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6News video: Kidcast for May 12, 2008
May 12, 2008
A bit of weather history, brought to you by a local youth.
6Sports video: Eudora baseball done for the season
May 12, 2008
The Eudora High baseball team finished the season with a 9-10 record after a 4-3 loss to the Bishop Ward Cyclones.
6News video: Construction for new Wal-Mart to begin soon
May 12, 2008
The corner of 6th and Wakarusa should soon become busy as construction crews begin work on the new Wal-Mart.
6News video: Tonganoxie City Council decides to wait on road project
May 12, 2008
Just as a dollar figure to help fund the improvements along Leavenworth County Road 1 was finally discussed tonight, the Tonganoxie City Council decided to wait another week before committing to the project.
6News video: Liquor store robberies could be connected
May 12, 2008
A suspect hits two Lawrence liquor stores over the weekend. Now, police are investigating whether the crimes are connected to other robberies in the city.
6Sports video: Chieftains shut-out Wildcats
May 12, 2008
The Tonganoxie softball team defeated the De Soto Wildcats by a final score of 4-0.
6News video: Junior high students helping local charity
May 12, 2008
Two junior high school students turn in a stash of aluminum can tabs for charity.
6Sports video: KU baseball team focused on K-State
May 12, 2008
One more Big 12 Conference series to go - and an important one at that - for the Kansas baseball team.
6News video: New traffic light may be headed for 6th and Congressional Dr.
May 12, 2008
City crews will also be busy at work, just to the West of 6th and Wakarusa.
6News video: Rape trial begins
May 12, 2008
A 38-year-old victim describes in detail how she was brutally attacked and raped nearly 14 years ago.
6News video: Public input wanted regarding storm siren policy
May 12, 2008
You’ll have a chance to voice your opinions about Douglas County’s storm siren warning policy later this month.
6Sports video: Eudora softball team falls to Chargers
May 12, 2008
The Santa Fe Trail Chargers defeated the Eudora Lady Cardinals on the softball diamond by a final score of 3-2.
6Sports video: Local golfers qualify for 6A state
May 12, 2008
Free State High junior Seth McCauley and Lawrence High sophomore Jon Cohen will travel Monday to Shadow Glen Golf Course in Olathe for the state tournament.
6News video: Athletic facility upgrades approved by board members
May 12, 2008
Lawrence School Board members give the go ahead to district officials to start a 2.8 million dollar upgrade to Lawrence High School athletic facilities.
6Sports video: Lions top Firebirds in City Soccer Showdown
May 12, 2008
The Lawrence High soccer squad defeated rival Free State by a final score of 1-0.
6Sports video: Piper Pirates stomp Bobcats
May 12, 2008
The Piper Pirates baseball team destroyed the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats by a final score of 13-4.
Siren sound off
Douglas County Commissioners seek input on when to activate alarm
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A3
Douglas County leaders are trying to strike a delicate balance when it comes to sounding outdoor tornado warning sirens. “I don’t want it to go off every time a cloud comes out of the southwest,” County Commissioner Bob Johnson said during Monday’s commission meeting.
LHS soccer defeats Free State
May 12, 2008
Lawrence High’s girls soccer team defeated Free State High, 1-0, Monday evening in the first round of the Class 6A regionals at Youth Sports, Inc.
City high schools qualify 2 golfers for state
May 12, 2008
Lawrence High and Free State High each had a golfer qualify for next week’s state tournament.
Free State softball wins regional opener
May 12, 2008
Free State High softball won its Class 6A regional opener, 9-2
6News Now: Opinions on storm siren policy sought
May 12, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, area residents will have a chance to voice their opinions about Douglas County’s storm warning siren policy later this month, and the forecast remains warm and breezy.
County seeking public comment on when to sound outdoor warning sirens
May 12, 2008
Douglas County leaders are trying to strike a delicate balance when it comes to sounding outdoor tornado warning sirens.
Kansas State University president to retire next year
May 12, 2008
Kansas State University President Jon Wefald has announced his plans to retire at the end of the next academic year.
Priorities: What we love, what we ‘use’
May 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
I usually hit delete even before reading sappy e-mail forwards. The older you get, the more of them come your way.
Tell your own story
May 12, 2008
Do you have a story about World War II or visiting a war memorial? Join in on the discussion.
Virginia Visser: In her own words
May 12, 2008
Virginia Visser wrote about her war experiences in a self-published book.
KU announces schedule of commencement activities
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B8
Four days of festivities capped off by the annual walk down the hill will mark the 136th commencement at Kansas University.
Spurs cruise; Jazz win in OT
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B3
Warming up before Game 4, Tim Duncan decided to have a little fun. He threw the ball behind his back and between his legs, then went up for the lay-in.
Martin Jones: In his own words
May 12, 2008
Martin Jones, a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, wrote about his experiences in a self-published book.
Commentary: Seven-game series a psychology test
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B2
Something exists in the world called “The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.”
