Archive for Monday, October 17, 2005

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Father charged with murdering infant
October 17, 2005
A Lawrence father was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the death of his 5-month-old daughter. Investigators say Jay D. Decker killed his daughter by physically abusing her.
LHS golfer Wilson places 14th at state
October 17, 2005
Lawrence High golfer Sydney Wilson placed 14th at the state tournament Monday in Salina. Washburn Rural took home the team title.
Chicago prep Collins commits to KU
Guard impressed by Late Night, taps KU over Illinois
October 17, 2005
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has worked his recruiting magic once again.
Soak up the sun
Unseasonably mild start to week; rain moving in Wednesday night
October 17, 2005
Sunny skies and temperatures in 80s are on tap today for Lawrence, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Author to promote ‘Big Wedding’
October 17, 2005
Author Sander Hicks will visit Lawrence on Oct. 27 as part of a national tour in support of his new book, “The Big Wedding: 9/11, The Whistle Blowers and the Cover-up.”
Cardinals losing their composure
October 17, 2005
Not only are the St. Louis Cardinals losing the NL championship series 3-1, they’re losing their cool.
Celebration in Chicago
White Sox top Angels to clinch Series spot
October 17, 2005
Not since Shoeless Joe Jackson have the Chicago White Sox caused this much of a commotion.
Pats’ Bruschi cleared to play
October 17, 2005
New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi has been cleared by team doctors and could return to practice this week, eight months after suffering a mild stroke.
Rams’ Faulk returning to Indy - as enemy
October 17, 2005
The RCA Dome may seem unfamiliar to Marshall Faulk.
On the record
October 17, 2005
Venezuela’s Chavez says increase in oil production unlikely
October 17, 2005
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that the world faces an energy crisis but there is little chance of his country and other OPEC members increasing production because they are already pumping near “their capacity.”
Hundreds demand release of loved ones’ bodies
Russian government working to separate terrorists from victims after deadly attack
October 17, 2005
Hundreds of black-clad, mostly elderly people gathered Sunday outside the prosecutors’ office in the southern Russian city of Nalchik, demanding the release of the bodies of relatives killed during a raid by alleged Islamic extremists.
Election workers dismissed for fraud
October 17, 2005
Election authorities said Sunday that they have fired about 50 employees for suspected fraud in last month’s legislative polls, while human rights advocates warned that about half of the winning candidates are believed to have links to armed groups
Jayhawk soccer suffers 1-0 loss
October 17, 2005
Lindsay Ralph’s second-half goal lifted Colorado to a 1-0 Big 12 Conference soccer victory against Kansas University on Sunday at Prentup Field.
Defense key for K.C.
Turnovers help Kansas City win, 28-21
October 17, 2005
Sammy Knight missed a lunging tackle when Santana Moss went 78 yards for a touchdown.
K.C. steals victory
Kansas City makes takeaways pay
October 17, 2005
Jared Allen had a huge day against Washington, with three sacks and two recovered fumbles.
Prime Minister visits Yasukuni Shrine
October 17, 2005
In a visit that took just a minute but may have repercussions far into the future, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi defied critics and visited Tokyo’s contentious Yasukuni Shrine this morning, praying for the souls of the country’s 2.5 million war dead, including 14 convicted war criminals from Japan’s imperial era.
BCS to debut today
Southern Cal, Texas should be on top
October 17, 2005
Let the complaining begin.
Prison fire kills at least 32 inmates
October 17, 2005
A fire set by feuding inmates raged through a cellblock at a prison southeast of Buenos Aires early Sunday, killing 32 inmates and leaving two jailers injured, authorities said.
Official lambastes London, Washington
October 17, 2005
Iran launched a double-barreled diplomatic assault on Britain and America on Sunday, accusing London of possible involvement in weekend bombings that killed five people and charging that Washington was bent on hauling Tehran before the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear program.
Pakistani officials continue to raise earthquake death toll
October 17, 2005
Pakistani officials predicted Sunday that many more thousands of dead would be found in earthquake-ravaged Kashmir as heavy rains in the Himalayan region drenched homeless survivors in mud and misery.
Irish remain No. 9
October 17, 2005
Notre Dame’s loss to Southern California didn’t hurt the Fighting Irish in the Associated Press Top 25. Nor did the Trojans take a hit from voters for needing a dramatic comeback to win their 28th straight game.
