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6:00 a.m.
Kendall Gott, left, senior historian at Fort Leavenworth, shows an 1873 Colt pistol to Maj. Brett Clark who was among a group of soldiers and civilians from across the country taking a two-week course at Forth Leavenworth about how to teach military history. Gott demonstrated how to use the gun on Thursday at a Fort Leavenworth firing range. Students shoot Civil War replicas
January 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
They were the guns that won the Civil War and the American West, and Thursday afternoon their modern-day replicas got a workout on a Fort Leavenworth firing range.
1:00 p.m.
Local law enforcement employees respond to simulated emergencies using a model campus at Kansas University. Sgt. Darcy Nichols-Curtiss, third from left, from the KU Med Center, instructs public safety officers from the Lawrence campus, Sgt. Gary Wieden, center, and Sgt. Bobby Williams, third from right, on specific areas to quarantine. Practicing for the unpredictable
January 11, 2008 in print edition on 3A
It was a test. It was only a test. Kansas University is the latest school to go through critical incident training. Administrators, safety officers and campus and Lawrence police departments took a three-day training session that ended Thursday with a simulation occurring on a small-scale city.
4:00 p.m.
Actors stage the 1863 invasion of Lawrence by raiders under the command of William C. Quantrill in this scene from "Bloody Dawn: The Lawrence Massacre." The film premieres Saturday in Lawrence at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. Edge of ‘Dawn’
January 11, 2008 in print edition on 1C
As a boy, Ken Spurgeon would often peruse a family diary that gathered stories of his great-great-grandfather, Joseph Madison Spurgeon, and the man’s role during the Civil War. Joseph was a member of the Ninth Kansas Cavalry, and he became part of the force commissioned to pursue infamous bushwhacker William C. Quantrill after the leader’s raid on Lawrence.
10:00 p.m.
Matthew Bohn's Christmas gift purchases caught up to him when his Visa bill arrived. The ease  of availability and acceptance of credit cards is putting many users at risk of increasing debt. Consumers learn debt lessons the hard way
January 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Matthew Bohn didn’t let lack of money diminish his Christmas shopping list. He ignored price tags and whipped out his Visa card. But when the season ended and Bohn’s bill arrived, his heart sank along with his credit score.

All stories

6Sports story: EHS goes 1-1 against DeSoto
January 11, 2008
Eudora High challenged DeSoto tonight, with the EHS boys falling in double overtime. The Lady Cardinals fared better, topping the Wildcats 52-34.
6Sports story: Falcons soar past Lions
January 11, 2008
The last time out it was not pretty for the Lawrence High boys’ basketball team: on Tuesday, Shawnee Mission East rocked the Lions by 22. Tonight, LHS hoped to turn things around against Olathe South.
6News story: Lawrence Bus Co. auctioning all merchandise
January 11, 2008
Everything must go: that’s the attitude as organizers prepare for a unique auction tomorrow in East Lawrence.
6News story: Cigarette tax increase tops state agenda
January 11, 2008
A hefty tax increase on cigarettes will be a key issue when Kansas lawmakers return to Topeka next week for the start of the 2008 session.
6Sports story: Is Nebraska better?
January 11, 2008
A year ago the Kansas men’s basketball team beat Nebraska not once, but twice. It’s not that the Jayhawks beat the Huskers, but how they did it.
6Sports story: Marcus Henry joins Shrine squad
January 11, 2008
Kansas wide receiver Marcus Henry has been added to the Shrine Game roster.
6News story: Westar commits $500 million to wind farms
January 11, 2008
Westar Energy announced it has finalized a series of wind farm projects across Kansas.
6News story: New federal law may disrupt home security systems
January 11, 2008
If you depend on a home security system to keep you safe, you may soon be out of luck. 6News reporter Jesse Fray explains why a new federal law may put your safety in danger.
6Sports story: Lady Lions win again
January 11, 2008
Earlier this week the LHS girls lost their first game of the season. The Lions regained their footing tonight against Olathe South.
