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12:00 a.m.
"Hard to Find" Everyday art: Two artists tackle completing daily art for a month
May 1, 2010 in print edition on 1D
If a picture’s worth a thousand words and every heart has a song, then The April Project is certainly the window to the souls of two local artists.
6:00 a.m.
KU Public Safety officials said they had reason to believe the man in this photograph is Samuel Moore, a suspect identified in Friday's gun incident at McCollum Hall. Officials do not know who the female in the picture is, according to KU spokesperson Jill Jess. This photo was taken Friday afternoon near the residence hall. KU Public Safety Office identifies suspect in McCollum incident
2:18 p.m., May 1, 2010 Updated 4:57 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The University of Kansas Public Safety Office Saturday identified a suspect in Friday’s report of an armed man in one of the residence halls.
10:00 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Senate tax increase proposal will likely be changed
May 2, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Early this week, the Senate will consider a $434 million state tax increase, but even those who supported the measure in committee doubt it will survive intact.
2:00 p.m.
Red Truck Novelties, of Shawnee, serves popcorn to Kansas Sampler Festival attendees Saturday in Leavenworth through a 1929 Ford Model AA popcorn truck. Kansas Sampler Festival adds vendors, exhibits
May 2, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Before the first visitors arrived Saturday at the 2010 Kansas Sampler Festival, organizers were touting the event as the biggest and best yet.
6:00 p.m.
A view of the Lumberyard Arts Center's atrium. Preserving the past’: Lumberyard Arts Center completes phase one of construction
May 2, 2010 in print edition on 1D
Seven years ago, a group of Baldwin City volunteers got together to discuss building a proper home for the arts in their community…

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Man wanted in McCollum Hall incident surrenders to KU police
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A1
The man wanted in connection with a report Friday afternoon of an armed man in McCollum Hall has surrendered to the Kansas University Public Safety Office, according to KU officials.
Officers apprehend driver in high-speed chase on K-10
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Officers have apprehended the driver from a high-speed chase on K-10 Saturday night.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘An Ode to Trees’
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D3
Bare branches — virgin buds — greening leaves …
Historian navigates anarchy’s hot spots
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D3
Fighting an idea, as we’re learning, isn’t so easy.
Earthly possessions: ‘Exorcist’ author balances philosophy, thrills
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D3
In the annals of demonology, William Peter Blatty falls somewhere between St. Augustine and Joss Whedon.
Lilies arriving in many new varieties
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D7
Dutch hybridizers are gilding the lily, upgrading the cut-flower favorite that also brings such long-lasting beauty to gardens.
Morgan pottery difficult to find
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D8
Art pottery was first made in the United States by a group of women in Cincinnati who had seen the pottery exhibits at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876.
Cell phones separate us from reality
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B6
I was downing a Copperhead on the mezzanine of the Free State Brewery when I became aware of a strange but familiar phenomenon unfolding on the floor below. Eight friends had gathered at a table. After a momentary burst of conviviality, they all pulled out their cell phones and gazed at them with rapt expressions, as if those gadgets might decipher the riddle of existence. The unity of the gathering abruptly dissolved. Everyone became isolated in his own bubble.
Woman sentenced to 4 years for fatal fight
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B8
A disturbance broke out Friday as a Topeka woman was sentenced to four years in prison in the death of one woman and the wounding of another during a fight in a bar parking lot.
Seasonal traffic delays expected
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
Some major road work — make that highway work, turnpike work, interstate work — begins this week.
Walks, dismal offense doom Kansas softball
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C3
The Oklahoma University softball team shut out Kansas University, 2-0, Saturday at OU.
Jayhawks fall in 12 innings
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C3
Oklahoma State’s Davis Duren hit the game-winning single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th inning as Oklahoma State overcame a pair of multi-run deficits in the final four innings to knock off Kansas, 8-7, on Saturday afternoon.
Royals, Diamondbacks swap minor leaguers
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C8
The Kansas City Royals have traded right-handed pitcher Carlos Rosa to the Arizona Diamondbacks for shortstop Rey Navarro in a swap of minor leaguers.
