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6News video: Pool openings brings health warnings
May 27, 2007
School is closed and that means the pool is open but swimmers may not be the only thing wadding in the waters at area pools.
6Sports video: LHS lady’s 4x400, 4x800 teams take second at state
May 27, 2007
Just a few miles down the road in Wichita yesterday were the finals of the state track and field meet, but unfortunately no city schools took home a gold medal in running events.
6Sports video: Older brother says Rush tore his ACL
May 27, 2007
He may not be his brother’s keeper, but he’s sure sounding like his brother’s speaker.
6News video: Free State grads reminisce in memories
May 27, 2007
Close to just one hour after the Lawrence High ceremony wrapped up, Free State High seniors took their turn at 4 p.m.
6Sports video: Heavy rains postpone state baseball tourney
May 27, 2007
On the prep baseball diamond, a champion has yet to be crowned in Class 6A as heavy rains in Wichita postponed games until Monday.
6News video: Local scouts honor fallen soldiers
May 27, 2007
Despite the showers on Saturday, young scouts took time to honor fallen soldiers.
6News video: Residents appreciate city’s clean-up efforts at cemetery
May 27, 2007
This weekend marks the third anniversary of the city taking over a local resting place with a history of neglect.
6Sports video: Free State softball takes 4th place at state
May 27, 2007
Also playing in a state semifinal game Saturday morning was the Free State softball team.
6News video: Scholarship helps Latino graduate
May 27, 2007
Well college is the next step for many of today’s graduates and the Latino Community Coalition of Douglas County is helping one now former Free State graduate get there with a little financial support.
6Sports video: Lady Cardinals fall in championship game
May 27, 2007
Yesterday two of our area softball teams were playing for a birth into the state title game and one team that did advance to the championship contest was the Eudora Lady Cardinals in Class 4A.
6News video: LHS grads reflect on high school years
May 27, 2007
There was plenty of pomp and circumstance this afternoon as hundreds of seniors became graduates as Lawrence High students graduated first this afternoon.
Murphy’s Law rules in Miami
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
I’ve never been a big believer in Murphy’s Law. That is, until my trip this week to Miami.
Brother says Rush tore ACL
Jayhawk guard to go under knife next week, JaRon Rush says
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
JaRon Rush spoke to his younger brother Brandon on the phone at 10 a.m. Saturday, just after the injured Kansas University basketball player climbed out of a soothing pool of water.Brandon was in good spirits, big brother said, even after informing his sibling he’d need surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.
Toussaint heeds advice
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C10
In the end, Free State High senior Keron Toussaint sided with coach, recognizing the need the put his future health before the Firebirds’ immediate success.
Derby bounces FSHS
Abney shines at plate, but Firebirds lose two
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
Going a combined 5-for-6 with three RBIs should make the final two games memorable for Free State High senior softball player Livi Abney. But the memory that will stick out is losing those games on the final day of the Kansas Class 6A state tournament.
Young pioneer’s tombstone finds resting place at Clinton Cemetery
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Her name was Anna Jessie, and she died at the age of 5 on Sept. 6, 1878. No one knows where the little girl’s body is buried, but the white marble tombstone that bears her name has a final resting place in Clinton Cemetery. Thanks to members of a Lawrence organization called the Sons of Union Veterans, it was placed there last fall.
Two tied at top in BMW Championship
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C9
England’s Paul Broadhurst birdied the final three holes for a 4-under 68 and a share of the third-round lead with countryman Ross Fisher in the BMW PGA Championship at historic Wentworth.
Wheldon lives dream
Driving at Brickyard ‘addicting’
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C6
As a kid growing up in England, you’d think Dan Wheldon would have daydreamed about racing at Monte Carlo, Monza or, most likely, the British Grand Prix. You’d be wrong.
Lawrence High School honors
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A10
These Lawrence High School students have been given scholarships and awards:
PLAY projections
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
Lawrence residents have reason to doubt whether proposed new sports facilities will live up to the consultant’s financial projects.
It’s never too early to teach children to be…Young financial gurus
May 27, 2007 in print edition on E1
Many children know how to send text messages and upload photos to MySpace.com, but when it comes to financial matters, they appear far less savvy.
Verplank gains share of lead at rain-plagued Colonial
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C9
Scott Verplank has set himself up for the chance at a rare Texas two-step on the PGA Tour.
Feds seek freeze on Wittig’s assets until trial
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to keep a settlement agreement in force against David Wittig pending the third trial of the former Westar Energy Inc. executive on charges that he tried to loot the utility of millions of dollars.
