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Archive for Saturday, April 3, 2010

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Roy Hillebert, left, and Brandon Price died Thursday in an industrial accident at MagnaGro International. Men killed at MagnaGro: One a ‘hero,’ other was Iraq vet, loving son
April 3, 2010 in print edition on 4A
One was a young Iraq War veteran. The other, a family man, with four grandchildren.
10:00 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. Fire chief pleased with department’s response to HazMat incident
April 2, 2010 in print edition on 4A
The seriousness of Thursday afternoon’s accident at MagnaGro fertilizer plant, 600 E. 22nd, escalated quickly.
2:00 p.m.
An architectural rendering of a proposed seven-story building from the perspective of Ninth and New Hampshire Streets. Developers planning $9.5 million, seven-story building for downtown Lawrence
4:23 p.m., April 2, 2010 Updated 4:51 p.m. in print edition on 1A
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.
6:00 p.m.
Bob Flannery, left, Joe Flannery and Dorothy Flannery in front of 2325 Mass., circa 1955. Sunday best: Relaxing the dress code for worship
April 3, 2010 in print edition on 1D
Dorothy Harvey remembers when it wasn’t Sunday without a hat, long white gloves and the most beautiful dress in the closet. Every Sunday meant dressing to the nines, even if it meant sitting in a packed, sweltering church long before the days of air conditioning.

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Two cars involved in injury accident
April 3, 2010
Two cars were involved in an injury accident at 19th and Haskell late Saturday night.
Butler does it - again - and will play for title
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C1
Kansas — gone. Kentucky — gone. Syracuse — gone. Little Butler — still going. How’s that for a Hollywood hoops script? Call it “Hoosiers,” the sequel.
Collins tallies another honor
KU guard named first team Consensus All-American; Aldrich tapped second team
03:06 p.m., April 3, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on C1
Kansas University senior guard Sherron Collins on Saturday was named a 2010 NCAA Consensus All-American, the Jayhawks’ first since Wayne Simien back in 2005.
Police searching for armed robbery suspect
April 3, 2010
Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred early Saturday morning in the 600 block of Wisconsin Street.
KU softball blanked by Longhorns
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C8
Sometimes all you can do is look on the bright side. “Defensively, we made plays,” Megan Smith said. “That’s a positive.”
Rangers’ Wilson baffles Royals
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C2
Texas Rangers closer-turned-starter C.J. Wilson threw five no-hit innings with four strikeouts in the left-hander’s final spring training tuneup Friday night to help Texas beat the Kansas City Royals, 2-1, at Rangers Ballpark.
Flag-desecration case set for trial
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B8
Another Nebraska judge has refused to dismiss the flag-desecration charge against a Kansas woman.
KU sophomore wins Goldwater award
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B3
Since high school, Kevin Song said he’s always had an interest in science and trying to figure out some of the world’s unanswered problems.
4 women soon to be in space at same time — most ever
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
Space is about to have a female population explosion.
Pope’s preacher: Sex abuse claims akin to anti-Semitism
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
At a solemn Good Friday service, Pope Benedict XVI’s personal preacher likened the tide of allegations that the pontiff has covered up sex abuse cases to the “more shameful aspects of anti-Semitism.” But within hours, facing a storm of criticism at the comparison, the Vatican felt it necessary to distance the pope from the preacher’s remarks.
Cafeteria worker stuck in dumbwaiter for hours
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
A cafeteria worker at an eastern Pennsylvania university was accidentally pulled into a narrow shaft connecting floors and trapped for two hours before being rescued.
2nd American woman charged in terror case
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
Federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges Friday against a pregnant American woman in the so-called Jihad Jane case. The two American women are accused of plotting online to attend a terror training camp.
FBI: Letters to govs may stir violence
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
The FBI is warning police across the country that an anti-government group’s call to remove governors from office could provoke violence.
