Archive for Saturday, April 26, 2008

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Recycling event collects 90,000 pounds of electronics
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrencians looking for an easy and safe way to dispose of electronics dropped off everything from old computers and televisions to defunct iPods and microwaves at Kansas University’s Lied Center on Saturday.
Talib selected 20th overall by Tampa Bay
04:23 p.m., April 26, 2008 Updated 05:37 p.m.
Former KU cornerback Aqib Talib waited just over two hours from the start of the 2008 NFL Draft Saturday morning to find out he’s headed to Tampa Bay. The first team All-American was selected 20th overall by the reigning NFC South champs.
Lawrence, Douglas County target growth
April 26, 2008
After years enjoying a slow, steady drumbeat of population growth, economic expansion and employment additions, Lawrence leaders are finding themselves grappling with some unfamiliar feelings these days.
Foundations wary of economy’s effects on gains, donations
April 26, 2008
In the first three months of this year, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced a precipitous drop, the price of oil was high and went higher, and for the first time in seven years, economists were willing to say that the U.S. economy was either in the middle or on the brink of a major recession.
Pantheon of spirits
KU students explain Brazilian religion Umbanda
April 26, 2008 in print edition on D1
Before the drums and chanting began, retired seamstress Rosa Silva Cardoso seemed to be the gentle octogenarian as she sat in a folding chair and greeted a steady stream of well-wishers in the back of the worship space she runs.
Community Living Opportunities to expand rural site
Midnight Farms aims to increase services for clients with developmental disabilities
April 26, 2008
Michael Strouse has a dream.
People in the news
April 26, 2008 in print edition on D7
¢ Winehouse arrested on suspicion of assault¢ Shirley Temple breaks arm before birthday¢ Nick Lachey to host musical reality show¢ Jury to hear accused stalker’s statements¢ Amy Poehler has new kids cartoon show¢ Celeb hand-me-downs on eBay for charity
New technology makes farming more profitable, productive
It just blows your mind how far we’ve gone’
April 26, 2008
When Lloyd Wulfkuhle started farming in 1959, he never dreamed that nearly 50 years later he would have tractors, combines and sprayers that can almost drive themselves.Yet that is exactly what has happened.
Faith Forum: Is Christianity to blame for failure to care for the environment?
April 26, 2008 in print edition on D1
¢ We should all value what God has made: Doug Heacock, contemporary worship leader, Lawrence Free Methodist Church¢ Religion often used to justify interests: The Rev. Peter Luckey, senior pastor, Plymouth Congregational Church
Eudora expanding school sites, amenities
New stadium planned at EHS
April 26, 2008
The November 2007 voter approval of a $45 million bond issue ensured that public school students in Eudora will not have to school attend mobile classrooms much longer.
Free State Brewing readies for widespread expansion
April 26, 2008
As summer approaches, brew kettles will bubble in east Lawrence.
Downtown vacancy rates close to national average
Rise of big-box stores posing challenges for independent Lawrence businesses
April 26, 2008
Old-fashioned business sense has kept Weaver’s Department Store a downtown destination for more than 150 years.
Dust settles on past Wakarusa conflicts
Festival organizer optimistic about staying at Clinton Lake site
April 26, 2008
Organizers of the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival have weathered a lot: law enforcement that was viewed as oppressive, traffic jams, irate audiences, conflicting expectations.
Options for hospice care expanding in Douglas County
April 26, 2008
The need for hospice services is growing.
Nomo waivers requested
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C2
The Kansas City Royals requested release waivers Friday on right-hander Hideo Nomo, who was designated for assignment on Sunday.
IU allows Crean visits
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C2
Indiana University will allow new coach Tom Crean limited time for off-campus recruiting after originally denying it because of self-imposed sanctions, the school announced Friday.
Commentary: Vikings right to gamble on Allen
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C2
Discussion surrounding the Vikings’ trade for Jared Allen has centered on his drinking, his assertion that he’s quit drinking, the team’s background checks, the price the team paid for him, and the team’s decision to upgrade at defensive end but not starting quarterback.
Three NYPD officers cleared in killing of groom-to-be
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Civil rights leaders demanded a federal investigation and vowed to march through the streets in protest after three police officers were cleared of all charges Friday in the killing of an unarmed man cut down in a hail of 50 bullets on his wedding day.
