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6News video: Online enrollment boosts Lawrence students skyward
February 17, 2008
A few Lawrence public schools are moving up by using a new computer program that allows them to enroll for classes online.
6Sports video: KU tennis rolls over ‘Roos
February 17, 2008
Yesterday the Kansas tennis team was locked up with the Kangaroos of KUMC.
6News video: Police and fire officers honored
February 17, 2008
Officers from the Lawrence Fire and Police Departments took a break from saving lives to honor two of their own.
6News video: Local couple brings baby home from Nepal
February 17, 2008
The mother had met the baby girl just one and the father had only seen pictures, but that didn’t stop a Lawrence couple from traveling around the world to bring their adopted Nepali daughter home. 6News reporter Christine Metz has their story.
6News video: Lawrence author’s new book features bad dates
February 17, 2008
Ladies: if your Valentine’s Day wasn’t all it could be, there’s a new book on the market you might enjoy. BoomerGirl.com managing editor Cathy Hamilton introduces us to the author, a Lawrence woman who knows too well the agony of a bad date.
6News video: Dems hope for Kansas victory
February 17, 2008
A Democratic presidential candidate hasn’t won Kansas since 1964. But state Democrats are pointing to November’s general election as a chance to reclaim that.
6News video: Trivia contest raises funds for St. Pat’s parade
February 17, 2008
Friends and co-workers put together teams and gather at Zig and Mac’s for the annual Saint Patrick’s Day trivia contest.
6Sports video: Hawks sweep Buffs in anniversary win
February 17, 2008
Over 200 former Kansas players and coaches returned to the Fieldhouse Saturday to help remember 110 years of Kansas basketball.
6Sports video: Lady Hawks win by one
February 17, 2008
Danielle McCray’s 13 points were a big reason why KU got the win this afternoon against Nebraska.
6News video: City plays host to chess tournament
February 17, 2008
A focused quiet fell on the Kansas Union yesterday as Cordley Elementary held its annual Scholastic Chess Tournament.
McCray’s free throw pushes KU women past Nebraska, 62-61
February 17, 2008
On Jan. 12 in Lincoln, the Kansas University women’s basketball team was pushed aside largely because of Nebraska’s 30-of-32 showing from the free throw stripe. With :1.4 seconds left on the clock in Saturday’s rematch, Danielle McCray evened the score for the Jayhawks. The KU sophomore drew a blocking foul against Nebraska with the game clock dwindling and the score tied 61-61. With a smile on her face, she cashed the front end of the trip, then missed the second to leave Nebraska without a shot at a legitimate game-winning attempt. The win gave KU two straight conference wins for the first time this season, raising the Jayhawks’ record to 15-9 overall and 4-7 in league play.
Winter storm hits area; events canceled
09:35 a.m., February 17, 2008 Updated 01:41 p.m.
Weather forecasters say our area will see very strong north-northwest winds today.
Wisconsin next bout for Clinton, Obama
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
Wisconsin’s blue-collar and liberal traditions run through American pop culture and politics. When the state that gave us Cheeseheads, “Laverne & Shirley” and political progressives holds its presidential primary Tuesday, the results could help determine whether Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Obama gets the Democratic nomination.
Chelsea emerging as top Clinton surrogate
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
Chelsea Clinton tells students about her mother’s plans for the economy and mortgages. The former first daughter outlines Hillary Rodham Clinton’s concern about Darfur and women’s rights. She ticks through talking points on electability, health care and the environment.
Crooked path
Screenwriter finally fulfills his novel desires
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D3
Tom Epperson, a longtime Hollywood screenwriter and even more longtime aspiring novelist, is a gentle man who has just published a brutal book. Epperson, who has a shy Arkansas twang and a slight hangdog manner, was talking on a recent afternoon about his 1930s-esque noir, “The Kind One,” at Musso & Frank’s in Hollywood, a place he loves for its literary ghosts.
McCain, aka ‘Senator Hothead,’ works to bury hatchet
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
Temper, temper. Republican John McCain is known for his. He’s been dubbed “Senator Hothead” by more than one publication, but he’s also had some success extracting his hatchet from several foreheads.
Greensburg’s Main Street begins new life today
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
This tornado-shattered town’s Main Street begins its rebirth today with the dedication of its first rebuilt structure.
