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Archive for Friday, April 9, 2010

Also from April 9

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, April 9, 2010 Free State baseball vs. Shawnee Mission Northwest
Podcasts
Polls
Has the weakened economy caused you to postpone or not seek medical treatment?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
55%
No
 
44%
Total 1319
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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…
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University sophomore Kimberley Self, of Topeka, left, visits with Christina Hixson, the sole executor of the Ernst F. Lied Foundation Trust, after a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at the Lied Center. Self was a recipient of a Christina M. Hixson Opportunity Award, a $5,000 annual scholarship for KU students with financial need. A $2.5 million gift from the Lied Foundation Trust will fund expansion of the Lied Center’s lobby, construction of an education pavilion and creation of additional office space and displays. KU celebrates facility expansion
April 9, 2010 in print edition on 1A
A soon-to-be expanding Lied Center provided the backdrop Thursday for Kansas University leaders to celebrate contributions to the effort.
10:00 a.m.
Alex Chavez, 8, gets wound up in a game of Twister Thursday at KU's Burge Union. Volunteers from the KU community are hoping to perform 100,000 hours of community service as a KU provost office initiative and as part of chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little's inauguration. Volunteers scramble to log 100,000 hours
April 9, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Six-year-old Sunny Lange spent a fun-filled hour Thursday with volunteers on Kansas University’s campus.
2:00 p.m.
Nancy O’Connor, nutrition educator and outreach coordinator at The Community Mercantile, center, discusses plans for a garden at West Junior High School with gardener Diane Wilson, Lecompton, left, and Lawrence farmer Dan Phelps on Tuesday on the east side of the school. New community garden sprouting at West Junior High School
April 8, 2010 in print edition on 3A
What began as a seed — or an idea — to have a school garden at West Junior High School has grown into a multifaceted project.
6:00 p.m.
Tech N9ne. Tech talk: We find out what’s sizzlin’ with Tech N9ne, Kansas City’s most infamous rapper
April 9, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Tech N9ne, while periodically accused of devil worship, will never be accused of lollygagging…

