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6News video: Basehor feels need for town hub
May 18, 2008
The city of Basehor continues to expand, and a key vote in the upcoming city council meeting could decide the future of the Basehor town center.
6News video: Schools report strong job market for grads
May 18, 2008
Rising gasoline prices, a tough housing market and a general economic slowdown aren’t getting in the way of graduates hunting for jobs, according to career counselors at KU and Baker University.
6Sports video: KU’s baseball season ends in Manhattan
May 18, 2008
The Kansas baseball team still had the ability to control its own destiny on Sunday, taking on Kansas State.
6News video: KU sends off 2008 grads
May 18, 2008
Sunday was graduation day for the class of 2008, and what a senior year they’ve had.
6News video: Wacky wheels take to downtown
May 18, 2008
An array of wacky, weird and innovative vehicles drove through downtown Lawrence on Saturday for eleventh annual Art Tougeau wheeled art parade.
6News video: Changes to impact foster care system
May 18, 2008
This spring the Kansas Department of Health and Environment introduced new regulations that will impact the five thousand children in the state’s foster care system and the families that have them.
6Sports video: Swim teams compete at state
May 18, 2008
The Lawrence High and Free State swim teams had their goggles and swimsuits packed to compete in the state swimming championships.
KU baseball loses season finale, 11-10
May 18, 2008
The Kansas University baseball team’s 2008 season ended in cruel fashion, when a bases-loaded beanball drove in the winning run in Kansas State’s 11-10 victory Sunday at Tointon Stadium.
Students cap memorable year with walk down hill
03:59 p.m., May 18, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A1
As they walked into Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium on Sunday afternoon, the Class of 2008 brought with it a litany of accomplishments that would make any graduate proud. About 4,000 students participated in the university’s 135th commencement exercises, though at least one faculty marshal noted that this year’s crowd seemed a bit less energetic than in years past
Internships a ‘win-win’ to help get job
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A1
When it comes to landing a job, the learning doesn’t always stop when a college student picks up a degree.
Tonganoxie boy fights brain tumor
2-year-old’s parents are seeking alternative treatment
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B5
Shannon and Denise McCullough realized something was wrong when their son Kurtis didn’t begin speaking as early as other children his age.
Wizards, Red Bulls tie
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C2
Danleigh Borman’s late goal lifted the 10-man New York Red Bulls to a 1-1 tie with the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday night.
Howell uneasy AT&T leader
Golfer 0-for-3 when leading through three rounds
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C10
Holding a 54-hole lead isn’t exactly the best way for Charles Howell III to win on the PGA Tour.
Lions loosen up in state finale
Diver West takes third, leads LHS
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C12
The nerves and pressure that twisted and tugged at the faces and hearts of the Lawrence High girls swimming and diving team Friday gave way to smiles and looks of joy Saturday.
Bus overturns; 1 dead, 22 hurt
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
A charter bus traveling on a Mojave Desert freeway flipped on its side Saturday morning in Ludlow, Calif., killing a woman and injuring 22 other people, authorities said.
Hand therapist attends seminar
May 18, 2008 in print edition on E1
Susan Stahl, an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist at Neu Physical Therapy, Lawrence, recently attended a Kansas City Hand Rehabilitation Specialty Group two-day seminar in Overland Park.
House losses just one sign of GOP’s sorry state
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B7
One way of measuring the current miserable state of the Republican Party is to note that in the past 10 weeks, 55 years of Republican seniority in the House of Representatives were wiped out in three special elections.
Rookie Rahal qualifies for Indy 500
Son of former champion joins field of 33 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C9
For Graham Rahal, driving in the Indianapolis 500 has been an almost lifelong ambition.
Horoscopes
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D5
Your strong sense of direction earmarks your decisions and takes you down a new path, perhaps without even an awareness of the long-term ramifications.
Kaws’ new southpaws claw way to state
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C3
Jill Bradney realized it was time to try something radical.
