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Lions to face Huskies
October 31, 2005
Lawrence High will host Blue Valley Northwest on Friday in the first round of the state tournament. LHS head coach Dirk Wedd says his team has to play hard this week.
Who you gonna call?
Paranormal investigators seek to explain the unexplainable
October 31, 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.
Bush announces new Supreme Court nominee: Alito
October 31, 2005
President Bush, stung by the rejection of his first choice, nominated veteran judge Samuel Alito today in a bid to reshape the Supreme Court and mollify his conservative allies. Ready-to-rumble Democrats warned that Alito may be an extremist who would curb abortion rights.
Wet this morning, but spooktacular night ahead
October 31, 2005
A storm front was creeping eerily into the area this morning, its growls of thunder putting a cool, wet and gloomy cast on Halloween morning.
Clothes controversy
Maybe the NBA will be an inspiration in getting us to appear a bit less frumpy in public.
October 31, 2005
The National Basketball Assn. is adopting, under protest from some of its employees, a more formal dress code in hopes of improving its image. It was quite amusing to hear one player, making some $8 million a year, bleating about how teams should provide “clothing allowances” to help the well-paid athletes and coaches meet the new standards. Poor souls!
UNICEF chief: Thousands more could die without additional aid
October 31, 2005
Thousands of people could die unnecessarily from disease, diarrhea and untreated injuries if a disaster-weary world doesn’t help quake-ravaged Pakistan, UNICEF’s chief warned during a helicopter tour of the region Sunday.
KU women’s lacrosse hammers Tulsa, 18-3
October 31, 2005
Kansas University’s women’s lacrosse club beat Tulsa, 18-3, Sunday at Shenk Field.
Wood: Leave posts alone
October 31, 2005
Quick: What do frozen burritos, a Top-40 song, a dog who loves to play fetch and running onto the field to tear down goal posts have in common?
Bush appears poised to announce nominee
October 31, 2005
President Bush appears ready to announce a new Supreme Court nomination today, moving quickly after a weekend of consultations to put forward a replacement for the ill-fated choice of Harriet Miers in hopes of recapturing political momentum, according to Republicans close to the White House.
Capitol groundbreaking re-enacted in Lecompton
Digging into history
October 31, 2005
A piece of Kansas history was resurrected Sunday afternoon at the Lecompton Territorial Capitol building.
Rural residents wary of interchange
October 31, 2005
The winds of change are blowing in southwestern Leavenworth County, and some rural residents worry that a storm of an urban development magnitude is headed their way.
Horoscopes
October 31, 2005
For Monday, Oct. 31
Hurricane Beta causes flooding, damage in Nicaragua
October 31, 2005
Hurricane Beta swirled onto Nicaragua’s remote Caribbean coastline Sunday, ripping off roofs, toppling trees, provoking floods, and causing four rivers to overflow in Honduras before weakening to a tropical storm.
Hall of Famer Lopez dies at 97
Former catcher managed the White Sox to 1959 World Series, Chicago’s last until this season
October 31, 2005
Al Lopez, a Hall of Fame catcher and manager who led the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox to American League pennants in the 1950s, died Sunday at 97.
Slow starts confound Cornhuskers
October 31, 2005
Nebraska goes to Kansas University this week off losses in three of its last four games and with no explanation for its maddening slow starts.
Correction
October 31, 2005
The clues for the Sunday Crossword in this week’s Journal-World were inadvertently repeated from the previous week. This correct version of the Oct. 30 puzzle appears on page 4B of the print version today.
Area students get KU scholarships
October 31, 2005
Three Douglas County students have received Kansas University’s Summerfield and Watkins-Berger scholarships for fall 2005.
Towering Singapore buildings will bear KU professor’s design imprint
October 31, 2005
As Peter Pran teaches students atop Mount Oread, two towers he helped create are creeping skyward on the waterfront of an island nation more than 9,000 miles away.
Companies researching DNA vaccines to fight flu
October 31, 2005
The flu vaccine-making system that serves as the best available protection against a pandemic relies on millions of chicken eggs, takes nine months to produce each year’s flu shots and has changed little since the 18th century.
CIA leak sounds like Rove operation
October 31, 2005
Dick Cheney may have been a nontraditional vice presidential pick. But the indictment of Lewis Libby reflects the fact that he and his aides sometimes played a traditional vice presidential role: attacking political rivals.
