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Polls
Do you think the city should continue to allow 61 employees to drive city vehicles home from work?

Poll results

Response Percent
The vehicles should be given only to employees who need a vehicle to provide a particular city service during nonworking hours.
 
53%
Too many city employees are taking home city-owned vehicles.
 
18%
There is nothing wrong with the existing practice.
 
10%
The city should cut back and just give employees reimbursements for driving their personal vehicles for city business.
 
8%
The city should allow some employees to take home vehicles, but only as a formal benefit that comes with a particular job.
 
8%
Total 1007
What is emphasized more in youth sports?

Poll results

Response Percent
Winning
 
52%
Learning the game
 
23%
Good sportsmanship
 
15%
Having fun with friends
 
8%
Total 46

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Regents urge Legislature to reject Taxpayer Bill of Rights concept
October 19, 2005
TOPEKA - In a unanimous vote, state higher education leaders today urged the Legislature to reject proposals that would trigger automatic limits on spending and taxes.
Rain moving in tonight
October 19, 2005
If you’ve been itching to try out a new fall umbrella, you won’t have long to wait. A cold front moved in about 4:30 a.m., which will bring cloudy skies later today and wet weather tonight, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Defense disappears
Red Raiders wreck Wildcats’ stats
October 19, 2005
The queasiness many Kansas State fans feel about its defense this season probably can be chalked up to the record-setting numbers Texas Tech’s offense spun on the Wildcats in Saturday’s 59-20 drubbing in Lubbock, Texas.
USDA drops plans to close offices
October 19, 2005
The Agriculture Department is abandoning plans to close more than 700 local Farm Service Agency offices across the country because of widespread opposition in Congress, an official said Tuesday.
Proposal would ease requirements for rural development
October 19, 2005
Landowners in rural Douglas County may have greater ability to build small housing developments in the future if a proposal brought forward by county commissioners is approved.
Reader response can be the key to finding a good recipe
October 19, 2005
In the 10 years that I have been writing this column, I’ve learned that readers are eager to hear some things, while other matters are best left unmentioned.
Soldier from Tonganoxie killed in Iraq
October 19, 2005
Tonganoxie has lost one of its own in Iraq. Lucas Frantz, a 2002 Tonganoxie High School graduate, died this week while serving in the Middle East.
Student remembered with laughter, tears
October 19, 2005
She loved to read, loved her sorority and was devoted to her friends, and Tuesday night hundreds of those who knew Nicole Bingham gathered to remember her with a mixture of laughter and tears.
Killer testifies in case of slain editor who was Lawrence native
October 19, 2005
A young man who already pleaded guilty in the killing of a Missouri journalist testified Monday that the robbery and attack were the idea of a friend, who ended up strangling the man.
Commentary: College football superior to NFL
October 19, 2005
Another instant epic was over, and the public-address announcer had one final request: “Please get off the goal post.”
People in the news
October 19, 2005
¢ Sly signs up for sixth ‘Rocky’ ¢ Don’t bend the truth about the Beckhams ¢ Judge says photographer doesn’t have to give DNA ¢ Tom Sizemore placed back on probation
Gorillas win keeps first place hopes alive
October 19, 2005
The second- and third-grade Gorillas continued their chase for first place in the Lawrence Youth Football league with a 25-0 victory over the Twisters Sunday at Youth Sports Inc.
Horoscopes
October 19, 2005
For Wednesday, Oct. 19
Tax on sexually oriented businesses may pose constitutional concerns
October 19, 2005
Imposing a special tax on sex shops, strip clubs and sexually oriented businesses may sound like a good idea to some, but a legislative committee found out Tuesday there are some problems that make such a plan less likely than supporters want to admit.
Mangino involved in offense
KU coach expands role with beleaguered unit
October 19, 2005
You can’t accuse Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino of sitting on his hands during a crisis.
Collins says he fits in with Jayhawks
October 19, 2005
Will Bynum took time out from his busy NBA preseason schedule to place a phone call Monday night to a buddy from his old Chicago neighborhood.
Bishop: Poverty is No. 1 social issue
Taking care of poor more important than fighting gay marriage, church leader says
October 19, 2005
Christians should be worrying more about the poor and less about issues such as gay marriage, the state’s top Methodist bishop said Tuesday.
