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Archive for Saturday, May 15, 2010

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12:00 a.m.
Country star and Wellsville native, Chely Wright. Time out: Kansan Chely Wright becomes first openly gay country star
May 14, 2010 in print edition on 1C
In country music, you couldn’t be gay. Not in Nashville. Not around mainstream country audiences. Chely Wright challenged that last week. The Wellsville native came out to the world, and braced for the response…
6:00 a.m.
Kansas players Jamal Greene, center, Randell Dent Jr., left, and Patrick Dorsey run through a drill in practice on Friday at Memorial Stadium. KU football player dismissed from team after attempted armed robbery Friday morning
3:46 a.m., May 14, 2010 Updated 3:31 p.m. in print edition on 1B
A Kansas University football player has been removed from the team in connection with an attempted armed robbery early Friday morning at an apartment complex.
10:00 a.m.
Staff Sgt. Christopher Huslig, of Eudora, hugs three of his children Friday at the Kansas National Guard Armory in Lawrence. Huslig just returned from an eight-month peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and is eager to get on with his civilian life. Kansas Guard soldiers returning from Kosovo
May 14, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Twenty-one soldiers from the Kansas Army National Guard are returning from peacekeeping duties in Kosovo.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University senior Mandy Shriwise will graduate Sunday with a degree in dance, but her plans don’t stop there. In October, Shriwise will be studying comparative social policy at Oxford University in England, and she eventually hopes to get a medical degree. Dance helps KU grad find her way
May 15, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Amanda “Mandy” Shriwise said that, at first, she was a little skittish about pursuing a degree in dance, as she’d heard the typical responses — you won’t be able to do anything with it, it won’t help you get a job and all the rest.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence artist Jason Wood is pictured in the Invisible Hand gallery, 801 1/2 Mass., along with his work, seen below, that will be showing until May 28. Life after death: Lawrence artist Jason Wood lives with no regrets after devastating injury
May 15, 2010 in print edition on 1D
In July of 1999, Jason Wood was found lying in a San Francisco street barely clinging to life. As best as anyone could piece together, he had been struck by a car, but no one knows precisely — least of all Jason Wood himself.

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Morality Police need to be heard
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C2
Throw Lawrence Taylor out of the Pro Football Hall of Fame! And while we’re at it, strip Reggie Bush of his Heisman Trophy and reconsider Brian Cushing as the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year.
White Sox edge Royals, 5-4
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C5
Jake Peavy wanted to finish, especially after surviving such a rocky start.
LHS, Free State baseball on opposite sides of regional draw
Lions, Firebirds could both advance to state
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C7
The LHS and Free State baseball teams are on opposite sides of this year’s Class 6A regional draw and, with two more wins each, would advance to this year’s state tournament.
Horoscope for May 15, 2010
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B4
This year, you break past previous restrictions, especially personally. You will feel freer as a result. If you are single, you could be more open to settling in, but make time your ally. If you are attached, the two of you might have many differences of opinion. Gemini can help you spend and make money.
Is there a silver lining to global warming? Study says no
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
So much for a hoped-for bright spot to global warming.
Royals rough up Buehrle in Yost’s debut
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C5
Coming off a much-needed win Thursday, the Kansas City Royals were shocked to learn manager Trey Hillman, a man they all respected, had been fired and replaced by Ned Yost. Tough as it was, the move turned out to be just what they needed, at least for one night.
Amount of oil spilling into Gulf: Big deal?
Leak could be 14 times worse than estimates
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
Just how much oil is spewing from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico and how important is it to know that?
Italians say they may have found missing remains of painter
May 15, 2010 in print edition on D8
Italian researchers said Friday that they may be close to identifying the remains of Caravaggio, the great Italian painter whose death 400 years ago is shrouded in mystery.
Club news
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B7
Club news for May 15, 2010.
Lena Horne remembered at funeral
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B4
Lena Horne, whose signature song was “Stormy Weather,” was remembered at her funeral on Friday as a shy girl from Brooklyn who fought racism for decades to emerge as a world-class singer and social activist.
