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Do you think girls and boys should play on the same high school sports teams?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. Girls should compete against girls and boys should compete against boys.
 
52%
Yes. If they have the skills they should be able to play.
 
44%
Yes, girls should be allowed to play on a boys’ team, but boys shouldn’t be allowed to play on a girls’ team.
 
2%
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Police investigate apartment for child pornography and drugs
September 23, 2004
Lawrence police and a hazardous materials crew are on the scene of a south Lawrence apartment, where suspected child pornography, drugs and a jar of mercury have been found.
Police investigate apartment for child pornography, drugs
September 23, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 3:59 p.m.) Lawrence police were at a south Lawrence apartment this afternoon where they had warrants to search for alleged drugs and child pornography.
Carttar named to KU post
September 23, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:24 p.m.) Paul Carttar, former chief operating officer of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, today was named as Kansas University’s executive vice chancellor for external affairs.
Pizza delivery driver robbed, beaten
September 23, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 12:26 p.m.) A group of young men beat, kicked and robbed a Pizza Shuttle delivery driver early this morning after calling him to a vacant Lawrence home, Lawrence Police said.
Clearing skies expected after noon
September 23, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 8:09 a.m.) Lawrence might get a light sprinkle or two this morning. But this afternoon should be mostly sunny, with temperatures in the mid 70s, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
River City Chronicles: Bill Snead, part 2
September 23, 2004
Photojournalist Bill Snead remembers his time as U.P.I. Photo Bureau Chief in Saigon, Vietnam.
River City Chronicles: Bill Snead
September 23, 2004
Senior editor Bill Snead got his start in photojournalism thanks to his high school’s vice-principal.
River City Chronicles: Bill Snead, part 3
September 23, 2004
Photojournalist Bill Snead talks about photographing the Beatles and the exhibit of his photographs.
Oops! Britney didn’t marry again … exactly
September 23, 2004
So, did she or didn’t she? And is she or isn’t she?
NBC losing ‘must-see TV’ clout
September 23, 2004
Long dominated by NBC, the battle for Thursday nights has been joined. And may already be over. Last week, fewer viewers watched “The Apprentice,” last year’s most talked-about new series, than a repeat of “CSI.”
People
September 23, 2004
¢ Fifteen minutes in Milan ¢ A blast from the past ¢ More awards, more Usher
Webb investment paying off for KU
Kicker’s accuracy continues to impress Mangino
September 23, 2004
On paper, Scott Webb was just an average field-goal kicker when he was a senior at Tulsa (Okla.) Union High. Paper, however, can be deceptive.
Much of Europe goes car-free for day
September 23, 2004
Hundreds of European cities and towns restricted auto traffic Wednesday, part of the continent’s annual campaign to lower air pollution by encouraging commuters to use public transportation, bicycles or their feet instead of their cars.
Briefly
September 23, 2004
¢ Two reported killed in plane crash rescued ¢ New CIA director confirmed ¢ American detainee released to Saudi Arabia ¢ Military spy case dropped
Kerry aiding U.S. enemies
September 23, 2004
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has achieved something that may be unique in the history of our country. He has managed to oppose two wars while they are being fought, undermine the objective of the nation and give aid and comfort to those who are killing American soldiers and kidnapping American civilians.
Piniella exits early in Rays’ loss to K.C.
September 23, 2004
Lou Piniella wasn’t around to see his team lose in extra innings.
Twinkies maker files for Chapter 11
Kansas City-based Interstate Bakeries blames low-carb diets, operational costs
September 23, 2004
Interstate Bakeries Corp., the purveyor of lunch box staples Wonder Bread and Twinkies, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, felled by the combination of a more health-conscious public and smothering operational costs.
Clemson limps into Bowden Bowl
Tigers have tough test against Seminoles
September 23, 2004
Clemson and Iowa face potential turning points less than a month into the season.
