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6Sports video: Tonganoxie tops invite
January 13, 2008
The Tonganoxie wrestling team finished in first place during the Tonganoxie Invitational.
6News video: New apartment concept to go before City Commission
January 13, 2008
An Arkansas company is bringing a new apartment concept to Lawrence - one that’s as much as playing as it is living.
6Sports video: Free State falls in Bobcat Classic
January 13, 2008
The Free State High wrestling team didn’t fare too well at the Bobcat Classic by coming in at last place.
6News video: Woman turns tragedy into business
January 13, 2008
It’s a strong woman who can bounce back after the disintegration of a long-term marriage. managing editor Cathy Hamilton met such a woman who turned a devastating blow into a business.
6News video: Local scout smokes the competition in derby
January 13, 2008
Move over Jimmie Johnson, there is a new champion raver in town 0 or there might be as soon as he gets his driver’s license! Johnathon Kinder smoked away the competition at the Pinewood Derby for Cub Scout Pack 30-71 Saturday.
6News video: Unemployment not yet a big issue in Kansas
January 13, 2008
As the economy continues to slide, nationwide unemployment tops a two-year high at five percent. But the work force in Kansas has yet to feel the pinch.
6News video: South Junior High ready for all to see
January 13, 2008
Lawrence residents finally get to see what they paid for - South Junior High School hosts an open house for all to see the completed building.
6Sports video: Jayhawks roll over Huskers
January 13, 2008
The Kansas Jayhawk men’s basketball team added another victory to their season after defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 79-58.
6Sports video: Jayhawk women fall to Nebraska
January 13, 2008
The Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the Kansas Jayhawk women’s basketball team by a final score of 71-51.
Extra Minutes: Kansas 79, Nebraska 58
January 13, 2008
Tying up loose ends from Kansas’ 79-58 thumping of Nebraska to open up the 2008 Big 12 season. Brandon Rush answered his coach’s call for more offensive aggression, leading the Jayhawks with 19 points on 5-of-7 three-point shooting.
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D5
You’ll make waves this year, especially in the second half of 2008. You might be feeling some of these good vibes already. Sometimes you cannot get the complete picture, and that might be frustrating. On the other hand, you will learn to take your time, working with life’s pauses here or there. Remain confident and positive, even in the face of an obstacle.
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
The best-selling fiction and non-fiction literature this week.
Ban on text messaging upheld
Attempt to repeal prohibition fails by 240-65 vote
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Division I coaches are barred from text messaging recruits. An attempt to override a ban failed Saturday at the NCAA convention. The vote by delegates was 240 to 65, with one abstention.
People in the news
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ Nicole Richie gives birth to daughter Harlow¢ Directors begin contract talks with studios
Lawrence to host 2008 Chautauqua in South Park
History week will focus on figures of the 1930s and include a youth camp and lectures
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
This summer, Lawrencians will have the chance to meet President Franklin D. Roosevelt and other notable historical figures of the 1930s when Lawrence hosts the 2008 Chautauqua.
Eudora seeks funds to upgrade parks
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
With their sights set on improving the city’s parks, Eudora park officials are thinking of some creative ways to pay for the upgrades. Planning for any improvements, starting with CPA Park, is in the initial stages.
Students learn to knit to help needy
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
One stitch at a time, several Central Junior High School students and community members worked together last week to create squares that eventually will become blankets for people in need. The school’s site council organized a Knitting Teach-In to coincide with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Jan. 21, said Nora Murphy, council member.
Today’s capsules
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C9
¢ SAN DIEGO (11-5, 1-0) at INDIANAPOLIS (13-3, 0-0)¢ N.Y. GIANTS (10-6, 1-0) at DALLAS (13-3, 0-0)
Budget to reflect election year
An abundance of issues on table at Statehouse
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
The decisions of the Legislature will become fodder for primary and general elections in August and November. All legislative seats are up for election. Here are some of the hot-button issues they face:
Repairs to Blackwater vehicles may complicate shooting inquiry
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
Blackwater Worldwide repaired and repainted its trucks immediately after a deadly September shooting in Baghdad, making it difficult to determine whether enemy gunfire provoked the attack, according to people familiar with the government’s investigation of the incident.
