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12:00 a.m.
Kansas' Sherron Collins scoops the ball under the basket against Loyola in the second half on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Allen Fieldhouse. Back up to speed
January 9, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Sherron Collins darted through the lane, went up as high as a 5-foot-11, 205-pound guard can sky and flipped the basketball through the hoop with his left hand while getting hammered by a defender. It was apparent just five minutes into Tuesday’s 90-60 rout of Loyola (Md.) College that Collins is finally close to recovered fully from Nov. 12 surgery on his left foot.
6:00 a.m.
This architect's rendering shows the Wal-Mart site at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Store wins final OK
January 9, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It was an unceremonious end Tuesday evening to a bitter, five-and-a-half year battle with the world’s largest retailer. With neither fanfare nor protest, city commissioners gave the final necessary approval for Wal-Mart to build a new store in the city - its second in Lawrence - at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Wal-Mart officials said they plan to have a building permit for the project this spring, and expect the store will be completed 10 to 12 months after starting construction. That means an early 2009 opening is most likely.
12:00 p.m.
Steve Douglas, foreman with Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler Co. in Topeka, installs water pipe lines Tuesday in the attic of Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. The museum is in the process of installing a new sprinkler system inside the museum. Watkins museum gets new sprinkler system
January 9, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A new sprinkler system is being installed at Watkins Community Museum of History. The $75,000 system replaces a 10-year-old FM-200 gas system used to put out fires in the 120-year-old building at 1047 Mass. The switch from gas to water is being made after a lightning strike two years ago caused most of the gas to be expended when the suppression system was set off.
3:30 p.m.
Online chat
Surgeon chats with readers about cosmetic procedures
January 9, 2008
Dr. Scott Thellman of Lawrence Plastic Surgery chats with readers about cosmetic procedures and how the industry is changing in the Midwest.
6:00 p.m.
Potatoes give some heft to this Kootu Curry dish, shown above. The United Nations has declared 2008 the Year of the Potato. Potatoes originated in South America but now are popular around the world. Tasty recipes give Year of the Potato ‘Mash appeal’
January 9, 2008 in print edition on 1C
This year is one long potato party. The United Nations has declared 2008 the Year of the Potato, with hopes of raising awareness for how the tubers can play a major role in feeding the poor around the world. In announcing the potato focus late last year, Jacques Diouf, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, said potatoes will be key in responding to the world’s booming population.
10:00 p.m.
The Kansas Senate passed a bill banning smoking statewide on Tuesday. In this file photo, a resident is pictured smoking a cigar outdoors. Senators join calls for smoking ban
January 9, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A ban on smoking in public places got some added firepower Wednesday as five Republican state senators announced they would make it a top priority in the upcoming legislative session.

All stories

6News story: State legislators seek smoking ban
January 9, 2008
Five state senators announced today they would make a smoking ban a top priority in the upcoming legislative session.
6News story: Overturned semi full of Girl Scout cookies
January 9, 2008
The semi-tractor trailer that overturned on Highway 24 northwest of Lawrence during a brief heavy snow storm Tuesday morning carried hundreds of boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
6News story: Trial set for Lawrence man accused of rape
January 9, 2008
A judge ordered a 21-year-old Lawrence man to stand trial on charges of raping a woman late last month after meeting her at a local nightclub.
6News story: Registered sex offender to stand trial in Baldwin sex case
January 9, 2008
A judge ordered a registered sex offender to stand trial on charges of enticing a child he met in an Internet chat room.
6News story: Lawrence bar owners against language policies
January 9, 2008
Lawmakers in one St. Louis-area town want to clean up the language in their bars. 6News reporter Cory Smith went bar hopping to find out what Lawrence owners think of the proposed bill.
6News story: City may wait on sewer plant
January 9, 2008
Plans for a new sewer treatment plant southeast of Lawrence may get put on hold. City leaders are working to determine the timeline for the $88 million project along the Wakarusa River.
6Sports story: Coach Boschee in Lawrence; Knights crush Bishop Seabury
January 9, 2008
Former Kansas guard Jeff Boschee now stalks the sidelines of high school gyms as the head boys’ basketball coach for the Barstow Knights. Boschee was back in Lawrence this evening as his team battled Bishop Seabury.
