner
May 13, 2007
My name is Matthew, and I am a fifth-grader at the Lawrence Virtual School. I have been home-schooled the last four years.
On the record
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Locals helped change state activities policy
May 13, 2007
The Bachert family never intended to set a precedent. They just wanted their son to play in State Band.
Brewers make statement, rout Mets
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C6
J.J. Hardy, Ben Sheets and the Milwaukee Brewers showed they can beat one of the best teams in the National League.
Critics decry latest ‘warrior’ cop example
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Police Department’s violent response at the end of an immigrant demonstration is the latest incident highlighting what critics describe as the force’s “warrior culture.”
Three couples share reasons for opting out of public, private schools
May 13, 2007
Here’s a snapshot of three home schooling families who live in Lawrence
Tennis block party spreads love of the game
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Nicholas Stefanov, 1, clutched an adult tennis racket in his arms and two tennis balls in his hands, trying his best not to lose control. He was the youngest in a group of about 50 people who got together Saturday morning for a tennis block party.
Tuition plans
A guaranteed tuition plan being considered by Kansas University may have some advantages, but likely won’t be without pitfalls.
May 13, 2007
Although the Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas University officials aren’t ready to talk about it yet, it appears that a guaranteed tuition plan for KU will be on the table at this week’s Regents meeting.
Butterly Affect
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D3
Poet’s showcase.
Bill aims to close ‘gap’ in gun laws
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Justice Department asked Congress this week for authority to block suspected terrorists from buying handguns and explosives. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., asked what took so long.
Scott Woodruff explains Kansas home school laws
May 13, 2007
Home schooling law in Kansas has largely been forged in the arena of battle between parents who demand recognition of their right to provide home-based education and the education establishment which wants to wipe it out.
Jeff Barclay advocates for school choice
May 13, 2007
A few years ago the president of the National Education Association was asked, “When will the policies of the National Education Association begin to better reflect the real needs of students?” “When students begin paying membership dues,” was his honest response.
Mother love
Daughters pay tribute to young, multitasking moms
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
There were several standout entries amid the more than 200 submissions for the Journal-World’s Mother’s Day essay contests. Mothers, stepmothers and grandmothers drew praise for their patience, their great advice, their superb suppers and their homework help. But when we selected the elementary and secondary school division winners, we realized the two mothers had something in common: Both began their families at unusually young ages.
Silver baby gifts memorable keepsakes
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D4
What better gift for a new baby than a baby rattle? Babies have played with rattles since ancient times. At first the toys were meant for adults, who rattled them to keep evil spirits away from children.
New columnists join Pulse section
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D5
Two new faces are joining the slate of columnists in the Pulse section. Starting this week, a Kansas University graduate who recently found her way back to Lawrence and a European transplant in search of a good cup of tea will bring you along as they explore the charms of this singular Kansas town.
Cat survives worldwide trip in cargo crate
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A12
After Eric Congdon in Hendersonville, N.C., opened a crate from China and discovered a cat inside, coming up with a name for the furry stowaway was easy.
Tender story
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Thanks so much for Cathy Hamilton’s article “If only dogs had nine lives,” in the May 6 issue. The love and care of Cathy and her family for their dog, Spike, as he died was a very tender, heart-warming story I think every animal-loving human would sympathize with and appreciate.
Swann’s ‘Flower Children’ face the true test: junior high
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D3
The true test for the hippie kids of “Flower Children” is not their parents’ divorce, nor is it dealing with the string of short-term boyfriends and girlfriends who woo their folks. It’s junior high.
Wolfowitz falls short of McNamara in World Bank role
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
Dispirited after his stewardship of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara received a gift from President Johnson: leadership of the World Bank. It was a challenge, heading the most powerful and prestigious organization aiding Third World development. McNamara chose redemption, rose to the challenge and succeeded.
Beware of unstable ranges
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D5
A coalition of consumer advocacy organizations is warning about the danger posed by unstable kitchen ranges.