Bill grows to include safety net programs
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A5
The House plans to vote on a bill next week that started off as a one-year extension of popular tax breaks, but has grown into a grab bag of unfinished business lawmakers hope to complete before Memorial Day.
Feds conducting criminal probe of W. Va. mine blast
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
Federal prosecutors said Friday they are investigating whether there was “willful criminal activity” by the company that operates the West Virginia coal mine where 29 workers died in an accident last month.
Life after death: Lawrence artist Jason Wood lives with no regrets after devastating injury
May 15, 2010 in print edition on D1
In July of 1999, Jason Wood was found lying in a San Francisco street barely clinging to life. As best as anyone could piece together, he had been struck by a car, but no one knows precisely — least of all Jason Wood himself.
Borel has new plan for Super Saver
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C2
No rail for Bo-rail.
Calipari assures fans he’s staying
Kentucky coach says he has no interest in NBA position
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C2
John Calipari wants Kentucky fans to settle down and enjoy the summer.
Recount finds no fraud in election
May 15, 2010 in print edition on D8
In an embarrassing rejection of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s efforts to overturn his rival’s lead in March’s inconclusive Iraqi parliamentary election, a laborious manual recount of votes in Baghdad has turned up no evidence of electoral fraud and will not change the final outcome, officials said Friday.
Palin speaks to anti-abortion ‘mama grizzlies’
May 15, 2010 in print edition on D8
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin warned NRA members Friday that President Barack Obama wants to gut the Second Amendment and told a separate gathering that “mama grizzlies” will help Republicans win this November, sweeping away the Democratic agenda.
Merchants score win in fight over card fees
May 15, 2010 in print edition on D8
Congress appears poised to tighten restrictions on the fees that merchants pay when customers swipe debit cards at cash registers.
Concern mounts about Iraq violence
Iraqis fear recent attacks are sign of more to come
May 15, 2010 in print edition on D8
Many Iraqis are increasingly uneasy that a wave of bombings and shootings may revive all-out sectarian warfare that ravaged the country several years ago.
Fed: Midwest farm economy looks OK
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B8
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says farm income should improve in some Midwest and Western states during the second quarter because livestock businesses will benefit from lower feed costs.
Newton woman found guilty in bomb threat
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Harvey County jury has found a Newton woman guilty of aggravated criminal threat in a bomb threat at a middle school dance.
4-H and FCE news
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B7
4-H and FCE news for May 15, 2010.
Military news
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B7
Military news for May 15, 2010.
Scouting news
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B7
Scouting news for May 15, 2010.
Around and about
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B7
News from around and about for May 15, 2010.
100 years ago: KU campus using native stone
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B5
Merchants are being encouraged to bale their waste paper and cut the fire risk that exists when paper is allowed to accumulate loosely.
40 years ago: Home damaged by pipe bomb
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B5
Minor damage resulted after the explosion of a pipe bomb thrown by vandals at the home of Dan Young, Douglas County attorney.
25 years ago: School teachers, officials split on wages
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B5
Lawrence teachers and school district officials found themselves far apart as negotiators discussed pay for the first time in the spring talks for a 1985-86 contract.
Tax boycott
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B5
Thank you for informing us of the extra tax that helps the developers build more shopping centers and other places to spend our hard-earned dollars. Special thanks for listing where these places will be. Now we know the places to avoid/boycott.
Bridge event
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B5
Thank you for the article in Tuesday’s Lawrence Journal World about bridge lessons at South Junior High. (The names of participating students appear in today’s Club News on page 7B.) I would like to give due credit and share what local folks may find interesting.
GOP roadblocks
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B5
I see in your paper that George W. Bush has written a book. I think Mr. Bush has the wrong title for his new book. It should be titled, “How I allowed my rich banker buddies and Wall Street CEOs to make billions of dollars on the backs of common Americans to the point of completely ruining the American economy.”
Tax trough
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B5
On Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously agreed to allow developers and businesses to apply for “Community Improvement Districts.” Within these special districts, developers would be allowed to charge an additional 2 percent sales tax, which would enable “public tax dollars to pay for private business expenses,” (Journal-World, May 12, 2010).
