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Lions, Firebirds have good showing in meet
October 16, 2005
Lawrence High and Free State High were vying for the conference title in the Sunflower cross country meet Saturday. Although neither of the two schools took home the title, both schools did well. In the girl’s race, Lawrence High placed third while Free State placed sixth. In the boy’s race, Lawrence High placed second while Free State placed third.
Father arrested in death of infant
October 16, 2005
A 5-month-old girl was found dead in an east Lawrence apartment Friday, and her father, who is suspected of abusing her, was arrested in her death.
Balmy fall Sunday ahead
October 16, 2005
A slight East wind will keep temperatures lower than yesterday but still balmy for October as today’s high could reach 78 this afternoon.
Bragging can lead to job benefits
October 16, 2005
In today’s fierce business environment, there is a new strategy for advancement - and it isn’t working 24/7.
New game plan
Star Signs making play for advertising at schools
October 16, 2005
It’s homecoming. The bands are rocking. Players are crashing helmets. Fans are hanging on to every play, hoping - for a couple hours, anyway - that their teams pull out a football victory.
1,000 patients may have received Botox knockoff
October 16, 2005
Plastic surgeon Frederic Corbin was intrigued last year when he saw an ad for a product that offered the same protein used in the wildly popular wrinkle treatment Botox - only much, much, cheaper.
Shelters largely cleared of Katrina’s displaced victims
October 16, 2005
Roughly 95 percent of some 270,000 Hurricane Katrina evacuees were cleared from shelters around the nation by Saturday, the federal government’s self-imposed deadline for emptying the evacuees.
Hunter awed by combat-locked bucks
October 16, 2005
Call it hunter’s intuition, but John Lien had a good feeling about the day’s bow-hunting prospects when he set out for his tree stand in late September southwest of Park River, N.D.
Miers’ threat comes from right, not left
October 16, 2005
Long ago, when liberals weren’t afraid to call themselves that and when the president and much of the congressional leadership were liberals, they had a big problem.
Politics reflected in Nobel choices
October 16, 2005
Angela Merkel’s new coalition government in Germany provides a sudden silver lining in the dark clouds that have descended on the Bush presidency. It will now be easier for Washington to work with Berlin and the European Union.
Artist of Indigo Girls fame dances solo on ‘Prom’
October 16, 2005
Amy Ray loves to break loose and speak her mind.
Review: ‘Divine Wind’ guides readers with science, art
October 16, 2005
Thus skill and science both must fall; And ruin is the lot of all,” Phillip Freneau wrote in his poem “The Hurricane.”
It’s time to defer capital gains taxes
October 16, 2005
No time better than the present: Let’s get rid of the archaic, unfair rules that annually sting mutual-fund investors with surprise tax bills.
Sunnis turn out big for Iraqi vote
October 16, 2005
Many were dressed as if for a wedding: men in suits and ties, women in fine veils, even young children in holiday clothes. But the Sunni Arabs were lined up at the polling stations for a battle, their last-ditch attempt to stop a constitution they feel will break up Iraq.
Lawrence teen witnesssed camp’s ‘Extreme Makeover’
October 16, 2005
Kat Bolt-Goeke will be glued to the TV tonight for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
Correction
October 16, 2005
Millard Murray’s name was incorrect in Saturday’s Society section. He is celebrating his 80th birthday Thursday.
Lawrence datebook
October 16, 2005
Slash’ Gordon cramp victim
October 16, 2005
Charles Gordon claims it was only a lack of fluids - not a lack of energy - that slowed him down in the second half.
From the other side: OU wins, but questions remain
October 16, 2005
The best offense for Oklahoma was the Kansas University offense.
Here we go again
Offensive struggles continue
October 16, 2005
Well, it could be worse. No, take that back - no need to get fluffy here. The problems have been deemed correctable by members of Kansas University’s football program over and over, but at this point, is such insistence believable?
MANU escapes in OT
Interception ends Wildcats’ hopes
October 16, 2005
Baker University’s football squad was five yards away from being a giant-killer for the second straight week.
Bombs kill two, injure 102 in Iran
October 16, 2005
Two bombs planted inside trash bins exploded Saturday at a shopping mall near the Iraqi border that was previously targeted by extremists, killing four people and wounding at least 102, Iranian state television reported.
