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KU baseball game postponed to Sunday
04:55 p.m., April 25, 2009 Updated 07:50 p.m.
Saturday night’s Kansas University baseball game against Nebraska has been postponed. The two teams will play a double header Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.
2 swine flu cases confirmed in one family in Kansas
04:26 p.m., April 25, 2009 Updated 04:49 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed two cases of swine flu in the state. A department spokeswoman said additional details would be released at a news conference later Saturday.
Flood watch in effect for Douglas County
Jefferson and Leavenworth counties also included in severe weather watch
03:45 p.m., April 25, 2009 Updated 03:57 a.m.
The severe thunderstorm warning has expired in Douglas County.
KU spokeswoman: Student who was found dead had fallen from roof
April 25, 2009
The Kansas University freshman found dead outside Watkins Scholarship Hall Friday morning fell from the dorm’s three-story roof, KU spokeswoman Jill Jess said.
Rollover accident on U.S. Highway 24-40
April 25, 2009
Accident slows traffic on U.S. Highway 24-40.
Holt, Colts seem like perfect match
April 25, 2009
Indianapolis Colts draft decision maker Bill Polian, have I got a player for you. His name is James Holt.
Holt staying even-keeled as NFL Draft approaches
One mock draft has Jayhawk linebacker slated as sixth-round selection
April 25, 2009
James Holt already knows what will be on his mind Sunday during the second day of the NFL Draft: samurais.
Lawrence police investigating report of sexual assault
02:10 a.m., April 25, 2009 Updated 09:25 p.m.
Lawrence police are investigating a sexual assault reported early Friday.
Old Eudora home gets reworking
April 25, 2009
A Eudora house that dates back to the 19th century is in a constant state of restoration.
Air collision fears slow expansion of U.S. drone use
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A6
Leaps in unmanned aircraft technology have military authorities clamoring to use more drones for everything from coastal patrols and border surveillance to tracking natural disasters. But fears of midair collisions are slowing any broad expansion of their domestic use.
University’s admissions policy angers some Asian-Americans
Projections: Standards would lead to boost in white students
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A6
A new admissions policy set to take effect at the University of California system in three years is raising fears among Asian-Americans that it will reduce their numbers on campus, where they account for 40 percent of all undergraduates.
Analysis: Pakistan flaw threatens U.S. Afghan plan
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A5
A central pillar of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan — enlisting Pakistan to eliminate extremist havens on its side of the border — is being tested so severely it calls into question the viability of the entire plan.
Poll: U.S. fascinated by pirates
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A8
We’re going through a crippling recession. The CIA is under fire over its interrogation techniques. And U.S. policy toward Cuba may be about to change. But the most-followed news story of late? A tale of pirates on the high seas.
WE ‘saves lives’ by spying on them
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D7
WE has become the network for emotional ambush. Both “The Locator” (8 p.m. today) and “I Want to Save Your Life” (9 p.m. today) involve minor celebrities armed with a camera crew bursting into somebody’s private life with the intention of turning it upside down.
People in the news
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D7
A man suing Snoop Dogg for millions told a jury Friday that the euphoria of being near one of his idols quickly turned to terror during a 2005 concert when he was savagely beaten.
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, April 25: This year, forge new paths toward a goal. You might have recently hit some roadblocks or problems. Your grounded style often rejects what isn’t tried-and-true. If you are single, your charisma draws many people. Winter 2010 could present someone quite special. If you are attached, remember that this is a partnership. Let your significant other play a bigger role.
Sexting’ preys on teen immaturity
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
I am sure that Vermonters don’t like the idea of teens sending sexy pictures from one phone to another. Nor do Ohio and Utah parents want their kids using cell phone minutes to bare their bodies with their buddies.
Club news
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
University Bridge Club announces results of its April 18 meeting, with hosts Harold and Donna Riehm.
Amish count on hard work to pull through recession
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D8
Here, the economic news travels slowly, by word of mouth and horse and buggy.
