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Tonganoxie football team young but determined
August 23, 2005
Last year Tonganoxie football finished 9-2, went undefeated in district play and won its postseason opener. This year, the 2005 Chieftains are a young group, but they don’t see that as a reason not to advance even deeper in the state playoffs.
Support for both Intelligent Design and Flying Spaghetti Monsterism
August 23, 2005
I’d like to say that although I currently reside as an oscillation between Wisconsin and Oregon, I was pleased to hear about the decision to teach Intelligent Design and Evolution as biology curricula in Kansas. I came to this knowledge and to your website link through the website of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Prophet.
Convert to Flying Spaghetti Monster
August 23, 2005
Dear Mr. Wagnon
Impressed
August 23, 2005
To whom it may concern
Intelligent Design decision boon to other states
August 23, 2005
Dear Members of the Kansas State School Board
Early morning paving will close portions of Haskell
August 23, 2005
Scheduled paving will close 19th Street to through traffic on Thursday, August 25, from 2 a.m. until about 9 a.m. The street will be closed from Barker Avenue to Haskell Avenue.
Hope for intelligent response
August 23, 2005
Dear Intelligent People in Kansas
Be fair about theories
August 23, 2005
Kansas School Board
Teach all theories of Intelligent Design
August 23, 2005
I understand that the Board of Education is considering teaching THE Theory of Intelligent Design.
A Concerned Citizen
August 23, 2005
The pictures of you on the Kansas city school board website really make you all look very intelligent and capable of making rational decisions.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster didn’t create the earth
August 23, 2005
It was a one-eyed, one-horned FLYING PURPLE PEOPLE EATER! Don’t believe those Spaghetti People, they’re nothing but a CULT!
Response requested for Flying Spaghetti Monster Theory
August 23, 2005
In response to your brilliant decision to teach the “intelligent design” theory alongside Evolution in your science classes I believe you should respond to those of us who believe that the Flying Spaghetti Monster Theory should be taught, as well. Why stop there. Why not the flat earth theory. I think is Kansas that should go over well. How about teaching that the earth is the center of the universe, for our current “theories” are just that, theories.
Flying Spaghetti Monster created us all
August 23, 2005
I want to thank those of you who are suffering persecution because of your willingness to consider alternative theories of evolution. You see, I am among the many who have discovered that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. It was He who created all that we see and all that we feel. We feel strongly that the overwhelming scientific evidence pointing towards evolutionary processes is nothing but a coincidence, put in place by Him.
Open letter to Kansas School Board
August 23, 2005
I am writing you with much concern after having read of your hearing to decide whether the alternative theory of Intelligent Design should be taught along with the theory of Evolution. I think we can all agree that it is important for students to hear multiple viewpoints so they can choose for themselves the theory that makes the most sense to them. I am concerned, however, that students will only hear one theory of Intelligent Design.
Students should hear more than one theory of Intelligent Design
August 23, 2005
I think we can all agree that it is important for students to hear multiple viewpoints about creation so they can choose for themselves the theory that makes the most sense to them. I am concerned, however, that students will only hear one theory of Intelligent Design.
Expose students to different ideas
August 23, 2005
Dear Kansas State Department of Education Board Members
Isolated thunderstorms possible
Wet weather expected through Friday
07:09 a.m., August 23, 2005 Updated 04:19 p.m.
Get set for a few damp day, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “Keep the umbrella handy,” Schack said.
On the record
August 23, 2005
Law enforcement report
D.A. drops 27 drug charges
August 23, 2005
Shawnee County Dist. Atty. Robert Hecht has dropped 27 drug cases because of a lack of credible evidence.
Doctor’s appointment to board examined
August 23, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ office is looking into the records of a physician who was appointed to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts - after retiring his Missouri medical license rather than face a disciplinary hearing.
School tax increase largest in six years
August 23, 2005
The Lawrence school board on Monday passed the largest tax increase in six years.
