Archive for Thursday, April 24, 2008

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Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Mario Chalmers' Press Conference Blooming vision
Podcasts
Polls
Do you use pesticides on your lawn?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
47%
Yes.
 
38%
I don’t have a lawn.
 
13%
Total 298
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University junior guard Mario Chalmers declares his intention to enter the NBA Draft. Chalmers made his announcement Wednesday at Hadl Auditorium and said he would not sign with an agent, thus leaving open the possibility he would return for his senior season. Chalmers diving in
April 24, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Kansas University junior Mario Chalmers - who 21â2 weeks ago hit the biggest shot in KU basketball history - may have hoisted his last jumper in college. Chalmers, whose clutch three-pointer sent KU’s 75-68 NCAA championship victory over Memphis into overtime, on Wednesday announced he’s entering the 2008 NBA Draft without an agent.
9:00 a.m.
Kim Templeton, left, an orthopedic oncologist at Kansas University Hospital, meets with her patient Gary Paul in his hospital room Friday.  Templeton removed a tumor and cancerous bone from Paul's arm and replaced it with a titanium alloy rod. Innovative procedure saves arm
April 24, 2008 in print edition on 1A
If Gary Paul had been admitted to Kansas University Hospital three months ago, instead of last week, he probably would have gone home to Potwin without his right arm. But now, because of a new treatment protocol never before used in the United States, Paul will keep both arms - and his right arm could eventually be as good as it’s ever been.
12:00 p.m.
The Kong Family is concerned about the rising cost of tuition at universities. Family members are, from left, Andrew, a junior at Kansas University; Alex, a freshman at Southwest Junior High; Man, an electrical engineering and computer science professor at KU; Sue, a medical technologist at the Internal Medicine Group; and Amanda, a senior at Free State High School. 6 percent tuition increase advised
April 24, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A Kansas University provost’s advisory committee has recommended a 6 percent increase in tuition rates for next year, according to the minutes of a recent Faculty Senate meeting.
4:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
It's 'Showtime' at LHS
Posted April 24, 2008
The annual "Showtime" music revue kicks off at 7:30 p.m. tonight - and continues with shows Friday and Saturday - with a variety of acts at Lawrence High School. Tune in to the Pulse Podcast to hear a sampling of performances at this year's event.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas University students Matthew Kugler, Houston sophomore, from front left, Jason Oliver, Kansas City, Kan., junior, Colleen Carlsen, Naperville, Ill., sophomore, and Amelia Crowl, Emporia junior, form a circle and debate the federal budget Thursday during a political science class about Congress in Fraser Hall. The students were given about an hour and 15 minutes to decrease the nation's debt. Students take stab at deficit reduction
April 24, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Funding for NASA - to the tune of $53 billion - took a hit Thursday, and Congress agreed to spend $33 billion on mass transit.

All stories

6Sports video: BVN takes top in quad
April 24, 2008
Today the Free State High girls’ swim team made the short trip to Lawrence High. It was senior day as Blue Valley North and Olathe South round out the quad.
6Sports video: Kansas softball blanks Wichita State
April 24, 2008
Earlier this week, the Kansas baseball team struggled against Wichita State. In fact, in two games against the Shockers this year, the Hawks are winless. That, however, is on the baseball side.
6News video: Flora tour to showcase campus beauty
April 24, 2008
From Jayhawk Boulevard to the Chi Omega Fountain and Mount Oread, the KU campus is full of plant life — shrubs and trees that will be on display Saturday for the first ever Spring Flora Tour.
6News video: Parade of Homes will feature builders’ work
April 24, 2008
Lawrence home builders are looking forward to showing off their best work during the annual Spring Parade of Homes.
6News video: Students have go at federal deficit
April 24, 2008
A group of KU students try their hands at reworking the federal budget this afternoon.
6News video: Last Call shooter must register as offender
April 24, 2008
A man convicted of shooting three people outside a Lawrence nightclub will have to register with the state as an offender when he gets out of prison.
6News video: Lawmakers make ‘last offer’ on coal plants
April 24, 2008
Legislative leaders propose a new plan to allow two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
6News video: MU leads in player arrests, misconduct
April 24, 2008
KU won the basketball championship. Now rival Missouri is leading the polls in a different competition — one that’s not quite as pleasing.
6News video: New LMH nursery will benefit local families
April 24, 2008
A community event this weekend hopes to raise enough money to outfit a new special care nursery with the equipment needed to take care of premature or sick newborns. The new nursery will make life easier during a difficult time for countless families, something one Douglas County couple knows the importance of.
