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6News video: National Champion Jayhawks celebrated with parade
April 13, 2008
The champion Jayhawks make their way down Massachusetts Street for a celebratory parade this afternoon. KU fans lined Mass. Street from 7th to 19th to give their beloved basketball players some well-earned praise.
6News video: A ‘march’ down Jayhawk memory lane
April 13, 2008
A check of the history books reveals great Jayhawk hoops teams and their fans have a long tradition of parading through downtown Lawrence to celebrate an exceptional season.
6Sports video: KU sweeps series with Texas Tech
April 13, 2008
After being swept last weekend in Baylor by the Bears, the Kansas baseball team did a little sweeping of their own against Texas Tech.
6News video: Mrs. Chalmers reflects on Mario’s miracle shot
April 13, 2008
With his now-famous 3-point shot in the NCAA Championship game against Memphis, Mario Chalmers became a hero to the Jayhawk nation. managing editor Cathy Hamilton caught up with Mario’s mom to get her take on that ‘One Shining Moment’ no one will soon forget.
6Sports video: Jayhawks head to Fieldhouse after parade
April 13, 2008
Today’s championship parade filtered down Mass. Street and then proceeded south towards South Park. From then, it was on to Allen Fieldhouse where the 2008 team was introduced for one final time.
6News video: Championship keeps store owners busy
April 13, 2008
After the parade, many people stayed to do some shopping on Mass. Street. Some store owners say the championship has kept them busy all week.
6Sports video: Jayhawk softball squad splits series with Texas
April 13, 2008
The Kansas University softball squad won the first game against Texas, 8-1, but lost the nightcap, 2-1.
6News video: AIDS walk and 5K run helps raise awareness
April 13, 2008
The Douglas County AIDS Project hosted the ‘Hitting the Bricks to Stop AIDS’ Walk and 5K Run Saturday morning.
6News video: Standoff with police lasts eight hours
April 13, 2008
A standoff with police at a Lawrence residence lasts more than eight hours before ending peacefully.
Doors open early for basketball awards ceremony
April 13, 2008
Doors opened early at Allen Field House to accommodate a restless crowd, eager to find seats to a ceremony honoring the Kansas University men’s basketball team.
Parade crowd estimated at 80,000
April 13, 2008
Anticipation for this afternoon’s victory parade honoring the Kansas University basketball team is growing, as sidewalks and street corners in downtown Lawrence fill up with spectators. Wrapped in blankets and perched on folding chairs, fans are proud of their Jayhawks and excited to see a celebration that is expected to draw 80,000 people to downtown.
Man surrenders to police following standoff
April 13, 2008
A man surrendered to Lawrence police about 12:30 p.m. today, following a standoff in the 3000 block of Bainbridge Circle.
Victory: What’s in it for KU?
Stellar athletic year may boost enrollment, donations
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s been a banner year for Kansas Athletics: an Orange Bowl victory for the football team and a National Championship for the basketball team. In addition to promoting good feelings across campus, there’s the chance that all of this promotion - something that a value can’t easily be affixed to - will provide tangible benefit to the university.
FSHS soccer blanks Topeka High
Carlson sets up Williams’ goals
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s girls soccer squad was bound to break through eventually with the amount of offensive pressure it was putting on Topeka High on Saturday at FSHS. Just 27 seconds into the second half, the Firebirds finally found the back of the net and never looked back.
Gas gamble pays off for Johnson
Victory is first this year for Hendrick
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C10
Jimmie Johnson gave Hendrick Motorsports its first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, winning a fuel gamble Saturday night at Phoenix International Speedway.
Cavs’ James making strong case for MVP
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C6
Kicking back near the rear of a charter bus, a sleepy LeBron James pulled up his sweatshirt’s hood and contemplated a cat nap on a rainy afternoon in New Orleans.
The taste of victory: 420 oysters in 8 minutes
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti looked down at the litter of empty oyster shells in front of him and savored victory. For Crazy Legs Conti, the bitter taste of defeat could be washed away only by beer.