Scientists explore using viruses to combat germs
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
Silently, invisibly, vast miniature armies are waging a fight to the death on land and sea. The defenders are bacteria, the one-celled microbes that infest every cranny on Earth, from the seafloor to garden soil to the human gut. The aggressors are a class of viruses known as bacteriophages - literally “bacteria-eaters” - that happily slaughter their far bigger foes.
Human seeks to understand Nature’s pain
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
One more good intention has bitten the dust. It turns out that catching and releasing fish isn’t the paragon of enlightened conservation it’s been cracked up to be. According to an article in this paper, catching and releasing may render fish docile and incapable of defending their nests. Anglers who thought they were saving fish from extinction may in fact have been hastening their doom.
Writers won’t picket revamped Golden Globes conference
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D5
Striking Hollywood writers said Friday they had decided not to picket the Golden Globe Awards because organizers of today’s event changed it from an exclusive NBC broadcast to an event open to all media.
Opposition scores big win in Taiwan legislative elections
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A11
Taiwan’s opposition Nationalist Party won a landslide victory in legislative elections Saturday, giving a big boost to its policy of closer engagement with China two months before a presidential poll it now seems poised to win.
Remembering Susan: What she meant to us
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
Editor’s note: Susan Mozykowski and her determination to live life with cancer was the focus of stories in the July 8 and Dec. 23 editions of the Journal-World. Staff writer Karrey Britt and photographer Nick Krug have documented Susan’s journey. She died Jan. 5.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
KU lands recruit: Kansas University’s football team picked up a junior-college wide receiver this weekend - and he’s coming soon.
Free State boys roll past competition at FSHS Invite
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
The Free State and Lawrence High boys and girls bowling teams should have been familiar with the venue for their tournament on Saturday. After all, both teams practice at Royal Crest Lanes every day. Tackling the lanes with nobody watching is one thing. Having a room full of people cheering you on is another.
Cougars unbeaten no more
UCLA weathers WSU onslaught; UK topples Vandy
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C4
Washington State couldn’t make a dent against UCLA’s defensive pressure most of the game. When the Bruins let up, the Cougars unleashed a stunning barrage of three-pointers and still lost.
Confidence scheme
Author supplies pretend advice for women about beauty, fashion, romance and career
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
Wendy Molyneux finally has a platform to tell women what the media have been pussyfooting around for so many years: Everything is wrong with you. That’s why Molyneux has assembled a book of faux advice. Her publishing debut, “Everything Is Wrong with You: The Modern Woman’s Guide to Finding Self Confidence Through Self Loathing,” hits shelves Tuesday.
Review: Boyhood friendship tested in hunt for killer
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
It’s not just the brisk action and solid plotting - and there is plenty of both, even the occasional car chase and gun battle - that make James Grippando’s thrillers so enticing.
Longtime resident is Firefighter of the Year
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
As Gary Klotz talks about his life, he does it in an understated manner that would lead you to believe he is doing something that everyone does. While most people work at least 40 hours a week, this husband and father of three girls still finds time to be a volunteer firefighter for the Eudora Fire Department.
Bidders hit auction for deals
Lawrence Bus Co. sells 50 years’ worth of local transportation history
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Bus Co. disbanded its fleet of 24 passenger buses and numerous other vehicles Saturday, as they were auctioned to entrepreneurs and “scrappers.”
Pats jolt Jags, 31-20, stay perfect
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C9
Tom Brady was almost perfect. The Patriots still are. Their poised and prolific quarterback knocked another mark out of the books in their record-breaking season, completing all but two of his 28 passes to lead New England to its second straight AFC championship game with a 31-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday night.
From layoff to learning point
More job seekers turn to higher education during unemployment
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
Laura Rogers has twice been a casualty of this decade’s economic turmoil. First she was out of work when Strong’s Office Systems closed in 2002. Four years later, she lost her job as an AT&T long-distance operator. Facing the second bout of unemployment, the Lawrence single mom decided to do things a little differently. She used the time off to boost her skills.
Ms. Wheelchair Kansas reflects on her reign
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B3
The past year was full of unexpected events for Lorraine Cannistra. First, the Lawrence resident was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Kansas in March. Then she attended the national pageant in July. And, the biggest surprise of all, although she didn’t win Ms. Wheelchair America, she came away with something just as amazing: an award created specifically for her, which had never been done for any other contestant in the pageant’s 35-year history.