Dispute could delay Planned Parenthood criminal case
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B8
An extraordinary legal fight over patients’ medical records has prompted the Kansas Supreme Court to prevent a key witness from appearing in a criminal case against an abortion clinic.
Area has variety of sports complexes
Other districts provide blueprints for ways to fund, design facilities
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrence school district leaders don’t have to look far to find examples of styles of outdoor sports complexes in other districts: Olathe, Shawnee Mission and Topeka.
Do we get the Congress we pay for?
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B6
I think George W. Bush deserves a raise.
What can Big Brown do for Big Brown? Plenty
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C6
Patrick O’Leary was off Saturday, yet that didn’t stop the 30-year UPS employee from dressing for the office.
Behind the Lens returns next week
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D2
Missed our weekly photography feature? No worries.
Harboring secrets
Greer’s ‘Story of Marriage’ rife with twists
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D3
You could say that Andrew Sean Greer is back at it again, cleverly telling tales with his elegant sleight of hand.
Commentary: Ignoring Bonds makes perfect sense for baseball
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C5
This could have been a weekend of intensified intrigue, when Barry Bonds got his first taste of the Subway Series while wearing Yankee pinstripes and taking his hacks against the Mets’ Johan Santana in the Bronx.
K.C.’s streak halted at five
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C5
Discussing the victory that broke the Florida Marlins’ four-game losing streak, Scott Olsen leaned toward the adjacent locker where Mike Jacobs sat.
Yankee Stadium game remains possibility
Issues’ still unresolved
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C7
The idea of the Rangers closing down Yankee Stadium in November with an outdoor NHL game isn’t dead, but it isn’t as likely as it once was.
Celtics hoping magic at Garden continues
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C8
The Boston Celtics can drive by the statue of Red Auerbach on their way to work today, pick up some lunch at Faneuil Hall and then warm up under the 16 NBA championship banners their predecessors helped hang from the rafters.
Kahne’s gamble on final pit stop leads to victory
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C9
Kasey Kahne technically wasn’t eligible to run the All-Star race. He didn’t let that stop him from stealing the $1 million prize.
Ochoa sizzles through Sybase
Retiring Sorenstam five behind leader
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C10
Lorena Ochoa said her own little goodbye to Annika Sorenstam.
Baker University announces members of its class of 2008
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A11
These are members of the Class of 2008 at Baker University. This tentative list of graduates includes the names of students who submitted an application to graduate by the deadline to be included in the printed 2008 commencement program.
Members of KU’s graduating class of 2008
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A7
These are members of the Class of 2008 at Kansas University. An asterisk (*) indicates the degree was granted since May 20, 2007.
The original boy band, Menudo, returns to limelight
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D7
The most remarkable thing about the latest incarnation of Menudo, the boy band that used to kick out its members when they turned 16, isn’t that it still exists 30 years later. It’s that the current group could turn out to be the most successful version ever.
Racer shows professional grit
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
If a hail storm begins to pelt competitors at the June 15 Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Douglas County, Cliff English says Samantha McGlone will be prepared.
Best-sellers
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D3
Fiction 1.”Sundays at Tiffany’s,” by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet (Little, Brown, $24.99). Nonfiction 1. “The Revolution,” By Ron Paul (Grand Central, $21).
Sultanova wins title
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Kate Sultanova claimed her second Big 12 Conference title in the pole vault Saturday at the Big 12 Championships.
Hays-based blog chosen to represent Kansas at Democratic National Convention
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B4
EverydayCitizen.com was created in Hays, but the Web site offers blogs on just about every issue on the planet. Now, a team of writers featured on the Web site will travel to the Democratic National Convention as official Kansas bloggers for the party.
USC signs Coliseum lease
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C2
Southern California has signed a new 25-year lease that will keep the Trojans’ football team in the Los Angeles Coliseum and include improvements in the stadium.
Thousands flee China quake area over flood fears
May 18, 2008 in print edition on E12
Two rivers blocked by landslides threatened to flood towns shattered by China’s massive earthquake, sending thousands of survivors fleeing Saturday in a region still staggering from the country’s worst disaster in 30 years.
