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6Sports video: Loss drops Lions to 9-9
May 9, 2008
As for the Lawrence High baseball team, last night’s city showdown drops the Lions to 9 and 9 overall.
6Sports video: Firebirds squeeze past LHS baseball
May 9, 2008
The Free State High baseball team wrapped up a season sweep of crosstown rival Lawrence High last night.
6Sports video: Pioneers blank FSHS soccer
May 9, 2008
The Free State soccer team hosted Leavenworth this afternoon.
6Sports video: KU to face Tigers
May 9, 2008
The Kansas baseball team enters its weekend homestand winners of four straight games in Big 12 play. The streak started with a win over #14 Missouri last Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
6News video: Barbecue cook-off begins tomorrow
May 9, 2008
Broken Arrow Park started filling with the aroma of sweet and spicy barbecue meats this afternoon as 48 teams rolled in their smokers to prepare for the 10th annual Sertoma 48 Barbecue Cook-Off tomorrow.
6News video: Forever Stamps selling fast
May 9, 2008
The price of stamps goes up a penny Monday, and it’s meant booming business for the Lawrence post office.
6News video: Westar bills could go up
May 9, 2008
Westar Energy customers in Lawrence and across the state could see an increase in their electric bills next month.
6News video: Topeka woman pleads no contest in aiding Last Call shooter
May 9, 2008
Tonight: a no contest plea for a Topeka woman accused of attempting to aid a felon in connection with a Lawrence night club shooting.
6News video: Proposed crosswalk could endanger bikers
May 9, 2008
Plans for a pedestrian crosswalk on a busy Lawrence street have hit a road block. 6News reporter Jesse Fray has more.
6Sports video: Tigers break KU baseball streak
May 9, 2008
Any time there’s a Kansas-Missouri matchup on the table, there’s always promise to be a heated rivalry.
6News video: City considers tax for T
May 9, 2008
With future funding of the Lawrence transit system up in the air, one city commissioner is ready to begin looking at unique alternatives. 6News reporter Chad Lawhorn is in the News Center with more.
6Sports video: LHS soccer trumps Trojans
May 9, 2008
The Lawrence High ladies were also busy tonight, playing host to the Trojans of Topeka High.
6News video: Hy-Vee to host weather day tomorrow
May 9, 2008
6News meteorologist Jennifer Schack will be at both Hy-Vee stores tomorrow to answer weather questions.
6News video: Haskell student survives crash, tragedy to graduate
May 9, 2008
One Haskell graduate never thought she’d see this day; in fact, Willow Jack almost didn’t.
6News video: Haskell honors record number
May 9, 2008
Haskell Indian Nations University honors a record number of graduates during its Spring Commencement ceremony.
6News video: Local mail carriers to take part in nationwide food drive
May 9, 2008
Mail carriers and local food pantries are teaming up to support those in need in the community tomorrow.
Kansas baseball edged by Missouri
May 9, 2008
The Kansas University baseball team lost the first game of a three-game series against Missouri, 5-3, Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
Medical Center Advancement Board selects new leadership, stakes out strategic goals
First of two annual meetings held at KU Medical Center Campus Friday morning
May 9, 2008
The Advancement Board for KU’s academic medical center met for the first time this year Friday and approved new leadership, new members and laid out four strategic goals, including raising $4 million by this fall.
Lawrence High baseball game moved to Saturday
01:54 p.m., May 9, 2008 Updated 04:22 p.m.
The Lawrence High School varsity baseball game scheduled for this evening against Shawnee Mission East has been postponed until 10 a.m. Saturday.
Haskell honors record number of graduates
01:44 p.m., May 9, 2008 Updated 02:24 p.m.
Haskell Indian Nations University honored a record number of graduates this morning during its Spring Commencement ceremony.
Haskell commencement and Powwow moved indoors
May 9, 2008
The Haskell Spring Commencement and the Spring Commencement Pow Wow will be held inside of Coffin Sport Complex.
Rec calendar
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
Various rides Tuesday through Sunday. Call Paul Corcoran at 842-5273 or e-mail
Stadiums, new turf on drawing board
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
Lawrence could have two high school football stadiums with artificial turf as early as next year under a plan for a $2.8 million project that emerged Thursday. “This isn’t just about one sport. This is really more about the total system and the total program,” Superintendent Randy Weseman said.
