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Archive for Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Also from January 1

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Fans make the road trip to Miami Friends & Neighbors, January 2008 Dec. 31 Orange Bowl Press Conference
Podcasts
Polls
What will be the top issue in Lawrence in 2008?

Poll results

Response Percent
City spending
 
34%
Creating more jobs/economic development
 
26%
City infrastructure
 
15%
Cuts to public transportation
 
12%
A local sales tax
 
10%
Total 155
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas fans, from left, Laura Boddington, Topeka, KU freshman Chance Riley, junior Tim Burgess and sophomore Stewart Bell, all of Lawrence, check an atlas before leaving Sunday to watch the Jayhawks in the Orange Bowl in Miami. KU fans hit the road
December 31, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Kansas University junior Tim Burgess hasn’t missed a football game this season and he isn’t about to let 1,503 miles keep him from attending the last one - Thursday’s game in Miami.
2:00 p.m.
The Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. 2008: A look ahead
January 1, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Cutting public transit service, increasing sales tax rates and deciding how aggressive the community should be in attracting new jobs are up for debate at City Hall in 2008.
5:00 p.m.
This uHarmony Massage Chair by Brookstone makes a perfect choice for those indulging in the sin of sloth. 7 ‘deadly’ gift ideas
January 1, 2008 in print edition on 1C
The start of the new year is the time when we plan to be better people - nicer, skinnier, more careful people. Sure, self-help books and service magazines offer a lot of lists, but you might want to check yourself against something that has stood the test of time: the Seven Deadly sins, a popular topic in art and drama of the Middle Ages.
10:00 p.m.
Ashley and Steve Strand are graduates of Virginia Tech who live in Lawrence. Steve is a native Kansan who roots for Kansas University during basketball season but will support his alma mater during the Orange Bowl. Virginia Tech fans call Lawrence home
January 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Not all Lawrencians will be donning crimson and blue for Thursday’s Orange Bowl. There are some Virginia Tech Hokies in town. Steve and Ashley Strand are two local Hokies who bleed maroon and orange, even though Steve is a native Kansan. “I figured we were going to play either KU or Mizzou,” Steve Strand said. “I was a little hesitant at first because I didn’t want to root against KU because I love KU, but I’ve got to go with the alma mater.”

