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City cross country teams place in top 10 at state
October 30, 2005
The Lawrence High’s girl’s cross country team placed fifth at the state meet Saturday at Rim Rock Farm while the Free State High girl’s team finished seventh. The Lawrence High’s boy’s cross country team placed fourth while the Free State High’s boy’s team finished seventh.
Hurricanes win Toy Bowl
October 30, 2005
The undefeated Hurricanes are the Toy Bowl champions after they beat the Cougars, 25-18, Sunday at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Overcast skies, cool temps to continue
October 30, 2005
Those who were able to sleep in today thanks to the extra hour afforded from the Daylight Savings Time switch could enjoy some good sleeping weather this morning.
Blythe huge in ISU’s rout of A&M
October 30, 2005
Todd Blythe was so good against Texas A&M on Saturday, he was making touchdown catches with one hand.
Bankruptcies
October 30, 2005
No Douglas County residents or businesses have filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, since new federal bankruptcy rules took effect Oct. 17, according to court records.
Answering the call
Pearson’s local center poised for Medicare drug plan
October 30, 2005
The new Medicare drug program has millions of people wondering what they should do to take advantage of the gigantic program. And people in Lawrence are answering their questions, following more than 600 scripts at a time.
Historian’s memoir details life ‘defined by scholarship’
October 30, 2005
These days, John Hope Franklin spends more time in the greenhouse behind his home than in library stacks.
Chargers already facing must-win game
Chiefs’ opponent today has been plagued by mistakes late in losses
October 30, 2005
A year ago, the San Diego Chargers were just starting an eight-game winning streak that would carry them to the AFC West title.
Gorbachev supports Chess for Peace initiative
Match ends in tie
October 30, 2005
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev came to the Kansas prairie Saturday to promote Chess for Peace, an international initiative to use the ancient game to find common ground among people of different cultures.
Avoid contracting a case of the flu by taking precautions
October 30, 2005
How do you tell whether you have the flu or a cold?
Anatomy of the CIA leak investigation
October 30, 2005
The prosecution’s conclusion: Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff zealously pursued information about a critic who said the Bush administration manipulated intelligence to make the case for war.
Scandal virus spreads within the GOP
October 30, 2005
It has been said of Bill Clinton that his presidency gave us a new scandal every week. In his second term, it almost seems like George W. Bush is trying to give old Bill a run for his money.
Report claims world relatively at peace
October 30, 2005
So - and this will surprise you, because it sure shocked me - happy days are here again.
Worth saving
Lawrence should look for creative ways to take some of the best aspects of its past with it into the future.
October 30, 2005
A consultant’s reference to “free-range children,” reported in Friday’s Journal-World, probably drew a chuckle from many local residents, but the philosophy behind that label is important for the community to consider.
Scary Story Contest - High school runners-up
October 30, 2005
Alicia Osborne and Leslie Rickey are the runners-up in the high school division of the Journal-World’s Scary Story Contest.
Review: Happiness is a life that isn’t their own
October 30, 2005
In the mystery genre, “psychological suspense” is code for a book that readers can’t put down but in which little actually happens.
QB didn’t fear hook
Missouri standout Smith caged by Jayhawks’ defense
October 30, 2005
Harassed by Kansas University’s football defense for three-plus hours, Missouri quarterback Brad Smith faced a similar assault from the media late Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
From the other side: Smith’s struggles put Pinkel in pickle
October 30, 2005
Just when you thought it was safe to embrace a seemingly emerging Mizzou football team, the trap door flew open Saturday in exasperating fashion at the most miserable of sites for Tigers fans.
Engine tweaks can lead to savings
Adjusting to higher gasoline prices
October 30, 2005
Higher fuel prices might havesome people thinking about trading in their gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles or pickup trucks.
Faces and places
October 30, 2005
Google offers lesson in investing
October 30, 2005
Why didn’t I invest in Google?
