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Polls
What's your favorite Lenten food?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t observe Lent
 
46%
Fish
 
21%
I don’t modify my diet during Lent
 
14%
Pasta
 
6%
Cheese pizza
 
5%
None of the above
 
2%
Lentil soup
 
1%
Pepper and eggs
 
1%
Total 355
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Dr. Scott Robinson, center, medical director of Lawrence Memorial Hospital's emergency department, gives a tour of the new Simons Center for Emergency Medicine to David Ambler, left, and Roger Morningstar. The center, which was dedicated Tuesday, features 26 patient rooms and two resuscitation/trauma rooms. LMH dedicates new emergency center
February 26, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Tuesday opened the doors to the new Simons Center for Emergency Medicine, the bright new addition that is part of a $50 million hospital expansion. “It’s a dream we’ve had for a number of years,” Dr. Scott Robinson, emergency department medical director, said as he stood in the new 28,000-square-foot center. The hospital conducted a ribbon cutting and open house for the department, which opens for patients March 6.
8:00 a.m.
Kansas University students walk to their dormitory on Daisy Hill earlier this week as the last of the day's sunlight illuminates a residence hall in the distance. Crime is down across campus during the past several years, a decline that was also shown in the residence halls. But in larger residence halls, crime has not fallen at the same rate as in the slightly smaller halls. Crime declines at KU residence halls
6:00 p.m., February 26, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Crime at Kansas University’s residence halls has decreased about 20 percent from 2005 to 2007, according to a Lawrence Journal-World computer-assisted analysis. “I think a lot of that has to do with education,” said Capt. Schuyler Bailey, KU Public Safety Office spokesman. “We start talking to our students (about crime prevention) in the summer before they ever get here.”
1:00 p.m.
Andreas van Zoest, of Lawrence's sister city Eutin, Germany, talks with students at Southwest Junior High Tuesday February 26th, 2008. Classical guitarists strike chord with junior high students
February 27, 2008 in print edition on 3A
While many junior high school students play Guitar Hero, they readily admit it’s nothing like playing the real thing. After watching two talented classical guitarists perform, that notion was only confirmed. “It was very cool,” said Alex Kong, a Southwest ninth-grader who plays the popular video game, but not the real musical instrument.
5:40 p.m.
Kansas forward Darrell Arthur puts up a jumper during warmups prior to the start of the game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. Arthur, Jayhawks answer call of the road, smack Cyclones 75-64
4:30 p.m., February 27, 2008 Updated 8:48 p.m.
AMES, Iowa - Many - if not all - eyes were on Darrell Arthur heading into Wednesday night’s Kansas University road trip to Ames, Iowa. Led by 18 points from the sophomore forward - three days after his roughest outing of the season in a 61-60 loss at Oklahoma State - KU ousted a pesky Iowa State club 75-64 in Hilton Coliseum, improving to 25-3 overall and 10-3 in league play. More importantly, the well-rounded showing from the Jayhawks gave KU a nice boost heading into Saturday’s rematch with Kansas State in Allen Fieldhouse. It will be KU’s most anticipated home game of the 2007-08 season, followed Monday night with a Senior Night matchup against Texas Tech.
10:00 p.m.
Central Junior High students, from left, Bud Bethea, Shauna Robertson and Sondra BeGay build miniature machine models during a "Wednesdays at Liberty Hall" gathering. The Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University sponsored the after-school program Wednesday using inspiration from Russian artist El Lissitzky, whose works are on display at the museum. Abstract artwork inspires creations by young artists
February 27, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A Spencer Museum of Art exhibit was brought to life Wednesday with wire, wood and the imaginations of junior high students.

All stories

6Sports video: Lady Lions advance over Eagles at sub-state
February 27, 2008
It was do-or-die for the Lawrence High School girl’s basketball team on Wednesday night. The Lady Lions began their run in the 6A sub-state tournament.
6News video: State to add more advance voting locations
February 27, 2008
Douglas County residents looking to cast a vote before election day this fall will have more locations to choose from.
6News video: Missing boy found
February 27, 2008
A family was reunited on Wednesday evening after an intense manhunt found a four-year-old boy that went missing that morning.
6Sports video: Longhorns sneak by Kansas
February 27, 2008
The KU women’s basketball team fell to the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
6News video: Lawmakers concerned over coal plants
February 27, 2008
Concerns over the future of the state’s existing coal-fired power plants have some state lawmakers seeking to limit the power of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
6News video: Gunshot victim remains in intensive care
February 27, 2008
The Linwood girl who was shot in the head Saturday remained in intensive care on Wednesday night at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
6Sports video: Jayhawks twist up Cyclones
February 27, 2008
Winning on the road has been easier said than done lately for the Kansas men’s basketball team. KU hit the road on Wednesday night to take on Iowa State.
