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Up to now, which is your favorite Indiana Jones movie?

Poll results

Response Percent
“Raiders of the Lost Ark”
 
41%
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”
 
26%
I’ll hold off judgment until I see “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
 
13%
I’ve never seen an Indiana Jones movie
 
10%
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”
 
8%
Total 360
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Lawrence mayor Mike Dever, from left, Gary Sandquist, chairman of United Contractors, of Johnston, Iowa, and Douglas County Commissioner Jere McElhaney walk under the Interstate 70 bridges above the Kansas River. They attended a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday conducted by the Kansas Turnpike Authority, marking the beginning of work to replace the bridges and complete other renovations to the turnpike north of Lawrence. Interstate 70 work begins next month
May 23, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The planning is over and so is the ceremonial groundbreaking. Now comes the work. Next month, heavy equipment will be fired up and work will start on $130 million worth of new bridges and turnpike interchange improvements in Lawrence.
11:00 a.m.
Lawrence High baseball coach Brad Stoll, left, and Free State coach Mike Hill, right, exchange lineup cards in front of an umpire earlier this month at Ice Field. The longtime friends will meet again Friday when LHS and Free State meet in the Class 6A state tournament in Topeka. LHS-Free State baseball live updates to start soon, game to be replayed at 10:30 tonight on Channel 6
May 23, 2008
Free State and Lawrence high schools meet Friday in Topeka in the quarterfinal round of the state baseball playoffs. Updates will be available at LJWorld.com and the entire game will be replayed at 10:30 tonight on Channel 6.
2:02 p.m.
Lawrence High players celebrate after defeating Free State High on Friday in the first round of the 6A Kansas State High School baseball tournament at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka. Upset city in Topeka
May 24, 2008 in print edition on 1C
If Lawrence High’s baseball team suffers from a post-Armageddon letdown today, coach Brad Stoll will be surprised. “These kids are hungry,” Stoll said. “Even through our five-game losing streak, the state title has been our goal.” In other words, as much as Friday’s stunning 4-3 victory over arch-rival Free State in the first-round of the Class 6A tournament meant to the Lions, they’re hardly concerned about a sinking spell in today’s semifinal.
3:00 p.m.
Iris to be in full bloom this weekend
May 23, 2008 in print edition on 1A
On a crisp spring morning, Cliff Elston can stand outside his home south of Lawrence and take in the fragrance of hundreds of iris.
3:32 p.m.
Rodeo showcases Tonganoxie’s best
May 23, 2008 in print edition on 3B
As the sun sets on the McGraw farm just outside Tonganoxie, the lights of a homemade rodeo arena shine. Dust from the hooves of horses hangs in midair while a steer stands ready in the chute.

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6News video: Police continue fatal hit-and-run investigation
May 23, 2008
Police continue their investigation into a fatal hit-and-run accident on West 6th Street earlier this month.
6News video: Bishop Seabury Academy graduates 14
May 23, 2008
It’s graduation day for students at one local private school.
6News video: One Free State graduate travelled an ocean for her big day
May 23, 2008
She crossed the Atlantic Ocean for her senior year at Free State High School. 6News reporter George Diepenbrock tells us how one Firebird graduate relied on friends, family, and friendly teachers to find a second home this year.
6News video: KU Athletic Department picks up $6,400 cancellation fee
May 23, 2008
KU Athletics already has paid it’s hotel bill - and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce won’t be kicking in to help defray the costs.
6News video: Prepare to pay more to jump in the city’s outdoor pool
May 23, 2008
Starting on Saturday, you’ll be able to cool off at the city’s outdoor pool - but it will cost a little more to take a dip.
6News video: Men suspected of murdering local hip-hop artist appear in court
May 23, 2008
Two men suspected of murdering a local hip-hop artist in 2006 make their first appearances today in Douglas County District Court.
6News video: Lawrence resident wins ‘Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice’ award
May 23, 2008
A federal appeals court judge will be celebrating in Lawrence with some of the nation’s top judges later this year.
