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LB Love commits to KU
May 7, 2010 in print edition on C5
KU has received an oral commitment from Tonkawa, Okla., linebacker Jake Love.
Conner Teahan to stick with basketball at KU
Junior guard won’t be playing for football team in fall
06:28 p.m., May 7, 2010 Updated 06:45 p.m. in print edition on C1
Conner Teahan told coach Bill Self on Friday that he’s sticking with basketball and won’t be playing football at KU.
Haskell holds 2010 commencement
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B1
Families and friends of Haskell Indian Nations University’s Class of 2010 braved a brisk morning wind Friday to watch the graduates take the next step in their lives. The graduates came from all corners of the country, and many represented the first in their families to receive a college degree.
In often-moderate Kansas, Senate race leans right
May 7, 2010
Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt both put a big Tax Day rally in Kansas City, Kan. on their calendars. After all, in their run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, the tea party movement is an important group.
Kansas House debates budget; leaders hoping end of session is near
03:14 p.m., May 7, 2010 Updated 09:09 p.m. in print edition on A1
In the House, the group of nearly all Democrats and some Republicans, was holding fast against deeper budget cuts sought by House GOP leaders.
Kansas Senate debates rewriting gambling law
May 7, 2010
The Kansas Senate is considering a bill that attempts to revive the state’s racing industry with slot machines at tracks.
Immigration rally planned in Garden City
May 7, 2010
Organizers of an immigration rally in Garden City say they want to teach Hispanic and Latino communities that they have rights.
Lawrence JV baseball canceled for Saturday
May 7, 2010
The Lawrence High School junior varsity baseball games scheduled for Saturday, May 8, at Leavenworth have been canceled.
Ground-breaking ceremony held for new KU engineering lab building
12:00 p.m., May 7, 2010 Updated 04:40 p.m. in print edition on B1
A new 34,600-square-foot engineering building on the Kansas University campus will house laboratories for research in a number of multi-disciplinary areas.
Boy Scouts to landscape eight-block stretch of new eastside trail on Saturday
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B1
East Lawrence residents should expect to see a mass of Boy Scouts on Saturday.
LHS associate principal to lead Highland Park High School
09:54 a.m., May 7, 2010 Updated 02:37 p.m. in print edition on B3
Another member of Lawrence High School’s administrative team is leaving at the end of the school year. Beryl New Thursday night was hired as the new Highland Park High School principal in the Topeka district.
Severe thunderstorm watch canceled for Douglas County
12:42 a.m., May 7, 2010 Updated 03:54 a.m.
The National Weather Service has canceled the severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County and some surrounding counties.
Mystery solved: Humans did indeed mate with Neanderthals
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A1
The first modern humans to leave Africa 80,000 years ago encountered Neanderthal settlements in the Middle East and — on at least some occasions — chose to make love instead of war, according to an international team of scientists who have pieced together the genetic code of humanity’s closest relatives.
KTA bridge work continues
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A1
Travel along U.S. Highway 59/North Third Street in Lawrence has been slow since April 5, but it was especially slow Wednesday and Thursday as construction on a Kansas Turnpike bridge continued.
Pakistani Taliban calls Times Square bombing attempt a ‘brave’ act
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A8
The Pakistani Taliban on Thursday denied any role in the botched car bombing in Times Square but praised the suspect for a “brave job,” as New York authorities pressed him on his claims of terrorist training.
Crews put out 140 miles of boom for oil
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A8
An executive with BP PLC says the good weather in the Gulf of Mexico is continuing to help crews clean up the oil and that more than 140 miles of containment boom have been put out.
Giant box lowered in Gulf to battle oil spill
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A8
Workers eased a giant concrete-and-steel box into the Gulf of Mexico late Thursday, starting the long process of lowering the contraption over the blown-out oil well at the bottom of the sea in an untested bid to capture most of the gushing crude and avert a wider environmental disaster.
