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6Sports video: Twin Lions to compete in state track tourney
May 21, 2008
Over at Lawrence High, head coach Jack Hood is sending 13 individuals and three relay teams to this weekend’s state track and field meet in Wichita. Among them: twin sisters Kristina and Jennifer Taylor. 6Sports reporter Andrew Baker has more.
6News video: T, other city services in budget hot seat
May 21, 2008
The city’s bus service may be the hot ticket item as city commissioners consider next year’s budget.
6News video: State seizes Papa Keno’s assets
May 21, 2008
A longtime pizzeria in downtown Lawrence faces legal heat from the state. Agents from the Kansas Department of Revenue paid a visit to the pizza shop today. 6News reporter Mark Fagan has more.
6News video: Judge refuses to lower bond for hit-and-run suspect
May 21, 2008
A woman accused in a fatal hit-and-run accident last year south of Lawrence makes her first court appearance in Douglas County.
6News video: County to change tornado siren policy
May 21, 2008
In the wake of damaging storms earlier this month, Douglas County will change its outdoor warning siren policy.
6Sports video: LHS, FSHS baseball to face off
May 21, 2008
Lawrence High and Free State High each bring plenty of postseason experience into the 6A state baseball tournament this weekend. Unfortunately, they’ll have to use it against each other in Friday morning’s quarterfinal contest.
6Sports video: FSHS senior signs with Drake
May 21, 2008
In Free State High track news, multi-event track and field standout Shaun James is headed to Drake University.
6News video: Travel season expected to be slow
May 21, 2008
Gas prices are up, which means travel is down. AAA predicts travel over the Memorial Day weekend will be down for the first time in a decade. The three-day holiday weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the summer travel season. And as Janet Reid reports, in this slumping economy, local residents say they will have to dig deep to get away.
6News video: Student broadcasts featured in magazine
May 21, 2008
Students at one Lawrence elementary school get a real look at the TV news business. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more.
6News video: Life jacket law to take effect this summer
May 21, 2008
Boats all over the area are being pulled out of storage and put back in the water for use this summer. While local law enforcement says it’s important to take the correct safety precautions, there will be a new law to take note of.
Experts offer money-saving tips
May 21, 2008
Money-saving tips from travel experts Anne Banas, executive editor for; John Novotny, vice president of operations at Travellers Inc.; Richard Smalley, marketing manager for the state Travel and Tourism division; and Jim Hanni, executive vice president for AAA Kansas.
Kansas abounds with summer activities
May 21, 2008
With the sluggish economy, Kansans might want to travel in their own state where there seems to be something for everyone.
Americans finding cost-cutting measures when it comes to summer travel
May 21, 2008
Despite high gas prices, many Americans are still planning a summer vacation. However, they are cutting back on items such as lodging, food and length of stay.
Share your travel tips
May 21, 2008
You’ve heard from the experts, now we want to hear from you. Share your favorite travel destinations in Kansas. Maybe it’s your favorite place for outdoor recreation or a not-to-be-missed summer festival. From hotel reviews to that off-the-beaten path roadside cafe or antique shop, post your comments below for other travelers preparing to hit the open road this summer.
6News Now: Langston Hughes TV named School Program of the Month
May 21, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, students at Langston Hughes elementary write, produce, anchor and work cameras on LHTV. The show will be featured as School Program of the Month on School Video News, an online K-12 video news magazine.
Papa Keno’s in tax trouble
May 21, 2008
Papa Keno’s Pizzeria in downtown Lawrence was closed Wednesday, with a sign posted on its door saying that the business’s assets had been seized for nonpayment of taxes. Personnel from the Kansas Department of Revenue were inside the business at 1035 Mass., as locks were changed on the front door and other personnel were standing by.
Jury: Lawrence surgeon not liable in death of woman from breast cancer
May 21, 2008
A Lawrence surgeon was cleared of negligence by a Douglas County jury Wednesday, after being sued for failing to diagnose a woman’s fatal breast cancer.
