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6:00 a.m.
Rick Davis, center, checks in Julie Reece on Saturday during the Republican caucus at South Junior High School. In Lawrence, 870 Republicans participated in the caucus. Huckabee victorious in Kansas
February 10, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Defying U.S. Sen. John McCain’s lead in the Republican presidential race, Kansas GOP caucusgoers on Saturday flocked to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee who easily won statewide and in Lawrence. “I think it reflects the fact that people still want a voice and still want a choice,” said Zach Stoltenberg, a Huckabee supporter and Kansas University architecture graduate student. “It doesn’t matter what CNN or Fox News or anybody says. This race isn’t over.”
12:00 p.m.
Kansas University player Danny Manning and KU coach Larry Brown embrace after winning the 1988 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. Manning went on to play in the NBA for many years and is now an assistant coach for KU. Brown went on to a successful coaching career in the NBA, including with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons, among other teams. Here in Lawrence, Brown owns commercial real estate and is an owner of the holding company that owns Lawrence Bank. 20 years older, still champs
February 10, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It’s been nearly 20 years since Chris Piper, Kevin Pritchard, Milt Newton, Jeff Gueldner and Danny Manning closed their last season together with six straight victories to win an NCAA championship. And they’re still winning. The five starters from that 83-79 victory over Oklahoma in Kansas City, Mo., are continuing to post success in their professional pursuits, from basketball to banking, cars to custom-made glassware.
5:00 p.m.
Isaac Ward, 10, from Hillcrest School, rejoices after correctly spelling a word in the Douglas County Spelling Bee on Saturday at Southwest Junior High. Isaac eventually won the spelling bee with the word "hysterical." 10-year-old gets ‘hysterical’ for bee win
February 10, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The first and one of the youngest spellers of the Douglas County Spelling Bee became the bee champion Saturday. Ten-year-old Isaac Ward won with the word “hysterical.” The word seemed to match his level of excitement throughout the bee at Southwest Junior High School, where he had a flawless performance.
10:00 p.m.
From left, Bill Hambleton, Ben Tilghman, Marilyn Tilghman and state Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, discuss carbon dioxide emissions at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs & Issues meeting on Saturday morning at the HH Bar and Grill, 4931 W. Sixth St. The meeting is the first of a series that allows individuals to speak with state legislators and learn more about issues in the Senate and House. Breakfast serves up issues for Legislature
February 10, 2008 in print edition on 1B
There were no eggs at Saturday’s Eggs & Issues breakfast forum, at HH Bar and Grill, 4931 W. Sixth St., but issues were many. In the year’s first question-and-answer session with state legislators, energy and education were the top issues on the minds of about 70 community members and lawmakers alike.

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6News video: Lawrence Free Methodist unveils additions
February 10, 2008
Lawrence Free Methodist Church unveiled a new 30,000 square foot addition on Sunday.
6News video: Two Last Call employees, one teen shot
February 10, 2008
Three people were shot early Sunday morning outside a downtown Lawrence nightclub that has had a history of problems.
6Sports video: Jayhawks take down Bears
February 10, 2008
The KU men’s basketball team handled the scrappy Baylor Bears on Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
6Sports video: KU women fall to No. 18 K-State
February 10, 2008
The KU women’s basketball team tried to do what the men’s team couldn’t in defeating Kansas State in Manhattan.
6News video: Hillcrest sixth grader spelling bee champ
February 10, 2008
It came down to two 10-year-olds at the Douglas County spelling bee on Saturday.
6News video: Area Republicans caucus
February 10, 2008
With the race to November heating up in every state, area voters participated in the first Kansas Republican presidential caucus in decades on Saturday.
6Sports video: KU tennis splits doubleheader
February 10, 2008
The Kansas tennis team was locked in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon against Illinois and St. Louis.
6News video: Family to replace memorial
February 10, 2008
Last month, vandals drove into the yard of a Lawrence couple, knocking out a small evergreen tree that memorialized their son.
Mayor wants to revive discussion of entertainment licensing
Action spurred by overnight shooting of three people outside Last Call
February 10, 2008
Just hours after the shooting at Last Call early Sunday morning, one Lawrence leader is ready to revive a controversial proposal for licensing entertainment and hospitality businesses.
Two Last Call employees, one teen shot
Eight shots fired in 3 a.m. incident outside controversial club
04:41 a.m., February 10, 2008 Updated 01:05 p.m.
Three people were taken to area hospitals early Sunday morning, after someone fired eight shots outside Last Call, a downtown private club.
Boomer on the fringe of anti-aging movement
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D1
A disclaimer appears every week at the bottom of this column. It asks you to take whatever is written with a sizable grain of salt, because I tend to embellish, exaggerate or simply make things up when details escape me. This week, I assure you that every word you’re about to read is the absolute, unadulterated, gospel truth - no matter how incredible it might seem.
Pump patrol
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.84 at Presto at West 23rd and Iowa streets.
Texas A&M survives drought, rival
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C4
Danielle Gant scored 25 points, and No. 21 Texas A&M fought off Texas’ second-half rally Saturday to get a 66-57 victory, the Aggies’ fourth straight.
Checklist can ease annual filing headaches
February 10, 2008 in print edition on E1
This year’s deadline for filing your income tax return is April 15. Check. Now, here’s a more detail-oriented checklist for dealing with taxes this filing season:
Inspired K-State topples OSU
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C4
Going over the scouting report of Oklahoma State in the locker room before its game Saturday, Kansas State had a surprise visitor: senior guard Clent Stewart.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
A 41-year-old woman was charged with arson in connection with an apartment fire that caused more than $60,000 in damage at 1345 Vt.
KU women put up a fight in road loss
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Road kill no longer. Kansas University’s women’s basketball team didn’t win Saturday, but at least the Jayhawks weren’t run over this time.
Haskell women prevail
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C5
Haskell Indian Nations University overcame a four-point halftime deficit and defeated Central Christian, 76-69, on Saturday.
Woman, 70, accepts plea deal for neglected lawn
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
When 70-year-old Betty Perry was accused of neglecting her lawn, she became defiant. Perry was arrested, handcuffed and briefly jailed in July for declining a ticket for failing to water her lawn.
On the record
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police took one adult and three juveniles into custody Saturday night after a car chase in central Lawrence. Few details were available about the incident. According to Sgt. Mark Warren, the chase began at 10:22 p.m. at 14th Street and Lawrence Avenue.
Shooter’s mother ‘haunted’ by tragedy
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
A woman whose daughter killed two fellow students in a college classroom before committing suicide said Saturday she’ll be “haunted to the end of my days for what my child has done.”
Campaign is a confusing, but fabulous, mess
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
We have a Republican front-runner who is weak in the states the Republicans need to carry in the general election. We have a Democratic insurgent who wins states no Democrat can hope to carry in November.
Dating tips for ‘the post-35 man’
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D2
The February issue of Best Life asks how men like Jack Nicholson and Bruce Willis are still attracting (much) younger women. Mystery, star of VH1’s “The Pick-up Artist,” offers his “Dating tips for the post-35 man.”
Atlantis delivers new lab to space station; astronaut’s sickness delays installation
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Space shuttle Atlantis and its astronauts delivered a sparkling new lab to the international space station Saturday, but had to delay installing it by a day because of a crew member’s medical problem.
Behind the Lens: Self-publish your photos
Online software makes it easy to create a lasting album
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D2
I recently returned from a trip to South Dakota. I had a point-and-shoot digital camera and took dozens of photographs. Now I’m deciding what to do with the images.
Huckabee victorious in Kansas
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
Defying U.S. Sen. John McCain’s lead in the Republican presidential race, Kansas GOP caucusgoers on Saturday flocked to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee who easily won statewide and in Lawrence. “I think it reflects the fact that people still want a voice and still want a choice,” said Zach Stoltenberg, a Huckabee supporter and Kansas University architecture graduate student. “It doesn’t matter what CNN or Fox News or anybody says. This race isn’t over.”
KU design chairman invited to give lecture
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D2
Greg Thomas, chairman of Kansas University’s design department, was chosen to speak as a part of the KU Edwards Campus Professional Edge speaking series.
Suicide bomber kills at least 25 at Pakistan election rally
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
A suicide bomber blasted a political gathering Saturday in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people, wounding dozens and stoking fears about security surrounding this month’s parliamentary election.
Top 25 Roundup: No letdown here: No. 2 Duke keeps winning
Fresh off a rivalry victory, Blue Devils keep it up against Boston College
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C8
Mike Krzyzewski had a feeling his Duke players were headed for a post-North Carolina letdown. Fortunately for the Blue Devils, it only lasted until halftime.
Culture of waste undercuts GOP
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
Coconut Road near Fort Myers looks like any other concrete ribbon near housing developments, golf courses and shopping malls in this state’s booming southwest. But like another fragrant slab of recent pork, the $223 million “Bridge to Nowhere” in Alaska, Coconut Road leads to somewhere darkly fascinating.
Buford, brother to reunite Monday
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C6
For Chase Buford, Monday’s Kansas University-Texas basketball game is not just a chance for him to play in his home state. It’s an opportunity for the San Antonio native to visit with his brother, Alexis Mang-Ikri Wangmene, a 6-foot-7, 241-pound UT freshman from Cameroon, located on the west bank of Africa. “He’s the nicest guy, like a teddy bear,” freshman walk-on Buford said after KU’s 100-90 victory over Baylor on Saturday.
Scholar: Kansan writers mastered trials through art
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Despite overwhelming odds growing up in Kansas during the 20th century, three great literary and artistic figures found success that is still celebrated today. Langston Hughes, Gordon Parks and Frank Marshall Davis contributed to the American arts in different ways, and one Kansas University professor argues it’s their time in Kansas that made them stronger people and authors.
KU faculty to give art exhibit
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D2
Kansas University’s art department faculty will showcase a variety of works at its annual show, held in the KU Art and Design Gallery.
10-year-old gets ‘hysterical’ for bee win
Champion to attend regional competition March 15
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
The first and one of the youngest spellers of the Douglas County Spelling Bee became the bee champion Saturday. Ten-year-old Isaac Ward won with the word “hysterical.” The word seemed to match his level of excitement throughout the bee at Southwest Junior High School, where he had a flawless performance.
The Grammys are a joke, but no one’s laughing
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D6
Truth be told, I was hoping - not so deep down - that today’s Grammy Awards would be canceled, another victim of the writers’ strike. Why? Because I’m evil, bitter and don’t want anybody to celebrate anything? Kinda, but that’s secondary. The main reason: The Grammys are a joke.
Developer downplays Oread Inn doubts
Opponents question public funding for project
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Opponents of the proposed Oread Inn voiced their concerns to the building’s developer in a sometimes contentious meeting Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library. About 20 people attended the meeting, much of which consisted of discussion of tax increment financing and the value of an underground parking garage’s benefit to the community.
Poet’s Showcase
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D3
‘My Favorite Place Is …’ by Jordan Winter
20 years older, still champs
1988’s wonder team credits life skills learned on court
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s been nearly 20 years since Chris Piper, Kevin Pritchard, Milt Newton, Jeff Gueldner and Danny Manning closed their last season together with six straight victories to win an NCAA championship. And they’re still winning. The five starters from that 83-79 victory over Oklahoma in Kansas City, Mo., are continuing to post success in their professional pursuits, from basketball to banking, cars to custom-made glassware.
Meeting to detail flood insurance
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
A public meeting will take place Monday to discuss preliminary results of the proposed new Douglas County flood insurance rate map.
KU students assist with Nelson-Atkins exhibit
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D1
A new exhibit at Kansas City’s premier art museum has strong ties to Kansas University. Ten art history graduate students at KU helped to curate the new “Senses and Sensibilities” exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo. The artwork goes on display Thursday and runs through Aug. 24.
Classes to focus on weather safety
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
The National Weather Service in Topeka and Douglas County Emergency Management will be host to the 2008 “Weather 101” class at four locations between March and April:
Picture this: KU hall of famers get their due
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kansas University was the mecca of men’s basketball in 1952, with the college team winning the national championship behind Clyde Lovellette. In that same year, KU had seven representatives on the United States Olympic men’s basketball team that defeated the Soviet Union, 36-25, in the gold-medal game.
Valid concern
Gambling revenue still is an uncertain source of funding for important state projects.
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
A decision by Republicans in the Kansas House to remove any potential new gambling dollars from budget discussions this year was a bit arbitrary but it reflects a legitimate concern about counting on money that is far from a sure thing.
Best-sellers
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D3
Fiction 1. “Duma Key,” by Stephen King (Scribner, $28). NonfictionNonfiction 1. “In Defense of Food,” by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press, $21.95).
Stewart, Busch warned
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C2
Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch were ordered to steer clear of each other Saturday in hopes of preventing a repeat of their high-octane confrontation on the first day of Speedweeks.
Original valentines were elaborate, inventive pieces
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D4
The custom of sending Valentine cards on Feb. 14 might date back as far as the 14th century. By the 18th century, paper valentines were well-known as a sign of love. The fancy lacy valentines collected today were first made in Europe at the beginning of the 1800s. Embossed paper, cutout edges and hand-colored pictures were used to make valentines.
Police to put focus on passenger safety
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Lawrence Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol will be conducting a traffic enforcement program from Monday to Sunday targeting child passenger safety.
Texas storms back, stops ISU
Longhorns need overtime to get cherished road win
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C4
Iowa State found out on Saturday what the rest of the Big 12 already knows: You can only keep D.J. Augustin down for so long. A.J. Abrams led all scorers with 25 points, Augustin added 17 - including a key jumper with 38 seconds left in overtime - and Texas rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Iowa State 71-65 for its sixth victory in seven games.
KU softball moves to 3-1 after split
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C5
Kansas University’s softball team extended its season-opening winning streak to three games Saturday before falling one game later.
Husband maintains lifelong relationship with cars
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D8
Is any bond so tight as that between a man and his truck? During the last couple of weeks, husband Ray has been absolutely lost without Guppy Rojo - his little red 1994 Toyota four-wheel-drive, extended cab truck - while it was having its engine replaced. Forced to use a car, Ray seemed to have lost his will to drive.
Online dating site updates put new spin on matchmaking
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D8
It’s the week before Valentine’s Day, and you might be looking for a special someone. Maybe you’re one of the millions of people who haven’t tried an online matchmaking service. Or maybe you tried one awhile ago and were disappointed by the number of people more interested in casual dating than in establishing serious relationships.
Jayhawks top Cyclones in final Big 12 dual
February 10, 2008
Senior Terri Schramka and junior Maria Mayrovich led Kansas to its second Big 12 dual-meet victory of the season as the Jayhawks defeated Iowa State, 188-106, at Beyer Pool on the ISU campus.
Bears happy to run with KU
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C6
Fast was what the Bears wanted, and fast is what they got. Baylor coach Scott Drew never intended to slow down the game against Kansas University on Saturday. Trouble was, once the Jayhawks got running, the Bears couldn’t stop them, and Baylor fell to No. 4 KU, 100-90, at Allen Fieldhouse.
Obama sweeps Nebraska, Washington state, Louisiana
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
Sen. Barack Obama swept the Louisiana primary and caucuses in Nebraska and Washington state Saturday night, slicing into Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s slender delegate lead in their historic race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
100 the hard way
Trey-less Jayhawks trip Bears
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
If Darrell Arthur had not seen it with his own eyes, there’s no way he’d have believed it. Somehow, Kansas University’s fast-breaking basketball team scored 100 points against Baylor on Saturday night without hitting a single three-pointer. “It’s very surprising. It’s like playing in the old days without the three-point line,” Arthur said after blitzing the Bears for 23 points off 8-of-14 shooting in the Jayhawks’ 100-90 victory at Allen Fieldhouse.
Friend of deceased teen donates tree to help replace memorial
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
When Jacob Thibodeau heard that vandals had destroyed a memorial to his late friend, he was spurred to action. “I just wanted to do something - even if it’s small - to help,” Thibodeau said.
Brothers seriously injured in rocket attack
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Israel threatened retaliation Saturday after two brothers, ages 8 and 19, were seriously wounded when a rocket from Gaza slammed into the center of the Israeli border town of Sderot.
Alleged transplant ringleader deported
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
The alleged leader of a syndicate accused of illegally removing hundreds of kidneys, sometimes from poor laborers held at gunpoint, was deported from Nepal to India on Saturday, officials said.
Museum buys rare WWII postcard collection
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
A museum has acquired a collection of rare World War II-era postcards, stamps and letters from Polish insurgents who fought their Nazi occupiers during the Warsaw Uprising.
NBA Roundup
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C10
Scores from around the league.
Ogawa explores dark side in 3 short, twisted novellas
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D3
Women - twisted, obsessive and inquisitive women - are the narrators of “The Diving Pool” (Picador, $13), three novellas by Yoko Ogawa who explore and indulge in their dark sides without apology.
Breakfast serves up issues for Legislature
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
There were no eggs at Saturday’s Eggs & Issues breakfast forum, at HH Bar and Grill, 4931 W. Sixth St., but issues were many. In the year’s first question-and-answer session with state legislators, energy and education were the top issues on the minds of about 70 community members and lawmakers alike.
Southern authorities assess tornado warnings to prepare for next storm
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A4
After the deadliest wave of tornadoes to hit the South in more than two decades, dazed authorities and residents are wondering what could be done differently next time.
5 killed, several missing in refinery blast
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
As crews pulled another body from the charred remnants of a sugary refinery on Saturday, families and co-workers waited anxiously for identities of the five dead and the fate of the three men still missing.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
Eudora residents voted 227-25 in a special election to establish a permanent library in the community.
Sniper accused of slaying weeps on stand
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
A weeping Army soldier said Saturday at his murder trial that he can’t remember firing the gun that killed an Iraqi civilian who had stumbled upon the hiding place where he and five other snipers were sleeping.
Paul says he won’t run as 3rd-party candidate
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Presidential hopeful Ron Paul said he will not run as a third-party candidate in a new message to supporters that seems to recognize his slim chances at getting the Republican nomination.
Mob beats political leader to death
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
A local politician was stripped, stoned and beaten to death by a mob during a rally of nearly 500 people in western India, police and party workers said Saturday.
Memphis still unbeaten
No. 1 Tigers put off-court trouble aside and torch Central Florida
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C8
Robert Dozier stood in the middle of Memphis’ locker room Saturday wearing a wrinkled white T-shirt and an NBA hat twisted to the side. His grim look was matched by his apology for an incident that ended up in a police report.
Bankruptcies
February 10, 2008 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
State wants fried chicken made official picnic food
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Animals rights advocates are squawking at a measure that would make fried chicken Kentucky’s official picnic food. State Rep. Charles Siler is sponsoring legislation to assign the designation to KFC’s “finger lickin’ good” chicken, first served by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1940.
Cooperatives board elects officers
February 10, 2008 in print edition on E1
Joe Conley, a trustee for Topeka-based Kaw Valley Electric Cooperative Inc., which provides service in Douglas County, has been elected president of the Board of Trustees for Kansas Electric Cooperatives Inc.
Man who says he’s part werewolf, part vampire allegedly assaults teen
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
A Pottsville, Pa., man convinced a 15-year-old girl he was part werewolf and part vampire before sexually assaulting her, police say.
Museum features quilts of the 1930s, ‘40s
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D4
To honor the Douglas County Historical Society’s 75th anniversary, the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., will be hosting quilt shows throughout 2008. The first exhibition highlights quilts of the 1930s and 1940s, open now through March 22.
Small plane crashes into field, killing 3 on board
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
A small plane spun from the sky and crashed into a cornfield in western Oregon on Friday, killing all three men on board, officials said.
Robinson key for Jayhawks
Pine time provides spark
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C7
Four days of preparation and film just weren’t enough for Russell Robinson. The Kansas University senior needed just a bit more time to get himself truly into the flow against Baylor in KU’s 100-90 victory Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.
Keegan: Collins turns on the jets
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Sherron Collins underwent foot surgery in mid-November after doctors discovered a stress fracture. After returning, he sprained an ankle. As the weeks passed, the world waited for the dribbling sprinter to reappear, the jet who covers ground more swiftly with the basketball than everybody else does without it.
Horoscopes
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D5
You say what you think but also mean what you say. If you aren’t sure, don’t take any action. Your strength and solidity add to your appeal to associates, friends and loved ones. Strong communication helps you not only zero in on what you want but also allows you to understand where others are coming from. Encourage openness and responsiveness.
Heath Ledger gets final farewell in hometown
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D5
Heath Ledger’s family, his former fiance, Michelle Williams, and Australia’s entertainment elite bade him farewell at a private memorial service Saturday in his hometown.
Commentary: Knight’s legacy a complicated matter
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C2
Nobody has been asked more about his legacy while his legacy was being created than Bob Knight. For years, reporters asked him how he thought he would be remembered, the implicit message being, “Are you aware of just how big a jackass you are?” or perhaps more to the point, “When are you going to get around to retiring, if not expiring?”
Wiihabilitation’ used after strokes, surgery
Video games help take patients’ minds off therapy
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A10
Some call it “Wiihabilitation.” Nintendo’s Wii video game system, whose popularity already extends beyond the teen gaming set, is fast becoming a craze in rehab therapy for patients recovering from strokes, broken bones, surgery and even combat injuries.
Fire tears through London market
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A6
A major fire broke out late Saturday at London’s famous Camden market, ripping through one of the city’s top tourist draws and a nearby celebrity hangout, fire officials and witnesses said.
Equality may have downside: Teen girls using more drugs, alcohol
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A4
She lost count of the vodka shots. It was New Year’s Eve 2005, and for this high school freshman, it was time to party. She figured she’d be able to sleep it off - she’d done it before. But by the time she got home the next day, her head was still pounding, her mouth was dry, and she couldn’t focus. This time, the symptoms were obvious even to her parents.
Taxidermist has all the right stuffing
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D7
Is it real? That’s the question that taxidermist Paul Rhymer hears most from kids who visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where he works. Yes, it is real. No, there are no guts still inside. No, it won’t bite.
Turkish lawmakers OK head scarves
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A6
Defying protests by secular Turks, lawmakers voted Saturday to amend the constitution to allow women to wear Islamic head scarves at universities.
Walkout leaves province on brink of security crisis
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
A potential security crisis loomed in troubled Diyala province Saturday as significant numbers of a U.S.-funded force of Sunni fighters left their posts, demanding the ouster of the provincial police chief.
People in the news
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ Talks collapse in Burton’s legal fight with ex
Robber asks for - and gets - long prison term
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Ask and you shall receive in Lenawee County Circuit Court.
Group of gay Mormons seeks talks with church
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
A group of gay Mormons is seeking an unprecedented meeting with the new church president and his counselors, hoping to begin a conversation and find ways to address the concerns of its members.
KC officials want more study on mayor’s light rail plan
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B8
A group of suburban mayors and other city officials are encouraging Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser to continue developing his proposal for a regional light-rail system that would serve towns in Missouri and Kansas.
Caucus fan
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: While standing in line for the caucus on Tuesday night, I heard some complaints, too. Some wished we had a primary; we were standing outside for a long time in cold and miserable weather, and there was no parking.
Rising taxes
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I have been following the conversations in the paper regarding property taxes and would like to point out that a number of years ago, city commissioners told us that property taxes would go down as a result of rental registration.
Serbia wants to keep control in Kosovo after statehood declared
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A9
Serbia’s minister for Kosovo suggested Saturday that the government will seek to keep control over Serb-populated areas after the predominantly ethnic Albanian province declares independence.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 10, 1908: “The Republican Central Committee met Saturday and endorsed William H. Taft for president, W.R. Stubbs for governor and Charles F. Scott for congressman from the Kansas Second District.
Wake-up call
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I completely support comments in favor of more and smaller caucuses instead of primaries. I attended my first caucus on Tuesday and aside from the substantial logistical problems, I found the experience to be overwhelmingly positive.
Popular appeal
After 21 books, John Grisham sees himself as an entertainer and not a literary giant
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D3
Some things John Grisham knows: He got 15 rejections before his first book, “A Time to Kill,” was published. He made $9 million last year. He’s not James Joyce or William Faulkner. He’s an entertainer.
Dems now measured against McCain
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
When this remarkable political year began, many Democrats were expecting a smooth passage to a historic nomination and a relatively easy presidential victory. That is hardly the case today.
Pollution concern
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Our state representatives are sitting in judgment of a bill, now being debated in the Kansas Legislature, which would override the Department of Health and Environment, and allow construction of two giant coal-fired power plants in western Kansas.
Zorn tapped to lead Redskins
Washington turns to ex-Seahawks quarterbacks coach
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C2
After a suspenseful month of exhaustive interviews involving at least 10 candidates, the Washington Redskins decided their coach would be: none of the above.
Dynamic duo
Lawrence Presbyterian Manor musicians releasing CD
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D1
Two different styles, two different backgrounds, 117 years between them. One popular duo. Carolyn Bailey Berneking and Betty Jo Miller are as different as can be, but the neighbors at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor have come together over their love of the piano.
Lawyer charged with assault after handshake
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A10
A lawyer has been charged with assault for shaking a federal prosecutor’s hand so hard, authorities said, that it injured her shoulder. Kathy Brewer Rentas, 49, was arrested Thursday after attending a court hearing for her husband, who was accused of violating the terms of his probation for a cocaine distribution case. The husband, Anthony Rentas, was sentenced to 90 days of house arrest.
Lions, Firebirds struggle at league meet
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C5
Lawrence High and Free State High’s wrestlers came away from Saturday’s Sunflower League championships asking: “What if?” What if the Lions had earned more points at the back end of their draws? What if the Firebirds’ few wrestlers had put on better showings in the early rounds?
Yahoo plans to turn down Microsoft
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Yahoo Inc.’s board will reject Microsoft Corp.’s $44.6 billion takeover bid after concluding the unsolicited offer undervalues the slumping Internet pioneer, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday.
LSU, Appalachian to meet
February 10, 2008 in print edition on C2
Better watch out, LSU. Appalachian State is coming to town.
Biker and his dog dress a little bit alike
February 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
This is a story about John Edwards. Not the presidential candidate. But the Hutchinson John Edwards and his dog Little Bit, who happens to look a little bit like his master.
Striking Hollywood writers get first look at proposed deal
February 10, 2008 in print edition on D5
Hollywood writers got their first look Saturday at details of a tentative agreement with studios that could put the strike-crippled entertainment industry back to work, an offer the union’s East Coast president said he was endorsing.
Budget plan doesn’t include fixing immigration backlogs
February 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
President Bush is asking Congress to spend money to help businesses root out illegal workers but he did not request additional funds to help legal immigrants become American citizens more quickly.
TVs come out of the closet
Furniture makers producing range of options for flat panels
February 10, 2008 in print edition on E1
Kim Shaver’s not ready to eulogize the armoire.”The demise of the armoire is greatly overstated,” says the spokeswoman for Hooker Furniture, which specializes in entertainment units. “It’s one of - if not the most - classic pieces of furniture. I don’t think it’s going to go away.”