People in the news
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B4
People in the news for May 15, 2010.
City commission agenda for May 18, 2010
Sidewalk seating change on table
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence city commission agenda for the meeting scheduled for May 18, 2010.
Betty White a tough act to follow for Alec Baldwin
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B4
Once home to some of the most popular series on television, Saturday nights have become the most a la carte night of the week, offering video entrees suited to widely divergent tastes.
De Soto residents help clean up barn after storm
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B3
When the residents of De Soto heard about what had happened to Darrel Zimmerman, they said they would do anything to help. Friday evening, they didn’t disappoint.
Gynecologist duo juggle practice and parenthood
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
After 5 p.m., step into the rear hallway of The Woman’s Place. “This is the back world,” jokes Dr. Kathryn Sawchak.
Stolen vehicle found along Kansas River
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies recovered a stolen vehicle Friday near the banks of the Kansas River north of Lecompton.
TherapyWorks to discuss blood pressure
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
TherapyWorks will be host to a seminar about hypertension.
Kickball tournament to aid Relay for Life
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s radiology department is playing host to a kickball tournament for Relay For Life of Douglas County, which benefits the American Cancer Society.
Woman reports motorcycle stolen
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 44-year-old Lawrence woman on Wednesday reported the theft of a motorcycle from the 2100 block of Kasold Drive.
Lawrence man arrested after burglary
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 33-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated burglary.
Lawrence woman injured in Thursday accident
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 32-year-old Lawrence woman was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being involved in a vehicle accident Thursday afternoon.
When will U.S. come to its senses about debt threat?
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
How long will it be before Americans say “enough is enough”?
Pump patrol
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.66 at several locations.
Band director hired
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
Paul W. Popiel has been hired as Kansas University’s new director of bands.
Suspected Pink Panthers thief nabbed
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
Italian police have arrested a suspected member of a gang of jewel thieves known as the Pink Panthers, who are believed to have carried out daring robberies across the world.
Big Afghan offensive must overcome deadly terrain
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
U.S. soldiers had just made it through a dense patch of vineyards to a cluster of abandoned mud compounds when the radio operator let out a shout: “Sir, we are about to be ambushed from three different locations!”
Varberg 1-1 at state tennis
FSHS doubles team 0-2
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High senior Byron Varberg lost to Joe Marquis of Blue Valley Northwest, 6-4, 2-6 (10-4), then defeated Jeff Wherritt of Wichita North, 9-3, in the state tennis tournament Friday at Shawnee Mission East.
Two Firebirds sign for hoops
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C3
Two Free State High seniors have signed letters of intent to play basketball in college. Josh May has signed to play at Truman State University.
3 KU rowers honored
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas rowers Katie Beall, Stacy Rachow and Nicole Schneider on Friday were named to the 2010 Conference USA All-Academic Team, which was voted on by the league’s sports information directors.
Montgomery named All-Big 12 Second Team
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas softball freshman Mariah Montgomery was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team on Friday.
Atlantis soars on final voyage
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Space shuttle Atlantis thundered away on its final voyage to orbit Friday, hoisting an experienced crew of six and a full shipment of space station gear.
KU softball postponed at Big 12 tourney
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C3
Thunderstorms and heavy rains postponed the Kansas University softball team’s first game in the Big 12 Championship against Texas Tech.
16-year-old completes round-the-world sail
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
After seven months at sea, an Australian teen crossed the finish line of a round-the-world journey today in her pink yacht, becoming the youngest sailor to circle the globe solo, nonstop and unassisted.
Bear bile joins list of site’s banned products
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
You can find almost anything from crushed deer antlers and powdered cow placenta to novelty fridge magnets and light-up Santas on Alibaba.com.
Krechyk wins hammer, paces KU women’s track
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas University sophomore Alena Krechyk claimed the hammer throw title in the first day of action at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.
Data show solid economic recovery
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
The economy is being boosted by higher retail sales, stronger factory output and a rise in companies’ stockpiles.