Bush, Congress called slow to respond to global food crisis
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Bush administration and Congress have been caught flat-footed by rapidly escalating global food prices and are scrambling to respond to a crisis that they increasingly view as a threat to U.S. national security, according to government officials, congressional staffers and human rights experts.
New ‘Robin Hood’ sticks to its roots
April 26, 2008 in print edition on D7
Escapism, thy name is “Robin Hood” (8 p.m., today, BBC America). For all of the attempts to update this swashbuckling story, “Robin” offers old-fashioned thrills and plenty of reminders of how this tale inspired and informed our entertainment history from Westerns to the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” sagas.
April 26, 2008 in print edition on D7
Others find you inspiring, as you seem to always present a different point of view, and in a manner that they can hear.
Soldier’s prayers come true
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A1
For months, the biggest visual representation that Joe Peel’s children had of their father was a three-foot cardboard cutout they called “flat dad.”
Relief from high fuel costs unlikely
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A1
Oil’s meteoric rise to near $120 a barrel looks like more than just another economic bubble - growing demand and tighter supplies are likely to keep prices high. Some analysts say even $200 a barrel would not be out of the question.
LMH nears completion on expansion project
April 26, 2008
The expansion has arrived.
Real estate market’s effects hit home inspectors
April 26, 2008
Steve Bauer has been inspecting homes for 23 years. He does more than 600 inspections annually and has done more than 10,000 in his lifetime.
Stagnant Farm Bill changes worrisome for local growers
April 26, 2008
Douglas County farmers are getting nervous, and it’s not because of the weather.
KU developing biofuels to cut environmental costs
April 26, 2008
Kansas University long has been known for pumping out powerhouses in petroleum and transportation-related engineering.
Douglas County farmers pin hopes on double-crop successes
April 26, 2008
Developing markets in China, rising demand for alternative fuels in the U.S. and problematic weather conditions cutting some yields internationally are adding up to growing prospects for more work this summer and fall for farmers in Douglas County.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
Jesse Milan, 39-year-old physical education consultant for the Lawrence school district, was named director of a planned summer day camp in Lawrence.
Soaring fuel costs felt throughout region
April 26, 2008
Year after year, as oil prices continue to skyrocket, it’s the same old story: Oil prices go up, gas costs rise, and budgets get tighter.
KU needs to do better job of capitalizing on sports success
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
Adequate financial support for higher education, whether in the form of private monies, state tax support, tuition charges or federal grants, is becoming a greater concern for school administrators, those who govern the schools and friends and alumni of the institutions.
Lawrence incumbents mixed on re-election plans
April 26, 2008
The spring of 2009 could shape up to be an interesting period in Lawrence politics.
Airlines tout gourmet menus to lure travelers
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
First-class airline passengers can say goodbye to mystery meat.
KU moving forward after hospital affiliation pact
KUMC seeks funding for Wichita sites
April 26, 2008
It’s been nearly four months since Kansas University Hospital and KU Medical Center reached their long-sought master affiliation agreement for the next 10 years.
Library looking for different options with expansion plans left on hold
April 26, 2008
Make do and move on.
Final federal go-ahead on SLT expected this spring
April 26, 2008
It is an exercise in careful penmanship.
Building not expected to rebound in 2008
April 26, 2008
This year probably won’t be the year.
Origins of oil-based paints traced to seventh-century Asia
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
The technique of painting in oils was developed in Asia as much as 800 years before it appeared in Europe, according to a new analysis of murals found inside caves at Bamiyan in Afghanistan.
City manager builds plans amid troubling economic outlook
April 26, 2008
City Manager David Corliss has one of the better views in Lawrence.
Chamber to search for new president
Lavern Squier’s departure rounds out year of changes for organization
April 26, 2008
Adding to a sometimes tumultuous year of changes for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will be the search for a new president.
Area researchers mixed on patent reform
April 26, 2008
A patent reform bill that is before Congress could change the way local businesses and universities do research.
City making plans for next census count
April 26, 2008
The nationwide count of the U.S. population is two years away, but Lawrence city staff has already begun to prepare the 2010 Census.
