Archive for Friday, January 18, 2008

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Births
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On the street
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Polls
Are you enjoying this winter?

Poll results

Response Percent
I need summer now.
 
62%
I love it. Give me more snow, ice and cold.
 
27%
Doesn’t matter to me what the weather is.
 
9%
Total 314
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
The shadow of Lawrence resident Ron Clock darkens the snow as he shovels his sidewalk Thursday morning. Overnight precipitation left 2 to 4 inches of snow on the ground by morning. Bitter cold descends on area
January 17, 2008 in print edition on 3A
While there’s only a chance for light snowfall during the next few days, one thing is certain: It will be downright cold. Sarah Jones, 6News meteorologist, said Arctic air had moved into Lawrence and the system would make a slow exit. “I don’t see any warm-up anytime soon,” she said looking out to Wednesday.
11:48 a.m.
Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six Six named new attorney general
11:00 a.m., January 18, 2008 Updated 12:34 p.m.
Douglas County District Judge Stephen Six today was appointed state attorney general by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
4:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
'Tuna' reels in laughs on stage
Posted January 18, 2008
In many ways, Tuna, Texas, is just like any small town - with all of its quirks blown out of proportion. If that's the case, what better way to show off the town's quirks than with a unique play? Tuna comes to life on stage at the Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., starting tonight in "Greater Tuna." In this week's Pulse Podcast, hear what it's like for just two actors - Marion Constantinescu and David Butterfield - to play 20 characters.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical's Troy Gourley, foreground, is helped out of frigid water and onto a sheet of ice by Lt. John Mathis on Friday at the West Campus Pond at Kansas University. The department conducted ice rescue training as part of its annual training exercises. Icy pond provides rescue practice
January 18, 2008 in print edition on 1B
It looked like a Polar Bear Club practice session as Douglas County fire and rescue workers braved freezing temperatures and frigid waters Friday as part of their annual water rescue training.

All stories

6News story: State court upholds professor’s murder conviction
January 18, 2008
The state Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction of a former Kansas State professor in the killing of his ex-wife in 2003.
6News story: Lawrence man pleads guilty to shotgun charges
January 18, 2008
A Lawrence man pleaded guilty today to a federal charge of unlawfully possessing a sawed-off shotgun.
6News story: County to begin search for new judge
January 18, 2008
Here in Douglas County, the search is on for a replacement for the District Court seat left open with Stephen Six’s departure to Topeka.
6News story: KU football player speaks at MLK, Jr. celebration
January 18, 2008
After helping the Kansas University football team win the Orange Bowl, Darrell Stuckey, a KU sophomore and football safety, has proved hard work and perseverance pay off.
6News story: Gun at KU dorm plastic, not real
January 18, 2008
Calls of a man with a weapon at a KU residence hall led to some tense moments Thursday night.
6Sports story: Lady Cardinals to vie for title
January 18, 2008
The Eudora High girls’ basketball team crushed the Lansing Lions today and will go on to play for the Tonganoxie Invitational title on Saturday.
6Sports story: Unbeaten KU up against Tigers tomorrow
January 18, 2008
One week into the Big 12 conference men’s basketball season, and only three unbeatens remain in league play. KU’s opponent tomorrow, the Missouri Tigers, had a change, but MU blew it on Wednesday night against Ohio State.
6News story: OSHA investigation ends without citations
January 18, 2008
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration completed its investigation into an accident at a communications tower in rural Douglas County that killed two men.
6News story: KU event honors peacemaker
January 18, 2008
In an effort to bring KU student groups together, a ceremony at the Union today honored a former peacemaker who did just that.
6Sports story: Former KU standout pleads guilty in steroids case
January 18, 2008
Former Kansas and NFL defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield pleaded guilty to lying to investigators in the Balco steroid case.
6Sports story: Seizure forces McClinton out of Shrine game
January 18, 2008
Bad news for Kansas defensive lineman James McClinton: he suffered a minor seizure on Monday in Houston where he was preparing to play in the annual East-West Shrine game.
6News story: Sebelius names county judge to AG post
January 18, 2008
A Douglas County District Court judge will soon leave his robe and gavel behind and head to Topeka to take over as Kansas Attorney General.
6Sports story: Carlin’s returns boosts Lady Chieftains to win
January 18, 2008
The Tonganoxie High girls’ basketball team edged past the Silver Lake Eagles in the Tonganoxie Invitational tonight.
6News story: Emergency workers brave icy pond to practice water rescues
January 18, 2008
Summer may be months away, but that doesn’t mean accidents at lakes and ponds in Lawrence can’t happen. 6News reporter Cory Smith braved the bitter cold and caught up with the Douglas County Fire & Medical Department as they broke the ice on water rescues.
