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Archive for Sunday, April 18, 2010

Also from April 18

Births
Blog entries
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, April 18, 2010 Earth Day parade, April 17, 2010
Polls
How many years do you believe Josh Selby will stay at Kansas?

Poll results

Response Percent
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53%
1
 
32%
3
 
9%
4
 
4%
Total 3076
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence school board members from left, Scott Morgan, Vanessa Sanburn, Marlene Merrill, Mary Loveland, Bob Byers, Mark Bradford and Rich Minder. As many as 30 Lawrence teachers may not get new contracts for next school year
April 16, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence school district administrators on Friday said they expected to not offer contracts next year to up to 30 teachers once they finish evaluating $4.6 million in cuts and staffing needs at schools.
6:00 a.m.
Josh Selby, right, gives his mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, a hug on the court following the Jordan Brand Classic. Selby announced that he would play basketball at Kansas University on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Kansas-bound: With help from mom, Josh Selby makes it to KU
April 18, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Josh Selby committed to Kansas University on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in front of hundreds of thousands of fans on ESPN2. He’s the country’s fourth-ranked player according to Rivals.com, and that ranking might move up. Most fans know him as the 6-foot-3 guard with mad hops and nearly unlimited shooting range. His mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, says there’s something much more impressive about Selby than his basketball skills, though.
10:00 a.m.
Steve Haddock is pictured next to the grave of his mother, Barbara Haddock, who in 1992 was murdered at their Overland Park home. Haddock’s father, Ken Haddock, was convicted of the murder. Steve has always believed in his father’s innocence and says that new DNA evidence should release him from prison. Fighting for their father
April 18, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Steve Haddock visits the grave of his mother, Barbara, a few times a year at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lenexa. The plot next to Barbara is reserved for Steve’s father, Ken.
2:00 p.m.
Army SPC. David Conway II, a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School, talks about the events leading up to his injury from an improvised explosive device on July 12, 2009, while serving in Iraq. Iraq veteran carefully plans his next steps
April 18, 2010 in print edition on 1B
A printout of X-ray film from last year showing a nail lodged in his left foot and a certificate noting his Bronze Star sit a few feet away from Army Spc. David Conway II, as he leans back in a recliner at his grandparents’ house in east Lawrence.
6:00 p.m.
Richard Renner, Lawrence, works to get his Recycle Cycle ready to roll for the Earth Day parade. The parade route ended in South Park, where a festival continued throughout the afternoon. As eco-celebration marks 40th year, efforts on going green gaining ground
April 18, 2010 in print edition on 1B
In a full-body frog costume complete with crown and red bow, Jack Leipzig drove down Massachusetts Street in a 1981 Yamaha Scooter throwing out candy as he went.
6:00 p.m.
The survey is in: What you think of the J-W comics
April 18, 2010 in print edition on 1D
In an online and mail-in survey, 1,083 Journal-World readers told us just how much they love their comics. That’s the most popular survey in recent memory, besting even our Oscars contest by a wide margin…

