Advertisement

Archive for Thursday, April 1, 2010

Also from April 1

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Fatal accident at MagnaGro International KU beats Missouri State Friends and Neighbors, April 2010 The day in photos, April 1, 2010
Polls
Should dog owners be allowed to bring their pet to the Lawrence Farmers Market?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
52%
Yes
 
47%
Total 1624
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Crabbed deviled eggs. Egging us on: Easter? It’s time to mix up your holiday staple
March 30, 2010
Forget the “chicken or the egg” dilemma. Here’s the perennial eggs-istential question: A large, invisible bunny has left two dozen gaily decorated, hard-boiled eggs in your house on Easter morning. What do you do first?
6:00 a.m.
Police were still on the scene Wednesday morning investigating the death of a 46-year-old man north of Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. There was no information immediately available about what caused his death. One person arrested in connection with man found dead off Maine Street
7:40 a.m., March 31, 2010 Updated 9:50 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence police arrested a 36-year-old homeless man Wednesday in connection with the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday afternoon in his house in the 800 block of Maine Street.
10:00 a.m.
Traffic backs up over the Kansas River bridge Tuesday evening from downtown into North Lawrence, as reconstruction continues at the intersection of North Second and Locust streets. Because the roadblocks are scheduled to remain until March 26, the Kansas Turnpike has agreed to wait until April 5 to close its East Lawrence interchange — a move to preserve another access for emergency vehicles into North Lawrence. Two-way traffic finally to resume on North Second Street after eight months of detours
4:15 p.m., March 31, 2010 Updated 6:14 p.m. in print edition on 1A
For the first time in more than eight months, drivers will be able to drive north through a major North Lawrence intersection without stopping, turning or otherwise wondering when the path will reopen.
2:00 p.m.
Conner Teahan turns to throw as he works out with the quarterbacks during the Jayhawks' practice Wednesday. Back in the saddle: It may be a long shot, but Teahan jumps into QB battle
3:25 p.m., March 31, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
KU football coach Turner Gill announced Wednesday that basketball player Conner Teahan will spend the spring football season trying out for the team’s vacant quarterback position.
5:13 p.m.
Lawrence firefighters exit MagnaGro International at 600 E. 22nd covered with a purplish liquid. Emergency crews responded to the scene of a fatal industrial accident Thursday afternoon. Two dead, two injured in industrial accident at Lawrence’s MagnaGro International
2:48 p.m., April 1, 2010 Updated 11:06 a.m.
Two people are dead and two were injured after an industrial accident at MagnaGro International, 600 E. 22nd St., according to Mark Bradford, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical chief.

All stories

E-mail from Kansas Athletics aims to reassure donors
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas Athletics Inc. is assuring its donors that their contributions are safe and secure, as questions swirl about an independent review of the department’s ticket office and Williams Fund.
Dogs will still be welcome at Farmer’s Market this year
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
Dog lovers can continue to love the Lawrence Farmers’ Market.
Farmer’s Market taking weekday market out of downtown
Headed for parking lot at 6th and Wakarusa
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence’s Farmers Market will expand outside of downtown with a new market at Sixth and Wakarusa this spring.
Annual Day of Caring still looking for volunteers for April 24 event
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is still in need of helpers for the April 24 Day of Caring event.
2010 St. Patrick’s Day Parade gives record amount to local charities
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B8
Annual parade chair gives checks of more than $10,000 to five area agencies.
Lawrence school district moves two elementary principals as part of budget cuts
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A6
The Lawrence school district on Thursday announced the shuffling of two elementary principals as part of the district’s budget cuts for next school year.
Lawrence leaders OK with Topeka getting the Google love
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A5
No, there are no plans for Lawrence to quickly rename itself Yahoo! We’re not going to get into that type of competition with our neighbor to the west.
Clash of the Titans’ remake reliant on digital and 3D tech
April 1, 2010
The latest special effects make for a sometimes fun ride with digital eagles, giant scorpions, wraiths and a Kraken. But they can’t make up for the silly, archetypal story…
Two dead, two injured in industrial accident at Lawrence’s MagnaGro International
Fire fighter, employee treated and released from LMH
02:48 p.m., April 1, 2010 Updated 11:06 a.m.