All stories

6News video: Fans make the drive to Orange Bowl
January 1, 2008
For many KU fans, seeing the Orange Bowl on a big screen TV just doesn’t do it.
6News video: Orange Bowl of yore not forgotten
January 1, 2008
As KU prepares for its Orange Bowl appearance, some fans are thinking of a similar game.
6News video: Politicians’ scheduled appearances very different
January 1, 2008
Two Kansas politicians are making headlines of very different sorts at the start of the new year.
6News video: The best hangover cure?
January 1, 2008
Whether you rang in the new year with a little bubbly or maybe a brewski, you may still be feeling the effects of your night out. So what’s the best cure for a hangover?
6Sports video: KU’s Robinson, Chalmers master thieves
January 1, 2008
When it comes to picking the pocket of opponents on the hardwood, there are few better in the nation than KU’s Mario Chalmers and Russell Robinson.
6News video: Beer runners still on loose
January 1, 2008
Lawrence police are asking for help in finding a suspect or suspects in two Monday night liquor store robberies.
6sports video: KU women host clinic
January 1, 2008
Head coach Bonnie Henrickson and the Kansas women’s basketball team rang in the new year by hosting their annual Holiday Hoops clinic.
6News video: Man arrested in connection with robbery
January 1, 2008
Lawrence municipal airport authorities arrested a man on Tuesday who was wanted in connection with a Missouri bank robbery.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks battle rain in Miami
January 1, 2008
Mark Mangino and the Jayhawks were forced to practice in some unexpected elements in Miami on Tuesday.
Virginia Tech fans call Lawrence home
Birds of different feather to root for Hokies
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
Not all Lawrencians will be donning crimson and blue for Thursday’s Orange Bowl. There are some Virginia Tech Hokies in town. Steve and Ashley Strand are two local Hokies who bleed maroon and orange, even though Steve is a native Kansan. “I figured we were going to play either KU or Mizzou,” Steve Strand said. “I was a little hesitant at first because I didn’t want to root against KU because I love KU, but I’ve got to go with the alma mater.”
Robinson lifts Cowboys, 49-33
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Back in September, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy made headlines by ranting “I’m a man!” But Zac Robinson is the man for the Cowboys.
Be it resolved:
Maybe it’s time to dust off the resolution tradition and inspire some hope for a positive new year.
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
Even if they soon go by the wayside, New Year’s resolutions are a hopeful welcome to a change in the calendar. That’s why it was a little troubling to read in Monday’s Journal-World that many people have given up on the resolution tradition. A J-W staff member asked 20 people about their New Year’s resolution and was told 20 times, “I don’t make them.”
New resolutions for you and yours in 2008
January 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
Happy new year parents and teens, and welcome to 2008. It’s become our tradition to begin each new year with that wonderful cliche of resolutions. As you recover this morning from the annual tape-delayed ball dropping in Times Square, we offer a few suggestions for how to make this year the best it can be at home.
Celebrity behavior was wacky, tacky in 2007
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
Sometimes life gets so crazy that you just want to shave your head, stop wearing underwear in public and go to rehab.
Horoscopes
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
You walk into what could be a year that you’ll speak about for the remainder of your life. Special events and people punctuate your life. You will discover the intensity of your creativity as well as the innate power you have. Use care with your finances. Your instincts will play a strong role. Don’t let money trickle through your fingers.
Dodge City casino gets Las Vegas interest
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
A Las Vegas company is asking the state to let it compete for a contract to build and manage a casino in Dodge City, even though it missed last week’s deadline for filing a proposal.
Woodling: A look at year ahead
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
Happy New Year. You have questions about 2008 and I don’t have answers, of course, because I don’t have a crystal ball. But I do have opinions.
GOP nomination race still wide open
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
Here’s what’s remarkable about the Republican presidential race: With days to go before the voting actually begins, it is quite possible for any of four candidates - and even a fifth - to win the nomination.
A night of revelry in Lawrence
Workers celebrate big business created by New Year’s partying
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
Christmas lights flicker along the ceiling inside Shawn Hoefler’s van. Strands of Mardi Gras beads dangle from his neck and another bunch hangs from the rear-view mirror. It’s New Year’s Eve and the 31-year-old is working the night shift.
Self’s vote for most improved: Jackson
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
Two Kansas University basketball players appear to be ahead of the rest in early-season running for the Jayhawks’ most-improved-player award.
Levy resigns Bills’ GM post
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Turns out, Marv Levy’s job was to restore order in Buffalo. It’ll be on someone else to turn the Bills into a playoff contender.
Smoking bans gain momentum in KC area
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B8
Kansas City may soon join the growing list of cities in the area, including Lawrence, banning smoking in bars and restaurants.
Hot spots, lists and stats for 2008 travel
January 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
Here are some of the hot spots, trends and statistics for travel in the new year.
