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On the street
Who do you think should be the starting quarterback when KU plays Florida Atlantic in the season opener?

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Adam Barmann
Brian Luke
Kerry Meier
Jason Swanson
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Rush completes visit
August 16, 2005
Brandon Rush, a 6‘6” guard from Kansas City, completed his campus visit to Kansas University this afternoon.
Morning fog to dissipate
August 16, 2005
Patchy dense fog should burn off as the day goes on.
Lecompton Bridge project worries many
Closure could affect commerce
August 16, 2005
Lecompton resident David Powell normally leads a simple life, making custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry for his company - Wood-N-Stuff Cabinets.
K.C. skid still going strong
Rookie latest pitcher to dominate Royals
August 16, 2005
The Kansas City Royals lost their club-record 16th consecutive game Monday night, managing only three hits and one run in eight innings against 19-year-old Seattle rookie Felix Hernandez in an 11-3 loss to the Mariners.
Cycle-rific: Winn spectacular
New Giant hits for cycle in his first four at-bats
August 16, 2005
Randy Winn needed 13 games to accomplish something no Giants player had done in more than six years.
Koizumi apologizes for country’s wartime aggression
August 16, 2005
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologized Monday for Japan’s wartime colonization and invasions on the 60th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, and he stayed away from a shrine criticized for glorifying the aggression that provoked two atomic bombings.
Tsunami warning issued after earthquake shakes Japan
August 16, 2005
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck northeastern Japan today, triggering two small tsunamis and shaking skyscrapers as far away as Tokyo, 185 miles to the south. At least 27 people were reported injured.
Husband of ‘peace mom’ files for divorce
August 16, 2005
The husband of Cindy Sheehan, the mother camped outside President Bush’s Texas ranch to protest the death of a son in the Iraq war, has filed for divorce, according to court documents.
Lions tap new talent source
Soccer standout Vestal trying out for LHS football
August 16, 2005
Abby Vestal had thought about it, but the Lawrence High girls soccer standout never had the guts to ask.
Kaun refined post game at camp
August 16, 2005
Fifty of the country’s tallest college and pro basketball players had to be mighty disappointed Aug. 7 upon walking into Nevada-Las Vegas’ Cox Pavilion.
Keegan: Rush fit at KU? You bet
August 16, 2005
He didn’t care enough to stay eligible in high school. His brother made a verbal commitment to Kansas University, never signed, and infuriated Roy Williams by calling him, of all things, Roy.
Petition process can force government’s hand
Gathering signatures to get issue on ballot rare, but documents good gauge of public sentiment
August 16, 2005
In June 1994, Bob Lemon got tired of higher taxes.
Settlers, soldiers face off in Gaza
August 16, 2005
Israeli troops faced off with Jewish settlers and protesters Monday, testing each others’ resolve in emotional confrontations before Gaza’s settlements are evacuated, demolished and turned over to Palestinian control.
A fatal game
Teen’s death highlights danger of playing ‘pass out’
August 16, 2005
Tim and Carol Wilson found out too late their 15-year-old daughter, Kimberly, was playing something called the “pass out game.”
Fledgling Jayhawks get Rock Chalk review
August 16, 2005
Alex Kerr isn’t homesick yet, and she thinks that’s a good sign.
LHS soccer displaced
August 16, 2005
Frisbee players damaged a soccer field at Holcom Sports Complex over the weekend forcing Lawrence High School to move its practice site, LHS athletic director Ron Commons said Monday. Commons said starting today the practice site would be on the field south of Centennial School.
KU football practice open Wednesday
August 16, 2005
Kansas University’s football team will open its practice to the public from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Wooden won’t go to WSU after all
August 16, 2005
Wichita State men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon announced Monday that former Free State High standout Keith Wooden would not transfer to the Shockers as originally planned.
Raiders squander 6-0 lead
Rapid City too tough for Lawrence squad in title round
August 16, 2005
The Lawrence Raiders squandered a 6-0 lead, losing, 8-6, Monday against Rapid City, S.D., in the championship round at the American Legion Central Plains Regional.
Seabury boasts solid numbers
August 16, 2005
Seabury Academy will field teams in four sports this fall - volleyball, boys soccer and boys and girls cross country.