James scores 35 as Cavs clip Celtics
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C8
The elbow’s fine.
Obama digs at birthers, his advisers at correspondents dinner
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama shared some words of wisdom on Saturday, saying there are few things in life harder to find and more important to keep than love.
Fury over Ariz. immigration law drives rallies across U.S.
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
Angered by a controversial Arizona immigration law, tens of thousands of protesters — including 50,000 alone in Los Angeles — rallied in cities nationwide demanding President Barack Obama tackle immigration reform immediately.
Suspected car bomb found in Times Square
12:00 a.m., May 2, 2010 Updated 05:54 a.m. in print edition on A2
Police found an “amateurish” but potentially powerful bomb in a smoking sport utility vehicle in Times Square, then cleared the streets of thousands of tourists milling through the landmark district so they could dismantle it, authorities said Sunday.
Vatican orders overhaul after investigation
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Vatican on Saturday ordered the overhaul of one of the Catholic Church’s largest and most influential organizations following an investigation into decades of sexual abuse by the group’s founder and systematic efforts to cover it up.
17 caught in search for deputy’s attackers
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
Authorities searching for drug smugglers who shot and wounded an Arizona sheriff’s deputy in the desert south of Phoenix said they captured 17 suspected illegal immigrants Saturday, including three who may have been involved in the incident.
FDA investigating recall of children’s medicine
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Food and Drug Administration said Saturday it was investigating a health care company for possible other problems following its recall of more than 40 over-the-counter infant’s and children’s liquid medications.
Immigrant advocate honored for work
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
A chance encounter on the streets of Lawrence 10 years ago led Mexico native Enrique Penaloza to the role of advocate for the local immigrant population.
Kansas Sampler Festival adds vendors, exhibits
Leavenworth County cities sponsor event
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
Before the first visitors arrived Saturday at the 2010 Kansas Sampler Festival, organizers were touting the event as the biggest and best yet.
City ponders allowing businesses to charge private tax
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
Taxes used to be so simple.
I-95 high court in need of some regional diversity
Majority of justices have ties to Northeast
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A5
Forget liberal vs. conservative justices. The Supreme Court is way out of regional alignment: It’s heavily tilted toward the Northeast corridor and could become even more so as President Barack Obama prepares to fill an upcoming vacancy.
Water main break affects 2M people
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A5
A “catastrophic” break Saturday in a relatively new, 10-foot wide steel pipe rendered the water undrinkable in Boston and more than two dozen of its suburbs, forcing Gov. Deval Patrick to declare a state of emergency.
Older Americans down on Democrats
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A5
Democrats have glimpsed their biggest threat this fall, and she is Grandma.
Poland, Germany win Sudoku competition
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A6
The defending champ in the World Sudoku Championships has retained his title and Germany has taken the team title.
FDIC head: Let banks keep their derivatives
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A6
A top government banking regulator wants Senate Democrats to let banks keep most of their business in complex — and profitable — securities known as derivatives.
U.S. Army captain becomes ‘king’ in Afghanistan district
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A6
In the U.S. Army, Casey Thoreen is just a 30-year-old captain. Around here, he’s known as the “King of Maiwand” district — testimony to the fact that without the young captain and a fat international wallet, local government here as in much of the insurgency-ravaged south could not function at all.
Gulf oil spill swiftly balloons
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A1
A sense of doom settled over the American coastline from Louisiana to Florida on Saturday as a massive oil slick spewing from a ruptured well kept growing, and experts warned that an uncontrolled gusher could create a nightmare scenario if the Gulf Stream carries it toward the Atlantic.
Senate tax increase proposal will likely be changed
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A1
Early this week, the Senate will consider a $434 million state tax increase, but even those who supported the measure in committee doubt it will survive intact.
Wheel Genius: Road work set this week
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B5
Road work for the week of May 2, 2010
Raiders, Russell reach a stalemate
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C2
Al Davis isn’t going to make this easy for JaMarcus Russell, and Russell isn’t in the mood to make it easy for Al Davis.