Rundle says vehicle policy siphoning city funds
Commissioner wants review on who should be allowed to drive government property home
October 19, 2005
City Commissioner Mike Rundle believes the city is paying upward of $100,000 per year for a select group of city employees to drive from their homes to work.
Nebraska on familiar ground; players predict better ending
October 19, 2005
Nebraska has matched last season’s victory total and is one win from becoming eligible to play in a bowl.
Freshman shows MU flash of the future
October 19, 2005
The Missouri Tigers got a glimpse of the future and liked what they saw, but not enough to change their game plan for the remainder of the season.
Miers’ critics miss key point
October 19, 2005
Know them by their enemies. The more I read of the vituperative right-wing attacks on Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, the more sympathetic I become. Anyone who has incurred the wrath of Trent Lott, Gary Bauer and George Will can’t be all bad. If Robert Bork thinks she’s a “disaster,” maybe there is a positive side to this nominee that I have missed.
First-half lead propels All-Stars to win
October 19, 2005
With the help of forward Rebecca Moran, the 8U All-Stars played like All-Stars by defeating the Bobcats, 9-1, Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. Chad Dodd, All-Stars head coach, said his team used superior teamwork to win their game.
Soccer Hawks capitalize on scoring chances
October 19, 2005
What started out as a defensive chess match quickly turned to an offensive explosion Saturday as the 6U Soccer Hawks matched off against the Yodas at Youth Sports Inc. After trading goals throughout much of the game, it was the Hawks who were able to catch a couple of good bounces en route to a 10-4 win.
Seniors lead LHS sweep
October 19, 2005
It was a fitting end for the four seniors on this year’s Lawrence High volleyball team.
Chiefs searching for 2004 offensive production
Kansas City hopes return of lineman Roaf will awaken slumbering giant
October 19, 2005
So what has happened to that fearsome offense of the Kansas City Chiefs?
Little ‘Dreamer’
Child star Fanning grabs reins for horse flick
October 19, 2005
If there’s a Hollywood A-list that casting directors consult when they need a young girl in a lead role, Dakota Fanning certainly is at the top.
LHS soccer tumbles to Olathe South
October 19, 2005
Olathe South broke open a close game with seven goals in the final 20 minutes for an 8-0 soccer victory Tuesday night against Lawrence High.
BU basketball set
October 19, 2005
A total of 27 former Baker University basketball players plan to participate in the Wildcats’ alumni game at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Collins Center. The former players will play against each other, and the current players will have an intrasquad scrimmage. The Wildcats will open Nov. 2 at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Veritas wins twice
October 19, 2005
Veritas Christian defeated Shawnee Mission Christian, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21, and Abilene Christian, 25-11, 29-27, in a triangular Tuesday.
Seabury falls in regionals
October 19, 2005
Seabury Academy saw its volleyball season end Tuesday night with a loss to top-seeded White City in the Class 1A regionals.
Free State makes most of senior moment
October 19, 2005
Free State High’s 1-0 boys soccer victory over Olathe North on Tuesday night was huge for a few reasons.
Infielder Nunez expected to be in lineup for Game 6
October 19, 2005
Cardinals third baseman Abraham Nunez is expected to be back in the starting lineup for Game 6 of the NL championship series tonight after missing two games because of a deep left thigh bruise.
Lidge hoping Astros can bail him out
Houston hurler who yielded dramatic homer could become just a footnote if his team reaches World Series
October 19, 2005
Brad Lidge could become just a forgotten footnote. Or his name could end up being lumped with Bill Buckner, Ralph Branca and Donnie Moore - past baseball goats. All of it hinges on whether his Houston Astros can win a game in the next two nights at Busch Stadium.
Cardinals hope to keep momentum tonight
Pujols puts off demolition of Busch Stadium as teams return to St. Louis
October 19, 2005
Tony La Russa’s cell phone kept ringing, interrupting him once, twice, three times in the middle of an interview.
Sinking Vikings looking for a lifeline
A trendy preseason pick to reach Super Bowl, Minnesota has had bad year both on and off the field
October 19, 2005
As Minnesota’s Matt Birk often has joked when his team was mired in the latest controversy or off-the-field trouble, the Vikings sure seem to put the “fun” in dysfunctional.
PBS doc explores migrant influx
October 19, 2005
