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Births
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Mario Chalmers 2005-06 Mario Chalmers 2006-07 Mario Chalmers 2007-08 NCAA Championship 20th Anniversary Miles and Aiden Blomgren The Ex-Show at 4-1-1 Studio
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Polls
What do you think is the best way to celebrate Valentine's Day?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day
 
47%
Romantic candlelight dinner
 
24%
Going out to eat and a show
 
15%
Casual get-together with friends
 
12%
Total 186
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Last Call owner Dennis Steffes said Thursday he was closing the downtown nightclub after a shooting last weekend. Owner pulls plug on Last Call
February 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The owner of the downtown nightclub Last Call said Thursday he was closing the business after a shooting last weekend. Both club owner Dennis Steffes and his attorney Dan Owen said the shooting that injured three people was an intolerable event that forced Steffes to rethink the club’s future.
12:00 p.m.
Eric Melin, left, a Lawrence resident and Kansas University graduate in film, chats with host Meredith Vieira on the set of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." Melin, a film critic, will appear on Monday and Tuesday during the quiz show's movie week. One in a million
February 15, 2008 in print edition on 1C
“Lotion.” That was Eric Melin’s answer to a question that has haunted him since appearing last summer on the VH1 program “The World Series of Pop Culture.” The question: “In the famous scene from ‘There’s Something About Mary,’ what does Cameron Diaz mistakenly think is hanging from Ben Stiller’s ear?”
4:00 p.m.

Alice Brewer, Lawrence, a Go Red for Women committee member, foreground left, and Jerelyn Kaesler, Lawrence, view silent auction items Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, as they participate in the Go Red Women luncheon at Maceli's. Event promotes heart health for women
February 15, 2008 in print edition on 5A
Robin Campbell had just turned 39 when her life took a drastic turn. Campbell, of Lawrence, suffered a massive heart attack that stemmed from overlooked symptoms of heart problems.
10:00 p.m.
Walking the line
February 15, 2008 in print edition on 1D
The Rev. Scott Hanks has faith in his congregation’s politics. The Heritage Baptist Church pastor wants members to be active in the political process. He hopes they caucused earlier this month. He wants them to vote in the presidential election. He also wants them to keep their faith in mind when they vote. But he can’t tell them that.

All stories

6Sports video: Free State girls fall to Vikings
February 15, 2008
The Free State High School girl’s basketball squad was defeated by the Shawnee Mission West Vikings by a final score of 53-38.
6News video: Shooter in Last Call incident in custody
February 15, 2008
The man who reportedly pulled the trigger in a shooting outside Last Call early Sunday is now in custody. Lawrence police announced that 26-year-old Carlos jerome Jackson was apprehended in Hopkinsville, Kentucky at the home of some relatives.
6Sports video: Lions fall short by 2 points
February 15, 2008
The Lawrence High School boy’s basketball team fell short against the Leavenworth Pioneers by a final score of 54-52.
6News video: Student leaders working to unite high schools
February 15, 2008
After 11 years, it might be easy for students at Lawrence’s two high schools to take their separation for granted. But 6News reporter George Diepenbrock tells us how student leaders are working to bring the two schools together.
6Sports video: KU women’s hoops squad going pink
February 15, 2008
If you are headed to the Fieldhouse to watch the KU women play on Sunday, don’t be confused when you walk in and see pink jerseys.
6Sports video: Wiebe drops 30 in Firebirds’ victory
February 15, 2008
Behind 30 points from Weston Wiebe, the Free State Firebird boy’s basketball team defeated the Shawnee Mission West Vikings by a final score of 57-39.
6News video: Humane Society in need of blankets and towels
February 15, 2008
The Humane Society isn’t lacking in adoptable pets - but the organization recently lost its biggest blanket donor - Goodwill.
6Sports video: Haskell men top York College
February 15, 2008
The Haskell men’s basketball team defeated the York College Panthers by a final score of 79-72.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks look to regroup against Colorado… again
February 15, 2008
For the second time this season, the Colorado Buffaloes are lucky enough to get the Kansas Jayhawks immediately following a KU loss.
6News video: Closing arguments finished in murder trial
February 15, 2008
Attorneys finish closing arguments Friday afternoon in a local first-degree murder trial.
6Sports video: Lady Indians tame Panthers
February 15, 2008
The Haskell Lady Indians pulled out a narrow 55-51 victory over the York College Panthers.
6Sports video: Lady Lions stomp Pioneers
February 15, 2008
The Lawrence High School girl’s basketball team dominated the Leavenworth Lady Pioneers during their 63-24 victory.
6News video: Second Chances: The Blomgren family
February 15, 2008
One Lawrence family is living proof of the benefits of organ donation. 6News reporter Janet Reid joins us now with more in tonight’s installment of “Second Chances.”
6News video: Five new officers join the LPD
February 15, 2008
Five new officers graduated from the 22-week-long academy at the Lawrence Police Department Investigations and Training Center.
6News video: Three people arrested after brawls
February 15, 2008
Three people are arrested early Friday morning at a south Lawrence apartment complex after two separate brawls where a broken bottle was used as a weapon.
Walking the line
Churches balance civic involvement, tax regulations for elections
February 15, 2008 in print edition on D1
The Rev. Scott Hanks has faith in his congregation’s politics. The Heritage Baptist Church pastor wants members to be active in the political process. He hopes they caucused earlier this month. He wants them to vote in the presidential election. He also wants them to keep their faith in mind when they vote. But he can’t tell them that.
Examples of what nonprofit organizations can and cannot do when it comes to political activity
February 15, 2008
Examples of what nonprofit organizations can and cannot do when it comes to political activity
Suspect in Last Call shooting arrested in Kentucky
Topeka man found at relatives’ home
February 15, 2008
The suspect in last Sunday’s shooting in front of Last Call in downtown Lawrence was arrested Friday night in Hopkinsville, Ky.
6News Now: Arrests made after early-morning brawls
February 15, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, three people are arrested early this morning after two separate brawls at a south Lawrence apartment complex where a broken bottle was used as a weapon.
Fight breaks out overnight at Jet Lag Lounge
Two men arrested; police seeking third suspect
February 15, 2008
Lawrence police broke up a fight involving several people at 1:45 a.m. today outside Jet Lag bar, 610 Florida.
One arrested, five injured in early-morning fight
04:57 a.m., February 15, 2008 Updated 11:28 a.m.
A 20-year-old man was arrested early this morning following a fight that injured five people in a south Lawrence apartment building.
Obama lead may heal convention split
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A10
Forget the scenarios of a stalemated Democratic convention or unelected delegates overriding elected ones, at least for now. Barack Obama appears well on his way toward winning his party’s presidential nomination. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in deep trouble.
Living with low self-esteem
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A11
I have rather low self-esteem, which is a handicap for a man in this line of work whom you, dear reader, expect to give you 750 words in the strike zone about the economic stimulus package and all those little government checks going out to 130 million of you in hopes you’ll go buy candles to light against the darkness and maybe a rod and reel so you can teach a man to fish, but I can’t and it’s too late to rebuild self-confidence.
Home business poses problem for landlord
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B11
Some landlords can’t stop their tenants from opening a child-care business on their property, but there are steps they can take to limit their liability if something eventually goes wrong.
Two Realtors team up for Realty Executives
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B11
Carol Mohling and Nancy Riegle have joined Realty Executives Hedges Real Estate, Lawrence, and are working together with a team approach to serve buyers and sellers in Lawrence, Topeka and the Kansas City metro area.
Sweeps go on with Celine Dion
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B10
Whatever happened to February sweeps? On a February night filled with network repeats, “Celine Dion: That’s Just the Woman in Me” (8 p.m., CBS) recalls sweeps programs of years past. Make that decades past. The special captures the Quebecois chanteuse in her first concert since completing her five-year run at a Las Vegas venue.
Horoscopes
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B10
This year you will evolve even more and support yourself in key issues. Say no to manipulation. You could become even more responsive and creative, allowing for unusual solutions and dynamic thinking. At times a boss could be challenging, as he or she might be threatened by your endless source of ideas.
Mayer: Jayhawks: Embrace heritage
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B1
This Kansas basketball team is in desperate need of a powerful battery recharge. It won’t find a better source to plug into for renewed passion, pride, thrust and proper respect for its rich heritage than the people at this weekend’s 110th celebration of the sport at KU. Meet ‘em, listen to ‘em, try to honor what they have done.
Indiana considers options
Parting ways with Sampson could be complicated solution
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B2
Getting rid of coach Kelvin Sampson might not be the solution to Indiana’s problems. It’s a move that might just create a bigger mess.
Hamlin, Earnhardt win qualifiers
Stewart will start in third row for Sunday’s Daytona 500
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B2
Denny Hamlin gave Toyota its first victory at NASCAR’s top level, winning Thursday’s second qualifying race to set up a Daytona 500 showdown between Joe Gibbs Racing and mighty Hendrick Motorsports.
Proposed Kidd trade remains in limbo
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B4
Jason Kidd remains a Net and could through at least the weekend. The blockbuster deal that would have sent Kidd to Dallas on Wednesday and was a Devean George signature away from being brought to the league office for its approval continues to be in limbo.
New Orleans under scrutiny
All-Star weekend will bring city into NBA focus
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B4
Reminiscing about record crowds and the excitement of working in the NBA should be expected from someone like Bill Bertka, a longtime scouting director for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Is a pardon upcoming?
Friends in high places may help Clemens
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B5
One of Brian McNamee’s lawyers predicted Roger Clemens will be pardoned by President Bush, saying some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher’s friendship with the Bush family.
Sabathia stops talks for deal
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B5
One thing’s for sure about C.C. Sabathia’s long-term future with the Indians: It’s up in the air. Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said Thursday that he doesn’t expect to have any talks with the Cy Young winner until the 2008 season is over.
A club of extremes
Quest for knowledge drives Explorers Club
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B6
The Explorers Club was going to extremes long before the concept was in vogue. The club has remained vibrant for more than a century by quenching a thirst to visit the world’s uncharted regions and bring back knowledge about the people, plants and animals found there.
Talk to family about organ donation
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A9
While ORGAN DONOR may be printed in red on your driver’s license beside a red heart, it doesn’t determine whether your organs are donated if a match is found. It’s not even whether you have signed the back of the license or signed up on a donor registry. In Kansas, your family’s words trump those intentions.
Senate OKs proposal to allow coal plants
Congressman questions federal role in plan
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Senate on Thursday approved a bill to build two coal-burning plants in southwest Kansas, but a powerful U.S. congressman put the project in his crosshairs.
Event promotes heart health for women
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A5
Robin Campbell had just turned 39 when her life took a drastic turn. Campbell, of Lawrence, suffered a massive heart attack that stemmed from overlooked symptoms of heart problems.
House votes to hold Bush confidants in contempt
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A6
The House voted Thursday to hold two of President Bush’s confidants in contempt for failing to cooperate with an inquiry into whether a purge of federal prosecutors was politically motivated. Angry Republicans boycotted the vote and staged a walkout.
Watkins director dismissed
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A3
The director of the Watkins Community Museum of History has been dismissed as part of a shake-up in the management of the struggling nonprofit. In a short news release, the board of directors of the Douglas County Historical Society - which oversees Watkins - announced that Rebecca Phipps no longer was director of the museum.
Pump patrol
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
KU track teams move up in polls
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s men’s track and field team moved up seven spots to No. 22, and the women’s team is up to 18th in the country in the latest USTFCCCA polls.
Morning restaurant fire kills 11, injures 4
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A2
A restaurant fire in eastern China early today killed 11 people and injured at least four others, a government news agency reported.
Spiderwick’ better at reality than fantasy
February 15, 2008 in print edition on C1
Somewhere on Harry Potter’s quest for the One Ring, the golden compass has led us astray. The rules changed. Fantasy films became all about the blockbuster, sequels, mountains of merchandise, all sold to a ready-made fan base, fans who, often as not, weren’t the children these stories were originally intended for. These fans seem more worried about “franchise” than fun.
Scientists discover 2 new planets
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A12
A newly discovered pair of planets circling a distant star could be evidence that solar systems containing habitable planets like our own are common in the universe. The two planets resemble Jupiter and Saturn in size and distance from their star, which is about 5,000 light years away from our own.
People in the news
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ ‘Today’ show apologizes for Fonda’s vulgarity¢ Comic Damon Wayans launching ‘WayOutTV’¢ Beyonce’s dad weighs in on ‘queen’ flap¢ Famed guitar donated to Music Hall of Fame¢ Moore to star in supernatural thriller
Rec calendar
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B6
Local sports
Q&A with Larry Brown
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B7
Here are some questions and Larry Brown’s answers in a 30-minute interview Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse. He’s in town for KU’s 20-year national championship team reunion.
Amtrak plan would expand service to south
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A1
City commissioners Thursday were asked to jump on board a proposal to significantly expand Amtrak passenger train service in the state.
House OKs bill allowing drug tests
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A3
On the one-year anniversary of the traffic death of a Tonganoxie teenager, the Kansas House approved a bill to increase drug tests at major wrecks.
Suspect in kidnapping, robbery arrested in Missouri
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A3
A man sought in the kidnapping and robbery of a Lawrence woman was arrested Wednesday night in Kansas City, Mo., after a high-speed car chase.
FSU puts teams on probation
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B2
A football squad with a history of off-field problems will join other Florida State sports teams on self-imposed probation for two years, and some teams will lose scholarships due to an academic cheating scandal.
Unranked ASU stuns No. 7 Stanford
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B7
James Harden scored 23 points, including eight in overtime, and Arizona State rallied to defeat No. 7 Stanford, 72-68, in overtime Thursday night.
KU softball heads to Vegas tournament
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B3
Off to its best start in five years, Kansas University’s softball team will be in Las Vegas this weekend for the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic.
Boys bounce back after liver transplants
Nine-year-old participates in ground-breaking study
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A1
Six-year-old Aiden Blomgren and his brother, Miles, 9, play with their new puppy, Coco, a brown miniature Labradoodle. The boys giggle as they chase each other. They don’t remember a time when they couldn’t run around. But their parents do.
One in a million
Lawrence film critic goes for ultimate prize on quiz show
February 15, 2008 in print edition on C1
“Lotion.” That was Eric Melin’s answer to a question that has haunted him since appearing last summer on the VH1 program “The World Series of Pop Culture.” The question: “In the famous scene from ‘There’s Something About Mary,’ what does Cameron Diaz mistakenly think is hanging from Ben Stiller’s ear?”
Ogden promotes Lawrence residents
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B4
Lawrence residents Jessica Kellner and Brandy Ernzen have earned promotions at Topeka-based Ogden Publications.
New crystals can absorb CO2, study finds
Chemist says process could be applied to emissions from coal plants
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B4
Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, have synthesized a class of spongelike crystals that can soak up carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas in industrial emissions.
Bryant won’t have surgery to repair injured finger
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kobe Bryant was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right pinkie finger Thursday, and the Lakers All-Star has decided not to undergo surgery that could sideline him for six weeks.
Doctor: Scan of Graham’s brain encouraging
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A8
A postoperative scan of Billy Graham’s brain following a surgery to update a shunt that controls excess fluid is encouraging, his doctor said Thursday as the world-renowned evangelist continued his recovery.
Hate crime alleged in school shooting
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A8
Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 14-year-old boy with attempted murder and said he committed a hate crime in the classroom shooting of an eighth-grader who was declared brain dead.
FEMA to rush families out of trailers because of formaldehyde
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A8
After downplaying the risks for months, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that it will rush to move Gulf Coast hurricane victims out of roughly 35,000 government-issued trailers because tests found dangerous levels of formaldehyde fumes.
Coroner to testify in murder trial
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A3
Prosecutors are expected to call Douglas County Coroner Erik Mitchell as their final initial witness this morning as the first-degree murder trial of Lafayette Cosby continues.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 15, 1908: “There are some indications that the Vancil murder case may have to be tried again due to the prospects of a hung jury. Apparently jurors in session are badly divided on the verdict about the man accused of poisoning his wife with arsenic. Word is some think the evidence is not sound enough for either conviction or acquittal.”
Catching up
It’s unfortunate that the Kansas Board of Regents didn’t take a tougher stand on university tuition increases.
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A10
Back in 2002, when Kansas University officials were trying to sell students, parents and the Kansas Board of Regents on a plan that would double tuition over the next five years, they stressed the need for KU to “catch up” with its peer institutions.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A10
In a standing-room-only hearing, where emotions often ran high, Kansans on both sides of the proposed rise in the state drinking age went to battle. But it was obvious, despite protests of a number of Kansas University students, that the issue would not be resolved for some time. Study was being given to raising the drinking age for 3.2 beer from 18 to 21.
Priest accused of molestation HIV positive
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A6
A former priest accused of sexually abusing children in two states is HIV positive, Catholic diocese officials said Thursday.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A10
A tank rupture at the Cooperative Farm Chemicals Assn. plant east of Lawrence caused more than $250,000 in damage and minor injuries to two workmen. The tank contained about 6,000 tons of urea-ammonium nitrate solution, a liquid fertilizer.
Police question, release man in therapist’s death
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A6
Detectives looking for a man who butchered a Manhattan psychologist expanded their investigation to Pennsylvania on Thursday, interviewing a man who spoke to the victim in the days before the killing about his personal problems.
On the record
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A4
An employee of Mark’s Jewelers, 814 Mass., reported a window of the business was criminally damaged. The crime occurred about 3:40 a.m. Thursday. Estimated loss is $2,000.
Gunman kills 5, self in class at Northern Illinois University
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A2
Without saying a word, a gunman dressed in black opened fire in a Northern Illinois University geology class Thursday, killing five students and wounding 16. He fired at random, authorities said, until the moment he killed himself.
Wrestling gets serious
Regionals loom this weekend
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B3
The fun and games are finished. The idea of using this week’s meet to build for next week no longer applies. It’s go time for high school wrestlers, who will begin competing at regional tournaments throughout the area today.
Iran’s hard-line president sets visit to Iraq
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A2
Iran’s hard-line president has set March 2 for the start of his landmark visit to Iraq, officials said Thursday, but the Iranians postponed the next session of security talks with the United States.
Southwest takes title, concludes 18-0 season
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B3
Southwest Junior High completed an undefeated ninth-grade boys basketball season with a 60-53 victory over Overland Park Aquinas on Thursday in the championship game of the Warhawk Invitational.
Importer recalls candy after metal found in 2
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A2
The importer of a Valentine’s Day lollipop said it was voluntarily recalling the treats after metal fragments were found in at least two lollipops sold at central Florida stores.
News of the Weird
February 15, 2008 in print edition on C2
China’s historical fascination with crickets has recently been exhibited in cricket beauty contests, singing competitions and prize fights, according to a January Los Angeles Times dispatch, and has led even to increasing vigilance about crickets cheating with performance-enhancing drugs.
Officials: Militants planned to kill president
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A2
Security officials on Thursday reported uncovering plots to kill President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and bomb foreign embassies, just as opposition leaders were calling for more protests urging the unpopular Philippines leader to resign.
Top albums
February 15, 2008 in print edition on C2
1. “Sleep Through the Static,” Jack Johnson. Brushfire/UMRG.
Self bristles over ‘tough’ talk
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B7
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self patiently answered a few questions about his team’s toughness Thursday at his weekly meeting with the media. Finally, about 20 minutes into his session, he’d had enough of the topic.
Former Haskell coach to help develop Okla. casino-resort
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B11
A former coach and athletics director at Haskell Indian Nations University is entering the biggest financial game of his career. Sunway-Postoak Advisory Inc., a company co-owned by Wayne Postoak of Lawrence, this week secured a contract to develop, design and build a $60 million casino and hotel complex in north-central Oklahoma, about 50 miles from Wichita.
Ex-Senate aide pleads guilty to child porn
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A2
A former aide to Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal child pornography charge.
Composer administers ‘beauty’
February 15, 2008 in print edition on C1
In the world of choral and band music composing and conducting, Eric Whitacre is a bit of a rock star right now. The fact he looks more like David Beckham and less like Marvin Hamlisch probably doesn’t hurt.
Legislation would name road after King
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A3
A stretch of Kansas Highway 10 in western Lawrence would be named the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Highway, under a bill discussed Thursday.
2 strong quakes strike; no injuries reported
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A2
Two strong earthquakes hit southern Greece on Thursday - one of them felt as far away as Italy and Egypt. No injuries were reported.
US to shoot down dead satellite
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A12
The United States will try to shoot down a disabled spy satellite that’s expected to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere within the next two weeks, the Pentagon said Thursday, marking the first time the military will use its missile defense program to attempt to bring down a satellite.
Israeli embassies on high alert after threat
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A2
Israel ordered its embassies on high alert and the FBI put U.S. terror squads on guard to protect Jewish institutions after Hezbollah’s leader vowed Thursday to retaliate anywhere in the world for the assassination of one of its top commanders.
Postage rates
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: OK, America. Are you still slumbering and apathetic out there? Are you going to accept another increase in the cost of postage stamps in less than a year? I can’t get by with telling the postmaster, in this medium, what he can do with his proposed increase, but I think we all should write to John E. Potter, the U.S. postmaster general, to voice our disgust.
Ex-SIU coach sues school
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B2
Southern Illinois University’s former football coach is suing the Carbondale school, disputing claims that he owes nearly $58,000 for breaching his contract when he recently defected to Northern Illinois University. Jerry Kill coached the Salukis for seven seasons before taking a job at Northern Illinois in December.
Identigen co-founder wants clones’ DNA
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B11
Patrick Cunningham, chairman and co-founder of Identigen Ltd., the parent company of Lawrence-based Identigen North American Inc., today plans to urge meat producers to make the DNA of cloned animals public.
Ex-love examined at art show
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A5
Relationships in all their wonderful and woeful glory were celebrated, mourned and mocked at Thursday’s “The Ex-Show.” About 20 artists presented mixed media at the 4-1-1 Studio, 411 E. Ninth St., demonstrating the range of emotions felt after a terminated relationship.
Religious freedom
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: There has been much discourse in the Public Forum regarding religion and government. Many have stated that we are a “Christian nation.” Former Gov. Huckabee, who won the Kansas Republican caucus and may well be their vice presidential nominee, has stated, “What we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards.”
GOP’s Romney endorses former rival McCain
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A9
Republican campaign dropout Mitt Romney endorsed John McCain for the party’s presidential nomination and asked his national convention delegates to swing behind the likely nominee.
Commodities
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures traded higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery jumped 40.5 cents to $10.32 a bushel; March corn climbed 14 cents to $5.11; March oats rose 10.5 cents to $3.545; March soybeans gained 39.5 cents to $13.68.
Infuriating guns
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Guns, guns, guns. Everybody needs guns? American television has desensitized young and old with violent entertainment, mayhem, no longer gut-wrenching but accepted viewing for all. Mindless stupidity. When did so many feel the need of being on guard, gun toting?
In his element
Former coach Brown relishes KU visit
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B1
Twenty years have passed since Larry Brown and Danny Manning embraced at center court at Kemper Arena - coach and MVP, celebrating Kansas University’s 1988 national championship victory over Oklahoma.
Terrorists make subtle inroads
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A11
As Americans begin a two-year celebration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, another anniversary approaches with far more significant and immediate implications.
Corporate greed
February 15, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: I am a Lawrence resident and I try to do what is right by my family and neighbors. I enjoy being outdoors whenever possible and when the air quality allows.
Sunflower Sitters gets new director
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B11
Ar Windibiziri has joined Sunflower Sitters Referral Services LLC, Lawrence, as director of strategic planning and marketing. Sunflower Sitters works to match child-care needs of families with providers considered reliable, responsible, experienced and caring.
Nomo thinks he has a shot
Veteran pitcher healthy, motivated to earn spot in Kansas City rotation
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B1
Hideo Nomo is 39, has not pitched in the majors since 2005 and is trying to bounce back after surgeries on his shoulder and elbow.
Spring training briefs
February 15, 2008 in print edition on B5
¢ Twins’ Liriano delayed¢ Injured Schilling in camp¢ Martinez: I dominated