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Have you had the flu this winter?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
54%
Yes
 
34%
Not sure if it was flu or something else.
 
11%
Total 61
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Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
12:30 p.m.
Assistant coach Danny Manning surveys the big men prior to the start of the game against Colorado Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at Allen Fieldhouse. Manning and members of the 1988 National Championship team will be honored at halftime. Throwback beatdown: KU thumps Colorado, 69-45, in front of Jayhawk hoops alumni
11:17 a.m., February 16, 2008 Updated 2:37 p.m.
Wearing blue throwback uniforms, Kansas University got back to its pre-Texas ways in thumping Colorado Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse, 69-45, in front of several KU hoops alumni in town to celebrate the program’s 110th birthday. Mario Chalmers led the way for KU with 13 points, including a three-of-five showing from three-point range. KU, which had been 4-of-26 from deep in the past two outings, went 8-of-19 Saturday from beyond the arc. Chalmers also had five assists, two blocks and two steals to his name. Darnell Jackson was the only other Jayhawk to score in double figures for the Jayhawks (12 points), who were an efficient 24-of-50 from the floor. Sasha Kaun and Darrell Arthur each scored eight for KU, while Brandon Rush chipped in seven.
7:00 p.m.
Rescue workers, including Travis Karr, a Free State High School graduate, center, evacuate a victim of a shooting Thursday at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Travis Karr is the son of Jerry Karr, a longtime Lawrence firefighter who retired in 2006. Free State grad proud of response to shootings
February 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Travis Karr is headed back to work this morning, and you’ll have to forgive him for hoping for a relatively calm day once his shift begins at 7 a.m. sharp. “I want to go about a normal day again - or whatever is normal, for us,” said Karr, who grew up in Lawrence and now works as a firefighter-paramedic in DeKalb, Ill. “I want to get back to the normal stuff.” Thursday afternoon, Karr’s work was far from normal.

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Extra Minutes: Kansas 69, Colorado 45
February 16, 2008
Tying up loose ends from KU’s 69-45 win over Colorado. It was the second time in two weeks the Jayhawks have used the Buffs as a bounceback victim while coming off a loss. Mario Chalmers was as steady as always for KU with 13 points, five assists, three rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
Throwback beatdown: KU thumps Colorado, 69-45, in front of Jayhawk hoops alumni
11:17 a.m., February 16, 2008 Updated 02:37 p.m.
Wearing blue throwback uniforms, Kansas University got back to its pre-Texas ways in thumping Colorado Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse, 69-45, in front of several KU hoops alumni in town to celebrate the program’s 110th birthday. Mario Chalmers led the way for KU with 13 points, including a three-of-five showing from three-point range. KU, which had been 4-of-26 from deep in the past two outings, went 8-of-19 Saturday from beyond the arc. Chalmers also had five assists, two blocks and two steals to his name. Darnell Jackson was the only other Jayhawk to score in double figures for the Jayhawks (12 points), who were an efficient 24-of-50 from the floor. Sasha Kaun and Darrell Arthur each scored eight for KU, while Brandon Rush chipped in seven.
Manning ‘the best’
All-American earned team’s respect
February 16, 2008
Mark Randall was on two Final Four basketball teams at Kansas University, and played parts of four seasons in the NBA. That included a half-season with the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls during their dynasty run. Now working in community relations for the Denver Nuggets, kids often ask Randall who he considers the best player he’s ever faced. “They think it’s Michael Jordan,” Randall said. “But the best player I ever played against was Danny Manning. Every day in practice for two years.”
Simons: Gap between capital campaign may be detrimental to KU
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
In 1966, Kansas University and the KU Endowment Association kicked off a capital campaign called Program for Progress with a goal to raise $18.6 million. When the formal part of the drive ended, $21 million had been raised. This was the second largest drive of any public university in the United States. In 1987, the KUEA and the university launched “Campaign Kansas,” a capital campaign with a goal of $150 million. The effort ended in 1992 with $277 million.
Free State grad proud of response to shootings
Firefighter-paramedic worked Illinois scene
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
Travis Karr is headed back to work this morning, and you’ll have to forgive him for hoping for a relatively calm day once his shift begins at 7 a.m. sharp. “I want to go about a normal day again - or whatever is normal, for us,” said Karr, who grew up in Lawrence and now works as a firefighter-paramedic in DeKalb, Ill. “I want to get back to the normal stuff.” Thursday afternoon, Karr’s work was far from normal.