Attack could boost zoo attendance
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A8
Officials preparing to reopen the San Francisco Zoo after a deadly tiger escape are worried visitors won’t feel secure, though if past zoo attacks are any indication, curiosity might actually draw people in.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University freshman Cole Aldrich’s parents, Walter and Kathleen, made the trip from Bloomington, Minn., to watch their son score five points and grab seven boards while playing 12 minutes in KU’s rout of Yale on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Colo. highway reopens after closure strands thousands
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A8
Wind-whipped snow and avalanche danger closed the main highway through the Colorado mountains for most of Monday, stranding thousands of travelers as they headed to New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
The new year news was great for the Kansas University Endowment Association. It received a $1.2 million gift from an alumnus who was “repaying a 70-year-old debt.” The will of Lee M. Bush, who was a 1910 graduate of the KU School of Engineering, had received $50 at a critical time in his education and wanted to show his gratitude with the bequest, his heirs said.
GM Peterson says he’s staying with Chiefs
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Carl Peterson will remain as president and general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, a decision by co-owner Clark Hunt that’s sure to upset many unhappy fans.
Chiefs’ draft status unknown
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Atlanta, Kansas City and Oakland are involved in a coin flip scenario to decide the third, fourth and fifth picks in the NFL draft. The first pick will go to Miami (1-15) and the second to St. Louis (3-13).
Xavier beats up on K-State
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B4
There was nothing subtle about Xavier’s approach. The Musketeers were going to make a point by making it painfully tough to get any points.
Judge drops teacher’s misdemeanor charge
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
A judge Monday approved dismissal of a misdemeanor charge against a former Lawrence teacher convicted of having sex with a student.
Baltimore boots Billick
Ravens’ coach shown door after 5-11 season
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Brian Billick never came close to duplicating the success he enjoyed early in his career as head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, and it finally cost him his job.
On the record
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
Burglars struck an apartment late Thursday or early Friday in the 2100 block of West 26th Street, a 16-year-old Lawrence boy told police. More than $8,500 in personal property items were reportedly taken, including a diamond-studded watch, a silver watch and clothing.
New year brings new shows, names
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
Scant weeks after the conclusion of the last installment, “The Biggest Loser” (7 p.m., NBC) returns with a new wrinkle. This time, the teams consist of couples trying to shed pounds by the hundreds and competing together against other couples, too.
Stocks fall at end of ‘07, but Dow up 6% for year
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
Wall Street ended a painful year with another steep loss Monday as investors glumly anticipated that 2008 would see a continuation of the uncertainty and turbulence of 2007.
Commission legacy
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The City Commission will soon vote on the Airport Business Park. Will it be remembered for protecting or destroying one of the region’s most important agricultural, economic and scenic assets?
McCain gets help from Brownback to lure Catholics
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
Just days before the first major tests of the presidential race, Republican contender John McCain has enlisted U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback to try to win Catholic voters.
Community effort
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Not long ago I was having a conversation with another resident of Lawrence about what keeps us in Lawrence and we both discovered that it was the feeling of “community” here.
Cost of oil could harm growth
Gasoline prices may approach record levels this spring
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
Oil’s run to nearly $100 a barrel last year boosted the cost of travel, clothing, beauty products and milk, and many analysts think fuel prices will remain at historically lofty levels throughout 2008.
Diners find rare pearl in plate of clams
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
A Florida man was about halfway through a plate of steamed clams when he chomped down on something hard - a rare iridescent purple pearl.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 1, 1908: The new year dawned and prospects for 1908 seem bright here. In Washington, one of the most brilliant functions at the White House in years was the New Year’s Day reception of President and Mrs. Roosevelt when as many as 6,000 persons visited, many of them ‘received’ in person by the Roosevelts.”
Turning out voters takes priority
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s all about turning out voters now. After a year of stump speeches, TV ads and face-to-face politicking, presidential get-out-the-vote operations are in overdrive in the final hours before Iowa’s caucuses. Campaigns largely are relying on traditional methods, what one operative terms the “knock-and-drag” approach - knock on doors and drag voters to the caucuses.
Flexible bedtimes and parents help teens enjoy bowl game viewing
January 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
So Kansas University’s football team has finally made it to a Bowl Championship Series game. And wouldn’t you know, it’s on a school night.
Sleep disruptions may increase risk of diabetes
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
