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Archive for Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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The day in photos, May 13, 2009
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Polls
The mayor of Providence, R.I., wants to tax students attending private colleges $150 per semester to help cover the city services they use. Should Lawrence consider a similar tax?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
60%
Yes
 
35%
Not sure
 
3%
Total 961
When it comes to e-mail usage, which camp do you fall into?

Poll results

Response Percent
Call me an e-mailaholic. If I’m awake, my inbox is open
 
66%
I’m a day laborer, meaning I send and receive e-mail from 9 to 5.
 
30%
E-mail? I’m still using snail mail.
 
2%
Total 36
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, associate professor of aerospace engineering at Kansas University, constructs a paper airplane. To help celebrate the Lawrence Municipal Airport’s 80th anniversary in May, The World Company is sponsoring a paper airplane contest. Barrett offers some tips for those looking for an edge at the contest. Paper airplanes 101: Brush up on your skills ahead of Saturday’s contest
May 12, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Emily Arnold spends much of her time designing airplanes.
6:00 a.m.
Richard Sanders, district fisheries biologist for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, talks about the growth of curly leaf pond weed at Lone Star Lake that has some residents, boaters and fishing enthusiasts annoyed. In years past Douglas County officials have allowed a herbicide be sprayed to kill the weed, which Sanders said can provide a nice habitat for fish. The County Commission will decide tonight whether to authorize spraying this year. Lake weeds cause argument on chemical control
May 13, 2009 in print edition on 5A
To spray or not to spray at Lone Star Lake. That’s the question facing Douglas County Commissioners Wednesday night. For three years, the spring crop of curly leaf pond weed has been an issue at the lake southwest of Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Budget mistake could lead to court closings, furloughs late in next budget year
9:52 a.m., May 12, 2009 Updated 4:45 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A legislative mistake in the just-approved state budget could result in court closings and furloughs of court employees, Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Davis said Tuesday.
10:44 a.m.
Lloyd Hetrick, president of Hetrick Air Services is pictured Tuesday in a hanger at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. Hetrick is a proponent of new businesses and development that would drive commerce through the airport. Lawrence Municipal Airport sees bright, growing future
May 13, 2009 in print edition on 1A
DAR Corp. wants to build prototype aircraft at a new hangar. Jes Santaularia wants to build a new business park nearby. “It’s all blue sky,” said Rick Bryant, outgoing chairman of the city’s Aviation Advisory Board. “We’re in a great position.”
6:00 p.m.
Sous Chef Pedro Concepcion flips some sweet potato fries at The Burger Stand at Dempsey’s, 623 Vt. They’re seasoned with cumin, cinnamon and sugar. Dempsey’s is one of several restaurants in Lawrence to offer French fries with unique, gourmet seasonings. Serious spuds: Local restaurants step up servings of gourmet fries
May 13, 2009 in print edition on 1C
The french fry. From its humble beginnings in Belgium (not France), the fried potato became an American classic with the rise of our fast-food nation, and now it’s become the latest dish to be given a foodie revolution redux.

All stories

FSHS doubles team to play in Wichita
May 13, 2009
A pair of Free State High School students is traveling to Wichita this weekend to take part in the state showcase.
Retiring district leaders honored at reception
May 13, 2009
Three top Lawrence school district officials were honored Wednesday at a community reception.
12-year-old making plans for getting his pilot’s license
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A5
Nathan Patterson took his first flight when he was 3 years old. He has wanted to be a pilot ever since. Nine years have passed, and Nathan’s father has finally succumbed.
Severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas, surrounding counties has been canceled
04:57 p.m., May 13, 2009 Updated 07:12 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. for Douglas, Franklin, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.
Railroad crews work to accommodate graduation party-goers
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A7
Work on a railroad crossing north of Eudora is complicating plans for a handful of Eudora High School graduation parties, including one expected to draw 250 guests.
Swine flu leads KU to make special arrangements for commencement
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
Following swine flu concerns, Kansas University is encouraging its commencement attendees to use hand sanitizers and not to attend if they are feeling ill.