Know state’s most invasive weeds
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D8
Let’s forget about dandelions and crabgrass, even though they can be annoying. These weeds are worse…
Boomer Girl Diary: Ants’ annual spring death march resumes
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D1
I’ve got ants. They’re not in my pants, but God only knows what could happen if the kitchen infestation spreads to the laundry room.
More gardeners opting for organic lawns
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D7
Lush green. That’s the way Jane Witmer describes the lawn around her Seattle house.
Mayweather dominates Mosley
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C2
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was Money once again.
Salt museum turns 3 years old
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B4
The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is growing up.
Workers demand better jobs, pay on May Day
May 2, 2010 in print edition on E8
Tens of thousands of workers marched in cities from Hong Kong to Istanbul Saturday to mark international worker’s day, demanding more jobs, better work conditions and higher wages.
It’s time to boost your Facebook privacy settings again
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D2
As a sci-fi geek, when I heard of Facebook’s changes, the first thing that came to mind was how it’s becoming like Skynet — and I wasn’t the only one to think that.
Home base: Common household products have more than one use
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D8
You’d be surprised to hear of all the different uses for many of the products you have in your home right now. Read on to learn more about a few.
4 suspects arrested in Wichita killing
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B8
Four people have been arrested in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man at a Wichita apartment complex.
Climate legislation could be harmed by Gulf spill
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A3
A historic environmental protection bill is in danger after a massive oil spill put a new focus on the perils of offshore drilling, a feature that was supposed to win wider support for the legislation.
Buffett defends Goldman Sachs stake
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A3
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said Saturday he has no plans to sell his company’s stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as the investment bank fights civil fraud charges.
K2 becoming concern in athletics
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B8
The company that does drug testing for the NFL, NCAA and more than 100 U.S. schools is coming up with a way to detect a troubling new synthetic substance that mimics the effects of marijuana and is so far legal in 49 states.
Census Bureau to start follow-ups
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Those who haven’t responded to the U.S. Census can expect a census taker to be knocking on their door soon.
Eisenhower’s niece to visit Lecompton
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Today, Kaye Eisenhower Morgan, the niece of President Dwight Eisenhower, is planning to visit Lecompton, the town where her grandparents were married in 1885.
Tattooed bicyclist recalls thong that stopped traffic
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
There is the mundane side of Larry Keith: He is a 59-year-old great-grandfather, retired truck driver and survivor of open-heart surgeries who lives in a tidy home in north Wichita.
Business, government leaders laud Hollywood Casino project
Building scheduled to open in 2012
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B5
As officials prepared to break ground Friday morning on Wyandotte County’s new Hollywood Casino, growth was at the forefront of most peoples’ minds.
City commission agenda for May 4, 2010
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B4
City auditor seeks input on which topics to review
Garden City teacher helps students learn life skills, computer programs
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B4
Eric De La Rosa is excited to go to school every day.
Lion cub triplets at zoo are cuteness royalty
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
The newest lion king and queens of New York City won’t be found on Broadway. You can find them at the Bronx Zoo.
Arab nations back indirect peace talks with Israel
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
Arab nations on Saturday endorsed indirect peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis, a move that likely paves the way for the start of long-stalled U.S.-brokered negotiations.
Weary Icelanders ask what next after meltdown, volcano
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
It took Sigurdur Thorhallsson more than a decade to turn a patch of flat land wedged between glacier and ocean into a field fit to grow fodder grass. It took Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano just minutes to wreck it.
Borel has this Derby thing down
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C6
For Calvin Borel to complete his improbable middle-aged trek from career journeyman to Kentucky Derby legend, all it took was borrowing from Yogi Berra.
Super Saver wins with Borel
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C6
The starting gate sprung open in the Kentucky Derby, with 19 horses scrambling for position. One jockey knew exactly where he was headed.
Gill gets to strap on a helmet at Kansas Speedway
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C1
Most father-daughter outings aren’t like this.
Auto racing proves it’s all about families
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C1
Saturday’s race had ended about an hour ago when it occurred to me as I was hanging out in the Kansas Speedway campgrounds, outside the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 winner’s motor coach, that when all the grinding grows silent, the sport is all about families.
