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Foxes take up home in downtown Lecompton The day in photos, May 9, 2011
Apple has been named the world's most valuable brand by global agency Millward Brown. Do you own an Apple product?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes, I own a few
No, I don’t like Apple products
Yes, I own one
No, but I want one (or more)
Total 797
How many more recruits do you think Bill Self will sign before the spring period ends?

Poll results

Response Percent
3 or more
Total 1235

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Man who accidentally shot himself still in serious condition
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A4
Derek J. Erwin, 23, rural Tonganoxie, who accidentally shot himself in the head Wednesday night, remained in serious condition Monday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., hospital officials said.
State legislators make little progress on 2012 budget as end of session nears
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A1
There was a lot of maneuvering on the state budget Monday but no progress as the 2011 session entered its final days.
Lawrence native helps subdue unruly airline passenger
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A3
Bill Nieder, Olympic gold medalist in the shot put, Lawrence native and graduate of Kansas University, told the Journal-World on Monday that he was on the Sunday night flight from Chicago to San Francisco on which a man caused an uproar, screaming “God is Great!” in Arabic and pounding on the cockpit door.
Sprint Foundation gives $1 million to KU Cancer Center
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
A $1 million gift from the Sprint Foundation will establish a professorship in blood-related cancers at the Kansas University Cancer Center.
KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences now requiring re-admitted students to meet current graduation requirements
May 9, 2011
Officials at Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences said they were happy to help 93-year-old Margaret Shirk earn a degree that she never applied for seven decades ago.
Expect delays at intersection of Kasold, Clinton Parkway on Tuesday morning
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A2
Traffic lights at Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive will be shut down for three hours Tuesday morning.
Officers searching for person in southwestern Leavenworth County following car chase
06:08 p.m., May 9, 2011 Updated 09:14 p.m.
Multiple agencies were searching Monday afternoon for a suspect in a car chase in southwestern Leavenworth County.
Family of foxes takes up home near Lecompton Historical Society
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A1
A new family of seven has taken up residence near the Lecompton Historical Society. Their home is made of stone, which provides comfortable shelter. Most evenings, the children come out to play.
Former associate athletics director Ben Kirtland seeks 57 months in prison
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A1
Ben Kirtland wants to be sentenced to 57 months in prison, asks to be held responsible for paying $1.2 million in restitution to his former employer, and supports being ordered to pay another $85,090 to the IRS for unpaid taxes on ill-gotten gains from a ticket-stealing-and-selling conspiracy conducted from within Kansas Athletics Inc.
Charges filed against Franklin County men accused of Lawrence armed robbery
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors Monday alleged two Franklin County men were armed with an Uzi during a February robbery of a Lawrence resident.
Kansas Bioscience Authority OKs $425,000 for Lawrence’s Pinnacle Technology
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Lawrence company will receive nearly $425,000 from the Kansas Bioscience Authority over three years for a project involving brain and neurological biosensors.
Man drowns in Wyandotte County lake
May 9, 2011
Kansas City, Kan., officials say a man drowned during a family picnic at Wyandotte County Lake Park.
Salina to unveil 19 outdoor downtown sculptures
May 9, 2011
Downtown Salina is about to have its own outdoor sculpture garden.
Union Pacific freight train carrying grain derails in Ellis County
May 9, 2011
Union Pacific Railroad is investigating to determine why 13 cars from a freight train derailed in central Kansas.
Fed abandon appeal in Kansas tobacco tax case
May 9, 2011
The federal government is dropping its case against a Kansas tobacco wholesaler and several others accused of trying to avoid paying $25 million in cigarette taxes to Indian tribes and the state of Oklahoma.
Add some all-American favorites to your wardrobe
May 9, 2011
This season, American fashion is in the spotlight.
Lawsuit dismissed after settlement reached in 2009 alcohol poisoning death at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Douglas County judge on Friday formally dismissed a 2009 lawsuit over the alcohol poisoning death of a Kansas University Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity pledge after the parties reached a confidential settlement last month.
