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12:00 a.m.
Over 100 people celebrated Schwegler Elementary's 50th anniversary Saturday. After a ceremony in the school gymnasium, many people - including students, parents, alumni and staff - went outside to a carnival that featured a ride, balloon 'moonwalks,' bubbles and a cake walk. Schwegler School marks 50 years
April 20, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Schwegler School has been built on a foundation of caring people, and for 50 years, the walls have been filled with memories, lessons and celebration. One of the biggest causes for celebration came Saturday, when about 150 people - including students, alumni, staff and faculty - celebrated Schwegler’s golden anniversary.
7:00 a.m.
Participants in the Earth Day Parade rollerblade, bike and walk down Massachusetts Street Saturday during a celebration for the environment. Activists on a roll for Earth Day
April 20, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A sunny spring day provided the perfect backdrop for the city’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday. A parade down Massachusetts Street kicked off the festivities. KU Environs, a student organization that sponsored the parade, led businesses, families and dogs to South Park where a record number of informational booths - 63 total - participated in the event.
12:00 p.m.
Rebecca Buford, left, executive director of Tenants To Homeowners, and Dennis Brown, president of Lawrence Preservation Alliance, walk around a home at 1120 R.I. on Thursday as Hayley Travis, resources development specialist with Tenants to Homeowners, inspects rotten siding. Restoration of the historic home is a collaborative project between Tenants to Homeowners and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance. Groups rally to restore 120-year-old house
April 20, 2008 in print edition on 1B
It’s being called an east Lawrence success story. A 120-year-old house will be saved from a bulldozer and the vacant ground around it won’t become a parking lot, thanks to years of talks involving several entities.
5:00 p.m.
Josh Burnett, left, and Cory Brock have been producing Honor Premium American Vodka in Lawrence, where about 95 percent of the liquor stores and some bars carry their product. Vodka makers in high spirits
April 20, 2008 in print edition on 1A
This shell of a warehouse in the shadow of Douglas County Jail is filled with the sound of glass on glass - sort of like a symphony of champagne flutes toasting a New Year. But champagne definitely is not the drink of choice for Josh Burnett, although the rhythmic clanging of the glass bottles in the background does represent a new beginning.

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6Sports video: Final day of Kansas Relays concludes with a few broken records
April 20, 2008
As the saying goes: all good things must come to an end. And on Saturday, the 81st Kansas Relays came to a close - but not before a few records were broken along the way.
6News video: Crossing, Yello Sub crumple into history
April 20, 2008
Demolition took a little over four hours Saturday to reduce four buildings to rubble.
6News video: Local students working to provide positive peer pressure to combat underage drinking
April 20, 2008
Lawrence parents and administrators are calling it the perfect storm in helping fight a serious problem among teenagers.
6News video: Senior Center seeks new transportation
April 20, 2008
Visits to the doctor’s office as well as the grocery store are very important for area seniors. The Douglas County Senior Center helps out with those rides - but the current vehicles used for the task are in need of replacement.
6News video: Schwegler celebrates 50th anniversary
April 20, 2008
Schwegler Elementary School holds it’s last major celebration for it’s 50th anniversary.
6Sports video: Kansas sweeps ISU
April 20, 2008
On the courts this afternoon, the Kansas tennis team was trying to end their regular season schedule with a win over Iowa State.
6News video: Earth Day celebrated with parade
April 20, 2008
Lawrence celebrated Earth Day with a parade down Mass. Street and festivities in South Park.
6News video: Lawrence hosts half marathon and 5K
April 20, 2008
The race is on again, as runners took off for the second Lawrence Half Marathon and 5K run.
6News video: Search continues for missing man on Kaw
April 20, 2008
The search continues for a 26-year-old De Soto man after the canoe he was in capsized on the Kansas River.
