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4:00 a.m.
Kansas' Mario Chalmers screams with jubilation after draining a three against North Carolina in the first half of the 2008 Final Four game. KU cools heels
April 6, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Bill Self surveyed the locker room, looking at each of his Kansas University basketball players one by one, square in the eyes. “I told ‘em, ‘I hope you have as much fun playing tonight as I will coaching,”’ said Self, Kansas University’s fifth-year coach.
9:00 a.m.
Kansas coach Bill Self and his players signal victory to a national audience Saturday after defeating North Carolina in the Final Four at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Oh my God, this is awesome’
April 6, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Fireworks were crackling over the Saturday night sky as fans celebrated in the streets, on the sidewalks, inside cars and everywhere else in Lawrence. They were toasting Kansas University’s 84-66 victory over North Carolina.
1:00 p.m.
KU fans flood Massachusetts Street after the Jayhawks' 84-66 victory over North Carolina in the Final Four on Saturday in San Antonio. KU will play Memphis on Monday for the national title. Bring on Memphis
April 6, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The Rock Chalk chant started with 1:36 remaining, signifying Kansas University’s place on the doorstep of a national championship.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas center Cole Aldrich rips a rebound away from North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough, left, and Danny Green. Aldrich, a freshman, scored eight points and snagged seven rebounds, including several against Hansbrough, in KU's 84-66 victory Saturday in San Antonio. Aldrich still awestruck after gem
April 6, 2008 in print edition on 5C
Cole Aldrich still might not fully understand just what he did. Here’s the 6-foot-11 mound of a freshman forward. He just scored eight points and grabbed seven pivotal rebounds in Kansas University’s 84-66 national semifinal victory over North Carolina on Saturday night.
7:00 p.m.
Kansas University basketball fans fill Massachusetts Street after the Jayhawks' 84-66 win over North Carolina in the semifinals of the NCAA championships Saturday in San Antonio. Police stay busy on game night
April 6, 2008 in print edition on 9A
The crowd of thousands that gathered in downtown Lawrence Saturday night to celebrate Kansas University’s victory was mostly well-behaved, police said.
10:00 p.m.
Tempe Harty, left, of Eudora, gives Jackie Stiles, of Wichita, a beer Sunday as she crosses the finish line of the Brew to Brew Run in North Lawrence. Competitors ran 43.5 miles from Kansas City, Mo., to Lawrence, either solo or in relay teams. The annual run benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 2,000 make annual brew run
April 6, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Tom Whalen crossed the finish line in Sunday’s Brew to Brew Run, dropped to the ground and vomited. “It was hard,” said the St. Louis resident, who ran the 43.5-mile course in five hours, 27 minutes and 45 seconds, the first solo finisher.

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6News video: Airport hosts airplane tour
April 6, 2008
In 1928, Kansas Governor Ben Paulen promoted the aviation industry with an airplane tour of airports in Kansas. This weekend the Lawrence Municipal Airport was part of recreating that historic event.
6News video: Tree planted to honor man who was tased
April 6, 2008
Members of a Kansas-based group gathered to remember a Lawrence man who died last week after being tased outside a Topeka plant.
6News video: Local vodka sold statewide
April 6, 2008
Forget the champagne. A pair of Lawrence entrepreneurs have another beverage in mind to toast a Final Four season by the Jayhawks: vodka.
6Sports video: Memphis squad hoping to change history
April 6, 2008
Kansas and Memphis combine to claim four national titles, but all four belong to the Jayhawks in their 100+ years of basketball history. For more on the Tigers, here’s Kevin Romary.
6Sports video: Jayhawks looking to add to tradition
April 6, 2008
Last night the Kansas men handed the North Carolina Tarheels just their third loss of the season after an 84-66 win in the Alamodome. Now the Jayhawks stand just one win away from their first national championship in 20 season. DJ Whetter is in San Antonio with more.
6News video: Man shot in Lawrence bar
April 6, 2008
A 28-year-old Lawrence man was shot early Saturday inside an east Lawrence bar.
6News video: Beer run attracts 2000 participants
April 6, 2008
Runners traveled from one beer-making business to another today in the 14th annual Brew to Brew run.