Neufeld: No veto override on coal-fired plants bill
May 21, 2008
House Speaker Melvin Neufeld announces that there will be no attempt on the last day of the session to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of a bill that would have paved the way for two coal-fired power plants.
Jayhawk projected in lottery
May 21, 2008
Darrell Arthur emerged as a lottery pick in four of five mock drafts released moments after Tuesday night’s NBA Draft lottery in Secaucus, N.J. Arthur, a 6-foot-9 power forward who just completed his sophomore season at Kansas University, was tapped eighth overall (Milwaukee) by ESPN’s Jay Bilas, ninth (Charlotte) by, 12th (Sacramento) by ESPN’s Chad Ford, 13th (Portland) by Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy and 16th (Philadelphia) by
Lineup snapshot
Free State boasts numbers, but don’t discount Lions
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
On paper, it looks as if Friday’s first-round state baseball match-up between No. 1 seed Free State (19-2) and No. 8 seed Lawrence High (11-10) could be a five-inning run-rule in the Firebirds’ favor. But that’s probably what Washburn Rural and Manhattan fans thought last week at regionals. Didn’t matter.
Bulls select No. 1
Chicago expects to make decision between Beasley, Rose
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Chicago Bulls won the NBA’s Draft lottery Tuesday night, giving them the right to choose between star freshmen Michael Beasley and Derrick Rose.
Lakers-Spurs rivalry renewed
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Spurs-Lakers rivalry has been on hiatus since 2004 for one simple reason: The Lakers haven’t been very good. They are now.
Commentary: Turgid play turning off TV viewers
Tournament golf has turned seemingly interminable trudge into naptime
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B2
The world’s top golf organizations are set to take on a distasteful problem plaguing the game. And it has nothing to do with a shirtless John Daly swinging a club. The issue is slow play. As in mind-bogglingly ss-ll-oo-ww.
Law: Boats need floats
Easy life jacket access required
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A1
If you are going out on a boat this Memorial Day weekend, you better have a life jacket readily accessible. That’s the law, and officers from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will not be giving any warnings this season. The ticket books are coming out.
The Right Start’ available Friday
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B10
Kansas University’s Small Business Development Center will offer another session of “The Right Start,” an ongoing seminar series for startups, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the center, 734 Vt., Suite 104.The free seminar is targeted for people thinking about starting their own businesses.
American Idol’ needs modern makeover
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B11
Viewers will have to sit through a two-hour “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox) to find out who wins. On the other hand, if you’ve been following this season, you’re pretty used to the vast expanse of idle hours.I’m hardly the only observer to declare this the worst “Idol” ever. Is the franchise getting tired? Or was this year’s crop simply uninspired?
4-vehicle accident sends man to hospital
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 74-year-old rural Lawrence man was flown by air ambulance to a Kansas City area hospital Tuesday afternoon following a four-vehicle accident on East 23rd Street, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Mark Warren.Leonard Courtwright was driving a 1988 Buick Century westbound about 300 feet west of East Hills Drive shortly before 5 p.m. when his vehicle rear-ended the vehicle ahead of it, Warren said.
On the record
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A4
An attempted aggravated robbery involving a handgun was reported to police Monday. The incident occurred shortly after 12 a.m. Monday at Kwik Shop, 1611 E. 23rd St.
Picky’ eating habits no cause for alarm
May 21, 2008 in print edition on C1
Q: My son is a very finicky eater. What can I do to get him to eat better?
3 workers die from argon gas leak at port
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
A leak of refrigerated gas killed three people Tuesday on a cargo ship, including a supervisor investigating reports that workers were dizzy and two employees who tried to save him, authorities in Fort Lauderdale said Tuesday.
Court rules US paper money discriminates against blind
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A12
Close your eyes, reach into your wallet and try to distinguish between a $1 bill and a $5 bill. Impossible? It’s also discriminatory, a federal appeals court says.
