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KU spring football practice for April 5 Memorial Stadium's new video board Mendel Tiechtel's first haircut The day in photos, April 5, 2010 Feng shui with Betsy Forcade
Do you support the city of Lawrence closing Eighth Street between Mass. and N.H streets for block parties and other events?

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Which school do you want to win the national title?

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Duke does it, in 61-59 thriller over Butler
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
The too-perfect basketball story with the too-perfect ending is still available on DVD. The real celebration for the new national champion — that’s taking place on Tobacco Road.
Operations at MagnaGro to continue following accident
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
MagnaGro International, where two men died last week in an industrial accident, will continue to operate, manager and owner Raymond Sawyer said.
Fundraising chief for Kansas Athletics resigns as reviews of operations continue
05:42 p.m., April 5, 2010 Updated 06:15 p.m. in print edition on A1
Ben Kirtland, the man in charge of all fundraising for Kansas Athletics Inc., resigned Monday as an independent review continues into operations of the KU Ticket Office and Williams Educational Fund, and after federal law enforcement began looking into potential illegalities regarding ticket sales.
Dale Willey gets reprieve and will keep his Cadillac dealership
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
Dale Willey Automotive will be able to enter its fifth decade of selling Cadillacs in Lawrence, a prospect that had been less-than-certain until he received the good news by FedEx last week.
Outside group looking to bring ‘college carnival’ to Eighth Street downtown
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
A South Carolina-based marketing company is seeking to close down Eighth Street from Massachusetts to New Hampshire streets on April 19 for a “college carnival.”
Private schools holding steady as public district faces mounting budget pressure
Academies, church schools anticipate increased enrollment
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
As Kansas public school districts grapple with cuts due to the state budget deficit, leaders of Lawrence’s private schools say they are thankful for support and growing enrollment heading into next year.
Legislature’s previous attempt to force AG to file lawsuit was costly for state
House to consider ordering A.G. to file suit against health reform
04:11 p.m., April 5, 2010 Updated 06:05 p.m. in print edition on A3
The last time the Kansas House ordered the attorney general’s office to file a lawsuit, the matter cost the state $53,000 and the issue was quickly dismissed in court.
Street repairs to begin on Bob Billings Parkway; 31st Street work planned next week
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
Crews are expected to start fixing sections of pavement on Bob Billings Parkway once the rain stops, said Chuck Soules, the city’s director of public works.
One dies, two injured in motorcycle-car accident on Kansas Turnpike
01:50 p.m., April 5, 2010 Updated 04:21 p.m. in print edition on A3
The driver of a motorcycle involved in a Sunday night’s car and motorcycle wreck in the eastbound lanes of the Kansas Turnpike near the west Lawrence exit has died, his wife said Monday afternoon.
State’s continuing budget crunch means more late payments to school districts
April 5, 2010
Kansas has delayed some of its monthly aid payments to public schools for the sixth consecutive month.
Kansas budget situation actually improves with better-than-expected March tax revenues
10:49 a.m., April 5, 2010 Updated 12:43 p.m. in print edition on B10
Kansas’ projected budget shortfall shrank on Monday, and officials said they hoped it was a sign that state finances are stabilizing after months of disappointing tax collections.
Statehouse Live: Local unemployment rate decreases
April 5, 2010
The Douglas County jobless rate fell from 5.9 percent in January to 5.6 percent in February, the report said.
Truck accident closes part of Highway 59; road now open
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
Sgt. Steve Lewis said the accident occurred when a northbound car driven by a 19-year-old drifted into the southbound lane of the highway, forcing the semitruck driver to take quick action.
Fort Leavenworth to honor foreign officer graduates
April 5, 2010
Two more names are being added to the list of distinguished international graduates of the Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.
Tea Party in Kansas a loose, intentionally unorganized group
April 5, 2010
Don’t call Chris Tawney or Chuck Henderson leaders of the Flint Hills Tea Party.