‘Massive’ ash cloud closing Irish airports
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A7
Iceland’s volcano has produced a 1,000-mile-wide ash cloud off the west coast of Ireland that will force western Irish airports to shut down again today, the Irish Aviation Authority announced.
Two women report electronics stolen
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported Wednesday the burglary and theft of electronics from the 1700 block of Ohio Street.
Name of bicyclist in wreck released
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police have released the names of two people involved in an accident Wednesday night.
K.C. rapes may not be linked to local crimes
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A4
A “person of interest” was arrested Wednesday in connection with a series of rapes in Kansas City, Mo.
Demand for veterinarians grows in Kansas and across the nation
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A5
Bigger classes and new student loan forgiveness programs are increasing the number of veterinarians in Kansas, but demand continues to far exceed supply — a situation that has implications for the health of humans as well as animals.
Swift donates $500K for Nashville flood
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B8
Taylor Swift is donating $500,000 to flood relief in Nashville.
Series about Jesus Christ in the works
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B8
Having already caused a fuss this spring with the depiction of the prophet Muhammad on “South Park,” Comedy Central said Thursday that it has a cartoon series about Jesus Christ in the works.
Chaz Bono granted name, gender change
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B8
Chaz Bono is officially a man and has his new name.
Chris Brown in court for probation update
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B8
Chris Brown’s attorney says the R&B singer has completed nearly 300 hours of community service since being sentenced for beating Rihanna.
Gandolfini developing potential HBO series
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B8
James Gandolfini may find himself at the wheel of his first TV series since “The Sopranos.”
‘Friday Night Lights’ returns on NBC
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B8
“Friday Night Lights” (7 p.m., NBC) returns to network television for a fourth season, featuring the same top-notch acting and documentary-style melodrama that have made it one of the most highly praised series of any TV season.
Horoscope for May 7, 2010
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B8
This year, you open up to new ideas, new friends and a very different lifestyle. Those who are content might want to revitalize their existing commitments, and not take them for granted. If you are single, curb the impulse to move in a new sweetie. If you are attached, the two of you could argue more. Respect your differences, as you will never be able to control each other. Pisces proves to be a friend.
Mosque going in building damaged on 9/11
May 7, 2010 in print edition on C9
In a 13-story building, damaged by debris from the Sept. 11 airliners that brought down the World Trade Center and soon to become a mosque, some see the bridging of a cultural divide and an opportunity to serve a burgeoning, peaceful religious population. Others see a painful reminder of the religious extremism that killed their loved ones.
FDA approves Bayer’s new birth control pill
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B9
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a novel birth control pill from Bayer Healthcare that combines two female hormones.
Sexual satisfaction ebbs with age
May 7, 2010 in print edition on C9
Americans 45 and older are far more open to sex outside marriage than they were 10 years ago, but they’re engaging in sex less often and with less satisfaction, according to a major new survey by AARP.
Feds investigating diaper-rash complaints
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B9
Government safety officials are looking into a handful of reports of severe rashes caused by new types of Pampers diapers.
Readers tackle fiscally reckless relatives
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B9
Every now and then I answer questions culled from my e-mail or left over from my regular online discussions.
Keep weapons off of playing fields
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B2
Let others debate whether a Philadelphia policeman overreacted in taking down a rogue fan with a Taser.
Firebird signs baseball letter
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B5
Eric Anderson, a senior pitcher at Free State High, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Harper College in Palatine, Ill.
10-run sixth inning propels Free State baseball to 13-3 victory
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B1
Even Joe’s Bakery never had anything as sweet as Free State High junior Cody Kukuk’s swing from the left side. So when Kukuk stood at the plate with first base open after a passed ball in the sixth inning of a one-run game Thursday, nobody was surprised to see Shawnee Mission North coach Jayson Poppinga order a free pass.
