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Archive for Friday, April 2, 2010

Also from April 2

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Proposed seven-story building at Ninth and New Hampsire The day in photos, April 2, 2010
Polls
Excluding KU, which team has the best chance of winning the Big 12 men's basketball regular-season title in 2011?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kansas State
 
53%
Baylor
 
34%
Texas
 
4%
Texas A&M
 
3%
Other
 
1%
Missouri
 
0%
Oklahoma State
 
0%
Missouri
 
0%
Total 505
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence school board members from left, Scott Morgan, Vanessa Sanburn, Marlene Merrill, Mary Loveland, Bob Byers, Mark Bradford and Rich Minder. Proposed ninth-grade shift draws range of responses
April 2, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence school board members heard a mix of support, questions and concerns from parents Thursday about moving ninth-graders into the district’s two high schools.
2:00 p.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. Suspect in manslaughter case likely to appear in court on Friday
1:59 p.m., April 1, 2010 Updated 6:18 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A suspect arrested in connection with the death of a 46-year-old Lawrence man won’t appear in court until Friday.
3:38 p.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. Suspect in Lawrence man’s death released from jail; DA asks for more investigation
April 2, 2010 in print edition on 1B
The suspect arrested earlier this week in connection with a man’s death in the 800 block of Maine Street was released from the Douglas County Jail Friday pending further investigation, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said.
6:00 p.m.
Topeka residents Stan and Carla Soper shop for fresh lettuce on the opening day of the Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market in 2008. They brought along their two chihuahua dogs Millie, left, and Cassie. Farmer’s Market taking weekday market out of downtown
April 1, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence’s Farmers Market will expand outside of downtown with a new market at Sixth and Wakarusa this spring.