FSHS wants good start
August 16, 2005
This year, Free State High football coach Bob Lisher is not as concerned with where his team finishes as much as how his Firebird squad starts.
On the record
August 16, 2005
Law enforcement report
August 16, 2005
Coming events
Gang-related prison riots kill at least 31 inmates
August 16, 2005
Gang members staged simultaneous riots in at least seven Guatemalan prisons on Monday, attacking rivals with grenades, guns and knives in coordinated chaos that left 31 inmates dead, officials said.
Husband kills ailing wife, self in hospital room
August 16, 2005
A 71-year-old man fatally shot his ailing wife in her hospital room and then killed himself Monday morning, authorities said.
August 16, 2005
A rendering of North Lawrence that shows what it would have looked like in 1856 can be viewed online at The wrong illustration was printed in the 2005 KU Edition published Saturday.
Government, rebels sign peace accord
August 16, 2005
Indonesia signed a peace agreement Monday with rebels in Aceh province who have fought for nearly 30 years for a separate state, lending a crucial boost to efforts at rebuilding the tsunami-battered region.
Memo from 1985 shows Roberts felt barring silent prayer was ‘indefensible’
August 16, 2005
Supreme Court nominee John Roberts showed sympathy for the idea of permitting prayer in public schools in 1985, according to a memo released on Monday, writing that a ruling to the contrary “seems indefensible” under the Constitution.
Report: U.S. deficit will be lower than expected
August 16, 2005
Congressional forecasters said Monday the federal deficit this year, though still huge, won’t be as bad as originally projected - a welcome turn for President Bush who inherited healthy surpluses four years ago and saw them disappear in a sea of red ink.
Iraqis fail to meet constitutional deadline
August 16, 2005
Iraqi leaders failed to meet a key deadline Monday to finish a new constitution, stalling over the same fundamental issues of power-sharing - including federalism, oil wealth and Islam’s impact on women - that have bedeviled the country since Saddam Hussein’s ouster.
Haskell graduate killed in vehicle wreck
August 16, 2005
Haskell Indian Nations University officials on Monday learned that Daryl Dewayne Jack and his 4-year-old daughter, Maliah, had died in a recent car accident near Butte, Mont.
Plans afoot to bring Carnegie back to life
August 16, 2005
City commissioners will take a step tonight toward bringing the vacant Carnegie Library building back to life.
Motor grader fleet updated
August 16, 2005
Douglas County commissioners on Monday agreed to purchase a motor grader worth $209,575 from Martin Tractor.
Fall sports squads begin practice
August 16, 2005
Among those sports beginning practice are football, volleyball, girl’s tennis, girl’s golf, gynmastics, boy’s soccer, and boy’s and girl’s cross-country.
Breakfast may satisfy fundraising goal
School-supporting event set for Aug. 26
August 16, 2005
The Lawrence Schools Foundation is close to meeting its fundraising goal as it prepares for its biggest event of the year - the Community Education Breakfast.
Donors will help pay relatives’ travel expenses to hearing, but money may dry up
August 16, 2005
Donors will help pay for relatives of the BTK serial killer’s victims to attend his sentencing, but organizers of the fund worry they might not have enough to cover all the expenses.
Sprint, NFL agree to exclusive deal
Local wireless company to provide updates, highlights
August 16, 2005
Sprint Nextel Corp. said Monday it has signed a five-year deal with the National Football League to become the league’s official wireless sponsor.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 16, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.47 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
As gas costs for buses rise, school districts feel the pinch
August 16, 2005
With the first day of classes just around the corner, school districts across Kansas are searching for additional money in their budgets to keep up with rising fuel prices.
Program teams KU students with grade-school kids to battle truancy
SRS program aims to keep children, families out of court
August 16, 2005
When 14-year-old Thomas Sidor learned he would have a social worker assigned to ensure his school attendance, he had visions of what he called “CIA-type surveillance.”
New fire station costlier than expected
Rising labor, gas costs lead to $200,000 higher price tag
August 16, 2005
City Hall seems to have little luck when it comes to building fire stations.