Lawrence High grad hopes passion for music takes him far
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
Isaac Lewis-O’Connor, along with his three best friends, form an unofficial quartet they jokingly call The Fab Four. Whenever the four get together, they tend to break out in harmony. “It’s just kind of how we are,” Lewis-O’Connor said.
Home, sweet home: Utah makes it a series
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
Tenacious from the start, Utah’s Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer gave the home fans exactly what they expected in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
Ireland’s PM begins search to help safeguard economy
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A8
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, the savvy survivor of Irish politics, looked ahead Saturday to another five years in charge of Europe’s most dynamic economy, but also the challenge of forming a governing coalition likely to include longtime opponents.
Cool, rainy start to outdoor pool season doesn’t deter swimmers
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
When the White family showed up at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center Saturday, it started raining. “Oh no!” Stacey White said. But her boys had been waiting for the public pool to reopen for the summer ever since it closed last year. “We’d like it to be warmer,” White said. “But we’ll take it. It’s the first day, and we can’t miss it.”
Free State High School honors
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A11
These Free State High School students have been given scholarships and awards:
People in the news
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Lohan arrested on suspicion of DUI after accident¢ Judge to dismiss copyright lawsuit against ‘Family Guy’¢ Moore plans unofficial ‘Sicko’ premiere in home state
Crashing’ a fascinating account of risky surgery
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D3
It would seem like a proposition that merits an unequivocal “yes”: Blind since age 3, a man in his early 40s has a chance to undergo a stem cell transplant that might restore his vision and allow him to see his wife and two sons for the first time.
Immigrant challenges entitlement society
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
The campaign to deny Luis Paucar his right to economic liberty illustrates the ingenuity people will invest in concocting perverse arguments for novel entitlements.
Revisiting ‘Grandma’
Show focuses on Elizabeth Layton’s art legacy
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton realized her dark history of depression, and the fact she started drawing at age 67, would draw people to her art. But she never wanted her story to be the focus of attention.
Civil War veterans’ graves decorated for Memorial Day
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
A group of Boy Scouts wandered through Oak Hill Cemetery on Saturday to help honor Civil War veterans. “Here’s one,” said assistant Cubmaster Brian Van Schmus, using a map to navigate among headstones. Each Scout grasped a handful of small American flags attached to sticks as they followed along.
City may put brakes on traffic-calming devices
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
It may be a speed bump for speed bumps. In the next 30 days, city commissioners should answer what seems like an age-old question about traffic-calming devices such as traffic circles, speed bumps and pedestrian islands: Yeah or nay?
Keegan: Free State speedsters denied
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence High baseball team was rested and ready to play two Saturday afternoon at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. The skies didn’t cooperate, and the Lions had to bus back home. No sweat. They’ll bus back down and give winning a state championship another try Monday, weather permitting.
Sprint to the finish
Silver not satisfactory for LHS relay teams
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
Busting two state records - thereby also crushing two school marks in the process - would be enough for many a high school track athlete. But don’t let the sweet smiles of Lawrence High’s quartet of baby-faced relay stars fool you. They desperately wanted something more Saturday night.
Resident re-elected as group’s president
May 27, 2007 in print edition on E1
John Surritte, Lawrence, was re-elected as state president of the Kansas Federation for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association during the federation’s annual convention earlier this month in Junction City.
Convicted rapist avoids 13 years of jail
Judge sentences man to 3 years of probation with psychiatric treatment
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
A man convicted of repeatedly raping and sodomizing a 14-year-old girl last year was sentenced to three years probation rather than nearly 13 years in jail.
Molestation charges added to man’s abuse accusation
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
A Hutchinson man accused of putting two young children in a clothes dryer is now charged with molesting them.
Plant opposed
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
To the editor: There are so many reasons why the proposed coal plant expansion in western Kansas should NOT be approved that it is difficult to know where to begin.
State response
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Recently the governor of Kansas and the adjutant general of Indiana have been making comments regarding the deployment of the National Guard and its affect on state readiness.
Facing death, musician Michael Brecker provides moving coda
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D6
As the new year began, Michael Brecker’s life was coming to an end. But the tenor saxophonist, suffering from acute leukemia, was still thinking about his music. He went downstairs to his home studio to perform the last notes on an electronic wind instrument for what would be his final album.
Greensburg mayor resigns
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B10
The mayor of this south-central Kansas town that was all but destroyed by a tornado has resigned, saying he needs to focus on his personal life and isn’t the leader Greensburg needs right now.
