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12:00 a.m.
 Jim Huber sits in silence with other Quakers at the Oread Friends Meeting. The silence of the Quakers
May 8, 2010 in print edition on 1D
There is nothing obvious at all except the silence. Every Sunday, or First Day, as they refer to it, the members of the Oread Friends Meeting sit on long wooden pews or individual chairs set in a circle around a bare white room.
6:00 a.m.
As part of the 100th Anniversary of Boys Scouts, area Cub and Boy Scouts planted more than 300 trees and shrubs along a stretch of the Burroughs Creek Trail on Saturday. Scouts help plant more than 300 trees along east city trail
May 9, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Area troops in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts teamed up with the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department to plant trees Saturday along the Burroughs Creek Trail in East Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
Loring Henderson, right, director of the Lawrence Community Shelter, talks with part-time counselor Matt Stephens before the nightly lottery for beds at the homeless shelter at 10th and Kentucky streets. A proposed move of the shelter to a location next to the Douglas County Jail will face its last hurdles at this week's city commission meeting. The greater share of honor
May 9, 2010 in print edition on 1A
In a quiet downtown cafe, Loring Henderson quotes Shakespeare over a cup of iced coffee.
2:00 p.m.
Kelli Bates, of Lawrence, is a busy stay-at-home mom with her two boys, Max, 6 and Levi, 4. She’s expecting her third child this week. A mother’s work is never done — and rarely valued at its true worth
May 9, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Ask Kelli Bates about the work of a mother never being done, and she couldn’t agree more.
6:00 p.m.
Former Kansas University forward Darnell Jackson, far right, poses for a high school graduation photo in 2004 in Oklahoma City with his late mother, Shawn (middle), brother Evan (behind), family friend Don Davis (behind left) and former KU basketball player and fellow Oklahoman J.R. Giddens. Jackson recently spoke openly regarding the death of his mother, which occurred a little more than a month ago. Dearly missed: Jackson opens up about his mother’s tragic passing
May 9, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Grief-stricken Darnell Jackson collapsed onto his late mother Shawn’s bed, tears welling in his eyes. “I lay down, smelled her sheets, moved the pillows back, and the only thing I saw was a couple words she left on a sheet of paper: ‘Please watch over my kids.’”

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Kidcast: Kellie Pulliam
May 9, 2010
The 6News Kidcast segment for May 10, 2010.
Two injured in accident on U.S. Highway 59
03:59 a.m., May 9, 2010 Updated 08:53 p.m. in print edition on A3
Two people were injured in a car accident on Highway 59 early Sunday morning.
Dearly missed: Jackson opens up about his mother’s tragic passing
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C1
Grief-stricken Darnell Jackson collapsed onto his late mother Shawn’s bed, tears welling in his eyes. “I lay down, smelled her sheets, moved the pillows back, and the only thing I saw was a couple words she left on a sheet of paper: ‘Please watch over my kids.’”
Westwood holds lead at Players
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C2
A scrambling par on the final hole allowed Lee Westwood to keep the one-shot lead that he started with Saturday at The Players Championship. Only now he has a lot more company.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Life’s Handi-work’
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D3
According to Webster, a journey means to travel, Childhood to adolescence to maturity, careful not to unravel.
Futures Tour pro sizzles at LCC Pro-Am
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C3
Duramed Futures Tour women’s professional golfer Gerina Mendoza made quite an impression Saturday in the first day of the two-day 2010 Your Charity Pro-Am at Lawrence Country Club, and the course made quite an impression on her.
BVN baseball edges Lawrence
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s rally in the seventh inning fell one run short in a 5-4 loss to Blue Valley North on Saturday in high school baseball.
LHS, FSHS earn tennis berths
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High and Free State high schools each had Class 6A state qualifiers Saturday at the regional tennis tournament at Shawnee Mission East’s Harmon Park.
Kinsler’s hit dooms Royals, 3-2
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C5
The Texas Rangers have thrived since Ian Kinsler returned to the lineup.
A mother’s work is never done — and rarely valued at its true worth
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
Ask Kelli Bates about the work of a mother never being done, and she couldn’t agree more.