6News story: Judge named Citizen of the Years
January 11, 2008
Deanell Tacha takes home a lifetime achievement award from the community she’s been embracing for the last 34 years.
6Sports story: Lions face off against O-South tonight
January 11, 2008
The Lawrence High boys’ basketball team takes center stage tonight in the Hy-Vee High School Game of the Week.
6Sports story: Lady Firebirds fall to Lancers
January 11, 2008
The Free State High girls came up short against the Lancers tonight.
6News story: Light therapy can combat Seasonal Affective Disorder
January 11, 2008
It’s been months since we’ve seen the sun before 7 a.m. or after 5:30 p.m., and the lack of light can lead to depression for some.
6News story: Chamber leader eager for new year
January 11, 2008
Tonight marks the ceremonial beginning of a new year for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, and its new leader says he’s ready to get to work.
6News story: Arts Center seeks new director
January 11, 2008
It’s a new year with new beginnings for the Lawrence Arts Center. After three decades on the job, Executive Director Ann Evans said goodbye to the center, leaving some tough shoes to fill. 6News reporter Cory Smith has more.
6Sports story: Former Lions return as Orange Bowl champs
January 11, 2008
Six years ago, Brandon McAnderson and Brian Seymour roamed the halls of Lawrence High as seniors. Today, they’re both Orange Bowl champions.
6News story: Summer festival to bring 1930s to Lawrence
January 11, 2008
FDR, Will Rogers and several other key figures from the 1930s will come to life this summer in downtown Lawrence.
6News story: Douglas County judge may replace Morrison
January 11, 2008
Outgoing Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison leaves office in less than three weeks, and speculation continues to increase on who Governor Kathleen Sebelius will name as his replacement.
Consumers learn debt lessons the hard way
Credit counselors offer tips for managing bills, payments
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
Matthew Bohn didn’t let lack of money diminish his Christmas shopping list. He ignored price tags and whipped out his Visa card. But when the season ended and Bohn’s bill arrived, his heart sank along with his credit score.
6News Now: LAC names interim director
January 11, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the Lawrence Arts Center has a new interim director, and the latest on the search for a new Kansas Attorney General.
New chamber leader outlines strategies for ‘08
January 11, 2008
As Jim Otten starts his yearlong term as chairman of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, the dentist and business owner of 23 years says he’s looking forward to testing his leadership abilities. And that includes challenging the greater community - the entire community, not just the chamber and its members - to become a leader in its own right, one capable of shaking its divisive image and moving on to embrace a wide variety of opportunities.
Commentary: Hall of Fame worthiness often elusive
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
“Do you think I played my career because I’m worried about the (censored) Hall of Fame? I don’t need the Hall of Fame to justify that I put my butt on the line and I worked my tail off.” - Roger Clemens
OU receiver to turn pro
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Wide receiver Malcolm Kelly will skip his senior season at Oklahoma and enter the NFL Draft.
Patriots huge favorites, but they deserve it
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B5
The New England Patriots had a week away from the playoff spotlight, so they might have slid to the back of some folks’ minds. But the oddsmakers didn’t forget. They made the Patriots 131â2-point favorites for their first playoff game, at home Saturday night against Jacksonville. The Jaguars earned a trip to Foxborough by beating Pittsburgh, 31-29, last week after losing an 18-point fourth-quarter lead.
Sewer issue raises a stink
Speaker at real estate event urges city to build plant
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B11
If Lawrence wants to stay on the map for companies looking to expand, it certainly can’t keep flushing its plans down the toilet. That’s the sense of Kelvin Heck, a commercial real estate broker who can’t understand why city officials are even thinking about postponing construction of an $88 million sewage treatment plant along the Wakarusa River.
Bush demands end of Israeli occupation of West Bank
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Bush called for a halt to Israel’s military occupation of land the Palestinians claim for a state and an end to the terrorist threat over the Jewish homeland, spelling out the U.S. bottom line Thursday for ending the long and bloody Mideast conflict.
