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6:00 a.m.
Gria Inc. crew members Brent Wallis, of Lawrence, left, and Michael Camacho, of Kansas City, Mo., sand walls and install wood trim on a remodeling project at 1650 Cambridge Road. A Lawrence company, Gria is staying busy even in a construction downturn by concentrating its design firm, fabrication shop and construction company on a broad range of projects, including custom homes and remodeling. Building bust
January 27, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Jack Hope leads an enterprise that specializes in home construction, remodeling and designs for residential projects in the Lawrence area. In name, anyway. “I’m down to one employee,” said Hope, owner of Jack Hope Design Build, which had 17 employees just two years ago. “I’ve reduced the size of my company down to me.” Hope is far from alone in watching his business fortunes decline along with the overall construction market in town - a segment that slowed last year to its slowest pace since midway through the Reagan administration.
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence attorney Kathy Kirk recently returned from Jordan, where she instructed judges and other legal professionals on alternative dispute resolution. Mediator shares expertise abroad
January 27, 2008 in print edition on 1B
One day last fall, Lawrence attorney Kathy Kirk listened to a contract mediation case involving a dispute over delivery services. It was like many she’d heard before. But this time, she was hearing it in Amman, Jordan. Kirk returned earlier this month from a three-month stay in Jordan, where she trained judges, lawyers and other professionals in civil mediation. She helped Jordanians amend laws to accommodate judges so they could order mediation, and she helped establish rules and regulations for the process.
10:00 p.m.
New book guides army commanders on surviving deployment
January 27, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The first 100 days are critical to a soldier deployed in a combat zone. “The enemy isn’t stupid. If they are going to attack a unit, they are going to attack one that is new, not one that’s been there 300 days,” said Col. Steve Mains, director of the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) at Fort Leavenworth.

All stories

6News video: Kansans prepare for Caucus
January 27, 2008
In just two weeks, thousands of Kansans will have what political activists call their best chance ever to influence who will emerge as the nominees for President of the United States.
6Sports video: KU women host Aggies
January 27, 2008
The Kansas University women’s basketball team took on Texas A&M Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
6News video: Fire crews respond to evening blaze
January 27, 2008
Fire crews responded to multiple fire calls to a home in eastern Lawrence on Sunday evening.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks rout Huskers
January 27, 2008
The result of Nebraska’s rematch with KU on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse isn’t exactly what the Huskers were looking for.
6News video: Local woman’s fundraiser hair-raising
January 27, 2008
February is American Heart Month and one Lawrence woman has come up with a hair-raising way to raise money for the cause.
6News video: Audubon society celebrates Eagle’s Day
January 27, 2008
Area residents got a bird’s eye view of one of nature’s most spectacular creatures on Sunday.
6Sports video: Firebirds battle Washburn
January 27, 2008
The Free State girl’s basketball team took on the Washburn Rural Lady Blues in the Firebird Winter Classic on Saturday.
6News video: School board to discuss election
January 27, 2008
The Lawrence school board will discuss a possible election Monday night on a topic that could raise property taxes.
6Sports video: Lady Lions take on Blue Valley
January 27, 2008
The LHS girl’s basketball team battled the Blue Valley Tigers in the Capital City Classic on Saturday.
6News video: Home construction numbers down
January 27, 2008
Lawrence is coming off its slowest year for home construction since the Reagan administration.
Behind the Lens: Investing time, patience pays when shooting wildlife
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D2
I remember sitting in the Pratt High Library in the ‘60s and looking through Sports Afield and Outdoor Life, just to name a few outdoor magazines. Plug that into becoming a photographer, and you have someone who not only loves the outdoors but gets paid to make photos of it.
Fewer people trashing US roads, beaches, experts say
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A5
America is getting cleaner, litter experts say. They estimate that deliberate trash-tossing has fallen about 2 percent a year since the mid-‘70s in communities where it’s been measured.
GOP conservatives tighten grip
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B5
Conservatives continued Saturday to tighten their strong grip on the Kansas Republican Party by preventing a moderate from representing the state on the party’s National Committee.