Art auction features local photographer
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B4
Behind his camera, Lawrence photographer Tim Forcade usually has an expectation that the world will “show up for him.” He gives the world his attention, his patience, and he’s presented with remarkable moments.
Nesting geese attack good for business
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
Buyer beware: A pair of Canada geese guarding their nest outside an Illinois furniture store are attacking unwary shoppers, even drawing blood from a few people.
Wachovia promotes financial adviser
April 13, 2008 in print edition on E1
Wachovia Securities, a national brokerage firm based in St. Louis, recently announced that Dave Mattern, Lawrence, had been named first vice president and investment officer.
April 13, 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
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 13, 1908: “In most local churches yesterday, women wearing the big Merry Widow hats silently defied the dictum of the Ministerial Alliance that all hats should come off during services.”
IRS offers tips to beat Tuesday’s tax filing deadline
April 13, 2008 in print edition on E1
The IRS has some tips to consider as Tuesday’s income tax-filing deadline approaches
Cold doesn’t deter DCAP walkers, runners
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
The cold weather didn’t keep many people from participating in Saturday’s Douglas County AIDS Project (DCAP) AIDS Walk, but the tight economy may have kept people from opening their wallets.
Smoking cessation, walking programs set
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Memorial Hospital ConnectCare is hosting two free programs.
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
Fiction:: 1. “Compulsion,” by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine, $27).Nonfiction: 1. “Mistaken Identity,” by Don and Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen and Whitney Cerak, with Mark Tabb. (Howard, $21.95.)
People in the news
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ Ivana Trump getting married to Italian beau¢ Matchbox Twenty pulls out of rodeo concert¢ Pneumonia ruled cause of Brando’s death
Flame’ thrower
Former Obama adviser finds issues to pursue
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
They did the “Monster Mash” last month - the world’s media, that is - and the mashee was Samantha Power, forced to resign as Barack Obama’s senior foreign-policy adviser after using the “M” word to describe Hillary Clinton.
Poet crafts works like visual artist
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D6
One of the most beloved poets in the Kansas City-Lawrence area is Thomas Zvi Wilson. He and his wife, poet Jeanie Wilson, have lived in Shawnee since 1992. They host the Writers Place Poetry Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library.
Commentary: Golf hasn’t been same since Arnie
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Hey, kid, you want to know why this sport and this tournament are so big? You want to know why ESPN so desperately wants to televise the Masters?
Sonics face uncertain future
Owner wants to move team to Oklahoma City
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C6
Nick Collison is Midwestern at his core. He was raised in the cornfields of Iowa, educated at Kansas University and has a basketball work ethic to match his background.
Power struggles
Electric cars’ road to market full of potholes
April 13, 2008 in print edition on E1
On an overcast Friday in February, about 100 people gathered behind Tesla Motors Inc. headquarters, awaiting the future of transportation. A truck pulled up with a trailer, which disgorged a sleek black electric sports car that promises to change the world as much as the Model T did a century ago.
Commentary: In Tiger World, what’s 6 strokes?
Fans expect Woods to overcome odds
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C8
Out there in the sports world, fans no longer believe. It’s as if they have a contest to see who can give up first. Their team is too far behind. The game, the series and the season are finished.
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D5
You have strong self-esteem and a good sense of direction working for you. Sensitivity to options helps you obtain much more than your basic needs. You are unusually dynamic and creative. You will demand comfort in a relationship.
Dems set up battle between insight, experience
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
Here’s a news flash from the front lines of political Pennsylvania: It is becoming increasingly clear that the central elements of both Hillary Rodham Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s campaign pitches are deeply flawed.
Commission to consider annexation that would allow new business park
Property within view of I-70
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
It is an age old story: a battle over a hill. And like many hills that cause men to spar, this one is well situated. This hill is nearly 155 acres of pasture ground just north of the Lecompton interchange on the Kansas Turnpike.
Immelman clings to slim lead
With a little luck, South African 2 strokes ahead
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C8
Trevor Immelman stood frozen in the fairway when the ball kept going, spinning off the 15th green and onto the ramp of tightly mowed grass, tumbling toward the water.