Chess contest hones kids’ skills
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Tap. Silence. Tap. Silence. Tap. For more than 200 chess players, ranging from kindergartners to high school seniors, the sound of bishops, kings and queens moving across chessboards replaced any need for conversation at Saturday’s Cordley Elementary Chess Tournament at Kansas University’s Kansas Union.
House explosion injures 5 people, including kids
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
A house explosion injured five people early Saturday, including three children, and fire officials were investigating whether someone had tampered with the gas service.
Bills to tighten late-term laws
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B4
The abortion wars continue in the Kansas Legislature this week. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee will have hearings on two bills that anti-abortion advocates say will improve enforcement of late-term abortions.
Witnesses recount terror of drag race that killed 8
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
In the pre-dawn hours, the lonely stretch of Route 210 belonged to a crowd of street-racing fans pumped up by the thrill of squealing tires, smoke and speed.
On the record
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police reported no calls Saturday.
Military concert a tour-de-force
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D5
The stage of the Lied Center became a mini-military presentation field Friday night as the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon and the Regimental Band of the Coldstream Guards joined together for a two-hour tour-de-force of Anglo-American musical history.
Humane Society seeks new cold-weather donations
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D8
I’m a big fan of cold weather. I know it annoys my friends every time I say it, but for me and my long-haired dog, bring on the cold and lots of snow. The more, the better. I love being surrounded by it, and Bailey loves burying her whole head in the deep white stuff and snorting and wiggling in it.
Business casual rule No. 1: No sweats
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D7
Everyone thinks they know what the term “business casual” means, but some of us clearly could use a refresher course. Consider this reader question: “I work in the administrative offices of an industrial company. The dress code is ‘business casual,’ but that turns into jeans and product-sponsored polo shirts or even product-sponsored T-shirts and sweatshirts.
KU women counting on home help
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Put Kansas University’s women’s basketball players in white and they’re all right. Put them in blue, however, and : whew. KU has won all but two of its 13 games wearing home whites and dropped all but two games while donning road blues.
Commentary: Baseball a step behind on cheaters
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C2
With advance apologies for the baseball cliche, it is more important than ever to keep our eyes on the ball in the aftermath of the Roger Clemens fiasco this week.
No. 1 Tigers hold on
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C4
Chris Douglas-Roberts and No. 1 Memphis made the shot that counted, then watched UAB hit the one that didn’t. The result was a down-to-the-wire scare and a still-perfect record.
Kansas University basketball notebook
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C6
Retro jerseys: Kansas University wore 1988 replica jerseys to honor players and coaches in town for a 20-year national championship reunion.
Union vote in Democratic race still in play
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
When Walter Mondale was threatened by the insurgent candidacy of Gary Hart in the 1984 Democratic presidential contest, he turned to his friends at the AFL-CIO for help, and their endorsement was instrumental in pulling him through to the nomination.
Community theater announces auditions
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D2
Lawrence Community Theatre will have auditions Feb. 25-26 for “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.” The play is written by Steven Dietz and based on the 1899 story by William Gillete and Arthur Conan Doyle.
When are 301 cents worth $10.7M?
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
A penny saved is not necessarily just a penny earned: One man’s collection of rare American cents has turned into a $10.7 million auction windfall.
Boys seeking treasure find live grenade
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
An 8-year-old boy and his friend found a live, World War II-era hand grenade while searching for buried treasure with a metal detector.
A blue Kansas in ‘08?
Party chairmen, political scientists consider the odds
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
A Democratic presidential candidate hasn’t won Kansas since 1964 when voters picked Lyndon Johnson. After the recent caucus turnouts, could the red state be leaning toward voting blue? Depends on whom you ask.
Police make arrest in therapist’s brutal killing
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
A 39-year-old man with a history of mental problems was arrested Saturday in the vicious slaying of a psychologist attacked in her office with a meat cleaver, police said.
A clear choice
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In the November 2008 presidential election, each American voter will have to choose not only between two U.S. senators, two political parties, and two generations of our leaders, but also between two distinct sides of our Janus-faced national personality and historical record.
Student in trouble for making female anatomy front-page news
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Grover Cleveland High School Principal Bob Marks has his limits. On Thursday, it was the illustration of a vagina splashed across the front page of the student newspaper on Valentine’s Day.