A&M flummoxes KU women, 58-51
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
As many 21s as came up for Texas A&M, the Aggies should have spent the rest of the night at the blackjack table. A&M’s women’s basketball team forced 21 turnovers and grabbed 21 offensive rebounds in dispatching Kansas University, 58-51, on Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Taxpayers can warm up with energy efficiency credits
January 27, 2008 in print edition on E1
You strive to save money. You work to protect the environment. You’ve made efficiency upgrades at your home, hoping to chill rising energy bills. Now you can get some money back from Uncle Sam.
Firebirds 4th at Winter Classic
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C4
Don’t be surprised if the Free State High girls basketball team burns the film from this weekend’s Firebird Winter Classic.
Pakistan says nuclear assets safe from militants to dispel concerns
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are safe from Taliban and al-Qaida militants because of the military’s stringent security system and a political climate that precludes a takeover by religious extremists, a top official said Saturday.
Kansas urged to rethink immigration proposals
Electronic verification system called ‘not ready for prime time’
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
Republicans and Democrats in the Kansas Legislature say the best way to take a bite out of illegal immigration is to punish employers who hire workers who are not supposed to be here. “There are problems here that need to be addressed in the Kansas workplace,” said House Minority Leader Dennis McKinney, D-Greensburg.
Ryun, Jenkins campaign during GOP meeting
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas Republicans’ biggest annual meeting is giving the candidates in a hotly contested congressional race the chance to stump.
State GOP takes stand on requiring voter ID
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Kansas Republican Party favors legislation to require that voters show photo identification at the polls.
Ex-sumo ‘stablemaster’ to be arrested for death
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
The Aichi prefectural police have decided to arrest former stablemaster Tokitsukaze and three of his stable’s senior sumo wrestlers by early next month, after concluding that their beatings and assaults over two days on a 17-year-old junior wrestler led to his death in June, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
Police probe connections between assassinations
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
Investigators are looking into whether a car bomb that killed one of Lebanon’s top terrorism investigators was part of a string of attacks that have targeted leading anti-Syrian politicians, a security official said Saturday.
Libyan leader’s son said to have hand in deadly bombings
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
A son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is behind a group of foreign and Iraqi fighters responsible for this week’s devastating explosion in northern Iraq, a security chief for Sunni tribesmen who rose up against al-Qaida said Saturday.
Chavez urges allies to move reserves out of US
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged his Latin American allies on Saturday to begin withdrawing billions of dollars in international reserves from U.S. banks, warning of a looming U.S. economic crisis.
Riot police prevent Gazans from leaving
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
In its first public criticism of Gaza’s Hamas rulers, Egypt complained Saturday of “provocations” during the Gaza-Egypt border crisis and said more than three dozen members of its security forces were hospitalized as a result.
2 wounded in shooting at Target parking lot
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
Two Kansas City men have been wounded in a shooting at a Target parking lot in Independence.
Affirmative action under attack in several state ballot initiatives
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
Come November, voters will decide more than half a million federal, state and local officeholders and ballot initiatives. Ninety-nine percent of these decisions will matter less than will the five civil rights initiatives that might be on the ballots in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Missouri.
Avalanches on mountains outside LA have killed 3
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
A series of avalanches in the mountains outside of Los Angeles killed three people, authorities said Saturday, while Southern California braced for more powerful storms that have pounded the area with heavy snow and rain.
Cave explorer rescued after 4-day effort
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Mexican rescuers pulled an injured French cave explorer to safety early Saturday, working in a passageway so narrow they sometimes had to remove him from a stretcher and carry the man in their hands.
Best-sellers
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D3
Fiction 1. “Plum Lucky,” by Janet Evanovich (St. Martinos, $17.95).Nonfiction 1. “In Defense of Food,” by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press, $21.95).
On the record
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police responded to a medical emergency that was originally thought to be an intentional stabbing Saturday night. About 8 p.m., police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical units were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Elm Street.
Dare you! Boys’ tongues get stuck on flagpole
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Two fourth-grade boys mimicking a scene from the movie “A Christmas Story” wound up with their tongues stuck to a frozen flagpole.
Young cheerleaders invited to camp
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
Haskell University Co-Ed Cheerleading Squad will be host to “Lil’ All-Stars Cheerleading Camp 2” from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at Coffin Sports Complex. The event is open to the public.
