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Eudora stomps Chargers
October 14, 2005
The Eudora Cardinals are still undefeated as they defeated Santa Fe Trail, 36-6, Friday in Carbondale. The Cardinals are 7-0 and 1-0 in district play.
Lions top Junior Blues
October 14, 2005
Lawrence High took out Washburn Rural, 21-13, Friday in district play at Haskell Stadium.
Firebirds take out Trojans
October 14, 2005
Free State High beat Topeka High, 29-6, in district play Friday at the Hummer Sports Complex.
Tonganoxie routs Bonner Springs
October 14, 2005
The Chieftains defeated the Braves, 28-12, Friday in Tonganoxie.
Early-bird fans lining up for ‘Late Night’
04:06 p.m., October 14, 2005 Updated 04:50 p.m.
Hundreds of Kansas University basketball fans were already standing in line this afternoon for tonight’s hoops extravaganza, “Late Night in the Phog.”
Temperatures soaring into 80s
Dry, sunny weekend ahead
October 14, 2005
If you’re heading out to stand in line for tonight’s “Late Night in the Phog” at Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse, the weather should cooperate — you’ll find temperatures topping out at 81 degrees.
Detours ruin trip to ‘Elizabethtown’
October 14, 2005
Cameron Crowe is most effective when his movies are steeped in realism. His Oscar-winning script for “Almost Famous” attained a towering level of truth, partly due to it being based on Crowe’s own experiences as a 15-year-old reporter for Rolling Stone in the early 1970s.
Unknown Stuntman doesn’t hide love of punk music
October 14, 2005
Going “old school” brings to mind vintage Chuck Taylors, basketball jerseys and movies starring Will Ferrell. But for one Lawrence band, it means playing punk rock.
Domino’ falls down
October 14, 2005
Tony Scott doesn’t make movies. He makes grand mal seizures, loud, dizzy blizzards of music, violence and too many edits to count.
Kansans adjust to new tribe in ‘Survivor: Guatemala’
October 14, 2005
Jayhawk Danni Boatwright and Wildcat Brandon Bellinger adjusted effectively to being switched to the new Yaxha tribe. Although Brandon didn’t exactly appreciate the city folk and East Coasters in his new group.
Henrickson ‘excited’ for second year
KU women’s coach established foundation in first season
October 14, 2005
Bonnie Henrickson’s second Late Night in the Phog might even be more fun than her first.
Kansas high school sports scores for Oct. 13
October 14, 2005
 
Oswalt helps Houston draw even
Astros hurler tosses seven strong innings in victory over Cardinals
October 14, 2005
Roy Oswalt took the toss, stepped on first and pumped his fist, an unlikely show of emotion from Houston’s laid-back 20-game winner after his biggest - and last - pitch of the game.
Notebook
October 14, 2005
 
