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Archive for Monday, May 5, 2008

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Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU softball vs. Iowa State Ironman 70.3 Kansas Haskell events
Podcasts
Polls
Would you ever consider training to compete in a marathon or a triathlon?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
41%
Yes.
 
38%
I’ve already competed in a marathon and/or a triathlon.
 
19%
Total 331
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Marck Kabbany and his friend Rachel Kilian inspect the mixed media artwork of Lathrop, Mo., artist Peggy Aebi in South Park. Thousands of art lovers turned out Sunday for Art in the Park, the annual spring sale featuring the work of local and regional artists. Enthusiasm high but sales not at Art in the Park
May 4, 2008 in print edition on 3A
After a long day displaying his artwork, all Paul Chaussee wanted was a cold beer. But the McLouth artist, who was selling a variety of mosaic works with his wife, Deb, said Sunday’s Art in the Park was the perfect way to kick off the spring art season.
8:00 a.m.
Athletes practicing for the Ironman 70.3 Kansas wade into chilly water Sunday at Clinton Lake. The June 15 competition will be the first of the Ironman series to be conducted in Kansas and is expected to bring up to 1,500 athletes from 46 states and four countries to the Lawrence area. Ironman event in June will be first in Kansas
May 5, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Some of the world’s most intense endurance athletes soon will be bringing their $400 wetsuits, $4,000 bikes and $161,000 incomes to Lawrence for a competition that already is commanding global attention. Up to 1,500 athletes from 46 states and four countries are expected for the first Ironman 70.3 Kansas, where they will dive into a 1.2-mile swim, pedal through a 56-mile ride and endure a 13.1-mile run.
12:00 p.m.
KU law student Tracie Revis has had to battle Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer. But some of her worst experiences in the process have been in dealing with the health insurance system. Enduring cancer without coverage
May 5, 2008 in print edition on 1A
When Tracie Revis started her fight against cancer more than two years ago, she didn’t expect to take on a health care system ill-equipped to handle an uninsured 20-something. After rounds of chemotherapy, radiation treatment and a stem cell transplant, it’s still one of the few battles Revis has yet to win.
4:00 p.m.
KU pitcher T.J. Walz prepares to deliver a pitch. Walz improved to 4-0 with the victory over OU. B(r)oomer Sooner
May 5, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Kansas University’s baseball team was finishing up its much-needed weekend of success Sunday when two fans in the Hoglund Ballpark bleachers pulled out brooms and started waving them over their heads.A sweep - and a badly needed one, too.
9:00 p.m.
Chris Ballew, left, Andrew McKeag and Jason Finn of The Presidents of the United States of America are making their first appearance in Lawrence in over a decade. The Grammy-nominated band is touring on a new album, "These Are the Good Times People." Hail to the chiefs
May 5, 2008 in print edition on 1C
While the 1990s were politically synonymous with Bill Clinton, the decade’s music scene was equally receptive to The Presidents of the United States of America.

All stories

6News video: Family remembers hit-and-run victim
May 5, 2008
We are learning more about the life lost in this weekend’s hit-and-run accident: that of Thomas Crum.
6News video: Career Day takes local students around city
May 5, 2008
Some Central Junior High School kids find out that the real world is dog eat dog. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more.
6News video: Administrators ready to fill CJHS principal position
May 5, 2008
Lawrence school administrators are pushing forward to find a new leader for the city’s oldest junior high school.
6News video: Evidence left at hit-and-run scene leads to suspect
May 5, 2008
Police say they’ve found the man involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident in west Lawrence over the weekend. 6News reporter Mark Boyle has more from the newsroom.
6Sports video: Local tennis players headed to state
May 5, 2008
It took five days, but the 6A high school tennis regionals are finally complete.
6News video: Police seek rape suspect
May 5, 2008
A Lawrence woman says she was attacked in central Lawrence early Sunday.
6News video: Soldier makes it back for daughter’s birth
May 5, 2008
It’s a moment he wouldn’t miss: a Lawrence father serving in Iraq made it home just in time to witness the birth of his daughter.
6Sports video: Van Treese impresses at Jayhawk Invitational
May 5, 2008
A half dozen top 100 players from the class of 2009 took to Allen Fieldhouse last weekend. Among those players listing KU as a possible college choice: a four-star forward out of the Hoosier State.
6News video: KidCast
May 5, 2008
Rylee Flint delivers tonight’s KidCast.
6News video: Lawrence senior wins Congressional Art Competition — again
May 5, 2008
One Lawrence High student is no stranger to having his artwork recognized nationally.