Track coach defends Lawrence Half Marathon title
April 20, 2008
Jason McCullough, who coaches track at Fort Hays State, won the Lawrence Half Marathon on Sunday for the second consecutive year. He beat his time last year (1:10.16) with a time of 1:09.27 at half marathon, which started at Haskell Stadium.
Search for canoeist now classified recovery effort
11:23 a.m., April 20, 2008 Updated 02:49 p.m.
Rescuers searching for a canoeist who went missing after a boating accident yesterday said they do not believe he is alive.
Groups rally to restore 120-year-old house
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
It’s being called an east Lawrence success story. A 120-year-old house will be saved from a bulldozer and the vacant ground around it won’t become a parking lot, thanks to years of talks involving several entities.
NFL Draft: notable players by position
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C10
Notable offensive and defensive players in the NFL draft, grouped by projected NFL positions.
Brigade victorious, 55-53
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C2
D. Brown threw four touchdown passes to lead the Kansas City Brigade to their first victory of the season, a 55-53 decision over the Colorado Crush on Saturday in the Arena Football League.
Tick Riders’ guard US from deadly pest, one cow at a time
April 20, 2008 in print edition on E12
Fred Garza has been patrolling a piece of the Rio Grande for 16 years, usually riding solo on horseback, sometimes venturing to areas where his radio and cell phone have limited range.
James Bond film car plunges into lake
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
The car being used in the latest James Bond film plunged into a lake in northern Italy while being driven to the set.
Already costly antiques pack extra expenses down the road
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D4
Most of us buy antiques we can live with - comfortable chairs, dishes that go in a dishwasher, desks that can be used with a computer and vases for flowers. But great wealth allows collectors to buy antiques to look at, not use.
Analysis: YouTube shows maybe the rich aren’t so different
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D6
At first the video looks like just another shaming-by-YouTube. A scorned wife (blond, British, bug-eyed), fearful of being evicted from her Manhattan pad by her estranged husband, decides to air her grievances online. She rants about their nonexistent sex life and her husband’s family. But consider the subjects.
Candidates try to woo coal vote
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are walking a delicate line as they promise to aggressively tackle global warming while trying to assure voters that they continue to believe in the future of coal.
Healthy hospital
Maintaining a strong financial position helps Lawrence Memorial Hospital better serve the community’s health care needs.
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
The financial health of Lawrence Memorial Hospital is vital to our community because it ensures the hospital will be a continuing source of high quality care for Lawrence and the surrounding area.
Town wrestles with ranch’s polygamous secret
Eldorado, Texas, works to balance civil liberties with family values
April 20, 2008 in print edition on E12
The guy didn’t look much like a hunter. He was beanpole tall - scarecrow-ish, some might say, with a high, collegiate forehead and a reluctant handshake. Even in a pearl-snap shirt and jeans, this cowboy somehow seemed better suited for a college lecture hall than a saddle.
Lawrence planner joins ‘select’ group
April 20, 2008 in print edition on E1
Stephen A. Menke, Lawrence, is among 60 financial planners chosen to join the Select Planner Group of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp./Sagemark Consulting.
Take 1, 2, or 3 of these to lower your drug costs
April 20, 2008 in print edition on E1
If you’re one of the nearly 47 million Americans without health insurance, or if your plan offers only limited drug coverage or requires high copayments, you’re probably feeling the pinch of rising costs for prescription drugs.
Freshman pitcher lifts FSHS
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Mike Hill isn’t ready to say he’s cuckoo for Cody Kukuk, but the Free State High baseball coach definitely liked what he saw Saturday afternoon.
Kansas Relays notebook
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C6
Nichole Denby, who was named Most Outstanding Female Performer at last year’s Kansas Relays, won the 100 hurdles in a time of 12.78. Competing for Total Sports, she bested Josannne Lucas of Trinidad Tobago, who was timed in 13.05.
LHS soccer falls, 4-0
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s girls soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision Saturday to Shawnee Mission Northwest. The Lions (3-6) next will play Tuesday at Shawnee Mission North.
