Archive for Sunday, February 24, 2008

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Births
Blog entries
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
LMH Emergency Room HINU vs. College of the Ozarks
Podcasts
Polls
Which team making a late push in the Big 12 men's basketball standings has the best shot at an NCAA Tournament berth?

Poll results

Response Percent
Baylor
 
60%
Oklahoma
 
14%
Oklahoma State
 
9%
None of them will get in
 
7%
Nebraska
 
7%
Total 1118
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Lawrence artist Kristin Morland has a laugh with her son, Henry, 6, and daughter, Rose, 4, as the three sit for a portrait Wednesday in their Lawrence home. The Kansas University graduate takes care of her children at home and creates art as well. Acts of creation
February 23, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Sometimes, Katie Euliss is preparing for a tour with her band, Truckstop Honeymoon. Sometimes, she’s attending to a crying baby. Either way, she stays busy.
10:00 a.m.
Jim Cobb, of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital information technology department, installs a television Wednesday in the hospital's new emergency department. A new surgical light hangs from the ceiling. All the rooms in the new ER are multipurpose, which will make the facility more efficient. Hospital touts bigger, better ER department
February 24, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The paint - a palette of trendy living room colors designed to make everyone feel comfortable and calm - is still crisp and clean. The floors are unscuffed, the windows unsmudged and, to the delight of Lawrence Memorial Hospital nurses, the spaces are uncluttered. In short, LMH’s new emergency department - a major component of a $50 million expansion project - is expected to immediately strike visitors with its new-car smell and open spaces.
9:00 p.m.
Free State High senior Sarah Robinson cuts out a doorway Saturday at a Habitat for Humanity home under construction at 207 N. Comfort Court in North Lawrence. About 50 Free State students in the Social Awareness Club painted and hung doors and drywall inside the home. Free State club helps raise up new home
February 24, 2008 in print edition on 1B
It was education in action, as about 50 Free State High School students sawed, drilled, cut and hammered away their Saturday while helping build a Habitat for Humanity home in North Lawrence. “It’s just a cool environment to be in a place where people have a common goal,” said senior Amanda Kong, who is president of the Habitat for Humanity branch of Free State’s Social Awareness Club.

All stories

6Sports video: KU women toppled by Missouri
February 24, 2008
The Kansas women’s basketball team fell to Missouri Sunday afternoon during this year’s second installment of the Border Showdown.
6News video: Model Train Show heads to Lawrence
February 24, 2008
The Model Train Show showcased area railroad clubs as they showed off their labor of love to more than 300 train enthusiasts.
6News video: Lawrence public schools hit with another cut
February 24, 2008
Lawrence public schools are about to be hit with another cut - this time from the Federal Government.
6News video: Douglas County has no shortage of Kansas history
February 24, 2008
This weekend is the second Sunday in the Lecompton Bleeding Kansas speaker series.
6News video: Habitat for Humanity receives a boost from local students
February 24, 2008
The Social Awareness Forum Club at Free State High School came out to help build a home and awareness of social issues through volunteering.
6News video: Two cars collide in East Lawrence
February 24, 2008
Lawrence police were called to the scene of a car accident at 23rd and Anderson around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening.
6News video: E.R. care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital about to enter a new era
February 24, 2008
Lawrence Memorial Hospital will open its new emergency room - a major part of a 50 million dollar expansion - on March 6th. 6News reporter Chad Lawhorn has more on the updated E.R.
6News video: Lawrence Home Show draws a big crowd
February 24, 2008
Lawrence home improvement and remodeling companies put their best foot forward at the Lawrence Home Show.
6Sports video: Jayhawks fall to OSU after emotional week
February 24, 2008
Saturday afternoon, the Kansas men’s basketball team tried to remain focused for Oklahoma State - after tragedy struck the Kansas family earlier in the week.
6News video: Venue change doesn’t hinder holiday auction
February 24, 2008
Although there was a change of venue for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Auction, there wasn’t a change of spirit.
6News video: Mobile home fire declared an accident
February 24, 2008
The Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical Department says Friday morning’s two-alarm blaze at a home in the Brookwood Mobile Home Park was accidental.
