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Independent Kansas gubernatorial candidate arrested on charges of battery
April 17, 2010
A Kansas gubernatorial candidate has been arrested over an alleged altercation at a recent tea party event in central Kansas.
Josh Selby chooses Kansas
As expected, Doron Lamb chooses Kentucky
07:30 p.m., April 17, 2010 Updated 08:39 p.m.
Josh Selby, the No. 4 ranked basketball senior according to Rivals.com, will be attending Kansas University next year.
Running on faith: The Half-Marathon for the Master promotes being spiritually and physically active
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D1
Everett Ledbetter was taken aback by how formerly obese and sickly contestants on NBC’s hit weight-loss show, “The Biggest Loser,” were able to finish a 26.2-mile marathon just months after stepping into a gym…
No clarity offered on U.S. adoptions freeze
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A7
Russian and U.S. officials gave birthday gifts Friday to the 8-year-old boy who was returned to Russia by his adoptive American mother, as Russia sent conflicting signals about whether all adoptions to the United States were now suspended.
Police ties to Roethlisberger questioned
April 17, 2010 in print edition on C2
Pennsylvania state police say a trooper with Ben Roethlisberger the night he was accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old college student in a Georgia nightclub is subject to the department’s code of conduct whether he was working for the Steelers quarterback or along as a friend.
Greinke falls short of 2009 form
April 17, 2010 in print edition on C2
With their middle relief in shambles, the Kansas City Royals need Zack Greinke to be almost perfect to have a chance to win these days. Too bad for them that he hasn’t looked anything like his Cy Young-winning self early this season.
Rough week for LHS soccer ends in third shutout
April 17, 2010 in print edition on C3
How bad a stretch has it been for Lawrence High’s girls soccer team?
Events recall fire at Kansas Union
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B3
Tuesday will mark the 40th anniversary of the Kansas Union fire.
Forum to address seniors’ health care
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B3
Ageism in the health care debate will be the topic of a spring community forum sponsored by the Douglas County Coalition on Aging next week.
Couple booked into jail for aggravated assault, domestic battery
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B2
A Lawrence woman and her husband were arrested in the 2400 block of Brett Drive early Friday morning.
2 arrested in auto burglary case
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police arrested two men Friday morning who were suspected of breaking into cars near Ninth and Louisiana streets.
2-year-old boy unfazed by pending brain surgery
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B2
Kade Swepston stood on the bathroom counter, admiring his hair in the mirror. The smiling 2-year-old appeared pleased with his spiked-do that was growing taller by the day.
UFL calls first minister
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D8
For the first time in its 53-year history the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence has called its first “settled” minister. The church, 1263 N. 1100 Road, voted Sunday to call the Rev. Jill Jarvis, previously the church’s consulting minister to half-time settled ministry.
Man who flipped off cop receives $4,000
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B8
An Overland Park man who flashed an obscene gesture at an Olathe police officer after getting a ticket is getting rewarded for his behavior.
No major violations in Topeka Zoo report
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B8
Federal inspectors have cited the Topeka Zoo for eight noncompliance issues but no major violations.
Restraining order dissolved in Missouri judicial dispute
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Missouri judge on Friday dissolved a temporary restraining order against a political action committee run by a former state Supreme Court judge in a dispute over efforts to change the way judges are chosen.
Applegate engaged to rocker boyfriend
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D7
Christina Applegate is engaged to marry musician Martyn Lenoble.
Lawsuit against Harrelson dismissed
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D7
Court records show a lawsuit filed by a former TMZ photographer who accused Woody Harrelson of attacking him has been dismissed.
Singer pleads not guilty to drug charge
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D7
A member of the pop group Girlicious has pleaded not guilty in Southern California to possession of cocaine with the intent to sell.
Danny Glover, 11 others arrested in Md.
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D7
Actor Danny Glover and 11 others have been arrested during a labor union protest at the Maryland headquarters of a food service company.
Who? Promising new ‘Doctor’ returns to save the world
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D7
“Doctor Who” (8 p.m., today, BBC America) returns with a new Doctor. Matt Smith takes over the role as the time traveling world-saver and becomes the 11th actor in the title role of the long-playing series.
