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6News video: Efforts underway to rehabilitate rail depot in East Lawrence
May 6, 2008
The ‘Burlington Northern Santa Fe Depot’ is beginning to show its age. It’s been there for 52 years.
6Sports video: KU baseball team’s offense on a roll
May 6, 2008
Over the weekend, the Jayhawks dropped 39 runs on the Oklahoma Sooners. That’s the most EVER by a KU squad in a three-game Big 12 series.
6News video: KU Athletics officials ask city to help pay for victory celebrations
May 6, 2008
KU Athletics officials are asking downtown Lawrence and the Chamber of Commerce to fork it over. The University says they should pay the bill for canceling a postseason banquet planned at the Holiday Inn.
6News video: Friend 2 Friend: The fight against breast cancer
May 6, 2008
If you or someone you love is diagnosed with breast cancer, the number one priority is fighting the disease. 6News reporter Sophia Spencer explains why - sometimes - fighting one disease puts you at risk for another.
6Sports video: Kansas softball team ready for Big 12 Tournament
May 6, 2008
Tracy Bungie’s squad takes its best record in more than a decade into the Big 12 Tournament this weekend.
6News video: Wilk will not seek re-election
May 6, 2008
After 16 years in office, representative Kenny Wilk says it’s time to let someone else have a chance to serve in the 42nd District.
6News video: Senators approve bill allowing two coal-fired power plants
May 6, 2008
The measure links those plants to other projects, including a proposed transportation hub in Johnson County.
6Sports video: Free State soccer team blanked
May 6, 2008
The Free State soccer squad was defeated by the Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougars by a final score of 5-0.
6News video: SLT may run through Baker Wetlands
May 6, 2008
There’s new reason to believe the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway will be built through the Baker Wetlands.
6Sports video: LHS softball squad drops 2 against Shawnee Mission NW
May 6, 2008
The Lawrence High softball team was defeated twice by Shawnee Mission NW. LHS lost the first game, 4-3, and the second, 12-1.
6News video: David Williams named ‘Principal of the Year’
May 6, 2008
The ‘Lawrence Organization of Substitute Teachers’ names David Williams its ‘Principal of the Year!’
6News video: Janet Stallerd named ‘Teacher of the Month’ for April
May 6, 2008
A 20-year teaching veteran - known for going above and beyond her duties - is named Sunflower Bank’s ‘Teacher of the Month’ for April.
6Sports video: Free State battles Shawnee Mission NW on the diamond
May 6, 2008
Thanks to rain-outs, the Free State Firebird baseball team play rival Lawrence High on Wednesday and Thursday. But before worrying about two sessions of the city showdown, Mike Hill’s squad hosted Shawnee Mission Northwest tonight…
6Sports video: KU prospect Elijah Johnson happy with Lawrence visit
May 6, 2008
Elijah Johnson didn’t expect to play in the Jayhawk Invitational AAU Basketball Tournament last weekend. However, a last-minute plant ticket enabled the KU basketball prospect to come to Lawrence.
6News video: City leaders face tough decision on ‘The T’
May 6, 2008
With rising gas prices, the city’s bus service - ‘The T’ - will need an additional one million dollars to operate next year.
6News video: Kansas City man convicted in 2005 murder of a Tonganoxie woman
May 6, 2008
A Kansas City man is convicted of first degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery for the 2005 murder of a Tonganoxie woman.
Another coal plants bill approved
May 6, 2008
Senate approves measure allowing construction of coal-fired plants as Legislature marches toward end of session.
6News Now: Afternoon update
May 6, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the Federal Highway Administration officially throws its support behind building the South Lawrence Trafficway on a route through the Baker Wetlands.
Court orders review of abortion subpoenas
May 6, 2008
Kansas Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of citizen-initiated grand juries, but wants a lower court to review subpoenas issued by grand jury investigating Dr. George Tiller’s clinic.
