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6Sports story: Hawks headed to NCAA Indoor Championships
January 20, 2008
Yesterday the Kansas track & field team hosted their annual Kansas Invitational.
6News story: New KU program drawing global interest
January 20, 2008
The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry launched a distance learning program last semester, allowing a dozen professionals to follow lectures from computers in California, Saint Louis and Boston. Now the department is hearing from companies from as far away as India about plugging into the program.
6Sports story: Lombardino leads Bobcats to win
January 20, 2008
Last night at the Basehor-Linwood tournament the undefeated Bobcats locked up with the undefeated Platte County Pirates.
6News story: Baldwin City shooting under investigation, likely a suicide
January 20, 2008
A 43-year-old Baldwin City man was killed inside a mobile home early Saturday morning.
6Sports story: And then there were two
January 20, 2008
Yesterday afternoon as the Kansas Jayhawks prepared for their first installment of this year’s Border Showdown, Roy Williams and the #1-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels suffered their season’s first blemish.
6News story: Fall sends Eudora resident to KU Med in helicopter
January 20, 2008
A fall from a ladder at a rural Eudora home sent a person to the hospital via air ambulance.
6Sports story: Bobcat boys beat Pirates
January 20, 2008
After the ladies set the standard, the Basehor boys scraped together a narrow win in their own tournament against the Holton Wildcats.
6Sports story: KU women claw past Tigers
January 20, 2008
The Kansas women yesterday afternoon won their home half of the Border Showdown against the Missouri Tigers.
6Sports story: Chieftains crush Cardinals
January 20, 2008
The Lady Chieftains handed the Eudora Cardinals another loss on Saturday at the Tonganoxie Invitational.
6News story: Baker prof remembers 1963 civil rights march
January 20, 2008
Nearly 45 years ago, more than 250,000 people marched on Washington, D.C., demanding equal rights. As 6News reporter Janet Reid explains, a Baker University professor was right there in the middle of it.
6Sports story: Herrmann breaks records in KU victory
January 20, 2008
Yesterday on senior day the Kansas swim team hosted the Nebraska Cornhuskers, looking to improve to 5-3 on the year.
6News story: Apartment fire forces 20 from homes
January 20, 2008
A three-alarm fire forced 20 Lawrence residents from a West Lawrence apartment complex early Saturday morning.
People in the news
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ Nigeria militants invite George Clooney to visit¢ Witnesses say Diddy shoved, spit on man¢ Police call Sutherland a good inmate¢ Horror writer King accepts that he’s 60
KU knew about upsets
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C7
Yes, Kansas University’s basketball players knew No. 1-ranked North Carolina lost to Maryland on Saturday afternoon, hours before the Jayhawks’ game against their Border War rival, underdog Missouri.
KU twists Tigers’ tail
Jayhawks survive MU scare
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Bundled up in his winter garb, a white and blue Kansas University stocking cap covering his ears, Brandon Rush was in a hurry to head out into the bitter cold and board the team bus Saturday night outside Mizzou Arena. “I’m going to go text my brother. I will say I got him : again,” Rush said with a grin.
Home crowd lifts KU
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C3
A little home-field advantage made for quite an entertaining day for Kansas University’s track and field team Saturday at Anshutz Pavilion. KU athletes gushed over the pumped-up crowd of Jayhawk faithful at the Kansas Invitational.
Pelini pact worth $1.1 million
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C2
Bo Pelini’s new contract to coach at Nebraska is a multiyear deal worth more than $1 million a year, a newspaper reported on Saturday.
What matters is who’s arguing
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
You want to know who deserves credit for the victories of the civil rights movement? Mother Pollard. She’s been largely forgotten over the last two weeks as the leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination bicker over who did what in the 13-year epoch that crumbled the walls of American apartheid.
NBA Roundup
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C10
Scores from around the league.
Knicks guard Marbury to have ankle surgery
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C10
Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury will have surgery on his left ankle and is out indefinitely.
