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Archive for Thursday, April 17, 2008

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Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Foxes KU baseball vs. Missouri State LHS track meet
Podcasts
Polls
With Darrell Arthur testing the NBA Draft waters now, do you think he'll be back at KU next season?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
59%
Yes
 
33%
Not sure
 
7%
Total 3685
Have higher food prices prompted you to buy more generic or store-brand groceries?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
75%
No
 
24%
Total 289
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
KU's Jacob Breth hits the sand pit after taking a run at the long jump. Breth sits in seventh place after the first day of the decathlon at the Kansas Relays on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium. And they’re off!
April 17, 2008
Four events and five hours in, Kansas University’s Jacob Breth must have felt he had a crick in his neck from staring up at the decathlon field above him Wednesday afternoon during the 81st annual Kansas Relays.
9:00 a.m.
A mother fox and her young touch in the early evening light Tuesday in east Lawrence. The mother and her six kits have taken up shelter in a old garage near Seventh and New York streets. Fox family makes home downtown
April 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A family of foxes has made a rather public home out of an East Lawrence neighborhood.
1:00 p.m.
Break it down: How long does trash take to degrade?
April 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It seems innocent enough. Whiling away a spring day on the banks of the Kaw hoping to tangle with a flathead. You have all your necessities: a dozen plump nightcrawlers in a foam cup; a worn spool of fishing line; and six longneck bottles of your favorite cold beverage.
3:28 p.m.
Kansas defenders Darrell Arthur, left, and Brandon Rush double-team Memphis guard Chris Douglas-Roberts in the 2008 NCAA Championship game.  On Thursday Arthur and Rush declared for the 2008 NBA draft. Rush, Arthur declare for 2008 NBA Draft
11:05 a.m., April 17, 2008 Updated 4:37 p.m.
Kansas University junior guard Brandon Rush and sophomore forward Darrell Arthur each made it official Thursday afternoon - they’ve both thrown their hats into the 2008 NBA Draft ring. Rush intends to sign with an agent soon, while Arthur is testing the waters, not inking with an agent yet as he said he’s looking for a spot in the top half of the first round.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas defenders Darrell Arthur, left, and Brandon Rush double-team Memphis guard Chris Douglas-Roberts in the 2008 NCAA Championship game.  On Thursday Arthur and Rush declared for the 2008 NBA draft. Positive attitude key for KU goodbyes
April 17, 2008 in print edition on 5A
As a lifelong Kansas University basketball fan, Karen Pauls, 64, thinks of the players as her sons. So when players flee the Jayhawk nest, saying goodbye can be difficult.

All stories

6Sports video: Agafonov enjoys back-to-back wins
April 17, 2008
Kansas senior Egor Agafonov leaves his mark on the Kansas Relays.
6News video: City calm after storm
April 17, 2008
Lawrence is settling down after KU’s national championship win. 6News reporter Jesse Fray spoke with the police chief, who says keeping local celebrations safe took faith — and two decades of planning.
6Sports video: Rain stalls baseball tourney
April 17, 2008
No baseball today for the Lawrence Lions or the Free State Firebirds.
6News video: Controlled burn cleans up Baker Wetlands
April 17, 2008
Portions of the Baker Wetlands are being burned off as part of a maintenance project by the property’s caretakers.
6News video: Fans supportive of Rush, Arthur
April 17, 2008
There isn’t much of an argument that the face of this Jayhawk team will change over the offseason, some of those changes coming today as fans gathered around the nearest TV to hear the news for themselves.
6Sports video: Underclassmen enter NBA draft
April 17, 2008
When the Kansas men’s basketball team takes James Naismith Court next year, they’ll likely have to do it without Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur.
6News video: Race on — again
April 17, 2008
This weekend marks the second running of the Lawrence Half Marathon and 5K. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has a preview of the event.
6News video: Gov. vetoes second coal plant bill
April 17, 2008
Governor Kathleen Sebelius has vetoed a second bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
6News video: Shooting victim’s condition improves
April 17, 2008
The condition of a five-year-old girl who was struck by a bullet in the head while playing outside her rural Linwood home is improving.