A New View
A recently discovered stash of thousands of Douglas County images offers a new view
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D1
They are a snapshot in time of Douglas County. More accurately, about 2,016 snapshots. They were uncovered in Toledo, Ohio, where a crew was remodeling a storage area for State Aerial Farm Statistics, an aerial photography firm headquartered there. Workers found thousands of images of Douglas County (among other locales) that were taken in the mid-1970s.
Police: Missing student killed by serial rapist
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
A 19-year-old college student missing since she was abducted nearly a month ago was strangled by a serial rapist who has attacked at least two other women and may strike again, Reno police said Saturday.
Haiti nears grim future without trees
Erosion leaves island vulnerable to flooding
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
Far from the spreading slums of the Haitian capital, past barren dirt mountains and hillsides stripped to a chalky white core, two woodcutters bring down a towering oak tree in one of the few forested valleys left in the Caribbean country.
Watkins museum features quilt program
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D2
Since the 1840s, women’s groups and friends have been making signature or friendship quilts. Watkins Community Museum of History has invited Ferrol Lattin, textile collector and historian, to discuss the art form at 11 a.m. Feb. 27. Ferrol will share the stories of friendship quilts from her own collection. Participants also are encouraged to bring their friendship quilts.
UN posts representative to handle refugee crisis
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
The United Nations refugee chief said Saturday he is sending a representative to Baghdad to help millions of displaced Iraqis return home, showing a strengthened U.N. commitment to deal with the crisis and confidence in recent security gains.
Medical expenses would be tax deductible under House bill
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B8
Medical expenses not covered by insurance would be tax deductible for Kansas residents under a House bill. The proposal, heard Friday by the House Taxation Committee, also would allow those without employer-based health coverage to deduct money spent on an insurance plan.
Black History Month celebrated at Watkins
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D4
Families are invited to celebrate Black History Month at Watkins Community Museum of History at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Deputy booked for dumping disabled man
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
A deputy who was videotaped dumping a paralyzed man out of his wheelchair onto a Tampa jailhouse floor has been released from jail after posting bail.
Bug off: Steer clear of the top sources for germs
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D1
With help from University of Arizona microbiologist Charles Gerba, Andrew Weil put together a list in his January Self-Healing newsletter of the nastiest germ sources at home and elsewhere.
Girl Scouts deliver batch of odd-tasting cookies
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A10
When Beverly Knight bit into her Girl Scout cookies this year, the disappointment was bitter. The peanut butter sandwich was too dry. The shortbread had a funny aftertaste. She didn’t immediately complain to the girl who sold her the cookies, but she intended to tell her she wouldn’t be buying those again next year.
Plastic cup Jayhawk sculptures on exhibit
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D4
Sculptor and Kansas University student Daniel Scannell is currently displaying his unique Jayhawk sculptures throughout the KU Bookstores and Oread Books, located on level two of the Kansas Union.
Forzato Quartet to perform this month
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D2
The Forzato Quartet, composed of Kansas University music graduates, will return to campus Feb. 24 to perform as part of Murphy Hall’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Bird flu kills boy in 2nd recent case
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
A 3-year-old Indonesian boy has died of bird flu, a health official said Saturday, announcing the country’s second death from the illness in one day.
Wrong message
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I was appalled at the article the Journal-World chose to publish on Feb. 10. The headline states “Equality may have its downside.” The article goes on to suggest that the push for gender equality has a direct correlation with the rise of teenage girls who are drinking and experimenting with drugs.
Russia: Satellite may be ruse to test missiles
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Russia said Saturday that U.S. military plans to shoot down a damaged spy satellite may be a veiled test of America’s missile defense system.
Under-nourished Mother
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Under-nourished Mother by Katie Lashbrook
N. Korea wants energy aid before declaration
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
North Korea wants promised energy aid and removal from U.S. terrorism and sanctions blacklists before it will provide a complete declaration of its nuclear programs, American researchers said Saturday after a trip to the North.
Review: Greed, intrigue and Lawrence of Arabia make up a gripping tale
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D3
T.E. Lawrence told his version of the Arab revolt, building the legend of Lawrence of Arabia and the intrigue of that time. In “Setting the Desert on Fire” (W.W. Norton & Company, $27.95), James Barr tells a wider but no less fascinating tale of the revolt and the present-day consequences for the Middle East.