6News video: Calipari has Kansas connections
April 6, 2008
Kansas closed yesterday’s game with a 30-16 run that will send the Jayhawks into the national title tomorrow evening against #1-seeded Memphis. Earlier today Kevin Romary was in San Antonio with the Kansas/Memphis connection.
6News video: Natural remedies help with insomnia
April 6, 2008
There’s nothing worse than not being able to fall asleep when you really want to. As BoomerGirl Cathy Hamilton reports, some people with sleep problems are taking the natural route to relief.
6Sports video: KU tennis falls to Texas Tech
April 6, 2008
On the courts this afternoon, the Kansas tennis team was trying to get back on track with a win against Texas Tech.
6News video: Lawrence erupts in crimson and blue
April 6, 2008
The crimson and blue celebration in downtown Lawrence continued into the morning hours, and now the attention turns to Monday night and the national championship game.
6News video: Win lifts Stewart’s spirits
April 6, 2008
Rodrick Stewart lived one of his dreams last night when he took the hardwood as a member of a Final Four squad. Unfortunately, he needed crutches to reach the Alamodome floor. DJ Whetter has more.
2,000 make annual brew run
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
Tom Whalen crossed the finish line in Sunday’s Brew to Brew Run, dropped to the ground and vomited. “It was hard,” said the St. Louis resident, who ran the 43.5-mile course in five hours, 27 minutes and 45 seconds, the first solo finisher.
Extra Minutes: Kansas 84, North Carolina 66
April 6, 2008
Tying up loose ends from Kansas’ 18-point win over North Carolina in the national semifinals, advancing KU to play Memphis for the NCAA crown Monday night. The game was won with KU playing at the pace most considered normally reserved for UNC, though the Jayhawks played at what they said was also their pace, and did so with much more efficiency.
Auditors are investigating VA credit-card use
Questionable charges made at luxury hotels, high-end retailers
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C8
Veterans Affairs employees last year racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in government credit-card bills at casino and luxury hotels, movie theaters and high-end retailers such as Sharper Image and Franklin Covey - and government auditors are investigating, citing past spending abuses.
RFK bridged racial divide after King murder
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B7
Martin Luther King stood on a motel balcony facing a row of rundown buildings near downtown Memphis. The door to Room 306 was open behind him. Inside, his best friend, Ralph Abernathy, was putting on cologne, getting ready to go out.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 6, 1908: Glee clubs of Washburn College and Kansas University will meet Friday night in a contest that is unique and of interest to all lovers of music.
Kansas basketball notebook
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C7
Tears began to stream down Kansas University senior Rodrick Stewart’s face as crimson-and-blue-clad fans in the Alamodome began to chant his name in the closing moments of the Jayhawks’ 84-66 Final Four semifinal victory over North Carolina.
Heels run out of gas
Huge hole proves insurmountable
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C6
It’s no surprise. North Carolina coach Roy Williams was emotionally fragile following the Tar Heels’ 84-66 loss to Kansas University at the Alamodome on Saturday.
KU cools heels
Kansas beats tar out of UNC
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
Bill Self surveyed the locker room, looking at each of his Kansas University basketball players one by one, square in the eyes. “I told ‘em, ‘I hope you have as much fun playing tonight as I will coaching,”’ said Self, Kansas University’s fifth-year coach.
Cheap improvements
Spruce up your home without breaking the bank
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D1
The credit crunch. The slowing economy. That big ol’ mortgage bill/rent check/monthly ball and chain. All of them are putting the vise on your wallet these days. It’s a bummer, because you, too, want an HGTV-ready home just in time for the open-your-windows kind of weather.
Moldy Peaches’ Dawson rides success of ‘Juno’
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D7
Kimya Dawson is talking, but you know her eyes are surveying the road ahead.
Putting back pain beyond the bend
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D6
Back pain is the bane of millions, but some simple exercises might help prevent and alleviate those aches and twinges.
Keegan: Victory completes transition
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
The transition from Roy Williams to Bill Self ended once and for all Saturday night inside the Alamodome, where the team with the better transition game won.
Commentary: Calipari, Tigers delighted after win
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C5
On the eve of the latest biggest game of his life, John Calipari strolled under the maze-like giant scaffolds that ring the Alamodome basketball court with a sly grin on his face and a delicious secret on his lips.