All stories

KU reliever Bochy undergoes Tommy John surgery
April 9, 2010
Kansas University junior baseball reliever Brett Bochy underwent Tommy John surgery on Friday, KU officials confirmed.
Many questions and at least one key skeptic make moving homeless shelter less than a done deal
Protest petition means 4 of 5 commissioners must approve plan
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
A close vote on the future of Lawrence’s homeless shelter is shaping up at Lawrence City Hall.
Brownback reacts to Justice Stevens’ retirement
April 9, 2010
He said he hoped Obama would consult with senators from both political parties before selecting a nominee.
South Kansas casino developer backs off only plan for development near Wichita
$25 million from deal had been figured in state budget
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
A developer abandoned plans Friday to build a state-owned casino south of Wichita and asked for its licensing fee back, creating a new problem for the state as it struggles with its budget.
Douglas County courts closed Friday because of state’s money problems
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
The wheels of justice came to a halt Friday as budget problems at the state level forced the Kansas Supreme Court to order the closure of courtrooms across the state.
KU geography professor helps bring Jayhawk cheer to soldiers deployed overseas
Packages helped boost troop morale, doctor says
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B8
When Kansas University geography professor Jerry Dobson heard word that troops overseas were looking for Jayhawk memorabilia, he decided to take some action.
Christina Hixson named life trustee of KU’s endowment association
Only two others have received designation
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Kansas University Endowment Association has named longtime KU benefactor Christina Hixson as a life trustee of the association.
Kansas’ leading gambling regulator steps down
April 9, 2010
The executive director of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission has stepped down.
KU prof reappointed to Kansas Health Policy Authority board
April 9, 2010
Kansas University associate professor Ray Davis has been reappointed to the board of the Kansas Health Policy Authority.
U.S. Supreme Court’s leading liberal to retire at summer’s end
09:47 a.m., April 9, 2010 Updated 10:57 a.m.
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court’s oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, is retiring. President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill.
Net Worth: Viral choral video traces roots to Lawrence encounter
April 9, 2010 in print edition on C1
What’s the hardest part about being in a musical group? Frequently, it’s trying to get everybody at the same place at the same time.
Rec calendar
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B5
Rec calendar for April 9, 2010.
The medium is ‘The Message’
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
The new series “The Message” (9 p.m., TLC) makes it official. Everyone in America is looking for somebody else, hoping to unburden themselves of a huge, tragic secret and to make some emotional connection. To get there we need a private investigator. And we must appear in public — on television, no less — and conduct our most sought-after and intimate conversation in front of an audience of millions. Or at least TLC hopes it’s millions.
Retired justice set to visit KU campus
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
Sandra Day O’Connor, retired associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, next week will visit the Kansas University School of Law.
Former endowment leader dies at 66
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
Jim Martin, who helped build the Kansas University Endowment Association into an organization with more than $1 billion in assets, died Thursday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Collins to learn Wooden fate today
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
The 2010 Wooden Award will be presented to Kansas University’s Sherron Collins, Ohio State’s Evan Turner, Kentucky’s John Wall, West Virginia’s Da’Sean Butler or Syracuse’s Wesley Johnson in a ceremony to be shown live on the CBS College Sports Network Internet site at 5:30 p.m. CDT today.
Commanding general gauges state of military
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
Through electronic warfare, military officials have been able to thwart improvised explosive devices. But electronic warfare also comes with challenges, said Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., who assumed duties as commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth in early March.
Tech talk: We find out what’s sizzlin’ with Tech N9ne, Kansas City’s most infamous rapper
April 9, 2010 in print edition on C1
Tech N9ne, while periodically accused of devil worship, will never be accused of lollygagging…
KU celebrates facility expansion
Lied Center called a ‘people investment’
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
A soon-to-be expanding Lied Center provided the backdrop Thursday for Kansas University leaders to celebrate contributions to the effort.
Prosecutors: Pelosi feared for family
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
The man charged with threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was so livid over the health care overhaul that he made at least 48 calls to her offices and homes, leading the Democrat to fear that her family might be in danger, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Missouri names coach
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
Missouri hired Robin Pingeton of Illinois State as its new women’s basketball coach, pledging to spend more money in hopes of turning around a struggling program in the talent-rich Big 12.
Willis effective against Royals
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
He walked the first batter on four pitches. Would Dontrelle Willis’ 10-month struggle to recover from social anxiety and chronic wildness blow up in his face the first time out?
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
Ex-Kansas University receiver Dezmon Briscoe worked out for his hometown team Monday, when the Dallas Cowboys hosted their annual “Dallas Day” at Cowboys Stadium.
Woods back, better than ever
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
Tiger Woods played like the last five months never happened.
KU dance marathon to benefit children
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B8
Kansas University is having a dance marathon Saturday for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Winfrey plans nighttime show on her network
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
Calling her new venture “the network built on great intentions,” Oprah Winfrey says her sleeves are rolled up to make the Oprah Winfrey Network “all that I know it can be.”
‘Jersey Shore’ headed back to New Jersey
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