6News story: County leaders consider fairgrounds improvements
January 9, 2008
A long-range plan for improving the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds was presented to the County Commission tonight.
6News story: Local hair salon gives cancer patients confidence
January 9, 2008
For many female cancer patients, the hardest part of the process is losing their hair. 6News reporter Laura McHugh explores a national program that’s giving women back what they’ve lost right here in Lawrence.
6Sports story: Cowgirls edge out Hawks
January 9, 2008
The Kansas women began Big 12 conference play this evening against an angry Oklahoma State squad. The last time KU battled OSU, the Jayhawks knocked the Cowgirls out of the first round of the Big 12 tournament.
6Sports story: LHS wrestlers see new coach, young squad
January 9, 2008
A young squad with a new leader takes the mat for Lawrence High this winter. First-year head coach Pat Naughton takes over the Lion wrestling team with four returning state qualifiers, none of which are seniors.
Senators join calls for smoking ban
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
A ban on smoking in public places got some added firepower Wednesday as five Republican state senators announced they would make it a top priority in the upcoming legislative session.
Riley’s late heroics - and crossover - push No. 25 OSU past KU, 59-54 in Big 12 opener
07:48 p.m., January 9, 2008 Updated 09:04 p.m.
The Jayhawks fought back to tie things up with No. 25 Oklahoma State, 36-36, with 10 minutes to play, but as was the case late in the first half, 5-foot-5 lightning rod Andrea Riley was too much for KU’s backcourt - and frontcourt - to handle. The Big 12’s leading scorer finished with 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting as the Cowgirls survived a trip to Allen Fieldhouse, 59-54. The loss drops Kansas to 11-3 overall on the season and gets Bonnie Henrickson’s club off to an 0-1 start in Big 12 play.
State senators endorse smoking ban
Proposal would prohibit smoking indoors in public places
January 9, 2008
A ban on smoking in public places got some added firepower Wednesday as five Republican state senators announced they would make it a top priority in the upcoming legislative session.
6News Now: Area stylists participate in Couture for Cancer
January 9, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, stylists at a Lawrence salon give patients a sense of confidence, and details on possible changes to the timeline for constructing a second sewer plant.
Hiker finds human remains along Kansas River in Topeka
January 9, 2008
A walk along the Kansas River in Topeka turned interesting for one hiker, who found a fragment of a human skull, said Sgt. Daniel Lotridge of the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.
Boyer paces Lions
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Lawrence High’s boys swimming team finished fourth out of four teams Tuesday at the Olathe Northwest Invitational.
Free parking approved at downtown garage
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
Commissioner unanimously agreed to convert the top deck of the parking garage at Ninth and New Hampshire streets into a free, 10-hour parking lot.
Horoscopes
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B10
You make a difference this year. You have an impact on many people. Picking and choosing the right situations to demonstrate this magnetism might involve reflection and hard thought. If you are single and if you open up, you could be amazed by what goes down, or rather the people who might enter your life. If you are attached, you could be thrilled by what life offers you as a couple.
President faces tough year
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A9
President Nicolas Sarkozy hinted Tuesday he may soon marry former model Carla Bruni, but polls suggest he’s heading toward divorce with some of the voters who put him in power.
Feeling poor? Watch rich people on TV
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B10
Viewers who love rich, spoiled and scheming New Yorkers can make a night of it this and every Wednesday. The poisonous prep-school melodrama “Gossip Girl” (8 p.m., CW) offers the first half of a privileged and petulant double feature with “Cashmere Mafia” (9 p.m., ABC).
Troops fire on UN convoy in Darfur
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Sudanese soldiers shot at a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers in Darfur, critically wounding a local driver and wrecking a fuel tanker barely a week into the force’s new mission in the region, U.N. officials said Tuesday.
No. 6 Spartans survive
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Reserve Kalin Lucas scored 16 points, and Travis Walton had his only four points in the final 22 seconds to help No. 6 Michigan State survive a scare from Purdue with a 78-75 victory Tuesday night.