Moon show recalls ambiguous leg of space race
October 31, 2005
The “American Experience” (8 p.m., PBS) documentary “Race to the Moon” recalls a moving moment from the space race that may have also inspired one of the most poignant television broadcasts in history.
Kansas State aims for bowl
Wildcats can’t win Big 12 North crown
October 31, 2005
Kansas State already knew its Big 12 North title hopes were between slim and none.
Drill planned to prepare for possible pandemic
October 31, 2005
Hong Kong announced plans for an emergency drill to prepare for a possible bird flu pandemic.
Historians tell stories behind Salina cemetery graves
October 31, 2005
Cemeteries are not just for the dead.
Former KU softball player files police reports
October 31, 2005
A former Kansas University softball player involved in a dispute with the athletics department has filed two police reports in recent weeks.
Jayhawks adjust to new practice schedule
October 31, 2005
Just 24 hours after Kansas University’s 13-3 football victory over Missouri, the Jayhawks were back at work, already preparing for Saturday’s game against Nebraska.
CU nets ranking, North lead
October 31, 2005
Mason Crosby’s mighty leg lifted Colorado into a Top 25 ranking and the lead in the Big 12 North. Now it’s time to bring on the challengers.
Jesse James may be captured in old photos
Some think Missouri woman’s shots are real thing
October 31, 2005
Like the outlaw himself, photographs of Jesse James are hard to catch.
Palestinians, Israelis agree to halt violence
October 31, 2005
Israel and the Palestinians agreed Sunday to halt their latest round of rocket attacks and airstrikes, officials said, but the deal threatened to fall through when Israeli forces killed three Islamic Jihad militants in the West Bank.
Prince Charles: Climate change is ‘terrifying’
October 31, 2005
Prince Charles says he believes the pace of climate change is terrifying and people are becoming too dependent on technology.
Rescuers give up hope of finding survivors
October 31, 2005
Naval boats searched for bodies Sunday as rescuers gave up on finding more survivors from a train that plunged into a rainswollen river in southern India, killing at least 111 people, officials said.
Militant group says it’s behind deadly bombings
October 31, 2005
A little-known group that police say has ties to Kashmir’s most feared militants claimed responsibility Sunday for a series of terrorist bombings that killed 59 people in New Delhi.
Traffic safety requests to be heard
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
October 31, 2005
City commissioners will hear a pair of traffic safety requests from Kansas University officials. One request is to create a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Constant Avenue and Becker Drive. The other request is to modify a bus loading zone along 15th Street between Burdick Drive and Naismith Drive.
State officials work to keep Saints
October 31, 2005
While the New Orleans Saints played their first game of the season in Louisiana on Sunday, state officials scrambled to make sure it wouldn’t be one of the last.
Bruschi back for Pats
Linebacker makes emotional return
October 31, 2005
Tedy Bruschi was back in the middle of things Sunday night: calling plays in the huddle, waving his teammates into position, barking out assignments.
Giants win one for the boss
New York rolls in first game after owner’s death
October 31, 2005
Tiki Barber put the finishing touch on the best running day of his career, then made one of the most important runs for the New York Giants.
Steelers trying to add to Monday Night aura
October 31, 2005
When it comes to a virtual guaranteed victory in the NFL, nothing beats the Pittsburgh Steelers at home on a Monday night.
KU rowers shine at Head of Iowa
October 31, 2005
Junior Tiffany Jeffers placed third in the Open Singles race to pace Kansas University’s entrants at the Head of the Iowa rowing event Sunday.
Kansas soccer lands No. 5 seed for tourney
October 31, 2005
Kansas University’s soccer team earned the No. 5 seed and will faced fourth-seeded Nebraska on Wednesday in the first round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament.
Vols fall from AP poll
October 31, 2005
Tennessee has gone from preseason No. 3 to not even receiving a vote in the Associated Press Top 25.
On the record
October 31, 2005
Lawrence datebook
October 31, 2005
Pakistani leader slated to speak at Dole Institute
October 31, 2005
Mohammedmian Soomro, chairman of the Pakistan Senate, will talk about his country’s world role and relief efforts in the region following devastating earthquakes in a lecture next month at the Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics.
