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6News video: De Soto group wins BBQ championship
May 11, 2008
A group from De Soto takes home the top prize from this year’s Sertoma Barbecue Cook-Off.
6News video: Police seek robbery suspect
May 11, 2008
Lawrence police search for a suspect who robbed an East Lawrence liquor store last night.
6News video: ‘Caring Conversations’ important for families
May 11, 2008
Mother’s Day probably isn’t the best time to initiate serious family discussions about end-of-life decisions. But as BoomerGirl.com managing editor Cathy Hamilton reports, getting families to have “the talk” has become one man’s mission.
6News video: Army buddies to compete together
May 11, 2008
An army major is gearing up for his first Ironman triathlon event, and he knows he’ll have some close competition.
6Sports video: Powers comes in 56th at golf regional
May 11, 2008
This weekend at the NCAA West golf regional, KU’s lone representative Emily Powers fired a one under 71 on Saturday to close the three-day event.
6News video: Lawrence WWII veterans visit D.C.
May 11, 2008
It’s a trip many World War II veterans will never make. 6News reporter Terry Rombeck has more on a national program that is sending veterans to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
6Sports video: Jayhawk baseball splits
May 11, 2008
This afternoon, Mother Nature made it possible for you to take your mom to not one but two Kansas baseball games in this year’s Border Showdown.
6News video: Lecompton bridge to undergo construction
May 11, 2008
After five months of detours last summer, Lecompton and Perry residents face more bridge construction.
6News video: Board to discuss athletic facilities upgrade
May 11, 2008
School board members decide the next step of action tomorrow night after district officials reveal a $2.8 million plan for upgrading sports facilities.
Kansas baseball splits doubleheader with Missouri
Robby Price goes 5-for-5, drives in winning run in Game One
03:21 p.m., May 11, 2008 Updated 07:00 p.m.
Robby Price blooped an RBI single over the shortstop’s head in the bottom of the ninth inning, knocking in the winning run in Kansas University’s 7-6 baseball victory over Missouri.
Dixon claims pole for Indy 500
Wheldon posts second-best time on first day of qualifying
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C2
Strategy was almost as important as speed Saturday as Scott Dixon won the pole for the Indianapolis 500 with a big gamble by his Target Chip Ganassi Racing team.
It’s that time of year
Biggest seasonal road hassle near Lawrence High
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
There will be all the normal sounds of road construction in Lawrence this summer - the rumbles of road graders, the rat-tat-tat of jackhammers and the rough talk of men in hard hats. But this construction season, one sound may drown out all the rest.
Injured soldier not daunted by Ironman challenge
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
Beyond his fitted wet suit, racing bicycle and long-distance footwear, Army Maj. David Rozelle will be packing a few extra pieces of high-tech equipment for next month’s Ironman 70.3 Kansas in Lawrence.
Mutt ‘n’ Strut unleashes animal aid
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
There were Labs and terriers, Chihuahuas and schnauzers, and so many things to sniff.
Pistons edge Magic, take 3-1 edge in conference semifinals
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C6
There is a reason the Detroit Pistons have been to five consecutive Eastern Conference finals. They proved it on Saturday, even without their All-Star point guard to hold things together in front of a hostile crowd.
Pump patrol
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.55 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Busch wins despite rough ride
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C7
The crowd booed him. He called his car pathetic. His crew missed a lug nut, and he couldn’t stay off Darlington Raceway’s wall.
Police seek suspect in liquor store robberies
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police are searching for a suspect who robbed Harper Corner Liquor, 2200 Harper St., about 10 p.m. Saturday.
Cease-fire reported with Iraqi militants in Sadr City
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Shiite groups brokered a reported cease-fire Saturday with militants fighting U.S. and Iraqi forces in Baghdad’s Sadr City as the country’s army launched an offensive in Mosul against al-Qaida’s main bastion in Iraq.
Marriott ponders hotel in Baghdad’s Green Zone
May 11, 2008 in print edition on E1
Marriott International is evaluating whether to open a hotel in the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, responding to a request from U.S. government officials who are eager to help revive Iraq with foreign investment and economic activity.
