Archive for Wednesday, May 23, 2007

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Past Project Graduations Game 05-23-07 Emus
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Polls
What do you think of a domestic partnership registry for Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
I approve
 
62%
I disapprove
 
33%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 700
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Ann Merkel gets cozy with Sampson the emu, one half of seven breeding pairs at her Sundance Emu Ranch east of Lawrence. While many speculators got out of the emu industry in the early 1990s, Merkel continues to raise the birds for meat and oil. Bridge closures are coming down pike
May 23, 2007 in print edition on 1A
This is the big one. Kansas Turnpike Authority officials on Tuesday unveiled plans to replace the double bridge over the Kansas River in Lawrence at a cost of about $140 million.
9:00 a.m.
Domestic registry approved
May 23, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence soon will be unlike any other community in the state in how it treats gay couples.
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2:31 p.m.
An emu walks through its pen at Sundance Emu Ranch east of Lawrence. The ranch currently has 72 emus raised for meat and oil. Flightless fare
May 23, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Ann Merkel started raising emus because they’re so ugly only their mothers could love them. “I thought I wouldn’t get attached,” Merkel says. “But I forgot I was going to be their mother.”
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6:01 p.m.
FREE STATE HIGH SENIOR TODD LEE has proven a quick study in the pole vault, winning a Class 6A regional title and qualifying for the 6A state meet in Wichita in just his second season of competition. Learning to fly
May 23, 2007 in print edition on 1C
In little more than a month, Todd Lee will depart for Colorado Springs, Colo., to begin basic training for his appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. Once there, the Free State High senior hopes to take the initial steps toward his dream career of piloting an F-22 stealth fighter jet.
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All stories

6News video: Area lakes ready for busy Memorial Day
May 23, 2007
Memorial Day is almost here, and that means busy times at area lakes.
6News video: South Junior High closes its doors for final time
May 23, 2007
School’s out for many local children, but the end of the school year marks the end of an era for one local junior high.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie star inks with Kansas State
May 23, 2007
For four years, she’s been a star athlete at Tonganoxie High School, next year she’ll star at Kansas State University.
6News video: Cooking for 550 a typical day for area school cooks
May 23, 2007
Whether your family is growing or not, imagine what it would be like to cook for 550 - well that’s just a typical day for a group of six women who prepare breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks for hundreds at Central Junior High.
6News video: Westar employees ensure bright start to day
May 23, 2007
Giovanni Acabal and Karla Guerrero ensure our start to the day is as bright as it is early at the Westar Energy Plant in northern Lawrence.
6Sports video: Suspension revoked for LHS’s DeBiasse
May 23, 2007
Good news today for Brad Stoll, Nick DeBiasse and the Lawrence High baseball team, the LHS first baseman will be allowed to play in the Lions first state tournament game Friday.
6News video: Lawrence earns honor for residents’ lack of stress
May 23, 2007
Kick back and relax because travel guide publisher Frommers says we live in one of the most stress free places in the country.
6Sports video: It’s a family affair for the Free State softball team
May 23, 2007
Being part of sports team is kind of like having a second family, but not if you’re a member of the Free State High softball team, then it’s literally your family.
6News video: Watching, waiting part of delivery nurse Colleen Walker’s job
May 23, 2007
Working with those expecting often results in plenty of unexpected moments and for labor and delivery nurse Colleen Walker, watching the clock and waiting is just part of the job.
6News Now: High water levels at Clinton Lake should not interfere with Memorial Day
May 23, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Memorial Day is just around the corner, and Clinton Lake officials expect thousands of people. Also, the next installment of the 24 Hours project, covering Lawrence from noon to 6 p.m.
Lawrence resident named to head KBI
AG: Bob Blecha ‘epitomizes what a real Kansas lawman is’
May 23, 2007
Attorney General Paul Morrison on Wednesday promoted Bob Blecha of Lawrence to lead the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Bridge closures are coming down pike
Kansas Turnpike Authority to replace spans between Lawrence interchanges
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A1
This is the big one. Kansas Turnpike Authority officials on Tuesday unveiled plans to replace the double bridge over the Kansas River in Lawrence at a cost of about $140 million.