New York expands ice skating options
October 30, 2005
Ice skating with the skyscrapers of Manhattan as a backdrop is a magical experience for many visitors to New York City each holiday season.
Hundreds view Parks’ body
October 30, 2005
Hundreds of people slowly filed past the body of civil rights icon Rosa Parks on Saturday, just miles from the downtown street where she made history by refusing to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man.
Israelis step up campaign against Palestinian attacks
October 30, 2005
Israeli aircraft and artillery pounded the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday, targeting roads and open areas it said Palestinians used to launch rocket attacks against southern Israel.
Hassaballa leads three city medalists
October 30, 2005
The long-term effects of MJ Hassaballa’s decision to compete in cross country this fall won’t be known until spring.
Disinterest in science could cost Americans
October 30, 2005
As a society, we’re increasingly ignorant about science, and if that continues, it’s going to cost us.
Scary Story Contest - Junior high runners-up
October 30, 2005
Dane Gonser and Bret Koch are the runners-up in the junior high division of the Journal-World’s Scary Story Contest.
Scary Story Contest - Elementary school runners-up
October 30, 2005
Vinnie Barker and Phoebe are the runners-up in the elementary school division of the Journal-World’s Scary Story Contest.
Jayhawk fans’ school pride renewed on homecoming
October 30, 2005
Homecoming doesn’t get any better than this.
Traffic may ease as city road work winds down
October 30, 2005
Rejoice, Lawrence motorists: Orange cone season is almost over.
Miniature golf course still in the swing of things after 60 years
October 30, 2005
Hole number 8 at Cool Crest Garden Golf can be tricky.
On the record
October 30, 2005
Big Ben falls silent for maintenance work
October 30, 2005
London landmark Big Ben fell silent Saturday to undergo 32 hours of essential maintenance - its longest shutdown in 22 years.
Pitt State rolls, 56-35
October 30, 2005
Andy Majors threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns Saturday, helping Pittsburg State beat Northwest Missouri State, 56-35.
Daylight time serious business in Maine
October 30, 2005
John Rossignol says, “Let there be light.”
Evolution at center of free speech case
October 30, 2005
Fictional presidential candidate Matt Santos on NBC’s “The West Wing” recently discussed it, as did real-life President George Bush in the White House, not to mention “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, more than three dozen Nobel laureates and numerous school boards across the country.
Acorn abundance likely to scatter deer in Missouri Ozarks
October 30, 2005
A bountiful acorn crop will have hunters in the Ozarks searching high and low during Missouri’s firearms deer season Nov. 12-22. Meanwhile, those who hunt in 29 designated counties will see an increased number of mature bucks.
Beta upgraded to hurricane status
October 30, 2005
A strengthening Hurricane Beta headed for Central America’s Caribbean coast Saturday after lashing the small Colombian island of Providencia with harsh winds, heavy rains and high surf.
Horoscopes
October 30, 2005
Nontoxic shot critical to preserve waterfowl
October 30, 2005
Here are answers to some basic questions about duck hunting.
OU’s Peterson back
Oklahoma running back piles up yards, TDs in victory at Nebraska
October 30, 2005
Adrian Peterson says he isn’t 100 percent yet, but his Oklahoma teammates and Nebraska never would have known Saturday.
Resident hopes to grow support for tree plan
October 30, 2005
Richard Morantz has long been frustrated by how quickly a piece of history can be removed with a chainsaw.
Lawrence datebook
October 30, 2005
Commentary: Gophers need some couch time
October 30, 2005
This would be a good chance for students in the psychology department to get some on-the-job training.
KU secondary shines
Mangino says unit ‘unbelievable’
October 30, 2005
Charles Gordon — Kansas University’s stickiest defensive back — was on the sideline while Missouri had the football Saturday.
Appetite for destruction
Review: ‘Popcorn’ cast deftly raises social queries
October 30, 2005
Ben Elton’s “Popcorn,” directed by Ron Willis, received a spirited production at KU’s Crafton-Preyer Theatre Friday night. The audience had been warned of the sex, violence and blue language - two of these three lie at the heart of “Oedipus Rex” - and none were seen leaving at intermission.
