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Another Lion laugher
Big plays power LHS to big-time homecoming victory
October 1, 2005
After Lawrence High’s football game against Shawnee Mission South on Friday night, Lions coach Dirk Wedd didn’t sound like a coach whose team had just won, 45-16.
Simons: Timing important to administrator’s decision to step aside
October 1, 2005
David Shulenburger’s decision to step aside as provost at Kansas University is sure to trigger many questions. Chances are, there will be varied reactions to his decision to return to teaching in the School of Business.
Space tourist ready for blastoff
U.S. millionaire reportedly paid $20 million for seat
October 1, 2005
U.S millionaire scientist Gregory Olsen, the world’s third space tourist, bid farewell to his family Friday during final preparations for his flight to the international space station with a Russian-American crew.
U.N. health agency revises prediction on flu pandemic
October 1, 2005
The World Health Organization moved Friday to revise alarming predictions that a pandemic stemming from the bird flu virus ravaging parts of Asia could kill as many as 150 million people.
Lawrence Datebook
October 1, 2005
 
Oskaloosa postponed
October 1, 2005
Technical difficulties darkened the stadium Friday night at Oskaloosa High, postponing the finish of the Bears’ homecoming game against Doniphan West.
Society Calendar
October 1, 2005
 
Lawrence Bank buyers include developer
October 1, 2005
A Lawrence-grown bank is about to get new owners. Lawrence Bank, with branches in southwest and downtown Lawrence, is being sold to a holding company that includes Doug Compton, a Lawrence-based developer and property manager.
Boeing faces another labor challenge
October 1, 2005
Boeing Co. welcomed back airplane assembly workers Friday after a four-week strike but faces another potential contract showdown with engineers and technical workers, whose walkout five years ago hurt production.
Plea entered in knife attack
Victim nearly died after domestic abuse
October 1, 2005
A Lawrence man entered a plea Friday to trying to stab his ex-girlfriend to death with a pocket knife to keep her from testifying against him in a domestic-battery case.
Fireworks show slated tonight in South Park
October 1, 2005
Area residents can catch a glimpse of a fireworks show downtown tonight.
DeLay’s replacement has own history of ethics questions
October 1, 2005
House Republicans struggled Thursday to regain their political balance, one day after House Majority Leader Tom DeLay relinquished his leadership position after being indicted by a grand jury in his home state of Texas.
Grateful Dead guitarist to appear at MerleFest
October 1, 2005
Bob Weir, a guitar player and singer for the Grateful Dead, will make his first appearance at MerleFest 2006, the annual celebration of Americana music begun by bluegrass legend Doc Watson.
Eudora wastes no time in rout
October 1, 2005
The debacle for the Central Heights football team started early and continued for four quarters as Eudora put a 61-6 whipping on the Vikings during Friday night’s homecoming game at Laws Field.
Atchison blanks Seabury, 2-0
October 1, 2005
Seabury Academy’s boys soccer team fell to Atchison High, 2-0, Friday at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
K.C. endures 105th loss
Toronto’s Towers tosses complete game
October 1, 2005
The Kansas City Royals never have been worse. The Royals set a team record with their 105th loss, as Josh Towers pitched his second complete game of the season in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 10-1 victory Friday night.
Phillies closing in on Astros
October 1, 2005
Play a game, try to win, then go watch TV and root, root, root. That’s what the Philadelphia Phillies are going through in the season’s final weekend.
Commentary: Giant question: What about Bonds?
October 1, 2005
Barry Bonds posted a new journal entry on his Web site Thursday. As usual, it contained no real insight or information about his future. However, Bonds did express delight about his opportunity to meet Donald Rumsfeld during a special private tour of the Pentagon on the Giants’ trip to Washington, D.C.
Military News
October 1, 2005
 
