Archive for Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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Audio clips
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Douglas County 4H Fairgrounds National Guard Armory
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Polls
What is the condition of the sidewalk in front of your home?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t have a sidewalk.
 
46%
Good condition.
 
24%
Poor condition.
 
16%
OK condition, but needs some attention.
 
12%
No opinion.
 
0%
Total 343
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University's Brandon Rush goes for a reverse against Missouri. Rush had a team-high 19 points in the Jayhawks' 90-71 victory Monday in Allen Fieldhouse. Border snore
February 5, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The national anthem ended and Kansas University’s basketball players prepared to shake hands with Missouri’s Tigers on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Oops. The Tigers, who, like the Jayhawks, had lined up on the court for the stirring rendition, wanted no part of the traditional pregame pleasantries. They turned their backs and headed the other way.
9:00 a.m.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius pays a visit to Kansas University on Monday to bolster support for Barack Obama before today's Democratic caucuses. She showed off a T-shirt with Hilary Tilkens at the Kansas Union. Sebelius aims to supersize caucus turnout
February 5, 2008 in print edition on 1A
For the second time in less than a week, Democratic presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama sent surrogates through Lawrence to drum up Sunflower State support. Of course, one of his surrogates was already in the state.
1:00 p.m.
A pedestrian and a bike rider take to the street at North Second and Lyon streets in North Lawrence as the sidewalk ends. A plan to improve sidewalks in several areas of town, including North Lawrence, proposes spending federal funds appropriated through the Community Development Block Grant program. Sidewalk plan suggests using federal grant
February 5, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Being pedestrian-friendly may create a friendly competition for scarce city dollars. The city’s Public Works Department is proposing a nearly $210,000 plan to improve sidewalks in east Lawrence and North Lawrence, but the department is asking city commissioners to fund the project with federal grant money that normally is used for the homeless, neighborhood associations and affordable housing projects.
4:00 p.m.
This Cars.com commercial, shown during Super Bowl XLII, features a medicine man. Quirky characters, celebrities and humor are the mainstays of Super Bowl television advertising, which can run $2.7 million for a 30-second spot. A panel of Kansas University journalism faculty members analyzed Sunday's run of commercials, finding highlights among the ads. Blown coverage
February 5, 2008 in print edition on 1C
A 30-second ad for $2.7 million. Ninety-three million viewers. Don’t doubt that the stakes are high for companies running Super Bowl commercials. And yet - and this is up for debate - the ads often miss their mark. Sometimes badly.

All stories

6Sports video: Bobcats claw past Raiders
February 5, 2008
The Basehor-Linwood boys took on Immaculata in Basehor this evening.
6Sports video: Lady Chieftains wax Chargers
February 5, 2008
The Tonganoxie ladies played the early game in T-town tonight against Santa Fe Trail.
6News video: Overflow at Abe and Jake’s moves some caucus goers to Liberty Hall
February 5, 2008
Nearly 1400 caucus-goers showed up to Abe and Jake’s Landing before half of the crowd was moved to Liberty Hall.
6News video: Hit-and-run trial continues with girlfriend’s testimony
February 5, 2008
Trial continues today for a Lawrence man charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in September 2006. Jurors spent much of this afternoon watching a video of police questioning Megan Halsey, Josh Walton’s girlfriend at the time of the accident.
6News video: Charges filed in E. Lawrence homicide
February 5, 2008
Second degree murder charges were officially filed today against two people suspected of beating a Lawrence man to death over the weekend.
6Sports video: Lady Bobcats pull through
February 5, 2008
Trailing against the Raiders in the first quarter, the lady Bobcats turned it around to win.
6News video: Debate intensifies as coal plant hearings continue
February 5, 2008
Some legislators hope to modify major energy legislation, but supporters won’t negotiate on two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
6News video: Crowds cram caucus locations
February 5, 2008
The lines formed before 6 p.m. and stretched for hundreds of feet outside the city’s three Democratic caucus locations, including the National Guard Armory and the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Abe and Jake’s Landing even reached capacity, sending the spillover crowd down the block to Liberty Hall.