Horoscope for April 17, 2010
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D7
This year, many opportunities come your way. Try not to be too ambitious. By this time next year, you will have begun another life and luck cycle. If you are single, check out a new person with care. As much as there is an attraction, there also could be an element of elusiveness or unavailability. If you are attached, the two of you will gain through more open communication and perhaps some old-fashioned dating. Gemini makes you laugh.
Voters split on whether Obama deserves 2nd term
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A5
Barack Obama isn’t even halfway through his term as the nation’s 44th president, but the latest Gallup poll released Friday shows that registered voters are about evenly divided over whether he deserves another.
Obama’s expansion of gay rights draws tepid praise
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A5
President Barack Obama’s move to grant same-sex partners full visitation rights in hospitals is the latest example of his making concessions to liberals without getting too far ahead of public opinion
Toyota to recall 600K Sienna minivans
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it was recalling 600,000 Sienna minivans sold in the United States to address potential rusting spare tire cables that could break and create a road hazard in the latest safety problem to strike the beleaguered automaker.
Concealed weapons without permit allowed
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Favoring the constitutional right to bear arms over others’ concerns about gun safety, Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill making Arizona the third state allowing people to carry a concealed weapon without requiring a permit.
Serious problems found at mines since blast
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Federal inspectors have found more than 60 serious safety violations at Massey Energy operations since the explosion that killed 29 miners, adding to fallout from the disaster that includes a wrongful death lawsuit by one of the men’s widows.
Obama asks businesses to support climate bill
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama wants business leaders to push Congress to pass long-stalled climate legislation awaiting action in the Senate.
What’s news today SEC files fraud charges against Goldman Sachs
Agency accuses Wall Street bank of defrauding investors
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges against Goldman Sachs on Friday, alleging that the famously successful but vilified Wall Street bank sold investors a subprime-mortgage investment that was secretly designed to lose value.
Check it out: Some libraries offer ways to avoid fines
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Twelve-year-old Audrey Conner owed about $7 in fines to the Salt Lake City public library system, but the voracious reader was a little short.
Report sees increase in campus violence
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A4
Targeted college campus violence, from serious assaults to the mass shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, is up sharply over the last two decades.
Spanish helicopter crashes, 4 killed
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Four soldiers died in the fiery crash of a Spanish military helicopter Friday in the rugged mountains of eastern Haiti, the United Nations said.
Obama urges part of bank bill be dropped
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
In the face of stiff GOP opposition, Obama administration officials want Senate Democrats to purge a $50 billion fund for dismantling “too big to fail” banks from legislation that aims to protect against a new financial crisis. Republicans contend the provision would simply continue government bailouts of Wall Street.
Army chief takes charge of restoring order in Thailand
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A7
Thailand’s prime minister talked tough and handed more law and order powers to the army after security forces were humiliated when an anti-government protest leader escaped a police raid by clambering down a rope from a hotel balcony in broad daylight with the help of supporters.
Problem pets boss owners around
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A1
Angie Best-Boss has tried changing litter boxes, types of litter, brands of litter. But something has gone terribly wrong with Tiger.
Budget deficit grows deeper
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A1
The lines deepened Friday between those wanting a tax increase and those wanting more cuts as a new revenue estimate revealed a $510 million state budget hole and a shaky economy.
College football taunting rule excessive
April 17, 2010 in print edition on C2
As if college football’s beleaguered referees didn’t have enough to worry about, soon they’ll be pressed into service as talent judges, too.
Oregon to talk to Anderson
April 17, 2010
One year after signing a seven-year contract extension at Missouri, Mike Anderson is talking with Oregon about its head coaching job.
FSHS, Anderson excel in distance events
April 17, 2010 in print edition on C1
Free State track and field coach Steve Heffernan knew sophomore distance runner Kain Anderson was on the verge of a breakout performance.
Counterfeit goods worth $1M seized
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B5
Investigators have seized more than $1 million in counterfeit merchandise and a large sum of cash from a St. Louis home.
Judge OKs KKK event at historic site
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B5
A federal judge has ruled that a Ku Klux Klan splinter group cannot be barred from holding an event today at a Missouri historic site — a site where one of the state’s biggest Civil War battles took place.