6News video: Student senate helps KU’s bus budget
February 27, 2008
KU’s bus system still has a budget deficit, however a decision by the student senate on Wednesday night reduced the red ink.
6News video: Humane society covered
February 27, 2008
The Lawrence Humane Society is running out of space after receiving an overwhelming response to its request for blanket and linen donations.
6News video: Young artists thrive at Liberty Hall after-school program
February 27, 2008
It was a chance to capitalize on idle hands, and idle hours, for local Junior High students today at Liberty Hall.
6News video: Statue takes brunt of rivalry
February 27, 2008
This weekend the rivalry between KU and K-State heats up again when the Wildcats come to town, but one Lawrence man hopes the rivalry won’t boil over into his front yard again.
6Sports video: Useless trivia from Allen Fieldhouse
February 27, 2008
Useless trivia with Kevin and Andrew.
6News video: Douglas’ retail sales falling behind Wyandotte’s
February 27, 2008
Douglas County is locked in competition with Wyandotte for retail sales, and the Lawrence area is falling behind.
Abstract artwork inspires creations by young artists
Spencer exhibit provides model for students
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Spencer Museum of Art exhibit was brought to life Wednesday with wire, wood and the imaginations of junior high students.
KU women falter again in second half, fall to Texas 57-53
February 27, 2008
Sophomore Danielle McCray led the way for KU with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman Krysten Boogaard added 10 points. KU was just 10-of-28 from the floor in the second half. Not that Texas was stellar (11-of-26), but the Longhorns outrebounded the Jayhawks in the second half 21-14.
Arthur, Jayhawks answer call of the road, smack Cyclones 75-64
04:30 p.m., February 27, 2008 Updated 08:48 p.m.
AMES, Iowa - Many - if not all - eyes were on Darrell Arthur heading into Wednesday night’s Kansas University road trip to Ames, Iowa. Led by 18 points from the sophomore forward - three days after his roughest outing of the season in a 61-60 loss at Oklahoma State - KU ousted a pesky Iowa State club 75-64 in Hilton Coliseum, improving to 25-3 overall and 10-3 in league play. More importantly, the well-rounded showing from the Jayhawks gave KU a nice boost heading into Saturday’s rematch with Kansas State in Allen Fieldhouse. It will be KU’s most anticipated home game of the 2007-08 season, followed Monday night with a Senior Night matchup against Texas Tech.
6News Now: Missing boy found
February 27, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a four-year-old boy who was reported this morning was found near his home, and vandals continue to strike the artwork of a famous Lawrence sculptor.
Authorities locate boy who was reported missing
February 27, 2008
Area law enforcement officers spent more than an hour searching for a child this morning before finding him in an area northeast of Lawrence.
Wheat futures soar above $12
Shortage of grain will keep prices up, investors believe
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B13
Wheat futures vaulted above $12 a bushel for the first time Tuesday as investors bet that a shortage of high-quality milling wheat would keep prices high for the grain used in bread, pasta and other foods. Other commodities traded mostly higher, with crude oil surpassing $100 a barrel and silver hitting its highest level since 1980.
Consumer Reports canvasses paint brands for best buys
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B13
It had been a Behr market since 2003, with the Home Depot brand occupying every top spot but one in Consumer Reports’ ratings categories of interior paints. But in CR’s latest tests, paints from Benjamin Moore, Kilz and Valspar edged into first place.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 27, 2008
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 27, 1908: The consolidation idea has caught hold of the rural schools of this county and bids fair to result in the erection of buildings to accommodate one or more rural high schools.
Golf course with apartment complex earns approval
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
Call it a two-for-one deal. City commissioners at Tuesday evening’s meeting approved a project that will add both a new golf course and apartment complex to the northwest area of town. On a 4-1 vote, commissioners approved the necessary rezonings and development plan for The Links, a project about a half-mile north of Sixth Street and west of Queens Road.
Last Call owner faces eviction proceedings
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
Another legal battle may be brewing over the former home of the downtown nightclub Last Call. Landlords for the former club at 729 N.H. have filed a lawsuit in Douglas County District Court seeking to evict Dennis Steffes’ company - which operated the hip-hop club Last Call - from the premises.