Brownback’s resolution to apologize to Indians part of health care bill
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
A resolution that formally apologizes to American Indians for years of government mistreatment and abuse will be part of an Indian health care bill expected to pass the Senate later this month.
FCE news
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D3
The Vinland Family and Community Education unit will meet Tuesday at the home of Paula Johnson.
Scouting news
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D3
Two Lawrence Boy Scouts were awarded the National Certificate of Merit for their actions in dealing with a fire. Matthew Dominguez and his brother Andrew Dominguez saw smoke coming from the kitchen of their church, caused by a pizza box left in an oven.
Fast start leads LHS to victory
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High’s Tania Jackson stands 6-foot-3. Leavenworth High’s Rachel Allen stands somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-3. Pair the two for the opening tipoff of a girls basketball game, and you get what happened Friday night.
Firebirds too tough
FSHS boys ride senior’s 30-point night
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
It’s no secret that Weston Wiebe is who the Free State High boys basketball squad turns to on offense. Still, Shawnee Mission West had no answer for Wiebe, who seemingly could not be stopped in a 57-39 victory in which Wiebe scored 30 points.
Roby again tries to topple KU
Buffs’ leading scorer 0-7 all-time against Jayhawks
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C4
His college career winding down to just a few more games, Richard Roby today tries again for his first victory against Kansas University. Colorado’s 6-foot-6 senior guard from San Bernardino, Calif., takes an 0-7 record versus Kansas into today’s KU-CU clash, set for a 12:45 p.m. tip at Allen Fieldhouse.
Temporary relief
One problem is solved, at least for now, but the safety of downtown Lawrence needs to remain on the city’s agenda.
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
It’s not unreasonable for local government and law enforcement officials to breathe a sigh of relief this week when Dennis Steffes announced he would not reopen the troublesome Last Call club at 729 N.H. As Mayor Sue Hack said, “We don’t have to worry about something similar (to last Sunday’s shooting incident) happening at that location next weekend, and that is a relief.”
Plan to shoot down satellite began secretly
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
Long before the public learned in late January that a damaged U.S. spy satellite carrying toxic fuel was going to crash to Earth, the government secretly assembled a high-powered team of officials and scientists to study the feasibility of shooting it down with a missile.
Central Junior High School Honor Roll
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B5
Central Junior High School has announced its fall semester honor rolls.
Game system a hit with seniors
Virtual sports provide physical therapy, social interaction opportunities
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
With all the clapping and commotion coming from the Big 12 Pub at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, it could’ve been mistaken for a bowling alley. But instead of a lane and bowling balls, there was a Nintendo Wii and flat-screen television. And the bowlers could choose between throwing strikes while standing or sitting.
Last Call shooting suspect arrested
Topeka resident was in Kentucky with relatives
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
The suspect in Sunday’s shooting in front of Last Call in downtown Lawrence was arrested Friday night in Hopkinsville, Ky. According to Lawrence police Capt. David Cobb, Carlos Jerome Jackson, 26, Topeka, was arrested at the home of relatives by Hopkinsville police and agents from the U.S. Marshals Service. He is being held in the Christian County Jail.
Deliberations in murder trial to begin Tuesday
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B3
Jurors will begin deliberating Tuesday and decide whether to convict 28-year-old Lafayette Cosby for the April 2004 murder of Robert Martin, 28, at a south Lawrence apartment complex. Attorneys wrapped up their closing arguments Friday afternoon.
Bomb threat at school forces evacuation
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
Oskaloosa High School was evacuated Friday morning after a bomb threat was discovered written on a bathroom stall, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Around and about
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D3
Clare Robinson, Lawrence, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2007 fall semester at Trinity University, San Antonio, by earning a grade-point average of 3.65 or higher.
Pump patrol
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations.
Club news
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D3
University Bridge Club announces results of its Feb. 9 meeting. Hosts were Lois Liebert and Virginia Williams. Blue winners were Mary Joslin, first; Dale Kring, second; Alice Akin, third; Virginia Williams, fourth; and Paul Jordan, fifth. Pink winners were Darlene Schneider, first; Wanda Kring, second; Cora Kuepker, third; Cathy Waller, fourth; and Carolyn Harden, fifth.
Baldwin’s Callahan sets state record
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C3
Baldwin High senior wrestler Keven Callahan broke the Kansas state record Friday for victories in a career.