China sheds secrecy surrounding space program
October 17, 2005
Two astronauts on China’s second manned space flight landed before dawn Monday, shown live on state television as they emerged from their capsule smiling and waving at the end of a five-day mission meant to burnish China’s global standing and rouse public support for its communist leaders.
Tropical storm warning issued for Caymans
October 17, 2005
A tropical storm warning was in effect Sunday for the Cayman Islands as a tropical depression moved through the Atlantic on a path that could threaten the U.S. Gulf Coast later this week as a hurricane, forecasters said.
Commentary: USC-Notre Dame an instant classic
Trojans’ come-from-behind victory ranks among greatest college football games of all time
October 17, 2005
High drama, suspense, a last-second finish.
Rules snafu disqualifies Wie
In first pro event, teenage sensation leaves empty-handed
October 17, 2005
Michelle Wie’s pro debut made her look like an amateur Sunday when she was disqualified for taking a bad drop from the bushes in the third round of the Samsung World Championship.
Violence flares up again in West Bank
October 17, 2005
Palestinian gunmen killed three Israelis and wounded four others Sunday in two drive-by shootings near Jewish settlements in the West Bank. In a separate incident, Israeli border policemen killed a Palestinian militant.
Bush says U.S. will not run from duties in Iraq
October 17, 2005
President Bush said Saturday that the United States “will not run” from Iraq, directly challenging a prediction that U.S. officials have attributed to al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader, who said American power in Iraq may rapidly collapse, as it did in Vietnam when the U.S. “ran and left their agents,” creating a governmental vacuum.
Sheriff’s Office releases list of 10 ‘Most Wanted’
Have you seen these fugitives?
October 17, 2005
Some got out of jail on bond and failed to show up for a court date.
District court threatens jury duty no-shows
Those who ignore summonses could face contempt charges
October 17, 2005
Shawnee County court officials have been cracking down on people who don’t show up for jury duty.
EPA warns town not to use well water
October 17, 2005
Federal officials this week plan to pass out fliers warning Wright residents not to use private wells to fill swimming pools or water gardens unless they’ve been cleared of containing the heavy metal thallium.
Gift underwrites chamber choir tour
October 17, 2005
Kansas University alumnus Robert Daugherty has given $25,000 to support a Kansas tour for the KU Chamber Choir, set for Tuesday through Oct. 20.
Peace pole dedication planned next Sunday
October 17, 2005
Lawrence’s seventh peace pole will be dedicated during a ceremony on Sunday.
Maintaining levee system requires ‘constant vigilance’
October 17, 2005
When Tom Orzulak asks you about the weather, it’s not just idle chit-chat. He really would appreciate any insight you can give.
New officers acclimate, take on challenges
October 17, 2005
An overcrowded building and preparing for the upcoming holiday season are two challenges facing the Salvation Army’s new commanding officers in Lawrence.
Reviews of Corkins as lobbyist are mixed
October 17, 2005
New Kansas Education Commissioner Bob Corkins has frequently cited his past experience as a lobbyist for the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry as evidence that he can work well with diverse interests.
The week ahead
October 17, 2005
Farms benefit from free Wi-Fi while companies, cities battle
October 17, 2005
Parked alongside his onion fields, Bob Hale can prop open a laptop and read his e-mail or, with just a keystroke, check the moisture of his crops.
Wife of prominent lawyer found dead in home
October 17, 2005
The wife of prominent defense attorney and TV legal analyst Daniel Horowitz was found slain in the entryway of the couple’s San Francisco Bay area home, authorities said Sunday.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 17, 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.
Obese man dies in mobile home fire
October 17, 2005
A fire destroyed a mobile home, killing a 600-pound, homebound man who could not be moved out in time despite the efforts of neighbors and firefighters.
Police: Reaction to march worse than expected
October 17, 2005
Police began receiving word midweek that gangs were going to descend on a neighborhood where a riot erupted over a planned march by a white supremacist group, but the resulting disturbance was worse than expected, the police chief said Sunday.
Scientists: Stem cells can be created without injuring embryos
October 17, 2005
Scientists say they have created viable embryonic stem cell lines without destroying any embryos - a development that could clear ethical barriers that have sharply restricted federal funding for the controversial research.
