Archive for Monday, October 10, 2005

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Photo galleries
KU vs. Oklahoma 10-09-05 Nextel Cup Banquet 400 Medical Missions
The Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board is recommending four open-space projects for funding by 2015. Which of the projects do you think is the most important?

Poll results

Response Percent
Native prairie preservation
Kansas River pedestrian bridge
Open space should be at the discretion of private developers
Black Jack Battlefield preservation
Baldwin Woods preservation
Total 375

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Free State tennis heading to state
October 10, 2005
The Lawrence High and Free State High tennis teams were in action Monday as they looked to qualify for the state tournament. Although no Lions qualified for state, two Firebird doubles teams will represent their school in Topeka.
Eagles flying through regular season
October 10, 2005
Veritas Christian is the only local prep school to still be undefeated. After a 32-20 win over Springfield on Saturday, the team sits undefeated at 5-0. Veritas’ Mark Randtke says good coaching is one reason the Eagles are off to a hot start.
Officials announce three bodies found in Boardwalk fire
October 10, 2005
Three bodies have been recovered from the ruins of an apartment building that burned early Friday in northwestern Lawrence.
Name of missing woman released
October 10, 2005
Local and state fire officials continue digging through the rubble at the Boardwalk Apartments today, and more information is coming out about the three people unaccounted for and feared dead.
Columbus Day bringing cloudy skies
October 10, 2005
Columbus might have heeded the proverb, “Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning” if he was to gaze at Lawrence’s eastern horizon this morning. As the sun was coming up on today’s federal holiday of Columbus Day, wispy clouds to the east were making for a brilliant reddish skyline — possibly signalling some rainy weather. “We end up with just a few high clouds pushing in today,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “By tomorrow evening, I think there’s a chance for some scattered showers.”
Game theorists win Nobel for economics
October 10, 2005
Thomas Schelling, a retired University of Maryland professor, won the Nobel Prize in economics Monday for his application of game theory to issues ranging from global security to racial segregation to the behavior of people stuck in traffic.
Chargers to entertain Steelers tonight
Two years ago, wildfires chased game out of San Diego
October 10, 2005
A hot Santa Ana wind was blowing out of the desert last week, and the eastern horizon was hazy with smoke from backcountry wildfires.
Ricky Williams’ suspension for drugs to end today
October 10, 2005
The return of running back Ricky Williams wasn’t exactly front and center in the minds of most Miami Dolphins players Sunday afternoon.
Officials: Subway plot remains uncorroborated
October 10, 2005
A reported plot to bomb city subways with remote-controlled explosives has not been corroborated after days of investigation, law-enforcement officials said Sunday amid an easing sense of concern.
Stanford entry wins $2 million robot race
October 10, 2005
A driverless Volkswagen won a $2 million race across the rugged Nevada desert Sunday, beating four other robot-guided vehicles that completed a Pentagon-sponsored contest aimed at making warfare safer for humans.
Hurricane Vince forms in far eastern Atlantic
October 10, 2005
Hurricane Vince formed Sunday in the far eastern Atlantic, but the storm did not immediately threaten land, forecasters said.
Survey: Gas prices gained 10 cents
October 10, 2005
Retail gas prices rose an average of 10 cents in the past two weeks as Hurricane Rita idled refineries along the Gulf Coast, squeezing production capacity already hurt by Hurricane Katrina, according to a nationwide survey released Sunday.
Police taped hitting man, 64
TV producer also allegedly assaulted
October 10, 2005
Two New Orleans police officers repeatedly punched a 64-year-old man accused of public intoxication, and another city officer assaulted an Associated Press Television News producer as a cameraman taped the confrontations.
Hundreds evacuated as rains flood eastern U.S.
At least three deaths blamed on storms
October 10, 2005
Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes after a weekend of drenching rain washed out roads and flooded homes in states from North Carolina to New Hampshire.
White Sox set rotation for ALCS
Contreras gets call
October 10, 2005
Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen announced his rotation for the ALCS that will begin Tuesday.
Cardinals storming toward title
St. Louis on roll
October 10, 2005
Chris Carpenter stood soaked with champagne in the St. Louis clubhouse as he reeled off everything the Cardinals are doing right this postseason.
White House to re-examine farm legislation
October 10, 2005
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns says the Bush administration plans to push for major reforms when farm legislation is rewritten next year in an effort to jump-start international trade talks that have bogged down over farm subsidies.
Peace Bridge’ between India, Pakistan severely damaged
October 10, 2005
The newly reopened “Peace Bridge” linking the Indian and Pakistani portions of disputed Kashmir nearly collapsed during the South Asia earthquake, a blow to a symbol of the recent thawing of decades of tensions, officials said Sunday.