Business students earn ethics honors
Positive Code of Conduct Awards recognize commitment to virtues
May 27, 2007 in print edition on E1
Stefany Samp plans to take more than a new master’s degree in accounting to Wichita, where she’ll be crunching numbers for the largest private company in the United States.
Tips to go green
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D10
Energy-saving ideas from Home & Garden Television:
Redneck Riviera’ home to gay Memorial Day gathering
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Souvenir shops lining this sugary white Panhandle beach display Confederate flag beach towels, window decals and T-shirts. Hooters and other bars fly POW-MIA, Marine and Navy flags and cater to the sailors and Marines from the nearby base.
At least 5 killed in Texas storms, flooding
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Forecasters predicted more heavy thunderstorms in the Plains over the holiday weekend after two days of storms and flooding that left five people dead and one missing in central Texas.
Speaker of House refuses to give up post
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
With his political career in jeopardy, powerful state House Speaker Tom Craddick charged through a rebellion that lasted into early Saturday, refusing to give up his leadership post.
Speaker embarks for climate talks in Europe
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on an overseas trip to embrace an audience and a topic for which President Bush has shown scant affection: “Old Europe” and global warming.
Bankruptcies
May 27, 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:
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B9
Arguments about the congressional reapportionment case ended in court in Topeka and Chief Judge James Logan of Olathe, a member of the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver, said the panel hoped to announce a decision in about a week.
Presidential assessments can hit or miss the mark
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B9
The whole mess began when Jimmy Carter, who entered the national consciousness by saying he’d never lie to the American people, said that the Bush administration’s foreign policy was “the worst in history,” adding that President Bush’s invasion of Iraq was “a radical departure from all previous administration policies” and suggesting that Mr. Bush was the lone American president who didn’t honor the separation of powers.
Matthews’ triple dooms Yankees
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C4
Gary Matthews Jr. lined a two-run triple that gave the Los Angeles Angels yet another fast start, and Kelvim Escobar made the early lead stand up, beating the New York Yankees, 3-1, Saturday.
Fishing report
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
CLINTON LAKE (updated 5-24) - Water 69 degrees and 7.43 feet above normal pool. Channel catfish fair using nightcrawlers and minnows in flooded cover.
Get your puppy under control
Too much coddling affects temperament, health
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D10
Dogs gone wild. Everywhere I go these days, it seems I encounter canines in need of boot camp. It’s not their fault, of course: Getting a sound foundation in puppyhood is paramount if your dog is to be a well-adjusted canine citizen. So, in the spirit of self-improvement, here is my list of 10 puppy musts:
Commentary: Nice-guy Johnson flies under radar
Coca-Cola 600 contender admits he’s not colorful, just consistent
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
It’s been almost five years since Jimmie Johnson finished lower than third at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, a streak spanning eight races - five of them victories at the track he calls “my house.”
A workout for your brain
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
You’re lifting those barbells for strong muscles. You’re walking around the block or running marathons or doing 1,000 jumping jacks every day for a stronger heart.
Satire rotation
Christopher Buckley discovers hardest part about spoofing is competing with front page
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D3
Christopher Buckley was in a cab in Manhattan on his way to Grand Central Station when he saw a man walking along with a distinctively yellow- and aqua-striped book in his hand.
In Memoriam - By Curtis D. Bennett
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D3
Streams to be surveyed
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
Crews from Wildlife and Parks will survey streams and rivers throughout Kansas this summer, adding information to a database that helps assess and monitor overall conditions.
Eclectic interests lead Free State grad to people-oriented career
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
It takes Ashleigh Armstrong a little time to rattle off her lengthy list of Free State High School activities and achievements. There’s the varsity bowling team, color guard, the school’s Link Crew, International Club, French Club and Math Club. And then she ran sound and light boards for concerts.
On the record
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
Arts provide alternate outlets for youths in court system
Program encourages exploration of arts, not crime
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B5
Three teenage girls with microphones, dressed alike in green polo-style shirts and cream-colored pants, take turns rapping about their experiences getting into trouble.
Free fishing upcoming
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
One weekend out of every year is designated as Free Fishing Days in Kansas. That time is next Saturday and Sunday. On those two days, anyone can fish without a license.
Lawrence Datebook
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
MySpace providing offender details
Information will be used to determine possible violations of probation and parole
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison said a recent agreement with MySpace Web site to provide information on thousands of sex offenders is just one step in continuing efforts to monitor social networking on the Internet. “We’re working on a couple of things with these providers,” Morrison said recently.
