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Defense shines for Missouri
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C5
In the final showing of Missouri Tigers spring football, the defense, not the offense, came away with bragging rights headed into summer workouts.
Rhoads makes ISU debut
April 18, 2009
After spending four hectic months rebuilding a program stunned by Gene Chizik’s departure to Auburn, Paul Rhoads finally got a chance to roam the sidelines as Iowa State’s head coach.
Separate stabbings send two men to the hospital
03:11 a.m., April 18, 2009 Updated 11:46 a.m. in print edition on B2
Police are looking for suspects in separate stabbings that sent two Lawrence men to the hospital Saturday morning.
Boxing event slated this weekend at Haskell
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C3
Haskell will host a Missouri Valley boxing tournament this weekend.
Positive signs, but economy still weak
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A5
Companies are turning in surprisingly good quarterly earnings — including better-than-expected news Friday from two relative weaklings in the banking and manufacturing industries — but economists say a recovery is probably still months away.
Untold story: Holocaust heroism brought to TV springs from interest of Kansas students
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D1
Sunday night, television viewers will be introduced to the greatest hero of the Holocaust they have never met: Irena Sendler.
CIA objections slowed release of torture memos
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A6
Four former CIA directors opposed releasing classified Bush-era interrogation memos, officials say, describing objections that went all the way to the White House and slowed release of the records.
15 dead animals removed from road
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
Authorities are seeking any information about who may have shot about 15 animals and laid them across a county road in central Kansas.
Teacher investigated in student’s death
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A7
An 11-year-old girl allegedly abused by her teacher for failing to answer questions in class died in a hospital in the Indian capital Friday, police and news reports said.
What to do with a captured pirate?
April 18, 2009 in print edition on E6
The scrawny teenage pirate stormed the Maersk Alabama hoping for a share of a $3 million ransom. He was attacked by its sailors, stabbed in the hand and tied up, and later arrested by the U.S. Navy.
Federal laws out of date on marriage
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B6
They are not the only married couple in America who talk about taxes and ulcers in the same sentence. Nor are they the only couple who believe they are paying more than they should. On that ground they are part of a noisy majority.
Denim a symbol of American immaturity
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B6
On any American street, or in any airport or mall, you see the same sad tableau: A 10-year-old boy is walking with his father, whose development was evidently arrested when he was that age, judging by his clothes.
FCE news
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D3
Vinland FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinland United Methodist Church, 1724 N. 692 Road, Baldwin City, with Freida Martin as hostess.
Club news
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D3
Over the Rainbow Doll Club met April 9 at the home of Suzanne McGinn. Members brought their dolls dressed in Easter finery and exchanged Easter baskets for the dolls.
Tech pounds KU baseball
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C3
Texas Tech ended KU’s six-game winning streak, 15-10.
Free State soccer rolls, 3-0
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C5
Free State routed the Pioneers, 3-0.
FSHS senior Thames wins scholarship
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C5
Free State’s Lauren Thames won a $20,000 scholarship from Zinch.com.
Thomas hiring makes FIU look foolish
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C2
Isiah Thomas and Pete Garcia sat on stage smiling and talking big at a pep rally disguised as a news conference.
City Commission agenda: Shelter to give report, request forms
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
City commissioners will receive the annual report from the Lawrence Community Shelter detailing the operations of the homeless shelter at 10th and Kentucky Streets.
On the record
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
• A 20-year-old Lawrence man reported his laptop computer and laptop charger stolen early Friday morning, along with criminal damage to his door frame.
U.S. issues some guidelines on embryonic stem cells
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
When President Barack Obama eased limits on taxpayer-funded embryonic stem cell research, the big question became how far scientists could go. Friday, the government answered: They must use cells culled from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be thrown away.
GM considers filingn for bankruptcy protection
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
A Chapter 11 filing might be the most effective way to overhaul General Motors Corp., but that doesn’t mean the sweeping changes that are possible in bankruptcy court are going to be quick or easy.
Taste of royalty from princess bride for sale
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
Would you pay $215 for a slice of very stale cake?
3 patients HIV-positive after VA clinic mistakes
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
Three patients exposed to contaminated medical equipment at Veterans Affairs hospitals have tested positive for HIV, the agency said Friday.