Behind the Lens: Patience with ‘light painting’ creates special effects
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D2
It’s a rare occasion when a photographer can take complete and total control of a lighting situation without some sort of interference.
District explores stadium options
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
It appears that the Lawrence School District is close to reaching a solution on how it will move forward in the ongoing stadium saga that has been the talk of the town for months.
Hezbollah fighters back down
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
Hezbollah gunmen melted off the streets of Beirut on Saturday, heeding an army call to pull the fighters out after the Shiite militants demonstrated their military might in a power struggle with the U.S.-backed government.
Obama now ahead in superdelegates
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
Barack Obama erased Hillary Clinton’s once-imposing lead among superdelegates Saturday when he added more endorsements from the group of Democrats who will decide the party’s nomination for president.
On the record
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
A 39-year-old Lawrence woman reported a 1999 gold Mercury Mystique worth $4,000 was stolen from the 1800 block of West 26th Street between Tuesday and Thursday.
Mother also shaped Obama’s values
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B6
From time to time during this primary, I’ve wondered about Obama’s mama. In a race that was so much about biography, about beliefs rooted in her son’s “DNA,” she’s made only cameo appearances.
Yao: Top six within reach
Center has high hopes for Chinese Olympic team
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
The Olympics are still three months away, and already Yao Ming is trying to work the officials.
What moms want
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: As a daily subscriber, I have been inundated by advertisements regarding what my husband or children should purchase for me in honor of Mother’s Day.
D’Antoni to become Knicks’ new coach
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C6
Mike D’Antoni has agreed to coach the New York Knicks, bringing his entertaining offensive style from the Phoenix Suns to a team coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history.
Ethanol defended
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: As a corn farmer in Douglas County, I’m proud to say that the U.S. farmer produced more corn in 2007 than ever before in history, meeting expanding domestic needs and exporting a record number of bushels.
Review: Fairy-tale fables mingle the real with the imaginary
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D3
Kevin Brockmeier writes fairy tales for adults. His last book, 2006’s “The Brief History of the Dead,” fancifully imagined a city where people go after death, a way station of sorts where they go until the last person on Earth who remembers them has died. Then … who knows?
New swimsuit has contestants split
Is Speedo’s LZR Racer a scientific advance or a case of ‘technological doping’?
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are smiling. Brendan Hansen and Whitney Myers are frowning. Members of the international swimming community are spitting mad.
Bridge to close for painting
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Kansas River bridge at Lecompton will be shut down to one lane starting Monday so it can be painted.
Hudson aims for June return
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C5
Luke Hudson, who had shoulder surgery last June and opened this season on the Kansas City Royals disabled list, could begin throwing at batting practice next week.
5 bodies, including 3 children, found
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The bodies of five people, including three young children, were found Saturday afternoon on a sprawling property with several structures in northeast Houston, police said.
Destroyer named for POW christened
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer was christened Saturday in Bath, Maine, with the name of a fighter pilot who spent 7 1/2 years in captivity in North Vietnam, received the Medal of Honor and served as presidential candidate Ross Perot’s running mate.
Energy efforts
After a legislative session that produced far more heat than light on energy issues, Kansas needs to step back and take a less political approach to its energy future.
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B6
Now is the time for Kansas to get serious about its energy future. Although the 2008 session of the Kansas Legislature was dominated by discussion of two power plants in southwest Kansas, the session produced almost no progress toward a comprehensive energy strategy for the state.
Cook-off crowns De Soto group
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
The grand champion of the 10th annual State Championship Sertoma Barbecue Cook-Off was Slaughter House 5 out of De Soto.
Dozens may be dead after Midwest storms
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
Thunderstorms and tornadoes tore across the nation’s heartland Saturday evening, killing at least 18 people, mangling buildings and trapping people in rubble in areas still reeling from other recent bouts with severe weather.
Unaccomplished Goydos leads
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C10
Paul Goydos would love to say he saw this coming, but he’s too honest.