Datebook
August 23, 2005
Today’s events
Court rulings strengthen legal protections for same-sex partners
August 23, 2005
Establishing unprecedented new legal protections for gay partners in custody battles, the California Supreme Court has for the second time this month put same-sex relationships on equal footing with married couples when it comes to issues like raising children.
Beef banned under mad cow rules is recalled
August 23, 2005
Beef banned under mad cow disease rules was shipped to wholesalers in a half-dozen states and is now being recalled by a Wisconsin beef plant.
Police find five bodies in home after standoff
August 23, 2005
Police stormed a home Monday where an armed man was holed up inside and found five people dead, including two children. Authorities believe they were victims of a murder-suicide.
Death row suicide uncovers breakdowns
August 23, 2005
A death row inmate who committed suicide in May was likely dead more than three hours before his body was found, indicating a breakdown in the system for checking on prisoners, according to a report released Monday.
Russia’s Sharapova vaults to No. 1
Davenport falls to 2 in WTA Tour rankings
August 23, 2005
Maria Sharapova will take this kind of wake-up call every day.
Sabean still unsure if Bonds will return
August 23, 2005
San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean refuses to think too much about having Barry Bonds back in the lineup this season. The slugger’s status is still so uncertain.
Orioles claim Baldwin
August 23, 2005
The Orioles reacquired right-hander James Baldwin on Monday, claiming him off waivers from the Texas Rangers. Baldwin excelled in long relief for Baltimore before being designated for assignment July 18 while the Orioles were in negotiations to acquire right-hander A.J. Burnett in a trade with Florida. The trade was never completed, and Texas claimed Baldwin off waivers.
Dodgers shelve Perez
August 23, 2005
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Odalis Perez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of a strained muscle on his right side. The move was retroactive to Thursday. Right-hander Edwin Jackson was recalled from Double-A Jacksonville.
Bigbie placed on DL
August 23, 2005
Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Bigbie was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of a strained Achilles’ tendon.
Twin’s owner Pohlad still runs team at 90
August 23, 2005
Whether the Minnesota Twins are surging toward the postseason or stumbling through a rough summer, Carl Pohlad always has kept his composure.
Royals draftee skips class
August 23, 2005
The father of first-round draft pick Alex Gordon said he did not attend classes at Nebraska on Monday, which would have caused the Kansas City Royals to lose his rights.
New rural plan not approved
August 23, 2005
Douglas County commissioners on Monday accepted a proposal to regulate rural growth from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Rookie Ware shines in Cowboys’ victory
August 23, 2005
Dallas Cowboys rookie Demarcus Ware looks ready to be an NFL linebacker.
Browns ship WR Davis to Patriots
August 23, 2005
Wide receiver Andre’ Davis, pushed to the bottom of Cleveland’s depth chart, was traded Monday to the New England Patriots by the Browns for an undisclosed draft pick.
Ailing Eli Manning to miss next exhibition
Top draft pick ‘Pacman’ in fold for Titans; Chargers put disgruntled tight end Gates on Roster Exempt List; McNabb, Owens still mum
August 23, 2005
Eli Manning will miss the New York Giants’ next exhibition game, although the sprain to the quarterback’s right elbow doesn’t appear to be serious enough for him to miss any regular-season contests.
Still reeling, 49ers return to practice
August 23, 2005
Less than 48 hours after their teammate collapsed and died, the San Francisco 49ers gathered together, discussed their grief and somehow went back to work.
KU golfer Woodland in 18th at Amateur
August 23, 2005
Kansas University junior golfer Gary Woodland shot an opening-round even-par 70 at the 105th U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday at the Philadelphia Country Club.
Late Night’ won’t be so late
KU basketball extravaganza likely to run 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 14
August 23, 2005
“Late Night in the Phog” will take place during prime time this year.
Overlooked : for now
Defensive line used to anonymity
August 23, 2005
Charlton Keith knows people aren’t talking about him. And that’s OK, at least for now.