Severe thunderstorm watch expires
Round of severe storms dump rain, small hail on area
06:39 a.m., April 5, 2010 Updated 12:40 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch will be in effect for Douglas County until noon on Monday. The watch also covers all adjacent counties and most of northeast Kansas.
East meets Midwest: Lawrence artists start indie publishing company inspired by Japanese comic books
April 5, 2010
Despite the global success of films adapted from comic books, comics in the U.S. have yet to break out of the ghetto of escapist children’s entertainment…
Clothing swap needs a few good women
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
100 Good Women is hosting a Women’s Clothing Exchange from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 11, at Steve’s Place, 1111 E. 1400 Road.
Bulldogs’ Howard questionable
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
Butler center Matt Howard was held out of Sunday’s practice and could miss Monday night’s NCAA championship game with a concussion.
Youkilis powers BoSox to 9-7 win
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B5
Kevin Youkilis scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball after his third extra-base hit, and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees, 9-7, in the major-league opener Sunday night.
Kansas women’s golf 9th at Ole Miss
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
Meghan Gockel fired a 1-over-par 73 in the final round to help Kansas University’s women’s golf team to a ninth-place finish at the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate Sunday. Kansas recorded a third-round score of 305 to bring its final score to 910 in its final event of the regular season.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
Incoming Kansas University freshman guard Royce Woolridge scored 22 points off 9-of-14 shooting in the United States’ 67-66 loss to France on Sunday at the Schweitzer Games in Mannheim, Germany.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
The second week of Kansas University’s spring football practices begins today, and, if Week Two is anything like the opener, coach Turner Gill figures to be a happy man.
UConn stays perfect, eliminates Bears
Stanford’s Ogwumike overwhelms Oklahoma with 38 points in 73-66 victory
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B2
As soon as Connecticut was challenged, Maya Moore and the Huskies showed exactly why they’ve won 77 games in a row.
Water bills go up in down economy as usage drops
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B10
The grim economy is hitting some consumers in the wallet in yet another way: their water bills.
Web chats point to al-Qaida links
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B10
It plays out like any ordinary chat between friends on Yahoo Messenger, but the subject matter is chilling: “thekiller” is looking to mesh his Indonesian militant network more deeply with al-Qaida in its Pakistani heartland.
Suicide attackers kill at least 30
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A10
Suicide attackers detonated three car bombs near diplomatic missions in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 30 people and wounding scores, security officials said.
‘Runaway Squad’ shows grim reality
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A9
Former New York City cops with tough hides, hearts of gold and stomachs for bottomless cups of coffee have formed the “Runaway Squad” (9 p.m., A&E). And they “star” in the new docudrama dedicated to opening viewers’ eyes to the million-plus kids who run away from home each year.
‘Titans’ battles to No. 1 with $61M
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A9
The gods of Mount Olympus are the new rulers of the weekend box office.
Easter hats shine in NYC
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A9
Rosemary Ponzo came to the Easter parade decked out as Judy Garland in a lavish black tulle hat with hot pink ostrich features in tribute to the actress, who immortalized the outlandish Easter bonnet display in a 1948 movie opposite Fred Astaire.
Horoscope for April 5, 2010
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, patience pays off when dealing with bosses, associates and those in your community. You generally have good reasons for your decisions. Be willing to express them more often in order to back up your ideas. If you are single, you easily could meet someone through work or while out and about. If you are attached, the two of you need to do more together out on the town. Capricorn pushes you into the limelight.
100 years ago: Local officer nabs two at once
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
The students who were campaigning for rugby to replace American football at the university admit to disappointment but agree to go along with the other students and the athletic board.
40 years ago: School board considering teacher raises
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
A suggestion of a base salary increase of $300 for teachers in Lawrence School District 497 was to be considered by the school board.
25 years ago: Governor vetoes school finance bill
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
Gov. John Carlin vetoed a school finance bill crafted by the Republican majority, leaving GOP legislative leaders the option of developing something more acceptable to the Democratic governor or letting local school property taxes soar by as much as $82 million the coming fall.
