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Kidcast for May 28
May 28, 2007
Noah Malsbury gives the highs and lows for May 28.
6News video: Rain limits Memorial Day festivities
May 28, 2007
Today’s rains didn’t stop people from spending their day off outdoors.
6News video: Lawrence residents remember sacrifices of armed forces
May 28, 2007
Lawrence residents gathered earlier today to celebrate the sacrifices of our armed forces.
6Sports video: Late rally can’t propel LHS past BV West
May 28, 2007
Three inches of rain on Saturday, graduation on Sunday. Thanks to an off day due to weather and another day dedicated to senior celebrations, the Lawrence High baseball team had to wait 72 hours in between a state quarterfinal victory on Friday and a state semifinal showdown today.
6Sports video: Firebirds disappointed by state tourney results
May 28, 2007
On the 6A state softball side, Saturday didn’t go as planned for the Free State Firebirds. Pam Pine’s squad lost a semifinal contest to Derby, before falling in the third place game to Washburn Rural.
6News video: Rededication remembers unnamed soldiers
May 28, 2007
Ancestors of Civil War veterans rededicate a special memorial today, carrying on the legacy of our history.
6News video: Local group finds resting place for early settler
May 28, 2007
On this memorial day, and early settler to the area finally has a proper resting place.
6News video: KU scientists provides eye in the sky for tornado victims
May 28, 2007
Scientists from KU are helping recovery for Greensburg tornado victims by providing an eye in the sky.
6Sports video: Lady Cardinals proud of state tourney run
May 28, 2007
At the 4A state softball tournament in Mulvane, the Eudora Cardinals completed an historic weekend with a run to the championship game.
Free State sends off its 10th class
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A8
Stephen Webb proudly wore his green robe Sunday afternoon as an official Free State High School graduate. At the same time, he was a little hesitant to end a good thing.
2 events give past new life
Battle of Black Jack, Chautauqua activities designed for all ages
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
History will come alive next month in Baldwin City with two events. The 151st anniversary of the Battle of Black Jack is June 2, and the Kansas Humanities Council Chautauqua is June 18-24. Baldwin City historian Brenda Day is involved in both efforts and hopes the community will respond.
LHS has 413 new alumni
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A1
Krystal Kayhill had officially graduated from Lawrence High School, and one major thought entered her head.
Lawrence couple honored for community spirit
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B3
Wilma Bowline lists construction of First Baptist Church on Kasold Drive as one of the more meaningful accomplishments she has been a part of as a volunteer.
Woodling: James deserves ranking
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C1
Lawrence is the 100th most-livable metropolitan area in the country. Or so says a Frommer’s travel guide.
Pair hope to launch Spanish radio program
Hourlong format would include language lessons
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
Despite Lawrence’s growing Hispanic population, the city does not have any local Spanish-language media programs. Two local women are seeking to fill that void.
Gold Star Mothers share grief
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A1
Shortly after Lisa LaBlanc-Willis’ stepson was killed in Iraq in July 2004, she turned to the Internet seeking emotional support.
City’s efforts at maintaining cemetery appreciated
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A1
For Nina Bair, the headstones in a small section of Memorial Park Cemetery read like a family tree. She has 11 family members buried there, including her brother, sister and husband. So seeing the cemetery’s grass cut and headstones visible - thanks to the city’s maintenance - gives her a deep feeling of peace.
KU hoops target Henry continues to shine
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C1
Xavier Henry continues to make a bid to become the No. 1 player in the recruiting class of 2009. Henry, a 6-foot-6 junior-to-be from Putnam City (Okla.) High, was the most impressive player Saturday at the Nike Memorial Day Classic in Nashville, Tenn., according to expert Jerry Meyer.
KU plane maps tornado’s destruction
Kansas Biological Survey program offers online images of Greensburg after May 4 storm
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
Several Kansas University researchers are providing a bird’s-eye view of Greensburg, the Kansas town wiped out by a tornado early this month.
People in the news
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Former ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ star buys land for Nevada casino¢ Clinton urges global view¢ Country crooner Keith chosen for Oklahoma Hall of Fame
Mears’ gamble pays
Driver stretches fuel to stun field
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C3
Casey Mears looked wide-eyed around Victory Lane, astounded by the celebration surrounding him.
Military runs on rise
Air Force, Army, Marines trying to boost profile of marathons
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C8
The Air Force has enlisted former top marathoners Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley to pump up the crowd. The Army is enticing runners with personalized postcards bearing action photos of themselves.
Father, son serve country differently
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B6
Parents who lose children, whether through accident or illness, inevitably wonder what they could have done to prevent their loss. When my son was killed in Iraq earlier this month at age 27, I found myself pondering my responsibility for his death.
My father was : a soldier
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B7
I never listened to the stories he told. Either “Speed Racer” was on or the new Fantastic Four was out or the Spinners were on the radio. Whatever. I never listened.