Elegant variations
Sarvas moves from Web to literary hot seat
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D3
Mark Sarvas, who was raised in a Hungarian Jewish family in Queens, has become notorious as the acid-fingered blogger at The Elegant Variation, a literary site he launched in 2003.
No. 2 police officer in border town shot dead
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
The No. 2 police officer in a Mexican border city across from Texas, was shot dead Saturday, the latest high-ranking official killed in an onslaught of attacks blamed on gangs resisting a crackdown.
Italian-style rib eye will sizzle on the grill
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D2
If you can’t find porcini mushroom powder, buy 1 ounce of dried porcini mushrooms and pulverize them in a blender or food processor. That should make about 1/4 cup. Start to finish: 1 hour, plus overnight marinating.
People in the news
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ ‘Idol’ favorite’s dad loses backstage pass¢ Walters: Jones going through ‘difficult time’
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 11, 1908: “The May Music Festival for 1908 came to its close in a blaze of glory Saturday night with the rendition of ‘Faust.’”
Commentary: Back for more
Floridian taking one more shot after just missing cut in 2004
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
Jevon Tarantino used to lead a double life. He was a diver and a basketball player. He was either in the gym leaping toward the basket, or at the pool leaping toward the sky, defying gravity in both sports.
Web fuels, facilitates new politics of rumor-mongering
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
Some things about Barack Obama rub some voters the wrong way. “We don’t need a Muslim,” said Jannay Smith, a retiree from Kokomo, Ind. “Who’s to say if he gets in there what he’ll do?”
Long campaign still hurting Obama
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B7
Three days after last Tuesday’s primaries seemingly tilted the Democratic presidential nomination decisively toward Barack Obama, the surprising fact was that almost half the party’s senators had not announced a choice between him and Hillary Clinton. Twenty-one of the 49 Democratic senators were publicly silent as the last six primaries approached.
Center offers event for QuickBooks Pro
May 11, 2008 in print edition on E1
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will present “The Complete QuickBooks Pro,” from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Summerfield Hall, 1300 Sunnyside Ave., on KU’s main campus.
Emily and Jacob still atop most popular baby names list
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
Emily again topped the list of most popular baby girl names last year, registering as No. 1 for the 12th straight time. Jacob led among names for boys for the ninth year in a row.
Sexson suspension down to 5 games
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C5
Richie Sexson’s suspension for charging the mound in Seattle’s 5-0 loss to Texas on Thursday was reduced from six games to five.
Marlins, Ramirez on verge of deal
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C5
Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez has agreed to the framework of a $70 million, six-year contract to remain with the Marlins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Saturday.
Haskell royalty named for next year
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Tila Salas-Brooks, a freshman from Portland, Ore., was named Miss Haskell during the Spring Commencement Powwow on Friday night. Orlando Begay, a junior from Monument Valley, Utah, became the next Haskell Brave.
Watkins opening fashion exhibit
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D4
The Douglas County Historical Society has been collecting artifacts and documents since 1933. To honor the founding of the society, the Watkins Community Museum of History is hosting a series of small exhibits to celebrate the society’s 75th anniversary. This is the second exhibit in the series.
Mavs say Carlisle was ‘top choice’
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C6
The Dallas Mavericks made it official Saturday, announcing they had hired Rick Carlisle to replace Avery Johnson as their coach.
KU, MU to play two
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C3
Saturday evening’s rain delayed Kansas University’s chase for sixth place in Big 12 Conference baseball.
Programs allow imprisoned moms, newborns to bond
May 11, 2008 in print edition on E12
Three-week-old Kevin fussed in mother Melissa Lankey’s arms until she started singing softly to him, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” The newborn began dozing within seconds.
Bankruptcies
May 11, 2008 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records
High school seedings determined
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s baseball team has earned the No. 1 seed and will play host to a four-team Class 6A regional on Thursday.
Three KU softballers second-team choices
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University softball players Betsy Wilson, Dougie McCaulley and Amanda Jobe earned second-team berths on the All-Big 12 Conference squad selected by league coaches.
Darfur rebels clash with security forces
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
Hundreds of rebels from war-ravaged Darfur clashed with Sudanese security forces on the doorstep of the capital Saturday in a dramatic widening of the five-year-old conflict.
