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6Sports video: Beasley to enter NBA draft
April 14, 2008
Kansas State University freshman Michael Beasley announced today he is declaring himself eligible for this year’s NBA draft.
6News video: Despite early closing, post office party goes on
April 14, 2008
6News reporter George Diepenbrock tells us how a group of musicians will relieve stress on Tax Day even if the Internet cuts their fun short.
6News video: Courthouse repairs could cost $145,000
April 14, 2008
Fixing a leaky skylight and water damage in the 105-year-old Douglas County Courthouse could get expensive.
6Sports video: Spring game showcases team for eager fans
April 14, 2008
It’s been three months since the Kansas football team knocked off Virginia Tech and was crowned Orange Bowl champions. Tonight at Memorial Stadium, the Jayhawk faithful caught their first glimpse of KU for the 2008 season.
6News video: Fans flip from hoops to football
April 14, 2008
Over the past 24 hours many Jayhawk fans have turned their attention from the hardwood to the gridiron in what has been a seamless transition from one season to another.
6News video: Group offers free HIV testing
April 14, 2008
Every 15 seconds an American is infected with HIV. This week, a KU group is sharing that message with students in order to raise awareness of the risks associated with unprotected sex.
6News video: Charges filed in Sunday standoff
April 14, 2008
A Lawrence man who reportedly kept police in a standoff for more than eight hours Sunday is charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery.
6Sports video: Walters new USF head coach
April 14, 2008
After spending two seasons as the head coach at Florida Atlantic University, former Kansas sharpshooter Rex Walters is heading to San Francisco.
6Sports video: Piper trumps Tonganoxie
April 14, 2008
The Tonganoxie and Piper High School softball teams had combined to play only two games this spring. Weather conditions cleared today, however, for both the Chieftains and the Pirates.
6News video: Murder suspect in prison on gun conviction
April 14, 2008
A suspect in a Douglas County murder case is sentenced to 63 months in a federal prison today on an unrelated firearms conviction.
6News video: KidCast
April 14, 2008
Kaleb Jackson gives tonight’s KidCast.
6News video: Final Four celebration ends in Tasing
April 14, 2008
For one Jayhawk fan, celebrating KU’s big win over North Carolina ended abruptly when he was stunned by a Taser gun. As 6News reporter Jesse Fray explains, it was all over a beer bottle.
6Sports video: KU rallies; returns to Big 12 ranks
April 14, 2008
On Sunday, the Kansas baseball team capped off their three-game set with Texas Tech.
KU crime reports down
April 14, 2008
KU’s Public Safety Office received 664 reports in 2007, down from 737 reports the prior year and a more than 50-percent decrease from a decade ago.
Police in Bonner Springs investigating homicide
April 14, 2008
Bonner Springs Police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old resident at Bonner Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center as a homicide.
Lawrence post office to close at 5:30 p.m. on Tax Day
April 14, 2008
Most district post offices will close at their regular hours for Tax Day.
LHS C-team softball game canceled
April 14, 2008
The LHS C-team softball games against Olathe South scheduled for this evening at Broken Arrow Park have been canceled.
City Commission Agenda: Rec center HVAC replacement on table
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will consider whether to move ahead with an estimated $195,000 replacement of a worn heating and air conditioning unit at the East Lawrence Recreation Center.
Super Sunday
Celebrations end thrilling season
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A1
Sunday capped nearly a month of high-fives, hugs and impromptu celebrations, courtesy of Kansas University’s men’s basketball team. A victory parade in downtown Lawrence was the final chapter in a season that kept Jayhawk fans on edge but ultimately brought a national championship home.
People in the news
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B8
¢ Spears has another car-related incident¢ Ivana Trump marries Italian entrepreneur¢ ‘Dr. Phil’ show cancels teen beating story
Earth Day event to be biggest yet
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A5
Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to protecting the environment. That’s what the city of Lawrence wants people to learn during the eighth annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday.
