Advertisement

Archive for Friday, October 28, 2005

Also from October 28

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
"Poetry and Art" Lucas Frantz's funeral Tonganoxie vs. Perry-Lecompton 10-27-05 Eudora High vs. Baldwin 10-27-05
Podcasts
Videos

All stories

Free State blows away Washburn Rural
October 28, 2005
The Firebirds rallied back in the third quarter to beat the Junior Blues, 32-15, Friday at Haskell Stadium.
Lions dump Trojans
October 28, 2005
Lawrence High took out Topeka High, 57-3, Friday at Hummer Park. The Lions are 3-0 in district play and 8-1 in the regular season.
Baldwin man injured in rural one-vehicle accident
October 28, 2005
The Douglas County Sheriff’s office is today investigating an overnight accident where a Baldwin man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck near Vinland.
Vice presidential aide indicted, resigns
Rove escapes indictment, remains under investigation
11:59 a.m., October 28, 2005 Updated 03:07 p.m.
Vice presidential adviser I. Lewis “Scooter’ Libby Jr. was indicted today on obstruction of justice, false statement and perjury charges in the CIA leak case.
Weekend brings mixed bag of sun, clouds and rain
Showers, thunderstorms move in Sunday, but clear out on Monday
October 28, 2005
With Halloween weekend moving in, some low-lying areas around the city were getting off to a spooky start at sunrise this morning, shrouded by patches of thick fog. “By 9 o’clock we burn off that fog,” said Tim Reith, 6News meteorologist. “We’re going to see a lot of sunny skies today… . There’s a beautiful Friday in store for us.”
Provocative ‘Popcorn’
Violent, sexy play dishes up kernels of truth
October 28, 2005
Rated R for sexual content, illicit drug use and graphic violence. No, it’s not the latest Quentin Tarantino flick. It’s Kansas University Theatre’s production of Ben Elton’s controversial play, “Popcorn.”
Two restaurants fined for code violations
October 28, 2005
The owner of a carnival that provided entertainment at the Douglas County Fair has been cited by state health officials for operating without a food service license.
Exhibit explores link between art, poetry
October 28, 2005
In Japanese, there is only one word for drawing and writing. On traditional scrolls from the country, paintings and poetry often occupy the same swath of silk. And the artists typically used the same brush to create both.
Hokies rout B.C., 30-10
October 28, 2005
The taste of Beamerball didn’t come until late, and only to provide a punctuation mark on another Virginia Tech victory.
SIU coach touched by support
October 28, 2005
Southern Illinois coach Jerry Kill says he doesn’t remember the seizure that caused him to collapse and convulse during a game nearly two weeks ago — or the six other seizures he suffered in the days after.
Kream Keegan: Notre Dame QB Quinn for Heisman?
Standout Smith should carry Tigers past KU; Texas to rout Oklahoma State
October 28, 2005
Southern Cal’s Reggie Bush, averaging a stunning 8.6 yards per carry to go with 244 receiving yards, is on the verge of running away with the Heisman Trophy.
Sox fans revel in first Series title in 88 years
Crowd greets champions at airport; ticker-tape parade planned for today
October 28, 2005
Black and white were the colors of rejoicing Thursday as Chicago White Sox fans reveled in their team’s first World Series championship in 88 years.
Commentary: AL dominance in Series won’t end anytime soon
October 28, 2005
Despise the designated hitter if you like, but recognize the empirical evidence. Consider this year’s sweep of the Astros by the White Sox, or last year’s sweep of the Cardinals by the Red Sox, factor in that there have been just three National League World Series winners during the last 10 years, include the slew of recent All-Star Game results, and give me your alternate conclusion.
White Sox hope more titles are on horizon
With solid starting pitching, Chicago could be set for years to come
October 28, 2005
The Chicago White Sox’s run to a championship truly began two years ago. That’s when Ozzie Guillen, then Florida’s third-base coach and groggy from a World Series celebration, met with Chicago general manager Ken Williams for a job interview.
Commentary: Stern’s power trip very unfashionable
October 28, 2005
The only thing more laughable about David Stern’s dress code than the edict itself is that there will be sports writers chiming in agreement with pro basketball’s emperor, guys whose idea of high couture is sporting a golf shirt with the logo of the last major they covered embroidered (if they really spent big bucks) on the chest.
Brehaut best at Chrysler
Howell, Goosen in group two shots back
October 28, 2005
When last seen at Innisbrook, Jeff Brehaut was an emotional wreck until making a slippery four-foot birdie putt on the last hole that made his road back to the PGA Tour much easier.
Miles closes in on NBA roster spot
October 28, 2005
Aaron Miles is one step closer to achieving his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA.
Baldwin wins battle of scoring streaks
October 28, 2005
There was a look of thanks on the faces of the Baldwin High football players following their 35-20 victory Thursday night against Eudora.
Back on the mat
Small-town background, injury woes don’t keep Pogge from pursuing her passion
October 28, 2005
Jennifer Pogge got her start as a competitive gymnast at the ripe old age of 5, which means she has had plenty of experience taking the obstacles placed before her and making them work to her advantage.
Lions seek playoff tuneup
October 28, 2005
It will be a battle of the best and the worst in the district when the Lawrence High football team goes on the road to face Topeka High tonight at Hummer Sports Park.
Free State eyes state berth
October 28, 2005
For the fourth year in a row, the Free State High and Washburn Rural football teams will square off in the final game of the season with a trip to state on the line.
Wellsville 32, Central Heights 6
October 28, 2005
Ryan Schendel threw for three touchdowns, and Austin Bloss had 172 yards of total offense as Wellsville rolled past Central Heights and wrapped up its district title.
McLouth closes out regular season in style
October 28, 2005
The McLouth High football team completed its first undefeated regular season since 1953 with a 54-0 victory Thursday night against Atchison Maur Hill.
Halloween restrictions listed for sex offenders
October 28, 2005
No jack-o’-lanterns, no candy, no lights and no parties. Those are some of the Halloween rules the Kansas Department of Corrections is enforcing this year for the 815 sex offenders statewide who are on parole from prison.
Soldier laid to rest
October 28, 2005
Nothing was going to stand in the way of Tonganoxie residents properly honoring the memory of fallen soldier and resident Lucas Frantz on Thursday.
Law firm attempting to contact fire victims
October 28, 2005
Lawsuits might be on the horizon for the owners of an apartment building destroyed earlier this month in a deadly fire.
Pump patrol
October 28, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.18 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
State seeks solution to rising fuel costs
October 28, 2005
Skyrocketing fuel prices have prompted lawmakers to form a special committee to form a long-term state energy policy, officials said Thursday.
Consultant tries to save ‘free-range children’
Lawrence youths should be able to live in walkable, livable neighborhoods, expert says
October 28, 2005
Bruce Appleyard calls them “free-range children.” You know the type: children who are allowed to walk to school by themselves, trek to a friend’s house by themselves, roam through the neighborhood woods by themselves.
Kansas crops in good condition; prices not
October 28, 2005
Fall harvests are drawing to a close in Kansas, and while truckloads of corn and soybeans taken to area elevators are in good condition, agricultural experts said, prices are dishearteningly low.
Hurricanes affect school construction
Tab for bond projects could increase 20 percent
October 28, 2005
In the wake of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, the Lawrence school district is weathering a different kind of storm: one that involves the rising cost of labor and materials.
Man finds 56-pound mushroom in Missouri
October 28, 2005
The mushroom Ty Whitmore found on a relative’s farm near the northwest Missouri community of Maysville this week tipped the scales at 56 pounds - and that was only part of it.
Suspect pleads not guilty in teen’s killing
October 28, 2005
A former pool cleaner pleaded not guilty Thursday in the death of a Leawood woman whose father led a crusade to track down her killer after finding her body three years ago.
Judge rejects defense witness in servitude trial
October 28, 2005
A social worker expected to lend credence to nude therapy and other unorthodox techniques employed at a group home in Newton was disqualified Thursday as an expert witness.
On the record
October 28, 2005
 