Rescuers enter mine where 153 trapped
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
The first group of rescuers and divers entered a flooded Chinese mine where 153 workers have been trapped for almost a week today, while no further signs of life came from underground since tapping was heard the previous day.
Landslides kill 28, leave 25 others missing
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
Landslides caused by heavy rains have hit two towns in northeastern Peru, killing at least 28 people and leaving 25 others missing, regional officials said Friday. At least 54 people were injured.
’Dynasty’ oil tycoon Forsythe dies
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B5
John Forsythe, the handsome, smooth-voiced actor who made his fortune as the scheming oil tycoon in TV’s “Dynasty” and the voice of the leader of “Charlie’s Angels,” has died after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 92.
Friend: James wants to save marriage
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B5
Jesse James is a “a broken man” and is hoping that rehab and some privacy will help him recover and save his marriage to Sandra Bullock, his friend and attorney said.
The basketball play’s the thing in ’Guru of Go’
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B5
From “The Blind Side” to “Hoosiers,” sports movies often remind us that real events can seem more incredible than fiction, and that some stories and characters might seem simply too good, too sentimental or too far-fetched if they weren’t already true. Add the sports documentary “Guru of Go” (3 p.m. Saturday, ABC) to that list of films.
Horoscope for April 3, 2010
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B5
You have unusually high energy this year. If you are focused, you can accomplish nearly anything. Detach and look at the big picture. If you are single, you could meet someone quite unusual. Doors open as you learn more about a different lifestyle. If you are attached, the two of you need to detach from right and wrong in discussions. Sagittarius always presents a different view.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C4
Kansas senior guard Sherron Collins on Friday was named the winner of the inaugural Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award, as presented by collegeinsider.com.
Ex-KU soccer player signs pro contract
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C8
Former Kansas University soccer player Estelle Johnson signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Independence of the Women’s Professional Soccer league on Friday.
Coach K: ‘Doodle’ in paper not funny
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C5
The Indianapolis Star newspaper has apologized to Duke University after some of Friday’s editions included an illustration of coach Mike Krzyzewski with horns and a target drawn on his head.
KU iPhone app brings campus to fingertips
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B2
Kansas University has made it a little easier to keep up with what’s happening on campus while on the go.
Watkins museum receives $3,350 grant
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B2
Lawrence’s Watkins Community Museum of History has received a $3,350 grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.
Lawrence man reports property stolen
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 64-year-old Lawrence man reported Wednesday the theft of personal property from the 800 block of Second Street.
Hamas signals it wants to keep Gaza quiet
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A7
Gaza’s Hamas rulers indicated Friday they were trying to keep attacks on Israel in check, in an apparent attempt to keep a recent spate of violence from spiraling into open conflict.
Red tape idles aid trucks at Haiti’s border
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A7
After six days of waiting at Haiti’s border, Mario Polanco was losing patience with the red tape holding up his truck full of earthquake relief supplies.
1 subway bomber was 17-year-old widow
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A7
The image is striking: a sultry teenager, partly veiled, in the embrace of a bearded man — both grasping handguns.
Ex-prime minister wins unlikely Shiite support
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A7
When the coalition led by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki narrowly lost at the polls, he raised the prospect that he could pull ahead by gaining the support of other Shiite-dominated alliances. Since then the largest of those groups have been reaching out — but not to him.
8 Christian militia members ordered held until trial
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A6
A federal magistrate judge Friday locked up eight members of a Michigan militia group pending trial on charges that they conspired to overthrow the U.S. government.
Parents try making Easter a little healthier
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A6
When she was growing up, Jen Kitchen’s Easter baskets were “always, always, always” brimming with candy — the foil eggs, the jelly beans nestled in synthetic grass, the sturdy chocolate rabbit.
Obama’s 1st pitch to mark 100-year ritual
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A6
One hundred years ago this month, a rotund right-hander, President William Howard Taft, started a baseball tradition by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington season opener. On Monday, the Nationals turn to a svelte southpaw, President Barack Obama, to make his Nationals Park debut.