KU doctoral student’s twins praise mother’s skills
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D2
Six-year-old twins Ella and Liliana Keathley-Helms are thoughtful about not interrupting each other, though one might finish the other’s sentence if the latter has been distracted by a book or the antics of brother Jack, 3.
Moderates seek clarity on war position
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A11
There are at least two ways to look at Rep. Mark Kirk’s trip to the White House this week to voice his Iraq war frustrations directly to President Bush.
Best-Sellers
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D3
Hate crime law is moral exhibitionism
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
Political entrepreneurship involves devising benefits to excite or mollify niche constituencies. Hence H.R. 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, which has passed the House, trailing clouds of sanctimony - lots of members announced their hatred of hate.
Police officers look into concert fight
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A12
Police are investigating a fight that broke out between two men during a Boston Pops concert this week and will refer the case to a magistrate to determine if charges are appropriate.
Bill to create voting trail draws criticism
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
A bill that is headed for early action in the House of Representatives threatens to create a major controversy over the conduct of the 2008 election. Blessed with the wonderful title of “The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007,” the legislation has the valuable goal of assuring that there is a paper trail to verify the accuracy of touch-screen and electronic voting systems.
Can’t fool nature
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In the May 10 Public Forum, Larry Kelley presented a collection of standard scientific misinformation about global warming. Answering presents the usual problem that it takes longer to explain reality than to do snappy one-liners, a technique pioneered by those other science deniers we all know. We’ll try to deal with two.
Workers pulled from vat of feces at fish farm
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A12
Rescuers cut through a filtration tank of dense fish feces to reach four workers who fell into the sludgy dung Friday while cleaning the 18-foot tank at a western Massachusetts farm in Turners Falls.
Be picky investors - and shop for mutual funds
May 13, 2007 in print edition on E1
Stocks have had a marvelous run. The Dow Jones industrial average continued to set records last week, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 hit its highest level since September 2000, coming a hair’s breadth from a new peak.
Virginia Tech engineering ceremony honors slain comrades
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
The image most people have of Kevin Sterne is harrowing: a photo showing a tourniquet wrapped around his wounded leg as rescue workers rushed him out of Virginia Tech’s Norris Hall.
Many home components replaced for taste, not wear
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D8
Thank goodness for fickle consumers and their changing tastes. Their constant itch to refresh and remodel their homes keeps the makers of toilets, cabinets, countertops and more in business, which in turn helps keep the economy humming.
LRM driver makes Driver of Year finals
May 13, 2007 in print edition on E1
Don Hastert, a driver for LRM Industries Inc., Lawrence, above, was a finalist for the 2007 Ready Mixed Truck Driver of the Year Award, presented by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
Sen. Brownback fumbles in convention speech
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A12
Note to Sen. Sam Brownback: In Packerland, it’s not cool to diss Brett Favre.
Town buries heroic police officer critically injured in tornado
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
Stafford County wept for one of its own Saturday, as law enforcement and emergency rescue workers from across Kansas helped bury Macksville police Officer Robert “Tim” Buckman.
Jail could be little dose of reality for Paris
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Are you heartbroken that Paris Hilton has been sentenced to jail? Me neither. I take it as welcome evidence that occasionally karma gets it right and the universe slaps those most in need of slapping. Rarely has comeuppance been more desperately deserved.
Countries strike crucial gas pipeline deal
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
Russia announced a deal Saturday to dramatically increase the amount of natural gas it moves from Central Asia to Europe, a key victory in a growing rivalry with the West for the region’s vast energy resources.
LMH nurse role model for Free State sophomore
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
Kama Fernandez already had been on her own more than a year when she graduated from Dodge City High School. That could be why her daughter, Melanie McCain, has long been able to cook for herself, get to and from school and maintain all A’s at Free State High School.
Centralizing cancer care saves lives, study shows
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
Cancer patients will more likely survive five years after initial treatment if they are treated at hospitals that have handled more cancer cases, according to results of the nation’s first relevant research based on data on about 70,000 patients.