Oscar nominee to host Spike TV Video Game Awards
October 28, 2005
Last year, he won one. This year, Samuel L. Jackson will host the Spike TV Video Game Awards.
Zeta-Jones strict when it comes to kids’ food
October 28, 2005
Catherine Zeta-Jones has some rules about what her children eat.
Jackson says former associate concealed funds
October 28, 2005
A former associate who is suing Michael Jackson for more than $3 million has been accused by the entertainer of concealing and misappropriating funds.
Opera establishes scholarship for young singers
October 28, 2005
The Metropolitan Opera has established the Beverly Sills Artist Award, a prize worth $50,000 for young opera singers.
Jolie says she’s not done adopting children
October 28, 2005
Angelina Jolie, often photographed with her two children in her arms, says she wants to adopt again.
Celebrity birthdays
October 28, 2005
Actress Julia Rob-erts is 38. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is 50. Actor-comedian Andy Richter is 39. Country singer Brad Paisley is 33. Actor Joaquin Phoenix is 31. “American Idol” sing-er Justin Guarini is 27.
Memos detail La. governor’s inaction on recovering bodies
October 28, 2005
Bodies of people killed by Hurricane Katrina went uncollected for more than a week in the New Orleans area as the federal government waited for Louisiana’s governor to decide what to do with them, according to memos released Thursday by a Republican-led House committee.
Little Manning cool under fire
Easy E’ hitting his stride in second year with Giants
October 28, 2005
Peyton Manning used to wonder about his little brother. Eli was almost too easygoing, too loose when it came to football. The kid didn’t like watching film the way his older brother did. He wasn’t as inquisitive, either, and seldom seemed stressed. Friends called him Easy E.
Saturday Night’ fever
Kansan Jason Sudeikis establishes comedic footing on ‘SNL
October 28, 2005
“Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!” The kick-off slogan is as much a part of American pop culture as “Gentlemen, start your engines” and “Are you ready to rumble?”
Weather Man’ both bright and gloomy
October 28, 2005
Dave Spritz is at his best when standing in front of a green screen. The TV weatherman can expertly gesture to things that aren’t actually there while putting on a happy, relaxed demeanor for his Chicago viewing audience.
Auto firms to steer toward blue hues
October 28, 2005
Only a handful of people know what new vehicles will look like in 2009, but automotive paint supplier PPG Industries Inc. already has a good idea what colors those vehicles will be.
Skywatchers await close-up of Mars
October 28, 2005
Mars is ready for another close-up.
FSHS soccer advances after shootout victory
October 28, 2005
Free State High soccer coach Jason Pendleton’s confidence grew with every scoreless minute that ticked off the Firebirds’ state-playoff meeting with Topeka High on Thursday.
Tonganoxie pulls out OT thriller
October 28, 2005
Tonganoxie High football coach Mark Elston stood nervously on the sideline awaiting the field goal attempt. “I’m not Catholic and I was saying Hail Marys and rubbing beads,” Elston said with a smile.
Kansas senator may have been key in Miers case
October 28, 2005
With his demands for documents that the White House wouldn’t give up, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback may have played a key role in forcing Harriet Miers to withdraw her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Conservatives elated as Miers folds; new nominee could be named today
October 28, 2005
The White House reeled from the abrupt withdrawal of Harriet Miers’ Supreme Court nomination Thursday and moved quickly to name a replacement, identifying a leading candidate by day’s end and preparing for a swift announcement, according to several sources close to the process.
Lawmakers working to allow Parks’ remains to lie at Capitol
October 28, 2005
Black civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks would become the first woman to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda under resolutions considered Thursday by lawmakers.
Sigma Chi alumni to be honored at homecoming
October 28, 2005
The Kansas University chapter of Sigma Chi will present its Significant Sig Award Saturday to three alumni.
Helicopter flyover to capture campus color
October 28, 2005
Kansas University’s University Relations has scheduled a helicopter flyover of the Lawrence campus from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or Sunday in case of inclement weather.
ROTC cadets to train in camouflage Tuesday
October 28, 2005
KU Air Force ROTC cadets will be on West Campus from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to conduct routine training in camouflage.
KU begins advertising open provost position
October 28, 2005
