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Video: Flooding derails train
October 2, 2005
Rising waters creep toward another rail car three miles east of Grantville as a railroad bridge was washed out by heavy rains Saturday night.
Lions struggle at Invitational
October 2, 2005
The Lawrence High volleyball team hosted the Joan L. Wells Invitational on Saturday and went 0-5 on the day. Park Hill South won the tournament.
Possible road damage closes schools
09:11 p.m., October 2, 2005 Updated 01:50 a.m.
Schools are closed today in the Perry-Lecompton and McLouth districts so that officials in those areas may assess road damage.
Flash flooding in northeast Kansas traps people in homes, cars
October 2, 2005
A storm dumped up to a foot of rain over parts of northeast Kansas on Sunday, sparking flash flooding that left people stranded in homes and cars, emergency officials said.
Faces and places
October 2, 2005
Music fans make pilgrimage to Athens, Ga.
October 2, 2005
The rusty, tin roof is still standing, but not much else remains of the so-called Love Shack, made famous by the B-52s’ 1980s pop music hit.
How they scored
October 2, 2005
American ‘space tourist’ in orbit
October 2, 2005
U.S. millionaire scientist Gregory Olsen and an American-Russian crew hurtled toward the international space station Saturday on a Soyuz craft in a journey his family said was motivated by a devotion to science.
Pregnancies, abortions among teens on decrease
October 2, 2005
U.S. teen pregnancy and birth rates have plummeted to all-time lows as more teenagers delay sex, abstain from it, use contraception and use it more effectively. Abortions also are down.
Horoscopes
October 2, 2005
For Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005
Long-time friends find success, fun playing horseshoes
October 2, 2005
The old ash trees throw shadows over the horseshoe courts as they do every summer Thursday evening.
The Outsiders’ marks 20 years with DVD
October 2, 2005
“The Outsiders,” Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s novel, may not have been a blockbuster hit at the box office. But when it was released in 1983, this look at misunderstood greasers growing up in 1950s-era Oklahoma certainly made an impression.
Free State runners finding their stride
October 2, 2005
On a day made for running, the Free State High boys cross country team showed signs of a program on the rise at the Community America Invite on Saturday morning.
Clemens boosts Astros
October 2, 2005
Guaranteed at least a tie in the NL wild-card race after another gritty performance by Roger Clemens, the Houston Astros didn’t even wait around for the outcome of Philadelphia’s game.
QB seriously injured in Haskell’s loss
October 2, 2005
First to go down was middle linebacker Antonio Hayes. Now, it’s quarterback Kaleb Harris.
Research policy concerns some faculty
Views differ on restriction of classified projects
October 2, 2005
After a month at Kansas University, faculty member Ron Barrett-Gonzalez is a bit shell-shocked by university policies that he says have torpedoed his research proposals.
Kansas may be loser in Okla. lottery
State’s revenues could drop as much as $15 million
October 2, 2005
Mark Lunn can’t wait for the Oklahoma lottery to get started.
Intelligent design: Show all sides of issue
Should public schools allow intelligent design to be considered as an alternative to the theory of evolution?
October 2, 2005
The debate over the teaching of evolution has once again transcended the classroom and is now front and center inside a federal courtroom in Harrisburg, Pa.
Bottled beauty
Texan sees art in preserved scientific specimens
October 2, 2005
In a fourth-floor room of the Kansas University Natural History Museum, in a space the public doesn’t normally get to see, hides a menagerie of lifeless amphibians.
Poetry submissions sought for I-70 Review
October 2, 2005
Editors of the I-70 Review are preparing the 2005-2006 issue, due out this winter, and are seeking poems for the publication.
Restaurants donating sales to help others
October 2, 2005
At least 17 restaurants in Lawrence are joining a daylong fundraiser for hurricane relief along the Gulf Coast.
Applications sought for choreography showcase
October 2, 2005
The Lawrence Arts Center is accepting applications for performances in the Choreographers Showcase 2005. Work for the show must be submitted no later than Oct. 10.