KU women carry momentum into conference play
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Five days ago, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team was busy polishing off its nonconference season with a sparkling 11-2 record and a come-from-behind victory against Xavier on the road. No doubt players were pleased already to have matched KU’s victory total from last season’s 11-20 team.
Diplomats disagree with Iraq policy
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Nearly half of U.S. diplomats unwilling to volunteer to work in Iraq say one reason for their refusal is they don’t agree with Bush administration’s policies in the country, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Olathe Christian sweeps Seabury
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
The game began as well as could be hoped for Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team Tuesday.
Shaking salt and sugar from your diet
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
It’s no accident that salt and sugar permeate the nation’s food supply. Both are inexpensive palate pleasers, and food manufacturers use them liberally to satisfy people’s penchant for things salty and sweet.
Edwards unbowed after 3rd place finish
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Former Sen. John Edwards’ uphill climb toward the White House grew steeper Tuesday after he finished a distant third among Democrats in the nation’s first presidential primary.
Free State boys sneak by Hawks
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Locked in a tie game with less than a minute to go against Sunflower League foe Olathe East, Free State High’s boys basketball team needed a bucket Tuesday night. Coach Chuck Law decided the fate of the game would lie in the capable hands of his top two players - seniors Kris Wilson and Weston Wiebe.
Veritas girls roll; boys tumble
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kristie Tiegreen scored 29 points and pulled down 24 rebounds, and Veritas Christian defeated Topeka Cair Paravel, 56-48, on Tuesday night in high school girls basketball.
Hospice support
An inpatient hospice would greatly enhance end-of-life care in Douglas County.
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
An inpatient hospice would be a wonderful addition to Lawrence, and it’s good to hear that a Douglas County group is making plans to pursue development of such a facility.
Good exercise
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: This is in response to Mandy’s letter in the Jan. 5 Public Forum. I would assume you run for the benefits of exercise. I recommend you get a snow shovel and start clearing the walks.
Area Hoops Roundup: Kaws fall for first time, to Tongie
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Tonganoxie’s boys basketball team handed Perry-Lecompton its first loss of the season, 48-44 on Tuesday.
Mac and cheese fit for winter comfort
January 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
When the weather is cool, my appetite gravitates toward comfort food, which tends to be tasty, filling, fattening and unglamorous. And so it was that I decided a couple of weeks ago to indulge a craving for homemade macaroni and cheese.
Visa restrictions keep Iraqis from fleeing
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A9
The number of Iraqis fleeing their homeland has declined in recent months, primarily because neighboring countries refuse to let them enter, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday.
Commentary: Who needs playoffs? BCS worked
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
The buzz didn’t reach the Bayou. The BCS national championship game didn’t generate much electricity because there was a consensus that neither LSU nor Ohio State was worthy of participation. The whiners were out in full force.
MU standouts plan to return
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Five Missouri football players who were thinking about entering the 2008 NFL Draft have decided to return for their senior season instead.
Romney to take greater control of message
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Republican Mitt Romney, a businessman-turned-politician, will take more direct control of his presidential campaign message after failing to win either the Iowa caucuses or the New Hampshire primary, a top adviser said Tuesday.
Washington’s Gibbs resigns
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
After the toughest season of his Hall of Fame career, one that tested his leadership like never before, Joe Gibbs is stepping down.
Single-serving snacks handy, but somewhat costly
January 9, 2008 in print edition on C3
Q: I’m starting to see a lot of single-serving 100-calorie snacks on the supermarket shelves. Do you think those are a good idea?
NBA Roundup
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B5
Scores from around the league.
High school sports notebook
January 9, 2008
Lawrence High senior “Baba” Diallo has found it much easier to go by his nickname during his athletic career with the Lions.
Police detective gunned down in patrol car
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A9
A Miami city police officer was found shot to death in his unmarked patrol car early Tuesday, authorities said.
Leader: Coal ruling hurts economy
Firms putting off growth, CEO of Kansas chamber says
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
Amy Blankenbiller isn’t saying that coal-fired power plants are great. Or that regulating CO2 emissions is necessary. Or that wind power is the answer to the world’s problems.