Statehouse Live: Kansas Senate committee approves bill to stop legislative pay if session goes into OT
01:58 p.m., May 9, 2011 Updated 02:46 p.m.
As budget negotiations between the House and Senate stalled, a Senate committee on Monday recommended approval of a bill that would stop pay to legislators after Thursday.
Man injured in accident about midnight Saturday near Baldwin City listed in serious condition; officers investigate alcohol as factor in crash
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A4
Alcohol and inattentive driving are listed as contributing factors in a one-vehicle accident that injured a 61-year-old Baldwin City man late Saturday night north of Baldwin City, according to an accident report.
Much of western Kansas under high fire threat
May 9, 2011
The National Weather Service says high winds, dry land and low humidity are increasing the possibility of severe fire in much of western Kansas.
21 Kansas counties asked to make Flint Hills time capsules
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A10
If everything goes as planned, people living in Kansas 50 years from now will have a way to understand what life was like in the Flint Hills in 2011.
Remains of Neosho Rapids boy, 11, killed in December 2010 boating accident found near John Redmond Reservoir
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A6
After more than five months of waiting, the mother of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared after a boating accident on an eastern Kansas reservoir said she is relieved and grateful that her son’s body has been found.
KU police investigate battery early Sunday morning at McCollum Hall
10:43 a.m., May 9, 2011 Updated 12:13 p.m. in print edition on A5
A Kansas University student at McCollum Hall was treated at the hospital early Sunday with minor injuries after a battery incident in the student’s dorm room, according to the KU Public Safety Office.
Kansas governor orders flags lowered for Rep. Rocky Fund
May 9, 2011
Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered that flags across Kansas be flown at half-staff in honor of Rep. Rocky Fund, who died April 28 after a battle with cancer.
Town Talk: A look into the world of city fees; event would make Mass. Street parking free for a day; Bob Billings Parkway set for major construction
May 9, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
First Bell: Tonight, school board members to consider athletics upgrades for LHS, learn about a ‘District Improvement Plan,’ and meet in executive session on personnel matters
May 9, 2011
Time for another edition of First Bell, a look at news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Heard on the Hill: Recently retired KU architect Warren Corman to serve as homecoming grand marshal; ESU president to return to faculty post; KU business dean finalist ends up at KSU
May 9, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
U.S. wants access to bin Laden widows
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A7
The United States wants access to Osama bin Laden’s three widows and any intelligence material its commandos left behind at the al-Qaida leader’s compound, a top American official said in comments broadcast Sunday that could add a fresh sticking point in already frayed ties with Pakistan.
Pentagon examining explosive expenses of health care coverage
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A7
A military built for fighting wars is looking more and more like a health care entitlement program.
Obama: ‘Getting our man’ outweighed risks of raid
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A7
President Barack Obama ordered the commando raid that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after deciding the risks were outweighed by the possibility “of us finally getting our man” following a decade of frustration, he said in a Sunday broadcast interview.
Kennedy School looking for volunteers other than parents to help with annual carnival
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A4
Kennedy School is in need of volunteers for this Saturday’s annual carnival.
Women’s group takes a stand to raise awareness for children’s rights
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A3
After standing in silence for five minutes with about a dozen other people in South Park Sunday, Lawrence resident Karl Schorno was in a reflective, man-of-few-words mood.
Horse owner hopes to start program for kids at Moriah Training Center
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A3
Over coffee during a recent morning in her horse barn west of Tonganoxie, Valerie Francis admitted with a little embarrassment she didn’t know exactly how many horses she owns.
Results from All-Decade Team voting: First Round, Point Guards
May 9, 2011
Results from All-Decade Team voting: First Round, Point Guards
25 years ago: Deer breaks into downtown office building
May 9, 2011
On this spring morning, Lawrence police officers discovered what first appeared to be a burglary.
Tips to cook for 2 (or just 1)
May 9, 2011
Possibly more daunting than cooking for a cattle-call 10-person dinner? Cooking for a family of one. Or one and a baby. Or two adults.