Two people are dead and two were injured after an industrial accident at MagnaGro International, 600 E. 22nd St., according to Mark Bradford, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical chief.
Blasts crumble piers for old turnpike bridge over Kansas River
02:03 p.m., April 1, 2010 Updated 02:38 p.m.
The last pieces of piers that shouldered loads for the Kansas Turnpike’s original Kansas River bridges were blasted with explosives about 2:15 p.m. today. Rex Fleming, project engineer, deemed the demolition work a success.
Suspect in manslaughter case likely to appear in court on Friday
01:59 p.m., April 1, 2010 Updated 06:18 p.m. in print edition on A1
A suspect arrested in connection with the death of a 46-year-old Lawrence man won’t appear in court until Friday.
Brownback named in complaint about C Street House; spokesman denies the allegation
01:35 p.m., April 1, 2010 Updated 01:35 p.m. in print edition on A4
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed complaints Thursday with congressional ethics committees alleging eight congressmen, including Brownback, received improper gifts by paying below market rent at what is known at the C Street House in Washington, D.C.
City sells out of woodchips; Friday and Saturday sales canceled
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
The city of Lawrence has canceled its spring woodchip sale for Friday and Saturday.
North Second Street now open to two-way traffic
01:06 p.m., April 1, 2010 Updated 02:11 p.m.
Traffic once again is moving both north and south through the intersection of North Second and Locust streets, site of a $2.5 million reconstruction project that has detoured northbound traffic onto adjacent streets for more than eight months.
Lawrence surpasses national average in completing Census forms; see where other Big 12 cities stand
April 1, 2010
Based on the latest numbers showing how many people have sent their Census forms back to the government, the head-counters still have some work to do.
Roeder, 52, sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 51 years, 8 months
09:25 a.m., April 1, 2010 Updated 06:47 p.m. in print edition on A1
Defiant in court, a man who murdered one of the few U.S. doctors who performed late-term abortions used his sentencing hearing to do what the judge wouldn’t let him do during his trial — justify his crime by describing abortion in gritty detail.
Google renames itself, to Topeka?
07:41 a.m., April 1, 2010 Updated 02:16 p.m. in print edition on A3
For a month, Topeka was Google. For a day — April Fools’ Day — Google was Topeka.
Elgie’s HR lifts KU baseball, 7-6
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B3
After pounding out six runs on six hits during the first two innings of Wednesday’s midweek battle with Missouri State, Kansas University’s baseball team shut its offense down.
Greinke shelled in tie
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B4
Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke was touched up for five earned runs, six hits and three walks in his final spring start by the San Diego Padres, who played to an 8-8 tie with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
McCoy shows off arm for scouts
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B2
Short passes, deep passes and everything in between. Colt McCoy hit them all.
Horoscope for April 1, 2010
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you might often follow your inner voice. Your sixth sense seems to be on target more times than not. Though an extrovert, you’ll gain from frequent timeouts. A partnership gains in significance, and if you’re attached, you will blend even more. If you are single, make sure the apple of your eye is really free before taking the plunge! Scorpio understands you well.
Slain Marine’s dad gets help with court costs
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B10
People around the country are chipping in to help the father of a Marine killed in Iraq after a court ordered him to pay the anti-gay church he’s been battling in court.
Life sentence given for the killing of student porn model
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B10
A Kansas man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with no chance of parole for raping and killing a college student who led a secret life as an Internet porn model and dumping her body on the side of the road.
1 in 4 elderly could use living will
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A10
A significant number of the elderly — more than one in four — will eventually need someone to make end-of-life decisions about their medical care, a new study suggests.
GOP hopes repeal-the-bill fire won’t burn them in elections
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A10
Top Republicans are starting to worry about their health care rallying cry “Repeal the bill.” It just might singe GOP candidates in November’s elections, they fear, if voters begin to see benefits from the new law.
‘Fugitive’ recalls pursuits realistically
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A9
Those who dismiss “dramatic re-enactments” as cheap or cheesy video fare are in for a pleasant surprise.
100 years ago: Students protest new football rules
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 1, 1910: A mass meeting of students last night at the university said they want their football “straight” and with the old rules rather than the newer ones that include so many aspects of rugby. They favor American football and those who have played rugby say the new plan is not what is really wanted.