ECO2’s open-space planning could help preserve Baldwin Woods
April 26, 2008
Baldwin Woods is one of Mother Nature’s time capsules - it offers a glimpse of the Kansas forest landscape as it appeared before settlers entered Douglas County.
Task force begins work on climate protection
April 26, 2008
How can Lawrence become greener?
KU debaters ranked No. 1 in the nation
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s been a good year for student competitors at Kansas University.
Empty-nester escapes
New real estate answers demand for scaled-down living
April 26, 2008
When longtime Lawrence residents Larry and Suzanne Sherr looked to downsize from their larger home - to give them fewer headaches when they travel - they found a perfect fit at Bella Sera condominiums.
Lawrence landmarks undergoing renovations
April 26, 2008
After nearly 20 years on the job, Jackie Waggoner has unearthed a project that truly captures her devotion.
Stagnant housing market strain on city’s budget
April 26, 2008
It used to be darned near automatic.
Pump patrol
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.45 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Study challenges ideas about downtown parking
April 26, 2008
There’s plenty of parking available downtown, night or day - you just have to know where to look.
Physician, professor to receive awards
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
A longtime physician who graduated from Kansas University with undergraduate and medical degrees before working off and on for years as a doctor in Africa is one of two recipients of this year’s university Distinguished Service Citation.
Around and About
April 26, 2008 in print edition on D3
Around and about Lawrence
Military news
April 26, 2008 in print edition on D3
Military news in and around Lawrence
Lawrence Civic Choir
April 26, 2008 in print edition on D1
Songs about nature will be featured during tonight’s spring concert of the Lawrence Civic Choir.
Jayhawk wins draw profits for Lawrence businesses
April 26, 2008
In Lawrence, sporting events are big money.
History’s future
Judy Billings plays key role in promoting area’s heritage
April 26, 2008
Judy Billings, perhaps the most visible cheerleader for the Civil War history of northeastern Kansas, grew up in Missouri.
Good day to play ‘D’
Three defensive linemen expected to go in first five picks
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C8
Vernon Gholston dominated the Big Ten. Glenn Dorsey was an unstoppable force in the SEC. Chris Long made life miserable for blockers and ball carriers in the ACC.
Worst picks of all time
Every team’s had a first-round dud
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C8
In some cases, they were simply bad players. In others, they were bad people. And some of them just had bad, bad luck. But whatever the reason, here is a look at each NFL franchise’s all-time worst first-round draft pick.
Aid worker spotlights Kenya struggles
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
The recent violence in Kenya made a bad situation worse for the African nation’s people, an international aid worker said Friday during a visit to Lawrence.
Lawrence businesses mixed on convenience, cost of taking credit cards
April 26, 2008
Anne Whealdon hates to use cash.
Contractors outside city cash in on school bond
Projects run about $1.5 million under budget
April 26, 2008
Lawrence contractors didn’t benefit from all jobs available through the $54 million worth of improvements to schools approved in the 2005 bond issue.
Kansas lawmakers steer money toward local, state projects
April 26, 2008
While the political parties fight over whether earmarks are pork or bacon, the fact is Douglas County benefits from the congressional spending items that are part of the federal government budgeting process.
Lawrence station offering alternative fuel blends
April 26, 2008
Scott Zaremba knows people want to help preserve the environment, cut America’s reliance on foreign oil and, not least of all, save money on their fuel purchases.
Berry Plastics’ production exceeding plans for growth
April 26, 2008
PackerWare is entering a “gateway” to its future.
New KU vice provost sets research agenda
April 26, 2008
Steve Warren cherishes his mornings.
Lawrence will be key election battleground
GOP has targeted area among Congressional districts to regain
April 26, 2008
Expect millions of dollars in political ads and national party presence as Lawrence becomes one of the key election battlegrounds in the fight between Republicans and Democrats for control of the U.S. House.
Genome pioneer to deliver lecture
J. Craig Venter to speak at KU next week
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
J. Craig Venter, who was scheduled to deliver the 10th annual Takeru Higuchi lecture in December until it was canceled because of bad weather, will deliver the lecture Thursday.
Need for industrial space prompts plans for Farmland site
April 26, 2008
It isn’t easy to convert the contaminated remains of a fertilizer plant site into an employment-boosting, taxpaying business complex, but local public officials are trying.