When Shakespeare called sleep the “chief nourisher of life’s feast,” he may have been well ahead of his time, medically at least.
7 ‘deadly’ gift ideas
New year novelties come designed to embrace, stave off sin
January 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
The start of the new year is the time when we plan to be better people - nicer, skinnier, more careful people. Sure, self-help books and service magazines offer a lot of lists, but you might want to check yourself against something that has stood the test of time: the Seven Deadly sins, a popular topic in art and drama of the Middle Ages.
2008 comes in with a bang
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
More than a million revelers in New York’s Times Square cheered as the giant crystal ball made its 100th drop on Monday night and a ton of confetti rained down on the urban canyon, ushering in the new year.
At least 135 dead after disputed election
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Kenya’s president threatened a tough crackdown Monday as rioters rampaged for a third day to protest what they called his sham re-election - a bloody convulsion threatening what has been East Africa’s most stable and prosperous democracy.
Don’t wait to boost finances this year
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
Several months ago I purchased a large white erasable board with a stand and set it up in my office. At the beginning of each week, I list all the things I need to do for my job and for my personal life. Like many people, I have an electronic organizer but I needed something larger. I wanted something I couldn’t ignore, misplace, or lose under piles of folders and papers.
Police investigate liquor store robberies
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police on Monday were investigating armed robberies at two Lawrence liquor stores Monday night.
Would-be assassin of Ford paroled
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Sara Jane Moore, who took a shot at President Ford in a bizarre assassination attempt just 17 days after a disciple of Charles Manson tried to kill Ford, was paroled Monday after 32 years behind bars.
Commodities
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agricultural futures traded mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery traded flat at $8.85; March corn rose 3.5 cents to $4.555; March oats added 3.75 cents to $3.0675; January soybeans fell 8.75 cents to $11.99.
Stranded boaters rescued at Clinton Lake
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
Two people stranded on a sailboat at Clinton Lake on Monday afternoon made it to safety without injuries, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Division Chief Joe Hoelscher said.
Begay helps Haskell thump Avila
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kevin Begay came off the bench to score 22 points and four other Haskell players scored in double figures in a 94-86 college basketball victory over Avila on Monday at Coffin Complex.
Health Department launches Web site
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has launched a new Web site focusing on local health issues.
Flight passengers may face TB risk
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Health officials were searching Monday for dozens of airline passengers who may have come in contact with a 30-year-old woman infected with a hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis on a flight from India.
Pump patrol
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.84 at several locations.
1948 players revisit Orange Bowl experience
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
Jayhawk fans hope the third time’s a charm in the Orange Bowl, but perhaps none more so than members of Kansas University’s first team to make that trip to Miami.
US: Bhutto dismissed security threats as too vague
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
The United States provided a steady stream of intelligence to Benazir Bhutto about threats against her before the former Pakistani prime minister was assassinated and advised her aides on how to boost security, although key suggestions appear to have gone unheeded, U.S. officials said Monday.
2008: A look ahead
Sales tax, transit cuts shape year for city
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
Cutting public transit service, increasing sales tax rates and deciding how aggressive the community should be in attracting new jobs are up for debate at City Hall in 2008.
Home values static
County appraiser expects little increase in 2008
January 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
Most Douglas County residential property values are projected to increase less than 1 percent in 2008, according to the county appraiser’s office.
Lesser lights shine
Small stars help make KU offense go
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
It sounded like a cliche six months ago, the kind of quote you’ve heard before. Ed Warinner sat behind the desk in his second-floor office over the summer, trying to explain Kansas University’s new offensive approach on the football field without giving away too many secrets.
Ryan Wood’s Orange Bowl notebook
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Virginia Tech standout cornerback Brandon Flowers is from nearby Delray Beach, Fla., meaning that Thursday’s Orange Bowl at Dolphin Stadium will be a great chance for family to see him play.
Dayton charges into AP’s Top 25
Rout of Pitt gives Flyers first ranking in four years; guard Roberts making name for himself
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Dayton was impressive with its road win over Louisville. The Flyers went a lot further with their 25-point rout of previously unbeaten Pittsburgh last weekend, a victory that moved them into The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time in four years.
Sooners’ tackle sent home
January 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger will miss the Fiesta Bowl after being sent home from Arizona following an arrest for shoplifting.