Slanted facts
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
In the past, there has been scandal in the Catholic church of which we are rightly ashamed. However, the recent smear campaign against Pope Benedict is entirely an invention of the media. Here are the facts I gleaned from online sites for National Catholic Register and New Advent.
Caring volunteers
A little time and effort is a great gift to the community.
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
A gift of time can be more important — and perhaps even more meaningful — than a gift of money.
Market move
Congratulations to local farmers’ market organizers for looking at new ways to serve both vendors and customers.
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
Moving Thursday’s Lawrence Farmers’ Market to a west Lawrence location is a great marketing move, as well as a nice piece of community outreach.
Effort to use camera to catch speeders stalls
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A5
The first city in Missouri to install a camera to ticket speeding drivers has put the plan on hold amid pending legislation that could affect the program.
Historic landmark restored
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
A northeast Kansas landmark has undergone a $1 million renovation and is now home to city offices and historical exhibits from around Brown County, including a nearly half-century old mural.
Mission woman taken to hospital after accident
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Mission woman was taken to an area hospital Sunday after being involved in a two-vehicle accident on the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence.
Survivor finds teachable moment in cancer
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
If you met Ginger Hamm, you wouldn’t be able to tell she’s had struggles in her life.
Salvaging ship from Barrier Reef could take weeks
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
A salvage team could take weeks to remove a grounded coal-carrying ship from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, where it is leaking oil in a pristine marine environment, a state leader said today.
Report: 2nd suicide bomber was teacher
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
The second Moscow suicide bomber may have been a 28-year-old school teacher from the southern province of Dagestan, a Russian newspaper reported Sunday, quoting the woman’s father as saying he recognized her in a photograph.
Jail sentence upheld for U.K. kissing couple
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Dubai appeals court on Sunday upheld a one-month prison sentence for a British couple convicted of kissing in a restaurant.
Space shuttle fuels for predawn launch
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
NASA fueled Discovery late Sunday for a predawn launch to the International Space Station, one of the last few shuttle flights.
White House: Job rebound will be slow
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Buoyed by good news on the jobs front, the White House claimed credit Sunday for reversing the downward economic spiral while bracing out-of-work Americans for a slow recovery.
Dozens of miners freed in ‘miracle’
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Dozens of Chinese miners were pulled out alive after being trapped for more than a week in a flooded coal mine, sparking cheers among the hundreds of rescue workers who had raced to save them and almost given up hope.
Breast-feeding can save lives, money
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.
Eagles trade McNabb to Redskins
QB sent to Washington for pair of draft picks
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B2
Donovan McNabb is changing uniforms and staying in the NFC East.
Finalists Duke, Butler not all that different after all
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Yes, it’s a matchup pitting a cute bulldog against a devil, America’s favorite underdog against the team people love to hate. Dig a little deeper, though, and basketball fans might see two programs, the Butler Bulldogs and Duke Blue Devils, who come from almost the same place.
Several stars on mend for today’s openers
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B5
Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is on the list. So are Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets. Houston Astros first baseman Lance Berkman, Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street and Seattle Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee are right there, too.
Hot pants in vogue, briefly
April 5, 2010
Runway shows for spring 2010 are emphatic about one thing: Shorts are called shorts for a reason.
Look for home decor that wows instead of whispers
April 5, 2010
In its new spring collection, CB2 has a brilliant orange wool area rug emblazoned with the phrase “Keep Calm and Carry On.”
Magazine rewrites rules on ‘bad’ foods
Cooking Light reports chicken skin and other no-nos aren’t that bad for you
April 5, 2010
Chicken skin: It’s the new health food. That may sound like a nutrition columnist’s idea of an April Fools’ Day joke. But the April issue of Cooking Light, a leading U.S. cooking magazine, makes the case that a bit of chicken skin now and then won’t hurt you and can even supply some healthful fat.