Lawrence man sentenced to more than seven years in drug case
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A7
A federal judge this week sentenced a Lawrence man to serve more than seven years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking case.
Kansans willing to pay more for greener energy practices, poll finds
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
Kansans are willing to pay more green to go green, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Budget cuts would mean longer waits for some children’s health care
Administrative cuts to slow processing of Medicaid requests
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
Some Kansas children from low-income families will have to wait longer for medical care because of budget cuts, according to state health officials.
Lawrence airport plans birthday bash for this weekend
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A4
Since its dedication in October 1929, the Lawrence Municipal Airport has played many roles for the Lawrence community.
City manager, downtown group discuss mix of offerings
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
City Manager David Corliss said he’s heard the alarm about the number of restaurants beginning to far outpace the number of retailers in downtown.
Lawrence airport long been a doorway to the community
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A4
Larry Brown had just won it all, leading Kansas University’s Jayhawks to their first national basketball championship in 36 years.
Butterfly plants still available for your garden
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
Butterfly plants are still available for members of the public after last weekend’s Monarch Watch Spring Open House.
About 150 motorcycles rolling for charity on Kansas Turnpike
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A6
A pack of charity motorcycle riders is camped out at the Topeka Service Area on the Kansas Turnpike, poised to merge back onto the turnpike and head east with help from the Kansas Highway Patrol.
State Democratic leaders say gambling laws need revision to speed development
May 13, 2009
Democratic legislative leaders say the state’s gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.
Long-time education proponent earns her own diploma
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A4
When Sherry Lawrence receives her high school diploma Friday at the Eudora Community Learning Center, she will be living the advice she’d long doled out to others.
Child of sick Fort Riley soldier is one of five Kansas swine flu cases announced Wednesday
11:04 a.m., May 13, 2009 Updated 04:06 p.m.
Kansas health officials say five children in three counties are the latest people confirmed with swine flu.
Third defendant in 2005 Dollar General murder gets maximum juvenile sentence
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A6
The third and final suspect in the Dollar General murder in Bonner Springs was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum amount allowed for a juvenile.
Lawrence Municipal Airport sees bright, growing future
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
DAR Corp. wants to build prototype aircraft at a new hangar. Jes Santaularia wants to build a new business park nearby. “It’s all blue sky,” said Rick Bryant, outgoing chairman of the city’s Aviation Advisory Board. “We’re in a great position.”
Ethics commission postpones to July hearing on O’Neal complaint
10:23 a.m., May 13, 2009 Updated 04:05 p.m.
A state Governmental Ethics Commission hearing scheduled for Wednesday on a complaint against House Speaker Mike O’Neal has been postponed.
State historical society cuts 10 percent of its employees
May 13, 2009
The Kansas State Historical Society has eliminated a dozen full-time positions from its budget as it seeks to slash spending.
Marbury sparks Boston
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B6
He’s technically a member of the defending champions, but Stephon Marbury doesn’t have the ring, doesn’t have the memories of the Celtics’ 17th NBA title. So he’s doing what he can to help them win an 18th.
Consumer Reports mixes it up with cookie tests
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
What does it take for a store-bought chocolate chip cookie to win high marks from Consumer Reports’-trained sensory panelists? A top rated cookie is well-blended, flavorful and has a good chip-to-cookie ratio. CR recently unveiled two “Very Good” chocolate chip cookies: Health Valley’s Mini and Keebler Chips Deluxe Original.
Comics convention set at fairgrounds
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
The 2009 Free State FreeCon Comic Book and Toy Convention will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Serious spuds: Local restaurants step up servings of gourmet fries
May 13, 2009 in print edition on C1
The french fry. From its humble beginnings in Belgium (not France), the fried potato became an American classic with the rise of our fast-food nation, and now it’s become the latest dish to be given a foodie revolution redux.
LHS soccer falls, 3-0
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence High girls soccer team lost, 3-0, on Tuesday at Shawnee Mission South. The loss dropped the Lions to 6-7 on the season.
