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Archive for Thursday, April 10, 2008

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Free State High School Track Practice
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Polls
Will you attend the downtown parade to honor Kansas University's national championship basketball team?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
75%
No.
 
15%
Not sure.
 
8%
Total 1309
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Central Junior High School student Krystal Turner reads a bronze historical plaque at Watkins Community Museum on Wednesday during a scavenger hunt in downtown Lawrence. The scavenger hunt was part of Wednesdays at Liberty Hall, a program that provides activities for students on Wednesdays, when they get out of school early. Students search for history
April 9, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The hunt was on downtown Wednesday as Lawrence junior high students took to the streets in search of bronze.
8:00 a.m.
Fans celebrate on Mass. St. after the Jayhawks' 75-68 overtime win over Memphis in the final game of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball championships.  KU's National Champion basketball team will be honored on Sunday at a 3 p.m. parade that will run along Massachusetts Street from Seventh Street to South Park. Sunday parade set for champs
April 10, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The streets couldn’t hold them all. Perched atop roofs of Massachusetts Street buildings were Kansas University flags that flapped on a bright spring day, balloons that drifted as high as the spirits of a town, and - most importantly - there were Jayhawk fans taking in a sight unlike any they had seen before.
12:00 p.m.
Kansas basketball head coach Bill Self told the 25,000 fans how much he and the team loved their support. Self, Perkins hold preliminary talk
April 10, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and athletic director Lew Perkins met for 15 minutes Wednesday to discuss the fifth-year coach’s future at KU.
5:02 p.m.
Kansas basketball head coach Bill Self told the 25,000 fans how much he and the team loved their support. Self staying at KU
3:06 p.m., April 10, 2008 Updated 4:47 p.m.
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self officially announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon in Hadl Auditorium his intentions to remain with the Jayhawks. Self was flanked by athletic director Lew Perkins and chancellor Robert Hemenway. Perkins said the details of Self’s extension have yet to be hammered out, but an agreement has been made in principle.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, shown Thursday at a news conference at KU, has no plans to leave after winning the National Championship on Monday. Self’s decision to stay easy
April 10, 2008 in print edition on 1A
In the end, for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, it came down to a simple decision that there is no place like his new home.

All stories

6News video: Quick parade will focus on team
April 10, 2008
This weekend’s Jayhawk championship parade will have a different feel than the one in 1988.
6Sports video: A look at the Self era
April 10, 2008
So far, the Self era at KU has been a great one. For more on the Jayhawks’ five-year run under Self, here’s DJ Whetter.
6Sports video: Self will stay
April 10, 2008
It didn’t take head coach Bill Self long to make a decision. Andrew Baker has more.
6News video: Sales tax, sports tourism boost city’s revenues
April 10, 2008
City leaders are keeping their fingers crossed that they’ll have more to celebrate than just a national championship.
6News video: Daycare license suspension challenged
April 10, 2008
A Lawrence woman is challenging the state’s suspension of her license to operate an in-home day care.
6News video: St. Pat’s committee benefits local orgs
April 10, 2008
The Lawrence Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee presented a total of $44,000 to two local organizations today.
6News video: HOP’N hopes to encourage healthy habits
April 10, 2008
An after school research project is looking to curb bad habits at a young age and to turn elementary students into healthy adults. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more.
6News video: Police seek robbery suspect
April 10, 2008
Tonight the police are looking for the man who robbed a liquor store in southwest Lawrence.
6News video: Brokaw gives Dole lecture
April 10, 2008
A captive audience filled the Dole Institute of Politics this afternoon for a very special guest.
6News video: Self is staying
April 10, 2008
Good news for KU basketball fans today as KU head coach Bill Self makes his intentions known for next year. 6Sports reporter Andrew Baker joins us live in the News Center with details.
Self’s decision to stay easy
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
In the end, for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, it came down to a simple decision that there is no place like his new home.
Power outages reported in Lawrence
08:34 p.m., April 10, 2008 Updated 10:46 p.m.
About 20 residents remain without power in areas around Sixth and Iowa streets at 10: 30 p.m.
Tony Sands’ son commits to KU
April 10, 2008
Kansas University’s football team received a oral commitment from Deshaun Sands, a 5-foot-9 running back out of Coconut Creek, Fla. Sands is the youngest son of former KU running back Tony Sands, one of the Jayhawks’ most decorated running backs ever.
Self staying at KU
03:06 p.m., April 10, 2008 Updated 04:47 p.m.