6News video: Early morning fight leads to emergency flight to hospital
May 23, 2008
A fight early Friday morning at a Lawrence bar sends one man to a Kansas City area hospital by air ambulance.
6Sports video: T-Bones hit Community America Ballpark for home opener
May 23, 2008
Tonight out at Community America Ballpark, it was the home opener for the Kansas City T-Bones.
6News video: Graduates prepare for the big day on Sunday
May 23, 2008
Graduates from both Lawrence high schools are preparing for their big day on Sunday.
6Sports video: Lions bring down Firebirds, 4-3
May 23, 2008
In their first two meetings, we were treated with a pair of nail-biters that ultimately resulted in Free State victories. But Friday afternoon - with a berth to the state semifinals on the line - Lawrence High received one final opportunity to knock off the number one seeded Firebirds.
6News video: Nearly 2,000 Lawrence residents were in the dark Friday night
May 23, 2008
Douglas County dispatchers report at least two transformers blew on 11th Street between Massachusetts and Kentucky Friday evening.
6News video: Members of Chinese community in Lawrence help out earthquake victims
May 23, 2008
The devastating earthquake that struck China last week is having a world wide impact. Members of the Chinese community here in Lawrence have found a way to help out their loved ones.
Transformers blow; power outages reported
09:41 p.m., May 23, 2008 Updated 11:00 p.m.
Outages reported after transformers blow downtown.
Discussion of Lawrence airport industrial park delayed; issue was set for Tuesday city meeting
May 23, 2008
The fate of a proposed industrial park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport will hang in limbo a little longer.
Mangino, KU working on new contract
May 23, 2008
Kansas University is close to reaching a new agreement with football coach Mark Mangino, the Journal-World has learned.
Suspects in Lawrence hip-hop musician’s death appear in court
May 23, 2008
Two men suspected of murdering a local hip-hop musician nearly two years ago had their first appearances Friday in Douglas County District Court.
Man injured after fight outside Lawrence bar
May 23, 2008
A man was injured and taken to a Kansas City area hospital following a fight early Friday morning outside a Lawrence bar, Lawrence police said.
Chamber won’t pay KU’s $6,400 hotel bill
May 23, 2008
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce hasn’t acceded to Kansas Athletics Inc.’s request for as much as $6,400 to cover the department’s costs associated with canceling a postseason basketball banquet at the Lawrence Holidome. And chamber leaders don’t intend to, either.
Iowa Street bridge over Kansas Turnpike to reopen by noon Friday
May 23, 2008
The North Iowa Street Bridge over the Kansas Turnpike will reopen to traffic at noon Friday, officials said.
LHS-Free State baseball live updates to start soon, game to be replayed at 10:30 tonight on Channel 6
May 23, 2008
Free State and Lawrence high schools meet Friday in Topeka in the quarterfinal round of the state baseball playoffs. Updates will be available at LJWorld.com and the entire game will be replayed at 10:30 tonight on Channel 6.
Tonganoxie track prepares for state
May 23, 2008
When Tonganoxie High’s girls and boys track teams both won Class 4A regional championships last Friday in Wamego, it was the first time THS had pulled off that feat since 1982.
An environmental ‘license to intrude’
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A12
A preventive war worked out so well in Iraq that Washington last week launched another. The new preventive war - the government responding forcefully against a postulated future threat - has been declared on behalf of polar bears, the first species whose supposed jeopardy has been ascribed to global warming.
Kanaan seeking first Indy victory
Happy-go-lucky perennial favorite says he doesn’t need title for validation
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B9
For some drivers, winning the Indianapolis 500 would make their career. Tony Kanaan isn’t looking for any such validation. Good thing, too.
Respect for Kennedy crosses political lines
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A12
These days, people on “one side” of the political spectrum are not supposed to cooperate, much less have a personal relationship with anyone on the “other side.”
Ganassi Racing teammates forge strong bond
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B9
The personalities of Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon are worlds apart. Dixon prefers playing the subdued star, while Wheldon embraces his role as the gregarious gentleman.