6Sports video: KU baseball up three spots
May 5, 2008
From last place to still alive, last week was just what the Kansas baseball team needed heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.
6News video: Standoff suspect pleads guilty to additional charges
May 5, 2008
A man who held police at bay for more than eight hours last month pleads no contest today to child endangerment and domestic battery charges.
6News video: Future of T may depend on vote
May 5, 2008
With soaring gas prices, the T needs an additional one million dollars to operate next year.
6Sports video: KU softball seeded seventh
May 5, 2008
The postseason begins now for the Kansas softball team.
Hail to the chiefs
The Presidents launch new campaign to make rock fun again
May 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
While the 1990s were politically synonymous with Bill Clinton, the decade’s music scene was equally receptive to The Presidents of the United States of America.
6News Now: Commission to look at sales tax to save the ‘T’
May 5, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the future of the city’s bus service is in jeopardy, and the forecast appears to be mild.
Police say they have a suspect in Sunday’s fatal hit-and-run
May 5, 2008
Lawrence Police said this afternoon they have a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning, according a report released today.
Douglas County water fight brewing
May 5, 2008
Kansas legislators to debate water dispute between wholesale district and farmers.
Lawrence district to begin search for new Central Junior High principal
May 5, 2008
Because it is so late in the school year, Superintendent Randy Weseman was considering whether to start looking for a new Central Junior High principal - or appoint an interim principal and start the search next school year.
Stop Renting’ seminar set for Tuesday night in Lawrence
May 5, 2008
People interested in moving from renting a home to owning a home are invited to attend a free seminar Tuesday in Lawrence.
Wilk won’t see re-election to Kansas House
May 5, 2008
A longtime Leavenworth County state representative will not seek re-election to his 42nd District seat.
Mortgage investors seek balance
Loan buyers can help homeowners save money, their property
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
Jared Lanning, struggling to pay a home loan on which he owed more than his house was worth, was thinking he might just let the lender take back the property. Then he got a call one evening from an investor who had bought his mortgage.
Youngster wins first PGA tourney
Kim relentless at Quail Hollow in five-shot victory
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
Knee surgery prevented Tiger Woods from attempting to defend his Wachovia Championship title. Anthony Kim didn’t disappoint fans at Quail Hollow Club looking for Tiger-like brilliance.
Horoscopes
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
Often you are so focused that others might have a difficult time getting your attention. Some even might say that you are self-centered. Unique to this year, you need to work to be less absorbed if you want to relate well.
Indiana will once again make a difference
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
The presidential candidates are slugging it out in Indiana, but it sure is an odd place for a Democratic political showdown.
A treasury
National Park Week focuses on the blessings that have been provided for us by visionaries who established our glorious system.
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
Almost daily, if we look around a little, we can discover or celebrate many aspects of our lives made possible by visionaries that came before us. One such entity is our glorious park system, which once again is being spotlighted by during National Park Week.
Bathtime
Makeover can add value to home
May 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
Admit it: You’re thinking about a face-lift. You’ve noticed the little lines forming here, darkened areas emerging there. Features once fresh and sparkling are looking worn and dull. When you switch on the light, it’s all too clear that things are slipping over the hill.
Another Invite crown for K.C.
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Seven games in three days - including a trio on Sunday for Kansas City Pump N Run - is a lot of basketball, no matter who you are. That’s why L.J. Goolsby is glad he has Mike Dixon running the show.
Cyclone kills hundreds
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
A powerful cyclone killed more than 350 people and destroyed thousands of homes, state-run media said Sunday. Some dissident groups worried that the military junta running Myanmar would be reluctant to ask for international help.
Haskell royalty must show skills
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Becoming the next Miss Haskell is no easy task. Tila Salas-Brooks, of Portland, Ore., has been campaigning, dancing, singing, studying Haskell Indian Nations University history, cooking native foods and giving interviews - all in hopes of earning the coveted title at Friday’s Commencement Powwow.
Enduring cancer without coverage
Lack of insurance leaves KU student with $150K in bills
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
When Tracie Revis started her fight against cancer more than two years ago, she didn’t expect to take on a health care system ill-equipped to handle an uninsured 20-something. After rounds of chemotherapy, radiation treatment and a stem cell transplant, it’s still one of the few battles Revis has yet to win.
