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12:00 a.m.
Natalya Lowther, owner and operator of Pinwheel Farm, bottle-feeds a day-old lamb. Lowther is currently juggling her duties on the farm in North Lawrence with her job as a T Bus driver but would eventually like to devote all of her work hours to the farm. Betting the farm: Lawrence farmer works double-time to realize her dream
April 7, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Natalya Lowther is living her dream. She has a 12-acre farm with sheep, vegetables and a stable of young, enthusiastic, wannabe farmers to help her with her myriad of chores…
6:00 a.m.
Austin Stone, who was injured in a medical gas accident during a 2009 dental procedure, is now a student at the Kansas State School for the Blind. The City of Lawrence has agreed to pay $50,000 as part of a settlement with Stone's family. 19-year-old who suffered brain damage during dental procedure files lawsuit
April 7, 2010 in print edition on 1A
A 19-year-old Tonganoxie man who suffered brain damage during a dental procedure in Lawrence has filed a lawsuit seeking damages.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Xavier Henry has an emotional moment alongside his brother C.J. Henry, left, during a press conference in which Xavier declared his intention to enter the NBA draft, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. An emotional exit: Teary-eyed Xavier Henry declares for 2010 NBA Draft
10:23 a.m., April 7, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
Kansas University freshman Xavier Henry declared for the NBA Draft during an emotional press conference Wednesday afternoon.
2:00 p.m.
Ryann Newkirk, 3, chooses from a selection of books she has pulled from the shelves as she, her mother, Nealy Newkirk, and 8-month-old brother Nicholas visit the children’s room of the Lawrence Public Library on Tuesday. Library officials have requested that the city put a library expansion project on the November ballot. Among the areas included within the expansion and renovation plans are the children’s room, the computer area and public meeting rooms. Downtown merchants group supports library expansion, still mulling $18 million cost
April 7, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Deciding to support an expansion of the Lawrence Public Library in downtown was easy for a host of downtown merchants Wednesday morning.
6:00 p.m.
The Topeka Depot of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, where Fred Harvey took over the second-floor lunchroom in early 1876. Harvey Houses on the prairie: How a Kansas man pioneered the hospitality industry
April 8, 2010 in print edition on 6A
Little-known fact: Lawrence was at the epicenter of a revolution in global capitalism…

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Lawrence, Douglas County team up to hire sustainability coordinator
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
When Eileen Horn saw the job description for a new city-county sustainability coordinator position, the Lawrence resident said she could have written it, describing her ideal job.
KU will go ahead with project to improve Potter Lake
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A5
Kansas University will spend $125,000 to dredge Potter Lake, a project that will help preserve a campus icon.
New community garden sprouting at West Junior High School
Garden taking root at junior high
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
What began as a seed — or an idea — to have a school garden at West Junior High School has grown into a multifaceted project.
Retired Supreme Court justice to visit KU
April 8, 2010
Sandra Day O’Connor, retired associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, next week will visit the Kansas University School of Law.
Lawrence School Board to consider boundary change to move Kennedy students to New York
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence school administrators have proposed a boundary change to shift more Kennedy School students into New York School for next year to make room for early childhood students at Kennedy.
The Runaways’ a solid but uninsightful biopic
April 8, 2010
“The Runaways,” chronicling the rise and fall of Joan Jett’s first band, easily could have degenerated into a movie-length music video, with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning merely glam-rock poseurs…
Lawrence police arrest two people downtown after vehicle stopped and searched
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B8
Lawrence police officers arrested two people and issued one citation following a car stop in downtown Lawrence Wednesday afternoon.
Lawrence man faces federal charge for failing to register as sex offender
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
A 45-year-old Lawrence man has been charged in federal court with failing to register as a sex offender.
Danielle McCray selected 7th in WNBA Draft by Connecticut Sun
02:53 p.m., April 8, 2010 Updated 03:08 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas University senior Danielle McCray was selected seventh overall by the Connecticut Sun in the Thursday’s WNBA Draft.
Parkinson signs into law requirement of safety education for social workers
02:11 p.m., April 8, 2010 Updated 04:43 p.m. in print edition on B8
Nearly six years ago, social worker Teri Zenner was brutally slain while visiting a 17-year-old client.
New video board at Memorial Stadium to be ready for spring events
01:58 p.m., April 8, 2010 Updated 03:16 p.m. in print edition on A1
A new, state-of-the-art video board being installed at Memorial Stadium is expedted to be ready for both the Kansas Relays and the KU football program’s Spring Game later this month.
Kansas Supreme Court denies petition in lawsuit over social service cuts
01:15 p.m., April 8, 2010 Updated 04:45 p.m. in print edition on A1
The state Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block budget-balancing cuts that have left Kansans with disabilities on waiting lists for services.
Parkinson has until next week to decide what to do with abortion legislation
April 8, 2010
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson has another week to decide whether he’ll veto a bill that rewrites a state law regulating late-term abortions.