Obama’s ‘bitter voter’ remarks give rival Clinton an opening
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
A political tempest over Barack Obama’s comments about bitter voters in small towns has given rival Hillary Rodham Clinton a new opening to court working class Democrats 10 days before Pennsylvanians hold a primary that she must win to keep her presidential campaign alive.
Smoky Valley graduate has part in HBO miniseries
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B5
Just a little less than eight years removed from walking up to accept his high school diploma at Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg, Clancy O’Connor might be forgiven for pinching himself.
Local voices: A love affair with the Kansas Jayhawks
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
I’ve been in love before, but never like this. The relationship between fans and their favored sports team is, for all intents and purposes, a love affair. I never understood this before now.
Shining moment’ will last a lifetime
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D1
Dear National Champions, Thanks, I needed that.
Behind the Lens: Different accessories allow you to use flash off-camera
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D2
Last week I wrote about on-camera flash lighting techniques with 35-millimeter single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. In this column I’ll introduce some equipment and techniques for using flash and lighting equipment off-camera.
Farmers Market opens
Season starts with cold temperatures, flurries
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
Only two vendors sold fresh greens Saturday, as the Lawrence Farmers Market opened for the first time this season. The weather told the story.
Quintet makes return to library
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
Sounds of buzzing, blowing, stomping and giggling filled the Lawrence Public Library auditorium Saturday once again, thanks to the Lawrence Woodwind Quintet.
Protesters march to Burger King in support of Fair Food
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
About 80 Kansas University students marched from the Kansas Union to Burger King, 1301 W. 23rd St., protesting what they called the burger chain’s exploitation of farm laborers in Immokalee, Fla.
Pump patrol
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.18 at several locations.
Hutchinson man sentenced to 10 years for putting two children in hot dryer
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
A Hutchinson man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for putting his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son in a hot clothes dryer as punishment.
China arrests 9 monks accused in bombing
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
China has arrested nine Buddhist monks and accused them of planting a homemade bomb in a government office building in Tibet last month, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.
One-hit wonder
Esquibel frustrates Tech; KU rolls, 9-1
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Whipping wind and vigorous snow flurries had Kansas University’s baseball players ducking for cover and wondering how they were going to play Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. When the tarp was called for and the noon start time delayed an hour, a cancellation actually seemed in the cards.
Randall recalls parade in ‘88
Former Jayhawk: ‘It was unbelievable’
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s basketball players wore 1988 national championship T-shirts - as well as shorts and shades - while riding in convertibles down Massachusetts Street on a beautiful, balmy spring day two decades ago.
Tackle spots up for grabs at KU
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Perhaps no holes on Kansas University’s football team need to be filled with more urgency than one on each side of the offensive line.
Maoist leader wins seat in Nepal election
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
After spending a decade leading a communist insurgency in the mountains of Nepal, former top rebel Prachanda became the newest member Saturday of an assembly that will chart the Himalayan country’s future.
Twins’ Bonser as cold as Royals’ offense again
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C5
Boof Bonser could see his fingers, so he knew they were still there. “I couldn’t feel my fingers,” he said.
Ex-Husker remains in jail
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Former Nebraska football player Willie Miller remains in jail after being arrested this week in an alleged road rage incident.
On the record
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
A 21-year-old Lawrence woman reported an auto burglary and theft to Lawrence police Tuesday. Items reported stolen include a CD case and 50 CDs. A Pioneer Stereo faceplate was stolen but recovered the same day. The front passenger window of a 2000 Subaru Legacy was damaged. Estimated loss is $1,215.
Jayhawks track shines at two weekend meets
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University claimed two records - a school and meet mark - and earned nine NCAA qualifying results over the weekend.
K-State students dies after fall from balcony
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B4
Authorities are investigating the death of a Kansas State University student who apparently fell over an apartment balcony railing.
President defends drug-testing policy
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C10
The call earlier this week for regular random drug testing by some of NASCAR’s biggest stars apparently will not change the sanctioning organization’s current policy of testing only for “reasonable suspicion.”
Milwaukee’s new GM sees bright future
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C7
John Hammond slipped into the suite where Joe Dumars was sitting when the Detroit Pistons’ general manager began rattling off ideas for the future.