Club News
October 1, 2005
 
Around and about
October 1, 2005
 
FCE and 4-H News
October 1, 2005
 
Faith forum
October 1, 2005
Is it important to get involved in church beyond worship?
Rumsfeld dismisses report on Iraqi troop readiness
October 1, 2005
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Friday that Iraqi security forces are steadily improving and dismissed news of a drop in the number of highest-rated units as having minimal relevance.
Wed or not, couples should plan for future
October 1, 2005
I am 66 and my male friend is 74. We both lost our spouses to cancer and met at a support group three years ago. We each have two children from prior marriages, and grandchildren on both sides. We began dating.
Curb’ takes peculiar slant on racism
October 1, 2005
“Saturday Night Live” (10:30 p.m. today, NBC) enters its 31st season. Steve Carell (“The Office,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) is host, and Kanye West performs. This marks the debut broadcast of “Saturday Night Live” in high definition.
Taking a different path
Programs find success in ways few can dream of
October 1, 2005
Here’s the beauty of sports: Just when you think every crack, every hole and every shortcut to winning has been explored and exposed, someone innovative does something against everything for which everyone else stands and watches it cause fits for opponents.
Salman Rushdie lives and writes on epic scale
October 1, 2005
You know it’s foolish, but you can’t help flinching when the restaurant suddenly turns up the lights in the darkish corner you’ve settled into, shining what feels like a theater spot on the balding, blue-shirted international celebrity with whom you’re trying to have a quiet lunch.
Firebirds succumb to hardy Falcons
October 1, 2005
Ryan Murphy was good, but Devin Cummings was better. Cummings ran for 231 yards and four touchdowns as unbeaten and top-ranked Olathe South toppled Free State High, 30-12, in Sunflower League football Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
Mayer: I can buy him a burger
October 1, 2005
Keep in mind the term “prior relationship.” That figures pivotally in the issue of “student-athlete for life” which emerged so controversially from Kansas University’s June 7 self-report on possible NCAA athletic violations. It turns out to be a nifty shield against Sherlocks nailing somebody for illegal favors after a student-athlete has left school.
AIDS rally highlights possible funding cuts
October 1, 2005
Tami Gaines quit her job two years ago - not because she wanted to leave it, but because the side effects from the medications she takes to battle AIDS were so severe.
Miller testifies in CIA leak probe
October 1, 2005
Out of jail after 85 days, New York Times reporter Judith Miller testified before a grand jury Friday, setting the stage for prosecutors to decide whether to charge anyone in the Bush administration in the leak of a CIA operative’s name.
On the record
October 1, 2005
 
Sebelius replaces Board of Healing Arts member
Surgeon to take seat of doctor who was asked to resign
October 1, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius named a Lenexa physician to the state Board of Healing Arts to replace a member she had asked to resign because of a controversy involving his medical license in Missouri.
Fightin’ Indians seeking offense
HINU hopes to rebound against S. Nazarene
October 1, 2005
Eric Brock doesn’t need to send out a search party. He knows where the end zone is. Now, Brock hopes his Haskell Indian Nations University football players will find scoring territory today when the Fightin’ Indians open league play against Southern Nazarene.
Taking the variety out of life
October 1, 2005
Here’s where we’re headed economically and socially in America. There will be two stores, a department store and a discounter - probably Macy’s and Wal-Mart - that will compete with a million specialty stores selling each item from those stores or high-end stuff most Americans can’t afford.
County emergency workers return
October 1, 2005
Douglas County emergency workers are back from the Katrina-stricken South, saying they’ve learned new lessons by assisting Mississippi communities get back on their feet.
Horoscopes
October 1, 2005
 
