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Eudora volleyball heading to state
October 23, 2005
Last season, the Eudora volleyball team broke a 13-year streak without a state tournament appearance. Now, the Cardinals can start a new streak. Eudora received two straight state bids Saturday after winning the sub-state tournament in Tonganoxie.
Local marching bands compete in annual festival
October 23, 2005
Twenty-five high school marching bands from Kansas and Missouri participated in the 14th annual Heart of America Marching Festival Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Chilly day prelude to freezing night
October 23, 2005
Sunday dawned sunny and mostly clear, but the chill in the air won’t be dissipating any time soon.
Poet’s Showcase
October 23, 2005
What are you reading?
October 23, 2005
The Motley Fool
October 23, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ The basis of stock splits
Peoples Bank CEO joins banking board
October 23, 2005
A former Republican state senator from Lawrence is heading back to Topeka - as a Democratic governor’s choice for a seat on the Kansas Banking Board.
Bill Self serves up ‘Breakfast of Champs’
October 23, 2005
Now that the rousing Late Night in the Phog is memory, Bill Self soon will be turning his attention to a more businesslike, early-morning pep rally.
As year winds down, start thinking about tax issues
October 23, 2005
If you work for a company that offers flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, watch the mail for a pack of forms. At most companies, fall is sign-up time for the coming year.
Alabama’s tough ‘D’ keeps Tennessee at bay
October 23, 2005
With a kick, a fumble and a catch, No. 5 Alabama ended a decade of frustration in its bitter rivalry with Tennessee.
Texas passes Tech test with ease
October 23, 2005
As Billy Pittman cruised into the end zone with a 75-yard touchdown pass, Vince Young struck a pose. Hands on hips and chest out, Superman style, the Texas quarterback soaked in the roar of an adoring crowd.
Smith huge in Mizzou victory
QB has 480 yards of offense as Tigers trip Huskers
October 23, 2005
Missouri won last week without Brad Smith. On Saturday, he emphatically quieted talk of a quarterback change.
Commentary: NFL needs more than a dress code
October 23, 2005
If the dress code laid down by NBA commissioner David Stern succeeds in spiffing up his league’s image, it won’t be long before NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue follows suit.
Woods, Singh make early exits
Top players miss cut at Funai Classic; Beem bolts to lead
October 23, 2005
Rich Beem knew he was on a roll when a 25-foot birdie putt looked like a tap-in. When he finished his round of 9-under 63, he was atop the leaderboard Saturday in the Funai Classic at Disney and bracing for a wild ending this tournament has come to expect.
City runners strut their stuff
LHS, Free State boys, girls squads qualify for state
October 23, 2005
The Lawrence High cross country teams were able to finish higher than Free State in team results Saturday in Class 6A regional action at the Stateland Cross Country Course, but Free State’s top individuals bettered all LHS runners.
Tennis players fall
October 23, 2005
Kansas University’s two remaining representatives in the ITA Central Regional Tennis Championships were eliminated from the consolation singles bracket Saturday. KU’s Christine Skoda fell to Kansas State’s Jessica Simosa, 6-4, 6-3, and Elizaveta Avdeeva lost to Arkansas State’s Marina Engelbrecht, 6-2, 6-3.
Volleyball falls at Baylor
October 23, 2005
Despite double-digit kills by four players, the Kansas University volleyball team fell to Baylor, 31-29, 30-26, 27-30, 30-20, on Saturday night at the Ferrell Center. The loss dropped KU to 12-8 overall and 4-7 in Big 12 Conference play. Baylor is 12-10 and 4-7.
Both Baldwin squads qualify for state
October 23, 2005
Both the Baldwin High boys and girls cross country teams qualified for state after winning team titles Saturday at a Class 4A regional at Big Hill Lake and Reservoir.
Eudora sends girls team, three boys to state
October 23, 2005
Eudora High will send its girls cross country team and three boys runners to the state meet. Brittney Graff and Megan Ballock finished 1-2, and the Cardinals’ girls won their Class 4A regional Saturday. Boys runners Cody Burns, Tim DeArmond and Joey Chino also qualified for state Saturday at Wamego.
Rocky Mountain low
KU’s offense picks up, but special teams dismal
October 23, 2005
This is why there’s no point in teammates pointing fingers: Just when one group blames someone else for the overall woes of a squad, the scale can shift dramatically in the span of seven days.
Former KU professor’s video to be televised
October 23, 2005
A travel video about London that was produced in Lawrence will air at 4 p.m. Sunday on Sunflower Broadband Channel 11.
Freezing temperatures on way tonight
October 23, 2005
Weather forecasters predict freezing temperatures tonight for the Lawrence area and northeastern Kansas.
Police study safeguards after scandal in Topeka
Lawrence sergeant says policies here would prevent corruption
October 23, 2005
Local police are examining their own procedures in light of a corruption scandal in Topeka’s narcotics unit.
Day makes a difference for Habitat’s ReStore
October 23, 2005
Seth Readinger spent part of his Saturday climbing up a stepladder and bringing down kitchen sinks from a top shelf.
Rain dampens attendance, but not spirit, at Love from Lawrence benefit
October 23, 2005
Rain cut short what was planned as a daylong series of benefit concerts to raise money for local and national disaster victims.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 23, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.27 at Quick Stop Phillips 66, 1000 W. 23rd St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Builders: Planning mistake will cost
Sewage system unable to accommodate growth
October 23, 2005
During a Lawrence Planning Commission meeting last month, projects totaling 140 single-family homes, 70 apartment units, 16 acres of office development and 50 acres of commercial development were told they couldn’t get building permits because of sewer concerns.
Calendar
October 23, 2005
Simple song by Alaska singer strikes international chord
October 23, 2005
Libby Roderick never set out to write a song heard round the world. But “How Could Anyone,” the simple folk tune she composed in response to a friend in pain, has been embraced by a global audience ranging from prisoners to politicians.
Vaccine may limit cervical cancer cases
October 23, 2005
Promising test results on an experimental vaccine against the common, sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) suggest it may limit cases of cervical cancer. In an ongoing clinical trial, Gardasil, manufactured by Merck & Co., has prevented two common types of the virus. HPV is responsible for virtually all cases of cervical cancer as well as genital warts. Merck plans to apply for Food and Drug Administration approval by the end of the year; the company says the vaccine might be available by late 2006.
Now’s the time to get your flu shot
October 23, 2005
Starting Tuesday, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will offer flu shots to all members of the public.
Presentations to focus on Medicare benefits
October 23, 2005
Area residents will have another chance to learn about the new Medicare prescription drug benefits.
Vegetarian diets vary
October 23, 2005
If you think that a vegetarian diet is a “one size fits all” strict eating plan, you’ll be interested to learn that there are many styles of vegetarianism. In fact, it is likely that one style could satisfy the vegetarian yen in just about anyone, even if it is only at a single meal.
Bishops reaffirm stance on celibacy in report
October 23, 2005
While acknowledging the acute shortage of priests in the Roman Catholic Church, bishops from around the world reaffirmed the church’s stance on celibacy for priests Saturday in a set of 50 recommendations they agreed to submit to Pope Benedict XVI.
Country denies failing to cooperate in probe
October 23, 2005
Facing possible economic sanctions, Syria argued Saturday that it cooperated fully with a U.N. probe into the assassination of a former Lebanese leader and accused anti-Syrian witnesses of lying to tie the Damascus regime to the murder.
Camels become stars of family farm
Rancher’s animals in demand for movies, photos, casino openings
October 23, 2005
In rancher Dave Hale’s eyes, he hasn’t had a real job for the last 40 years.
Plane carrying 114 reported missing
October 23, 2005
Military helicopters searched in vain for a missing plane that was carrying at least 114 people when it disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from Nigeria’s biggest city, officials said today.
Rumsfeld: Expedite probe into abuse claims
Alleged burning of bodies could bring dangerous backlash
October 23, 2005
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Saturday that he wants American commanders in Afghanistan to expedite their investigation of allegations that U.S. soldiers burned the remains of Taliban fighters they had killed and then used the scene for propaganda purposes.
Pakistani rape victim leaves for U.S. to receive award
October 23, 2005
A Pakistani woman who won international fame but irked the government for speaking out about her gang rape left for the United States on Saturday to receive an award for her courage.
Brazil to vote on gun referendum today
October 23, 2005
A nationwide antigun referendum has stirred many Brazilians to defend a right they feel they deserve, although it’s not guaranteed by their Constitution: The right to bear arms.
On the record
October 23, 2005
German scholar, author to give speech at KU
October 23, 2005
Ernestine Schlant Bradley, professor, author and wife of former U.S. Senator and 2000 presidential candidate Bill Bradley, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Kansas University’s Max Kade Center for Germanic Studies, 1134 W. 11th St. A book signing will follow the talk.
Chicago-bound Amtrak train catches fire
October 23, 2005
An Amtrak locomotive caught fire Saturday, delaying the Chicago-bound train carrying 164 passengers but causing no serious injuries, authorities said.