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B11
Take your time; step with care through issues as they appear. Your sense of humor will carry you through many hassles. If you are single, your life takes on a new vision or possibility. If you are attached, your relationship will benefit from understanding.
Casino developers make their pitches
Wyandotte County proposals range from $620M to $800M
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
A high-stakes contest Tuesday was under way as developers seeking a lucrative contract to build and operate a casino in Wyandotte County pitched their proposals to state gambling officials. The Kansas Lottery Commission will determine whether the proposals pass basic requirements of the state’s new casino law. The commission will meet Tuesday, its deadline to make those decisions.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World of May 21, 1908: “The annual report of the local YMCA has been made public and shows that the agency had a highly productive year. Membership now numbers 379.
Tumor incurable, treatment limited
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A6
The kind of cancer that Sen. Edward Kennedy is fighting is a common, usually incurable form of brain tumor that is very difficult to treat, experts said Tuesday. About 10,000 cases are diagnosed each year in the United States, and only about half of those patients survive one year, experts said. After two years, perhaps 25 percent are still alive.
Kennedy’s brain cancer diagnosis hits Washington hard
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A6
Americans at all reaches of the political spectrum Tuesday reacted with shock and sadness - but also with hope - after Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the last surviving brother of a tragedy-scarred political clan, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
Tait: It’s worth the extra effort
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B7
The blue and brown clothes in my wardrobe are getting quite a workout this week. Before you stop reading for fear that I’ve changed my passion from showdowns to fashion shows, let me explain.
Small steps
Even small steps to provide more open government deserve applause.
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
Many Kansans are less than satisfied with the accomplishments of the 2008 Kansas Legislature, but a couple of bills passed in the closing days of the session and signed last weekend by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius are positive steps toward open government in the state.
Pump patrol
May 21, 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.
Disaster fatigue’ decreases aid
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A7
The numbers are almost too large to fathom, so many Americans stop trying. As bodies pile up in disaster after global disaster, even the most sympathetic souls can turn away.
People in the news
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B11
¢ Yamaguchi takes ‘Dancing’ crown¢ Jessica Alba weds Cash Warren¢ Actor George Takei plans trek down aisle¢ Harrison Ford waxes serious about trees¢ Photographer wins appeal against Mills
Former Carter aide Hamilton Jordan dies
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hamilton Jordan, a political strategist from south Georgia who helped propel Jimmy Carter to the White House and served as his chief of staff, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.
Post-quake challenge turns to 5 million homeless people
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A7
China is grappling with the next massive task in the aftermath of its earthquake - how to shelter the 5 million people left homeless.
OU guard to transfer
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B2
Former Oklahoma guard Tony Neysmith is transferring to Auburn.
Tomatillo: a sweet, sour treat
May 21, 2008 in print edition on C3
It is a vibrant green and looks like a small, under-ripe tomato hidden under a paper-like husk. Peel back that wrapping to reveal firm, slightly sticky flesh with a scent faintly reminiscent of freshly picked herbs. Take one bite and the sweet-tart flavor rings with plum, apple and citrus notes.
Tips help drivers locate best GPS deals
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B10
Fewer drivers are having to stop to ask for directions as sales of portable GPS navigation units surge. According to the editors of Consumer Reports, with newcomers such as Harman Kardon, Jensen, Panasonic, Sony and others entering the market, there are more choices and dramatically lower prices. Many features that were previously found only on high-end models are now available on budget-priced ones.
T lifeline
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: This letter is in response to David Holroyd’s excellent letter to the editor on May 16. Well, David, as you suggested, here’s one retort, and hopefully Mike A. and David C. and the others you refer to take the Journal-World. I guarantee you they don’t take the bus. Who at the city does?
With Oregon victory, Obama moves to brink of nomination
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
Barack Obama stepped to the brink of victory in the Democratic presidential race Tuesday night, defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Oregon primary and moving within 100 delegates of the total he needs to claim the prize at the party convention this summer.