Recreation Calendar
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B6
Recreation calendar for May 7, 2010
Hudy: UNI loss in hoops ‘brutal’
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball players needed some time to get over their shocking season-ending loss to Northern Iowa. “I don’t want to sound cheesy, but there was a dream that died there in the locker room. It was brutal,” Andrea Hudy, KU’s assistant athletic director for sports performance, said, referring to the tears that flowed after KU’s 69-67 second-round NCAA Tournament setback in Oklahoma City’s Ford Center.
40 years ago: Federal food stamps debut
May 7, 2010
Federal food stamps were being sold for the first time in Douglas County.
Impossible task
Whether they are trying to bash or entice a potential sports recruit, users of online networking sites will be tough to rein in.
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A9
NCAA and major college compliance officials trying to curb recruiting infractions by Internet users have their work cut out for them.
Threats don’t shut down New York
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A9
I often walk through Times Square where the Incompetent Bomber parked his 1993 Nissan Pathfinder last Saturday with the alarm clocks wired to the M88 firecrackers in the canister between the five-gallon gasoline containers and the three propane tanks, the bags of nonexplosive fertilizer, and so I take a personal interest in the case.
Miranda rights vs. public safety concern
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A9
“(Law enforcement) interviewed Mr. Shahzad … under the public safety exception to the Miranda rule. … He was eventually … Mirandized and continued talking.” — John Pistole, FBI deputy director, May 4 All well and good. But what if Faisal Shahzad, the confessed Times Square bomber, had stopped talking? When you tell someone he has the right to remain silent, there is a distinct possibility that he will remain silent, is there not? And then what?
Net Worth: Technology allows even the least talented to dabble in ‘artistry’
May 7, 2010 in print edition on C1
Everything is so easy these days. With the click of a button, you can become a “musician” or an “artist” or an “experimental filmmaker.”
Woods opens with 70 at Players
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Players Championship was such a pushover Thursday that more than half the field broke par. Even Tiger Woods.
Prosecutor recalls Grissom case
Morrison recounts overcoming challenges in murder trial
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A4
To convict a man in the murders of three women occurring in areas from Wichita to Lawrence to Kansas City, Mo., it took many small details to create a big picture.
House passes Cash for Caulkers bill
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B9
Homeowners could collect thousands of dollars in Cash for Caulkers rebates for renovating their homes with better insulation and energy-saving windows and doors under a new economic stimulus bill the House passed Thursday.
Pump patrol
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.79 at several stations.
Lions sweep Pioneers
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B1
It’s safe to assume that Lawrence High senior Landon Moseley has a few nicknames. But based on his performance on the diamond this week, he might have earned one more.
Clash of rivals: LHS softball continues to roll, tops Free State, 9-1
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B1
Jamie Jarrett probably needed an Advil after the softball game she played on Thursday. Not to worry, though. The Lawrence High senior was loving every minute of it.
Work stalls in Legislature on DUI proposal
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Kansas House and Senate are at odds on requiring first-time drunken driving offenders to install ignition interlock devices on their vehicles for a year.
Vandal suspected in zoo’s bobcat breakout
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B10
A 26-pound bobcat described docile is back in custody at the Topeka Zoo after someone pried upon its cage in an apparent act of vandalism.
Kan. National Guard troops off to Africa
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B10
A deployment ceremony takes place next week for about 560 Kansas Army National Guard soldiers heading for a year-long mission in the Horn of Africa.
Oldest Haskell graduate returns
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A3
A college diploma can be just a piece of paper, but it can also be much more. It’s what you do with that diploma that really matters.
25 years ago: Lone Star Lake hours expanded
May 7, 2010
Area water-skiers were pleased about getting more hours to use Lone Star Lake. The county commission had set the new time schedule since Lone Star was a county-owned lake.
100 years ago: Noted professor resigns in favor of Pennsylvania job
May 7, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 7, 1910: Sunday is Mother’s Day and many special sermons on motherhood will be delivered at virtually all local churches. Ministers are asking that all children who are away from their homes send letters to their mothers to let them know again that “all that I am or ever hope to be I owe to my mother.”
