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Man killed in car wreck after reported rampage
April 12, 2008
A 45-year-old Shawnee man died this afternoon after his truck rolled over in De Soto.
Club news
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D3
Kaw Valley Quilters’ Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Monday and at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. The program will be “Darwin is Alive & Well” and “Quilting through the Alphabet.” The speaker will be Tresa Jones.
Farmers Market opens at 7 a.m. today
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence Farmers Market rings the opening bell for the first time this season at 7 a.m. today.
Mayer: Ghosts of ‘57 banished
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
It took 51 years, but a group of pained Kansas basketball associates from a 1957 heartbreak now enjoys some solace - and now we can lift a toast to the departed, thanks to these 2008 national champions.
KU softball to play twinbill Sunday
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C3
Due to a weather forecast of cold temperatures and high winds, today’s scheduled Kansas-Texas softball game has been called off.
4-H and FCE news
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D3
The Vinland FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinland Methodist Church. Hostess will be Mary Lou Brown. Paula Johnson will give the lesson on African violets. Roll call will be answered by what is your favorite flower.
Around and about
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D5
Emily McAfoos, Basehor, has been awarded the 2008-09 Jerry Campbell Class of 1971 Memorial Cross-Cultural Scholarship from Ottawa University. McAfoos will use her $1,500 stipend to participate in a class trip to Ireland. The scholarship was established in memory of Jerry Campbell by his mother, Margaret Campbell.
Hansbrough wins Wooden
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C2
He already earned an armful, but Tyler Hansbrough took one last bit of brass Friday night.
MU linebacker injures knee
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C2
Missouri linebacker Van Alexander will have surgery Monday after suffering a knee injury in practice. Alexander tore his right anterior cruciate ligament after intercepting a Chase Daniel pass on the final play of practice on Thursday.
Cheney’s ‘nude woman’ causes Internet buzz
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
Get real, people. That is not a naked woman reflected in Vice President Dick Cheney’s sunglasses. Although it kind of appears to be.
Easy money
Yard sale tips make sales go smoothly
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D1
It’s that time of the year, when yard sale signs start sprouting up on street corners and garages are unloaded onto lawns for bargain-hunters. Veteran garage saler Colleen Edwards of Fresno, Calif., offered the following suggestions for making a yard sale successful:
Far-flung field trip brings college class to brothel
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A8
Nicki Amouri hands her camera to a friend, throws her arm over another and smiles wide as she leans in for a shot with the monument her class came to visit.
Arthritis Foundation elects board member
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kristin Piper, Lawrence, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors for the Kansas Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.
Trucker skips out on $1,022 fill-up
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B5
A felony fuel skip? Police in Salina report that very thing happened at a truck stop along Interstate 70 Wednesday night.
Last Call shooter to serve 15 years
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A1
A judge on Friday sentenced a Topeka man to serve 15 years in prison for shooting three people on Feb. 10 outside a former Lawrence nightclub. “In spite of the plea agreement in this case, given the actions, your convictions and the injuries to these individuals, I am ordering that the sentences run consecutive to one another,” said Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B6
The noted Midwestern Music and Art Camp at Kansas University was to have at least a 15 percent increase in enrollment the coming summer.
Commercializing the creation of life
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B6
By now we all have a story about a job outsourced beyond our reach in the global economy. My own favorite is about the California publisher who hired two reporters in India to cover the Pasadena city government. Really.
Violence, political turmoil ends kite festival
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A5
A festival that draws thousands to Pakistan’s cultural capital to usher in spring by flying colorful kites has fallen victim to the country’s violence and political turmoil.
Horoscopes
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D7
Sometimes others don’t understand why you have become such a recluse or such a private person. This year, use opportunities to increase your emotional and financial security. If you are single, you will desire a comfortable relationship rather than a wildly romantic bond.
MLB amends drug policy
Guillen’s suspension eliminated
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C2
Baseball players and owners agreed Friday to more frequent drug testing and increased - but not total - authority for the program’s outside administrator.
Stocks hard hit by GE’s disappointing results
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B4
U.S. stocks on Friday sunk to April lows and weekly losses, with the market undone by General Electric Co.’s earnings miss, jolting investors and casting a bleak light on a slew of earnings reports to come next week.