Worker charged with vandalizing helicopter
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A8
An assembly line worker charged with vandalizing a military helicopter at a Boeing plant was upset about a job transfer and cut a bundle of about 70 electrical wires during his last shift on the Chinook line, federal investigators said Tuesday.
Skin cancer still risk as we age
May 21, 2008 in print edition on C1
The old notion that most damage to the skin is done by the time a person turns 18 isn’t true, according to the Skin Care Foundation.
Governor has glaucoma surgery
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
Gov. David Paterson has been diagnosed with acute glaucoma in his left eye and was undergoing an outpatient laser procedure Tuesday, his office said.
Masterson follows no-no masterfully
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
Rookie Justin Masterson pulled into town in time to watch Jon Lester’s no-hitter on his hotel television.
Sorrentino Scale
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B8
Staff writer Eric Sorrentino ranks the Big 12 baseball teams from best to worst.
GOP must get back to roots
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A11
“Get back, get back. Get back to where you once belonged.” - The Beatles. The Republican Party is in distress. Doomsayers are everywhere. Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. Duncan complains that conservative, pro-life, pro-gun Democrats won three special elections by stealing GOP issues.
Ethanol production, food prices studied
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A5
A Nebraska agricultural economist estimates that ethanol production is responsible for as much as 40 percent of the recent increase in grain prices but very little of the increase in U.S. food prices.
Semitrailer driver treated after accident
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A4
A Pennsylvania woman was released from the hospital Tuesday after the semitrailer she was driving tipped over on Interstate 70 about 10 miles east of Lawrence. According to a Kansas Turnpike Authority report, Jody Suzanne Pardo, 33, of Plymouth, Pa., lost control of the 2001 Freightliner semi at 9 a.m. while driving west.
Celtics protect home court, defeat Pistons
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B3
Not even a week of rest could prepare the Detroit Pistons for the hottest home team in the NBA.
Big 12 title up for grabs
Top eight fight for postseason championship
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B8
In case anyone’s keeping track, Texas A&M leads the Big 12 in postseason conference championships this academic year with five. There have been 19 postseason sports titles played out in the Big 12, and one more remains, lingering into the summer after college students have vacated their respective campuses.
Six more rookies sign with Chiefs
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Kansas City Chiefs signed six rookie free agents to two-year contracts on Tuesday.
Fudge pops make fine summer treat
May 21, 2008 in print edition on C3
These chilly summer treats are easy to make and offer a great excuse for picking up a set of inexpensive ice pop molds. For lighter versions, fat-free half-and-half can be substituted in either recipe. And don’t be afraid to improvise.
American League Roundup: A-Rod returns, but Jeter hurt
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B4
Just when the slumping New York Yankees got Alex Rodriguez back, Derek Jeter went down because of an injury that nearly led to a brawl with Baltimore.
NFL owners opt out of agreement
Unanimous vote means labor deal will end in 2011
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B2
NFL owners voted unanimously Tuesday to end their labor agreement with the players’ union in 2011. The league and union, however, insisted the next three seasons won’t be interrupted by a contract dispute and both sides are working toward a new deal.
Search begins at Manson site
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A12
A day’s work in 100-degree heat at a remote ranch once used as a hangout for the notorious Charles Manson family yielded only a .38-caliber shell casing Tuesday. But a posse of Inyo County sheriff’s investigators was expected to continue the dig in Death Valley National Park.
Where are the thoughtful conservatives?
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
Don’t read this column yet. First, I want you to do something. Google “Chris Matthews + Kevin James.” This will bring up video of the latter, a conservative L.A. radio pundit, being questioned by the former last week on MSNBC’s “Hardball.” You “must” see this video.
Road work projects set to begin across city
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A5
Public Works Director Chuck Soules told city commissioners Tuesday that several construction projects are ready to begin.