More questions arise in CIA leak probe
October 17, 2005
New details about Judith Miller’s decision to cooperate in the CIA leak probe are raising questions about whether Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff and his defense lawyer tried to steer the New York Times reporter’s testimony.
State of emergency lifted as heavy rain moves out
October 17, 2005
Gov. Mitt Romney lifted the state of emergency for Massachusetts on Sunday, deactivating the National Guard and sending a signal that the worst of the weather problems is over.
Link between obesity, bacteria examined
October 17, 2005
When two Australian scientists won a Nobel Prize this month for discovering that a bacterium causes ulcers, the judges praised the men for keeping faith in an idea dismissed by the scientific mainstream as crazy.
Study finds frequent weigh-ins may help dieters keep weight off
October 17, 2005
If you want to tip the scales in your favor, try stepping on one each day.
Bible, science
October 17, 2005
To the editor: Leonard Krishtalka’s at it again (Journal-World, Oct. 13).
Teaching choice
October 17, 2005
To the editor: Evolution is philosophy.
Husband, wife backpack 4,900 miles across U.S.
October 17, 2005
A husband-and-wife team reached the Pacific Ocean after a 4,900-mile cross-country hike, becoming the first to backpack the transcontinental American Discovery Trail in one continuous trek.
Are flags next?
October 17, 2005
To the editor: I see that our city fathers have paused momentarily from turning the streets of Lawrence into a maze of roundabouts (at great expense to the taxpayers) to protect us against the danger to the public of car dealers flying balloons on their private property.
ID questions
October 17, 2005
To the editor: I’m sure we who read the letters to the editor are aware that intelligent design suggests elements of the natural world are so well-ordered as to point to a higher power as creator.
Matter of faith
October 17, 2005
To the editor: In response to Leonard Krishtalka’s Oct. 13 article: Chimps and humans sharing 98 percent of genetic material could also be a logical argument for design.
No experience
October 17, 2005
To the editor: We are facing inevitable pandemics of routine human influenza as well as the real possibility of a pandemic of a very lethal form of the innocuous sounding “bird flu.”
PBS doc looks at both sides of Vietnam divide
October 17, 2005
The excellent and thoughtful series “American Experience” (8 p.m., PBS) returns for a new season with “Two Days in October,” a harrowing look at the Vietnam experience.
Grant funds to be used to increase safety
October 17, 2005
Baker University in Baldwin has received a $200,000 grant to boost crime prevention efforts and promote a safe campus.
Community Shelter offers chocolate, tea
October 17, 2005
The Lawrence Community Shelter will host its fifth annual Chocolate and Tea at Three fundraiser from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6.
Dental records used to ID Katrina victims
October 17, 2005
The three tiny pieces of film were crucial. Side by side on a light box, the X-rays matched perfectly with the digital images on the computer screen, down to each filling, crown and bridge.
Traffic tango
October 17, 2005
To the editor: I have followed, with amusement, the recent verbal jousting between proponents of four-wheel and two-wheel vehicles.
Tomlinson gets trifecta
Charger notches TD by run, pass, catch in victory
October 17, 2005
Drew Brees might need to feel threatened about his job security. It’s not first-round pick Philip Rivers breathing down his neck, it’s star running back LaDainian Tomlinson.
Lawrence datebook
October 17, 2005
Swim team wins
October 17, 2005
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team beat Truman State, 127-78, in a dual Saturday at Robinson Natatorium. KU will play host to Missouri on Oct. 28 at Robinson Natatorium.
Victims’ families await Saddam’s trial
October 17, 2005
The sitting room was as Sheik Mahmood Majid left it in November 1980. Copper swords hung on the white walls, and large red carpets, mattresses and plush pillows covered the floor. An Arabian coffee pot occupied one corner of the room, where the powerful tribal leader once held court, talking politics to fellow tribesmen.
Iraqi constitution victory predicted
October 17, 2005
Iraq’s landmark constitution seemed assured of passage Sunday after initial results showed minority Sunni Arabs had fallen short in an effort to veto it at the polls. The apparent acceptance was a major step in the attempt to establish a democratic government that could lead to the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
Teacher has background in science, belief in Bible
Pointed views on evolution
October 17, 2005
Ron Krestan is 46 years old. He has a bachelor’s degree in science education from Emporia State University, a master’s degree from Kansas State University.