Horoscopes
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D5
Deal with growth and opportunity. Life is an adventure, and you need to pursue the untrodden path. Sometimes others might try to hold you back. Slowing down and assessing what you are doing can never hurt. If you are single, you certainly cut a remarkable swath. If you are attached, you will enter a new phase.
School board member urges change to No Child Left Behind
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
A Lawrence school board member wants the board to show support for a bill that would change the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Funeral arrangements for Heath Ledger remain secret
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D5
Details about funeral arrangements for actor Heath Ledger remained secret as his body was taken from a Manhattan funeral home.
Poet’s Showcase
Lovers Collide’ by Karl Dean
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D3
‘Lovers Collide’ by Karl Dean
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 27, 1908: “Wireless phones are being found important to people such as the officers on our ships now on a world tour. Captains can converse with each other other directly rather than using telegraphic means and this is one of the first practical applications of the new procedure. Its future looks bright.”
Cooking schools teaching new chefs to cut the fat
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A8
The movement to ban artery-clogging trans fats from food has a new venue: cooking schools. The places that train the people who will someday be feeding the rest of us are cutting back or eliminating artificial trans fats from their classrooms, saying they have a responsibility to teach students how to cook healthy foods.
Counterinsurgency guru retiring from Army
Fort Riley trainer joining think tank in Washington, DC
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
For 16 months, Lt. Col. John Nagl has trained teams of advisers at Fort Riley for a year’s duty in Afghanistan or Iraq, part of the Army’s effort to build up those nations’ security and fight terrorism, using teams grounded in the principles of fighting insurgents.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro tells undiluted story in ‘My Life’
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D3
In the winter of his life, and with his political future unclear, Fidel Castro’s personal musings on subjects from the Cuban Missile Crisis to his successor are now accessible to Americans in a new English version of more than 100 hours of transcripts from interviews he gave before falling ill in mid 2006.
Secret compartments bonus to any collectible
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D4
Safes and banks were not easy to find in the 18th and 19th centuries. That’s why so many types of secret compartments were made in furniture and decorative items. Eighteenth-century desks often had “deed” boxes disguised as small columns on the inside near the drawers. The columns could be pulled forward and a hollow box hidden behind them could hold money and important papers, such as a land grant or a will.
Old spy satellite falling toward Earth
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or early March, government officials said Saturday.
Free State High Firebird Winter Classic Notebook
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C4
In the Firebirds’ opening-round victory over Hutchinson, junior forward Taylor Manning set a school record for assists in a game. Manning recorded eight assists, seven coming in the first half, to lead Free State into the second round.
Winning writers discover voices later in life
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D1
Sometimes, writing is an escape, a way to get away from the things that pay the bills. That’s the case for this year’s winners of the Langston Hughes Literary Awards: John Mark Connolly in fiction writing and Stephen Bunch in poetry.
Cardinals’ stadium takes center stage
There’s nothing else quite like site of this year’s Super Bowl
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C3
As the architect of the critically acclaimed University of Phoenix Stadium, Peter Eisenman knew he would have no trouble finding Super Bowl tickets. He just had no idea he’d be watching his favorite team play for the NFL title in the retractable-roofed stadium he designed.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
State Rep. Morris Kay, R-Lawrence, was named by the Jaycees as Lawrence’s outstanding young man of 1967.
Stimulus rebates could arrive in May
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
Most taxpayers could expect a rebate of up to $600 starting in mid-May under the economic aid plan set to go through Congress within weeks.
Diamond refunds a consumer’s best friend
But don’t tell your friends, lest you cut into your cut
January 27, 2008 in print edition on E1
Diamonds may be forever, but the price you paid for them may not. Millions of American consumers who bought diamond rings or other diamond jewelry could be in for a sizable rebate thanks to the pending settlement of a series of class-action lawsuits that accused the giant De Beers diamond company of price-fixing and monopoly practices.
Bankruptcies
January 27, 2008 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records
Islam attack
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: David Burress attacks Cal Thomas’ anti-Islamic columns, calling them “bigoted” - reflective of an intolerant set of received views - but the samples that Burress quotes don’t clearly make that case. Any of the quotes might be reasonable in the context of Thomas’ arguments, which Burress does not engage.
