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Man arrested after brief car chase Police respond to stabbing of 15-year-old boy The day in photos, April 6, 2009 Sexual assaults and children
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Polls
Who are you cheering for in the national championship game?

Poll results

Response Percent
Michigan State
 
74%
North Carolina
 
16%
Undecided
 
8%
Total 423
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Sarah Buxton arrives at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at Las Vegas in this 2007 photo. Country living: Lawrence native Sarah Buxton experiences highs and lows of Nashville industry
April 5, 2009 in print edition on 1D
When the Academy of Country Music Awards announced its nominations in February, Sarah Buxton found herself among the honored few.
6:00 a.m.
Locations of 219 reported sexual assaults involving child victims, 2004 to 2008. The littlest victims
April 6, 2009 in print edition on 1A
When Amy McGowan talks about her years prosecuting child sex crimes, she recalls when she had to scramble to find a booster seat from a restaurant so a 3-year-old could testify on the witness stand. “And, that was when I went, ‘Oh this is wrong,’” said McGowan, Douglas County chief assistant district attorney.
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Army soldiers stroll past two bronze busts of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in the Green Zone in Baghdad in March 2009 on the sixth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The war began with a missile and bombing attack on south Baghdad before dawn on March 20, 2003. Discussions link Lawrence, Iraq
April 6, 2009 in print edition on 6A
Iraq is making improvements in more areas than just security as it develops as a democracy, U.S. and Iraqi generals and diplomats in Baghdad told a Lawrence audience on Sunday. “The Iraqi government is working very hard to improve security and also the level of life,” said Ali Aldabbagh, spokesman for the Iraqi government.
2:00 p.m.
The moon is pictured in stages leading up to a full eclipse in this file photo from February 2008. Moon rock to land at KU
April 6, 2009 in print edition on 1A
With a touchable moon rock coming to Kansas University this month, security might not be the first thing that would come to mind. But perhaps it should be, says Joe Gutheinz, an attorney now living in Houston. He said that while serving as a special agent in the NASA office of Inspector General, he led an attempt to recover moon rocks that had been distributed to all the nations of the world.
6:00 p.m.
Shirley Barrand  counts out the steps as she and husband Blue teach a dance class. Dance fever: Couple keep fit teaching what they love
April 6, 2009
It started with a dress. A dress for Shirley Barrand to dance in with her husband, Warren “Blue” Barrand. The couple had met on a dance floor at a single’s mixer, and one thing led to another, and then, as a young married couple, they took up ballroom dance lessons. But it wasn’t until Shirley laid her eyes on an elaborate ballroom gown that the thought of competitive dancing crossed her mind.

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Organ recipient discusses importance of donations
April 6, 2009
There are currently more than 100,000 people in the United States waiting for an organ transplant.
Kidcast: Naomi Terkildsen
April 6, 2009
The record high for April 6 is 91 in 1893. The record low is 21 in 1982.
6Sports Top Six
April 6, 2009
Every Monday, 6News staff compile the area’s top six sports plays from the previous week.
Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday as voters throughout the area decide a host of city and school board races.
KU plans to review policy on releasing information to parents
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A5
Following the death of Jason Wren, Kansas University has formed a panel to examine how the university deals with privacy laws.
Downtown providing less of city’s sales tax revenue
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A3
If Downtown Lawrence is the city’s economic engine, it has been losing horsepower this decade, a new report from City Hall indicates. An analysis of sales tax collections shows that Downtown Lawrence is accounting for a smaller percentage of the city’s overall retail, restaurant and bar sales.
City leaders tell Congressman that millions in stimulus projects will be under way by years’ end
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B7
City leaders told Congressman Dennis Moore on Monday that more than $5.6 million worth of stimulus projects should be underway in the city by the end of the year.
KU Student Senate debate canceled after ‘unsubstantiated rumor’
02:23 p.m., April 6, 2009 Updated 04:18 p.m. in print edition on A3
A debate among Kansas University student senate candidates scheduled for this afternoon has been canceled.
Kansas gambling bill stalled
April 6, 2009
Kansas legislators aren’t rushing to change the gambling law to help race tracks or state-owned casinos.
Former KU student Cem Basoflas pleads guilty in animal cruelty case, may face deportation
02:14 p.m., April 6, 2009 Updated 04:41 p.m. in print edition on A3
A former Kansas University international student is in jail and faces deportation after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of animal cruelty.
