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Archive for Thursday, March 27, 2008

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KU softball vs. Missouri State Jayhawks head to Detroit
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Polls
Should the state Legislature get involved in talks to ensure KU and K-State's football stadiums are used to host the Kansas state high school football championships?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
74%
Yes.
 
20%
Not sure.
 
4%
Total 275
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Melissa Hardy and her daughter, Lucy, wait for Kansas University basketball player Darrell Arthur to sign their poster Wednesday during a sendoff for the team at Allen Fieldhouse. KU plays Villanova on Friday in the Sweet 16. Sweet sendoff for KU at Allen Fieldhouse
March 26, 2008 in print edition on 3A
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.
8:00 a.m.
Woodlawn School sixth-grader Isaac King, left, draws an expensive "meal ticket" for $54.97 per meal, plus 19% tip, which he has to budget into a imaginary road trip to Detroit during a Math Madness exercise Wednesday. At center is student Adam Withers and at right is teacher Haley Bruns. Working in teams, Bruns' students are using the imaginary road trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 games in Detroit to hone their math skills in figuring budgets and unexpected expenses on the road to the Final Four. March Madness puts math skills to the test
March 27, 2008 in print edition on 1A
One classroom of Lawrence sixth-graders is in the midst of Math Madness. With the Kansas University men’s basketball team in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, math lessons have turned toward getting students to Detroit.
12:00 p.m.
The location of the prposed industrial park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport. Developers tout industrial park
March 27, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Developers proposing an industrial park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport did their best Wednesday to convince city commissioners that the project was financially feasible.
4:00 p.m.
The expansive gardens at the Kansas State Horticulture Research & Extension Center tests plant species to see which have the fortitude to withstand the often brutal Kansas climate. The center is on the southeast corner of the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant Site near De Soto. Reclaiming the landscape
March 27, 2008 in print edition on 1C
The Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant near De Soto has been long abandoned. The main entrance looks like a desolate ghost town with paint peeling off the buildings of muted tones in gray and tan.
10:00 p.m.
Actor Blake Robbins engages in a gun battle during a scene shot in Nortonville for the film "Bunker Hill." The Battle of Bunker Hill
March 27, 2008 in print edition on 1C
The town of Bunker Hill resides in Russell County in the central plains of Kansas. As of the 2000 census, the population numbered a modest 101 citizens. But Kansas filmgoers - and with a little luck, national audiences - may soon equate the name Bunker Hill with that of the movie that shares its title and setting.

All stories

Xavier rallies in overtime
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
In a span of 48 critical seconds late in overtime, B.J. Raymond made more 3-pointers than the entire West Virginia team did all night. He went from “non-factor” to nonplussed, calmly knocking down two long-range jumpers that lifted Xavier past coach Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers 79-75 Thursday night in the West Region semifinals.
6Sports video: Lion swimmers stun SMS
March 27, 2008
Today the Lawrence High girls played host to Shawnee Mission South.
6Sports video: Cardinals fall to Trailblazers
March 27, 2008
The Eudora Cardinals were on the diamond this afternoon against Gardner-Edgerton.
6News video: Accident victim still at KU Med
March 27, 2008
Two of three people injured in a wreck at west Lawrence intersection have been released from the hospital.
6News video: Veterans speak at Dole Institute
March 27, 2008
Several Iraq war veterans made their way to Lawrence today, stopping at KU’s Dole Institute of Politics.
6Sports video: And then there were 16
March 27, 2008
In a little more than 24 hours, the Kansas men will take the floor looking to advance past Villanova and earn a spot in their second straight Elite Eight. Kevin Romary is in Detroit with more on Kansas and their unfriendly memories of the Wildcats.
6News video: Man gets plea deal in sexual assault
March 27, 2008
A Lawrence man pleads guilty to two charges stemming from a sexual assault last December.
6News video: City weighs bus system proposals
March 27, 2008
Running the city’s public transportation system is going to cost more in 2009, and city leaders are in the process of determining how much. 6News reporter Chad Lawhorn has more.