Around and about
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D3
The Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers Association will present two recitals at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. The students represent the studios of Virginia Penny, Lisa Enns, Carol Cook, Elaine de San Miguel and Jung Spooner.
Yoga offers escape from daily grind
Cut costs, time with home sessions
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D5
Yoga’s gentle, healing nature can alleviate stress. Sitting, lying or standing on a mat forces the body to slow down and moves the brain away from life’s distractions to a point of mental clarity.
How to trim costs, but not glamour on prom night
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D5
Prom fashion is all about choice this year. Strapless, halter or one-shoulder style? Long, short or in-between?
Horoscopes
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, April 18: Friendship stars in this year’s events. Your pals often make all the difference. Understand your goals completely. Through verbalizing your long-term desires, you will be taking the first step in making your desires reality. If you are single, a friendship could become a lot more. If you are attached, be more understanding of your sweetie.
People in the news
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D7
For now, Ashton Kutcher is the king of Twitter. Kutcher triumphed over CNN in their much ballyhooed race to be the first to reach a million followers on the microblogging Web site.
Beales receive another close-up
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D7
Hollywood once promoted blockbusters with the line, “You’ve read the book, now see the movie.” Now it could just as easily read, “You’ve seen the documentary, now watch the dramatization.” Over the last decade or so, many quality and not-so-memorable projects have been lifted from nonfiction, from “Boys Don’t Cry” to “Milk.”
Fannie Mae CEO is bank bailout chief
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B5
The White House turned to an experienced former investment banker Friday to run the federal government’s $700 billion bank rescue effort, selecting the head of mortgage giant Fannie Mae as an assistant treasury secretary.
Incubator work not dependent on KTEC
Project on KU’s West Campus proceeding independently
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B5
Leaders behind plans for a new technology incubator on Kansas University’s West Campus toured the future site of the facility on Friday, and said the project would progress even if a key piece of economic development funding is lost at the state level.
City gets $500K to build rentals
Project to offer low-income alternatives
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
More than $500,000 in federal grant money is coming to the city and Tenants to Homeowners to build low-income rental units in east Lawrence.
‘Little’ Cyclones clip LHS
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C1
Class 4A state powerhouse Kansas City Ward blanked Lawrence High, 5-0.
Study helps deaf-blind children communicate
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B3
In his first five years of life, Lance Roth spent his days in a quiet and mostly dark world.
Miler Webb ready to run
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C3
Celebrated miler Alan Webb sees the Kansas Relays as his “Opening Day.”
Big first propels Firebirds
Ten-run inning keys 12-2, run-rule win
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C1
A big first inning lifted Free State to a 12-2 rout of Champaign Centennial.
Faith Forum: How should the Holocaust be remembered?
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D1
Genocide’s lessons cannot be forgotten
Sweet medley
City squads shine in odd race
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C1
Free State’s girls placed fifth and the Lawrence High boys 10th in the distance medley relay.
‘Batman’ positive figure
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C1
Bershawn “Batman” Jackson is a terrific role model.
Reservoir site yields ancient artifacts
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
Before bulldozers moved mountains of dirt for the construction of HorseThief Reservoir, a gentler excavation took place.
Maritime academies try to learn from attack
April 18, 2009 in print edition on E6
Would-be sea captains must master navigation, emergency repairs and boat building. Now maritime schools are debating whether their students need more training to combat the old scourge of piracy.
Earmark for environmentally friendly buses an expensive bust
April 18, 2009 in print edition on E6
It seemed like a good idea, perhaps one that could be emulated nationwide: a fleet of electric buses to ease congestion in one of Washington’s traffic-choked suburbs in an environmentally friendly way.
Spy plane doubles as flood-fighter
April 18, 2009 in print edition on E6
As the swollen Red River threatened Fargo this spring, thousands of eyes were trained on the city’s miles of sandbag walls.
Royals’ Gordon out at least two months
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C4
Arlington, Texas — Third baseman Alex Gordon is expected to be out of Kansas City’s lineup for at least two months after having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.
Celtics shake off bad day, prepare for Bulls
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C6
Doc Rivers laughed. Paul Pierce smiled. The emotional shock of a tough day had worn off for the Boston Celtics.