Blacksburg makes good on Orange Bowl bet
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
Kansas University’s Orange Bowl victory was sweetly savored by city commissioners.
Store wins final OK
After 5 1/2 years, City Commission quietly approves plan
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
It was an unceremonious end Tuesday evening to a bitter, five-and-a-half year battle with the world’s largest retailer. With neither fanfare nor protest, city commissioners gave the final necessary approval for Wal-Mart to build a new store in the city - its second in Lawrence - at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Wal-Mart officials said they plan to have a building permit for the project this spring, and expect the store will be completed 10 to 12 months after starting construction. That means an early 2009 opening is most likely.
Missouri town proposes ban on profanity in bars
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
What the …? This St. Louis-area town is considering a bill that would ban swearing in bars, along with table-dancing, drinking contests and profane music.
McCain, Clinton win NH
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton powered to victory in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary Tuesday night in a startling upset, defeating Sen. Barack Obama and resurrecting her bid for the White House. Sen. John McCain defeated his Republican rivals to move back into contention for the GOP nomination.
Attention again turns to school finance
Senators’ funding plan would lock in another year
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
Three key state senators Tuesday offered public schools another locked-in year of funding, but education advocates said the proposed $65 million increase was too little. “By any measure, we don’t believe this increase will be adequate; however, we do appreciate the effort to try, during a tight budget situation, to provide some stability,” said Mark Tallman, a lobbyist for the Kansas Association of School Boards.
Naughty But Nice vacates its premises
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
The 1700 block of Massachusetts Street has changed. The adult novelty store Naughty But Nice, whose owner was in a dispute with the city, moved out last week, obeying a judge’s eviction order. Bruce Banning, the landlord for the building at 1741 Mass., said owners of Beat the Bookstore have leased the building.
Local leaders to legislators: Go easy on bills
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
At a breakfast meeting Tuesday, local leaders implored legislators to “do us no harm” when they considered bills in the upcoming legislative session. And, in response, legislators told them the upcoming session would probably be one of the more difficult ones in recent years. Among the reasons they cited: Lawrence’s active opposition to the coal power plants in Holcomb.
Renovation, re-elections are focus of meeting
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
A $7.5 million renovation, a re-elected executive board and the unveiling of the hospital’s 2008 advertising campaign dominated the Kansas University Hospital Authority board’s bi-monthly meeting Tuesday.
Hawaii fires athletic director
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
The University of Hawaii fired athletic director Herman Frazier on Tuesday after he failed to re-sign football coach June Jones.
Former teacher appeals sentence
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The former Lawrence teacher convicted of having a sexual relationship with an underage student is appealing her nearly five-year sentence.
On the record
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 1993 Ford Taurus was taken Friday from the 500 block of Frontier Road, a 48-year-old Lawrence man reported to Lawrence police. The car was valued at $1,900.
Homeless forum cites progress but challenges remain
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
During a town hall meeting on homelessness Tuesday, a man apparently under the influence of alcohol took a seat and proceeded to disrupt the program, his voice rising over that of the speaker. “As much as I sympathize with the drunks, this is a public forum,” participant Hubbard Collinsworth said, responding to some concern that the man was not treated fairly when escorted from the room.
Drifter led authorities to missing hiker’s body
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A9
A drifter agreed to lead investigators to a hiker’s decapitated body in the woods of northern Georgia only after prosecutors pledged not to seek the death penalty against him, authorities said Tuesday.
Grand jury seated in Tiller abortion investigation
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
A grand jury was seated Tuesday to begin its investigation of Dr. George Tiller, and the judge overseeing the group will rule on a motion by abortion foes to appoint a special prosecutor, Chief District Judge Michael Corrigan said Tuesday.
Mideast trip late but useful
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A11
Will President George W. Bush’s 11th-hour visit to the Middle East this week deliver more than photo opportunities? One might be tempted to say no, based on the low expectations that emanate from virtually all directions. With the right effort, though - that is, demonstrating some humility, advancing a future vision for the region and downplaying predictable positions, such as Iran-bashing - the results could be notable.
