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Archive for Friday, April 25, 2008

Also from April 25

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Tips and tidbits about insects that invade homes this time of year LHS Swim Meet
Podcasts
Polls
Would you support the state selling historic sites in order to help pay for their maintenance?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
72%
Yes.
 
22%
Don’t know.
 
4%
Total 323
Videos

All stories

6News video: Cowboys roll past Hawks
April 25, 2008
It’s never fun to play a team on a roll, but that’s just what the Kansas baseball team had to do tonight.
6News video: Lawrence teens learn effects of alcohol
April 25, 2008
The DA is on a mission: to warn kids about the risks of alcohol before they get behind the wheel.
6News video: Tonganoxie soldier returns from Iraq
April 25, 2008
The VFW post in Tonganoxie was the site for a local soldier’s homecoming — one that was heartfelt and sincere.
6News video: Hail hits Kansas town
April 25, 2008
A community is recovering after a hail storm leaves behind destruction.
6News video: Lions sweep Leavenworth
April 25, 2008
The Lawrence High baseball team finally placed a home game at Ice Field. This evening, the Chesty Lions hosted a doubleheader with the Leavenworth Pioneers.
6News video: Tornado damages homes near Beloit
April 25, 2008
A tornado left people near Beloit in Mitchell County cleaning up today.
6News video: KU dedicates new multicultural center
April 25, 2008
More than 100 people filled the new Sabatini Multicultural Resource center on the KU campus for a dedication ceremony today.
6News video: Kenya aid worker speaks in Lawrence
April 25, 2008
Political unrest and violence in Kenya made a bad situation worse for the people of that African nation. Now the director of Kenya Operations for Comfort the Children International is making appearances in Lawrence.
6News video: Multiple Jayhawks await NFL draft
April 25, 2008
Several Jayhawks will be glued to their television sets this weekend for the NFL Draft.
6News video: Draft declaration means hard work for Mario
April 25, 2008
On Wednesday, Mario Chalmers made it official. He will test the waters of the NBA Draft.
6News video: LHS students race lawnmowers
April 25, 2008
The final project for 15 Lawrence High students involves horsepower and revved engines. The school is celebrating technical education with an open house throughout the school day.
6News video: Breakfast honors leadership program graduates
April 25, 2008
Community leaders gathered today to celebrate new beginnings and recognize longtime accomplishments.
KU to begin renovations at Jayhawker Towers
April 25, 2008
The first step in meeting Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self’s request for better student-athlete housing will begin this summer with the renovation of Tower A at Jayhawker Towers.
Baldwin City police arrest woman on drug charges
April 25, 2008
Baldwin City police arrested a 21-year-old woman this morning on numerous drug charges, including possession and sale of hallucinogenics and depressants.
Freedom is hard work, and art is lonely
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
April is a propulsive force in the north. Snow melts and the flotsam of spring appears, a child’s mitten in the mud, a soap bubble ring, the lilac bushes bud, a light haze of green shows in the tops of trees.
Photographer earns awards, degrees
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A3
John Gladman, of John Gladman Photography, Lawrence, was named 2008 Kansas Photographer of the Year and received other awards during the Heart of America Professional Photographers Conference this month in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Pump patrol
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.45 at several locations.
15 reasons to hate E!
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B8
I’m always a little surprised when cable networks go outside of their comfort zone. But just what is E! thinking with the two-hour special “Going Postal: 15 Shocking Acts of Violence” (7 p.m., E!)?
Got bugs?
You’re not alone; experts offer advice on what to do about pests
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A1
Finally, spring has arrived. It’s a great time to throw a barbecue for family and friends and enjoy the outdoors. And then, there are the uninvited houseguests: bugs.
Derek Fine needs a job - and has one in mind
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B1
Derek Fine left Lawrence. Not by choice, but because he had a burning desire to continue living.
Local Voices: Annexation not neighborly
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A9
Over the past year, a proposal by a development group to have the zoning changed on a 155-acre parcel of land which fronts on the Farmer’s Turnpike (County Road 438), just north and east of the Lecompton interchange of the Kansas Turnpike, has wended its way through both Douglas County and Lawrence officialdom.
Tennessee forward stays
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tyler Smith is returning to Tennessee for his junior season, hoping to improve his NBA Draft prospects for next year.
Hawks blank LHS baseball
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B5
Lawrence High’s baseball team struggled to find its rhythm against Olathe East’s pitching and fell, 5-0, Thursday at the College Boulevard Activites Center.
Motorcycle club reorganizes
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B10
The Kansas Short Grass Motorcycle Club will be reorganized at a meeting from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 4.
Rec calendar
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B6
Recreation and sports in Lawrence
Here comes the broom
Crisosto scores 3, KU sweeps
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B1
Dougie McCaulley’s batting average is hovering around the .400 mark. Stevie Crisosto’s average is close to .200. Which Kansas University softball player leads the team in runs scored? It’s Crisosto.
VCU rewards coach
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
Virginia Commonwealth and men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant have agreed in principle to a contract extension and raise to keep him at the school through the 2013-14 season.
LHS soccer rolls, 2-0
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B5
Thirty-nine minutes of missed opportunities. A two-minute goal-scoring flurry. Thirty-nine more minutes of missed opportunities.
Horoscopes
