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6News video: House divided on coal plant bill
March 26, 2008
Grumbling among House members threatens to stall a new bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
6News video: Planners ask city to OK airport business park
March 26, 2008
Developers of a proposed industrial park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport make their case this afternoon for a project they say is financially feasible for the city.
6News video: Clinton Lake fishing spot temporarily closed
March 26, 2008
A popular Lawrence fishing hole closes until next week.
6Sports video: Kansas softball beats Bears
March 26, 2008
The Kansas softball team hosted a double header as well today against Missouri State.
6News video: Business leader speaks on sustainability
March 26, 2008
The Walter Sutton lecture series brought five business awards as well as a keynote speaker to KU’s Woodruff Auditorium tonight.
6News video: Mountain lion shot, killed in Kansas
March 26, 2008
They’ve been rumored to be in Lawrence for years, but tonight, proof may exist of a mountain lion in Kansas.
6News video: House OK’s bill on funeral protests
March 26, 2008
The House passes a new funeral picketing bill.
6News video: 3 injured in accident on George William Way
March 26, 2008
An accident at what some call a dangerous west Lawrence intersection sends three people to area hospitals.
6Sports video: KU women to spar with Spartans
March 26, 2008
The Kansas women made quick work Monday night of Evansville in the second round of the WNIT.
6News video: State leaders want to move HS games to university stadiums
March 26, 2008
State lawmakers try to blitz Kansas high school officials into returning championship football games to both Lawrence and Manhattan.
6News video: ‘Math madness’ teaches students how to budget
March 26, 2008
As the Jayhawks head to Detroit, local elementary students are planning their own trip to the Sweet 16. But they won’t actually make the trek. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more.
6Sports video: Jayhawks board bus to Motor City
March 26, 2008
After being able to spend a few warm nights in their own bed, this afternoon the Kansas men began their Sweet 16 journey to Detroit.
6Sports video: KU football gears up for spring game
March 26, 2008
Hard to believe, but the 2008 football season is right around the corner.
6News video: Madness escalates as Jayhawks head north
March 26, 2008
This afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse a handful of the Hawk faithful turned out to wish the team well in Friday’s Sweet 16 matchup against Villanova.
6Sports video: KU baseball squad soars
March 26, 2008
It was a windy one today at Hoglund Ballpark. This afternoon, Kansas played host to Chicago State and Benedictine.
6Sports video: Hawks make it to Motown
March 26, 2008
This afternoon the Kansas men’s basketball team took their first step toward winning a spot in the Elite Eight. Kevin Romary has more on the Jayhawks’ arrival in Detroit.
Sweet sendoff for KU at Allen Fieldhouse
Fans gather as team departs
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
A 1951 Kansas University graduate was among the basketball fans who lined up Wednesday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse to wish the team well during its Sweet 16 game Friday in Detroit.
Lawrence man flown from accident scene; three others hurt
Emergency workers respond to Bob Billings Parkway and George Williams Way in west Lawrence
06:22 p.m., March 26, 2008 Updated 10:37 p.m.
One man was flown by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night in west Lawrence.
6News Now: Students use Jayhawks’ March Madness trip for lesson
March 26, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, as the KU men’s basketball team to heads off to Detroit, local students are planning their own trip to the Sweet 16 as a math lesson.
Free State baseball drills Olathe North
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B4
E.J. Swanson drove in six runs, Alex Hardman went 4-for-5, and Caleb Gress struck out five batters in four innings as Free State High swamped Olathe North, 14-5, on Tuesday.
Familiarity helps city squads
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B4
John Richey is in his first year as Free State High’s boys tennis coach, but he certainly isn’t new to the players on the Firebirds’ varsity roster.
Ramirez propels Red Sox in opener
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
Daisuke Matsuzaka got the Tokyo Dome fans revved up, and Manny Ramirez struck the winning pose.
Crane accident kills 2, injures 5
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Part of a construction crane plummeted 30 floors at the site of a luxury high-rise condominium Tuesday, smashing into a home that the contractor used for storage and killing two workers, police said.
Horoscopes
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B8
This year you frequently feel that someone trips you up, just when you are on a roll. Detachment proves to be instrumental and important, as at times, these snafus are there for a reason. If you are single, you could meet someone very special when you least expect it. If you are attached, you could find your sweetie difficult at times. Agree to disagree.
Extended warranties a poor buy
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
Most people don’t buy a new car without hearing the dealership finance manager warn about “how foolish it would be” not to protect their investment from unexpected repairs. But extended warranties sell costly “peace of mind” for repair nightmares that probably won’t occur, according to a survey of more than 8,000 readers recently conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.