S.C. beach still home despite hurricanes, now wildfire
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A8
They flock from other states and climes to the coast known as the Grand Strand, first as tourists, and later as residents, captivated by ocean views, rolling green fairways and the relaxed lifestyle.
D.C. school funds a victim of budget cuts
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
Monday morning the government braced for austerity, as the government understands that.
Around and about
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
Dana and Carlton Jewers, Altoona, Iowa, announce the birth of their son, Beau Daniel Jewers, on April 1, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines.
Hero dog’s medal sold at auction for $35,700
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
A medal awarded to a dog who sniffed out scores of survivors in rubble of the Blitz was sold at auction Friday for $35,700.
Virtual food bank provides instant aid
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
A new way to give back debuted Friday at the Leadership Lawrence Class of 2009 graduation ceremony.
Falcons hit jackpot with Gonzalez
April 25, 2009 in print edition on C2
The NFL Draft hasn’t even begun, but we already know who won.
Soda fountain takes place in Ottawa history
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B4
For more than 50 years, the soda fountain at Kramer Drug was a place to have a malt, a cup of coffee and good conversation.
Frugal lessons on getting through the recession
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D5
Call them cheapskates and tightwads. That’s cool. Some of your neighbors know “frugal” isn’t a four-letter word.
Faith Forum: What do you think would be God’s favorite fictional book?
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D1
‘Chronicles of Narnia’ offers lasting lessons
Swine flu raises fear of global epidemic
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A1
A unique strain of swine flu is the suspected killer of dozens of people in Mexico, where authorities closed schools, museums, libraries and theaters in the capital on Friday to try to contain an outbreak that has spurred concerns of a global flu epidemic.
Lions tennis team takes fourth
April 25, 2009 in print edition on C5
It’s not that Lawrence High senior Ryan Abbott dislikes playing doubles.
Gaming president gives casino update
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B8
Officials behind a state-owned casino being built in western Kansas want visitors to have an experience they can’t find elsewhere.
Law library announces board election results
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Douglas County Law Library Board of Trustees announce the election of five local attorneys to serve two-year terms on the board, beginning May 1. They are Jody Meyer, Kenzie Singleton, Craig A. Stancliffe, Charles E. Whitman and Stephanie J. Wilson.
County has new preparedness project
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B3
Lawrence Public Library director Bruce Flanders last week announced a new project to improve emergency preparedness for Douglas County residents, with a special focus on vulnerable populations.
Nonprofit to conduct ‘Rest’ fundraiser
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
Enjoy an hour of rest and relaxation and benefit the clients of Trinity In-Home Care.
Bonds leads KU track
April 25, 2009
Lauren Bonds highlighted the Kansas University track and field team performances Friday at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, placing sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.00.
KU, Baylor slated for softball twinbill
April 25, 2009
With thunderstorms forecast for Sunday, Kansas University’s weekend softball series with Baylor has been amended.
KU golf in fourth place
April 25, 2009 in print edition on C5
Junior Meghan Gockel shot a two-over-par 75 on Friday to lead the Kansas University women’s golf team to fourth place after round one at the Big 12 Championship.
Mother of girl found dead in bin charged
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A3
A 9-year-old quadriplegic girl whose body was found in a storage unit suffered from “severe, ongoing malnutrition and neglect” before her death, a prosecutor said Friday after charging her adoptive mother with murder.
AP source: Craigslist suspect linked to hotel
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A3
A fingerprint has been found linking a medical student accused of killing a masseuse in Boston to a hotel near Providence where another woman claims she was attacked, a law enforcement official said Friday.
Errant plane causes White House lockdown
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A3
A small, single-engine plane strayed into restricted air space near the U.S. Capitol on Friday, forcing anxious officials to place the White House in temporary lockdown and take steps to evacuate the U.S. Capitol.
Greinke’s streak ends with unearned run
April 25, 2009
Zack Greinke got even stronger after his scoreless streak ended at 38 innings.