All stories

KU announces signing of Selby
Jayhawks happy to add No. 4-ranked player in Class of 2010
April 18, 2010
KU coach Bill Self on Sunday announced the signing of Josh Selby to a letter-of-intent.
Kansas Marathon results
April 18, 2010
The following are the results from Sunday’s Kansas Marathon in Lawrence:
Multi-vehicle accident backs up Turnpike traffic for miles near Lawrence
01:49 p.m., April 18, 2010 Updated 03:10 p.m. in print edition on A4
A multiple vehicle accident in the westbound lanes of the Kansas Turnpike near the West Lawrence exit has traffic backed up for miles.
Kansas-bound: With help from mom, Josh Selby makes it to KU
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C1
Josh Selby committed to Kansas University on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in front of hundreds of thousands of fans on ESPN2. He’s the country’s fourth-ranked player according to Rivals.com, and that ranking might move up. Most fans know him as the 6-foot-3 guard with mad hops and nearly unlimited shooting range. His mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, says there’s something much more impressive about Selby than his basketball skills, though.
Kansas baseball holds off NU
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C3
Junior Brandon Macias went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, and senior Cameron Selik pitched seven solid innings as Kansas University evened its three-game series at Nebraska with a 7-4 victory Saturday afternoon at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.
Terrence Jones interested in Kansas visit
April 18, 2010
It didn’t take long for Josh Selby to turn from newest Kansas Jayhawk into lead recruiter.
Selby looking for ‘national championship’
12:00 a.m., April 18, 2010 Updated 06:39 a.m. in print edition on C1
After announcing his decision to attend Kansas next year during the Jordan Classic game, Josh Selby didn’t waste much time in making a bold declaration in the postgame news conference at Madison Square Garden.
Big turnout expected for Kansas Marathon
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C2
If early returns are to be trusted, the starting line of today’s Kansas Marathon will be a little more crowded than it was a year ago.
QB Martinez sparkles at NU game
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C2
A third man has emerged in the competition for starting quarterback at Nebraska.
Lineman donates his hair
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C3
With a pile of hair on the floor below him and a handful of eight-inch pony tails on the counter in front of him, Kansas University senior Brad Thorson ran his hand through what was left of his hair and nearly fainted.
Free State baseball’s Cody Kukuk a special player
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C1
Tough call: Watch Free State High play baseball Friday in its own ballpark, not ideally suited for spectators, or watch the Firebirds play on a sunnier Saturday in a comfortable seat at Hoglund Ballpark.
As eco-celebration marks 40th year, efforts on going green gaining ground
Earth Day makes another trip around the sun
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B1
In a full-body frog costume complete with crown and red bow, Jack Leipzig drove down Massachusetts Street in a 1981 Yamaha Scooter throwing out candy as he went.
FSHS 4x800 relay squad tops state mark
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C4
Apparently not content to rest on its first-day laurels, the Free State boys track and field team promptly picked up where it had left off the day before during Saturday’s continuation of the 2010 Kansas Relays at Memorial Stadium.
Around and about in local business
April 18, 2010 in print edition on E1
Around and about in local business for April 18, 2010.
How the pope got his U.S. lawyer
April 18, 2010 in print edition on E8
The Vatican has long let cardinals or its official spokesmen do its talking when scandal hits.
McCain integrity takes last gasp
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B6
We are gathered here today to pay our final respects to John McCain’s integrity. It died recently — turned a triple somersault, stiffened like an exclamation point, fell to the floor with its tongue hanging out — when the senator told Newsweek magazine, “I never considered myself a maverick.” This, after the hard-fought presidential campaign of 2008 in which McCain, his advertising team, his surrogates and his running mate all but tattooed the “M” word on their foreheads.
Live from the living room: Couple’s home doubles as pre-concert recital hall
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D1
In the last 14 years, Dave and Gunda Hiebert have held 567 recitals in the living room of their West Hills home, not one of them for their own children.
‘New York during WWII’ — fears, thrills and bustle
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D3
“Helluva Town: The Story of New York City During World War II” is a helluva read.
Fighting for their father
Children enlist help of KU Law School to prove parent’s innocence
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A1
Steve Haddock visits the grave of his mother, Barbara, a few times a year at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lenexa. The plot next to Barbara is reserved for Steve’s father, Ken.
Outposts of cool: Authors relive impact of ‘Record Store Days’
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D3
Picture a time when new technologies are threatening the livelihood of performing musicians.
FSHS baseball dominates, 14-1
Junior Kukuk makes history, swats 3 HRs
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C1
One was cool. Two was incredible. Three? Not such a big deal.
McLouth salutes WWII on Patriots Day
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B2
Downtown McLouth, at least for a few minutes, took on the feel of a 1940s French village Saturday.
Behind the Lens: Bald eagles make fine subjects
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D2
Some 30 years ago I saw my first bald eagle and a golden eagle at the Bowersock Dam, slowly sailing the sky over the river. It was pretty breathtaking.
KU softball falls to OSU
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C3
Oklahoma State used a dozen hits and a couple of big innings to beat Kansas University, 11-3, and run its winning streak to 15 games on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Lawrence High baseball tumbles to BVNW, 14-2
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C4
