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Archive for Friday, April 11, 2008

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Carlos Jerome Jackson
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Should United States leaders follow Britain and Germany's lead and boycott the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Beijing?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
64%
No.
 
29%
Don’t know.
 
6%
Total 326
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6News video: City leaders must decide on business park land
April 11, 2008
Lawrence City Commissioners soon will have to decide how aggressive they want to get in adding new business park land to the city.
6News video: Storm damages reported across the county
April 11, 2008
Some parts of Douglas County spent the day cleaning up after high winds and heavy rains swept through the area Thursday night.
6News video: Jackson sentenced to 15 years for Last Call shooting
April 11, 2008
A Topeka man will serve 15 years in prison for a shooting outside a Lawrence nightclub that injured three people.
6Sports video: Jayhawks topple Texas Tech
April 11, 2008
Conditions this afternoon definitely weren’t ideal for a typical day on the diamond, but the Kansas baseball team was happy just to return to action.
6Sports video: Self is home at KU
April 11, 2008
Just like Kansas men’s basketball head coach Bill Self predicted, Thursday’s press conference was anti-climactic.
6News video: Local sixth grader competes in geography bee
April 11, 2008
A Langston Hughes sixth grader’s passion for maps lands him in Abilene to compete in the state geography bee.
6News video: Local family hopes to carry on tradition at parade
April 11, 2008
A Lawrence family is hoping to carry on a 20-year tradition this Sunday. When the national champions make their way down Mass. Street for the celebration parade, look for a little something yellow in their hands.
6News video: Fans get ‘extended’ chance to congratulate Jayhawks
April 11, 2008
Just like in 1988, Jayhawk fans will line the streets at 3 p.m. on Sunday to give the men’s basketball team one last hurrah. On Friday, police announced Sunday’s parade route has been extended.
6News video: Farmer’s Market returns!
April 11, 2008
The Farmer’s market rings the opening bell for the first time this season at 7 a.m. Saturday morning.
Last Call shooter to serve 15 years in prison
April 11, 2008
Carlos Jerome Jackson had pleaded guilty to the Feb. 10 shooting outside the former Lawrence nightclub.
Victory parade route extended
April 11, 2008
The route for Sunday’s parade of champions for the Kansas Jayhawks has been extended beyond downtown.The parade, as originally scheduled, will start at 3 p.m. at Seventh and Massachusetts streets, and move south on Massachusetts toward South Park.But instead of stopping there, the parade crew of KU players, coaches, support staffers and members of the pep band and Spirit Squad will continue down Massachusetts to 19th Street.From there they’ll turn and head west, toward 19th and Naismith Drive.
Damage reported from Thursday night storm
April 11, 2008
High winds, heavy rain leave their mark
Class act
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Kudos to the team and coaches on their fabulous win Monday night.
Online calculators aid home-buying decisions
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B11
Several Internet sites provide sales and price data for individual neighborhoods, and many even can help you decide whether you’ll need to get a big pay raise or can afford to take a pay cut in order to relocate.
People in the news
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ CBS denies rumored split with Katie Couric¢ Penns withdraw divorce petition from court¢ Harris says celebrities could hurt ‘Mother’¢ Jewel signs to judge ‘Nashville Star’ on NBC¢ Bob Woodruff to receive Pearl journalism award
Landscaper receives national certification
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B11
Jason Eaton, with Lawrence Landscape Inc. recently received national certification through the Professional Landcare Network, or Planet.
Holmes, Moriarty take center stage
April 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
Mystery takes the stage beginning tonight at the Lawrence Community Theatre, as “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” begins a three-week run.
Newman takes pole
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B3
Winning poles never gets old for Ryan Newman, NASCAR’s Rocketman.
KU softball canceled, Texas looms at home
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B5
Recent inclement weather in Fayetteville, Ark., forced cancellation of the Kansas softball game against Arkansas, originally scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday.
Boosters Kivisto, Anderson thrilled Self staying at KU
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B7
Two of Kansas University’s biggest financial supporters were thrilled Thursday to hear Bill Self had decided to return for a sixth season.
Recreation calendar
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B8
Lawrence recreation activities
Child survives after carriage hit by train
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
A baby whose carriage was blown by the wind onto railroad tracks and run over by a train survived with little more than a bump, police said Thursday.
Opposition party plans to boycott runoff vote
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Zimbabwe’s opposition party announced Thursday that it plans to boycott any runoff election with President Robert Mugabe.
Frog without lungs found on expedition
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
A frog has been found in a remote part of Indonesia that has no lungs and breathes through its skin, a discovery that researchers said Thursday could provide insight into what drives evolution in certain species.