The greater share of honor
After varied and successful career, shelter director not ready to walk away from mission
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
In a quiet downtown cafe, Loring Henderson quotes Shakespeare over a cup of iced coffee.
In often-moderate Kansas, Senate race leans right
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt both put a big Tax Day rally in Kansas City, Kan., on their calendars.
Accused priest had served in Wichita
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
A Denver-area Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a child in the 1970s was ordained and served in the Wichita Diocese early in his ministry.
Ash delays, reroutes trans-Atlantic flights
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Icelandic volcano with the unpronounceable name reminded the world again that it has the power to disrupt international travel — coughing out a spreading cloud of ash that delayed or canceled hundreds of flights between Europe and North America.
U.S. senator ousted at GOP convention
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Republican Sen. Bob Bennett was thrown out of office Saturday by delegates at the Utah GOP convention in a stunning defeat for a once-popular three-term incumbent who fell victim to a growing conservative movement nationwide.
Obama: Health care law is helping millions
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
The new health care law already is helping millions of people through tax breaks for small businesses and assistance for families with young adults, President Barack Obama said Saturday.
Fort Hays signs deal with China
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
Fort Hays State University has taken another step toward serving Chinese university students.
Taliban vow offensive with Karzai in U.S.
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
In an attempt to steal the spotlight from Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s trip to Washington, the Taliban on Saturday threatened to launch a series of attacks across Afghanistan — a claim the defense minister quickly dismissed as insurgent propaganda.
Blast at largest coal mine kills at least 11
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
A methane explosion tore through Russia’s largest underground coal mine Saturday, killing 11 workers and injuring 41 others, a regional emergency services ministry official said.
Bernanke: Money can’t buy happiness
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Your parents were right. Money can’t buy you happiness. That was the message from the Federal Reserve chairman on Saturday to graduates of the University of South Carolina.
Deep-sea ice crystals stymie effort to fix Gulf oil leak
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
A novel but risky attempt to use a 100-ton steel-and-concrete box to cover a deepwater oil well gushing toxic crude into the Gulf of Mexico was aborted Saturday after ice crystals encased it, an ominous development as thick blobs of tar began washing up on Alabama’s white sand beaches.
Kinsler’s hit dooms Royals, 3-2
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C5
The Texas Rangers have thrived since Ian Kinsler returned to the lineup.
Will Woods ever be the same?
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C2
Hank Haney spent Friday in Las Vegas, teaching a comedian how to play golf.
Harwell’s kindness showed
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C1
With any luck, the last time I walked into prison will be the last time I walk into prison. I had an absolute blast. Then again, I stayed just three hours and didn’t eat any of the food.
Officials: Militants’ new focus on striking U.S.
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
The failed bombing in New York’s Times Square is a possible signal that militant leaders in Pakistan have shifted their focus to targets in the U.S. and other Western countries instead of sticking to their home base, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials.
Settlement reached in Taser death case
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
Relatives of a man who died shortly after Shawnee County deputies used a Taser on him at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Topeka have settled a wrongful death lawsuit.
Bones found in barrel in KCK neighborhood
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
Bones have been found in a 55-gallon metal barrel in a Kansas City, Kan., neighborhood.
Around and about in local business
May 9, 2010 in print edition on E1
Around and about in local business
Bankruptcies
May 9, 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.
Our fragile Internet: An unfixed glitch could leave you stranded
May 9, 2010 in print edition on E1
In 1998, a hacker told Congress that he could bring down the Internet in 30 minutes by exploiting a certain flaw that sometimes caused online outages by misdirecting data. In 2003, the Bush administration concluded that fixing this flaw was in the nation’s “vital interest.”
Not at his best
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B6
I recognize the 19-year-old male from Atchison who was arrested Tuesday may not be the most upstanding citizen.
Report details demographic shift
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B6
Fifty years ago, when he was writing what is still the best account ever of a presidential election campaign, “The Making of the President 1960,” Theodore H. White devoted a full chapter to the findings of that year’s census. Ever since, reporters have mined the decennial census reports for the insights they provide into the changes in American society.
Business as usual
It’s too late for legislators to be creative about raising state revenue so get ready for a sales tax increase.
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B6
It’s both frustrating and ironic to see members of the Kansas Legislature applying a sales-tax sledgehammer to the state’s budget woes rather than being willing to tap into other revenue-producing options.