6News video: Douglas County Manufacturing Certificate program taking applications
February 24, 2008
Folks willing to learn - but not interested in college - soon may be able to go to work as part of a new vocational program.
KU’s NCAA Tourney hopes take another hit as Jayhawks fall to Mizzou, 62-59
February 24, 2008
KU was down 56-55 with just over a minute to play, when Missouri put together a crucial four-point trip up the floor. The Tigers made one of two free throws, but after the back end of the trip missed, MU grabbed the offensive board and sophomore Toy Richbow hit the clinching three-pointer, putting the Tigers up by five. The win improved MU to just 2-11 in league play this year and 9-17 overall. KU is now 15-12 overall and 4-9 in the Big 12.
Extra Minutes: Oklahoma State 61, Kansas 60
February 24, 2008
Tying up loose ends from an ugly KU loss Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. The Jayhawks couldn’t take advantage of a distinct size advantage against Oklahoma State, as the big men were pushed out of the game offensively after halftime and KU didn’t register a single dunk.
Free State club helps raise up new home
Students for social awareness join with Habitat for Humanity
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
It was education in action, as about 50 Free State High School students sawed, drilled, cut and hammered away their Saturday while helping build a Habitat for Humanity home in North Lawrence. “It’s just a cool environment to be in a place where people have a common goal,” said senior Amanda Kong, who is president of the Habitat for Humanity branch of Free State’s Social Awareness Club.
KU tips off to-be grads on real world
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University seniors can breathe easy. There is, in fact, life after KU. That was the message the KU Alumni Association was telling a group of students Saturday, with graduation looming in 84 short days. A number of speakers gave advice on financial planning, professional etiquette, how to negotiate a first salary, and other topics to help new grads easily transition into the working world.
Pump patrol
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.99 at several locations.
Cowboys playing for Sutton’s survival
Eaton leads Oklahoma State with 26, then lobbies for coach to keep his job
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C7
Oklahoma State’s Sean Sutton is a coach fighting to keep his job, but he’s not fighting alone. He has a good ally in Byron Eaton, the Cowboy’s 5-foot-11 junior point guard out of Dallas.
Stewart: ‘It was hard’
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C6
Amid a small cluster of recorders and notebooks outside the Kansas University locker room, senior guard Rodrick Stewart glanced to his left to see Darnell Jackson with an unusual expression. At least, one that’s unusual of late.
Quiz on fundamentals stumps some Royals
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C10
When you’re sliding feet-first into a base, is your front foot straight up or sideways? Before a game starts, what are the first two things a player should check?
NBA Roundup
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C8
Andre Iguodala scored 24 points and converted a key three-point play as the 76ers scored the final 10 points in overtime and sent the Heat to their 11th straight loss.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
Jack Landreth, insurance and real estate man, was selected as drive chairman for the 1968 Lawrence United Fund campaign.
Extremists hit Baghdad’s Green Zone
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A9
Extremists fired an explosive barrage Saturday into the capital’s heavily protected Green Zone, targeting the heart of America’s diplomatic and military mission in Iraq. The U.S. military said there were no injuries from the early morning volley, which could be heard throughout downtown Baghdad.
Presidential mantle can be tough to transfer
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
The thing about the presidency is that it’s usually nontransferable. You can clip a coupon from the newspaper and pass it on to a friend. If you get a ticket to a ball game, you can pass that on, too. But if you have the presidency - or if you have it listed on your resume - you can’t pass it on.
Bankruptcies
February 24, 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
Seniors selling their life insurance to investors a booming business
February 24, 2008 in print edition on E1
Robert Mannheim was stunned when he found out that strangers wanted to lend his mother money to buy her a $2 million life insurance policy and pay her premiums. The deal got better after two years: She would sign over her death benefits to investors and collect $200,000.
Kansas commissioner decries ‘death futures’
February 24, 2008 in print edition on E1
Sandy Praeger knows she can’t just come out and prohibit people from buying and selling their life insurance policies for profit, no matter how unseemly the process might be getting these days. “But we can make these deals a lot less attractive,” said Praeger, Kansas commissioner of insurance.
Brass quartet to perform at KU
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D1
Members of the Forzato Quartet liked each other enough during their time at Kansas University they stuck together afterward (even though they’re now in Arizona, Chicago, Wyoming and Arkansas).