Run-Girl celebrates year with sponsorship
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B9
Run-Girl, Lawrence, is celebrating its second year in business by sponsoring the Lawrence Half Marathon and 5K, set for Sunday at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Blogs can advance career
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B9
Q: Dear J.T. & Dale: Lately, I’ve heard people talking about blogging as a way to advance their careers. They can’t be serious, can they? -Andrew
Aid groups in Haiti fear food crisis could widen
April 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
Aid organizations said Sunday they feared the nutritional crisis could deepen in impoverished Haiti, where skyrocketing food prices have already led to deadly protests and the ouster of the nation’s No. 2 politician.
Israeli leaders shun Carter over Hamas talks
April 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is getting a cool reception in Israel, where he arrived on Sunday at the start of a nine-day Middle East tour that he said would likely include a meeting with Hamas leaders in Syria.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
Spurred by the annual tax deadline of April 15, many customers of local financial institutions were taking advantage of the new individual retirement account provisions to shelter funds from taxes until they were withdrawn in retirement years, after age 59.
Bush legacy could tie successor’s hands
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
As he nears his final months in the White House, President Bush seems intent on doing everything possible to protect his major international initiatives from easy reversal by a Democratic successor.
Threats close 2 universities today
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A6
Threatening graffiti found in three men’s restrooms led a Rochester, Mich., school to cancel campus classes, sports and cultural activities for two days.
Can MTV save print journalism?
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B8
I suppose we ink-stained wretches should feel grateful, or at least curious, that MTV has turned its star-making machinery on the newspaper racket with “The Paper” (9:30 p.m., MTV), a documentary series about “The Circuit,” the prize-winning school weekly at a Florida high school.
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B8
You express flair, creativity and high energy this year. Combined with the natural assets of your sign, you are a force to be dealt with. If you are single, you could meet Mr. or Ms. Right at this time.
Hopfinger leads KU to 8th place in golf
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B5
Freshman Brad Hopfinger shot a third-round 69 - his seventh under-par round of the year - to pace Kansas University’s men’s golf team to an eighth-place finish Sunday at the River Landing Intercollegiate.
5 seniors share awards spotlight
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s all over. The frenzied celebrations of the last few weeks culminated Sunday night at Allen Fieldhouse, where more than 10,000 fans gathered to pay tribute to the Kansas University men’s basketball team.
A&M tennis rolls over Jayhawks, 6-1
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kunigunda Dorn claimed the only victory for Kansas University’s tennis team in a 6-1 loss to Texas A&M on Sunday.
Commentary: Tiger still hunting for comeback win
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
Finally, there was a roar - a Tiger roar, awakening the echoes of prior dramatic Sunday Masters’ finishes.
Lawmakers allot $50M to boost pharmacy school
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
Although the Legislature has a lot to do when it reconvenes the session later this month, it finished work on a major priority for Kansas University.
Papal visit to White House to raise standard in church-state reception
April 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
The leader of the world’s Roman Catholics has been to the White House only once in history. That changes this week, and President Bush is pulling out all the stops: driving out to a suburban military base to meet Pope Benedict XVI’s plane, bringing a giant audience to the South Lawn and hosting a fancy East Room dinner.
Respite from commercials hard to find
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
I have no particular love for Shea Stadium. Never even been inside. From what I hear, it’s not a lovely place. Leaky pipes and “curious smells,” says one report. “A dump,” says another.
Lawmaker to serve on electricity committee
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B9
State Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee.
Governor reappoints Lawrence resident
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B9
Denise Bonner, Lawrence, has been reappointed to serve a three-year term on the Kansas Credit Union Council.
Sect mothers seek help from governor
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
The mothers of children removed from a polygamous sect’s ranch in West Texas after an abuse allegation are appealing to Gov. Rick Perry for help, saying some of their children have become sick and even required hospitalization.
Delta, Northwest work toward deal
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Delta and Northwest could announce a combination as early as Tuesday that would create the world’s biggest airline, but pilot contract issues still loomed and there was no guarantee the deal would move ahead, three people familiar with the talks said Sunday.