Oil pipeline explodes, sending flames airborne
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
An oil pipeline exploded near the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday, sending flames nearly 400 feet into the air, authorities said.
Bus driver abandons former prisoners
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
A driver who apparently took her work rules very seriously abandoned a bus full of former prisoners along a highway because her hours for the day were over, police said.
Rival schools to unite at dance
L-Town Get Down a unique event for LHS and Free State
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
They don’t hate each other. The rivalry between the Firebirds and the Lions may be fierce on the court, but many friendships overlap Lawrence’s two high schools. Even if they don’t see each other in the hallways every day.
Pest control worker slain at apartment
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
A pest control worker was killed after being called to an apartment building and a resident was arrested.
Groom gets married, then goes to prison
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
It wasn’t a typical Valentine’s Day wedding. For one thing, the groom was in handcuffs.
Residents slashed with broken bottles
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
A 20-year-old man was arrested early Friday following a fight that injured five people in a south Lawrence apartment building. Police were called at 4:15 a.m. to investigate a disturbance at Hampton Court apartments, which is in the 1700 block of West 24th Street.
Obama: To end gun violence, US must do ‘whatever it takes’
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A5
Barack Obama said Friday that the country must do “whatever it takes” to eradicate gun violence following a campus shooting in his home state, but he believes in an individual’s right to bear arms.
Mastering the art of small talk
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D5
In today’s hyper-tech world, we’re increasingly conditioned to avoid small talk. Imagine your friend is late to meet you at a bar. Do you order a drink and look around? Hardly. Instead, you start furiously texting and rereading old messages. If you look busy, you’re not forced to talk to the person next to you.
Holiday closings announced
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B8
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day.
2 students nominated to be Truman scholars
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
Two Kansas University juniors have been nominated for Harry S. Truman scholarships.
President vows to keep fighting for Kosovo
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
Serbia’s newly re-elected president Boris Tadic pledged at his inauguration Friday that he would never stop fighting against independence for Kosovo.
Zoo Atlanta to begin mating pandas after popularity of first giant cub
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Zoo Atlanta is hoping to hear the pitter-patter of little panda paws again.
Gunman’s deadly rampage baffles those who knew him
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
If there is such a thing as a profile of a mass murderer, Steven Kazmierczak didn’t fit it: outstanding student, engaging, polite and industrious, with what looked like a bright future in the criminal justice field.
Stocks mostly lower, but show some weekly gains
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B4
U.S. stocks on Friday closed with weekly gains despite extending losses into a second day, dragged down by declines in both U.S. consumer confidence as well as factory activity in the New York region, while a lowered forecast from Best Buy Co., the nation’s largest electronics retailer, added to the negative tone.
Daredevil Steve Fossett declared legally dead
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who risked his life seeking to set records in high-tech balloons, gliders and jets, was declared dead Friday, five months after he vanished while flying in an ordinary small plane.
Keegan: Tubbs tickled for KU
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
When a college basketball coach speaks into a microphone, it’s not too difficult to guess the forthcoming words. Winning coach: “First off, I’d just like to congratulate Whatsamatta U for a great effort tonight. That is one really well-coached basketball team. He does a terrific job with those kids.” Losing coach: “We got great shots; we just weren’t knocking them down tonight.”
Ban on HIV-positive diplomats dropped
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Under pressure from a lawsuit, the State Department is changing rules that had disqualified HIV-positive people from becoming U.S. diplomats.
Miracles no slouches
Supporting cast full of good players
February 16, 2008
Two NCAA men’s basketball championships. One common denominator. Both of Kansas University’s national-title teams were regarded as one-man shows - uncannily similar tours de force by Clyde Lovellette in 1952 and Danny Manning in 1988.
Canada hands over Nazi war criminal
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
An 83-year-old former SS prison guard who was sentenced to life in jail in Italy for Nazi war crimes was extradited by Canada to Rome Friday, officials said.
Police identify body that was buried in Wichita basement
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
Rumors had swirled around a neighborhood that a body might be buried in a house on North Market in Wichita.
Tracking down team fun, but difficult, task
Google, cell phone indispensible
February 16, 2008
The phone rang for a man I presumed to be Lincoln Minor, the former Kansas University basketball player who played 34 games in the 1987-88 season. “Hello?” the man on the other end answered. “Hi, is this Lincoln?” I asked. “Yes,” he said. “The Lincoln who played basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks?” “No,” the man replied. “This is his father.” Hey, that’s progress.