Calendar
October 2, 2005
1964 crime suspect still lives
Brother of slain victim returned to community to make documentary
October 2, 2005
Thomas Moore stopped at the gas station just outside of town for a country sausage and egg sandwich. He got much more than he’d bargained for.
Best sellers
October 2, 2005
What are you reading?
October 2, 2005
Review: Book examines female form - scientifically, of course
October 2, 2005
From top to toe, human observer Desmond Morris takes on a subject that has fascinated mankind for millenniums in his new book, “The Naked Woman: A Study of the Female Body” (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.95).
Pickup artist
In dark nightclubs, author hones flirting skills to write guide book to snaring pretty girls
October 2, 2005
If you want to meet Neil Strauss, you have go to a bar. You just have to. That’s his territory.
Backup musicians finding hope, new life outside the Big Easy
October 2, 2005
In the terrifying days after Hurricane Katrina hit, the Fats Dominos and Aaron Nevilles of New Orleans music surfaced one by one. But most people have never heard of Jesse Young, a guitar player who serenaded gondola passengers on the lagoons of New Orleans’ famed City Park.
Everybody’s got a cold, so when do you call a doctor?
October 2, 2005
The first day you think: “Dang, my head hurts. And my stomach isn’t feelin’ too good either. But that report is due tomorrow, I’d better get to work.”
Rules require credit counseling
October 2, 2005
Separated from her husband and struggling to buy food and other necessities for herself and two daughters, Bridget Glover watched in horror as her credit card bills mounted. She thought filing for bankruptcy would be the only way out.
Before filing consider these 7 steps, Lawrence credit counselor advises
October 2, 2005
Consumers who file for bankruptcy protection after new rules take effect Oct. 17 will be directed into a mandatory repayment plan, provided the bankruptcy court finds that the consumer could afford to repay at least 25 percent of debts within five years.
Golden years’ coming later in life, survey finds
October 2, 2005
As our population ages, a survey suggests many people are gradually adjusting their views of the so-called “golden years” and retirement. Not too surprisingly, the age we consider “old” gets older as we age, and more than half those surveyed worldwide expect to work in some fashion in retirement.
Gamefly seeks success with video game rentals
October 2, 2005
Sean Spector was sitting in his darkened bedroom at 2 a.m., engrossed in a marathon session on the video game “Halo,” when he caught an entrepreneurial opportunity in his cross hairs: Why not do for gaming what Netflix Inc. had done for movies?
Bankruptcies
October 2, 2005
The following Douglas County residents or businesses filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, during the week ending Thursday.
Some felons make corporate comeback
Stewart’s company stocks soar after release from jail
October 2, 2005
Out of prison and free of her monitoring bracelet, Martha Stewart is setting a new standard for post-conviction corporate comebacks.
More Americans visit Internet via broadband
October 2, 2005
When Americans go online at home, three out of five now take the fast lane, according to a survey to from Nielsen/NetRatings.
Overdue credit payments troubling
Here’s how to tell if use is out of control
October 2, 2005
The steady drip of troublesome economic news keeps coming: plummeting consumer confidence, a drop in housing sales …
Microsoft plugged into Macs
Computer companies rely on each other for success
October 2, 2005
As Apple Computer Inc. enjoys rebounding popularity among computer users rejecting the dominance of Microsoft Corp., one of the biggest beneficiaries is - oddly enough - likely to be Microsoft.
Diving into bankruptcy
Debtors filing early to avoid new rules
October 2, 2005
A former church pastor, C.R. Marshall asks the Lord each and every day for the ability to pay his bills. To credit card companies. To Verizon Wireless. To Lawrence Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Medical Center and more than a dozen other creditors that he owes $97,277.86.
Lawrence performer to appear in play
October 2, 2005
Byron Myrick, of Lawrence, will be performing in a two-character play based on the slave narratives of William Wells Brown. “Call Me Out My Name” was originally commissioned by the Missouri Historical Society.