6Sports story: Scots superior; Lions fall 49-81
January 18, 2008
On Thursday night John Schneider scored a game-high 28 points as the Lawrence High boys’ basketball team defeated the Topeka Seaman in the first round of the Topeka Invitational tournament. Tonight, round two for LHS against a much better opponent.
6News story: Weather forecast: cold here to stay
January 18, 2008
For Saturday we’ll see a little bit of sunshine, but temperatures are not going to break that freezing mark.
Icy pond provides rescue practice
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
It looked like a Polar Bear Club practice session as Douglas County fire and rescue workers braved freezing temperatures and frigid waters Friday as part of their annual water rescue training.
Retired judge to help handle caseload until Six’s replacement named
Local commission to interview district judge candidates
January 18, 2008
A judicial nominating commission for Douglas County soon will take applications to replace District Court Judge Stephen Six, who Gov. Kathleen Sebelius named this morning as Kansas attorney general.
Six named new attorney general
Local judge to replace scandal-tainted Morrison
11:00 a.m., January 18, 2008 Updated 12:34 p.m.
Douglas County District Judge Stephen Six today was appointed state attorney general by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Pump patrol
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.82 at several locations.
Nice day for a swim … ?
LHS second at home meet as temperatures dip outside
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B4
There’s nothing like a dip in the pool to get the blood pumping when the temperature is in the 20’s with several inches of snow on the ground.
Break a leg
Show goes on despite cast member being stuck in cast
January 18, 2008 in print edition on C1
Catie Provost has heard all the jokes. She’s an actress. She broke her leg. No, she didn’t take the age-old stage advice literally, at least not on purpose. It happened Dec. 19. Provost heard a neighbor in the apartment below her screaming for help. She called the police and ran down the stairs, horrified. She tripped, and the outside bone on her left foot snapped in two.
People in the news
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ 4 paparazzi arrested after chasing Spears’ car¢ Jack Nicholson says he’s looking for love¢ Mary J. Blige to return to ‘One Life to Live’¢ Prince William elated after first solo flight¢ Directors reach deal with Hollywood studios
Study: Advisers helpful, effective
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A3
Hard to reach. Helpful. Irritating. Caring. Students’ descriptions Thursday afternoon of Kansas University advisers were across the board. But according to a study of academic advising at Kansas universities released earlier in the day by the Board of Regents, most students view on-campus advising as both effective and useful.
Don’t get hooked by ‘IRS’ scams
E-mails use phony financial bait as lure during tax season
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B11
“The IRS does not make initial contact by e-mail,” said Michael Devine, an IRS spokesman. “And we never ask for personal information - such as bank account numbers, PIN numbers or credit cards. We do not do that.
Horoscopes
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B10
Your professional and community statuses develop in a new vein and point in a novel direction. You are entering a very special year in which you see people in a new light. If you are single, with so many people in your life, you could decide to change your situation.
Major volcanic eruption prompts evacuation
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
A volcano erupted violently in southwestern Colombia on Thursday, spewing ash miles into the sky and prompting the evacuation of several thousand people living nearby.
Regents want review of campus security plans
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Kansas Board of Regents wants a second opinion about campus security plans that the state’s universities have developed.
Trucks detour through residential streets
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A3
The closure of the Iowa Street bridge over Interstate 70 has meant heavy traffic for some Lawrence residents. But it’s not just the amount of traffic that has increased. It’s the size of the vehicles, too. Residents have seen more semitrailers driving through their neighborhoods, and it’s making an impact.
Mega-water district putting Kaw Valley farmers on defensive
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A1
A water battle may be brewing in Lawrence’s Kaw River Valley. On one side, three area rural water districts have combined forces to form a mega-water district that is looking to pump hundreds of millions of gallons of groundwater out of the Kansas River valley between Lawrence and Eudora.
Hearing set in fatal hit-and-run case
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A3
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 1 for a woman charged with leading police on a car chase following a fatal hit-and-run incident last year south of Lawrence.
New AG to be named today
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius today will appoint a new state attorney general to replace Paul Morrison, whose sex scandal stunned Kansas politics and led to his resignation. Sebelius will name Morrison’s replacement at an 11 a.m. news conference in her ceremonial office in the Capitol.
Commentary: Baseball’s GMs keep hiring cheaters
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B2
It was another congressional hearing, and another opportunity to round up the usual suspects and give them a beating. Earlier this week, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association director Don Fehr traveled to Capitol Hill to absorb the latest in a series of smackdowns from members of Congress.