Parliament expenses at issue
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A9
There are titled people in Britain and then there are people who consider themselves entitled. The current scandal here is that the entitled are not the growing number receiving benefits from government, but the many members of Parliament whose highly questionable expenses are jaw-dropping, even to the most cynical observer.
Argentina faces political shift
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A9
Seven weeks before Argentina’s much-awaited June 28 legislative elections, there is a growing consensus that populist President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will lose her majority in Congress, and that there will be major political changes in this country.
Obama’s court pick to be shaped by his experience
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A10
President Barack Obama wants a Supreme Court nominee who is not only schooled in the law but passionate about how it affects people’s lives, a scholar willing to decide a case from the heart when the constitutional answer is elusive.
Gov. Crist to run for U.S. Senate seat
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A10
Popular GOP Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday he will run for U.S. Senate instead of re-election next year, a possible stepping stone to a presidential bid and a welcome jolt for a struggling Republican Party desperate to keep Florida in its column.
U.S. adjusts tactics in Afghanistan
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
It is cold and wet on the vast and desolate grounds of the Kabul Military Training Center, ringed by mountains on the outskirts of the city. Here, Afghan officers backed by NATO mentors are training new recruits to shoot and care for their AK-47s.
Movie nights return
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A4
Free films will make a return to downtown Lawrence this summer. City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting unanimously approved a permit for downtown Lawrence’s annual film festival.
Aquahawk signs with Missouri State
May 13, 2009
Free State High senior Cameron Case signed a national letter of intent to swim at Missouri State University Tuesday afternoon in the FSHS library.
Sign artist’s work popular among local businesses
May 13, 2009
Larry Colley’s work might have messages about stress, but that doesn’t reflect how he feels about his hobby.
Strong family ties
KU slugger’s rise to stardom inspired by special memory
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
Tony Thompson stopped in the middle of breakfast with his baseball team. Sometimes the best ideas come at the craziest of times. He needed to do something for his grandmother Betty Brandt — the one who’d picked him up from preschool and laughed the loudest and made sure to go to all his baseball games.
Los Angeles bounces back
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B6
Kobe Bryant needed only three quarters to score 26 points and the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from their Game 4 flop, routing the Houston Rockets, 118-78, on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
National League Roundup
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B4
Zach Duke limited St. Louis to three singles over eight innings after giving up a homer to Albert Pujols in the first, and Pittsburgh ended an eight-game losing streak.
American league roundup
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B4
Jim Thome hit a pair of two-run homers to lead Chicago past Cleveland.
College basketball roundup
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
The estranged wife of a longtime aide to Rick Pitino was indicted Tuesday on federal charges of trying to extort money from the Louisville men’s basketball coach and lying to the FBI.
NFL roundup
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
After seeing fans jam London’s Wembley Stadium to watch the NFL the past two years, the league is considering adding a second regular-season game overseas in time for the 2010 season.
Texas to reduce testing
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
Texas lawmakers have reached a deal to slash steroid testing of public high school athletes to less than half the current program. The deal has been worked out by House and Senate members negotiating the 2010-2011 budget.
Federer wins Madrid opener
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
Roger Federer began his final warmup for the French Open with a 6-1, 7-5 win Tuesday over Robin Soderling at the Madrid Open, while third-ranked Andy Murray scored a 7-6 (9), 6-4 victory against Simone Bolelli.
Granger most improved
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger is the NBA’s Most Improved Player, winning the award after averaging a career-best 25.8 points a game this season. Granger accepted the award Tuesday during a ceremony at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Favre could tarnish personal legacy
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
Brett Favre launching yet another comeback stirs emotions not only in the icy axis of Green Bay and Minnesota but across the NFL and beyond. It should resonate wherever sports fans have experienced the sad sight of a great, beloved athlete struggling with when and how to gracefully end a monumental career.
Bowing to recession, retailers offer less expensive items
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
The nation’s retailers have begun to embrace the new cost-conscious consumer, developing products they can sell at lower prices without driving themselves out of business in the post-splurge era. Starbucks dropped the price of a medium iced coffee last week to just under $2. American Eagle cut out the ribbon from the inside waistband of its khakis and lowered the cost.