Alaska town takes on global warming
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A6
Stanley Tom recently invited the most politically connected man in the state to visit his small village on Alaska’s western coast.
Snowboarders survived 3 nights in snow caves
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A9
Two snowboarders lost in the mountains were rescued by helicopter Tuesday after they endured three frigid nights holed up in snow caves that are credited with saving their lives.
Tait: Back where he belongs
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
With his family huddled together near his hospital bed in Kansas City, Mo., Lawrence High wide receiver Jared Vinoverski listened to the radio broadcast of the LHS football game against Free State in October. It wasn’t supposed to be that way.
City athletes of the week
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
John Schneider & Taylor Manning.
Despite QB’s plea, Collins hung up on NFL
Blindside blocker, cornerback Talib hire same agent, prepare to drill for draft
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing fought hard for his blindside. He knew that All-America left tackle Anthony Collins protected him well this football season. So after last week’s Orange Bowl, Reesing pleaded with Collins to stay at KU for another season.
Obama’s extended family watches vote
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Seated on plastic chairs surrounded by chickens and barefoot children, Barack Obama’s Kenyan relatives listened to the radio Tuesday for news of how their favorite son was doing in the New Hampshire primary.
Rush draws ire of coach
Self ‘pretty angry’ at his star’s lack of aggression
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
Bill Self was mad at Brandon Rush and let his star player know it. “Coach was pretty angry. He jumped me a little bit at halftime. I was not shooting the ball at all. I don’t think he was pleased with me,” said Rush, Kansas University’s junior guard who attempted just three shots the first half of Tuesday’s 90-60 rout of Loyola College.
Kansas basketball notebook
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
In the eight games previous to Kansas University’s 90-60 victory against Loyola of Maryland, senior guard Jeremy Case did not get off the bench twice and averaged five minutes of playing time in the other six games. Mario Chalmers’ groin injury took Chalmers out of the rotation Tuesday night, a factor in Case playing 12 minutes.
UGa president floats playoff proposal
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
The president of the University of Georgia proposed an eight-team playoff system to determine the NCAA’s national football champion.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
KU seniors James McClinton and Brandon McAnderson will play in the annual East-West Shrine game on Jan. 19.
Two-loss LSU No. 1 in year’s final AP poll
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
For the first time, a team with two losses ended up No. 1.
People in the news
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ Oops, Britney’s Mercedes gets towed¢ Madonna, Guy Ritchie visit India slums¢ Eminem recovering from pneumonia
Back up to speed
Collins proves he’s well
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Sherron Collins darted through the lane, went up as high as a 5-foot-11, 205-pound guard can sky and flipped the basketball through the hoop with his left hand while getting hammered by a defender. It was apparent just five minutes into Tuesday’s 90-60 rout of Loyola (Md.) College that Collins is finally close to recovered fully from Nov. 12 surgery on his left foot.
Hounds laud KU
Coach compares team to ‘02 squad
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
Six years ago, Loyola (Md.) basketball coach Jimmy Patsos was an assistant at Maryland, helping coach his Terrapins against Kansas University in the 2002 Final Four. That’s the last time he saw the Jayhawks play in person. Truthfully, he doesn’t think a whole lot has changed.
LHS girls suffer first setback
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Players and coaches alike weren’t afraid to admit it. After seven games, visions of an undefeated season were beginning to dance in the minds of the Lawrence High girls basketball team. But nobody told Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday night, which perhaps came in with those same aspirations.
Gold prices climb to new record, $880 an ounce
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
It’s the stuff of western dramas where rugged men went looking for it in the mountains. It’s the glittering metal used in fancy jewelry, the highest honors for sports, and the bars tucked away in heavily secured safes. And these days, gold’s appeal as a safe-haven investment has carried it to record prices.
Proposal for change in selection process receives support
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
A group known mostly for trying to cut state spending is helping promote a Kansas University professor’s proposal to require Senate confirmation of Kansas Supreme Court justices. “We are allies on this issue,” Alan Cobb, executive director of the Kansas chapter of Americans for Prosperity, said Tuesday.