The X factor
Author battles to revive Generation X values
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D3
These days, with a recession on the way, housing prices tanking, the Dow out of control and an unpopular war that won’t end, a lot of Americans are uneasy and confused. Surveys show a majority think the nation is on what pollsters call “the wrong track.”
Review: Classic lit offers fodder for surprisingly amusing parodies
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D3
Writing a joke book based on classic literature can be a dicey proposition. After all, Americans are better known for their short attention spans and addiction to reality TV. Would people really respond to humor based on the works of Shakespeare, Homer and Faulkner?
Children’s books honor Earth Day
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D8
Praise dirt and hail a recycling superhero in a lush crop of kid books for Earth Day. Here are some environmentally friendly titles parents may wish to share with children for the event, which is April 22.
Nostalgia can drive up prices on antique toys
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D4
A 1950s battery-operated tin toy sold recently for $390. It wasn’t working, was missing parts and wasn’t marked with a maker’s name. But it was colorful and attractive, and when working it showed a baseball player swinging a bat.
Lions win round robin
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C3
Not quite halfway through Saturday’s round-robin boys tennis tournament at Lawrence High, Lions coach Steve Hudson wasn’t sure what he had on his hands.
Oh my God, this is awesome’
Chaotic joy reigns in city after big win
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
Fireworks were crackling over the Saturday night sky as fans celebrated in the streets, on the sidewalks, inside cars and everywhere else in Lawrence. They were toasting Kansas University’s 84-66 victory over North Carolina.
College credit draws interest
Card programs spur discussions of teaching financial lessons
April 6, 2008 in print edition on E1
Linda Cullinan is more than pleased to see her company emblazoning piles of its credit cards with big, bright, crimson-and-blue Jayhawks. “We’re very proud,” said Cullinan, an Intrust Bank vice president and marketing manager for its credit-, check- and gift-card operations. “And it’s going very well.
Girl looks to gain sight in China
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B5
Rylea Bartlett can see the freckles on her grandmother’s face and distinguish lip gloss on her mother’s mouth. The 6-year-old’s progress has raised the hopes of another young girl who has the same optic nerve disorder.
Hutchinson college program teaches safety for miners
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
A Barton County business owner who drowned in January after falling into a water-filled sandpit marked the first fatality in five years in Kansas’ mining industry, officials say.
On the record
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
No reports were available Saturday night.
Political reality can forge odd alliances
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
Next month the second volume of a remarkable historical parlor game will be published, an effort called “I Wish I’d Been There.” The first volume asked 20 specialists in American history to choose the events they wish they had witnessed, and the selections include the Salem witch trials, the killing of Abraham Lincoln and the march on Selma.
Hollywood legend Charlton Heston dies at age 84
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing “Ben-Hur” and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the ‘50s and ‘60s, has died. He was 84.
Missing Marine spotted near Kansas
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B5
Escondido, Calif., police say one of two newlywed Marines who went missing on Monday has been spotted trying to withdraw money from an ATM in Salina, Kansas.
Commentary: Final Four missing 1 thing: the Big 12
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C10
Connecticut, Tennessee and LSU made the women’s Final Four once again this season. ESPN executives must be jumping for joy. All is right with the world.
Scientists study heart disease in zoo gorillas
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A10
Mopie looked the picture of ape fitness: His shoulders were broad and imposing, his silver-haired back sculpted and muscular, his biceps bulging as wide as a wrestler’s thighs when he scratched his head.
Horoscopes
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D5
You have a way that marks your life, year and interactions. Others respond to you, though at times this year you could find yourself in a contentious situation.
Federline bills ex-wife for his Las Vegas partying
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D5
Kevin Federline might play the part of the pauper to his pop princess ex-wife Britney Spears, but in Las Vegas he is king.
Global warming could create new Arctic fishing grounds
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A6
For Arctic nations, one of the so-called “benefits” of global warming has been the promise of opening up new fisheries in a remote part of the world choked by ice much of the year.
Scouts to conduct annual food drive
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
Lawrence and area Boy Scouts will conduct their 21st annual food drive, “Scouting for Food,” on April 19.
China steps up its ‘patriotic education’
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A5
China vowed Saturday to ramp up a campaign requiring Tibetan Buddhist monks to denounce the Dalai Lama and declare their loyalty to Beijing.