For three innings Saturday, Lawrence High’s baseball team benefited from a couple of fortuitous bounces and built an early lead against Blue Valley Northwest in the final game of the River City Festival at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark.
Report: Gates sent memo on Iran policy
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
A memo from Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the White House warned that the United States lacks a nimble long-term plan for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program, according to a published report.
Cookbook’s mistake leaves bad taste
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
An Australian publisher is reprinting 7,000 cookbooks over a recipe for pasta with “salt and freshly ground black people.”
Bombers kill refugees waiting for food
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
Two burqa-clad suicide bombers attacked refugees from a Pakistani offensive against the Taliban, killing 41 lined up to register for food and other relief supplies.
Wayward cat found 1,300 miles from home
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
No one knows how a tabby cat named Charles traveled the 1,300 miles from his New Mexico home to Chicago, but he’s set for a complimentary flight home on American Airlines in a carrier donated by an Albuquerque business.
White supremacists, demonstrators clash
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
A white supremacist group rallied against illegal immigration in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday as hundreds of counter-protesters gathered to shout them down in a tense standoff that included several arrests, thrown rocks and police in riot gear.
Ash may hover for days, disrupting uncertain Europe
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Icelandic volcano that has kept much of Europe land-bound is far from finished spitting out its grit, and offered up new mini-eruptions Saturday that raise concerns about longer-term damage to world air travel and trade.
Chamber won’t sign on to tax recommendation
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A1
When a coalition of chambers of commerce sent a letter to top state officials saying they could accept a tax increase to protect core public services such as schools and roads, one chamber was noticeably absent: Lawrence.
Volcanic pall over Europe shows no signs of disappearing
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A1
The miasma of volcanic ash hovering over Europe showed no sign of dissipating Saturday, keeping thousands of forlorn travelers stranded across the continent for a third day and worsening economic losses.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week in area
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B2
Road work set for the week of April 18, 2010.
Jamaican sets 200 record at Kansas Relays
Campbell-Brown takes spotlight in final day
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C1
Jamaican track sensation Veronica Campbell-Brown waved, bowed, then blew a kiss to the fans after storming to a resounding victory in the 200 meters on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Sports fans have short memories
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C2
Ben Roethlisberger won’t be prosecuted, and for that he can be thankful. If the distasteful details of things that might have happened in a Georgia nightclub look this bad on paper, imagine them being voiced aloud by a 20-year-old college student on the witness stand.
Lawrence tennis takes third
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C4
The Lawrence High tennis team placed third on Saturday in the Shawnee Heights Tournament at Lake Shawnee.
President: Another financial crisis looms without new rules
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A4
The U.S. is destined to endure a new economic crisis that sticks taxpayers with the bill unless Congress tightens oversight of the financial industry, President Barack Obama said Saturday.
Lessons learned shape Obama’s court nominee
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A4
Expect a fight. Enlist supporters but keep them in line. Protect secrecy. Reach out to opponents even though you can’t woo them.
Hesston College lands air traffic program
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B5
Hesston College is one of five colleges added to a national program that helps train air traffic controllers.
St. Louis to bid for Democratic convention
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B5
The Gateway City wants to host the Democratic National Convention during the next presidential election year in 2012.
City commission agenda for April 20
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B5
Approval for new fire truck sought.
Kansas commission to mark Holocaust
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Holocaust commemoration service takes place this week at the Kansas State Historical Society museum in Topeka.
Candidate arrested over tea party spat
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Kansas gubernatorial candidate has been arrested over an alleged altercation at a recent tea party event in central Kansas.
Penguin chicks make debut at zoo
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B8
Sedgwick County Zoo officials are showing off the latest addition to their flock, a pair of Humboldt penguin chicks.
Unexpected travel costs
April 18, 2010 in print edition on E1
Once you book a plane ticket and hotel room, it’s natural to think your vacation costs are all but covered.
Mortgages
April 18, 2010 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 86 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday. Breakdown by dollar value:
Bankruptcies
April 18, 2010 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Monitors: Elections short of standards
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A6
International monitors said Saturday that Sudan’s first multiparty elections in more than two decades failed to meet international standards, an assessment that diminishes hopes the voting would set the nation on the road to peace and democracy.
Journalist in war ponders troubling questions
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A6
All around, men roared and rifles thudded. Sprawled in the earth in an open field, an American soldier to the left handed me a wounded man’s ammunition belt. Even as Taliban bullets whipped overhead, I thought about professional codes of conduct. Carry the belt? Or not?