Coyote attacks in California puzzle scientists
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
The coyote was limping as it approached a girl in a sand box at a public park - but it was still dangerous. It snapped its jaws on the girl’s buttocks and her nanny had to pry the toddler from the wild animal.
Repaving project expected to get OK
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will accept a bid to repave a major portion of Iowa Street this summer.
T for taxi?
Commissioner looking into alternatives to bus system
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A1
It is classic Lawrence water cooler talk, frequent fodder for morning coffee clubs or big fish in the sea of anonymity known as message boards.
The Revolution’ is being televised
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B6
Offered in a rough chronological order, “Sex: The Revolution” (9 p.m., VH1) will cover four decades of shifting attitudes toward sex and the resulting cultural, social and political tumult, from the 1950s (tonight) to the 1980s on Thursday.
People in the news
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ President calls wedding ‘spectacular’¢ Underwood joins Grand Ole Opry¢ ‘90210’ actress signed for spinoff
Getting their shot
Many film school grads make their way in the industry while staying in Lawrence
May 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
In the 1950s and ‘60s, working at Centron Studios made it possible for filmmaker Herk Harvey to make “Carnival of Souls,” the cult-classic horror film shot mainly in Lawrence.
Families try to make case in federal court for vaccine link to autism
May 12, 2008 in print edition on C8
Families claiming that a mercury-based preservative in vaccines triggers autism will challenge mainstream medicine today as they take their case to a federal court.
Cyclone redefines families in Myanmar
May 12, 2008 in print edition on C8
As the cyclone raged around him, Ko Zaw Min clung to a tree with one arm while clutching his newborn son with the other.
Butterfly garden plants still available at KU
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B8
Kansas University’s Monarch Watch put on an open house and fundraiser Saturday and still has a surplus of butterfly-attracting plants, including annuals and perennials and several milkweed species.
Cease-fire takes hold in Sadr City
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.S. military expressed hope Sunday for a diplomatic solution to seven weeks of fighting in Baghdad’s Sadr City as a fragile cease-fire settled over the Shiite slum that houses nearly half the capital’s six million people.
Iron Man’ blows past ‘Speed Racer’
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B6
“Speed Racer” was lapped in its opening weekend at the box office as “Iron Man” continued to fire its jets with $50.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Car insurance premiums take a bigger bite
Survey: Kansas ranks No. 10 among states with high increases
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B7
You’ve weathered rising gas prices and skyrocketing food and health care costs. Now, get ready for higher auto insurance premiums.
Sand Castles adds behavioral consultant
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B7
Sand Castles Inc., Lawrence, has added behavioral consultant Jeanenne Lester to its staff.
Brush fires force home evacuations
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
Brush fires forced residents to flee more than 500 homes in central Florida on Sunday and closed a major interstate, authorities said.
Project fosters teens’ unlikely dreams
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A7
Joaquin Burse wants to go to Harvard and be a laser tech. You might think that’s a lofty goal. Truth is, you have no idea how lofty it is.
Money tip: hybrids worth a second look
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B7
Here are three benefits of hybrids vehicles to consider.
Lebanese violence moves beyond capital
May 12, 2008 in print edition on C8
Lebanon hung between fears of all-out war and hopes of political compromise Sunday as government supporters and opponents battled with rockets and machine guns in the mountains overlooking the capital.
The influences of tradition, modernity
German Baptist youth face many temptations, few solutions
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A3
The brand new basketball court and rows of volleyball nets seemed out of place next to the men in plain shirts, broad fall pants and wide-brimmed black hats.
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B6
This year you have reason to have great expectations. Your mind demonstrates a versatility and ability to detach as you seek to understand and grasp new ideas.
Foundation eyes wealth transfer
Small donations from wills can have big impact, leaders say
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A3
With an estimated $25 billion expected to pass from one generation to the next during the next 50 years in Douglas County, a leading charitable foundation is urging those with the money to consider leaving some behind for a growing list of community needs.
At least 11 dead after ferry sinks
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
An overloaded ferry capsized off the coast of southern Haiti, killing at least 11 people, U.N. and Haitian authorities said Sunday.
Premier Martial Arts sets ‘Kid Safe’ event
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B7
Premier Martial Arts, Lawrence, will offer instruction for kids in how to defend themselves during a free event following the nationally recognized Kid Safe Program.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A7
Local teachers proposed an overall compensation increase topping 18 percent during contract talks with the school district. The district had yet to unveil its proposed package, but it was obvious it could not be that generous, an official said.
Wage trap
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: A May 8 letter to this paper titled “Shameful wage” calls Kansas’ minimum wage “shameful” and says “raising the wage is the only way to bring thousands of full-time workers and their families above the federal poverty line.” There are many problems with this kind of thinking.
Severe weather deals another deadly blow to south, east US
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
Stunned survivors picked through the little that was left of their communities Sunday after tornadoes tore across the Plains and South, killing at least 22 people in three states and leaving behind a trail of destruction and stories of loss.