Finding camera’s owner through photo clues becomes global quest
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A6
At dusk on New Year’s Eve, Erika Gunderson got into a taxi in New York City and entered a digital-age mystery. Sitting on the back seat was a nice Canon digital camera. Gunderson asked the driver which previous passenger might have left it, but the cabbie didn’t seem to care. So Gunderson brought it home and showed it to her fiance, Brian Ascher. They decided that the only right thing to do was to find the owner.
Gould Evans adds senior designer
January 27, 2008 in print edition on E1
John Reeves has joined the Lawrence office of Gould Evans as a senior designer, with current responsibilities including work on the Kansas State University Center for Child Development.
Is America ready for Billary, round 2?
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
Whether you loved them or hated them, Bill and Hillary Clinton were always a twofer. On the campaign trail in 1992, Bill used to joke about it. Vote for me and get “two for the price of one,” he chuckled. Plenty of Americans thought this wasn’t such a bad idea. A bumper sticker popular at the time proclaimed: “I’m voting for Hillary’s husband.”
Program puts chaplains in bar to lend ear
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
Barflies, forget having to talk your troubles over with a bartender.
Repair shops offer niche service in a disposable society
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D1
Bruce Barlow is one of a kind. Truly. BKB Leather, his North Lawrence shoe repair shop, used to have a handful of locally owned competitors around town. But now he’s the sole shoe repairman in the phone book. “I’m the only one in Lawrence who does this,” he says. “When there were a bunch of us, there used to be seven of us. Each of us have our own personality and had our own loyal following.” Not now.
Soaring price of birth control puts pressure on Congress
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
Jen Mayekawa temporarily stopped using birth control last spring when she discovered that the cost had more than quadrupled, from $11 to $49 per month.
KU shrugs off Beasley’s boasts
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C6
Kansas State freshman phenom Michael Beasley has been telling anybody and everybody who’ll listen that the Wildcats will halt Kansas University’s 24-game winning streak in Manhattan this season. “We’re gonna beat KU at home. We’re gonna beat ‘em at their house. We’re gonna beat ‘em in Africa. Wherever we play we’re gonna beat ‘em,” Beasley said at a summertime Catbacker function.
Couple broaden horizons via son’s Wii
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D1
My son left the country a few weeks ago. Armed with a passport, work visa and years of pent-up wanderlust, he flew off to New Zealand on an eight-month adventure. I envy him his freedom and I’m happy he has the opportunity, but I miss his frequent visits to the house. I long for one of his bear hugs and signature greeting: “Hello-o-o, mother dearest! What’s the dinner plan?”
Sharpshooters will try to cull NJ deer
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A9
Sharpshooters will take to the trees next week in northern New Jersey’s South Mountain Reservation to deal with a problem that has become the scourge of many suburban communities: too many deer.
Mediator shares expertise abroad
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
One day last fall, Lawrence attorney Kathy Kirk listened to a contract mediation case involving a dispute over delivery services. It was like many she’d heard before. But this time, she was hearing it in Amman, Jordan. Kirk returned earlier this month from a three-month stay in Jordan, where she trained judges, lawyers and other professionals in civil mediation. She helped Jordanians amend laws to accommodate judges so they could order mediation, and she helped establish rules and regulations for the process.
Broadcasters lose sight of what merits ‘news’
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D2
My lawyer father advised me to believe nothing I hear and only half of what I see. That advice serves me well while viewing nationally televised newscasts. What a load of baloney! Even worse, those shoveling the baloney claim to be giving viewers what we want to see and hear. Say what?of what merits ‘news’
Husker star Maric shut out
Center blanked in 21 minutes against Jayhawks
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C7
Late in the second half, Nebraska University’s best basketball player, 6-foot-11 center Aleks Maric, pulled up from 18 feet and heaved a prayer toward the basket. By that point, it was really all he had.
Nomination race may last longer than expected
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
Maybe not so front-loaded after all. That was the critique, you remember. Party leaders, more skilled in the political arts than in the language arts, front-loaded the 2008 presidential race so much that both parties’ nominees would be known in about 10 days from now. That was the theory, at least, and it would have given us a general election campaign from Feb. 6 to Nov. 4, or about the gestation period of a human being.
FCC proposes $1.4M fine for bare ‘buttocks’ on TV
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $1.4 million fine against 52 ABC Television Network stations over a 2003 broadcast of cop drama “NYPD Blue.”
