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Cardinals head to state with most wins
October 24, 2005
For the second consecutive season, the Eudora High volleyball team is state bound at 38-4. The Cardinals will head to Salina with the most wins in Class 4A. And team members say their ability to battle back from deficits is one reason for their success.
Who you gonna call?
Paranormal investigators seek to explain the unexplainable
October 24, 2005
Unexplained changes in temperature; sudden drops in the energy of batteries; feelings of “heaviness” in the air - these are the tools of the paranormal investigator. Well, the low-budget paranormal investigator at least.
Temperatures drop near freezing mark
October 24, 2005
Lawrence was under a freeze warning through 9 a.m. today, as temperatures were expected to dip to 32 degrees or below, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
N.W. development plan on table
Planning commission agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. today and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets
October 24, 2005
Planning commissioners at their Monday meeting will consider a series of rezonings and a development plan for the property north of Sixth Street between Wakarusa Drive and Folks Road.
Topeka council takes no action on police chief
October 24, 2005
The Topeka City Council took no action during a four-hour meeting Saturday over whether to fire Police Chief Ed Klumpp.
Horns gaining on Trojans
October 24, 2005
Texas is changing some minds.
Tigers ride Smith, defense to victory
October 24, 2005
Brad Smith’s record-setting day gave Missouri the lead, and the Tigers’ under-appreciated defense made it stand up.
Glover earns spectacular first win
Golfer’s two unlikely birdies enough for Funai Classic title
October 24, 2005
In a script right out of Fantasyland, Lucas Glover captured his first PGA Tour victory Sunday with birdies on the last two holes, making a 40-foot putt from the fringe and a 35-foot bunker shot on the last hole to win the Funai Classic at Disney.
Texas favored in South; North up for grabs
October 24, 2005
It would be pretty safe to fill in half of the Big 12 Conference title game bracket in ink.
Mangino pinpoints problems on punts
October 24, 2005
With a few glances - and subsequent winces - at the game film Sunday, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was able to put his finger on what exactly plagued the punt unit against Colorado.
Konerko delivers another blow
October 24, 2005
What a week for Paul Konerko.
Falcons’ home edge could trouble Jets
October 24, 2005
The New York Jets used to be the consummate road warriors. Lately, they’ve been road weaklings.
On the record
October 24, 2005
Lawrence datebook
October 24, 2005
Alpha causes severe flooding in Caribbean
October 24, 2005
Tropical Storm Alpha, the record-breaking 22nd storm of the season, caused severe flooding and forced thousands of evacuations in the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Sunday before being downgraded to a tropical depression.
Lawrence to stick with bid system
October 24, 2005
Not all school districts are interested in hiring a consultant to shop for school equipment.
Raiders lose two starters because of injuries
October 24, 2005
Charles Woodson broke his right leg, and Derrick Gibson dislocated his left wrist Sunday, leaving the Oakland Raiders without two key starters in their secondary for up to two months.
Papers reveal possible surveillance violations
October 24, 2005
Previously classified documents being released today show numerous misuses of FBI surveillance, including improper searches and seizures of e-mails and bank records, The Washington Post reported in today’s editions.
Milder winter on horizon
Forecast brings good, bad consequences for area farmers
October 24, 2005
There’s a lot for farmers to like about the thought of a warmer Kansas winter.
Looting breaks out after tempest batters Mexico
October 24, 2005
Mexicans and stranded tourists, hungry and frustrated after a two-day beating by Hurricane Wilma, stood in line to buy supplies Sunday or simply raided grocery or furniture stores, dragging goods from shops ripped open by the storm.
Wilma upgraded to Category 3
Florida braces for storm to hit today
October 24, 2005
Rain pounded Key West late Sunday as Hurricane Wilma accelerated toward storm-weary Florida, threatening residents with 115-mph winds, tornadoes and a surge of seawater that could flood the Keys and the state’s southwestern coast.
Judge: Teen’s parents can seek other treatment
October 24, 2005
The parents of a 13-year-old cancer patient who have been fighting the state over her medical treatment will be allowed to take her to Kansas to pursue intravenous Vitamin C treatment.