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B8
A willingness to expand mentally earmarks your success this year.
No Country’ road
KU alumnus divulges career design skills used when working on Oscar-winning crime drama
April 25, 2008 in print edition on C1
One of the most iconic images found in movies this last year involved the merciless killer Anton Chigurh (played by Oscar winner Javier Bardem), who moves through the Texas landscape of “No Country for Old Men” dispatching victims with a “cattle gun.”
Sale of historic sites mentioned as revenue-boosting tactic
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A1
Could Constitution Hall in Lecompton be sold to the highest bidder? Not likely; at least, not yet.
Last Call shooter will have to register
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A3
A man convicted of shooting three people outside a Lawrence nightclub will have to register with the state as an offender when he is released from prison.
Environmental awards presented
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A5
Five Imagination and Place Environmental Awards were presented this week to individuals, businesses and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to caring for the Earth.
Taliban commander orders halt to attacks
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
The top Taliban commander in Pakistan called a cease-fire Thursday and ordered followers to halt attacks, while the government said it was pursuing peace talks with tribal elders in the volatile border region.
Christian license plate debated in Legislature
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.
Commodities
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures closed mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
UN chief to announce plan for fighting malaria
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A7
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will announce a global initiative today that steps up the fight against malaria - seeking to eventually wipe out a tropical scourge blamed for killing a million people a year.
Business plans topic of today’s seminar
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
Entrepreneurs looking to come up with a viable business plan are invited to participate in a hands-on seminar today at Kansas University’s Small Business Development Center, 734 Vt.
On the record
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A4
The search continues for a De Soto man who fell into the Kansas River when his canoe capsized Saturday near Eudora.
Lone Steer BBQ opens on East 23rd
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
A former steakhouse in southeast Lawrence is now home to a Texas-style barbecue joint with a smoker out back and a brick-lined pit inside.
Brown leaves Sixers post
Executive VP to pursue coaching job
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
Larry Brown wants one more stop on his nomadic coaching career.
Popular immigration topic missing in Kansas bill
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A3
Like the majority of other states considering immigration legislation this year, Kansas started out with local law enforcement playing a big role.
Career and parenthood clash in Fey’s ‘Baby Mama’
April 25, 2008 in print edition on C1
“Baby Mama” is a pleasantly predictable new wrinkle on the “moving to the mommy track” comedy, which “Baby Boom” launched lo those many years ago. I
Teen columnist sought for Double Take
April 25, 2008 in print edition on C1
It’s time again for the annual Double Take essay contest to find next year’s co-author.
Trouble looms for Democrats
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A9
For battle-weary Democrats, the big news out of Pennsylvania is pretty simple: Their nightmare continues.
Quarterly Gallery Walk slated for tonight
April 25, 2008 in print edition on C1
The next Downtown Lawrence Gallery Walk is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at six downtown locations.
Court: Sect children can go to foster homes
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
Dozens of mothers from a polygamist retreat were bused away from their children Thursday, their legal efforts to stay united rejected as Texas officials sort out their massive custody case.
Dancers ready spring concert
April 25, 2008 in print edition on C1
Relationships, headless figures and spiritual paradigms will be among the topics explored during the 940 Dance Company’s spring concert tonight and Saturday.
MU’s Carroll, Lyons declare
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
Two starters for the Missouri basketball team have declared themselves eligible for the June 26 NBA Draft, though neither will hire an agent and could return to school next year.
Al-Sadr’s focus shifts to fighting
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A10
Muqtada al-Sadr is considering setting aside his political ambitions and restarting a full-scale fight against U.S.-led forces - a worrisome shift that may reflect Iranian influence on the young cleric and could open the way for a shadow state protected by his powerful Mahdi Army.
Not all :) as informal writing creeps into schools
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A6
It’s nothing to LOL about: Despite best efforts to keep school writing assignments formal, two-thirds of teens admit in a survey that emoticons and other informal styles have crept in.
News of the Weird
April 25, 2008 in print edition on C2
Donald Baker, 51, was re-arrested in March in Peterborough, Ontario, when he called the police department to request a wake-up call for his court appearance the next morning.
Rush’s agent familiar with KU
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B1
Brandon Rush has hired an agent who is quite familiar with Kansas University basketball.
Reading festival set
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B10
The Altrusa Club of Lawrence announced the second annual River City Reading Festival will be Sept. 27 at the Lawrence Public Library.
Distance runners go long for Kansas
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B3
A quartet of Kansas University long-distance runners competed at the Drake Relays on Thursday.
Soccer player shot, injured at game in Omaha
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A10
An eighth-grade soccer player was shot and wounded during a game at a middle school Thursday, around the same time that gunfire was reported at an elementary school about a mile away.
Lions softball swept by O-North