Ellrich honored
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
Kansas University senior infielder Justin Ellrich has been named to the Academic All-District Seven First Team, which is presented by ESPN the Magazine.
Huggins hurt in fall
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
West Virginia University officials say basketball coach Bob Huggins has been taken to a hospital in Charlotte, N.C., for precautionary reasons after tripping on an airport tarmac and hitting his head on the pavement.
Garcia tops at Players
Opening 66 good for two-stroke lead
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Sergio Garcia put together his third straight impressive round at The Players Championship. The first two gave him a runner-up finish last year. The 6-under 66 on Thursday was only a strong start.
Commentary: NCAA numbers only part of story
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
The people who run college athletics took time off the other day from counting the millions of dollars top athletes make for their schools to pat themselves on the back because more athletes are actually going to class.
Budget includes bonds for pharmacy school
Legislature OKs $50M expansion for KU
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
For the Kansas University School of Pharmacy, the Legislature’s final budget bill was just what the doctor ordered. “We were sitting on the edge of our seat wondering what would happen,” Kenneth Audus, dean of the pharmacy school, said Thursday.
Blue skies
Talented and tumultuous Wilco headlines unusual downtown outdoor concert
May 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Early in his professional career, bassist John Stirratt opened for The Replacements in Mobile, Ala. The headlining band had just released its 1987 masterwork, “Pleased to Meet Me,” and was becoming a legendary force in alternative rock.
Speed Racer’ provides bumpy ride
May 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Brothers Andy and Larry Wachowski have rewritten the laws of nature to create the color palette for their new feature film “Speed Racer.” There are hues that have never been seen by the human eye.It’s a movie so bright you’ll have to wear shades.
Brandon Woods earns statewide PEAK Award
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence, is among 10 retirement communities statewide to receive a Promote Excellent Alternatives in Kansas (PEAK) Award for 2008 from the Kansas Department on Aging.
Airlines bump prices as gas costs soar
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
The same factors pushing gasoline prices to new records almost daily are making air travel more expensive, as airlines pour on the fuel surcharges just in time for the summer travel season.
Facebook adding new safeguards
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
Facebook, the world’s second-largest social networking Web site, is adding more than 40 new safeguards to protect young users from sexual predators and cyberbullies under an agreement with officials nationwide that was announced Thursday.
TV comedy saluting its past
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B10
Television would never survive a truth-in-packaging rule. I’m not sure what words would describe “Most Outrageous Moments” (7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., NBC), but I’d have to guess that at least two out of three would have to change if honesty were the only policy. OK, I guess there are some “Moments” there, but “Most” and “Outrageous” just don’t cut it.
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B10
New beginnings and good news come from detaching, intellectualizing and remaining open. The more willing you are to identify with others, the better your year could be. If you are single, you might want to date but not formalize a tie until next year. If you are attached, talk about long-overdue changes.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
If Congress approved the $9.75 million request made by local officials for area water resources projects, the funds should provide big boosts for the Lawrence levees and the Perry and Clinton reservoirs, officials said.
Clinton’s spin won’t change numbers
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
Hillary Clinton, 60, Illinois native and Arkansas lawyer, became, retroactively, a lifelong Yankee fan at age 52 when, shopping for a U.S. Senate seat, she adopted New York state as home sweet home.
Lawmakers hash out farm bill
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A12
Married couples with joint incomes of up to $1.5 million from their farm operation could still qualify for crop subsidies under a five-year, $300 billion farm bill compromise that would boost the Agriculture Department’s food and farm programs.
Opinion of legislative session depends on perspective
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
If the 2008 legislative session produced unanimity in one area, it was that most everyone was glad when it ended. Those wanting immigration reform didn’t get it; those wanting coal-fired power plants didn’t get them; and those wanting health care reform and a comprehensive energy plan - again, not this year.
Obama gets big welcome, fresh support on Capitol tour
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Sen. Barack Obama got a front-runner’s welcome back at the Capitol Thursday, pressing congressional “superdelegates” to support him in a visit that had the look and feel of a campaign victory lap.
Americans may not be so free after all
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
I’d like to think it was the sangria talking. But the plain truth is, when Anna said she doesn’t find this country to be especially free, it was Anna talking. Granted, her complaint is hardly new. People often grouse about the lack of freedom in the land of the free.
