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Kansas coal showdown Friends and Neighbors, May 2008
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6Sports video: FSHS senior pitcher signs with URI
May 1, 2008
Free State High’s Catherine Smith signed a national letter of intent to play softball at the University of Rhode Island. She inked the dotted line in between games of today’s double-header with Shawnee Mission South.
6News video: Despite weather, golf course doing well
May 1, 2008
Nasty weather has meant crummy business at the city’s golf course. But even with fewer rounds, more money has been brought in than last year. 6News reporter Jesse Fray has more.
6News video: Careless smoking cause of fire
May 1, 2008
Careless smoking is blamed in a late-night fire in central Lawrence.
6News video: House passes new budget
May 1, 2008
Money is on the minds of Kansas lawmakers tonight. After hours of battling, late this afternoon members of the Kansas House passed the new state budget.
6Sports video: LHS softball coach relies on freshmen
May 1, 2008
While the 2008 high school softball season comes to an end, a few careers are just beginning at Lawrence High. Kevin Romary has more.
6News video: Geothermal system to heat, cool Castle Tea Room
May 1, 2008
A Lawrence landmark is reaching deep into the earth for some comfortable climate control.
6News video: Local hardware store shares tips for lawnmower care
May 1, 2008
It’s a great time to refamiliarize ourselves with some of the basic tips when caring for or buying a lawnmower. 6News reporter Mark Boyle has more.
6Sports video: Lightning brings relief for Firebird foes
May 1, 2008
Following an afternoon where runs were hard to come by for the Free State baseball team, tonight the Staters returned to the diamond. Let’s just say, I hope you weren’t late arriving to the ballpark.
6News video: Hail hits Lawrence
May 1, 2008
Strong storms threatened the Lawrence area earlier this evening. Nickel- to golfball-sized hail fell on KU’s campus earlier.
6News video: Sebelius’ veto stands
May 1, 2008
Out of the Statehouse tonight: supporters of two coal-fired power plants fail to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of a bill allowing their construction.
6News video: Center to celebrate National Day of Caring
May 1, 2008
People in the area will show they care by getting out and volunteering this weekend.
House fails to override veto of coal-fired plants
May 1, 2008
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of a bill authorizing two coal-fired plants has been upheld.
Douglas County is under a tornado watch
05:50 p.m., May 1, 2008 Updated 08:21 p.m.
Douglas County is under a tornado watch until 1 a.m. Friday. A watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur in the area.
FSHS sophomore wins regional tennis title
May 1, 2008
Free State High sophomore Michael Swank won the Kansas Class 6A Regional tennis title Thursday at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
KDHE Secretary Bremby receives award for public service
May 1, 2008
Roderick Bremby, who has been at the center of the controversial coal-fired plant issue, has been named the winner of an award for public service.
Speaker says House will override coal veto tonight
May 1, 2008
Chamber reconvenes to take up controversial bill allowing two 700-megawatt coal-fired plants.
6News Now: Fire blamed on smoking
May 1, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, careless smoking is blamed in a late-night fire in Central Lawrence, and storms may be ahead in the forecast.
Seats open for Older Americans Month breakfast Friday
May 1, 2008
Trinity In-Home Care, Lawrence, will celebrate the beginning of Older Americans Month with a community breakfast Friday morning at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H.
2010 prospect Woolridge commits to KU
11:04 a.m., May 1, 2008 Updated 05:27 p.m.
Royce Woolridge, a 6-2 sophomore guard from Sunnyslope High in Phoenix, Ariz., made his verbal commitment to play basketball at Kansas University official in a news conference held at his school. Woolridge, the son of former NBA player Orlando Woolridge, becomes KU’s first known commitment beyond the 2008 class. “Kansas is where I want to go, Kansas is the best fit for me,” Woolridge said Thursday from his high school.
Misuse of smoking material listed as cause of Lawrence apartment fire
12:05 a.m., May 1, 2008 Updated 11:37 a.m.
Misuse of smoking material blamed for igniting fire Wednesday night on Vermont Street.
Chief justice comes in strong off bench
Lecture mixes history lesson, judicial principle, predictions for future and salute to Jayhawks
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
John Roberts Jr., chief justice of the United States, used the 205th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase to argue that individuals who are lawyers or who have good business sense - or preferably both - have the opportunity to alter the course of a nation.
No singles in sight
FSHS relies on extra-baggers in victory
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
Hard telling, but Free State High’s baseball team may have established an unusual record Wednesday.
Power plant struggle resumes
Senate overrides second veto, adds meter charge
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
As the standoff continued Wednesday over the proposed coal-fired power project in southwest Kansas, a new measure emerged that would hit every electric customer in the state.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches are going to accept President Bush’s offer to visit the White House.