6Sports video: Scholar-athlete hopes to go out with a bang
April 24, 2008
We’ve been watching our newest Hy-Vee High School Scholar-Athlete of the Month run for four years. Now, Lawrence High’s Kelly Renfro has little more than a month left in her prep career.
6News video: Work on Mass. to be done by Sidewalk Sale
April 24, 2008
Massachusetts Street will get torn up again this summer. Fortunately the construction this year won’t take as long as some past projects. 6News reporter Jesse Fray has more.
Students take stab at deficit reduction
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
Funding for NASA - to the tune of $53 billion - took a hit Thursday, and Congress agreed to spend $33 billion on mass transit.
Free State baseball game washed
April 24, 2008
The Free State High baseball team had its Thursday home game against Olathe South postponed because of rain.
6News Now: Downtown traffic will face road work this summer
April 24, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Mass. Street will get messy again this summer for road resurfacing, and the forecast has a chance of rain.
Lawrence High baseball game moved to Olathe
April 24, 2008
The Lawrence High School baseball game scheduled for this evening at Ice Field has been moved to CBAC in Olathe.
Legislative leaders give Sebelius ultimatum on coal-fired project
01:07 p.m., April 24, 2008 Updated 02:04 p.m.
Senate President Steve Morris and House Speaker Melvin Neufeld make new offer to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on coal-fired power plants.
Officials pass on selling historic sites in Kansas
April 24, 2008
In search of budget savings, the Kansas Legislature wants to know if any state historic sites could be sold.
New gallery takes fresh view of function
April 24, 2008 in print edition on C1
After graduating last year with an illustration degree from Kansas University, Eric Dobbins decided it was the right time to try his hand at a downtown art gallery.
Agency on aging prepares for benefit
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B8
Shrinking federal funding and an aging population have prompted Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging to take its fundraising efforts to a new level. On May 7, the tri-county agency will be host to a benefit in Topeka to continue to support the nearly 9,000 seniors it serves.
Study reports better start for children in US
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A6
In a wide-ranging look at how children have fared in their first decade of life, a study to be released today offers a promising picture of American childhood: Sixth-graders feel safer at school. Reading and math scores are up for 9-year-olds. More preschoolers are vaccinated. Fewer are poisoned by lead.
Mom’s diet may be factor in determining whether baby is boy or girl
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A1
Snips and snails and puppydog tails … and cereal and bananas? That could be what little boys are made of, according to surprising new research suggesting that what a woman eats before pregnancy influences the gender of her baby.
District trains for warning system
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
Students and staff members at a Lawrence elementary school were suffering from possible food poisoning. Pesticides were sprayed onto the field at a junior high school on a Sunday night, which put into question whether school would be in session Monday.
Group calls for brakes on planned highway spending
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
Before Kansas officials rev up their engines to start a third major highway spending plan, a government watchdog group is waving the yellow flag. Art Hall, executive director of the Kansas University Center for Applied Economics, and Americans For Prosperity said state officials need to take more time to analyze road projects before approving them.
Keegan: Meet the next Mario
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
The unofficial changing of the guards took place Wednesday afternoon on the campus of Kansas University, where the guy leaving spoke into television cameras and the guy who might replace him was given his first taste of Lawrence out of the public eye.
Events called
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s baseball game with Kansas Wesleyan scheduled for Wednesday was canceled because of rain. It will not be made up.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 24, 1908: “Ida M. Tarbell, the noted magazine writer and editor, will be here to speak to the university school of journalism. She will be accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. William Allen White of Emporia.
As for education, we remain a nation at risk
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
Let us limp down memory lane to mark this week’s melancholy 25th anniversary of a national commission’s report that galvanized Americans to vow to do better. Today the nation still ignores what had been learned years before 1983.
Oklahoma adds signee
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel is gaining a junior-college transfer but losing one of his bench players.
People in the news
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Campbell to appear in ‘Ugly Betty’ finale¢ Star Jones files for divorce¢ Kanye West, Jay-Z party together¢ Kidman speaks out against violence¢ Eric Mabius, wife expecting second child¢ UC Santa Cruz to get Grateful Dead archives
ABC shows may leave some ‘Lost’
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
ABC returns with original episodes of its potentially formidable Thursday-night line-up. All of its shows have proven audiences, but each is so complicated in its own way that returning fans may find them more intimidating than entertaining.
Blooming vision
Lawrence landscaper’s garden mixes nature, found objects
April 24, 2008 in print edition on C1
It is wonderfully refreshing to see that Reed and Stacey Dillon’s garden is imperfect. The iron work is rusty. Random corn poppies grow wild, peeking up in the paths around the French rose garden. Some of the trees in the orchard are scraped and battered at the hands of deer rubbing their antlers, and the entire back acreage is wild and natural.