Changes at workplace should be embraced, not feared
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
Q: Our company is in the process of eliminating employees who cannot perform at its new standards. It keeps changing things daily. I am 46 years old, and I really don’t want to have to start all over again. I do my best, but I don’t always feel I’ve done enough. What should I do? - Elizabeth
Iron Man’ mines $100M debut
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
“Iron Man” was pure gold at the box office. The Marvel Comics adaptation, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the guy in the metal suit, hauled in $100.7 million during its opening weekend and $104.2 million since debuting Thursday night, the second-best premiere ever for a nonsequel, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Pump patrol
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.39 at several stations.
Irish gladly put kettle on for Americans
May 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
I’m not surprised to learn that the Irish spend nearly $115 million on tea annually. Four days into visiting my birthplace, Derry City in Northern Ireland, I was “tea-ed” out.
Police seek driver in hit-and-run fatality
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
A hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning claimed the life a Lawrence man. Thomas Crum, 60, died after a two-vehicle collision just before 2 a.m. on West Sixth Street, a few blocks east of Kasold Drive.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
The Lawrence area’s congressman voted in favor of the nuclear freeze resolution because he said he believed the two superpowers, America and the Soviet Union, were at an equal level in the arms buildup.
Fineline Vespa moves to 23rd St.
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
Fineline Vespa announces its arrival at the dealership’s new location: 1502 W. 23rd St., next to Blockbuster Video.
Papa John’s issues apology
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
Papa John’s Pizza issued an apology to Cleveland and the Cavaliers for making T-shirts with LeBron James’ number and the word “crybaby” under it.
Sea lions shot dead on Columbia River
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Six federally protected sea lions were apparently shot to death on the Columbia River as they lay in open traps put out to ensnare the animals, which eat endangered salmon. State and federal authorities are investigating.
Library trustees elect officers
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence Public Library Board of Trustees elected officers in April to serve through April 2009:
Motorcade carrying first lady bombed
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Iraq’s first lady escaped unharmed Sunday from a bomb attack in downtown Baghdad that struck her motorcade, injuring four bodyguards.
Sweeps is time for odd combos
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
We’re well into May, but you’d never know it was a sweeps month from the state of things. Two more hours of “Deal or No Deal” (7 p.m., NBC)? Is this a bad dream?
Suspected pipe bomb damages courthouse
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
A suspected pipe bomb exploded at a federal courthouse in downtown San Diego early Sunday, damaging the front entrance and blowing out a window, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
Debt Self Defense’ offered Wednesday
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
“Debt Self Defense,” a seminar designed to help people make the most of their personal finances, will be conducted from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the United Way building, 2518 Ridge Court.
Benson arrested in Texas
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson was charged with failing a sobriety test while operating a 30-foot boat, then resisting arrest before being hit with pepper spray and dragged ashore by officers.
On the record
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses:
Independence Inc. accepts Medicaid
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
Kansas Health Solutions, a nonprofit organization overseeing medical and mental health services for Medicaid recipients, recently accepted Susan Miller, of Independence Inc., as a provider.
Bale breaks pitching hand
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas City Royals left-hander John Bale, already on the disabled list due to a tight shoulder, broke his pitching hand punching a door at the team’s hotel Friday night.
Wright drowning in a sea of hypocrisy
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
My cousin thinks Jeremiah Wright walks on water. He is a minister, my cousin, and for years, whenever I’ve visited him in Chicago, he has asked the same question: have I ever attended one of the Rev. Wright’s services?
Commentary: Benson’s career could be in jeopardy
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
Whether it was on May 3 or on third-and-1, Cedric Benson was bound to disappoint the Chicago Bears again. Saturday night in Austin, Texas, Benson did so on a boat. Any Sunday next fall, if the Bears aren’t careful, he will disappoint them as an anchor.
On the money: Cutting costs on wedding gifts
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
Now that wedding season is upon us, MSN Money suggests ways to minimize the toll of wedding gifts on your finances:
SEALs to compete and recruit at event
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A6
Ironman events tend to draw intense, dedicated and committed athletes who embrace the challenge of pushing the limits of their endurance - all in pursuit of a goal that becomes achievable through proper training.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 5, 1908: “A warrant has been sworn out for a 40-year-old man who assaulted a 65-year-old local farmer with a club in a dispute over over livestock. He will be charged with assault with intent to kill.
Best days ahead’ for Greensburg, Bush says
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
President Bush hailed the resilience of this town and its tiny high school graduating class Sunday, one year after a tornado barreled through with astonishing fury.