Border Patrol agent struck by vehicle, dies
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Border Patrol agent trying to stop a vehicle that had illegally entered the U.S. was struck and killed Saturday in southeastern California, agency officials said.
Boy, 15, fatally stabbed in after-class robbery
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
A 15-year-old boy was stabbed during an after-school robbery at a suburban high school and died at a hospital early Saturday, authorities said.
Rare snow cancels flights in parts of South
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
Snow, rain and sleet spread across parts of the South on Saturday, dusting lawns and shrubs with flakes and leading airlines to cancel several hundred flights.
Writers, studios reportedly to talk
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D5
Hollywood’s writers and the major studios agreed Friday to resume their negotiations in hopes of reaching an agreement that would end the 11-week-old strike, according to several people close to the matter.
Chronic wasting disease found in 3 deer in northwest Kansas
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B8
Three whitetail deer killed by hunters in northwest Kansas have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, wildlife officials said.
Horoscopes
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D5
Prepare to experience change as you enter a new luck and life cycle. Make choices accordingly. At times you might not be as sure of yourself as you would like to be. If you are single, you’ll discover the many opportunities that head in your direction to change your status. If you are attached, the two of you need more private time together.
Stolen body parts probe may boost transplant lawsuits
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A8
The man accused of scheming to plunder bodies for parts used in thousands of tissue transplants is poised to plead guilty, and authorities and victims’ relatives say his testimony could roil the billion-dollar industry.
Shiites head home after relatively peaceful festival
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A9
Hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslims clambered aboard buses or began trekking homeward on foot Saturday at the end of Ashoura, a 10-day ritual to cleanse the spirit and scourge the body in honor of their founding saint.
Packers, Giants brace for cold
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C12
Baby, it’s cold outside. So cold, one team has practiced with footballs straight out of the freezer. But not so frigid that many players say they will go sleeveless.
Man receives 20 years for killing security guard
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B5
A Wyandotte County judge has sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a security guard who was loading an ATM.
Is lying on Facebook, MySpace pages going to become illegal?
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A12
After wrapping up his work in the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader settled down in Allentown, Pa. At least, that’s what his Facebook page says.
Salvia growing in popularity as a recreational drug
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B5
An old hallucinogenic drug is growing in popularity with young people and causing concerns for health and law enforcement officials. And in Kansas, as in most states, it’s perfectly legal to sell it, buy it or ingest it. In fact, the main concern of law and health officials is that so little is known about the drug and how it works.
Students to promote fish at hearing
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Efforts by Tonganoxie schoolchildren to have the bluegill designated as the official state fish are alive.
Aerospace industry fears aging work force
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A4
Roughly a quarter of the nation’s 637,000 aerospace workers could be eligible for retirement this year, raising fears that America could be facing a serious skills shortage in the factories that churn out commercial and military aircraft.
K-State tops No. 10 Texas A&M
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C5
Kansas State’s first home victory over a Top-10 opponent in almost four years may have gone a long way toward answering the question of whether Frank Martin can coach.
Proposal would buy water storage
Bill could limit reservoir releases
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansans would pay a fee to help purchase water storage from federal reservoirs under a proposal filed by a Lawrence lawmaker. State Rep. Tom Sloan, a Republican, said his measure is aimed at preventing unpopular water releases that are sometimes done to help navigation on the Missouri River.
4 arrested in killings of 2 mothers, 2 kids
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
Four men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shootings of a baby, a toddler and their mothers while the women held their children in their arms, police said Saturday.
KSU topples No. 25 Colorado
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kimberly Dietz scored 18 points, and Kansas State rallied to beat No. 25 Colorado, 67-60, Saturday night.
Area Basketball Roundup: Tonganoxie girls win home tourney
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C4
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team defended its home floor and won the Tonganoxie Invitational final, 51-37, Saturday night against Eudora.
Swimmer Hermann sets two Robinson records
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C3
Junior co-captain Danielle Herrmann set Robinson Natatorium records in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, and Kansas University’s swimming and diving team won all 16 events in a 197-99 victory over Nebraska on Saturday.
