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6:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Barbara Trouslot stands beside her Toyota Highlander Friday after the vehicle was carjacked from her and wrecked Thursday night. After being threatened by a carjacker, Trouslot tossed her keys outside before exiting the vehicle at the Dairy Queen at 1835 Mass., where she had stopped for ice cream. Edward James Wise, a Kansas City, Kan., transient, is suspected in the crime and was arrested downtown Thursday night after being tased. Carjacking victim feels ‘lucky’ to have survived
February 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It was supposed to be a quick stop at Dairy Queen to treat her sweet tooth. But the 67-year-old longtime Lawrence resident received more than the small vanilla cone she paid for Thursday night in the drive-through of the restaurant at 1835 Mass. She received a terrible scare when her life was threatened. A man stole Barbara Trouslot’s car at gunpoint and crashed it in downtown Lawrence before officers arrested him.
9:00 a.m.
Traffic pushes through the 1300 block of 23rd Street on Thursday in this file photo. Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commissioners are asking for public comment on Transportation 2030, a federally mandated plan that spells out the area's top transportation needs. $732 million in road projects needed by 2030
February 2, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Area transportation planners have identified $732 million worth of road projects needed in Douglas County between now and 2030. The list includes all the usual suspects: a completed South Lawrence Trafficway, a widened Kansas Turnpike, and a new West Lawrence interchange for the SLT and Bob Billings Parkway. But the list also includes a host of new projects, such as a southward extension of Wakarusa Drive and new turn lanes and other improvements for about 15 intersections on Iowa and 23rd streets.
2:15 p.m.
KU junior Brandon Rush shoots a three pointer Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 while warming up before the Jayhawks' game against the University of Colorado in Boulder. The game tip off is 2:30 p.m. (CST). KU wakes up in second half, slams Colorado 72-59, now half-game up in Big 12 race
10:52 a.m., February 2, 2008 Updated 4:43 p.m.
Boulder, Colo. - It took a little more than a half of the next game to do it, but Kansas University shook the rust following Wednesday’s 84-75 loss to Kansas State by taking care of business on the road in a 72-59 triumph over Colorado. Darnell Jackson led the Jayhawks with 18 points (10-of-10 from the line), while Brandon Rush - invisible in the second half Wednesday night - scored eight of his 15 points in the second half. Sasha Kaun had 12 for KU, while Sherron Collins - who left in the first half with a knee injury and had four turnovers to his credit - finished with nine points in a solid second half run. Mario Chalmers scored eight, including a huge back door dunk late to send CU fans packing.

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KU women snap out of funk, knock off ISU 53-50
February 2, 2008
Behind 20 points and 12 rebounds from 6-foot-5 freshman Krysten Boogaard, the Kansas University women’s basketball team registered its second Big 12 win of the season, downing Iowa State 53-50 Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
KU wakes up in second half, slams Colorado 72-59, now half-game up in Big 12 race
10:52 a.m., February 2, 2008 Updated 04:43 p.m.
Boulder, Colo. - It took a little more than a half of the next game to do it, but Kansas University shook the rust following Wednesday’s 84-75 loss to Kansas State by taking care of business on the road in a 72-59 triumph over Colorado. Darnell Jackson led the Jayhawks with 18 points (10-of-10 from the line), while Brandon Rush - invisible in the second half Wednesday night - scored eight of his 15 points in the second half. Sasha Kaun had 12 for KU, while Sherron Collins - who left in the first half with a knee injury and had four turnovers to his credit - finished with nine points in a solid second half run. Mario Chalmers scored eight, including a huge back door dunk late to send CU fans packing.
District judge upholds Kansas’ expanded gambling law
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A1
A law allowing four state-owned resort casinos and slot machines at dog and horse tracks was upheld Friday by a district judge, but Attorney General Stephen Six said the state Supreme Court will have the final word.
Faith Forum: Do religions want to keep us from having fun?
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D1
In the Baha’i faith, fun and happiness are encouraged as long as that fun is not detrimental to you or to others. Religions generally teach people to be moral, so to say that religions keep people from having fun would suggest that only immoral things are fun, which is not the case.