Senator: Miers faces make or break hearings
October 24, 2005
Harriet Miers does not have the votes now in the GOP-controlled Senate to be confirmed for the Supreme Court and confirmation hearings “will be make or break … in a way they haven’t been for any other nominee,” a leading Democratic senator said Sunday.
Survey: Retail gas prices drop 25 cents nationwide
October 24, 2005
Retail gas prices across the nation fell an average of 25 cents in the past two weeks as refineries in the Gulf Coast steadily resumed production, according to a survey released Sunday.
Judge: Scott Peterson not entitled to insurance
October 24, 2005
A judge ruled Friday that proceeds from a $250,000 life insurance policy Scott Peterson took out on his wife, Laci, will go to her mother instead.
Teen may lose arm after snakebite
Student brought copperhead to school in shoebox
October 24, 2005
A 14-year-old girl may lose her arm after being bitten by a poisonous copperhead snake at school, authorities said.
Top American charities report 11.6 percent rise in donations
October 24, 2005
Americans gave more money to charity in 2004 than the year before, and it looks like that generosity is still growing.
Study: More women being incarcerated
Overall prison population also sees 1.9 percent increase
October 24, 2005
Women made up 7 percent of all inmates in state and federal prisons last year and accounted for nearly one in four arrests, the government reported Sunday.
The week ahead
October 24, 2005
College grad should stop looking for luck, start making contacts
October 24, 2005
Most every job-hunter yearns for the same thing: “Just tell me the name of the person who can help me, preferably the right headhunter.” That’s not the way it works. Fewer than one-tenth of jobs are filled via search firms.
People in the news
October 24, 2005
¢ Celine Dion sees opportunities for second child, career ¢ Actors share books that changed their lives ¢ ‘Chief’ has new commander ¢ Turkish novelist stands behind death comments ¢ Britney Spears says photos of new baby stolen
MTV adds celebrity to college experience
October 24, 2005
The door to a Hunter College lecture hall opens, and in steps Madonna. There’s no tweed for this professor-for-a-day; she wears a black dress and form-fitting boots that stretch to her knees.
CJHS run puts fun in fundraiser
October 24, 2005
Students at Central Junior High are gearing up for the school’s 24th annual Fun Run on Friday.
LHS, KU grad wins teaching recognition
October 24, 2005
A Lawrence High and Kansas University graduate was named as an honorable mention member on USA Today’s 2005 All-USA Teacher Team.
Potawatomi tribe to distribute grants
October 24, 2005
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s Charitable Contributions Committee plans to provide financial assistance to four organizations in Lawrence.
Rollover accident injures 3 on K-10
October 24, 2005
Three people were injured Sunday morning after a one-vehicle accident at the eastern edge of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10.
Fees charged for fairgrounds buildings to be re-evaluated
October 24, 2005
Dog shows. Family reunions. Auctions. The Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds provides a space for all types of area events.
Pay raises may increase court costs
Judges would see $9,000 salary boost; state also considering increase in motor vehicle fees
October 24, 2005
Court costs and motor vehicle registration fees would increase to finance a $9,000-a-year pay raise for judges and help fund the state’s law enforcement training center, under a proposal adopted by a legislative committee.
Lindsborg readies for Gorbachev visit
October 24, 2005
School bands here are practicing the Russian national anthem. Detectives are conducting security checks. And preparations are being made for a parade.
It’s philosophy
October 24, 2005
To the editor: It is one of the jobs of educators to delineate information for coming generations and provide them with a knowledge base that can be developed and utilized as they go through life.
Trafficking’ explores modern-day slavery
October 24, 2005
The Network for Women gets serious about a major issue with the four-hour miniseries “Human Trafficking” (8 p.m., Lifetime, concludes Tuesday).
NBA dress code hardly abusive
October 24, 2005
I am trying to feel Marcus Camby’s pain. I am also trying to keep a straight face. I cannot do both.
Native views
Exhibit envisions Lewis and Clark journey through indigenous eyes
October 24, 2005
This fall, the Spencer Museum of Art is commemorating the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition with an exhibition that explores the Corps of Discovery’s journey from the American Indian point of view.