How do today’s immigrants compare to the “tempest tossed” newcomers of the Ellis Island era? Produced by David Grubin (“The Secret Life of the Brain”), the four-part documentary series “Destination America” (8 p.m., PBS) presents personal stories from today’s new Americans and attempts to place their experience within the context of America’s immigration history.
Review: Silver Jews’ new album doesn’t live up to expectations
October 19, 2005
On the new Silver Jews album, “Tanglewood Numbers” (Drag City), David Berman sings, “God must be cutting the clouds into animals shapes.”
Slim odds don’t deter Powerball players
October 19, 2005
The odds of winning it all are one in 146,107,962, according to the Multi-State Lottery Assn., but with a record $340 million jackpot at stake in today’s Powerball lottery, people aren’t letting slim chances keep them from buying up tickets.
9-11 memorial to create a you-are-there effect
October 19, 2005
Visitors to the 9-11 memorial museum could relive the 2001 terrorist attacks in an “immersive” area that surrounds them with pictures of the falling towers, the sounds of police sirens and the last words of some of those who died at the World Trade Center.
Obesity surgery riskier than previously thought
October 19, 2005
The chances of dying within a year after obesity surgery are much higher than previously thought, even among people in their 30s and 40s, a study of more than 16,000 Medicare patients found.
Report: Crashes often occur close to home
October 19, 2005
Eighty percent of car crashes involving children occur within 20 minutes of home, many during short drives to school or the grocery store in which parents fail to use child safety seats, according to a new report.
Bomb threat prompts authorities to close Baltimore highway tunnels
October 19, 2005
A sketchy threat to blow up vehicles full of explosives prompted authorities Tuesday to close one of the busy tunnels underneath Baltimore’s harbor and partially shut down the other. One person who may have been connected to the threat was arrested on immigration charges, a law enforcement official said.
College costs up, reliance on loans growing
October 19, 2005
For students and parents, it’s the first sliver of good news about college costs for several years: price increases slowed this year, growing at the lowest rate since 2001.
Roche to add plant for anti-bird flu drug
October 19, 2005
Roche AG says it will build a U.S. plant to make more of its anti-bird flu drug Tamiflu, as demand for the drug is far outstripping Roche’s ability to make it.
Furniture outlet set to close
October 19, 2005
A challenging economy, increased competition and just plain fatigue convinced Wayne Martin to close the furniture business he has been running for nearly two decades.
Private health club owners seeking level playing field
Legislative committee weighs sales tax issue
October 19, 2005
Pumping iron got weighted down Tuesday in Kansas tax law. Under state law, Kansans who join for-profit health clubs pay sales tax on their membership dues. But at not-for-profits, such as the YMCA, no sales tax is assessed on membership dues.
Tread ratings can be misleading
October 19, 2005
Until now, you had to trust the tread-wear ratings on the sidewalls and a tire’s tread-wear warranty to tell you how long your tires would last. Our new tests show that claims don’t always meet reality.
Energy, food costs lead price surge
October 19, 2005
Inflation at the wholesale level last month soared by the largest amount in more than 15 years, reflecting the surge in energy prices that occurred following the hurricanes.
Daily ticker
October 19, 2005
Trial of former space museum director begins
October 19, 2005
Jurors are expected to hear opening arguments Wednesday in the federal trial of the man who turned a small-town planetarium into a nationally recognized space museum that houses such artifacts as the Apollo 13 command module.
Escaped convicts at large; van recovered in Kansas
October 19, 2005
Two men who escaped from an Oklahoma prison were seen Tuesday morning in businesses near Arkansas City, about 25 miles from where a van they stole was recovered, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper said.
Family Health Fair scheduled Saturday
October 19, 2005
Health Care Access Clinic and other area health organizations will host a Family Health Fair from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1920 Moodie Road.
Community foundation sets grant sessions
October 19, 2005
The Douglas County Community Foundation will conduct two information sessions for community members interested in applying for funding during its upcoming grant cycle.
Restaurants report refund scam
October 19, 2005
Employees of several Lawrence businesses have reported people coming into their establishments since Sunday and aggressively seeking refunds.