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
City Manager Buford Watson criticized a Kansas Senate bill that would raise the fee for water the city was getting from Clinton Lake. Watson said the bill unfairly “changes the rules of the game.” The higher fee was imposed after the city felt it had a long-term agreement on water rights. The city planned to fight the move.
Thomas’ son arrested for underage drinking
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C12
New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas’ 19-year-old son has been arrested for underage drinking.
City’s Google guru to browse for school funds
LHS, KU grad to speak at Holidome
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
He’s known for helping put Lawrence at the center of the Google Earth program. Later this year, Lawrence High School and Kansas University graduate Brian McClendon will be the center of the largest fundraiser for the Lawrence Schools Foundation.
Free State boys tripped up in OT
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C4
The Free State High boys basketball squad made big shot after big shot in its game against Olathe North at home on Saturday.
Commentary: Biggest upset? Always Namath’s Jets
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
If Eli Manning, a sacking defense, underdog mojo and the collective will of the 1972 Dolphins are enough to somehow carry the Giants past the Patriots next week, would it be the biggest upset in Super Bowl history? Undoubtedly yes, but only to flabbergasted New Englanders.
KU swimmers clip Iowa
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C4
Junior co-captain Danielle Herrmann and junior Maria Mayrovich each recorded three event victories as the Kansas Unviersity’s swimming and diving team defeated Iowa, 144-89, Saturday at the Missouri Aquatics Center Saturday. KU improved its record to 6-2 (1-1 Big 12).
HINU ripped
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C4
Haskell Indian Nations University’s men’s basketball team fell to 8-13 on the season and 1-3 in MCAC play with a 93-61 loss to Bellevue (Neb.) University on Saturday night.
Veritas sweeps Midland Adventist
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C4
The Veritas Christian girls basketball team improved to 11-4 on Saturday night after a 44-29 victory over Midland Adventist.
Yearning for simplicity
Life on Midwestern farm during Depression chronicled by 85-year-old first-time author
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D3
Mildred Armstrong Kalish’s memoir is not about the author. It’s about a way of life that is long gone. “If you’ll look at this book, you’ll notice that I very deliberately kept myself as much out of it as possible,” the 85-year-old said about her first book.
Health care right
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Health care is a human right. A system that allows the rich to purchase the best health care in the world while the poor die of malnutrition and preventable diseases by the thousands is intolerably corrupt and, ultimately, unsustainable.
Lions rumble to 3rd
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C4
Lawrence High’s wrestling team placed third at the 14-team Final Flurry tournament Saturday.
Maryland proposes ‘Do Not Deliver’ list for unwanted newspapers
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A7
Connie Finch doesn’t read a newspaper, but she picks up plenty each morning. At least one free newspaper is dropped at the end of her driveway each day, and she picks up more newspapers left by her neighbors. All of them end up in the garbage. “We’re not asking for it,” Finch said. “And it’s just littering our streets.”
Beasley tallies 33 in blowout
KSU now can look ahead
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C9
Now Kansas State can focus on Kansas University. After an 82-57 dismantling of Iowa State on Saturday, Kansas State freshman Bill Walker admitted it was a relief to finally be able to concentrate on the No. 2 Jayhawks.
Building bust
Construction slowdown forces area builders to redirect energy
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
Jack Hope leads an enterprise that specializes in home construction, remodeling and designs for residential projects in the Lawrence area. In name, anyway. “I’m down to one employee,” said Hope, owner of Jack Hope Design Build, which had 17 employees just two years ago. “I’ve reduced the size of my company down to me.” Hope is far from alone in watching his business fortunes decline along with the overall construction market in town - a segment that slowed last year to its slowest pace since midway through the Reagan administration.
5-legged cat to undergo surgery to remove legs
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Cats may have nine lives, but one unique feline has five legs - for now.
Griffin’s return boosts OU
Freshman tallies 17 points, 15 rebounds in unexpected appearance
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C9
Blake Griffin clenched his fists, looked up and let out a loud scream. One of triumph, not pain.
Students draw up future cities for contest
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
In the distant future, cities will be built on multiple levels. They will sustain humans in space, as people create dwellings in gravity-mimicking spheres. And towns like Greensburg will draw power from the Sahara Desert. That’s according to hundreds of middle school students who filled Kansas University’s Kansas Union on Saturday for the Future City Competition, organized by the National Engineers Week Foundation.