Unsung heroine
Montgomery, not Moore, key to Huskies’ run
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C10
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma says one player in particular was crucial in getting the Huskies to the Final Four for the first time in four years. Her name is not Maya Moore.
Wizards edge Rapids, 3-2
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C2
Scott Sealy poked a left-footed shot into the left corner of the net in the 87th minute, giving the Kansas City Wizards a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.
First empowerment summit a success
About 120 students, 30 speakers attend event at Haskell
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
Haskell Indian Nations University played host to its first ever Indigenous Empowerment Summit, which ended Saturday. The summit was created by students for students.
Aviation takes center stage
Aircraft, flight simulator on display at Municipal Airport
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
Aircraft of all shapes, sizes and vintages were on display Saturday as the 80th Anniversary All Kansas Air Tour touched down at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Behind the Lens: Compatible external flashes help with light
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D2
In my March 9 Behind the Lens column, I wrote about techniques owners of point-and-shoot cameras can use to alter their on-camera flash and diffuse the light. In this column I want to discuss similar techniques for owners of 35-millimeter single-lens reflex cameras who have or are looking to purchase an external flash for their camera.
Lions 8th at Olathe
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s swimming and diving team took eighth Saturday at the Olathe Invitational.
KU track qualifies 7
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C3
Seven members of the Kansas University track and field teams set NCAA regional qualifying marks this weekend.
Your Fellow Citizen
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Your Fellow Citizen by Ronda J. Miller.
Arizona’s Bayless leaving
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C2
Arizona freshman guard Jerryd Bayless has decided to enter the NBA Draft.
Tim Forcade featured artist for LAC benefit
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D1
Tim Forcade has spent his career on the front edge of technology, doing computer graphics in the early days of computers and incorporating electronic circuits in his artwork.
Kansas residents have Antarctic link
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B5
Not too many people can say they’ve been to Antarctica. But the world’s coldest and loneliest continent seems to have a connection to Crowley County in southern Kansas.
KU falls to 1-7 in Big 12
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C3
Freshman Tony Thompson collected a career high three hits, including his second home run of the season, and Ryne Price hit his team-leading ninth homer of the season.
Financial network honors city office
April 6, 2008 in print edition on E1
Nancy Jones, a financial representative for the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, received the Bronze Award as the top premium producer among all of the company’s first-year representatives for the 2007 calendar year. She received the award February in San Antonio.
Parker AP player of year
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C2
Candace Parker has earned all sorts of honors - All-American, national champion, future Olympian. Tennessee coach Pat Summitt offers another distinction: the top player in the history of women’s basketball.
Police stay busy on game night
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A9
The crowd of thousands that gathered in downtown Lawrence Saturday night to celebrate Kansas University’s victory was mostly well-behaved, police said.
Busch bags Nationwide victory
Driver dominates at Texas Motor Speedway
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C2
After all the laps Kyle Busch has led in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season, he finally led the only one that ever really matters.
Bring on Memphis
KU dominates UNC on march to title game
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
The Rock Chalk chant started with 1:36 remaining, signifying Kansas University’s place on the doorstep of a national championship.
Bears bury Jayhawks
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s women’s tennis squad continues to get strong performances from the No. 6 singles spot.
Shameful wage
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Recently, it was said the 2007 minimum wage bill was “bad economic policy.” I feel these statistics deserve consideration.
Aldrich still awestruck after gem
Freshman ‘best player in the game’ for stretch, coach says
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C5
Cole Aldrich still might not fully understand just what he did. Here’s the 6-foot-11 mound of a freshman forward. He just scored eight points and grabbed seven pivotal rebounds in Kansas University’s 84-66 national semifinal victory over North Carolina on Saturday night.
Kansas softball rolls late
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C3
Dougie McCaulley’s run-scoring fielder’s choice in the top of the seventh broke a 1-all tie, then Liz Kocon crushed a grand slam and sealed Kansas University’s 6-1 Big 12 softball victory Saturday over Baylor.
Old wood gets new life in contemporary furnishings
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D4
Some aficionados chuckle at the notion of calling recycled wood an emerging trend. After all, it’s been around since the first time someone picked up a fallen branch and made something out of it.