6Sports video: Eudora high school athlete honored
March 27, 2008
This month’s High School Scholar-Athlete of the Week is a three-time state champion, a Frontier League MVP, and a perfect 4.0 student. Sit back and let us introduce you to Eudora Cardinal Emily Ballock.
6News video: Transforming Ford Field
March 27, 2008
Setting up a football stadium to host a basketball game is no easy chore. 6 Sports Director Kevin Romary shows us just exactly how that transformation all takes place with an interview with Bill Ryan, Executive Director of the Detroit Local Organizing Committee.
6News video: Suspected abuse shuts down day-care
March 27, 2008
State regulators shut down a Lawrence day-care after reports tonight of a 1-year-old child being abused inside the home.
6News video: Lawrence students enter business world
March 27, 2008
After getting a loan, first and second-graders at Sunflower Elementary opened shops full of handmade merchandise in hopes of paying back the bank with interest. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more.
6Sports video: KU hopes to put past behind
March 27, 2008
The Motor City has not been the friendliest of locations when it comes to Kansas basketball. DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary have more from Motown.
6News video: Detroit to draw huge crowd
March 27, 2008
Ordinarily KU plays in front of 16,000 fans. Tomorrow night that will not be the case at Ford Field as the Hawks battle the Wildcats in front of 60,000 spectators. Kevin Romary joins us from Detroit with the details.
The Battle of Bunker Hill
Lawrence filmmaker Kevin Willmott debuts provocative new drama
March 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
The town of Bunker Hill resides in Russell County in the central plains of Kansas. As of the 2000 census, the population numbered a modest 101 citizens. But Kansas filmgoers - and with a little luck, national audiences - may soon equate the name Bunker Hill with that of the movie that shares its title and setting.
State shuts down Lawrence in-home day-care after abuse allegations
March 27, 2008
State regulators ordered a Lawrence day-care shut down Thursday, after a preliminary investigation by SRS alleged that a 1-year-old child received burns to his legs, ankles and buttocks while at the home.
Final: KU women knocked out of WNIT
07:25 p.m., March 27, 2008 Updated 07:51 p.m.
The Kansas women’s basketball team lost, 58-54, to Michigan State and have been eliminated from the WNIT.
6News Now: Weather to stay cool
March 27, 2008
The day’s weather has been cool and cloudy, with drizzle and fog possible overnight.
A few good minutes with…Villanova’s Corey Stokes
March 27, 2008
A lot of people are surprised to still see 12th-seeded Villanova still alive in the tournament. As you would expect, freshman guard Corey Stokes is not one of them. The 6-foot-5 freshman guard from Bayonne, N.J., scored a career-high 20 points in the Wildcats’ second round win over Siena last Sunday, but now he and his team prepare for a whole new animal in Kansas University. He took a couple of minutes to give his thoughts Thursday afternoon after the team’s practice at Detroit’s Ford Field.
House rejects plan to move high school games to KUKSU
March 27, 2008
The Kansas House on Thursday rejected legislation aimed at holding high school championship football games at Kansas University and Kansas State University.
Lawrence resident pleads guilty to sexual battery
March 27, 2008
A 21-year-old Lawrence man pled guilty this morning to two charges stemming from a sexual assault last December.
Planning commission recommends annexation of 155 acres
Developers say tract would be ideal for industrial park
March 27, 2008
Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners agreed to recommend a controversial annexation northwest of Lawrence - after deliberating into the early-morning hours today.
KU baseball claims two lopsided wins
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
The Kansas University baseball squad faced two opponents Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark and was able to follow the same formula in each: Productive offense and solid pitching equals convincing victories.
Commentary: Globalization hurting U.S. sports
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
Maybe it’s just me. I might be a jingoist, or simply a step (or three) behind the grand notion of globalization. But I’m thinking that a lifelong Oakland A’s baseball fan should not have to set the alarm for 3 a.m. in order to watch on TV as his team opens the 2008 regular season with a “home game” a world away in the Tokyo Dome.