Quake survivor lived by sleeping in
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A7
Her roommates used to call her a “lazy pig” for trying to sleep in before class. But Song Yuhuan’s slowness to get out of bed saved her life — the girls who rushed from their dorm were crushed by the walls collapsing in an earthquake that leveled their town and left 1,484 dead.
Cancer patient lived to bring new life into world
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B1
At 22 years old, Sara White Griffith was living a fairly normal life. She had just graduated from Kansas University and was about to embark on life after college. She’d landed a job as a corrections officer at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center in Lawrence
Goldman Sachs case likely to unleash torrent of lawsuits
April 18, 2010 in print edition on A5
The fraud charges against Goldman Sachs & Co. that rocked financial markets Friday are no slam dunk, as hazy evidence and strategic pitfalls could easily trip up government lawyers.
Service loss
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B6
Once upon a time, there was a smoothly run, efficient postal service where management and employees cooperated. Workers were promoted from within, and your supervisors knew the town and the employees, creating an atmosphere where pride in the job mattered.
Want to be on the Supreme Court? Hope you went to Harvard or Yale
April 18, 2010 in print edition on E8
There are about 1.2 million lawyers in the U.S. They learned their craft at 200 American Bar Association-approved law schools, of which the top 20 or so are the most competitive, all with top-notch professors and students.
Panel OKs market for movie bets
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D5
U.S. regulators on Friday approved the creation of a futures market for trading in forecast box-office receipts, but major Hollywood studios immediately trumpeted a bill that would ban it.
Horoscope for April 18, 2010
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, plunge into the unknown. You won’t always be able to firm up agreements or conversations. Learn to build your inner strength and self-confidence. No matter what, you will land on your feet like a cat with nine lives. Communication needs to be worked on. Don’t buy a new car or computer this year, if possible. If you are single, check out a new person with care. Someone you hook up with might be fascinating but unavailable. Proceed with care. If you are attached, the two of you learn to relish your time alone together! Gemini is always fun.
Iraq veteran carefully plans his next steps
Soldier pursuing medical discharge after being wounded in IED blast
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B1
A printout of X-ray film from last year showing a nail lodged in his left foot and a certificate noting his Bronze Star sit a few feet away from Army Spc. David Conway II, as he leans back in a recliner at his grandparents’ house in east Lawrence.
School of Pharmacy to fill growing needs
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B1
Shannon Short, unlike many of his contemporaries in the current job market, isn’t the slightest bit worried about finding a job when he graduates from Kansas University.
Confirmation process sees rapid change
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B7
Stiffening their sinews and summoning up their blood, pugnacious liberals and conservatives who relish contemporary Washington’s recurring Armageddons are eager for a summer-long struggle over Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. They should pause and ponder how recently and radically the confirmation process has changed.
Recent presidents too often are disunifying force
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B7
Who is the odd man out in this group? George H.W. Bush. Bill Clinton. George W. Bush. Barack Obama. Easy. It’s George H.W. Bush, the only one of those (so far) to be denied a second term — but the only president in the group who was not a viscerally polarizing figure.
Downtown hours
An analysis of downtown sales tax receipts suggests that some downtown retailers might take another look at their evening hours.
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B6
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Although a new study indicates that downtown Lawrence’s shift to an entertainment district may be topping out, almost half of the sales tax receipts in downtown still are collected by bars and restaurants.
Pakistan stepping up in Taliban fight
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B6
One year ago, this frontier city and its surrounding districts were under siege by the Taliban. But things here have changed dramatically over the last 12 months in ways helpful to the U.S. effort in Afghanistan. The Pakistani armed forces have undertaken a major anti-Taliban offensive in nearby areas along the Afghan border.
The survey is in: What you think of the J-W comics
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D1
In an online and mail-in survey, 1,083 Journal-World readers told us just how much they love their comics. That’s the most popular survey in recent memory, besting even our Oscars contest by a wide margin…
Tulips show off spring’s bold colors
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D1
Spring-blooming flowers and shrubs are showing their glorious colors, and tulips are at the top of my list of bold and beautiful plants this time of year…
Planning can alleviate moving stress for gardeners
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D7
Selling a home can be sad and stressful for gardeners leaving behind members of their extended plant family.
Boomer Girl Diary: Invitation triggers catwalk jitters
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D2
“We’re having a fashion show, and we’d like you to participate,” the organizer said over the phone.
Bedbugs don’t usually air travel
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D7
A lot has been written about taking precautions when staying at hotels to prevent picking up bedbugs.
Kovel’s Antiques: Brownie characters popular figures from 19th, 20th centuries
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D8
The Brownies, drawn by Palmer Cox, are almost unknown to anyone younger than 80 today, but they were favorites of children from 1883 into the 1930s.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Why?’
April 18, 2010 in print edition on D3
A silver flower pot perches on the old lady’s fence corner, home