City to begin $4.2 million in infrastructure work this spring
KTA also planning major renovations around Lawrence
April 26, 2008
Just as quickly as the grills and swimsuits are brought out for summer, so, too, are the orange cones.
Students divided over Lawrence housing options
April 26, 2008
Nick Flaucher and Staci Ford, both freshmen, are making opposite decisions about where to live after leaving Kansas University’s residence halls at the end of the semester.
Chamber of Commerce honors Lawrence leadership
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B4
John and Carol Nalbandian have been training leaders for decades now - John as a professor of public administration at Kansas University, and Carol as a consultant and supporter of community organizations.
Stocks end week on high note
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B4
U.S. stocks on Friday pulled off a late-session turnaround, with financials paving the way higher, and only the Nasdaq Composite ending in the red in the wake of software giant Microsoft Corp.’s profit drop.
KU building among ‘8 Wonders’ finalists
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced the 24 finalists for the Eight Wonders of Kansas Architecture on Friday.
Churches adding space ahead of growth
April 26, 2008
Weeks after their 30,000-square-foot children’s and youth wing was completed, the youngsters at Lawrence Free Methodist Church are still having a ball.
Relatives dispute tale of assassin’s death
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A5
Sometime after 2 a.m. on a cool, cloudy Wednesday, a group of detectives and blue-clad troopers cornered a murderous fugitive in a tobacco barn on the Garrett family farm near Port Royal, Va.
Campaign highlights uninsured population
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B5
Starting Sunday, events are scheduled to draw attention to Cover the Uninsured Week, a national campaign to increase awareness about people without health insurance.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
A 33-year-old Gardner man was formally charged in Douglas County District Court with aggravated robbery in connection with recent armed robberies of three local financial institutions.
Pierce OK for Game 3 after taking hard hit
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C6
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers popped past Paul Pierce on Friday on his way to the locker room, just to check in on his veteran swingman.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 26, 1908: The report of the Athletic Board at the university shows a balance of $772.97 for the current year of operation, a profit for probably the first time in history.”
On the blotter
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these fire calls
St. Luke’s to join cancer board
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B3
St. Luke’s Hospital’s board of directors Friday approved the hospital joining a cancer partners advisory board organized by Kansas University Medical Center.
Students rev up for final project
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A7
The final project for 15 Lawrence High School students involved revved engines and plenty of horsepower.
100-Mile Diet’ gives boost to Farmers Market
April 26, 2008
For 31 of his 82 years, Floyd Ott has arisen early every Saturday from spring to fall and brought produce from his farm on North 700 Road downtown to the Lawrence Farmers Market.
Private schools plan expansions
Bishop Seabury, Catholic schools, Veritas Christian to addressing growth needs
April 26, 2008
Bishop Seabury Academy’s head of school Don Schawang hasn’t tried to mask his feelings about the former clubhouse next to the school’s main building, 4120 Clinton Parkway.
We and us vs. them and they
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B7
Let’s talk about us. Not as in you and me but, rather, as in common cause.
Man survives 500-foot fall into strip mine
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
A man survived a 500-foot fall into a strip mine Friday, astounding rescuers who spent hours on a risky descent into the abyss to bring him back out.
Truck rams into Chicago train station
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
A tractor trailer that witnesses said didn’t seem to slow down rammed into a crowded bus shelter and a Chicago Transit Authority train station during the evening rush hour Friday, killing two people and injuring more than a dozen others.
Church’s bell choir to be featured during music festival
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B3
It has become a Lawrence musical mainstay. The 34th annual music festival at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., returns 7 p.m. Sunday, and it will feature the church’s Plymouth Ringers, a youth bell choir known for its tours across the world.
Right at home: Mavs cruise
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C6
Chris Paul raced down the court, beating most of the Dallas Mavericks. He put on the brakes with a jump stop in the lane and floated up a jumper that was supposed to get the New Orleans Hornets within a few baskets of the lead.
In Pennsylvania, age defines the change
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
By now there are so many sports metaphors littering the campaign coverage that it’s hard to tell CNN from ESPN. The Pennsylvania primary not only had its wrestling matches and boxing rings and slam dunks but also almost turned pinochle into a contact sport.