Choral performance planned at Baker
October 2, 2005
Baker University’s music department will showcase its choral department in the annual Fall Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rice Auditorium. Admission is free.
Ottawa quilter’s work used for book
October 2, 2005
Work from an Ottawa quilter has been selected for the cover of a book, “Bold Quilts Inspired by Grandmother’s Legacy,” by Jennifer Dick, of Harrisonville, Mo.
Ballad of Black Jack’ music for sale
October 2, 2005
“The Ballad of Black Jack,” a local historical musical about Douglas County’s “Bleeding Kansas” history, has released a CD of the show’s music, written by Baldwin playwright and composer Don Mueller.
Anderson: Furry houseguest conjures pet memories
October 2, 2005
Recently, my family played host to Marmalade, my son Thomas’ fourth-grade class guinea pig.
KU Symphony tunes up for season
Concerts to focus on works by modern American composers
October 2, 2005
About 85 percent of the musicians in the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra have been playing in the group for at least a couple of years.
Doubles team wins opener in Indiana
October 2, 2005
Kansas University’s Elizaveta Avdeeva and Ksenia Bukina picked up the Jayhawks’ only first-round doubles victory Saturday at the Hoosier Classic.
Rozum sets assist mark in win
October 2, 2005
Senior setter Andi Rozum became Kansas University’s all-time assists leader Saturday night as the Jayhawks outlasted Colorado in a five-game victory at the Coors Events Center.
FSHS soccer team rolls
October 2, 2005
Greg Glatz, Andrew Heck and Alex Clayton each scored two goals, and Free State routed Kansas City Wyandotte, 10-0, in high school soccer Saturday.
LHS boys win invite
October 2, 2005
Dylan Hedges and Matt Riley recorded top-five finishes Saturday to lead the Lawrence High boys cross country team to the team title Saturday at the Shawnee Heights Invitational.
Lions struggle at home tourney
October 2, 2005
All that started well didn’t end well for the Lawrence High volleyball squad in its home Joan Wells Invitational Saturday.
Royals rebound to beat Jays
October 2, 2005
The Kansas City Royals uncharacteristically recovered after one of their worst innings of the season.
Pless takes his place among CFL greats
October 2, 2005
They gave Willie Pless his own sculpted bust Friday at the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Dear driver: Watch out for deer
October 2, 2005
Now that fall has arrived, motorists need to beware of deer on roadways - particularly in Missouri.
Commentary: High fuel prices forcing fishermen to innovate
October 2, 2005
Higher fuel costs are causing sport fishermen to reconsider their pursuit of fish. Pain at the pump is magnified for the angler who drives a sizable SUV or truck for towing power and pulls a fishing boat behind the vehicle.
Prospects very good for quail, pheasant hunters
October 2, 2005
Good news for upland bird hunters. Prospects for the upcoming seasons are very encouraging.
Hobbled McNabb still worries Chiefs
October 2, 2005
Donovan McNabb’s battered body has a chest bruise, an abdominal strain and a sore shin.
Expectant parents can opt for superfast gender testing
October 2, 2005
A new home test can tell expectant parents whether to go with pink or blue five weeks after conception, before the half-inch long embryo has even developed genitalia.
The Motley Fool
October 2, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Avoid market timing ¢ For whom the Baby Bell tolls ¢ Falling insurance ¢ Early bird
Pat Knight to succeed his father
Bob Knight under contract at Texas Tech until 2009
October 2, 2005
Bob Knight’s son will become Texas Tech’s basketball coach when the Hall of Fame coach retires.
Notebook
October 2, 2005
Kansas University debuted in white jerseys Saturday in its first road game. The white tops were worn with the same gray pants and blue helmets worn in the first three games.
KU hounds Tech’s Hodges
October 2, 2005
Kansas University’s starting defense said plenty about what kind of game plan it had for No. 16 Texas Tech on Saturday.