Pakistan must clear jihadi strongholds
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B6
Last month, I traveled to Peshawar, the gateway to Pakistan’s rough tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan, and a city that the failed Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, visited in July.
Horoscope for May 9, 2010
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, the unexpected keeps life exciting. A desire could become a reality out of the blue. Friends could be full of surprises. You often find that you are pulled between your desires, friends and commitments. Learn how to juggle these different interests. If you are single, someone could stun you with how rapidly he or she enters your life. Still, take your time. If you are attached, the two of you need to let go of rigidity and enjoy unusual friends and events. Aries makes an excellent healer.
‘Iron Man 2’ opening puts pedal to the metal
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D5
Robert Downey Jr. is packing a bigger box-office punch with his second “Iron Man” movie.
Actress Lynn Redgrave is laid to rest in New York
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D5
Friends and family said final goodbyes to Lynn Redgrave on Saturday and laid the 67-year-old actress to rest near her mother amid the rolling hills of upstate New York.
Gulf spill reminds America: The era of ‘easy oil’ is over
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
To meet the world’s boundless thirst for oil, drillers are searching in the sand and mud of remote western Canada, the tough shale rock of North Dakota and more than a mile under the seas off the southern U.S. coast, where a drilling accident has sent hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Daughter reflects on early ‘social networking’
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B4
The daughter of a social networking pioneer, Rae Sedgwick describes her mother, Helen Foster, as strong, spirited and spontaneous.
Conservatives, Liberal Dems mull pact
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
Within days, Britain may have something it hasn’t seen since World War II — a coalition government.
A bullet in Baghdad, a son’s need, and a mother’s love
May 9, 2010 in print edition on E8
There are mothers who will spend today missing sons and daughters fighting overseas. There are women who have lost children in those wars, for whom Mother’s Day will never be the same.
Perfectly pretty peonies: Old-fashioned favorites require little care
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D1
Mother’s Day always makes me a little sentimental about peonies. The three large clumps of the flowers that still grow in my mother’s garden have bloomed their hearts out for more than 40 years. Their persistence attracts me, and this year I will add more peonies to my garden…
Happy housemothers: Lawrence women find jobs surrounded by college students
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D1
Before becoming housemother for KU’s Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Molly McGroder had been a reporter, a CIA analyst, an office manager and a single parent of six kids. Talk about being qualified for the job…
Gates: Defense bureaucracy bloated
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B8
Warring against waste, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday he is ordering a top-to-bottom paring of the military bureaucracy in search of at least $10 billion in annual savings needed to prevent an erosion of U.S. combat power.
Study: Older, unmarried, educated moms on rise
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
New mothers in the U.S. are increasingly older and better educated than they were two decades ago, according to a study on the state of American motherhood released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
‘How long a wait?’ U.N. leader asks about nuclear test treaty
May 9, 2010 in print edition on E8
An impatient U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pushing to set a deadline for activating the treaty banning all nuclear tests, stepping up pressure in a campaign to win over holdouts, including the U.S. Senate.
Shiver of recognition: Writer weaves stories from wisps of L.A. life
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D3
Michael Connelly is looking to stage a kidnapping.
Mentally ill patient highlights limits of jail system
Resident costs city $250K in 10 years
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
In terms of taxpayer dollars, Robert Gilmore might be Lawrence’s most expensive person.
KU baseball edges MU, 9-8
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C1
Just a freshman, Kansas University relief pitcher Colton Murray trudged off the mound after surrendering a walk-off home run in the deciding game of last year’s three-game series at Missouri.
Jayhawks softball splits with ISU on senior day
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C1
Saturday’s senior day was extra special and a little different for Kansas University freshman Alex Jones.
Elementary task force to start ‘community conversation’
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
Lawrence school board members on Monday plan to define a group that will study the district’s elementary schools in the next year.
Dozens injured when ferry slams into dock
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
A Staten Island ferry with a history of accidents, including a fatal wreck in 2003, malfunctioned as it approached its terminal Saturday and smashed into a pier with a jolt that tossed passengers to the deck and hurt as many as 37 people.