Our Town Sports
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Local sports news and activities
Bennett gets $1 million
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Washington State on Wednesday released coach Tony Bennett’s amended contract, upgraded after the Cougars went to the Sweet 16 and he rebuffed several enticing - and more lucrative - offers elsewhere.
UCLA freshman to transfer
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
UCLA swingman Chace Stanback, a freshman reserve who played in 25 games this season, will leave the program and transfer to another school.
Fed walks fine line between recession, inflation
Interest rate cut may be last for a while
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
Scrambling to shore up the faltering economy, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates to the lowest point in nearly four years Wednesday as the nation teetered on the edge of recession.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 1, 1908: A local telegrapher who declines to be named for fear of retribution says he is amazed at the way railroad lawyers can find ways to get around about any law.”
Chicago police can offer few assurances amidst violence
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A6
Police find three people fatally shot in a suspected drug house. Five bodies are discovered in another ransacked home. A man shoots up a plumbing supply store with an AK-47.
System might stem mortgage fraud
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
There are lots of proposed remedies to prevent another mortgage catastrophe like the one we’re going through now. Most of the suggestions I’ve seen won’t fix the loopholes that allowed so many borrowers to take on mortgage loans they couldn’t afford.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
With the help of a reasonably mild winter, an energy conservation program initiated by the Lawrence school district had paid off handsomely in energy savings.
Crop subsidy funds moved to food programs as prices rise
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A6
Most people call it a farm bill. But it’s really more of a food bill.
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
News often filters through friends and from out of left field. You have to discern what is important. Others challenge your creativity, especially a child or loved one.
People in the news
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ David Blaine breaks world record¢ Report: Ian McKellen to reprise Gandalf role¢ Judge tosses out lawsuit against J.Lo¢ Cher dated Tom Cruise when he was young¢ Tina Turner says she’s hitting the road again¢ Vin Diesel endorses Dominican president
Lawrence women ride ups, downs of tourney
Victims of ticket fraud wind up in second row
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
Any witness to the brief eternity that was a Jason Richards three-point shot suspended in air as Bill Self fell to his knees understands what peaks and valleys March Madness engenders.
Pump patrol
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.44 at several locations.
Seriously, how can we trust justice system?
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
I want you to tell me how I can trust the justice system.
Character mysteries pile up on ‘Lost’
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
Sometimes, you have to get what you ask for to realize that you don’t want it. “Lost” (9 p.m., ABC) appears to have entered its “answers” phase, and it’s not a pleasant experience.
New city auditor seeking savings
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
Street lights, street conditions and the ins and outs of the Lawrence Police Department all will get scrutinized by the city’s new performance auditor.
Jayhawks in Greensburg featured on ‘Early Show’
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas University was featured prominently in Wednesday morning’s CBS “Early Show.”
Fraternity sponsoring music carnival
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kappa Kappa Psi, a Kansas University fraternity, wants to encourage Lawrence children to learn about music.
Abortion bill veto stands
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B8
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of new restrictions on abortion providers withstood an attempt Wednesday by anti-abortion senators to overturn it.
Poison turf
Are there unheralded dangers to athletes from various chemicals used on sports surfacing?
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
It’s amazing more thought wasn’t given to the prospects for poison athletic surfaces long before now. Certainly there have been enough signs there might be perils.
Absorbent Ink. adds, promotes staff
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
Absorbent Ink., a promotional products and corporate gifts company in Lawrence, announces the hiring of two employees and the promotion of a third to serve as client services assistant managers.
Lawrence resident passes CPA exam
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
Mark Satterfield, Lawrence, is among 31 candidates in Kansas to pass the computerized national Certified Public Accountant examination during the January/February exam window, the Kansas Board of Accountancy has announced.
Senior proud to earn scholarship
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A5
Cori Allen can now reap the benefits from her hard work. The Free State high School senior earlier this week was named a National Merit Scholar and awarded a $2,500 scholarship.
Missing canoeist positively identified
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Douglas County Coroner has confirmed that the body found Monday in the Kansas River in Wyandotte County is that of Shaun Shaw.
US troop deaths hit seven-month high in Iraq
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.S. military death toll hit a seven-month high of 50 on Wednesday - with more than half the losses in Baghdad as American forces wage growing street battles against Shiite fighters.
Support GI Bill
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The GI Bill was enacted after World War II to help veterans to attend college. It paid for veterans’ direct costs, such as tuition, and even paid for living expenses.
Pierce denies symbolism
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Celtics forward Paul Pierce, fined $25,000 for what the NBA called a “menacing gesture” during Game 3 of Boston’s playoff series against Atlanta, denied that the sign was gang-related.