Downs loose, deadly from anywhere deep
October 14, 2005
If the NBA doesn’t work out, Micah Downs could consider a career with the Harlem Globetrotters.
Big 12 coaches tap Jayhawks to finish sixth in league
October 14, 2005
If the Big 12 Conference women’s basketball coaches are correct, Kansas University will be a first-division team in 2005-2006.
Lions can’t dwell on loss
LHS striving to be more physical offensively
October 14, 2005
Coulda never has won a football game. Neither has shoulda. That’s why Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd has emphasized focusing on the start of Class 6A district play and not on last week’s frustrating 14-0 loss to Olathe South, the state’s top-ranked team.
Firebirds must ‘step up’
FSHS confident it can rebound from tough loss
October 14, 2005
Last week’s heart-breaking 36-35 loss to Olathe Northwest means nothing. Neither does Free State High’s 2-4 football record. What matters is Class 6A district competition.
Keegan: Hawkins schooling freshmen
October 14, 2005
The 13 scholarship players and one walk-on circled the north half of the Allen Fieldhouse court, sitting in chairs, answering questions during Thursday’s Kansas University men’s basketball Media Day.
Cameron University honors Owens
October 14, 2005
Cameron University has established an endowed lectureship to honor former CU and Kansas University men’s basketball coach Ted Owens.
Seabury runners record top-10 finishes
October 14, 2005
The Seabury Academy cross country teams turned in strong individual performances Thursday at the Burlington Invitational.
Olathe East too strong for Firebirds
October 14, 2005
The Free State High boys soccer team got a first-hand look Thursday at the learning curve it must follow to become one of the top teams in the state.
Stewart in driver’s seat
Leader able to turn bad days into gains
October 14, 2005
First, the alternator belt failed on Tony Stewart’s car, then the battery began to lose power. The only option was switching to a backup power source, and doing so meant turning off every fan inside his Chevrolet.
Lions can’t recover after scary start
October 14, 2005
It was a bit awkward walking away from the Youth Sports Inc. fields Thursday night for Lawrence High boys soccer coach David Platt. His team had just lost, 3-0, to Shawnee Mission East, and the coach had seen none of the goals.
Kream Keegan: OU vital game for KU
October 14, 2005
Halfway through the football season, it’s time to recognize terrific coaching jobs. Alabama’s Mike Shula, Baylor’s Guy Morriss, Penn State’s Joe Paterno, Notre Dame’s Charlie Weis and UCLA’s Karl Dorrell all have their teams surpassing persuasion expectations.
Commentary: Just when you think you’ve seen it all
October 14, 2005
As calls go, the odor from this one was worse than anything that ever emanated from the old Chicago Stockyards. The Angels didn’t really lose Game 2 of the ALCS, 2-1.
Wie fires 70 in pro debut
Sixteen-year-old trails Sorenstam by six
October 14, 2005
Michelle Wie steadied her 6-foot frame over the ball, unleashed a powerful swing with a 3-wood and sent the ball soaring against the yellow-and-green backdrop of Bighorn Golf Club to embark on her professional career Thursday.
It’s KU basketball time’
Tonight’s extravaganza to kick off basketball season
October 14, 2005
Though it will take place hours earlier — much earlier than the past — Kansas University’s “Late Night in the Phog” figures to be a great night again this year.
This Kansas Dream Team unselfish
Waugh, Miranda tap KU’s best — from coaches’ standpoint
October 14, 2005
The mission, graciously accepted by Jerry Waugh, was to compile the best possible 15-man team, choosing from a pool of all former Kansas University basketball players.
Sprinkler bill could put Lawrence in Leawood’s league
October 14, 2005
Nearly every new building in Leawood has a sprinkler system to fight fires. And nearly every old building that undergoes remodeling gets one, too.
With election 2 days away, U.S. soldiers try to get out the vote in Iraq
October 14, 2005
U.S. Marines handed out thousands of fliers and copies of Iraq’s new constitution Thursday, urging people to vote in this Sunni Arab town that only a week ago was the target of U.S. airstrikes.
Police on 911 call break in wrong house
Caller actually dialed from Oklahoma; 80-year-old says officers were rash
October 14, 2005
It was 3 a.m. when 80-year-old Bernice Kennedy heard the Lawrence Police officers break through her front door.
Nobel winner has KU link
Prize for medicine earned for discovering ulcer-causing bacterium
October 14, 2005
Barry Marshall, winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Medicine, was a courtesy faculty member at Kansas University Medical Center from 1996 to 2000, recruited by fellow Australian Richard McCallum, director of the center’s division of gastroenterology and hepatology.
KDHE lifts boil order for water district
October 14, 2005
Residents of Atchison County’s Rural Water District No. 5C no longer have to boil their water, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Health department schedules flu shots
October 14, 2005
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will hold a flu shot clinic for people at risk for complications associated with the flu from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Bedore: KU had tumultuous offseason
October 14, 2005
I don’t have to remind you that the college basketball season officially begins tonight with “Late Night in the Phog” at Allen Fieldhouse.
50th annual dog show slated this weekend
October 14, 2005
The Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club will hold its 50th annual dog show Saturday and Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Pump patrol
October 14, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.44 at Conoco at 23rd and Harper streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Emporia senator jumps into race for governor