Aesthetic specialist attends meeting
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B7
Cheri Thompson, a registered nurse aesthetic specialist employed by Dr. Scott Thellman and Dr. John Keller at Lawrence Plastic Surgery, recently attended the annual meeting of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists in San Diego.
Police detain female Tibetan protesters
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
Police detained more than 600 female Tibetan protesters, including many Buddhist nuns, on Sunday after breaking up several demonstrations against China’s recent crackdown in Tibet.
Longer living
May 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
If you are looking for a fountain of youth, forget pills and diet supplements. Adventurer Dan Buettner has visited four spots on the globe where people live into their 90s and 100s and outlines how they add years of good life in his new book, “The Blue Zones.”
Pollution reduced in US coastal waters
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
Some good news from the government scientists who study pollution in U.S. coastal waters: A newly released 20-year study shows overall levels of pesticides and industrial chemicals are generally decreasing.
Flight of Honor
May 12, 2008
Martin Jones finds the inscription. It’s on a bench. He runs his fingers over the letters: “Battle of the Bulge.” The sun makes the granite sparkle, and a flag snaps to attention in the wind. This, Jones says, is a peaceful place.
Garcia outlasts Goydos, wins TPC
Tournament decided on notorious island-green Par 3
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B2
Sergio Garcia, the best player without a major, got the next best thing Sunday.
Finally! Royals put end to Orioles’ mastery, 4-0
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B1
Twelve straight losses to the Baltimore Orioles was a dirty dozen for Kansas City Royals.
Bus demise?
Expanded public transportation may be the wave of the future, but preserving Lawrence’s T won’t be easy.
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A7
At a time when rising gasoline prices and costly road construction are forcing many communities to expand their public transportation offerings, it’s unfortunate that financial realities may lead to the demise of Lawrence’s T.
Pro-Western president declares election win
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
Serbia’s pro-Western president declared victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections - a stunning upset over ultranationalists who tried to exploit anger over Kosovo’s independence. But his rivals vowed to fight on, and it was unclear whether he could stave off their challenge.
Classes first
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I would like to respond to the article discussing how IEPs (individualized education plans) cannot cover sports participation. I am a teacher and coach and have had many athletes who fit this criteria.
Boat carrying aid to cyclone victims sinks
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A1
Myanmar’s monumental task of feeding and sheltering 1.5 million cyclone survivors suffered yet another blow Sunday when a boat laden with relief supplies - one of the first international shipments - sank on its way to the disaster zone.
Mayo reportedly took gifts
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B2
A former associate of USC freshman guard O.J. Mayo claims the basketball star received thousands of dollars in cash and other gifts from an event promoter over the past four years that would violate NCAA rules, ESPN reported Sunday.
Splittin’ mad
KU steamed after dividing doubleheader
May 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
Any momentum lingering from a heroic victory in the first game of Kansas University’s baseball doubleheader Sunday didn’t show its face in the nightcap.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A7
Jesse M. Unruh, California state legislator and director of his state’s campaign for Sen. Robert Kennedy, D-N.Y., said during a Kansas University talk that the Kennedy presidential campaign currently was “a little flat” in California He said that could be changed by more personal appearances by the senator.
Mother’s Day tulips stay fresh with special care
May 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, moms everywhere are about to get bombarded with flowers. How long they last is up to mom.
Jayhawks-to-be get a little good press
May 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
All five of Kansas University’s incoming freshmen men’s basketball players were included in USA Today’s final Top 100 list for the recruiting Class of 2008.
On the record
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these fire calls.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 12, 1908: “The planners for a local Law and Order League will hold a union prayer meeting at an organizational meeting Wednesday at the Methodist Church.”
Facts about the Honor Flight program
May 12, 2008
A look at the Honor Flight program, which flies veterans to Washington, D.C., to see war memorials.
Keegan: Complex simple in Utopia
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B1
Change the name of Lawrence to Utopia, and all of a sudden building a new sports complex doesn’t seem such a daunting task.
Cat scratch fever
May 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
An early morning bout of meowing or door-scratching by your cats - whether they miss you or just want to be fed again - can really disrupt your sleep cycle. Here are some creative ideas passed down by cat people on how to deal with this.
About the World War II Memorial
May 12, 2008
The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2004. Here are facts and figures about the memorial.
Livestock leaders launch ID effort
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Kansas Animal Health Department has announced a coordinated promotional campaign, called “Locate in 48,” to encourage the state’s livestock owners to participate in a premises identification program.
Showing, not telling, may help job searcher in 20s
May 12, 2008 in print edition on B7
My son is 24 years old and hates his job. He’s looking to change careers - his third in the two years since graduating from college. I think he is crazy to leave his current job until he knows what he wants to do next. What would you suggest?
Graduates to receive service citations
English professor, physician to be honored Saturday
May 12, 2008 in print edition on A3
Two Kansas University graduates who have made a point of serving and advocating for minorities will receive the university’s distinguished service citation Saturday.