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Archive for Friday, May 18, 2007

Also from May 18

Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
LHS soccer vs. Washburn Rural Lawrence High vs. Free State baseball
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think about the proposed KU tuition increase?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s too much
 
60%
I’d like to pay more
 
24%
It’s just right
 
11%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 379
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
It's graduation time for, from left, Tami Klinedinst and her daughters Anna Fernandez, 21, and Melissa Fernandez, 18. All three are graduating this weekend. Eudora family celebrates three-graduation weekend
May 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The road to college graduation has been a long one for Tami Klinedinst. It has involved raising four children, living on two continents and, at times, working five jobs to make ends meet.
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6News video: Search for criminal disrupts nearby town
May 18, 2007
Area law enforcement spend much of the day in the Tonganoxie area searching for a man wanted for the rape and attempted murder of a Topeka woman earlier this week.
6News video: City leaders travel to tornado-destroyed town
May 18, 2007
Efforts to re-establish basic city services continue in Greensburg today, two weeks after an EF-5 tornado destroyed almost everything in its path.
6Sports video: Smith wins second senior amateur championship
May 18, 2007
Day two of the Kansas Senior Amateur at Alavmar Golf Club ends with Kansas City’s Andy Smith winning his second championship.
6News video: Leaders make cuts to city’s budget
May 18, 2007
The scope of Lawrence’s budget shortfalls comes into focus today as city leaders begin to outline proposed cuts.
6News video: Art a la carte
May 18, 2007
Welcome to Art a la Carte. I’m Journal-World arts editor Mindie Paget.
6News video: Judge denies request for new trial in Belone case
May 18, 2007
A judge denies a defense attorney’s repeated requests for a new trial for a Lawrence man convicted of killing his longtime girlfriend.
6Sports video: Firebird softball expected nothing less than state birth
May 18, 2007
Three of our local teams are headed to the state tournament, but for the Free State High softball team, the state qualifying moment was a bit more subdued.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks keep playoff hopes alive with win over NU
May 18, 2007
Last time the Kansas baseball team took on Nebraska, the Jayhawks upset the Cornhuskers to win their first-ever Big 12 title.
6News video: Man accused of killing Lecompton jeweler gets first-degree murder charge
May 18, 2007
A man accused of fatally shooting a retired jeweler from rural Lecompton during a home burglary two years ago will be tried for first degree murder.
6News video: Gas station mural shows off teens’ talent
May 18, 2007
With gas prices so high, it’s hard to pay attention to anything else at the pump besides your wallet, but one new work of art might just change that.
6News Now: Police search for suspect at Tonganoxie High School
May 18, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Tonganoxie High School goes into lockdown as police search for a man wanted in connection to a rape in Topeka, and a look at proposed city budget cuts.
AG: KU provost can’t serve on KU Hospital board
The answer is clearly no,’ opinion says
May 18, 2007
‘The answer is clearly no,’ opinion says
Lawrence police officer hit by pickup
Incident occurred near 24th Street and Murphy Drive
May 18, 2007
A Lawrence police officer was injured Thursday night when he was struck by a pickup truck near 24th Street and Murphy Drive.
Police searching Tonganoxie for attempted murder suspect
Man wanted for beating and rape of Topeka woman
May 18, 2007
Law enforcement officers are searching in Tonganoxie this morning for an attempted murder suspect from Topeka.
Suspect in school threat indicted
Lawrence man to be prosecuted in federal court
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man accused of placing threats to school districts and municipal offices in Douglas County nearly a month ago will be prosecuted in federal court.
Four years, one tuition rate
System could start with fall freshmen
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Tuition at Kansas University would be nearly 16 percent more for incoming freshmen than current levels, but their tuition rate would be frozen for four years under a plan unveiled Thursday by school officials.
Loophole closed in sex offender law
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
A legal loophole that Kansas legislators and Attorney General Paul Morrison feared could let some repeat sex offenders off the hook with weaker sentences was closed this week.
Eudora family celebrates three-graduation weekend
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
The road to college graduation has been a long one for Tami Klinedinst. It has involved raising four children, living on two continents and, at times, working five jobs to make ends meet.
Youngsters get an earful from aerospace engineer
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Ear plugs aren’t usually required for going outside to play, but the fifth-graders at Pinckney School had other plans Thursday.
Two bridge closings limit access
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Don’t burn all your bridges, and don’t do construction on them all at once either.
2 charged in slaying of former resident
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Prosecutors in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday charged two people with killing a longtime Lawrence resident who was found shot to death Wednesday morning at a Kansas City park.
Replay respect
Esquire dubs Lawrence hot spot one of the best bars in America
May 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
A record store employee playing pinball, a grad student reading in the corner and a married couple smoking on the back patio may not be aware that they are perched within the best bar in Kansas.
Smith enjoys seeing red
First-round 71 good for commanding four-stroke lead
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
After the opening round of the Kansas Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship at Alvamar Country Club on Thursday, Andy Smith was the lone player with a red number on the leaderboard.
Keegan: Green’s rep continues to blossom
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
The temperature dropped. The pitch count mounted. And Dorian Green, Lawrence High’s unflappable sophomore right-hander, just kept getting better.
Lions, Vestal valiant in loss
Lone senior lauded after season-ending regional setback
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
After the Lawrence High girls soccer team conducted its usual postgame jaunt past the bleachers to salute parents and fans, Abby Vestal lingered a little longer.
Self to attend Vitale gala
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Bill Self is one of several major college coaches who will attend tonight’s “Dick Vitale Gala to Benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research” at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Sarasota, Fla.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
LHS proves it’s state worthy
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
The first time Tony Williams stepped to the plate with the bases loaded Thursday night, the Lawrence High senior popped out to third base.
Threat doesn’t slow center
Calls are shifted as building is evacuated
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Just because someone placed what looked like a pipe bomb - nails, pencils and all - beneath a vehicle parked in the Vangent lot Wednesday night in the East Hills Business Park didn’t mean that Lawrence’s largest private-sector employer had to shut down.
Fire chief to join Greensburg efforts
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Chief Mark Bradford today takes over as commander of tornado recovery efforts in Greensburg.
City warns of sewage in westside creek
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
City leaders on Thursday urged people to stay out of a west Lawrence stream after untreated sewage flowed into it following a sewer line break.
Test your KU campus IQ with photo quiz
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
How well do you know the Kansas University campus?
Same ‘Shrek’ gags ogre and ogre
May 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
“Shrek” was always more for the parents than the tykes we bring along with us to the multiplex. We sit with the kids, and they watch us giggle at this cheap shot at Disney or that riff on high schoolers. And the teeny target audience scratches its head and wonders what the joke is.
Investors tongue-tied over language rules
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Millions of landlords, large and small alike, are facing new government guidelines that could force them to translate lease documents into different languages and provide translators for tenants who speak limited English.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
Construction reportedly was progressing well on Kansas University’s Spencer Library, and work was due to be finished in about another year.
People in the news
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Police: Musician Turner briefly jailed on invalid 1989 warrant ¢ CW axes cult sleuth TV show ‘Veronica Mars’ ¢ Paris Hilton won’t appeal jail term for violating probation ¢ Los Angeles district attorney: No theft charges for Lohan
Gender, race issues pose election dilemma
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
I don’t doubt Oprah Winfrey’s marketing magic, although we don’t know yet whether she can do for politics what she’s done for publishing. Her endorsement of the candidate Obama may not be as successful as it was for the author Obama.
Israel attacks Hamas targets; Palestinian infighting slows
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Israel pounded more Hamas targets with airstrikes, killing 10 people and wounding dozens as it stepped deeper into fighting between the Islamic militants and the rival Fatah fighters of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Law & Order’ survives again
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Tonight will not mark the final episode of “Law & Order” (9 p.m., NBC). The legal drama survives to air another day, and that day will be Sundays, beginning in January after NBC ends its Sunday Night Football run.
Wolfowitz announces resignation from World Bank
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said Thursday that he will resign at the end of June, giving up his long fight to survive pressure for his ouster over the generous compensation he arranged for his girlfriend.
Kansas National Guard to add jobs in Salina
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Kansas National Guard has announced plans to establish a combat operations group in Salina that will provide air traffic control for combat aircraft.
Calif. music company objects to Phelps church video parody
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
A church known nationally for picketing soldiers’ funerals is being accused by a music company of violating copyright laws with an Internet video parody of the 1980s song, “We Are the World.”
Crunch time arrives for city’s fleetest feet
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C6
It does not matter how you performed before this day. It does not matter how you could perform in two weeks.
Lawrence Datebook
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
May 18, 2007
Escaped hostage says U.S. contractor held with him is sick with hepatitis
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
The mother of one of three American military contractors kidnapped by leftist rebels in 2003 said Thursday she was heartbroken to learn from an escaped captive that her son is suffering from hepatitis deep in the Amazon jungle.
Scholar unjustly held in Iran
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
Just when the United States and Iran are set to hold their first bilateral talks in decades, a leading Iranian-American advocate of dialogue has been jailed in Tehran.
K.C. gets to lefties
Royals win first road series of season
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kansas City has come close to winning half its games against right-handers. On Thursday, the Royals started working on left-handers.
Horoscopes
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B4
For Friday, May 18
Of the people
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: After observing the coalescence of corporate power in the halls of government over the last generation and especially the last six-plus years, I have a novel idea.