Downtown waterline project on schedule despite rain, city says
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
Sherry Fitzgerald advertises her downtown shop Beyond the Door as a laid-back hippie store.
School apologizes for lack of hoods
About 50 medical students didn’t receive regalia
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University has issued a written apology to graduating medical school students for coming up about 50 hoods short at a ceremony during the weekend.
Ed board member poised to lead national group
Scientists work to prevent conservative who opposed evolution from becoming president-elect
May 23, 2007
Some scientists are hoping to derail Kansas State Board of Education member Kenneth Willard’s rise to presidency of a national education group because he supports science standards that question evolution.
City’s budget cuts won’t change pool hours
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A7
The swimming pool is off the hook, but various social service agencies aren’t yet when it comes to city-ordered budget cuts.
Domestic registry approved
4-1 vote makes Lawrence only city in state to recognize gay partnerships
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lawrence soon will be unlike any other community in the state in how it treats gay couples.
Annual award recognizes Hillcrest teacher for going ‘above and beyond’ class duties
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
During her eight years at Hillcrest School, third-grade teacher Kathy Farwell has not confined her work to the classroom.
Flightless fare
Emu flock provides friendship, livelihood for Lawrence woman
May 23, 2007 in print edition on D1
Ann Merkel started raising emus because they’re so ugly only their mothers could love them. “I thought I wouldn’t get attached,” Merkel says. “But I forgot I was going to be their mother.”
KU unveils nonconference hoops schedule
Each opponent recorded winning record in 2006-07 season
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C3
Home games against Arizona and DePaul and road battles versus Southern California, Boston College and Georgia Tech highlight Kansas University’s 2007-08 nonconference basketball schedule released Tuesday.
Learning to fly
Lee soars in second vault season
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
In little more than a month, Todd Lee will depart for Colorado Springs, Colo., to begin basic training for his appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. Once there, the Free State High senior hopes to take the initial steps toward his dream career of piloting an F-22 stealth fighter jet.
Stoll finds his place at LHS
Lions coach ‘honored’ to lead alma mater to state
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
Before Tuesday afternoon’s practice, Brad Stoll lounged in the Ice Field dugout, the setting he aspired to reach as a high school senior.
Familiar name joining KU hoop squad
Chase Buford will become newest invited walk-on to suit up for Jayhawks in 2007-08
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
Chase Buford, whose dad, R.C., was an assistant coach on Kansas University’s 1988 national championship basketball team and mom, Beth, a standout KU and professional golfer, has accepted a walk-on spot on the Jayhawk hoops team.
Payless to purchase Stride Rite
Holding company to stay in Topeka, get new name
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
Payless ShoeSource Inc. announced Tuesday that it would buy Stride Rite Corp. for $800 million plus assumption of Stride Rite debt, a move that would give the Topeka-based holding company a new name.
Keegan: Pritchard on NBA draft clock
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Portland Trail Blazers had the No. 1 pick in the 1972 NBA Draft and thought themselves pretty clever by selecting LaRue Martin, a 6-foot-11 center from Loyola University of Chicago. The decision was based on Martin having played UCLA’s Bill Walton tougher than anyone ever had.
State’s gasoline prices well above national average, at $3.36 per gallon
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B3
Gasoline prices in Kansas are well above the national average, and one retailer near tornado-wrecked Greensburg was charging 23 cents more than the state norm.
Apartment resident faces arson charge
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
A 20-year-old man was charged with arson Tuesday in Douglas County District Court for setting a small fire at the Jacksonville Apartments in the 700 block of Monterey Way.
River City Weekly’ focuses on Greensburg
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
Beginning tonight on “River City Weekly,” the show visits Greensburg, where 6News reporter Laura McHugh recently interviewed Lawrence and Douglas County officials and residents assisting in the cleanup efforts in the aftermath of the May 4 tornado.
Water meter policy again at issue
County leaders ask city for fewer restrictions on rural areas
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday urged city commissioners to remove decades-old restrictions on the number of water meters that can be added to rural areas of the county.