Penn State up to No. 8; Michigan falls out
October 10, 2005
Penn State is in the top 10, Michigan is out again and UCLA is on the rise in the Associated Press Top 25.
OU coach says Peterson to play against KU
October 10, 2005
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Sunday he expected tailback Adrian Peterson to be able to play in the Sooners’ game this week against Kansas University after being limited by a sprained right ankle during a loss to Texas on Saturday.
U.S. to cut Marine presence in Okinawa
October 10, 2005
The Japanese and U.S. governments have agreed in principle to relocate the headquarters of the U.S. Marine Corps’ III Marine Expeditionary Force - now located at Camp Courtney in Okinawa Prefecture - to Guam and to cut the number of Marines in the prefecture by several thousand as part of measures to reduce the burden of U.S. forces in the prefecture, sources said.
Early tally indicates presidential runoff
October 10, 2005
A pro-market lawmaker and Warsaw’s socially conservative mayor appeared headed for a runoff in Poland’s presidential election on Sunday after neither candidate appeared to have gained the 50 percent of the vote needed, according to preliminary results and a key exit poll.
Guatemalan officials declare landslide areas cemeteries
Buried communities now mass graveyards
October 10, 2005
Dozens of foreign tourists fled devastated lakeside Mayan towns on foot and by helicopter Sunday as Guatemalan officials said they would abandon communities buried by landslides and declare them mass graveyards.
Turkey, Romania slaughter fowl after bird flu detected
October 10, 2005
The slaughter of thousands of domestic fowl in Turkey and Romania began Sunday as a precaution against the spread of bird flu after both countries confirmed their first cases of the disease over the weekend.
Abbas-Sharon summit in doubt over disagreements
October 10, 2005
A much-anticipated summit between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders was suddenly thrown into doubt Sunday after Israel’s defense minister rejected key Palestinian demands during a preparatory meeting meant to ensure the upcoming session’s success.
Calif. limits access to violent video games
Law makes it illegal to sell, rent to minors
October 10, 2005
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Friday that makes it illegal to sell or rent violent video games to minors in California.
Quake toll rises; U.S. sends aid to Pakistan
October 10, 2005
Rescuers struggled to reach remote, mountainous areas Sunday after Pakistan’s worst-ever earthquake wiped out entire villages, buried roads in rubble and knocked out electricity and water supplies. The death toll stood at 20,000 and was expected to rise.
Pope hails anti-Nazi bishop as courageous
October 10, 2005
A German bishop known as the “Lion of Muenster” for his courageous anti-Nazi sermons during World War II took a step on the road to sainthood when he was beatified Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Volunteer center has many projects lined up for fall
October 10, 2005
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is looking for organizations and individuals to volunteer in a variety of projects during the months of October and November. Community organizations seek volunteers to complete projects including home construction and maintenance, organization of food and clothing pantries, painting and upkeep at community nonprofit organizations, and outdoor projects at parks, trails and other sites.
Equipment sought to aid in hurricane relief
October 10, 2005
MRA Co. in McLouth is seeking donations and equipment to aid law enforcement agencies in areas hit by Hurricane Katrina.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 10, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.67 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Desire to save draws crowd to fairgrounds
October 10, 2005
Chilling forecasts of high home heating costs this winter coupled with current high gasoline prices spurred special interest Sunday among some attending this year’s Lawrence Home Energy Conservation Fair and Sustainable Homes Tour.
Family still has big role in ethanol fuel business
October 10, 2005
David VanderGriend remembers well the day in 1978 when his brother, Dennis, came home to Sheldon, Iowa, for a visit from South Dakota State University.
Plans afoot for more growth on Edwards Campus
October 10, 2005
It started nearly 40 years ago with classes in an old elementary school. Today there are 1,950 students. In the future, there could be 6,000.
New treasurer set to get started
October 10, 2005
A former horse groomer and social service worker will take the reins as Douglas County Treasurer on Tuesday.
The week ahead
October 10, 2005
Delphi bankruptcy may drastically alter automotive industry
October 10, 2005
Delphi Corp’s bankruptcy could change the face of the U.S. auto industry, ratcheting up the pressure to produce cheaper auto parts overseas and forcing unprecedented cuts in union wages and benefits, industry analysts and autoworkers said Sunday.
New Orleans needs businesses, workers
City must rebuild tax base to aid recovery
October 10, 2005
Six weeks after Hurricane Katrina breached levees, flooding the city of New Orleans, Dr. Kelly Longdon, her husband and their three children are heading to Orlando, Fla.