NPR reporter to speak at library fundraiser
Neda Ulaby to be featured speaker in library foundation fundraiser this month
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A3
Neda Ulaby can recount her summers in Lawrence as a child swimming and then crossing Kentucky Street to read books — often about insects — at the Lawrence Public Library. Today the National Public Radio arts reporter who spent a good portion of her childhood in Lawrence credits the library with her interest in reading and doing research, which ultimately led her to a career in journalism.
Fort Riley soldiers learning Arabic for next deployment
April 6, 2009
Soldiers from the Army’s 1st Infantry Division are hitting the books in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Iraq.
Panel discussion at KU to focus on alcohol, drug use
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
In the wake of the alcohol-related death of Kansas University student Jason Wren, one local group says it’s time to talk about how drinking affects students.
Police arrest man after a brief car chase in southeast Lawrence
10:48 a.m., April 6, 2009 Updated 12:31 p.m. in print edition on A5
Police arrested a man about 11 a.m. Monday after a vehicle chase began in southeast Lawrence and ended near Hobbs Park.
Fifteen-year-old stabbed near 11th and Delaware
01:12 a.m., April 6, 2009 Updated 05:25 a.m. in print edition on A3
Lawrence police are looking for a suspect in a Sunday night stabbing that sent a 15-year-old Lawrence boy to the hospital. Sgt. Ted Bordman said medics transported the boy to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with several non-life-threatening stab wounds.
Library Top 10
April 6, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of March 22 to March 29.
Cycle of abuse can be seen in families
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A5
Judy Dutton says she sees the fear in some of her clients, victims of sexual crimes in childhood, that they might perpetuate the cycle of abuse. “They’re worried that somehow they might also become abusers,” said Dutton, a Lawrence clinical counselor.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B4
Former Kansas University guard Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat was asked by the Associated Press on Sunday to reflect on his game-tying three-pointer with 2.1 seconds left that sent the 2008 NCAA title game between KU and Memphis into overtime.
KU women’s golf in sixth
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B3
KU was in sixth place after the first day of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.
UConn one win from perfection
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B4
UConn routed Stanford, 83-64, to reach the women’s title game.
Travel bargains a silver lining to recession
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
The recession and worldwide economic downturn is proving to be a benefit to people still planning vacations or wanting to travel. Gasoline prices are stable, airfares are down and bargains can be found in all aspects of travel, according to people who monitor the industry.
Fee consideration
Any additional fees for the city’s recreation facilities should be targeted carefully to maintain access for a large number of Lawrence residents.
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A9
It’s reasonable in tight economic times for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department to consider raising some fees and adding new fees for some services. There are, however, a number of important factors to consider as they approach this strategy.
The Edge
April 6, 2009
• ‘Living Thing’ (music) • ‘Life Sentences’ (books) • ‘Defying Gravity’ (music)
Horoscopes
April 6, 2009
This week’s birthdays: Your life will go according to plan this year, so be extra sure that you have a plan you love. It’s very lucky to revise and rewrite it over the next three weeks to include more enticing rewards. A mentor steps into the picture at the end of this month. You’ll become healthier and more beautiful through May. Resolve to use your leisure time differently this summer. June brings exciting love. In July, the best things happen while you’re dancing. Business booms in September and October.
Signs of sexual assault
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A5
Children can show both physical and behavioral signs of sexual abuse, according to the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Some physical symptoms can be difficult — if not impossible — to explain by anything other than sexual abuse.
Who must report suspected abuse
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A5
Many professionals entrusted with the care of a children are required by law to make a report if they suspect a child has been injured from abuse or neglect. Failing to make a report is considered a crime and could result in a $1,000 fine or up to six months in jail. Here is the list of professionals who are required to report.
Michigan State gets another shot at Heels
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B1
The NCAA final between North Carolina and Michigan State is a rematch, though Carolina insists its even better than the team that beat the Spartans, 98-63, last time.
Darnell reflects on title
Jackson: NCAA crown ‘greatest feeling in the world’
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University forward Darnell Jackson says winning the national title was the “greatest feeling in the world.”
Kansas softball tumbles to Tech
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University claimed a run-rule-shortened Big 12 softball shutout from Texas Tech on Saturday. A day later, the Jayhawks suffered a 4-2 setback and had to settle for a split of the series. KU, which routed the Red Raiders, 10-0 in six inning on Saturday, fell to 12-21 overall, 2-4 in the Big 12. The Raiders improved to 13-29 and 2-7.