Wind-blown win
Jayhawks thrive in blustery cold
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
Finally. With the way the crazy Kansas weather has plagued the Kansas University baseball squad this season - and seasons past - it was only a matter of time before it turned into a positive for the team.
LHS tennis canceled
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C8
Lawrence High’s tennis matches at the Topeka Highland Park tournament scheduled for today were called off because of an unfavorable weather forecast.
OSU now must turn to plan B
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C2
Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder opened the second phase of his search for the Cowboys’ next basketball coach Friday after Bill Self decided to stay with national champion Kansas instead of returning to his alma mater.
Alumni share experiences with cadets
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B3
Though about 65 Kansas University Air Force ROTC cadets are leaving the military program in May when they graduate, they are leaving behind new traditions.
Villagers shocked by Marine suspect’s arrest
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A3
People wondered about the bearded foreigner who moved into a rustic cabin weeks ago in the pine-clad mountains surrounding this picturesque village.
Morrison wants Kline banned from case
Attorney says Johnson County DA shouldn’t have been involved in harassment complaint
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B5
An attorney for Paul Morrison claims Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline improperly involved himself in a sexual harassment complaint against Morrison and should be banned from participating further in the case.
Budig receives honor
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B1
A former chancellor of Kansas University was recognized recently for his contribution to education, athletics and the military.
100-year-old barn destroyed in storm
Couple had wanted to put building on national historic register
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B1
Barbara Maycock knew it was a windy night Thursday. She could feel her old house shaking. But the Vinland woman didn’t expect to see her 100-year-old barn in a pile of rubble when she awoke the next morning.
Time capsule spurs curiosity at Allen Press
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B4
Allen Press Inc. has located a time capsule at its printing plant, at 810 E. 10th St., and company officials are looking for information about what might be inside.
Man arrested for weapons violation
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B3
Police on Thursday arrested a 25-year-old Lawrence man who is suspected of firing a shot into the air during a domestic disturbance April 5 in the 600 block of Schwarz Road.
Airline pushed into bankruptcy by worried credit card processor
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A3
Frontier Airlines, the latest airline to file for bankruptcy, was pushed over the brink by a problem that could spread to other carriers: credit card troubles.
Construction worker injured in accident
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B3
A 22-year-old construction worker at Kansas University’s Student Recreation Fitness Center was flown to a Kansas City-area hospital Friday morning after he was struck by a piece of equipment.
$736M embassy almost ready for diplomats
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A7
U.S. diplomats will begin moving into the mammoth new, heavily fortified embassy in Baghdad next month after long delays in the $736 million project - and not a moment too soon. Increasing rocket attacks on the Green Zone have killed four Americans in recent weeks and have embassy staff wearing body armor and ducking for cover.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 12, 1908: “J.H. Kaylor, who acted as agent for the Weber Brothers Piano Co. to sell preferred stock in the company here, came to Lawrence today to try to untangle the knot into which affairs have been drawn.
Baptist pastor leaving for post in Texas
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D1
The Rev. Marcus McFaul is leaving First Baptist Church.
People in the news
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D7
¢ Vanilla Ice released from jail after arrest¢ Heather Mills explains court outburst¢ Elisabeth Rohm gives birth to baby girl¢ Beastie Boy makes basketball documentary¢ Talk show host Rhodes quits Air America radio¢ Alicia Keys: Singer, conspiracy theorist
LHS alumnus writes new best-seller
Agnostic author returning home for Theologian in Residence series
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D1
Two years ago, Bart Ehrman was yukking it up on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central’s “fake” news show. He was promoting his new book, “Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why,” which was a New York Times best-seller. The book’s success marked a career highlight for the agnostic writer, former born-again Christian and Lawrence native.
Immelman’s the man
Woods trails second-round leader by seven
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C6
So much hype over this Masters. So many folks leaving early.
Forum to focus on death preparations
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence Area Coalition to Honor End of Life Choices will have a forum in recognition of National Healthcare Decision Day from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Olympic flame greeted by mostly trouble-free crowd
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A6
Runners surrounded by rows of security carried the Olympic flame past thousands of jubilant Argentines on Friday in the most trouble-free torch relay in nearly a week.
National League Roundup: Phillies snap Cubs’ win streak
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C4
Pat Burrell hit a two-run homer and had a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning, and Philadelphia snapped Chicago’s give-game winning streak.