It’s not Rudolph, but dang is he cute
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A5
With wobbly legs but no red nose, the first of 19 expected reindeer calves has been born at an Alaska farm that’s the only reindeer research facility in North America.
Feds: Homes with Chinese drywall must be gutted
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A5
Thousands of U.S. homes tainted by Chinese drywall should be gutted, according to new guidelines released Friday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Study finds lack of training in cosmetic surgery marketplace
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A5
Cosmetic procedures like Botox, facial fillers and liposuction are big money-makers for physicians. Not surprisingly, doctors other than plastic surgeons and dermatologists also offer cosmetic treatments. According to a new study, nearly 40 percent of doctors offering liposuction in Southern California had no specific surgical training.
Study shows U.S. refineries have bad safety record
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A5
U.S. oil refineries have an ongoing problem with accidents that turn deadly, losing four times as much money from such incidents than refineries in the rest of the world, according to an insurance company report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
Thousands of vets missing out on better benefits
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
Only a fraction of wounded veterans who could get better benefits have applied in the two years since Congress, acting on concerns the military was cutting costs by downplaying injuries, ordered the Pentagon to review disputed claims.
Government to help get coverage for uninsured
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Obama administration sought Friday to show voters concrete benefits from the new health care law, taking steps to provide insurance coverage to people with pre-existing health conditions.
Ban lifted: Pilots can now take depression medicine
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
The government is lifting a 70-year-old ban on letting pilots fly while on antidepressants, citing improvements in the drugs and an unforeseen side effect of the restriction: Depressed pilots kept flying but just kept their conditions secret.
Economy adds jobs at fastest pace in 3 years
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
The nation added jobs at the fastest pace in three years last month as factories, stores, hospitals and the census all brought workers on board — the surest sign yet that the worst employment market in a generation has finally snapped back.
Free land can’t save small towns
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B8
For leaders of this town on the Great Plains, the plan seemed brilliant.
April: Sexual abuse awareness month
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B4
In Kansas, sexual assault affects about 3,000 women and 900 men each year.
Theme park founder sentenced to 5 years
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B4
The founder of a defunct Wichita-area theme park has been sentenced to five years in prison for defrauding investors.
Parkinson mum on threatening letters
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B4
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.
Iowa becomes gay marriage destination
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B4
The state Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage has created something unprecedented over the past year: Iowa as a wedding destination.
KU track’s Finley dominates in discus
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C8
Kansas freshman Mason Finley earned the fifth-best mark in the country on Friday in the men’s discus with a toss of 58.22 m (191 feet) at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
Pump patrol
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.67 at several stations.
KU women’s golf tied for seventh
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C8
Senior Emily Powers and junior Meghna Bal fired even-par rounds of 72 and the Kansas women’s golf team sat in a tie for seventh place Friday after day one at the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate.
KU’s loss of momentum spurs concerns for the future
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B1
For the past three or four years, this writer has expressed his concerns about Kansas University’s state of health. KU enjoys a proud history and, in its glory years, was looked upon as one of the nation’s outstanding state-aided universities.
Five-time Olympic medalist to compete at Relays
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C8
Veronica Campbell Brown, known as one of the greatest Caribbean sprinters of all-time, will run at the Kansas Relays in the 200-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay on April 17.
Future KU softball signee cracks ESPN’s top 25
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C8
ESPNU released its top 25 softball recruiting class on Friday and Kansas signee Laura Vickers cracked the list at No. 18.
KU’s Self assesses Final 4 matchups
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who worked as a studio analyst for CBS last weekend in New York, has studied Final Four participants Butler, Michigan State, Duke and West Virginia extensively. His expert opinion on the field after watching it perform in the Elite Eight?
Butler becoming toast of Final Four in Indy
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C1
They’ve snarled traffic, made cheesy mustaches fashionable and drawn a bigger crowd for practice than their fabled fieldhouse can hold. One of the players even got asked to prom.