Lashing out’ loses its sting
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A11
Another fine political year is upon us with seesaw races and fresh-baked dramas daily, high dudgeon, flights of fancy, tireless flesh-pressing, and thanks to the Web, you can feast on it anytime night or day, no need to sit by a TV and wait for the show to start.
Chertoff tells critics of new security measures to ‘grow up’
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A6
New border-crossing rules that take effect in two weeks will mean longer lines and stiffer demands for ID, including for returning Americans, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday.
Scientists make clone of human embryo
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A6
Scientists at a small biotech company in California say they have cloned five human embryos in a technological feat they claim will one day provide a source of viable embryonic stem cells.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A10
Progress was being made on plans for the city’s two new fire stations approved by the voters. City Manager Ray Wells said he was pleased by the work to date and that a solid work schedule was shaping up.
GOP leaders focus on local candidates
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A9
Super Tuesday is just another day for local Republicans. While news organizations across the country are heralding the first Tuesday in February - when 23 states host presidential caucuses and primaries - GOP supporters in Douglas County are eyeing another date on the calendar.
Young Professionals set for upcoming events
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B11
The Young Professionals Network, a group that welcomes Lawrence area professionals aged 21 to 40, has scheduled several upcoming events:
Unfair policy
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Blue MedicareRx division of Blue Cross-Blue Shield has a policy on co-pay that is preventing its insured Medicare customers from helping lower drug costs! Their policy of charging double co-pay for customers who are willing to split some drug capsules is to blame.
Mayer: Jayhawks compare favorably
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
You take a basketball team with the vast proclivities of Kansas, which includes a senior quarterback the caliber of Russell Robinson, and, mercy sakes, you just might have yourself a national collegiate champion.North Carolina? UCLA? KU without any new injuries is clearly on a par with both of them, and these three are clearly the pick of the 2008 litter, Memphis with its softer schedule be damned.
Mangino adds another coach-of-the-year award
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kansas coach Mark Mangino won the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award on Thursday as the college football coach of the year.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 18, 1908: “Donald Stevenson, a mining salesman who has local ties, was shot and dangerously wounded by O.B. Hewitt, an attorney, yesterday in Taylorville, Ill.
Guns in parks
Some senators are petitioning President Bush to get firearms laws changed.
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A10
Why would anyone want guns for personal activities in public parks? Prior to 1983, the National Park Service had problems with tourists carrying firearms on public land to stalk and destroy wildlife or engage in target practice. Appropriately, laws were passed putting limits on gun-owners who choose to have their weapons in the parks or in wildlife refuges.
Free State boys prevail at Invite
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B4
Despite getting off to what coach Chuck Law described as a slow start, the Free State High boys basketball team eventually found its footing at the charity stripe to get a 74-66 win over Blue Valley Northwest in the opening round of the McPherson Invitational.
Democratic field lacks executive experience
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A10
It was fascinating to watch the three top contenders for the Democratic nomination discuss their concept of the presidency during Tuesday night’s MSNBC debate in Las Vegas. But it was also stunning to realize that the three current and former senators who have survived the shakeout process - Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards - have not a day of chief executive experience behind them.
Sportscaster’s comment spurs extreme, but wrong, reactions
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A10
Me, I’ve lost no sleep over what Kelly Tilghman said. She’s the Golf Channel broadcaster who is sitting out a two-week suspension for a throwaway comment on the air about Tiger Woods. It seems Tilghman and analyst Nick Faldo were discussing how little chance young golfers have of stopping Woods. “To take Tiger on, maybe they should just gang up for a while,” Faldo said.
Selig staying through 2012
Commissioner receives three-year extension
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B2
Bud Selig was given a three-year extension as baseball commissioner through the 2012 season.
Democrats Francisco, Davis endorse Obama
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A9
A group of Democratic legislators on Thursday endorsed U.S. Sen. Barack Obama for president, saying he can unify the country. The endorsement came from 13 lawmakers, including state Sen. Marci Francisco and state Rep. Paul Davis, both of Lawrence. More legislators were expected to sign on with the Illinois Democrat within days, officials said.
On the record
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 26-year-old Lawrence woman reported an aggravated burglary and criminal damage to Lawrence police Wednesday. Items reported damaged include a 50-inch TV, entertainment center, mirror frame and window blinds. Total estimated loss is $1,445. The incident occurred about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road.
Gobble, Royals agree
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B2
Left-handed pitcher Jimmy Gobble and the Kansas City Royals agreed Thursday to a $1,312,500, one-year contract, leaving the team with six players in salary arbitration. Gobble was 4-1 last year with a 3.02 earned-run average and 50 strikeouts. He is 22-21 with a 4.94 ERA in five seasons with the Royals.