On the money: Understanding the commodities markets
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B9
What determines the price for a gallon of gas, an ounce of gold or a bushel of wheat? In part, the commodities markets. From precious metals to orange juice and pork bellies, traders bid, buy and sell a wide variety of commodities in trading pits.
Papers show no action on drugs in water supply
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
A White House task force that was supposed to devise a federal plan to research the issue of pharmaceuticals in drinking water has missed its deadline and failed to produce mandated reports and recommendations for coordination among numerous federal agencies, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
1,300 Iraqi soldiers, police fired for refusing to fight
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Iraqi government said Sunday it had dismissed 1,300 soldiers and policemen for refusing to fight during an offensive last month in the southern port city of Basra.
Championship spurs thousands to preserve newspaper copies
April 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
Tens of thousands of Jayhawk fans picked up extra copies of the Journal-World last week, seeking a memento of the national championship win. Someday, though, those newspapers will fade and disintegrate. It’s just a matter of how long.
A whole lotta love
Award ceremony caps Jayhawks’ daylong lovefest
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
Bill Self and his wife, Cindy, hopped out of a light blue Corvette convertible after the 21â2-mile ride of their lives - down Massachusetts Street, 19th Street and Naismith Drive, with 80,000 or so fans cheering them the whole way. “We’re floating on air right now,” Self, Kansas University’s fifth-year basketball coach, said upon conclusion of a Sunday afternoon parade honoring the NCAA basketball champions.
Blood drive slated for Thursday at LMH
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A5
Lawrence Community Blood Center will play host to a blood drive Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
President names rival as prime minister
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Mwai Kibaki named opposition leader Raila Odinga as prime minister Sunday, implementing a long-awaited power-sharing deal aimed at resolving a political crisis that left more than 1,000 people dead.
Giving the green
The community owes the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Committee its gratitude not only for the fun annual parade it stages but also for the thousands of charitable dollars its members raise each year.
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
The public face of the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Committee is a happy group of people, who claim some Irish heritage (at least for the day), staging a festive downtown parade on March 17.
Greensburg residents to get homes soon
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B10
About 20 Greensburg residents will move into new homes this summer thanks to an unprecedented effort by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and 16 public, private and nonprofit agencies.
Democratic candidates discuss God, religion
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A6
Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that the potential for life begins at conception as she and presidential rival Sen. Barack Obama answered questions about faith and religion in both their personal lives and the public discourse.
Health clinic awarded $40K in cancer fight
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Douglas County Health Care Access Clinic received a $40,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Greater Kansas City Affiliate last week.
Man, 26, in custody after 8-hour standoff
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
Andrew Lutton was sleeping on a couch in a friend’s townhouse early Sunday when he was awakened by screams. “I was hearing a female next door scream bloody murder,” Lutton said.
Sebelius to attend climate meeting
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B10
Organizers hope a gathering of governors this week will be as effective in addressing climate change as a similar event that launched the conservation movement a century ago.
On the record
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported no fire calls Sunday.
Til debt do you part
Money disputes can tear apart marriage
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B9
As wedding season descends upon those gleefully in love, happy couples ruminate endlessly about color schemes and flower choices. But there is one topic couples mightily try to avoid: money.
KU women’s soccer falls to men’s club, 4-1
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B5
When Kansas University women’s soccer coach Mark Francis learned this week his team might lose one of its seven exhibition games during an already shortened spring season, he scrambled to find a replacement.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 14, 1908: “Data just released shows that the executive branch of the federal government now employs 286,902 persons, more than 29,000 of them in the Washington area.
Salvation Army needs help with donations
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Salvation Army needs three to four volunteers Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist with incoming food donations.
Prison boat, barge collide on Mississippi
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
A boat carrying state prison employees collided with a barge on the swollen Mississippi River upstream from Baton Rouge on Sunday, injuring 18 people.