Five killed when school bus slams into tractor-trailer
October 17, 2005
A bus carrying high school students home from a band competition crashed into a tractor-trailer that had jackknifed on the interstate early Sunday, killing four adults and an 11-year-old girl, officials said.
Americans flock to health agencies with questions
Avian flu fears prompt phone calls, 447,000 daily hits on Web site
October 17, 2005
Americans fearful of bird flu are peppering health officials with all sorts of questions: Is it safe to have a bird feeder in my yard? If I see a dead bird, should I report it? Is it still OK to have turkey at Thanksgiving?
Horoscopes
October 17, 2005
For Monday, Oct. 17
Running out of contacts may mean job search has fundamental flaws
October 17, 2005
I am a middle manager who is looking for a job. I have vigorously pursued “research interviews.” People say they wish they had something to put on the table, but no offers, after five months. My job search is stalling out. I’m running out of contacts. Should I revisit some of the people I have talked to?
Christian Men’s Assn. looking to aid fire victims
October 17, 2005
The Greater Lawrence Christian Men’s Assn. needs volunteer assistance to coordinate, collect and deliver donated goods to victims of the Boardwalk Apartments fire.
Women’s golf tied for 4th
October 17, 2005
Kansas University’s women’s golf team is tied four fourth place after Sunday’s first round of the 16-team Tyson/Embassy Suites Invitational.
On the road again
Trip through western Kansas yields stories, curiosities
October 17, 2005
U.S. Highway 36 runs in pretty much a straight line from one end of Kansas to the other, parallel and a few miles south of the Nebraska border. If Kansas is 400 miles long, U.S. 36 comes darned close.
Line, QB concern Mangino
October 17, 2005
The wide receivers weren’t as sharp as they could be, and the running backs were unproductive in Kansas University’s 19-3 football loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.
Science not matter of opinion
October 17, 2005
As the debate over “intelligent design” continues in a Pennsylvania courtroom comes this fascinating snapshot of American public opinion.
Self finally gets break after hectic weekend
October 17, 2005
Bill Self finally was able to catch his breath Sunday evening after a long - but satisfying - weekend.
Raiders’ Moss ailing
Receiver ‘hit pretty good’ in loss
October 17, 2005
Oakland receiver Randy Moss injured his groin and bruised his ribs in a 27-14 loss to San Diego on Sunday when he crashed hard to the ground after trying to make a leaping catch.
Racial-profiling measure addressed
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
October 17, 2005
City commissioners will consider adopting an ordinance that would allow the city to comply with a new state law requiring cities to adopt a policy dealing with racial profiling by police officers.
Raiders next test for UT
Longhorns, CU might meet again, but Tech has Texas’ attention
October 17, 2005
If Duane Akina and Gene Chizik show up a little bleary-eyed at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, who could blame them?
Wood: KU must pay heed to Reid
October 17, 2005
When I heard Nick Reid’s comments toward his Kansas University football teammates Saturday - particularly his offensive teammates - I’ll admit my eyebrows raised to the top of my skull.
Group homes don’t foster life skills
Many teens leaving foster care not ready to make it on their own
October 17, 2005
For several years now, child advocates have warned that Kansas doesn’t do enough to help the young people who leave foster care at age 18 make it on their own.
People in the news
October 17, 2005
¢ Fats Domino returns home ¢ Eastwood takes on two movies to tell whole story of Iwo Jima ¢ Material girl says she’s the disciplinarian of her children ¢ Vanna White dishes up ice cream honor in hometown ¢ Ricky Martin says fame, fortune left him bored
California museum may house stolen artwork
October 17, 2005
A plot fit for a Hollywood thriller has been unfolding at the venerable J. Paul Getty Museum, a gleaming hilltop refuge that Italian authorities claim houses pilfered art.
Democratic fix is easier said than done
October 17, 2005
It’s a lot easier to analyze the Democratic Party’s problems than to solve them.
Timelines
Humans are a mere 19 seconds in the “Hand of Time.”
October 17, 2005
A recent analysis in the Washington Post projected a “Hand of Time,” which showed that if the history of the Earth was represented as one 12-hour revolution of a clock, human existence would represent only the last 19 seconds.