Women take on new Habitat house
All-female construction crew volunteer to make dream come true
October 16, 2005
Anna Todd is ready for a house of her own, and she and a team of women builders are just as ready to pound some nails to start construction.
Kansas hunt seasons
October 16, 2005
LMH vision
A capital campaign to help fund a $35 million addition to Lawrence Memorial Hospital needs the support of the entire community.
October 16, 2005
Congratulations to officials and various board members of Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the LMH Endowment Assn. for their decision to enlarge the hospital and increase the services provided at the facility.
Horoscopes
October 16, 2005
For Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005
Balloon from Ike’s campaign flies
Friday would have been former president’s 115th birthday
October 16, 2005
A World War II surplus balloon that was among those used to call attention to Dwight Eisenhower’s successful campaign for the presidency in 1952 took to the air again briefly on what would have been Ike’s 115th birthday.
Infant killed; father charged
Autopsy shows injuries consistent with child abuse
October 16, 2005
A 5-month-old girl was found dead in an east Lawrence apartment Friday, and her father was arrested for her death, Lawrence Police said.
Orchestra offers mix of modern, traditional tunes
October 16, 2005
The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra plans to bring in the noise and the funk when it premieres a new work by local composer Bill Funk as part of its first concert of the season, “Dancing Around the World.”
Mining companies still paying 19th century prices for public lands
October 16, 2005
The ruddy slopes of 12,392-foot Mount Emmons loom over this town, drawing hikers, backcountry skiers and snowshoers. But to residents such as Jim Starr, they also stand for what is wrong with the nation’s antiquated mining laws.
Best sellers
October 16, 2005
Army of one
In new book, Kayla Williams recalls what it’s like to be a female soldier in Iraq
October 16, 2005
Kayla Williams likes listening to the Dead Kennedys, Concrete Blonde and the Beastie Boys. She also likes holding a gun in her hands. In her new memoir, “Love My Rifle More Than You,” the 28-year-old music lover and former U.S. Army sergeant takes aim at the realities of being a young woman U.S. Army soldier in Iraq.
The Motley Fool
October 16, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ 529 Plans 101 ¢ Healthy Amazon
Bankruptcies
October 16, 2005
Faces and places
October 16, 2005
Mom warns of common plant’s dangers
Lawrence teen who consumed hallucinogenic moonflower seeds winds up in hospital
October 16, 2005
A Lawrence mother wants to warn other parents about the dangers of a hallucinogenic plant that can be found growing wild or in the garden.
Counselors help victims with mental scars
October 16, 2005
A fire that destroyed a Lawrence apartment building last week did more than cause death and physical injuries.
Notebook
October 16, 2005
All operations of Saturday’s game, which was moved from Lawrence to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., were done as if the game were at Memorial Stadium, including pregame introductions on Arrowhead’s video board. The center of the field had a Jayhawk painted on it, though the end zones were blank because of today’s Kansas City Chiefs game.
Sooners not great, but good enough
October 16, 2005
Somebody asked Bob Stoops about cornerback D.J. Wolfe’s spectacular interception return for a touchdown, and the Oklahoma University football coach appeared puzzled.
Astros ace Clemens too tough for Cards
Houston takes 2-1 edge in NL championship series
October 16, 2005
Missing his most overpowering stuff, 43-year-old Roger Clemens gritted his teeth and pushed his hometown Houston Astros closer to their first World Series.
Officials try to prevent spread of bird flu in Europe
October 16, 2005
Romanian authorities called for calm Saturday as they quarantined an eastern region where tests confirmed Europe’s first appearance of a deadly strain of bird flu that has devastated flocks and killed dozens of people in Asia.
Missourian finds wool ‘addiction’ to be a shear delight
October 16, 2005
Sheep and llama wool, alpaca, goat and dog hair and even rabbit fur from across the country comes to Gail White’s doorstep.
De Soto cracks top three at state
October 16, 2005
During her first two trips to the Class 4A state tennis championships, De Soto senior Lauren Hampton claimed all the hardware for herself.
Former defense secretary has powerful message on Iraq
October 16, 2005
Mel Laird has a unique perspective on the U.S. engagement in Iraq. Not surprisingly, the man who was secretary of defense in the Nixon administration and the architect of the policy that managed the extraction of American forces from the seemingly endless war in Vietnam has his own view of the current struggle.