Soaring food prices add to Haitians’ long struggles to feed themselves
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A5
Joseph Francois has a cupboard filled with dishes but rarely takes them out, even at the best of times.
Reporters subpoenaed by attorneys for governor
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B3
An Associated Press reporter and a former reporter for the Kansas City Star were subpoenaed Friday by attorneys defending Gov. Matt Blunt against a lawsuit filed by a former staff lawyer.
Girls face wrenching cultural shift in life after polygamist sect
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A5
All their lives, the girls in the polygamist sect in the West Texas desert were told that the outside world was hostile and immoral, and that venturing beyond the brilliant white limestone walls of their compound would consign them to eternal damnation.
On the record
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B2
A $10,000 1999 Toyota Solara was reported stolen Thursday. A 47-year-old Colorado Springs, Colo., woman reported the vehicle was stolen Tuesday from the 1000 block of North Third Street.
Keeper’ falls victim to cliches
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D7
There was a time when a popular book like “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” (Penguin, 2005) by Kim Edwards - a novel that spent more than 80 weeks on national best-seller lists - would have been made into a major motion picture.
Food aid meeting comes amid soaring prices, growing hunger
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B2
Against a backdrop of soaring commodity and fuel prices, government and private food aid groups from around the world are gathering next week in Missouri to grapple with the growing hunger crisis in some of the world’s most impoverished regions.
Cuba legalizes private titles to government homes
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A3
Thousands of Cubans will be able to get title to state-owned homes under regulations published Friday - a step that might lay the groundwork for broader housing reform.
Beasley to reveal plans
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C2
Kansas State freshman forward Michael Beasley will hold a news conference at 5 p.m. Monday to announce his plans.
Rats, bought as snake food, overrun house
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A3
A woman bought rats as food for her pet snakes but eventually came to think of them as “friends” and allowed them to breed and overrun her house, which will need to be razed, officials said Friday.
Ex-Jayhawk honored
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C2
Colorado 14ers guard Billy Thomas, a Kansas University product, has been named the recipient of the 2007-08 Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award, as voted by the NBA Development League head coaches.
Soldier convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B5
A military judge has convicted a Fort Riley soldier of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of her ex-boyfriend outside a Manhattan bar last fall.
Lawmakers to give health reform update
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B3
A legislative health forum will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine.
Former Firebird Murphy switches to defense
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kansas University freshman Ryan Murphy spent his red-shirt season learning the ropes of wide receiver, even getting pegged scout team player of the week at one point during the 2007 season.
Bush administration acknowledges disease lab accidents
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A1
The only U.S. facility allowed to research the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease experienced several accidents with the feared virus, the Bush administration acknowledged Friday.
Student’s global interests pay off
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B1
Since Conlan Murphy was 5 years old he has spent hours studying maps, globes and atlases. “I look at them for a long time and get a mental map of what country goes where and what the capital is and such,” said the Langston Hughes School sixth-grader.
American League Roundup: Wang cruises past Red Sox
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C4
Chien-Ming Wang added an outstanding pitching performance to the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry - a two-hit complete game.
NBA Roundup
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C5
Scores from around the league.
Putin tries giving boost to space industries
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A3
President Vladimir Putin ordered his government Friday to speed up construction of a new cosmodrome and development of a booster rocket in a bid to revive the nation’s space glory.
Commodities
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B4
Agriculture futures traded lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery dropped 26.5 cents to $8.965 a bushel; May corn lost 10 cents to $5.8425 a bushel; May oats slipped 2.25 cents to $3.85 a bushel; May soybeans declined 23.5 cents to $13.325 a bushel.
Monument pays tribute to space dog
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
Russian officials on Friday unveiled a monument to Laika, a dog whose flight to space more than 50 years ago paved the way for human space missions.
Time to celebrate
The best way to honor the Jayhawk basketball team is with a downtown parade that’s both high-spirited and safe.
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B6
It’s been 20 years since Lawrence has had the opportunity to celebrate a national championship basketball team. As Kansas University officials realized soon after Monday’s victory, one of this community’s most treasured ways of celebrating such an event is with a parade in downtown Lawrence.
Population issue
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: A few weeks ago, I read that the Vatican had come out with some new sins (as if there weren’t enough to worry about already). I was heartened, however, to see that one of the new sins was harming the environment.