Fundraiser to benefit sexual violence victims
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B5
GaDuGi SafeCenter, Douglas County’s Rape Victim and Survivor Service Center, is collecting 1 million pennies as part of its Making Change fundraiser.
Opposition leader to return for runoff
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Saturday that he will return to his homeland despite threats to his life to take part in a runoff against President Robert Mugabe.
Worldwide coffee break helps promote fair trade
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B5
On a chilly Saturday, a Lawrence couple were warming up with a mug of fair trade coffee at Watson Park.
Cavaliers cut Celtics’ lead
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C6
he shots didn’t drop again for LeBron James, and it hardly mattered. The rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers made most of theirs.
Militants die in clash
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Dozens of protesters blocked a road Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, claiming U.S.-led coalition forces killed three civilians, and a local official said police fatally shot one of the protesters and injured three of them.
Women turn house into home
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
For seven years, Edye Cable and her three children from ages 12 to 17 have been surrounded by the white walls of their two-bedroom apartment.
Florida player arrested
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C2
University of Florida football player Jamar Hornsby was arrested Friday in Alachua County for allegedly using the credit card of a person who has been dead for almost seven months.
Influence of ‘most influential’ is questioned
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B6
Time magazine has published another one of those silly and meaningless lists some in the media occasionally and irritatingly compile to validate their self-importance. It is the 100 “most influential people in the world.” I didn’t make it, but then I don’t make other lists like People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” which must be an oversight.
Children’s Choir auditions announced
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D1
The Lawrence Children’s Choir Touring Choir will have auditions this week for the upcoming 2008-2009 season, choosing elementary and junior high students who will represent the city on the choir’s 2009 tour to the Eastern European countries of Latvia and Lithuania.
Physical therapist attends conference
May 11, 2008 in print edition on E1
Paul Marks, a physical therapist and owner of Marks Physical Therapy: The Spine Strengthening Center, recently participated in the Annual Spring Conference for the Kansas State Physical Therapy Association in Wichita.
Elections marred by irregularities
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Allegations of fraud, voter intimidation and sporadic violence marred elections in Sri Lanka’s east Saturday despite the government’s claims they would be a celebration of democracy for the region recently liberated from the Tamil Tiger rebels.
Brigade victorious, 59-43
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C2
D. Bryant threw four touchdown passes and added a rushing touchdown to lift the Kansas City Brigade over the Columbus Destroyers, 59-43, on Saturday night in the Arena Football League.
Lawmakers decry island tax havens
Bill would force US firms to pay benefits
May 11, 2008 in print edition on E1
When the Pentagon announced an obscure California company had won a lucrative military contract, no one mentioned any plans for a Caribbean outpost - a tropical shell the company created that allowed it to duck millions in taxes and deflect U.S. lawsuits.
Obama rally draws fans across racial, age spectrum
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
When it comes to the 2008 race for president, Krystal Jumping Elk, a freshman at Haskell Indian Nations University, says only one candidate is thinking about issues important to American Indians. And after former Sen. Tom Daschle, of South Dakota, campaigned at Haskell for Barack Obama in late January, Jumping Elk said many of her classmates began to support the Illinois senator.
Jenna Bush’s wedding low-key affair at ranch
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A9
Jenna Bush couldn’t see herself getting married at the White House surrounded by antique furniture and oil portraits of presidents. She and Henry Hager said “I do” Saturday at President Bush’s ranch in Crawford where the corn is thigh-high, roads are named Cattle Drive and the Texas flag is painted on the rooftops of barns.
Commentary: Silence isn’t golden for Guillen
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C2
It may be too late for the White Sox to get a refund for the sensitivity training they were ordered to put manager Ozzie Guillen through two summers ago. The man seems more determined than ever to talk his way out of a job.
New books promise to heat up summer with Italian grilling tips
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D1
If you’re hankering for great Italian food this summer, ditch the pasta and get the grill going.
News Corp. withdraws bid for Newsday
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
News Corp., the media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, has withdrawn its bid to purchase the Long Island daily paper Newsday, a News Corp. spokeswoman said Saturday.