Louisville ends Sooners’ run
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B4
Louisville ousted Oklahoma, 61-59, in the women’s Final Four.
EPA to test school’s air
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A7
EPA officials will be testing the air quality at a southeast Wichita school after a rise in chromium levels at industrial plants nearby. Environmental officials for the Wichita school district said the Environmental Protection Agency will be monitoring the air around Colvin Elementary for the next 60 days. It will include a check of levels of hexavalent chromium, which can irritate lungs and increase the risk of developing lung cancer.
Funeral home accused of atrocious conditions
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A8
A funeral home that helps handle veterans awaiting burial at Arlington National Cemetery left corpses in an unrefrigerated garage, hallways and on makeshift gurneys, according to a former embalmer who has given his photographs and notes to authorities, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
Police: Dad killed kids because wife leaving
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A8
A man who fatally shot his five children and killed himself had just discovered his wife was leaving him for another man, authorities said Sunday. The bodies of James Harrison’s children, ages 7 to 16, were found with multiple gunshot wounds Saturday in the family’s mobile home, most of them in their beds. Harrison’s body had been found earlier in the day with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, behind the wheel of his idling car.
Salamanders get help crossing road
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
The black salamander with yellow spots sat on the roadside in the dark, ready to make a go of it. But it was not on its own. It got help from an escort — one of 45 people who volunteered on a recent night to carry salamanders, frogs and newts across the road during their annual migration to mate.
Airlines earn higher marks in 2008
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
Airlines carried fewer people last year, but did a better job for those who did fly. The rates of lost bags, late arrivals, passengers bumped from overbooked flights and consumer complaints all declined, private researchers say in their annual study of airline quality, based on government statistics. While the industry had its best overall performance in the ratings in four years, the picture was not entirely rosy.
On the record
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A4
• Lawrence police are investigating an unattended death at Clinton State Park. • The KU Public Safety Office arrested a 21-year-old Memphis, Tenn., man on charges of aggravated battery Sunday morning. • A 54-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested in the 3200 block of Saddlehorn Drive for aggravated battery, assault and criminal damage to property.
Underwood wins ACM entertainer of the year
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A11
Carrie Underwood captured the entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first female act to win the honor since the Dixie Chicks did it back in 2000 and only the seventh to do so in the show’s nearly four-decade existence.
Highway deaths lowest in nearly 50 years
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
An economic downturn can have a bright side: U.S. highway deaths in 2008 fell to their lowest level since John F. Kennedy was president. The recession and $4 per gallon gas meant people drove less to save more. Experts also cited record high seat belt use, tighter enforcement of drunken driving laws and the work of advocacy groups that encourage safer driving habits.
Empty-nesters settle in at Lake View Villas
April 6, 2009
As Bruce and Harlanne Roberts became empty-nesters, they searched for a home better suited to their new lifestyle. They found what they were looking for at Lake View Villas, a maintenance-provided community of clustered fourplex homes near Clinton Lake in southwest Lawrence.
Bright colors trendy for spring
Teens offer style pointers for new season
April 6, 2009
Now that it’s spring again, a completely different wardrobe is needed. New styles you would’ve never thought possible before have made fashion history in this fresh season. It’s time to add varied colors and prints to everyone’s attire.
It’s an evergreen — even months after Christmas
April 6, 2009
“I’m so out, I’m in!” my co-worker proudly announced as he flipped through a Rolling Stone magazine.
Child sex predators not usually strangers
Family members, friends responsible for most assaults
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A4
It’s easy to find the address and photo of any of the 51 registered child sex offenders in Lawrence. But it’s more likely that the person with the most potential to prey on a child is someone within a family’s circle of trust. In the past five years, more than 200 child sexual assaults have been reported to the Lawrence Police Department, according to a Lawrence Journal-World and 6News investigation.
The littlest victims
Legal system not always a good fit for children who suffer sexual abuse
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
When Amy McGowan talks about her years prosecuting child sex crimes, she recalls when she had to scramble to find a booster seat from a restaurant so a 3-year-old could testify on the witness stand. “And, that was when I went, ‘Oh this is wrong,’” said McGowan, Douglas County chief assistant district attorney.