Historic building collapses in fire
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
One of Quebec’s most historic buildings collapsed in a massive fire that raged into Saturday morning, authorities said.
NCAA games add new layer of anxiety for party hosts
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D1
Regardless of whether the home team won or lost “The Big Game” last night (and due to my Friday afternoon deadline, I’m at a real disadvantage here), I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned about game-day entertaining.
Lost’ baby animals usually should be left alone
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D8
It’s human nature - who can ignore a helpless baby? But if that baby is a wild animal sitting in your backyard, the best way to help it probably is to leave it alone, wildlife experts say.
Bush, Putin farewell talks to cover unfinished business
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
With time running out on an often testy seven-year relationship, President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin are taking on a lot of unfinished business in their final leader-to-leader meetings today.
Celtics’ goals involve title
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C8
For Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics, their tremendous turnaround is not enough. With 37 more victories than last season, the Celtics surpassed the 1997-98 Spurs for the most single-season progress in NBA history. San Antonio, though, made it only to the second round of the playoffs. Boston has a bigger goal - winning its first NBA title in 22 years.
Hall of Fame may be Riley’s next stop
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C8
It’s easy to forget that Pat Riley was not born to coach. He was born the son of a coach, yes. But few remember that, after Riley’s NBA playing career ended, he became part of the Los Angeles Lakers’ broadcast corps. I
Presidential candidates to weigh in on Iraq
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A5
When Army Gen. David Petraeus delivers his assessment of the Iraq war next week, the next commander in chief will weigh in as well.
French yacht crew captured by pirates
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
France’s military is keeping close tabs on a French luxury yacht seized by pirates off Somalia’s coast, and officials hope to avoid using force to free the 30 crew members, the prime minister said Saturday.
Opposition leader reluctant for runoff
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A4
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai called Saturday on President Robert Mugabe to step down and accused the country’s longtime ruler of plotting a campaign of violence to bolster his chances of winning an expected runoff.
House fire near Wis. campus kills 3
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
A smoky house fire near a University of Wisconsin campus killed three students who never made it out of the rooms where they were sleeping early Saturday, even though neighbors said they heard alarms.
Gates affirms intention for diplomacy with Iran
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Defense Secretary Robert Gates met Saturday with this Gulf nation’s supreme leader, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, marking the second high-level Bush administration visit in as many months to a longtime ally that has friendly relations with Iran.
TV producer open to Spears returning to show
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D5
An executive producer for “How I Met Your Mother” says he’s open to having Britney Spears return for another cameo.
Conflict escalates at polygamist compound
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
Sect leaders at a polygamist compound in West Texas refused Saturday to let authorities search a temple for a teenage girl whose report of abuse led to the raid, and authorities said they were preparing “for the worst.”
2 arrested at airport with infrared cameras
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
Two men attempting to board a plane to China with nearly a dozen sensitive infrared cameras in their luggage were arrested on Saturday, a federal official said.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
The top three primary finishers held their rankings in the City Commission general election, and voters rejected bids by two incumbents to return to office.
Banquet to honor business alumni
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s School of Business will recognize two alumni - Peter C. Brown, chairman of AMC Entertainment Inc., and Stephen A. “Tony” Batman, chairman of 1st Global, a financial services firm - at a banquet Thursday at the Adams Alumni Center on the KU campus.
Best-sellers
April 6, 2008 in print edition on D3
The best-selling fiction books for this week.
Woodwind Quintet to perform at library
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
Children are invited to join in movement and song when the Lawrence Woodwind Quintet performs at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lawrence Public Library’s auditorium, 707 Vt.
Japan’s oldest person dies at age 113
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Japan’s oldest person has died in central Japan, officials said Saturday. She was 113.
KC inquiry starts on three bodies
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas City police are investigating three bodies found Saturday in an illegal dumping area near a river where city employees and volunteers were doing cleanup work.
Investigation persists on helicopter crash
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B5
Two officers on board a police helicopter walked away with minor scratches after it crashed at Washburn University on Friday night, according to Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller.
Medical chief donates half of liver to colleague
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
The state’s top medical officer was recovering from a liver transplant, donated to her personally by her neighbor - the chief of infectious diseases at Creighton Medical Center.