KU tracksters earn automatic bids
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Hugh Murphy, Julius Jiles, Janiece Gatson, Abby Emsick, Crystal Manning and Ashley Brown all earned automatic bids to the NCAA Championships on Saturday at the Midwest Regionals.
Duke lacrosse team in NCAA finals
Blue Devils down previously unbeaten Cornell, 12-11
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Duke lacrosse team has taken its season of redemption to the brink of a championship.
Trend: Hotels doubling as gallery showcases
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D2
The lighting accentuates the bold mixed-media works of art hanging on walls of exposed brick. Except for the plasma television and four-poster bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, the room at the Lancaster Arts Hotel could easily pass for a downtown New York gallery.
Creamer tied for lead at Corning Classic
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C9
Paula Creamer birdied her two final holes for a 6-under 66 to tie Beth Bader and Young Kim for the lead Saturday in the LPGA Corning Classic.
Best-Sellers
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D3
Woman gets 5 years for drunken driving
Case prompted blood-drawing order
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
A woman whose case prompted Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline to tell hospital workers they must draw blood from unwilling patients in some drunken-driving accidents has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Rain postpones 6A semifinals until Monday
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C10
One of Lawrence High baseball team’s best performances, Friday’s 10-6 drubbing of No. 2-seeded Olathe East, featured an anti-climactic follow-up. Buckets of rain drenched Lawrence-Dumont Field and the Wichita area with 31â2 inches of water, postponing all of Saturday’s 6A state baseball tournament action.
Eudora softball falls in final
Sixth-seeded Cardinals upend No. 2 Andale in semis
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C10
It took two hard-fought upset victories for the Eudora High softball team to advance to the state championship game but only one inning to derail the Cardinals’ title hopes.
Packers’ CEO Harlan staying
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
Bob Harlan will delay his retirement as the Green Bay Packers’ chief executive officer because hand-picked successor John Jones is taking a leave for personal reasons.
Participants sought for Lawrence ArtWalk
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D5
Artists are invited to participate in this year’s Lawrence ArtWalk, which is the annual self-guided tour of Lawrence artists’ studios and other art spaces.
Topeka assault suspect still eludes police
Officials in Tonganoxie, where he was last spotted, say he may have moved on to Kansas City
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
The whereabouts of Errol Sutton, a man who police suspect assaulted a woman in Topeka more than a week ago and who was later seen in Tonganoxie, continues to flummox authorities.
Students invited to music workshop
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students are invited to participate in a one-day workshop for beginning instruction in violin, viola, cello or string bass on June 23 at Owens Musical Arts Building on the Baker University campus, Baldwin City.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B9
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 27, 1907: “The Lawrence Society of Friends has purchased the building heretofore occupied by the Christian Church and will brick-veneer it, making a handsome downtown church home for the society.
Whole arsenal effective against Kansas City
Baek mixes it up, stifles stagnant Royals
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Ask Seattle’s Cha Seung Baek what was working well against Kansas City, and he reels off his entire repertoire. But the Royals, who struck out seven times and managed only five hits off him, said the same thing.
Documentary explores children’s resiliency
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
A documentary on the traumatic childhood story of Dr. Henry Remple will be shown June 3.
Cavs confident down 2-0
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
LeBron James is back home, where he almost always makes the impossible look routine.
Thousands of bees clog passenger jet engine
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A8
A thick cloud of bees was sucked into the engine of a passenger plane en route to Portugal, forcing the airline to abandon the trip and grounding passengers for 11 hours, a company executive said Saturday.
Government defends U.S. military aid
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A8
Lebanon’s pro-Western prime minister on Saturday rejected opposition criticism over planeloads of U.S. military aid pouring in to shore up the country’s army in its battle with Islamic militants in a Palestinian refugee camp.
Antelope applications being collected
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
Applications for permits to hunt antelope are being mailed to last year’s applicants. Applications also are available at www.kdwp.state.ks.us, and may be filed online.
Exercise caution before signing remodeling contract
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D4
Remodeling a house can be an intimidating process. Here are some ways to protect your interests:
U.S. reportedly to reject G-8 climate change deal
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A8
The United States is preparing to reject new targets on climate change at a Group of Eight summit next month, dashing German and British hopes for a new global pact on carbon emissions, according to a document released by environmentalists.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B9
There appeared a strong chance the Lawrence airport would have a commuter airline service by early 1968. TransCommuter Airlines of Wichita was the likely operator for the service. the Journal-World learned.