County looks at ethics policy
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
One unintentional misstep can cause many a problem for an elected official. That’s why the Douglas County Commission agreed last week that it was time to develop an ethics policy that covers not only county employees but also elected officials.
Up for the challenge
Not ‘in awe,’ Tigers dispatch Longhorns
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C5
A succession of narrow losses to top teams from the Big 10, Southeastern Conference and other power leagues had some Missouri fans wondering whether the Tigers would have been better served with a bunch of early-season patsies.
Drive for green
New apartment projects back on course for Lawrence
January 13, 2008 in print edition on E1
Developers once again are lining up to build hundreds of new apartments in Lawrence, renewing hopes for the sluggish construction industry while rekindling fears of saturating a market that has endured relatively high vacancy rates in recent years.
On the record
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police reported no calls Saturday.
Legislature wrestles with spending priorities
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
Expect big fights over energy, health care, education and immigration when the 2008 legislative session starts Monday. And expect lots of “postcard” votes, aimed at making lawmakers look good or bad on the campaign trail.
Seed farmer turns waste into cleaner fuel
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B4
Four years ago, seed company owner Steve Flick, of Kingsville, noticed he was spending a lot of time and money burning, burying or dumping the empty hulls left over from his grass seed. It was a costly mess. And it gave him an idea.
Students bring new life to Old Mill
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B5
Reopening the restaurant in the Old Mill at the edge of town is about more than giving high school students a project to work on and some real-world business experience. It’s really about restoring a small community’s sense of identity.
Orange Bowl offers unique photo challenge
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D6
After all the whooping, hollering and celebration had ceased following the Jayhawks’ Orange Bowl victory, 1,075 was the magic number of total photos I shot by the game’s end.
2008 Spring arts calendar
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D1
A look at what’s ahead this Spring for arts and entertainment events around Lawrence.
Rangers, gorillas threatened in Congo
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A11
Not far from a hillside where several mountain gorillas shot dead last summer lie buried, park ranger Innocent Mburanumwe peers across a primordial canopy of treetops into what may be the most dangerous game reserve on earth.
Foul-plagued KU drops second straight
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Again for the Kansas University women’s basketball team, three days will have to do. KU will take on No. 8 Baylor on Wednesday night in Waco, Texas, but now carries with it an 0-2 Big 12 record after being haunted Saturday at Nebraska by a not-so-old nemesis - foul trouble - in a 71-51 loss to the Huskers in the Devaney Center.
Keegan: Sorry, NU, not this year
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
The Devaney Center crowd was into it, filling the arena with red sweaters. The Nebraska game plan - keep turnovers and in turn transition buckets the other way to a minimum - was sound and well executed. And the Cornhuskers didn’t stand a chance.
Kansas basketball notebook
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C7
Ever wonder where athletic directors of all Big 12 Conference schools sit during their home men’s basketball games? The Journal-World’s Nate Reed received responses from all schools in the league with the exception of Colorado.
Kansas’ Kaun wins war with Maric
Husker big man has better stats, but KU center gets victory
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C7
There were nothing more than congratulations and smiles dealt out between Kansas University senior Sasha Kaun and pal Aleks Maric, Nebraska’s monstrous senior center, following Saturday’s game in the Devaney Center. But one couldn’t blame Maric if there was a bit of frustration still stewing underneath the friendly facade.
Eh, what’s wrong, Doc? Nothing
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C6
Head coach Doc Sadler and sophomore guard Ryan Anderson, the only two members of the Nebraska basketball program available for interviews after Saturday night’s 79-58 loss to Kansas University, tried to look in the mirror to explain the blowout. The more they looked, the harder time they had finding any warts.
Ex-supporters of Saddam’s Baath party is reinstated
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A10
Iraq’s parliament voted Saturday to allow some former members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath party to reclaim government jobs and said others could receive pensions but could not return to work. President Bush said the legislation was “an important step toward reconciliation.”