The man behind ‘A Man Within’
Former KU student creates signature documentary about William S. Burroughs
May 7, 2010 in print edition on C1
“I knew I wanted to make a documentary about Burroughs, but I didn’t know I’d be making THE documentary about Burroughs,” Yony Leyser says. After four years of work, he’s done just that…
KU depth chart doesn’t reveal No. 1 QB
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B1
The first official Kansas University football depth chart of the Turner Gill era is out and, as expected, it provides no definitive answer to the question of who will start under center for the Jayhawks this fall.
KU men’s golf signs pair of recruits
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Kansas men’s golf team completed its incoming recruiting class by announcing the signings of Bryce Brown and Jordan Lowery during the spring signing period.
Soccer freshman invited to Canadian camp
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University freshman midfielder Sarah Robbins has been invited to attend the U-20 Canadian National Team Camp next weekend in Toronto.
‘Bark in the Park’ at KU softball Sunday
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University softball will host the fifth annual Bark in the Park at noon on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark when the Jayhawks play host to Iowa State.
Negro Leagues display to visit Hoglund
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B3
An exhibit from the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City will be displayed this weekend at Hoglund Ballpark during the Kansas-Missouri Border Showdown series.
Kansas pitcher Walz named to all-star lineup
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University right-handed pitcher T.J. Walz has been named to the National All-Star Lineup by the College Baseball Foundation for the week of May 5.
Royals lose slugfest
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B3
Vladimir Guerrero got the desired result on his second big swing, and the Texas Rangers escaped with a victory after blowing a huge lead.
LHS senior headlines KU rowing class
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High senior Jasmyn Turner headlines a list of 18 additions to the Kansas University rowing team, announced by coach Rob Catloth on Thursday.
Lions’ tennis team wins
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B5
The Lawrence High boys tennis team swept three doubles matches on its way to a 7-2 dual victory over Shawnee Mission West on Thursday at Lawrence High.
LHS soccer falls, 6-1
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B5
The Lawrence High soccer team fell, 6-1, to Shawnee Mission South on Thursday at LHS.
Top 2 U.K. parties in election standoff
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A2
Britain’s two main parties locked horns in a political standoff today after an inconclusive election — with Labour’s Gordon Brown signaling he would try to form a coalition and Conservative leader David Cameron declaring the prime minister had lost his mandate to govern.
New clashes after austerity bill passed
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A2
Greek lawmakers approved drastic austerity cuts Thursday needed to secure international rescue loans worth $140 billion and clashes briefly erupted in the streets outside parliament, forcing police to use tear gas.
Russian forces storm oil tanker, 1 pirate killed
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Russian warship hunted down an oil tanker hijacked by Somali pirates and special forces rappelled on board Thursday, surprising the outlaws, who surrendered after a 22-minute gunbattle. Twenty-three Russian sailors were freed.
China says Kim reaffirms nuke talks
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A2
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il reaffirmed the importance of nuclear disarmament talks during his visit to China this week, Chinese state media reported today, in Beijing’s first official confirmation of the secretive but widely reported trip.
Cancer panel: ‘Grievous harm’ posed by unchecked chemicals in U.S.
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A2
An expert panel that advises the president on cancer said Thursday that Americans are facing “grievous harm” from chemicals in the air, food and water that have largely gone unregulated and ignored.
Wall Street roller coaster: Stocks fall nearly 10 percent
May 7, 2010 in print edition on A12
A computerized selloff possibly caused by a simple typographical error triggered one of the most turbulent days in Wall Street history Thursday and sent the Dow Jones industrials to a loss of almost 1,000 points, nearly a tenth of their value, in less than half an hour. It was the biggest drop ever during a trading day.
Nature center may be turned over to state
May 7, 2010 in print edition on B10
Linda Phipps is planning for a day when she won’t be as involved in the Southeast Kansas Nature Center as she is now.