How to help a child
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A5
For many children, reporting sexual abuse is a difficult task. Very often the perpetrator has threatened the victim to not tell, and the child feels ashamed or guilty about the abuse. When the child does report it, the confession could come at an inappropriate time, for instance while riding in a car or taking a bath.
Kansas tennis falls to Texas Tech, 4-2
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B3
KU won just two of six singles matches in a 4-2 loss to Texas Tech.
Lowe silences Philadelphia
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B5
If Derek Lowe had been this dominant last October, the Philadelphia Phillies might not be World Series champions. Lowe pitched eight superb innings, three Braves homered off Brett Myers, and Atlanta beat the defending champs, 4-1, in the major-league opener Sunday night.
McCray, KU women get a little love, too
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B1
Danielle McCray ventured to downtown Lawrence on Friday night to get something to eat. Before and after dining, McCray was often interrupted by Kansas University basketball fans who recognized her and wished her well in the WNIT championship game the next day against South Florida. McCray had earned that limelight, and she basked in it.
Anderson shines for KU
Senior sprinter claims 100, 200, 4X100 relay victories
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B3
Nickesha Anderson regionally qualified with victories in the 100 and 200 meters, contributed to the winning 4x100 relay team and led the 4x400-meter relay to a second-place finish to pace the Kansas University track & field team Saturday at the Jim Click Shootout.
Royals opener delayed a day
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B1
The threat of bad weather forced the postponement of the scheduled season opener between the Royals and White Sox by a day.
Going, going, gone
Baylor belts eight homers in blowout
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
Wind whistled and whirled in all directions on an unusually wacky Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. The only direction in which the wind failed to blow was back into the ballpark. That meant a hitter’s paradise and spelled trouble for Kansas University’s normally steady pitching staff, which got waxed, 21-9, in the rubber match of a three-game series against No. 7 Baylor.
Recession erodes many conveniences for shoppers
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A8
First came the housing bust, followed by eroding job security and dwindling retirement accounts. Now, the worst downturn in decades is nibbling away at something so entrenched that people took it for granted: simple, everyday convenience.
Obama outlines goal of nuclear-free world
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A8
Declaring the future of mankind at stake, President Barack Obama on Sunday said all nations must strive to rid the world of nuclear arms and that the U.S. had a “moral responsibility” to lead because no other country has used one.
Terrorist eludes capture in Iraq
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A12
As Pan Am Flight 830 descended toward Honolulu and passengers finished their breakfast, a blinding burst of light washed over them. And then, “BOOM!” The 747 shuddered violently. Confusion erupted as the airliner nose-dived. Screams and thick smoke filled the cabin. Oxygen masks dropped.
U.S. law fights underwater vessels hauling cocaine
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A12
It’s a game played out regularly on the high seas off Colombia’s Pacific coast: A U.S. Navy helicopter spots a vessel the size of a humpback whale gliding just beneath the water’s surface. A Coast Guard ship dispatches an armed team to board the small, submarine-like craft in search of cocaine.
Moon rock to land at KU
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
With a touchable moon rock coming to Kansas University this month, security might not be the first thing that would come to mind. But perhaps it should be, says Joe Gutheinz, an attorney now living in Houston. He said that while serving as a special agent in the NASA office of Inspector General, he led an attempt to recover moon rocks that had been distributed to all the nations of the world.
Discussions link Lawrence, Iraq
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A6
Iraq is making improvements in more areas than just security as it develops as a democracy, U.S. and Iraqi generals and diplomats in Baghdad told a Lawrence audience on Sunday. “The Iraqi government is working very hard to improve security and also the level of life,” said Ali Aldabbagh, spokesman for the Iraqi government.
IBM pulls offer for Sun, AP sources say
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
IBM Corp. withdrew its offer to buy Sun Microsystems Inc. for about $7 billion this weekend, clouding the prospects for a deal that would shake up the computing industry, The Associated Press has learned. Talks were in their final stages in recent days, but IBM took its offer off the table after Sun terminated IBM’s status as its exclusive negotiating partner, according to two people familiar with the situation.
N. Korean rocket fizzles out, U.S. says; Obama urges action
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
The U.S. and its allies sought to punish North Korea’s defiant launch of a rocket that apparently fizzled into the Pacific, holding an emergency U.N. meeting to respond to an act that some believe was a long-range missile test.
Fight over urinating dog got police to ambush
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
A 911 call that brought two police officers to a home where they were ambushed, and where a third was also later killed during a four-hour siege, was precipitated by a fight between the gunman and his mother over a dog urinating in the house.
Treasury chief puts CEOs on notice
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
The government may require new faces in executive suites at banks requiring “exceptional assistance” in the future, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Sunday. Critics of the Obama administration’s move last weekend to force out the chairman of General Motors Corp., Rick Wagoner, as a condition for possible additional federal loans say that strong government intervention contrasts with measures placed on the financial industry in return for billions in infusions.
Officials defend response to massacre
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
Even if police officers had immediately entered the immigrant center where a gunman had just shot down 13 people, the victims’ injuries were so severe that none would have survived, a county prosecutor said Sunday. But police didn’t enter the American Civic Association until nearly 45 minutes after the first 911 calls came in at 10:30 a.m. Friday. They began removing the wounded about 15 minutes after that.
Magnitude-6.3 quake kills at least 6
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
A strong earthquake rocked central Italy early today, killing at least six people, causing buildings to collapse and sending panicked residents into the streets, officials and news reports said. Several people were also reported missing in the area of the quake, which was felt in much of central Italy, including Rome.
Prom Dress Drive needs gowns for Saturday
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is organizing a Prom Dress Drive to benefit the young women of Lawrence High School and Free State High School. The event will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. If you have a dress you would like to donate, or would like to help organize donations, contact Paige at 865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org.
Habitat ReStore seeks recycling coordinator
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A4
Habitat ReStore is looking for a Volunteer Recycling Coordinator. Responsibilities will include finding the best price for metal, overseeing metal sorting and storage, and helping to recruit more recycling volunteers. Call KH at 856-692, for more information.
Farming organization looking for volunteers
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A4
Community Living Opportunities’ Midnight Farm needs people who can help with its horse program, including horse leaders, sidewalkers and barn volunteers. Call or e-mail Yolanda at 913-341-9316, ext. 102, or yolandahargett@clokansas.org if you are interested in helping out.
Special Olympics seeking volunteers for event
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A4
Special Olympics is seeking volunteers to help with the KC Metro Cycling and Powerlifting event from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 25 at Haskell Indian Nations University. For more information or to volunteer, send e-mail to Amber at hellwiga@ksso.org.
Sign-up continues for Day of Caring
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is getting ready for Day of Caring 2009, and lining up volunteers for the April 25 communitywide day of service.
Don’t waste time on ‘Surviving Suburbia’
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A11
Every so often, a show makes you sit up and ask, “Why?” Why did ABC decide to broadcast “Surviving Suburbia” (8:30 p.m., ABC)? Did they think people would watch anything after “Dancing with the Stars”? I cannot imagine that anyone involved with the writing, production or broadcasting of “Surviving Suburbia” had any hope that it would not suffer critical hostility and audience indifference. Or is that critical indifference and audience hostility?
Blubbery ‘researchers’ lend fin to climate science
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A11
Into the Antarctic enigma, the puzzle of a place with too few researchers chasing too many climate mysteries, slowly waddles the elephant seal. The fat-snouted pinniped, two ugly tons of blubber and roar, is plunging to its usual frigid depths these days in the service of climate science, and of scientists’ budgets.
Empty seats expected for first day of action
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B5
Ken Griffey Jr. swinging again for Seattle, K-Rod now closing for the New York Mets. A championship rematch at Fenway Park, a new start for CC Sabathia.
Four ways Michigan St. upsets UNC
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B2
I have a theory about upsets: They usually aren’t as big as we think they are. One team gets overhyped. The other team, the underdog, is outstanding, but people don’t realize it yet.
Gordon snaps 47-race winless streak
Driver wins for first time at Texas Motor Speedway
April 6, 2009 in print edition on B2
Jeff Gordon had gone so long without winning a race, that he picked up a new trick or two watching other drivers celebrate. No, not a backflip a la Carl Edwards.
School board candidates’ key positions restated as election nears
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
On Tuesday, voters will chose three new members of the Lawrence school board. Seven candidates are running and while current member John Mitchell’s name will appear on the ballot, he withdrew from the race after he knew there would be others running.
Democrats: GOP cut taxes at expense of public good
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
In a legislative session devoted to cutting budgets for public schools and higher education and keeping Kansans with disabilities on waiting lists, Democrats expressed dismay when Republicans successfully pushed for tax cuts last week.