Super Bowl ads can translate to big scores for investors
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B5
With Super Bowl Sunday festivities ready to kick off, investors looking for a sure bet would be wise to watch the commercials. Buying the stock of publicly traded companies that run advertisements on game day historically has been a recipe for success, say researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Weekend filled with super stereotypes
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D7
Super Bowl weekend is the Lollapalooza of gender generalizations. Or is it the Lilith Fair? If the TV schedule (and advertising slate) is any indication, guys just want to watch the big game, drink beer and fantasize about their next new car.
Pump patrol
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.87 at several locations.
Firebirds fall in two OTs
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C3
Funny thing about basketball - on rare occasions, a loss feels better than a win. That was the case Friday night for Free State High’s girls team after it fell at home to Shawnee Mission South, 57-48, in double overtime.
People in the news
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D7
¢ Actor Wesley Snipes acquitted of tax fraud¢ Williams breaks silence after Ledger’s death¢ Eva Mendes enters rehab for ‘personal issues’
Microsoft, hoping to upset Google, makes $42B bid for Yahoo
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A3
Unable to topple Google Inc. on its own, Microsoft Corp. is trying to force crippled rival Yahoo Inc. into a shotgun marriage, with a wager worth nearly $42 billion that the two companies together will have a better chance of tackling the Internet search leader.
On KC visit, Bush says Congress must pass economic stimulus plan
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B4
President Bush pressed Congress to pass an economic rescue package, saying Friday’s labor report marking the end of a 52-month streak of national job growth was another “troubling” sign that the economy is sputtering.
Baker soccer coach resigns
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C8
Baker University men’s soccer coach Alan Koch announced his resignation Friday and will return to his alma mater, Simon Fraser in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Sorry second half dooms Haskell men
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C8
Despite owning a two-point halftime advantage, the Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team fell apart in the second half, surrendering 54 points and falling, 81-66, to Oklahoma Wesleyan University at Coffin Sports Complex on Friday night.
Goodell defends destroying Spygate evidence
Commissioner says Patriots’ action had little - or no - effect on games
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C5
In the face of congressional pressure over destroying evidence from the Spygate scandal, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended his actions Friday.
Resurrected life
Artist incorporates fossils, faith into new creation
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D1
Jesus is lying on a slab of stone, holes through his hands, resting peacefully before his resurrection. It’s a familiar scene for Christians everywhere - until one sees the curled-up dinosaur at his feet. One part artist’s interpretation, one part historical matter, this 6-foot-4 Jesus is something else, and not just because he’s got a friendly, gold-eyed mosasaur skeleton resting with him. Jesus’ body is made, its creator Alan Detrich says, of Tyrannosaurus rex fossil fragments.
Winter storms strand air, road, rail travelers across nation
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A5
Winter storms at both ends of the country dumped snow and snarled air and land travel Friday, killing at least 10 people, blocking major highways and even stranding 400 train passengers in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
Judge orders Tiller to immediately turn over patient records
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B4
Abortion provider Dr. George Tiller must turn over thousands of patients’ files to a grand jury while his attorneys take the legal battle over the medical records to the state’s highest court, a Sedgwick County judge ruled Friday.
Hit-and-run suspect to stand trial
Morgan facing charges for chase in Osage County
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
A woman suspected of leading police on a high-speed chase after a fatal hit-and-run incident will be tried in Osage County. Magistrate Jon Stephen Jones ruled Friday in Osage County District Court that there was probable cause to try Ramona I. Morgan on a felony charge of fleeing and attempting to elude police. She also faces several misdemeanor traffic charges.
Tax needed
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I commend the school board for suggesting a tax increase to pay for, among other things, a raise in teacher salary.
Grand plan
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: As a licensed contractor by the city of Lawrence - currently working in Leavenworth - the Sunday headline in the Journal-World, “Building bust,” comes as no surprise. I have built over 600 single-family units and multi-family units in Lawrence over the last 37 years. I’ve always attempted to build “affordable” housing. Can’t do it anymore.
Columbia crew honored on anniversary
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A7
In an emotional ceremony just a few miles from where Columbia should have landed five years ago Friday, NASA officials, astronauts, schoolchildren and family members of the lost shuttle crew gathered to remember the seven who died while returning from space.