Correction
October 19, 2005
A Faith Brief listing in Saturday’s Journal-World omitted the time for a revival at Community Church of God, 2300 Anderson Road. The revival begins at 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday.
On the record
October 19, 2005
Lawrence datebook
October 19, 2005
Advisory group to help prevent profiling approved
October 19, 2005
Commissioners gave preliminary approval to a new advisory group that will help the Lawrence Police Department comply with a state law aimed at preventing racial profiling.
Decision on new Parks and Rec plan delayed
October 19, 2005
Commissioners delayed a decision on a new Parks and Recreation plan that would be included as part of Horizon 2020.
No place like home(grown)
Burger joint fed by local producers puts health, flavor first
October 19, 2005
Hilary Brown used to love croissants. But four years ago, she was diagnosed with an allergy to gluten, a mix of plant proteins found in wheat. She also learned she was allergic to dairy foods.
New proposals to be taken for library building
October 19, 2005
Commissioners agreed it’s time to start asking for new proposals to use the vacant Carnegie Library Building at Ninth and Vermont streets.
Idea to extend Peterson Road draws no interest
October 19, 2005
City commissioners are not interested in an idea of extending Peterson Road westward through a prime area of natural parkland.
Boardwalk fire will cost city in overtime
October 19, 2005
City Manager Mike Wildgen said that a preliminary tally shows the city will pay an additional $32,000 in wages to Lawrence firefighters as result of the overtime required to respond to the deadly Boardwalk Apartments fire.
Reconsideration urged for Kasold Drive repairs
October 19, 2005
City Commissioner Mike Rundle wants to reopen a debate on how to rebuild a portion of Kasold Drive between 22nd Street and Bob Billings Parkway.
Simon, former SID, dies
October 19, 2005
Jay Simon, 88, a Kansas University graduate and former KU sports information director, died Friday in Green Valley, Ariz. A sports writer and editor, Simon retired as managing editor for Golf Digest. Prior to that he worked 12 years as the SID at KU. He also worked for newspapers the Daily Oklahoman, the Topeka State Journal and the Coffeyville Journal. Sylvia Simon, Jay’s wife of 47 years, died in 1991.
Green adored by Lions, Firebirds alike
October 19, 2005
Nick Ayre concedes it will be “a little weird” to look across the field Friday night and see Adam Green.
Keegan: Budig big on new ballparks
October 19, 2005
In 10 weeks living in Lawrence, I’ve only felt compelled to go to Kansas City once for non-work-related entertainment. The sun cooked, just the way I like it. The fountains gushed, cool as ever. What a ballpark, Kauffman Stadium.
LHS, KU grad named bureau chief in Mexico
October 19, 2005
Traci Carl has been promoted to bureau chief for The Associated Press in Mexico and Central America.
Halloween events for kids scheduled
October 19, 2005
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring several Halloween events for children.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 19, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.39 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
KJHK celebrates 30 years on air with long-winded party
October 19, 2005
It’s dodged death and overcome its share of controversy, and now Kansas University’s student-run radio station, KJHK-FM 90.7, is celebrating it 30th birthday.
Child-sex investigation takes turn
Attorney general looking into live births, timing questioned
October 19, 2005
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline, who has launched a criminal investigation into two abortion clinics, announced Tuesday he also is investigating instances of live births to mothers as young as 10 years old.
GRE revised after testing patience
October 19, 2005
Michelle Moeder thought the vocabulary quizzes on the GRE exam were ridiculous.
Five people displaced by blaze
Fire strikes house in Oread
October 19, 2005
A two-alarm fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage early Tuesday to a home converted to apartments at 1216 Tenn.
Sebelius’ China trip will include KU representatives
October 19, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ upcoming trade mission to China will include representatives of Kansas University among the 45-member Kansas delegation.
Report lists world’s most corrupt countries
October 19, 2005
Bangladesh and Chad were ranked most corrupt on a global watchdog group’s annual list of corruption levels in 159 nations, released Tuesday. At the other end of the scale, Iceland was ranked least corrupt.
Gunmen abduct two alleged collaborators
October 19, 2005
A shadowy Palestinian militant group on Tuesday said it has abducted two alleged collaborators with Israel.