October 14, 2005
A state senator from Emporia is seeking the Republican nomination for governor next year. Senator Jim Barnett made his announcement Thursday. A physician, Barnett was first elected to the Senate in 2000 and re-elected last year.
K.C. Board of Education delays vote on superintendent’s contract
October 14, 2005
An unexpectedly large turnout at a Kansas City Board of Education meeting Wednesday night prompted members to hold off a decision on the future of Superintendent of Schools Bernard Taylor.
Southern Cal QB Leinart tells detractors to lighten up
I think we spoiled everyone with the first two wins’
October 14, 2005
Matt Leinart was 2,000 miles away during a conference call Tuesday, but you could envision him shaking his head.
Martin proves himself as ultimate team player
October 14, 2005
Last February, Mark Martin showed off a wall with trophies and racing memorabilia displayed floor to ceiling in his Daytona Beach office.
Commentary: Irish must follow blueprint to beat USC
Five guidelines could propel Notre Dame past defending champions
October 14, 2005
No. 1 Southern California has won 27 straight games and is averaging 51 points per game.
Bush’s video teleconference with soldiers draws criticism
Exchange blasted as ‘highly scripted’
October 14, 2005
President Bush touched off a new round of controversy over his policies in Iraq on Thursday when he conducted a videoconference interview about this weekend’s constitutional referendum with a small group of hand-picked troops stationed in Iraq who reinforced his upbeat view of the conflict.
Prosecutor subpoenas DeLay phone records
October 14, 2005
A Texas prosecutor on Thursday subpoenaed the phone records for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s home and campaign during the period he is accused of conspiring to launder illegal corporate donations to candidates.
Woman accused of trying to steal unborn child
October 14, 2005
A woman clubbed her pregnant neighbor over the head with a baseball bat, drove her to the woods and cut her belly with a knife in an attempt to steal her baby, police say.
Rush almost jumped to NBA fray
October 14, 2005
Here are some snippets of information about Brandon Rush, a 6-foot-6 men’s basketball guard from Kansas City, Mo., a late addition to Kansas University’s basketball recruiting class.
Court: Same-sex partner can’t sue hospital for malpractice
October 14, 2005
A divided state appeals court ruled Thursday that a man cannot sue a Manhattan hospital for malpractice in the death of his longtime partner, saying it could not provide tacit approval of same-sex marriages.
Rams adjusting to new boss
In Martz’s absence, St. Louis must play for interim coach Vitt
October 14, 2005
Whenever Mike Martz comes back, the St. Louis Rams want him to return to a successful team.
Pro picks: Cowboys mentally tough enough to stop Giants
October 14, 2005
Bill Parcells knows a trap when he sees one. So, immediately after his Dallas Cowboys routed the Philadelphia Eagles, Parcells made it clear they hadn’t won anything.
Theron says she’s not hearing wedding bells
October 14, 2005
Charlize Theron says marriage doesn’t suit her, but she’s not ruling out the possibility of becoming a mother someday.
Tommy Lee burned by pyrotechnics
October 14, 2005
Tommy Lee was burned Wednesday when a pyrotechnics stunt went wrong at a Motley Crue concert in Casper, Wyo.
New Bond to be named today
October 14, 2005
The suspense is almost over. The name of the actor who will take over from 52-year-old Pierce Brosnan in the next James Bond film will be revealed Friday at a press conference, Sony Pictures said Thursday.
Student in George Wallace standoff dies
October 14, 2005
Vivian Malone Jones, one of two black students whose effort to enroll at the University of Alabama led to George Wallace’s infamous “stand in the schoolhouse door” in 1963, died Thursday. She was 63.
Rolling Stones celebrating anniversary on daytime TV
October 14, 2005
NBC’s daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” will celebrate its 40th anniversary by airing the world premiere of the Rolling Stones video “Streets of Love.”
Wacky Game 2 finish dominates White Sox-Angels talk
October 14, 2005
Ah, an off day in the AL championship series, a chance for the Angels and White Sox to take a little break out West.
St. Louis comeback not in the cards
October 14, 2005
The St. Louis Cardinals have done almost everything this postseason. Everything except rally to win, that is.
Celebrity birthdays
October 14, 2005
Fashion designer Ralph Lauren is 66. Singer-musician Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues) is 59. Actor Harry Anderson is 53. Country singer Natalie Maines (The Dixie Chicks) is 31. Singer Usher is 27.
Flooded Northeast gets even more rain
October 14, 2005
A seventh straight day of rain across much of the soggy Northeast trapped motorists, delayed airline flights and sent streams surging over their banks Thursday.
Research would be needed to merge departments
October 14, 2005
Should the city and the county combine their law enforcement operations to save money and improve efficiency and training?
Investigation begins into deadly pork plant explosion
October 14, 2005
A task force of local, state and federal investigators converged on the Triumph Foods plant Thursday to begin determining what caused an explosion that killed one construction worker and injured 14 others.
Race to benefit hurricane survivors
October 14, 2005
A 5-kilometer race Oct. 22 will benefit families and staff of Desire Street Ministries and Academy in New Orleans who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
$3.2 million starts drive for LMH expansion
October 14, 2005
A public campaign to partially fund a $35 million expansion at Lawrence Memorial Hospital is off to a strong start with $3.2 million in donations.
6,000-acre redevelopment kicks off
October 14, 2005
 