Social Security, Medicare rapidly being depleted
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
Social Security and Medicare are fading even faster under the weight of the recession, heading for insolvency years sooner than previously expected, the government warned Tuesday. Medicare already is paying out more money than it receives, something that happened for the first time last year. And Social Security will be by 2016, a year sooner than had been projected, the trustees’ annual report said.
Partnership between KU, Army helps revitalize injured soldiers
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
As a co-pilot gunner in a Kiowa helicopter high above an area near Kirkuk, Iraq, Ari Jean-Baptiste remembered the look of surprise in his pilot’s eyes. They had just finished supporting an infantry platoon and were headed to support a convoy, when an engine malfunctioned and forced the two into a controlled crash landing.
Commodities
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
Chicago Board of Trade: Agriculture futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery gained 2 cents to $5.9275l, while July corn rose 6.25 cents to $4.275 and July oats advanced 3 cents to $2.355. Soybeans for July delivery edged up 1.5 cents to $11.175.
Median home prices fall in 88% of cities
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
Home prices fell in nearly nine out of every 10 U.S. cities in the first quarter of this year as first-time buyers looking for bargains dominated the market.
Lawrence architects to renovate ESU building
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
Emporia State University will use a Lawrence architectural firm, Treanor Architects P.A., to design the $18.5 million renovation of the Memorial Union, following a series of meetings with ESU students, staff and Emporia residents.
Tastefully Simple promotes manager
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
Deania Mishler, Baldwin City, independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., is now a team manager with the national direct seller of gourmet foods.
KPR adds host on Morning Edition
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
Monica Nightengale joins KPR’s Morning Edition and will host the local portions of the show. She has worked in radio and TV broadcasting, as well as print journalism, since 1982. Nightengale was recently the community affairs and news director at KMJK-FM in Kansas City. She also was the local host for the nationally syndicated “The Tom Joyner Show.”
KU Hospital reaps expansion benefits
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
Kansas University Hospital reported a growth in patient volume while reporting a decrease in its emergency room diversion hours. Diversion hours are times when emergency rooms do not accept ambulances for a variety of reasons, one of which is the emergency room being at maximum capacity.
Perry, Lecompton to have farmers’ markets
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Perry-Lecompton Farmers’ Market will open May 22. The Farmers’ Market will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday through mid-October.
Lake weeds cause argument on chemical control
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A5
To spray or not to spray at Lone Star Lake. That’s the question facing Douglas County Commissioners Wednesday night. For three years, the spring crop of curly leaf pond weed has been an issue at the lake southwest of Lawrence.
Greece halts Google’s Street View over privacy
May 13, 2009 in print edition on C10
A privacy watchdog has banned Google Inc. from gathering detailed, street-level images in Greece for a planned expansion of its panoramic Street View mapping service until the company provides additional privacy safeguards.
Pump patrol
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.03 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Agriculture Hall of Fame struggling for money, visitors
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B10
A sharp drop in its investment fund and in attendance is forcing the National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame to look for some new ideas to raise money. If the 100-acre student and tourist attraction cannot find a new business plan by June 1, some or all of the facility in western Wyandotte County might have to close, said Executive Director Tim Daugherty.
Archaeologist discusses HorseThief artifacts
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B10
Artifacts dating back 1,000 years were uncovered in western Kansas during an archaeological dig that was required before work on a dam could begin. The director of the Center for Archaeological Research at Missouri State University discussed the results of the April 2008 dig over the weekend in Jetmore, which is near the dig site.
FSHS soccer shut out
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Free State soccer team lost, 2-0, to Shawnee Mission Northwest Tuesday.
Grove wins KGA tournament
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B3
Lawrence resident and Kansas University men’s golf coach Kit Grove won the 2009 KGA Mid-Amateur Championship at Falcon Lakes Golf Course in a playoff over Steve Newman and Charlie Stevens of Wichita.