MSU taps Purdue aide
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
Missouri State has hired Purdue associate coach Cuonzo Martin as its men’s basketball coach on Wednesday.
Tiegreen KCAA choice
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
Veritas Christian High senior Kristie Tiegreen earned a first-team berth on the All-Kansas Christian Athletic Association all-state team.
Undecided prep named McMVP
Tyreke Evans has double-double in all-star game
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B5
Tyreke Evans relishes the spotlight as the nation’s top uncommitted recruit even if he hinted he’s already made up his mind. Still, he did plenty to elevate his profile among the four teams considered still in the running - Memphis, Connecticut, Villanova and Texas.
Nova even smaller without Drummond
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B8
Villanova’s basketball team has just one player who can match the size of Kansas University’s biggest players. Here’s the problem: That player, sophomore Casiem Drummond, is staying in Philadelphia this weekend with a cast around his right ankle and a surgically inserted screw keeping the bone together.
Senate advances illegal immigration bill
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
In a divisive debate, the Kansas Senate today advanced a business-backed bill on illegal immigration that opponents said wasn’t strong enough.
Nursing homes loosen restraints
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
The use of physical restraints on nursing home patients declined nearly 40 percent nationally in recent years as the federal government, states and the nursing home industry placed greater emphasis on eliminating what once was a common practice.
Woman still in hospital after spending 2 years living in bathroom
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
A woman who spent nearly two years in a bathroom, sitting on the toilet so long that the seat adhered to sores on her body, remains hospitalized and in pain from medical procedures, family members said Wednesday.
1 accident victim flown to KU Hospital
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
Three people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night in west Lawrence. Aaron Phlipot, 28, was flown by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
Jayhawks softball sweeps
Longballs carry KU to 4-3, 8-0 victories over Missouri State
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
Betsy Wilson’s Kansas University softball teammates aren’t calling her Babe Ruth. At least, not yet.
Look ahead
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: The quote from Steve Morris in the March 22 front page article on the veto of the coal plant bill demonstrates the incredible lack of forward-looking leadership and understanding that so many of our elected officials are now exhibiting.
Reclaiming the landscape
Former ammunition plant site houses horticulture, scientific research for Kansas plant life
March 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
The Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant near De Soto has been long abandoned. The main entrance looks like a desolate ghost town with paint peeling off the buildings of muted tones in gray and tan.
Magazine names 7 architectural wonders
March 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
From the tall tower in Dubai to a contemporary art museum on New York’s Lower East Side, noteworthy architecture is springing up around the globe. Conde Nast Traveler’s April issue picks seven designs as the “new seven wonders of the architecture world.”
KU names interim Fine Arts dean
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
A professor in Kansas University’s department of theater and film will serve as interim dean of KU’s School of Fine Arts.
Fossil of Europe’s oldest human ancestor found
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
A small piece of jawbone unearthed in a cave in Spain is the oldest known fossil of a human ancestor in Europe and suggests that people lived on the continent much earlier than previously believed, scientists say.
DB Cooper legend buzzes again in NW
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
A tattered, half-buried parachute unearthed by kids had D.B. Cooper country chattering Wednesday over the fate of the skyjacker, who leaped from a plane 36 years ago and into the lore of the Pacific Northwest.
Actor Richard Widmark dies
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B10
Richard Widmark, who made a sensational film debut as the giggling killer in “Kiss of Death” and became a leading man in “Broken Lance,” “Two Rode Together” and 40 other films, died at his home in Roxbury after a long illness. He was 93.
Backfield to become even more jumbled
Juco transfer Crawford to join heated competition for carries
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s football coaches will use spring practices as an important gauge moving forward to the start of the 2008 season. Yet the running-back position, more than any other, has a huge hole in the competition right now.
Iraqi government’s ultimatum to militants goes unheeded
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Iraq’s prime minister warned gunmen in the oil port of Basra to surrender their weapons by Friday or face harsher measures, as clashes between security forces and Shiite militia fighters spread throughout the south and in Baghdad.