ROTC to conduct Blackhawk exercise
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Kansas University Army ROTC will conduct a helicopter exercise with a Topeka National Guard Aviation Unit beginning at 3 p.m. today at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Sports giving
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: In a recent editorial “KU needs to do a better job of capitalizing on sports success,” Dolph Simons Jr. argued that the success of a KU capital campaign will be enhanced by the success of the football and basketball teams.
College woos students with personal ads
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A8
Wilkes University badly wanted 18-year-old Nicole Pollock to be part of its freshman class this fall - so much so that it made her the star of her own ad campaign.
Landplan staffers earn ‘green’ label
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
Three professionals with Lawrence-based Landplan Engineering have attained accreditation through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures most traded higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I see in the April 28 paper that U.S. Reps. Nancy Boyda and Dennis Moore had the courage to vote for those of us who work for a living who believe that the tax breaks should be given to someone other than the top 5 percent.
BCS rejects postseason proposal
Four-team playoff plan, starting in 2010, turned down
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
There will be no playoff for the BCS anytime soon. Bowl Championship Series officials rejected a plan Wednesday to turn the controversial system for deciding a national champ into a four-team playoff, starting in the 2010 season.
Sexual abuse among sect boys investigated
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Texas officials told legislators Wednesday that they’re investigating the possible sexual abuse of some young boys taken from a polygamist sect’s ranch, as well as broken bones among other children.
Teen leaders learn PIECE lessons
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
Twenty ninth-graders have led the way for the future of the youth PIECE Project.
Seabury tennis wins
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Seabury boys tennis team defeated Lincoln Academy (Mo.), 7-2, on Wednesday.
Journal-World Angle’s final meeting tonight
May 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
Angle will celebrate its last meeting of the school year with a pizza party.
CJHS principal taking job at district level
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
Superintendent Randy Weseman has moved quickly to fill the school district’s top technology post, tapping a junior high school principal.
John Brown’ opera opening in KC
May 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
If martyrdom, love and violence are hallmarks of opera, then a new production opening this weekend in Kansas City will go over well - even if it’s set in Kansas.
Students to open Italian restaurant
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
A new restaurant is opening in Lawrence, and it’s very exclusive. It will be open for only two hours, and seating is based on how well you know the people in charge - namely, Hillcrest School sixth-graders.
Husker faces July trial
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Nebraska football player Andy Christensen is scheduled to go on trial in July on charges that he sexually assaulted a woman at a Lincoln bar.
Lawrence club wins literacy award
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
Altrusa International of Lawrence recently received a prestigious literary award for its role in establishing the River City Reading Festival.
St. Petersburg Bowl set
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
The home of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays will be transformed into a football stadium for one day each year with the creation Wednesday of the St. Petersburg Bowl.
2nd jury deadlocked in case against couple
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A5
For the second time, a southwest Kansas jury has deadlocked in a case against a couple accused of killing the woman’s ex-boyfriend.
Changes in yard reduce storm water runoff, pollution
May 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
Are this spring’s rains too much of a good thing? The recent downpours are creating storm water runoff and have me thinking about all of the things that are carried away with the excess water.
Pittsburgh now nation’s sootiest city
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
A city outside California has for the first time been named the sootiest in the nation, one of the categories the American Lung Association uses to determine the most polluted cities in the country.
On the record
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Kansas University Public Safety Office reported computer thefts Tuesday.
Murdoch, Bloomberg on Time’s list
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Playwright, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are among the newsmakers on Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
7 killed during raid on militant hideout
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of intelligence agents on Wednesday raided the hideout of militants with suspected links to an attack on President Hamid Karzai, as Kabul, Afghanistan, was sucked deeper into the war against the Taliban.
Report: Minorities 34 percent of population
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
The United States grew steadily more diverse last year, with Hispanics holding on to their rank as the nation’s largest and fastest-growing minority group - a trend with far-reaching implications for American politics and immigration policies.
Plan would strengthen state’s stalking law
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
Kansas will have a stronger law against stalking under a compromise proposal approved by the House. The 125-0 vote sent the measure to the Senate.
Security clearance screening to change
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
U.S. troops won’t have to reveal all their mental health counseling when applying for security clearances under a change the Pentagon hopes will ease the stigma of seeking help for combat stress, The Associated Press has learned.
Bone fragments belong to children of last czar
May 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
For nine decades after Bolshevik executioners gunned down Czar Nicholas II and his family, there were no traces of the remains of Crown Prince Alexei, the hemophiliac heir to Russia’s throne.
KU softball splits
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s softball team rallied for a 6-3 victory over Nebraska after dropping game one, 5-4.
Kaun, others honored
May 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
Sasha Kaun already has plenty of hardware - namely, a national-championship trophy as a senior forward on the Kansas University men’s basketball team.