Putin power grab may backfire
September 23, 2004
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin has seized upon the Beslan school tragedy to chip away even further at Russia’s democracy. But instead of strengthening his own power, it’s possible that his plan will backfire and lead to the sort of peaceful popular protest that led to the downfall of authoritarian rulers in most of Eastern Europe in 1989, in Serbia in 2000 and in Georgia in 2003.
Bioscience board ready for business
September 23, 2004
The real work surrounding the Kansas Bioscience Authority begins today. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday headlined a reception and news conference at ScriptPro, a pharmaceutical equipment company, to introduce members of the authority board and rally supporters around the biotech cause.
Daily ticker
September 23, 2004
Norman R. Shannon
September 23, 2004
U.S. cites singer’s possible terror link
September 23, 2004
The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens is forbidden from flying into the United States because of his alleged association with possible terrorists, U.S. officials said Wednesday in explaining why a London-to-Washington flight carrying the peace advocate was diverted.
Briefly
September 23, 2004
¢ Flood toll passes 1,070 ¢ Female suicide bomber kills two at bus stop ¢ U.S. soldier’s death is third this week ¢ Former pop star cleared of charges ¢ Summer flooding kills more than 1,000 people
Briefly
September 23, 2004
¢ Fugitive alligator found ¢ Social Security starts direct-deposit campaign ¢ Company restricts personalized stamps ¢ Rosa Parks suffering dementia, judge told
Reciprocity
Attitudes and practices that might improve human relations should be adopted by all sides in any disputes.
September 23, 2004
As various analysts discuss why America is hated in so many foreign corners and how changes in thinking are necessary to change that, we hear far too little from “the others” about what they think they can do to improve relationships.
Past HUD leaders put focus on housing
September 23, 2004
Of all the Cabinet secretaries who have served in recent decades in Washington, none have done more to energize their bureaucracies than Jack Kemp and Henry Cisneros. Running the backwater Department of Housing and Urban Development between 1989 and 1997, Republican Kemp and Democrat Cisneros used their competitive drive and enthusiasm to draw attention to what may well be America’s most neglected issue.
Amarr Garage Doors production picks up
Lawrence firm opens new docks as part of $17M expansion
September 23, 2004
Officials with Lawrence’s Amarr Garage Doors opened the first phase of a $17.3 million expansion Wednesday and said they were getting closer to expanding the company’s full-time work force.
Briefcase
September 23, 2004
¢ Computer Associates strikes $225M deal ¢ Mortgage giant subject of federal investigation ¢ Chi-Chi’s says ‘adios’
Advocates push education priorities
September 23, 2004
For one night, anyway, the talk of the election was education.
CBS names two-person panel to investigate Bush Guard story
September 23, 2004
CBS News announced Wednesday that a Republican politician and a retired news executive will lead the independent investigation into how the network came to air a story this month that relied on what many experts believe are fake documents.
Owner digs for solution to pet’s bad habit
September 23, 2004
“Grrr! AHHH! …. UGGGH!” Nothing but gutteral noises and grunts were coming through my clenched teeth as I looked outside. My dog had been digging again.
Free flu shots part of training for health care emergency
September 23, 2004
Until recent years, Douglas County’s doctors and nurses never had much reason to rub elbows with police officers and sheriff’s deputies.
Lenny Kravitz uses music to push past depression
September 23, 2004
In a recent video, Lenny Kravitz cast himself as a hard-living, substance-abusing, wild-child rocker whose life is unraveling behind the scenes.
Horoscopes
September 23, 2004
Valid argument
September 23, 2004
Future at stake
September 23, 2004
Insurance issue
September 23, 2004
Look at issues
September 23, 2004
No girls allowed, prep football team tells foe
September 23, 2004
A small Catholic school west of Topeka is refusing to play football against another team because one of the team’s players is a girl.
For carillonneur, reminders of war come with territory
September 23, 2004
For Elizabeth Berghout, subtle signs of war are everywhere. When she steps into the Campanile each day to play the carillon contained within, she is reminded both of the American soldiers in Iraq today and those who died more than 60 years ago.