Federal Highway Administration supports SLT route through Baker Wetlands
May 6, 2008
The Federal Highway Administration officially has thrown its support behind construction of the South Lawrence Trafficway along a route through the Baker Wetlands.
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
New beginnings are possible this year, wherever you choose to focus. You have drive and follow-through. Often, you will create an uproar within your personal life in order to create more security.
KU baseball’s Allman league player of week
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University senior baseball left fielder John Allman was named Big 12 player of the week.
Forward leaving Michigan
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
Forward Ekpe Udoh is leaving Michigan after two seasons, but has yet to decide to which school he will transfer.
Vitamins may harm, not help, your health
May 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
Are you tempted to pop vitamins to cover the nutritional bases? Then you may want to consider this: A new analysis of 67 studies concludes that taking dietary supplements not only didn’t cut death rates but in some cases could actually have hiked them.
3 dead babies found in freezer; mother arrested
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Three dead babies have been found stuffed in a freezer of a large family home in the town of Wenden in northwestern Germany, local TV said Monday.
Pump patrol
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.39 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
2-part Bush profile concludes tonight
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
The “American Experience” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) profile of President George H.W. Bush concludes with a look at the first Gulf War, the end of the Cold War and the last years of his presidency, when he battled a bad economy while beset by criticism from Democrats and from Pat Buchanan and the conservative wing of his own party.
Boring justice
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Last Wednesday, I drove across town to attend the speech by Chief Justice Roberts at the Lied Center. It consisted of 45 excruciating minutes of his reading an article, obviously written by a bored law clerk, on the Louisiana Purchase.
Truman expanded executive powers
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
Business, meaning research by historians and nourishment for history hobbyists, is brisk at the Harry S. Truman Library on this 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, the desegregation of the armed services, recognition of the state of Israel and the improbable election of the president responsible for many momentous policies.
Sparkling Ginger Lemonade
May 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
This recipe from the new Taste of Home magazine offers a cool new refreshment.
Family embraces baby Freedom
Father returns home from Iraq in time for birth of eighth child
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
Eight is enough. It’s enough children for Travis and Stacy Cecil. And, for Travis, eight months was long enough - maybe too long - to be in Iraq while his wife was pregnant.
Lawrence baseball defeats SM South
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
It didn’t take long for Lawrence High pitcher Andy Urban to recover after a shaky start.
FSHS fifth, LHS eighth at league tournament
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
Free State High finished fifth in the 12-team Sunflower League after Monday’s regular-season-ending tournament at Leavenworth Country Club.
Disputed three lifts Pistons
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B4
The Pistons and Magic cut down the trash talk and just played, combining for a riveting playoff game. Too bad a disputed play is what will be most remembered.
Police seek information after rape is reported
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
A 36-year-old Lawrence woman told police she was battered and raped in the 2500 block of Moundview Drive early Sunday morning.
Double Take: Parent asks how IEP can cover sports participation
May 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes & Julia: My son is 14 and in eighth grade. He has attention-deficit disorder and bipolar disorder. In seventh grade, all he’d do was sit in his room and play video games. He had only one friend. Then along came weight training and a growth spurt.
Caution urged in choosing gene tests
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A8
Everyone’s genes spell out a risk for some disease, and a coming anti-discrimination law is about to give genetic testing a boost.
License to lead off
FSHS, LHS batting success hinges on top of the order
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
For years, the ninth spot in the batting order was reserved for a team’s weakest hitter. These days, however, hitting ninth seems to be a stepping stone to becoming a leadoff hitter.
Seabury freshman earns win
Grabill shoots 46, takes nine-hole tourney
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
Reed Grabill’s drives were long, his irons were solid and his putter was hot Monday at Alvamar Public Golf Course.
3.5M new voters register
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Voter excitement, always up before a presidential election, is pushing registration through the roof so far this year - with more than 3.5 million people rushing to join in the historic balloting, according to an Associated Press survey that offers the first national snapshot.