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self officially announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon in Hadl Auditorium his intentions to remain with the Jayhawks. Self was flanked by athletic director Lew Perkins and chancellor Robert Hemenway. Perkins said the details of Self’s extension have yet to be hammered out, but an agreement has been made in principle.
Spring football game moved to Monday
April 10, 2008
The Kansas University athletics department announced Thursday that the Spring football game, originally scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium, will now be played Monday at 7 p.m.
Parade of champions planning progresses
April 10, 2008
Plans are in the works for Bill Self, Mario Chalmers and the rest of the NCAA Champion Kansas Jayhawks to ride down Massachusetts Street in the city’s first championship parade in two decades.Joining the team as parade participants Sunday will be athletics support staff, the pep band and members of the Spirit Squad. Unlike years past, there will be no room for public floats, good-luck charms or other folks who might want to join in.
Police release description in liquor store robbery
10:48 a.m., April 10, 2008 Updated 12:12 p.m.
Lawrence police have released a description of a suspect in a reported armed robbery Wednesday night at Glass House Liquor, 2301 Clinton Parkway.
Kittel sworn in
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Saying she hopes to stay with the position until she retires, Peggy Carr Kittel took the oath of office Wednesday morning and became the county’s newest district judge.
Welcome, Roy
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Now that the spectacular Kansas University team of 2007-2008 has won a championship, isn’t it time for the city of Lawrence to invite Roy Williams back formally?
War needs vigorous debate
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A9
In Abraham Lincoln’s first Inaugural Address, the 16th president appealed to the “better angels of our nature.”
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
The Douglas County Commission made its first acquisition of property east of the courthouse for the proposed county building program.
Sports may be spiraling out of control
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
Having made a living for almost 50 years covering politics, I’ve never been under any illusions about where it stands in the larger scheme of things. Politics has its fans, but it holds nothing like the fascination that sports exerts on millions of Americans.
Wizards fall to Revolution
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Gambian forwards Sainey Nyassi and Kenny Mansally scored in the first half to lead the New England Revolution to a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Wizards on Wednesday night.
Moderation in fertilizer applications important
April 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
I try to base this column on the questions that come in to the Extension Office each week, and right now, fertilizing lawns is a hot topic. I have talked about some of the basic principles of lawn care before, but today I have a new spin on fertilization based on the concepts of a new program called Green Yards and Communities.
Torture OK came from the top
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
Return with me to Abu Ghraib. You remember it. You may not want to, but you do.
Commentary: Title-game victory predictable for KU
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
The NCAA Tournament is supposed to be unpredictable. This one went just as planned for Kansas.
$2M donated to cancer center
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
In an auditorium on the campus of Kansas University Medical Center, a plaque shows how much money the Kansas Masonic Foundation has donated to the KU Cancer Center. That plaque now needs an update.
Perennial allure
Hostas classic, varied garden shade plant
April 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
I think just about everyone has planted a plantain lily, more commonly known as a hosta. They are a quintessential classic garden shade plant.
Keegan: Let’s not forget
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lost amid the euphoria of Kansas University pulling off the cardiac comeback of the millennium to win its third NCAA basketball championship are two meaningful events that will take place Saturday.
Self, Perkins hold preliminary talk
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and athletic director Lew Perkins met for 15 minutes Wednesday to discuss the fifth-year coach’s future at KU.
USC’s Mayo to declare
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
O.J. Mayo is leaving Southern California after one season to enter the NBA Draft, a decision confirmed Wednesday night by a school spokesman.
LHS tennis falls
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
Taylor Seratte, Zhennan Liu, Thomas Zheng and Stu Coldsnow won singles matches, but Lawrence High fell to Olathe South, 7-5, on Wednesday at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
Our Town Sports
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
Sports in and around Lawrence
People in the news
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B8
¢ Elvis photos come to light¢ Bob Marley’s mother dies at age 81¢ ‘Radio Perez’ to hit airwaves¢ Diamond to perform at Fenway Park¢ Paris Hilton’s brother pleads guilty to DUI¢ Music school named for Herb Alpert
Deputies in Taser death placed on leave with pay
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
Two Shawnee County sheriff’s deputies have been placed on administrative leave in connection with the death of a Lawrence man who was stunned three times with a Taser and handcuffed after authorities said he refused to get out of his vehicle to receive medical help.
Cell phone emergency alerts approved
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A6
Federal regulators Wednesday approved a plan to create a nationwide emergency alert system using text messages delivered to cell phones.
KU chancellor appears on show about author
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A4
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway took a brief break from his administrative duties to help a television network put together a program that focuses on an area of his expertise.