Marshall quarterback impressive in Hula Bowl victory
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C9
With only a few days of preparation for the Hula Bowl, the Aina team had a simple game plan. Marshall’s Bernard Morris threw for 172 yards and a touchdown in the first half to lead the Aina to a 38-7 victory over the Kai in the Hula Bowl on Saturday.
Krause Dining feeds on food ranking
January 13, 2008 in print edition on E1
Krause Dining and its seven-table, in-home restaurant adjacent to an east Lawrence bus barn is one of the can’t-miss places in the world to dine this year, according to Food & Wine magazine.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
A Journal-World series on Kansas liquor laws pointed out an irony: the way liquor dealers and the “drys” both enjoyed the current laws, which produced arrests for people bringing liquor into the state from places such as Kansas City, Mo., even in the smallest of amounts.
Police investigate theft of nearly $270K at Catholic church, school
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B8
A Roman Catholic parish and school that serves one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Wichita diocese is dealing with the suspected theft of almost $270,000 by a former employee.
Riley leads Cowgirls to upset
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C8
With the way Andrea Riley kept scoring, No. 6 Oklahoma tried just about everything to slow her down. Even the kind of double-teams the Sooners normally see deployed against Courtney Paris. None of them worked.
Escaped Wyandotte County inmate caught
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B5
Authorities have captured an inmate who escaped Monday from the Wyandotte County Jail.
Ex-soldier gets 25 years in assault
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B3
An Olathe man and former Fort Riley soldier has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting and cutting a prostitute more than three years ago. A jury convicted James D. Baldwin last year of rape, sodomy and two counts of second-degree assault for the Nov. 1, 2004, attack.
School board to discuss improving sports facilities
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
It’s a chance to provide more direction. During Monday night’s meeting, Lawrence school board members will discuss improving athletic facilities for outdoor sports at both high schools.
Wrong plan
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: A proposal soon will be presented to the Lawrence City Commission calling for $8 million of taxpayer funding for a 150-acre private development industrial park. The project, originally designed for more than 900 acres, was scaled back to try and get commission approval. There is no reason to believe that if the first phase is allowed, more wouldn’t be added later.
Literary activist demands rights for rural women
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A9
Xie Lihua’s parents wanted a boy. But on the day Xie was born in a poor village in rural Shandong province, her mother learned she had given birth to a second daughter. She wept and slapped her new baby. “Another girl!” she cried.
Most Lawrence lawmakers support cigarette tax
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A7
Most Lawrence legislators support a hefty increase in the cigarette tax if it means more money for health care. “If we’re looking at trying to improve the health of individuals and the state, I think we need to look at a tax increase,” said state Sen. Tom Sloan, a Republican.
Husband charged with killing family, arson
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
Police charged a man Saturday with killing his wife and their four children, who were pulled from their burning home the night before.
Baylor’s second-half run sinks ISU
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C5
Iowa State coach Greg McDermott knew all about Baylor’s ability to make runs. That didn’t help him or the Cyclones stop a 22-2 Baylor spurt in the second half that propelled the Bears to a 74-67 victory Saturday night.
Freed Colombian hostages recount captivity in jungle
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A9
Clara Rojas, one of two hostages freed after years held captive by Colombian rebels, gave birth to her son nearly four years ago by kitchen-knife Caesarean and has not seen him since he was taken from the jungle at 8 months old.
This Thing Called ‘Writer’s Block’
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: This Thing Called ‘Writer’s Block’ by Tom Mach.
Study: Northeast winters warming quickly
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A8
Earlier blooms. Less snow to shovel. Unseasonable warm spells. Signs that winters in the Northeast are losing their bite have been abundant in recent years and now researchers have nailed down numbers to show just how big the changes have been.
Former dictator improves slightly after organ failure
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A11
Doctors struggling to prolong the life of former dictator Suharto said he was showing slight signs of improvement Saturday, a day after he suffered organ failure and was placed on a ventilator. Asked if he was in pain, the 86-year-old nodded ‘yes’ before drifting back to sleep.
Packers pour it on against Seahawks, 42-20
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C9
Brett Favre spotted his favorite target all alone and let fly. He hit Donald Driver, all right - with a snowball. Favre frolicked in the flurries the entire afternoon, throwing three touchdown passes as the Green Bay Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks, 42-20, Saturday to reach the NFC championship game.