Police: Tiger attack victim admitted taunting
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
One of the three victims of the San Francisco Zoo tiger attack was intoxicated and admitted to yelling and waving at the animal while standing atop the railing of the big cat enclosure, police said in court documents filed Thursday.
Honesty is the best policy on new polygraph show ‘Moment of Truth’
January 18, 2008 in print edition on C2
Have you ever forced yourself to throw up? Did you ever think your spouse might be gay? Do fat people repulse you? Contestants hooked up to a lie detector will face such questions on Fox’s “The Moment of Truth,” a game show so controversial that a Colombian version was shelved after a woman there revealed she put a hit out on her husband. The real question is: Just how far will the American edition go?
Robinson ‘dreaming’ of shot at Tar Heels
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
Not about to leave his cozy apartment on a bitterly cold, snowy Wednesday evening, Russell Robinson chose to watch a marquee college basketball game on TV. Not a Big 12 battle between Missouri and Iowa State, but an ACC clash between No. 1 North Carolina and upset-minded Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
NBA Roundup
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B5
Scores from around the league.
No escaped prisoners in Jefferson County
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office resorted to making a police radio broadcast Wednesday night to squelch false rumors about a manhunt for escaped prisoners.
British Airways plane crash-lands at Heathrow
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
A British Airways jet from Beijing carrying 152 people crash-landed Thursday, injuring 19 people and causing more than 200 flights to be canceled at Europe’s busiest airport.
Greater Tuna’ exploits quirky premise
January 18, 2008 in print edition on C1
In many ways, Tuna, Texas, is just like any small town - with all of its quirks blown out of proportion. If that’s the case, what better way to show off the town’s quirks than with a unique play?
Can TopGolf top golf?
High-tech driving range makes practice fun
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B7
TopGolf bills itself as “The Future of Golf. Today.” But that motto for the relatively new-to-the-United States brand of high-tech driving-range-with-attitude does both itself and the overall game of golf a disservice. Even Joe Vrankin, chief executive officer of TopGolf USA, admits as much.
Group discloses nearly $406,000 in spending on anti-coal ads
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A5
An anti-coal group financed by a natural gas company has reported spending nearly $406,000 on its advertising campaign last year, setting a lobbyist spending record.
Video ruse propels ‘Cloverfield’
January 18, 2008 in print edition on C1
“Cloverfield” arrives in theaters more marketing phenomenon than movie, a “Blair Godzilla Project” built on an unknown cast, “found video,” a little-seen monster and a lot of hype. Though this secretive, low-budget monster-munches-Manhattan thriller is entertaining enough to make Steven Spielberg smack his head and go, “That’s how I should’ve done ‘War of the Worlds,”’ all it amounts to is mostly smoke and mirrors.
Offices, services to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B12
Most government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A10
On a 3-2 vote, the City Commission gave final approval to downzoning of more than 500 lots in East Lawrence, and the commission admitted it expected legal challenges to the move.
Wife of wanted Marine delayed going to police
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
The wife of the key suspect in the slaying of a 20-year-old pregnant Marine waited almost 24 hours after learning of the woman’s death to go to authorities, according to court documents released Thursday.
Group asks court to not take doctor’s license
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B12
Patients of a Haysville physician who is charged with illegally prescribing pain medication asked a Sedgwick County court for an injunction prohibiting a state board from revoking the doctor’s medical license.
Lions uncover big answer
Healthy at last, LHS dominates in paint
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
The remedy for curing the Lawrence High boys basketball team’s recent struggles turned out to involve a fairly simple solution. Step one: Get the entire roster back to full strength. Step two: Give the ball to John Schneider. Step three: Give the ball to John Schneider some more.
Commander anticipates slow troop withdrawal
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A8
As security conditions improve in Iraq, the U.S. should be able to reduce forces at a slow but consistent pace beyond this summer, but air support and ground troops likely will be needed for five to 10 years, a top military commander said Thursday.
Bin Laden’s son wants to bridge gap between West, Muslims
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A12
Omar Osama bin Laden bears a striking resemblance to his notorious father - except for the dreadlocks that dangle halfway down his back. Then there’s the black leather biker jacket.
What you need to know before the caucuses
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A7
The most wide-open presidential nominating races in recent memory put the early February caucuses here in play, Kansas party leaders say. Here’s how you can participate:
Commodities
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agricultural futures ended mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery rose 14 cents to $9.405; March corn slipped 0.5 cent to $5.02; March oats gained 0.5 cent to $3.22; March soybeans fell 6 cents to $12.71.