Panel rejects state regs on emissions
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B10
A state panel studying ways to reduce greenhouse gases has rejected the idea of Kansas implementing state-level regulation on the climate-changing emissions.
On the record
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A4
A Quick Cash employee reported a $2,640 forged check was written Tuesday. The victim was Midas Gold Services Inc. in Indianapolis.
Summit to address Zimbabwe crisis
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Zambia called an emergency summit of southern African leaders on the political crisis in Zimbabwe, where the opposition has accused President Robert Mugabe of withholding election results to cling to power.
Iraq troop strength, economic demands both stretched thin
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A6
America’s war commander in Iraq told Congress Wednesday he is unlikely to endorse any fresh buildup of troops even if security in the country deteriorates, signaling that the limits of the U.S. military have been reached for now.
Children among dead from off-course shells
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Errant mortar shells slammed into houses and a funeral tent Wednesday, leaving three children among the dead during clashes in a Shiite militia stronghold under siege by American and Iraqi forces on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. capture of the capital.
Network schedules get back to normal
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B8
NBC’s critically acclaimed if ratings challenged comedy lineup is back at full strength. “30 Rock” (7:30 p.m., NBC) returns with a plot in which art imitates life, or at least life in the media.
Report sullies Talib’s character
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
A report on a respected football Web site states that former Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib is losing the interest of several NFL teams because of character concerns.
LSU wants Stanford coach
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
LSU intends to hire Stanford’s Trent Johnson, who led the Cardinal to the Round of 16 in this year’s NCAA Tournament, as its new coach. Several people at LSU familiar with the selection process said a formal announcement was expected today.
Fliers facing third day of cancellations today
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
American Airlines canceled more than 900 flights today to fix faulty wiring in hundreds of jets, marking the third straight day of mass groundings as company executives offered profuse apologies and travel vouchers to calm angry customers.
Well-choreographed fakeout keeps Olympic torch safe
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Olympic torch played hide and seek with thousands of demonstrators and spectators crowding the city’s waterfront Wednesday before being spirited away without even a formal goodbye on its symbolic stop in the United States.
Care decisions
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Even a casual reading of the daily obituaries reminds us all that none of us will get out of here alive! Further examination will reinforce that this fact applies not only to the aged but to all ages: newborns, teenagers, and people in the “prime” of their lives.
Despite rain, Greinke blanks Yanks
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Zack Greinke dealt with the elements about as well as the New York Yankees lineup.
Love, Collison undecided
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
UCLA All-American Kevin Love and teammate Darren Collison have not yet decided whether they will make themselves available for the NBA Draft, coach Ben Howland said Wednesday.
Stewart’s knee surgery successful
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University senior basketball guard Rodrick Stewart had successful surgery Wednesday to repair a fractured right kneecap.
Sports a boon for tourism
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B9
Visitor spending is on the way up in Lawrence - and that’s scoring with numbers posted even before Kansas University won an Orange Bowl and a national basketball championship.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
The Kansas Legislature overwhelmingly ap-proved a compromise version of the minerals severance tax and then adjourned the regular portion of its 1983 session. Gov. John Carlin seemed likely to sign the measure into law, the first of its kind for the state.
FSHS soccer wins, 2-1
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
Leah Williams and Rachael Hodison scored goals as Free State High defeated Shawnee Mission North, 2-1, on Tuesday night in girls soccer.
Facade
People covet motor vehicles without being aware of the struggles that producers face to survive.
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
It’s amazing to most how background events involving commodities such as motor vehicles can be so deceiving and complicated. Take the case of the Jaguar and Land Rover products which for years have been admired, even coveted, by so many.
Parker top draft pick
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Fresh off winning her second straight NCAA title, Tennessee’s Candace Parker was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks with the first pick in the WNBA Draft.
Maximum Impact’ seats still available
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B9
Now that basketball season finally is over - and with a darn fine ending, thank you - James Bush is starting to field more calls for tickets to the leadership forum he’s organizing for later this month here in Lawrence.
Cross-border raid brings harsh response
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip crossed into Israel and killed two civilians at a vital fuel depot Wednesday. The surprise attack prompted an immediate Israeli military push into Gaza that threatened to spiral into wider clashes.
Affidavit details polygamist practice
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Young teenage girls at a polygamist compound in West Texas were required to have sex in a soaring white temple after they were married in sect-recognized unions, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday in San Angelo.
Rush story contained some inaccuracies
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
A story in the April 5 Lawrence Journal-World regarding court appearances for Kansas University basketball player Brandon Rush was not entirely accurate.