Envoy: N. Korean talks ready to move forward
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.S. envoy at North Korean nuclear talks said Thursday that negotiators have reached an understanding on how to move ahead with deadlocked six-nation disarmament efforts.
Suspect in slaying of pregnant Marine arrested in Mexico
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
A Marine wanted in the brutal slaying of a pregnant colleague who had accused him of rape was arrested Thursday night in Mexico after a three-month international manhunt, authorities said.
Israel cuts off fuel to Gaza after deadly raid
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
Israel cut off the only source of fuel to Gaza’s 1.4 million people Thursday after a deadly Palestinian raid on the Israeli depot, deepening the seaside territory’s hardship.
Scientists see risk of more flooding, droughts
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
Scientists predicted Thursday that climate change in coming decades will cause more flooding in the Northern Hemisphere and droughts in some southern and arid zones.
Bread crisis highlights corruption
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
It’s a sore point for a country struggling to contain bread riots: Bakeries that get government-subsidized flour often sell it on the black market at a huge profit, taking food from poor people’s mouths.
American grounds 570 flights today; disruptions to continue
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
The cancellation of thousands of flights this week will cost American Airlines tens of millions of dollars, the company’s chief executive said Thursday, but he said the nation’s largest carrier can withstand the losses.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 11, 1908: “Earl C. Woodward of Glasco was elected captain of the university basketball team for next year.”
Competition not always the key
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
For some people, the urge to compete is very, very strong, such as the tall red-haired woman last Sunday morning at LaGuardia who cut in front of me at the boarding gate and did it so smoothly, expertly, no body contact, you have to assume she’s been acing people out all her life.
Nebraska guard leaving
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Nebraska basketball player Jay-R Strowbridge says he’s transferring at the end of the semester.
At the Masters, golf is child’s play
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B11
Boy, does Browning Benton have a story for his pals when he goes back to school. “I got to see Tiger Woods,” the 8-year-old gushed Thursday. “Up close!” At the Masters no less. The best part? His grandfather didn’t have to pay a thing to get him in - aside from that barbecue sandwich Browning ate for lunch and the big bag of souvenirs his grandfather was carrying.
Staying put
Self turns down alma mater, citing Kansas as new home
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
During his days as a point guard at Oklahoma State University, Bill Self began to dream of someday being named head basketball coach at his alma mater.
Royals can’t complete N.Y. sweep
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Once again, Andy Pettitte came up big when the New York Yankees needed a victory.
Kansas lands a legacy
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University running back Tony Sands loves the coincidence - he enrolled at KU in 1988 on a football scholarship, just after the men’s basketball team won the national championship. Now, his son is about to do the same.
Horoscopes
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B10
Aries is not a naturally nurturing sign, but this year you will learn more about the art of caring. You will want people to feel more secure when relating with you.
Free developmental screenings available
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
Lawrence Early Childhood Special Services will provide free developmental screenings for children ages 3 to 5.
Blood donation policy sparks dispute
Gay student not allowed to participate in drive
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
A dispute over a gay student’s efforts to donate blood has divided students at a south Kansas high school and prompted plans for a letter-writing campaign against what some consider a discriminatory policy.
Bush endorses general’s troop plan
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he sees no chance that the number of U.S. troops in Iraq will drop to 100,000 by the end of the year, guaranteeing a heavy American military presence as the war grinds into its sixth year to the end of the Bush presidency.
Run Fatboy Run’ outpaces expectations
April 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
The only time eternal quitter Dennis (Simon Pegg) has gone the distance was when he did a panicked high-speed sprint in formal dress, leaving his stunned (and pregnant) fiancee at the altar. Five years on, he still sees Libby (Thandie Newton) to pick up their son for afternoons in the park, but that’s about the limit of the apathetic Londoner’s capacity for commitment.
News of the Weird
April 11, 2008 in print edition on C2
Officials in the Shivpuri district of India’s Madhya Pradesh state, needing a promising program to slow the country’s still-booming birth rate, announced in March that men who volunteer for vasectomies will be rewarded with certificates that speed them through the ordinarily slow line to obtain gun permits.
City optimistic as sales tax collections ‘look great right now’
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
Perhaps it is another comeback story in the making. After months of worrying that the city’s sales tax collections would take a hit as part of a national economic slowdown, the numbers are actually up through the first three months of the year.
Military officers, journalists trade places
Class aims to improve relations
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The pack of reporters on Massachusetts Street Thursday afternoon wore camouflage.