Jayhawks, Longhorns struggling on road
Fortunately for Kansas, tonight’s game is in Allen Fieldhouse, but it’s no gimme
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Misery loves company, and Kansas University’s women’s basketball team isn’t alone as Big 12 Conference road kill. The Jayhawks haven’t been able to win a league game away from home, but neither has Texas. Kansas is 0-7 on the Big 12 road while Texas is 0-6.
KU men’s golf 11th
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s men’s golf team carded a final-round 320 to finish in 11th place at the All-American Golf Classic.
Earthquake felt across large parts of Britain
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
An earthquake struck Britain early today and was felt across large parts of the country. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.
Study: Man’s best robot as good as man’s best friend
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
First, horses were replaced with cars. Then carrier pigeons were put out of work by radios. Now it’s dogs who may need to look over their shoulders.
Rezoning is approved near 7th and Wisconsin
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A5
Commissioners unanimously approved a rezoning for an area north of Seventh Street and west of Wisconsin Street.
Alleged gang leader in $70M robbery arrested
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
Police arrested the alleged leader of a gang that stole $70 million from a Brazilian bank in what was then the world’s biggest heist, authorities said Tuesday.
Even with resignation, Fidel still may play powerful role
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
Fidel Castro is not fading away. Despite talking about a vacation and retirement, he has retained a role as commentator in chief - and possibly as commander in chief. He still heads the Communist Party, and will sign off on all major policy decisions, giving him a powerful role if he chooses to exercise it.
Steps make leftovers taste fresher
February 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
When freezing leftovers, separate into individual portions for reheating.
NY Philharmonic concert brings tears, 3 encores in North Korea
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
The New York Philharmonic’s unprecedented concert could herald warmer ties between North Korea and the United States. After three encores, some musicians left the stage in tears as the audience waved fondly.
Mayor who posed in underwear loses office
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A7
The mayor of an Oregon town who once stripped to her underwear and posed on a fire truck has been stripped of her office.
Worries grow for evils of ‘stagflation’
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A9
It’s worrisome math: Slowing economic growth plus soaring prices could eventually equal “stagflation.” That’s a toxic economic brew the nation hasn’t tasted in three decades.
Fare catch
East Lawrence restaurant hopes to lure observers of Lent
February 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
If Midwest Fish Frye & So Much More were a book, it might be sorely misjudged. Set back in a strip mall across from a gas station, the restaurant looks unassuming. But step inside and … well, it’s so much more than meets the eye.
Chiefs release receiver Kennison
Veteran plagued by hamstring, shoulder injuries
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Chiefs have released veteran wide receiver Eddie Kennison, the team announced Tuesday.
Sorrentino: Benching Walker right call
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B9
When Kansas State and Nebraska met last week in Lincoln, Neb., a rare situation presented itself: Bill Walker rode the pine for the final 9:33. The KSU standout freshman didn’t foul out. Coach Frank Martin just left Walker on the bench as a spectator. K-State ended up losing at Nebraska, which was second-to-last in the Big 12 Conference standings at the time.
Horoscopes
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
This year, try to flow. Don’t attempt to control situations; people cannot be manipulated. Honor your power and who you are. Often this year you will go through a period of confusion or being unsure. If you are single, others find you alluring. If you are attached, you could be overly sensitive or project your thoughts into situations with your partner.
Area retailers catching up with seed offerings
February 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
For more than three months, my mailbox has been filled with seed catalogs. The first one arrived before Thanksgiving, and some companies have even sent follow-up catalogs, hoping to make my elusive order materialize.
Top 25 Roundup: Vandy stuns No. 1 Tennessee, 72-69
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Tennessee Volunteers found out being No. 1 can be tougher than beating No. 1.
People in the news
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
¢ Maxim apologizes for bogus music review¢ Cyruses to host the CMT Music Awards¢ Madonna, Mellencamp going into Hall of Fame¢ Model Naomi Campbell hospitalized for surgery
Classical guitarists strike chord with junior high students
Duo from Lawrence’s sister city of Eutin, Germany, to present concert on Sunday
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
While many junior high school students play Guitar Hero, they readily admit it’s nothing like playing the real thing. After watching two talented classical guitarists perform, that notion was only confirmed. “It was very cool,” said Alex Kong, a Southwest ninth-grader who plays the popular video game, but not the real musical instrument.
Pump patrol
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.98 at several locations.
Injuries don’t dishearten FSHS
Firebirds look to duplicate defeat of O-East
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
When the Free State High girls basketball team knocked off Olathe East by 16 points at home earlier this season, it had 13 more points in its lineup than it will tonight.