Patriotism of Obama, wife called into question
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A6
Sen. Barack Obama’s refusal to wear an American flag lapel pin along with a photo of him not putting his hand over his heart during the national anthem led conservatives on the Internet and in the media to question his patriotism.
Albert Goldbarth prolific poet, ‘acrobat of words’
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D2
Editor’s note: In her Ad Astra Poetry Project, Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low highlights historic and contemporary poets who resided in Kansas for a substantial part of their lives. Eventually, she will collect the biweekly broadsides into a book, to be published by the Center for Kansas Studies at Washburn University, in cooperation with Thomas Fox Averill.
Best-sellers
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D3
Fiction 1. “The Appeal,” by John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95). Nonfiction 1. “In Defense of Food,” by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press, $21.95).
Lawrence brides share tips
Newlyweds offer ideas on flowers, food and more
February 24, 2008
Sometimes, even reading a million bridal magazines can’t prepare you for what’s supposed to be the biggest day of your life.
Tips on attending a destination wedding
February 24, 2008
With a growing number of couples opting to exchange vows far from where they and most of their guests live, saying “yes” to an invite has taken on a whole new meaning.
The groom’s last stand
DJ cautioned to leave chicken dance off the playlist
February 24, 2008
I don’t cluck, I don’t have a gizzard, and I certainly don’t do the chicken dance.
Cool & coordinated
Color combos make wedding statement
February 24, 2008
As a bride, Kimberly Rosel knew exactly what she wanted.
Life companion
Couples increasingly include pets in festivities
February 24, 2008
Jill Aldredge dreamed of when she could be with Carson on her wedding day. “It was love at first sight - I think for both of us,” Aldredge said. In July, her magical dream came true. It didn’t matter that Carson was only 9 and once lived on the streets of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The day was perfect.
Youngsters, young at heart make quick tracks to model railroad show
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
The love for trains seems to start young, and it was clear at Saturday’s Lawrence Model Railroad Train Show and Swap Meet that the fascination only grows with age. “I remember when I was in second grade and you have to go to bed early for Santa Claus to come, and you get up and see your grandfather, dad and uncle playing with the train set, blowing the whistle, and they want to know why you wake up,” said Steve Meseraull, president of the Lawrence Model Railroad Club.
Beasley bags 44, but K-State falls
Texas trips Oklahoma, takes over top spot alone in conference standings
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C4
Michael Beasley’s Big 12-record 44 points wasn’t enough for No. 24 Kansas State to avoid another road loss, not even with 31 more points from fellow freshman Bill Walker.
KU basketball notebook
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C7
Technically speaking: Kansas University’s Darrell Arthur and Oklahoma State’s Ibrahima Thomas were called for technical fouls in the first half.
Money talks
Kansas saw a couple of efforts in the last week to use monetary offers to influence legislative or public votes.
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
Interesting, isn’t it, what some individuals or companies will do to try to win the votes of state legislators or the general citizenry? Two cases in the last week are perfect examples.
Keegan: Who pulls string for KU?
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C1
The basketball game, a yo-yo in the hands of Oklahoma State guard Byron Eaton, didn’t always go the way he wanted it to go. Sometimes he fumbled the ball and he even missed a couple of free throws. For the most part, though, Eaton, a 5-foot-11 junior out of Dallas, decided at what pace the game would progress and where he would take the basketball.
What women want: Engagement rings that have sparkle, personality
February 24, 2008
Once upon a time, when a man proposed, he gave a woman a shiny solitaire diamond engagement ring. It was the standard. It’s probably what her friends had and she was eager to join the club.
Kansas tennis topped by UK
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C5
Kansas University’s tennis team had its two-match winning streak snapped on Saturday, as the Jayhawks fell to No. 22 Kentucky, 6-1.
Commentary: Sampson, Indiana both appear tainted
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C2
I spent most of Friday night trying to figure out who has the moral high ground in the Indiana University vs. Kelvin Sampson divorce settlement. I’m unhappy to report it’s no one.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
State Sen. Wint Winter, R-Lawrence, had been put in charge of one of the most controversial topics now before the Kansas Legislature: bingo.