Wedding photographer captures reactions after earthquake
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A11
The photographer was waiting for the bride and groom when the ground began shaking. Then they were enveloped in dust thrown up by the mighty earthquake, and the photographer kept shooting, documenting a remarkable wedding day.
Sun sets on ‘Moonlight’
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B12
A powerful figure from Joseph’s past becomes prey for Mick on a repeat “Moonlight” (8 p.m., CBS).
City squads sick of rest, ready for showdown
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B1
Tongue-in-check, Brad Stoll vowed he couldn’t remember the last time Lawrence High had played a baseball game.
Ex-OU QB Mildren dies
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
Jack Mildren, a former lieutenant governor and the first quarterback in the University of Oklahoma’s lofted wishbone offense, died Thursday.
Castroneves living life in the fast lane
After ‘Dancing With the Stars’ title, tour, Brazilian focusing on racing
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B9
Helio Castroneves has been living at a relatively pedestrian pace since he got back behind the wheel of a race car.
Texas seizure of polygamist-sect kids thrown out
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A14
In a ruling that could torpedo the case against the West Texas polygamist sect, a state appeals court Thursday said authorities had no right to seize more than 440 children in a raid on the splinter group’s compound last month.
Seeking a way out of war
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A13
The Current Occupant tossed Nazis into a speech last week, something he rarely does since it only reminds people of Dick Cheney.
Some answers on why NASA is revisiting Red Planet
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A10
NASA has successfully landed five robots on Mars over the past three decades. Its latest spacecraft, Phoenix Mars, will touch down in the Martian arctic region Sunday. Here’s why NASA is going again.
Rodeo showcases Tonganoxie’s best
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B3
As the sun sets on the McGraw farm just outside Tonganoxie, the lights of a homemade rodeo arena shine. Dust from the hooves of horses hangs in midair while a steer stands ready in the chute.
US helicopter strike on al-Qaida kills children
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A8
A U.S. helicopter strike north of Baghdad killed eight people in a vehicle, including at least two children, Iraqi officials said Thursday, insisting all the dead were civilians. The U.S. military said six were al-Qaida militants but acknowledged children were killed.
Spurs hope to place Game 1 in the past
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B8
One game, that’s all it was. And it’s on to Game 2. That was the San Antonio Spurs’ attitude Thursday in the wake of their blown opportunity in the opener of the Western Conference finals.
AG modifies demands in abortion records case
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A4
Attorney General Steve Six modified demands Thursday in a lawsuit filed against a district court judge who has custody of patients’ medical records from two abortion clinics.
Kindergarten teacher surprised with $100 award
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A5
One Lawrence elementary teacher ended the school year on an award-winning note. Kim Gamble, a kindergarten teacher at New York School, is the first recipient of the Barbara Hodgson Dream to Achieve award.
Commodities
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B13
Agriculture futures traded lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Lioness, perhaps?
Would Hillary Clinton serve herself, her party and her constituency better by building her status as a Senate leader?
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A12
Recently, a group of political observers suggested that the best path for Sen. Hillary Clinton would be to drop out of the Democratic presidential race and return to the Senate where she would have a bright future.
Band assistance
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A13
To the editor: It is commendable Coach Bill Self is helping his assistant coaches and staff receive more salary and is obtaining better living conditions for the athletes. Jayhawker Towers has been in need of renovation for several years. In all of these considerations, I hope there will be something for the KU Band.
Congress enacts farm bill
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A9
Congress enacted a massive farm bill Thursday with new and bigger subsidies for farmers, plus more food stamps for the poor.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World of May 23, 1908: “W.R. Stubbs, candidate for governor, has received a number of plaudits from many corners.”
Tornadoes rip through Colorado, Kansas; 1 killed
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A7
A large tornado skipped through several northern Colorado towns on Thursday, destroying dozens of homes, flipping tractor-trailers and freight rail cars, and killing at least one person.
Iris to be in full bloom this weekend
Mother’s love was root of business
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A1
On a crisp spring morning, Cliff Elston can stand outside his home south of Lawrence and take in the fragrance of hundreds of iris.