Connecticut files lawsuit challenging No Child Left Behind
August 23, 2005
Connecticut on Monday became the first state to challenge the No Child Left Behind law in court, arguing that the centerpiece of President Bush’s education law amounts to an unfunded mandate from the federal government.
Body found near mobile home park
August 23, 2005
Lawrence Police detectives were investigating a death Monday evening after a body was discovered in a wooded area at the southeast corner of Gaslight Village mobile home park.
Helmet may have saved victim’s life
August 23, 2005
A helmet may have saved the life of a Lawrence motorcyclist injured early Sunday when a car pulled out in front of him on West Sixth Street.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 23, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.55 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Crop muralist to recreate coin design in field
August 23, 2005
Alfalfa, dirt and rocks will be used to recreate the state’s quarter on a canvas that’s about the size of a football field.
Haskell enjoying smooth enrollment
Approximately 1,000 students expected for fall semester
August 23, 2005
William Gilbert missed last fall’s enrollment at Haskell Indian Nations University.
City takes keys of historic house
Murphy-Bromelsick home offers Civil War insight
August 23, 2005
Mark Kaplan said he believes the keys he gave city leaders Monday afternoon open much more than the front door to the 1860s-era Murphy-Bromelsick home in Hobbs Park.
LVS gives enrollment numbers a push
District would have seen a decline if not for Virtual School
August 23, 2005
Enrollment in Lawrence public schools is up by 164 students, thanks to Lawrence Virtual School.
Federal prosecution looms for dealers
New appointment could lead to harsher penalties for drug crimes
August 23, 2005
For Lawrence drug dealers, there’s now a greater threat of being prosecuted in federal court, where drug penalties often are more severe.
Family’s mission just beginning
Daughter’s death spurs parents to talk about ‘pass-out game’
August 23, 2005
Many in Lawrence were surprised last week to see Tim and Carol Wilson on NBC’s “Today Show,” a mere three day’s after their 15-year-old daughter Kimberly’s funeral.
Women of Distinction’ calendar unveiled
August 23, 2005
This year’s “Women of Distinction” calendar was formally unveiled Monday during a reception at the Kansas Union.
Disease outbreak reported in area
August 23, 2005
Health officials are urging thorough and frequent hand-washing, especially at child-care centers, after an increase of shigellosis in northeast Kansas.
Damaged lines lead to 911 interruption
August 23, 2005
Emergency 911 service in Douglas County was interrupted, then diverted Monday after excavation workers at the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center hit and damaged cable lines to the building.
Number of rabbits jumps out, but not to Dust Bowl-era levels
August 23, 2005
Longtime farmer Rod Bentley recalls getting out of school to participate in community jackrabbit drives during the Dust Bowl era. When he was a teenage farm boy, his family’s west-central Kansas crop suffered from pests.
Third victim in fireworks explosion dies
August 23, 2005
A third victim of a fireworks explosion in southeast Kansas last week has died.
Woods has eyes on a few records
Tiger sets sights on marks held by Nicklaus, Snead
August 23, 2005
Tiger Woods has been chasing Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 professional majors ever since he won his first Masters, a pursuit that has defined his career.
Kingsley inspired for ‘Twist’ by his real-life Fagin
August 23, 2005
Ben Kingsley prepped for the part of the villain Fagin in Roman Polanski’s upcoming “Oliver Twist” - but not by poring over the director’s collection of Jewish cockney tape recordings.
Phoenix says grief was in character as Cash
August 23, 2005
He wasn’t grief-stricken, he was acting, Joaquin Phoenix says of tabloid reports that he had a breakdown while filming the upcoming Johnny Cash biopic.
Garofalo to guest star on ‘The West Wing’
August 23, 2005
Janeane Garofalo will guest star as a controversial media strategist for three episodes on NBC’s “The West Wing” this fall.
Wisconsin-Madison named nation’s top party school
Rankings based on drug, alcohol use, study hours
August 23, 2005
The University of Wisconsin-Madison topped a list of the nation’s best party schools released Monday, despite a decade-long effort by the school to reduce its reputation for heavy drinking.