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B5
Lawrence High dropped a softball doubleheader Thursday to Olathe North, 10-0 and 2-0. The Lions (4-10) were no-hit in the opener and had four hits in the second game, two apiece by Kacie Welborn and Lauren Massey.
Royals swept; skid hits 7
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B5
Cliff Lee faced only two batters over the minimum while pitching a three-hit shutout in a 2-0 victory over Kansas City on Thursday night that gave the Cleveland Indians a doubleheader sweep.
UAB coach signs extension
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
UAB men’s basketball coach Mike Davis received a two-year contract extension and a $25,000 raise Thursday.
Carried away
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Promoting armed students and faculty within the collegiate environment establishes a culture of fear in anticipation of a shooting.
FSHS swimming gaining ground
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B5
Free State High’s girls swimming and diving team continues to nip at the heels of Blue Valley North - and is getting closer with each passing meet.
Alabama St. player dies
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
Alabama State basketball player Deshean Porchea collapsed and died after playing in a pickup game on campus.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B3
Tyshawn Taylor, a 6-foot-3 senior guard from St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J., today completes his campus visit to Kansas University. The Jayhawks also are recruiting his backcourt partner, 6-5 junior Dominic Cheek.
Journalism lecturer dies after heart attack
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A3
Christina Bradford, a lecturer at Kansas University’s School of Journalism, died Thursday morning of an apparent heart attack.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
Delbert Mathia, county clerk, announced he would run again for election on the Republican ticket.
5 dead after van from group home crashes
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
A tractor-trailer slammed into a van carrying mentally disabled people on a trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo, flipping it onto its side, crushing it against a building and killing five people.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 25, 1908: “The jury in the Frank Schneck murder trial in Ottawa has convicted Schneck as guilty of murder in the first degree.”
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
Another potential candidate surfaced to fill Barkley Clark’s unexpired term on the Lawrence City Commission.
Stay out of it
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: William Dann, in his paid advertisement of April 21, is yet another male to erroneously believe that the choice for abortion should not lie with the mother.
The ‘truth’
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Have you thrown any stones at Obama? Maybe he sat in church and really just did not hear what his preacher said. Millions of people do that every week.
Unfortunate
Why would baseball mix the Robinson legacy with the current diversity project?
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
It is unfortunate Major League Baseball diminished the commemoration of one of its greatest racial milestones by using that date to release new figures concerning diversity.
Mayer: Big 12 QB-rich this year
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B1
A couple of injuries could change the picture, but right now the Big 12 enjoys a virtual embarrassment of riches in football quarterbacking. Our league, from the Big Seven era on, never has showcased such an array of potential game-changers.
KU cited for academics
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas and North Carolina are regulars at the top of college basketball polls. They were recognized on another list Thursday.
KU tennis rolls ISU, advances at Big 12
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B3
In its second dominant performance over Iowa State in less than a week, Kansas University’s tennis team moved into the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championships with a 4-0 victory Thursday.
Former college stars anxious
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B3
Earlier this week, when the Miami Dolphins made Michigan tackle Jake Long the No. 1 overall selection, it seemed some of the mystery was bled out of the NFL Draft. Turns out, things are as uncertain as ever.
City represented in Boston
Seven Lawrencians among marathon’s thousands
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B6
Monday, more than 22,000 runners lined up in Hopkinton, Mass., for the 112th running of the Boston Marathon. And 26.2 miles later, 98.2 percent of them finished the granddaddy of all distance runs. Included in that group of 21,963 finishers were seven men and women who call Lawrence home.
Marine in Japan charged with rape
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.S. military in Japan says it has charged a Marine with raping a 14-year-old girl in Okinawa.
White House wants Syria to fess up to nuclear work
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
The White House said Thursday that North Korea’s secret work on a nuclear reactor with Syria was “a dangerous and potentially destabilizing development for the world,” raising doubts about Pyongyang’s intention to carry through with a promised disclosure of its nuclear activities.
Stakes raised in coal debate
Legislators offer take-it-or-leave-it plan with smaller power plants
April 25, 2008 in print edition on A1
The fight over a coal-fired power project in western Kansas on Thursday took on the tone of a high-stakes poker game.
People in the news
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B8
¢ Jennifer Lopez to star in TLC reality series¢ Carmen Electra engaged to musician¢ British court rejects Snoop Dogg visa ban¢ Media seeks access to R. Kelly’s hearings¢ Roger Ebert misses start of film festival¢ Snipes gets 3-year sentence in tax case
Parade of Homes starts Saturday
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
Mike Nuffer usually builds new homes, but now he’s marching to a bit of a different beat for this year’s Spring Parade of Homes.
Post-divorce distance can hurt family time
April 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
My wife and I are getting divorced, and we have a 10-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl.