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Archive for Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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Polls
Are you pleased with the proposed hiring of Ed West, principal at Jefferson West High School in Meriden, as Lawrence Free State High School's new principal?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure.
 
39%
Yes.
 
37%
No.
 
23%
Total 212
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Ed West will serve as Free State High School's new principal. New FSHS principal chosen
April 21, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The next principal at Free State High School is described as a man who can understand complex issues while connecting with students, parents and staff.
7:00 a.m.
Kansas University senior Rick Phillips is making it his mission to get his photograph taken with as many Jayhawk statues from the Jayhawks on Parade as possible. Phillips is photographed by Mardis Gras on the Kaw Hawk by Janet Perkins, in front of the Lied Center on KU's West Campus. Senior searches for elusive birds
April 22, 2008 in print edition on 1A
In a symbolic farewell to his college years, Rick Phillips has embarked on a mission. He is tracking down every Jayhawk he can find.
11:00 a.m.
Becca Kellerman, left,  and Hannah Norman, both Lawrence High School juniors, try on prom dresses at Weaver's Department Store, 901 Mass. St., in the special occasion department. At Weaver's, girls attending a prom or other special event, can check a notebook that lists what color and style of gown other girls have purchased to reduce the chance of wearing similar dresses. By the book
April 22, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Prom embarrassment comes in all shapes and sizes - the bad tux, monster zit or pit stains - but nothing is so bad as swinging through the door of the ladies room and coming face to face with a girl wearing your dress.
3:00 p.m.
A worm slithers on a student's hand at the EARTH Field Day for Lawrence school children Monday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Kids learn from creepy crawlers
April 22, 2008 in print edition on 5A
Slimy. That’s how one local sixth-grader described his experience with worms at EARTH Field Day.
7:00 p.m.
Kansas University junior Eric Stein displays a gun  holster that he wore to class Monday. Stein, a member of the national Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, is participating in a week-long protest aimed at promoting concealed carry on college campuses.  Students protest concealed carry ban
April 22, 2008 in print edition on 3A
If Eric Stein gets his way, students at Kansas University would be allowed to bring concealed weapons to campus - so long as they have the proper state permit.
10:00 p.m.
Catherine Mayhew, who lives in Tennessee, is author of "Handy Mom's Guide to Grilling." Grill talk
April 22, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Casey Wallace thinks nothing of grilling - rain or shine, snow or heat wave.

All stories

6News video: Stan Herd works with student art
April 22, 2008
To commemorate Earth Day, the state turned to an artist whose medium of choice has been giant crop patterns.
6News video: Broken sewer main temporarily repaired
April 22, 2008
Crews complete temporary repairs to a Basehor sewer main that broke near Hog Creek over the weekend.
6Sports video: Firebirds soar over Leavenworth
April 22, 2008
The Free State High ladies locked up with Leavenworth this afternoon.
6Sports video: LHS softball splits
April 22, 2008
The Lawrence High softball team was in action today against Leavenworth and Shawnee Mission West.
6News video: Man shot in south Lawrence
April 22, 2008
Lawrence police are on the scene of a shooting in south Lawrence.
6Sports video: Firebird soccer loaded with freshmen
April 22, 2008
The Free State High girls’ soccer team roster is loaded with the number 9, and most are under the category of grade. Ordinarily, that’s not a good thing for a varsity coach, but in this case, it is. Kevin Romary has more.
6News video: Eudora appoints interim superintendent
April 22, 2008
The Eudora School Board selects an interim leader while the search is on for a new superintendent.
6News video: Students recycle paper for Earth Day
April 22, 2008
Today is Earth Day, and local students are stocking up on paper. But they’re not cutting down trees. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater tells us about their paper trail.
6News video: Hit-and-run driver guilty of fleeing police
April 22, 2008
A jury hands down a guilty verdict today against the woman accused of leaving a hit-and-run accident that killed two highway workers last summer south of Lawrence.
6News video: ‘Green Yard’ program to reward environmental efforts
April 22, 2008
Your lawn may not only be a reward of hard work. Soon it could also show just how environmentally friendly you are.
6Sports video: NCAA championship book released
April 22, 2008
You experienced the championship. Now read the book.
6Sports video: FSHS blows out SMS
April 22, 2008
The Free State Firebirds played host to Shawnee Mission South tonight.
6Sports video: KU falls to Shockers
April 22, 2008
The first time around, Wichita State left their mark on Hoglund Ballpark with a 7-3 win over the Jayhawks. Tonight, it was KU’s turn to fight back against the Shockers.
6Sports video: Vikings pull past Lions
April 22, 2008
It was a busy night on the diamond for our area prepsters. At Holcom Park, LHS played host to Shawnee Mission West.