On the yellow brick road
KU prof finds common ground with author in play about value of home
October 1, 2005
“There’s no place like home.” The phrase isn’t so warm and fuzzy when there’s a $3 million bounty on your head and returning to your home country might help someone collect the dough.
Grizzly Man’ tracks death in the wild
Documentary reveals complexity of naturalist doomed by his work
October 1, 2005
Timothy Treadwell was many things: infinitely charismatic, infectiously enthusiastic, childish, foolish, delusional and probably manic-depressive. He was also doomed, something we know before walking into “Grizzly Man,” Werner Herzog’s extraordinary new documentary.
Bipartisan measure would protect property
October 1, 2005
Kansas voters would decide whether to put property rights protection in the state constitution under a proposal unveiled Friday.
Bombings on Shiites continue
October 1, 2005
Sunni insurgents hit two Shiite towns in two days with brutal bombings that killed more than 110 people, apparently aiming to scare Shiites away from a crucial vote on Iraq’s new constitution. In the latest attack, a car bomb ripped through a fruit and vegetable market crowded with Friday morning shoppers.
Self lauds Jayhawks for Boot Camp attitude
October 1, 2005
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and his assistants trudged from Boot Camp on Friday morning to the recruiting trail Friday night.
Confusion causes teacher negotiations to stall for two more weeks
October 1, 2005
More than 150 teachers showed up for salary negotiations with the Lawrence school district Friday, expecting a final deal after months of haggling.
Shower incident sparks lawsuit
KU softball player calls battle retaliation for complaint
October 1, 2005
Kansas University softball player Jackie Vasquez has been reinstated to the team at a judge’s order, then kicked off again for the second time - all within 24 hours.
Local ER nurse recounts desperation of victims
October 1, 2005
For the past 10 years, Karin Feltman has been an emergency-room nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She knows pain, trauma and despair. That’s why she volunteered to go wherever she was needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Volunteers return from Gulf Coast
Red Cross doing its best, crew says
October 1, 2005
At a shelter in Louisiana days after Hurricane Katrina struck, an 84-year-old woman asked Gary Smith whether the world was coming to an end.
New Orleans readies to welcome residents back
October 1, 2005
Some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods officially reopened to residents Friday, a move that could bring back about a third of New Orleans’ half-million inhabitants.
Flu shots available
October 1, 2005
Flu shots will be available at Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today.
Man in custody for questioning in deaths
October 1, 2005
A man arrested on an outstanding warrant was being questioned Friday in Wisconsin in the deaths of two men and two women whose bodies were found in an upscale suburban Chicago home.
School bus overturns on NYC expressway
October 1, 2005
A school bus overturned on a Bronx expressway Friday, injuring dozens of children and adults returning from a teacher’s funeral, authorities said.
Karin Feltman’s e-mails from the Gulf Coast
October 1, 2005
 