Summer music reviews
August 16, 2005
Reviews of recent albums
Network anchors became father figures
August 16, 2005
They were the men you could depend upon, the faces you’d see every night at dinnertime. In times of trouble, they were always there. Their words rang with authority.
Here’s the bear necessities on a panda cub/mom duo
August 16, 2005
The National Zoo’s giant panda cub is 1 month old.
In the halls
August 16, 2005
Have you ever wanted to be an astronaut?
Lawrence Public Schools by the numbers
August 16, 2005
Classes begin in the Lawrence school district this week: Grades 1-6, 7 and 10 meet Wednesday, and the regular 1-12 schedule goes into effect Thursday and Friday. Here’s a look at the figures that reflect the district’s progress and challenges; numbers are based on the most recent statistics available.
Sugar, substitutes have been waging market war for decades
August 16, 2005
From the moment the first sweetener was discovered, the sugar industry sensed a threat.
Children’s Book Shop owner looks to sell
August 16, 2005
The owner of a college bookstore in Manhattan is getting out of the children’s book business in Lawrence.
Sprint Nextel shares dip, spinoff planned
August 16, 2005
Sprint Nextel Corp.’s newly unified stock fell 10 cents to close at $26.05 Monday on the New York Stock Exchange.
S’ is for Sprint, as in Sprint Nextel
August 16, 2005
What’s in a symbol?
Social Security helps cut poverty
August 16, 2005
Seventy years ago - Aug. 14, 1935 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act.
Companies seek to satisfy America’s sweet tooth
August 16, 2005
Midway through the afternoon, when the belly yearns for snacks, three NutraSweet executives are going wild: cola, orange drink, citrus punch, chocolate milk, more cola, pound cake and crispy squares of coconut pie - all test kitchen concoctions made with artificial sweeteners.
Resisting that cell phone ring
August 16, 2005
There is a famous story about Samuel Taylor Coleridge, author of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” He was writing a different poem, which began, “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree.” He was interrupted by a knock at the door. This was an age before telephones. Someone was delivering a message. When Coleridge got back to his poem, he had lost his inspiration. His poetic mood had been utterly shattered by the knock on his door. “In Xanadu” would never be more than a glittering, tantalizing fragment.
August 16, 2005
To the editor: This past weekend, my daughter and son-in-law were visiting us from South Dakota.
Enough already
August 16, 2005
To the editor: Every once in a while, an article is written in the Journal-World that is so keen that it bears reprinting every day for a month!
Timely completion
August 16, 2005
They didn’t beat the deadline by much, but the city deserves applause for finishing downtown construction projects before the students’ return.
Right choice
August 16, 2005
Kansas University administrators made the right decision by keeping the Kansas Union an alcohol-free zone.
Old squabble
August 16, 2005
To the editor: George Will does a disservice to himself, projecting the image of a bitter old person, with nothing more important to write about than his side of an old squabble (Journal-World, Aug. 12).
Drops in tourism, retail concern London
August 16, 2005
Department stores and other retailers in central London have lost an estimated $1.4 billion in sales, and hotels, restaurants and other businesses also report mounting financial losses because of terrorist attacks last month.
Demi Moore opens up about her ‘soul mate’
August 16, 2005
Demi Moore describes “That ‘70s Show” star Ashton Kutcher as her “soul mate” and says they would like to “expand our family,” in an interview in Harper’s Bazaar.
New Year’s Eve to add co-host
August 16, 2005
Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will co-host the 34th edition of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” live from New York’s Times Square on Dec. 31.
Politicians, pop star top 25 most influential list
August 16, 2005
Alberto Gonzales, George Lopez and - surprise! - Jennifer Lopez are among Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America.
Ebony’ publisher remembered
August 16, 2005
Pioneering black publisher John H. Johnson, who founded Ebony and Jet magazines, was hailed Monday as a man who left “an imprint on the conscience of a nation” during a packed funeral that drew Sen. Barack Obama and former President Clinton.
Costs approach $2.60 per gallon at Lawrence stations
August 16, 2005
Scott Zaremba didn’t want to do it, but a confluence of market pressures, competitive moves and foreign tensions conspired to press his three service stations in Lawrence and two in Olathe to put up some unprecedented numbers Monday afternoon.