Tigers’ bats open red hot
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B10
Omar Vizquel’s ailing knee could keep him out of the San Francisco Giants’ lineup on opening day. Pitchers Scott Kazmir of the Rays and Brandon McCarthy of the Rangers are going slow so they don’t miss any time once the regular seasons starts.
LSU QB remains out
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux is not expected to be on the field when the Tigers open spring practice Friday.
Southwest flavors heat up ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
February 27, 2008 in print edition on C3
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Southwest Impressions.”
Suspect in shooting waives right to fight extradition
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A7
A 26-year-old Topeka man suspected of shooting three people outside a Lawrence nightclub has waived his right to fight extradition from Kentucky.
When it’s time for clutter to hit the road
Having a personalized system can keep unnecessary stuff from piling up
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B13
Odds are that most people’s drawers are a mess. So where to begin? Experts from Shop-Smart (the shopping magazine published by Consumer Reports) advise that people create an exit plan for all the clutter. That means going through every closet and drawer and getting rid of the stuff that is really not needed.
Legislature wades into water dispute
Bill would restrict use of eminent domain in searches for new supply sources
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
A water war in the Kansas River Valley has moved to the Legislature. Some farmers in Douglas County are pushing for passage of a bill that they say would prevent a water district from using eminent domain to condemn their land to drill for groundwater.
Powers leads Kansas to third-place finish
February 27, 2008
Kansas University sophomore Emily Powers secured a tie for second place to help the KU women’s golf team finish in third at the Kitahara Invitational on Tuesday.
Mixed reviews
Workout helps, but Talib’s value debated
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Even the most informed analysts don’t quite know what to think of Aqib Talib at this point. That was apparent Tuesday during the NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. For a time, the broadcast turned into a back-and-forth debate on the professional value of Talib, KU’s former All-America cornerback. As for his on-field workout, Talib measured well at the RCA Dome on Tuesday.
Home-court edge
Big 12 teams enjoy advantage in own gyms
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B9
Big 12 Conference teams have won a better percentage of their home games than any other of the six major conferences in America. Big 12 teams have won 67.6 percent of their conference home games this season. The Southeastern Conference checked in at second with a 66.7 home winning percentage.
Senior wants to topple KU
Clark has gone 1-6 against Jayhawks in ISU career
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
A victory over Kansas University tonight would mean a lot not only to Iowa State senior Rahshon Clark, who is a dismal 1-6 versus the Jayhawks, but also second-year coach Greg McDermott’s entire Cyclone program.
Oklahoma State escapes at Mizzou
Eaton’s late basket gives Cowboys 75-73 victory
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B5
Oklahoma State kept the ball in Byron Eaton’s hands the final half-minute. The junior guard didn’t disappoint with his second straight game-winner.
O-North record tough to ignore for LHS girls
Coach: Lions shouldn’t take 3-17 Eagles lightly
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
You can try throwing out the records all you want come sub-state playoff time - when every high school hoops team supposedly has a clean slate - but some records are harder to discard than others. Like 3-17.
Stewart’s absence a big one, players say
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball players’ thoughts are with teammate Rodrick Stewart today as the senior guard attends his brother Allen’s funeral in Seattle. Stewart - the Jayhawks say - will be sorely missed during today’s 6 p.m. battle against Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum, not just for his 7.7 minutes of playing time (his average in 12 league games) but his presence in the locker room.
Senate Republicans advance anti-war bill
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
In an about-face, Senate Republicans on Tuesday agreed with Democrats to advance an anti-war bill because they said the debate would give them time to hail progress in Iraq.
Cargill suspends plans to build ethanol plant outside Topeka
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B14
Cargill Inc. has suspended plans to build a $200 million ethanol plant outside Topeka, citing poor market conditions.
College campus locked down after gun report
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
A small private college lifted a campus lockdown Tuesday evening after police spent the day searching for a man who was seen with a gun in a residence hall, school officials said.
Playing for pops
Junior relishes role as coach’s son
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B8
Lawrence High junior guard Bobby Davis insists that he’s never heard the chant “Coach’s kid, coach’s kid,” hurled in his direction.
Yao finished for season
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
All-Star center Yao Ming is out for the season because of a stress fracture in his left foot, a stunning blow to the surging Houston Rockets. General manager Daryl Morey made the announcement Tuesday. Yao was having a terrific season, averaging 22 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.