Boy told that family died in plane crash
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Relatives broke the news to a Dutch boy who is the sole survivor of a plane crash in Libya that his parents and brother died in the disaster, as authorities said the 9-year-old would return home today.
Gill putting added emphasis on recruiting
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C1
For many college coaches — in both football and basketball — one of the most grueling parts of the job is recruiting. Not for Kansas University football coach Turner Gill.
Report on failed drug war ignites debate
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
A Texas city councilman waging a lonely fight against U.S. drug policy sent an excited e-mail to his constituents Friday: “We’re on the brink of significant change.”
Niemack steps up at league track meet for Free State
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C1
Last spring, during his first full-time season of track and field, Keene Niemack managed to finish third overall in the boys 400-meter dash at the Class 6A state meet.
Kansan key to Arizona immigration law
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
Hundreds of miles from Arizona, law professor Kris Kobach leaned back in his chair at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, took a sip of coffee out of a Justice Department mug, and calmly defended the controversial immigration law he helped write.
Yost era starts in K.C.
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C5
Barely able to sleep the night before, Ned Yost started his first day as Kansas City’s manager by shaking up the coaching staff and tweaking the lineup.
The green machine: FSHS cranks out another crosstown baseball win, 6-5, over LHS
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C1
For the second night in a row, the baseball battle between Lawrence High and Free State came down to the final inning. And for the second night in a row, it was the Firebirds who delivered when it counted most, this time when an RBI single by Cory Delg scored Ryan Scott to give Free State a 6-5 win in eight innings at LHS.
Scientist studies happiness after inspiration from Dalai Lama
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A6
After hearing about his cutting-edge research on the brain and emotions through mutual friends, the Dalai Lama invited Richard Davidson to his home in India in 1992 to pose a question.
Bangkok battles: 16 dead in anti-government protests
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A6
Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok today following two days of running gunbattles that killed 16 people and wounded nearly 160.
Pelosi lays down new travel rules for lawmakers
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A5
House lawmakers traveling on official business will be sitting back with the tourists and spending their own money on souvenirs under new rules announced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday.
KU baseball drops opener to ‘Cats
May 15, 2010 in print edition on C1
The late-game dramatics that capped a series sweep over Missouri Sunday were absent against another Kansas University rival on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Congress close to deal to pay for tax cuts
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A5
Congress is finally getting around to extending more than 50 popular tax breaks that expired at the end of last year, including money savers for homeowners, businesses and shoppers in states with no income tax.
Conservative friends support Kagan
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A5
Conservative lawyers and academics are voicing support for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, praise that could soften criticism from the right and provide cover for any Republican senators inclined to vote for her nomination.
District investigating high school strippers
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
The assistant principal at a California high school has been placed on leave after a campus talent show where male students pranced seductively in underwear and Speedos.
Parking attendants trained to watch for terrorists
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
Parking attendants and meter maids could be the nation’s latest line of defense against terrorist attacks.
Wireless users opt for short-term service
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
For wireless subscribers, commitment is out and short-term relationships are in.
Gulf spill raises questions about energy policy
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Gulf oil spill not only has altered the landscape of the Gulf Coast, it also has completely changed the debate over national energy policy.
Obama blows up at oil executives
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A1
Declaring himself as angry as the rest of the nation, President Barack Obama assailed oil drillers and his own administration Friday as he ordered extra scrutiny of drilling permits to head off any repeat of the sickening oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Dance helps KU grad find her way
May 15, 2010 in print edition on A1
Amanda “Mandy” Shriwise said that, at first, she was a little skittish about pursuing a degree in dance, as she’d heard the typical responses — you won’t be able to do anything with it, it won’t help you get a job and all the rest.
Can you know your faith but still need to ‘find yourself’?
May 15, 2010 in print edition on D1
Reverends Valerie Miller-Coleman and Kent Winters-Hazelton discuss knowing your faith and “finding yourself.”
Obama nominee poses threat to ‘true law’
May 15, 2010 in print edition on B5
We are told by no less than President Obama and supporters of his nominee to the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, that she “loves the law.” I love my cat, but what does loving the law mean for the court, for the law and for the public?