Moog, developer of synthesizer, dies of cancer
August 23, 2005
Robert A. Moog, whose self-named synthesizers turned electric currents into sound, revolutionizing music in the 1960s and opening the wave that became electronica, has died. He was 71.
Little cartoons
Cartoon Network starts push for preschool viewers
August 23, 2005
Cartoon Network is plenty popular with school-age children. Now they’re coming for the babies.
E.M.U. Theatre plans auditions for ‘Big Funk’
August 23, 2005
Auditions are scheduled in September for E.M.U. Theatre’s production of “The Big Funk,” by Pulitzer and Nobel Peace Prize recipient John Patrick Shanley.
Trendy looks fine for class
By Samantha Critchell - Associated Press Writer
August 23, 2005
Children’s clothes for this back-to-school season include many styles that are appropriate for the classroom while also hitting on some broad fashion trends.
Teen board to start new year Sept. 13
August 23, 2005
Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to join the Journal-World Teen Board. We’re seeking students who want to contribute ideas to the Pulse section and write stories, too.
Second annual Cardinal Dayz planned
August 23, 2005
A schedule has been announced for the Cardinal Dayz, which will be Saturday at Eudora City Park. Family-friendly music, food and entertainment is planned.
In the halls
August 23, 2005
What magazines do you like to read?
Google steps up with new ‘Sidebar’
August 23, 2005
Reinforcing its intent to expand beyond the Internet search that made it a household name, Google Inc. is launching software that pulls news stories, photographs, weather updates, stock quotes and other features onto a user’s computer without opening a Web browser
Health-care seminar set for Wednesday
August 23, 2005
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar this week to help owners of small businesses get the most out of their health-care programs.
Merck shares slip in heavy trading
August 23, 2005
Shares of drugmaker Merck & Co. slipped in extremely heavy trading Monday, three days after a Texas jury hit the company with a $253.4 million damage award in the first trial over withdrawn painkiller Vioxx.
Restaurant owner orders combo deal along 23rd Street
Demolition to make room for A&W, Long John Silver’s
August 23, 2005
Another aging fast-food restaurant in Lawrence is set for demolition.
Feds: Wireless phones off-limits to telemarketers
August 23, 2005
Once, the cellular phone was a safe haven from telemarketers - a way to stay in touch with the world without being hassled by salesmen.
Blackouts disrupt Iraqi oil exports
August 23, 2005
Saboteurs triggered a cascade of blackouts that halted Iraq’s entire oil export capacity for most of Monday, a move that cost the country almost $60 million in lost exports and rattled already jittery world markets.
Daily ticker
August 23, 2005
Today’s stocks
Iraqi leaders fail again to finish constitution
August 23, 2005
In another dramatic last-minute standoff, Iraqi leaders put off a vote on a draft constitution late Monday, adjourning Parliament at a midnight deadline in a bid for more time to win over the Sunni Arab minority whose support is key to stopping the insurgency.
Explosion rocks Beirut suburb, two injured
August 23, 2005
A powerful explosion late Monday rocked a shopping center and hotel in the Zalka neighborhood in north Beirut, injuring at least two people and causing extensive damage, security officials said.
Despite maintenance backlogs, universities continue building
New construction will only increase state burden for upkeep
August 23, 2005
State officials are looking at a pricetag of $584 million to fix all the broken things that need fixing at the six public universities, including repairs that, if not done, could be life-threatening.
Bird flu again detected in Japanese poultry
August 23, 2005
Authorities have detected another outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm near Tokyo, the Agriculture Ministry said Monday.
Coalition forces kill 40 militants in offensive
August 23, 2005
U.S. and Afghan troops killed at least 40 suspected rebels in an offensive targeting militants who ambushed Navy SEAL commandos and shot down a special-forces helicopter - the deadliest attacks on American forces in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Monday.