Commentary: Mitchell Report may be career killer
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C2
Barry Bonds is sitting by the phone in Beverly Hills waiting for the call that even he by now must know never will come. Roger Clemens is similarly idle, hoping that his next call doesn’t come from someone at the federal courthouse.
Don’t be left high and dry on 4/20: 10 things to know about marijuana
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Today is April 20, known to marijuana users as “4/20,” a counterculture holiday recognizing America’s most commonly used illegal drug. The number “420” is code for marijuana, and was most likely invented in the 1970s at San Rafael High School in Marin County, Calif., where a group of students known as the Waldos met at 4:20 p.m. to light up.
Demented delivery
Jack Handey’s thoughts get longer, deeper
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D3
Jack Handey thinks dinosaurs are overrated. “A world ruled by dinosaurs? It didn’t make any sense! I could understand a world where dinosaurs had some say - but not rule,” he says.
Puddle’s ‘Psycho’ is such a hit, that it’s scary
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D7
As soon as Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin wrote the song “Psycho,” he knew it would be a hit.
French Resistance fighter dies at 100
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
Germaine Tillion, a French World War II Resistance fighter and celebrated anthropologist, died Saturday, her association said. She was 100.
Poet’s Showcase: To the Champions
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D3
“To the Champions” by Geo Snyder
Auto union chief unhappy with talks
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
The president of the United Auto Workers says he is optimistic that the union can settle several contracts disputes at General Motors Corp. factories.
Dog crosses desert, mountains to go home
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
A dog that ran off during a road-trip rest stop apparently made her way nearly 80 miles across Nevada’s high desert and two mountain ranges to return home a week later.
Kansas baseball slammed
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C5
Kansas University had twice as many homers and matched Nebraska hit-for-hit, but the Huskers used a fourth-inning grand slam by Mitch Abeita to claim an 8-6 Big 12 Conference baseball victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday at Hawks Field.
Cuban monster buses vanishing
April 20, 2008 in print edition on E12
First comes the stink of diesel, then a metallic roar, and finally a tower of black smoke that tells you the “camello” - the camel - has reached your stop.
A’s rally past Royals, 6-5
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C5
Daric Barton wasn’t bothered by the booing he heard in the second inning after dropping Miguel Olivo’s fly ball in foul territory. When Olivo homered two pitches later, Oakland’s first baseman could only shrug his shoulders.
American League Roundup: Ramirez, Ortiz sink Rangers
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C4
Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer after slumping slugger David Ortiz tied it with an RBI single in the eighth inning in a come-from-behind victory for the Red Sox.
Review: Muslim reaches manhood with detour through Springsteen’s world
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D3
As a Pakistani-born Muslim raised in Britain by Old World parents, Sarfraz Manzoor would seem unlikely to write a love letter to the music of Bruce Springsteen. But the British journalist’s charming and affectionate memoir is exactly that, chronicling his struggles to navigate the territory between the expectations of his strict parents and his own hopes and dreams.
National League Roundup: Hall’s heroics doom Reds - again
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C4
Bill Hall’s two-run double in the 10th inning kept Milwaukee perfect in extra innings (4-0) this season.
KU student wins book-collecting contest
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D8
For the second year in a row, Bailey Pike, a junior studying musicology and Lawrence High School graduate, has taken home first place in the undergraduate division of the Snyder Book Collecting Contest.
Duncan gives Spurs late lift
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C8
Tim Duncan saved the San Antonio Spurs with his first three-pointer of the season at the end of overtime, and Manu Ginobili hit a layup at the end of the second extra period to send the defending champions past the Phoenix Suns, 117-115, on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round series.
Nebraska football fans turn out
Cornhuskers’ spring game draws crowd of 80,149
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C2
After an agonizing end to the Bill Callahan era, Nebraska fans couldn’t wait to see what Bo Pelini’s Cornhuskers had to offer.