NBA Roundup
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C7
Scores from around the league.
Officials: Torch run should be trouble-free
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
The mayor of Tanzania’s main city received the Olympic torch from a Chinese official Saturday and assured him its run through the East African nation would be smooth.
National League Roundup: Francoeur tees off in Braves win
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C4
Jeff Francoeur had two home runs and a career-high seven RBIs, and Atlanta handed Washington its ninth straight loss.
50,000 patients’ info stolen from hospital
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
A man who worked in the admissions department at a prestigious Manhattan hospital has been charged with stealing and selling information on nearly 50,000 patients.
Evolving sign
Peace symbol’s meaning has changed over 50 years
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D1
Christine Smith’s life, at this point, is enveloped in peace. As the coordinator of the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice, she’s been embroiled with the coalition in protesting the war in Iraq with weekly peace vigils since Sept. 7, 2002. But she doesn’t recall when the symbol of peace first gained prominence 50 years ago this month.
France cuts U.S. Davis Cup edge
Bryan brothers drop doubles match, but U.S. leads, 2-1
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Bob and Mike Bryan failed to win their doubles match Saturday, forcing the United States to wait another day before it can try to close its Davis Cup quarterfinal against France.
Political progress still lacking in Iraq
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
When Gen. David Petraeus came to The Washington Post on Friday, he had already answered hundreds of questions in two days of hearings before the House and Senate about his assignment as commander of coalition forces in Iraq.
Snedeker no newbie at Augusta National
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C8
Brandt Snedeker isn’t as inexperienced as you might think. Sure he was a PGA Tour rookie last year, and yes this is his first Masters as a pro. But he knows his way around Augusta National. He figures he has played 40 practice rounds here.
Man killed in car wreck after reported rampage
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
A 45-year-old Shawnee man died Saturday after his truck rolled over in De Soto.
Kansas rowing falls to Kansas State, 13-8
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University and Kansas State each won two of four races, but the Wildcats claimed the First Varsity Eight Race to claim a 13-8 overall victory in the Kansas Cup rowing dual Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake.
American Airlines returns jets to service
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
American Airlines on Saturday received clearance from federal aviation officials to return all of its 300 grounded jets to service, an airline spokesman said.
U.S. economic ‘crisis’ is overblown
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
During presidential elections, when candidates postulate this or that “crisis” for which each is the indispensable and sufficient cure, economic hypochondria is encouraged, so a sense of suffering is rampant. Recently The Wall Street Journal, like Joseph Conrad contemplating the Congo, surveyed today’s economic jungle and cried, “The horror! The horror!”
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Nostalgic Lawrence Homes’
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
‘Nostalgic Lawrence Homes’ by Tom Mach
Mosque bombing kills 9, hurts 100
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
A bomb explosion in a mosque packed with hundreds of worshippers in southern Iran killed at least nine people and injured more than 100 Saturday, local media reported.
Maximum Impact’ to teach leadership
April 13, 2008 in print edition on E1
Business executives, institutional managers and leaders of other employment venues aren’t the only ones who can benefit from leadership training and advice offered by local and national experts, James Bush says. Teachers in Lawrence public schools can pick up credit, too.
President, rival agree on coalition Cabinet
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga reached a deal Saturday on a coalition Cabinet, following protracted talks on implementing a power-sharing deal meant to end the political crisis over a disputed election, officials said.
American Indian artist gains new venue
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D1
As an artist, Dick West’s works were known as being among the finest American Indian paintings of the Great Plains. Now, a gallery bearing his name will be a new venue for native works.
Next Taiwan VP meets with Chinese president
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A8
Taiwan’s next vice president sat down with Chinese leader Hu Jintao for a brief but historic chat Saturday, raising hopes that the rivals would begin to ease six decades of hostilities.
Starship captain returns to Shakespearean roots
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D5
One recent Monday at 8:30 p.m., Patrick Stewart found himself with nothing to do.