Attacks bring civil war to typically calm capital
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
As a raging civil war killed thousands in the country’s northeast, Sri Lankans in Colombo and other southern cities shopped, held picnics and cheered their children at soccer matches.
IU to launch investigation
Sampson’s fate could be known next week
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
Kelvin Sampson’s future as Indiana’s basketball coach could be determined by next week.
KU players revered coach Brown
February 16, 2008
Rarely did Larry Brown’s barking fall on deaf ears. The Kansas University basketball coach in 1988 had demanded respect from his players through what guard Jeff Gueldner called “intimidation and fear.”“He was a little guy,” Gueldner said, “but he was godlike in that way.” But this one time, just before tipoff of the 1988 NCAA championship game between Kansas and Oklahoma, the players went their own way.
Samaritans lend hand in rescue
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
On a serendipitous alternate route Monday morning, two Lawrence men happened upon a house fire where they helped lend a hand and gave their coats to the resident.
Haskell sweeps pair over York
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C7
The Haskell Indians Nations University men’s basketball team defeated York, 79-72, on Friday night at Coffin Complex.
Faith Forum: Should religion play a role in choosing a candidate?
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
The short answer is the easiest one: No role whatsoever. Are we going to get behind this separation of church and state thing or not?
Muslims march against newspaper cartoons
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
Muslims protested Friday in the Gaza Strip, Pakistan and Denmark against the reprinting of a Danish newspaper cartoon depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
On the record
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
A McConnell Machinery employee reported a theft of several pieces of farm or lawn equipment from the business at 1111 E. 23rd St. on Thursday. Items reported stolen include seven tractor shields, a ladder, a wheel from a Bush Hog lawn mower and a fork lift attachment. Estimated loss is valued at $1,565. The crime occurred between noon Feb. 9 and 8 a.m. Monday.
Marquette crunches No. 22 Pitt
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C7
Jerel McNeal scored 17 points and Ousmane Barrow scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Marquette to a 72-54 win against No. 22 Pittsburgh on Friday night.
McCain has Republicans in a fix
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
Republicans are in a fix. Here’s why: Conservative Republicans don’t care for John McCain, their party’s presumptive presidential nominee. GOP voter turnout has been pathetic during this primary season. There is no excitement.
2 arrested, 2 sought in Jet Lag bar fight
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B3
Lawrence police broke up a fight involving several people early Friday outside Jet Lag bar, 610 Fla.
League seeks award nominations
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B3
The League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County is seeking nominations for the eighth annual recipient of the Helen Fluker Open and Accessible Government Award.
Court blocks Dutch student’s pretrial arrest
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
Judges have rejected an attempt to re-arrest a Dutch college student in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, a prosecutor said Friday.
Historical society’s annual meeting tonight
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Clinton Lake Historical Society will have its annual dinner and meeting at 6 p.m. today in Clinton Presbyterian Church, 596 N. 1200 Road.
Astronauts spacewalk last time before re-entry
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
Two spacewalking astronauts hung science experiments on the outside of the space station’s new lab Friday and packed up a broken gyroscope for next week’s shuttle ride home.
KU women
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: My compliments to Tom Keegan on a fine piece, “Women worthy of a visit.” It was great to read positive comments about Coach Bonnie Henrickson and the Jayhawk women. The team is fun to watch, and the seats for viewing are terrific.
Study: Lack of proper vehicles for roadside bombs cost lives
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
Hundreds of U.S. Marines have been killed or injured by roadside bombs in Iraq because Marine Corps bureaucrats refused an urgent request in 2005 from battlefield commanders for blast-resistant vehicles, an internal military study concludes.
Dart tournament, chili cook-off slated for today
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Red Lyon Tavern, 944 Mass., will host a dart tournament and chili cook-off today as local St. Patrick’s Day festivities ramp up.
Cavs’ Gibson on fire in sophomores’ victory
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C5
Daniel Gibson turned the rookie game into a warmup for the three-point shooting contest. Gibson made a record 11 three-pointers, many coming right in front of Cleveland teammate LeBron James, and scored 33 points to lead the NBA’s sophomore stars to a 136-109 victory over the top rookies on Friday night of All-Star weekend.
Survival of hate radio in doubt
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B7
I’m worried about hate radio. It could be losing its influence. If hate radio loses its influence, it will lose its audience. If it loses its audience, it will lose its sponsors.
LHS boys come up just short
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C6
Lawrence High boys basketball coach Chris Davis admitted Leavenworth may have overlooked his team Friday.
Horoscopes
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D7
This year, choose to invigorate your daily life. Transformation knocks on your door. Be honest and let go of what is no longer effective. If you are single, you will tend to meet people who are unusually remote. If you are attached, the austerity you might experience in your sweetie has more to do with him or her than with you.
Two reach state finals
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s Mitch Moore and Lawrence’s Alex Boyer made the finals of the Kansas Class 6A Swimming and Diving Boys State Championships on Friday at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka.
Chiefs release Welbourn
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
The Kansas City Chiefs have released guard John Welbourn, in what figures to be the beginning of a postseason roster shakeup.
A serial killer and a car that can act
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D7
The women-behind-bars movie “Racing for Time” (8 p.m. today, Lifetime) adds a theme of redemption and uplift to a grim tale of juvenile prisoners. The first third of the story introduces us to an angry crew of minor offenders. The rhythm of their lives settles into a dull procession of getting high and engaging in racial gang fights before an idealistic prison guard (Charles Dutton) suggests that the girls participate in a track program.
Two bomb blasts rock police headquarters
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Two explosions Friday near police headquarters killed a bystander, damaged cars and raised suspicions that drug cartels may have shifted to urban terrorism tactics after police raids on cartel cells in the capital, officials and analysts said.
Memories still fresh
Jayhawks won it all 20 years ago
February 16, 2008
Where were you, when the clock hit 10:09 p.m. on April 4, 1988? Where were you, when Ricky Grace heaved a three-pointer that thunked off the backboard and fell into Danny Manning’s hands at the buzzer? When Kansas University’s men’s basketball team beat Oklahoma, 83-79, to win its last national championship 20 years ago - a jubilant Monday night in Kansas City, Mo. - just where were you?
Governors discuss tech gap crisis
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B3
Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius warned city business leaders Friday that an expanding gap in math and science education will lead to more high-tech jobs going overseas or simply disappearing.
Deputy charged with dumping disabled person
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
A sheriff’s deputy who was videotaped dumping a paralyzed man from a wheelchair onto a jailhouse floor has been charged with abuse of a disabled person, a sheriff’s official said Friday.
South Junior High School Honor Roll
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B5
South Junior High School has announced its first semester honor roll.
Political rivals agree to review disputed presidential election
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
Kenya’s political rivals announced on Friday a 10-point plan to resolve their political crisis after weeks of negotiations but they remained deadlocked over power sharing.
AG resists grand jury subpoena in Tiller case
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B3
Attorney General Stephen Six is resisting a subpoena from a Sedgwick County grand jury investigating abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.
UN chief ‘shocked’ by Gaza misery
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
The eight-month closure of Gaza has created “grim and miserable” conditions that deprive Palestinians of their basic dignity, the U.N.’s humanitarian chief said Friday.
Faith briefs
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D8
Faith news from around Lawrence.
US, Iran met in secret
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
A U.S. official met secretly with Iranian banking officials and senior government aides who oppose punishing the Islamic nation for not doing enough to stop money laundering and terrorism funding, The Associated Press has learned.
Healthy eating is having a flashback
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
I am sitting at the breakfast table taking my medicine. This drug is a cup of coffee formerly identified by its native and urban origins: Sumatra and Peet’s. But now it has been declared good for what might eventually ail me, if what might ail me is Parkinson’s disease or colon cancer.
Area Basketball Roundup: Chieftain girls win again
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C3
Chrissie Jeannin scored 14 points, Elizabeth Baska added 11 points and Shannon Carlin had 10 points to lead the Chieftains. THS has won 12 straight.
Retailers impose toy-safety rules
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B4
After facing recall after recall of millions of Chinese-made items, the nation’s biggest toy sellers are imposing stricter measures on their suppliers - including tougher standards for lead content - to get ahead of expected new federal legislation.
KU track athletes split up, fare well
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C7
Several individuals from the Kansas University track and field team competed in two different meets Friday - the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa.
KU Horn Ensemble to perform annual recital
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D8
The KU Horn Ensemble will present its annual recital, titled “Tribute to Lowell Shaw,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The program will pay tribute to Shaw, longtime member of the Buffalo Philharmonic and world-famous composer and arranger of horn ensemble music.
A-list show lined up for Oscars
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D7
The end of the Hollywood writers strike means the Oscar show will be the usual star-studded, fashion-filled extravaganza, organizers promised.
Bush blames Congress for spy law expiration
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
With a government eavesdropping law about to expire, Washington is awash in accusations over who’s to blame.
Watkins change
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: First Steve Jansen, then Rebecca Phipps. Who will the Watkins Museum hire - and fire! - next?
Horton, Hannah charged
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
Missouri guard Jason Horton and his former teammate, Stefhon Hannah, were charged with third-degree assault Friday in connection with a January fight at a late-night restaurant.
Commodities
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B4
Agriculture futures traded higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery rose 1 cent to $10.42 a bushel; March corn added 3.75 cents to $5.1475 a bushel; March oats increased 3.5 cents to $3.58 a bushel; May soybeans climbed 5.75 cents to $13.7375 a bushel.
Flu vaccine can’t keep up this year
Despite late start, virus hitting hard
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
The symptoms are all too familiar for people who have suffered from the flu. The fever, the body aches and the headache that can make you say, “I feel like my head is going to explode.” At least, that’s what 7-year-old Bryan Basore told his mom two weeks ago when he had influenza.
US flu vaccines protecting poorly
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A4
The flu season is getting worse, and U.S. health officials say it’s partly because the flu vaccine doesn’t protect against most of the spreading flu bugs.
Firebirds flat in loss to Vikes
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C6
The Free State High girls basketball squad saved its best for last Friday night against Shawnee Mission West.
State board members to join national panel
February 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
Two Kansas State Board of Education members were chosen for National Association of State Boards of Education panels, according to an announcement made Friday.
Lawrence native to join KC debate on Christ’s Resurrection
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
A Lawrence native and theologian has released his latest book. Bart D. Ehrman, professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has released “God’s Problem” ($25.95, HarperSanFrancisco), which explores the Bible’s responses to why there is suffering in the world.
KU softball takes two
Jayhawks off to fast start in Vegas
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C7
Kansas University’s softball team got off to a strong start in the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic, beating Oregon, 6-1, and Portland State, 3-2, in first-day action Friday. Kansas improved to 7-1 on the season.
Current Jayhawks thrilled to meet past greats
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
Ed Manning, assistant coach on Kansas University’s 1988 national title team and Dave Robisch, star of the 1971 Final Four squad, shook hands with Darrell Arthur as KU’s sophomore forward stepped onto the court for Friday’s practice in Allen Fieldhouse.
Memories : collected at KUSports.com
February 16, 2008
With the 20th anniversary of KU’s title run in the 1987-88 season upon us, KUSports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World are digging up our coverage from the year of Danny and the Miracles for a one-stop source for what happened on any given day in the world of KU basketball 20 years ago.
People in the news
February 16, 2008 in print edition on D7
¢ Walken dresses in drag for Hasty Pudding ¢ Bai Ling arrested on suspicion of shoplifting¢ McCartney divorce case to go into 2nd week
Veritas splits
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kristie Tiegreen scored a career-high 39 points and grabbed 24 rebounds to lead the Veritas Christian girls to a 72-36 victory over Center Place on Friday.
Commentary: Tolerance often in eye of beholder
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
Did you hear about the uproar in Japan over the American baseball player? He went to a rodeo with Nolan Ryan when he went home to Texas during the offseason. Video was posted on YouTube, and the cow chips flew.
Kidd, Bryant status uncertain
Kobe would ‘rather not play’ in Sunday’s All-Star game
February 16, 2008 in print edition on C5
Kobe Bryant will start for the Western Conference in the All-Star game, and Jason Kidd will be in the lineup for the East. Probably.
PM says al-Qaida chased from Baghdad
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
Iraq’s prime minister said Friday that U.S. and Iraqi troops have chased al-Qaida in Iraq out of Baghdad in the year since a security crackdown began, and he promised to pursue insurgents who have fled northward.
DNC stands in Clinton’s way for states’ delegates
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A5
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton desperately wants meaningless wins in Florida and Michigan to turn into votes she can count on. It won’t be easy with the Democratic National Committee rules standing in her way.
Ownership of Saddam’s missile-launching, luxury yacht in dispute
February 16, 2008 in print edition on A6
For sale: A palatial pleasure yacht with swimming pools, opulent salons and, should the winds of war blow, a rocket launcher and mini-submarine.