Coach K, Huggins to clash at Final Four
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C1
On one bench, there’s Bob Huggins, a coach who has dealt with an NCAA investigation, suffered a heart attack, been arrested for DUI, endured the stain of a zero-percent graduation rate and the tumult of two contentious job changes.
KU baseball baffled by reliever in 6-4 loss to A&M
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C1
Well, they did it again. Except this time they didn’t quite do it.
Quiet confidence: Bochy, no longer an understudy, maturing into elite closer
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C1
The metal bat makes more than a wretched ping of a sound that triggers a craving for the music that is wood smacking cowhide. The metal bat also makes cowards out of pitchers. It keeps them from coming inside, thereby letting hitters crowd the plate.
4-H News
April 3, 2010 in print edition on D4
4-H news for April 3, 2010.
Around and about
April 3, 2010 in print edition on D3
Around and about for April 3, 2010.
Scouting news
April 3, 2010 in print edition on D3
Scouting news for April 3, 2010.
Iraqi trade group visits Topeka
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B4
A delegation of Iraqi business officials has paid a visit to Topeka to discuss potential trade opportunities with Kansas.
Royals hurting at third base
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C2
The Kansas City Royals are running out of third basemen.
Woods hurt himself, not the game
April 3, 2010 in print edition on C2
The azaleas will be in bloom as usual, because there are people who make sure of it at Augusta National. As a bonus this year, Jack and Arnie will reunite on the first tee.
Men killed at MagnaGro: One a ‘hero,’ other was Iraq vet, loving son
April 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
One was a young Iraq War veteran. The other, a family man, with four grandchildren.
Club news
April 3, 2010 in print edition on D4
Club news for April 3, 2010.
Sad situation
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
How sad. Not only did Douglas Fleming (“Suspect in slaying expected in court,” Journal-World, April 2) lend a hand to help and hire a homeless person, but he may have been able to save his own life if only he had had health insurance. How very sad.
Punt the plastic
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
Plastic does not break down. Paper bags will break down, but that is a lot of trees.
Gingrich sounds like a candidate
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
Sitting in his spacious Washington, D.C., office on K Street, the leader of the last Republican revolution, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, ponders the future and likes what he sees. The intensity and commitment by the tea partiers to “throw the bums” out, seems to him as strong as the 1994 revolution that swept Democrats from power and gave Republicans an opportunity Gingrich readily admits they squandered.
Public weary of partisan D.C. battles
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
While terrorist bombs were blowing up in the Moscow subway, Washington, D.C., was enjoying a week of unusual peace and quiet. Congress was in recess and the tumult and shouting were blessedly muted.
Bipartisanship
There is an “unprecedented” divide in Washington and Barack Obama occupies the office that can alter it.
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
Jimmy Carter doubtless has many regrets about his one-term presidency even though his record as a private citizen since then has polished his legacy. His performance was not as bad as many critics contend and it was nowhere near as good as his closest associates believe.
Health spending plan is irresponsible
April 3, 2010 in print edition on B7
The Obama administration has sobering news about the federal government’s propensity to spend more than it collects in tax receipts (http://www.whitehouse.gov). During 2010, the administration projects spending of $3.7 trillion, tax receipts of $2.2 trillion, and a whopping $1.5 trillion deficit.
Faith Forum: Is praying for a March Madness win proper or greedy?
April 3, 2010 in print edition on D1
Reverends Shaun LePage and Josh Longbottom discuss whether praying for a March Madness win is proper or greedy.
Sunday best: Relaxing the dress code for worship
April 3, 2010 in print edition on D1
Dorothy Harvey remembers when it wasn’t Sunday without a hat, long white gloves and the most beautiful dress in the closet. Every Sunday meant dressing to the nines, even if it meant sitting in a packed, sweltering church long before the days of air conditioning.