Keegan: Kansas needs Meier
October 2, 2005
It’s never a good thing when watching a football team play to spend just as much time looking at players on the sideline, wondering why they aren’t in the game.
Texas Tech: KU ‘has great defense’
October 2, 2005
Senior linebacker John Saldi was all over the field for Texas Tech, applying pressure and delivering punishing hits. But he had trouble taking much credit for the biggest play of a 30-17 victory over Kansas University.
Just out of reach
Jayhawks fight back, but fall to Raiders
October 2, 2005
It clawed, fought, scraped, scrapped and appeared unwilling to surrender through so much of the second half Saturday.
Yankees again claim East crown
October 2, 2005
Not their best season. Not their smoothest.
Young, Texas pound Mizzou
October 2, 2005
Texas tuned up for its Big 12 Conference showdown with Oklahoma next week by making Missouri pay for its mistakes - repeatedly.
Nebraska airs it out to beat ISU
October 2, 2005
Nebraska coach Bill Callahan’s West Coast offense finally is up and running.
Jayhawks shrug off shower incident
I don’t think it should have been done, but it was not a bad experience’
October 2, 2005
Kansas University senior softball player Destiny Frankenstein believes head coach Tracy Bunge made a mistake in making the Jayhawks shower in their uniforms to “wash away the bad play” after a 13-1 home loss to Texas A&M on April 2.
OU capitalizes on KSU mistakes
Sooners lose Peterson; ‘Cats get ‘fannies waxed’
October 2, 2005
Even without Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma was able to run over Kansas State. The Sooners can only hope he’ll be back in time to face Texas.
Bama mighty in rout of Florida
October 2, 2005
Alabama produced everything from long touchdown passes to a goal-line stand in its biggest game in nearly six years.
USC offense rallies again, stops No. 14 Arizona St.
October 2, 2005
After another shaky start, No. 1 USC turned loose those Trojan horses in the backfield.
Baker stumbles again in 23-12 defeat to Central Methodist
October 2, 2005
Baker University couldn’t get going offensively and lost, 23-12, to Central Methodist on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Washburn holds off Pitt State
October 2, 2005
Nathan Alleman missed an extra-point kick in overtime Saturday, and Washburn held on to beat Pittsburg State, 35-34, for its first victory over the Gorillas since 1980.
On the record
October 2, 2005
Lawrence datebook
October 2, 2005
4 to be inducted today into LHS’ Hall of Honor
October 2, 2005
The Lawrence Lions Alumni Assn. will induct four new members into its Hall of Honor at 2 p.m. today at Lawrence High School.
Judge to seat outside jury in murder trial
October 2, 2005
A trial judge will go outside Forrest County to select a jury for the capital murder trial of a Kansas woman accused in the slaying of a Hattiesburg couple.
Expansion of health center in the works
October 2, 2005
The Salina Regional Health Center plans to build a patient tower that will give every patient at the hospital a private room and help it compete with other hospitals in the region.
Newton servitude case goes to trial Tuesday
October 2, 2005
Involuntary servitude, forced nude labor, civil rights violations, health care fraud, physical and sexual abuse of mentally ill residents - those are some of the charges federal prosecutors will try to prove to a jury when a Newton couple get their day in court this week.
Satirist, security officer to speak at Dole Institute
October 2, 2005
A political satirist and a national security officer will be speakers this week at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics.
Chancellor Hemenway to be on radio show
October 2, 2005
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway will be the guest on “Up to Date,” KCUR FM 89.3’s public affairs call-in program, from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday. The show is hosted by Steve Kraske, political correspondent for The Kansas City Star.
Participants sought for veterans parade
October 2, 2005
Entrees are being sought for this year’s Ottawa Veterans Day Parade.
Lawrence commuter report
October 2, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 2, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.79 at Citgo at Ninth and Iowa and Presto Phillips 66 at Ninth and Louisiana. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Tickets available to NAACP banquet
October 2, 2005
Tickets are still available for the Oct. 22 Lawrence branch of the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet.