People in the news
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B12
¢ Hometown celebrates American Idol winner¢ Winehouse wins songwriting award¢ Garner, Affleck sign up for W.Va. fundraiser¢ Ex-Phish frontman gets reduced sentence¢ Former child star tries on TV hero role
Detroit deadlocks Eastern finals
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B8
Home wins are no longer good enough for the Boston Celtics. The road to the NBA finals in the Eastern Conference now goes through Detroit.
Relive national championship online
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B1
Journal-World Web sites LJWorld.com and KUsports.com have given fans of Kansas University a place to go from now until the end of time to relive the 2007-08 national-championship season.
Suspect in musician’s killing to appear in court
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A5
A suspect in the 2006 shooting death of a local hip-hop musician has been returned to Douglas County to face a murder charge.
Eighth-seeded Oklahoma wins again
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B6
Jamie Johnson hit a two-run double with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting Oklahoma to a 4-3 win against Missouri on Thursday night in the Big 12 Conference baseball tournament.
Bush, GOP
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A13
To the editor: With the lowest approval ratings of any sitting president in modern history, Mr. Bush continues to make statements that prove the adage that it is far, far better to be thought a fool than to speak and prove it.
Good to see Indy, but ‘Crystal Skull’ is a mess
May 23, 2008 in print edition on C1
You see the hat before the hero - that famous fedora, the one that stays put through every tricky situation, or at least at arm’s length for a hasty getaway. And of course he still has the whip, the paralyzing fear of snakes and the catchy John Williams theme song that will surely gnaw at your brain for hours afterward.
Teen’s lottery win buys ticket to anxiety
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Gaston, S.C., 19-year-old who won a $35.3 million Powerball jackpot is looking to hire a bodyguard after friends alerted him to possible threats.
Mayer: Arthur’s KU days history
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B1
Not long ago there seemed to be about an 80 percent chance that Kansas basketball star Darrell Arthur would enter the June 26 NBA Draft. After that alleged grade-changing to keep him eligible in high school, a move that could have factored in his collegiate career, up that to 110 percent.
Lawrence Hose adds shop in Basehor
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B13
Lawrence Hose and Hydraulic Supply Inc. now has a second location, this one in Basehor.
McLouth softball gears up for state
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B3
McLouth High’s softball statistics seem jaw-droppingly unrealistic. They’re the kind of gaudy numbers typically reserved for the memory cards of the best sports video-game players. But the figures are real.
Commentary: Can Bulls pass on Chicago guy?
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kind of a resemblance, this Bulls lottery pick and yours, don’t you think?
Robot digger to land Sunday on Mars
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A10
Like a miner prospecting for gold, NASA hopes its latest robot to Mars hits pay dirt when it lands Sunday near the red planet’s north pole to conduct a 90-day digging mission.
Gas prices reach new record as holiday travelers hit road
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B13
Americans getting an early start on the Memorial Day weekend found that gasoline prices again sprinted to a new record high overnight, reaching a national average above $3.83 a gallon. Some analysts predict gas will break past $4 as early as next week.
Workers start to demolish hard-hit town in China
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A11
Gone is the constant whine of sirens, the legion of shovel-toting soldiers and orange-suited rescue workers rushing from one mountain of debris to the next.
On the record
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 52-year-old Lawrence man reported a car amplifier, a Trek hybrid bicycle and an unidentified hybrid bicycle were stolen from the 4400 block of Nicklaus Drive between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Family’s ice cream binge to be retold
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A5
Since Karen Roberts shared her tale with the Lawrence Journal-World of a family ice-cream eating contest, she has become notorious around town as “that ice-cream lady.”
Monitors urged for all with high blood pressure
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
Everyone with high blood pressure - some 72 million Americans - should own a home monitor and do regular pressure checks, the American Heart Association and other groups urged Thursday in an unprecedented endorsement of a medical device for consumers.
Bus ideas
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A13
To the editor: I would like to expand on Dr. Bill Campbell’s comments (Journal-World, May 20) regarding the future of the T. He addresses the issue of alternative fuels for our buses and the general benefit to a city of this size to attract both business and population.