Rec calendar
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C8
Moscow hostile to gay rights activists
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
Police detained gay rights activists, among them European lawmakers, as they tried to present a letter to Moscow’s mayor Sunday in a demonstration that also attracted a hostile crowd of people who punched and threw eggs at the activists.
Viking ship replica to cross North Sea
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A9
On the skipper’s command, deckhands haul in tarred ropes to lower the flax sail. Oars splash into the water. The crew, grimacing with strain, pull with steady strokes sending the sleek Viking longship gliding through the fjord.
Not so fast: LeBron’s back
James rises to occasion with home crowd at his back
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C7
LeBron James wasn’t going to be questioned, criticized or blamed for not doing enough. Not in the biggest game of his life. The Cavaliers needed a victory, and James willed them to one.
A retail revolution takes hold in India
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A10
Pushing his cart through the gleaming, air-conditioned aisles of one of India’s first supermarkets, Vikrant Mehta was relieved to buy his family’s potatoes, mango chutney and hair oil “all under one roof.”
What’s steeper than steep?
New amusement park attractions for 2007
May 28, 2007 in print edition on D1
Thrill-seekers searching for the new biggest, tallest or fastest roller coaster rush may be slightly disappointed. The 2007 class of coasters at amusement parks across America isn’t a record-breaker. In fact, one park is dumping two of its old coasters and another is re-engineering a wooden coaster to make it a little less thrilling.
A&M pummels Baylor, snares first Big 12 title
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C6
For two years in a row, Texas A&M didn’t even qualify for the Big 12 Baseball Championship. On Sunday, the Aggies completed their turnaround by capturing the championship for the first time in school history with a 14-6 victory over sixth-seeded Baylor.
Bonds clubs No. 746
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C4
The last thing Barry Bonds cared to discuss was his latest step toward Hank Aaron’s home run record. Getting swept at home by the Colorado Rockies for the first time stung.
History celebrates ‘Star Wars’
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
Thirty years ago, in an entertainment galaxy far, far away, nobody had ever heard of “Star Wars,” and that’s what made the movie’s smash success all the more fresh and surprising.
Washburn owns Royals; Mariners get sweep
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C1
Long after his baseball career is done, Jarrod Washburn will look back fondly on Kauffman Stadium.
Utah’s Williams misses practice because of flu
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C7
Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams sat out practice Sunday because of a stomach illness and is considered probable to play Game 4 of the Western Conference finals tonight against the San Antonio Spurs.
More genes show possible link to breast cancer risk
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A9
Scientists reported Sunday that they had discovered several additional genes that might contribute to the risk of getting breast cancer - discoveries that, if confirmed, could someday lead to better screening tests and treatments.
Olmert: Israel will use all means necessary
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday he authorized the army to do whatever it takes to halt Palestinian rocket fire - even as an Israeli was killed by a salvo from Gaza - but warned his Cabinet there was no quick solution.
World Series winner sent to minor leagues
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C6
Anthony Reyes, who won the World Series opener for the St. Louis Cardinals last fall but has lost 10 straight regular-season decisions, on Sunday was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.
Lawrence Datebook
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B2
May 28, 2007
Team USA doesn’t need James
Cavaliers’ standout didn’t impress last summer, exhibiting minor attitude issues
May 28, 2007
For the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, no one was quite sure what LeBron James was doing, shooting or passing. It has been the same with USA Basketball.
Police officer accused of breaking teen’s jaw
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Chicago police officer has been charged with aggravated battery after breaking the jaw of a 15-year-old boy who had quarreled with his son, law-enforcement officials said Sunday.
Couple hire publicist, detective to find rare dog
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A4
Gus the dog was living a luxe lifestyle: He had his own agent and was training for work as an advertising model.
K-Rod seals sweep of Yanks
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C4
They dueled down to the final strike, Francisco Rodriguez vs. Derek Jeter with the outcome in jeopardy.
Utah’s Game 3 thrashing ‘tough to watch’ for Spurs
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C7
Before Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich talked about how his team has learned over the years to be even-tempered in the playoffs, treating wins as a relief and losses as learning opportunities.
Ban on commercial whaling likely to stay
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
Despite passing a symbolic resolution to overturn a 21-year moratorium on commercial whaling last year, it is unlikely that there will be enough support to formally end it when the International Whaling Commission meets today in Anchorage.
March commemorates Tiananmen crackdown
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to commemorate the Tiananmen Square protests 18 years ago, angry over comments from a lawmaker who appeared to take China’s side in the crackdown.
On the record
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B2
Honesty can be ugly for ‘experts’
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C6
The phrase “I’ve got to be honest with you” is never good news. It’s never followed by, “You’ve won the lottery!” or “You’re my favorite person.” So, receiving two phone calls within a week from fellow fantasy owners who start the conversation with that phrase and follow with an assessment of your fantasy team is generally not what you want.