Assigning blame for debt crisis
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B7
She hooked me with the word “debt.”
Miley mishap offers potential lesson for kids
May 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
Miley Cyrus’ struggle with her controversial photo in “Vanity Fair” presents a great opportunity for parents to discuss how seemingly innocuous photos posted to a blog or social networking site can be misinterpreted, experts say.
Kaun chooses sports agency
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University senior basketball center Sasha Kaun has chosen Justin Zanik of New Jersey-based ASM Sports as his professional sports agent.
Suspect found in hit-and-run death
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
Police used vehicle parts gathered from the scene of Sunday’s hit-and-run fatality to identify a 22-year-old suspect on Monday.
Bill on water rights in county clears Legislature
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Kansas House on Monday approved a measure aimed at stopping a Douglas County water district from condemning land to drill a well and possibly appropriate water rights.
County begins food inspections for state
Change in duties part of local goal to diversify services
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is now conducting food service inspections for the state.
Early breast-feeding may raise IQ
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Increased breast-feeding during the first months of life appears to raise a child’s verbal IQ, according to a study of nearly 14,000 children released Monday.
Coal plant debate stays at impasse
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
The wrap-up session continued Monday as lawmakers argued over the final spending bill and a measure allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
County ordered to allow cell tower
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A5
A federal judge recently ordered Douglas County to allow Verizon Wireless to install a cellular communications tower.
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures traded lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Clemens: ‘I have made mistakes’
Pitcher issues vague apology for personal missteps
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
Roger Clemens apologized Monday for unspecified mistakes in his personal life, a statement Brian McNamee’s lawyers intend to use to attack the pitcher’s credibility at trial.
Hedge fund files slander lawsuit
Jayhawk Capital responds 13 months after being sued by Calif. group
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B7
A local hedge fund has responded after being sued over a year ago by a group of California hedge funds with a lawsuit of its own.
Chicken, pork prices next to go up
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A8
Americans may be getting another helping of food inflation, and it seems likely to come from higher prices for chicken and pork.
Legends Drive Dental wins yellow jersey
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B7
Drs. Ryan Brittingham and Clay Beshore joined their staff from Legends Drive Dental Center, Lawrence, in attending a recent Leadership Workshop at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
Ex-employee receives 27 months in forgery
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Wellsville woman was sentenced Monday to 27 months in federal prison for forging more than $256,000 in checks drawn on her employer.
On the record
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police are investigating a report that a 16-year-old Lawrence male and a 13-year-old Lawrence girl had unlawful sexual relations.
K.C. pitcher apologizes, too
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
Appearing embarrassed and uncomfortable, John Bale apologized Monday for punching a door and breaking his pitching hand.
Report: Myanmar cyclone kills 10,000 in 1 town
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
Myanmar’s official media said today that 10,000 people were killed by a powerful cyclone in just one town, confirming fears of a spiraling death toll from the storm’s 12-foot tidal surges and high winds that swept away bamboo homes in low-lying coastal regions.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 6, 1908: “A law and order league that is said to be forming here will be a good thing for this town.”
Rep. Wilk not running again
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B8
State Rep. Kenny Wilk, who has successfully pushed through major economic policy changes in the Legislature for years, said Monday he would not seek re-election.
Boy takes off jersey for good after 4 years
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Finally, David Witthoft shunned his Brett Favre jersey for the first time in 1,581 days.
Congress again recognizes LHS artist
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A5
For the second time in his Lawrence High School career, senior Alex Kim has won a Congressional Art Competition.
China threat
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I have just seen another news report about American citizens dying from a drug called Heparin whose ingredients came to this country from China.
Legislature’s loss
The retirement of Rep. Kenny Wilk will be a significant loss to the Kansas House and the state.
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
Kansas residents are losing the services of an outstanding state legislator. Rep. Kenny Wilk, who has represented Leavenworth County and the 42nd District in the Kansas House for the past 16 years, announced Monday he will not seek re-election.
Bus system’s fate may rest on sales tax
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
A new plan has emerged to have two city sales tax elections in November, with one perhaps determining whether the city’s financially struggling bus system survives.
People in the news
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds engaged¢ Tom Hanks supporting Obama for president¢ Avril Lavigne sick, postpones concerts¢ Prince working on book¢ Kylie Minogue receives French cultural honor¢ Clay Aiken ‘not trying to be Justin Timberlake’
LHS soccer shut out
Lions answer coach’s challenge, but Falcons prevail
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High girls soccer coach Matt Anderson certainly reached back in time to describe his team’s play of late. He compared them to the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
In the first four months of the year, Lawrence had surpassed the halfway mark of the past year’s record building pace with a total of more than $6.3 million in estimated construction.
Police: Dungeon plans date to 1978
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Austrian man accused of imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering her seven children planned to build his secret cell as early as 1978 when his daughter was 12, authorities said Monday.
Tornado-siren decision is supported
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A5
Despite the National Weather Service determining late Friday that a tornado did touch down in Douglas County during a storm last week, the head of Douglas County Emergency Management said the local criteria for activating the tornado sirens were not met.
Session praised
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Lawrence is rich in history and, as evidenced in the recent past, the people of Lawrence love to celebrate historical events.
Weather service: State hit by 11 tornadoes
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Meteorologists have confirmed 11 tornadoes hit Arkansas late last week.
KU softball’s Stanton gets service award
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University sophomore Ally Stanton was named the Chik-Fil-A Community of Champions recipient for the week.
Chamber input events open Thursday, Friday
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s search for its next president and chief executive officer is lining up to be shaped by comments from members and the public gathered during meetings Thursday and Friday.
Man pleads to charges related to standoff
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A4
A man who held police at bay for more than eight hours last month pleaded no contest Monday to child endangerment and domestic battery charges.
Monasteries accepting e-mail prayer requests
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Russian Orthodox monasteries have begun exploiting modern technology and are now accepting requests for prayers for the living and the dead by e-mail or through mobile phone text messages, a respected Russian daily said Monday.
Yahoo stock slips as buyout talks end
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Yahoo Inc.’s stock took a beating Monday after Microsoft Corp. withdrew its $47.5 billion takeover bid, but the punishment wasn’t as severe as many analysts anticipated because investors suspect the rivals eventually will renew their mating dance.
Professor, Van Go win Governor’s Arts Awards
May 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
John Tibbetts, a Kansas University professor of theater and film, and Lawrence-based Van Go Mobile Arts, which provides arts opportunities for at-risk teens, have been selected for 2008 Kansas Governor’s Arts Awards.
Stop Renting’ seminar today at Hampton Inn
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B7
People interested in moving from renting a home to owning a home are invited to attend a free seminar tonight in Lawrence.
Aquahawks sign
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
Two Lawrence Aquahawks signed swimming letters of intent on Monday.
Louisiana St. crosswalk on agenda
May 6, 2008 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will consider approving a request for a crosswalk on Louisiana Street where it intersects with Dakota Street. The crosswalk would be on the portion of Louisiana Street just south of 23rd Street, and will include an island to provide people a protected place to stand while crossing the busy street.
Commentary: Quit pointing fingers in filly’s death
PETA’s reaction to Kentucky Derby euthanization is only cruel part of this story
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
“Momento y rapido.” Those were the words Gabriel Saez said to his agent, Ruben Munoz, in an attempt to explain what had just happened beneath him as he galloped out a filly named Eight Belles, who had just run second to Big Brown in the Kentucky Derby.
Santana shuts down Kansas City
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
So was this the best game Ervin Santana ever threw?
Free State tennis doubles second at regionals
May 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
Four days after the meet’s first serve, the Free State High boys tennis team finished second at a Class 6A regional tournament on Monday.