On-site clinic healthy for bottom line
Amarr touts program to other businesses looking to save money on health care
February 17, 2008 in print edition on E1
Mandy del Valle, a nurse practitioner, sees more than two dozen people a week in an exam room in southeastern Lawrence, where she needn’t bother with a waiting room. Her patients simply walk in off the work floor.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
Funding problems continued for the planned municipal swimming pool here. Officials were trying to get things moving so all-out work could begin soon.
Committee dismisses proposal for free parks
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Senate budget committee has rejected a plan allowing Kansans to use state parks for free.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 17, 1908: “The fire department was busy over the weekend, responding to three fires. Damage in all was, fortunately, small and the total loss for the three blazes has been listed at little more than $15.
Pump patrol
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
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.
Boston guitarist demands Huckabee quit playing his song
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D6
The chief songwriter and founder of the band Boston has more than a feeling that he’s being ripped off by Mike Huckabee.
Best-sellers
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D3
The best-selling fiction and nonfiction books for this week.
Police swear in 5 officers
New recruits accept badges at banquet
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Police Department welcomed five new police officers to its force Friday night at the 27th annual Basic Recruit Academy ceremony.
Historical changes
A new structure for funding and coordinating historical sites and tourism in Douglas County is likely to pay off in the long run.
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
Change, even when it’s for the better, often is difficult. The changes that are occurring in the organization and leadership of Douglas County’s historical tourism efforts are bound to cause some hard feelings, but they have a strong chance, in the long run, of making this area’s wonderful history more accessible to visitors and a bigger draw for tourism.
3 members of Kansas family killed on I-70
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Three members of a Kansas family were killed and three other family members were injured just before dawn Saturday in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 70.
No charges in Target parking lot shooting
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
A Jackson County grand jury has declined to file charges in a shooting at a store parking lot that injured two people, prosecutors announced Saturday.
HINU splits
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C3
Justina George scored 20 points, April Johnston blocked a three-point shot in the final seconds, and Haskell Indian Nations University defeated College of St. Mary, 58-55, in women’s basketball Saturday at Coffin Complex.
Man pleads guilty in stomping death
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
A Topeka man has pleaded guilty in the stomping death last year of a man outside a Topeka apartment building.
Democrat pulls out of race against Roberts
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas Democrats say Greg Orman has dropped out of the U.S. Senate race against incumbent Republican Pat Roberts.
Beasley scores 40, sinks MU
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C4
Michael Beasley’s achievements on the court do not surprise Kansas State coach Frank Martin. Even the freshman forward’s 40 points and 17 rebounds during No. 18 Kansas State’s 100-63 rout of Missouri on Saturday didn’t come as much of a shock.
Organizations benefit from generosity
Douglas County Community Foundation doles out $400K in grants
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Even when times are tough, Douglas County residents can still be counted on to lend a helping hand.
Lawrence commuter report
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Road construction in and around Lawrence
Police: Daughter killed over text message
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
A father who said he was upset with his teenage daughter for text messaging a boy was arrested Saturday on charges of killing the girl, whose burned body was found stuffed in the boiler of his apartment building, police said.
Bryant expects to start
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C10
Wearing a black brace on his injured right hand, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant sat out the Western Conference’s light practice Saturday but still expects to start in today’s NBA All-Star game.
Keegan: Kansas goes back to roots
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
The friendly, approachable nature of his personality is as much responsible as his winning percentage in making Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self the toast of the town. Given that, most supporters aren’t going to be so rude as to come right out and tell him when something about his team eats at them. Nobody needed to do so. Add perceptive to his list of personality traits.
1’ car license plate auctioned off for $14M
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
A license plate with nothing but the number “1” on it went for a record $14 million at a charity auction Saturday.
State’s taxing effort to fight breast cancer
February 17, 2008 in print edition on E1
Kansas residents can help finance the battle against breast cancer by donating part of their refunds from their state tax returns.
Upcoming study group to discuss politics, polling
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Dole Institute of Politics announced its upcoming study group, “Gender, Race and Religion in Politics.”