Crime may return to political agenda
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
From Pakistan to Serbia, and recurrently in Iraq, the headlines point to the dangers of the world - most notably the threat of terrorism. And yet when the polling firm Cooper & Secrest Associates asked 1,139 Americans in December which threat they took most seriously, 69 percent chose violent crime and only 19 percent named terrorist attack.
Out of the ordinary
Add bold touches to floral schemes for an unforgettable effect
February 24, 2008
You’ve purchased the dazzling dress. Check. You found a scrumptious caterering service. Check. You composed heart-touching vows. Check. The guests have RSVP’d. Check.
A reception to remember
Lawrence experts recommend questions to ask before booking a site
February 24, 2008
When it comes to real estate, you know the mantra: “Location, location, location.”
Skier alive after massive avalanche buries him
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
A skier was rescued from a massive avalanche that buried him for as many as 40 minutes Saturday near the site where another slide killed two snowmobilers earlier this month.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C5
Former Kansas University football player Derek Fine had numbers that fared well among the 19 tight ends participating in the NFL Combine workouts on Saturday in Indianapolis.
LHS girls, FS boys state-bound
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C3
Scores might have been lower than normal for the Free State and Lawrence High bowling squads at the Kansas Class 6A regional tournament on Saturday at Gage North Bowl. But both city schools brought back team trophies.
$3M bid for record collection called a fraud
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
A winning bid of $3 million for a huge record collection offered on eBay was apparently a fraud.
NIU braces for hurdles as students return after shooting
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
The lecture hall where the shooting occurred is closed for the rest of the semester. Extra police and security guards will be on hand. Volunteer counselors will man each classroom, academic department and dormitory.
Hoops focus shifts to sub-state
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C3
If there is to be a third meeting between the Lawrence High and Free State High boys basketball teams this season, it will have to come in the sub-state championship game next weekend.
Top 25 Roundup: Tennessee hangs first loss on No. 1 Memphis, 66-62
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C4
No. 1 no more. And the perfect season is gone, too. Tyler Smith hit a turnaround jumper in the lane with 26.5 seconds left, and No. 2 Tennessee knocked off the nation’s last unbeaten team, edging top-ranked Memphis, 66-62, on Saturday night.
KU softball squad splits
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C5
Despite home runs from sophomore Sara Ramirez and freshman Brittany Hile, a balanced offensive attack from Houston handed Kansas University’s softball team its first loss of the Houston Invitational on Saturday night.
George Washington’s hair sells for $17K
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
It might not even really be George Washington’s hair - but it still sold for $17,000.
Jayhawks drop a pair
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C5
The University of Hawaii at Hilo won 4-3 and 12-4 to sweep a baseball doubleheader from Kansas University on Saturday at Simmons Field.
Man accused of stealing 7-year-old boy’s ID
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
Police in a Chicago suburb say the Internal Revenue Service has told a 7-year-old boy he owes back taxes on $60,000 because someone else has been using the youngster’s identity to collect wages and unemployment benefits.
Haskell men, women split with College of the Ozarks
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C5
The Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team lost against College of the Ozarks, 82-42, on senior night at Coffin Complex.
Grateful mom
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I am the adoptive mother of two wonderful young adults and would like to respond to Karen Dawber’s letter (Public Forum, Feb. 20). I am sorry that her decision to place her child for adoption has caused her so much pain, but I applaud her for making the tough choice to place her child’s needs and welfare before her own.
Authorities call mobile home fire accidental
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical completed the investigation of a mobile home fire that occurred at 10 a.m. Friday at Brookwood Mobile Home Park, 1908 E. 19th St.
Military probes crash of B-2 stealth bomber
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Air Force investigated the first crash of a costly B-2 stealth bomber after one plunged to the ground Saturday shortly after beginning the last flight of a four-month deployment.
Lawyer: Man ‘didn’t intend to steal’ $2M
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
A defense attorney in New York City says her client believed he was rightfully entitled to the $2 million he’s accused of stealing from a bank account managed by someone with the same name.
Physicians group names new CEO
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University Physicians Inc. announced Friday that it had named Jim Albertson to the new chief executive officer position.
