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6Sports video: LHS baseball squad looking to turn things around
April 29, 2008
For the Lawrence High baseball team, the time to turn things around is now. Last Friday, LHS won back-to-back games for only the second time this year.
6News video: Dollar General murder trial underway
April 29, 2008
The trial is underway for one of three people accused of killing the night manager of a Dollar General store in Bonner Springs.
6News video: April ArtStar saxophone whiz
April 29, 2008
Xander Casad, this month’s ArtStar hasn’t always wanted to be an orchestra director…
6News video: Douglas County’s District Attorney will seek another term
April 29, 2008
Charles Branson announced his re-election bid this afternoon on the steps of the Law Enforcement Center.
6News video: Former governor receives Bert Nash Pioneer Award
April 29, 2008
Earlier this evening, Lawrence resident and former Governor Mike Hayden became the latest recipient of the Bert Nash Pioneer Award.
6News video: Local elementary students learn Yoga
April 29, 2008
As part of a district-wide wellness event, students at Quail Run Elementary take a new and calming approach to the traditional recess.
6News video: Move by City Commissioners makes relocating shelter more difficult
April 29, 2008
Nervous neighbors tell city leaders they don’t want a homeless shelter anywhere near their homes. And the got their way - at least for now.
6News video: Lawrence Memorial Hospital honored today
April 29, 2008
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is honored today for its exemplary performance in living up to the responsibilities as a community hospital.
6News video: ‘The Longest Walk’ strolls into Lawrence
April 29, 2008
30 years ago ‘The Longest Walk’ brought American Indian issues to the steps of Capital Hill. today - members retracing their path were in Lawrence.
6Sports video: Free State tops LHS in ‘City Showdown’
April 29, 2008
The Free State Firebird softball team defeated the Lawrence High Lions by a score of 4-3 in both games played on Tuesday.
6Sports video: KU heads to K.C. for ‘Border Showdown’
April 29, 2008
This evening, the Kansas baseball team was awarded Major League treatment. Tonight at Kauffman Stadium, the Jayhawks and Missouri Tigers took the field in this year’s first installment of the Border Showdown.
Free State softball sweeps LHS
April 29, 2008
Free State High’s softball team swept this year’s city showdown Tuesday night, defeating Lawrence High, 4-3 and 4-3.
Kansas baseball stuffs Mizzou, 3-0
April 29, 2008
Shaeffer Hall pitches KU to victory, 3-0 over Missouri
6News Now: Branson looks for new term
April 29, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson throws his hat in the ring for a second term, and the forecast promises springlike weather.
Tyshawn Taylor commits to KU
11:46 a.m., April 29, 2008 Updated 01:31 p.m.
Taylor, who averaged 10 points and five assists a game in leading St. Anthony to the Jersey state title, chose KU over Georgia Tech. Taylor visited KU last week after receiving a release from his Marquette letter of intent.
Slattery announces U.S. Senate bid
10:40 a.m., April 29, 2008 Updated 11:09 a.m.
Former congressman Jim Slattery, a Democrat, announces his campaign to face U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a Republican.
Douglas County district attorney to seek second term
10:01 a.m., April 29, 2008 Updated 02:52 p.m.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson outlines his goals, if he’s re-elected to a second term.
Abortion records subpoena quashed
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B8
Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline is not entitled to state abortion records he was seeking in his criminal case against Planned Parenthood, a judge ruled Monday.
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures mostly traded higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Blueprint won’t fix broken mortgage process
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
When Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson released the government’s blueprint for overhauling the nation’s financial regulatory structure, he promised to direct more attention toward the front-line people who arrange mortgage loans.
KU’s Tokarczyk named All-Big 12 in tennis
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University freshman Magdalena Tokarczyk has been named to the All-Big 12 Conference women’s tennis singles team, the league announced Monday.
Man convicted on 3 counts of rape
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
A jury Monday convicted a 49-year-old Douglas County man of raping two women in incidents in December 2005 and April 2006 at his apartment south of Lawrence.
Senior Jackson chooses agency
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University senior basketball power forward Darnell Jackson has chosen Montgomery Sports Group of San Antonio as his representation.
Woodling: Talib among KU elite
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
The drought is over. Kansas University finally has produced another NFL first-round draft choice.
Lack of ‘O’ dooms FSHS softball
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
Catherine Smith fended off Olathe North’s softball lineup as long as she could, hoping her team’s offense eventually would scratch some runs together.
Free State soccer rolls Junction City
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B3
Hannah Carlson scored two goals and Apryl Hedges one as Free State blanked Junction City, 3-0, in high school girls soccer Monday.
Republicans call for law requiring voter ID
Democrats fear law would disenfranchise poor, elderly; Supreme Court sees otherwise
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
Emboldened by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Republicans on Monday called for passage of a law in Kansas to require that people have a photo ID to vote.
Police: Austrian kids locked in basement, never saw sunlight
April 29, 2008
The children locked in the basement never saw the light of day for years. A retired electrician has confessed to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering seven children with her in a windowless cell sealed by an electronic keyless-entry system, police said Monday.
Independence Inc. hires development director
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
Meghan Kinley has joined the staff of Independence Inc., Lawrence, as development director.
Fate of ‘The Unit’ hangs in balance
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B6
This year’s missing-in-action series run the gamut from sorely missed to barely remembered.
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B6
You often react to the unexpected and then have to catch up to others. Stay focused, knowing what you want. Remain impervious to distraction as much as possible.
Political leaders to fete Jayhawk champions
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas University will take a victory lap around the state Capitol on Friday.
Wheat woes
Low wheat supplies should mean high prices for Kansas wheat farmers - if their crops don’t fall victim to poor weather or disease.
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Edward Schafer had some good news and some bad news for wheat farmers when he addressed a group of food aid groups meeting in Kansas City earlier this month.
Stanford introduces coach
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B2
Johnny Dawkins did the whole meet-and-greet thing on Stanford’s campus Monday, two days after becoming the Cardinal’s new men’s basketball coach.
Tampa Bay welcomes in Talib
Former KU cornerback says past troubles behind him
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B2
Aqib Talib fielded question after question. When he finally encountered one he couldn’t answer, the first-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got some unexpected assistance.
Transit system costs to rise by $1 million
Higher fuel, maintenance costs among bad budget news for city leaders
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
It will cost an extra $1 million in city funding to run the Lawrence public transit system in 2009.
Rebates start landing in bank accounts
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Tax rebates have begun dropping into bank accounts, but in this economy, gas and groceries may trump a high-end TV, a fancy dress or a new sofa - making the checks less of an economic jump-start than the government hoped for.
Time to stock up on Forever stamps
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
With a postal rate increase just two weeks away, Americans are buying 30 million Forever stamps a day.
Policy overhaul designed to lessen influence of drug industry on campus
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
Stand at the entrance to Kansas University Medical Center on any given day near mealtime - breakfast, lunch, dinner, it doesn’t really matter - and you’ll see a seemingly endless stream of pizza and other food deliveries.
People in the news
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Amy Poehler, Will Arnett expecting 1st child¢ Songwriter charged in death of actress’s dad¢ Miley Cyrus says she’s embarrassed by photo¢ Spears reprising ‘Mother’ role¢ Report: Baseball, music stars had relationship
Double Take: Teenager fears boyfriend will never understand depression
April 29, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes and Julia: I have always suffered with anxiety-driven depression. My boyfriend hasn’t. He doesn’t understand how to cope with this. How can I make him understand?
Rave recruiting
NFL Draft success should attract even more recruits
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
So few high school football players, even those recruited by Div. I programs, ever make it to the NFL. Given that, in the ideal world, factors such as academic and social opportunities should take precedence when student-athletes make their college decisions.
Digital map company expanding
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
A company that produces digital maps for area, state and federal agencies and governments soon will be accommodating its rising workload by establishing an office in Lawrence.
McCain taking GOP out of comfort zone
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
While the eyes of the political world were focused on Pennsylvania last week, I played hooky for a day at the invitation of the Lee County Library and bumped into a story as revealing in its way as the latest round in the struggle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Body found in Kansas River identified as missing canoeist
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
A body found Monday in the Kansas River in Wyandotte County has been tentatively identified as Shaun Shaw, a missing canoeist, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Chiefs’ picks say hello
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B2
Glenn Dorsey and Branden Albert jumped into a limo Monday and struck up an instant friendship.