Many flavors
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A4
To the editor: Kendall Simmons believes I “miss the point” that Islam (or any other religion) comes in many flavors, not all as distasteful as some are. I certainly do not miss that point, and neither does Ayaan Hirsi Ali or, I suppose, Cal Thomas. But Simmons does completely miss my point, acting as a specimen of the very thing I wrote to deplore.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 2, 1908: “Blanche Owens, a woman whose name was linked to a criminal case here, has sued The Daily World for $25,000, saying the mention damaged her reputation.
Fetal homicide charge still possible in shooting
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
The shooting death of a pregnant woman last week in Lansing would be an ideal case on which to bring charges under the state’s new fetal homicide law, said a state legislator who pushed to get “Alexa’s Law” on the books in Kansas.
KU hauls in $1.26 million from game at Arrowhead
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A1
The Kansas University Athletic Department reaped a windfall from the Kansas-Missouri game played Nov. 24 at Arrowhead Stadium. According to numbers released by the athletic department late Friday afternoon, ticket sales for the game totaled $3.13 million.
Commentary: What’s in a guarantee? Fun, that’s all
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C2
There are guarantees, and then there are guarantees. Muhammad Ali spent his career making them, though he had an advantage. Not only could he do them in rhyme, but he could back them up with his fists.
CU senior aching for win over Jayhawks
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C1
Colorado’s Coors Events Center was considered a home-away-from-home for Kansas University’s basketball team during the 12-year Ricardo Patton era. Year after year, 3,000 to 5,000 loud crimson-and-blue-clad KU supporters crammed into the 11,064-seat arena to the dismay of Patton and his Buffaloes, who managed just one victory over KU in first-year Northern Illinois coach Patton’s many years in Boulder.
6 killed in crash of twin-engine plane
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
A twin-engine plane crashed Friday as it tried to land amid low fog at a small airport in northwest North Carolina, killing all six people on board, officials said.
Around and about
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D5
Kristen Karlin, Lawrence, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2007 semester at the University of Minnesota by earning a grade-point average of 3.66 or higher. Kristen is a 2007 Free State High School graduate and the daughter of Cal and Jan Karlin, Lawrence.
Club news
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D3
University Bridge Club bridge announces results of its Jan. 26 meeting. Hosts were Paul and Carolyn Jordan.
Close race could trigger delegate battle
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B6
Barack Obama’s campaign said it didn’t matter. Network commentators said it didn’t matter. The Democratic National Committee said it didn’t matter. But Florida’s Democratic primary, though awarding no delegates, did matter - and could matter more in the future.
Internet spoof helps get homeless off streets, in jobs
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A8
A dirty, disheveled Keith Peeler had been living on the streets for nearly a year when a crew of 20-somethings with cameras jumped out of a van and headed straight for him. Some of Peeler’s homeless buddies wanted to run.
Choral teacher ‘floored’ by award
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence High School vocal teacher received a special surprise Friday. Cathy Crispino learned during one of her afternoon choir classes that she is the 2008 Kansas Music Educators Association’s High School Choral Teacher of the Year. The KMEA is an organization committed to music education and how the study of music is a positive influence in the lives of individuals and society as a whole.
Internet services slowly returning to normal
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A6
Internet access in India improved Friday as international service providers shifted their Internet traffic to cables under the Pacific Ocean to bypass two undersea cables damaged earlier this week.
Scouting news
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D3
Cameron Scruggs, 18, Baldwin City, will receive the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 65 at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Baldwin City.
Horoscopes
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D7
This year, learn how to use anger and frustration to energize rather than cause hassles. You will accomplish much more than you thought possible. Creativity will surge whenever you hit an obstacle or problem. If you are single, many people could be drawn to you, though some people could become angry if you don’t choose them to be your sweetie.
Bad luck, flu hit Kohn, KU women
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C4
Kansas University women’s basketball guard Kelly Kohn had one of her best practices in weeks Monday. Finally, the lingering ankle injury seemed to be behind her. Then she caught the flu Tuesday.