All stories

Fire chief pleased with department’s response to HazMat incident
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
The seriousness of Thursday afternoon’s accident at MagnaGro fertilizer plant, 600 E. 22nd, escalated quickly.
Cane molasses not dangerous except in tragic, specific confluence of circumstances
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
An ambulance pulling into Lawrence Memorial Hospital from the site of an industrial accident Thursday had to be quarantined for several hours, as officials from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical analyzed the substance that apparently had caused all the trouble.
Still no charges in two-county police chase earlier this week
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Shawnee County prosecutors said Friday they were still waiting on reports from the Kansas Highway Patrol before determining whether to file charges against a Douglas County man after a two-county high-speed chase on Tuesday.
Police find unloaded gun in LHS student’s car
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence police notified Lawrence High School administrators on Friday that officers during the lunch hour found an unloaded gun in a senior male student’s vehicle.
Developers planning $9.5 million, seven-story building for downtown Lawrence
04:23 p.m., April 2, 2010 Updated 04:51 p.m. in print edition on A1
Plans are in the works for a $9.5 million, seven-story, mixed-use downtown building that would rival the height of the U.S. Bank Tower.
Suspect in Lawrence man’s death released from jail; DA asks for more investigation
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
The suspect arrested earlier this week in connection with a man’s death in the 800 block of Maine Street was released from the Douglas County Jail Friday pending further investigation, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said.
Attorney General Six says Kansas will not challenge federal health care legislation
02:48 p.m., April 2, 2010 Updated 05:42 p.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas’ attorney general said Friday he won’t join colleagues in other states in challenging the new federal health care law because he believes their lawsuit has little chance of success.
After fire, KU Kappa Kappa Gamma women will spend weekend away from sorority house
02:21 p.m., April 2, 2010 Updated 05:32 p.m. in print edition on B2
Members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority living in their chapter house will spend the weekend elsewhere after smoke was detected in an upper floor room on Friday.
Morning storm takes roof off Bonner Springs church
April 2, 2010
A storm struck the Bonner Springs area Friday morning causing severe damage to a local building and knocking out power in some areas.
Lawrence man pleads guilty in October fatal hit-and-run that killed bicyclist
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A1
A 22-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty Friday morning to two charges related to an October hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a Lawrence woman who was riding a bicycle.
State officials consider new transportation plan as way to ease unemployment
12:04 p.m., April 2, 2010 Updated 04:50 p.m.
During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated a number of public projects to get the United States working again.
Power restored to most Douglas County customers, schools after storm
11:34 a.m., April 2, 2010 Updated 12:54 p.m.
About 750 customers in Douglas County are without power as of 11:15 a.m. Friday after the morning thunderstorm, according to Westar Energy’s Web site.
OSHA enters investigation into Thursday’s fatal industrial accident at MagnaGro
Authorities release names of those killed in Thursday’s MagnaGro industrial accident
11:21 a.m., April 2, 2010 Updated 05:45 p.m. in print edition on A1
In a release Friday morning, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical said the men were Roy Hillebert, 51, Eudora, and Brandon Price, 25, Lawrence.
Statehouse Live: Tea Party rallies at the Capitol
10:56 a.m., April 2, 2010 Updated 02:01 p.m.
The rally was part of a 43-city national tour of the Tea Party Express, which started in Nevada, and will end up in Washington D.C. on April 15.
Parkinson’s office won’t comment on whether governor has received threatening letter
April 2, 2010
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson’s office won’t say whether it has received a threatening letter like one sent to most of the nation’s governors.
Roeder turns sentencing hearing into forum to promote his views
April 2, 2010
A man who murdered one of the few U.S. doctors who performed late-term abortions used his sentencing hearing as a forum to espouse his views in an effort to justify his crime, arguing that he had chosen to obey “God’s law” to save babies.
Severe thunderstorms roll through northeast Kansas
All warnings in northeast Kansas have expired, but rains remain throughout morning
09:09 a.m., April 2, 2010 Updated 10:17 a.m.
A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Douglas County early Friday morning.
Underdog Butler a great story
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
Butler’s emergence as 2010 NCAA basketball champion would be one of the greatest underdog stories in college history, maybe sports in general. Go Bulldogs!
Society’s disconnect widens
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
It is spring glorious spring (da do ron ron ron da do ron ron) and our gallant president has rallied his fractious forces against wacko demagoguery, the crocuses are up, and birds are returning from the South, preferring to raise their children here in Minnesota where we pull our pants on one leg at a time and not all at once. Some people in Washington haven’t managed to get their pants on in years.
Obama insults traditional U.S. allies
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
What is it like to be a foreign ally of Barack Obama’s America? If you’re a Brit, your head is spinning. It’s not just the personal slights to Prime Minister Gordon Brown — the ridiculous 25-DVD gift, the five refusals before Brown was granted a one-on-one with The One.
Rec calendar
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Area sports for April 1, 2010.
Not without drama: KU baseball team holds off Texas A&M in Big 12 home opener
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
For the third time in three days, the Kansas University baseball team delivered a series of stirring previews only to have the featured presentation draw mixed reviews.
New CLAS dean to make $260,000
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
Danny Anderson, Kansas University’s next dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will make $260,000 yearly in his new post.
Dayton defeats North Carolina for NIT title
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Dayton denied last year’s national champs another title and took home one of its own for the first time in 42 years.
‘Miami Medical’ has few surprises
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B7
Can producer Jerry Bruckheimer (“CSI,” “Without a Trace,” “Cold Case,” “Amazing Race”) save the hospital drama?
Seabury Spring Sports Capsules
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B3
A look at spring sports at Seabury Academy.
Net Worth: Commonplace URLs reveal startling amount of wasted space
April 2, 2010 in print edition on C1
Back during my tenure at a regional alternative newspaper in the 1990s, the whole Internet bubble suddenly inflated. Thus, we went from not needing a Web site to needing one immediately.
Veritas Spring Sports Capsules
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B3
A look at spring sports a Veritas Christian School.
Pirates pick wrong boat to tangle with — U.S. Navy warship
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
The small gang of Somali pirates fired on an approaching ship, hoping their midnight attack would bring them millions in ransom. The ragtag bandits, though, had taken on far more than they could handle: a U.S. warship.
Foreigners blamed for vote fraud
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Hamid Karzai lashed out at the U.N. and international community Thursday, accusing them of interfering in last year’s fraud-tarnished presidential election and seeking to weaken his authority after parliament rejected his bid to expand his control over the country’s electoral institutions.
KU track’s Krechyk breaks school record
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B5
Kansas University sophomore Alena Krechyk owns the country’s top collegiate mark in the women’s hammer throw after her 64.57 m (211-10 feet) toss on Thursday at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