Gas prices don’t deter consumers
August 16, 2005
Soaring gasoline prices are getting a rise out of many U.S. motorists, but by and large they’re not getting in the way of summer vacations, commuting habits or SUV sales.
Daily ticker
August 16, 2005
Today’s stocks
A positive face for America
August 16, 2005
With Karen Hughes moving into the post of assistant secretary of state for public diplomacy, perhaps there will be more attention from the administration, Congress and the public to the difficult mission she is taking on. It has been on the back burner too long.
McDonald’s knock lifts Tigers
Detroit comes from behind against veteran Schilling, wins dramatically
August 16, 2005
Curt Schilling walked slowly off the mound with his head down, hardly resembling the confident pitcher who carried the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series title in 86 years.
Glass seventh
August 16, 2005
Lawrence’s Bob Glass is in seventh place after Monday’s play at the PBA Senior Jackson Open. Glass scored a 16-game pinfall total of 3,780 at Airport Lanes. Tom Baker leads after scoring 3,780. The top 32 bowlers after an eight-game qualifying set today advance to tonight’s match play.
Graphic details will be given at BTK sentencing
August 16, 2005
The killer didn’t always come out of shadows or act out his depraved sexual fantasies under cover of the night.
K.C. tinkering with defensive starters
Jared Allen replaced as starter by Jimmy Wilkerson, who ‘has been doing everything right’
August 16, 2005
Defensive end Jared Allen, who had a team-high nine sacks last year and was voted Kansas City’s top rookie, is fighting for his job.
Old dog, no new tricks, on NBC reality TV
August 16, 2005
Sometimes, truly horrible shows are the most thought-provoking. Exhibit A: “Tommy Lee Goes To College” (8 p.m., NBC), a reality retread so thoroughly unfunny it got me wondering: Just who’s minding the shop at the once-proud Peacock network?
Summertime great for heat, spice
August 16, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Hot Food in the Summertime.”
Double Take: Graduate offers words of wisdom
August 16, 2005
Dr. Wes: Double Take came out of a discussion with Jenny Kane about the need for parents and teenagers to have a forum to share ideas and advice.
Not correctable
August 16, 2005
To the editor: The article, “Appeals court: 13-year-old’s rapists must be resentenced” (Journal-World, Aug. 6), and the editorial, “Correctable error” (J-W, Aug. 11), provide some interesting contrasts.
Coroner: Six passengers were alive when plane crashed
Damaged voice recorder may hinder investigation
August 16, 2005
Initial autopsies showed that at least six of the 121 people aboard a Cypriot plane were alive but not necessarily conscious when the aircraft crashed while on autopilot, a coroner said Monday, as authorities struggled to explain the actions of the pilot and crew.
August 16, 2005
For Tuesday, Aug. 16
Superior flop shot propels Mickelson to birdie, victory
August 16, 2005
His spirits soared when Phil Mickelson realized a birdie on the par-5 18th hole at Baltusrol would allow him to win the PGA Championship and validate him as a major force in golf.
Brock hoping patience pays off for Fightin’ Indians
August 16, 2005
Three years of baby steps have Eric Brock anxious to take a giant leap.
Volunteers ‘vital’ to health of hospital
Lawrence Memorial offers wide variety of jobs for helpers
August 16, 2005
Carl Schaake remembers spending several days in Lawrence Memorial Hospital when he was 65.
Popping pills
Study: Teens see supplements as solution to body-image issues
August 16, 2005
Magazines, TV shows and films are chock-full of toned women and muscular men without an obvious trace of body fat. Although such bodies can be the product of intense diets, workout regimens, genetics, cosmetic surgery or even photo retouching, adolescents are trying to get those same physiques through dietary supplements, hormones and steroids.
More troops is only answer in Iraq
August 16, 2005
I have heard from my “advisory councils” on Iraq in the past week or so - my customary cluster of experts and an informal group consisting of readers of this column. I appreciate the input.
Teens tap ‘Notebook’ for eight awards
August 16, 2005
A story told by an old man proved popular with young people as the multigenerational love story “The Notebook” took eight categories Sunday at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards.