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Archive for Friday, April 10, 2009

Also from April 10

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The little church that could The day in photos, April 10, 2009 LHS baseball tops O-North
Podcasts
Polls
Where do you rank the Kansas men's basketball team on the 2009-10 preseason poll?

Poll results

Response Percent
1
 
74%
2
 
8%
3
 
7%
6-10
 
3%
5
 
2%
4
 
2%
11 or lower
 
1%
Total 2884
How many Kansas City Royals games do you plan to attend in 2009?

Poll results

Response Percent
None
 
53%
One or two
 
27%
Three to five
 
10%
Ten or more
 
4%
Six to nine
 
3%
Total 947
Will you attend KU football's spring game?

Poll results

Response Percent
I would, but I live too far away
 
47%
Yes
 
40%
No
 
9%
I live too far away, but wouldn’t go even if I lived closer
 
3%
Total 255
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
A controlled burn of the Baker Wetlands south of Lawrence along East 1500 Road on Thursday morning looks somewhat menacing but is being carefully supervised by Baker University Director of Natural Areas Roger Boyd. Controlled burn of wetlands terminated because of wind and wet grass
April 9, 2009 in print edition on 1A
A planned burn of the Baker Wetlands south of Lawrence was terminated on Thursday morning because of unfavorable wind conditions, a wetlands official said.
6:00 a.m.
An extremely rare medical condition caused doctors to believe that Reagan Sullivan wouldn’t reach her first birthday. Her parents, Pat and Kari Sullivan, were persistent about her care and found the right treatment for Reagan, who celebrated her 10th birthday this week. Recovery makes birthday special
April 10, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Reagan Sullivan rips the wrapping paper off a birthday present and tears into the box. “Sponge Bob coloring explosion,” the Langston Hughes third-grader shouts out. “Awesome, thanks.” A 10th birthday may not seem like a monumental event, but it is to Reagan’s parents, Pat and Kari Sullivan.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas men's basketball players Tyrone Appleton, left, and forward Quintrell Thomas will look to transfer after the spring 2009 semester, according to head coach Bill Self. Thomas, Appleton leaving Kansas
April 9, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Kansas University freshman Quintrell Thomas and junior Tyrone Appleton, who played sparingly for the Jayhawks during the 2008-09 basketball season, both cited a desire for playing time — and lots of it — as their reasons for deciding to transfer away from KU.
2:00 p.m.
From left friends Larry Waldron, Jeff Gutshall, Sarah Minshull, Amy Lonsway and Michelle Gautheir enjoy drinks during a KU basketball game at Johnny's Tavern in this January 2009 file photo. Forum discusses how to prevent alcohol tragedies
April 10, 2009 in print edition on 1A
In an attempt to tackle alcohol-related tragedies among college students, Kansas University is exploring changes.
6:00 p.m.
Tom Harper has restored the 137-year-old former church at 10th and N.Y. Harper a realtor with Stephens Real Estate now is renting the property after the renovations. He’ll hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The little church that could: Longtime East Lawrence church undergoes aesthetic resurrection
April 10, 2009 in print edition on 1C
It started life as a German Methodist Episcopal Church in 1872. In the 137 years since, it has seen the death of at least five churches, was home to an indoor basketball court and nearly became a foreclosed-upon ghost. The small white building at 1000 N.Y. is nothing if not the little building that could.

All stories

Tonganoxie baseball on early-season streak
April 10, 2009
The Tonganoxie baseball team is off to a 5-0 start this spring.
Tongie Team’ helps students
April 10, 2009
Students in Tonganoxie established ‘Team Tongie’ to help three classmates facing health issues.
Two arrested following reported shooting in Tonganoxie
April 10, 2009
Two men were arrested following a reported shooting in Tonganoxie.
The little church that could: Longtime East Lawrence church undergoes aesthetic resurrection
April 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
It started life as a German Methodist Episcopal Church in 1872. In the 137 years since, it has seen the death of at least five churches, was home to an indoor basketball court and nearly became a foreclosed-upon ghost. The small white building at 1000 N.Y. is nothing if not the little building that could.
Sebelius answers written questions on abortion, taxes as part of Cabinet confirmation process
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius responded to questions about abortion, her relationship with late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller, recent tax problems and a wide range of health policy issues in written queries from members of the committee that will decide whether to recommend her as secretary of Department Health and Human Services.
Charges filed against alleged driver in drive-by shooting
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Prosecutors on Friday filed charges against the alleged driver in a March drive-by shooting near Kansas University’s campus that injured three people.
Former Dole adviser is new Dole Institute visiting fellow
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Michael Glassner, who has served as a senior adviser to former Sen. Bob Dole, has been selected as the Visiting Dole Fellow for spring 2009 at the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University.
KU fans: What you post on Facebook could lead to NCAA rules violations for Jayhawks
April 10, 2009
College sports fans, be careful of the company you keep on Facebook. You might get yourself — and the program you support — in trouble.
Free State senior gets major incentive to go to KU
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Many high school seniors have picked their colleges and are getting ready to head off to school in a few months.
Death penalty critic, KU program to receive peace and justice awards
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
One of the state’s biggest death penalty critics and a Kansas University program dedicated to resolving human conflict among world cultures will receive peace and justice awards this month.
Lawrence prepares to celebrate Earth Day
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
If you see a wind turbine leading a group of bats, a biodiesel semi, dozens of mountain bikes and a solar room on wheels down Mass. Street on April 18, don’t be alarmed. It’s the ninth-annual Earth Day celebration in Lawrence.
LMH to host discussion on end-of-life discussions
April 10, 2009
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Connect Care and the Coalition to Honor End-of-Life Choices will provide an interactive discussion from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 16 in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 325 Maine.
Praeger to discuss health insurance
April 10, 2009
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger will address the hot-button issue of health insurance in Kansas and the nation.
City and school board election results now official
April 10, 2009
Tuesday’s election results are now official, and the addition of 70 provisional ballots did not change the outcomes of any Douglas County races.
Brownback defends his stance on Sebelius nomination
April 10, 2009
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback acknowledges that abortion opponents are upset with him for not opposing Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ nomination as U.S. secretary of health and human services.
Home builder in Greensburg drops car 65 feet onto new home designed to withstand tornadoes
08:28 a.m., April 10, 2009 Updated 12:18 p.m.
A home builder has succeeded in his dramatic demonstration to show the toughness of a new concrete house in Greensburg.
New principal named at Lawrence High School
Matt Brungardt to replace Steve Nilhas as school’s principal
07:42 a.m., April 10, 2009 Updated 03:47 p.m. in print edition on A1
Matt Brungardt was announced this week as the new principal of the school, 1901 La., known as “the home of the chesty lion.” He was selected from 20 applicants to lead 1,255 students and about 150 teachers beginning in July.
U.S. wages war on bugs afflicting troops
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Fluorescent rodent feces, a promising new mosquito repellant and a better flytrap are all part of a war on bugs designed to protect U.S. troops around the world.
Storms rake Midwest; tornado hits Ark. town
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
A tornado struck the small Arkansas town of Mena on Thursday night, causing minor injuries, as part of a severe storm system moving quickly across the nation’s midsection.
After $5K texting bill, phone gets hammered
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
A cell phone used by a Wyoming 13-year-old to run up a nearly $5,000 phone bill will text no more, thanks to her angry father and his hammer.
U.S. warship watches pirates with hostage off Somali coast
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Somali pirates and their hostage American sea captain were adrift in a lifeboat Thursday off the Horn of Africa, shadowed by a U.S. destroyer with more warships on the way in a U.S. show of force.
On the record
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A4
• A 24-year-old Stilwell man was arrested Thursday afternoon for aggravated battery and aiding a felon. The man was booked into jail at 5 p.m. on $125,000 bond. • An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of rape by force or fear.
Emergency crews called to rollover accident
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A4
Emergency crews were called to a single-vehicle rollover accident in rural Douglas County on Thursday.
Lions’ Bird, Green tapped for Challenge
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High seniors Dorian Green and Taylor Bird will participate in the Greater Kansas City Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Challenge on Saturday at Avila University in Kansas City, Mo.
LHS baseball keeps rolling
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Call it the Lawrence High baseball team’s third-and-a-half victory in a row.
Signs of spring
Ten things to watch for at Spring Game
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
As a general rule of thumb, it is wise not to read too much into the outcome of a collegiate spring football game. Coaches generally limit their playbooks significantly. Players are going against teammates (and schemes) they know inside and out. And most of a program’s newcomers — some of whom likely figure prominently into the team’s immediate plans — haven’t yet arrived on campus.
CIA lets contract interrogators go
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A7
The CIA has stopped using contractors to interrogate prisoners and fired private security guards at the CIA’s now-shuttered secret overseas prisons, agency Director Leon Panetta said Thursday.
KU, UNC deserve credit, too
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Anniversary years in sports have a way of distorting the overall picture and awarding near-sainthood to events and people which may not deserve quite that level of reverence.
Pump patrol
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.89 at several locations.
Recovery makes birthday special
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
Reagan Sullivan rips the wrapping paper off a birthday present and tears into the box. “Sponge Bob coloring explosion,” the Langston Hughes third-grader shouts out. “Awesome, thanks.” A 10th birthday may not seem like a monumental event, but it is to Reagan’s parents, Pat and Kari Sullivan.
Teens arrested in Colorado shooting plot
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A6
Two teens arrested in New Mexico on suspicion of burglary and theft had planned a shooting spree at a rural southwestern Colorado high school, according to a sheriff.
Some reasons to root against Tiger
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
The bookies make him an odds-on favorite like no other, mostly because Tiger Woods is unlike any other. He teed off Thursday on mended knee in pursuit of a fifth Masters title, secure once again with his place in the game and looking as dominant as ever.
Arbitration cases may benefit home buyers
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Most preprinted offer forms today include an arbitration clause that can speed the resolution of any disputes that may arise in a real estate deal and save both parties lots of money in legal fees.
Health policy director gets excellence award
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Charlotte Marthaler received the Kay Kent Excellence in Public Health Service Award from the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
Baseball dictionary good for a rainy day
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A8
This is a blessed time of year for those of us who are sports fans.
Obama requests $83B for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan
April 10, 2009 in print edition on C8
President Barack Obama asked Congress for $83.4 billion Thursday for U.S. military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, pressing for special troop funding that he opposed two years ago when he was senator and George W. Bush was president.
CDC: U.S. food poisoning cases held steady in ‘08
April 10, 2009 in print edition on C8
Americans didn’t suffer more food poisoning last year despite high-profile outbreaks involving peppers, peanut butter and other foods, according to a government report released Thursday. Rates of food-borne illnesses have been holding steady for five years.
Demand for new cars speeds up in Iraq
April 10, 2009 in print edition on C8
Business, not bombs, is booming at Baghdad car dealerships, as well-heeled Iraqis are indulging in a passion long out of reach: spiffy, new cars.
KU baseball adds game
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s baseball team has added a game Tuesday against Baker University to make up for a game the Jayhawks lost due to inclement weather.
Articulating Muslim threat
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
“Words must mean something,” President Obama said in Prague last week in response to North Korea’s missile launch. He was speaking about the numerous resolutions and condemnations of North Korea’s actions over the years by the United Nations and others. It is a standard the president should apply not only to North Korea, but also to the Middle East and the Muslim world.
Madoff victims look to remaining assets
April 10, 2009 in print edition on C8
Only one person has gone to jail so far in Bernard Madoff’s massive stock fraud: Madoff himself. But that hasn’t stopped prosecutors, regulators and victims from going after others who got rich off his scheme.
Relief package: Songwriter Victoria Williams partners with local musicians for rare benefit concert
April 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
Victoria Williams was on tour with Neil Young in 1992 when she began having trouble walking.
Mall cop comedy offers angry laughs
April 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
All malls may be created equal, with the same array of Gaps, Body Shops and JCPenneys from Bangor to Boca.
Firebirds rout Pioneers, 8-0
Weather shortens game
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
Hayden Emerson is doing his best to turn Free State High’s dynamic duo into a triumphant trio.
1st Infantry units seeing progress made in Iraq
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B10
In six months, Col. David Imhof’s troops have gone from working in a territory roughly the size and population of Topeka to an area with the same amount of ground and people as Kansas City, Mo.
Forum discusses how to prevent alcohol tragedies
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A1
In an attempt to tackle alcohol-related tragedies among college students, Kansas University is exploring changes.
Emergency crews called to rollover accident
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A4
Emergency crews were called to a single-vehicle rollover accident in rural Douglas County on Thursday.
Journalist upheld fair reporting
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A10
Before Capt. Dave Cobb retired last year from the Lawrence Police Department, he didn’t always look forward to seeing news reporters. Mike Belt, a reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World, was an exception.
FDA reverses its decision on painkiller
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A6
A liquid morphine painkiller given by family caregivers to dying patients can remain on the market, federal regulators decided after hearing protests over their decision to remove it.
Angels pitcher killed
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others were killed by a suspected drunk driver Thursday, a shocking end to the life of a rookie who had overcome major elbow surgery to realize his big-league dreams.
Report calls for changes to KTEC
12:00 a.m., April 10, 2009 Updated 02:08 p.m. in print edition on B9
A long-awaited evaluation of the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp. says that the economic development agency shouldn’t be dismantled, but it needs to change.
Obama’s trip abroad gets low marks