Aggies eke out much-needed win
A&M rebounds from five-OT loss to Baylor, puts end to three-game losing streak
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C9
Any victory would do for No. 18 Texas A&M just a few days after losing the game that wouldn’t end. Dominique Kirk hit the go-ahead free throws with 44 seconds left, and the Aggies snapped their three-game losing streak by beating Oklahoma State, 59-56, in a game that was anything but pretty.
Death toll reaches 25 in latest political violence
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Men sobbed as police unloaded 16 charred bodies at a mortuary in this western Kenyan city. People with machete and arrow wounds overwhelmed the main hospital and were forced to share beds. Hundreds of homeless took shelter at a church.
Florida governor endorses McCain ahead of Tuesday’s GOP primary
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist endorsed a beaming Sen. John McCain on Saturday night, delivering a boost three days before the state’s pivotal primary.
Grizzlies tentatively set to waive Stoudamire
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C12
The Memphis Grizzlies and point guard Damon Stoudamire have reached a tentative agreement to put him on waivers Monday, and if the veteran is not claimed within 48 hours he will be given his release.
Big Red bore
Rush leads rout of Huskers
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
Brandon Rush insists he doesn’t see red when he takes the court against Nebraska’s basketball team. “I’ve got nothing against Nebraska,” Rush, Kansas University’s 6-foot-6 junior guard, said, indicating he’s as fired up to play the Cornhuskers as any other Big 12 squad. Then how does he explain hitting five of seven threes and scoring 17 points in Saturday’s 84-49 rout of the Big Red just two weeks after sinking an identical five of seven from beyond the arc and scoring 19 points in a 21-point victory in Lincoln?
Tisdale, Bears crush Huskers
Longhorns, Red Raiders score easy victories
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C8
Angela Tisdale stood in the backcourt letting the clock wind down a bit. When the time was right, Baylor’s smallest player and lone senior blew by a defender and drove all the way through the lane for a layup.
A wild end (around) to all-star game
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C8
For once, Andre Caldwell and Erik Ainge had a dramatic finish that both could cheer.
Analysis: Obama’s win could signal trouble down the road
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Democrats head away from South Carolina today torn between two top candidates - and deeply divided along racial lines that could pull at their party throughout a long and bruising campaign.
Missouri rallies after horrid start
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C9
Colorado set the tempo and the tone, so the Missouri Tigers turned to their pressure defense to secure their first road win of the season.
Texas steamrolls Tech
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C9
Bob Knight got a standing ovation and a rousing cheer from Texas fans for getting his 900th victory earlier this season.
Governor’s son creates, sells game
Downtown’s Hobbs to carry ‘Don’t Drop the Soap’
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B8
A son of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is peddling a board game titled “Don’t Drop the Soap.” John Sebelius, 23, designed the prison-themed game as a class project at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Gandhi grandson resigns from peace center
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
Arun Gandhi said he learned at his grandfather’s feet that the world’s major conflicts can only be tackled by first solving the little problems.
No cause yet for Las Vegas hotel blaze
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
The burned exterior facade along the roof of the Monte Carlo hotel-casino will have to be removed or secured before the Las Vegas Strip resort can reopen, the chief county building inspector said Saturday.
Woods stretches Buick lead to eight
Tiger fires third-round 66, reaches 18 under par
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Winning the Buick Invitational is now a matter of when, not who.
NBA Roundup
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C12
Scores from around the league.
Speeding car flies 200 feet, killing 5 occupants
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
A car speeding down a private airport runway ran off an embankment and was airborne for 200 feet before smashing into a tree early Saturday, killing all five young men in the vehicle, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Pats take Burress’ remarks in stride
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C3
Plaxico Burress has made some amazing catches. And this amazing statement: His Giants may have better receivers than the Patriots’ very deep group of Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Donte’ Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney.
Giants packed, ready for trip to Super Bowl
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C3
The packed blue canvas travel bags were in front of each locker, and there seemed to be a sense of relief among the New York Giants after holding their final practice in New Jersey for the Super Bowl.