Suns on brink after Spurs win
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C6
The San Antonio-Phoenix series was supposed to be a spectacular first-round matchup of potential NBA champions. Instead, it has become a Spurs smackdown.
Family planning
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Recently an argument proposed that the Catholic Church is environmentally unfriendly for not endorsing contraception, thereby promoting over-population.
Infrastructure plans stall
Lawrence’s historic growth slows to snail’s pace
April 26, 2008
At one point not all that long ago, Lawrence city planners were talking about needing to move ahead briskly with planning for a new sewage treatment plant south of Lawrence - the key piece of infrastructure needed to support the addition of and expected 20,000 new residents south of the Wakarusa River during the following quarter century.
Club news
April 26, 2008 in print edition on D3
Club news in and around Lawrence
Gorbachev makes impression in Illinois
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
The beginning of the end of the Cold War started 23 years ago with a meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva.
All of us need to be alert to the dangers from attacks by disturbed individuals, and take steps for prevention.
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
Awareness and alertness in today’s troubled world can and do pay dividends to society. Once again a major tragedy has been averted because somebody, in this case parents, acted as good citizens rather than as a coddling mother and father.
Public reaction mixed on police purchase of Tasers
April 26, 2008
Some Lawrence police officers are now carrying a new weapon.
China agrees to meet envoy of Tibetan leader
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
China agreed Friday to meet an envoy of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, bending to rising calls for talks after weeks of anti-government protests by his supporters that threatened to tarnish the Beijing Olympics.
Businesses set aside space as art venues
April 26, 2008
About a year ago, Love Garden Sounds started hanging works from local artists on its walls.
Seniors delay retirement, remain in work force
April 26, 2008
Ruthie Stohs works hard in the circulation department of the Lawrence Public Library, loaning materials to patrons, answering questions and returning both items to the shelves.
Sweep of sect’s kids raises legal questions
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
The state of Texas made a damning accusation when it rounded up 462 children at a polygamous sect’s ranch: The adults are forcing teenage girls into marriage and sex, creating a culture so poisonous that none should be allowed to keep their children.
Jayhawker Towers renovation expedited
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C5
The first step in meeting Kansas University 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.
Lawrence businesses offer variety of ways to get fit
April 26, 2008
Bob Kolars figures there’s no reason not to get fit in Lawrence.
Bus bomb kills 24
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
A bomb hidden on the baggage rack of a packed, rush-hour bus exploded Friday evening outside Colombo, killing 24 people in an attack that the military blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels.
Pitt forward will be back
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C2
Pittsburgh forward Sam Young, the Big East’s most improved player last season, will return for his senior year.
KU delivering expertise on global level
Business school forming partnerships with competitive corporations
April 26, 2008
Some academic leaders at Kansas University aren’t waiting around for some of the world’s most eligible students to find Mount Oread.
Danica mania hits K.C.
Pioneer caps wild week with trip to Kansas
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C1
Danica Patrick made appearances on talk shows such as the “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The View” over the last week after winning one race.
Approval could be needed for Amazon
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Sixty percent of Brazil could soon be off-limits to foreigners who don’t get special permission to visit the world’s largest tropical wilderness.
Pinnick leads hit parade as Lions sweep
Junior has three homers, 11 RBIs as Lawrence takes both ends of doubleheader with Pioneers
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C1
Aaron Rea stood at third base during a break in the action of Lawrence High’s baseball doubleheader against Leavenworth High on Friday evening, and he was concerned.
Foreclosures largely at bay in Lawrence
April 26, 2008
Kansas - and Lawrence in particular - has been somewhat insulated from the rash of home foreclosures that has swept through the nation in the past year.
Police raid election offices
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Pregnant women, mothers with babies strapped to their backs, girls who had been threatened with rape, men with broken bones - these were among the hundreds of people beaten and shoved into police vans during a police raid on Zimbabwe’s opposition headquarters Friday.
New, expanded groceries offer shoppers more options
April 26, 2008
Expansions, upgrades and new businesses are working to feed the Lawrence community’s tastes for groceries and related products this year.