Moore, Moran file for new terms in House
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
U.S. Reps. Dennis Moore and Jerry Moran have guaranteed their spots on the ballot as they run for re-election this year. Both filed for office this week by paying a $1,672 fee with the Kansas secretary of state’s office.
National League Roundup: Marlins win battle of leaders
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B4
Dan Uggla hit his 14th home run, and Kevin Gregg escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning to help Florida take the opening game in a series between division leaders.
Bush apologizes for Quran shooting
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Bush has apologized to Iraq’s prime minister for an American sniper’s shooting of a Quran, and the Iraqi government called on U.S. military commanders to educate their soldiers to respect local religious beliefs.
Keegan: Arthur finally climbing
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
Finally, the draft projections for national-title-game superstar Darrell Arthur appear reasonable. Why it took so long for him to get ranked in the top 10 remains a mystery.
GM-Kansas City strike near end
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B12
General Motors Corp.’s string of labor problems could soon be coming to an end with a tentative agreement reached Tuesday at a key assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan. GM reached the deal on a local contract with United Auto Workers Local 31 at the plant Tuesday evening, company spokesman Dan Flores said.
Dever seeks discussion about truck routes
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A5
Mayor Mike Dever told commissioners he wants to have a future conversation about truck routes in the city.
Athletic theme
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: My daughter graduated from Kansas University this past weekend. She double majored and received an award for her degree in journalism. What a proud weekend it was for her family!
Casino: Barkley pays debt
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B2
Former NBA star Charles Barkley has retired his debt to a Las Vegas Strip casino that sued him after he failed to pay $400,000 in gambling loans.
Polygamists’ relatives seek custody
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A12
Two men excommunicated by a polygamist sect went to a west Texas courtroom Tuesday to offer themselves as guardians for their children, who were seized from a church-run ranch, if the state deems their custodial parents unfit.
Oil settles above $129 for first time
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B10
Crude prices spiked to yet another trading high Tuesday as supply concerns mounted. At filling stations across the country, the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline touched $3.80 for the first time, having followed oil’s spectacular rise.
Sidewalk cited
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: On behalf of all residents of the city of Lawrence who walk, ride bicycles, push strollers, use wheelchairs, or rollerblade, thanks to the city of Lawrence for the work you did to level out the sidewalk on the east side of Wakarusa Drive north of Clinton Parkway.
Pettole abruzzesi
May 21, 2008 in print edition on C3
Finding a new pasta shape is like finding a new toy. Pettole abruzzesi, 2-inch square sheets of thin hard durum flour dried pasta, are new, at least to us. The pettole resemble miniature fresh pasta sheets or squared off maltagliati (which are irregular shapes cut from leftovers when making fresh pasta). They are made in Abruzzo, Italy, using bronze dies, which create a rough texture for sauce to cling to.
Response lauded
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Friday night, my 13-month-old daughter and I were in a head-on collision on Crestline near the Lied Center. I would like to thank the many wonderful people who stopped to help us; I looked up and there were people all around helping to make sure we were OK.
Energy-efficient lifestyles
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A11
I had a very painful experience the other day. I had to go to the gas station to fill my pickup truck with gas. As I stood there and watched the pump go from $10 to $20 to $30 to $40 to $43, I thought about the good old days when I could fill up for 20 bucks. The good old days were only a couple of years ago. At the next pump a woman was filling up her SUV. Her tab was over $60. I thought she was going to cry.
Government OKs UN helicopters
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
Myanmar will allow U.N. helicopters to ferry aid to cyclone victims, the U.N. chief said. But state media reported today the government will not accept any disaster relief from U.S. warships.
Indiana St. to close for Oread Inn work
Safety of motorists a concern in area from 11th to 12th streets
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
Motorists looking to get to the top of Mount Oread this summer should expect another detour. City commissioners on Tuesday agreed to allow developers of a hotel project adjacent to Kansas University to close Indiana Street from 11th to 12th streets for at least the entire summer.