Five named to KU’s Women’s Hall of Fame
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A5
Kansas University’s Women’s Hall of Fame has five new inductees.
Statehouse Live: Wind energy group says nation, Kansas made progress in 2009
April 8, 2010
The U.S. wind energy industry installed enough wind power in 2009 to power the equivalent of 2.4 million homes, the report said.
More Kansas voters choosing to register as a member of no political party
April 8, 2010
With seven months before the general election, the percentage of unaffiliated voters in Kansas is rising, continuing a slow 10-year trend.
Two important budget forecasts coming next week
April 8, 2010
Kansas officials and university economists plan to issue two important financial forecasts next week.
2010 setting up to be a deadly year for fires in Kansas
08:14 a.m., April 8, 2010 Updated 10:22 a.m.
Kansas State Fire Marshal Dan McLaughlin says this could be one of the deadliest fire years in the state’s recent history.
Offshoot campuses gaining popularity
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B7
During the past several years, colleges in northeast Kansas have extended beyond their primary campuses to reach broader audiences in Lawrence or Kansas City.
KU guides students in job trends, social media
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B7
It’s hard to predict the future, but in 2001, an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics tried. Daniel Hecker said the jobs with the biggest growth in employment in 2010 would be in the computer and medical sector, especially software developers. Now it’s here, and he’s a bit off.
To upswing or not to upswing: Lawrence business owners cautiously anticipate economic recovery
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B4
For 27 years, Kevin Fredrickson of Lawrence’s Eagle Trailer Co. has been manufacturing the trailers that keep Midwest contractors rolling. Now, he’s hoping economic recovery will keep his business rolling.
Commuting more commonplace in uncertain job climate
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B5
Spending 40 minutes in the car each morning and then again each evening might not be optimal, but for Steve Devore it’s a necessary path to success.
Health industry, environment, sales good areas to seek new jobs
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
Kevin Craig is hopeful more unemployed people will find jobs with the start of the new year. Craig is a managing partner of Global Recruiters of Lawrence, which helps employers find candidates for open positions, and job seekers attain employment throughout the United States. He’s witnessed the effects of a 10 percent national unemployment rate at the end of 2009.
Local businesses re-create themselves amid tough economy
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
As the economy plods along, local businesses have been taking a hard look at their business models with an eye toward reinvention.
Take a pass
Attorney General Steve Six has presented some strong, practical reasons why he thinks Kansas should bypass litigation on the federal health care act.
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A8
In announcing his intention last week not to pursue litigation concerning the recently passed federal health care act, Kansas Attorney General Steve Six said, “my decision is based strictly on law, not politics.”
Opposition says it leads Kyrgystan after uprising
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
An opposition coalition in Kyrgyzstan said it has formed an interim government that will rule the turbulent Central Asian nation for six months.
Man gets death for murdering 8 children
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Chinese court has sentenced a former medical worker to death for the stabbing murders of eight schoolchildren a little more than two weeks ago.
Pain from torrent falls heavily on slums
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Rodrigo de Almeira had dug for 15 hours through mud and debris, and he looked like it. Auburn mud covered his head, his ripped shirt, his torn jeans and his rubber sandals.
Mortgage rates jump, homebuyers scramble
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
The era of record-low mortgage rates is over.
Obama heads to Prague to sign arms deal
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama is taking the first major step in his push toward a nuclear-free world, returning to Prague to sign the kind of arms-reduction treaty with Russia unseen for nearly two decades.
Scientists developing lung cancer test
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Scientists may have found a way to tell which smokers are at highest risk of developing lung cancer: measuring a telltale genetic change inside their windpipes.
Gas levels drop at mine; crews may start search
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Two days after the worst U.S. mining disaster in a generation, rescue crews were called to the Upper Big Branch coal mine late Wednesday to prepare to descend underground and search for possible survivors of the explosion that killed 25.
FSHS softball drops pair
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Free State High softball team dropped a pair of games against Shawnee Mission East, 6-2 and 3-1, on Wednesday.
Five Kentucky players declare for NBA Draft
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
Freshman All-Americans John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins are among five Kentucky players who have declared for the NBA Draft.
More than 6 years given for shooting
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A10
A Dodge City man was sentenced to just more than six years in prison for a shooting that inflamed racial tensions in the area.
No evidence of abuse found at Topeka site
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A10
The Kansas Attorney General’s Office says an investigation found no evidence of abuse or neglect at a Topeka juvenile correctional facility.
Governor pondering Wichita-area casino
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A10
A spokesman says Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson will decide soon whether to give a state board additional time to consider a proposed casino south of Wichita. Spokesman Seth Bundy said Wednesday said Parkinson plans to make a decision by early next week.
Stephenson to enter draft
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
Cincinnati freshman Lance Stephenson is entering the NBA Draft.