Kidney with tumor OK’d, used in transplant
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A8
A kidney containing a tumor was transplanted from a mother to her son in September, with the son agreeing to the operation after being warned about the risks by Akita University Hospital, it was learned Saturday.
Romero leads by two at Senior PGA tourney
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C9
Eduardo Romero missed a chance to take a big lead into the final day of the Senior PGA Championship, bogeying the final two holes to finish the third round with a two-stroke advantage.
Israeli missiles hit Hamas targets, killing 5
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A8
Israel fired missiles at five Hamas targets minutes apart Saturday, killing five people just hours after Gaza militants floated the idea of halting rocket fire on Israeli border towns if the 10-day-old air campaign ends.
Iran says it uncovered U.S. spy networks
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
Iran said Saturday it has uncovered spy rings organized by the United States and its Western allies, claiming on state-run television that the espionage networks were made up of “infiltrating elements from the Iraqi occupiers.”
Troops sent to Kiev as power struggle continues
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A8
The president ordered thousands of troops to Ukraine’s capital Saturday, officials said, as he and his longtime foe, the nation’s prime minister, jockeyed for control of security forces amid an escalating power struggle.
Kevorkian to be free, after 8 years
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
For nearly a decade, Dr. Jack Kevorkian waged a defiant campaign to help other people kill themselves.
Cubs flash power
May 27, 2007 in print edition on C4
Aramis Ramirez and Mark DeRosa hit back-to-back home runs, and reliever Will Ohman struck out pinch-hitter Jeff Kent with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to help preserve a 4-2 victory by the Chicago Cubs over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.
Higgins glass sought after for unusual design
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D5
In the 1940s and ‘50s, creative glassmakers who worked in their own styles were experimenting with new ways to shape and decorate glass. Michael Higgins and his wife, Frances, both artists, began making fused glass using an old method.
Shooting marks first U.N. death in Darfur
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A8
A United Nations peacekeeper who was among a small group of reinforcements sent to Darfur was shot to death at his residence - the U.N.’s first casualty since its long-negotiated arrival in the troubled region, officials said Saturday.
Scientists eye ancient plant for biofuel
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
A plant that flourished in Europe roughly 3,500 years ago could become a major source of biofuel.
Health department begins summer pool inspections
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B7
Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department began its summer routine this week of testing public pools.
Cheney delivers call to arms in West Point graduation
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday urged the 978 new graduates of the U.S. Military Academy to provide leadership to troops fighting terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Effort continues to herd wayward whales
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A5
Everyone seems to have a suggestion to get two wayward whales lingering in the Sacramento River to swim 70 miles back to the Pacific Ocean. One person suggested towing life-sized replicas of orcas behind the whales to scare the recalcitrant mother humpback and her calf.
Yarr! ‘Pirates’ plunder $43M on first day
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
Johnny Depp and his pirate friends pulled in a lot of plunder, but fell far short of a record opening day.
U.S. migrant worker program fed by recruiters who extort
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
Standing in the baking sun outside the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, hundreds of Mexicans wait anxiously for temporary work visas. But even before they were fingerprinted and interviewed for the permit, many had already paid recruiters thousands of dollars in hopes of easing the way.
New museum uses friendly dinosaurs to explain Bible’s version of history
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
Adam and Eve fall from grace and Noah survives an epic flood at a new museum that tells the Bible’s version of history on a theme-park scale.
Military announces U.S. deaths as officials highlight gains
May 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
Iraq’s prime minister and two top American officials flew to the blistering western desert Saturday in a rare joint outing to highlight gains there in the fight against insurgents, hours before the military reported the deaths of eight U.S. troops.
Horoscopes
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D8
For Sunday, May 27, 2007:
Former Greensburg resident recalls town’s strengths
May 27, 2007 in print edition on D7
My husband, John, and I became the new owners of the Greensburg weekly newspaper, “The Kiowa County Signal,” on March 1, 1956. We were excited.
Military pay raise is the least U.S. should do
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B9
On this Memorial Day weekend when Americans pause to think about their debt to the men and women who fight our wars, a battle of a different kind is going on - a struggle between the White House and Congress over pay for the armed forces.
Spin doctors stymie straight talk
May 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
One hopes there’s a little something extra in the pay envelopes this week for whatever flacks represent Jimmy Carter and Clinton Portis. Surely, the spin doctors have earned it.