Best sellers
October 30, 2005
What are you reading?
October 30, 2005
Beyond regrets
Author returns from scandal with Lincoln book
October 30, 2005
For the casual tourist or college student, the Great Hall in Cooper Union might seem little more than an ornate auditorium, with its oil paintings, white columns and bright wooden stage.
Bluegrass band quickly rises to ‘Entertainer of Year’
October 30, 2005
The family bluegrass group Cherryholmes was tearing through a song last summer at the Ryman Auditorium when a guitar string snapped.
Wildcat gaffe gives Buffs life
Muffed punt reception leads to CU game-winner
October 30, 2005
With the wind at his back, all Mason Crosby wanted was a chance to put his strong right leg to work.
Tech shuts out Baylor
Hodges sloppy, but Raiders still win, 28-0
October 30, 2005
Texas Tech’s wacky aerial attack was held in check for most of the day, and quarterback Cody Hodges was downright sloppy at times.
UT waits to crush Okie St.
October 30, 2005
At the very least, No. 2-ranked Texas could offer to pay for Oklahoma State’s therapy bills.
Notebook
October 30, 2005
Kansas University fans stormed the field for the third straight year, running off with goalposts that already were taken down by KU officials. KU fans also threw the posts in Potter Lake after beating Missouri in 2003 and Kansas State in 2004.
How they scored
October 30, 2005
Ohio State beats speedy Minnesota at its own game
October 30, 2005
No. 12 Ohio State showed off its speed on Minnesota’s fast track.
UCLA survives Stanford
Breazell’s OT score caps furious rally
October 30, 2005
Maurice Drew and Marcedes Lewis sat at their lockers and looked at each other in disbelief. UCLA was down and disheveled at halftime, its powerful offense sputtering and its perfect season in big trouble.
USC easily wins 30th straight
October 30, 2005
Los Angeles - Southern California’s offense was at its spectacular best. For once, the Trojans’ defense ke
Florida again disappoints Georgia
October 30, 2005
This Cocktail Party might have been a savory setup for Florida’s real celebration. And once again, Georgia’s national-title hopes were sunk in the River City.
Hunt steps up for PSU
October 30, 2005
Running back Tony Hunt’s contributions to Penn State’s offense sometimes have been overlooked this season amid all the attention over the team’s fast freshmen receivers.
Elusive ‘Moby-Dick’ surfaces in Lawrence
October 30, 2005
Call him Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - actor Chris Moore thought he would sail about a little and explore the writing part of the theater world.
Keegan: Green golden for KU
October 30, 2005
One lousy yard to go for a touchdown, and it looked as if the Kansas University offense wasn’t going to get it.
Border blast
Rested defense keys huge victory
October 30, 2005
Between picture-taking with teenage girls and handing out gloves and wristbands to hungry kids, Kansas University linebacker Nick Reid was asked by a television crew what the defense did so right Saturday.
Fright night
Scary Story Contest winners spin terrifying tales
October 30, 2005
We asked area students to concoct a Halloween story that started with this spooky introduction: “My cousin Terry was driving us home from Maya’s Halloween party when I heard our front tire blow out. We pulled over on a lonely stretch of road and got out to examine the wheel …” These are the winning entries:
Cheerleader reportedly hurt
October 30, 2005
Jerry Karr, battalion chief for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, said emergency workers transported a cheerleader from Memorial Stadium during the game to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The injury was not life threatening or serious, Karr said, but he could not discuss how the injury happened because of medical privacy issues.
Goal posts take a swim
October 30, 2005
Jubilation reigned Saturday afternoon on Campanile Hill as Kansas University students deposited the Memorial Stadium goal posts into Potter Lake to celebrate the third consecutive Jayhawk football victory against rival Missouri.