Obama draws nearly 3,000 to downtown K.C. hotel
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama used a campaign fundraiser Saturday to remind about 3,000 supporters of their role in the balance of power in the U.S. Congress.
Ex-Jayhawk Marshall moved by Mom No. 2
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
James-Micheal Marshall’s deep, restful sleep is interrupted by a heavenly aroma filtering from the kitchen into the guest bedroom of a West Lawrence residence he has been calling home.
It might be time to pull plug on phone
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D8
I once read about a woman who became so angry at her rural electric company that each night she would unscrew every lightbulb in her house and let the company’s electricity run out all over the floor.
Ex-Jayhawk pens tribute to ‘Ms. Manning’
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
Here is a personal tribute from former KU basketball player James-Micheal Marshall to Darnelle Manning, the mother of Danny Manning, who has shown great hospitality to Marshall this past semester of school:
KBI renews efforts to solve old homicide
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
Fifteen years ago, just days after her wedding, Jennifer Judd was stabbed to death in the duplex she shared with her new husband. Now, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is renewing efforts to find out who killed her.
More parents opt for home schooling
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Barbara Ballard realizes it’s a bold move. Her daughter, Katie, is 4. The state says she should start kindergarten in the fall. But Katie won’t be boarding a school bus and making macaroni art projects with 25 other children. Instead, she’ll have “school” by herself at her mother’s office in southern Lawrence, where Ballard owns a technology company.
Boomer relieved her manic young mom days are history
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
It’s Mothers Day, and I plan to sleep in. I will get out of bed at my leisure, savor a cup of coffee, read the paper cover to cover, and thank heaven I am no longer a young mom. I was 25 years old when I had my first child. Until that moment - 9:37 p.m. on Sept. 15, 1981 - I was a reasonable, confident and passably intelligent woman. At 9:38 p.m., all bets were off.
Potted tomatoes need room to grow, lots of water
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D2
It’s not hard to grow tomatoes in containers, says Leanne Gensch, seed specialist with Jung Seed Co., a 100-year-old firm in Randolph, Wis., that has a catalog called Totally Tomatoes.
Mother’s Day tea honors KU benefactor Elizabeth Watkins
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
For looking up someone responsible for the construction of several buildings on the Kansas University campus, researcher Mary Burchill finds it surprising that there isn’t more information available about Elizabeth Miller Watkins’ life.
Powwow reunites friends, alumni at university
Celebrating fellowship in circles of life
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Haskell Spring Pow Wow was the first time Cecil Mashburn returned to the site of his alma mater since the Haskell Indian Nations University was a high school in the 1950s. “The facilities were quite poor in the 1950s,” said Mashburn, whose American Indian name is Red Elk. “It’s much better now.”
Penguin swims ashore 3,000 miles from home
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
A “disoriented” Magellanic penguin swam ashore on Peru’s coast, some 3,100 miles north of his home in the frigid waters of southern Chile.
Presidential heist
New book details plot gone awry to steal and ransom Abraham Lincoln’s remains
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D3
When it comes to Abraham Lincoln, apparently there’s no such thing as enough. After countless books about his boyhood, his presidency, the hunt for his killer and yes, even his feet, maybe it was time for a new book devoted to what happened to Lincoln’s body after he was done using it.
Bad read bodes well for O’Hair
Three-birdie finish forges one-shot lead at TPC
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C9
Of all the great shots struck Saturday at The Players Championship, Sean O’Hair thought his would turn out the worst. He had watched Peter Lonard hole out a 5-iron for double eagle on the second hole, the rarest shot in golf.
Cox passes Anderson in managing victories
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
Atlanta’s Bobby Cox moved past Sparky Anderson into fourth place in career managerial victories when the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-2, on Saturday night, Cox’s 2,195th victory in the majors.
Families separated by politics say holidays are difficult
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
For Adelfa, every Mother’s Day is the same. Her son in New York will either call her one day before or one day after. So it goes, too, with her daughter in Orlando.