40-pound tumor removed from woman
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
A German doctor said Friday that surgeons have successfully removed a 40-pound malignant bone tumor from a Saudi Arabian woman.
Gonzalez’s goal: win Super Bowl
April 25, 2009
Tony Gonzalez has a one-track mind now that he’s in Atlanta: win the Super Bowl.
Homeland secretary apologizes to veterans
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with the American Legion on Friday to apologize for a right-wing extremism report written by her agency, and the veterans group walked away from the meeting mollified.
Cassel tied up in drama in Denver
April 25, 2009
Matt Cassel inadvertently became linked to the QB drama with the Denver Broncos before landing in Kansas City.
Petraeus: Shippers should consider guards
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
The global shipping industry should consider placing armed guards on its boats to ward off pirates who have become increasingly violent, the U.S. military commander who oversees the African coastline said Friday.
2 U.S. journalists to be tried in North Korea
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Two U.S. journalists accused by North Korea of crossing into the country illegally from China and committing “hostile acts” will be tried on criminal charges, the isolated nation announced.
South Africa’s ANC wins voter majority
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
South African election results released today show the African National Congress might have fallen short of winning its cherished two-thirds parliamentary majority.
Ukiah backward spells day of poetry
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Rugged Ukiah. Spelled backward, it reads haiku. Poets congregate.
Georgia’s Stafford, Lions agree to terms
April 25, 2009
The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with Georgia QB Matthew Stafford on the eve of the NFL Draft.
McAlister’s Deli tips going to dogs, cats
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B4
The owner, employees and — indirectly — guests of McAlister’s Deli in Lawrence are donating $2,265 to the Lawrence Humane Society.
Everything is coming up green’
Home parade focuses on energy
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A1
In a down economy, Neal Ezell is counting on energy-efficient upgrades to empower sales of the homes he builds.
Wandering ‘gator winds up on doorstep
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A6
Florida alligators are known to roam in springtime when they search for mates, but a Tampa woman was mystified to find one parked on her doorstep.
13 injured in accident at fish fry parade
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A6
Authorities say a man on a four-wheeler lost control after having a seizure and plowed into a crowd along a Paris, Tenn., parade route, injuring 13 people — including an 18-month-old.
Democrats predict KTEC changes
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
An embattled state economic development agency will be changed, Democratic legislative leaders predicted Friday.
Athletic funding a donor prerogative
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
During Friday’s budget discussion, Kansas University leaders also took questions from the audience, and more than half of them dealt with bonuses paid out and construction projects being considered by the athletics department.
KU: Job cuts will be last resort
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
Kansas University will use a hiring freeze and eliminate raises in order to try to avoid furloughs and further layoffs as the state’s budget situation deteriorates, Provost Richard Lariviere said.
Health care fireworks
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: If you think there have been fireworks over President Obama’s budget and financial bailout, just watch the sky as Obama’s health care initiatives get under way!
Historical parallel
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I have a great interest in the Great War, that is from 1793-1815. Noel Mostert has written a very good book on the subject, “The Line Upon The Wind.”
Mortgage help
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Each day, more Americans are struggling to make ends meet and make their mortgage payments on time due to job loss, unforeseen medical bills, divorce or even changes in their mortgage agreement that increase their monthly payments.
Financial pride
Others could learn from a local couple’s common sense approach to getting their finances under control.
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
When did living within your means become a source of embarrassment? It should, as one Lawrence couple discovered, be a source of pride.
Scouting news
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
Members of Boy Scout Troop 64, chartered to Eudora Lions Club, participated in the Pelathe District Spring Camporee April 3-5 at Camp Bromelsick, west of Lawrence. The theme was “Fishing and Cooking.”
Military news
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
Air Force Airman Ashley N. Burns has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
FCE news
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
The Douglas County Kansas 4-H Foundation announces the names of current and alumni 4-H members who have been awarded college scholarships for the 2009-2010 school year.