Jones takes crack at Zodiac killer
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A9
Some murders are more memorable than others. Thousands of killings take place each year. And not all of them are on CBS. But some become legendary and inspire an entire cottage industry of investigators, authors and conspiracy theorists.
People in the news
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for April 8, 2010.
Resident to serve on disabilities council
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence resident James Bart was appointed last week to the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities by Gov. Mark Parkinson.
Kansas softball swept by Missouri
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B3
On the positive side for the Kansas University softball team, Amanda Jobe and Mariah Montgomery hit home runs on Wednesday.
Two arrested after brandishing knife
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
Two Lawrence men were arrested Wednesday afternoon on charges of aggravated assault.
Xavier seemed torn
12:00 a.m., April 8, 2010 Updated 08:53 a.m. in print edition on B1
Ever get an image that creeps into your mind and you can’t keep it from coming back to haunt you? That’s what happened to me Wednesday while Xavier Henry, between tears, eventually got around to saying he’s going to the NBA.
100 years ago: Local business looking to move
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 8, 1910: “Lawrence must do everything possible to keep the Bell Brothers music business here. They are getting promises to move to many other cities and they are so valuable there must be local retention.
C.J. Henry expected back at KU
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University freshman walk-on guard C.J. Henry declined comment on his future on Wednesday.
25 years ago: Landfill turned into nature area
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A8
A former local landfill was being returned to life as a nature area. The 201-acre refuge was four miles northwest of Lawrence near Highway 59.
Bids sought for Douglas County road construction
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Douglas County commissioners agreed Wednesday to seek bids for a planned $2.9 million project to resurface and add paved shoulders along County Road 1023/458, from Stull to County Road 1.
Judge seeks Mental Health Court for youngsters before she retires
Judge Jean Shepherd stepping down from bench on Jan. 11
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Judge Jean Shepherd is retiring effective Jan. 11, but before leaving the bench, she’s intent on finishing a job she started two years ago.
Pump patrol
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.67 at several stations.
Praeger warns of insurance scams
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger warns Kansans, especially older adults, to be on the lookout for fake insurance policies.
Our Town Sports
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B4
Van Reichert and Conrad Roberts each carded a four-over 76 in Sunday’s Jayhawk Golf Club tournament at Alvamar.
Harvey Houses on the prairie: How a Kansas man pioneered the hospitality industry
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A6
Little-known fact: Lawrence was at the epicenter of a revolution in global capitalism…
Royals rally in 11th, trump Tigers
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
Just when it looked as if another great effort from a Royals starting pitcher was going to be wasted again, Alberto Callaspo came through.
New system to tighten tax preparer rules
April 8, 2010 in print edition on C3
The Internal Revenue Service has issued proposed guidelines in an effort to keep track of the estimated 1.2 million paid tax return preparers.
Don’t wait for unemployment to start networking
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B3
Every other Friday, Megan Poindexter and about 20 other Lawrence businesswomen get together to talk about their professions.
Upsizing a dream: Lawrence residents take risks to find their second career
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
When thinking of a career change, switching employers or jobs within an industry might come to mind. But these Lawrence residents have completely reinvented their careers — some have switched in and out of the health industry, one is a baker, and one is back in graduate school.
Horoscope for April 8, 2010
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, often you will choose to be with your friends. You also could become far more civic-minded, and get involved in an important cause. Be careful not to spread yourself too thin. If you are single, a new relationship could come through a friend. If you are attached, the two of you need to have a solid friendship as well. You can count on Aquarius.
40 years ago: Chamber of Commerce speaker named
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A8
Dan DeLuce, assistant general manager of the Associated Press in New York, was named the May 5 Lawrence Chamber of Commerce speaker.
KU baseball triumphs over Creighton
April 8, 2010 in print edition on B3
Tony Thompson’s RBI double in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Kansas University baseball team to a 5-4 triumph over Creighton on Wednesday at Rosenblatt Stadium.
Auto bailouts may be working too well
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A8
The times truly are out of joint when the most important IPO — initial public offering — of 2010 could come from what was American capitalism’s iconic corporation for most of its 102 years. Andrew Bary, writing in Barron’s, says General Motors “may go public in the second half of this year, and its stock market value could top $50 billion, more than Ford’s $40 billion.”
‘Christian terrorism’ is a jarring, but accurate, term
April 8, 2010 in print edition on A8
A few words about Christian terrorism. And I suppose the first words should be about “those” words: “Christian terrorism.” The term will seem jarring to those who’ve grown comfortable regarding terrorism as something exclusive to Islam.
Payday lenders defend policies amid backlash
April 8, 2010 in print edition on C3
When Jeffrey Smith needed some quick cash to pay a medical bill, he turned to a payday loan store near his home outside Phoenix.
Easter adds new life to retail sales
April 8, 2010 in print edition on C3
Shoppers are finally coming out of hibernation.