Giraffe apparently strangles itself at zoo
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
An 11-year-old male giraffe at the Brookfield Zoo was found dead Saturday morning, apparently from strangulation, zoo officials said in a statement.
Clinton, Obama find way to share in victory
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
Hillary Rodham Clinton laid down a winning hand in Nevada. So did Barack Obama. After a brawling presidential contest in the state, Clinton heads into the next battleground of South Carolina with another popular vote victory. But Obama, whose Jan. 3 Iowa victory recedes with time, walked away with one more Nevada delegate than Clinton.
Leonard four up at Hope
Four share second entering final round
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C2
Justin Leonard moved into position for his second Bob Hope Chrysler Classic victory, shooting a 6-under 66 on Saturday to open a gaping four-shot lead in the 90-hole event.
No. 2 Memphis cruises
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C8
With the No. 1 ranking in sight, the Memphis Tigers wanted to seize the opportunity.
USC tops No. 4 UCLA, 72-63
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C9
Southern California’s two freshmen were better than UCLA’s one.
Opposition calls for another day of rallies
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Kenya’s opposition party, determined to bring down President Mwai Kibaki’s government, called Saturday for another day of “peaceful rallies” despite the deaths of more than 20 people in this week’s demonstrations.
Drop the pencil, plug in for filing return
January 20, 2008 in print edition on E1
Whether you’re paying the money you owe, or claiming the money you’ll be getting back, Uncle Sam says there’s no sense filling out any paperwork come tax time. Bottom line: Go electronic.
Turtle power! UNC loses first
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C9
Bambale Osby dropped to the court with his hands covering his face. He knew his basket had given Maryland the lead late. He heard the horn as North Carolina’s final desperation shot clanged off the rim.
Emprise Bank hires former Alvamar exec
January 20, 2008 in print edition on E1
Larry Chance has joined Emprise Bank in Lawrence as a commercial lender and assistant vice president.
Decision maker
Coal plant denial puts former city leader in national spotlight
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
For days, Lawrence had been drenched in torrential rains. The Kansas River overtook the banks, water filled basements and first floors of houses and streets were closed down. Each day, Lawrence Assistant City Manager Rod Bremby stood before the media taking questions, deflecting rumors and reassuring the public. Yes, the levee was still holding. No, the wastewater treatment plant is not threatened. Drinking water should be boiled. Here’s the number for the emergency preparedness hot line. As the river raged and rain poured, Bremby stayed calm and confident.
West cruises in Shrine Game
Jayhawks’ Henry snares one catch for nine yards
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C3
Despite a standout college career at Utah State, Kevin Robinson was virtually unknown to most football fans.
Poet’s showcase
If You Were Here’
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D3
‘If You Were Here’ by Jane Tedder
Adept at adapting
Screenwriters discuss what to cut or keep when turning best-selling books into movies
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D3
David Benioff was sitting on a plane, having a perfectly pleasant conversation with an elderly passenger about his job as a screenwriter, when he mentioned that he was working on an adaptation of “The Kite Runner.” “She grabbed my arm and said, ‘That’s my favorite novel. Don’t change a word!’”
Toaster-collecting enthusiasts found around the world
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D4
Electric toasters were probably first used in England about 1893. Several American companies developed their own toasters, but it was not until 1909 that the first commercial toaster was successful. It was the D-12 made by General Electric.
Jones defeats Trinidad
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C2
Roy Jones Jr. was just too fast, even in a fight that happened several years too late. Jones pranced and punched his way to a unanimous decision over Felix Trinidad on Saturday night, dominating a 170-pound matchup between two iconic boxers whose primes are well past.
Hoskins out for season
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C2
Senior forward David Hoskins will undergo surgery on his left knee and not play this season, Kansas State announced Saturday.
LHS wrestlers 10th at BV Northwest
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C4
Lawrence High’s wrestling team placed 10th out of 21 teams Saturday at the Blue Valley Northwest Invitational.