Clinton, Obama each take shots in debate before key primaries
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama clashed over trade, health care and the war in Iraq Tuesday night in a crackling debate at close quarters one week before a pivotal group of primaries. Charges of negative campaign tactics were high on the program, too.
Meatloaf gets its due at Lawrence event
February 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
Meatloaf gets its day in the sun this Sunday.
NBA Roundup
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
Scores from around the league.
One of KU’s everyday heroes
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A13
Today I want to talk about someone at Kansas University who didn’t go to Miami, isn’t going to cure cancer or AIDS, and won’t be quoted in the national media. She’s simply a good teacher, a good scholar, and a good colleague. She’s typical of KU faculty who are here because they’re committed to the importance of public education and who believe that working at a university is a form of public service.
2007-08 winter high school sports notebook
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Free State High boys bowling team has made an appearance in the Kansas Class 6A state tournament every year since the Kansas State High School Athletics Association re-introduced bowling as part of its athletic activities in 2005.
Treatable illness
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
To the editor: I’d like to expand on Mary Ann Kiefer’s Feb. 22 letter calling for a revised gun bill. I want our legislators to pass a bill requiring background checks on all men who want to buy guns. After all, all these school mass murderers were men. They had a history of being men and all bought guns and ammo before their deaths (as opposed to afterwards.) So why sell guns to men?
Senator hospitalized for observation after fall
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was hospitalized Tuesday after complaining of back pain following a fall at his home, his spokesman said.
Pursuit of stuff’ plagues US
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A13
If you believe big media, the economy is in trouble. If you worry about job layoffs and your inability to pay bills, you may be thinking about voting for Democrats this fall, which is the point of the negative media coverage.
Danish goods banned in reaction to cartoon
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Sudan has enacted a ban on Danish imports in reaction to the reprinting of a cartoon that satirizes Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, the Sudanese state-run news agency said Tuesday.
City athletes of the week
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B8
Dorian Green and Tania Jackson.
Commentary: Sampson hangs up on Indiana players
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
How much would you pay to salvage the reputation of your school? One hundred dollars? One thousand? More? What if I told you that an anonymous donor gave Indiana University $550,000 last Friday to make Kelvin Sampson go away?
This week in the Big 12 Conference
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B9
Texas sophomore D.J. Augustin was named the Big 12 Player of the Week. Augustin has been instrumental in UT’s eight-game winning streak. He averaged 23 points and six assists in the Longhorns’ two victories last week.
OU-Tech moved to Nov. 22
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
This year’s football game between Oklahoma and Texas Tech has been rescheduled for Nov. 22, officials from both schools said Tuesday.
Modern day Kelly’s Heroes: Hunters search for Nazi gold
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A14
German treasure hunters began digging Tuesday for what they say may be plunder buried by the Nazis in a man-made cavern near the Czech border.
Stylist proud of Oscar winner’s ‘horrible’ haircut in movie
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
Paul LeBlanc doesn’t mind one bit that Javier Bardem calls his creation “one of the most horrible haircuts in history.” In fact, the New Brunswick stylist is pretty proud.
Coal plant talks may stretch into next week
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A6
Three senators and three House members became less optimistic Tuesday about being able to finish their work this week on a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
On the record
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police on Tuesday picked up a 29-year-old Lawrence man who had driven from Franklin County to Lawrence with intent to harm his girlfriend and himself, Sgt. Paul Fellers said. Fellers said police responded to a weapons call shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Seeger is latest ‘American Master’
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
“American Masters” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) presents “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song,” a celebration of the singer/activist who has been collecting, singing and popularizing folk music for most of his nearly 90 years.
Accident victim still in serious condition
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
One of two people injured in a two-car accident Sunday was in serious condition Tuesday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said.
Clemens: Time to talk baseball
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
Roger Clemens arrived at the Houston Astros’ minor-league clubhouse on Tuesday and walked straight to a fenced-in bullpen to greet his oldest son, Koby, a catcher in the Astros’ system.
Executive power
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
To the editor: Sen. Pat Roberts and other Republicans have attempted to convert the disagreement over extension of the eavesdropping law into an opportunity to impugn the patriotism of the Democratic House leadership that opposes the extension. This supposition clearly misses the point of the opposition.
Agency: Drug-resistant TB is spreading faster
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Drug-resistant tuberculosis is spreading even faster than medical experts had feared, the World Health Organization warned in report issued Tuesday.
Induction cooktop assists with safe, healthy meal prep
February 27, 2008 in print edition on C3
Q: At the Lawrence Home Show this past weekend, I saw an induction cooktop for the first time. How does it work?