How to estimate the cost of a new home
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B11
Estimating the cost of building a new home is difficult, but you can get a decent ballpark figure if you have a good idea about the floor plan and materials you want before choosing a contractor.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
The City Commission seemed headed toward renting space in the new First National Bank building for city headquarters, leaving the outdated Watkins Bank Building for other purposes.
Daughters unable to communicate with accused doctor, wife
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
Gina Schneider, 14, had just one question as she and her sister sped away from a prison after federal marshals refused to let the two see their father: “How can they sleep at night after doing that?” Gina and her 15-year-old sister, Zoyie, and other relatives went to the Bulter County jail Wednesday night to visit Dr. Stephen Schneider, who is accused of running a “pill mill” at a clinic in Haysville. But federal marshals wouldn’t allow the visit.
Have we found ‘happiness’ yet?
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B10
Americans should be the happiest people on earth. After all, the right to the “pursuit of happiness” is enshrined in our Declaration of Independence. “20/20” (9 p.m., ABC) talks to folks who think we’re all wrong about the ways we go about pursuing our inalienable right.
Green-friendly practices new focus for chamber
January 11, 2008
For the PackerWare division of Berry Plastics, it’s the little steps that produce the big results when it comes to being green.
GOP rivals talk taxes at debate
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
Republican presidential rivals backed a blend of tax and spending cuts Thursday night to head off an election-year recession they generally agreed is avoidable.
People in the news
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ Golden Globes schedule announced¢ Dennis Quaid and wife lash out at hospital
Lawrence residents graduate from Leadership Kansas
January 11, 2008
Leadership Kansas, a leadership growth program of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, celebrated graduation Nov. 2 for the program’s 40-member class.
Lawrence Therapy Service earns ‘Rising Star’ honor
January 11, 2008
In the eyes of two local businesswomen, therapy is more than just providing weekly medical assistance.
Youth Symphony resumes rehearsals
January 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence Youth Symphony, under the direction of Lynn Basow, resumes rehearsals on Saturday in the Free State High School band room, 4700 Overland Drive.
Hearing continued over highway deaths
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
A hearing for a woman accused of running over two highway workers and fleeing from police was continued Thursday in Osage County District Court.
Kerry endorses Obama, not Edwards
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, gave Barack Obama a timely endorsement Thursday, snubbing Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as his own vice presidential running mate.
Intro to Digital Photography’
January 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
Want to learn how to use that new digital camera you got for Christmas? Or want to learn to use more features on a camera you already had?
Indian company unveils $2,500 car
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
For millions of people in the developing world, Tata Motors’ new $2,500 four-door subcompact - the world’s cheapest car - may yield a transportation revolution as big as Henry Ford’s Model T.
Dismissal of Abu Ghraib conviction marks end of case
Activists accuse Pentagon of whitewash
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
The Army has thrown out the conviction of the only officer court-martialed in the Abu Ghraib scandal, bringing an end to the four-year investigation and drawing complaints from human rights activists of a Pentagon whitewash.
Pump patrol
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.87 at several locations.
Sebelius, former foe support cigarette tax
Kansas leaders recommend $227 million health care package
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and state Sen. Jim Barnett - opponents in the 2006 gubernatorial election - joined forces Thursday to push for health care proposals that include a 50-cent-per-pack increase in the state cigarette tax.
Practicing for the unpredictable
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
It was a test. It was only a test. Kansas University is the latest school to go through critical incident training. Administrators, safety officers and campus and Lawrence police departments took a three-day training session that ended Thursday with a simulation occurring on a small-scale city.
Leadership Lawrence marks 25th anniversary
January 11, 2008
What’s known as “the pipeline” is now 25 years old.
Couple plead not guilty in slaying of 6 relatives
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A12
A woman and her boyfriend pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering six of her family members on Christmas Eve.
Upcoming chamber events announced
January 11, 2008
Coming events
New membership plan tailored to suit various needs
January 11, 2008
It’s one of the larger menus in town, and it’s not even from a restaurant.
Bert Nash sets new goals
January 11, 2008
For nearly 60 years, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center has provided outpatient services for people suffering with mental health problems - a dramatic shift from institutionalization, which was the most acceptable treatment during its inception.