Campaign picture hasn’t become clear yet
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
Once there were more than 15 presidential candidates. Now there are four. Once there was a sense of unity on the Democratic side of the campaign. Now there is a range war. Once there was mere contention on the Republican side. Now there is turmoil and tumult.
Police investigate gunman’s darker side
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Steven Kazmierczak had the look of a boyish graduate student - except for the disturbing tattoos that covered his arms. Professors and students knew him as a bright, helpful scholar, but his past included a stint in a mental health center.
Bankruptcies
February 17, 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
FSHS boys win league bowling title
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C3
Free State’s Tyler Kring rolled a 707 series to place second, and the Firebirds won the Sunflower League boys bowling tournament Saturday at Olathe East Lanes.
KU savors glory days
88 champs bring down the house
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
Larry Brown, the most recent basketball coach at Kansas University to win a national title, received and delivered among the most passionate applause of an Allen Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon rich in history.
Program to focus on fish oil benefits
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Lawrence Memorial Hospital will be host to a free educational program, “Fish Oil for a Healthy Heart and Brain,” on Thursday.
KU junior logs fastest time of ‘08
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University junior Nickesha Anderson raced to the fastest 200 meters clocking in the world in 2008 at Saturday’s Tyson Invitational track meet.
Desperation three lifts OU over Tech
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C4
The final play didn’t go exactly the way Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel envisioned when he called it during a timeout with 10 seconds remaining and his Sooners down a point against Texas Tech on Saturday.
City swimmers finish season strong
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C3
Free State’s Mitch Moore placed sixth in the 50-yard freestyle and seventh in the 100 butterfly, and Lawrence High’s Alex Boyer took eighth in the 100 freestyle and 10th in the 200 freestyle Saturday in the state swimming and diving meet.
In Africa, Bush urges continuation of aid
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
President Bush is betting Congress will hear him better from the heart of Africa than it does from down the street in Washington.
Bomb kills 37 at election rally days before Pakistan vote
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A8
A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a crowd following a rally for a candidate allied with the opposition, killing 37 people and heightening fears of Islamic militant violence during Monday’s crucial parliamentary elections.
Jayhawks bury BYU
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C3
Amanda Jobe launched the Jayhawks’ fourth home run of the weekend to lead the Kansas University softball team to a 5-3 victory over BYU Saturday morning during the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic.
Ameriprise office hires client manager
February 17, 2008 in print edition on E1
Terri Laddusaw has joined the office of Dan Cary and Associates in Lawrence as client service manager.
Lions snag second place
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High qualified eight wrestlers for the Class 6A state tournament, while Free State High qualified two after Saturday’s regional tournament at Leavenworth High.
Uncle Sam matches some 401(k) deposits - if you ask
February 17, 2008 in print edition on E1
Many workers get excited when their employers kick in a matching contribution to spur them to save in a 401(k). What few people realize is that Uncle Sam will kick back up to $1,000 to reward low-income taxpayers who save for retirement, too.
Abortion foes seek to close clinic by grand jury
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
The latest skirmish in the abortion wars is being fought, not on the sidewalk outside a clinic, but in the ornate jury room of a 19th-century courthouse.
Astronaut can’t wait to eat on plates again
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
After four months aboard the international space station, astronaut Daniel Tani can’t wait to get back on the planet so he can dine with a plate and spit after he brushes his teeth.
Kosovo risks Russia’s wrath as it prepares for independence
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Tiny Kosovo - poor, mostly Muslim but feverishly pro-Western - braced itself Saturday for a historic declaration of independence from Serbia, a decade after a war that killed 10,000 people and years of limbo under U.N. rule.
Report: Virtual schools multiply in 10 years
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
A Senate committee was told that virtual schools have grown in Kansas in the past decade.
Senate panel to weigh nuclear power option
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Senate Utilities Committee will hear from a Kansas State University professor next week about nuclear energy as a viable option for generating electric power.
Police: Teen stole from Tyson chairman
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
A Kansas teenager has been arrested after police say he stole more than $140,000 from the home of the chairman of Tyson Foods Inc.
Darfur native calls for aid, action at KU fundraiser
Event features auction to bid on dates with student leaders, athletes
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
A Sudanese refugee shared his story of fleeing persecution with Kansas University students and others Saturday night.