Program sends Salina students to Washburn
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B3
A partnership between Washburn University and Salina Regional Medical Center is allowing students here to participate in respiratory therapy courses at the college in Topeka.
Keegan: Nobody a Final Four lock
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
When Kansas University’s undefeated basketball team tipped it off Saturday night against rival Missouri, four top-15 teams had been knocked off earlier in the day by unranked opponents.
More concerns
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I have two concerns with the Jan. 18 article regarding trucks detouring though residential streets.
Army chief says Russia ready to use nukes
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Russia’s top military commander said on Saturday that the country is prepared to use its nuclear weapons to defend itself and allies in the event of a severe external threat.
Chavez warns he could take control of banks
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Hugo Chavez threatened on Saturday to take control of banks that fail to meet state-imposed loaning requirements designed to benefit Venezuela’s farmers.
Regional diplomacy the key to stabilizing Iraq
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
Iraq is back. The story is back on Page One and back in the presidential primaries. Has any political progress been made? And how long should we stay? (John McCain just said 100 years was “fine with me.”) Having traveled to Baghdad last month, I can tell you that things in Iraq are much better than Democrats want to believe. But the current situation makes Republicans who prate of “victory” look foolish.
Politics reflects nation’s changing times
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
Memo to presidential candidates: Spare your allusions to the Great Depression, the New Deal and World War II. Lose the references to the uprising in Hungary and to Sputnik. Drop those John F. Kennedy quotes - and the ones from Bobby, too. While you’re at it, you may as well can the comparisons to the Vietnam War. The median-age voter in 2008 wasn’t even born when it started.
Reverse outsourcing
January 20, 2008 in print edition on E1
The United States no longer is simply sending jobs overseas - now the country is sending its knowledge, too. Next year, Kansas University aims to deliver masters-level courses in pharmaceutical chemistry to professionals in India, where demand for such education at the professional level is stressing the country’s own universities.
Mysterious ‘Poe toaster’ leaves roses, cognac at writer’s grave
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Undeterred by controversy, a mysterious visitor paid his annual tribute at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe early Saturday, placing three red roses and a half-filled bottle of cognac before stealing away into the darkness.
Bankruptcies
January 20, 2008 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the two weeks ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Prompt action
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: This is a follow-up to my letter of Jan. 5 regarding snow removal at city buildings. I would like to express my thanks for the very prompt removal of snow at the Traffic Engineering building after last week’s storm.
Democrats, White House debate over who should get tax rebates
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
The poor are the people most likely to spend a tax rebate, if they are handed one in an economic revival plan. Whether that happens depends on who prevails - the White House or the Democrats who run Congress.
Magazine offers backpacking best bets
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D1
If all this cold weather has you feeling claustrophobic, here’s something to think about. “Backpacker” magazine recently listed its best bets for hitting the hiking trails.
Hezbollah leader claims to have Israeli bodies
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A11
Hezbollah’s reclusive leader claimed Saturday the militant group had the remains of Israeli soldiers killed in Lebanon during the 2006 war, saying the dead were left behind “in our villages and fields.”
Behind the lens: Tips will help overcome shutter lag
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D2
Editor’s note: Now you can start your own photo blog and join in on the discussion at Behind the Lens.
Turner leading Chargers’ charge
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C12
He’s not the Norv Turner of the 1990s. Definitely not the Norv of those two dreadful years in Oakland.
State of belief
Bleeding Kansas’ author Sara Paretsky tackles Midwest mores in latest novel
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D1
Sara Paretsky remembered this story when writing her first novel based in Kansas. It was about a decade ago, in the hot Kansas summer sun, when her mother was gravely ill. She was walking from the Eldridge Hotel to Teller’s for dinner, and she encountered white-shirt-clad Christians trying to sell her on the Bible. It’s worth mentioning here that Paretsky is Jewish.
Best-sellers
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D3
Fiction: 1. “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead, $25.95). Nonfiction 1. “In Defense of Food,” by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press, $21.95).