Most buyers should reject 40-year loans
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B11
Buying a house with a 40-year mortgage is usually a bad idea, but such loans can be a viable option for current owners who are behind on their bills and are facing foreclosure.
Boomerang comes back after 25 years
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
Boomerangs really do come back - even after 25 years. Officials in an Australian Outback town were surprised when a boomerang arrived in the post.
On tolerance
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: David Burress’ letter of Jan. 15 on intolerance claims valid criticism “is always limited to clearly identified statements or actions of specific persons or organizations” and “Any critical statement that applies categorically to all members of a religious group is bigoted on its face.”
Too picky
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: City Commissioner Amyx states, “It seems to me that we’re behind the times in regards to economic development.” May I ask some therapy questions?
Workers brace for Lambeau
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B6
Pete Chalverus’ introduction to wintry football in Green Bay came about 20 years ago, when the cameraman was sent to the Lambeau Field roof to retrieve some cables. He picked up the 3/4-inch-thick rubber-wrapped copper wire, and it snapped in two.
Missouri lawmaker wants open season on Jayhawks
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A1
Before entering Missouri, Jayhawks beware.
FDA: Over-the-counter cold meds too risky for children younger than 2
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A9
Parents may be left with only love and lots of liquid to give their sniffling babies and toddlers now that the government is declaring over-the-counter cough and cold medicines too risky for tots.
De Soto man convicted in girlfriend’s death
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A5
A jury this week convicted a 19-year-old De Soto man of a misdemeanor for his role in the death last year of his girlfriend, 17.
Therapists attend spine workshop
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B11
Therapists at TherapyWorks, Lawrence, recently attended a workshop, “An A-Z Manual Therapy Approach for Lumbar Spine Pathology,” covering assessment and treatment techniques for shoulders and elbows and including a variety of manual therapy techniques.
Some troops don’t know they have concussions
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A8
As many as 20 percent of U.S. combat troops who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan leave with signs they may have had a concussion, and some do not realize they need treatment, Army officials said Thursday.
Plastic rifle causes brief scare at KU
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Kansas University Office of Public Safety responded to a call about a man carrying a weapon Thursday evening in Ellsworth Hall.
KU softball picked ninth in Big 12 poll
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s softball team has been projected to finish ninth in this season’s Big 12 Conference softball race. In a vote of league coaches, the Jayhawks were predicted to wind up ahead of only Iowa State in the 10-team league.
Two locals attend skin-care conference
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B11
Cheri Thompson and Kathleen Griesemer, of Lawrence Plastic Surgery, recently attended an educational conference in Dallas focusing on the latest science and technology in developing new skin-care products.
Assistant to leave for Miami
D-coordinator Young takes on ‘new challenge’
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
With a blanket of snow covering Lawrence on Thursday, Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young was dreaming of the sunshine. “I like palm trees and beaches,” Young said. He’ll get his share now.
High schoolers compete for state debate title
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A5
Students from Lawrence and Free State high schools will begin vying for a state title this morning in Garden City.
Chiefs owner expects results
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B6
In his first public comments since the Kansas City Chiefs lost their last nine games and finished 4-12, owner Clark Hunt seemed to be putting his embattled front office on notice.
Balloonarts owner talks at Chicago show
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B11
Tena Santaularia, a special-event balloon decorator and owner of Balloonarts, Lawrence, recently served as featured speaker for the Advance Creative Products Show in Chicago.
Bush, congressional leaders work to stimulate economy
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
United for urgent action, the White House and Congress raced toward emergency steps Thursday to rescue the national economy from a possible recession, including tax rebates of at least $300 a person - and maybe as much as $800.
Police crack down on protesters for 2nd day
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
Police cracked down fiercely on a second day of protests across Kenya on Thursday, firing bullets at opposition supporters and tear gas at a hospital. At least five people were killed.
Lawyer: Stacy Peterson got racy text message
January 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
Authorities investigating the disappearance of a former suburban Chicago police officer’s wife have obtained a warrant seeking information to identify who sent a racy text message to her cell phone.
Cleveland St. sinks No. 12 Butler
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B3
Cedric Jackson scored 14 points as Cleveland State, a program in disarray for most of the past 20 years, stunned No. 12 Butler 56-52 on Thursday night for the Vikings’ first regular-season win over an AP Top 25 team.
Lifetime show tries to boost self-esteem
January 18, 2008 in print edition on B10
“How to Look Good Naked” (8 p.m., Lifetime) debuted to nice cable ratings. Hosted by Carson Kressley, the show uses peer pressure to help a victim of poor self-esteem embrace her shape and stop fighting nature, genetics and gravity.