IOC chief: Pollution won’t endanger athletes
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A5
Beijing’s heavy pollution may hurt the performances of athletes in this summer’s Olympic Games, although it will not endanger their health, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said Saturday.
Right to hunt
A constitutional amendment to guarantee hunting and fishing rights in Kansas seems like a drastic effort to address a problem that doesn’t exist.
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
In a session that has been dominated by bartering for votes to try to ensure construction of two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas, members of the Kansas House have found it difficult to move other legislation through their chamber.
Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline in buyout offer
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer sent a letter to Yahoo’s board of directors Saturday threatening to take the company’s offer to buy Yahoo for $31 a share directly to shareholders if directors don’t reach a deal within the next three weeks.
Poor turnout
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Tuesday’s voter turnout was very disappointing. It doesn’t matter who won, but what does matter is that only about 12 percent of registered voters took the time to go vote. With a population of about 88,000 in Lawrence, it is inexcusable that less than 7,600 people voted.
Commentary: Why KU fans didn’t forgive Roy
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C2
When you get down to it, this whole Roy Williams saga is about how you view a coach. Some people see a coach as a leader of men (or women), a father figure, an icon in the community. Williams likes this view.
Divisions help keep partisans in check
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B7
Normally, I despise columns that begin, “There are two kinds of people,” and then proceed to declare some half-baked dichotomy between Us and Them. Obviously, there are more than two kinds of people, probably as many as individual human beings. Each of us is a species unto himself, as unique as a fingerprint.
Health, safety fair scheduled this week
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
The ninth annual Health, Safety and Wellness Fair sponsored by Haskell Indian Nations University will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in Coffin Sports Complex.
Bus crashes carrying Minn. high school students on band trip
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
A bus carrying students and their chaperones home from a band trip to Chicago rolled over on a highway Saturday, killing one student and injuring the dozens of others on board, authorities said.
Bankruptcies
April 6, 2008 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:
Royals drop second straight
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C3
Justin Morneau hit his first home run of the season and drove in four runs, and Livan Hernandez won his second straight start for the Minnesota Twins, a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
Mormon church affirms new leader
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
In his first official address, the new president of the Mormon church called upon the faith’s men and boys to strive to be steadfast examples of virtue in a “complex world.”
Caring response
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: We all live with a sense of denial. Such was the case for me on Monday morning, March 3. It was apparent my husband, Dick Stanwix, needed more assistance than I could give him that morning.
Man convicted, married, taken to jail
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
A man who had just received a 10-year prison term exchanged marriage vows with a woman in the same courthouse before being led away in shackles.
Electrocuted rat causes power outage
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
The electrocution of a fat rat in an electric station Saturday caused a three-hour power outage in Stockholm’s central train station, halting elevators and escalators.
Dream team’ blasts UCLA
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C5
With every dazzling pass, drive, steal, swat and slam, the University of Memphis showed Saturday just how beautiful basketball can be.
Role players may decide champ
April 6, 2008 in print edition on C10
Candice Wiggins, Candace Parker, Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles have led their teams to the Final Four with All-America performances in the NCAA Tournament. For Stanford, Tennessee, Connecticut and LSU, winning the national championship could come down to which team’s role players best complement its star.
Pope to visit divided US church
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A4
In his visit this month to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI will find an American flock wrestling with what it means to be Roman Catholic.
Official: Abbas, Olmert to resume peace talks
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Israeli and Palestinian leaders will resume their regular meetings on Monday to review progress in U.S.-backed efforts to work out a peace deal by year’s end, a Palestinian negotiator said Saturday.
Celebration of Earth kicks off
Joys, concerns about environment shared
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
With the blue sky above and the green lawn stretched out below them, a small group gathered at the gazebo in Watson Park on Saturday to pay tribute to the earth.
Assyrian Orthodox priest shot to death in Baghdad
April 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
An Assyrian Orthodox priest was shot to death Saturday by gunmen using silencers as the Christian cleric and his wife returned home after a trip to the market in Baghdad.
Casino’s’battle legale’ persists
Suit reopens over land use
April 6, 2008 in print edition on B8
The fight over the 7th Street Casino isn’t over. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Rogers in Topeka on Friday allowed Kansas to reopen a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Oklahoma-based Wyandotte Nation’s downtown casino.