Twins firmly in KU’s corner
One-time Memphis recruits cheered for Jayhawks on Monday
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kansas University basketball signees Marcus and Markieff Morris, who signed letters of intent with Memphis in November of 2006, then switched to Kansas this past recruiting season, had no mixed emotions while watching Monday’s national title game in their North Philadelphia home.
Doctor convicted in failed terror attack
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A3
A British court sentenced an Indian doctor Friday to 18 months in prison for withholding information about last year’s botched terrorist attack on a crowded airport in Scotland.
Stirring sight
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: You may have glimpsed the bright banners in Watson Park during last Saturday’s environmental event, or noticed their picture in the Journal-World. But if you didn’t see the Peace Ribbon up close, you’ve missed a moving experience.
U.S. must show commitment in Iraq
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B6
Observing the testimony of Gen. David Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, one profound truth came shining through.
Jayhawk men 12th at golf tournament
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C3
Walt Koelbel and Zach Pederson each shot 74 to lead the Kansas University men’s golf team during the first round of the River Landing Intercollegiate.
Food quality
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Saturday morning, I had another bad experience trying to take the fat off a chicken that was supposed to be organic and free range.
So how much does the president make?
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
The federal tax bill for President Bush and his wife: $221,635.
Kansas tennis crushed in Texas
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C3
Four Jayhawks lost in straight sets as the Kansas University tennis team fell to Texas, 6-1, Friday.
Key aide to al-Sadr killed; tensions may trigger fighting
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
Gunmen assassinated a top aide of anti-American leader Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday, sharpening a Shiite power struggle that has already triggered fighting between the cleric’s followers and the U.S.-backed Iraqi government.
Governor signs bill aimed at cyberbullies
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B5
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has signed a bill requiring schools to prohibit cyberbullying.
Dino-killing asteroid downsized
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A8
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may not have been the whopper scientists thought.
Scouting news
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D3
Members of Pack 3370, chartered to the Deerfield PTA, recently had their Blue & Gold Awards Banquet. Alex Doktor, second-year Webelo Scout, was awarded the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouting.
Twins, Hernandez douse K.C.
April 12, 2008 in print edition on C8
Livan Hernandez is off to a Johan Santana-like start. Hernandez, whom Minnesota signed to a one-year contract on Feb. 12, became the opening-day starter after Santana was traded to the New York Mets.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B6
Newly elected City Commissioner David Longhurst was voted the new mayor of Lawrence by the City Commission. He succeeded Marci Francisco who had not sought re-election and then had failed as a general election write-in candidate.
Hostages freed from pirate hijackers
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
Helicopter-borne French troops swooped in on Somali pirates Friday after they freed 30 hostages from a yacht, seizing six of the hijackers and recovering sacks of money - apparently ransom paid by the ship’s owners.
KU grad named auxiliary bishop of the Denver Archdiocese
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D5
The journey that led Monsignor James D. Conley to become the new auxiliary bishop of Denver began at a Kansas university where he decided to become a Catholic 33 years ago.
Simons: Any KU fine arts restructuring should build on success
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B1
What’s going to happen to the Kansas University School of Fine Arts? What kind of a school will it be five, 10 or 20 years from today? What skills, talents or experience will a new dean bring to the school?
Texas businesswoman crowned Miss USA
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
A 26-year-old entrepreneur from Texas was named Miss USA on Friday, besting 50 other beauty queens for the coveted crown.
KU student finalist for piano fellowship award
April 12, 2008 in print edition on D8
A Kansas University doctoral student has been named one of five finalists for the American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Awards.
Nurse wins award
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B5
Sue McDaneld, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department advanced registered nurse practitioner and charge nurse for the Family Planning/Sexually Transmitted Disease program, was awarded the inaugural Kay Kent Excellence in Public Health Service Award this week.
Parade route growing to accommodate crowd
It’s going to be a full house’
April 12, 2008 in print edition on A1
Downtown simply isn’t big enough for Jayhawk Nation. Organizers of Sunday’s parade of champions for the KU basketball team are extending the route beyond the central business district, aiming to accommodate tens of thousands of people expected to descend on Lawrence to celebrate the university’s first national championship in 20 years.
Father of boy involved in alleged Riverton plot seeks $750K
April 12, 2008 in print edition on B8
The father of a southeast Kansas teenager charged in an alleged shooting plot at Riverton High School told the school board that he won’t sue the district if it gives him $750,000.