Tractors, firetrucks and other big vehicles wow little ones
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Jerred Willits was nervous but had a huge smile on his face when a firefighter picked him up and placed him in the back of a firetruck Saturday. “You’re like a real firefighter,” said Jerred’s mother, Nicole Willits, as she snapped a photo.
Stone carving planned at art guild meeting
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D4
Sculptor Myles Schacter will demonstrate the process of stone carving, including basic hand-carving, state-of-the-art tool use and an overview of stone type, at this month’s Lawrence Art Guild meeting. Officer elections also are planned.
KU track shines at Big 12
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kansas University’s Barrett Saunders, Zlata Tarasova and Egor Agafonov eached picked up individual crowns Saturday at the Big 12 Outdoor Track&Field Championships.
Pistons aren’t ready to mess around
Detroit thinking sweep today at Chicago
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
As he stood by his locker, surrounded by notepads and microphones, Rasheed Wallace was in a hurry to finish this thing. No, not the postgame interview.
Sarah Sobonya says unschooling led to creativity
May 13, 2007
When I look back on our eight years of unschooling, what strikes me most is how much fun we’ve had. I never expected unschooling to be so much fun. In a way, it’s been a kind of an endless summer: eight years of watching Rain follow her whims and her dreams and of learning and growing alongside her.
Man on FBI’s Most Wanted List arrested
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
A fugitive on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list for alleged sexual crimes against children in Long Beach, Calif., six years ago has been arrested in Montreal, officials said Saturday.
Former home-schoolers transition to college, work
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
There are times, just for fun, that Isaac McPheeters plays the part of the stereotypical home-schooler with his Kansas University classmates.
One-time quadriplegic refuses to slow down
Army major plans triathlon next week
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
It’s been three years since a traffic accident left U.S. Army Maj. Ron Upton a quadriplegic. Last month, he ran a marathon. On May 20, he will compete in a triathlon. A miracle? If so, it was one that came only through hard work, determination and pain.
Board to debate possibility of all-day kindergarten
Lawrence school board agenda
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
The school board will discuss the possibility of implementing full-day kindergarten classes. Right now, half-day classes are the only option available.
Giddens might miss trip
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
New Mexico senior-to-be J.R. Giddens may not make the team’s trip to the Bahamas in less than two weeks, the Albuquerque Tribune reported Saturday.
Rain delays Darlington
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Rain forced the postponement of the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night, the second consecutive week an event has been pushed back a day.
Vibrant art among pieces for new Haitian museum
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Haitian Heritage Museum is, for now, boxed in antioxidant cardboard in a climate-controlled storage locker.
Lake Michigan anglers wonder where all the coho have gone
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C12
After starting out as hot as a $2 pistol, coho salmon fishing cut off abruptly at the extreme southern end of Lake Michigan this past week, and charter captains worried that the fish might have been affected by a newly discovered disease called viral hemorrhagic septicemia.
Massa continues pole streak
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Felipe Massa took his third straight pole position Saturday for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Race hits rocky road
Rampant flats a factor as cyclists change course
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Nobody anticipated the weather from a week ago would play such a factor in the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships at Perry Lake on Saturday. But with the lake’s water levels flooding out parts of the original course for the road race, cyclists had to take a different route around the lake - through gravel.
Proposed Civil War event raises environmental concerns
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B8
Plans for a Civil War battle re-enactment fundraiser that could draw 10,000 people to a city park next year have raised environmental and other concerns. The Downtown Rotary Club hopes to stage a re-enactment of the Battle of Westport at Jerry Smith Park, a 360-acre wilderness area in southern Kansas City.
Predawn attack on U.S. patrol kills 5; 3 still missing
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A11
U.S. and Iraqi troops searched house-to-house and combed fields with their bare hands Saturday after American troops and their Iraqi interpreter came under attack in the notorious “triangle of death” south of Baghdad, leaving five dead and three missing.
Six more charged in massage parlor raids
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Six more people were charged Saturday in connection with an alleged prostitution ring being operated out of Johnson County massage parlors.