Improvements to fairgrounds on agenda
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
A capital improvement plan for the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds will be discussed during the County Commission meeting tonight.
Bush arrives today in Mideast
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
When President Bush arrives here today on the first leg of a Middle East tour, he will encounter a political landscape that has changed little in the weeks since Israeli and Palestinian leaders pledged at a Middle East peace conference to revive negotiations.
Boy Scout foils assassination attempt
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A9
A quick-thinking Boy Scout foiled an assassination attempt on the president of the Maldives on Tuesday, grabbing an attacker’s knife as the man leapt from a crowd and lunged at the leader, an official said.
US analyzing recordings of Iranian encounter
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.S. military has video and audio recordings of Iranian boats that threatened to blow up U.S. Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz and plans to release them, the top Navy commander in the Mideast said Tuesday.
Hot drinks help cozy up a cold night
January 9, 2008 in print edition on C3
Keep the January blues away with a warm cocktail to sip after dinner. Here are some traditional favorites:
Right Start’ seminar planned for Monday
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
Kansas University Small Business Development Center will offer an edition of “The Right Start,” part of an ongoing seminar series for startups, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the center, 734 Vt., Suite 104.
Commodities
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agricultural futures ended higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery rose 4.5 cents to $9.075; March corn climbed 12.5 cents to $4.7875; March oats gained 6 cents to $3.3325; March soybeans rose 17.25 cents to $12.67.
Lawrence youth lands art in national calendar
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
It’s only taken 10 years, but Eli Schneck now has his art published in a calendar distributed nationwide.
Posh Spice tops worst-dressed list
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B10
A decade after singling out the Spice Girls as fashion atrocities, Mr. Blackwell put just one of them - Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham - at the top of his 48th annual worst-dressed list.
Man gets probation, community service for mailing cow’s head
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
A man who mailed a bloody cow’s head to his wife’s lover has been sentenced to probation and community service.
The art of complaining effectively
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
Dealing with a company rep about a problem with a product or service can make consumers feel as if they are running up a hamster wheel. But figuring out where to go to next can be a frustrating experience. Dozens of local, state and federal agencies join watchdog groups, private regulators, trade associations and other sources of help carrying overlapping jurisdictions.
Watkins museum gets new sprinkler system
120-year-old building switches from gas to water for fire suppression
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
A new sprinkler system is being installed at Watkins Community Museum of History. The $75,000 system replaces a 10-year-old FM-200 gas system used to put out fires in the 120-year-old building at 1047 Mass. The switch from gas to water is being made after a lightning strike two years ago caused most of the gas to be expended when the suppression system was set off.
Thompson skips NH
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
With his Republican rivals jockeying for victory in New Hampshire, presidential hopeful Fred Thompson sought Tuesday to boost his support in this early voting state considered critical to his campaign.
NH voters focus on stances, personalities
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
The first time Niel Cannon voted for a president, he proudly cast his ballot for John F. Kennedy. “I haven’t had a candidate I wanted to vote for since,” the now-retired economic developer said Tuesday. “Until now.”
Islam’s impact grows in Britain
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A11
Where there are large concentrations of Muslims in England, “no-go” zones are being established and, according to the Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali, the Church of England’s Bishop of Rochester, non-Muslims who “trespass” in such neighborhoods risk attack.
Flood concerns
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: On Nov. 28, I attended a city planning meeting, and one of the commissioners attributed part of the difficulty of their job to the NIMBY (not in my back yard) factor. Yes, the residents of North Lawrence are concerned about the proposed industrial development in Grant Township because their homes and personal safety are at stake.
Republican George Allen won’t run for governor
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A9
George Allen, a former U.S. senator and governor of Virginia, will not run to lead the state again in 2009, he said Tuesday.
Light promise
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: The Journal-World should be commended for the fine article and the follow-up editorial on the lighting of Kasold. City staff stated that there are some residents that prefer the lights.
Grateful fans
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: This is to the couple sitting in Section 11 Row 15 Seats 7 and 8 at the Dec. 29 Jayhawk game vs. Yale. I’m Lindy Hill from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the individual you gave your tickets to that night after my wife, sister-in-law and I were removed from our seats for sitting in the wrong section.