Lions get leg up in rivalry
October 16, 2005
Both the Lawrence High and Free State boys cross country teams knew they’d have a difficult time chasing Shawnee Mission Northwest at the Sunflower League cross country meet.
Kaun longs for Russian home
October 16, 2005
His family dearly misses him back home in Russia, a whole different world from the one Sasha Kaun is getting used to at Kansas University.
Higher gas, electric bills expected this winter
October 16, 2005
Many Kansans could face a double dose of bad news about energy prices this winter.
Leinart’s plunge caps chaotic win
USC survives Irish
October 16, 2005
Matt Leinart launched toward the end zone with Southern Cal’s winning streak and hopes for a three-peat in the balance.
Poet’s Showcase
October 16, 2005
Feather / Leaf
Two killed in plane crash were aviation students
October 16, 2005
A weekend plane crash near Seattle killed two students from a special school for teenagers interested in careers in the aviation industry, school officials said.
Salina water supply faces new threat
October 16, 2005
State officials have been scrambling to head off an underground plume of contaminated groundwater inching toward one of the city’s public water wells.
Fall festival fun for all ages
October 16, 2005
The 48th Annual Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin is in full swing, and folks from miles around have come to the rural Douglas County community in search of arts and crafts, music and kettle corn. The festival features food vendors, crafts and a parade, and continues today.
What are you reading?
October 16, 2005
Americans losing trust
October 16, 2005
With prominent business leaders and politicians accused of wrongdoing during the past year, investors have grown much more mistrustful, according to a survey sponsored by financial services company TIAA-CREF.
Boardwalk benefit set
October 16, 2005
A Lawrence chiropractic business plans to collect donations this week for victims of the fire at Boardwalk Apartments in northwest Lawrence - and adjust some fees to say thanks.
Most worker bees don’t want to be queen
October 16, 2005
Today is National Boss Day, and the big kahunas of the business world can relax.
Technology mixer set for Eldridge Hotel
October 16, 2005
A historic hotel will play host to a high-tech social event this week in downtown Lawrence.
Virtual reality revives ancient Roman times
October 16, 2005
Forget the dusty guidebooks and the crumbling ruins.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 16, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.42 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Panel to discuss seat belts on school buses
October 16, 2005
As part of School Bus Safety Week, Lawrence Memorial Hospital will host a discussion on the merits of requiring seat belts in school buses.
Health department schedules flu shots
October 16, 2005
Times for high-risk flu shot clinics have been set by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
Motorist injured after accident with train
October 16, 2005
A Eudora man was injured Saturday morning after a train struck his vehicle in southwestern Leavenworth County.
Barking, grooming just part of the show
Kennel club celebrates 50th anniversary
October 16, 2005
De De the boxer began to bound playfully as her owner, Kay Peiser, escorted her out of the show ring Saturday afternoon at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Uncle says Ohio soldier facing renewed charge in ‘mercy killing’
October 16, 2005
An Ohio soldier charged and then cleared in a “mercy killing” in Iraq has been charged again in the case, according to his uncle.
On the record
October 16, 2005
Three times the tragedy
October 16, 2005
Nicole kept a card in her wallet in case of emergency. It had the details of her heart defect. Six years ago she had open heart surgery. And the specter of death still followed her.
How they scored
October 16, 2005
Keegan: Reid sick of poor offense
October 16, 2005
You think you’re tired of watching the Kansas University offense try to move the chains? Listen to how star linebacker Nick Reid feels.
Young, UT bounce Buffs
October 16, 2005
There was no post-Oklahoma letdown for Texas. Vince Young’s nearly perfect game against Colorado made sure of that.
Tech offense unstoppable in rout of K-State
October 16, 2005
The best game in Cody Hodges’ career helped No. 13 Texas Tech get off to its best start since 1998.
Missouri sweeps volleyball match
October 16, 2005
Nicole Wilson had 13 kills to lead three players in double figures as No. 7 Missouri rolled to a three-game victory over Kansas University on Saturday in Big 12 Conference volleyball at the Hearnes Center.
Cross country Jayhawks place fourth in Indiana
October 16, 2005
The No. 28 Kansas University men’s cross country team outperformed a number of teams currently slotted ahead of it in the national rankings, finishing fourth Saturday at the NCAA Pre-Nationals.