Consultants combine growth, service
January 11, 2008
The past few years have been filled with growth for the Lawrence office of BG Consultants and, if everything goes according to plan, business will double again soon.
Lawrence chamber members invest in youths
January 11, 2008
Since August, 20 ninth-graders have discovered numerous behind-the-scenes happenings that occur daily in Lawrence, thanks to a youth leadership program developed by members of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Writer uses KU library to criticize Ron Paul
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
Ron Paul’s boogeyman may have been hiding in a Kansas University library all these years. An article in the national magazine The New Republic is citing documents from Kansas University’s Spencer Research Library that suggest the Texas Congressman and GOP presidential candidate has supported bigoted causes against blacks, Jews and gays.
New Leadership Lawrence participants named
January 11, 2008
Thirty area residents have been selected to participate in Leadership Lawrence, a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce program designed to inspire and strengthen active leadership in the community.
Chamber advancing bioscience objectives
January 11, 2008
Bioscience will continue to be a top priority of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce in the coming year.
Edge of ‘Dawn’
New Quantrill’s raid film invades Lawrence
January 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
As a boy, Ken Spurgeon would often peruse a family diary that gathered stories of his great-great-grandfather, Joseph Madison Spurgeon, and the man’s role during the Civil War. Joseph was a member of the Ninth Kansas Cavalry, and he became part of the force commissioned to pursue infamous bushwhacker William C. Quantrill after the leader’s raid on Lawrence.
Coal plant decision to dominate session
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The rejection of coal-burning power plants in western Kansas will cause aftershocks throughout the upcoming legislative session, Douglas County legislators told residents Thursday. “A lot of things will be held hostage,” state Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, told about 75 people who attended the meeting at the Dole Institute of Politics. Lawmakers start the legislative session Monday.
FAA plan to reduce flight delays faces political fight over noise
Suburban neighborhoods object to jets being re-routed
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A12
For years, jets taking off from Newark Liberty International Airport have performed an act of mercy as they roar south. Moments after leaving the ground, the planes bank left, out over an industrial port district, and away from the residential streets of Elizabeth, N.J., the working-class city that sits right up against the busy airport.
The 13 Greatest Hits of the 2007 KU Football Season
Plays of the games
January 11, 2008
The 6Sports, Journal-World and KUSports.com staffs combine to come up with a list of the most memorable plays from each weekend this fall during KU’s historic 12-1 run to the Orange Bowl title. Watch them all right here.
Free State swimming and diving wins home meet
Washburn Rural fast, but Firebirds deeper
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
To the untrained eye, it appeared that Washburn Rural High was well on its way to winning the Free State Invitational on Thursday afternoon at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. The WRHS boys swimming and diving team won event after event, eventually bagging nine, while the home-team Firebirds finished first in only three.
Richardson ends campaign
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday after poor finishes in the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Mayer: Success begets pay days
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Anyone worried that their kids spend too much time reading sports sections shouldn’t assume that’s harmfully myopic, with just wins-losses, statistics and scores. Anymore, there are countless articles on crime and punishment, medicine and better living through chemistry, political chatter, social action, loyalty and betrayal, the seven deadly sins, sexual peccadilloes … a kid also can learn a lot about high finance.
McFadden handcuffed
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Heisman Trophy runner-up Darren McFadden was handcuffed by police and then released without charges after being involved in a “pretty rowdy scene” at a piano bar early Thursday.
Students shoot Civil War replicas
Fort Leavenworth offers course on military history
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
They were the guns that won the Civil War and the American West, and Thursday afternoon their modern-day replicas got a workout on a Fort Leavenworth firing range.
A record: SLU’s 20 points fewest in shot-clock era
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B4
Shooting abysmally in the first half and improving to awful in the second, St. Louis University was demolished by George Washington, 49-20, at Smith Center.
Restroom revolution looms
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
I went to see “Sweeney Todd” last week, and the high point was after the movie when I headed for the men’s room, passing a long line of women waiting to get into the women’s, and when I got inside the men’s, a tall woman in a long black coat emerged from a stall and walked out.