Woman found dead in pickup truck
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A4
Police are investigating an unattended death at Lakeview Business Center, 2901 Lakeview Road.
On the record
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police Tuesday arrested a 31-year-old Lawrence man who is accused of having illegal intimate relations with a 12-year-old Lawrence girl during the weekend.
Clinton donations surge after Pa. victory
April 24, 2008 in print edition on C3
Hillary Rodham Clinton parlayed her campaign-saving primary victory into a fundraising bonanza Wednesday in the Democratic presidential race. Rival Barack Obama, his delegate lead intact, said, “We just keep on plugging away.”
Bull market in gold means big bucks for old dental work
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
Dazzled by the bull market in gold, people are digging through drawers for old dental caps, fillings and bridgework they saved years ago and selling them at prices that would make the tooth fairy blush.
Good debt’ not exactly desirable
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
There’s been quite a bit of news lately about how, as the credit crisis continues, it may be more difficult for some families to get student loans.
Pump patrol
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.45 at BP-Amoco at 914 Iowa.
Chalmers diving in
Miracle’ worker puts name in draft pool
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University junior Mario Chalmers - who 21â2 weeks ago hit the biggest shot in KU basketball history - may have hoisted his last jumper in college. Chalmers, whose clutch three-pointer sent KU’s 75-68 NCAA championship victory over Memphis into overtime, on Wednesday announced he’s entering the 2008 NBA Draft without an agent.
Horoscopes
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
This year, extremes dominate in what appears to be all-or-nothing in nearly all aspects of your life. Often you might be overwhelmed by what you need to accomplish, yet you still manage to do what is necessary. If you are single, you might be drawn to someone quite unique and different.
Missourian charged in bartender’s death
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A4
Authorities have charged a Missouri man with killing a Kansas City, Kan., bartender who refused the suspect service.
Baldwin State Bank has new president
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
There’s a changing of the guard this week at Baldwin State Bank. After 44 years at the bank, Carl A. Butell is retiring as president. He will be replaced by Thomas G. Dillon, who started his career at BSB in 1970.
Utility abandons planned coal plant
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A4
A utility that put a planned coal plant in rural Missouri on hold last month has now decided to abandon the project.
Anti-addiction pills’ risk for depression harmful
April 24, 2008 in print edition on C3
Two years ago, scientists had high hopes for new pills that would help people quit smoking, lose weight and maybe kick other tough addictions like alcohol and cocaine.
UMass taps Kellogg
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
Derek Kellogg, who played on four Atlantic 10 championship teams at Massachusetts in the 1990s, was formally introduced as his alma mater’s head coach Wednesday.
Auto suspect charged
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a series of 14 car break-ins in the city, police said.
Reports: Suspected ‘King of Clubs’ caught
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
An Arab satellite news channel reported that a man suspected of being Izzat Ibrahim Douri, a former official in the Saddam Hussein regime who tops Iraq’s most-wanted list, was captured Wednesday by Iraqi soldiers in the northern part of the country.
Memphis players declare
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Memphis Tigers’ entire starting lineup last season has declared for the NBA Draft now that juniors Antonio Anderson and Robert Dozier have become the last from the 2008 NCAA runner-up to announce.
Petraeus promotion locks officers in place for successor
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Bush is promoting his top Iraq commander, Army Gen. David Petraeus, and replacing him with the general’s recent deputy, keeping the U.S. on its war course and handing the next president a pair of combat-tested commanders who have relentlessly defended Bush’s strategies.
Saving the earth, one yard at a time
Program certifies eco-friendly lawns
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
Today, your lawn is your little slice of heaven. Soon, it also may be a billboard for how environmentally friendly you are. Lawrence is in the process of becoming the first city in Kansas to create a program that allows area residents to have their lawns certified as an environmentally friendly “green yard.”
At least 90 reported killed in battle
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
Tamil rebels and Sri Lankan troops fought one of their fiercest battles in years Wednesday, battering each other with small arms and mortars in a confrontation that the military said killed 100 guerrillas and left 76 soldiers dead or missing.
Innovative procedure saves arm
Surgery at KU Hospital the first performed in US
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A1
If Gary Paul had been admitted to Kansas University Hospital three months ago, instead of last week, he probably would have gone home to Potwin without his right arm. But now, because of a new treatment protocol never before used in the United States, Paul will keep both arms - and his right arm could eventually be as good as it’s ever been.
Aquila may keep disputed power plant
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
Utility regulators could decide whether Aquila can continue operating a Cass County power plant that courts have ordered torn down.