Bush stakes credibility on court nominee
October 24, 2005
For a whole range of reasons, the confirmation hearings on Harriet Miers, President Bush’s choice for the Supreme Court, have now become a supreme test for the president himself. The timing, the circumstances and the substance of the hearings all magnify the importance of the outcome.
At arm’s length
Human relationships, conducted face to face, have some advantages.
October 24, 2005
Isn’t it too bad how often we choose anonymity?
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 24, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.26 at Citgo, at Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Defense attorneys forgo hearing amid growing security concerns
October 24, 2005
Attorneys for Saddam Hussein and his co-defendants refused to attend a special court hearing Sunday, citing worries about violence and the recent assassination of one of their colleagues.
A dream come true
Newell: Writer gives his all at walk-on tryout
October 24, 2005
It all seems surreal as I walk through the tunnel at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU upends league leaders, 2-1
October 24, 2005
The Kansas University soccer team showed a little bit of what made it Big 12 Conference co-champion a year ago, with a big 2-1 victory over Texas University on Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Trio of events to benefit Health Care Access
October 24, 2005
Health Care Access needs volunteers to assist with several upcoming events, including the Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer Dance on Saturday, Seven on Seven Football Benefit event on Nov. 12, and the Health Care Access Clinic Holiday Homes Tour on Dec. 4.
Travelers to jobs in, out of city balanced
Officials worry that findings point to high housing costs
October 24, 2005
It’s well known that Lawrence is a “bedroom community” that sends thousands of workers to Kansas City and Topeka daily. But that’s only half the story.
ROTC recruits alumni for reunion
Wall of fame to be dedicated during homecoming celebration
October 24, 2005
Jerome Durbin says he’ll never forget his first day in Lawrence.
Buyer procures savings for school district
October 24, 2005
When Darlyn Hansen set out to buy a new public address system for Tonganoxie’s football field, he found what he wanted on the Internet. And at the right price.
Suicide bombing shakes Baghdad square
Four killed in first significant car explosion since Sept. 26
October 24, 2005
An insurgent blew up his car in a Baghdad square Sunday, killing four people in the first significant suicide bombing in the capital in weeks. More than 20 Iraqis died in a swell of violence, including a bomb that killed a police colonel and four children.
Case in Libya is an outrage
October 24, 2005
Have you ever read a news story so bizarre you had to blink your eyes to believe it?
State museum collects history in the making
October 24, 2005
James McClinton hadn’t been in office long when the Kansas Museum of History came calling.
Wood: Answers found on road
October 24, 2005
Day 37 of the 42 days away from Lawrence for Kansas University football games. I’m tired. I hate airports. I hate rental cars, and I lost my wallet in Boulder, Colo., somewhere between Outback Steakhouse and Pearl Street. And I’m not even one of those taking the pad-crunching hits.
White Sox halfway to title
October 24, 2005
Scott Podsednik made it two electrifying home runs for the White Sox - and two World Series wins.
Rezoning requests to be offered
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at
October 24, 2005
City commissioners will receive recommendations from the Hillcrest and Pinckney neighborhoods regarding properties that should be rezoned to better reflect their actual uses.
It’s competition
October 24, 2005
To the editor: As a parent and manager for a premier soccer team for the past four years I must respectfully disagree with Mr. Craig’s viewpoint (Journal-World, Oct. 19).
Blocked kick shocks Chargers
Eagles run back game-winner, corral Tomlinson
October 24, 2005
A big play from their much-maligned special teams saved the Philadelphia Eagles on a day their once-potent offense was ordinary again.
Commentary: White Sox way of life for gritty fans
October 24, 2005
Leroy Brown, where are you?
Internet software helps eliminate ‘World Wide Wait’
October 24, 2005
A quiet revolution is transforming life on the Internet: New, agile software now lets people quickly check flight options, see stock prices fluctuate and better manage their online photos and e-mail.
Governor’s race will be uphill battle for Emporia senator
October 24, 2005
When it comes to Kansas politics, the only thing certain is the uncertainty.
October 24, 2005
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