Serbian hard-line leaders blame US for violence in Kosovo, Belgrade
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A9
Serbia’s hard-line leaders on Saturday called the U.S. “the main culprit” in the violence that has broken out since Kosovo declared independence.
Japan’s oldest person dies at age 113
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
Japan’s oldest person has died at a hospital in southwestern Japan, her nursing home said Saturday. She was 113.
Gay teen slain while dressed as woman
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
The shooting death of a gay teenage boy who was dressed in women’s clothing is being investigated as a possible hate crime, while detectives try to determine whether he was targeted because of his sexual orientation.
Health insurer to pay $9M for dropping cancer patient
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A4
A woman who had her medical coverage canceled as she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer has been awarded more than $9 million in a case against one of California’s largest health insurers.
CNB names new Lawrence president
February 24, 2008 in print edition on E1
Charles Derby is the new president for Lawrence operations of Central National Bank and regional director for the bank’s Northeast Kansas region.
Bush pushes House to pass intelligence bill
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
House Democratic leaders came under criticism Saturday from President Bush, who said they are blocking intelligence legislation so lawyers can sue telephone companies for helping the government eavesdrop on suspected terrorists.
Floods gnaw at Kansas dam safety
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
With tornadoes, ice storms and flooding, the state of Kansas and the weather weren’t exactly on good terms last year. Dams holding back floodwaters during four major disasters suffered a lot of damage in 2007. During last summer’s flooding in eastern Kansas, more than 100 dams had to use their emergency spillways. Of those, 61 were damaged with costs totaling $2.4 million.
KU women seek first league road win, at MU
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C1
It may be now or never for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team. The Jayhawks still are winless on the road in Big 12 Conference games, and their best opportunity to end that 0-6 skein may be today when they meet free-falling Missouri.
Watkins plans tour ‘behind the scenes’
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D7
Are you fascinated by the architecture of the Watkins Bank Building? Would you like to see all of its nooks and crannies? Are you curious about museum work or items that are not on display? Then join a museum staff member for a Behind the Scenes Tour.
Crop artist to address historic society
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
Crop artist Stan Herd will be guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Tonganoxie Historic Society.
Renowned poet to read, lecture at KU
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D7
Award-winning poet, essayist and translator Lyn Hejinian will visit Kansas University next month to read her works and deliver the English department’s John F. Eberhardt Lecture, titled “Outside Poetry.”
NEA report includes KU lecturer’s work
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D7
The National Endowment for the Arts 2006 annual report recently presented profiles of arts programs from each state that demonstrated artistic excellence, arts presentation and education, as well as democratic reach. Missouri was represented by the program Arts at reStart for Children and Youth, created and directed by Linda Blaha-Kemnitzer, a Kansas University lecturer in the design department.
NY Times may have done McCain a favor
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
Since John McCain clinched the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign has been searching for the right surrogate to convince skeptical conservatives that he really is one of them. There is more than a little irony in the possibility that one of the least conservative organizations in America - The New York Times - could turn out to be the matchmaker who seals that deal.
Journal-World seeks weather stories
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D1
We’ve all heard the old joke: If you don’t like the weather in Kansas, wait 10 minutes and it’ll change. From the times of the early settlers, weather has shaped the way we live in our state. And, unfortunately, too often the weather turns violent and changes our lives in dramatic ways.
Police procedural with excitement to burn found in ‘Burn Zone’
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D3
While Florida bulges with excellent mystery writers, each has found his or her own niche. Lake Worth author James O. Born has become the go-to guy for action-packed procedurals brimming with well-developed components of the thriller and the adventure novel.
Woman saved from fire
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
A man who kicked down a door to rescue a woman from a burning building was surprised at the greeting he received.
Hospital touts bigger, better ER department
We can do almost everything’
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A1
The paint - a palette of trendy living room colors designed to make everyone feel comfortable and calm - is still crisp and clean. The floors are unscuffed, the windows unsmudged and, to the delight of Lawrence Memorial Hospital nurses, the spaces are uncluttered. In short, LMH’s new emergency department - a major component of a $50 million expansion project - is expected to immediately strike visitors with its new-car smell and open spaces.
Cuba’s military men loyal to Raul Castro on many fronts
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
They are called “Raulistas” - top military men who manage much of Cuba’s economy and populate the upper reaches of power. Today, these men will likely ensure that Raul Castro not only succeeds his brother Fidel as president, but remains in firm control.