Chalmers: Pan Am snub ‘in the past’
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright figures a pair of Kansas University guards will have extra incentive in Friday’s Sweet 16 contest at Detroit’s Ford Field.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 26, 1908: “Yesterday was a very ordinary day in Lawrence.”
War relationship turns sour
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A9
Happy anniversary, War! I can hardly believe we’ve been together for five years now : that’s a fifth of the way to our silver anniversary!
Wrong reasoning
Preserving jobs isn’t a good enough reason not to examine the effectiveness of a costly state treatment program for sexual offenders.
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
It’s understandable that state legislators want to protect the jobs of Greensburg residents, but that seems like a poor reason to block an audit of a sexual offender treatment program that is expected to cost the state $13.4 million this year.
Large chunk of Antarctic ice shelf collapses
March 26, 2008 in print edition on C10
A chunk of Antarctic ice about seven times the size of Manhattan suddenly collapsed, putting an even greater portion of glacial ice at risk, scientists said Tuesday.
Keegan: Location irrelevant for Rush
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas plays its next basketball game in Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, and as many as 70,000 could be in attendance.
City track squads battle
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
Despite being separated by just 10 minutes, Lawrence High and Free State High’s track teams had gone years without scheduling one another at home meets early in the season.
Coach expects Beasley to go
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B2
Michael Beasley is still grappling with a decision, but his coach expects the Kansas State star freshman to head into the NBA Draft.
LHS soccer wins opener
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B4
Lawrence High’s soccer team outshot Newton by a wide margin en route to a 3-0 victory Tuesday at the McPherson Invitational.
Lions tennis fourth; JV dominates
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B4
Lawrence High’s boys tennis team finished fourth out of six teams Tuesday at the Emporia Invitational.
Pump patrol
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.00 at BP, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Study shows risks preemies face
Higher rates of childhood death, fertility problems found
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A10
The largest-ever study of the long-term consequences of premature birth finds that children born early have higher death rates in childhood and are more likely to be childless in adulthood.
TVLand original won’t bear repeating
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B8
The series “High School Reunion” (9 p.m., TVLand) got me thinking. That’s not the purpose of this derivative series, but I just can’t help myself.
Bailout bypasses lesson
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A9
I have been watching the developing government bailout of the investment banks and other financial institutions involved in the sub-prime mortgage mess with growing anger and amazement.
McCain record
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., scored zero percent on environmental issues in 2007 (24 percent lifetime) due to missing all 15 votes scored, including the key vote on repealing tax giveaways to Big Oil - a measure that failed by only one vote.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
A Kansas House committee ap-proved a revised oil and gas severance tax bill which would raise about $97 million for the state in the coming fiscal year. The measure was then forwarded for floor debate.
Tips on finding that great-fitting bra
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
Women count on them for support, but odds are their bras are not their bosom buddies.
Hospital faces $30M in cuts
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A1
New health care rules from the Washington, D.C., Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services could cost Kansas University Hospital $30 million or more from its budget in the upcoming year.
Student with gun arrested at West
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
Police outside West Junior High Monday afternoon apprehended a ninth-grade boy who possessed a gun around school dismissal.
Want a stimulus check?
Submitting tax return necessary to receive government payment
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A1
Joy Dryden last drew a paycheck eight years ago, and her husband retired from auto sales back when President Bush - the first one - signed legislation in the Oval Office.
Taking their best shot
Kansas, Texas two steps closer to Final Four
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Final Four is a week and a half away, and the Big 12 Conference still has two chances to send a team to college-basketball utopia.
Outdoor concert for downtown OK’d
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
City commissioners and Lawrence concert promoters are singing from the same sheet of music when it comes to a major outdoor concert in downtown.
Amanda’s Law’ goes to full Senate
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
“Amanda’s Law” got a step closer to becoming a state law Tuesday.
Vigil spotlights US casualties in Iraq
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A5
When the number of U.S. military casualties in Iraq hit 1,000, area activists gathered with their call for peace. They assembled again when the death toll reached 2,000 and 3,000, and they’ve assembled nearly every week in between.
Webb, Halladay find trouble
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
Brandon Webb and Roy Halladay probably wouldn’t mind another spring training tuneup, if there was any time left.
Planned Sixth Street intersection work OK’d
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A5
Commissioners unanimously approved plans for street improvements at the intersection of George Williams Way and Sixth Street.