Novel explores motivations of a terrorist
October 1, 2005
It circumnavigates the globe and the last half of the 20th century like a hyperactive satellite, but Salman Rushdie’s rich and restless new novel, “Shalimar the Clown” (Random House) has an ominous stillness at its center. Its title character is a dangerous cipher.
State to give $12.5M to 4 boys found starving
October 1, 2005
New Jersey has agreed to give $12.5 million to four boys allegedly starved by their adoptive parents, state officials told The Associated Press on Friday.
Seat belt usage at record high
October 1, 2005
More Americans than ever are strapping on their seat belts when they hop into the car.
FBI: Some phones mistakenly tapped
October 1, 2005
The FBI says it sometimes gets the wrong number when it intercepts conversations in terrorism investigations, an admission critics say underscores a need to revise wiretap provisions in the Patriot Act.
Postal rate increases expected in ‘06 and ‘07
October 1, 2005
Each penny increase in the price of gasoline costs the Postal Service $8 million, and that will drive mailing costs higher, the postmaster general said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press.
Bud man’ ready to deliver
O’Malley Beverage buys Classic Eagle Distributing
October 1, 2005
There’s a new Bud man in town. Kevin O’Malley is overseeing distribution of Anheuser-Busch products in Lawrence and six counties in northeast Kansas, after his family-owned business bought the former Classic Eagle Distributing LLC.
Antique car show in town Sunday
October 1, 2005
Organizers hope about 200 cars from northeast Kansas will enter Sunday’s 33rd Douglas County Antique Car Show.
U.S. views on N. Korea prevail in U.N. nuclear agency resolution
October 1, 2005
The U.N. atomic watchdog agency took North Korea to task Friday for breaching the nuclear arms control treaty but welcomed its pledge to give up atomic weapons in a resolution that highlights U.S. priorities for future talks with Pyongyang.
Two Palestinians killed in firefight with Israelis
October 1, 2005
Israeli troops killed two Palestinian militants in a shootout Friday, while Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement appeared to be making an unexpectedly strong showing against rival Hamas in local elections in dozens of West Bank towns and villages.
More warrants issued for purported CIA agents
October 1, 2005
Italian authorities have issued arrest warrants for three more purported CIA operatives accused of helping abduct an Egyptian Muslim cleric from Italy in 2003, a prosecutor said Friday.
Oliver Twist’ director identifies with lead character
October 1, 2005
Much like the penniless orphan in his new film, “Oliver Twist,” Roman Polanski says he knows that in life “the worst thing isn’t a hard bed or hunger, but having no parents.”
Police investigating Moss for drug use
October 1, 2005
Government prosecutors are advising police in their investigation of British supermodel Kate Moss’ cocaine use, the Crown Prosecution Service said Friday.
Tara Reid still trying to shed party girl image
October 1, 2005
Tara Reid wants to prove she’s a great actress instead of a party girl.
Celebrity birthdays
October 1, 2005
Former President Jimmy Carter is 81. Actor Tom Bosley is 78. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew is 60. Actor Randy Quaid is 55. Actor Esai Morales is 43. Actress-model Cindy Margolis is 40.
Documentary on DeLay gets a new ending
October 1, 2005
Michael Moore would be so jealous. The Texas district attorney who brought the criminal case against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay gave a documentary film crew a chance to interview his staff during the investigation - proof, DeLay’s defenders say, that the D.A. is trying to make headlines for himself.
Several leave science institute board, citing conflicts of interest
October 1, 2005
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and others left the Kansas City Life Sciences Institute’s board following a reorganization.
Hurricane Otis strengthens
October 1, 2005
Newly formed Hurricane Otis swept toward a sparsely populated stretch of Baja California on Friday, forcing dozens of people to evacuate low-lying neighborhoods in this western resort city.
Wichita man proposes 500- to 650-foot-tall tower
October 1, 2005
The state’s largest city would add a towering structure reminiscent of Seattle’s Space Needle to its skyline if a 28-year-old chemical technician gets his way.
Clarification
October 1, 2005
A graphic that ran on page 1B Wednesday gave a perhaps misleading indication of the site of a planned parking lot on Kansas University’s west campus. The new parking lot will be south of the Multidisciplinary Research Building, set to open later this year. The lot will not disturb sports fields at the northwest intersection of 23rd and Iowa streets.
Radio station sold to advocacy group
October 1, 2005
A southeast Kansas organization has bought a second radio station to spread its message of advocacy for the disabled.
7 hunters plead guilty to shooting cranes
October 1, 2005
Seven hunters who pleaded guilty Friday to shooting two whooping cranes were sentenced to two years probation under a plea agreement on the misdemeanor charge.
Kansas City exceeds homicide numbers for 2004
October 1, 2005
Three people were killed Friday, as the city’s homicide total passed that of 2004 with three months remaining.
Perry-Lecompton 49, Kansas City Ward 20
October 1, 2005
Perry-Lecompton recovered two blocked punts in the end zone in the first quarter to set the early tone in their first home game.
Tonganoxie 32, Santa Fe Trail 7
October 1, 2005
Jeff Hughes threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more to lead Tonganoxie.
Baldwin 55, Ottawa 27
October 1, 2005
Quarterback Jeremy Wright hooked up with Aaron Hannon on three scoring strikes as Baldwin rolled.
Stewart tallies five TDs in McLouth shutout
October 1, 2005
Kevin Stewart rushed for 215 yards on 13 carries and scored five touchdowns as the McLouth High football team remained unbeaten with a 52-0 victory over Valley Falls on Friday night.
Kansas high school sports scores for Sept. 30
October 1, 2005
 