No hold on moral high ground
October 10, 2005
In the film “The Blues Brothers,” Elwood and Jake claim they are on a “mission from God.” In a film Texas prosecutor Ronnie Earle allowed to be made of his movements and thoughts leading up to the grand jury indictment of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Earle invokes the Bible and its teaching that the love of money is “the root of all evil.” Earle says money in politics is “the devil’s brew” and he claims his mission is to “turn off the tap.”
March’s mission remains
October 10, 2005
Ten years later, over 65 percent of our children are still born out of wedlock.
Shared road
October 10, 2005
To the editor: I feel for Jeanne Adams and her ongoing victimization at the hands of cyclists (“Not equal,” Public Forum, Oct. 6).
Driving danger
October 10, 2005
To the editor: Have cell phones become a legal variation of “driving under the influence”?
No ‘we’ about it
October 10, 2005
To the editor: While cell phone use while driving can be a distraction and young people, cell phones and driving may lead to unnecessary accidents, there are plenty of options available to cell phone users to avoid the loss of concentration while driving.
Helping hand
The state’s new education commissioner has opposed additional funding for state schools, but even before his hiring is finalized, he wants to spend money on a new “transition” position.
October 10, 2005
Bob Corkins, whose hiring as the state’s commissioner of education is expected to be ratified Tuesday by the Kansas State Board of Education, wants his first official act to be hiring someone to help him learn about his new job.
Political posturing
State legislators are on shaky ground when they criticize other state officials for being “too political.”
October 10, 2005
Every step the Kansas Supreme Court makes these days gets intense scrutiny by state legislators, and the timing chosen for the court’s newest member to take his seat is no exception.
Last-minute Sunni support sought
October 10, 2005
With U.S. mediation, Shiite Muslim and Kurdish officials negotiated with Sunni Arab leaders Sunday over possible last-minute additions to Iraq’s proposed constitution, trying to win Sunni support ahead of next weekend’s crucial referendum.
Saddam may be executed before facing all charges
Ousted leader could be punished by special tribunal
October 10, 2005
Saddam Hussein could be executed before the Iraqi Special Tribunal finishes charging him with all his alleged crimes, a source close to the tribunal said Sunday.
Bar-B-Q Fundraiser slated for Saturday
October 10, 2005
The Clinton Lake Museum Bar-B-Q Fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bloomington Park on the west side of Clinton Lake.
Division leaders on collision course
South-leading Texas to take on North front-runner Colorado
October 10, 2005
After suffering through a five-game losing streak, Texas finally got the big victory over Oklahoma for Mack Brown and in the process kept its undefeated season and national-title hopes alive.
Potential GOP challengers not entering races
October 10, 2005
For months, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven had received the red carpet treatment in the nation’s capital: President Bush invited the popular Republican to spend the night at the White House, gave him a ride on Air Force One, arranged prime seats at the inauguration and dispatched his political guru, Karl Rove, to meet with him.
Veteran victorious
Martin avoids ‘heartbreak,’ cruises to win
October 10, 2005
Things just didn’t seem right for Mark Martin coming down the home stretch of the Banquet 400 on Sunday at Kansas Speedway. He had taken the lead - and held it - for most of the final half of the race.
Jayhawks complete weekend sweep
October 10, 2005
After going 1-3-1 in its previous five games, Kansas University’s soccer team entered this weekend needing to do something that it hadn’t done all season to help get back in the conference race.
Wood: Peterson again key for KU
October 10, 2005
The gameplan was so innovative, it was a full year too early. Stop Oklahoma? Simple - just stop Adrian Peterson.
KU coach expects packed fieldhouse
October 10, 2005
Bill Self is confident Allen Fieldhouse will be filled to capacity for Friday night’s Late Night in the Phog.
Kansas’ quarterback situation still muddled
October 10, 2005
Even after watching tape from his team’s shoddy offensive performance in Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino didn’t announce any changes to correct his quarterback conundrum on Sunday.
Woods outlasts Daly in epic battle
Struggle ends on missed tap-in on second playoff hole
October 10, 2005
Tiger Woods and John Daly made the PGA Tour feel like a rock concert Sunday, the delirium reaching such decibels that Woods felt his ear drums pounding as golf’s two biggest sluggers headed for a sudden-death playoff at Harding Park.
Commentary: Don’t count out Nets guard Vaughn
Ex-Jayhawk brings defense to table, figures to remain valuable backup for New Jersey this season
October 10, 2005
If anyone has dismissed Jacque Vaughn as an essential part of the New Jersey Nets, he would like to inform them that this won’t be the case for long, regardless of the circumstances he faces in this camp.