Reliability of blowout preventers questioned
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
Cutoff valves like the one that failed to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster have repeatedly broken down at other wells in the years since federal regulators weakened testing requirements, according to an Associated Press investigation.
The pill, still popular as ever, turns 50
May 9, 2010 in print edition on E8
A world without “the pill” is unimaginable to many young women who now use it to treat acne, skip periods, improve mood and, of course, prevent pregnancy. They might be surprised to learn that U.S. officials announcing approval of the world’s first oral contraceptive were uncomfortable.
Analysis: Suburbs losing young whites to cities
Findings may offer political road map for elections
May 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
White flight? In a reversal, America’s suburbs are now more likely to be home to minorities, the poor and a rapidly growing older population as many younger, educated whites move to cities for jobs and shorter commutes.
Wheel Genius: Road work set for this week
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B5
Road work for the week of May 9, 2010.
Mother finds joy in raising children with special needs
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B4
For Leia Holley, being a good mother means always putting your children first.
City commission agenda for May 11
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B5
Economic policies to be discussed
Behind the Lens: Environments best viewed in the round
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D2
Imagine yourself in the middle of a visually interesting environment, wishing you could photograph the entire scene that surrounds you. That vision is possible online…
FSHS swims 2nd at league
May 9, 2010 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s swimming and diving team won five events, and the Firebirds placed second on Saturday at the Sunflower League meet.
Sailboat regatta steers racers to Clinton Lake
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
The 59-degree water at Clinton Lake was a little cold for sailor Zach Bader at this weekend’s third annual Frayed Knot Regatta.
Dubious move
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B6
Probably like many readers, I was unaware that our state Legislature has lately approved a new kind of taxing district until a recent (May 2) article in the Journal-World pointed that out.
Better care is best tribute to mothers
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
Today is Mother’s Day, not only in the United States but in many other countries. Children of all ages are giving flowers, making breakfast, calling home. This is as it should be. On my travels around the world, particularly to its poorest and most troubled places, I have learned that it is mothers who keep families together — indeed, who keep whole societies intact. Mothers are society’s weavers. They make the world go round. Yet too often, the world is letting mothers down.
Threat is real, but we can’t give into fear
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
We always seem surprised. Even after Oct. 1, 1910, when a bomb destroyed the Los Angeles Times building and killed 20 men. And Nov. 24, 1917, when 10 people died in the bombing of a police station in Milwaukee. And Sept. 16, 1920, when 38 people lost their lives in a bombing on Wall Street.
Democracy demands look at both sides
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
Forty-six years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson chose the University of Michigan’s spring commencement to set out his notion of the Great Society. Today we all know how that turned out — great on vision, not so great on results — but we have forgotten the promise that President Johnson set out that afternoon in Ann Arbor:
Boomer Girl Diary: Worrying, in general, and on this Mother’s Day
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D1
Today, millions of mothers will open sentimental, hand-picked greeting cards from their children, lauding and thanking them for the myriad of things they do throughout the year.
Architects design for the stage
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D4
At the spring gala of the New York City Ballet, ballet master in chief Peter Martins appeared onstage to lift a glass of aquavit in honor of architect Santiago Calatrava.
Go native with fruits
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D7
Take a walk through the woods in many parts of the country in coming months and you may find some tasty fruits dangling from the branches of wild trees.
Annual Epcot garden festival features sustainable gardens
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D7
The Tuscan Garden featured in the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is more than just pretty trees, shrubs and flowers.
Kovel’s Antiques: Unique collectibles can be tricky to price
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D8
Sometimes it is impossible to find another collectible just like yours, so how can you learn what yours is worth?
Smiley’s latest offers woman’s life in bygone era
May 9, 2010 in print edition on D3
“Private Life” (Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95) tells the story, from childhood to old age, of Margaret Early, nee Mayfield, raised in Missouri in the late 19th century and saved from spinsterhood by a late marriage at 27 to U.S. Navy Capt. Andrew Early.
Scouts help plant more than 300 trees along east city trail
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
Area troops in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts teamed up with the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department to plant trees Saturday along the Burroughs Creek Trail in East Lawrence.
City depot gets extra bit of love during National Train Day
May 9, 2010 in print edition on B5
Train enthusiasts young and old converged in Lawrence for the National Train Day celebration Saturday.