Prof: double dipping could add lots of bacteria
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A8
Keep an eye on the salsa this Super Bowl Sunday: A researcher inspired by a famous “Seinfeld” episode has concluded that double dipping is just plain gross.
Mayor: Scandal hurts city, doesn’t interfere
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A3
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said Friday that a text messaging sex scandal involving him and a former aide has hurt the city’s image but has not interfered with its daily operations.
The great eight
Lecompton may not be among the official “8 Wonders of Kansas” but it’s still tops in our book.
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B6
The competition was stiff, but it still was a little disappointing that Lecompton’s Constitution Hall historical site didn’t make the cut to become one of the official “8 Wonders of Kansas.” The list released on Tuesday, Kansas Day, included many of the state’s most popular attractions: The Eisenhower Museum, the Kansas Underground Salt Museum and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, but Lecompton and its nationally significant history failed to make the list.
Spears’ father given temporary control
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D7
Throughout the course of Britney Spears’ monthslong emotional tailspin, one universal question has always lingered with each spectacular turn: Why doesn’t her family take drastic measures to stop this? On Friday, they did.
Activist wants to transform Alcatraz into global peace center
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A5
It would literally take an act of Congress before a city ballot proposal to turn Alcatraz into a global peace center could become reality.
Hamas supporters protest closing border
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A6
Hamas militants on Friday hauled away metal spikes that Egyptian soldiers had placed at sections of the Gaza-Egypt border, defying attempts to reseal the frontier and stop the influx of blockade-weary Gazans.
Mother charged with murder after attack
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B2
A Great Bend woman was charged Friday with second-degree murder after her 3-month-old son died following a beating in a hospital pediatric unit.
Bomb hits bus, killing at least 20
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A6
A bomb tore through a packed bus carrying civilians today in central Sri Lanka, killing 20 people and wounding 50 others, the military said.
Stormy seas batter 3 ships, forcing rescues
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A6
Rescue operations Friday saved scores of people from two ships that ran aground in stormy waters off the British coast, but efforts to evacuate the injured captain of a third distressed vessel had to be called off.
$732 million in road projects needed by 2030
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A1
Area transportation planners have identified $732 million worth of road projects needed in Douglas County between now and 2030. The list includes all the usual suspects: a completed South Lawrence Trafficway, a widened Kansas Turnpike, and a new West Lawrence interchange for the SLT and Bob Billings Parkway. But the list also includes a host of new projects, such as a southward extension of Wakarusa Drive and new turn lanes and other improvements for about 15 intersections on Iowa and 23rd streets.
Democrats change site of Tuesday caucus
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
Democratic Party leaders have changed the location of one Lawrence caucus site because of concerns about space and parking constraints.
Simons: Attention to athletics exceeds far more significant matters
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
Congratulations to Kansas State University basketball players and coaches. The almost-unbelievable 25-game winning streak Kansas University teams enjoyed at Kansas State came to an end Wednesday evening. There is every reason and justification for K-Staters to be thrilled.
Reporter subpoenaed over book on CIA
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed a reporter for The New York Times in an apparent attempt to force him to disclose his sources in a 2006 book on the CIA, a lawyer for the reporter said.
HPV increasingly causes oral cancer in men
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A4
The sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer in women is poised to become one of the leading causes of oral cancer in men, according to a new study.
Female inmates get $15.5M in rape cases
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A3
Ten female inmates who say male workers raped and sexually abused them in a state prison were awarded $15.5 million Friday in what may be the first of several trials.
Agency pushes for nonflammable furniture
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
A government safety agency is pushing to require all home furnishings sold in the U.S. to be nonflammable.
Loophole prevents charges against pharmacist posing as gynecologist
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
When a pregnant woman told a pharmacist that she was unhappy with her obstetrics care, authorities say, he took her into a back office in the store, where he posed as a gynecologist and gave her an exam.
Suspect agrees to bench trial to avoid death
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B4
Jackson County prosecutors again are making a deal with a suspected serial killer. This time, the suspect is Terry Blair, who is being allowed to avoid the death penalty in exchange for him agreeing to be tried by a judge instead of a jury.