Living in the no-name decade
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D1
So here we are, two years left to go in the decade (or three, depending on how strict you are about these things), and we still don’t have a name for it. Think of how easily “the seventies” trips off the tongue when talking about disco and leisure suits, or “the eighties” when the topic turns to spiky haircuts and A Flock of Seagulls. But how will our future selves refer to the current decade?
Untreated ear mites painful for pets
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D2
Years ago, I rescued a lost hunting dog puppy from the forests in South Carolina, where the ticks were vicious pretty much all year long. This poor little guy had probably been out on his own for less than a week, but I was hard-pressed to find a spot on him that wasn’t infested, and his ears were the worst. Those swollen blood-suckers hung from his drop ears like clusters of grapes, and the more he scratched at them, the more miserable he seemed.
Thrilling ‘Anatomy’ combines suspense, medical history
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D3
For audiences increasingly drawn to “CSI”-type murder mysteries, Lawrence Goldstone reminds them that crime fighting can be just as gripping without all the high-tech wizardry. “The Anatomy of Deception” (Bantam Dell Books, $24) is an intriguing tale of death and dishonesty that takes the reader through 19th-century Philadelphia during the infancy of modern medicine.
14 arrested amid fears of terrorism attacks
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Police arrested 14 suspected Islamic militants in early morning raids Saturday, amid fears the men were plotting a terrorist attack in Barcelona, the interior minister said.
Band organization honors music professor
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D2
Robert Foster, Kansas University professor of music and assistant chairman of the Department of Music and Dance, recently received the Al G. Wright Award from the Women Band Directors International, the only international organization for women band directors. The award was presented to Foster at the annual membership meeting at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, which took place in December.
Lawrence native named appellate judge
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Melissa Taylor-Standridge spent six years working as a buyer for a department store chain before she decided to go to law school. “I think I wanted to change the world,” said the Lawrence native, now living in Overland Park. “I had the desire and the motivation but I didn’t have the tools. I think when you go to law school and learn, you get those tools.”
Pakistan announces arrests in Bhutto assassination plot
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A11
A 15-year-old detained near the Afghan border has confessed to joining a team of assassins sent to kill Benazir Bhutto, officials said Saturday, announcing the first arrests in the case since the attack that killed the opposition leader.
Tuition tipping point
Kansas University students on the “guaranteed tuition” plan may be asking for their money back.
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
What a tremendous irony it would be if the Kansas Board of Regents decides to take such a hard line on university tuition increases that Kansas University students who were given the special “guaranteed tuition” deal actually end up paying more for their education.
Geneticist traces gene mutation linked to colon cancer
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
Mr. and Mrs. George Fry, one of them the originator of a mutated gene linked to colon cancer, sailed from England to the New World about 1630, shortly after the Pilgrims.
Mayor indicted in weird case of taking dog
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
The allegations could bring down the mayor of this South Texas town: a faked death, an attempt to hide the evidence from police, a cover-up story. And for what? A Shih Tzu.
McCain talk not always so ‘straight’
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
In 2004, one of John McCain’s closest associates, John Weaver, spoke to John Kerry about the possibility of McCain running as Kerry’s vice presidential running mate. In “No Excuses,” Bob Shrum’s memoir of his role in numerous presidential campaigns, including Kerry’s, Shrum writes that Weaver assured Kerry that “McCain was serious about the possibility of teaming up with him,” and Kerry approached McCain. He, however, was more serious about seeking the 2008 Republican nomination.
Lions salvage third in Topeka
Just what the doctor ordered’
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C4
The scene was celebratory. Players gathered at midcourt, donning large smiles and medals draped over their necks by the team’s cheerleaders as applause rained down from the balconies.
Firebirds tumble in final
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
A night removed from shooting 81 percent from the floor and knocking off the host team, Free State High’s boys basketball team fell in the championship of the McPherson Invitational to Manhattan, 55-51.
Apartment fire forces 20 from homes
Lessons learned from Boardwalk blaze helped residents, firefighters
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
An early morning fire displaced about 20 residents at a two-story apartment complex near Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive. Flames spread quickly through the complex, located at 2040 Heatherwood Drive, according to witnesses. Firefighters rescued several residents from second-floor balconies.