Coughlin, Belichick actually like each other
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C3
One evening last March during the NFL meetings in Phoenix, a group of folks leaving a restaurant encountered Tom Coughlin and Dick Jauron dining with their wives on the outdoor terrace. Nothing unusual about that - Jauron, Buffalo’s coach, was once Coughlin’s defensive coordinator in Jacksonville.
Gunmen kidnap US aid worker
Americans rarely target of abductions
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
Gunmen kidnapped a burqa-clad American aid worker and her driver in southern Afghanistan’s largest city early Saturday, the latest in a series of kidnappings of foreigners in the troubled country.
Welfare guidelines eased for students
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A6
Welfare recipients who go to college can use up to a year of classwork to meet the program’s work requirements and no longer will need to have homework supervised for some of that time count as well.
Kansas basketball notebook
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C7
Tom Younger of Victoria held a sign that read: “Jayhawk Fan for 66 years: First game in fieldhouse.” Younger, 75, attended with five friends who made the long trip via limo.
New book guides army commanders on surviving deployment
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
The first 100 days are critical to a soldier deployed in a combat zone. “The enemy isn’t stupid. If they are going to attack a unit, they are going to attack one that is new, not one that’s been there 300 days,” said Col. Steve Mains, director of the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) at Fort Leavenworth.
LHS girls denied title No. 2
Lions ‘roughed up’ in Capital Classic finale
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
Layups rimmed out. Jumpers clanged off the front iron. Three-pointers didn’t even reach the hoop. Not the way Lawrence High’s girls basketball team envisioned playing for the first three quarters of the championship game in the Capital City Classic on Saturday evening.
Keegan: Beasley bigger challenge
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
The day of basketball entertainment started in Allen Fieldhouse and finished inside Bramlage Coliseum. The focus for Nebraska, as usual, was to get the ball inside to its best player, Aleks Maric. Kansas didn’t let that happen.
Top 25 Roundup: Memphis dispatches ‘Zags
No. 1 Tigers pass midseason nonconference test
January 27, 2008 in print edition on C10
John Calipari knew his Memphis Tigers would need a little jolt right about now. That’s why he wanted to play Gonzaga at this point of the season. He got what he hoped for from the Bulldogs.And his top-ranked Tigers still won.
Yellow ribbon comes down with soldier’s return
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
The bright yellow ribbon that hung on a large tree in front of Carol Murray’s house caught the attention of many motorists along Kansas Highway 7.
Ex-Russian spy says agents helped steal $500M from UN
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
A former Russian top spy says his agents helped the Russian government steal nearly $500 million from the U.N.’s oil-for-food program in Iraq before the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
Analysts work overtime in HBO’s ‘Treatment’
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D7
Tom Cruise must be having a tough time these days, and it’s not just because of that scandalous biography. Assuming he watches TV at all, every time he turns it on there’s a new psychiatrist or psychologist working overtime. From VH1’s fly-on-the-Hollywood-wall “Celebrity Rehab” to the tortured yuppie sex lives of the privileged patients on HBO’s fictional “Tell Me You Love Me,” therapy could be the new “reality.”
College student won’t let cancer end dreams
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
Brandon Jones, 22, plans to graduate from Pittsburg State University in the spring, and he doesn’t intend to let anything stop him. Not even cancer.
Accountability
Public oversight is what separates America’s law enforcement agencies from the secret police of totalitarian regimes.
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
“Transparency” should be a guiding principle for all aspects of a democratic government. All elected bodies and government agencies must remember that their power comes from the people and they ultimately are responsible to the public for whatever actions they take.
Helicopter pilot dies after crash into freeway
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
A helicopter pilot was killed when his small craft crashed into a freeway and burst into flames, authorities said.
Police question trader in fraud that cost bank $7 billion
January 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
Police on Saturday questioned the young trader blamed for a massive fraud that cost France’s Societe Generale bank more than $7 billion, as the country’s president accused global financial institutions of having “gone haywire” and urged common sense.
Republicans worry about caucus plan
January 27, 2008 in print edition on B5
Some Kansas Republicans worry their party isn’t prepared for its Feb. 9 presidential caucuses and that some meeting places will be too small and run out of ballots.
People in the news
January 27, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ Bono gives Japanese prime minister red iPod¢ Miss Michigan crowned as Miss America 2008