NW Oklahoma throttles Indians
October 16, 2005
Haskell Indian Nations University couldn’t get anything going offensively against Northwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday and lost, 57-2, at Ranger Field.
Washburn improves to 7-1, topples Truman State
October 16, 2005
Trent Hearn ran for 178 yards and two second-half touchdowns as Washburn University beat Truman State, 21-14, on Saturday.
White Sox one victory from Series berth
October 16, 2005
Freddy Garcia made it three in a row for the Chicago White Sox. And with the finest trio of postseason pitching performances in more than three decades, the White Sox are on the verge on making it back to the World Series at long last.
Relay for Life kickoff slated for Tuesday
October 16, 2005
Lawrence Relay for Life will begin its 2006 campaign with a party from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Victorian Veranda Inn at Free State Farm, 1431 North 1900 Road.
Survey reveals poverty
57 percent in heavily Hispanic community lack health insurance
October 16, 2005
A survey of a heavily Hispanic mobile home development in Garden City found that residents there faced several difficulties, including poverty and lack of insurance.
Mizzou freshman delivers
October 16, 2005
With Missouri already down by 10 midway through the fourth quarter, things went from bad to worse when the Tigers’ best player, quarterback Brad Smith, took a hard shot to the head.
Gibbs, Vermeil know each other well
October 16, 2005
Old friends as well as old foes, Dick Vermeil and Joe Gibbs are about to confront each other as head-coaching adversaries for the first time in almost 23 years.
Hawks ‘devastated’ by Collier’s death
Atlanta center, 28, stricken after having trouble breathing
October 16, 2005
Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier died early Saturday after he had trouble breathing and was stricken in his home, his father said. He was 28.
Lawrence commuter report
October 16, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Pope attracts 100,000 to children’s festival
October 16, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI hosted his first youth festival Saturday in St. Peter’s Square, drawing about 100,000 children and their parents to an afternoon of singing and break-dancing reminiscent of the gatherings inspired by the late Pope John Paul II.
Plans for anti-terror law changes raise concerns
October 16, 2005
Indonesia’s government Saturday tried to calm fears that plans to strengthen an anti-terror law in the wake of the latest Bali bombings would mark a return to the days when security forces acted against civilians with virtual impunity.
Catholic bishops’ drafts reaffirm priestly celibacy
October 16, 2005
Rejecting any change to celibacy for priests, bishops from around the world suggested dioceses share clergy and step up recruiting to cope with a priest shortage that makes it difficult for many Roman Catholics to attend Mass regularly, the Vatican said Saturday.
Quake death toll nears 40,000
October 16, 2005
The death toll from Pakistan’s earthquake rose sharply to nearly 40,000 on Saturday, with the president warning the numbers could jump still higher as relief teams reach more villages in the endless folds of the Himalayan mountains.
Rice fails to get Russia to budge on nuclear issue
October 16, 2005
Condoleezza Rice could not win new support from Russia for hauling Iran before the U.N. Security Council, but the U.S. secretary of state said Saturday that option remains open “at a time of our choosing.”
Poll: Domestic issues worry American public
October 16, 2005
Now that hurricanes have left the Gulf Coast in ruins and gasoline has spiked to $3 a gallon, Americans are more likely to name domestic problems as the most important ones facing the United States these days, AP-Ipsos polling found.
Thousands flee after tanker train car explosion
October 16, 2005
A tanker car transporting flammable gas derailed in a switchyard and exploded in a ball of fire Saturday, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.
Newspaper details reporter’s testimony in CIA case
October 16, 2005
The prosecutor in the CIA leak probe repeatedly asked New York Times reporter Judith Miller how Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff handled classified information in their discussions and asked whether Cheney knew of their conversations.
Rioting breaks out over white supremacists’ march
October 16, 2005
A crowd protesting a white supremacists’ march Saturday turned violent, throwing rocks at police, vandalizing vehicles and stores, and setting fire to a bar, authorities said.
Prosecutors will seek death penalty in Harvey County deputy’s killing
October 16, 2005
A Newton man accused of shooting a Harvey County sheriff’s deputy to death could get the death penalty if he is convicted.