Body of child thrown from bridge found
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
A duck hunter on Saturday found the body of the youngest of four children allegedly thrown from a coastal bridge by their father, raising hopes that the other bodies will be recovered, a sheriff said.
3 trains derail; 2 minor injuries reported
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B5
Three freight trains derailed in an accident east of Augusta on Saturday, causing minor injuries to two crew members.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 13, 1908: “The entire southwest end of the Union Rail Depot in Kansas City was destroyed by fire early today. Crossed electric wires appear to have been the cause. So far, loss is estimated at more than $250,000 although many contend it will go far beyond that considering the cost of repairs and replacement.”
Car merits rise above dirty work
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D1
I’ve done some stupid things in my day. That regrettable night in New Orleans immediately comes to mind. Then there was the time I boldly approached a very famous (and tall) basketball player and asked, “How ya doin’, Lew?,” not realizing the former Mr. Alcindor Jr. had recently changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. (Hey, I was 17. I wasn’t exactly up on current sports news.) And who could forget The Perm of 1977?
Police arrest suspected killer, hostage-taker
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
A man suspected of killing two people and wounding a third, then holding the mother of his children hostage overnight in the woods, was captured early Saturday, Kentucky State Police said.
Pump patrol
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.86 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Small plane crashes near houses, killing 4
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
A small plane crashed in a rural residential area as its pilot prepared to land Saturday, killing four people aboard, a sheriff’s department said. No injuries were reported to people on the ground.
Interest renewed in anything related to magic
January 13, 2008
Last year a poster titled “Houdini, Europe: Eclipsing Sensation,” showing Houdini in hand restraints, sold for a record $78,000. It was one of many magic items recently bought by collectors. There is renewed interested in anything related to a magician or a magic show, including trick locks, cards, handcuffs, scarves, top hats, photographs of magicians, books about magic and larger props like the box used when sawing a woman in half.
Poll: War, economy nation’s top problems
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
The faltering economy has caught the Iraq war as people’s top worry, a national poll suggests, with the rapid turnabout already showing up on the presidential campaign trail and in maneuvering between President Bush and Congress.
Greater Tuna’ opening this week
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D8
“Greater Tuna,” a hilarious send-up of small-town life in the South, will be performed at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., starting this week.
Bear connects when it counts
Tisdale misses first 10 three-pointers before nailing go-ahead trey in last minute
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C8
Angela Tisdale missed her first 10 three-point attempts Saturday. Try No. 11 was the one Baylor needed. Tisdale made her first three-pointer of the day with 38 seconds left to give the Bears a one-point lead, and eighth-ranked Baylor went on to a 59-56 victory over No. 13 Texas A&M.
Journalist ordered to leave country for article
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
An American freelance journalist and scholar based in Pakistan was ordered to leave the country after writing an article that might have been deemed unflattering to the Pakistani government, according to friends, colleagues and a U.S.-based media rights group.
Father’s Michigan ally won’t back Romney
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
When George Romney was the Republican governor of Michigan 40 years ago, his lieutenant governor was William Milliken, the personable heir to a department store dynasty in Traverse City. They were partners in a socially progressive, business-oriented state administration, notable for its involvement with the economic struggles of heavily Democratic Detroit.
KU professor brings bamboo into classroom
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D4
Tom Huang, Kansas University assistant professor of industrial design, is showing his latest works through Feb. 1 at the Lawrence Arts Center. This exhibition is an installation involving laser cut parts and hand-split bamboo.
Man apologizes for vulgar memo on check
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
A man who wrote a vulgar message on the memo line of a check he used to pay a $5 parking ticket has apologized in writing, leading police to drop a disorderly conduct charge against him.
McFadden report denied
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
The father of Arkansas star Darren McFadden denied a report that he has sent paperwork to the NFL so his son can enter the upcoming draft.
Constructive loss may be best hope for GOP
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
The first year of the 2008 campaign - think about that - has clearly established that the Republican Party’s prospects are cloudy. In the first two major contests, Mike Huckabee has finished first and third, John McCain fourth and first, Romney second twice. Rudy Giuliani has been treading water, waiting for Florida, which on Jan. 29 will allocate more convention delegates (114) than Iowa, Wyoming and New Hampshire have combined (92).