Heart of city getting brunt of roadwork
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
The heart of Lawrence will have heartburn this summer.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B6
Broadcaster Howard Hill, unanimously chosen as the fifth member of the City Commission, said he wanted to move ahead with downtown redevelopment and concentrate on industrial development and street maintenance.
Big Brown preps for Preakness
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C7
Big Brown slowed ever so slightly as he made his way to the track at Churchill Downs on Thursday morning.
American closes in on century mark
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
Abby Wambach strode into the lobby of the team hotel with bright eyes, big smile, firm handshake and a newspaper crossword puzzle tucked in her hand, exuding the kind of confidence one would expect from an athlete about to achieve a rare milestone.
Regents to review planned tuition increases
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Some time Thursday morning, if all goes according to plan, the Kansas Board of Regents - and regular Kansans - will get their first look at what state universities plan in the way of next year’s tuition increases.
Firebird 7th at state
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C3
Free State sophomore Michael Swank took seventh at the Class 6A state tennis tournament Saturday.
Patriotism flap not a replay of ‘88
May 11, 2008 in print edition on B7
Some people think they have seen this campaign movie before. The one with the big fuss about the flag. The one with the attacks on a man’s patriotism. The one where the candidate who was being attacked didn’t fight back. The one where the prey was a cerebral guy with an outspoken wife.
Best-sellers
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D3
Fiction 1. “The Whole Truth,” by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $26.99). Nonfiction 1. “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,” by Chelsea Handler (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95).
Myanmar uses aid for propaganda; junta holds vote
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
Myanmar’s military rulers held a referendum Saturday aimed at solidifying their hold on power while brazenly turning cyclone relief efforts into a propaganda campaign. In some cases, generals’ names were scribbled onto boxes of foreign aid before being distributed.
Frustration with special counsel detailed
May 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
Last September, career investigators at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel opened a probe into whether partisan politics were a factor in the Justice Department’s prosecution of former Democratic Alabama governor Don Siegelman on corruption charges in 2006.
Sorenstam back on top
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C10
Annika Sorenstam knows there was speculation that her best days as a golfer were behind her, and that an injury-plagued 2007 was the beginning of the end.
Horoscopes
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D5
Strong feelings often come up. You have a great deal of passion about home and family, and often express these feelings.
Right-hand man
Top assistant Dooley ‘wired to compete’
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
Bill Self and some of his closest friends celebrated into the wee hours of the morning Tuesday, April 8, at San Antonio’s Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel, located just down the road from the Alamodome, site of Kansas University’s national championship victory over Memphis.
Kewpie dolls, accessories still popular to collect
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D4
Kewpie is the name of a nude, elflike baby with fat cheeks, wide eyes, a topknot and tiny blue wings.
Moms on a mission
Essay winners share how parents go extra mile
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D1
Kristen Finger, 13, and Ethan Johnson, 11, wrote the winning responses to the Lawrence Journal-World’s annual Mother’s Day essay contest.
Empty nest syndrome manifests strongest pull in garden
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D1
Bless me, readers, for I have sinned. My last confession was : uh, well, let’s just make that the first sin on my list, shall we?
In a throwback to Saturday TV, less is more
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D7
Return with us now to a simpler era. A time when TV shows were in black-and-white, when basic hand puppets starred in their own series and when a half-hour moved … much … more … slowly.
Liberal poet explores musical legacy of Midwest
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D6
One of the most successful poets from Kansas is B.H. Fairchild.
Former O’s pitching coach Leo Mazzone sick of relaxing
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C5
He’s got plenty of free time and still is being paid handsomely by the Baltimore Orioles, so there’s really no limit to what Leo Mazzone can do this spring.
Poet’s Showcase
Swallows’ by George Gurley
May 11, 2008 in print edition on D3
‘Swallows’ by George Gurley
O’s extend streak vs. K.C.
May 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kevin Millar hit a three-run homer and finished with three hits to help the Baltimore Orioles beat Kansas City, 6-5, on a rainy Saturday night for their 12th straight victory over the Royals.