KU honors service to fine arts
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
Four people with ties to the Kansas University School of Fine Arts were honored during a ceremony Wednesday night at the Lied Center.
Leaders defend action against polygamists
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
It was no secret that a polygamist sect that built a compound in the West Texas desert believed in marrying off underage girls to older men. And the sheriff had an informant for four years who was feeding him information about life inside the sect.
Who’s judging the pageant judges?
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B10
Can you name the reigning Miss America? The current Miss USA? Who is Miss Universe, and where is her throne? If you can answer even one of these questions, you’re way ahead of the game and likely to care about tonight’s “2008 Miss USA Pageant” (8 p.m., NBC).
Pro-democracy leader charged with inciting unrest, violence
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
Prosecutors charged a key leader of Egypt’s main pro-democracy group on Thursday with inciting unrest and violence, officials said, four days after thousands stayed home from work and school as part of a nationwide strike.
Iraqi PM gets political show of support
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
Iraq’s prime minister got a show of support from political leaders of both Muslim sects on Thursday as he moved to isolate anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his followers.
KU baseball time moved
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B5
Due to rain in the forecast, the Kansas-Texas Tech baseball game today has been moved to 4 p.m.
Circus fan
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: After reading through all the exciting articles on our Kansas Jayhawks basketball team Tuesday morning and enjoying every minute of it, I finally made it to the Pulse section. I found another article of great interest to me.
Awards aplenty at banquet
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B7
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team held its postseason awards reception and senior celebration Thursday night in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
Fearful mothers discuss abortion decisions
Tiller investigation invades medical privacy, they say
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
Making the decision to terminate their pregnancies because of severe fetal problems was heartbreaking, two women said Thursday. Now the women say they live in fear that their private medical records will be reviewed by a grand jury - and possibly others - investigating abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.
End game in Iraq still not in sight
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
One moment in Tuesday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Gen. David Petraeus crystallized the frustration of those who seek a responsible way out of Iraq.
Spring game moved
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
With the anticipation of crummy weather on Saturday, Kansas University moved its annual spring football game to Monday.
What a win
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Yogi Berra said it. “It ain’t over ‘till it’s over!”
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
To date, Kansas University had fallen short of its budgetary goals in the Kansas Legislature, but there seemed to be general agreement that the school had fared better than expected after early setbacks in the funding process.
Keegan: Realistic future awaits
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Take a cork off a bottle. Shove all the feelings you have right this minute for your favorite university’s basketball coach into that bottle. Put the cork back on it. Store it in a safe place.
Most retailers post weak sales in March
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
With little money left after buying food and fuel, American shoppers handed most retailers their most dismal March in 13 years.
Storms close nearly 200 Missouri roads
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
A line of severe thunderstorms, possible tornadoes and even snow pounded the nation’s heartland on Thursday, flooding nearly 200 roads in Missouri, closing schools in Arkansas and ripping the roofs of dozens of houses in Texas.
It’s over
There was a drunken driver, excessive speed and paparazzi pursuit that led to the death of a princess.
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
The driver at the wheel was drunk and was speeding. Perhaps he got reckless in trying to avoid a group of paparazzi in pursuit but all evidence is that the man and the vehicle he was handling were out of control. The celebrity passengers were not wearing seat belts. Negotiation of a confined Paris underpass was unsuccessful and three people in the vehicle died.
KU, city preparing for parade on Sunday
April 11, 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.
Cigarette smuggling likely to increase as states increase taxes
April 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
The big cigarette tax increases that many states are instituting to balance their out-of-whack budgets are raising fears that the trend will make black-market smokes more profitable and lead to more cigarette smuggling.
Dalai Lama begins US visit in Seattle
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
The Dalai Lama arrived in the United States on Thursday for the first time since the recent turmoil in Tibet, serenaded by fellow Tibetans as he prepared to anchor an ambitious conference on compassion.
Pump patrol
April 11, 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.
Day-care operator appeals suspension
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence woman is appealing the suspension of her license to operate a day-care home, and will get a chance to state her case before a hearing officer.
Senior honored for perfect test score
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
Stephanie Drahozal, a senior at Lawrence High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on the ACT college admissions examination.
Advice on pros
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Congratulations to the Jayhawks! As a 1971 graduate of Kansas University, suffering through a loss to UCLA in the semifinals, we alums are certainly proud and happy for coach Self and the players.
ROTC training planned for weekend
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
Kansas University Naval ROTC students will conduct three days of training southeast of Clinton Lake beginning today.