Shiite power struggle erupts with battles in Baghdad, Basra
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Iraq’s leaders faced their gravest challenge in months Tuesday as Shiite militiamen loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr battled government forces for control of the southern oil capital, fought U.S. and Iraqi troops in Baghdad and unleashed rockets on the Green Zone.
FSHS soccer drops opener, 2-0, at home
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B4
After controlling the pace of play for much of the first half, the inexperience of the Free State High girls soccer team showed up in the second, and the Firebirds fell to Shawnee Heights, 2-0, in their season opener Tuesday at FSHS.
Environmental majority
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Kris Kobach has called Gov. Sebelius’ veto of the bill allowing the Holcomb project to proceed a cave-in to the left-wing environmentalists. Finally, environmentalism has spread to a majority of Kansans!
Saudi king calls for interfaith dialogue
March 26, 2008 in print edition on C10
The Saudi king has made an impassioned plea for dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews - the first such proposal from a nation with no diplomatic ties to Israel and a ban on non-Muslim religious services and symbols.
LHS swimming second at SM North triangular
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B4
Elle Weber, Rachel Buchner, Sarah Schwartz and Mallory West claimed first-place finishes, and Lawrence High’s girls swim team finished second Tuesday in a triangular meet at Shawnee Mission North.
FBI investigating possible hijacker link
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
The FBI is analyzing a torn, tangled, buried parachute found by children in southwest Washington to determine whether it might have been used by famed plane hijacker D.B. Cooper, the agency said Tuesday.
Mayor, former aide plead not guilty
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges they lied under oath about having an affair.
Missile mishap: US gave parts to Taiwan by mistake
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A1
The U.S. military’s mistaken delivery to Taiwan of electrical fuses for an intercontinental ballistic missile raised concerns Tuesday over U.S.-China relations and triggered a broad investigation into the security of Pentagon weapons.
Fed auctions another $50 billion
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
Fighting to ease a dangerous credit crisis, the Federal Reserve has provided a total of $260 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.
KU baseball to play doubleheader today
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas University’s baseball team has added a game to today’s schedule.
War motives
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Our vice president, just back from a trip to Iraq, makes the statement that the United States’ involvement in Iraq is due to its part in 9/11. We all know that Saddam Hussein and Iraq weren’t involved, so Cheney’s statement must be an attempt to justify U.S. involvement.
Panel to discuss teacher recruiting
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
A panel of educators and elected officials will discuss recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers during a forum at 7 p.m. Thursday. The forum is on the second floor of the Lawrence school district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive.
Ethanol company to file for bankruptcy
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
Ethanex Energy Inc., a 2-year-old ethanol company, said it is planning to file for bankruptcy after being unable to gain interim financing.
Walters in line at Mercer
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B2
Former Kansas University basketball coach Rex Walters is in line to become the next head basketball coach at Mercer, the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph reports.
Bad potholes
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: It’s definitely a cool experience to be in Lawrence, especially for a person with a different foreign background. Lawrence is truly a beautiful city, but if we travel on its roads, it becomes worse.
Volunteers succeed in shoring up levees
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Volunteers armed with sandbags held back water springing up from under a rural levee Tuesday as the White River continued its highest surge in a quarter-century through eastern Arkansas.
Family trees hold surprises
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B8
This could make for one odd family reunion: Barack Obama is a distant cousin of actor Brad Pitt, and Hillary Rodham Clinton is related to Pitt’s girlfriend, Angelina Jolie.
Royals’ rotation unsettled
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
After meetings and more meetings and only two games left before breaking camp in Arizona, the Kansas City Royals still are undecided on the final two slots in their rotation.
Challenges imminent for benefit programs
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Trustees for the government’s two biggest benefit programs warned that Social Security and Medicare are facing “enormous challenges” with the threat to Medicare’s solvency far more severe.
US should work to bridge racial divide
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
I am a typical white person, as Barack Obama might say, and did say, about his white grandmother. Like Rev. Jesse Jackson, I, too, have crossed the street to avoid a group of young black men who have a certain thug-in-the-hood look about them. Am I a racist? Only if Jesse Jackson is a racist. In fact, we are prudent.
Sooner no longer
One-time OU recruit Reynolds stars for Sweet 16-bound ‘Nova
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
Scottie Reynolds never envisioned himself anywhere else but the University of Oklahoma.
EPA recognizes state for permit-issuing rates
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Kansas for achieving its goals for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) priority permits and permit issuance rates under the Clean Water Act.