Experts: Vast majority of sexual abuse close to home
Family-related sex assaults far outnumber stranger cases
October 30, 2005
While Kansas parole officers plan to take extra steps to monitor released sex offenders this Halloween, experts don’t want to overshadow another problem: They say most sexual abuse against children is committed by friends or family members.
Residence hall falls have left scars
School officials want to prevent more tragedies
October 30, 2005
Matthew Ward doesn’t walk barefoot outdoors.
The Motley Fool
October 30, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Scary things ¢ Lucrative Paychex? ¢ Broken heart ¢ Ask the Fool
Banking to receive security upgrade
Regulators want two-factor authentication
October 30, 2005
If you do banking over the Internet, generally the drill is pretty simple: You enter your user name and password, and away you go.
Retirement center offering seminars
October 30, 2005
Brandon Woods Retirement Community this week will conduct a seminar designed to help people understand the changing Medicare landscape.
Consumers buying into calorie-counting packages
Snackers seek portion control
October 30, 2005
The plan was to enjoy a few cookies while watching TV. But by the time Dorine Hanson got up from the couch, she’d polished off the entire bag.
Subject: E-mail peeves
October 30, 2005
Our inboxes are chaotic: about 17 billion e-mails, all kinds of spam, endless threads from 14 months back, junk from mom sent to 1,200 people, colleagues’ and friends’ contacts, ad infinitum.
GCSAA leader among golf’s ‘Most Powerful’
October 30, 2005
Steve Mona is back on the leader board.
High-tech remote can take control of humans
Japanese company says technology could be used for amusement park rides, video games, weapons
October 30, 2005
We wield remote controls to turn things on and off, make them advance, make them halt. Ground-bound pilots use remotes to fly drone airplanes, soldiers to maneuver battlefield robots
New resort offers only extreme skiing
October 30, 2005
Colorado is getting its 25th full-scale ski area high in the San Juan Mountains, but if you’re a beginner on the slopes, you’ll want to head elsewhere.
Eat like a Pilgrim at Plymouth Thanksgiving
October 30, 2005
So what really happened at the first Thanksgiving when the Pilgrims and the Indians sat down together back in 1621?
Missouri Botanical Garden reopens historic home
St. Louis mansion, grounds were gifts to public in 1800s
October 30, 2005
To an out-of-towner, the 79 acres of fountains, sculptures and eye-popping landscapes nestled in a south city neighborhood are known as the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Calendar
October 30, 2005
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents 55 and older.
Report: Campaign air time only on one station
October 30, 2005
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s special-election campaign bought nearly $1 million in advertising time from Univision, a Spanish-language TV network whose chairman is his biggest single donor, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Fraternity members plead guilty in death
October 30, 2005
Four fraternity members pleaded guilty in the death of a college student who was forced to drink large amounts of water during an initiation rite.
Plan to create border police draws protesters
October 30, 2005
Nearly 1,000 people converged on the state Capitol in Sacramento in dueling demonstrations Saturday over a plan to create a state immigration police force, while police officers on horseback stood between the rival gatherings to maintain order.
Pope John Paul II’s car sells for $690,000
October 30, 2005
A light blue 1975 Ford Escort GL once owned by Pope John Paul II sold for $690,000 Saturday to a multimillionaire lawyer who said he plans to put it in a museum he wants to build in his hometown.
Teen shoots, kills neighbors, self
October 30, 2005
A 19-year-old in a black cape and a paintball mask went on a shooting rampage in his upscale Southern California neighborhood Saturday, killing a man and his daughter before committing suicide, authorities said.
Weapons, crack found
October 30, 2005
Police officers executing a search warrant found a cache of weapons and drugs - including two or three one-gallon plastic bags partially filled with crack cocaine.
KU announces H.O.P.E. Award finalists
October 30, 2005
Kansas University has announced the eight finalists for the 2005 H.O.P.E. Award, given to an outstanding progressive educator.
CAAS to scare up food for needy
October 30, 2005
The Kansas University student group Concerned, Active, and Aware Students (CAAS) will hold its third annual “Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat” nonperishable food collection on Monday. Collected food will be donated to Lawrence food pantries.