Jet issued mayday before crash
Flight attendant may have been trying to fly plane
August 23, 2005
The last man conscious in the cockpit of a doomed Cypriot airliner made a desperate call for help - “Mayday! Mayday!” - two seconds before the plane carrying 121 people smashed into a mountain near Athens.
Jordan arrests suspect in attack on U.S. ship
August 23, 2005
A Syrian linked to an Iraqi-based terrorist group has been arrested as the prime suspect in the rocket attack that barely missed U.S. warships docked in the port of Aqaba, the Jordanian government said Monday.
Concert to celebrate musical theater
August 23, 2005
“It Takes Two: Duets from American Musical Theatre” will be performed Friday at Kansas University.
Guardian Angels founder testifies at Gotti’s trial
August 23, 2005
After waiting 13 years, Curtis Sliwa finally told a jury his tale of being ambushed in a taxi by mob thugs allegedly acting on orders from John Gotti’s son.
Bush supporters move to counter Peace Mom
August 23, 2005
A caravan proclaiming support for U.S. troops began a tour through California on Monday, stopping in the hometown of Cindy Sheehan, the anti-war mother who gained national prominence during a vigil outside President Bush’s Texas ranch.
Olympic bomber apologizes to victims
August 23, 2005
Victims of Eric Rudolph’s bombs confronted him in court Monday, describing him as a small man who cowardly fled amid his carnage, before a judge sentenced him to life in prison.
Northwest goes through first weekday test during workers’ strike
August 23, 2005
Business travelers got their first taste of a strike at Northwest Airlines on Monday as the nation’s fourth-largest carrier flew its busiest day since mechanics walked off the job.
Development won’t change
August 23, 2005
Stem cell science may be advancing, but not fast or far enough to break the standoff between President Bush and Congress over federal funding for research that destroys human embryos.
Campus liberals
August 23, 2005
To the editor: The ongoing mystery of why there are more liberals in academia than in the general population can be best understood in generalities.
Cold War icon tapped for prize
Poland’s Lech Walesa helped defeat communism in homeland
August 23, 2005
Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa will visit Lawrence next month to receive the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics’ Dole Prize for Leadership, an award that has been given to former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former U.S. Sen. George McGovern.
Role of ‘host’?
August 23, 2005
To the editor: Has Phill Kline gone too far or too far astray?
Clear message
August 23, 2005
To the editor: In recent weeks, Cindy Sheehan, the protesting mother in Crawford, has been quoted on various Web sites as saying …
Spiritual place
August 23, 2005
To the editor: Recent letters from Richard Smith (Aug. 16) and George Lauppe (Aug. 8) seem to suggest that those opposed to paving the wetlands are making up stories that this place is spiritually important to Native Americans. I know otherwise.
Sense of place
August 23, 2005
To the editor: In 1953, I graduated from Haskell Institute. It is a place where many different Indian nations came together, where we became a family, the Haskell family. Our hopes and dreams for unborn generations are centered there.
Israeli concessions will never pacify its foes
August 23, 2005
In the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die,” “007” encounters a nest of crocodiles bent on having him for a meal. Armed only with pieces of chicken, Bond tosses the fowl at the crocs to hold them off until he figures out an escape plan. The crocs quickly consume the chicken, but keep pressing toward their ultimate objective.
Putting the child back in children’s clothing
August 23, 2005
Grown-ups grumble that today’s children look too old too young.
Current polls have little significance
August 23, 2005
Polls can sometimes influence the government and help politicians understand where the country is heading. Because we are between elections and in a period of economic change, however, this is not one of those times.
True freedom
August 23, 2005
To the editor: If the Iraq constitutional process is really of free determination and democracy, I hope that they may choose to incorporate parts of the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, which goes well beyond the U.S. Bill of Rights in protecting the range of civil liberties.
Horoscopes
August 23, 2005
For Tuesday, Aug. 23
Resilient Wright propels New York
Up-and-down Yankees still in thick of things for American League playoffs
August 23, 2005
When Jaret Wright walked off the mound at Yankee Stadium with an aching right shoulder on April 23, he didn’t know whether his season was over.