Commodities
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures mostly traded higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Heritage area survey deadline is Friday
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
Anyone interested in what Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area will look like can take part in an online survey.
Offbeat analysis
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Forget elaborate analysis of defensive schemes and offensive sets. Ignore possible advantages in free throws, rebounds, 3-point shots or turnovers.
On the record
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A4
A Monday afternoon fire that destroyed a rural Lecompton home started when spilled paint thinner ignited a furnace, Lecompton Fire/EMS Chief Wayne Riley said Tuesday.
Louisville turns back K-State
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
On its 12th try, Louisville finally made it out of the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Angel McCoughtry scored 24 and the Cardinals (26-9) beat Kansas State, 80-63, Tuesday to advance to the regional semifinals.
Jayhawks win ugly
Bats go cold; KU holds on
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas University’s baseball team tallied a 6-4 victory over Chicago State on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark. But they also got one upset coach in Ritch Price.
Fresh start
Herbs make breakfast healthier, tastier
March 26, 2008 in print edition on C1
Take a hint from the French and perk up your morning fare with the incomparable flavors of fresh herbs.
Sorrentino: Texas floor general resembles NBA MVP
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B3
Texas point guard D.J. Augustin is like an artist with the basketball, gracefully competing in a rapidly moving sport with 100 percent control of his maneuvers.
Home sales post increase, prices fall
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Sales of existing homes increased unexpectedly in February after six months of decline, but private economists said it was too soon to say whether the prolonged slide in housing is coming to an end.
Eudora development put on hold
Slow economy may delay residential, commercial project for a year
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
The current economic slowdown has put on hold a tax increment financing district that was formed to stimulate growth in Eudora and add to a badly needed business tax base.
Tournament ratings down
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B2
Television ratings for the men’s NCAA Tournament on CBS declined 9 percent from last year.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ serves up classic French cuisine
March 26, 2008 in print edition on C1
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “French Classics with Andre Bourgeacq.”
Tech issues could add billions to cost of census
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A1
Big worries for the nation’s first high-tech census should have been obvious when tests showed some of the door-to-door headcounters couldn’t figure out their fancy new handheld computers.
Man pleads not guilty to 1997 rape
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A4
A man suspected in a rape that occurred 11 years ago entered a formal plea of not guilty during an arraignment hearing Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.
Hits for the home team
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B4
Of all the days to have a light breeze, the Eudora High baseball team got stuck with this one. Last Saturday, as more than 50 Cardinals took the field for the annual team fund-raiser, the temperature gauge registered in the high 40s and the wind blew ever-so-lightly to right field.
Evidence OK’d for use in trial
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B10
A rape suspect’s written confession and a police search of his Lawrence apartment will be allowed as evidence at trial, a Douglas County judge ruled Tuesday.
Residents uneasy about tax increase
Voters voice concern at forum about school district raising local-option budget
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
Advocates Tuesday voiced concern for senior citizens about next Tuesday’s school district election seeking authority to raise $679,000.
Rural subdivision regulation changed
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A5
City commissioners approved a change to the county’s subdivision regulations that allow rural housing developments to be constructed off of gravel roads.
Carrots a challenge, but can be grown
March 26, 2008 in print edition on C1
One of the vegetables that can be directly seeded into the garden this time of year is the carrot, which has developed - unfairly, I might add - a reputation for being difficult to grow.
Survey: Americans dissatisfied with health care
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
Fear of losing their health insurance if they change jobs haunts nearly three-fourths of American workers, according to a survey released Tuesday by the AFL-CIO.
Save time making healthy meals
March 26, 2008 in print edition on C3
Q: I’d like to start preparing more healthy meals at home, but I’m always in a frenzy of “what’s for dinner.” Any hints on saving time in the kitchen?
China tightens grip on Tibet
Patriotic education’ expanded for monks, nuns
March 26, 2008 in print edition on C10
A top Chinese security official has criticized Tibetan Buddhist monks for taking part in anti-government protests, touring three key monasteries in Lhasa to drive home China’s message.
McNamee’s testimony challenged
Clemens may have told truth, report concludes
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B2
The top Republican on the congressional committee that investigated whether Roger Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs released a report Tuesday questioning the Democratic majority’s conclusion that the seven-time Cy Young Award winner might have lied in his testimony before the panel last month.
S. Carolina player charged
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B2
South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia paid a fine for underage drinking after being arrested over the weekend.
People in the news
March 26, 2008 in print edition on B8
¢ Banks stalker told to leave her alone¢ Nude photo of French first lady for sale