Lawrence commuter report
October 30, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
President calls for probe of slaying
October 30, 2005
Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered the creation of a judicial committee Saturday to investigate the murder of a former Lebanese prime minister, as Damascus continued its scramble to ease intense and growing international pressure.
Three high school girls beheaded, police say
October 30, 2005
Unidentified assailants attacked a group of high school girls Saturday in Indonesia’s tense province of Central Sulawesi, beheading three and seriously wounding a fourth, police said.
8 martyrs of Spanish Civil War beatified
October 30, 2005
Seven priests and a nun who were killed during the Spanish Civil War were beatified as martyrs Saturday at a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, praised for having refused to betray their faith when faced with death.
Some tribes don’t want missionaries to leave
October 30, 2005
Deep in the jungle, Indians wearing loincloths and beaded necklaces gather in a hut to hear their leader question why the American missionaries who help them are being told to leave the country.
Train accident kills at least 100
October 30, 2005
A passenger train plunged into a rain-swollen river in southern India early Saturday, killing at least 100 people and trapping dozens more inside the derailed cars, officials said.
Jayhawk volleyball losing skid reaches seven
October 30, 2005
The Big 12 Conference schedule seems to keep kicking the Kansas University volleyball team when it’s down.
Free State team, Pogge qualify for state gymnastics
October 30, 2005
The Free State High gymnastics team qualified for a return trip to state Saturday, courtesy of a second-place team finish at the Newton Regional.
Baldwin sweeps Class 4A titles
October 30, 2005
Baldwin High won the team titles in Class 4A boys and girls cross country Saturday, and Eudora High’s Brittney Graff took the girls individual championship.
Valencia, Renfro keep runs alive
October 30, 2005
Alysha Valencia and Kelly Renfro couldn’t be more different.
People in the news
October 30, 2005
¢ Beach Boys auction canceled after memorabilia stolen ¢ Rapper arrested, charged with disorderly conduct ¢ After fight with city, Ludacris performs at college ¢ Tennessee to issue Elvis Presley license plates ¢ Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband drops lawsuit against her ¢ Judge refuses to dismiss charges against R. Kelly
Royals’ visit to U.S. first as married couple
October 30, 2005
Every once in a while something happens that sorely tests the fundamental goodness of the American people, that challenges us to rise above the petty and to walk a righteous path.
Rams’ Furrey makes transition from wide receiver to safety
October 30, 2005
So far, the switch from offense to defense is working out a lot better than Mike Furrey ever could have expected.
Pats’ Bruschi should play tonight
October 30, 2005
The New England Patriots activated linebacker Tedy Bruschi from the physically unable-to-perform-list on Saturday afternoon, making him eligible to play in tonight’s game against the Buffalo Bills.
Commentary: Could this be last hurrah for 1-5 Packers?
October 30, 2005
Viewed through the prism of any National Football League divisional race ever, the Green Bay Packers would be deader than a doornail.
Chiefs QB Green forced to miss practice
October 30, 2005
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green missed practice Friday but is expected to play today against the San Diego Chargers.
Convicted killer gets death sentence
October 30, 2005
A man convicted of killing two women and critically injuring a third woman has been sentenced to death.
Kansas Public Radio drive exceeds goal
October 30, 2005
Kansas Public Radio’s Fall Fanfare membership drive has exceeded its goal and set a record for money raised through on-air appeals for pledges to support the Kansas University station, according to a news release.
Security officer helps capture escaped killer
October 30, 2005
A 42-year-old mother of two working as an unarmed security officer at Texas A&M University was patrolling a vacant campus building by herself early Friday morning when she crossed paths with a convicted killer and prison escapee from Oklahoma.
Washburn still perfect in MIAA
October 30, 2005
Trent Hearn rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns Saturday, helping Washburn beat Missouri Southern, 49-35, to remain undefeated in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Assn. play.