Leno motorcycle raises more than $500,000 for relief
October 1, 2005
It looks like Jay Leno’s celebrity-autographed motorcycle has raised nearly a half-million dollars for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Smith advances to title match
October 1, 2005
Kansas University sophomore Stephanie Smith advanced to the championship match of the flight E singles bracket, pacing the Jayhawks during the first day of the Hoosier Classic.
Pederson leads field; KU tied for second
October 1, 2005
Kansas University freshman Zach Pederson is in first place after Friday’s first round of the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate at Vanderbilt Legends Club.
Jayhawks tie Huskers
October 1, 2005
Sophomore goalkeeper Colleen Quinn made five saves and recorded her fourth shutout of the season, and Kansas University’s soccer squad battled to a 0-0 tie Friday with No. 25 Nebraska.
Commentary: Harris poll already looks foolish
October 1, 2005
The BCS never disappoints when it comes to comic relief. The first Harris poll - that mishmash of people who have a big say in which teams get into college football’s megabuck bowls - came out Sunday.
Wildcats still winless
October 1, 2005
Off to its worst start in three decades, Baker University’s football team will try to stop the bleeding in its homecoming game today against Central Methodist.
De Soto 28, Anderson County 14
October 1, 2005
Tyler Farmer ran for a touchdown and caught another from Jake Morse as De Soto rebounded from its first loss of the season.
McGwire: no regrets about testimony
October 1, 2005
Mark McGwire stands by his no comment. The St. Louis Cardinals season home run king Friday made his first appearance at Busch Stadium this season as part of a final-weekend reunion at the 40-year-old ballpark.
Piniella, Rays to part ways
October 1, 2005
Lou Piniella will not return as manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays next season, a decision that had long been expected after he questioned ownership’s commitment to winning.
Red Sox draw even with Yankees
October 1, 2005
It’s all tied up in the AL East. Boston and New York. Two games to play.
Sadler takes Talladega pole
Driver seeks 11th-place Nextel Cup finish
October 1, 2005
While nearly everyone is watching the 10-man NASCAR Nextel Cup championship battle, Elliott Sadler is chasing an 11th-place finish that would pay his team a $1 million bonus and provide momentum for 2006.
Meetings planned on library expansion
October 1, 2005
Leaders of the Lawrence Public Library have announced four more meetings to gather input from the public about a possible expansion of the library.
Humane Society breaks fundraising record
October 1, 2005
The Lawrence Humane Society raised about $45,000 Friday for its facilities during the 11th Pawsible Dream Benefit Auction at the Lawrence Holidome, said board member Laura Palmer.
Commercial touts KU
October 1, 2005
A new TV commercial promoting Kansas University debuted this month and will be seen at some football and basketball games and sports broadcasts.
Kansans criticized for DeLay ties
October 1, 2005
National and state Democrats on Friday criticized Kansas Republican House members Jim Ryun, whose district includes the western portion of Lawrence, and Todd Tiahrt, of Goddard, for their close ties to indicted U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay.
Scouting News
October 1, 2005
 
People and places
October 1, 2005
 
Faith briefs
October 1, 2005
 
Here’s to ambition and the honesty of hard work
October 1, 2005
People tell me I work too hard, but I don’t work nearly so hard as my mother did, raising six children, cleaning, cooking, washing clothes and hanging them out on the line, and then there was the late-summer orgy of canning.
Single parenting challenge of a lifetime
October 1, 2005
What encouragement can you offer to those of us who are single parents? Each day seems more difficult than the one before it. Can you help plead our case to those who don’t understand what we’re facing?
Katrina, energy prices create cut in spending
October 1, 2005
Hurricane Katrina caused $100 billion in uninsured losses in August while consumer spending plunged by the largest amount since the September 2001 terrorist attacks, the government reported Friday.
Stocks end week, quarter with gains
October 1, 2005
Wall Street ended an erratic quarter with a modest advance Friday as falling oil prices helped ease concerns about a weakening consumer environment in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The major indexes finished both the week and the quarter with sturdy gains.
General Motors ends discount program
October 1, 2005
General Motors Corp., the world’s biggest automaker, is ending its popular discount program that let buyers pay the same price its employees pay for vehicles throughout the summer.
FAA supports $15B O’Hare expansion
October 1, 2005
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday it has approved a $15 billion project to expand the delay-plagued O’Hare International Airport by rearranging and adding runways - a plan that requires destruction of hundreds of homes.
Commodities
October 1, 2005
 