Kansas home school laws open to interpretation
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Rain Quinlan spends a good chunk of her day dancing and reading Vladimir Nabokov novels.
Earnhardt fails pre-race inspection
Incorrectly mounted rear wing draws attention from NASCAR
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
While Dale Earnhardt Jr. waited out the rain in his motorhome, NASCAR inspectors found an illegal part on his Chevrolet.
Five KU boats advance at regionals
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
All five of Kansas University’s boats qualified for today’s finals during preliminary-round competition Saturday at the South-Central Regionals.
Bankruptcies
May 13, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Commentary: Biggest baseball story best left untold
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Nobody affiliated with the Florida Marlins has given more to baseball or loves the game more than Andre Dawson, the team’s special assistant who, with a little bit of logic or luck, will be in the Hall of Fame someday.
National group pleased with Kansas home school laws
May 13, 2007
A national advocacy group that protects the rights of home-schoolers says Kansas is one of the most permissive states in the nation when it comes to home education.
Rare albino alligator on display at zoo
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
This white alligator has it made in the shade. A rare albino alligator on loan to the Knoxville Zoo spent one recent afternoon basking under a heat lamp beside a warm pool with one claw lazily dipped in the water. If outside, her skin would burn in the sun.
Commentary: Amare’s mouth burns Suns
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
Amare Stoudemire is an exceptional talent. Too bad for Phoenix he stinks as a motivational speaker. The Suns’ center couldn’t let a sleeping champion lie.
Lucky mom gets a lot of family support
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D5
The moment my feet hit the floor, I knew I was in trouble. Waves of nausea swept over me, along with a cold sweat. That clogged ear from the night before had ruptured, and I felt like I’d been hit by a life-size Thomas the Tank Engine.
Virtual school, Internet offer resources to parents
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Sossina “Nini” Negash Case was torn. She wanted her two young children to get the best education possible. At the same time, she wanted to make sure they understood the family’s religious and moral values.
Bowe late for first workout
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
If Dwayne Bowe wanted to make a good first impression, he failed miserably. Kansas City’s first-round draft pick began his professional career by showing up 30 minutes late for his first practice.
Kidd’s complete game nets win
New Jersey guard posts triple-double in must-win Game 3 against Cleveland
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
Coming home after two losses, the New Jersey Nets knew they needed to shoot better and rebound more. Good thing they have Jason Kidd, who can do all that and more.
Claire Hunt enjoys flexibility of home schooling
May 13, 2007
Hi, my name is Claire and I have been home-schooled for the past four years. I am a seventh-grader, and I am home schooled through the Lawrence Virtual School. There are a few things I would like to share with you about my view of home schooling. I will share my “likes” first and then share my “dislikes.”
We try to be super, but kids are kryptonite
May 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
Lying here, I’m reminded of what everybody says when you’re about to have a baby: “It’s gonna change your life.” I think about how no one ever expands on that or tries to explain it in any detail.
Voters first to decide immigration ordinance
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Residents cast ballots Saturday on whether to repeal or approve a ban on landlords renting apartments to most illegal immigrants in their Dallas suburb, the nation’s first municipality to put the matter to a vote.
Experts debate research findings
Some data shows home-schoolers score higher than students in public education settings
May 13, 2007
While many home-schoolers say, anecdotally, they can see the positive results of their practice, it’s difficult to come by scientific research proving its effectiveness.
Randall handing over Kansas men’s golf reins
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
With tears running down his cheeks and 32 of his former players seated at tables in front of him in the Alvamar Country Club bar area Saturday evening, Kansas University men’s golf coach Ross Randall told the room assistant athletic director Sean Lester had an announcement to make.
Colleges look to recruit home-schoolers
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
When it comes to policies for accepting home-schooled students, Benedictine College is one of the best in the state.