KU hires new PR vice chancellor
Former Kauffman Foundation executive replaces Janet Murguia
September 23, 2004
A Lawrence native with experience in business, government and nonprofit work will lead Kansas University’s public relations and lobbying efforts, KU officials announced Wednesday.
Harvest heralds change of season
September 23, 2004
Say goodbye to summer. It ended at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the official start of autumn.
City briefs
September 23, 2004
¢ KU grad fails to medal on Paralympics track ¢ Puppy in pillow case found near death ¢ More newspaper magnifiers available
Huhtamaki to add jobs at De Soto plant
September 23, 2004
A new product for a major fast-food chain will add between 13 and 15 jobs at Huhtamaki Americas plant in De Soto.
Commodities
September 23, 2004
U.S., Iraq won’t bow to kidnap demands
September 23, 2004
With the fate of a British hostage in the hands of a murderous group of Islamic radicals, Iraqi and American officials denied Wednesday that they were about to free a female prisoner whose release the kidnappers have demanded.
Developing nations outline priorities at U.N.
Leaders urge greater focus on roots of terror, combating poverty
September 23, 2004
The battle against terrorists is being won but the “ultimate war” against terrorism will be lost if the roots of the problem aren’t addressed, Pakistan’s president told the U.N. General Assembly’s ministerial meeting Wednesday, echoing a theme raised by leaders of many developing countries.
Ivan regroups in Gulf; Jeanne a concern for East Coast
September 23, 2004
Remnants of Hurricane Ivan swung back into the Gulf of Mexico and developed into a tropical storm Wednesday, prompting warnings in Louisiana and southeastern Texas.
NATO plans academy to train Iraqi officers
September 23, 2004
NATO allies agreed Wednesday to expand the alliance’s training mission for Iraqi armed forces after allaying French concerns which had delayed the plans for a week.
Paulina Ann Cooper
September 23, 2004
Shuffling at SRS causes uproar
Some workers forced to reapply for jobs in reorganization
September 23, 2004
One of the largest state agencies in Kansas is in the midst of a reorganization that is likely to result in job losses and redefined positions statewide, officials say.
Ava Lynell Robinson
September 23, 2004
John Leanord Sullivan
September 23, 2004
Developer sues city
September 23, 2004
Harold Shephard made good Wednesday on his public promise to sue City Hall.
Firms asked to reveal military sales practices
September 23, 2004
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has requested that life insurance companies provide information on how they conduct business on military bases in the state.
GOP pokes fun at Boyda’s residency
September 23, 2004
State Republican Party officials Wednesday staged a mock celebration for Democrat Nancy Boyda to criticize her as a “carpetbagger” for only recently moving to the congressional district she hopes to represent.
Fort Riley seeks details on soldiers charged with murdering Iraqis
September 23, 2004
Fort Riley officials were searching for answers Wednesday after two soldiers deployed in Iraq were charged with murdering three Iraqis. They were the second pair of soldiers from the post to face murder charges in as many weeks.
Sebelius says Japan move bodes well for Kansas beef
September 23, 2004
With Japan moving to resume U.S. beef imports from animals no older than 20 months, Kansas stands to benefit because most of its cattle are slaughtered by that age, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday.
Oklahomans report mysterious bug bites
September 23, 2004
The Oklahoma State Department of Health is working with Kansas health officials to investigate a rash illness by people in northeastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas, the department said Wednesday.
Team supreme: Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson find success by working together
September 23, 2004
One of Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 cars and one of Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 cars rest on a circular platform in the glass-cased lobby of the shop at the back of Hendrick Motorsports.
Commentary: Craven shows class while Robby Gordon shows crass
September 23, 2004
On the one hand, there’s Ricky Craven. On the other finger…er…hand, there’s Robby Gordon.