Firebirds clinch share of league title
May 13, 2009
Free State High’s baseball team assured itself at least a tie for the Sunflower League title by pounding Shawnee Mission Northwest, 14-2, in a six-inning run-rule game on Tuesday at 3 and 2 fields.
Flight 3407’s last moments: Talk of ice, then a scream
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
Showing no alarm, the captain and his first officer chatted about the ice on their plane’s windshield and wings, making light of their shared concerns about flying in wintry weather as they sped toward Buffalo, N.Y., on the night of Feb. 12.
5 men convicted of Sears Tower attack plot
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
It took three trials, three juries and nearly three years, but federal prosecutors finally succeeded Tuesday in convicting five Miami men of plotting to start an anti-government insurrection by destroying Chicago’s Sears Tower and bombing FBI offices. One man was acquitted.
Doctor says 49 killed in hospital attack
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
A mortar shell slammed into a crowd of wounded civilians waiting for treatment at the only medical facility left in Sri Lanka’s war zone Tuesday, killing 49 people in the third day of intense shelling in the area, health officials said.
Lawsuits settled in 2007 mine cave-ins
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
The owner and operator of Utah’s Crandall Canyon mine on Tuesday settled lawsuits filed by the families of the miners and rescuers who were killed or injured by two cave-ins in 2007. The settlement — the largest in Utah mining history — was signed by lawyers for the defendants and the families of the 12 men who were killed or injured.
Pregnant women should take flu meds
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
Pregnant women should take prescription flu medicines if they are diagnosed with the new swine flu, health officials said Tuesday. So far, the swine flu has not proven to be much more dangerous than seasonal influenza, and it’s not clear whether or not pregnant women catch swine flu more often than other people.
NASA: Shuttle nicks don’t look serious
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Atlantis astronauts uncovered a 21-inch stretch of nicks on their space shuttle Tuesday, but NASA said the damage did not appear to be serious. The damage was likely the result of debris that came off the fuel tank shortly after liftoff Monday. The astronauts were inspecting their ship while racing to the Hubble Space Telescope when they came across the nicks spread over four to five thermal tiles.
Do Michelangelo’s masterpieces hide secret messages?
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B8
Forget “The Da Vinci Code.” “Secrets of the Dead” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings) offers “Michelangelo Revealed,” a provocative interpretation of his artwork and an examination of mysterious events surrounding his death and burial.
Horoscopes
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B8
For Wednesday, May 13: This year, you often seek answers through detachment. When you are not in the middle of a hassle, you could be amazed by everything that is revealed. Seek out many different opinions, as you might not be able to tap into your creativity with the ease you might like.
KTEC future
Even if funding for KTEC remains in the state budget, the new Kansas governor seems committed to looking at changes for the agency.
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
The budget bill now sitting on Gov. Mark Parkinson’s desk includes $7 million in funding for the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp., but there still is some uncertainty about the future of the agency. During a news conference called to talk about the budget Monday, Parkinson was asked specifically about KTEC funding.
Vinland teacher gets his job back
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A7
The Baldwin school board on Monday reversed its decision to let a Vinland Elementary School teacher go. Matt McCune, a third-grade teacher, kept the job he’s held for three years. His supporters had come out in droves for the two April board meetings, including the April 27 meeting where seven district teachers were given notice of nonrenewal of their contracts, and they returned in force Monday.
District must choose programs, positions to cut
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A7
Now that the state Legislature has settled on a budget that slashes an additional 2.75 percent from Kansas public school funding, the Lawrence school board is looking for another $900,000 to cut from its proposed budget.
Vatican defends pope as ardent anti-Nazi
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A10
The Vatican defended Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday as a man of strong anti-Nazi credentials and a peacemaker in the face of mounting Israeli criticism and Arab anger over the Israeli occupation.
‘Natural’ label a marketing boon
May 13, 2009 in print edition on C2
The new-product spigot is once again producing “green” or “natural” items.
Bees drawn to water can be a nuisance
May 13, 2009 in print edition on C2
We all know that bees collect pollen for food.