25 years ago: Low turnout expected for local elections
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
Evidence was that the voter turnout here for the local elections would run less than 30 percent, an all-too-common status with the local electorate in local voting years. In Douglas County, the voter rolls showed 34,000 registered. One of the major issues was a $600,000 amount to set up a new recreational site in Holcom Park.
Ex-KU leader Ambler named to health board
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence City Commission appointed David Ambler, retired Kansas University vice chancellor for student affairs, to the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department Board on Tuesday night.
Salary talks for teachers begin
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
The state’s budget crisis will be a major factor in the Lawrence school district’s teacher contract negotiations, leaders for both sides said Wednesday.
Official to visit Haskell, look into concerns
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
Larry EchoHawk, U.S. assistant secretary for Indian affairs, is scheduled to be meeting today with representatives of various groups and departments at Haskell Indian Nations University, as he looks into concerns regarding leadership and operational issues firsthand.
Kansas tennis falls to K-State, 7-0
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Kansas tennis team dropped a dual against Kansas State, 7-0, on Wednesday.
Pump patrol
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at several stations.
KU track’s Neville 9th
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University freshman Rebecca Neville completed four of seven events in the women’s heptathlon and sat in ninth place Wednesday after the first day at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
FSHS swimming wins
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s girls swimming team won the Manhattan Quadrangular Wednesday with 455 points.
McCray hopeful for WNBA chance
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University women’s basketball standout Danielle McCray figured a season-ending ACL injury would affect her stock in the upcoming 2010 WNBA Draft, and a pair of league analysts agreed with that assessment Wednesday.
Our town sports
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B4
A weekly roundup of events, results and happenings.
Wanted: defensive playmakers
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
The question was put to Turner Gill about what sort of defense he prefers to play.
‘Invest locally’ could ease credit restrictions faced by small businesses
April 1, 2010
Let’s get big-picture statistics out of the way first. According to a September 2009 report by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, about two-thirds of America’s small business startups will make it to the two-year mark. Half of those will survive for at least five years.
Community spirits: Investigating the paranormal activity at Lawrence Community Theatre
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A6
Even the most hardened of cynics, when roaming the halls of the purportedly haunted Lawrence Community Theatre in the dead of night with all of the lights turned off, will be forced to admit that it can be really creepy…
People in the news
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for April 1, 2010.
Abortions harder to get in state
After Tiller’s death, late-term procedures aren’t provided in Kansas
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
The man who gunned down one of the few doctors in the U.S. to perform late-term abortions could be sent to prison today for the rest of his life, but he may have gotten what he wanted all along: It is now markedly harder in Kansas to get an abortion.
FSHS tennis sweeps
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s boys tennis team went 12-0 and won the season-opening Topeka High round-robin tennis tournament on Wednesday at Kossover Tennis Center.
To scientists, laughter is no joke
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
So a scientist walks into a shopping mall to watch people laugh.
Obama expands offshore drilling
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Shaking up years of energy policy and his own environmental backers, President Barack Obama threw open a huge swath of East Coast waters and other protected areas in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling Wednesday, widening the politically explosive hunt for more homegrown oil and gas.
Autopsy: Whale trainer died of trauma, drowning
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
A SeaWorld Orlando trainer attacked by a killer whale died of drowning and blunt-force trauma to her head, neck and torso, an autopsy released Wednesday showed.
Toads may detect coming earthquakes
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
When it comes to predicting earthquakes, toads — warts and all — may be an asset.
Free State baseball rolls, 10-1
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B3
Connor Stremmel provided the power, blasting a two-run home run in the fifth inning to help Free State High’s baseball team pull away in a 10-1 victory over Blue Valley Northwest on Wednesday.
Drive-by shootings targeted funeral-goers
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
A crowd sprayed with bullets in a drive-by that killed four and wounded five had just returned from the funeral of a man slain nearby, and a 20-year-old is suspected in both shootings, according to authorities trying to prevent retaliation on Wednesday.