6News video: Student to stand trial for rape
April 17, 2008
A judge orders a Pratt Community College student to stand trial on charges of breaking into a KU women’s dorm and raping a student inside.
6News video: Regents to create new safety policy
April 17, 2008
The Kansas Board of Regents is looking to enhance safety and security at all state universities.
6News video: NBA exodus underway
April 17, 2008
Two KU underclassmen will head to the pros next year. 6Sports reporter Andrew Baker joins us from the News Center with the latest.
Positive attitude key for KU goodbyes
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
As a lifelong Kansas University basketball fan, Karen Pauls, 64, thinks of the players as her sons. So when players flee the Jayhawk nest, saying goodbye can be difficult.
6News Now: Lawrence celebrations safer than in 1988
April 17, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the city’s post-National-Championship went much more smoothly than in 1988, and thunderstorms roll through the area.
Thunderstorm passing through area
April 17, 2008
Eastern Douglas County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:30 p.m. Extreme southeastern Lawrence and Eudora are areas that will be impacted.
Two LHS students suffer minor injuries in wreck
April 17, 2008
Two Lawrence High students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lunch-time wreck near 23rd and Louisiana streets.
Annual burn lights up Baker Wetlands
Ash floats across portions of Lawrence
April 17, 2008
If you thought there was something burning this morning, you were right.
Weather cancels school sporting events
02:23 p.m., April 17, 2008 Updated 03:25 p.m.
The Lawrence High School home tennis matches scheduled for this evening against Shawnee Mission West have been canceled due to inclement weather. No reschedule date has been set.
Sebelius rejects second bill on coal-fired plants
April 17, 2008
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius rejected a bill that would permit Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build the two plants in Finney County
Higher education officials seek tighter campus security
April 17, 2008
Higher education officials today approved policies aimed at prohibiting weapons from state university campuses and requiring criminal background checks of university hires.
Rush, Arthur declare for 2008 NBA Draft
11:05 a.m., April 17, 2008 Updated 04:37 p.m.
Kansas University junior guard Brandon Rush and sophomore forward Darrell Arthur each made it official Thursday afternoon - they’ve both thrown their hats into the 2008 NBA Draft ring. Rush intends to sign with an agent soon, while Arthur is testing the waters, not inking with an agent yet as he said he’s looking for a spot in the top half of the first round.
Shawnee man identified in De Soto wreck
April 17, 2008
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has identified David Ray Gonzalez, 45, Shawnee, as the man who died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover wreck east of De Soto.
Good policy
The group that oversees Kansas high school activities has adopted a policy that should prevent a repeat of this year’s controversial rejection of a female referee.
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
The Kansas State High School Activities Association has taken a positive step by adopting a specific anti-discrimination policy for its affiliated schools.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
Newly elected city commissioner David Longhurst, who had suddenly been thrust into the mayor’s chair, said the duties were far more demanding than he had imagined.
Pennsylvania voters remain uncertain
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
For 40 of his 65 years, ever since he first registered, Martin Greenblatt has been voting Republican in this Philadelphia suburb. Through much of the past winter, the retired teacher considered himself a supporter of Rudy Giuliani. But when the former New York mayor quit the race without a single primary victory, Greenblatt made a radical decision.
Pump patrol
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.26 at Presto Convenience Store, 602 W. 9th St.
Grass-cycling saves time, money
April 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Are you still bagging your grass clippings? I know, change is hard, but if you have a catch bag on your mower, you are just making unnecessary work for yourself. Try grass-cycling this year - it’s another concept of the Green Yards and Communities program. Grass-cycling means leaving the grass clippings on the lawn when you mow.
Fame not what it used to be
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
They wanted to be famous. Of all the troubling aspects of the Lakeland, Fla., tale of thuggery and brutality that has recently made national headlines, that’s arguably the most appalling. Not that there isn’t plenty more here to disgust any observer with a conscience.
China ties place moral obligation on KU
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
Since mid-March, the brutal actions taken by the Chinese government to suppress demonstrations by Tibetans seeking religious freedom, cultural preservation and environmental protection have been in the news.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 17, 1908: “E.J. Hess, a Coffeyville businessman who is interested in the company that proposes to build a trolley from Coffeyville through Lawrence, is here for several days talking to businessmen interested in the transportation project.”