Shuttle makes rare night landing
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A9
The space shuttle Endeavour made an unusual nighttime landing Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending a 16-day mission to the International Space Station highlighted by the installation of the first segment of the Japanese laboratory Kibo.
Pump patrol
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.05 at several locations.
Mortgage applications rise on refinancings
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B11
The volume of mortgage applications across the country climbed 48.1 percent during the past week, driven by a spike in refinancings, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday.
Card shop occupies former Joe’s Bakery
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B11
The former home to Joe’s Bakery is the new home for Rachel Churchill’s handmade cards business. At least for now.
Study suggests FDA deadlines may compromise drug safety
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A9
Vioxx, Bextra, Rezulin, Baycol. Looking at drugs yanked off the market, Harvard researchers found a disturbing pattern: Medicines approved right on deadline by the Food and Drug Administration are more likely to cause safety problems later than those cleared with more time to spare.
Lovesick swan to be reunited with boat
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
Petra the swan has a new home and so does her beloved swan-shaped paddleboat. In 2006, Petra, a black swan, became so attached to the boat - shaped like an outsized white swan - that she refused to leave its side at a lake near a zoo in the German city of Muenster.
Pardon lets man hunt again
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
A Morris County farmer will be able to hunt again after President Bush pardoned him on Tuesday, clearing a felony from his record that prevented him from being able to hunt for the past 10 years.
Commodities
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures traded mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Stonehenge replica rising in Australia
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
Pagans and druids, mark your calendars and book your airplane tickets. An Australian entrepreneur hopes to open a Stonehenge replica by the Dec. 21 solstice, just in time for New Age revelers.
Lewinsky question was meant to show Clinton’s strength
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A8
The college student who got a stinging brushback from Chelsea Clinton when he asked about the Monica Lewinsky scandal said Wednesday he’s a Clinton supporter who was trying to get her to show “what makes Hillary so strong.”
Conservation easement plan unveiled
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A6
Nearly eight years after it was formed, the ECO2 Commission’s effort to identify potential industrial sites and preserve open space is starting to pay off.
Lawrence Arthritis Walk next month
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
The annual Lawrence Arthritis Walk will be at 9 a.m. April 26 at the Indoor Aquatics Center, 4700 Overland Drive.
Flooded Arkansas to face high water for weeks to come
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A6
Arkansans sandbagged their front doors and pumped out their flooded basements Wednesday as a historic crest on the White River moved downstream, and a flooding expert said the state will have to deal with high water for weeks.
Fishing spot closed at Clinton Lake
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
A popular fishing area at Clinton Lake will be closed until at least Tuesday afternoon.
Cal coach Braun fired
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
California has fired basketball coach Ben Braun following another disappointing season in which the Golden Bears missed the NCAA Tournament.
Family duo to perform horn recital
March 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
In celebration of Murphy Hall’s 50th anniversary, Paul Stevens, Kansas University assistant professor of horn, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall. Stevens will perform with his mother, pianist Delores Stevens, KU alumna and renowned concert artist.
Students use spring break to volunteer across world
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A5
For some students, spring break is no easy, breezy day at the beach. These days, area universities, colleges and even high schools offer students opportunities to volunteer their time in addition to traveling across the country or even out of the country.
Foreign reporters allowed into Tibetan capital
March 27, 2008 in print edition on C8
Nearly two weeks after anti-Chinese riots and an ensuing crackdown, helmeted paramilitary police with batons checked identification papers in Lhasa’s old Tibetan quarter Wednesday, even as the government said the city was returning to normal.
Chlorine leak injures students
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Nearly 40 students were injured Wednesday by a chlorine gas leak in the pool area of a high school where a shooting more than four years ago killed two boys, officials said.
March Madness puts math skills to the test
Arithmetic + athletics = life lessons
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
One classroom of Lawrence sixth-graders is in the midst of Math Madness. With the Kansas University men’s basketball team in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, math lessons have turned toward getting students to Detroit.
Comment: KTEC CEO clarifies, apologizes
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
Your March 22 Saturday Column, “Report, comments cast doubt on the state’s economic efforts,” makes some interesting and important points, requires some clarification and deserves an apology, from me. Let me apologize first.