“Jersey Shore” without New Jersey? Forgetaboutit.
Sex Pistols’ former manager McLaren dies
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
The former manager of the Sex Pistols and one of the seminal figures of the punk rock era, Malcolm McLaren, died Thursday, his son said. He was 64.
Senate is next stop for arms deal
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
President Barack Obama predicted on Thursday that enough Republicans will support his arms control treaty with Russia to win Senate approval by the end of the year.
Horoscope for April 9, 2010
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, you simply know what works and what pleases others. Still, an element of discomfort follows you with partnerships in general. If you are single, you could meet someone who knocks your socks off. Wait at least a year before committing. If you are attached, a newfound empathy emerges. Aquarius understands you.
Volunteers scramble to log 100,000 hours
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
Six-year-old Sunny Lange spent a fun-filled hour Thursday with volunteers on Kansas University’s campus.
Opposition says it will rule for 6 months
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Consolidating their victory after a bloody uprising, opposition leaders declared Thursday they would hold power in Kyrgyzstan for six months and assured the U.S. it can keep a strategic air base here — at least for now.
Geithner China visit may spur currency shift
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s surprise visit Thursday to China yielded no immediate change in China’s currency policy. But analysts predicted the Obama administration’s efforts to mend frayed relations will result in a currency change, possibly within weeks.
IEDs in Afghanistan double in past year
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
The number of crude roadside bombs in Afghanistan has doubled in the past year, prompting U.S. officials to rush billions of dollars of new protective gear to troops and double the number of road-clearing teams.
Diplomat was headed to meet jailed terrorist
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Qatari diplomat was on his way to an official visit with an imprisoned al-Qaida sleeper agent when he touched off a bomb scare by slipping into an airline bathroom for a smoke, officials said Thursday as the diplomat prepared to leave the U.S.
Crews prepare desperate rescue effort at W.Va. mine
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Crews prepared early Friday to pump nitrogen into a coal mine where an explosion killed 25 in a bid to flush dangerous gases out and allow anxious rescuers to reach up to four survivors.
Tea party edges GOP 2012 hopefuls right
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
The tea party’s demands for ideological purity have caught some GOP presidential hopefuls off guard, forcing them to awkwardly defend past decisions as they watch hard-right rivals gain ground.
Pump patrol
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.67 at several stations.
Lawrence man reports power tools stolen
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Lawrence man reported Wednesday the theft of power tools from the 2900 block of Stratford Court.
CrimeStoppers tip leads to solving cases
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
An anonymous tip to Douglas County CrimeStoppers tips line has led to two cold cases being solved.
Obama picks Atkinson for bioethics panel
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
President Barack Obama on Thursday announced his intention to appoint Kansas University’s Barbara Atkinson to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
Chancellor’s Inauguration
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
Events associated with the inauguration of Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little:
ECKAN to dole out food in Lawrence, Eudora
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to people who previously have signed up for commodities.
J-W writer wins award
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B4
Journal-World sports writer Dugan Arnett won first place in the breaking-news category of the Associated Press Sports Editors awards.
Aquahawks auditioning swimmers Tuesday
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B4
The Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Club is hosting a new swimmer clinic from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Lawrence High softball drops twinbill
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B4
Lawrence High dropped a softball doubleheader to Olathe Northwest on Thursday, 3-0 and 12-0.
Four Firebirds sign to play in college
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B4
Four Free State High athletes signed letters of intent Thursday to compete at the collegiate level.
FSHS soccer comes up short
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B4
Roughly 15 minutes after the Free State High girls soccer team dropped a 2-0 contest to Olathe Northwest on Thursday, most of the crowd already had cleared out.
LHS baseball wins in new home
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B4
It might have come a couple weeks late, but Lawrence High’s baseball team rolled out its new state-of-the-art facility in style Thursday night.
Despite wildness, FSHS baseball wins
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
Cody Kukuk probably tied an all-time baseball record Thursday night. Kukuk walked four Shawnee Mission Northwest batters in one inning, yet the Cougars didn’t score, and Free State High hung on for a 2-0 home-opening victory.
Tables, railings, KU in ’11
April 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
Two technical aspects of college basketball keep bugging me as speculation broadens about next season and how Kansas fits into the 2011 Big 12 picture.
Promising project
If parking plans pass city muster, a new mixed-use development at Ninth and New Hampshire streets could be a positive addition to downtown Lawrence.
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
There are a number of positive aspects to a seven-story, mixed-use building being proposed for the southwest corner of Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
The redemptive power of work
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
I think of myself as conservative and that’s why it was so irritating last Sunday in church when we were instructed to cry out gladly on cue, “He is risen indeed, Alleluia,” and so I did not. An invasion of privacy, and when the trumpets blared, trying to goose us into jubilation, I wished we could roll the rock back over the tomb with them inside it. I don’t do jubilation on command, and I don’t grin just because a photographer tells me to.
New nuclear policy ‘strategically loopy’
April 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
Nuclear doctrine consists of thinking the unthinkable. It involves making threats and promising retaliation that is cruel and destructive beyond imagining. But it has its purpose: to prevent war in the first place.