Muonelo, Cowboys deny Knight No. 900
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C5
It took Bob Knight 42 seasons to get to the brink of 900 wins. Oklahoma State’s Obi Muonelo needed less than 2 minutes to call off the celebration.
Brand: Equality needed
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
NCAA president Myles Brand lobbied Saturday for equality on campuses for women and minorities, and also tried to prepare the association for the coming punishment for teams failing to meet academic standards.
No fix needed
Concerns about the appointment of Kansas Supreme Court justices aren’t warranted.
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
The system for appointing members to the Kansas Supreme Court doesn’t seem in need of repair. Nonetheless, a Kansas University professor and some political activist groups in the state are pushing a proposal to do away with the current selection process and replace it with something they see as “more effective and more accountable.”
UW booster wants firing
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
It’s kind of assumed: Big-money boosters will, from time to time, try to influence the direction of their favorite college teams, however discreetly. But when Ed Hansen - lawyer, multimillionaire, University of Washington alumnus and former three-term Everett mayor - wrote UW President Mark Emmert six weeks ago, he abandoned all sense of delicacy.
Raid leads to seizure of 121 marijuana plants
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
Johnson County deputies seized 121 marijuana plants during a Friday night raid in De Soto. According to a release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies discovered the plants were being grown in the basement of a home in the 8300 block of Penner in De Soto. The operation is estimated to be worth approximately $80,000. The seizure also included 14 guns.
States investigate sale of risky loans
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
Authorities in New York and Connecticut are investigating whether Wall Street banks hid crucial information about high-risk loans bundled into securities that were sold to investors, Connecticut’s Attorney General said Saturday.
Road info
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B3
Expect delays on U.S. Highway 40 near 142nd Street in Wyandotte County because of construction. Traffic is restricted to one-way in each direction.
Caucusgoers must be registered to vote
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Kansas presidential caucuses are set for the first week in February, with the Democratic caucus Feb. 5 and the Republican caucus Feb. 9.
Bush hints more US troops may stay in Iraq
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
President Bush said Saturday he is open to the possibility of slowing or stopping plans to bring home more U.S. troops from Iraq, defying domestic demands to speed the withdrawals. Bush said the U.S. presence in Iraq will outlast his presidency.
Knicks’ Thomas plans to stay put
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C10
Isiah Thomas believes the best way he can fix the Knicks is by staying on the bench. And in the front office. Thomas said Saturday that he has no plans to give up either position he has with the team, which sits at 9-26. He has been the president for four years, and Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan also made him the coach after firing Larry Brown in June 2006.
Work on interstate to close lanes in Topeka
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
If weather permits, the Kansas Department of Transportation will close various lanes on Interstate 70 in Topeka this week for road work.
Kids who do their own stunts put gray in parents’ hair
January 13, 2008 in print edition on D4
Anyone who thinks children can be seen and not heard hasn’t met 3-year-old Nate, the youngest of Kevin and Dayna’s four sons. Husband Ray and I acquired Kevin and Dayna - as well as their subsequent brood - as part of the package when son Greg married Val. And what an interesting package it has turned out to be.
China’s coal mines took 3,786 lives in 2007
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
Accidents in China’s notoriously dangerous coal mines killed nearly 3,800 people last year, state media reported Saturday - a toll that is a marked improvement from previous years, but still leaves China’s mines the world’s deadliest.
FBI whistle-blower faults counterterrorism efforts
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
The FBI’s counterterrorism agents lack the language skills and cultural understanding needed to succeed, an agency whistle-blower charged Saturday.
Missouri Sen. McCaskill set to endorse Obama
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill will endorse Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president, The Associated Press has learned.
Marine’s remains recovered; family questions search
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
For months after a pregnant 20-year-old Marine accused a colleague of rape, her family says, she continued to work alongside her attacker and endured harassment at Camp Lejeune. In the weeks after she disappeared, they believe, the sheriff’s department was slow to act.
K-State prevails at OU
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C5
Freshman Michael Beasley scored 32 points, including the game-winner with 2.3 seconds left, as Kansas State outlasted Oklahoma 84-82 on Saturday in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.
Is that better?