Teen becomes national speaker on abuse
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
When she tells the story now, the pivotal moment sounds like it came out of the script for a play, like the ones she stars in at Northwest High School. Ashley Hoyle, her self-esteem destroyed by an abusive boyfriend, withdrew from the world.
Lions earn 2 state medals
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High juniors Blake Greenfield (135 pounds) and Brian Cain (160) brought home medals from this weekend’s Class 6A state wrestling tourney in Wichita.
On the record
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical units responded to a gasoline spill at 6:18 p.m. Saturday at Kwik Shop, 845 Miss. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Capt. Joe Schaumburg estimated 20 gallons spilled from a Groendyke gasoline truck.
Arts Center plans reception for retired director
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D1
The Lawrence Arts Center is honoring its longtime director as plans proceed for hiring a new one.
Woods, Cink reach Match Play final
Tiger survives close contest against Stenson in semifinals
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C2
Tiger Woods holed another crucial putt on the 17th hole Saturday, this one sending him into the 36-hole final of the Accenture Match Play Championship for the fourth time in nine tries.
$1,800 dog shoplifted, returned to pet store
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
A woman may face a felony charge after police alleged she shoplifted a Yorkshire puppy from a Wichita pet store.
Roy’s back
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I was relieved to finally see Roy Williams on Saturday’s superb video board show at Allen Fieldhouse. His image has been conspicuously absent all these years, and it’s a shame. He did a lot for KU, and we loved him for it.
Panel says judge should be censured for yelling at jurors
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B8
A Sedgwick County judge violated courtroom standards when she lost her temper with prospective jurors before a 2004 murder trial, the state’s Commission on Judicial Qualifications says.
Basic Brown
Unorthodox politician is outspoken as ever
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D3
It’s a cold, foggy morning in Willie Brown’s San Francisco, and the 73-year-old former speaker of the California Assembly and two-term mayor of this city appears a bit frosty and guarded as he settles into an interview in the Ferry Building office of the Willie L. Brown Jr. Institute on Politics & Public Service.
Zoo takes in exotic pets for amnesty day
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
With alternately tearful goodbyes and barely contained impatience, more than 100 South Floridians surrendered their exotic animals Saturday at a zoo event designed to give owners an alternative to simply turning them loose.
Governors: Black coal must be part of green energy debate
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A1
Governors pushing alternative energy development are not shying from coal, a major culprit in global warming but also a homegrown energy source and an economic lifeline for many states.
Nation: No agreement on base without US help
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A8
Poland will only sign up to accept a U.S. missile defense base if Washington gives significant help to modernizing Poland’s military, the Polish defense minister said in comments published Saturday.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 24, 1908: “W.J. Bryan delivered his famous sermon-lecture, ‘The Prince of Peace,’ before an audience of 2,800 men in Robinson Gymnasium last night and in all gave four speeches during the day, three here and one in Topeka.
Cravings for caffeine, Kahlua hallmark of winter blues
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D1
I used to like winter. I used to say things like, “I could never live in Florida or Arizona. I’m definitely a ‘four seasons’ kind of gal.” I used to complain about not having REAL winters any more - the kind with snow and ice, and sledding, and multiple days off from school. “Those were the days, my friend,” I’d declare to anyone who’d listen. I used to be a real idiot.
Japanese man arrested in wife’s ‘81 shooting
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Japanese businessman has been arrested on suspicion of murder more than a quarter-century after an infamous downtown shooting that left his wife dead and sparked an international furor, police said.
Behind the Lens: Light box work good for online auctions
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D2
As stale as it can be at times, product photography is one of the most challenging when it comes to photographic lighting.
Humane Society brings big name to concert
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B4
Lawrence Humane Society is having a benefit concert today featuring Les Gilliam and the Silver Lake Band. About 400 people are expected to attend the event.