Ratings game: MPAA chief Glickman departs Hollywood
12:00 a.m., April 2, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on C1
Dan Glickman spent much of the last decade fighting pirates in Hollywood. But he did it from an office in Washington, D.C.
Hollywood: No betting on box office
April 2, 2010 in print edition on C3
Think you’re better than Hollywood at gauging whether an upcoming flick will be a box office bomb or sleeper hit? You could put money behind that under two proposals that movie studios are denouncing as legalized gambling.
Pump patrol
April 2, 2010
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.67 at several stations.
Unemployment claims post slight decrease
April 2, 2010 in print edition on C3
Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week as the economy moves closer to generating more jobs.
Students benefit from federal loan overhaul
April 2, 2010 in print edition on C3
Tucked inside the health care reform law is significant financial relief for the millions of students who borrow to obtain a higher education.
People in the news
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B7
People in the news for April 2, 2010.
Horoscope for April 2, 2010
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, willingly work with a key associate. The connection might be far more powerful than you realize. Understanding evolves. If this is your significant other, you will want more downtime together. If you are single, a foreigner or someone very different enters your life. You open up to a new way of thinking and acting. Sagittarius opens mental doors.
‘Modern Family’ gives iPad starring role
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B7
The iPad snagged a starring role in an episode of “Modern Family” on the brink of the tablet computer’s retail debut.
Alcohol threat
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
I was outraged by the recent J-W headline and the photo of a group of young women enjoying an outdoor beer party. There is no such thing as “responsible drinking”!
Library vote
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
We encourage the City Commission to authorize a public vote on library expansion. The demand is real; evident in increasing numbers of budding entrepreneurs, community groups and our neighbors and children who use the library.
Funding coordination
A centralized advisory board to consider all requests for social service funding from the city will be a positive step.
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
An advisory board that won Lawrence City Commission support this week has the potential to bring more fairness and efficiency to the process of distributing city funds to local social service programs.
LHS soccer rallies against Derby
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B3
Olivia Dykes scored three second-half goals, propelling the Lawrence High girls soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Derby in the first round of the Titan Classic on Thursday.
Veritas, Seabury golf behind schedule
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B3
Following a particularly inclement winter, a number of prep spring sports have been forced to deviate from their normal practice routines.
LHS freshman swimmer excelling early in season
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B3
Heather Cistola’s expectations entering her first season of high school swimming were rather modest: Have some fun, drop some times, see what happens.
FBI created ruse to arrest militia members
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A6
Five members of a Midwest Christian militia accused of conspiring to overthrow the government were lured to a warehouse to attend a phony memorial service so they would be unarmed when authorities arrested them, Michigan’s chief federal agent said Thursday.
Lawrence man reports speakers stolen
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Lawrence man reported Thursday the theft of personal items from the 900 block of Christie Court.
President of Haskell finalist for D.C. job
Federal official visits with university staff, students
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A3
Haskell Indian Nations University needs a full-time president, and questions about who should be leading the campus could begin to be answered as early as next week, a federal official said Thursday.
Cartels target Mexican army in brazen attacks
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
In a ratcheting up of tactics in a long, bloody war, drug cartel gunmen made seven especially brazen assaults on Mexican soldiers in one day this week, throwing up roadblocks near army garrisons and spraying checkpoints with automatic weapons fire.
A daily routine improves sleep quality
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
For older adults, keeping a daily routine may prevent insomnia and improve sleep quality, according to a new study.
2M eager for health care on parents’ plans
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
Congress voted to overhaul the health care system on a Sunday. On Monday, Patti Lawson e-mailed her employer’s human resources office to ask how soon she could get her 22-year-old daughter back on her health insurance.
New mileage rules: Pay more for cars, less at the pump
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
Drivers will have to pay more for cars and trucks, but they’ll save at the pump under tough new federal rules aimed at boosting mileage, cutting emissions and hastening the next generation of fuel-stingy hybrids and electric cars.
Proposed ninth-grade shift draws range of responses
April 2, 2010 in print edition on A1
Lawrence school board members heard a mix of support, questions and concerns from parents Thursday about moving ninth-graders into the district’s two high schools.
FSHS baseball cruises to 9-3 victory
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B4
Mike Lisher homered, Connor Stremel hit a pair of doubles, and Free State defeated Leavenworth, 9-3, on Thursday in high school baseball.
KU’s Collins honored as Wooden All-American
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B5
Kansas University senior Sherron Collins on Thursday was named to the 10-player John R. Wooden Award All-America team.
KU football players still learning the lingo
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
It’s hard for most of us to imagine how difficult life would be if, all of a sudden, our car became known as our microwave. But that’s exactly what the Kansas University football team has spent the first few days of spring drills trying to get used to.
LHS softball drops pair to SM East
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B4
Lawrence High outhit Shawnee Mission East in both games of a softball doubleheader Thursday, but dropped both contests, 4-2 and 5-0.
Lawrence baseball can’t keep early lead, falters, 9-1
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B4
Albert Minnis struck out nine batters in five innings, but the Lawrence High baseball team fell, 9-1, on Thursday to Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Diamondbacks defeat Royals
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer, Edwin Jackson pitched effectively into the sixth inning in his final spring tuneup, and an Arizona Diamondbacks split-squad beat the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, on Thursday.
Free State softball drops doubleheader to Olathe East
April 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
It didn’t take Lee Ice long to witness both sides of Sunflower League softball.
100 years ago: State wheat crop continues to increase
April 2, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 2, 1910: The Kansas wheat crop has increased 2.5 times in the past 35 years and is still growing — good news for of all of us. Kansas has become easily the greatest wheat-growing state in the nation and it is interesting that 30 percent of the world’s supply of wheat comes from the Western Hemisphere with Kansas in the forefront. .
25 years ago: Police warn of fraudulent phone offers
April 2, 2010
Local police warned against assisting any telephone callers who were offering an all-expense-paid trip if the call recipient would only “verify” his or her MasterCard number. Several citizens reported they already had been duped and were changing their card numbers to prevent fraud and loss.
40 years ago: City authorizes bonds for new library
April 2, 2010
The city commission authorized the sale of $3.4 million in general obligation bonds — $1.6 milion for a new library and nearly $1.8 million for street projects.