Flying Scotsman
Franchitti wins rain-shortened race
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C1
Dario Franchitti prayed for rain as the dark clouds gathered above and fast cars filled his mirrors.
From worst to too good
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A10
Q: My boss told me to fire an employee who he feels isn’t doing a good job. I’ve never had to fire anyone. Ironically, that night I went home and saw a story on TV about a man who had been fired and went in and shot several people in his office. I don’t know what to do. - Kristin
Barnett challenges jobless benefits for former campaign manager
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B8
Republican state Sen. Jim Barnett is challenging the state’s decision granting unemployment benefits to his campaign manager after Barnett lost last year’s governor’s race.
Baby sitter on death row denies murder
Texan would be 12th woman executed since 1977
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
A neighbor in a suburban Austin neighborhood appeared to be the perfect baby sitter for Eryn Baugh’s infant son and his 2-year-old sister.
Politics may kill immigration bill
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B7
The compromise immigration bill is a valiant effort to end the impasse over one of the nation’s most difficult issues. But it may well fail because - while it does address the main substantive issues - it fails to satisfy the political realities.
Study: Few deportations are linked to terrorism
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
U.S. immigration agencies say anti-terrorism is their primary mission, but they tried to deport only 12 people on terrorism-related charges from 2004 through 2006, according to a private research study released Sunday.
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B5
Valor, tribute
A Lawrence native has factored heavily in producing one of the finest Memorial Day remembrances possible.
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B6
As our nation conducts 2007 Memorial Day observances, it is appropriate to note that a Lawrence-born media celebrity has played a key role in producing one of the most moving tributes ever paid to those who have fallen in service to America.
Jayhawk File earns state honor
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A10
Jayhawk File Express LLC, a Topeka-based record center with operations in Lawrence, has been honored as one of the top five Existing Businesses of the Year by the Kansas Small Business Development Center.
Money tip
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A10
Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other weather disasters wreak havoc on every part of people’s lives, including their finances.
Inspiring event
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: After attending the recent sustainability forum, I would not only like to thank the organizers for the time and energy they spent in organizing the event, I would also like to put the following points up for consideration to participants and the larger community:
Greenroom Salon to party June 9
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A10
Greenroom Salon will celebrate its grand opening with a party at 8 p.m. June 9 at the salon, 924 1/2 Mass.
Serena survives slow start, showers
Williams’ first French Open match since ‘04 ends in 3-set victory
May 28, 2007 in print edition on C2
Serena Williams’ “Come on!” count was rising rapidly. Her first French Open match since 2004 hardly went according to plan at the outset Sunday, and Williams kept grimacing and admonishing herself as each shaky shot helped her 91st-ranked opponent race ahead by a set and a service break.
Tour guides may be tested for accuracy
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A9
Tour guides will show you this historic city on foot, trolley or double-decker bus, in a horse-drawn carriage, while riding a Segway or even as you blow a kazoo on a boat with wheels.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B6
A whole new way of cooking’
Infrared grills offer more options in the backyard
May 28, 2007
For a quarter century, chefs at pricey steakhouses have been searing meat on burners that cook with infrared energy. Now the high-temperature technology may be coming to a backyard barbecue near you.
Film on abortion wins at Cannes
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
Romanian director Cristian Mungiu won the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize Sunday with “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” a harrowing portrait of an illegal abortion in Communist-era Romania.
Events calendar
May 28, 2007 in print edition on D2
Stubborn stains no match for these remedies
May 28, 2007 in print edition on D1
Even the most careful fashion-forward hipster is liable to spill wine on a Burberry dress shirt or - the horror - meet friends while sporting deodorant streaks on a fave black BCBG top. But, hey, even if it’s a cheap T, no one likes those stinkin’ stains.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B6
Lawrence drivers seem to lack need for speed
May 28, 2007 in print edition on D1
I have never before lived in a place where people consistently drive 10 miles an hour below the speed limit. In fact, everywhere else I’ve driven - Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and many points in between - people have consistently driven 10 miles an hour above the speed limit.
U.S. frees 42 kidnapped by al-Qaida
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
American forces freed 42 kidnapped Iraqis - some of whom had been hung from ceilings and tortured for months - in a raid Sunday on an al-Qaida hideout north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
Zarco 66 president talks to tech group
May 28, 2007 in print edition on A10
Scott Zaremba, president of Zarco 66 Inc., Lawrence, served on a panel of convenience stores executives addressing the NACS-tech Trade Show and Conference, conducted April 3-May 2 in Nashville, Tenn.
Successful drive
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Branch 104, National Association of Letter Carriers, thanks fellow employees and management for their support and assistance in the recent food drive.
Store owner makes fiery plea to readers
May 28, 2007 in print edition on B3
During the 10 years Tom Wayne has operated Prospero’s Books, a used bookstore in midtown Kansas City, he has amassed thousands of books in a warehouse.