Sweet 16 capsules
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B8
East and West Regional
Tree seedlings available at affordable price
March 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
If you are thinking about planting a few trees and shrubs for wildlife habitat in your yard, why not plant several? The Kansas Forest Service’s Conservation Tree Planting Program offers seedlings at little cost to anyone who wants them.
Striking farmers rebuild blockades
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Striking farmers built new highway blockades around Argentina’s agricultural heartland Wednesday in a standoff with the president over tax increases on major export crops.
A bad weekend’
Villanova routed Kansas last time
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
There’s no way Kansas University’s top-seeded basketball team will overlook No. 12 Villanova in an NCAA Midwest Regional Sweet 16 contest on Friday night at Ford Field.
Dr. J’s pep talk buoys girls’ leader
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B5
Julius Erving gave Brooklyn Pope a pep talk after the Rutgers recruit had a miserable performance in a three-point shooting contest earlier in the week.
Developers tout industrial park
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
Developers proposing an industrial park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport did their best Wednesday to convince city commissioners that the project was financially feasible.
Brown propels Athletics
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
Emil Brown found a safe way home: hit the ball over the fence.
Boogaard, Jayhawks must slow rangy Spartan
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Not often does Krysten Boogaard have to look up at an opposing basketball player. She will tonight.
Texas has 4 of 10 fastest-growing cities
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Four Texas metropolitan areas were among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued their trend of moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007, according to Census Bureau estimates to be released today.
Obama releases tax returns, urges Clinton to do the same
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A8
The 2000 through 2006 tax returns for Sen. Barack Obama and his wife were posted on his campaign Web site Tuesday, part of an ongoing effort to paint Sen. Hillary Clinton as a secretive politician who has failed to disclose key information.
New home sales at 13-year low
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Sales of new homes fell in February for the fourth straight month, pushing activity down to a 13-year low. While the rate of decline has slowed, the worst slump in more than two decades has not run its course, analysts said.
Detroit hotel welcomes KU
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches received a hero’s welcome upon arriving at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn hotel just after 8 p.m. local time Wednesday.
Over-telling
Why must the IRS spend extra millions to let the people know they are going to get something they already know is coming?
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Journalism teachers often instruct students that the best formula for a good analytical article is to (1) inform readers what you’re going to tell them, (2) tell them, then (3) tell them what you’ve told them.
Egg McMuffin inventor dies
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Herb Peterson, who invented the ubiquitous Egg McMuffin as a way to introduce breakfast to McDonald’s restaurants, has died, a Southern California McDonald’s official said Wednesday. He was 89.
Hospital patients need hepatitis tests
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
A Virginia hospital has asked more than 300 former patients to come in for blood tests because a nurse suspected of infecting patients with hepatitis in Texas worked there last year.
Bedard ineffective in win over Royals
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
Erik Bedard was not sharp, even though he gained the victory in his final spring training start as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals, 8-5, Wednesday.
Huckabee puts pastor in perspective
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Thank you, Mike Huckabee. It was getting to be a bit much, the marathon denunciations of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright by the professional chatterers of Fox News, MSNBC and the like.
Pilot explains how gun went off
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A7
A US Airways pilot whose gun fired inside a cockpit said he was trying to stow the weapon as the crew got ready to land, according to a police report released Wednesday.
Spring game kickoff set for 1 p.m. on April 12
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
Game time has been announced for Kansas University’s football spring game.
On the record
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 24-year-old Lawrence woman reported the back windshield and rear tail light of a 2000 Nissan were damaged Tuesday in the 2300 block of West 26th Street. The total estimated damage is $1,000.
Lawmakers want state championships played at universities
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
Several lawmakers Wednesday tried to blitz the Kansas State High School Activities Association with legislation aimed at holding high school championship football games at Kansas University and Kansas State University.