On the record
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
A 23-year-old Lawrence woman on Saturday reported that a back window and driver’s side mirror on a 2007 TrailBlazer were criminally damaged. The incident occurred between 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of Morningside Drive. The estimated damage is valued at $2,000.
Baker group to host political roundtable
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
A Baker University’s student environmental group called Earth We Are will host a Focus the Nation roundtable at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the audio-visual room in the Owens musical arts building on Baker’s campus.
McCray saves day
Kansas women hold off Tigers, 66-60
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Little doubt the wind that waves the wheat on Kansas University’s women’s basketball team is Danielle McCray. Stop McCray, and you stop the Jayhawks. “That’s what teams are doing now,” said McCray, KU’s leading scorer and rebounder. “But teams can’t do that for 40 minutes. They won’t be able to stop me for 40 minutes.”
Community supper moves to Manhattan
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Land Trust will host its fifth old-fashioned community supper Feb. 2 at the Union Pacific Depot in Manhattan.
Boot Hill Museum struggles with attendance
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B4
Over the past four years, the Boot Hill Museum has received $775,000 in local sales tax money to keep it afloat, according to figures from City Hall.
Gun death thought suicide
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
A 43-year-old Baldwin City man was shot and killed early Saturday morning at a residence in Baldwin City.
Cold first quarter dooms Eagles
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C4
An icy first-quarter shooting effort Saturday for the Veritas Christian girls basketball team put the Eagles in a hole from which they couldn’t climb out.
Treasury faults KC for loss of IRS tapes
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B3
Federal investigators are blaming city officials for the loss in 2006 of 26 IRS computer tapes containing taxpayer information. In a heavily redacted report obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration said the city failed to follow “proper safeguards for protecting federal tax return information.”
Ad Astra poetry project
Lawrence poet championed cutting edge
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D6
Editor’s note: In her Ad Astra Poetry Project, Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low highlights historic and contemporary poets who resided in Kansas for a substantial part of their lives. Eventually, she will collect the biweekly broadsides into a book, to be published by the Center for Kansas Studies at Washburn University, in cooperation with Thomas Fox Averill.
MU: Foul disparity ‘hard to swallow’
Tigers’ biggest lament: poor field-goal shooting against KU
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C6
A whopping 52 personal fouls were whistled Saturday night during Kansas University’s 76-70 victory against Missouri in Mizzou Arena.
Analysis: McCain’s win may lead to GOP nomination
January 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
John McCain claimed a sweet South Carolina victory that eluded him in 2000 - and, if history is a guide, may have set himself on course to become the GOP presidential nominee.
Obama supporters cover state
Local volunteers brave frigid temperatures to go door-to-door for candidate
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Enthusiastic volunteers for presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., spread out Saturday across Lawrence to plead their case to voters.About 20 volunteers, including several Kansas University students, braved the freezing temperatures to walk door-to-door, handing out literature to convince Lawrencians to support Obama during the Feb. 5 Democratic caucus.
Pump patrol
January 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.79 at several stations.
Laughter cure for sinusitis
January 20, 2008 in print edition on D1
I am leaning over the kitchen sink, pouring a pitcher of salt water through my nose. Inserting the spout of a miniature teapot into my right nostril, I tilt my head just so. After a moment, the water streams - then trickles, then streams again - out the nostril on the other side.
Kansas basketball notebook
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C7
KU senior Russell Robinson had to leave the game early in the second half for a short spell.
Commentary: Woods now in rare no-win situation
January 20, 2008 in print edition on C2
This might be the only time Tiger Woods ever felt he couldn’t win. A few weeks ago, he was just sitting around, doing what all 13-time major championship owners do in their spare time, taking his yacht for a spin or whatever, when a TV announcer suffered a severe brain cramp and flippantly mentioned how the tour players might as well “lynch” Woods in a back alley to keep him from ruling golf.