LHS girls drop 2nd straight
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C1
Players spilled out of the locker room angry, confused and in tears. If that scene sounds familiar, it’s because it already has happened this year. Problem is, nobody really is sure how to correct it right now for Lawrence High’s girls basketball team.
Recalled dialysis drug blamed for illnesses
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A4
More than 50 dialysis patients in 12 states have come down with allergic reactions that are being blamed on recalled batches of a blood thinner, federal health officials said Friday.
Patients rally in support of indicted doctor
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B2
About 30 patients of a Haysville physician rallied Friday outside his shuttered clinic to protest his indictment and prosecution for allegedly illegally prescribing medication.
Faith briefs
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D8
Faith news from around Lawrence.
Bills receive approval for games in Toronto
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C5
The NFL map will include Canada now that the Buffalo Bills will play an annual regular-season game in Toronto starting this year.
Area Roundup: P-L, SFT play to split
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C8
Perry-Lecompton High had four players score in double figures and ran its record to 15-1 with a boys basketball victory Friday over Santa Fe Trail.
Lions ice-cold in second half
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C3
It seemed like just another basket of many more to come for Lawrence High’s boys basketball team Friday night. A Preston Scheibler three-pointer with 49 seconds left in the first half against Olathe East extended the Lions’ lead to six. It turned out to be the last basket for a long time.
Lakers acquire Grizzlies’ Gasol
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C6
The Los Angeles Lakers bolstered their banged-up frontline Friday with a key acquisition - 7-footer Pau Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies.
NBA Roundup
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C6
Scores from around the league.
Nun sentenced to 1 year for sexual assault
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A3
A 79-year-old nun was sentenced Friday to one year in a county jail for sexually abusing two teens when she was their principal four decades ago.
Aruba reopening missing teen case
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A6
Dutch student Joran van der Sloot denied Friday that he had anything to do with Natalee Holloway’s disappearance, saying he lied when he told someone privately he was involved.
Mentally disabled attackers used in market blasts; 91 killed
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A6
Two women described as mentally disabled and strapped with remote-control explosives - and possibly used as unwitting suicide bombers - brought carnage Friday to two pet bazaars, killing at least 91 people in the deadliest day since Washington flooded the capital with extra troops last spring.
Rival sides agree to halt violence; death toll rises
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A6
Kenya’s rival sides said Friday they had agreed to take action to end the monthlong violence from a disputed presidential election, but the death toll mounted when police fired on mobs setting homes and businesses ablaze in the west of the country.
Adjutant general: State needs more troops
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B3
The head of the Kansas National Guard says more large equipment and manpower are needed.
Missouri’s Horton arrested
Tigers guard faces assault charges
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C2
Missouri guard Jason Horton was arrested Friday on assault charges connected to a weekend brawl that left his teammate with a broken jaw.
Top Colombian drug lord found shot to death
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A6
One of Colombia’s most-wanted drug lords has been found slain in Venezuela, a top counter-drug official said Friday.
Government grants disaster declaration
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B3
Federal officials have approved the state’s request for a disaster declaration in the wake of the December winter storm that left much of the state without power.
Ex-Jayhawk Pugh all for KU
Despite CU doctorate, former forward not divided
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C4
Dr. T.J. Pugh, who played college basketball at Kansas University and went on to graduate from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will have no mixed loyalties today. “I will not be sitting behind the KU bench wearing a Colorado sweatshirt,” said Pugh, who played for the Jayhawks from 1995 to ‘99. He, his wife, Amy, and 2-year-old son, Charlie, will be sporting Jayhawk apparel.
Visiting clarinetist to teach class at KU
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D8
Michael Wayne, a clarinetist who has enjoyed success as an orchestral, chamber and solo musician throughout the U.S. and internationally, will present a master class Friday at Kansas University.
KU students, professor win aerospace awards
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B3
Two students and a professor at Kansas University walked away from a recent conference with awards for their excellence in aerospace.
On the record
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
Plane makes emergency landing in forest
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
A charter jet flown by airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano was forced to make an emergency landing Friday in a flooded forest outside the eastern lowland city of Trinidad.
CDC: Flu outbreaks reported in 11 states
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
Flu season is in full swing, with wide outbreaks in 11 states - and a new strain is starting to emerge that this year’s vaccine doesn’t specifically target, the government’s public health chief said Friday.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B6
Truckers on Interstate 70 in Kansas were wary because of violence spawned in other parts of the country by a truck strike that had many idled. Some were retaliating against those who did not stop rolling.
Superintendent resigns
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C3
Brad Minnick, who worked the past 10 years for Lawrence Country Club, has resigned as superintendent, he announced in a newsletter.
Attorney’s practice put on probation
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Lawrence attorney Shelley Kurt Bock violated rules of conduct, and it placed his practice on probation.
Sebelius says legislators moving too quickly on CO2 emissions
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius wants legislators to slow down in trying to pass legislation to impose the state’s first rules for carbon dioxide emissions but allow two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
Special prosecutor for violence job created
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
Mexico has created a new federal position to prosecute violence against women and human exploitation, as rights groups urge the government to do more to investigate the killings of women, especially along the U.S. border.
Dolphins prepare for company
Patriots could join 1972 Miami squad as lone undefeated teams
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C5
The 1972 Miami Dolphins could be enjoying their last few days alone on that so-called mountaintop, as the NFL’s only perfect team.
Stocks cap strong week with gains
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B5
Wall Street capped a week of big gains with another sizable advance Friday after investors set aside anxiety over news that the economy lost jobs last month and focused on Microsoft Corp.’s bid for Internet company Yahoo Inc. and a possible rescue plan for the troubled bond insurance sector.
Party like it’s Super Bowl XLII
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B5
There’s a battle royale brewing in Arizona that has little to do with the Patriots or the Giants.
Parkinson endorses Obama for president
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson has endorsed Democrat Barack Obama’s bid for the presidency.
Keegan: Role player becomes role model
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C1
Every young athlete in Lawrence who might be doubting himself or his coach, or hearing poisonous words from friends or folks about how he’s getting shafted, needs to think about where Free State High basketball player Jake Miller was at the beginning of the season and where he was Friday night.
Veritas, Seabury girls tumble
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C8
Bria Phipps scored 13 points, but Seabury Academy dropped a 62-15 high school girls basketball game Friday night to Flint Hills.
Four city swimmers reach finals
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C3
It was a case of “close, but no cigar” for two Lawrence High swimmers on the first day of the Sunflower League swimming and diving meet at Chisholm Trail Junior High.
Midwest Fish Frye restaurant reopens
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B5
Midwest Fish Frye and So Much More has reopened at 1910 Haskell Ave. under new owner Anthony Gauna.
Soaring to the top
Victory puts Firebirds in first place
February 2, 2008 in print edition on C1
For 311â2 minutes, the Firebirds threw their best man-to-man defenders at him. Senior Kris Wilson and junior defensive specialists Marcus Spates and Sean Brown all gave it a try. It seemed Free State High’s boys basketball team didn’t have a solution for Shawnee Mission South sophomore guard Will Spradling, who had scored 22 points with athletic drives and pin-point pull-up jumpers.
start early on gameday snacks
February 2, 2008 in print edition on D1
If you spend the day of the big game in the kitchen, you’re missing the point of a Super Bowl party.
NFL ‘green’ project planting roots
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B5
Sure, the Super Bowl is a plastic cup-using, foam finger-waving tribute to abundance in all its forms. That doesn’t mean the NFL can’t try to minimize its impact on the environment.
Exxon Mobil Corp. breaks own record, posts $40.6B profit
February 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
Exxon Mobil Corp. posted the largest annual profit by a U.S. company - $40.6 billion - on Friday as the world’s biggest publicly traded oil company benefited from historic crude prices at the end of the year.
Democratic race splits even Kennedy clan
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B6
Early in the week, someone showed her the headline that blared, “Kennedy Endorses Obama.” Kathleen Kennedy Townsend responded by asking wryly, “Which Kennedy?”
Silver Screen Cowboy Museum to open in Kansas to honor film stars
February 2, 2008 in print edition on B8
John Birdeno’s collection of cowboy memorabilia started growing after he gave a program at his son’s third-grade class and discovered his mementos covered only a card table.