Students race to support a good cause
Schools collect food, shoes for ECKAN
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
It was a perfect day for a run, and that’s just what some Langston Hughes and Quail Run students did at DeVictor Park on Friday morning.
Nevada dismisses forward
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C2
Nevada freshman Ahyaro Phillips has been dismissed from the basketball team after his second arrest in a year, this time for having a weapon on school property.
Castroneves acquitted
Jury hung on one count of conspiracy
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C2
Brazilian race car driver and “Dancing With The Stars” champ Helio Castroneves was acquitted Friday of most charges that he worked with his sister and lawyer to evade more than $2.3 million in U.S. income taxes.
Final Skillbuilders programs announced
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
Senior Outreach Services of the Lawrence Public Library is host to Skillbuilders programs, which offer emotional and physical support to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one.
Police rescue kidnapped Red Cross worker
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
Police in the Philippines rescued a kidnapped Red Cross worker from his al-Qaida-linked captors today, officials said, but there was no immediate word on the fate on the last remaining hostage.
Hollywood scores win over Pirate Bay
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
The entertainment industry won round one Friday in a legal battle against file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay, with guilty verdicts and one-year prison sentences handed down to four men accused of running and financing the popular site.
Activists paint graffiti letter on wall
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
Palestinian activists climbed wooden ladders leaning against Israeli’s West Bank separation barrier Friday and carefully spraypainted in English “My dear Palestinian brothers” — the first words of what they say will turn into a letter stretching over 1.6 miles long.
King family draws fees from D.C. memorial
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
The family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has charged the foundation building a monument to the civil rights leader on the National Mall about $800,000 for the use of his words and image — an arrangement one leading scholar says King would have found offensive.
Fire forces evacuation of entire town
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
Authorities evacuated this southeastern Minnesota town of about 3,600 Friday as a large fire at a meat processing plant threatened the anhydrous ammonia tanks inside but, despite a scare, firefighters were able to prevent the tanks from exploding.
Teacher allegedly drunk during driving lesson
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
A driving instructor who police say was drunk while giving someone a driving lesson can stay out of jail but will lose his license for a year.
Hitler-signed paintings to be auctioned
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
A pair of watercolor paintings depicting farm scenes and signed “Adolf Hitler” are up for auction in the German city of Nuremberg this month.
Interior won’t challenge rule on guns in parks
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Obama administration said Friday it will not appeal a federal court ruling that prohibits carrying loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.
Actors union relents in tentative studio deal
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Screen Actors Guild and the Hollywood studios said Friday they have reached a tentative deal on movie and prime-time TV show productions, capping a yearlong battle that ended with the Guild giving up its fight for better Internet compensation.
Coal plant foes applaud report
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A4
The EPA’s official declaration that greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, pose a public health threat and should be regulated is another reason to abandon Sunflower Electric Power Corp.’s proposal to build two 700-megawatt coal-burning electric plants in southwestern Kansas, environmentalists said Friday.
Ex-girlfriend allowed to testify at trial
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B3
A Douglas County judge ruled Friday that prosecutors could present testimony at an upcoming trial about events leading up to a June 2008 Lawrence mobile home fire.
Baker student receives Fulbright scholarship
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B8
Baker University senior Justine Greve has received a Fulbright scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year to serve as an English teaching assistant at a German school.
Sex-related books to stay on Topeka library shelves
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B8
Four sex-related books, including “The Lesbian Kama Sutra,” will remain on the shelves at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library.
Meche, Royals rough up Rangers
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C1
Gil Meche didn’t look like somebody who hates pitching in Rangers Ballpark, and his Kansas City Royals teammates certainly didn’t seem like the worst-hitting team in the majors. Meche pitched into the seventh without allowing a run, Mark Teahen assumed his new role by going 5-for-6 with a homer, and the Royals beat the Texas Rangers, 12-3, on Friday night.
Plane splits Fla. home in half, killing pilot
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A6
A small plane sputtered and dove into a house shortly after taking off from a local airport Friday morning, slicing the home down the middle into two charred pieces. The pilot was killed.
Gunmen wound protest leader
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A7
A brazen attack by gunmen Friday wounded the protest leader who helped topple Thailand’s government in 2006 and paralyzed the capital last year, reheating political temperatures that had started to cool after several days of rioting by opposing forces.