Mets explode in ninth inning
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
The New York Mets spent most of the afternoon resting up for the Subway Series. Then in one sudden burst, they went rushing into their biggest rivalry.
Commodities
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Novelty shop
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: The May 15 “Old Home Town” column obviously contained an error regarding John’s Novelty Co.
Nation to spend $185M to boost tourism
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Cuba says it will spend about $185 million to upgrade more than 200 resorts, golf courses, marinas and other facilities in a bid to reverse a dip in tourism to the island.
Creative Advertising marks anniversary
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Cheryl Wonnell, owner of Creative Advertising Inc., Lawrence, this month is celebrating her 20th year in business.
LeMond says he was threatened
Landis hearing turns into sensational blockbuster when cyclist reports ‘creepy’ phone call
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Floyd Landis’ sleepy, scientific arbitration hearing morphed into a pulp-fiction blockbuster Thursday, replete with revelations of sexual abuse, allegations of threatening phone calls and even a Donald Trump-style firing.
Church leaders seek investigations of obscenity in Kansas City area
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
Church leaders on both sides of the state line turned in petitions Thursday, seeking grand jury investigations of businesses they say promote obscenity.
Military cautiously optimistic that 3 missing soldiers will be found alive
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
U.S. officials expressed cautious optimism Thursday that three missing American soldiers are still alive even as troops drained canals and questioned children in the search for the troopers feared captured by al-Qaida.
7 accused of removing body parts from corpses
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A5
Three funeral home directors and four former employees of a biomedical supply company secretly removed skin, bone and other body parts from dozens of corpses awaiting cremation at Rochester funeral homes, prosecutors said Thursday.
Greensburg to run schools in temporary mobile units
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
Days after a tornado wiped out his town, Greensburg’s school superintendent promised that the district would resume classes in late summer.
Common sense
Both the law and good judgment offer strong reasons not to encourage underage drinking.
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
Do you think it’s better or safer to have young people under 21 drinking alcohol in a supervised setting rather than to risk them drinking alcohol in their cars or elsewhere? If so, a new law says think again.
Testimony ends in case of slain social worker
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
Prosecutors rested their case Thursday against a man accused of using a knife and a chain saw to kill his mental health caseworker, and the defense rested without calling any witnesses.
Ex-pharmacist denied less prison time
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
Former Kansas City pharmacist Robert Courtney has lost a bid to have his 30-year prison sentence reduced by eight months.
Inflation rate surges to record 3,714 percent
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Zimbabwe’s annual inflation rate surged to an unprecedented 3,714 percent at the end of April, the official state newspaper reported Thursday, as the government set up a commission to try to bring prices down to single-digit levels.
Topekan convicted of passing detainee information
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
A Navy lawyer was found guilty Thursday of communicating secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees that could be used to injure the United States and three other charges of leaking information to an unauthorized person.
UNC coach nets extension
Williams in fold through 2014-15 season
May 18, 2007
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams has agreed to a four-year contract extension through the 2014-2015 season.
Kansas wants FEMA to cover costs
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas lawmakers want President Bush to let the federal government cover 100 percent of reconstruction costs from tornado damage in Greensburg.
School’s pet bat tests positive for rabies
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Catching a bat in a school basement and keeping it as a classroom pet is a great way to learn - about rabies.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 18, 1907: “The jury in the long-running case against John Lewis for the murder of Houston McNees returned a verdict of guilty of manslaughter in the second degree.
Lawmakers, Bush shape deal to legalize millions of immigrants
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
In a striking reach across party lines, the White House and key lawmakers agreed Thursday on a sweeping immigration plan to grant legal status to millions of people in the country unlawfully.
South begins offering pardons for segregation-era offenses
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Lillie Mae Bradford is downright proud of her criminal record, but she wouldn’t mind an official pardon.
Westar re-elects board members
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Westar Energy Inc. shareholders re-elected three members of the company’s Board of Directors during the utility’s annual meeting Thursday in Topeka.
Reports: Man takes wife hostage, kills officer
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
A man went on a shooting rampage Thursday in his central Japan home, killing a policeman, wounding three other people - including his son and daughter - and taking his wife hostage, news reports and police said.
KU golfers eighth after opening round
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s men’s golf team finished tied for eighth place after the first round of the NCAA Central Regional at the Rich Harvest Farms golf course.
Lottery: Man’s winning ticket may be a misprint
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Florida Lottery is refusing to pay a $500,000 prize until it can inspect the $20 scratch-off ticket, which officials said Thursday appears to be a misprint.
Flooding causes about $5.4 million in damages in Shawnee County
May 18, 2007
Flooding last week caused more than $5 million in damage to buildings in Shawnee County, said Mark Hixon, county appraiser.
Officer hospitalized after being hit by car
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Lawrence police officer was taken Thursday night to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being struck by a vehicle. Other officers report that he is in good condition.