Lowery, Pettersson lead at Chrysler
Love, Pernice, Chopra three back entering final round
October 30, 2005
Carl Pettersson hit five straight iron shots inside 12 feet and made three of them for birdie, enough to carry him to a 4-under 67 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Steve Lowery in the Chrysler Championship.
Commentary: Replays, close-ups ruin Series on TV
October 30, 2005
When television first started using replay during broadcasts of sporting events, the idea was so novel, so radical, that an “Instant Replay” footer was displayed on the screen to let viewers know this was not real life.
Car chase ends with arrest
October 30, 2005
A 21-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Saturday after a car chase that began in Ottawa and ended in south Lawrence.
Xenical makers seek OTC status
October 30, 2005
Drugstore shelves are brimming with shakes, herbs and other products to facilitate weight loss, but the vast majority of them have not been shown to work. A proven medication that helps modestly with weight loss might join their ranks next year.
Fitness vital to men as they age
Sedentary lifestyle can creep up slowly
October 30, 2005
Drew Woodmansee prides himself on being in shape. The San Diego lawyer played baseball in college and stays fit by running and cycling. He faithfully keeps his appointments with his trainer. But as he eases into his mid-30s, Woodmansee is noticing minor “knots and aches and pains,” he says. He used to bound out of bed and run five miles. Now he gets out of bed, stretches for half an hour and runs at the beach, which is easier on his joints.
Applicants sought for Pet of the Year
October 30, 2005
The Kansas Veterinary Medical Assn. is seeking nominations for the Pet of the Year.
KU Wind Ensemble plans performance
October 30, 2005
The Kansas University Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Lied Center.
African Violet Society planning show, sale
October 30, 2005
A judged African violet show is scheduled Nov. 5-6 in Loose Park Garden Center, Kansas City, Mo. Many plants in the show, sponsored by the Mid-America African Violet Society, will be for sale.
Commission drops regs on commercial guides
October 30, 2005
The Wildlife and Parks Commission has revoked all regulations governing commercial guides, effective Jan. 1.
Furharvester course slated in Concordia
October 30, 2005
A one-day furharvester education class is scheduled all day next Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Concordia.
U.S. soldier, Briton die in Afghan violence
October 30, 2005
A U.S. paratrooper and a British soldier died in attacks Saturday as Afghan officials prepared to announce final results from last month’s historic legislative elections amid some of the worst bloodshed since the polls.
58 killed in bus, market explosions
October 30, 2005
Near-simultaneous explosions rocked the Indian capital Saturday evening, tearing through a bus and two markets crowded with people shopping for gifts for a Hindu festival. At least 58 people were killed and dozens wounded in the blasts, which the government blamed on terrorists.
Laborers rally for post-Katrina work
October 30, 2005
Hundreds of people rallied at the state Capitol Saturday, pushing state officials to give more hurricane reconstruction work to Louisiana residents.
Car bomb kills 26 in village
Three American soldiers die in separate attacks
October 30, 2005
A bomb hidden in a truck loaded with dates exploded Saturday evening in the center of a Shiite farming village northeast of Baghdad, killing 26 people and injuring at least 34. Three American soldiers died in separate bombings in Baghdad and northern Iraq.
Wrong message
October 30, 2005
To the editor: Our family has read with great interest developments surrounding the proposed ordinance moving prosecution of marijuana users from district court to municipal court.
Problem ahead
October 30, 2005
To the editor: We all know Lawrence has traffic problems.
Memphis memory
October 30, 2005
To the editor: Ten years ago my family, including my brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and two nieces from Texas were on vacation and stayed overnight at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis.
Is humble a prerequisite for heroines?
October 30, 2005
It is remarkable how often the legend survives the legendary figure. And so it is with Rosa Parks.
Democrats pay price for Bush mistake
October 30, 2005
It isn’t often the president of the United States messes up and his political enemies pay the price for his error.
Poet’s showcase
October 30, 2005
Living with Humans