Kansas University has begun advertising for the provost/executive vice chancellor post to fill the seat of David Shulenburger who announced in September he will return to teaching at the end of June.
White House on edge over CIA leak investigation
October 28, 2005
Working against the clock, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald weighed criminal charges against two top presidential aides at the end of a two-year investigation that put the White House in a state of high suspense Thursday night.
Fired professor presents no defense at trial
October 28, 2005
An attorney defending a fired college professor against federal charges of aiding Palestinian terrorists rested his case Thursday without calling a single witness to refute nearly five months of prosecution testimony.
Suspect’s mother arrested in murder case
October 28, 2005
The mother of a teenager accused of killing a prominent attorney’s wife was arrested Thursday and held on suspicion of being an accessory to murder.
County seeks to curb gay, lesbian smoking
October 28, 2005
Los Angeles County health officials are focusing a new anti-smoking program at gays and lesbians, who they say are nearly twice as likely to smoke as the general population.
Suicide mistaken for Halloween decorations
October 28, 2005
The apparent suicide of a woman found hanging from a tree went unreported for hours because passers-by thought the body was a Halloween decoration, authorities said.
Methodist council hears gay minister’s credentials
October 28, 2005
A lesbian Methodist minister should retain her ordained status because defrocking her would amount to discrimination and would fly in the face of the inclusiveness that the church preaches, representatives of a Pennsylvania minister argued Thursday before the church’s Judicial Council.
Island evacuates for Tropical Storm Beta
October 28, 2005
Officials evacuated hundreds of tourists and residents from the Colombian island of San Andres as Tropical Storm Beta appeared on track to become the 13th hurricane of the already record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season of 23 named storms.
United Way hopes local needs not lost on donors
October 28, 2005
A local United Way official said Thursday that she was still hopeful local needs would be met - despite competing with national efforts to raise money for other worthy causes, such as relief for hurricane victims.
Ex-governor pleads not guilty in corruption case
October 28, 2005
Former Gov. Don Siegelman pleaded not guilty Thursday in a political corruption case, saying he will be “proven totally innocent” and won’t halt his campaign for a second term.
Ex-KBI official to lead review of troubled Topeka police unit
October 28, 2005
A city official has asked a retired Kansas Bureau of Investigation administrator to lead a review of policies and procedures of the police department’s drug unit after officers were accused of misconduct.
Science standards vote still on
Removing copyrighted material means major revisions needed
October 28, 2005
Criticism of proposed science standards that question evolution continue to pile up, but state education officials are expected to approve them soon.
No cause determined in fatal fireworks explosion
October 28, 2005
Fire officials have finished their investigation into a fatal explosion at a fireworks warehouse but were unable to determine the cause.
World expresses dismay over president’s remarks
October 28, 2005
Governments around the world expressed shock and scorn Thursday at the Iranian president’s call for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” and several summoned Tehran’s envoys in their capitals for a reprimand.
Vatican celebrates 40th anniversary of outreach
October 28, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI marked the 40th anniversary of a landmark Vatican document on relations with Jews by calling Thursday for a renewed commitment for Catholics and Jews to deepen their bonds and work for the good of all humanity.
Fire kills 11 immigrants awaiting deportation
October 28, 2005
A fire raged Thursday through a prison complex near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, killing 11 illegal aliens awaiting deportation and raising questions about whether the Dutch government sacrificed safety standards in a crackdown on immigration.
Probe finds $2,000 in payments to Iraq
October 28, 2005
Investigators of the U.N. oil-for-food program issued a final report Thursday that accused more than 2,200 U.S. and foreign companies, and prominent politicians, of colluding with Saddam Hussein’s regime to bilk the operation of $1.8 billion.
Brokaw profiles religious right
October 28, 2005
Originally scheduled to air in early September, the news special “Tom Brokaw Reports: In God They Trust” (7 p.m., NBC) was bumped to make way for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. But if it seems dated, it’s not simply due to that two-month delay.
Best Bets
October 28, 2005
 