Storms cause a few problems
April 24, 2008
Wednesday afternoon’s storm disabled a Douglas County outdoor storm warning siren at Eagle Bend Golf Course.
OSU suspends guard Harris
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
Guard Terrel Harris has been suspended from Oklahoma State’s basketball team.
5 found dead as violent spring continues
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
Authorities found the bodies of five young people Wednesday inside a ransacked house on Chicago’s South Side, raising the body count in an already violent spring, police said.
Dieting seminar tackles body image
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A4
A community workshop on dieting, the drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Body Boutique, 2330 Yale Road.
Hill City man faces child rape charge
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
A 64-year-old Hill City man faces a child rape charge in Douglas County.
Scientists complain about political pressure
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of Environmental Protection Agency scientists say they have been pressured by superiors to skew their findings, according to a survey released Wednesday by an advocacy group.
6 percent tuition increase advised
Committee’s recommendation just 1 step before number is finalized
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A1
A Kansas University provost’s advisory committee has recommended a 6 percent increase in tuition rates for next year, according to the minutes of a recent Faculty Senate meeting.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
Baldwin’s old Santa Fe Railway depot, once destined to become a rockpile, was to begin a new chapter in its history.
Number in Texas abuse report linked to Colo.
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
A phone number used to report alleged abuse at a polygamist retreat in Texas has been linked to a woman suspected of making false abuse claims in Colorado, according to an affidavit made public Wednesday.
Chiefs trade Allen
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
Four years ago this week, Jared Allen was an unknown defensive lineman at Division I-AA Idaho State projected to be little more than a long snapper in the NFL.
Augustin, Abrams declare for draft
Texas’ standout guards will wait to hire agents
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
D.J. Augustin is declaring for the NBA Draft, and Texas teammate A.J. Abrams is headed with him.
Concert to help county children
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
A benefit concert featuring The Meridian will be at 10 p.m. May 1 at Crimson and Brews, 925 Iowa, to raise awareness and funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County.
Search continues for missing canoeist
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A4
Bad weather on Wednesday cut short the search for the body of a De Soto man in the Kansas River.
National League Roundup: Cubs notch 10,000th victory
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B4
The lovable losers’ 10,000th victory was a memorable one. Chicago beat Colorado on Ryan Theriot’s RBI single in the 10th inning.
A stalwart
Nobody deserves a special KU tribute more than the versatile and imaginative Keith Lawton.
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
Last week, Kansas University gave special recognition to R. Keith Lawton, former vice chancellor for campus planning and development. The only question about this richly deserved honor is why it wasn’t proffered long ago. Lawton is one of the most pivotal and productive officials in the school’s history.
Our town sports
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
Local sporting news and events.
GOP to blame
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: In a recent Saturday Column, the editor of the Journal-World seems bewildered and unable to understand the animosity America directed towards George W. Bush. He chastises those who criticize the president claiming they “distort the picture.” Just what planet has he been living on for the past seven and a half years?
Commodities
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures traded lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery fell 34 cents to $8.1775; May corn fell 6.5 cents to $5.8775; May oats dropped 4.5 cents to $3.745; May soybeans declined 2.75 cents to $13.72.
Celtics turn back Hawks for 2-0 series lead
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
Scores from tonight’s NBA playoff games.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B3
Mario Chalmers said he made his decision to enter the NBA Draft after talking to KU coach Bill Self, as well as his mom, Almarie, and dad, Ronnie.
Police tie shooting to apartment robbery
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Tuesday night shooting that left a man wounded occurred during a robbery at an apartment in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane, Lawrence police said Wednesday.
American League Roundup: Tigers embarrass Texas, 19-6
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B4
Miguel Cabrera homered in an 11-run sixth inning, and Detroit scored its most runs and handed Texas its sixth straight loss.
Street cleanup
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I also see tons of sand and tree leaves on our city streets but have yet to see any street cleaners. We have lived in Lawrence for over 20 years, and I have never seen our city streets in such a mess and city maintenance so poor.
McAnderson expects to get shot at pros
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd received a vow from Brandon McAnderson, his former pupil, that he hopes is fulfilled this weekend. “Sunday night,” Wedd said, “he promised to call me.”
4-H Foundation dinner offers support to members
April 24, 2008 in print edition on A5
Scholarships will be awarded and there will be entertainment as well as a guest speaker at Saturday’s Leavenworth County 4-H Foundation annual dinner.
Pickens praises new coach
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State megabooster T. Boone Pickens said Wednesday he had little input regarding the hiring of Travis Ford as the Cowboys’ basketball coach.
KU golfers honored
April 24, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University placed four women and a man on the Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Golf teams. KU’s women had four first-team and one second-team selections, while the men had a first-team pick.