Canines, owners strut for good cause in Humane Society fundraiser
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D2
Spring is here. The daffodils are up, and the Bradford pears have burst into bloom. My family is telling me all about it: Each time I open the door, the cats fly past me and stand defiantly in the back yard, daring me to catch them. The dogs, too, wake me up with great urgency at 2:30 in the morning, and then go out in the back just to smell the breeze while I complain bitterly about not getting any younger.
Moms, young children from ranch to be parted
April 20, 2008 in print edition on E12
Adult mothers who have been allowed to stay with their young children since they were taken from a polygamous sect will be separated from them after DNA sampling is completed next week, a child welfare official said Saturday.
Bush, Korean leader talk
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
President Bush and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Saturday they still expect North Korea to fully declare its nuclear weapons programs and proliferation activities in a way that can be verified. Bush tamped down assertions that the U.S. is going soft on the communist regime so the nuclear standoff can be resolved before he leaves office.
Aid arrives, but many still left hungry
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A8
Hundreds of Haitians stood in long lines Saturday, just as others had walked for hours throughout the week to receive the U.N. and regional food aid pouring into the country after a spate of deadly riots.
Long battle likely hurting Democrats
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
As a rule, presidential elections are not won or lost by what happens in April. But last week, more and more Democratic officeholders and strategists were worrying out loud about the possibility that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are running themselves into trouble by their unending battle for the nomination.
Messy streets
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I see tons of sand and tree leaves in our city’s street gutters, but there’s no street cleaners in sight. Where are the street cleaners? It’s a mess out there!
Horoscopes
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D5
You often feel overwhelmed, as you might want to do something your way but city hall frequently opposes you! If you are single, your attractiveness is not the question, but who works well with you. If you are attached, plan on several getaways together to recharge your batteries.
Young musicians featured in orchestra performance
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D1
Two young musicians will take the stage today with the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra for the group’s Spring Finale concert.
Lion starts strong as legend looks on
April 20, 2008
Before the start of the Saturday’s 1,600-meter run at the final day of the Kansas Relays, Lawrence High’s Dylan Hedges had a vision.
Replaying history
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The parties and parades have faded here in Lawrence. The championship glow still has its crimson and blue glow, and all is right in the world of NCAA basketball as far as Jayhawk fans are concerned.
Zimbabwean officials begin recount for parliament seats
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A9
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said Saturday it feared its parliamentary election victory was being stolen, while former U.N. chief Kofi Annan urged African leaders to step in and resolve the country’s election crisis.
KU soccer wins final exhibition
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C5
Sophomore Monica Dolinsky scored a pair of first-half goals, and goalkeepers Julie Hanley and Stephanie Baugh combined to hold visiting Washburn scoreless as Kansas University blanked the Lady Blues, 5-0, Saturday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex as KU wrapped up its spring exhibition season.
President must blend skills of accountant, preacher
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
The White House is often transformed along with its occupant. The Oval Office rug has been changed 10 times since the years before the Great Depression, from the green of Herbert Hoover to the pale gold of George W. Bush. The dark green drapes of the Franklin Roosevelt years have been replaced eight times and now are antique gold.
Schwegler School marks 50 years
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Schwegler School has been built on a foundation of caring people, and for 50 years, the walls have been filled with memories, lessons and celebration. One of the biggest causes for celebration came Saturday, when about 150 people - including students, alumni, staff and faculty - celebrated Schwegler’s golden anniversary.
Breaking the tape
Batman’ victorious again on Relays’ last day
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Bershawn “Batman” Jackson continues to perform superhuman feats at the Kansas Relays. “I need to buy a cape. Look for it next year,” the 24-year-old Miami native said Saturday after winning his fourth straight Relays 400-meter hurdles title and fifth in six years at Memorial Stadium.
MS support
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society would like to thank the entire Lawrence community for your support of Walk MS on April 12.