Bioscience organization names first president
October 23, 2005
The Kansas bioscience organization, KansasBio, has hired Angela Kreps as its first president.
Conference to focus on boosting Kansas’ economy
October 23, 2005
The Kansas Bioscience Authority could be a model for the state to advance in other areas of the Kansas economy, said Lee Allison, director of the Kansas Geological Survey.
Lawrence commuter report
October 23, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
A closer walk with art
Weekend tour opens artists’ studios, creative spaces to curious perusers
October 23, 2005
A tradition is something we expect - maybe eagerly await - to happen every year.
Seabury girls qualify for state
October 23, 2005
Seabury Academy’s girls cross country squad is headed for state.
New Yorker cartoons may hold insights about online interactions
October 23, 2005
A lot of people have to spend hours analyzing cartoons in The New Yorker magazine to figure out why they’re funny.
Returns lift Buffs to rout of Kansas
October 23, 2005
Dominique Brooks and Stephone Robinson must wish they could play against Kansas University every week. Then again, what Big 12 Conference football players wouldn’t wish the same?
People in the news
October 23, 2005
¢ Cowell isn’t so cruel with ‘popera’ group he formed ¢ Madonna admits nervousness about documentary ¢ Sizemore says girlfriend’s bruises may be fabricated ¢ Moby shares music, art from ‘Little Idiot’ line with kids ¢ Board member wants school named after Pulitzer winner
Chihuly exhibit coming to St. Louis gardens
October 23, 2005
Spring flowers won’t be the only draw for visitors to the Missouri Botanical Garden next year.
Don’t miss out on trip of lifetime
October 23, 2005
Many Americans consider visiting Alaska to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Landlord arrested after houses found stuffed with stolen items
October 23, 2005
A landlord previously ordered to pay $1.1 million for sexually harassing poor tenants was arrested this week after three of his houses were found packed with stolen items, ranging from air conditioners to riding mowers.
KDOT plans work on U.S. 24 bridge
October 23, 2005
A Kansas Department of Transportation survey party will begin work on or about Nov. 1 for the replacement of the U.S. Highway 24 bridge over Mud Creek, about two miles east of the south junction of U.S. Highway 24 and 59.
EPA lauds city’s sewer treatment plant
October 23, 2005
The Environmental Protection Agency has honored the city’s sewer treatment plant.
Kansan specializes in whimsical artwork
October 23, 2005
With a few cutting tools and his fingers, Eric Abraham turns a handful of moist, white clay into a winged pig.
Phishing’ keeps luring victims
Spammers trick e-mail users out of credit card numbers
October 23, 2005
If you see an e-mail this weekend asking you to donate to the victims of Hurricane Wilma, be careful. A scammer may be “phishing” in your e-mail inbox.
Shelter Appreciation Week approaching
October 23, 2005
Every dog has its day, and thanks to the Humane Society of the United States, every humane shelter, pound, and animal control and rescue group now gets its week.
State officials tickled about turkey count
October 23, 2005
Wildlife and Parks staffers are reporting increased turkey sightings in many areas of Kansas as birds gather for winter roosting. That’s good news for state turkey hunters.
Two-day goose season slated for next weekend
October 23, 2005
Kansas goose hunters will have the opportunity to take a shot at their favorite game before the influx of upland bird hunters hits the field Nov. 12.
Duck outlook brightens
October 23, 2005
Duck hunters who only look at statistics from annual breeding-pair and habitat surveys are apt to think hunting will be lackluster this year.
Fight between New York Times, Judith Miller goes public
October 23, 2005
In the latest fallout from the CIA leak investigation, reporter Judith Miller and The New York Times are engaging in a very public fight about her seeming lack of candor in the case.
Katrina evacuees put down roots
New Orleans mayor urges residents to return while many stay in Texas
October 23, 2005
As thousands of families victimized by Katrina begin the agonizing process of deciding where to piece together their broken lives, to return home or to try their luck in a new community far from the familiar, the sentiments expressed by children are bound to figure mightily.
Rice commemorates murder of young girls
Alabama homecoming visit includes football game
October 23, 2005
A ceremony Saturday marking a seminal event in the civil rights movement - a church bombing that killed four black girls - drew native daughter Condoleezza Rice, a friend of one of the victims.
Foster care support
October 23, 2005
To the editor: As I read your Oct. 17 article “Group homes don’t foster life skills” I was saddened and angered by the tone of the entire article.
Competitive edge
October 23, 2005
To the editor: The only part of Mark Craig’s “No sportsmanship” letter that is relevant is the last sentence: “The Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. and all soccer parents should take notice of those who are leading the youth of Lawrence.”
Many possibilities
October 23, 2005
To the editor: A question for creationists, for those who support intelligent design and those who interpret the Bible literally: Which of the two irreconcilable Bible stories of God’s creation in Genesis do you endorse, Chapter One or Chapter Two?
Recognition due
October 23, 2005
To the editor: I applaud Tom Conroy and 1320 KLWN for taking the time to visit with the band directors and drum majors from Lawrence High School and Free State High School on Wednesday morning.
Miers confirmation impossible to justify
October 23, 2005
Such is the perfect perversity of the nomination of Harriet Miers, it discredits, and even degrades, all who toil at justifying it. Many of their justifications cannot be dignified as arguments. Of those that can be, some reveal a deficit of constitutional understanding commensurate with that which it is, unfortunately, reasonable to impute to Miers. Other arguments betray a gross misunderstanding of conservatism on the part of persons masquerading as its defenders.
23rd Street strategy
A new plan maps out a strategy to limit turns and increase safety on Lawrence’s 23rd Street.
October 23, 2005
A plan scheduled to be presented to Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday already has gotten some mixed reviews from business owners along 23rd Street.
Las Vegas still good bet for family vacations
October 23, 2005
It’s been a little more than a decade since some Las Vegas resorts tried to market themselves as family destinations. The emphasis on fun for the kiddies has since given way to marketing dance clubs and $300 bottles of liquor to 20-somethings - not to mention selling golf resorts and celebrity chefs to 50-somethings. For a mother of two, the line “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” can only mean that you’d rather forget that your kid threw up on a thrill ride here.
Free State, LHS volleyball struggle at sub-state
October 23, 2005
Banaka Okwuone could not hold back her tears Saturday as her volleyball career at Free State High ended when the Firebirds lost to Olathe Northwest, 2-1, in the Class 6A sub-state tournament at Olathe South.
Denny siblings steal spotlight for Haskell
October 23, 2005
Terrill Denny may have been the only college football player in America upstaged Saturday - or all season, for that matter - by his sister.
Notebook
October 23, 2005
Mark Simmons became KU’s all-time leader in pass receptions, catching five balls for 76 yards Saturday. He has 137 receptions in his career, four more than previous record-holder Willie Vaughn. Simmons also has caught a pass in 31 straight games, one of the longest current streaks in the nation.
How they scored
October 23, 2005
Bullpen gives Chicago lift in opening victory
October 23, 2005
Yes, the Chicago White Sox indeed have a bullpen, and they have the lead in the World Series, too.
Keegan: Swanson gives KU a spark
October 23, 2005
At least Jason Swanson made the Kansas University football team watchable Saturday night at Folsom Field.
Newell: Whatever happens, at least I’m in better shape
October 23, 2005
I’ve kept hearing one thing over and over from my friends since telling them about my decision to try out for the KU men’s basketball team.
Miles asked to show his musical side
October 23, 2005
Aaron Miles must have felt like he was back in college Friday night.
Swanson gives KU offense lift
October 23, 2005
As expected, Kansas University’s offense looked quite different from the last two weeks Saturday, and the results were a lot more positive.
Insurance costs dampen spirits of older pilots
October 23, 2005
On his 100th birthday this December, John M. Miller plans to head to his hometown airport, take the brown engine cover off his 1969 Beechcraft Bonanza and take to the sky.
Faces and places
October 23, 2005
Bush’s presidency beginning to look like dad’s
October 23, 2005
Throughout his first term, President Bush struggled to avoid repeating his father’s mistakes. Yet less than a year after he claimed the re-election mandate denied his dad, he is confronting some of the same problems that bedeviled the first Bush presidency.
BlackBerry hurting where it hits - thumbs
October 23, 2005
Chris Claypool was addicted to his BlackBerry wireless handheld. Like many users, he never thought twice about pecking away at lightning speed, replying to a wave of e-mails from clients around the globe.
Students keep it cool at marching band festival
October 23, 2005
Twenty-four high school bands came together to perform at the Heart of America Marching Festival at Kansas University on Saturday.
Bankruptcies
October 23, 2005
The following Douglas County residents or businesses filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, from Oct. 12 through Thursday.
Don’t let frustration cloud decision on extended care
October 23, 2005
One in 10 middle-aged and older Americans has long-term care insurance, but that number is likely to grow.
Chicago gets boost from Crede in clutch
October 23, 2005
Joe Crede has two herniated discs in his back and he broke his finger in late August, though it was hard to tell in Saturday night’s World Series opener.
High priced and growing
Farmers’ input costs threaten output
October 23, 2005
Rising natural gas rates do more than drive up home-heating costs.
Israeli army: Mother found hiding grenade under baby
October 23, 2005
A Palestinian woman was found Saturday hiding a hand grenade under her baby during a West Bank arrest raid, an Israeli army officer said.
Walleye play hide-and-seek in Mississippi River
October 23, 2005
Marty Barski of Crystal Lake, Ill., summarized the pleading sentiment of anglers during the recent FLW Walleye Championships as they ran their boats out on the unforgiving Mississippi River.
Gaining votes for Miers difficult
October 23, 2005
Behind closed doors, the former senator trying to smooth the way for confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers appealed for patience. She is qualified, said Dan Coats, asking that those in the audience wait for hearings before making up their minds.
U.S. must atone for past support of Saddam
October 23, 2005
Saddam Hussein’s lawyers have announced their intention to make past U.S. complicity with the Iraqi dictator an essential part of the defense in his Baghdad trial. Let’s hope they keep their poisonous word.
Recent strains reveal fissures in Bush presidency
October 23, 2005
So the White House has the blues. These things happen. In the course of a presidency there are down moments - Bill Clinton had several of them, two of them lasting about a year each - but for students of politics there are no down times. Down moments make for terrific insights into a president, his character and the country.
Horoscopes
October 23, 2005
For Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005
Best sellers
October 23, 2005
An eyeful of awfulness
12th Lemony Snicket offers unfair share of misery
October 23, 2005
If you have avoided Lemony Snicket’s saga of the three Baudelaire orphans, the publication Tuesday of the 12th volume was the perfect opportunity to avoid it again.
Notre Dame finally wins at home; USC routs Washington
October 23, 2005
The drama was gone Saturday from Notre Dame Stadium. The Fighting Irish couldn’t have been happier.
Evridge solid again, but KSU falls short
October 23, 2005
On a day filled with mistakes, Texas A&M finally got it right.
Eudora kicks it up a notch, earns return trip to state volleyball
October 23, 2005
On the road, facing the hometown team, down eight points and a trip to the state tournament on the line.
Ottawa girls squad, two boys state-bound
October 23, 2005
Ottawa High’s girls cross country team placed third at the Class 5A regional Saturday and qualified for state. Chelsy Coen and Stephanie Lillie led Ottawa by placing 17th and 18th. Two Ottawa boys qualified for state - Jack Sachse and Matt Wahweotten.
St. Patrick’s Day aid applicants sought
October 23, 2005
Now is the time to apply to be considered as the beneficiary for the 2006 Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.
Three killed in Wilma’s Mexican blitz
Florida hurricane warning issued
October 23, 2005
Hurricane Wilma punished Mexico’s Caribbean coastline for a second day Saturday, ripping away storefronts, peeling back roofs and forcing tourists and residents trapped in hotels and shelters to scramble to higher floors. At least three people were killed.
No help is on the way
Couple devastated by recent flood
October 23, 2005
Joe and Shirley Noll may never spend another night in the rural Jefferson County house they have called home since 1956.
Beautifully Broken’
Ashlee Simpson shakes off critics and ‘SNL’ flub on new album
October 23, 2005
Everyone makes mistakes. The problem is, everyone else remembers them.
Petite powerlifter thrives on competition
October 23, 2005
Cheryl Anderson is just 5 feet tall and weighs 97 pounds, but she’s a powerlifting champion.
Authorities disinfect after swans die of bird flu
October 23, 2005
Authorities in Croatia began killing thousands of domestic birds Saturday and ordered disinfection for a large area near a national park where six swans were found dead from bird flu.
Cougar sightings increasingly common around the Midwest
Group working to track the cats’ movements
October 23, 2005
Kenny Tharp was hunting deer near the Mississippi River last season when he spotted something curled beneath a pine tree that he just couldn’t believe: the body of a 98-pound cougar.
Youth bird hunt looks promising
October 23, 2005
The state’s upland bird youth season Nov. 5-6 is shaping up to be the best ever.
Details added
October 23, 2005
To the editor: This is in regard to the letter regarding “No sportsmanship” published Oct. 19. It is rather amusing that Mr. Craig failed to point out that he was the losing coach in this contest against the U12 team.
Lawrence datebook
October 23, 2005
Author-illustrator team finds harmony
October 23, 2005
Seldom has a writer-illustrator team continued to create work this felicitous.