Kansas softball sends seniors out in style
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
In some respects, Kansas University’s softball team had nothing to play for Sunday afternoon. The regular-season finale meant zilch to the Jayhawks’ postseason fate, with a No. 7 seed already having been locked up for next week’s Big 12 tournament.
American League Roundup: Twins make drastic comeback
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B4
Joe Mauer capped a Minnesota rally from a six-run, first-inning deficit, slapping a two-run single up the middle in the seventh to lift the Twins to their fifth straight victory.
Brush drop-off site open to public today
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Today is the last chance for residents to drop off tree debris created by last week’s storm. The drop-off site at 1420 E. 11th St. is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
National League Roundup: Manuel notches 500th victory
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B4
Pat Burrell had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Phillies past the Giants for manager Charlie Manuel’s 500th career win.
Boat carrying 110 people sinks
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
A boat with 110 people aboard sank in the Brazilian Amazon on Sunday, killing at least 12 people and leaving dozens missing, authorities said.
Bruschetta Bites
May 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
This recipe is a new twist on traditional bruschetta.
Man orders custom beer-can coffin
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Bill Bramanti will love Pabst Blue Ribbon eternally, and he’s got the custom-made beer-can casket to prove it.
Sister-in-law says Austrian man ruled family as ‘tyrant’
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
The sister-in-law of an Austrian man accused of imprisoning his daughter for 24 years in a dingy dungeon and fathering seven children with her said he treated his family like a “tyrant.”
Royals blank Indians
K.C. shuts out punchless Cleveland
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
A little over a month into the season and Cleveland manager Eric Wedge is searching for answers as the Indians struggle to score runs.
Project Graduation organizers to chat
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Parent organizers of Project Graduation, the drug- and alcohol-free post-graduation party, will chat with readers Thursday here at www.ljworld.com.
Athletes to test city’s mettle
Lawrence a good fit, organizer says
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
Lawrence secured its coveted spot on the Ironman 70.3 circuit for a number of well-established reasons, said Steve Meckfessel, series director:
China, Tibet plan to continue talks
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Chinese officials and envoys of the Dalai Lama have agreed to a second round of talks, China’s state-run news agency said in an apparent sign of progress in easing tensions raised by violent anti-government riots in Tibet.
Kline continued on Tiller case
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B8
Phill Kline didn’t abandon attempts to prosecute Wichita abortion provider Dr. George Tiller after leaving the attorney general’s office, recently unsealed court records show.
Nursing homes alert
May 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
If you’re looking for a nursing home to care for an aging relative, the federal Medicare program has released a list of poorly performing homes that warrant extra scrutiny.
KC nurtures comic book authors
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B8
Kansas City has been churning out more than its share of successful comic book writers.
Saturday program focuses on Latino arts
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Centro Hispano Resource Center seeks volunteers to help with Sábados Culturales, a summer Latin American arts and culture program for Lawrence youths.
Rice pushes for peace progress in Mideast
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A6
Facing Palestinian frustration at the pace of peace talks, the United States leaned on Israel on Sunday to lift restrictions that chafe West Bank residents and stifle the economy.
Ironman event in June will be first in Kansas
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
Some of the world’s most intense endurance athletes soon will be bringing their $400 wetsuits, $4,000 bikes and $161,000 incomes to Lawrence for a competition that already is commanding global attention. Up to 1,500 athletes from 46 states and four countries are expected for the first Ironman 70.3 Kansas, where they will dive into a 1.2-mile swim, pedal through a 56-mile ride and endure a 13.1-mile run.
Triathlon to center on Clinton Lake
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A6
You may think riding a bike for 56 miles is tough. Or hopping off the bike and strapping on running shoes to embark on a half marathon, often striving to keep the pace below 5-minute miles.
Work starts this week at 19th, Louisiana
May 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Road construction at the intersection of 19th and Louisiana streets will begin on Tuesday, and will last through August.
People in the news
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Gretchen Wilson, at 34, finishes high school¢ Lindsay Lohan going on ‘Ugly Betty’¢ Miley Cyrus performs, doesn’t address photo
It’s over’: Celtics put away Hawks
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kevin Garnett took a behind-the-back pass from Paul Pierce, slammed in the dunk to make the lead three dozen points and then slashed his hand across his throat to signal what the Atlanta Hawks already knew.”It’s over,” he told the crowd.
B(r)oomer Sooner
Jayhawks complete sweep
May 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s baseball team was finishing up its much-needed weekend of success Sunday when two fans in the Hoglund Ballpark bleachers pulled out brooms and started waving them over their heads.A sweep - and a badly needed one, too.