River City gem: Free State’s Kukuk strikes out 10 in complete-game shutout
April 17, 2010 in print edition on C1
Players and coaches on the Free State High baseball team admitted they’d like to see more of a spark from their offense this season. The way Cody Kukuk pitched on Friday, however, the Firebirds could have bunted every time they stepped to the batters box and still had a chance to win.
KU tennis falls
April 17, 2010 in print edition on C6
Kansas freshman Victoria Khanevskaya won her third consecutive singles match in Big 12 play, but it was not enough as the KU tennis team lost to Oklahoma State, 6-1, on Friday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
KU-MU baseball tickets on sale
April 17, 2010 in print edition on C6
The Kansas City Royals have announced ticket prices for the baseball game between Kansas and Missouri on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
As hope almost lost, dog was found
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B6
Bob and Tammy Young of Overland started a high-tech search when their sheltie Sophie ran away in December, but an old-fashioned dog tag is what reunited them nearly three months later.
K-State students map sin across U.S.
Some of the 7 Deadly Sins harder to track than others
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B6
America’s newest authorities on sin — an unassuming quartet of post-graduate geography students at (gasp!) Kansas State University — couldn’t exactly consult a road map before striking out on their path to unexpected fame and/or notoriety.
Obama’s asteroid goal tougher, riskier than moon
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A6
Landing a man on the moon was a towering achievement. Now the president has given NASA an even harder job, one with a certain Hollywood quality: sending astronauts to an asteroid, a giant speeding rock, just 15 years from now.
Rolling Stone rolls out online subscriptions
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B4
For the first time Rolling Stone is inviting its readers on the long, strange trip though the magazine’s 43-year archive, putting complete digital replicas online along with the latest edition. But you’ll have to pay to see it all.
Housing construction points to recovery
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B4
There were more signs of a moderate housing recovery Friday as the government reported an increase in construction and building permits.
Pentagon could scuttle giant wind-farm plan
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B4
One of the Obama administration’s prime initiatives — the development of sources of alternative energy to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil, create American jobs and combat climate change — is being undermined by the Defense Department. The department is threatening to scuttle what promises to be the world’s largest wind farm in eastern Oregon, arguing that the giant turbines could interfere with the Air Force’s radar detection system.
Cruel bullying
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B7
I read with great sadness the story of Phoebe Prince, the Massachusetts teen who hanged herself after being subjected to a torrent of cruel bullying. It dredged up my own memories of being bullied as a youth. I like to think that bullying made me a better person. I befriend the friendless. I stick up for people who are being picked on. I taught my daughter to treat everyone with kindness, and she is a beautiful person.
Pump patrol
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.73 at several stations.
Man gets 7 years for August robbery
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for his role in an August robbery.
FDIC leader to give Dole Lecture
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
One of the key regulators responsible for overseeing the health of the U.S. banking system will be speaking at Kansas University on Monday.
New leaders vow to prosecute ex-president
April 17, 2010 in print edition on E6
With the tremors of Kyrgyzstan’s violent revolution subsiding, the country’s provisional leader said Friday that her government will push for an international probe of the former president, who has fled the country.
New stamps to honor movie cowboy heroes
April 17, 2010 in print edition on E6
Back in the days when there were good guys and bad guys and it was easy to tell the difference, some of the most beloved heroes were movie cowboys.
Petty actions seek to downplay success of former KBA chair
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
“Petty” is an adjective defined as “small-minded,” “small in nature,” “mean or ungenerous,” “jealous” and/or “inferior.”
The heat goes on: March was warmest on record
April 17, 2010 in print edition on E6
And the heat goes on.
Pakistan sets new probe in Bhutto killing after report
April 17, 2010 in print edition on E6
Pakistan’s government said Friday that it would revive its criminal investigation into the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto after a U.N. report blamed the former military-led government of Pervez Musharraf for failing to provide adequate security for her.
7 top spring furniture trends
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D5
Welcome, spring. We’ve anxiously awaited your return.
Military news
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D3
Military news for April 17, 2010.