People in the news
October 16, 2005
¢ Former ‘ER’ actress gives birth to second child ¢ Producer: Bruce Lee’s death simple case of wrong medicine ¢ Director aims to please a younger audience ¢ NYC mayor’s daughter wins $16,000 in equestrian event ¢ Perot offers parenting advice ¢ Tom Petty to receive Century award for creativity ¢ Reality show goes to the dogs
Bigfoot believers sighted at Texas conference
October 16, 2005
Next to a lifelike replica of a giant ape head, the believers milled around tables Saturday covered with casts of large footprints, books about nature’s mysteries and T-shirts proclaiming “Bigfoot: Often Imitated, Never Invalidated.”
Comedian, sitcom healthy
George Lopez credits kidney transplant for newfound creativity
October 16, 2005
When George Lopez received a new kidney this year to replace his failing ones, it didn’t just restore him to good health. The transplant ended up enriching his comedy, he says, not to mention making him a better man.
Million Man March remembered
Thousands mark 10th anniversary of gathering
October 16, 2005
Railing against the delayed relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Saturday that the federal government should be charged with “criminal neglect of the people of New Orleans.”
Sun begins to shine in flooded Northeast
Water still threatens to burst through dams, sits in homes
October 16, 2005
Severe flooding swept away cars, uprooted trees and forced evacuations as the Northeast endured another day of driving rain Saturday. But in some places, there was good news - the sun was shining.
Prom canceled to end ‘flaunting of affluence’
October 16, 2005
Kenneth M. Hoagland had heard all the stories about prom-night debauchery at his Long Island high school: Students putting down $10,000 to rent a house in the Hamptons for a weekend bash. Fathers chartering a boat so their kids could go out on a late-night “booze cruise.”
Calendar
October 16, 2005
Parkinson group meeting to feature guest speaker
October 16, 2005
Trena Triplett Rausch, speech pathologist and certified practitioner of the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy Technique, will speak at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway during the Lawrence Parkinson Support Group meeting.
Now’s the time to get your flu shot
October 16, 2005
Flu-related complications kill 36,000 people (mostly elderly) annually in the United States, so consider it good insurance to get a vaccination.
The vegetable prescription
Green-friendly diet can boost health
October 16, 2005
Roy G Biv to the rescue! You know: RedOrangeYellow Green BlueIndigoViolet, the colors of the rainbow and the colors everybody should have on their plates to live long and well.
Lake Henry now open for trout fishing, but don’t forget permit
October 16, 2005
Trout season in Kansas began Saturday and will run through April 15.
Halloween theme extends parks’ seasons
Spooky attractions have been frightfully good for business
October 16, 2005
Dave Surgan dropped into a crouch, then leaped into the air and let out an eardrum-rupturing yelp.
Not smart
October 16, 2005
To the editor: Putting approved development on hold is not business friendly.
State’s duck hot spots need rain quickly
October 16, 2005
Duck season is under way in the High Plains and Early zones, with the Late Zone set for an Oct. 29 opening.
Poor example
October 16, 2005
To the editor: I am appalled by the behavior of an official of the Lawrence Youth Football organization.
Legacy of inequality
October 16, 2005
To the editor: I listened in disbelief when President Bush spoke in the midst of the New Orleans French Quarter.
Common sense
October 16, 2005
To the editor: So now the sewers are a problem to growth! Did anyone on the staff ever consider that when the Hobbs Taylor condominiums were being built that 32 new homes were going on the site?
Lawrence’s loss
October 16, 2005
To the editor: I am a supporter of Kansas University and KU sports, but moving the Oklahoma/Kansas football game to Kansas City, Mo., is, at the very least, questionable.
Provost’s damage
October 16, 2005
To the editor: I read your editor’s gentle critique of outgoing Kansas University Provost David Shulenburger and the number of letters written by KU senior faculty expressing support of the provost.
Bike balloons?
October 16, 2005
To the editor: An Oct. 11 Journal-World article reported that city inspectors sent letters to the car dealers saying that they could not attach balloons to parked cars.
Crossing borders
Separated by 1,000 miles, Canadian, U.S. artists find common ground
October 16, 2005
A lot of superficial differences distinguish Lawrence from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. More than 1,000 miles and an international border separate the two cities. Ottawa is the national capital of our neighbor to the north; Lawrence isn’t even the capital of Kansas.