CU dismisses linebacker
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
Colorado has dismissed junior linebacker Jake Duren from the football team following his arrest in an on-campus “incident.”
McCaulley shines; KU softball splits twinbill
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B5
Dougie McCaulley is climbing into rarefied air. McCaulley, a junior outfielder, elevated her batting average over the .400 plateau as Kansas University divided a softball doubleheader with Texas on Sunday.
NBA Roundup
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
Scores from around the league.
Beasley to announce today
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley plans to announce whether he will enter the NBA Draft at news conference today on campus.
National League Roundup: Maddux chalks up win No. 349
Pirates’ Gorzelanny easily outduels rookie sensation Cueto
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B4
Greg Maddux recorded his 349th career win one day before his 42nd birthday, and Paul McAnulty drove in the only run with a sacrifice fly, leading San Diego.
Tax stress
April 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
As Tuesday’s tax deadline approaches, the American Psychological Association reminds us that many people feel stress over money.
KU baseball gets rare sweep
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
It had been two years since Kansas University’s baseball squad last swept a series against a Big 12 Conference opponent. With a few fans sporting brooms Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark, KU made it a clean sweep of Texas Tech with a 5-2 victory.
Spring football game won’t be for show
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
Mark Mangino is a traditionalist when it comes to the spring football game. Yes, he likes that the fans get the chance to see football in April, and players always like performing in front of a crowd. But Mangino isn’t interested in taking the team off track to make the spring game a fun, festive, lighthearted activity.
Prom Night’ slashes competition
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B8
Audiences made a date with “Prom Night,” the remake of the 1980 slasher flick that took in $22.7 million to debut as the weekend’s No. 1 movie, according to studio estimates Sunday.
IRS audits of large firms fall
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
The tax audit rates of the largest companies are less than half what they were 20 years ago while more small and mid-size businesses are coming under scrutiny, according to an organization that monitors the Internal Revenue Service.
Immelman leads wire to wire
South African wins Masters, beats Woods by 3 strokes
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
Trevor Immelman felt goose bumps as he listened to a phone message left by Gary Player, his childhood idol and the last South African to slip on a green jacket at the Masters.
Signing takes back seat to big celebration
April 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
I was the guest author on Tuesday at Oread Books at the Kansas Union, there for a reading, discussion and book-signing for my novel, “Buffalo Spirits.” The event was scheduled three months in advance, posters were printed, fliers distributed, press releases, radio ads, notices in the newspaper, the whole 9 yards.
Bannister, Royals cruise, 5-1
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B5
Brian Bannister had a plan against the Minnesota Twins and Francisco Liriano, and it worked out perfectly.
Dalai Lama repeats call for autonomy
April 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
The Dalai Lama said Sunday that Tibet cannot make any more concessions to China and renewed his calls for the government to cease suppression in his former homeland and withdraw troops.
American League Roundup: Chisox hit two grand slams
Pair of dingers pushes Tigers further down standings
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B4
Joe Crede and Paul Konerko each hit grand slams to back Javier Vazquez’s strong start, and the White Sox pounded the struggling Tigers.
Top 5 questions to ask before renovating
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B9
Spending on remodeling is expected to reach $316 billion this year alone, and the number is still climbing, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute. So make sure you know exactly how big a renovation you can afford and whether it justifies the time you intend to spend in your revamped home.
Vineyard hopes labor bears fruit
April 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
Corky, Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery’s mascot, flopped down and made himself comfortable in the dirt alongside about two dozen planting crew volunteers.
Fashion not function
Umbrellas perfect accessories, and not just on dreary days
April 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
Why waste a fashion-forward umbrella on a dreary rainy day? Instead call it a parasol and show off the beautiful colors, fabrics and embroideries that have become a part of umbrella design.
Keegan: Another Arizona on tap?
April 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
Football still so dominated the emotions of the masses on the Sunday night of Thanksgiving weekend that the visit of a touted Arizona basketball team, which should have been the highlight of the nonconference home schedule, didn’t generate much excitement.