Report criticizes science standards
Educational group says text is confusing, poorly written
October 14, 2005
Proposed Kansas science standards that detractors view as attacking evolution have been criticized by a nonprofit educational research firm for being confusing and poorly written in places.
Best Bets
October 14, 2005
 
Court: Saddam to face murder, torture charges
October 14, 2005
Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein will likely face charges of premeditated murder, torture and forced expulsion and disappearances when he goes on trial next week for a 1982 massacre of Shiites, a court official said Thursday.
Security operation begins as vote draws closer
October 14, 2005
Hundreds of Iraqi police and army troops fanned out across Baghdad on Thursday, setting up checkpoints and fortifying polling stations with barbed wire and blast barriers two days ahead of a historic constitutional referendum.
Margaret Thatcher marks 80th birthday with a big bash
October 14, 2005
Although she has grown frail after a series of small strokes, Margaret Thatcher commanded the room when she arrived - about 15 minutes late - to a bash Thursday to celebrate her 80th birthday. The delay, said an aide, was because she took a congratulatory phone call from President Bush.
Militant attacks kill 85
October 14, 2005
Militants attacked police and government buildings in Russia’s volatile Caucasus region Thursday, taking hostages and turning a provincial capital into a war zone wracked by gunfire and explosions that left at least 85 people dead, mostly insurgents.
Chinese space mission sets national recor
October 14, 2005
A Chinese astronaut celebrated his birthday in orbit on Thursday, as the flight of his Shenzhou 6 capsule entered its second day, setting a new record for the length of a Chinese space mission.
EU: Bird flu found in Turkey is deadly strain
October 14, 2005
The European Union on Thursday said the bird flu virus found in Turkish poultry was the H5N1 strain that scientists worry might mutate into a human virus and spark a pandemic. Turkey’s health minister said the outbreak had been contained.
British playwright wins Nobel in literature
October 14, 2005
British playwright Harold Pinter, who juxtaposed the brutal and the banal in such works as “The Caretaker” and “The Birthday Party” and made an art form out of spare language and unbearable silence, won the 2005 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday.
Samsung to pay $300M for price fixing
October 14, 2005
Samsung, the world’s largest maker of memory chips for computers and other gadgets, will pay a $300 million fine to settle accusations it secretly conspired with industry rivals to fix prices and cheat customers, federal officials said Thursday.
MGP Ingredients Inc. unveils building plans
October 14, 2005
MGP Ingredients Inc. said Thursday that it would spend $6.6 million on new building projects in Atchison and upgrades for a production center in Onaga.
Portal strategy key to interest in AOL
October 14, 2005
A year ago, America Online Inc. was seen as an ailing dinosaur of the dial-up era, its Internet access business fading fast.
Commodities
October 14, 2005
 
Silly exercise
October 14, 2005
To the editor: I am extremely disappointed in the opinion piece on Provost David Shulenburger’s resignation (Saturday Column, Oct. 1).
Anti-religion bias
October 14, 2005
To the editor: In a recent letter, Curtis Bennett said, “The purpose of education is to teach one to think, to consider facts and evidence to form conclusions.”
Whose ox?
October 14, 2005
To the editor: Another ban in progress for the safety of Lawrence citizens.
Natural selection
October 14, 2005
To the editor: The essence of Darwinism lies in a single phrase: Natural selection is the creative force of evolutionary change.
Torture condoned
October 14, 2005
To the editor: “Condone: to pardon or overlook voluntarily” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary online). If that is not exactly what Sen. Roberts is doing in saying that terrorists should be made to fear the unknown, and that is why he did not vote against torture by U.S. troops.
Bike lanes needed
October 14, 2005
To the editor: This is in regard to the increased number of bicyclists on the streets of Lawrence.
Movie penguins join evolution debate
October 14, 2005
I was a bit late getting my ticket to Antarctica, so I missed the first flight of controversy over the “March of the Penguins.” I am still trying to figure out how the sleeper hit of the season, an astonishing documentary about the life and times of the emperor penguin, turned into another case study in the culture wars.
Grim background
In 1918, Lawrence, Kansas University and the state of Kansas factored heavily in the ravages of a worldwide scourge of flu.
October 14, 2005
Current speculation and concern about the dangers of avian flu and the chances for a fatal worldwide siege recall for Kansas University and Lawrence historians the terrifying situation that existed here during the pandemic of 1918.
Let the fun begin
Self excited to develop young, athletic Jayhawks
October 14, 2005
Bill Self posed for the 2005-06 Kansas University men’s basketball team photo midday Thursday, then broke into a trot and headed through the northwest tunnel of Allen Fieldhouse and into the adjacent parking garage.
KU fans taking money to K.C.
Game venue means loss of local revenue
October 14, 2005
Thank heavens for the dog show. The Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club’s annual dog show will be the big event in town this weekend since Kansas University decided to move Saturday’s home football game with Oklahoma University to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Rove to make fourth grand jury appearance
October 14, 2005
Two years after the White House assured the public it had not leaked a CIA officer’s identity, a prosecutor is nearing a decision on whether to file criminal charges after assembling evidence that top presidential aides had numerous contacts with reporters in the matter.
Lost’ star, wife robbed at gunpoint at home
October 14, 2005
Josh Holloway and his wife reportedly were robbed at gunpoint in their home.
On the record
October 14, 2005
 