Powerful teens break Strongman records
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Max Pippa sat alone in a metal folding chair in the R.R. Domer Livestock Arena. An energy drink and chalk powder were the only things around him.
Evolution compromise angers some educators
February 17, 2008 in print edition on A10
Some of the educators who helped devise Florida’s new, controversial science standards said today they don’t like a last-minute alternative put together by the Florida Department of Education. They called it a weaker version that compromises scientific knowledge to mollify opponents.
Horoscopes
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D5
This year, focus on the quality of your daily life. You could opt to make some dynamic changes. You need to adjust or let go of what doesn’t work. You are in a period in which you are gearing up for a new luck cycle. Honesty in facing problems could be most important this year.
Foreign policy discussions will return to campaign stage
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
Foreign policy has slipped to the periphery of presidential politics, displaced by a nonexistent recession as the voters’ preoccupation. Come autumn, however, Iraq and Iran might be central subjects, Iraq as a bigger problem for the Democratic nominee than for John McCain, and Iran as a problem for McCain.
Even George Clooney inadequate distraction from flu
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D1
I was SO sick last week. (Cue reader: “How sick WERE you?”) I was so sick, I didn’t get dressed, put on makeup or comb my new bangs for days. I wore my pajamas, robe, wool socks and slippers under the covers in a futile attempt to stop my teeth from chattering. My wheezing lungs actually woke me from a deep sleep two nights in a row.
Behind the Lens: Image review distraction from action
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D2
For almost 10 years now, the LCD screen has assumed the role of the technological silver bullet for the digital-age photographer. The image review function epitomizes and fulfills our quest for instant gratification, present company absolutely included. Although useful at times when the correct exposure is questionable, this handy-dandy little diversion is the most culpable of offenders when it comes to missing the moment.
EMU Theatre staging one-acts
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D2
EMU Theatre will again be featuring its production of one-act plays at the Lawrence Arts Center. “A Benevolent Act: Four Short Plays by Local Playwrights” will open at 8 p.m. Friday.
Collectors seek popular Japanese TV show figures
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D4
Toys based on popular television heroes sell well, but often a number of years after the TV show has aired, the meaning of the toy has been forgotten. At a Morphy auction in December, a Japanese tin wind-up Superhero Ultraman toy with the original box sold for $575.
Old-school blowout
As legends watch, KU goes retro in rout
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
They threw the basketball out of bounds, stepped on the end line and botched alley-oop dunk tries.
People in the news
February 17, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ Winfrey plug makes free ‘Women & Money’ a hit¢ Carpenters fans try to stem home demolition
KU’s ‘88 title team views replay
Jayhawks ‘ripped each other apart’ during get-together celebrating 20-year anniversary
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
Kansas University’s 1988 national champions broke bread at a special 20-year title reunion celebration on Friday night at Adams Alumni Center. The highlight of the evening? The viewing of KU’s 83-79 victory over Oklahoma, contested on April 4, 1988, at Kemper Arena.
Roby struggles mightily
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
It sputtered and sputtered. But the Colorado University basketball team’s engine just would not start. That engine, senior leader Richard Roby, was dreadful Saturday in Colorado’s 69-45 loss to Kansas. Dreadful.
Stewart tunes up for Daytona 500
Victory in Nationwide event prelude to today’s race
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C2
Mimicking Hendrick Motorsports’ strategy, Tony Stewart and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch finished 1-2 Saturday in the season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Today’s Daytona 500 is sure to feature even more teamwork.
KU tennis tops UMKC, records second straight sweep
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s tennis team claimed its second straight shutout on Saturday, a 7-0 blanking of Missouri-Kansas City at First Serve. The Jayhawks improved to 2-3.
Texas survives at Baylor
Cowboys stun Aggies; Cyclones rebound after 11-point half
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C4
With nervous spectator Kevin Durant watching from behind the Texas bench, the Longhorns’ 22nd straight victory over Baylor was much more difficult than it had to be.
Colorado pummels Texas
February 17, 2008 in print edition on C8
Bianca Smith scored 26 points to lead Colorado’s women’s basketball team to a 67-52 victory over Texas on Saturday night.
Howard slam-dunk king
Kapono claims three-point contest
February 17, 2008 in print edition on B10
Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Dwight Howard - super slam-dunk champion.