Scientists study gorilla who uses rocks as tools
October 19, 2005
A young gorilla in a Congo sanctuary is smashing palm nuts between two rocks to extract oil, surprising scientists who say they have much to learn about what gorillas can do - and about what it says about evolution.
Pakistan, India may ease restrictions to help accelerate quake relief
October 19, 2005
Pakistan on Tuesday proposed allowing Kashmiris to cross the frontier dividing the territory with India to help earthquake victims - the latest sign of cooperation between the nuclear rivals since this month’s disaster.
Tibetan monk commends human rights groups
October 19, 2005
Human rights groups are leaving their marks on the world, and an individual or a community motivated to help others will find that world peace will come naturally, a Tibetan monk said during a lecture Tuesday night at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Rumsfeld questions China’s military spending
October 19, 2005
China is raising global suspicion about its military intentions by failing to acknowledge the true size of recent increases in its defense spending, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said.
Hurricane Wilma grows into dangerous Category 4 storm
October 19, 2005
Hurricane Wilma whirled into the record books as the 12th such storm of the season, strengthening early Wednesday into a Category 4 storm and setting a course to sideswipe Central America and Mexico. Forecasters warned of a “significant threat” to Florida by the weekend.
Dining for Diabetics’ offers healthy cooking tips
October 19, 2005
To help individuals who have diabetes or have a family or friend with the disease, K-State Research & Extension in Douglas County is planning to offer a four-session cooking school on “Dining with Diabetes.”
Mosley preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
October 19, 2005
Kansas University junior transfer Shaquina Mosley was named Big 12 Conference Preseason Newcomer of the Year on Tuesday by the league’s coaches.
Torre will return to manage Yankees
N.Y. skipper reveals he considered resigning last week
October 19, 2005
Joe Torre considered resigning last week, then decided during a meeting with owner George Steinbrenner to return next season as manager of the New York Yankees.
Commodities
October 19, 2005
Float maker hopes New Orleans saves Mardi Gras
October 19, 2005
Blaine Kern Sr. is “Mr. Mardi Gras.” The artist-turned-multimillionaire businessman, noted for about half a century of float building for the city’s signature event, has even copyrighted the celebratory name. But in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that threatens to downscale, if not cancel, the parade, it’s not clear how much the nickname will mean this year.
Anti-bacterial soaps’ risks, benefits to be examined
October 19, 2005
It seems hard to go wrong with a hand soap that “kills 99 percent of germs” it encounters. But critics of anti-bacterial soaps in the home say there’s plenty to be concerned about.
Police officers likely to be commended
October 19, 2005
Residents who survived the deadly Boardwalk Apartments fire have told stories of jumping from their windows into the arms of Lawrence Police officers, who were some of the first people on the scene.
Saddam’s lawyer expected to ask for three-month postponement today
October 19, 2005
Nearly two years after his capture, Saddam Hussein is finally facing trial for alleged crimes against fellow Iraqis. In some ways, Iraq also will be on trial, with the world watching to see whether its new ruling class can rise above politics and prejudice and give the former dictator a fair hearing.
Final results in Iraq vote delayed
October 19, 2005
Final results from Iraq’s landmark referendum on a new constitution will likely not be announced until Friday at the earliest because of delays getting counts to the capital and a wide-ranging audit of an unexpectedly high number of “yes” votes, election officials said.
Residents evacuate as dam threatens to burst
October 19, 2005
City officials on Tuesday closed the downtown business district, canceled school and evacuated nearly 2,000 residents as fear mounted that an old wooden dam could burst under pressure from a rain-swollen river.
Disasters around the world spark talk of apocalypse
October 19, 2005
Every morning, the Rev. Micheal Mitchell prays that if today is the beginning of the end of the world as we know it, he will be ready. By Carol Eisenberg - Newsday
More marches not the answer
October 19, 2005
Prior to the “Millions More” event in Washington last weekend - led by the former calypso singer and current Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan - a group of participants gathered at Howard University. It looked like a meeting of the kook fringe as speaker after speaker engaged in the wildest of conspiracy theories about why blacks who are poor continue to be mired in misery.