Texas A&M no-hits Jayhawks in softball
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C5
Texas A&M senior Megan Gibson pitched her first no-hitter to lead the Aggies to a 14-0 Big 12 Conference softball rout of Kansas University on Saturday that was shortened to five innings by the run rule.
Technology group to meet Thursday
April 20, 2008 in print edition on E1
Members and guests of the Lawrence Technology Association will gather for its April mixer, set for 5 p.m. Thursday at Ten restaurant in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
Empty argument
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In George Will’s column of April 15 he writes of a supposed liberal “rhetorical tactic” that he alleges Barack Obama is currently employing: “The tactic is to dismiss rather than refute those with whom you disagree.”
Murder trial to begin in Dollar General case
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
The trial for one of the two men charged with the November 2005 murder of Robin Bell begins this week.
Rockhurst sweeps city
Lions squander strong outing from Schuh
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Surely Lawrence High baseball coach Brad Stoll was jesting, but a hint of seriousness remained in his message Saturday afternoon: Spoil any more of pitcher Tom Schuh’s good outings, and the lefty might come after his teammates.
Space capsule carrying astronaut off target
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
A Russian capsule carrying South Korea’s first astronaut touched down 260 miles off target in northern Kazakhstan on Saturday after hurtling through the atmosphere in a bone-jarring descent from the international space station.
Retail haggling
Modern consumers revive ancient habits
April 20, 2008 in print edition on E1
With jobs getting scarcer, stocks on a roller coaster and economists talking recession, not many people feel like paying full price for, well, anything.
Behind the Lens: Makeshift monopod good in low light
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D2
A few weeks back, a friend of mine introduced me to an online tutorial about how to create a monopod, made of string of all things, for $2. Yes, that’s less than your morning latte.
Rescuers search for missing canoeist
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Blake McCall, right, interviews relatives at the Eudora Boat Ramp around 6 p.m. Saturday as local police and emergency response units searched for a missing man near and on the Kansas River.
Chalmers Hall
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Although “Chalmers for President” is an appealing sentiment, naming a University of Kansas building for Mario seems a more attainable idea.
Land uses
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I am writing this letter in response to an article in Sunday’s paper regarding the urgent annexation of property in western Douglas County for the purpose of the creation of a business park (distribution and retail center).
Activists on a roll for Earth Day
Hundreds take part in celebration
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
A sunny spring day provided the perfect backdrop for the city’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday. A parade down Massachusetts Street kicked off the festivities. KU Environs, a student organization that sponsored the parade, led businesses, families and dogs to South Park where a record number of informational booths - 63 total - participated in the event.
Anti-US cleric threatens new uprising
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A7
Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gave a “final warning” to the government Saturday to halt a U.S.-Iraqi crackdown against his followers or he would declare “open war until liberation.”
Oklahomans remember victims of bombing
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Oklahomans and victims’ relatives paused Saturday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial for a simple, poignant ceremony to remember the 168 people killed 13 years ago in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
Paul shines in first playoff game
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C8
So much for playoff experience. Chris Paul had 35 points and 10 assists in his first career playoff game Saturday night, lifting the New Orleans Hornets to a 104-92 come-from-behind victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their first-round series.
Benedict encourages youths on 3rd anniversary as pope
Religious leader speaks about Nazism, sex abuse
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Pope Benedict XVI focused on the future of his American church Saturday as he marked the third anniversary of his election as pontiff, rallying young people, priests and seminarians and assuring them of his support as they dealt with the damage from the clergy sex abuse scandal.
Jury duty lacks cinematic flair
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D1
Just as I was wondering what to do with myself now that basketball season is over, I was called for jury duty. Again.
Utah wins on road
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C8
Andrei Kirilenko scored 21 points, Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 16 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets, 93-82, in the opener of their first-round series Saturday night.