Rush responds, KU rolls
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Message received. Loud and clear. “That’s going to be the last time he (coach Bill Self) ever says anything to me about being aggressive,” Kansas University junior guard Brandon Rush said Saturday night after scoring a season-high 19 points - 16 in the first half - of the Jayhawks’ 79-58 victory over Nebraska in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
City leads nation in respiratory illness
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B5
Statistics show that Wichita leads the nation in the percentage of sick children who have respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in the past two weeks.
GOP candidates barnstorm Mich. before primary
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A4
Mitt Romney and John McCain argued about their concern for the auto industry, while Mike Huckabee spotlighted his opposition to abortion, as the Republican presidential contenders campaigned Saturday before Michigan’s potentially make-or-break primary.
Scientists fear loss of access to intelligence data
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A8
Ten years ago, a Canadian icebreaker was parked in an ice pack 300 miles north of Point Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost point in the United States, and allowed to drift so scientists could study the Arctic environment and global warming’s effect on it. The icebreaker drifted with the ice for a year and more than 1,800 miles as researchers tracked changes in the Arctic ice pack.
For Democrats, minority voting power takes center stage
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A5
With nomination contests in lily-white Iowa and New Hampshire settled, minority voting power now moves into the spotlight. Historical realities suggest that blacks and Hispanics won’t play much of a role in determining the Republican Party presidential nominee. But this year’s Democratic primary and caucus schedule was designed specifically to give increased influence to minorities, particularly Latinos.
Haskell men snag OT victory
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
For a moment, Haskell Indian Nations University’s Ben Carrywater forgot where he was. The Fightin’ Indians junior forward had the ball with less than 15 seconds to go in regulation against Johnson & Wales University on Friday with Haskell trailing by three. With the shot clock winding down and his mind wandering, Carrywater caught a break.
Turgeon livid despite A&M win
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C5
Texas A&M didn’t feel much like celebrating after opening Big 12 play with a convincing victory. The team that prides itself on defense deemed its performance in that area subpar, despite an easy 86-69 victory over Colorado on Saturday.
Columnist undergoes tea quest along U.S. 24
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
When it comes to finding good places for tea/coffee and conversation, it’s pretty easy for me to stay in Lawrence where one is spoiled for choice. Early in the new year, I decided to be a bit more adventurous and drive “out to the country” east of Lawrence, to drink in the spectacular, snowy beauty of the Kansas landscape, and visit tea stops along the way.
McCain, Clinton emerge as front-runners during busy week
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A4
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and Arizona Sen. John McCain emerged the front-runners after Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, and now they’re quickly to going find out if their status will last, as the campaigns head into a rollicking week in Michigan, South Carolina and Nevada.
Commentary: Fans’ patience starting to wear thin
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Marion Jones cried, and no one seemed to care. Certainly not the judge who gave her six months behind the bars, or her former Olympic teammates who may lose their gold medals because of what she did. Roger Clemens wants everyone to be outraged because, well, he’s Roger Clemens. We just want him to go away.
Change needed
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The author of the editorial “Troublesome tactic” on the search warrant seeking to access the Journal-World computer files (Journal-World, Jan. 8) is absolutely right in saying this violates the First Amendment.
Economics of prostitution: $27-an-hour average, ‘freebies’ to cops
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A8
A two-year study of the economics of prostitution in Chicago found the women were forced to service police officers, worked more during holidays like July 4th and varied pricing based on their customer’s race, according to a preliminary paper presented by the researchers.
Late three boosts Mizzou
January 13, 2008 in print edition on C8
Alyssa Hollins scored 25 points and hit a crucial three-pointer in the final minute to lead Missouri past Texas Tech 68-59 on Saturday night.
Candidates agree, nation needs break from Bush
January 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
The common wisdom is that the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary produced no clear message for American politics. The campaign moves on to the West and South as if nothing has been settled. But in truth, quite a lot has been settled, and perhaps it is not too much to say that the most important thing about Election 2008 was established in the deep freeze of Iowa and the snows of New Hampshire.
Developing world’s role in nuclear renaissance raises safety concerns
January 13, 2008 in print edition on A10
Global warming and rocketing oil prices are making nuclear power fashionable, drawing a once demonized industry out of the shadows of the Chernobyl disaster as a potential shining knight of clean energy.