Rural players, city boys make top team
May 23, 2007
For some families the end of the school year presents the opportunity to relax, go to the pool or take a nice summer vacation. But for others, even though the school year has ended, there is still much work to be done. For the Kansas Plowboys, a 12-and-under baseball team from the McLouth area that is “dedicated to the spirit of the Kansas farmer,” like their farmer-inspired nickname, they are working to finish a job they started years ago.
Lebanon halts bombings
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Lebanese military stopped its bombardment of a Palestinian refugee camp Tuesday in an unofficial cease-fire with Islamic radicals inside, giving the camp’s trapped families their first chance of escape after three days of fighting.
Blazers beat odds, win right to pick first in draft
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Portland Trail Blazers are no longer lottery losers - and maybe they won’t be hapless on the court much longer, either.
After surviving storm, mom delivers baby
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B4
Someday, Brett Peters will hear the story of how his parents and grandparents survived a harrowing tornado to make sure that he made it safely into the world.
Plan’s backers battle efforts to derail measure
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A6
The White House and a bipartisan coalition of senators on Tuesday defeated a vigorous assault on a proposed temporary guest-worker program as they battled attempts to dismantle a far-reaching immigration bill.
Take control of your food - grow it yourself
May 23, 2007 in print edition on D6
During World War II, the government urged Americans to plant “victory gardens,” backyard plots of fruits and vegetables that were supposed to ease reliance on the war-strained public food supply.
Busy bees keep gardens growing
May 23, 2007 in print edition on D1
From a Kansas gardener’s perspective, Sunday was a perfect day. The temperature topped out just above 80 degrees, and a cool breeze combined with just enough cloud cover kept the sun from feeling hot. Even better, the forecast called for rain at mid-week, eight days after the last precipitation at my house.
Lawrence gets junior league tennis
May 23, 2007
This summer Lawrence youth will have a tennis league to play in for the first time thanks to the Lawrence Tennis Association, which is bringing United States Tennis Association Junior Team tennis to Lawrence.
Pump patrol
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
FDA approves birth-control pill that eliminates women’s periods
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
For women, a new birth-control pill holds out the promise of ending the monthly curse. But it could take a year to work fully - and even then, the pill might not be right for all.
Teahen’s walk decisive
Royals turn back Indians, 4-3
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C5
Mark Teahen kept the Kansas City Royals going strong and the Cleveland Indians struggling on the road - all by keeping the bat on his shoulder.
Green miffed by situation with Chiefs
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C7
Angry and frustrated because a deal has not gotten done with Miami, Trent Green practiced with Kansas City on Tuesday while insisting he has no plans to ever play for the Chiefs again.
People in the news
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Abdul breaks nose, fractures toe in avoiding stepping on dog¢ Italians seek to cancel Streisand concert over high ticket prices¢ Winfrey ‘stunned’ to learn her father is writing a book on her¢ Dennis Quaid, wife expecting twins by a surrogate mother
Athletes enjoy travel, competition
May 23, 2007
For youth athletes who spend their weekends as road warriors traveling with their teams there is at least one rule of the road that must be followed.
From Justin and Kelly to Blake and Jordin
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A2
The network television season wraps up its final night of sweeps in fitting fashion, forcing viewers to choose between the season finale of television’s most popular showcase and its most compelling drama.
Departing lawmakers do some House cleaning
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B5
After the Legislature adjourned Tuesday, House members began cleaning out their chamber. That included taking away chairs and dismantling desks.
Emu recipes
May 23, 2007 in print edition on D2
¢ Fancy emu casserole¢ Emu in mustard sauce¢ Sweet & sour meatballs¢ Spicy roast emu with balsamic sauce
Horoscopes
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Wednesday, May 23
Olympian named ‘Dancing’ champion
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno earned a new title Tuesday: “Dancing With the Stars” champion.
A wedding for $5,000? Book shows it’s possible
May 23, 2007 in print edition on D1
Every girl may dream of her wedding day, but she might not dream it could cost more than her annual salary.
Democrats drop demand for pullout date
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
Democrats conceded Tuesday that their demands to begin withdrawing from Iraq can’t be included in a war spending bill because President Bush would veto it, and they prepared to give him the money largely on his terms.