Life, works of C.S. Lewis explored in events planned next weekend
April 25, 2009 in print edition on D1
C.S. Lewis is one of the most popular Christian, science fiction and children’s authors of all time.
Animal strikes a growing problem for aircraft
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A3
Airplane collisions with birds or other animals have destroyed 28 aircraft since 2000, with New York’s Kennedy airport and Sacramento International reporting the most incidents with serious damage, according to Federal Aviation Administration data posted for the first time Friday.
Flags in state to fly at half-staff today
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
In honor of fallen Topeka soldier, Pfc. Richard A. DeWater, flags throughout Kansas will fly at half-staff today. DeWater was killed April 15 in Afghanistan.
Judges, attorneys to speak at schools
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
Judges from the Kansas Court of Appeals and Douglas County District Court and local attorneys will speak to junior high and high school students Thursday in honor of Law Day.
On the record
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
• A 50-year-old Lawrence man reported his wallet stolen Thursday afternoon from his west Lawrence home.
Genocide suspect’s family defends him on basis of health
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B8
The family of an 82-year-old immigrant suspected of participating in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide say the man is innocent, contending he was too old and sick to commit such atrocities.
U.N. says nearly 6,500 civilians killed in Sri Lanka
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A7
Hundreds who fled intense fighting in Sri Lanka’s war zone were awaiting evacuation from this tiny coastal village as the U.N. reported that nearly 6,500 ethnic Tamil civilians were killed in the last three months.
Iraqi blasts stir worries of insurgent push
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A7
It’s been a season of jarring flashbacks in Iraq: a spate of major suicide bombings, including more than 145 dead over two days of bloodshed capped by a blast Friday outside a Shiite shrine.
66 killed in double bombing at shrine
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A7
Two female suicide bombers hiding explosives in their purses struck worshippers streaming into Baghdad’s most important Shiite shrine for Friday prayers, killing at least 66 people a day after Iraq’s most deadly violence in more than a year.
Free State soccer shuts out Topeka High
April 25, 2009 in print edition on C5
Hannah Carlson scored both goals as Free State blanked Topeka High, 2-0, in high school soccer on Friday.
ISU’s Brackins staying
Forward to return for junior season
April 25, 2009
After three years of player defections, losing seasons and general frustration, Iowa State coach Greg McDermott finally has a reason to smile.
Obama pushes plan to change college loan system
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A3
President Barack Obama on Friday renewed his call for the government to stop backing private loans to college students and replace them with direct government loans to young people, a challenge to a decades-old program with strong congressional support.
$1.4B loss good news? Ford may be able to avoid bailout
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A3
Better-than-expected earnings from Ford raised hopes Friday that the automaker’s restructuring and new products may be enough to spare it from a federal bailout, while General Motors received more government help and Chrysler raced to avoid bankruptcy.
Embarrassed at home
Jayhawks lose four-run lead, commit six errors in loss to Huskers
April 25, 2009 in print edition on C1
The general perception heading into Friday night’s Kansas University baseball game at Hoglund Ballpark was that the Nebraska Cornhuskers were down.
Picks among speculation
April 25, 2009
A guess at how the NFL Draft will shake out.
C.J. Henry talented, too
April 25, 2009 in print edition on C3
Carl Henry laughed after learning his son, C.J., would be a sophomore, not a freshman, at Kansas University next season.
Fed signals that government ready to rescue weak banks
April 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
The government signaled Friday that some distressed banks will need to raise more cash to meet stricter standards it has set for the 19 financial firms that took its “stress tests” and suggested it’s ready to step in with more federal help.
KU earns top spots in U.S. News rankings
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B4
Two Kansas University graduate programs earned top status in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings among public schools.
Pump patrol
April 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.89 at several locations.
No stunts needed by ‘Dippy’
April 25, 2009 in print edition on C1
Barbdip13. How could there be a more appropriate e-mail handle for the devoted sister of the late Wilt Chamberlain?