Soria agrees to extension
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C5
Joakim Soria and the Kansas City Royals agreed to an $8.75 million, three-year contract extension Saturday, a deal that includes three club options that could raise the value to about $32.75 million.
Obama gets Kan. ‘add-on’ delegate
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A1
Barack Obama picked up an additional delegate Saturday in his run for president when Kansas Democrats gave Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson a seat at the party’s national convention.
Pump patrol
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.65 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Lawrence native up for music award
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
Sarah Buxton, a 1998 Lawrence High graduate, was nominated for the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Female Vocalist Award.
Fundraisers give boost to Humane Society
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D2
As I opened up my file to write today’s article, I realized that this marks my third anniversary of writing Critter Care. Seems like a good time, then, to tie up some loose ends before heading off into year four. Think of this as sort of a patchwork of Lawrence Humane Society-related things.
Big Brown closes in on crown
Easy Preakness win puts horse on brink of elusive Triple Crown
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C1
Mortal horses do not run like undefeated Preakness winner Big Brown flies.
City trio to compete in state golf meets
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C3
Three city high school golfers will be teeing it up in state tournaments Monday.
Ref’s gambling detailed
Feds: Donaghy bet on 30 games in 2006-07
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C2
Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy bet on about 14 games he officiated in the 2006-07 season, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Goldberg said in a letter filed Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court.
Teen admits writing threats to police
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B8
Two letters threatening to shoot police officers have been traced to a 14-year-old boy who said he was mad at his parents and thought the letters would be funny.
Iraq detains 1,000 in crackdown
May 18, 2008 in print edition on E12
Nearly 1,000 people have been detained in a sweep to break al-Qaida in Iraq’s sway in Iraq’s third largest city, Mosul, but many of the fighters have fled to nearby areas, where troops are hunting for them, Iraqi officials said Saturday.
On the record
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B2
One person receiving dialysis at the Renal Dialysis Center at KU Hospital, 4720 Rainbow Blvd. in Westwood, received minor injuries Saturday when a vehicle crashed through the building, according to KU Hospital Spokesman Bob Hallinan.
Playoffs seen as likely
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C2
Here’s a ray of hope for college football fans bummed by the recent rejection of the plus-one model to determine a national champion.
Exhibit gives kids a look at canals
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A4
You won’t find a mule named Sal in the exhibit, “Building America’s Canals.”
Gunman wounds 3 outside church
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
A man with a semiautomatic rifle opened fire at a church festival Saturday in Los Angeles, wounding his ex-wife and two bystanders before festival-goers grabbed him and held him for police, authorities and a church official said.
Lakers playing waiting game
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C8
Derek Fisher says the road to the NBA title goes through San Antonio since the Spurs are the defending league champions.
KU rowing winds down
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s rowing team placed one boat - the Novice Eight - high enough Saturday to advance to today’s Petite Finals at the South-Central Regionals.
Submit entries for our kids’ summer calendar
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D1
The Pulse summer activities calendar for children and teens is coming soon - perhaps in a year where they’ll be spending more time at home, if gasoline prices and other factors have led to scaled-back vacation plans.
Firebirds pile up accolades at state swim meet
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C1
You’ll have to forgive the Free State High girls swimming team if it takes until next year’s state meet for the girls to decide which element of this year’s meet was their favorite. Seriously. The list of Free State fantastics was that long.
What a stud: Winner strikes deal
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C6
Big Brown’s owner took care of some important business even before he got to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday for the Preakness.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 18, 1908: “The Chemistry Department of the University of Kansas is one of the best in the Middle West.”
West showing improvement
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C8
A hard shot to David West’s ailing back finished him for the fourth quarter of the Hornets’ blowout loss at San Antonio in Game 6.
Douglas County district judge has seen, heard it all
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A3
In this Douglas County courtroom, a dozen or so people routinely fill the chambers - lawyers, advocates, social workers. More often than not, the one person they are there to discuss is absent: the child.