Kansans lead pack in ‘Urban Cowboy’ look
April 6, 2009
This season, western clothing and accessories are country-chic and anything but hokey. The Midwest is known for its rural, low-key attitude. The heartland is stealing the runway, finally making waves with its very own, in-the-now, urban-country fashions that are catching on in herds from coast to coast.
Serve America Act is bipartisan success
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A9
When Congress comes back from its current two-week recess, members of both parties will be invited to the White House to celebrate what is, in the context of these times, almost a miracle: the signing of the Serve America Act of 2009.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 6, 1909: “W.R. Sullivan, manager of the Dayton company to which a local street car franchise has been granted, left today for Dayton, Ohio, where he will report to the other members of the company his success and give orders for the materials needed for the local street car line.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A9
There was debate over whether South Park’s historic but inoperative water fountain should be moved again. The city had allocated some $11,000 to relocate the fountain, but historians opposed the move and use of such funds.
U.S. seeks to avoid repeat of Iraq waste
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A9
One of the pitfalls President Obama wants to avoid in Afghanistan is the gross waste of reconstruction aid that went on in Iraq. So it’s sobering to listen to the warnings from Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, a post created by Congress five years ago.
Local parents, retailers recommend the best baby rides
April 6, 2009
Samantha Mee admits she might have overthought it. She recently purchased a stroller for her two children, 2-year-old Babel Piepergerdes and 4-month-old Jasper Piepergerdes.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
April 6, 2009
Combat ‘employment guilt’
April 6, 2009
You may be hearing a term tossed about currently: “employment guilt.” This phenomenon is perhaps best-described in e-mails we received recently from two young women.
Back pain a concern when toting children
April 6, 2009
It’s easy for a mother of a pre-walking child to resemble a Sherpa as she lugs diaper bags, baby bags, carriers and her child from place to place. All of this extra weight can take a toll, not only on nerves, but even more so on backs.
Don’t scrimp on the tip: Learn how to navigate the world of gratuities
April 6, 2009
Employees in the service industry may wish more of their customers shared the same attitude as Janis Kliethermes, owner of Etiquette Kansas City.
10 things you should know about kissing
April 6, 2009
1. About two-thirds of all humans, male and female, tilt their heads to the right when kissing. It does not matter whether they are left- or right-handed.
Prosciutto with shrimp for pasta dish with punch
April 6, 2009
This shrimp and prosciutto dish is an easy-to-make rethinking of a classic starter from the Marche region of Italy, a small, lesser-known area wedged between Tuscany, Umbria and the Adriatic Sea.
What makes a great date movie?
April 6, 2009
According to Ian Weaver, it’s not about the movie. It’s about the couple. “Any movie could be a good date movie,” says Weaver, who is shift manager at Blockbuster, 4651 W. Sixth St.
Behind the lens: Lawrence optometrist, retailers offer tips to pick out sunglasses
April 6, 2009
Most celebrities wouldn’t be caught dead outside without this accessory: big sunglasses. And there’s an upside to that particular trend.
The right mix: High school dropout finds chemistry in biology
April 6, 2009
Rebellious high school dropouts don’t usually end up winning prestigious national awards, but that’s exactly what Kansas University doctoral student and graduate research assistant Wendy Jeanne Hartsock has done.
Dance fever: Couple keep fit teaching what they love
April 6, 2009
It started with a dress. A dress for Shirley Barrand to dance in with her husband, Warren “Blue” Barrand. The couple had met on a dance floor at a single’s mixer, and one thing led to another, and then, as a young married couple, they took up ballroom dance lessons. But it wasn’t until Shirley laid her eyes on an elaborate ballroom gown that the thought of competitive dancing crossed her mind.
Coffee Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Blueberry and Red Wine Sauce
April 6, 2009
Also on the menu: • Easy garlic rosemary asparagus • Smoked tomato basil soup
Spring makeover keeps lawnmowers a cut above
April 6, 2009
Do a quick spring check-up on your mower to ensure it is ready to go. Step 1: Check the spark plug. Pull the rubber spark plug wire up and off the plug. Remove the plug by turning it counter-clock-wise. If the plug is encrusted with carbon buildup or you are having trouble starting the mower, replace the plug with a new one. Otherwise, wipe the plug off with a soft cloth and replace it. Do not reattach the rubber spark plug wire until you are finished working on the mower.