New DVDs are treats for the tykes
October 1, 2005
The storylines can spark the imagination with a fantasy ride on a winged horse, a fun construction project, or the adventures of some energetic twins. Whether sweet or sassy, these recently released DVDs star familiar faces to delight young viewers.
Best Bets
October 1, 2005
 
Gift of life
October 1, 2005
To the editor: This Sunday, I will stand, not minding any ridicule I might receive, because I must thank Kathleen for saving my life.
See to believe
October 1, 2005
To the editor: In response to the many articles concerning the “anti-science” attitude of conservatives, and how the big debate is science vs. religion, I would like to address the definition of “science.”
How and why
October 1, 2005
To the editor: How presumptuous and arrogant of Steve Abrams to know how God did or didn’t create life on Earth.
Rules of the road
October 1, 2005
To the editor: When it comes to “sharing the road,” there are lots of bicyclists who have forgotten the rules of the road.
Big bonuses
October 1, 2005
To the editor: In what is predicted to be a very expensive winter for utility customers, it’s incredulous to read that top Aquila executives were being awarded bonuses EQUAL to their annual salary (“Aquila execs get bonus from sales,” Journal-World, Sept. 28).
War also reveals best, worst in women
October 1, 2005
This is the latest entry in the Lynndie England photo album. A portrait of the 22-year-old private, sober, downcast, and guilty as charged. Guilty of conspiracy. Guilty of mistreating detainees. Guilty of an indecent act. Guilty - although there is no official crime for this - of shaming her country.
Stoops, Snyder have history of winning together
October 1, 2005
Working together, Bill Snyder and Bob Stoops were able to celebrate victory at Kansas State for the first time in years.
Texas, Mizzou go as QBs do
Young, Smith battle it out in interdivision clash
October 1, 2005
Missouri’s Brad Smith and Texas’ Vince Young will go head-to-head Saturday as the Tigers face the No. 2 Longhorns in a Big 12 Conference opener.
Linebacker excited to face CU once more
October 1, 2005
The thought of playing Colorado brings back fond memories for Oklahoma State linebacker Paul Duren.
Iowa State loaded with native Nebraskans
October 1, 2005
If you can’t join the Huskers, beat them.
A&M’s Schroeder has touchdown knack
Quarterback-turned-receiver has five scores off five touches for Aggies, who open up Big 12 play against Baylor
October 1, 2005
Texas A&M receiver Chad Schroeder is smart and deceptively quick.
Know the foe: Johnson emerging at receiver
October 1, 2005
Kansas University recruiting buffs will remember Robert Johnson. Coach Mark Mangino sure does.
Floodman taking encore
Senior lone Jayhawk to play in Lubbock
October 1, 2005
Once again, Kansas University linebacker Banks Floodman has found a way to age himself.
The Other Side: Kansas could contain Tech’s big-time offense
October 1, 2005
Texas Tech broke 50 points against Florida International, broke 60 against Indiana State and broke 80 against Sam Houston State. The Red Raiders can make a more convincing case that all that offense is for real if they break 40 tonight against Kansas University. Hey, only one team did last year. Only one team, Oklahoma, scored more than 31 against the Jayhawks, who play better defense than offense.
Keegan: Hadl knows all about offensive juggernauts
October 1, 2005
Even the football geniuses can’t ready their pupils in a few quick sessions. It takes time. Lots of it. This town’s most famous football resident knows that as well as anybody.
Serious matter
Efforts to curb teen drinking in Lawrence aren’t just a school responsibility.
October 1, 2005
Although there will be no Breathalyzers at Lawrence high schools’ homecoming dances tonight, there’s no doubt school officials will be on heightened alert for students who arrive at the events under the influence of alcohol.