Commerce Bank shifts operations in Lawrence
October 28, 2005
Commerce Bank’s mortgage and commercial loan operations are heading west.
Justice OKs two telecom mergers
October 28, 2005
The nation’s two biggest local phone companies received approval Thursday from antitrust regulators to buy the two largest long-distance carriers in multibillion-dollar mergers that would change the landscape of the telecommunications industry.
Commodities
October 28, 2005
 
Strike against Islamic Jihad kills 7
October 28, 2005
Israel killed seven Palestinians in a missile strike Thursday against Islamic Jihad, and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he would not meet with the Palestinian leader until he cracks down on armed groups - a double-edged Israeli response to the latest suicide bombing.
Resort islands slow to recover after Wilma
October 28, 2005
Mexico’s Caribbean coastline took a beating from Hurricane Wilma, but the resort area’s islands - famous for their diving and snorkeling - bore the brunt of the storm, with extensive damage to reefs and white-sand beaches.
Wife of soldier fired after seeing husband off to Iraq
October 28, 2005
A woman who took an unpaid leave of absence from work to see her husband off to war has been fired after failing to show up for her part-time receptionist job the day after his departure.
Parks value
October 28, 2005
To the editor: The Parks and Recreation Commission and City Commission deserve applause for long-term planning of community parks (Lawrence Journal-World, Oct. 18).
Bigger issues
October 28, 2005
To the editor: What’s wrong with this commission? Only $50, Commissioner Schauner, for a fine?
Gaming barriers
October 28, 2005
To the editor: I find the Haskell “Action plan” editorial well-meant, but uninformed.
Exxon Mobil profit, sales reach record
October 28, 2005
Exxon Mobil Corp. rewrote the corporate record books Thursday as the oil company’s third-quarter earnings soared to almost $10 billion and it became the first public company ever with quarterly sales topping $100 billion.
Miers creates opportunity for Bush
October 28, 2005
The withdrawal of Harriet Miers’ nomination to the Supreme Court presents a comeback opportunity for President Bush. With so many things going wrong at once - from declining poll numbers, to declining support for the Iraq war, to various scenarios involving indictments of his top officials, the president can begin to win back public confidence with several steps, beginning with Miers’ replacement.
Security
Concerns about ensuring the safety of dignitaries has taken some of the shine off celebrity visits.
October 28, 2005
There was a time when a community such as Lindsborg, Kan., would have fallen all over itself in delight about the pending visit of a celebrity such as former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
Union Pacific profit jumps 83 percent
October 28, 2005
Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that third-quarter profit rose 83 percent on a reduced tax liability and higher revenue, but analysts said the company must follow its competition and improve infrastructure to keep profits up.
Shiite, Sunni clash leaves 15 dead
October 28, 2005
Sunni Arab militants killed 14 Shiite militiamen and a policeman Thursday in a clash southeast of Baghdad - another sign of rising tensions among Iraq’s rival ethnic and religious communities. The U.S. military reported three more American soldiers died in combat.
Lawrence bands honor Neil Young
Tribute showcases modern aficionados of songwriting legend
October 28, 2005
A few months ago at a Lawrence house party, Cameron Hawk was taking a break from performing original material by strumming through some Neil Young covers on his acoustic guitar.
Last man on the moon testifies for defense
October 28, 2005
Max Ary’s wife says the former head of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center wound up with museum artifacts in his Oklahoma home because of a mistake she made.
Carswell hurt in accident
Broncos offensive lineman in critical condition, out for season
October 28, 2005
Denver Broncos offensive lineman Dwayne Carswell was in critical but stable condition with an excellent prognosis Thursday after he was involved in an accident that ripped the driver’s side door off his car while on his way to team headquarters.
Former centers find home on O-line
October 28, 2005
One is a converted center. The other has extensive experience as a center — on a basketball court. No matter, freshmen Ryan Cantrell and Anthony Collins are finding their niche on the right side of the Kansas University football team’s offensive line.
Lawrence Datebook
October 28, 2005
 
Arts & Entertainment Calendar
October 28, 2005
 
Horoscopes
October 28, 2005
 
Flu drug shipments halt after hoarding
October 28, 2005
Amid worries about bird flu, demand for a flu medicine is so extreme that the drug’s maker has stopped shipping it to private U.S. suppliers just as consumers fret over whether they should try to stock up on the drug.
Kansas soccer still in line for share of Big 12 title
October 28, 2005
At first glance it would appear Kansas University has no chance to defend its Big 12 Conference regular-season soccer championship.
Sleeping homeless man struck with machete
October 28, 2005
A homeless man was attacked with a machete Wednesday night while sleeping on the streets downtown, police say, but suffered no injuries because he was protected by a blanket and layers of clothing.
KU students make campus sidewalks rock with chalk
October 28, 2005
The things they’ll do to win. Kansas University students did their artistic best Thursday in a chalk-drawing competition, vying for points in this year’s Homecoming contest.
California seeks owners of lost and found items
October 28, 2005
Millions of Californians have made hefty contributions of cash, stocks, even antique jewelry, to state coffers without knowing it. That’s because lawmakers have been raiding the state’s unclaimed property cache and using the proceeds to help balance the budget.
22 tetanus deaths reported in Pakistan quake zone
October 28, 2005
Fears of disease among South Asia’s quake survivors grew Thursday after health officials said 22 people had died from tetanus.
Some homes ripe for hauntings
October 28, 2005
I love Halloween stories. But why are some houses haunted, while others are not?
Russian’s death spurs memory
October 28, 2005
“Thank you, Alexander Nikolaevich Yakovlev!” Such was the message on thousands of fliers distributed and displayed all over our city of Lawrence when Alexander Yakovlev arrived to spend several days as our guest in November 1997.
Scowcroft article slams Bush policies
October 28, 2005
One of the most important critiques of George W. Bush’s foreign policy has just been put forward by a close friend of his father. In a stunning profile in the Oct. 31 issue of the New Yorker, Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to the first President Bush, lays bare the policy flaw that turned postwar Iraq sour.
Georgia’s only black program for engineering set to close
October 28, 2005
Yemaya Stallworth came to Clark Atlanta University to get an engineering degree at a school where her teachers and classmates looked like her: black.
Flexibility feeds biotech growth
Deciphera offers case study for leaders
October 28, 2005
Daniel Flynn knows what it takes to attract a promising biotechnology startup to Kansas, and it’s not necessarily a pile of tax breaks, offers of job-training assistance or other traditional governmental mechanization.
This Weekend’s Highlights
October 28, 2005