Do-it-all Dontrelle wins again
Willis pitches effectively, drives in go-ahead run
August 23, 2005
Dontrelle Willis struggled with his control, sweltered in the 92-degree sunshine, lasted only five innings and still won.
Cards’ Marquis struggling
Hot-hitting pitcher has history of streakiness
August 23, 2005
It seems like there’s no in-between for Jason Marquis, the St. Louis Cardinals’ struggling starter.
KU student injured by broken window
August 23, 2005
An 18-year-old Kansas University student suffered hand and arm injuries early Monday morning, apparently after putting his hand through a glass window outside Learned Hall, home to the School of Engineering.
Woodling: Florida openers vexing
August 23, 2005
Shorts of sorts while wondering if this is the time of year the Royals usually fire their pitching coach. :
Several violations found during saturation patrols
August 23, 2005
Lawrence police officers cited more than 50 drivers during a period of increased enforcement over the weekend.
Slinging stones at corporate giants
August 23, 2005
Documentary maker Robert Greenwald makes no secret about where his allegiances lie. The filmmaker has skewered the Bush administration for embarking on the war in Iraq, the Republican Party for alleged malfeasance in the 2000 presidential election, and Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel, whose take on current events, he claims, is far from “fair and balanced.”
Deep roots in Marlboro County
August 23, 2005
Veteran documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee likes to talk about himself and the South, roughly in that order. And for the patient viewer, his epic-length movies are invariably fascinating, maddeningly self-involved and whimsically profound. “P.O.V.” (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings) presents McElwee’s latest work, “Bright Leaves,” a meditation on the filmmaker’s roots in the tobacco country of North Carolina.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ features guest cook Bryan Busby
August 23, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Recipes that Guarantee a Sunny Outlook,” with Kansas City meteorologist Bryan Busby.
Mixed bag of mags
Teens blending more mature periodicals with youthful fare
August 23, 2005
In many respects, the queen of teen magazines, Seventeen, is the same.
Scientists report stem cell breakthrough
August 23, 2005
Harvard scientists announced they’ve discovered a way to fuse adult skin cells with embryonic stem cells, a promising breakthrough that could lead to the creation of useful stem cells without first having to create and destroy human embryos.
It was war
August 23, 2005
To the editor: Is it possible to be too politically correct?
Bright spots
August 23, 2005
Not all of Kansas University’s rankings in a recent national poll were disappointing.
KU represented in Harris football poll
Former football coach Fambrough, athletic director Frederick to have votes
August 23, 2005
Former Kansas University football coach Don Fambrough and ex-Jayhawk athletic director Bob Frederick are among the 114 panelists voting in a new poll the Bowl Championship Series will use this season to determine which teams play in college football’s four major bowls, including the national title game.
Sooners to sport new look
August 23, 2005
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops hears the speculation that his Sooners team is due for a rebuilding season after his Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback finally departed and 10 others moved on to the NFL.
Parking policy displaces fans
August 23, 2005
The smashed grass in surrounding areas is proof: When it comes to parking for Kansas University football games, solutions aren’t always easy to come by.
Harry Potter narrator appreciates magical roles
August 23, 2005
Jim Dale was having dinner with his wife at a New York restaurant when his rich English accent caught the ears of two girls nearby.
IRS can cut into real estate investments
August 23, 2005
In delivering his semi-annual report to Congress last month, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he saw “signs of froth in some local markets where home prices seem to have risen to unsustainable levels.”
Bush rallying for support of Iraq war
President compares mission with previous world conflicts
August 23, 2005
For evidence that the anti-war movement is gaining momentum, look no further than this pro-Bush stronghold where some jeering protesters stood along the president’s motorcade route Monday holding signs like “Republicans for Peace” and “Bush is a Liar.”
Israeli troops preparing for West Bank resistance
August 23, 2005
The last Jewish settler left in Gaza has experience with loss.