Obama voting event set for Saturday
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
The 2008 Barack Obama campaign will have a “Vote for Change” kickoff event Saturday in the Burge Union on the Kansas University campus, 1601 Irving Hill Road.
Officials: Al-Qaida in Iraq leader arrested
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A6
Iraqi police commandos captured the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq in a raid in the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi officials said Thursday, in what could mark a significant blow to the Sunni insurgency in its last urban stronghold.
People in the news
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ Portrait of Heath Ledger wins award¢ Country music star Eddy Arnold dies¢ Mariah Carey spills wedding beans¢ ‘CSI’ star charged with felony drug possession¢ Ne-Yo focusing on foster care system
Local man’s butterfly photo displayed in DC
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
A Lawrence resident has captured an image of Monarch butterflies that is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
Veritas fourth at KCAA state
Eagles impress coach, post season-best round
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
Dinner is on Veritas Christian golf coach Greg Capps. After Veritas’ best team score of the season Thursday in the KCAA State Golf Tournament at Eagle Bend Golf Course, Capps will foot the bill for a team dinner.
Citywide star party planned
Events seek to bring astronomy to masses
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Astronomy Associates of Lawrence is throwing a star party, and the city of Lawrence is invited. In conjunction with national Astronomy Day on Saturday, the AAL will hold two events to bring stargazing to the masses.
Pump patrol
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.55 at Quick Stop, 1000 W. 23rd St.
Share prom 2008 photos, stories
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
It’s spring, so it must be high school prom season.
Sectarian gunbattles break out in Lebanon
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A6
Running gunbattles raged in parts of Beirut on Thursday after the leader of Hezbollah accused Lebanon’s Western-backed government of declaring war on his Shiite militant group. At least four people were killed and eight wounded in the capital.
There’s no one like Mom
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A11
The last time I witnessed a woman becoming a mother, it wasn’t anything like the frilly sentiments of Mother’s Day. She lay on her back, perspiring heavily and yelling, “Oh my God, why did you do this to me?
Residents add up damage from storm
Severe weather took toll on houses, boats, trees, school property
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
It’s the calm after the storm, and victims are tallying up the damage. Hayden Wood said an adjuster put the price tag between $20,000 and $25,000 for damage to his rural Stull home, 1425 E. 150 Road. Strong winds tossed a stock trailer onto the roof of the home in the early morning hours of May 2.
Grubb & Ellis broker lands regional post
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
Kelvin Heck, broker, senior vice president and principal for Grubb & Ellis|The Winbury Group, Lawrence, has been appointed Central Region director for the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.
On the record
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Lawrence man reported that items valued at $1,580 were stolen, including a Nintendo Wii system and remote and several video games. The theft occurred Saturday in the 2000 block of Heatherwood Drive.
Acting chief of federal police shot dead
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Mexico’s acting federal police chief was shot dead early Thursday outside his home in Mexico City - a brazen attack as drug traffickers increasingly lash back at a nationwide crackdown on organized crime.
District retirees to be honored
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
Lawrence schools, the teachers association and the school district will honor dozens of retirees at several receptions this month.
Center to give awards
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence, will conduct a recognition luncheon at 11:45 a.m. today to present Employer of the Year and Employee of the Year awards for the center’s Support Employment division, which finds work for and supervises people who have had an acute mental illness and are wanting and able to return to the workplace.
Wakarusa museum open for season
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum is now open for the season. The museum at Clinton Lake’s Bloomington Beach will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. It is open by appointment at other times. Call 748-9836.
Lawrence High softball loses at SM North
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
The Lawrence High softball team lost, 7-2, at Shawnee Mission North on Thursday.
Victims’ photo helps cops nail suspect
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Police say they had no trouble tracking down a robbery suspect, because the victims had taken his picture while chatting with him at a bar a short time before the theft.
Baker to add two sports
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
Men’s wrestling and women’s bowling will be added to Baker University’s athletic department starting in the fall of 2009, increasing the Wildcats’ total varsity sports offerings to 21, Baker athletic director Dan Harris announced.
Religious meeting to draw 5,000
German Baptists create small city south of town
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
Charles Beeghley isn’t surprised by the number of cars driving slowly past his farm, south of Lawrence on North 650 Road. Wooden buildings have recently cropped up in his field. On Thursday, giant tents went up.