Flames damage shops at Eighth & Vermont
October 10, 2005
A fire inside a Vermont Street building on Sunday afternoon damaged at least two businesses.
Two-year-old Hutchinson girl battles rare genetic disorder
October 10, 2005
At first glance, she’s a miniature Orphan Annie.
Bush not backing up words with actions
October 10, 2005
George W. Bush came to office as a man of certainty, a leader of declared convictions ready to vanquish the moral ambiguities and tactical deceptions of the Clinton White House.
Changing lives
Spirit of Romanian people touches team sent to heal
October 10, 2005
Though I have visited Romania, I have only begun to see it. On Sept. 9, along with 70 fellow volunteers from the Medical Missions Foundation, I began a 36-hour trip to the remote province of Botosani, Romania.
LHS, FSHS gird for golf regionals
Lions’ Wilson likely state-bound, but will she travel alone?
October 10, 2005
It’s almost a foregone conclusion that Lawrence High’s Sydney Wilson will be competing in this year’s Class 6-5A state girls golf championship.
Twosome doubles up
Johnson, Thompson snare pair of titles
October 10, 2005
Martin Johnson and Lisa Thompson dominated the doubles matches of the Douglas County Closed Tennis Tournament over the weekend at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
Nature’s store of supplies meets needs
October 10, 2005
It began with a walk in the woods to find the makings of a simple bow and arrow for his children. About 20 years later, Gary Weisenberger can walk in the woods and make everything from clothing to medicine.
Lawmakers talk about changes to State Board of Education
Some predict revamp will be discussed next session
October 10, 2005
Around the campfire, cowboys might tell the story from the frontier days of Kansas, when a rancher returned from town to find his house burned to the ground, his cattle rustled and his prized stallion dead.
Lawrence datebook
October 10, 2005
School reports record high enrollment for fall
October 10, 2005
Baker University has reported a record high enrollment of 3,261 students for the fall semester. The current enrollment includes 291 new students - 239 freshmen and 52 sophomores.
VH1 doc has a bone to pick with Hollywood
October 10, 2005
Hollywood stars have the power to make us laugh, cry, shriek and gasp. And I’m just talking about their plastic surgery. The gentle vivisection of celebrities’ appearances has become a multibillion-dollar industry.
SNL’ actors to perform at KU Homecoming
October 10, 2005
“Saturday Night Live” actors Kenan Thompson and Seth Meyers will perform as part of Kansas University’s Homecoming festivities, Oct. 22 to 29.
Testaverde delivers
QB does what he’s asked to do - win
October 10, 2005
The New York Jets made 41-year-old Vinny Testaverde their desperation quarterback because they figured a guy with his experience wouldn’t make a mistake that would cost them a game.
Redskins’ magic runs out
Washington can’t fashion another improbable win
October 10, 2005
The offense wasn’t moving. Denver was facing overtime in the icy, bitter rain. Linebacker Ian Gold stuck his hand out, knocked down a pass, and with that, the Broncos showed that Washington isn’t the only team that can find odd and ugly ways to win the close ones.
Yankees still breathing
New York edges Los Angeles, 3-2, forces deciding game tonight
October 10, 2005
Hardly any time to feel satisfied for Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and the Yankees.
Clemens comes to rescue for Astros
Houston starter works last three frames, finishes off Braves in 18-inning thriller
October 10, 2005
Roger Clemens could see the Houston Astros were running out of pitchers.
Quiet zone for trains proposed
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at
October 10, 2005
City commissioners will consider a proposal to create a train quiet zone in North Lawrence. The new zone would allow trains to travel through North Lawrence areas without blowing their whistles.
On the record
October 10, 2005
Many students among the dead
October 10, 2005
It was just before 9 a.m. and 17-year-old Uzair Mohammed Qureshi was reading his chemistry book as the ground began to shake. Seconds later, the roof caved in, showering Qureshi and his classmates with debris. He was one of the few to survive.
People in the news
October 10, 2005
¢ Simpson sings on ‘SNL’ ¢ Rabbis blast Madonna song ¢ Lane breaks finger just before Broadway opening ¢ Security concerns threaten Ludacris show
Report advises $5M investment in green space
City commission to discuss plan this week; county will follow
October 10, 2005
If the community wants to preserve critical pieces of open space for future generations, it needs to spend upward of $5 million between now and 2015.
Remains found at site of apartment fire
One body recovered; other occupants still missing
October 10, 2005
Investigators recovered a body Sunday as they spent their first day examining the ruins at the scene of last week’s devastating apartment building fire in northwestern Lawrence.
October 10, 2005
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