Fans urged to stay off roofs at parade
Police, property owner concerned about safety at event
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
Downtown property owner George Paley hopes that one tradition from the 1988 National Championship parade doesn’t carry over to the parade on Sunday - using the roofs of downtown buildings as a viewing area.
Paterno contract on hold
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
A decision on a new contract for Penn State’s Joe Paterno is on hold until the end of this season, when the 81-year-old coach’s current deal expires.
Masters starts with familiarity
Rose tied for lead, while Woods has so-so day
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Masters had a familiar feel Thursday, from the warmth of a spring garden to the pockets of cheers that celebrated spectacular shots, even to some of the names on the leaderboard.
Special team
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: The Kansas state motto is: Ad astra per aspera, to the stars through difficulties. If our KU men’s basketball team does not embody that phrase, I don’t know what does.
LSU introduces Johnson
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
LSU introduced Stanford’s Trent Johnson, who led the Cardinal to the Round of 16 in this year’s NCAA Tournament, as its new coach Thursday.
KU memory
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Congratulations to the Kansas University basketball team, the university, Lawrence, and the great state of Kansas.
Foundry marks Big Ben’s birthday
After 150 years, world-famous bell is toasted
April 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
Happy Birthday, Big Ben. One of Britain’s last bell foundries on Thursday marked the 150th anniversary of its biggest creation - the massive bell whose bongs sound the hour at the Houses of Parliament.
On the record
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police arrested a 19-year-old Lawrence man Tuesday in the 2100 block of Quail Creek Drive after a physical altercation between him and a roommate.
Study calls for change in food processing
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A9
Before bagged leafy greens wind up on your plate, they are washed, often three times, in a potent chlorine bath. But new research shows that the steps that California companies rely on to protect consumers do not kill dangerous bacteria inside the leaves.
Favorable stats
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: I am a math teacher at Lawrence High School. Recently the students in the advanced placement statistics class at LHS came across an interesting revelation regarding Kansas Jayhawk basketball.
Run on KU campus for cancer support
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
A 5K fun run and walk on the Kansas University campus Sunday morning will benefit Devin McAnderson, who is battling myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of leukemia.
Police seek suspect in armed robbery
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police have released a description of a suspect in a reported armed robbery Wednesday night at Glass House Liquor, 2301 Wakarusa Drive.
Turmoil tests Olympics group
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
Crisis. Disarray. Sadness. Four months before the opening of what was supposed to be the grandest Olympics in history, the head of the International Olympic Committee is using words that convey anything but a sense of joyous enthusiasm.
Top Gunn
Renowned science fiction author finds fresh ways to cultivate genre
April 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
In 1949, James Gunn submitted his first science fiction tale to the colorful pulp magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories.
KU Filmworks festival seeks short entries
April 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
The theme is “dreams” and the required object is “glass” for the third annual KU Filmworks Film Festival.
Jayhawk spirit
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: This is to our Jayhawks. You have, once again, lifted our spirits and united us in Crimson and Blue glory!
Bush to attend Greensburg graduation
President to give commencement address
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
President Bush will share a stage with Greensburg High School students next month as he delivers the school’s commencement address a year to the day after a fierce tornado tore through their tiny Kansas town.
Commentary: Player doesn’t get respect he earned
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Gary Player might never see the early morning fog that delayed The Masters and wrapped a gray blanket of mystery around Arnold Palmer’s ceremonial drive. He might never get his day, his dinner, his moment in the Augusta National sun.
St. Pat’s group presents $44K to beneficiaries
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
The green raised from St. Patrick’s Day fundraisers will be felt in Lawrence for months to come.
Lawrence resident organizes homes
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B11
Marilyn Roy, Lawrence, announces the formation of her business, Simplify: Residential Organizing Services, in Lawrence.
Bush may skip opening ceremony
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
President Bush has said he plans to attend the Beijing Olympics, but the White House has not ruled out the possibility that he may miss the opening ceremony, which China hopes to use as an international showcase.
Landplan Engineering promotes technician
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B11
Randy Katzer has been promoted to engineering technician IV at Landplan Engineering, Lawrence.
Weather cancels slew of Thursday city events
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B5
For the third time this week, the city high school baseball teams fell victim to Mother Nature.
Former anchor delivers Dole Lecture
Brokaw shares news, views at KU
April 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
When Tom Brokaw took the stage at the Dole Institute of Politics Thursday, he made a point to compliment the Kansas Jayhawks for their victory Monday night before talking about anything else. “I have four words for you: Mario Chalmers for President,” the well-known TV journalist joked.
Commodities
April 11, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures mostly traded lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.