Pet food recall Missourian sues over dog’s death
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
A southwest Missouri man who blames contaminated pet food for his dog’s deathly illness has sued two food companies and Wal-Mart.
5th GOP senator seeks Gonzales’ resignation
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sank further Thursday as Democrats proposed a no-confidence vote, a fifth GOP senator called for his resignation and yet another Republican predicted he won’t survive a congressional investigation.
Investigator: Soldier’s DNA matches evidence
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Newly tested DNA evidence gathered after the 1985 rape and killing of an Air Force captain’s wife matched a retired soldier who was acquitted nearly two decades ago, an investigator testified Thursday.
Cannes abuzz over Seinfeld’s ‘Bee Movie’
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Forget the tuxedo. Jerry Seinfeld made his big appearance at the Cannes Film Festival wearing a fuzzy bumblebee suit and black tights.
On the record
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
U.S., Iran diplomats to discuss Iraq’s future
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
Talks between U.S. and Iranian diplomats over the future of Iraq have been set for May 28 here, officials announced Thursday.
Resident wants rule banning naked people
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Spring has arrived in Brattleboro, a southeastern Vermont town known for its live-and-let-live culture. The trees are less bare, and some local residents are more so.
U.S. Treasury targets 6 Mexican companies
Firms suspected of being fronts for drug kingpin
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday banned Americans from doing business with six Mexican companies and 12 people it said were fronts for a cartel run by a powerful drug kingpin.
Suspended girl made to hold sign outside school
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
A seventh-grade girl was suspended from school for a week for bullying another student. Then Mom got involved, and things got worse for Miasha Williams.
Jayhawks, ‘Huskers set for three-game series
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s baseball team will open a three-game series with Nebraska at 7 tonight at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas among states receiving tainted beef
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
A meat company is recalling 129,000 pounds of beef products in 15 states because of possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
Gunmen kill journalist in front of his fiancee
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Gunmen killed a journalist in northwestern Haiti, shooting him 11 times outside his fiancee’s house, his radio station said Thursday.
Bipartisan efforts on trade showing promise
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
The issue of trade policy - as critical to the nation’s future as Iraq and every bit as divisive - is now squarely before the Democratic Congress. It will almost certainly provide a huge challenge to its leadership.
Gasoline blame
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: In response to The Associated Press story on the front page of the May 16 Journal-World about soaring gas prices: I have a huge problem with all the supposed experts on why fuel prices are so high. 1. They had to shut down a refinery for repairs.
Grant will pay residents for work
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
Residents whose livelihoods were interrupted by the May 4 tornado can be paid for working in the cleanup effort under a $20 million federal grant announced Thursday.
Carmona outduels Santana
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Fausto Carmona’s sinker dropped, it dipped, it dived, and it devastated the Minnesota Twins.
Blair: No regrets for Iraq war
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday that he has no regrets for his Iraq war alliance and friendship with President Bush and doesn’t blame him for the plunging popularity that drove him to step down.
Free State ready for relay showdown
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Shawnee Mission East 200-yard medley relay team set a school record in the preliminaries of the Sunflower League girls swimming and diving meet two weeks ago.
Technology group to meet Thursday
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Carey Novak, director of business relations and development for the KU Center for Research Inc., will address the monthly meeting of the Lawrence Technology Association, set for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Zig & Mac’s, 1540 Wakarusa Drive.
Woman injured after fall through sidewalk grate
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
A New Jersey woman barely dodged death Thursday morning after she fell through a metal Con Edison utility grate, plunging 12 feet below ground and landing on her back on muddy concrete next to a transformer carrying 13,000 volts.
Crowds small for Wichita abortion prayer vigil
May 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
About a dozen abortion opponents gathered in front of Dr. George Tiller’s clinic Thursday to launch a 77-hour prayer vigil.
Detroit denies Chicago
Pistons rally in second half, end Bulls’ shot at history
May 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Detroit Pistons can breathe a little easier. There won’t be a Game 7, after all. Richard Hamilton scored 23 points, and the Pistons beat the Chicago Bulls 95-85 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Thursday night, clinching a series that turned tense after Detroit won the first three games.
Coordinated blasts kill 7; 3 die in convoy attack
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Two coordinated bomb blasts killed seven people Thursday in southern Afghanistan, including three police responding to the first explosion - an Iraq-style attack rarely seen here.
Father indicted on fatal child abuse charge
May 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man who said his 6-year-old daughter disappeared after an argument over a cookie was indicted on charges including child abuse resulting in her death, prosecutors said Thursday.
Every caller deserves a special greeting
May 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
You know how your Mom leaves those long-winded phone messages that clog up your voice mail? Or what about that lousy date who keeps calling, calling - unable to take the hint of a week’s worth of unreturned messages?