Favre says he may return
Packers QB yet to discuss plans with coach
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
If Brett Favre is leaning toward returning for another season with the Green Bay Packers, he hasn’t discussed it yet with his coach.
Illinois running back leaving
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Rashard Mendenhall will skip his senior year at Illinois and enter the NFL Draft after rushing for a school-record 1,681 yards while leading the Illini to the Rose Bowl.
Man gets probation in attack on estranged wife
Upset at how the case was handled, victim lashes out at county attorney
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
Following state guidelines, a Jefferson County district judge on Thursday sentenced a man to probation for an attack on his estranged wife last May. The sentence came after the victim - Jennie Schmidt - criticized how Jefferson County Attorney Mike Hayes handled the case.
Oklahoma forward Clark academically ineligible
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B4
Oklahoma forward Keith Clark will miss the rest of the basketball season after becoming academically ineligible, coach Jeff Capel said Thursday.
Unbeaten WSU topples Trojans
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B4
No. 4 Washington State passed its first major test of the season most impressively Thursday night. The Cougars will face an even bigger one Saturday.
Putin selects politician as ambassador to NATO
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A9
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday named a prominent nationalist politician as Russia’s ambassador to NATO at a time of severely strained ties between Moscow and the Western alliance.
Hallmark honored for manufacturing, distribution
January 11, 2008
Hallmark Cards production center celebrated its 50th anniversary in Lawrence in 2007, and it did so by taking a close look at production processes.
League won’t take action against Knicks’ Thomas
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B5
Isiah Thomas avoided an NBA suspension, even though the league said Thursday there was contact between the New York Knicks coach and the official who threw him out of a game.
Massive US airstrikes pound insurgent havens south of Baghdad
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
U.S. warplanes unleashed one of the most intense airstrikes of the Iraq war Thursday, dropping 40,000 pounds of explosives in a thunderous 10-minute onslaught on suspected al-Qaida in Iraq safe havens in Sunni farmlands south of Baghdad.
Tour of ambition
Proposed race aims high, but will it fly?
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B6
At least Frank Arokiasamy can’t be accused of small thinking. When Arokiasamy announced his plans last September to start a Tour-de-France-style cycling race across the United States, he threw out all sorts of superlatives.
Sebelius: No AG pick this week
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday she won’t appoint a new attorney general this week, and a former federal prosecutor considered a candidate by some Democrats endorsed someone else for the job.
Fed to cut interest rates if needed
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged Thursday to slash interest rates as needed to prevent housing and credit problems from plunging the country into a recession.
Unpaid phone bills cost FBI wiretaps
Justice audit finds lax money controls lead to lost evidence
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
The FBI has hit a major hang-up in its wiretapping surveillance program: failing to pay its phone bills on time. Facing tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills, telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals, a Justice Department audit released Thursday shows. In one office alone, unpaid costs for wiretaps from one phone company totaled $66,000.
On the record
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
A car ignition and a car battery were among items reported stolen by a 48-year-old Lawrence man to Lawrence police on Wednesday. The crime occurred between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of East 19th Street. The total estimated loss is $2,010.
Reward increased for robbery information
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
A reward for information leading to arrests in New Year’s Eve robberies of two Lawrence liquor stores has been increased to $3,000.
Officers work to rid stores of crude drug pipes
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
It only costs $2.35. For just the change in your pocket and a trip to a local convenience store, you can purchase a crack pipe or glass pipe used to inhale methamphetamine.
Romance dazzling in ‘Atonement’
January 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
Those ruby-red lips puffing away at a delicately hand-rolled cigarette, those shoulder blades jutting like weapons from a knockout of a backless, emerald-green gown - Keira Knightley would seem to be starring in an elegant period drama, one that’s predictably and self-consciously reserved.
Glove Story: go long for winter style
January 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
Think Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Think Madonna in her music video for “Material Girl.” Think proms from the 1950s. Long gloves are back. Whether paired with a sleeveless gown or a three-quarter length coat, gloves stretching to the elbow have returned to lend an elegant touch to popular fashion.