Dixon does it again
Driver wins second at Kansas Speedway
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C1
Waiting for the final green flag out of a caution, a few laps from the finish, Scott Dixon jokingly asked his crew if he could save some horsepower boosts for the Indianapolis 500 later this month.
Royals defeat Rays in 11 innings
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C8
The Kansas City Royals finally are having some success against Tampa Bay.
St. Louis junior excels at Jayhawk Invitational
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C1
Ben McLemore attended the final prom in Eskridge High School history on Friday night in his hometown of St. Louis.
Obama takes direct aim at anti-government rhetoric
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
In a blunt caution to political friend and foe, President Barack Obama said Saturday that partisan rants and name-calling under the guise of legitimate discourse pose a serious danger to America’s democracy, and may incite “extreme elements” to violence.
U.S.: Nuclear treaty agreement unlikely
May 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
The United States already is acknowledging that delegates from 189 countries gathering next week to review a treaty designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons are unlikely to reach consensus.
Miss him? Bush’s reputation might be ready for a rebound
May 2, 2010 in print edition on E8
Is George W. Bush about to start a political comeback?
Horoscope for May 2, 2010
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, foreigners or different people could play an unusual role. Some of you will become armchair travelers. You are opening up to other belief systems and sometimes strange ideas. If you are single, try to go for someone who isn’t your type, as your type hasn’t worked for you in the past. At least try it. If you are attached, plan that special, dreamed-about vacation. Capricorn has unique ideas. Listen.
Bankruptcies
May 2, 2010 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing recently for bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Around and about in local business
May 2, 2010 in print edition on E1
Around and about in local business
Corporate comeback: Consumer spending boosts company earnings
May 2, 2010 in print edition on E1
Corporate America is back.
War memorial
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B7
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority ruling on the Mojave cross case (Journal-World, April 29) allowing religious symbols on public land is an example of judicial activism usually decried by conservatives. The “Latin cross” identified by Justice Kennedy is redefined as a “war memorial cross.” Au contraire. This is the principal symbol of the Christian religion based on the crucifixion, Christ’s passion and death.
Preserving the past’: Lumberyard Arts Center completes phase one of construction
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D1
Seven years ago, a group of Baldwin City volunteers got together to discuss building a proper home for the arts in their community…
Hysteria on immigration policy isn’t helpful
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B7
“Physician, heal yourself,” said the founder of the church in which Roger Mahony is a cardinal. He is the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles and he should heed the founder’s admonition before accusing Arizonans of intemperateness. He says Arizona’s new law pertaining to illegal immigration involves “reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques whereby people are required to turn one another in to the authorities on any suspicion of documentation.”
Researchers write rule book for political civility
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B7
From Harvard came the Marshall Plan, from the University of Michigan Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society. John F. Kennedy gave his space-race speech at Rice and his world-peace speech at American University. Winston Churchill delivered his “Iron Curtain” speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Years from now, if we are lucky, we may recall that the big idea of the early 21st century came from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa.
Arizona not a great place to be
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B6
If we really wanted immigration reform, we’d have had it years ago.
Not so easy
Consolidating school districts isn’t as easy as it may look.
May 2, 2010 in print edition on B7
School consolidation always looks easier from the outside. With the state facing a budget crunch, many Kansas taxpayers think it’s only logical to reduce school funding needs by requiring the state’s smallest school districts to consolidate and, presumably, cut their building and administrative costs. It is logical, but it doesn’t always work. Just ask the Pawnee Heights and Hanston school districts in western Kansas.
Track your impulsive spending
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D4
One of the best techniques for creating a budget is writing things down.
Jest for Grins: Technology-challenged Mom appreciates IT son
May 2, 2010 in print edition on D4
There are 55 million tweets a day on Twitter, and not one of them is mine.
KU rowing takes third place at Big 12
May 2, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s rowing team finished third at the Big 12 Championship on Saturday behind Texas, who swept all the events, and Oklahoma.