Club news
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D3
Club news for April 17, 2010.
Around and about
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D3
Around and about for April 17, 2010
Wedding couple boldly goes where no one has gone before
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D8
The bride wore a burnt umber Uhura number, and the groom turned out in tasteful Vulcan blue. Standing at the threshold between the perpetual darkness of deep space and the perpetual light of deep love, Nancy Kerr and Kyle Sessions, of Berkeley, Calif., said “I do” last Saturday in a “Star Trek” wedding at San Jose’s Tech Museum.
Are a healthy faith and a healthy body related?
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D1
Reverends Jeff Barclay and Nate Rovenstine discuss the relation of a healthy faith and a healthy body.
FCE News
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D3
FCE news for April 17, 2010.
LHS baseball falls in 12 innings
Topeka Hayden wins marathon game, 7-5
April 17, 2010 in print edition on C1
It was a battle to see what team could last the longest. Call it an Ironman match.
Local trial lawyer defends profession’s role
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B7
There is a myth out there that has been perpetuated and promoted for years by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the health care industry, the Republican Party and now the tea party groups, that all that ails this country is primarily caused by the “trial lawyers.” They want to pin the tag on the “trial lawyers” as being, as George W. Bush would say, “evil doers” as if the equivalent of the “Scarlet Letter.” Well, I am one of those “trial lawyers” and I wear that label as a badge of honor.
KU baseball’s rally falls short at Nebraska
April 17, 2010 in print edition on C6
Kansas senior Robby Price and junior Jimmy Waters hit late home runs, but it was too little too late.
Alcohol-awareness gathering honors memory of KU students
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B3
The alcohol-related deaths of two Kansas University students in March and April of 2009 were remembered Friday night at an event designed to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself.
GOP blasts liberal court nominee
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A5
Senate Republicans fiercely criticized President Barack Obama’s choice for a seat on a San Francisco-based federal appellate court Friday, in an intensifying test of his ability to install an unabashed liberal.
Flight disruptions in Europe get even worse
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
Thick drifts of volcanic ash blanketed parts of rural Iceland on Friday as a vast, invisible plume of grit drifted over Europe, emptying the skies of planes and sending hundreds of thousands in search of hotel rooms, train tickets or rental cars.
Dust cloud casts gloom over interwoven world
Volcanic ash affects life in several continents
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
A cloud of ash hovered over Europe on Friday, casting a pall over an interwoven world.
Monks, government workers seek life after earthquakes
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A7
Tibetan monks in crimson robes dug through earthquake rubble alongside government rescue workers, a startling image for a Chinese region long strained by suspicion and unrest.
Pole vaulter continues Northern Iowa success
April 17, 2010 in print edition on C1
Northern Iowa assistant track coach Jacob Pauli decided against driving a university van from Cedar Falls to Lawrence for the 2010 Kansas Relays.
Ex-Blackwater president indicted
April 17, 2010 in print edition on A6
The former president of Blackwater Worldwide was charged Friday with using straw purchases to stockpile automatic weapons at the security firm and filing false documents to cover up gifts given to the king of Jordan.
Mexico drug cartels empty border towns
April 17, 2010 in print edition on E6
The 14-year-old boy tied a few mattresses and a bedstead to the family pickup truck. He went back into his single-story yellow house for the cat, and chained up the gate. Then he drove off with his family, who were abandoning home, jobs, school and country.
Flood insurance stoppage hits thousands
April 17, 2010 in print edition on E6
Many people trying to buy a house with a riverfront view were up a creek the past few weeks because of the temporary shutdown of the federal program that provides flood insurance.
Thoughtful gifts show appreciation for bridesmaids
April 17, 2010 in print edition on D5
Being a bridesmaid is meant to be an honor but it’s often a big demand.
Jayhawk cheer
April 17, 2010 in print edition on B7
Thanks very much for the article on Jayhawks in Afghanistan (Journal-World, April 9). Our daughter-in-law, Maj. Nicole Dobson, a medical doctor in the U.S. Army, served last year as director of the intensive care unit at Bagram Airbase Hospital. She sent out the call for Jayhawks, and we passed it to friends who sent lots of paraphernalia.