Homecoming dances see no alcohol incidents
October 2, 2005
School administrators reported no problems with underage drinking at each homecoming dance Saturday at Lawrence and Free State high schools.
President denies report of curbing oil sales
October 2, 2005
Iran’s president denied telling a newspaper that his government might curtail oil sales if Iran is referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions over its nuclear program.
Bishops tackle major issues at synod
October 2, 2005
Bishops from around the world begin tackling major issues facing the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, including whether Holy Communion should be given to Catholic politicians who back abortion rights and to divorced people who remarry without getting an annulment.
Hamas accuses election panel of distorting vote
October 2, 2005
Official results from Palestinian elections released Saturday confirmed that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party won in 51 of 104 municipalities, to 13 for the Hamas militant group.
Volcano erupts, prompting evacuations
October 2, 2005
A volcano in western El Salvador erupted on Saturday, sending a column of ash 50,000 feet into the air and killing two farmers buried by chunks of earth and boiling water that tumbled down the slopes.
Hundreds evacuate as Otis sparks flooding in Mexico
October 2, 2005
Hurricane Otis’s outer bands lashed the coast of western Mexico on Saturday as the storm crawled toward the Baja California peninsula, forcing hundreds of families to evacuate their homes and flooding roads in this resort city.
Afghan’s slaying may hurt U.S. image
Contractor accused of killing interpreter may have fled country
October 2, 2005
Afghan human rights activists warned Saturday that allegations that an American security contractor killed his Afghan interpreter could hurt the image of the United States here - even as the U.S. military suffers its deadliest year yet fighting Taliban rebels.
Bush tells radio audience he sees progress in Iraq
October 2, 2005
President Bush said Saturday he is encouraged by the increasing size and capability of the Iraqi security forces, touting progress on a key measure for when U.S. troops can come home.
Operation Iron Fist to root out militants near Syrian border
October 2, 2005
About 1,000 U.S. troops, backed by attack helicopters and warplanes, swept into a village near the Syrian border Saturday in an offensive aimed at rooting out al-Qaida militants and stemming violence ahead of a crucial vote on a new constitution.
Judge attempts to adjust racial composition of federal jury pools
October 2, 2005
For years, defense attorneys have complained that seating a jury in federal court in Boston usually yields one of two panels: all-white or almost all-white.
Same-sex couples granted civil unions
October 2, 2005
After receiving their civil union license Saturday, Lidia Agramonte and Maria Gomez had all the same rights as a married couple in Connecticut. But they couldn’t find words to describe their union.
Fire chaplain resigns over 9-11 comment
October 2, 2005
The New York City fire department’s Muslim chaplain abruptly resigned Friday after saying that a conspiracy - not 19 al-Qaida terrorists - may be responsible for the 9-11 attacks.
Man faces murder, child abandonment charges
October 2, 2005
A Queens man was charged Saturday with murdering his live-in girlfriend, the latest twist in a weeklong mystery that began when the slain woman’s 4-year-old daughter was found wandering barefoot on a city street.
Google aims to provide free Internet access
October 2, 2005
Google Inc. wants to connect all of San Francisco to the Internet with a free wireless service, creating a springboard for the online search engine leader to leap into the telecommunications industry.
Scientists discover moon of so-called 10th planet
October 2, 2005
The astronomers who claim to have discovered the 10th planet in the solar system have another announcement: It has a moon.
Some journalists dismayed by naming of source
October 2, 2005
New York Times reporter Judith Miller’s decision to escape jail by testifying about her conversations with a confidential source surprised some of her supporters and left journalists wondering what her choice will mean for press freedoms.
Investigator: Hispanics targeted as ‘ready-made’ victims
October 2, 2005
Pedro Bemol stayed awake most of the night, swapping lookout shifts in the dark with the five other Mexican immigrants who share a ragged mobile home with no electricity and a front door that won’t close because of a broken latch.