6Sports video: Sasha shines in Mizzou sweep
February 5, 2008
Coming off the bench allows Sasha Kaun to shine. The Jayhawks’ senior center was dominant in a reserve role during last night’s 90-71 victory over Missouri.
6Sports video: Knight retires; Self saddened
February 5, 2008
Shocking news from Lubbock, Texas last night: Red Raiders head coach Bob Knight retired, effective immediately. His son, Pat, will take over.
6News video: Trial set for police chase suspect
February 5, 2008
The trial is set for a woman charged last year with leading officers on a chase in Osage County. During a hearing this morning in Osage County, a judge set Ramona Morgan’s trial for April 21st.
6Sports video: KU track star Sultanova honored
February 5, 2008
Kansas senior Kate Sultanova is the Big 12 Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week. On Saturday, Sultanova won the Husker Invitational pole vault competition by clearing 13 feet nine and a quarter inches. That vault currently ranks her #1 in the Big 12 and #2 in the nation.
6News video: Fire damages house; no injuries reported
February 5, 2008
Damage is estimated at $50,000 in an early morning fire at a South Lawrence home.
6News video: New poll: arts education crucial
February 5, 2008
Imagination and innovation are just as important as teaching kids academic basics, according to a new poll of US voters. Nearly 90 percent of respondents said an education in and through the arts is essential for developing creativity.
6News video: Officials expect heavy caucus turnout
February 5, 2008
Voters flock to the polls today to participate in the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses around the country. Democratic officials in Douglas County expect a heavy turnout tonight at Lawrence’s three caucus sites. 6News reporter Cory Smith joins us now from one of those sites.
6News video: Fairgrounds busiest caucus site
February 5, 2008
While it was bustling all over town, the busiest site with over 2000 people: the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Not even the wintry conditions could keep voters from supporting their candidate.
6News video: Flu epidemic sweeps KU
February 5, 2008
Health officials at KU issue a warning that influenza has arrived on campus. In an e-mail to students, faculty and staff, officials from Watkins Health Center said that anyone who comes down with symptoms of the flu should visit the doctor as soon as possible.
6Sports video: Chieftains clobber Chargers
February 5, 2008
The Tongie boys hosted Santa Fe Trail tonight, overcoming an early Chargers lead to end up on top.
6Sports video: Firebirds stay on top
February 5, 2008
Tonight the Free State High boys’ basketball team returned to the court as the top team in the Sunflower League.
6Sports video: Arthur rolls when not on bench
February 5, 2008
If Kansas sophomore Darrell Arthur could just stay in the game, imagine what his overall numbers would look like. Last night, Arthur again watched most of the Border Showdown from the bench because of foul trouble. But when he was in the game, he was fantastic.
Democratic caucuses draw big turnout in Lawrence
07:21 p.m., February 5, 2008 Updated 12:27 a.m.
Lawrence and area residents have turned out in big numbers to participate in tonight’s caucuses.
Two charged with second-degree murder
February 5, 2008
Charges of second-degree murder were announced today against two people suspected of beating to death an eastern Lawrence man.
Caucus deadline extended at one location only
February 5, 2008
Kansas Democratic Party leaders have extended the deadline this evening by when caucus participants need to be in line at the Community Building, 1930 Harper St., of the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
6News Now: Fire damages home but causes no injuries
February 5, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, damage is estimated at $50,000 in an early morning fire at a south Lawrence home this morning, and snow in the forecast.
Trial set for woman charged with fleeing police
February 5, 2008
A trial will be held in April for a woman charged last year with leading a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper on a chase in Osage County.
Court blocks grand jury’s access to abortion provider’s records
February 5, 2008
The Kansas Supreme Court temporarily blocked a Sedgwick County grand jury’s access Tuesday to patient records from abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.
Neufeld, Sebelius clash over coal plants
February 5, 2008
House Speaker Melvin Neufeld on Tuesday said that both proposed coal-burning power plants in western Kansas must be built and that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ offer to allow one plant was not made in good faith. Sebelius vehemently denied the charge.
Will you be caucusing tonight?
Take part in the local coverage
February 5, 2008
LJWorld.com invites community members participating in tonight’s Democratic caucus and Saturday’s Republican caucus to share their experiences on what may be the most important Kansas caucuses in recent memory.
Lawrence hires auditor
February 5, 2008
A Kansas City, Mo., man with extensive experience in reviewing government operations has been tapped to become Lawrence’s first city auditor.
Wintry weather forecast brings cancellations
10:44 a.m., February 5, 2008 Updated 11:52 a.m.
Area closings and cancellations.
Extra Minutes: Kansas 90, Missouri 71
February 5, 2008
Tying up loose ends from Kansas’ 90-71 win over Missouri, giving KU a sweep of the regular season series. The Jayhawks outrebounded the Tigers 48-25, and Mizzou for the second time this year against KU couldn’t convert from long range, going 0-for-10 Monday night.
Fire ruled accidental
Damage estimated at $50,000
01:12 a.m., February 5, 2008 Updated 11:04 a.m.
Investigators say fir started in fireplace
Aldrich shows off progress
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
Just four months ago, the simplest of basketball tasks gave Cole Aldrich the most nerve-racking experience of his young career. Even recalling it, he bends his knees and starts shaking just to emulate how he felt in October at Late Night in the Phog, stepping to the charity stripe for the first time in front of a full Allen Fieldhouse crowd.
Front-loaded primaries shortchange process
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
Now that the long-anticipated “Tsunami Tuesday” is almost upon us, the full folly of choosing presidential candidates in what amounts to a national primary has become apparent to everyone.
Commentary: Knight’s resignation fits unpredictable image
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
Bob Knight could do nothing that would surprise us anymore, not after all his seasons in the spotlight. He filled them with so much bombast and brilliance, with so many antics and accomplishments, we knew anything was possible.
Blown coverage
KU experts find Super Bowl ads largely lacking
February 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
A 30-second ad for $2.7 million. Ninety-three million viewers. Don’t doubt that the stakes are high for companies running Super Bowl commercials. And yet - and this is up for debate - the ads often miss their mark. Sometimes badly.
Louisville rolls at No. 16 Marquette
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B5
Jerry Smith felt right at home, and Louisville’s stifling defense made Marquette look uncomfortable. Smith scored 12 points and thwarted a second-half run as the Cardinals locked up the Golden Eagles again, winning 71-57 Monday to snap No. 16 Marquette’s 14-game home winning streak.
Border snore
Jayhawks snubbed; Tigers drubbed
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
The national anthem ended and Kansas University’s basketball players prepared to shake hands with Missouri’s Tigers on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Oops. The Tigers, who, like the Jayhawks, had lined up on the court for the stirring rendition, wanted no part of the traditional pregame pleasantries. They turned their backs and headed the other way.
Keegan: Kaun picking up pace
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Nothing quite does the smelling-salts trick for a senior athlete quite like seeing the finish line not too far in the distance. Too few games are left to waste any of them by blowing opportunities. Sometimes, seniors finish with a flurry nobody quite knew they even had.
Victorious Giants return to N.Y.
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B8
If the reality that they are indeed Super Bowl champions hadn’t sunk in on the New York Giants’ flight home from Arizona, the ride back from Newark Liberty International Airport probably did the trick.
Sprinter Greene retiring
Kansas City, Kan., native hangs up spikes due to injuries
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
Maurice Greene sprang a little surprise on Monday - he’s retiring. The former Olympic and world champion cited nagging injuries for his decision, making the announcement halfway around the globe and not long after the Super Bowl had ended in Glendale, Ariz.
Sebelius aims to supersize caucus turnout
Governor visits KU in support of Obama before events today
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
For the second time in less than a week, Democratic presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama sent surrogates through Lawrence to drum up Sunflower State support. Of course, one of his surrogates was already in the state.
Atlantis launch countdown begins
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Seven astronauts returned to NASA’s launch site Monday to take a new shot at flying space shuttle Atlantis to the international space station.
Pump patrol
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.87 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Technology group sets annual dinner
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B11
The Lawrence Technology Association will conduct its annual dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 13 at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H. Cost is $25 for association members and their guests, and $30 for others.
Money management on luncheon menu
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B11
Young professionals are invited to a luncheon meeting to hear from experts about commercial/consumer lending, insurance, financial planning and mortgages. “Managing Your Finances: A Young Professionals Guide,” set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13, is being organized by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network. The luncheon will be at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.
Part of the process
The passions on display in the presidential race may result in some crowded and lively party caucuses tonight and Saturday.
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
Democratic caucuses tonight and Republican caucuses on Saturday will give voters across the state an unusual opportunity to have a real voice in the selection of their presidential nominees. We hope the caucuses are both well attended and well run. They will be a new experience for most participants who will get a real taste of hands-on democracy.
Sidewalk plan suggests using federal grant
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Being pedestrian-friendly may create a friendly competition for scarce city dollars. The city’s Public Works Department is proposing a nearly $210,000 plan to improve sidewalks in east Lawrence and North Lawrence, but the department is asking city commissioners to fund the project with federal grant money that normally is used for the homeless, neighborhood associations and affordable housing projects.
New book will help your penny pinching
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B11
With so much bad economic news coming out almost daily, you may be feeling overwhelmed. You may feel there’s nothing you can do to prevent your own household from crumbling financially. But you can do something. You don’t have to wait for the official word that we are in a recession to start shoring up your own financial house. And this is true whether you are in a time of plenty or a time of economic woe.
Institute for Young Musicians seeks applicants for program
February 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
Applications currently are being accepted for the annual International Institute for Young Musicians summer program, which will take place July 6 through Aug. 1 at Kansas University.
United Airlines to charge for 2nd checked bag
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B11
United Airlines plans to charge certain domestic passengers for more than one piece of checked-in luggage to help offset the soaring cost of jet fuel, the No. 2 U.S. carrier said Monday. The move by the operating subsidiary of UAL Corp. is the first taken among the so-called legacy carriers including Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Continental Airlines, but it’s bound to be imitated as a way to defray expenses without alienating fare-conscious travelers.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
February 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
Think of this recipe from the Associated Press as the liquid version of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. For hot chocolate with a hit of heat, try a savory peanut butter with a blend of hot peppers, or for a sweeter take, P.B. Loco’s European Cafe Mocha peanut butter.
Train journey becomes 61-hour nightmare in snowy China
February 5, 2008 in print edition on C3
First, the food aboard the train ran out, then the water. When record blizzards hit China last month, what began as a 36-hour train trip for Edward Wang became an ordeal lasting nearly twice that long. He described fighting among drunken passengers and staff armed with knives, fears of being robbed by those desperate for food, and breathing air so foul that some people became dizzy.
Commodities
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures traded higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery jumped 30 cents to $9.73 a bushel; March corn added 10 cents to $5.105 a bushel; March oats added 12.5 cents to $3.355 a bushel; March soybeans rose 38.75 cents to $13.26 a bushel.
Hearings begin on coal plants
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Electric company leaders, representatives of businesses and unions, and a former high-ranking environmental official in the Bush administration testified Monday in favor of legislation allowing two coal-burning power plants in western Kansas.
Who will be the next big loser?
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B10
The coverage of the Super Tuesday primary elections dominates the network and cable schedules. ABC has ditched its entire prime-time lineup to begin coverage at 7 p.m., with anchors Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos. CBS begins at 8 p.m. NBC and some PBS stations will come on board at 9 p.m. Look for CNN, Fox News and MSNBC to cover the primaries and caucuses all day and evening. BBC America will also provide BBC News coverage of the vote, from 6 p.m. through 11 p.m.
Banker completes leadership program
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B11
Lawrence resident Eric Haar, vice president and government relations officer for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, has completed the Kansas Bankers Association’s 2007 Bank Leaders of Kansas Program.
Veritas girls grab 12th win
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team used stifling man-to-man defense to hold off Midland Adventist, 47-40, Monday night.
Lawrence snaps 2-game losing skid
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
Taylor Bird no longer wanted to listen to her Lawrence High teammates chide her for the girls basketball team’s first losing streak of the season. Haley Parker wanted a victory to lift the Lions’ spirits. Lions coach Kristin Mallory just didn’t want to be in a bad mood anymore.
People in the news
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ 2008 Super Bowl sets ratings record¢ Stallone: Students rally around ‘Rambo’ tag line¢ Moore sends valentines to Save the Children
2 missing skiers found near Lake Tahoe
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Two skiers who disappeared near Lake Tahoe during a winter storm were rescued Monday morning after they burrowed into snow caves and huddled together for warmth, authorities said.
Two held in connection with E. Lawrence killing
Weekend investigation yields arrests in death of man, 62
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
Jerry Deshazer’s mobile home in eastern Lawrence was a busy place. “He always had young people coming and going,” neighbor Paul Lee said. “They were coming in there at all kinds of times.” Deshazer, 62, was found dead in his home Saturday. After a weekend investigation during which no information was released to the media, Lawrence police issued a statement Monday saying Deshazer’s death was a homicide.
UConn unanimous No. 1
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
The top three spots in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll remained unchanged, with UConn holding the top spot with all 50 first-place votes, followed by Tennessee and North Carolina.
Bush’s record $3.1 trillion budget would bring big increase in deficit
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
The record $3.1 trillion budget proposed by President Bush on Monday would produce eyepopping federal deficits, despite his attempts to impose politically wrenching curbs on Medicare and eliminate scores of popular domestic programs.
Teen’s ‘private’ nude photos quickly circulate at school
February 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes and Julia: My husband and I were horrified to learn that pictures of our daughter’s naked body were circulated around her school. When we confronted her, she was less embarrassed than we were, which was even more disturbing. I’m not sure if this is a question or a warning to other parents, but I wish you could respond.
Nets, Kidd not likely to reconcile in time
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kobe Bryant wanted out of the Lakers’ organization so badly after last season he probably would have welcomed a reunion with Shaquille O’Neal. Now Bryant loves L.A. again. Jason Kidd wants out of New Jersey now. He would welcome a reunion with Dallas, where he started his career, or with his Team USA buddy Bryant. It’s not likely that Kidd will do an about-face, and the Nets are not planning for one.
Was it worth it?
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Kansas University made $1.26 million for the game in Kansas City against Missouri University. KU makes about $1 million for a marquee home game at Memorial Stadium, according to the article. What did the local merchants in Lawrence make over the same weekend? Was it worth it to take the game away from Lawrence for $260,000?
Former KU catcher joins coaching ranks
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University catcher Brent Del Chiaro has been named an assistant coach for the Orem (Utah) Owlz, a Rookie League affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
Legislation that could eventually boost the cost of Lawrence’s water supply passed in a Kansas Senate committee on 9-0 vote. Even though the state attorney general had said the hike was not in line, it appeared higher rates were certain. At issue was the price of water the city drew from Clinton Lake. The city had negotiated for one price, but the state had decided to raise that after the agreement had been made.
New prison a possibility for Leavenworth
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
President Bush’s proposed budget includes funds to evaluate a site in Leavenworth for a new federal prison, Sen. Sam Brownback said Monday.
Animal rights group to China: Respect rats
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
An animal rights group called Monday for China to treat rats with kindness and respect, as millions across the nation begin to celebrate the coming Year of the Rat.
Spears’ father takes charge
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B10
A court commissioner on Monday extended the temporary conservatorship of Britney Spears to her father and an attorney until Feb. 14 and appointed a physician to evaluate her competence to make decisions.
Water dispute still unresolved
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B12
Kansas’ top water resources administrator says a letter he received from Nebraska on Monday did nothing to move the states closer to an agreement in their dispute over Republican River Basin water. Nebraska Department of Resources Director Ann Bleed said in her letter to David Barfield that she disagrees with the methods Kansas used to measure the overuse of water.
Healthy people cost more to treat than smokers, obese
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Preventing obesity and smoking can save lives, but it doesn’t save money, researchers reported Monday. It costs more to care for healthy people who live years longer, according to a Dutch study that counters the common perception that preventing obesity would save governments millions of dollars.
Driver on trial in fatal hit-and-run
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
A defense attorney admits his client is guilty, just not of the felony charge that prosecutors are seeking in a fatal hit-and-run. The trial of Joshua Walton started Monday in Douglas County District Court. Walton, 25, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Sept. 23, 2006, crash that killed Kansas University student Ryan Kanost, 22.
Candidates sprint to Super Tuesday finish
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A6
Buoyed by cheering crowds and bolstered by more than $1.3 million a day in TV ads, Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton raced through the final hours of an unpredictable Super Tuesday campaign across 22 states. The Republican race turned negative on the eve of the busiest day in primary history.
Memphis No. 1 unanimously
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B5
This week, it’s unanimous for No. 1 Memphis. The only unbeaten team in Division I received all 72 first-place votes from the national media panel Monday and became the first unanimous No. 1 team in the Associated Press college basketball poll since Florida did it for two weeks last February on the way to a second straight national championship.
Judge: Navy not exempt from sonar ruling
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Navy must follow environmental laws placing strict limits on sonar training that may harm whales, despite President Bush’s decision to exempt it, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Contract approved for street repairs
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
An engineering design contract for reconstructing a portion of Sixth Street in Baldwin City was approved Monday by the Douglas County Commission.
Judge reduces damages in funeral protest case
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A5
A federal judge in Baltimore has upheld the October jury verdict in the lawsuit brought against a Kansas-based fundamentalist church group for its anti-gay protest at the 2006 Maryland funeral of a Marine in Iraq. However, on Monday the judge reduced by more than half the total amount of damages awarded to the plaintiff, Albert Snyder, father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder.
KU freshman honored
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
Krysten Boogaard was chosen Big 12 Rookie of the Week by a media voting panel for Jan. 28-Feb. 3.
Prosecutor: Secret footage admissible
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
A hidden-camera interview with a Dutch student saying missing teenager Natalee Holloway was dead and that he had a friend dump her body at sea is admissible in court, the chief Aruban prosecutor said Monday. The courts in Aruba likely will accept the tape as evidence because it was recorded by a private citizen without any influence by authorities, Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos told reporters.
Kansas basketball notebook
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was saddened to learn of Texas Tech coach Bob Knight’s retirement on Monday.
Thousands flee during reprieve from fighting
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Thousands of residents poured out of N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, on Monday as clashes between rebel and government forces cooled after two days of combat, according to reports from the besieged city.
Knight retires from Raiders
Texas Tech turns program over to mercurial coaching legend’s son Pat
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Bob Knight left when he wanted to this time. Almost a decade after he was fired by Indiana, the school he led to three national championships, Knight walked away Monday from college basketball in midseason. The Texas Tech coach, known as much for his brilliance as his fiery temper, abruptly resigned and handed over the team to his son.
Meet the six MVPs of Super Bowl XLII
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B8
It’s a shame only one New York Giant was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLII. After New York’s 17-14 shocker against New England on Sunday, I would have renamed the award to read “Most Valuable Players.” Six, to be exact.
K-State coach charged
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas State associate men’s basketball coach Dalonte Hill has been charged with driving under the influence following his arrest last week.
Daylight benefits
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I attended the new South Junior High open house. Worries about security appear to be taken care of. What perplexed me was that the classrooms received very little of the daylight from corridors. Were the architects, the school board and the administration not aware of the benefits of daylight where students study?
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 5, 1908: “The special session of this legislature is officially ended after last-minutes quibbling over rules and some horse-play among the senators in Topeka. Most legislators are gone today.”
Ike example
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Before the D-Day landings, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower wrote the following note to be issued in case the invasion failed: “Our landings have failed and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”
Horoscopes
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B10
ou are full of energy, but you could find yourself barking up the wrong tree. Impulsiveness is a no-no this year. You easily could get into a situation you would prefer not to be in. Your career might be subject to some unanticipated changes that could point you in a new direction. Men might experience an identity crisis, whereas women might notice the men in their lives heading in a new direction.
Guitar game rocks W@LH this week
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Participants in this week’s Wednesdays@Liberty Hall will rock out with the “Guitar Hero” video game. Students will be able to show off their moves and compete to see who will be crowned the “Guitar Hero” champion. The event is set for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
Agenda light on Super Tuesday
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence city commissioners will meet briefly at 5 p.m. to pay bills and take care of a few other routine items. Commissioners decided to have a light agenda and meet earlier in order to not conflict with the Democratic caucuses scheduled for today. There are no items on the regular agenda, but commissioners will meet in executive session to discuss possible acquisition of real estate.
Employees of Internet pharmacy on trial today
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A4
Two employees of an Internet pharmacy once located here go on trial today on charges of conspiracy to unlawfully distribute prescription drugs. Pharmacist Jerry L. Lovern, 68, and computer technician Robert J. Barron, 37, both of Wichita, were charged in a federal indictment on April 4 with one count of conspiracy and three counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances. They remain the only defendants in that case to face trial.
On the record
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Lawrence man on Saturday reported an incident of aggravated assault and criminal threat involving handguns in the 600 block of Gateway Court, a police report said. The man told police he and a friend were at his residence about 3 a.m. when two subjects came in, Lawrence police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said.
Breakfast discussion to focus on issues
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Kansas legislators will be taking questions from the public at an upcoming event hosted by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Yahoo backed into corner with $41B bid
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B11
Microsoft Corp.’s $41 billion takeover bid appears to have backed Yahoo Inc. into a corner, leaving the struggling Internet pioneer with the unpleasant choice of selling to a detested rival or pursuing other agonizing alternatives likely to require the help of an even fiercer foe, Google Inc.
Weary Tigers too pooped to pop
Third game in six days in wake of suspension too much
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
Make no mistake: Missouri’s men’s basketball team was pooped. You could see it in both halves of Monday’s 90-71 loss to Kansas University at Allen Fieldhouse. When MU coach Mike Anderson called timeouts throughout the contest, his players were relieved - and panting.
Imperfect offseason awaits Patriots
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B8
The only perfect thing about the Patriots was their record. Now they don’t even have that. Dominant in the first half of the season, they survived some close calls afterward. But that finally caught up with them in the Super Bowl and left them facing an offseason of what-ifs and what-will-bes.
Slaying suspect, child from KC found in Texas
February 5, 2008 in print edition on A4
A man sought for questioning in the shooting deaths of his former wife and her daughter was arrested Monday after an all-night stakeout at a Denton, Texas, motel. The man’s 3-year-old son was found with him and was not harmed, police said.
Free State girls roll over SM Northwest, 53-30
February 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
After a six-point, six-turnover first quarter in a dead gym Monday, the Firebirds could have sleepwalked through the rest of the game at Shawnee Mission Northwest. Instead, Free State High’s girls basketball team woke up and cruised to a 53-31 victory.