Chechen militant claims subway blasts
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Chechen militant claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks on the Moscow subway in an Internet message posted Wednesday, hours after two more suicide bombers struck southern Russia in brazen defiance of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Possible heart risk with prostate drug found
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Full results of a big study testing a drug for preventing prostate cancer show a higher risk of heart failure, a surprise finding that could dampen enthusiasm for expanding its use.
Major powers agree to pursue Iran sanctions
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Six major world powers agreed Wednesday to begin putting together proposed new sanctions on Iran over its suspect nuclear program after China dropped its opposition.
Rescue programs give pups a wing and a prayer
Pilots fly canine cargo to safety
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A1
Private pilots all over the country are taking to the skies, volunteering both their time and aircraft to help rescue animals as part of Pilots ’N Paws.
Patterson, no longer disgruntled, back at WR
April 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
Daymond Patterson found his mind wandering during practices with the cornerbacks last season.
KU center aids entrepreneurs
Cost to start business in Lawrence can be high, but there is a plus side
April 1, 2010
Nestled in the back corner of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce building is an office that helps people create new jobs.
Renewable energy, biofuels, other markets smart prospects in shaky economy
April 1, 2010
Today, many Kansans may be realizing the hot job market right now may not be in a traditional career, but expanding on a business idea and forging into the world of entrepreneurship.
Management, market, money key to new business
April 1, 2010
Matt Christenot wanted a place artists could come to create and feel at home but didn’t want it to cost a fortune. So he and some business partners decided to open The Art House at 912 Ill., a collective space for artists, bands and musicians to work together.
Service businesses top prospect within franchise industry
April 1, 2010
The American dream seldom accounts for a bad economy. It’s times like these, however, when people begin to look closer at their jobs and opportunities.
Employers can help workers feel secure in uncertain job market
April 1, 2010
With many people looking for a job right now, it seems employers would be in the driver’s seat when working with their employees.
Do you have what it takes to be a successful boss?
April 1, 2010
Would you make a good boss? Take this quiz, based on the advice of area bosses, and find out.
‘Encore’ a treat
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
You have to admire the courage and heartiness of the crocus and daffodil. After a bitter winter and dreary spring, they still remain unafraid of displaying their early, joyous bloom. I thought of this vigor after attending the “Encore” performance at Free State High School this past weekend.
Anonymity diminishes dialogue
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
It must have seemed like a great idea at the time. There was this new medium, the Internet, and newspapers were posting stories on it, and someone decided to create a forum where readers could discuss and debate what they just read. It must have seemed an inspiration kissed by the spirit of Jefferson: a free public space where each of us could have his or her say.
Combustible candidates vie in Arizona
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
In 1994, when first running for Congress, J.D. Hayworth, who today is 51 and trying to wrest from John McCain, 73, the Arizona Republican Party’s Senate nomination, went jogging in Washington wearing a T-shirt given to him by some Arizona loggers. Federal solicitude for the supposedly endangered spotted owl was bedeviling the timber industry, and Hayworth’s shirt read: “If two teenagers can procreate in the back seat of a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2,000 acres?” Hayworth’s jog intersected President Clinton’s, so Hayworth subsequently told the loggers he had “run your message past the president.” Hayworth’s middle name is not Nuance.
Parking habits
Eliminating special fines for habitual parking offenders will only worsen the downtown parking problem.
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
If the cost of a parking ticket isn’t high enough to provide a deterrent to overtime parking, the tickets might as well not be issued.
Adventures in business: Even in shaky economy, entrepreneurs with tenacity can succeed, KU expert says
April 1, 2010
Growing up in a small Wyoming town, Tyler Johnson, a senior at Kansas University, spent a lot of time hiking and backpacking. In many areas, though, there weren’t trails to follow. “It’s easy to get lost and it’s dangerous,” he said.
Style scout: Zeke Westerman
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A6
Conditioner is horrible for your hair. The less you wash and condition it, the better it looks…
Style scout: Ameera Jackson
April 1, 2010 in print edition on A6
I like to wear dress-ups and fancy clothes. I like ballet or princess dresses, high heels and stuff with sparkles. My favorite colors are blue or green or red or pink…
40 years ago: 12-day city spring cleanup begins
April 1, 2010
A 12-day spring cleanup, spruce-up for the city, sponsored by the chamber of commerce, got under way in unseasonably chilly weather.