Fishing report
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C12
CLINTON LAKE (updated 5-10) - Water 66 degrees and 13.17 feet above normal pool. Discharge: 0 cfs. Wiper fair using jigs and minnows under bobber or casting jigs.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Cheney tries to squash qualms about Iraq policy
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A11
Vice President Dick Cheney worked to overcome Saudi skepticism over the U.S. military strategy to secure Baghdad and the leadership capabilities of Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki.
Lawrence Datebook
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Dye dooms Royals
Chicago rallies past K.C., 5-4, in 10
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C7
Jermaine Dye’s been struggling. And he’s had plenty of company. Runs and hits have been scarce for the Chicago White Sox, with many of their top hitters hovering around .200 nearly six weeks into the season.
Rain Quinlan deals with home school stereotypes
May 13, 2007
Since I was 6, the most constant question in my life has been “What grade are you in?”
Efforts to keep low drug costs start to lose steam
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
After some initial success containing drug prices, private insurers in the new Medicare prescription drug program may be losing their leverage over drug manufacturers as they try to hold down medicine costs for seniors and the federal government, House investigators have found.
South Koreans set for showdown
Practice partners in final group at Michelob Ultra Open
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C9
Jee Young Lee and Sarah Lee routinely play practice rounds together. Today, they will tee it up again with a much bigger prize at stake.
Phils’ Howard sidelined due to quadriceps strain
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
NL MVP Ryan Howard was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left quadriceps strain after he was out of the starting lineup for the fifth straight game Saturday.
Nadal surpasses McEnroe’s record
Clay-court specialist wins 76th straight on one surface
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Rafael Nadal extended his winning streak on clay to 76 matches and broke John McEnroe’s record for most victories on one surface by defeating Nikolay Davydenko, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (8), 6-4, Saturday in the semifinals of the Rome Masters.
Swing lessons working for Lefty
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C9
A two-hour practice session with Butch Harmon seemed to get Phil Mickelson through Saturday’s third round. But it might take a few more miracle shots like the one he hit on the 10th hole to get him The Players Championship title.
LHS, Free State paired in opening round of Class 6A regional softball
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
City fans are in for a good news/bad news scenario this week regarding the regional round of the spring high school sports postseason.
Teixeira ties A-Rod as Texas’ top ironmen
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C5
Texas first baseman Mark Teixeira played in his 482nd consecutive game Saturday, matching the Rangers record held by Alex Rodriguez.
Two motorcyclists involved in crashes
May 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Two separate motorcycle accidents north of Lawrence occurred at nearly the same time Saturday night.
Home-schoolers say socialization not a problem
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Martha Bachert is sick of the question: How do your children meet anyone if they’re home-schooled?
Guinea pig movies made home-schooler famous
May 13, 2007
Alyssa Buecker might be one of the most famous home school students to come from Lawrence.
Fire threat diminishes, though fight continues around country
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Cooler weather aided firefighters Saturday as they battled to surround a 4,200-acre wildfire in the rugged, unpopulated interior of Santa Catalina Island while the resort’s main town returned to life as the blaze’s threat eased.
28 killed in Pakistan judicial crisis
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
A political crisis threatening President Gen. Pervez Musharraf exploded into violence Saturday when clashes between pro-government gunmen and opposition supporters killed at least 28 people and thwarted a major rally against military rule.
Pope visits drug rehab center, says dealers will pay for ‘harm’
May 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
Drug traffickers will face divine justice for the scourge of illegal narcotics across Latin America, Pope Benedict XVI warned Saturday, telling dealers that “human dignity cannot be trampled upon in this way.”
Businesses try to bridge gap
As gateway between two towns is closed, owners fear permanent loss
May 13, 2007 in print edition on E1
The Kansas River bridge at Lecompton is down, and so is business in the towns it connects. The bridge, which serves as a gateway between Perry and Lecompton, closed in March for reconstruction. The businesses that served both communities are feeling the brunt of the closure.
Well worth the wait
Brazilian’s late run good for Indy pole
May 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Roger Penske made the right call Saturday and Helio Castroneves rewarded his car owner with another Indianapolis 500 pole.