Eudora chamber offers seasonal fun
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B13
The Eudora Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring “Summer in the Park,” a seasonal celebration to include music and other activities.
Rec calendar
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B7
Local sports activities
Holiday closings, hours announced
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A6
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
American Axle workers vote to end strike
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
Workers at American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. expect to return to their jobs early next week after overwhelmingly approving a new contract that contains steep pay cuts and other concessions.
Optical device connects NY, London in real time
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A10
Hello, London! Jolly good show, New York! New Yorkers could see their English cousins across the pond Thursday without benefit of cable TV or video conferencing, courtesy of an unusual live optical hookup created by a conceptual artist with a fanciful tale of a long-lost tunnel.
Magical memories
Firebirds look for 2006 repeat at state
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B1
Jordan Dreiling hesitated hardly a second before smiling in recollection. “The dogpile after we won. That’s what I remember most,” Dreiling said. “It was a very special moment.”
High school graduates take stage this weekend
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A6
Caps will be flying through the air the next few days in Lawrence. Classes have wrapped up. Finals are done. Now it’s time to celebrate the achievements of hundreds of high school seniors from Lawrence.
Immigrants fleeing after deadly attacks
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of immigrants boarded crowded buses for Mozambique and other African nations Thursday, passing bags and even babies through the windows in a rush to flee violent attacks against outsiders that have left 42 dead.
Sign rule angers sellers
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B14
The city of Topeka is angering some residents who hold garage sales and the people who shop at them by aggressively enforcing an ordinance restricting where people can put temporary signs.
Planning Commission OKs Smart Code
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission late Wednesday evening unanimously approved the Smart Code.
UN chief tours parts of flooded Myanmar delta
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A11
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon flew over Myanmar’s flooded Irrawaddy delta on Thursday, where the ravages of a cyclone stretched as far as the eye could see: Villages were empty of life, flattened huts dissolved into vast areas of water and people perched on rooftops.
Suicide bomber attacks Gaza crossing
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
A Palestinian detonated a powerful truck bomb at the main pedestrian crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip on Thursday, causing extensive damage that dealt a serious blow to Gazans’ hopes of opening up their sealed-off territory.
Veterans to be honored
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A6
For the 10th year, Helen Harrell will help place American flags at Clinton Cemetery to honor veterans on Memorial Day.
Trial delayed after new attorney hired
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A4
To give his new attorney more time to review the case, the man accused of trying to lure a Lawrence junior high student into a car now faces trial in September instead of next week.
UN says arms illegally going to Somalia
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
U.N. experts investigating violations of an arms embargo against Somalia report that countries and private traders are supplying weapons to warlords and militants, South Africa’s U.N. ambassador said Thursday.
Busch bags another pole
Sprint leader to start first at Coca-Cola 600
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kyle Busch races beyond his years. He’s more superstitious than a lot of 23-year-olds, too. The hottest driver in the Sprint Cup declined a $50 bill from outgoing Lowe’s Motor Speedway president Humpy Wheeler on Thursday, then continued his qualifying dominance at the track to earn the pole for the Coca-Cola 600.
NBAF plans criticized on Capitol Hill
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A3
Kansas officials Thursday sought to calm fears raised about a proposal by the Bush administration to build a biosecurity research facility on the U.S. mainland - possibly in Kansas.
Hearings of suspects won’t be delayed
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
A military judge on Thursday denied motions to delay the arraignments of five Guantanamo detainees suspected of mounting the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Challenger to run for Kansas House seat
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A4
Stephanie Kelton, a Lawrence Democrat, has filed to run for representative of the 38th Kansas House district.
Bush dealt defeat on war spending
Senate ignores threat of veto, adds money for domestic programs
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A8
In a stunning vote that illustrated President Bush’s diminished standing, the Senate on Thursday ignored his veto threat and added tens of billions of dollars for veterans and the unemployed to his Iraq war spending bill.
New study finds steep costs of doing nothing on climate
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A10
Doing nothing about global warming would cost America dearly in the rest of this century because of stronger hurricanes, higher energy and water costs, and rising seas that would swamp coastal communities, according to a new study by economists at Tufts University.