Engineers nearly finished pumping out floodwaters
October 2, 2005
The Army Corps of Engineers pumped much of the remaining floodwater out of the city Saturday as tens of thousands of residents continued returning to dry neighborhoods to check on houses and reopen businesses.
People in the news
October 2, 2005
¢ Paris Hilton ends engagement to Greek shipping heir ¢ Prince gets tongue tied at sculpture unveiling ¢ Detectives search studio for signs of Moss’ drug use ¢ ‘American Idol’ reveals struggle with illiteracy ¢ Martha Stewart to take on third television series
Ex-Marines start their own fashion company
October 2, 2005
When the two Marines met at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in the spring of 2001, their hair was cropped military-style close.
Lawrence school district elementary lunch menu
October 2, 2005
The following menu was offered to elementary school students in Lawrence from Sept. 12-Sept. 16.
Sewer woes could cost us
Reservations persist about prime ground
October 2, 2005
New concerns over the city’s sewer system likely will produce a multimillion-dollar debate within City Hall. But everyone agrees this much is not debatable: Raw sewage flowing into basements is no good.
Terror bombs kill 25 in Bali
October 2, 2005
Terrorists targeted the Indonesian tropical resort of Bali for the second time in three years Saturday with coordinated bombings that devastated seafood and noodle restaurants packed with foreigners, killing at least 25 people.
Into the mouths of babes: Self-serve meals have pros and cons
Are your kids making healthy choices at the school cafeteria?
October 2, 2005
It’s 11:30 a.m. at Kennedy School, and Ms. Lovell’s third-grade class files into the cafeteria.
Government shouldn’t solve every problem
October 2, 2005
When we liberated Iraq and its citizens went on a spree, looting and shooting in the streets of Baghdad, some of us chastised them for squandering their opportunity for democracy and the rule of law. Then the Great Teacher sent us a hurricane and, Lo!, Americans themselves ran amok in the streets of New Orleans. It was a warning against hubris and a reminder that the differences between Us and Them may not be so great after all.
Intelligent design: Keep religion out of school
Should public schools allow intelligent design to be considered as an alternative to the theory of evolution?
October 2, 2005
“Intelligent design” should not be taught in public school science classes because it violates the Constitution, undercuts America’s commitment to diversity and jeopardizes our children’s future.
Special brigade
October 2, 2005
To the editor: In reading your paper’s lengthy articles on sex offenders and their destiny (Sept. 25), I realized that the Journal-World is striving to rival the National Inquirer (or tabloids of that sort) in pertinent interests.
TABOR is a fraud
October 2, 2005
To the editor: An article in the Sept. 28 Lawrence Journal-World described the start of a statewide bus tour in support of the so-called Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.
Faulty premise
October 2, 2005
To the editor: There were several false premises in the Sept. 29 letter entitled “No Conundrum.”
Which truth?
October 2, 2005
To the editor: The Sept. 29 letter from students at Veritas Christian School, like the ultimate choice between the Bible and science offered by Kansas Board of Education Chairman Steve Abrams, only confirms the religious agenda of evolution’s opponents.
Colorado TABOR spurs conservative battle
October 2, 2005
This autumn’s angriest political controversy is reaching a roiling boil in this state. Conservatives, especially, are arguing, with their characteristic internecine fury, about whether a change in fiscal facts should cause Colorado to change its mind about a rule restricting government spending. Come November, there will be a referendum on a temporary relaxation of the state’s “taxpayer bill of rights” - TABOR.
Rain doesn’t dampen area events
A weekend of polka, pedaling, prayer
October 2, 2005
If you like riding bicycles, walking in the name of a good cause, or dancing to polka music and eating German food, this weekend in Lawrence was made for you.
Thinking small
Poor projections for growth in northwest Lawrence may put the city in a difficult spot.
October 2, 2005
The failure of city officials or their consultants to think big enough about the future may have set Lawrence up for a serious infrastructure problem.
Poet’s showcase
October 2, 2005
Needle / Plow