No sportsmanship
October 19, 2005
To the editor: I witnessed two soccer games this past week, each involving teams from Lawrence.
Biased act
October 19, 2005
To the editor: This is in response to Mr. Swall’s letter of Oct. 16 regarding the Davis-Bacon Act and the suspension thereof by President Bush.
Bring on ban
October 19, 2005
To the editor: I wish to respond to Ed White’s Oct. 7 harangue against a suggested ban on cell phone use by drivers in Lawrence.
Impartial trial
October 19, 2005
To the editor: I want to call into question the articles being written about Jason Rose.
Constitution not only key to Iraq peace
October 19, 2005
Here is the 64-million-dinar question that will determine whether American troops can leave Iraq.
Just enjoy!
Take time to relish one of the most wondrous late October periods our region ever has experienced.
October 19, 2005
Quick, now. Without referring to some diary, business ledger or date book, name the last year when the Lawrence area has entered the latter part of October greener, fresher and more promising from the standpoint of autumn color.
Sharpshooters, Jayhawks play close game; Shooters win by 2
October 19, 2005
The 6U coed Sharpshooters earned their nickname Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. during their soccer match versus the Jayhawks. The Sharpshooters outscored the Jayhawks 6-4 to earn the victory.
Teamwork key to Ligers 5-2 victory over Ottawa
October 19, 2005
The 12U Ligers used teamwork to spread the ball around to create scoring chances for multiple players against Ottawa United. The Ligers took advantage of their scoring opportunities to beat Ottawa United, 5-2, Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
6U Bobcats record big win over Boxers despite lack of depth
October 19, 2005
A short-handed bench wasn’t enough to slow the high-powered offensive attack of the 6U Bobcats. The Bobcats used an impressive offense and defense Saturday to overwhelm the 6U Boxers 14-0 at Youth Sports Inc.
Bobcats claw to 2-2 tie vs. Thunderbolts
October 19, 2005
Trailing 2-0 late in the first half, Cooper Karlin and the Bobcats knew they were going to have to scratch and claw their way back into the game. After narrowly missing on several scoring opportunities, the Bobcat defense locked down on the 10U Thunderbolts attack, connected on a couple of second-half goals and earned a 2-2 tie Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
Hurricanes remian unbeaten in division
Sixth-grade Chops gave best shot, but hurricanes still win big
October 19, 2005
Chinstraps were tightened and mouthpieces were in place as the sixth-grade Hurricanes and Chops exchanged bone-crushing hits Sunday at Youth Sports Inc. Behind a tenacious defense and overwhelming ground game, the league-leading Hurricanes defeated the Chops by a deceiving score of 31-6.
Robinson leads Cougars to big victory
October 19, 2005
Perhaps football fans at Youth Sports Inc. saw the second coming of Michael Vick Sunday, when the fourth- and fifth-grade Cougars officially unveiled Steffan Robinson as their starting quarterback. After spending the past season as his team’s featured tailback, the Cougars gave the multidimensional player the reins to the offense, and Robinson responded by leading the Cougars to a 27-0 win over the Cardinals.
Local needs
October 19, 2005
To the editor: I would like to request that everyone who reads this do me a favor: Skip a meal and then think about how that feels.
Miers had anti-abortion stance in 1989 race
October 19, 2005
Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers pledged unflagging opposition to abortion as a candidate for the Dallas City Council in 1989, according to documents released Tuesday. She backed a constitutional amendment to ban the procedure in most cases and promised to appear at “pro-life rallies and special events.”
Yahoo profits rise on advertising growth
October 19, 2005
Yahoo Inc.’s robust advertising growth continued in the third quarter, powering the Internet icon to a profit that topped analysts’ expectations.
J-W sports writer preparing for basketball walk-on tryout
The Journal-World invites you to follow Jesse’s quest
October 19, 2005
When someone first asked me, all I could do was laugh. I would participate in walk-on tryouts for the Kansas University men’s basketball team and write about it.
Fieldhouse fire safety questioned
Construction on Hall of Athletics raises concerns; no disruptions expected in basketball schedule
October 19, 2005
Kansas University has spent more than $1 million in recent months to improve fire safety at Allen Fieldhouse, but state authorities still have questions they want answered before the Jayhawks begin play next month.