Sellers offer to subsidize buyers’ financing
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
Tighter lending requirements and sluggish home sales have prompted many sellers to offer part of the financing needed to complete a transaction.
Wheat industry forecasts crop at 379 million bushels
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B12
Surpassing expectations, the 2008 winter wheat harvest in Kansas was forecast to top 379.1 million bushels, industry leaders said Thursday.
PM denies taking illicit donations
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert denied fresh accusations that he illegally accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from a U.S. citizen, but said Thursday night that he will step down if he is indicted.
Wildflower sale set for Sunday at center
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The city’s Prairie Park Nature Center will host its annual Spring Wildflower Sale on Sunday.
Diplomat receives key nuclear documents
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
North Korea handed detailed nuclear weapons records to the United States on Thursday, an important peek into the isolated regime’s bombmaking past but not enough to answer criticism that the Bush administration is grasping for a disarmament deal at any cost.
Powers opens with 80
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
Kansas sophomore Emily Powers, playing in the NCAA West Golf Regional as an individual, opened by shooting an 8-over-par 80 Thursday at Lincoln Hills Golf Club.
Memorial service will honor fallen officers
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Kansas Highway Patrol invites the public to attend the 26th annual Kansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service at noon today. The ceremony will begin in the rotunda of the Capitol in Topeka and will conclude at the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial on the Capitol grounds.
Putin signals he intends to stay in charge
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
When Boris Yeltsin left the Kremlin eight years ago, he gave Vladimir Putin the pen he had used to sign important documents and decrees, a gesture symbolizing the transfer of power to Russia’s new president.
Morales agrees to recall vote
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Evo Morales has agreed to stand for election in a nationwide recall vote, gambling that Bolivians will re-elect him after just two years in office.
Backcourt spurs San Antonio
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
The San Antonio Spurs’ Big Three congregated around the scorer’s table during a timeout in the fourth quarter, not long before they put the game away for good.
19-year-old accused of stabbing at shelter
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
Adam Mallamo, 19, Lawrence, was charged with attempted second-degree murder and had his first court appearance Thursday.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
City Commissioner Nancy Shontz came out publicly in favor of steel fabricator Walt Hull in the contest for the City Commission seat that had been vacated by the resignation of 10-year commission veteran Barkley Clark.
First major foreign aid flights finally let in by junta
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Myanmar’s military regime allowed in the first major international aid shipment Thursday, but it snubbed a U.S. offer to help cyclone victims struggling to recover from a tragedy of unimaginable scale.
Schramka honored at scholar banquet
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
KU senior swimmer Terri Schramka was honored as the Robert Frederick Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year at the annual Jayhawk Senior and Scholar Athlete Banquet to top off a season of success for the 2007-08 Kansas swimming and diving team.
MU’s Lyons to return
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Missouri forward Leo Lyons, who led the Big 12 Conference in field goal percentage, on Thursday withdrew his name from the NBA Draft and announced he would return for his senior season.
Siren call
Sounding the county’s tornado sirens too often could lessen their usefulness.
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
With the devastation of the tornado that struck Greensburg last year still fresh in their minds, it’s not surprising that local residents have a heightened concern about tornados and tornado warnings.
Crosstown repeat
Free State builds early lead, spoils Lawrence’s night again
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Anything you can do, we can do better. So said the Free State High baseball team Thursday in the form of a 4-3 victory over crosstown rival Lawrence High at Hoglund Ballpark. One night after spotting the Lions a 4-0 lead and coming back to win, the Firebirds scored four runs in the first inning Thursday, but held on to win for their 16th victory of the season.
Mormon Jazz owner to skip Sunday game
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller says he won’t attend Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals because it’s being played on a Sunday.
Speaker antics
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: House Speaker Melvin Neufeld behaves like a 4-year-old child. When he doesn’t get what he wants, he asks again and again and again. Hey Melvin, be a good boy, will you? Eat your vegetables.
KU softball faces Nebraska today
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
Kansas University may be only the No. 7 seed in the Big 12 Conference softball tournament, but the Jayhawks have an outside chance at earning an NCAA Tournament berth.
Vintage prom utfits on display
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Jefferson County Historical Society will present “White Sport Coat & Pink Carnation,” a vintage prom and graduation dress display from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Old Jefferson Town on Highway 59 in Oskaloosa.
Cabrera shuts down K.C., 4-1
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
This was the guy who led the American League in losses last year? Actually, no, say Daniel Cabrera’s manager and teammates.
Commencement cramming
Readers prepare for tongue-twister names
May 9, 2008 in print edition on C10
A week from Saturday, 453 new graduates will cross the commencement stage on the lawn of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Among them: Nokuthula Sikhethiwe Kitikiti, Udochukwu Chinyere Obodo, and Baitnairamdal Otgonshar.
Torture denial
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: On Friday, April 11, President Bush admitted to ABC News that he personally had approved the meetings at which top officials authorized interrogation techniques of suspected terrorists, specifically including intermittent drowning (the administration’s preferred euphemism is “waterboarding”) and other techniques.
National League Roundup: Pirates complete sweep of Giants
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Adam LaRoche hit a go-ahead single in a three-run seventh inning, and Pittsburgh rallied to beat San Francisco for a three-game sweep.
Mutt ‘n’ Strut set for Saturday
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B12
The 13th annual Lawrence Humane Society Mutt ‘n’ Strut will be Saturday. Mutt ‘n’ Strut is a fundraising event for the animal shelter.
Recruiting young gaining popularity
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Like his buddy, Billy Gillispie, Kansas University coach Bill Self would accept an oral commitment from an eighth-grade basketball player. “I would take Lew Alcindor. I’d take Wilt, Danny and Lew,” Self said of former UCLA phenom Alcindor (later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) as well as KU greats Danny Manning and Wilt Chamberlain, whose exploits as players were well-known early in their stages of development.
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures mostly traded higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery rose 14.5 cents to $8.22; July corn added 17.75 cents to $6.3075; July oats fell 1 cent to $4.145; July soybeans gained 3 cents to $13.12.
More than half of US diabetics have arthritis
May 9, 2008 in print edition on C10
More than half of U.S. adults with diabetes also have arthritis, raising a serious obstacle for diabetic patients urged to exercise, according to a government study.
James still cold; Cavs fall
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
Paul Pierce and Ray Allen found their shooting touch. LeBron James can only hope he left his in Cleveland.
Gov. vows to examine undercover procedures
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
New York Gov. David Paterson pledged to examine undercover police conduct on Thursday, a day after more than 200 people were arrested protesting the acquittal of three detectives involved in the shooting death of an unarmed man.
Housing aid bills face vetoes
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A12
They’re trapped in loans they can’t afford and saddled with more debt than their homes are worth.
Siren policy
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Why is Douglas County so reluctant to warn its residents about tornadoes? When the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning last Thursday night, sirens did not go off.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 9, 1908: “David Bispham, considered the world’s greatest baritone, has arrived here with his pianist and two or three ladies for a song recital at Robinson Gymnasium.
Kiwanis Club honors ‘Substantial Citizens’
May 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
Three people were recognized Thursday by the Lawrence Kiwanis Club for outstanding community service. The main mission of the Kiwanis is to encourage volunteerism. Every year since 1960 public servants have been selected for their service to the community outside their professions.
American League Roundup: Yanks’ power dooms Indians
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Jason Giambi and the sluggish New York Yankees suddenly turned sluggerish. The Yankees played home run derby Thursday, with Giambi, Johnny Damon, Robinson Cano and Wilson Betemit connectings. Mike Mussina (5-3) won his fourth straight start and earned his 255th career victory.
Filmmakers forge distribution network
May 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Lawrence filmmaker Kevin Willmott came to this realization: “Nobody cares about your film more than you do.”
Dissolving bodies could be an option
May 9, 2008 in print edition on C10
Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest - dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain.
Medical know-how of doctors increases their suicide risk
May 9, 2008 in print edition on C10
There’s a grim, rarely talked-about twist to all that medical know-how doctors learn to save lives: It makes them especially good at ending their own.
Reece & Nichols Realtor ‘top performer’
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
Thomas Howe, a Realtor for Reece & Nichols Acres Realty, Lawrence, has been recognized by Reece & Nichols as the top-producing sales agent for Reece & Nichols Alliance Inc. for March.
Mayer: Self’s contract complex
May 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Simple, huh? A guy runs a stellar basketball program, wins two more league championships and the national title and deserves a new contract to keep Oklahoma State wolves at bay. Write it up, boost the pay and benefits to match other headline coaches’ goodies, throw in nifty bonuses and incentives and get it signed. It’s not that easy.