Businesses honored with chamber awards
23rd St. Brewery noted for retail efforts
January 11, 2008
The 23rd Street Brewery in Lawrence is more than just a bar and a restaurant.
Chalmers: ‘I’m good to go’
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Mario Chalmers, who has missed just one game in his three-year Kansas University basketball career, hopes to sit out no more. “I feel good. I’m good to go. I practiced today. I’ll play Saturday (at Nebraska),” said the 6-foot-1 junior guard, who dressed but did not enter Tuesday’s game against Loyola College because of a strained groin.
News of the Weird
January 11, 2008 in print edition on C2
Robin Handel, 44, was arrested in Rowlett, Texas, in December and charged with conspiracy after allegedly convincing her mother to kill Robin’s husband to protect a romance she was having via the Internet.
African Union talks fail to resolve election clash
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A9
Efforts to resolve Kenya’s disputed presidential election faltered Thursday as diplomats from the United States and African Union jetted out of the country without forging an agreement.
UN nuclear chief checks out program
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A9
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog began a two-day visit early today to discuss Iranian compliance with international demands over the country’s nuclear program.
08 campaign looking like a marathon
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
Like the Roman god Janus, from which this godforsaken month takes its name, the two parties’ voters in two states have looked in different directions. After six months of intense campaigning, in just six transformative days Iowa spoke and contrarian New Hampshire said: On the other hand …
Suicide bomb attack on police kills 24, wounds dozens more
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A9
A suspected Islamic militant walked into a crowd of police guarding a courthouse and blew himself up Thursday, killing 24 others and wounding dozens in the first major attack in Pakistan since the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
Horoscopes
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B10
You have unusual insight. Your confidence builds this year. You have energy and Lady Luck on your team. Is there anything else you might like to ask for? You are in the beginning of a new 11-year life cycle. If you are single, it will be your choice to remain alone. If you are attached, add your newfound spunk and happiness to your bond.
Sir Ed,’ 1st to climb Everest, dies
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A9
Sir Edmund Hillary, the unassuming beekeeper who conquered Mount Everest to win renown as one of the 20th century’s greatest adventurers, died Friday. He was 88.
Colombian rebels release 2 hostages
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A9
Helicopters sent by Venezuela’s president picked up two hostages freed by Colombian rebels in the jungle Thursday and flew the women across the border in a mission that could open a new path to freedom for dozens of captives.
Gambling decisions are ‘not for sale,’ leader says
State-sponsored casinos could open in 2010
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B11
A state gambling official says Kansans can expect slot machines spinning at The Woodlands in Wyandotte County sometime in July or August, and full-fledged state-sponsored casinos up and running sometime in 2010.
Meeting set for Peace Corps opportunities
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas University will host a series of events about volunteer opportunities with the Peace Corps.
Group works to market area’s historical attractions
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B12
The Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area has raised nearly $200,000 in its efforts to develop a plan for promoting the area’s Civil War history, the group’s chairwoman announced Thursday.
Driver’s licenses rules meant to deter terrorists
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Americans born after Dec. 1, 1964, will have to get more secure driver’s licenses in the next six years under ambitious post-9/11 security rules to be unveiled today by federal officials.
Commodities
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agricultural futures settled lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery fell 7 cents to $8.825; March corn lost 2.25 cents to $4.75; March oats dropped half a cent to $3.27; March soybeans lost 2.25 cents to $12.6025.
Stem cell breakthrough: Embryos not destroyed
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Scientists in Massachusetts said Thursday they had created several colonies of human embryonic stem cells without harming the embryos from which they were derived, the latest in a series of recent advances that could speed development of stem cell-based treatments for a variety of diseases.
Sheriff’s deputy, dog killed in police chase
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A12
Two teenagers were charged with murder Thursday after they led police on a high-speed chase on a wet road and hit a parked sheriff’s cruiser, killing the deputy and K-9 dog inside, authorities said.