Keegan: Is Reed what KU needs?
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University freshman guard Tyrel Reed played 99 varsity basketball games for Burlington High. He lost four games. “Pretty much devastated,” he said of how he felt after each of those four losses. “You never expect you’re going to lose. It was tough. I wasn’t used to losing. I don’t think anyone was.”
Area Basketball Roundup: Perry boys end drought
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
Perry-Lecompton’s boys basketball team notched its first sub-state victory in over a decade, blasting Hiawatha, 64-34, on Tuesday.
Self-serving stand
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
To the editor: I don’t get it. If the city of Lawrence wants to provide a service to some of its residents that will assist them in obtaining medical insurance, how is this of any concern to the Kansas Legislature? I am speaking of Lawrence’s domestic registry for unmarried couples, and of Rep Lance Kinzer’s, R-Olathe, shameful attempt to repeal it.
Tait: What a way to finish
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B8
Even before he stepped on the mat last weekend in Salina, Baldwin High senior Kevin Callahan was a champion.
Country denies causing massive YouTube outage
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Pakistan’s telecommunications regulator said Tuesday that it had lifted restrictions imposed on YouTube over an anti-Islamic video clip, but rejected blame for a cut in access to the Web site in many countries over the weekend.
Bad precedent
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
To the editor: Last Tuesday, Feb. 19, a very important and potentially far-reaching question came before the City Commission. This should be of great concern to every citizen in Lawrence and Douglas County. A developer wants to shoehorn 42 new houses into the land west of Iowa Street and immediately south of Oxford Road.
Sorrentino Scale
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B9
Staff writer Eric Sorrentino ranks the Big 12 basketball teams from best to worst.
Farmland plans are lagging, leaders say
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A5
Douglas County commissioners say they are frustrated at how long it is taking to get something done with the former Farmland Industries site. They are critical of the city of Lawrence for letting the Farmland issue drag on. The city and the county are lagging behind Johnson County in development of the Kansas Highway 10 corridor, commissioners said.
Man pleads not guilty in battery, kidnapping
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
A man charged with attacking and kidnapping his former girlfriend entered a “not guilty” plea Tuesday in Douglas County District Court. On May 15 a trial date will be set. But a trial may not be necessary.
Time to examine our moral boundaries
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
At a time when Americans are debating whether torture is acceptable in a democracy, I recommend an exhibition in Philadelphia by a group of young Israeli military veterans called “Breaking the Silence.” On view at the Rotunda, the show consists of photos, films and discussions on the daily routines of soldiers in the occupied West Bank and Gaza.
Insurgents attack buses
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Insurgents targeted passenger buses north of Baghdad on Tuesday, as a suicide bomber killed at least eight people west of Mosul and gunmen seized 21 men traveling through Diyala province.
Annan suspends talks to end election crisis
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Mediator Kofi Annan suspended negotiations on Kenya’s deadly postelection crisis and said Tuesday he would personally appeal for a power-sharing deal because talks were “turning around in circles.”
Commodities
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B13
Agriculture futures mostly traded higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery rose 90 cents to $12.145; March corn fell 2.75 cents to $5.305; March oats gained 13.25 cents to $4.1725; May soybeans advanced 15 cents to $14.8425.
City’s sewage treatment recognized by EPA
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A5
Lawrence’s efforts to treat sewage are among the most environmentally friendly in the country, according to a new award that the Environmental Protection Agency bestowed on the city Tuesday evening.
De Soto packaging plant seeking tax incentives
Huhtamaki wants $6 million in credits, but lawmakers advocate broader changes
February 27, 2008 in print edition on B13
Key lawmakers Tuesday leaned against legislation that would give Huhtamaki Americas additional tax incentives to try to lure a multimillion-dollar expansion to De Soto.
Community Shelter zoning request deferred
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A5
A request by the Lawrence Community Shelter asking commissioners to consider a change in the city’s zoning ordinance that would allow industrially zoned property to house a homeless shelter was deferred.
Charisma
The appeal of Barack Obama stirs memories of a local visit by another popular senator 40 years ago.
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
Sen. Barack Obama has generated considerable attention because of how his public appearances draw such large, enthusiastic crowds. Talented in so many ways, his newness and freshness on the political scene have put the presidential hopes of Sen. Hillary Clinton in serious jeopardy.
Millions sweat out major power failure
February 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Millions of Floridians sweated. Restaurant owners tossed out their food. Motorists battled each other even more than usual. And all for something that should have been just a blip on the electrical grid.