Grilled Mango BBQ Pizza
May 13, 2009 in print edition on C1
For all those grill seekers out there, Family Circle offers up a summer surprise: Pizza! That’s right, pizza on the grill.
Justice not done
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: I would like to express my extreme disappointment with the way the district attorney chose to prosecute, or rather to not prosecute, the animal cruelty case of Cem Basoflas.
Celebrity doesn’t cancel privacy rights
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
It’s a hell of a thing when you can’t even die in peace. For what it’s worth, I hesitate to say that. One should be slow to foreclose hope, always leave room for miracles. Still …
Details approved for July 4 bicycle race
May 13, 2009
Commissioner approved one of the final details for a July 4 bicycle race downtown.
Speed limit raised on 4th Street
May 13, 2009
Drivers can expect a speed limit change on a portion of Fourth Street.
Commissioners approve new no parking areas
May 13, 2009
Commissioners approved new no-parking areas in the city.
Commissioners approve Sandbar outdoor seating
May 13, 2009
Commissioners also unanimously approved a sidewalk seating and drinking area for The Sandbar, 17 E. Eighth St.
Fast Shrimp Fried Rice
May 13, 2009 in print edition on C1
A recipe for quick shrimp fried rice.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 13, 1909: “Lawrence is going to have the big state meeting of the Knights of Columbus next year. … University registrar George O. Foster says the graduating class this year will be by far the largest in history, numbering more than 320. The college has the biggest group, 151, and there are many people from Lawrence included.”
Churchill reduces schedule
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
Kentucky racing officials reluctantly agreed Tuesday to slash seven lightly attended race days from this spring’s calendar at Churchill Downs.
Ferrari may skip 2010
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
The storied Ferrari team threatened to not race in Formula One next season unless the sport’s governing body revokes its new budget cap. The Italian team, which has been involved in all 60 seasons of F1 competition, said Tuesday the new FIA guidelines were arbitrary and would set a double standard.
Deciphera eyed for Mass. Street space
Pharmaceutical company has moved its offices, still pursuing lab deal
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals — a Lawrence start-up company that recently signed a multimillion-dollar deal with drug giant Eli Lilly — is the company a local development group has been working to lure to downtown Lawrence.
6 landscape paintings stolen from Dutch museum
May 13, 2009 in print edition on C10
Thieves pried open the emergency door of a small Dutch museum with an iron bar and made off with six 17th- and 19th-century landscape paintings — the second major art heist in 10 days in the Netherlands.
Parents’ anger remains unresolved
May 13, 2009 in print edition on C10
China marked the first anniversary of a massive earthquake on Tuesday in a somber, nationally televised ceremony filled with flowers and speeches, as the normally distant Chinese leadership provided an unusually cathartic public moment.
Oakland pounds K.C.
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B3
Jack Cust hit a three-run homer in a seven-run second inning, Orlando Cabrera had three hits and four RBIs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals, 12-3, on Tuesday night.
MLB roundup: Clemens takes issue with new book
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
Roger Clemens tried the silent treatment for more than a year and saw where that got him.
McCray hopeful for USA trials
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
Throughout the first 20 or so years of her life, the idea of a consequential tryout has been a laughable matter for Kansas University guard/forward Danielle McCray.
Wall’s final list: Duke, Miami, Kentucky
Former KU guard Thomas hoping for another chance in NBA
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B5
The recruitment of Rivals.com’s No. 1-rated prospect appears to be heating up with a week left in the spring signing period.
Heere a budding prospect
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
Baseball scouts keep more than their eyes open when evaluating prospects. They also use their ears. They talk to a prospect’s parents, his coaches, past and present, his best friend, his girlfriend, his ex-girlfriend, his preacher.
People in the news
May 13, 2009 in print edition on B8
• 109-year-old gives royal fashion tip • Palin memoir to come next year • Reality TV’s Kate denies cheating on Jon • Miss California USA allowed to keep crown • Maya Rudolph expecting second child
Coffee may perk up your health
May 13, 2009 in print edition on C1
Q: I heard a news report the other day that said coffee is healthy for us. Is that true?