Arts & Entertainment Calendar
October 14, 2005
 
Home sales surge in September
Gas prices, economic uncertainty already cooling market, Realtor says
October 14, 2005
The number of homes sold in Douglas County climbed 28 percent in September compared with a year earlier, led by surging sales in Baldwin and Eudora and a double-digit boost in Lawrence.
Each in its place
October 14, 2005
To the editor: Government, public education, religion; each has its place.
KU men’s basketball players at a glance
October 14, 2005
A look at the 2005-06 Jayhawks
Fraud cases swell after Katrina
October 14, 2005
Hurricane Katrina has spawned a second big flood that is surging well beyond the Gulf Coast: thousands of cases and complaints alleging fraud.
White House pressures Brownback on Miers
October 14, 2005
The White House is seeking the help of Republican activists in Iowa and New Hampshire to pressure GOP senators with presidential hopes to support Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers.
Simple Life’ gets too complicated for Fox
Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie feud leads to cancellation
October 14, 2005
“The Simple Life” is over - at least on Fox.
Honesty pays when dealing with IRS
October 14, 2005
I purchased my first rental property in June, and the tenants have been paying me in cash instead of using a check. When tax season comes, will I have to report all their payments as “income”? It seems to me that the IRS would have no way of knowing how much money I actually collected from the rental.
Research confirms cell phone risk
October 14, 2005
There is a controversy developing around the issue of banning the use of cellular phones by drivers in Lawrence. My laboratory at Kansas University studies how our visual system works.
Lawrence Datebook
October 14, 2005
 
This Weekend’s Highlights
October 14, 2005
 
Invasion of the film fests
Contests challenge entrants to showcase cinematic skills, originality
October 14, 2005
“Alien” took 16 weeks to film. “The Exorcist” shoot lasted for seven months. “The Shining” persisted for nearly a year. But participants in the Wild West Film Fest: Scare Factor Edition will have just 48 hours to plan, shoot and edit their project.
Bankruptcy law tightens homestead rules
Filers in Kansas face tougher time protecting homes from creditors
October 14, 2005
Elona Kaplan moved to Florida 2 1/2 years ago after going through a divorce. She bought a $178,000 bayfront condo in Sunny Isles Beach, just north of Miami, where she hoped to start a new life.
U.N. calls for helicopters, cash in earthquake zone
October 14, 2005
Relief crews need helicopters and cash more than anything else to help the estimated 4 million people affected by the earthquake in the disputed Kashmir region, a U.N. official said Thursday.
Commander in Chief’: Warmup for real White House run?
October 14, 2005
ABC’s “Commander in Chief” would seem to be a pretty straightforward drama. The president dies.
Lawrence lineman helps restore electricity after two hurricanes
October 14, 2005
Neil Wright, of Lawrence, wrestled with tangled electric wires for about two weeks in Louisiana and slept in a bunkhouse made from an old semi’s trailer.
Disney’s spooky fare fails to cast a spell
October 14, 2005
Tia and Tamera Mowry reprise their matching-bookend routine in the made-for-TV kids’ fantasy “Twitches” (7 p.m., Disney). The twin siblings starred in the sitcom “Sister, Sister,” broadcast on ABC from 1994 to 1995 before migrating to The WB, where it aired until 1999.
Mortgage rates climb
October 14, 2005
Rates on 30-year mortgages rose for a fifth consecutive week, topping 6 percent for the first time since March as financial markets continued to worry about inflation.
Area football capsules
October 14, 2005
Kickoff for all games is 7 p.m.
Horoscopes
October 14, 2005