Vatican decries reaction to Pope’s condom remarks
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A7
Critics of the Catholic Church’s social teachings are trying to intimidate Pope Benedict XVI into silence, the Vatican charged Friday in responding to attacks on the pontiff’s remarks about AIDS and condom use.
Background checks
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: This is about the recent shootings around the nation, i.e., Pittsburgh, Pa., Binghamton, N.Y., and others.
Money questions
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Lew Perkins gets a $750K bonus or raise while students get mental health budget cuts. Local Hallmark has many job cuts and the homeless want shelters with city funding. What was wrong with the Salvation Army caring for them?
Rain and relays
Rain or shine, the Kansas Relays are a great Kansas University event.
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B6
Today’s forecast is for rain. It must be Kansas Relays weekend.
Scouting news
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D3
Boy Scout Troop 60 participated in a campout March 13-15 at the VFW. During the campout, the Scouts cleaned around and above the lake and built a fire ring.
Wall Street extends rally
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B5
Wall Street found enough in the latest earnings reports to keep its six-week rally alive.
Launder winter clothes before storing them
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D8
It’s just about that time of year again.
Lawrence author combines spirituality, relationship advice in workshop
April 18, 2009 in print edition on D1
Playing hide-and-seek with love and not discovering what you want?
Upbeat announcer
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: As was reported in Tuesday’s Journal-World, baseball is mourning the death of Harry Kalas, long-time Hall of Fame broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Lights needed
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: New tennis courts are being installed to replace the existing courts just southeast of Lawrence High School. However, no plans have been made to equip the new courts with lights.
Free State’s Caywood honored
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C5
Jack Caywood will be honored by the National Football Foundation’s Sunflower Chapter.
Children’s book award winners announced
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
A story about a free-spirited third-grader and a story about a Jewish girl living in a ghetto during World War II won William Allen White Children’s Book Awards.
British spy agency searches for ‘Q’
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
He was James Bond’s go-to guy for inventions that included dagger-embedded shoes, radioactive lint and a deadly sofa that swallowed people.
Ship captain held hostage praises SEAL ‘superheroes’
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
The unassuming ship captain who escaped the clutches of Somali pirates made a triumphant return home Friday, insisting he’s no hero, just an ordinary seaman.
EPA clears way for new pollution limits
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A4
Cars, power plants and factories could all soon face much tougher pollution limits after a government declaration Friday setting the stage for the first federal regulation of gases blamed for global warming.
U.S., Cuba advance thaw in relations
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A1
Trading their warmest words in a half-century, the United States and Cuba pressed ahead Friday with a dizzying series of gestures as leaders of the Americas gathered for a summit. The momentum was so great that the head of the Organization of American States said he’ll ask his group to invite Cuba back after 47 years.
Provisions of KU-St. Luke’s pact never implemented
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
Several years ago, a well-organized, behind-closed-doors effort was launched to strengthen St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., at the expense of the Kansas University Medical Center and KU Hospital.
Pump patrol
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.89 at several locations.
Hopeful cities find limits on stimulus cash
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A6
Some town leaders say the federal stimulus package, with its promise of creating jobs, is neglecting to invest in the cornerstones of community life, from new city halls to recreation centers.
Russell wins javelin again
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C3
Scott Russell won his fourth consecutive Kansas Relays javelin title.
LHS soccer suffers first seback
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C5
Lawrence High fell to Washburn Rural, 1-0, in a battle of unbeatens.
Spoelstra steers Heat to playoffs
April 18, 2009 in print edition on C6
As Erik Spoelstra found out this season, everything’s different once becoming a head coach. The pay is better. The pressure is higher. The digestive system tends to change, too. “I used to fire down about three or four hot dogs right before the game, slam a coffee and head out there,” Spoelstra said.
Volunteers can help plant KU rain garden
April 18, 2009 in print edition on B8
Community members wanting to assist in the planting of more than 2,500 plants in a rain garden on the Kansas University campus are welcome to join an event Wednesday.
Lincoln stamp trove worth nearly $2M
April 18, 2009 in print edition on A5
A Georgia man’s collection of more than 10,000 Abraham Lincoln stamps has sold at auction in New York City for a total of nearly $2 million.