Annexation near I-70 to be revisited today
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
Two recent issues will be revisited tonight by the Douglas County Commission. Commissioners will formally vote on a resolution that would clear the way for the city of Lawrence to annex nearly 160 acres north of the Interstate 70 Lecompton interchange.
Davis to seek 4th term in Kansas House
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A5
State Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, has filed to run for a fourth term in the Kansas House.
Topeka historic site on most endangered list
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A9
Budget cuts can be as damaging as bulldozers to pieces of American history, a preservation group said Tuesday in issuing a new list of endangered places that includes the jammed, noisy streets of New York’s Lower East Side and the peaceful parkland of California.
Jayhawk gets Corvette treatment
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B10
A fiberglass Jayhawk is back in the fast lane, spiffed up by a high-end auto body shop to shine, sparkle and shimmer at a busy Lawrence intersection. The Jayhawk - “Peace, Love and Daisy Hill Forever,” from Jayhawks on Parade five years ago - is back resting on its concrete stand atop a base of stone tiles on the lawn out front of Douglas County Bank, at the southwestern corner of 31st and Iowa streets.
Driver faces murder charges today
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A1
A woman charged with striking and killing two highway workers is expected to make her first appearance in Douglas County District Court today. Ramona I. Morgan, 48, is charged with two counts of reckless second-degree murder. On Tuesday afternoon, she arrived at Douglas County Jail from Osage County, where earlier in the day she’d been in court.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
May 21, 2008
Polls indicated that Democrat Robert Docking would repeat as Kansas governor, Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey would be the 1968 presidential nominees and that U.S. Rep. Bob Dole would win the U.S. Senate seat that had been held by by Kansas’ Frank Carlson.
Grateful parent
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: As the school year comes to a close, I find myself looking back and wanting to share with everyone what a great experience my family has had with all the staff at East Heights Early Childhood Center. East Heights is full of amazing teachers and great staff.
Second candidate files for commission seat
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A5
David L. Brown, a Republican from rural Baldwin City, has filed for the 2nd District seat on the Douglas County Commission.
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B10
Chicago markets. Agriculture futures traded mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery fell 7 cents to $7.84 a bushel; July corn gained 3 cents to $5.8975; July oats rose 3 cents to $3.94; July soybeans lost 1.5 cents to $13.315. Beef and pork futures traded higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Teen pleads guilty to armed robberies
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
A 19-year-old Topeka man pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with a series of armed robberies last year in Lawrence.
Order @ home
Take-out trends beginning to favor Internet
May 21, 2008 in print edition on C1
Back in 1995, when most of the world was just learning the ins and outs of e-mail, Sandra Bullock’s Angela Bennett was ordering pizza online in the opening moments of the Web-based thriller “The Net.” Sitting in the theater, that seemed like an implausibility, even when her modem-happy character is shown chowing down in front of her monitor minutes later. These days, though, online ordering is becoming increasingly popular, and companies like Papa John’s are reaping the rewards.
Feds, state agencies target phone scams
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B10
Federal and state officials announced a widespread crackdown Tuesday against telemarketing scams that have bilked thousands of consumers, many of them elderly, out of tens of millions of dollars. The sweep, dubbed “Operation Tele-PHONEY,” was coordinated by the Federal Trade Commission and has yielded more than 180 enforcement actions in the United States and Canada.
Man injured during fight in downtown alley
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A5
A 22-year-old Lawrence man is recovering from injuries suffered when he was struck in the head early Sunday morning in a downtown Lawrence alley.
Kansas group helps get relief to China quake zone
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A1
Donated vans came from another Chinese province. American students arranged extra warehouse space for donated food, water and medicine. A Canadian couple offered free medical expertise.
Sebelius’ committee admits e-mail error
Message on coal plants mistakenly contained fundraising request
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ campaign committee sent out a fundraising e-mail that could run afoul of the state ethics law. The Sebelius Committee sent to about 70,000 people the e-mail in which Sebelius reviewed the recent fight over plans for two coal-fired power plants.