When color is king
Use complements or contrasts for vivid garden scene
April 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Color in the garden - seems simple enough. When we paint our homes or dress ourselves, we use colors that are attractive to us, that lure us and intrigue us. Yellows are bright; blues are cool. What more is there to know?
Study: yoga boost for elderly women
April 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Women 65 and older can improve their fitness through yoga classes, according to a small, preliminary study.
Home catches fire
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
An early morning fire Wednesday in old-town De Soto displaced a family of four.
Kansas softball swept at Mizzou
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Missouri swept the Kansas University softball team, 7-2 and 6-5, on Wednesday despite two home runs from KU’s Amanda Jobe in the nightcap.
LMH revenue increases by $5.6M
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Memorial Hospital trustees and administrators said the hospital passed its annual financial checkup with flying colors.
Rival throwers lead Lions
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
A rivalry between teammates can be healthy for competition. But the best really comes out when a friendly wager is made. At least that’s how it is for Lawrence High track and field throwers Chebon Dawes and Quintin Rucker in the shot put.
Chiefs sign fullback Foschi
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Chiefs signed fullback John Paul Foschi to a two-year deal Wednesday.
LRM earns bid for 19th Street work
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Kansas Department of Transportation accepted a nearly $1.2 million bid for grading and resurfacing work on 19th Street from Ohio to Alabama streets, the department announced Wednesday. The work will be done by LRM Industries Inc. & Subsidiary, a Lawrence company.
Martin signs extension
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas State signed coach Frank Martin to a five-year contract on Wednesday that will keep him in Manhattan through the 2011-12 season.
Victims’ rights
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: It was a devastating and fateful night. Nothing could put the pieces back together. A 22-year-old KU student had been killed by a drunken driver. Nothing could make it right.
FSHS softball shut out
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Olathe East scored five runs in the first inning en route to a 10-0 high school softball victory Wednesday over Free State in the completion of a game suspended last week because of rain.
KU takes first in writing contest
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
For the second consecutive year, Kansas University took first place in the national Hearst Intercollegiate Writing competition, often called the college Pulitzers.
Horoscopes
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B8
New beginnings become possible if you work well with others. Teaming up with a key partner can make a big difference.
Students receive lesson on voting
Relevance of math emphasized
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Room 306 of Kansas University’s Snow Hall turned into election central Wednesday, and students from Hillcrest Elementary were weighing their options on who should be the Lord of Europe.
Missouri player arrested
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Missouri offensive lineman Austin Wuebbels was arrested over the weekend after police discovered marijuana and alcohol in his car during a traffic stop.
Fox family makes home downtown
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
A family of foxes has made a rather public home out of an East Lawrence neighborhood.
Hallmark launches recordable cards
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B9
Looking to follow up on the success of its greeting cards that play music and sound clips, Hallmark Cards Inc., is letting customers get into the act.
On the record
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police are investigating a report that an unidentified black male spoke inappropriately to two 10-year-old Lawrence males before exposing a part of his body, according to police.
State’s new fiscal forecast pessimistic
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
Efforts by the federal government to boost a slowing national economy have created a big headache for Kansas officials in finishing work on the state’s next budget.
Feds to collect DNA from every arrest
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
The government plans to begin collecting DNA samples from anyone arrested by a federal law enforcement agency - a move intended to prevent violent crime but which also is raising concerns about the privacy of innocent people.
Panelists line up
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B9
Two owners of Lawrence businesses will participate in a local leadership discussion to be conducted in conjunction with the national Maximum Impact simulcast.
Commodities
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures mostly traded lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
People in the news
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B8
¢ Nixon discloses breast cancer battle¢ Suspect skips stalking trial¢ Endangerment charge against Sambora sought
Free boating safety course offered
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
A one-day boating safety class is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Fire & Medical Department Station No. 5, 1911 Stewart Ave. The course is offered by members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
County streamlining funding
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B10
Douglas County’s historical societies will have to get used to a new way of receiving county funding.
Oklahoma State taps UMass coach
Cowboys turn to Ford as Sutton’s successor
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State will turn to another coach with Kentucky ties to restore postseason success to its basketball program.