Police recover paintings stolen from museum
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Brazilian police recovered paintings by Pablo Picasso and Candido Portinari that were stolen last month from the country’s premier modern art museum, officials said Tuesday.
Giuliani heads to Florida before results come in
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Republican Rudy Giuliani didn’t wait to hear how badly he fared in New Hampshire before pressing onward to what he hopes will be friendlier territory.
Scotland Yard delivers Bhutto report
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A9
For the last several days, anti-terrorism investigators from Scotland Yard have been scouring the scene of Benazir Bhutto’s killing, interviewing hospitalized survivors of the attack and poring over morgue records, trying to pin down precisely how she died.
Pakistan’s nuclear weapons spur concern
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
Ever since 9/11, the nightmare scenario for American security has been the possibility that terrorists could obtain nuclear weapons. I’ve just come back from the place where, in theory, that might happen. Not Iraq, of course, not now and not before we invaded. (Our focus has clearly been on the wrong country.)
KPR seeks young musicians for national radio broadcast
January 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
“From the Top,” the hit radio program that showcases top-notch musicianship, offbeat humor and insights from the United States’ best young classical musicians, is auditioning young artists from across the country, particularly looking for local musicians to appear on the program being recorded July 15 at Kansas University’s Lied Center.
February hearing set for Oread Inn
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
Plans for a new seven-story hotel on the edge of the Kansas University will face a key test Feb. 12.
Jayhawks split on final ranking: No. 7
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s football team showed up at No. 7 in both of the final Top 25 polls released Tuesday - behind six two-loss teams. The reaction? From All-America cornerback Aqib Talib, nothing more than a shrug.
Keegan: Football playoff overdue
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
College basketball awards the national championship to the last team standing after a 65-team, single-elimination tournament. College football allows sports writers, coaches and computers to decide which two teams get to play it off for the national title.
She’s got game
Hard work paying off for Veritas senior
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
Roger Tiegreen shares a telling story about his daughter, Kristie - now a senior at Veritas Christian - and her less-than-stellar introduction to basketball.
Gossage elected to baseball hall
Reliever receives 85.8 percent of vote; Rice falls short
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Goose Gossage became only the fifth relief pitcher elected to the Hall of Fame, earning baseball’s highest honor Tuesday in his ninth try on the ballot. Known for his overpowering fastball, fiery temperament and bushy mustache, the Goose received 466 of 543 votes (85.8 percent) from 10-year members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ serves up delicious comfort food
January 9, 2008 in print edition on C2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Kitchen Comfort: A Rich and Hearty Winter Meal.”
Tasty recipes give Year of the Potato ‘Mash appeal’
January 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
This year is one long potato party. The United Nations has declared 2008 the Year of the Potato, with hopes of raising awareness for how the tubers can play a major role in feeding the poor around the world. In announcing the potato focus late last year, Jacques Diouf, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, said potatoes will be key in responding to the world’s booming population.
Pump patrol
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations.
Hy-Vee store hires several employees
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
John Olson, store director for Hy-Vee at 3504 Clinton Parkway in Lawrence, announces the recent hiring of several employees:
Comedian finds temporary lodging at Ikea store
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
When Mark Malkoff thought about where he could stay while his New York City apartment was being fumigated for cockroaches, he quickly ruled out friends’ places (too small) and hotels (too expensive).
Tiger attack draws scrutiny of zoo director
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A6
Since the deadly tiger escape at the San Francisco Zoo, its director has come under increasing criticism over his track record and his suggestion that the victims brought the attack on themselves by taunting the animal.
Southeast Area Plan forwarded to county
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
After 10 years of discussion, city commissioners approved a plan to guide development of about 1,300 acres south and east of 23rd Street and O’Connell Road.
Pioneer Ridge seeks bingo callers
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B12
Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community is in need of volunteers to call bingo games at 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers are also needed to play games with seniors at 3 p.m. Friday afternoons. Interested volunteers can contact Cindy Gustafson at 344-1113.