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A8
In his major foreign policy address in Prague committing the United States to a world without nuclear weapons, President Obama took note of North Korea’s missile launch just hours earlier and then grandiloquently proclaimed:
Lights’ out, but not forever
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B8
The school year and the third season end on “Friday Night Lights” (8 p.m., NBC), the wonderful, documentary-style series with a small but committed audience.
People in the news
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B8
David Caruso’s ex-girlfriend is seeking more than $1.2 million and a house she says the “CSI: Miami” star promised her.
Horoscopes
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B8
For Friday, April 10: You have a way that warms up many. If you are single, you’ll meet many people with ease. Continue to meet people, and someone will knock your socks off this year. If you are attached, allow your significant other to dominate more. He or she needs a change!
Net Worth: High points of viral video culture captured on one page
April 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
The word “viral” has so many connotations.
Kansas lottery ticket brings in $100,000
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
Lawrence resident Richard Norman now doesn’t have to worry about how he will pay for his vacation next week to Washington state.
Campbell takes Masters lead
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B5
Chad Campbell shot an opening-round 65 to take the early Masters lead.
Lions avoid being no-hit by Ravens
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
It may be early in the season, and the Lawrence High softball team might be taking its lumps, but the Lions were not about to be no-hit.
Bills’ Lynch suspended
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
Bills running back Marshawn Lynch will miss the first three games of the regular season after being suspended without pay by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Davidson’s Curry undecided
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
Davidson guard Stephen Curry, the nation’s leading scorer, is still undecided on whether to leave school for the NBA. His father, former NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry, said Thursday that his son was in “pause mode.” He indicated a decision could come next week. The deadline to declare for the draft is April 26.
Officials: Pirates, terrorists not tied directly
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
U.S. officials have found no direct ties between East African pirates and terrorist groups but continue to search for signs of links between the two factions in the wake of the Indian Ocean hostage incident.
Judge rules on evidence in child porn case
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A5
A Douglas County judge ruled Thursday that a Topeka-based defense expert witness must examine evidence in a child pornography case either at a secure lab in Kansas City or at the Lawrence Police Department.
Signs indicate recession may be lessening
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A7
After a six-month descent, the economy appears to be leveling off. But don’t assume the bumps are over.
Obama: Timing right for millions to refinance
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A1
Declaring “good news” in the midst of an economic meltdown, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged families to take advantage of near-record low mortgage rates by refinancing their home loans.
Chancellor’s post draws 160 applicants
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
About 160 people have applied for the position of chancellor at Kansas University, including people from academic, business and government backgrounds, the search committee’s chairman told KU’s faculty senate Thursday.
Commodities
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Chicago Board of Trade: As of Thursday’s close on the Chicago Board of Trade, wheat for May delivery dropped 10 cents to $5.22 a bushel; May corn fell 6.75 cents to $3.9025 a bushel; May oats lost 1 cent to $1.96 a bushel; and May soybeans rose 1 cent to $10.07 a bushel.
Groups want gov. to veto milk bill
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer Reports, and health, agriculture, animal protection and environmental groups nationwide have asked Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to veto a bill that would require a disclaimer on dairy products made by cows not treated with artificial growth hormones.
No rush
Kansas legislators should delay any changes in the state’s gambling law for another year.
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A8
It seems that Kansas legislators were smart not to rush into making changes in the state’s new gambling laws.
Power strategy
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Our state Legislature has again passed a bill which would allow the construction of two 700-megawatt coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas. However, in the House it was 10 votes shy of what would be needed to override the governor’s likely veto. It is imperative that we contact our representatives and urge them to do what they can to maintain the governor’s veto.
‘Batman,’ Russell back for Relays
April 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
Bershawn “Batman” Jackson, a five-time champion in the 400-meter hurdles, and a pair of decorated Canadian track and field athletes will return to the Kansas Relays.
Gary Bedore’s Kansas Basketball Notebook
April 10, 2009
There’s a rumor going around that Collins and Aldrich definitely have decided to return to KU. Self says that’s positively not true.
Top anti-terror officer resigns after blunder
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Britain’s top counter-terrorist police officer resigned Thursday after he was photographed carrying clearly visible secret documents about an operation against an alleged al-Qaida plot by Pakistani nationals to launch an attack in Britain.
Fallen Marine’s return covered by media
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
The body of a Marine killed in Afghanistan arrived at Dover Air Force Base on Thursday, marking the third time this week that the media were allowed to witness the return of a fallen U.S. serviceman from overseas.
Plant in salmonella outbreak fined $14.6M
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
The shuttered Texas plant in Austin owned by a peanut company blamed in a national salmonella outbreak that sickened nearly 700 people was fined a record $14.6 million on Thursday.
Obama hosts friends, aides at Seder dinner
April 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama was host to close friends and staff at a private White House meal Thursday evening to mark Passover. It’s part of the new president’s effort to reach out to Jewish voters.