Art Tougeau parade displays long line of movable feats
About 25 cars, plus non-electric movers and shakers, participate
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
“If it rides … bring it on.” That was the slogan of the 11th annual Art Tougeau Wheeled Art Parade, which showcased an array of wacky, weird and innovative vehicles Saturday afternoon in downtown Lawrence.
Family hosts its own ‘olympics’
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
What’s male bonding without a few beers, close friends and friendly competition? If you asked Anthony Chavez, he’d probably add family to that list.
Some still make books the old-fashioned way
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D4
Ever stop to think about how a book was made in earlier centuries? There still are craftsmen making books much the same way.
Montana school has one graduate
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
Jeff Greenwood is in a class by himself.
Bush says Saudi oil boost doesn’t solve problem
May 18, 2008 in print edition on E12
President Bush said Saudi Arabia’s small increase in oil production will not solve soaring U.S. fuel prices, but he defended the wealthy kingdom Saturday against American lawmakers “screaming the loudest” for Riyadh to open its spigots.
World faces limits to getting critical aid into Myanmar
May 18, 2008 in print edition on E12
It is a life-or-death question: If millions of people are at risk, is it acceptable to sit on the sidelines and watch an undemocratic and unprepared regime mismanage a crisis?
Discussion to address water as energy
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
League of Women Voters will have a public meeting Wednesday to discuss a statewide study they are conducting titled, “The Use of Water in the Production of Energy.”
Chamber CEO search casts wide net
May 18, 2008 in print edition on E1
As they search for a new top administrator, leaders of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce would love to hear from all of the more than 100,000 residents of Lawrence and Douglas County.
Brothers pursue Antarctic ‘wanderlust’
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B2
The last place David and Valeita Williams thought their sons would end up pursuing work is Antarctica, the driest, coldest, windiest and emptiest place on earth.
Trainer not about to stop calling his shot
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C6
He called his shot and won the Kentucky Derby. Then the Preakness.
Tsvangirai postpones return to Zimbabwe
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader was on the way to the airport when word came that assassins were awaiting him in his homeland Saturday, derailing plans for his return.
Out of reach
Higher education is a valuable commodity, but Kansas University seems in danger of pricing itself out of reach for many worthy students.
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B6
It’s relatively simple for state universities - and particularly, it seems, Kansas University - to say “we need” more money to operate our schools. But no matter how they try to justify tuition increases to provide that funding, there is little doubt that they increasingly are placing a university education out of reach for many Kansas students.
Train derailment, acid leak forces evacuation
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
Six cars of a freight train derailed Saturday in Lafayette, causing a hydrochloric acid leak that forced thousands of people to leave homes, businesses and a nursing home within one mile of the wreck.
Secured Title buys Finley Abstract
May 18, 2008 in print edition on E1
Kansas Secured Title announces the acquisition of Finley Abstract and Title Co. Inc., Oskaloosa.
Bankruptcies
May 18, 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
Dredge leads Irish by stroke
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C10
Bradley Dredge had seven birdies in a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Irish Open.
Former news exec picked to lead NAACP
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
The NAACP chose 35-year-old activist and former news executive Ben Jealous as its president Saturday, making him the youngest leader in the 99-year history of the nation’s largest civil rights organization.
Rights leader: Islamist fighters seize town
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
Islamic insurgents in Somalia seized a major agricultural center overnight, sending hundreds of people fleeing, a human rights leader said Saturday.
Brownback helps McCain woo Catholics
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A5
When Pope Benedict XVI visited the nation’s capital last month, Sen. Sam Brownback did a little preaching to Catholics himself - the gospel according to John McCain.
Ties make comeback: Thin’s in for Father’s Day
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D1
Almost as predictable as getting a tie for Father’s Day is getting at least one destined for the back of the closet, be it covered in penguins or wide enough to top a flagpole.
Giebler hospitalized with bruised lungs
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C9
Phil Giebler, a late entry with only a handful of laps behind the wheel, was hospitalized Saturday with bruised lungs from a crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500.
A walk to remember: 4 to graduate
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C1
Sasha Kaun, who spoke just a handful of words of English upon arriving in this country seven years ago, will receive a computer-science degree today from Kansas University.
Critical thinkers
Students offer innovative review of Spencer collection
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D1
Most class projects tend to stay in the classroom, for the eyes and adoration of only the teacher and students. But a group of eighth-graders at Southwest Junior High School have gone above and beyond the usual confines of school projects.
Beer next organic trend
By Greg Kitsock - Special to The Washington Post
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D2
“All beers were organic 100 years ago,” says Christopher Mark O’Brien, Silver Spring, Md.-based author of “Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World.”
Jayhawk’s brother arrested
Former USC star charged with battery near Lawrence bar
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C3
Lodrick Schron Stewart, 24, was arrested and charged with battery following an incident early Saturday morning, police said.
Poet’s Showcase
After fact’ by Judith Roitman
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D3
‘After fact’ by Judith Roitman
KDHE updating regulations for foster care families
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A3
With running a day care, Tasha Wertin’s home is already under the microscope. As a foster care parent with her husband, Henry Wertin, it gets an even closer examination.
Review: ‘Apocalypse’ speculates why walls came tumbling down
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D3
What if Troy was destroyed by an earthquake? What really brought down the walls of Jericho or the Colossus of Rhodes?
Final-hole birdie lifts Bean
Goodes one shot behind at Champions Regions Charity Classic
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C10
Andy Bean birdied the final hole to take a one-shot lead over Mike Goodes on Saturday heading into the final round of the Regions Charity Classic, with two top Champions Tour players in close pursuit.
Mets coping with turmoil
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C5
As a stubborn rain soaked Yankee Stadium on Friday, things were no less stormy inside the visitor’s clubhouse, where the Mets spent the afternoon in full damage-control mode.
Commentary: NFL is playing by two sets of rules
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C2
Apparently the iron fist of Roger Goodell grades on a curve.
Big Three heroes take center stage again
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D6
In 2006, DC Comics launched an ambitious, yearlong weekly series, “52,” that portrayed a year without DC’s big guns: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
Running out of chances
KU still controls destiny despite loss
May 18, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s baseball team tripped over its own shoelaces once again on its way to the finish line. Still, the Jayhawks aren’t out of this thrilling race. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Sen. Kennedy recovering in hospital after seizure
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A2
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the lone surviving son in a famed political family, suffered a seizure at his Cape Cod home on Saturday morning but was recovering well enough by afternoon to watch a Red Sox game from his hospital room.
Foster care: A home away from home
Temporary stay can transition to adoption for some families
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A1
Henry and Tasha Wertin’s indoctrination into parenthood wasn’t quite what they thought it would be.
Clinton’s defeat not a sign of disrespect
May 18, 2008 in print edition on B6
Women, we are told by some people who say they know them, are not amused. Women, or at least those whose consciousnesses have been properly raised, supposedly think that the impatience being expressed about the protracted futility of Hillary Clinton’s campaign is disrespectful.
Cancer Society launches community Web site
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D1
Cancer patients who have turned to blogs, YouTube and other Web sites to share their stories of survival have a new online community where they can connect with others battling the disease.
Haskell graduates 193 at Spring 2008 Commencement ceremony
May 18, 2008 in print edition on A11
Haskell Indian Nations University presented 193 candidates for degrees during the 2008 Spring Commencement on May 9 in Coffin Sports Complex.
I did it : Sinatra’s way
Icon’s brand spurs film, product ventures
May 18, 2008 in print edition on E1
A new era is beginning in the career of Frank Sinatra even if the Chairman of the Board isn’t here to participate.
American Idol’ falls out of tune
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D1
“American Idol,” we need to talk. I just can’t pretend it’s working anymore. After seven years, it’s time to call it quits. I’m gonna slip out the back, Jack. Make a new plan, Stan. Take back the key, Lee, and get myself free.
People in the news
May 18, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ Simpson-Wentz wedding may be soon¢ McEntire says awards show more fun now