Officer battles 12-foot python in pet store
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
A pet store owner is calling a police sergeant a hero for saving her from the coils of a 12-foot Burmese python doing its best to turn her into a meal.
Bankruptcies
April 20, 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:
Cavs’ James proves talk is cheap
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C8
Flanked by security personnel, one of his own bodyguards and several close friends, LeBron James was escorted from the arena. He was untouchable.
Keegan: Touted hoopster doesn’t look it
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Few of those sitting in the sun at Memorial Stadium early Saturday afternoon had any clue that months from now the girl wearing “Sequoyah” on her jersey and handing the baton to her sister in the 4X200-meter high school relay race could transform the perception of a Kansas University athletic program.
March for Babies to benefit research
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B3
March of Dimes will host its premier fundraising event, March for Babies, on Saturday.
Workers begin replacing stone facade of Kansas Statehouse
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B8
Scaffolding now encloses the southern side of the Kansas Statehouse as workers start a four-year, $39 million project to clean and repair the building’s crumbling exterior.
Thai leg of Olympic torch relay festive
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
Thousands of people followed the Olympic torch through the sweltering streets of Thailand’s capital Saturday with little of the dissent that has accompanied some of the relay’s earlier stops.
Rice says Arabs should boost support for Iraq
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Iraq’s Arab neighbors have few remaining excuses for withholding diplomatic and economic support for the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad, now that daily life in Iraq is less deadly and the government has demonstrated resolve against militias and outliers, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday.
Easy being green
Area resources encourage recycling efforts
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D1
There are two sides to the recycling story…
Books tout state’s great outdoor adventures
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D1
If the long-overdue arrival of spring has you itching to get outdoors, two new books can help give you an excuse to explore the Kansas that isn’t your couch and living room.
On the record
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses:
Spiritualists protest legal status change
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A9
Britain’s clairvoyants, mediums and mystics foresee trouble ahead.
Housing fair appeals to tenants, landlords
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B3
City officials will be hosting two events designed to make sure landlords and tenants know their rights and responsibilities.
Midwest earthquakes poorly understood, scientists say
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
Scientists say they know far too little about Midwestern seismic zones like the one that rumbled to life under southern Illinois on Friday morning, but some of what they do know is unnerving.
Fear of failure drives Fed bailouts
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
And some say it will end because of subprime mortgages. But for those who cultivate fears of catastrophes as excuses for expanding government supervision of other people’s lives, the bad news is that the world is not going to end - not from global warming or economic cooling or anything else. Today’s untethered Federal Reserve will, however, make the muddle-through interesting.
Vodka makers in high spirits
Local distillers delve into art of booze business
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
This shell of a warehouse in the shadow of Douglas County Jail is filled with the sound of glass on glass - sort of like a symphony of champagne flutes toasting a New Year. But champagne definitely is not the drink of choice for Josh Burnett, although the rhythmic clanging of the glass bottles in the background does represent a new beginning.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 20, 1908: “The Democratic County Central Committee met Saturday and discussed putting out a county voter ticket this summer.
Best-sellers
April 20, 2008 in print edition on D3
Fiction: 1. “Unaccustomed Earth,” by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf, $25).Nonfiction: 1. “Mistaken Identity,” by Don and Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen and Whitney Cerak, with Mark Tabb (Howard, $21.95).
Benefit sweeps up money for hospice
April 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Familiar faces around Lawrence converged at the Lawrence Arts Center on Saturday for an evening of drinks, dessert and dancing - to help support a good cause.
Obama, Clinton in homestretch for Democratic nomination
April 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
Finally for the Democrats, the homestretch. The last 10 contests of the marathon presidential race could make front-runner Barack Obama the party’s nominee or breathe new life into Hillary Rodham Clinton’s candidacy. It starts Tuesday.
Kansas rowing strong at Southern regatta
April 20, 2008 in print edition on C5
All but one of Kansas University’s boats moved onto the Grand Finals after heats Saturday at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association regatta.