Biodefense facility decision to come this fall
Kansas lawmakers tout attractions of potential Manhattan site
April 26, 2008
Kansas has launched a full-court press for a $450 million federal laboratory that would put the state in the middle of efforts to combat potential threats to the food supply and public health.
Hansbrough to return
Lawson, Ellington declare for draft
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C2
Tyler Hansbrough wants to make one more run at the national championship.
Kansas Supreme Court puts coal-plant cases on hold
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B5
The state’s highest court has put on hold indefinitely its review of a regulator’s decision blocking two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
Hoops recruit ‘loved’ KU visit
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C1
Tyshawn Taylor sought the opinion of a fellow Easterner on his Wednesday-Friday official campus visit to Kansas University.
Lawrence businesses boost global exports
April 26, 2008
Shipped from Lawrence, pure phosphoric acid is headed to Asian countries, high-end speakers have found their way into Russia and Hong Kong and little black boxes with high-tech communication powers have been sent to more than 120 countries.
Need increasing for adult day services
April 26, 2008
Karen Crusinbery’s life changed drastically three years ago when her 85-year-old mother, Arleen, was diagnosed with dementia.
Judge in Planned Parenthood case to review motions first
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B5
A Johnson County judge will review all future motions in the criminal case against Planned Parenthood before they are filed with the court.
KU opens new multicultural center
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
From below Mount Oread, nestled between several large Kansas University buildings, it was easy to miss the small wooden structure that housed the Multicultural Resource Center.
Leadership Lawrence marks 25th year
April 26, 2008
Thirty area residents comprise the 25th class of Leadership Lawrence, a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce program designed to inspire and strengthen active leadership in the community.
Royals rally, 8-4
K.C. rebounds to snap 7-game skid
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C3
A seven-game slide dropped the Kansas City Royals from first place to last in the American League Central, all too familiar territory for a franchise that has finished at the bottom of the division the past four years.
Pakistan, Taliban continuing peace talks
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Pakistan’s new government and Taliban militants said Friday that they would press ahead with peace talks despite American skepticism and a militant bombing that killed three people at a police station.
Health department leader turns focus on food safety
April 26, 2008
This has been a year of adjustment at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
City hosting recycling event for electronics
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B3
The city of Lawrence will host its first electronic recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Lied Center of Kansas parking lot, 1600 Stewart Drive.
Owners: a ‘Lot of interest’ in moving in by new Wal-Mart
April 26, 2008
Wal-Mart is more than the world’s largest retailer.
FSHS baseball survives, 6-5
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Free State High baseball squad dodged a bullet Friday against Blue Valley Northwest by delivering a bomb in the seventh inning.
Panel discusses Lasik eye surgery
Some who had procedure want clearer warnings
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A4
In fury and despair, patients harmed by Lasik eye surgery told federal health advisers Friday of severe eye pain, blurred vision and even a son’s suicide. The advisers recommended that the government warn more clearly about the risks of the hugely popular operations.
Change of menu
New restaurants crop up despite economic slowdown
April 26, 2008
Free State Brewing Co. has been a mainstay on downtown’s northern side for 19 years. Proprietor Chuck Magerl doesn’t mince words in explaining why he believes the line of people waiting for tables spills out the door and into the street on the weekends.
KU: deferred maintenance backlog growing
April 26, 2008
Higher education officials have thanked state leaders for increasing funding to take care of a backlog of repairs at universities.
4-H and FCE news
April 26, 2008 in print edition on D3
4-H and FCE news in and around Lawrence
Tentative farm bill deal reached
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A7
Congressional negotiators reached a tentative agreement Friday on a multibillion-dollar farm bill that includes a hefty increase for nutrition programs at a time of rising food prices.
KU-Ottawa canceled
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C5
Due to conflicts with classes and the senior/scholar-athlete banquet, Kansas University’s scheduled baseball game with Ottawa on Wednesday has been canceled.
KU relay team second in 800
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C5
Kansas University’s Nickesha Anderson, Ashley Brown, Victoria Howard and Crystal Manning placed second in the 800 relay at Friday’s Drake Relays.
Oklahoma State stifles Kansas baseball, 6-1
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C5
Oklahoma State’s Andrew Oliver allowed just a run off four hits over eight innings, and the Cowboys rode a three-run seventh to a 6-1 Big 12 Conference baseball victory over Kansas University on Friday at Reynolds Stadium.