6News video: Local business leaders honored
April 22, 2008
Two Lawrence residents are named Business Persons of the Year by Baker University Partners in Progress.
6News video: Search still on for missing canoeist
April 22, 2008
Search crews continue their efforts to find a 26-year-old De Soto man four days after his canoe capsized in the Kansas River.
6News video: Early morning fire under investigation
April 22, 2008
A fire this morning forces the evacuation of a south Lawrence apartment building.
6News video: Central Lawrence development dispute growing
April 22, 2008
People living in a quiet neighborhood near 15th and Iowa aren’t happy about one developer’s plan to build there. 6News reporter Jesse Fray has more.
Grill talk
More women leaving the kitchen, heading for the outdoor grill
April 22, 2008 in print edition on C1
Casey Wallace thinks nothing of grilling - rain or shine, snow or heat wave.
LHS baseball falls, 6-3
April 22, 2008
The Lawrence High baseball team fell to 4-6 on the season after a 6-3 home loss to Shawnee Mission West on Tuesday.
Firebirds Rock Raiders, 8-3
April 22, 2008
Free State High’s baseball team improved to 9-1 on the season with an 8-3 victory over Shawnee Mission South on Tuesday at FSHS.
Authorities investigating apartment fire
05:09 p.m., April 22, 2008 Updated 05:10 p.m.
Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical continues investigating an apartment fire.
6News Now: Afternoon update
April 22, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a fire forces the evacuation of the SouthPointe Apartments, and the forecast looks clear and mild overnight.
Woman found guilty of eluding police during chase
Trooper wanted to stop pickup truck following double fatality
April 22, 2008
A woman was found guilty Tuesday afternoon of four charges in connection with a police chase after a double fatality hit-and-run last year in Douglas County.
Lawrence schools technology director to retire
April 22, 2008
The division director of technology, Michel Eltschinger, will retire after 28 years in Lawrence as a teacher, principal and district administrator.
Jurors hear opening arguments on two women’s rape allegations
April 22, 2008
Prosecutors are trying to prove a Douglas County man raped two women in separate incidents in 2005 and 2006, but the man’s attorney said the sex was consensual and the women had motives to accuse him.
Parkinson slams coal-plant supporters
April 22, 2008
As part of an Earth Day event, Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson today urged legislators to support Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of a bill that would allow construction of two coal-fired power plants.
Local documentary wins KC award
April 22, 2008 in print edition on C1
A film about a Lawrence man won the Best Documentary category in the annual Jubilee Film Festival in Kansas City.
By the book
Department store helps teens avoid embarrassing prom problems
April 22, 2008 in print edition on C1
Prom embarrassment comes in all shapes and sizes - the bad tux, monster zit or pit stains - but nothing is so bad as swinging through the door of the ladies room and coming face to face with a girl wearing your dress.
Students protest concealed carry ban
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A3
If Eric Stein gets his way, students at Kansas University would be allowed to bring concealed weapons to campus - so long as they have the proper state permit.
Pump patrol
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.34 at several locations.
Positive visit
Pope Benedict’s visit to the United States was inspiring to both Catholics and non-Catholics.
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A7
News coverage of the just-completed visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Washington, D.C., and New York City has been massive. Television coverage gave viewers an excellent view of the pope, his manner and presence, as well as the huge crowds of fellow Catholics showing their adoration and respect.
Collins undergoes surgery
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University sophomore Sherron Collins, who was hindered by a bruised left knee the final weeks of the 2007-08 basketball season, had arthroscopic surgery Monday to repair cartilage damage in his knee.
Famed Hogs coach to retire
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B2
Arkansas track and field coach John McDonnell, who has led the Razorbacks to 42 national titles and 83 conference crowns, will retire at the end of the outdoor season, the school announced Monday.
Clinton expected to win today, but race will be far from over
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hillary Clinton, facing another must-win vote, this one in Pennsylvania, used images of Osama bin Laden and a nation at war on Monday to present a last-minute display of toughness and sharpen a contrast with Barack Obama, who spent the day telling voters he is better positioned to bring about change.
Extra officers to be on lookout for DUIs
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a saturation patrol Saturday.
Gasoline hits $3.50 a gallon
Record high comes as crude oil prices also spiking
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B7
Rising gasoline prices tightened the squeeze on drivers Monday, jumping for the first time to an average $3.50 a gallon at filling stations across the country with no sign of relief.
Hamas sends mixed messages on peace
April 22, 2008 in print edition on C8
Former President Carter said Monday that the Islamic group Hamas was willing to accept the Jewish state as a “neighbor next door,” but the militants did not match their upbeat words with concrete steps to halt violence.
Proper shoe fit all about spacing
April 22, 2008 in print edition on C1
Check your children’s shoe fit frequently to avoid foot problems. Children’s feet often grow faster than parents expect, and tight shoes can lead to lasting foot problems.
Double Take: ‘Good,’ ‘bad’ depend a lot on your personal perspective
April 22, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes & Julia: Why is life so sucky? And why is it so awesome?
Woodling: LHS, KU titles similar
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B1
They weren’t feted with a parade up and down Massachusetts Street. Tania Jackson didn’t make the cover of Sports Illustrated. Lawrence High girls state basketball championship paraphernalia isn’t flying off merchants’ shelves.
Kenyan wins 4th Boston Marathon
Ethiopian takes closest women’s victory in race history
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B2
Robert Cheruiyot is well-versed in the Boston Marathon course, with four victories in five trips from Hopkinton to the Back Bay.
Resolution targets pirates off Somalia
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
The United States and France are drafting a U.N. resolution that would allow countries to chase and arrest pirates off Somalia’s coast, responding to a spate of attacks including this week’s hijacking of a Spanish tuna boat, U.N. diplomats said Monday.
Kids learn from creepy crawlers
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A5
Slimy. That’s how one local sixth-grader described his experience with worms at EARTH Field Day.
Search continues for missing canoeist
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A3
Crews continued their search Monday but did not find the 26-year-old De Soto man who fell into the Kansas River on Saturday when the canoe he was in capsized.
More charges filed in standoff case
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Douglas County district attorney has filed additional charges against a man involved in an eight-hour standoff with police earlier this month.
Lawrence residents complete marathon
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B1
Seven Lawrence residents completed the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Don’t procrastinate when paying taxes
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B7
April 15 has passed, and you didn’t file your 2007 taxes. In fact, it’s been several years since you’ve filed a return. You’re scared. You’re not sure if you owe or were due a refund, but as the years go by, you just can’t seem to overcome inertia.
Proposal to raise fuel economy rules
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
The government today plans to release a proposal to raise fuel efficiency standards for new cars and trucks, putting the nation’s fleet on track to reach 35 miles per gallon by 2020.
Relay for Life captains to pick campsites
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A5
Captains of teams participating in the June 13 Relay for Life Douglas County can pick their teams’ campsites at a meeting Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Meeting Room A.
Texas Tech pitcher out
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B2
Texas Tech right-hander A.J. Ramos is out for the season due to a partial tear in a ligament in his right elbow.
Cottonwood Classies set for April 28
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A5
Cottonwood Inc. will conduct its annual Cottonwood Classies ceremony from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Free State High School auditorium.
Drake hires ASU assistant
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B2
Arizona State assistant Mark Phelps was hired as Drake’s men’s basketball coach Monday, replacing Keno Davis.
Jury to hear case of sex assault, kidnapping
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A4
Opening statements are slated for this morning in the case of a man accused of raping two women inside his Douglas County apartment.
Two jolts from Tasers subdue K-10 suspect
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A4
Officers had to use Tasers to help arrest a suspect who led them on a short chase early Saturday morning in Eudora.
March for Babies to benefit research
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A5
March of Dimes will host its March for Babies fundraiser Saturday.
Parents sought help for bomb plot suspect
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
A Chesterfield teenager accused of plotting to bomb his high school is a straight-A student whose parents sought help from mental health experts when he slammed his head into a wall last week, authorities said Monday.
Study: Cutting emissions not expensive
April 22, 2008 in print edition on C8
Americans won’t pay huge new electricity and heating bills, unemployment won’t skyrocket and the U.S. economy won’t be damaged in the decades ahead if Congress passes legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Monday.
Car of the Future’ will need ad support
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B6
“Nova” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings) invites Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as Click and Clack from NPR’s “Car Talk,” to explore various plans for the “Car of the Future.” John Lithgow narrates.
City vehicles
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Since the city is so short on money and the cost of fuel is out of sight, I would like to say to all of the city employees that have the privilege of taking a city-owned vehicle to home and work, you should have to use your own private vehicle and use your own fuel and save the city’s fuel for city business only.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A7
A Douglas County District Court jury acquitted a man who had been charged in the December death of a 2-year-old local boy.
On the record
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these fire calls
Abortion restrictions vetoed
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill Monday that would have imposed new restrictions on abortion providers and allowed lawsuits to block late-term procedures, arguing it could deny women lifesaving medical care.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino expects his team’s defense to be good once again, after ranking in the top 15 nationally a season ago.
DNA taken from polygamists’ children to establish relationships
April 22, 2008 in print edition on C8
Using cotton swabs and cameras, lab technicians began taking DNA samples Monday from hundreds of children and mothers - many in long, pioneer-style dresses - in hopes of sorting out the tangled family relationships within the West Texas polygamist sect.
Fire from carbon spill closes road briefly
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A4
A parking lot at Clinton Reservoir Water Treatment Plant looked like a large charcoal grill Monday after spilled carbon ignited.
Retirement plans
Times change, and the Lawrence school district is right to look at new ways to fund teacher retirement benefits.
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A7
It only makes sense for the Lawrence school district to take another look at the retirement benefits it offers to its teachers.
Sebelius signs machine gun bill
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B8
Kansans will be able to own machine guns, other fully automatic weapons, sawed-off shotguns and silencers starting July 1.
Samsung chairman to resign in scandal
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
Embattled Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee said today he would step down from his post at the top of South Korea’s biggest conglomerate following his indictment on tax evasion charges.
Veritas plays its youngsters
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B3
The entire Veritas Christian boys golf team was out of its element Monday at Lawrence Country Club. And rightfully so.
Summer Youth Theatre opens its doors to actors for summer productions
April 22, 2008 in print edition on C1
Calling all actors in fourth through 12th grades! Do you need something to do for the summer? Make sure that you can be at Lawrence Arts Center on Sunday.
Commodities
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures traded lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
4.0 aftershock follows Midwest earthquake
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
More aftershocks shook southern Illinois on Monday, three days after a magnitude 5.2 quake rattled nerves across the region.
Parade whiners
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: If people don’t stop whining about the celebratory basketball parade, we might not get one the next time we win a national championship.
Heart tests urged in ADHD cases
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
Children should be screened for heart problems with an electrocardiogram before getting drugs like Ritalin to treat hyperactivity and attention-deficit disorder, the American Heart Association recommended Monday.
Veto threatens $50M pharmacy plan
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday vetoed a provision that would have financed a $50 million expansion of the KU School of Pharmacy.
Army, Marines enlist more felons
April 22, 2008 in print edition on C8
Under pressure to meet combat needs, the Army and Marine Corps brought in significantly more recruits with felony convictions last year than in 2006, including some with manslaughter and sex crime convictions.
No huddle? No problem
Hurry-up offense gaining popularity
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B1
If Kansas University’s offensive attack entertained you last football season, just wait. That no-huddle spread offense? Well : it’s spreading.
BET founder is no champion of blacks
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A7
I bet Hillary Clinton wishes Bob Johnson would stop trying to help her.
Spending timeout
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: This note addresses Richard Heckler’s April 16 letter. Heckler certainly has a broad agenda - a bit hard to price at that.
Man on motorcycle collides with deer
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence man was in fair condition Monday after a motorcycle-deer collision on Kansas Highway 32 east of Bonner Springs.
2 plead guilty to selling stolen goods
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A3
Two men on Monday pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to selling stolen goods to Yellow House, 1904 Mass.
Captain hurt, but FSHS rolls, 2-0
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B1
Free State High’s Leah Williams dislikes watching her soccer team’s games from the sideline.
Freshman leaving CU
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B2
Freshman Caleb Patterson is leaving the University of Colorado basketball team.
Bucks’ Koufos to declare
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B2
Ohio State freshman center Kosta Koufos will declare for the NBA Draft but will not sign immediately with an agent, the school said Monday.
FSHS softball splits
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s softball team split two games at Shawnee Mission Northwest on Monday.
Horoscopes
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B6
Often you might question why people seem so obstinate this year. Could that be a reaction to your own determination?
Scouts collect nearly 6,600 items in drive
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A4
Boy Scouts from Lawrence and the surrounding area collected nearly 6,600 nonperishable food items Saturday in the 21st annual “Scouting for Food” drive.
Senior searches for elusive birds
Jayhawks harder to find years after parade
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A1
In a symbolic farewell to his college years, Rick Phillips has embarked on a mission. He is tracking down every Jayhawk he can find.
Driver charged with leading police chase says she was ‘really scared’
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A1
A woman charged with leading a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper on a high-speed chase after a double fatality hit-and-run incident last year said she thought someone was trying to kill her.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 22, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 22, 1908: “The case of a New York man who went crazy because he was making money so fast he didn’t know what to do with it ought to be an awful warning to the wheat, corn and alfalfa barons of Kansas.”
Yahoo financial results could sweeten deal
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B7
Wall Street will tune in to the Internet version of “Let’s Make a Deal” today as Yahoo Inc. attempts to wrest a higher price from Microsoft Corp.
People in the news
April 22, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Hawking theorizes on extraterrestrial life¢ Ebert hopes to attend namesake film fest¢ Moore endorses Obama¢ Shakira promotes British PM’s agenda¢ Hasselhoff has surgery; rehab rumor denied