City sales tax proposal gaining favor
Tight budget could affect street repairs and fuel for police cars
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A1
They said it was a budget hearing, but it may have been city commissioners drafting the “vote yes” brochure for a new citywide sales tax.
Sebelius signs final budget bill of session
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A4
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has finished her bill-signing duties for the year, approving most of the final budget bill that legislators sent her.
Lawrence filmmakers earn national release
May 23, 2008 in print edition on C1
Lawrence natives Ethan Shaftel and Alec Joler have struck a deal with Warner Home Video, resulting in Tuesday’s release of their debut feature “Suspension.”
Magazine scores industry accolades
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B13
People who work on Golf Course Management, the official publication of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Lawrence, received six first-place awards and one merit award from the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association during a ceremony May 8, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A12
Frank T. Sullivan, Lawrence resident and Kansas insurance commissioner from 1947 to 1971, died at his home here.
Mangino’s ‘04 rant hot topic again
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B3
So it was a bit calculated, after all. Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was in Dallas last week speaking on a panel as part of the National Football Foundation’s football forum.
Pump patrol
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.75 at BP, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Petraeus says he may seek troop cuts by fall
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A8
Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday he is likely to recommend further troop reductions in Iraq but won’t promise more details until fall - timing that plunges the four-star Army general into the heart of this year’s presidential elections.
Horoscopes
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B12
This year, what will be paramount is making those you work with understand how important they are.
Grassroots reunion
Kansas musicians gather for concert to commemorate 25th anniversary of Climax Festival
May 23, 2008 in print edition on C1
In her first trip to Climax, Kan., fledgling songwriter Lisa Mandelstein ended up with the worst seat in the city.
Residents moved by earthquake put on fundraiser
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A3
Kansas University student Yingjie Li calls her family in China and hears stories of displaced children whose parents are missing or dead.
Obama, McCain hunting for VPs
Sebelius mentioned as Democratic option for running mate
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A1
Likely Democratic nominee Barack Obama has begun a top-secret search for a running mate, fresh signs that the general election campaign is well under way and the primary race against Hillary Rodham Clinton is basically over. Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is a candidate.
Lawyer: Driver may be innocent of charges
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A3
An attorney for a Washington woman charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed two highway workers and injured a third said his client may not be responsible for the accident.
Rush impresses in Chicago
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s Brandon Rush, Kansas State’s Bill Walker and several other college standouts have been working out in Chicago the past several weeks under the direction of Tim Grover, who is regarded as one of the top athletic trainers in the world.
OU-Texas time set
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Red River Rivalry is moving back to the morning. After being played in the afternoon the past three years, Oklahoma’s annual rivalry game against Texas will be played at 11 a.m. on Oct. 11 in Dallas.
Brigade victorious, 54-47
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
D. Bryant threw for 198 yards and five touchdowns Thursday night to lead the Kansas City Brigade to a 54-47 victory over the Philadelphia Soul.
Interstate 70 work begins next month
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A1
The planning is over and so is the ceremonial groundbreaking. Now comes the work. Next month, heavy equipment will be fired up and work will start on $130 million worth of new bridges and turnpike interchange improvements in Lawrence.
Magazine taps Lawrence High as top program
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence High athletic program is back in the limelight. For the first time since past Lions’ football, volleyball and swimming programs received national recognition on a regular basis, LHS again was thrust into the national spotlight this week by Sports Illustrated.
Grand slams doom Royals
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B6
The Red Sox made winning look easy at Fenway Park the past few days. A no-hitter, two grand slams in a game and two pitchers coming up from Triple-A to get wins - it couldn’t have gone much better in a four-game sweep of Kansas City.
Climbing for cancer
Foursome ventures into unknown for research, awareness
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B7
As the pilot guided the single-engine Piper Cherokee closer to an unclimbed mountain known as 8290, passenger Kevin Mahoney’s smile grew.
Unpermitted addition could be costly for buyer
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B13
Many homeowners make additions or other home improvements without getting permits from local authorities. Buyers can be held liable for the tab.