Expert set to name endangered foods at KU
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
There’s no better time than Earth Day for a national leader in food preservation to premiere a wide-reaching study about the country’s endangered foods and to discuss renewing America’s biodiversity.
Hospital benefit to help nursery
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
When Christine Fosher’s infant son, Brodey, was in critical condition after his birth in March, the last thing she wanted to do was leave his side.
Start planning now for 2008 income taxes
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B9
I’ll confess: I filed my tax return on April 15. This year the time just seemed to come up so fast. But my husband and I have already talked to our tax preparer about our 2008 tax situation.
In perspective
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Some folks might think the University of Kansas should rescind my degree because I’m not speaking like a good Jayhawk. Although I don’t begrudge the team a parade or a stadium welcome, I’d like to add a different perspective to the distinction of having national champions living in our hometown.
Take This Moment event set for Monday
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
GaDuGi SafeCenter staff, volunteers and others will gather for Together, Take This Moment to recognize Sexual Violence Awareness Month at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the South Park Gazebo, near 12th and Massachusetts streets.
Elderly women guilty in murder conspiracy
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Two elderly women accused of killing two homeless men to collect millions of dollars in insurance payouts were convicted Wednesday of conspiracy to murder, and one of them was convicted of the murders themselves.
Man at center of ricin case arrested
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
An unemployed graphic designer who authorities believe was nearly killed by ricin was arrested Wednesday on federal charges that he possessed the deadly toxin as part of an “exotic idea,” never carried out, to poison his enemies.
States to resume executions after lethal injections upheld
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
The longest pause in executions in the U.S. in 25 years is about to end. A splintered Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday, approving the most widely used method of lethal injection.
Unsung heroes
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Four hundred seventy-nine thousand dollars, almost a half-million dollars! I was shocked when I read in the April 11 Journal-World that the St. Patrick’s Day parades over the years have contributed this sum of money to benefit the community, particularly in areas where the community hasn’t been able to help itself.
US airlines have no deaths in 2007
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
No one died during 2007 in accidents among larger scheduled U.S. airlines and smaller commuter aircraft, and deaths in private plane accidents dropped to 491, their lowest total in more than 40 years, the government reported Wednesday.
Pope: Religion more than ‘private matter’
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
Feted at the White House on his 81st birthday, Pope Benedict XVI praised Americans for their deep religious beliefs Wednesday but later told the nation’s bishops that the scourge of clergy sex abuse had sometimes been “very badly handled.”
Break it down: How long does trash take to degrade?
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
It seems innocent enough. Whiling away a spring day on the banks of the Kaw hoping to tangle with a flathead. You have all your necessities: a dozen plump nightcrawlers in a foam cup; a worn spool of fishing line; and six longneck bottles of your favorite cold beverage.
And they’re off!
KU athletes have work cut out after first day
April 17, 2008
Four events and five hours in, Kansas University’s Jacob Breth must have felt he had a crick in his neck from staring up at the decathlon field above him Wednesday afternoon during the 81st annual Kansas Relays.
Our Town Sports
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Sports in and around Lawrence
Faunce’s first dinger lifts Kansas baseball late
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Nick Faunce is a contact hitter, ideally a pest who can drop down a sacrifice bunt and set the table for the big bats. Eating the feast usually isn’t for him.
Appleton signs on
Juco transfer a ‘do-everything guard,’ Self says
April 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Tyrone Appleton figures to fill a variety of slots on the basketball court at Kansas University.
ABC should let ‘Eli Stone’ die
April 17, 2008
The overly cute supernatural legal comedy “Eli Stone” (9 p.m., ABC) wraps up its first season with the title character undergoing surgery to address the brain aneurysm behind his sounds and visions. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see that ABC should pull the plug on this one.
Nearly 300 arrested in immigration raids
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Nearly 300 people were arrested Wednesday in immigration and identity theft raids at Pilgrim’s Pride poultry plants in five states.
Bells toll for 32 massacre victims
Ceremonies mark anniversary of campus attack
April 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
A sea of people clad in maroon and orange, some with heads tearfully bowed, others with arms interlocked, paid tribute Wednesday to the victims who died a year ago in the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern history.