Calipari claims award
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
John Calipari was named Naismith National Coach of the Year by The Atlanta Tipoff Club on Wednesday.
More answers about stimulus checks
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B9
Taxpayers have been ringing the Internal Revenue Service telephones in record numbers trying to get answers to questions about the upcoming economic stimulus payments.
KU associate dean takes job in Florida
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
Paul D’Anieri, associate dean in Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has accepted a new job at the University of Florida.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 10, 1908: “The stockholders of the local Weber Brothers Piano Co. will prosecute the owners who have been dismantling the plant with the equipment due to go elsewhere.”
KU baseball washed
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas University’s scheduled baseball game with Northern Colorado on Wednesday was canceled due to a wet field.
Two B’s eliminate need to clean with bleach
April 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
To reduce your use of bleach while cleaning the bathroom, remember two other “B” words: borax and baking soda.
Commodities
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures traded mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
LHS softball sweeps SME
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
Lawrence High banged out 25 hits on the day and picked up two softball victories Wednesday against Shawnee Mission East. The Lions won, 7-0 and 10-7, the latter game shortened to six innings because of rain.
Journal-World seeks Mother’s Day essays
April 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Hey, kids and teens! Think you have the best mom in the world? Let her know through the Journal-World’s annual Mother’s Day Essay Contest.
KU, city preparing for parade on Sunday
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s hoops heroes will be joined by the KU pep band and Spirit Squad in riding, marching and cheering down Massachusetts Street for a victory parade at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Hospital releases victim of assault
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence man who was beaten early Tuesday morning in downtown has been released from the hospital.
Ironworkers prepare for blacksmiths event
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B9
Walt Hull, Kate Dinneen, and Mianne Irick of Walt Hull Iron Work, Pleasant Grove, are participating in the annual conference of the Blacksmiths Association of Missouri, set for May 1-3 at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Mo.
Vaccine failure cited in mumps outbreak
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Most of the college students who got the mumps in a big outbreak in 2006 had received the recommended two vaccine shots, according to a study that raises questions about whether a new vaccine or another booster shot is needed.
Events to benefit MS society
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
Melissa Hider is ramping up her efforts this year to support her father’s fight against multiple sclerosis.
Pump patrol
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.20 at BP Amoco, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
KU thanks
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: On behalf of the University of Kansas, including our national champion men’s basketball team, I want to thank all of the law enforcement, fire and medical personnel from Lawrence, KU and surrounding communities for their important work in keeping people safe during the last few days’ festivities.
British PM to skip opening ceremonies
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will skip the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.
Review: ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ brings silliness to stage
April 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Oh, the fabulous silliness of Gilbert and Sullivan! The juxtaposition of extraordinary compositional talent and sophisticated musicianship with utter farce is a combination too juicy for people to resist.
The college season’s over - now what?
Jayhawk fans’ guide to biding time until next season
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
What a college basketball season it’s been. But - as the saying goes - all good things must come to an end. While the sights and sounds of “One Shining Moment” will live on forever, next season’s first game is still seven months away. So for all of you basketball junkies out there, here’s a quick look at some ways to fill your time while you await the Jayhawks’ attempt to defend their title.
Hooper honored by LHS
Ice Field tribute touches former Lion who went on to play in majors
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
He has an American League championship ring from the time he spent with the Detroit Tigers. During his days at Wichita State University, he was a two-time All-American and took the field at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series. Yet Wednesday, as he settled into a spot in front of the mound at Ice Field, Kevin Hooper felt a rush of adrenaline.
Patriots Day Parade is Saturday in McLouth
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
The 10th Annual McLouth Patriots Day Parade is set for Saturday.
Police seek suspect in armed robbery
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A4
Police seek suspect in armed robbery
Sooners’ Griffin staying
OU’s top scorer won’t enter NBA Draft
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Even with the possibility of being an early first-round pick in the NBA Draft, Oklahoma freshman Blake Griffin wasn’t ready to end his college career just yet.
Sunday parade set for champs
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
The streets couldn’t hold them all. Perched atop roofs of Massachusetts Street buildings were Kansas University flags that flapped on a bright spring day, balloons that drifted as high as the spirits of a town, and - most importantly - there were Jayhawk fans taking in a sight unlike any they had seen before.
Middle-class opinion of its progress low
April 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
More and more middle-class Americans say they aren’t better off than they were five years ago, reflecting economic pressures amid growing personal debt, a study released Wednesday found.
Horoscopes
April 10, 2008 in print edition on B8
Opportunities just keep knocking on your door. You cannot stop or buck this trend. Your career and/or commitment to the community blooms.