Airlines cancel flights for inspections
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
American Airlines canceled about 325 flights Wednesday so its crews could inspect some wire bundles aboard its MD-80 aircraft.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 27, 1908: “Better get your smallpox treatments now rather than waiting until there are serious outbreaks.”
Costs of war
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: I would respectfully disagree with Mr. Rubis’ letter of March 22.
Former Texas Southern president to repay funds
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A7
A former president of Texas Southern University who was accused of inappropriately spending school money pleaded no contest Wednesday and agreed to repay the financially strapped institution more than $127,000.
Our Town sports
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
Local sports
Taliban attacks cut cell phone service
March 27, 2008 in print edition on C8
Taliban attacks on telecom towers have prompted cell phone companies to shut down service across southern Afghanistan at night, angering a quarter million customers who have no other telephones.
Keegan: Guessing really is the best
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
The crystal ball has no answers when it comes to the NCAA Tournament. It’s no different from the rest of us. We’re all guessing. After all, who knows more about college basketball than recently retired coach Bob Knight? He picked Pittsburgh to win it all, and the Panthers didn’t make it out of the first weekend.
Study finds that belly fat raises risk for dementia
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Having a big belly in your 40s can boost your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia decades later, a new study suggests.
Move forward
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Barack Obama has given us the latest great speech in our history.
Student pilot survives crash, freezing night
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A7
A student pilot whose plane crashed into a mountainside survived a freezing night huddled in the tail of the wrecked aircraft and wrapped in emergency blankets, then hiked a mile through waist-deep snow wearing only shorts to meet rescuers Wednesday.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Jim Slattery, Topeka Democrat, made his first visit to Lawrence since being sworn in as the city’s congressman.
Orioles: Roberts trade to Cubs unlikely
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
While the Baltimore Orioles say they plan to keep Brian Roberts around, the Los Angeles Angels aren’t sure if Kelvim Escobar will be back at all this season.
Figures reveal charitable conservatives
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Residents of Austin, Texas, home of the state’s government and flagship university, have very refined social consciences, if they do say so themselves, and they do say so, speaking via bumper stickers.
China protests shipment of missile fuses to Taiwan
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A8
China issued a vehement protest Wednesday over a mistaken shipment of U.S. nuclear missile fuses to Taiwan, demanding a thorough investigation and saying the incident had “disastrous consequences.”
Accounting students demonstrate prowess
KU business school students rank high in passing CPA exam on first attempt
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B11
Kansas University accounting students are good at crunching numbers, and it doesn’t take long for them to prove their proficiency.
People in the news
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ Williams, wife split¢ Bon Jovi’s Sambora charged with DUI
FSHS swimming clips MHS
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
Free State High’s girls swimming team edged host Manhattan by just three points at a quad meet Wednesday.
Royals acquire Rockies’ Ramirez
K.C. trades Huber, designates De La Rosa for assignment
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
Right-hander Ramon Ramirez was acquired by the Kansas City Royals from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named on Wednesday.
Tobacco funding of lung cancer study raises conflict issues
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
The disclosure of hidden tobacco money in a big study suggesting that lung scans might help save smokers from cancer has shocked the research community and raised fresh concern about industry influence in science.
Ford unloads British autos
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A9
After spending billions of dollars on Jaguar and Land Rover, Ford Motor Co. gave up on the storied British automakers Wednesday and unloaded them to India’s Tata Motors Ltd. for a mere third of the original purchase price.
Q: Pay off debt? A: Yes
Tax deduction no reason to retain mortgage
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B11
Even before the recent economic mudslide, the inbox for my regular online chat filled up with questions from people wondering how to get out of debt or seeking assurances that they weren’t the crazy ones in trying to pay off loans aggressively.
Mountain lion killed in Kansas
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A6
Investigators plan to conduct a genetic analysis of a pelt taken from a mountain lion killed in Kansas to determine if it came from a captive bloodline or was a wild animal.
Horoscopes
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B10
You work to understand the different people, trends and issues in your life this year. As a result, you might like to see the big picture. If you are single, you will meet people through your work and other community commitments. If you are attached, you’ll grow together if you both commit to a goal or project.