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Archive for Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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Losing sight, not spirit

KU administrator deals with recent vision loss

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84%
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6News video: Topeka man pleads guilty in series of armed robberies
May 20, 2008
A 19-year-old Topeka man pleads guilty today in connection with a series of armed robberies last year in Lawrence.
6Sports video: Six Jayhawk baseball players honored
May 20, 2008
In Kansas baseball news - six Jayhawks collect postseason awards from the Big 12 today.
6News video: Construction on N Iowa St bridge should finish this week
May 20, 2008
Construction on the North Iowa Street bridge over the Kansas Turnpike should be finished by the end of the week.
6News video: Oread Inn project spurs controversy
May 20, 2008
Controversy over the Oread Inn project picks back up. Jesse Fray explains why commissioners were put in an awkward situation tonight.
6Sports video: Firebird baseball team hopes regular season dominance extends into state tournament
May 20, 2008
It’s been nothing but dominance so far this season for the Free State High baseball team. The Firebirds’ 19-2 record is good enough to earn the number one overall seed in this weekend’s tournament in Topeka. However, that seed also comes with high expectations and some pressure…
6News video: Accident blocks traffic on I-70 Tuesday morning
May 20, 2008
A semitrailer accident East of Lawrence this morning blocks traffic on I-70.
6Sports video: Lions enter state tournament as lowest seed
May 20, 2008
The Lawrence High Lions enter Friday’s Class 6A State Tournament as the 9th and final seed. With a record of 11-10, LHS has the lowest winning percentage in the bracket. For these Lions - that’s good news!
6News video: City leaders plan to extend 31st Street
May 20, 2008
City officials move forward tonight with plans to extend 31st Street in Southeast Lawrence.
6News video: Jayhawk statue returns to local bank fully restored
May 20, 2008
A point of pride for a local bank is back on its public perch - in full, restored glory!
6News video: Ramona Morgan set to appear in court
May 20, 2008
A woman charged with striking and killing two highway workers South of Lawrence last year is set to appear in Douglas County District Court.
6News video: Loss of sight doesn’t hinder Director of Recreation Services at KU
May 20, 2008
Serving as the Director of Recreation Services at KU is by no means an easy job. Mary Chappell oversees more than 300 employees. And she’s currently guiding the construction at the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater explains how the woman does it all - even without her vision.
Blind recreation director finds way around disability for job, skiing
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
Mary Chappell goes to work every day and does her job as if little has changed in her life in the past two years. But her life is very different. About two years ago, Chappell, director of recreation services at Kansas University, became blind.
Topeka man enters guilty plea in Lawrence robberies
May 20, 2008
A 19-year-old Topeka man pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with a series of armed robberies last year in Lawrence.
Truck wreck reported east of Lawrence on Kansas Turnpike
May 20, 2008
A semitrailer rolled over this morning 10 miles east of Lawrence and was blocking westbound traffic, a Kansas Turnpike Authority dispatcher said.
Registration open for Chautauqua camp
May 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Registrations are being accepted for a free day camp for children, to be held in conjunction with the “Bright Dreams, Hard Times: America in the Thirties” Chautauqua in Lawrence.
Active’ boy seeks Big Brother mentor
May 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Jeremiah, 8, is seek a Big Brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County program.
We want your KU memories
May 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Jayhawk alumni are invited again to be a part of the 2008 KU Edition.
Double Take: Free State senior new advice columnist
May 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
The selection of this year’s Double Take co-author has been a happy nightmare.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World of May 20, 1908: “‘Baldwin is getting to be the Boston of the West,’ proclaims a Baldwin newspaper.”
Irrational policies feed world food crisis
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A7
We are now several months into the global food crisis, which is a much bigger deal than the subprime meltdown for most people in the world.
Ants compete with ‘Dancing,’ ‘Idol’
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
Some men reach for the stars, while others stare at the ants on the ground.
Pump patrol
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
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.
City may soon approve Smart Code
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
Oh, what we fight about at City Hall when the gavel bangs.