Remnant Rehab: Sew up your shopping bag needs
May 9, 2011
I decided a reusable, vinyl-lined bag would suit my grocery-shopping needs and be easy to clean.
Former K-State coach Ron Prince pleased with settlement
May 9, 2011 in print edition on B2
Former Kansas State football coach Ron Prince says he is satisfied with a settlement reached with the school that calls for him to receive $1.65 million.
Walk-off slam sinks KU, 11-7
May 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
Oklahoma’s Ricky Eisenberg smashed a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning, pacing the Sooners to an 11-7 victory over Kansas University on Sunday at Mitchell Park.
KU hires associate AD
May 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
Terry Mohajir, senior associate athletic director at Florida Atlantic University, has been hired as Kansas University’s associate athletic director for development and marketing, KU AD Sheahon Zenger announced Sunday.
Royals positive despite setback
May 9, 2011 in print edition on B1
Even though it ended Sunday with a 5-2 loss to Oakland, there was much about this nine-game homestand for the Kansas City Royals to like.
NFL’s labor strife has several former Jayhawks in lockout limbo
May 9, 2011 in print edition on B1
Most years, at least a few former Kansas University football players would have been scooped up by NFL teams by now.
His ’best night’ and its 2012 implications
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A8
President Barack Obama’s stunning announcement that U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden is first and foremost an enormous American victory that eliminates a vicious adversary who both masterminded anti-Western terrorism and symbolized the dark side of Islamic fundamentalism.
Efficient choice
Let’s hope KU’s decision to initiate a thorough study of its operations by an outside consulting group proves to be wise.
May 9, 2011 in print edition on A8
The plan to initiate a thorough study of how to bring about more efficiency and effectiveness in Kansas University’s effort to provide a superior academic research experience for its students, and for the benefit of the state, is a worthy and timely project.
Sky sight: Schwegler School students participate in unique project celebrating Kansas’ birthday
May 9, 2011
From the ground, it looks like random clumps of dirt, prairie grass and school kids in colored T-shirts. Only artist Daniel Dancer, suspended by a crane up in the air, is able to see the whole picture.
Young Bikram yoga champion giving demos in Lawrence
May 9, 2011
When Baltimore native Griffin Peddicord was in middle school, he was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The diagnosis came after a long search for the cause of his pain.
40 years ago: Events of 1970 cause jump in local insurance rates
May 9, 2011
On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the million-dollar fire at the Kansas Union, Lawrence residents were still feeling the burn.
100 years ago: Lawrence library receives gift of Lincoln portrait
May 9, 2011
“A splendid full length portrait of Lincoln, the martyred president, arrived in Lawrence today for presentation to the library.”
River City Jules: Teachers and laundry lessons
May 9, 2011
Teachers, Teacher Appreciation Week might be over, but please know, especially as we face the imminent return of our children to our homes for the summer, our gratitude for your time and talent lives on the other 51 weeks of the year.
Son in sexting investigation required to take classes
May 9, 2011
Dear Dr. Wes and Ben: I went back at the suggestion of another parent and read your columns in January on sexting naked pictures
Slice of Life: Sandy Praeger values family’s longtime work ethic
May 9, 2011
Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, has held many titles, including bank vice president, mayor and senator, but her most cherished title isn’t work-related.
Everyday Life: Be careful, always and everywhere
May 9, 2011
Back in April a man named John Thompson wrote an op-ed in the New York Times about how he had ended up on and then been exonerated from death row.
Mass St. Chic: Add some all-American favorites to your wardrobe
May 9, 2011
This season, American fashion is in the spotlight.
Fix-It Chick: Start ‘senior-proofing’ in your bathroom
May 9, 2011
If you or a loved one is over 65, now is a good time to begin the process of “senior-proofing” your home.
Allergy sufferers can still get a dog
May 9, 2011
Do you suffer from allergies but have kids that are just begging for a dog?