Fatal shark attack forces beach closures
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
A shark believed to be a great white killed a 66-year-old swimmer with a single, giant bite across both legs Friday as the man trained with a group of triathletes, authorities and witnesses said.
Powers leads women at Big 12 golf tourney
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C5
Emily Powers shot a team-best 80 to lead Kansas University’s women’s golf team to a seventh-place start in the team race at the Big 12 Conference Women’s Golf Championship on Friday.
Goggles give teens insight into perils of drunken driving
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B8
West Junior High School students on Friday experienced what it’s like to be drunk, under the watchful eye of Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson.
The family farm
Young growers struggle to maintain dream
April 26, 2008
Douglas County farmer Clint Flory wakes with the rising sun and shuffles down to the barn.
Will human trafficking ever end?
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B7
More than two centuries after America’s first president, George Washington, dramatically freed his personal slaves, President George W. Bush grapples with the issue of involuntarily subjugated people.
Artificial kidney does well in tests
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A4
Preliminary studies with an experimental artificial kidney that incorporates living cells indicate that it can reduce deaths from acute kidney failure by 50 percent, Michigan researchers reported this week.
Despicable cartoon
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the Editor: The most disgusting thing about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal is that anyone would betray such a sacred trust so horribly. The second most disgusting thing is the great glee some people take in seeing the Catholic Church shamed that way.
Kansas men’s golf in 7th at Big 12
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C5
Brad Hopfinger and Walt Koelbel both placed in the top 20 among individuals to lead the Kansas University men’s golf team after two rounds of play during the first day of the Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship on Friday.
Al-Sadr says ‘open war’ threat only against US
April 26, 2008 in print edition on A6
Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for an end to Iraqi bloodshed on Friday and said his threat of an “open war” applies only to U.S.-led foreign troops - stepping back from a full-blown confrontation with the government over a crackdown against his followers.
Sixers take improbable lead
Philly routs Detroit, establishes 2-1 advantage
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C6
The 76ers fans tossed confetti in the air and celebrated a series lead they never could have believed the home team would hold.
Earth Day thank-you
April 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The Earth Day celebration in South Park on Saturday was a terrific success, thanks to the hard work of Cassandra and others at the Lawrence Waste and Recycling Department. It was a day of hope in troubled times as we all learned ways to make a difference and heal the Earth.
Politics sewn into work for quilt show
April 26, 2008 in print edition on D1
When Barbara Brackman wanted to make her own statement on the Democratic presidential race, she turned to the medium she feels most comfortable with - quilting.
Baldwin undergoes downtown makeover
April 26, 2008
Baldwin City’s historic downtown has received a $1.8 million face-lift.
East Hills marking 20th year as manufacturing hotspot
April 26, 2008
It’s been nearly a decade since Prosoco Inc. relocated from Kansas City, Kan., to the East Hills Business Park in Lawrence.
Projects revitalizing sites throughout area
Plans expand prospects for increased industrial, residential growth
April 26, 2008
A new golf course is on the way, two new business parks are in the works, and a restoration and redevelopment of buildings a few blocks east of downtown are among projects drawing interest these days in Lawrence.
Architectural integrity
New plans near KU raise questions about city’s diverse structures
April 26, 2008
If there’s one word that could best describe architecture in Lawrence, it might be hodgepodge.
Green’ burials attracting interest
April 26, 2008
The green movement has come to the funeral industry.
Technical education options expand
Lawrence partnership creates new career programming, internships
April 26, 2008
For the last year, business and education leaders in Lawrence and Douglas County have touted a new partnership aimed at improving career and technical education opportunities here
Chamber adapts new approach to build growth
April 26, 2008
A new year for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce also brought some new changes.
Jayhawks’ NFL Draft fate: Hurry up and wait
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C1
Anthony Collins and Aqib Talib are with family today, watching the NFL Draft and the hopeful realization of their dreams with the loved ones who helped get them there.
Kansas tennis ends season with 4-0 loss
April 26, 2008 in print edition on C5
Colorado ended Kansas University’s tennis season with a 4-0 victory over the Jayhawks on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.