Market bombing adds 25 to day’s death toll
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
A car bomb ripped through a crowded market in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood Tuesday, killing 25 people and injuring 60, in another blow to U.S. and Iraqi efforts to quash sectarian bloodshed in the Iraqi capital.
The Right Start’ set for Thursday
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
Kansas University’s Small Business Development Center will present a midday edition of “The Right Start,” an ongoing seminar series for startups, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the center, 734 Vt., suite 104.
U.S. businesses oppose key measures in proposal
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A6
Chicken farmer Lucius Adkins doesn’t see how he could stay in business if Congress passes an immigration reform bill that would require immigrant workers to go home for a year.
Minuteman Press earns awards
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
Minuteman Press in Lawrence received two Awards of Merit during the 2007 Graphex Awards, a graphic-excellence competition sponsored by Printing Industries of MidAmerica, in Dallas.
100 suspected illegal workers arrested in raid
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A6
Federal immigration agents raided a poultry plant Tuesday morning and arrested more than 100 workers who are believed to be illegal immigrants.
Forecasters predict busy hurricane season
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A10
Batten down the hatches for hurricane season. Forecasters expect more tropical storms than normal, and “it just takes one to make it a bad year,” says Conrad Lautenbacher, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Grill safely this summer for tasty experience
May 23, 2007 in print edition on D3
Q: How do you grill beef safely?
Taxi fleet will go hybrid by 2012
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
New York City will have a fully hybrid fleet of yellow taxicabs by 2012, with new mileage standards kicking in as early as next year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Tuesday.
Water released to fulfill pact with Kansas, Nebraska
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B3
In an effort to fulfill a three-state water compact, the state engineer Tuesday ordered that water be released from a reservoir in northeastern Colorado.
Lost items snapped up at airport auction
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
More than 20,000 things people left on planes and at airports, including a wedding dress and a pair of rudimentary stilts, were auctioned off Tuesday as Madrid’s airport cleared out its lost-and-found department.
Travelers rank KCI best among midsize airports
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B8
Travelers rated Kansas City International Airport the best among medium-sized airports, partly because of faster trips through security screening, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Landis portrayed as ruthless individual
Cyclist faces rough cross-examination regarding representative’s phone call to LeMond
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
Part science, part circus, the Floyd Landis hearing gyrated through more tawdry testimony Tuesday, with questions about testosterone, telephone calls and neckties filling the Tour de France champion’s stay on the witness stand.
Bomb in capital kills 6, injures 80
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
A bomb exploded Tuesday at busy shopping mall in Turkey’s capital, damaging shops and hurling glass over one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. At least six people were killed and 80 injured.
Falwell flaws
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In a letter to the editor by Matthew McConnell on May 20 wherein he praises the Rev. Jerry Falwell’s integrity and calls him the “greatest Christian leader” since Martin Luther King Jr., McConnell exhibits the single-minded tunnel vision of many among the Moral Majority followers.
Poll: Some younger U.S. Muslims support suicide bombings
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
One in four younger U.S. Muslims said in a poll that suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances, though most Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject the tactic and are critical of Islamic extremism and al-Qaida.
Teller dies after bank robbery shootout
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
Teller Allan Tooles was in the middle of cashing a customer’s check when three masked men stormed into the South Side bank Tuesday, screaming words he couldn’t make out.
Wayward whales show signs of ill health
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
After 10 days cruising the Sacramento River and its delta, two wayward humpback whales are showing the first signs of ill health from prolonged exposure to fresh water, experts said Tuesday.
Gladstone man dies after Westport shooting
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B8
A 21-year-old man shot in the head early Sunday near the Westport bar and entertainment district has died, police said Tuesday.
60-year-old woman delivers twin boys
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 60-year-old woman became a mother, twice over, when she delivered a pair of boys Tuesday.
Rockets’ legend tutors Yao Ming
Olajuwon challenges big man in 90-minute workout
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
As long as he plays for the Houston Rockets, Yao Ming will always be compared to Hakeem Olajuwon. He might as well turn to The Dream for advice.
Russian accused in comrade’s poisoning
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
The plot to poison Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB colonel and outspoken critic of the Kremlin, seemed to have a cast of characters from a John Le Carre novel.
2011 Super Bowl awarded to Cowboys’ new stadium
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C7
The 2011 Super Bowl will be played at the Dallas Cowboys’ new stadium in Arlington, Texas, where more than 100,000 fans will be able to watch the NFL’s showpiece game.
New KU director of bands says ‘less is more’ when on podium
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University has a new director of bands who believes that, sometimes, it’s what you don’t do with the baton that matters most.
Study: Female sharks can reproduce asexually
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
Female sharks can fertilize their own eggs and give birth without sperm from males, according to a new study of the asexual reproduction of a hammerhead in a U.S. zoo.
Houses keep growing, even as family size shrinks and costs rise
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A10
McMansions are sprouting in the suburbs of Washington and Atlanta, in southern Connecticut and out West in Utah as an appetite for bigger homes just keeps on growing.
Dotel to ease into closer’s role
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Royals activated Octavio Dotel on Tuesday and said they would ease him into the closer’s role.
View disputed
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The hand-wringing over the Bush administration (don’t wince when you read that) and whether it went through the many, many hoops and halters before entering Iraq - with a coalition of countries larger than the ones that entered Kosovo and Somalia - are unwarranted and done so in a cloud of self-prescribed ignorance on the part of Daniel Patrick Schamle in his May 14 letter to the editor.
Study highlights senior citizens’ contributions to society
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
Senior citizens are important engines of society, not dependent burdens, according to an international study on aging released Tuesday that shows one in 10 people in their 70s still works.
KU, state all serve public
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B7
Over the past 13 years, during which I have served as a faculty member at Kansas University, I have watched the gradual erosion of state financial support for the university as well as the too frequent adversarial confrontations between KU and the Legislature.
Broncos’ Kircus hit with restraining order
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C7
Broncos receiver David Kircus was ordered to stay away from the man he is accused of assaulting at a weekend party and to return to court Friday, when charges are expected to be filed.
Legislature OKs $32M for Greensburg
Tornado relief funding includes business grant program, tax breaks
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B4
A $32 million relief package for rebuilding Greensburg won legislative approval Tuesday, less than three weeks after a huge tornado all but wiped the small south-central Kansas town from the Great Plains.
Lawrence Datebook
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
May 23, 2007
Ex-Chiefs lineman Hicks signs contract with Jets
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C7
The New York Jets bolstered their defensive line Monday by signing defensive end Eric Hicks, a free agent who spent his first nine seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Commodities
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
Ex-Jayhawk earns low-amateur status
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University golfer Amanda Costner was the low amateur in last weekend’s Futures Tour tournament at Leawood South Country Club.
KU catcher Parzyk signs with T-Bones
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas City T-Bones announced Tuesday the signing of former Kansas University catcher Dylan Parzyk.
Budget woes jeopardize traffic-calming devices
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A7
City commissioners at their Tuesday meeting expressed concerns about their ability to fund future traffic-calming devices due to a troubled city budget.
K.C. trades Tynes to Giants for conditional draft pick
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C7
The New York Giants acquired veteran placekicker Lawrence Tynes from the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday for an undisclosed conditional draft pick.
Senate falls short in override attempt
Effort targeted Sebelius veto of abortion reporting measure
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B5
Just before legislators finished their session Tuesday, abortion opponents in the Senate failed to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of a proposal requiring doctors to tell the state exactly why they aborted fetuses able to survive outside the womb.
Rockets select Adelman
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Houston Rockets have hired Rick Adelman to replace Jeff Van Gundy, hoping the veteran NBA coach can break the team’s recent history of postseason flops.
Candidates all among the ‘haves’
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
A magazine recently asked the burning question: Are you rich yet? Finally, this was something the presidential candidates agree on: Both Democrats and Republicans can shout “Yes!”
Royals manager Bell has knee surgery
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kansas City Royals manager Buddy Bell showed up for his pregame news conference Tuesday walking without crutches a day after having arthroscopic knee surgery.
Doctors: Lincoln had case of smallpox when he delivered Gettysburg Address
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A6
Abraham Lincoln has been dead for 142 years, but he still manages to make medical headlines, this time from doctors who say he had a bad case of smallpox when he delivered the Gettysburg Address.
Learning curve
The Kansas Lottery office must work quickly to stay ahead of the efforts to expand casino gambling in the state.
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
“I’m not aware of anybody in Kansas government right now that’s well-versed on casino management, so we’re running on a pretty steep learning curve,” said Ed Van Petten, director of the Kansas Lottery.
Barcelona Strykers blank Blue Dragons
May 23, 2007
The Barcelona Strykers took care of business during Kaw Valley soccer action with a 6-0 victory over the Blue Dragons on Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
On the record
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
Blair, Sarkozy not puppets of U.S.
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
Watching Tony Blair and George Bush shower praise on each other in the Rose Garden last week made it easy to believe the current story line on the British leader: He will be remembered as Bush’s “poodle” with a legacy defined by a failed Iraq war.
Working wives enjoy lasting marriages, studies show
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A1
The marriages of women who work outside the home are more likely to stay together than the marriages of those who don’t, according to new studies.
Bombers blast Thrashers (5-21-07)
May 23, 2007
Batting in only four innings, the Bombers dropped 12 hits on the Thrashers on their way to a 13-4 victory Monday night at Youth Sports Inc.
Late rally puts Outlaws ahead of the Storm
May 23, 2007
For most of the afternoon last Saturday, the 12U DCABA Storm had things under control. The team took a comfortable lead into the bottom of the seventh inning only to see the storm rally with four runs to come away with a 9-8 victory at 4-H Fields.
Divisive doctrine
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: When we look up to individuals whom we hold in high esteem, we have the collective ability to see only the attributes we want.
Electricity takes care of Hot Tamales (LGFPA 5-21-07)
May 23, 2007
The Hot Tamales and Electricity battled Monday night at Holcom Park.
Santana returns to form
Red Sox continue domination against Yankees
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C4
Johan Santana struck out a season-high 13 in seven innings, Justin Morneau homered twice and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Tuesday night.
Hair Experts staffers learn, train in L.A.
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
Hair Experts Salon & Spa in Lawrence sent two representatives to the Redken Artist Convention, conducted April 29 and 30 in Los Angeles, plus a separate training program May 1.
First-half goal plenty for Perry Cyclones
May 23, 2007
Perry Cyclone forward Dakota Rector scored an early goal to get things going during Saturday’s Kaw Valley soccer association action at Youth Sports Inc. As it turned out, Rector’s goal was all the Cyclones needed as they defeated Arsenal, 3-0.
County considers plan for road, bridge projects
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
A five-year plan for federally funded road and bridge projects is up for approval during tonight’s Douglas County Commission meeting.
Pistons plate five in final inning to beat Raptors (5-16-07)
May 23, 2007
With three outs left and four runs down the Pistons battled back in the top of the sixth inning to defeat the Raptors, 12-11, last Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc.
Spurs spank Jazz for 2-0 series edge
Parker totals 17 points, 14 assists in 105-96 victory
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C6
Only two games into the Western Conference finals, Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs already are toying with Utah.
Jets take down Titans with big fifth inning (5-17-07)
May 23, 2007
The Titans and Jets were all tied up at Youth Sports Inc. Thursday before the Jets took off with a five-run fifth inning to score an 8-3 victory.
James takes heat for late pass in setback
Critics contend Cavaliers’ standout should have forced the action himself
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Pass has taken on a life of its own. LeBron James’ split-second decision to give up the ball in the final seconds of Game 1 - instead of shooting - has become the latest heartbreak in this city’s gloomy sports history.
Banking on online brokerage services
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
Online brokerage firms have had a hard time living down the tech-stock bubble of the late 1990s and the overblown expectations they seemed to encourage. A memorable TV ad of that era featured a fictitious tow-truck driver whose stock gambles bought him his own private island.
Reds call Encarnacion, place Hamilton on DL
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Cincinnati Reds recalled third baseman Edwin Encarnacion from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, and put ailing outfielder Josh Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 23, 1907: “Kansas paid a consultant some $30,000 to find out that the water Colorado keeps from the Arkansas River does not hurt Kansas.