People in the news
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Katie Holmes heads to Broadway¢ Author urges grads to speak properly¢ Kiefer Sutherland officially divorced¢ Bateman discusses family dynamics¢ Hope memorabilia to be auctioned
Long, winding road
Hill’s, Stoll’s paths to cross again
May 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
The year was 1998. Free State’s Mike Hill and Lawrence High’s Brad Stoll had yet to coach together. Free State not only had not been to a state baseball tournament; the Firebirds hadn’t even played a game.
Moran gets up-close look at Cottonwood
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
Patty Hadl seals cargo straps into labeled, plastic bags about a thousand times a day - 1,039 just the other day, a personal record - and for that, she’s playing a key role in the Kansas economy, national defense and even international relief efforts.
Boyda calls for GI Bill reforms
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
A former Marine with two tours in Iraq and one to Liberia is hoping the Senate follows the House’s lead on reforming the GI Bill.
Commentary: Yankees a poor pick for deep run
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
It used to be so easy to be a Yankees fan. You’d flip on the TV in April, sit back for six months and wait for the victory parade in October.
Stephens Realtor earns designation
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
Pat McCandless, a Realtor with Stephens Real Estate, has earned the Accredited Buyer Representation designation from the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council Inc., of the National Association of Realtors.
Chamber choice
The search for a new Lawrence Chamber of Commerce president and CEO shouldn’t be a popularity contest.
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A7
A recent Journal-World news story reported developments in the search for a new president and chief executive officer for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Final Four floor heading to KU
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B4
The 2008 Final Four floor soon will belong to Kansas University’s athletic department.
Court upholds child porn law
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Supreme Court gave prosecutors a powerful tool Monday to attack the spread of child pornography online, ruling that people who send messages over the computer offering or seeking sexual images of children can be sent to prison, even when no such pornography exists.
Weird science
Great science projects don’t always have to come from a laboratory
May 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
If you think science happens only in a laboratory, you’ve got to get out more. The great outdoors is filled with opportunities to learn about the laws of physics, chemistry, aerodynamics and more.
Horoscopes
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
You have a lot going for you this birthday year, especially after 2008.
The new wave of farming
Family dives into fishing operation
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
A decade ago Jeff Meyer decided to give up his family’s century-old tradition of dairy farming.
Make a plan if your graduate moves back home
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
They’re coming home. Many parents already know this, but it’s likely that after four, perhaps five or even six years of school, many college graduates - faced with a tight job market, higher gas and food costs, and mountainous debt - have no choice but to move home to get their financial bearings.
Commodities
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures traded mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
McCain accuses Obama of inexperience
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A6
Republican John McCain accused Democrat Barack Obama of inexperience and reckless judgment for saying Iran does not pose the same serious threat to the United States as the Soviet Union did in its day.
Pentagon announces future deployments
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Pentagon on Monday announced upcoming deployments of more than 42,000 troops, including 25,000 active duty Army soldiers who would be sent to Iraq beginning in the fall to replace troops scheduled to come home by year’s end.
Rep. Holland to run for state Senate
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
State Rep. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, announced he has filed for election to the state Senate.
Jayhawk Blvd. closed for steam tunnel work
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
A portion of Jayhawk Boulevard on the Kansas University campus will be closed the remainder of the week, as construction crews begin work on the first phase of a three-year, $8.9 million project.
Gov. rejects voter ID bill
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday vetoed legislation that would have required Kansans to show photograph identification and a signature to vote.
Bill on drug testing at wrecks is signed
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday signed into law legislation aimed at increasing drug and alcohol tests at the scene of traffic accidents.
Tech luncheon to talk education
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
Two organizers of a new technical training program in Douglas County are scheduled to discuss the program during a Lawrence Technology Association luncheon this month.
Bill on eminent domain, water rights signed
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
Eminent domain and water rights are going to get two years of study courtesy of a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that started over a Douglas County water dispute.
On the record
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 19-year-old Lawrence man reported $5,000 in criminal damage to a black 1998 Dodge truck.
Olathe course vexes locals
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High sophomore Jon Cohen and Free State High junior Seth McCauley came away from the Class 6A state golf tournament Monday at Shadow Glen Golf Club saying the same thing. Shadow Glen Golf Club is tough. Nice, but tough.
Barkley: ‘I’ve got to stop gambling’
TNT analyst contends he has no financial troubles
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
Charles Barkley said Monday he will stop gambling, at least for now, less than a week after acknowledging he owed a $400,000 debt to a Las Vegas Strip casino.
Survey: Americans worry about funding a long retirement
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Americans worry that inflation and the rising cost of health care are increasing the risk that they will run out of money in retirement, according to a study released Monday.
City council OKs $1.5M for road improvements
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
It looks like Tonganoxie will be buying a seat at the table for the future of Leavenworth County Road 1.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A7
The Kansas Board of Regents told its institutions to take another look at $220 million in requested capital improvements, asking the schools to consider renovation projects instead of new construction.
Spurs repel Hornets
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B4
As Manu Ginobili dribbled out the final few seconds of the second-round series clincher, Tony Parker walked over and gave him a congratulatory pat on the head.
K.C. no-hit
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Jon Lester has survived cancer and pitched a World Series clincher for the Boston Red Sox. Now he can add a no-hitter to his already amazing list of accomplishments.
In fatal night crashes, teens aren’t belted in
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
High school senior Gabriela Sazon is a walking advertisement for teens wearing seat belts: She and her mother escaped injury two years ago when their car flipped on a rain-slick road. Both were buckled in.
Iowa guard transfers to SIU
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tony Freeman, Iowa’s leading scorer from last season, is transferring to Southern Illinois.
ISU forward transferring
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
Last summer, Iowa State coach Greg McDermott called forward Wesley Johnson the face of the program. But Johnson shocked McDermott over the weekend by telling him he intends to transfer, dealing a serious blow to McDermott’s efforts to rebuild.
First candidate files for county seat
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
Clenece Hills on Monday became the first candidate to file for election to the 3rd District Douglas County Commission seat.
Everglades wildfire forces prisoner move
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
South Florida residents were warned to stay indoors and a state prison and federal detention center were evacuated Monday as smoke from a massive wildfire in Everglades National Park billowed their way.
County OKs fairgrounds work
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B8
Work will soon begin on a combined kitchen and concession stand in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Romance in the air at public library
May 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Romance novelist Kathleen Gilles Seidel will talk book clubs at 7 tonight at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
KU students offer recycling plan
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A6
Students in the class of Kansas University design professor Michael Eckersley created a multipoint plan for Lawrence to implement a curbside recycling program without increasing monthly trash rates.
Positive action
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I read with great concern the debates over maintaining mass transportation in Lawrence. In my opinion, eliminating the T would be a grave mistake and ultimately harm our great city and our aging population.
Headless Jayhawk sculpture found
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
The headless body of a vandalized Jayhawk sculpture was retrieved Monday from a Dumpster at Sunrise Village Apartments and reunited with its previously recovered head.
Democratic Party chairman backs Obama
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas Democratic Party Chairman Larry Gates on Monday endorsed Barack Obama’s bid for the party’s presidential nomination.
Marriage bond
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I continue to be astonished by the trash that appears in the “Annie’s Mailbox” syndicated column, both in the letters submitted and in the responses. The column is a blemish on the otherwise family-friendly and respectful Lawrence Journal-World.
Kansas wins Silver Shovel
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
Kansas is being recognized for the third consecutive year by Area Development magazine for excellence in job creation and capital investment.
One that got away, stays
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A8
His name is Casper, and he should have been served on somebody’s dinner plate a long time ago.
Dig for bodies begins at Manson hideout
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Dig for bodies begins at Manson hideout
Woodling: Green will be a factor
May 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
If I’m Mike Hill, one of my biggest concerns this week is The Dorian Green Factor.
Bush signs bill halting oil reserve purchases
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Bush on Monday signed a bill that forces his administration to temporarily stop acquiring oil for its emergency stockpile, even though an aide said the president considers it a bad idea that won’t lower fuel costs.
New trash trucks seen as recycling boon
May 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
In Randy Weldon’s world, three fingers are now doing the work of two men.