Strategic planner wins Cornerstone award
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
Les Hannon, a retired engineer, is winner of CornerBank’s Community Cornerstone Award for April.
State, not county, should fund judge post, leaders say
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Douglas County Commission wants the district court to present a better case for the county to continue funding the judge pro tem position.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
Clark Bricker, retiring after 20 years as a chemistry professor at Kansas University, gave what he billed as his Last Magic Show in Hoch Auditorium.
City squads clash tonight in softball
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B3
Last week, Lawrence High pitcher Lauren Massey tossed 19 innings, threw 186 pitches and walked none in a doubleheader split with Leavenworth and Shawnee Mission West.
Protection One tabbed trustworthy by Forbes
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
Protection One Inc., a national electronic-security company based in Lawrence, has been recognized by as one of America’s most trustworthy small-cap companies.
No ‘slam book’
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I attended junior high school many years ago, but I still remember a particularly vile form of amusement from those days - the “slam book.”
School board wants to hear more about $5.3M in budget requests
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence school board members want more information as they consider prioritizing outstanding budget requests.
Students walk the walk with KU athletes
New York School pupils learning value of exercise
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
Some New York School students got moving Monday with the help of Kansas University athletes.
Truckers rally to protest high fuel prices
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Truck drivers honked horns, waved placards and shouted through bullhorns at the Capitol on Monday to protest rising fuel prices they say are hurting their livelihood.
McClinton to attend Chiefs rookie minicamp
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University defensive tackle James McClinton will attend the Kansas City Chiefs’ rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis, according to his agent, Kevin Robinson.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 29, 1908: Today in Gov. Hoch’s office in Topeka is an important meeting of regents and representatives of state schools.
Seabury falls at home
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B3
Seabury Academy’s boys tennis team got a firsthand look Monday at the level of competition it will face at Thursday’s regional tournament.
3 tornadoes injure hundreds
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Three tornadoes ripped through Virginia on Monday afternoon, with one hop-scotching across the southeastern part of the state and leaving behind a 25-mile trail of smashed homes, tossed cars and more than 200 injured residents.
No-gas holiday
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: It would be nice, if for a day, perhaps two, to show the oil companies we don’t appreciate being taken advantage of.
City to weigh options for homeless shelter
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
City commissioners tonight will consider giving the Lawrence Community Shelter more options in its search for a new location to replace its controversial downtown shelter.
Open season on mushrooms
Hunters out to bag spring delicacy report abundance of morels this year
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
Local morel hunters are reporting a bumper crop of the highly coveted mushrooms.
KU, Haskell team for symposium
April 29, 2008 in print edition on B8
The 500 Nations Bridges to the Future Program will sponsor the eighth annual Kansas University-Haskell Indian Nations University Undergraduate Research Symposium today.
Report: Blood substitutes can be deadly
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
Experimental blood substitutes raised the risk of heart attack and death in people who were given them - but U.S. regulators allowed human testing to continue, says a scathing new report.
Volunteer fair today kicks off celebration
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center invites Douglas County residents to participate in National Volunteer Week through Saturday.
On the record
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
Fire crews responded to a semitrailer on fire about 8:40 p.m. Monday in the eastbound lane of I-70 near mile marker 199, according to dispatch.
Teen columnist sought for Double Take
April 29, 2008 in print edition on C1
It’s time again for the annual Double Take essay contest to find next year’s co-author.
Pump patrol
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.44 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Beefed-up patrol yields 13 tickets for speeding
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
A total of 13 speeding violations were issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday night.
No football?
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: “An Incredible Year” indeed, for both basketball and football. I don’t know who the geniuses are that put the book together, but I am disappointed that they did it without mention of the incredible year our football team had as well.
Poll shows Clinton leading pack; Obama, McCain even
April 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hillary Rodham Clinton now leads John McCain by 9 points in a head-to-head presidential matchup, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll that bolsters her argument that she is more electable than Democratic rival Barack Obama.