Tips to tune out negative energy
April 5, 2010
Lately we have noticed an increase in the number of clients experiencing extremely difficult times. We have also noticed an increase in the number of clients who report family members having more difficult times.
Lifetime crush: George Brett
April 5, 2010
Nothing ushers in spring quite like the Royals home opener. And no one is more Royal than George Brett.
(Almost) Free trade: Swaptree, similar sites sustainable way to get entertainment fix
April 5, 2010
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure; or, in the case of Swaptree users, one man’s copy of “Memoirs of a Geisha” is another man’s second-hand gift for his wife on her birthday.
Sushi chef kicks off Art is Zen month
April 5, 2010
Internationally recognized chef instructor Tatsu Miyazaki is coming to Lawrence to help kick off the Lawrence Art Guild’s Art is Zen events.
Vatican’s Easter celebration infused with defense of pope
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A10
It was the Catholic calendar’s holiest moment — the Mass celebrating the resurrection of Christ. But with Pope Benedict XVI accused of failing to protect children from abusive priests, Easter Sunday also was a high-profile opportunity to play defense.
Parkinson emboldened by prospects in 3rd District
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
With news that Democrat Stephene Moore may run to replace her husband, retiring U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, the Democratic Party defense of the 3rd District has intensified.
Transportation plan may drive recovery
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated a number of public projects to get the United States working again.
Force of nature
Stormwater runoff wreaks havoc around town
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
Every time it rains, Jean Dutcher feels like she’s being robbed.
Tonganoxie teen learns to live again
Year has passed since medical gas accident changed a high school student’s plans for future
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
As he sits at the drum set during music class at the Kansas State School for the Blind in Kansas City, Kan., Austin Stone continues to settle into his daily routine.
What’s the rush? What makes Henry NBA-ready if Rush wasn’t?
April 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Why is Xavier Henry ready for the NBA if Brandon Rush was not after his freshman season?
A Free State classic: Downtown brewery shares its legendary Cheddar Ale Soup recipe
April 5, 2010
“Comfort food in a bowl”….“nectar of the gods”….“my go-to all year long”…this is how appreciative patrons describe the Cheddar Ale Soup from Free State Brewing Company.
Fiscal Fitness: Build your emergency savings
April 5, 2010
Although a majority of families have some sort of short-term savings for emergencies, these accounts are often utilized as deferred spending accounts.
First haircut: Youngster’s milestone takes special meaning in Judaism
April 5, 2010
A child’s first haircut is definitely one worth documenting: barbershop photo or video and maybe even a lock of hair for a keepsake. But for Mendel Tiechtel, his first haircut is a party.
Microwaves scary, but safe
April 5, 2010
In 1977, as part of a unit on radiation, my eighth-grade physical science teacher, Mrs. Alderson, warned us that no good could come of microwaves.
A senior’s citizen: Donna Bell devotes career to helping elderly
April 5, 2010
“The senior service industry has changed a great deal in the last 20 years,” says Donna Bell, 50, director of public relations at Brandon Woods.
Russia’s troubled past stymies progress
April 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
Margaret MacMillan is the warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford. She is a historian. She is the great granddaughter of David Lloyd George. And in her recent book, “Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History,” she quotes a recent Russian aphorism: “These days we live in a country with an unpredictable past.”
House in order: Local feng shui practitioners say ancient practice delivers harmonious results
April 5, 2010
With her divorce several years behind her, Genevieve Hangen was ready to give love another chance. But not, necessarily, by leaving it to chance.
Leash pointers
April 5, 2010
There are about as many leash varieties as there are dog breeds.
Update an old lamp with new socket assembly
April 5, 2010
Replacing a lamp socket assembly is an easy way to extend the life of an old light fixture.
Book takes playful approach to kids’ food
April 5, 2010
Tired of books that tell you how to hide the broccoli in a pan of brownies? Need a fresh approach to making healthy food fun for the kids? Check out “Bean Appetit.”