Dalai Lama urges vision of hope
Spiritual leader doesn’t mention Tibet in speech
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A8
Still avoiding direct discussion of the situation in Tibet, the Dalai Lama on Saturday urged people to have hope for the future and to look past a century of bloodshed and toward a period of dialogue.
African leaders discuss crisis
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A7
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe skipped a regional summit Saturday addressing the deepening crisis over the country’s contentious presidential election, giving southern African leaders little chance to step up the pressure on him.
Parade and awards ceremony to honor Jayhawks today
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
Mario Chalmers made the shot. Bill Self’s still the coach. Now it’s time for KU’s heroes of the hardwood - the 2008 national champions, less than a week after outlasting Memphis to claim the NCAA title - to ride triumphantly through the heart of Lawrence, in a parade of significance unseen since Kansas’ last title 20 years ago.
No reservations? Going online a must to eat at restaurant
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A6
When one of the hottest chefs in town opened his newest creation, Momofuku Ko, the rich, powerful and influential immediately set about trying to land a reservation the easy way. They appealed to the chef.So far, they’ve had little luck.
Sports body adopts language banning discrimination against refs
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B8
The group that governs high school sports in Kansas has officially adopted a policy aimed at preventing schools from discriminating against referees and other sports officials.
FDA: Salmonella strain in cereals infected 23
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
At least 23 people in 14 states have been sickened by the same strain of salmonella found in two breakfast cereals recalled by Malt-O-Meal, the federal Food and Drug Administration said Saturday.
Barbee leads KU in men’s golf meet
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
Nate Barbee shot his fourth under-par round of the year Saturday, a second-round 70 to lead Kansas University’s men’s golf team at the River Landing Intercollegiate.
Congress aims to ease doctor shortage
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
Congress is under pressure to remedy a national doctor shortage that could worsen on July 1, when physicians who treat Medicare patients get a 10 percent pay cut.
Review: ‘Crows’ has moments, but not up to Wambaugh classics
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
In his latest police procedural, Joseph Wambaugh introduces a large assortment of quirky cops, each made readily recognizable by his own “handle.”
American League Roundup: Floyd brilliant in 7-0 victory
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C4
Gavin Floyd held the Tigers hitless until Edgar Renteria singled with one out in the eighth inning. Floyd never had pitched more than seven innings in the majors.
Music professor performs recital at KU
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D2
Stephanie Zelnick, Kansas University assistant professor of clarinet, will perform a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Swarthout Recital Hall and is part of the overall celebration for Murphy Hall’s 50th anniversary.
How to make a tie-dye shirtdress at home
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D7
This craft project takes 30 minutes, plus drying time.
Coverage lacking
Americans need to “re-enlist” and insist that political campaign coverage focuses on the issues important to the nation’s future.
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
Tom Brokaw has covered a lot of political campaigns. The former NBC anchorman spoke last week at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics and took a number of questions from the audience on various topics.
J-W wins top award
April 13, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence Journal-World won the top newspaper award during the Kansas Press Association’s 2008 Awards of Excellence Saturday night at the Courtyard by Marriott.
Board to discuss funding projects
April 13, 2008
Lawrence school board members will consider funding for three projects at schools at the 7 p.m. Monday meeting at district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive.
Altering antique, collectible for ‘look’ decreases value
April 13, 2008 in print edition on D4
Condition is important when determining the value of a piece of antique furniture we have all learned this from TV shows about antiques. Condition is also important when deciding the value of baseball cards, labeled boxes and bottles, toys and most other collectibles.
FSHS baseball washed
April 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s baseball game against Shawnee Mission West scheduled for Saturday at FSHS was postponed because of wet grounds.
Bloodiest week this year for US ends with roadside bomb
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
A roadside bomb killed an American soldier in Baghdad on Saturday, capping the bloodiest week for U.S. troops in Iraq this year. Clashes persisted in Shiite areas, even as the biggest Shiite militia sought to rein in its fighters.
Haiti lawmakers oust PM in wake of deadly protests
April 13, 2008 in print edition on A9
Haitian lawmakers on Saturday dismissed Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis, hoping to defuse widespread anger of rising food prices that had led to days of deadly protests and looting.