Lack of training blamed for poll workers’ strange decisions
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A5
When things go awry at the voting booth, as they have several times in this hectic primary season, much of the blame often falls on ill-trained poll workers who are paid a pittance. And there have been some head-scratching moments:
Add shades of green to your wedding day
February 24, 2008
Here are some environmentally friendly ideas for wedding planning
Gates: Military action alone won’t solve Turkey’s problems with Iraq rebels
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A9
Turkey’s military assault into northern Iraq will not solve the terrorist problem there, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said today, calling for greater political and economic initiatives by the Turks to win over supporters of the Kurdish rebels.
Sisters’ relationship closer when they live farther apart
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D2
I smile … because you’re my sister. I laugh … because there’s nothing you can do about it. So reads the plaque sister Lesta sent me for my birthday along with a card expressing sympathy “during this difficult time.”
Poet’s Showcase
Viewing the Future’ by Elaine Smith
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D3
‘Viewing the Future’ by Elaine Smith
Anniversary gifts: Traditional and modern options
February 24, 2008
Here’s a partial list of traditional and modern gifts for wedding anniversaries. This list was compiled by librarians at the Chicago Public Library’s Information CenterSources. The traditional gift is listed first (with alternatives in parentheses), and the modern gift is second.
Disability backlog creating hardship
System improvements are in the works, but applicants still face long wait, no money
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A1
Thursday’s sleet and snow didn’t stop Glenda Endriss from having her day in court. She had waited too long - more than two years - to stay at home. Endriss is among the thousands of Kansans whose Social Security disability case has taken years - not months - to decide. Unable to work and without an income, the wait for the Social Security Administration to rule on a disability case can leave applicants struggling.
Rural land value spikes amid housing decline
Some prices of Kansas cropland up 20% over last year
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B5
While urban land prices are stifled by the housing slowdown, values for rural land across Kansas and Missouri are booming. A recent survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City found that the price of nonirrigated and irrigated cropland in Kansas was up 20.4 percent and 18.8 percent, respectively, during the fourth quarter of last year, compared with the same period a year ago.
City a hindrance
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Here in the People’s Republic of Lawrence, we do things differently. For example, I have property along Sixth Street. On several occasions in the 16 years that I have owned the property, the city without permission seized an amount of land I own along the street to accommodate commercial development across the street.
Pottery benefited immigrant girls
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D4
New plans to help women and girls have a better life in places as different as African villages and inner-city neighborhood centers are really not so new. The girls are given instruction in arts and crafts that can be made and sold. In about 1906, a librarian at the Boston Public Library with the same idea started a pottery class to teach immigrant teenage girls a trade.
No. 11 Oklahoma avenges loss to Oklahoma State
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C4
Amanda Thompson had a career-high 23 points and 13 rebounds as No. 11 Oklahoma avenged a blowout loss, beating No. 16 Oklahoma State, 81-71, Saturday.
Veritas boys take fifth, girls settle for fourth
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C3
The Veritas Christian girls fell to rival Topeka Cair Paravel in the third-place game of the KCAA Tournament on Saturday.
Investigators search for clues in plane crash
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A8
Investigators searched through the shattered wreckage of a plane that slammed into an Andean mountainside with 46 aboard, working in freezing temperatures Saturday to find clues and recover victims’ remains.
Ability to inspire has served presidents well
February 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
A few words in defense of words. This, in light of the latest knock on Sen. Barack Obama, which is that, while he’s good with words, words are all he’s got. He is eloquent and inspiring, this analysis goes, but eloquence and inspiration do not a president make.
GOP delegates will support John McCain
February 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
The American Samoa Republican Party announced Saturday that all nine of the delegates it will send to the GOP national convention support John McCain.
Upset squared
Grieving Jayhawks stunned by OSU
February 24, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s basketball team threw the ball all over Gallagher-Iba Arena Saturday in committing a whopping 21 turnovers. The Jayhawks missed nine of 11 three-point tries, shot 42.9 percent for the day and fouled point guard Byron Eaton time after time. The 5-foot-11 jitterbug hit 16 of 18 free-throw tries. It’s easy to see why the No. 4-ranked Jayhawks suffered a 61-60 defeat Saturday at Oklahoma State.
Horoscopes
February 24, 2008 in print edition on D5
Express your emotional sensitivity only to trusted friends and loved ones this year. You will succeed if you simply trust your instincts and your immediate circle. If you are single, you might meet someone through your pals. Never forget the importance of friendship in your relationship, if attached.