Yankees must wait to clinch berth
Wells’ two-run triple boosts Blue Jays, hangs first loss on Hernandez
September 23, 2004
Orlando Hernandez wasn’t even aware the New York Yankees would have clinched their 10th consecutive playoff berth with a win Wednesday night.
Chiefs’ Johnson angered by Vermeil’s comment
September 23, 2004
Running back Larry Johnson reacted sharply Wednesday to remarks that Kansas City coach Dick Vermeil said were made at least partly in jest.
Falcons take flight
Atlanta off to first 2-0 start since 1998
September 23, 2004
As Michael Vick somersaulted through the air — cleats pointing toward the Georgia Dome roof, helmet just inches off the turf — he actually recalled a similar play from his Virginia Tech days.
Miami using Houston game as showcase for recruits
September 23, 2004
Houston coach Art Briles looks forward to the day when a visit from Miami is seen as more than a chance for the Hurricanes to sustain their recruiting pipeline into Texas.
Testaverde fitting in with Cowboys
September 23, 2004
Vinny Testaverde could be retired now, maybe even starting a second career in the high-paying, tackle-free world of broadcasting.
CBS fined $550,000
Network penalized for Super Bowl incident
September 23, 2004
CBS was fined a record $550,000 by federal regulators Wednesday for Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction,” which exposed the singer’s breast during the Super Bowl halftime show.
Commentary: Bonds deserves better for his feats
September 23, 2004
For a few weeks, I have been hearing and reading a variety of versions of why Barry Bonds’ 700th home run did not capture the imagination of baseball fans or become a cause for greater celebration.
Lions hoping to shake Friday night blues
September 23, 2004
Mired in a frustrating skid of losing and losing players, Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd is excited to see any change — even if it’s something small.
Jayhawks can dig it
KU defense sizzles in 3-0 win over Tech
September 23, 2004
Several notable story lines developed during Kansas University’s volleyball match against Texas Tech on Wednesday night at Horejsi Center.
Costner chooses N.C. State
Self’s recruiting focus set on preps Miles, Pocius
September 23, 2004
Brandon Costner won’t be making an official recruiting visit to Kansas University this weekend after all.
Woodling: In American football, kickers get no respect
September 23, 2004
Maybe in a distant time football will exist without the necessity of a foot. Worldwide the sport of soccer is the REAL football. The game we play in the United States more accurately could be termed Runball and in Canada, with one less down to move the chains, Passball.
Ex-Jayhawk Lassiter signs with St. Louis
September 23, 2004
The St. Louis Rams signed safety Kwamie Lassiter late Tuesday to help bolster their injury-riddled secondary.
Correction
September 23, 2004
Michael Shinn, a recipient of this year’s Fred Ellsworth Medallion from Kansas University, graduated from KU with a degree in engineering. His degree was incorrect in a story in Wednesday’s Journal-World.
On the record
September 23, 2004
Lawrence briefs
September 23, 2004
¢ Teen arrested in car break-ins ¢ Deputy director leaving Dole Institute ¢ FSHS schedules one-act plays
Name to be added to KU’s Campanile
Listing of WWII dead to grow to 277
September 23, 2004
For 50 years, Kansas University has claimed that every student, faculty and staff member killed during World War II had their name listed on the memorial Campanile. The family of Raleigh Chase Bowlby Jr. knew better.
Zambrano baffles Pirates
Sosa’s sprawling catch saves Cubs’ 1-0 victory
September 23, 2004
This may slow the Chicago Cubs’ chase of the NL wild card: Carlos Zambrano won’t start against Pittsburgh again this season.
Lauded soldier never actually served in Iraq
September 23, 2004
Army National Guard 1st Lt. Scott Jackson, the subject of a Journal-World story earlier this year, has never served in Iraq, the newspaper has learned.
Soccer families push for safe road
Fatal accident shows need for intersection upgrades, group says
September 23, 2004
Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. members, still mourning the death of one of their leaders in a traffic accident last week, are turning their energies to ensuring that soccer players and their families have a safe route to a soccer complex in southwest Lawrence.