Boy, 13, to be charged in school stabbings
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A12
A 13-year-old boy will face aggravated assault and other charges after he allegedly stabbed three students and brought explosives to school, police said Thursday.
Storms slam South
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Powerful thunderstorms packing heavy rain and high winds pushed across Alabama and Mississippi on Thursday, causing scattered property damage and at least two traffic deaths.
Affiliation fallout
Administrative changes at St. Luke’s Hospital may be a result of disappointment in an affiliation agreement signed with Kansas University Hospital and Medical Center.
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
There is bound to be some fallout or consequences from the more-than-yearlong negotiations between Kansas University Hospital, KU Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital.
Coroner releases report on death of Donda West
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B10
Kanye West’s mother most likely died of heart disease coupled with complications after plastic surgery, but the exact cause of death can’t be known, coroner’s officials said Thursday.
Wrong focus
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: I find it repugnant that there are those in our society that feel compelled to criticize coach Mark Mangino because of his weight. Who are these boorish people that feel they can sit in judgment of another person in this manner? His weight is irrelevant to any discussion of his job or his character. He asks nothing but to be an accepted professional in his vocation and family man among his friends.
Dad denies throwing his 4 kids off bridge
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
A man accused of tossing his four young children off a coastal bridge to their deaths denies killing them and says police harassed him into making a false confession, his attorney said Thursday.
Preferred site
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Last weekend, I celebrated the melting of the snow by taking my bike out on the highways. It was wonderful to see the actual land again (not to mention my dry driveway). On purpose, I rode past farms north of town and eventually came back by the Farmland Industries site by Highway 10 on the east side of Lawrence. These areas will be up for discussion at an important city commission meeting on Jan. 22.
Presidential hopefuls must define ‘change’
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
Change. Courtesy of the New Hampshire primary and the candidacy of Barack Obama, change has become the new political buzzword for presidential candidates.
Scientists say asteroid unlikely to hit Mars
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
The possibility of a collision between Mars and an approaching asteroid has been effectively ruled out, according to scientists watching the space rock.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B3
It appears that next season’s Kansas-South Florida game in Tampa, Fla., will not be moved to the opening week of the season for television.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 11, 1908: “Probably not many people are aware of the fact that Dr. Lucy Taylor of this city was the first woman dentist in the world, not just the United States. That is a fact. Mrs. Taylor, then Lucy Hobbs, was admitted to practice in 1866, being in that year graduated from the Ohio Dental College which, prior to her admission, had confined its student body to the male sex.”
Featured speaker to tap on Lawrence’s focus on growth
January 11, 2008
New speaker, new officers, new outlook. While tonight’s annual meeting of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will tap into some familiar themes and venues - including a reprise of last year’s two-locale transition from a program at Liberty Hall to food and beverages at The Eldridge Hotel - the traditional ceremonial and social event will be counted on to deliver a fresh start for a new year.
Comment: Wind power risks justify rate request
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A11
By the end of this year, Westar will have put into service the largest wind energy project in Kansas history - a 300-megawatt, half-billion-dollar investment in the latest wind power technologies. It will help serve the needs of our customers for 20 years or more. Unfortunately, this paper’s editorial chose to ignore that unprecedented commitment and instead criticized our decision to defer an additional 200-megawatt project, claiming that we were trying to profit too much from our wind power program. In fact, we sought to earn a return on only half our commitment.
NU: Miracle or mirage?
Huskers off to best start in 13 years, but schedule raises questions as KU visits
January 11, 2008 in print edition on B4
At a school that hasn’t won a conference championship in 58 years and has never won an NCAA Tournament game, an 11-2 record in January should be cause for celebration. Not so at Nebraska, whose best start since 1994-95 has come against a schedule that ranks 331st out of 341 teams, according to collegerpi.com.
Mother found with bodies of 4 girls charged with murder
January 11, 2008 in print edition on A12
A mother found in her home with the decomposing bodies of four girls was charged Thursday with murder after reportedly telling investigators that the children were possessed by demons and died in their sleep.