New Orleans trumpeter star of Halloween event
October 31, 2005
The leader of New York’s annual Halloween parade will not be a drag queen on roller skates. It will not be a giant caricature of President Bush. It will not be a naked man covered in glitter.
Transit unions strike, idling subways, buses
October 31, 2005
Thousands of city transit workers went on strike just after midnight, leaving nearly half a million commuters in need of alternate transportation today.
Green ‘competed’
Chiefs QB plays despite father’s death
October 31, 2005
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green said there was no doubt he would play against the Chargers on Sunday, three days after his father died.
Coaches in spotlight, but Spurs still rule
October 31, 2005
Out on the West Coast, the NBA’s Zen master has returned home from a yearlong sabbatical, accepting a task sure to disturb his implacable cool.
Monumental crowd pays tribute to an icon
October 31, 2005
With reverence and a deep sense of indebtedness, the nation’s capital last night began its simple but dignified farewell for Rosa Parks, the humble woman whose courageous act 50 years ago led to the breakdown of racial segregation in the United States. A massive crowd of people of all ages, colors and political beliefs pressed together, then lined up patiently at the U.S. Capitol to view her coffin and talk about the enormous changes she brought the nation - and them.
9-11 security deadlines falling by the wayside
October 31, 2005
The Bush administration has missed dozens of deadlines set by Congress after the Sept. 11 attacks for developing ways to protect airplanes, ships and railways from terrorists.
Analysis: Bush chiefly reacting to events
President no longer pushing agenda; news pushes him
October 31, 2005
Normally, President Bush and the Republican majority in Congress set the agenda. Lately, they’re spending a lot of time trying to change the subject.
Dems to moderates: Join the party
October 31, 2005
When President Reagan was asked why he left the Democratic Party, he answered, “I didn’t leave them; the party left me.”
KU unaccustomed to low expectations
October 31, 2005
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, which failed to crack the ESPN/USA Today preseason top 25 coaches poll last week, has not been ignored in all other polls in magazines and on Web sites.
Chiefs manhandled
Tight end Gates sparks Chargers
October 31, 2005
Antonio Gates showed why the San Diego Chargers think he’s the best tight end in the NFL.
Following safety tips can scare away unfortunate holiday incidents
October 31, 2005
Here are some of the tips Lawrence police are offering for keeping safe this Halloween.
ICAN Friendly Visitors looking for volunteers
October 31, 2005
ICAN Friendly Visitors program is looking for individuals to volunteer one or two hours each week to assist older people who live independently. Volunteers are needed to assist with grocery shopping, make friendly visits and phone calls, assist with errands or household needs.
Committee will review claims about looted art
October 31, 2005
The board of the J. Paul Getty Trust has formed a special committee to investigate claims that its world-renowned museum purchased looted art and its chief executive spent lavishly with tax-exempt funds.
Antiwar ‘Granny’ plans response to Marines’ plea
October 31, 2005
She’s a charter member of the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, a 20-year member of Veterans for Peace and for some time now, a member of the Raging Grannies, that group of gray-haired peaceniks who take homemade cookies and tea to their antiwar protests. But leatherneck material for the U.S. Marines?
Bill would make students wash hands before lunch
October 31, 2005
Many kids grow up learning they cannot come to the dinner table until they’ve washed their hands.
Pastor electrocuted during baptism
October 31, 2005
A pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his church Sunday morning after grabbing a microphone while partially submerged, a church employee said.
Hundreds arrested as Wisconsin Halloween celebration goes awry
October 31, 2005
A weekend of Halloween celebrations popular with college students resulted in more than 400 arrests, and police used bursts of pepper spray early Sunday to break up crowds of revelers.
Voters to consider gay rights, abortion in elections
October 31, 2005
Gay rights, teen abortion, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s prestige. These and other volatile topics are adding spice to off-year elections in seven states where voters will be considering statewide ballot measures on Nov. 8.
Military: U.S. troops kill insurgents plotting attack
October 31, 2005
U.S. troops backed by helicopters and a jet attacked insurgents planning a nighttime ambush near an American base north of Baghdad, killing six militants and wounding and capturing five others, the U.S. command said Sunday.
U.S. soldiers charged with assaulting two Afghan detainees
October 31, 2005
Two U.S. soldiers have been charged with assault for allegedly punching two detainees in the chest, shoulders and stomach at a military base in Afghanistan, the military said Sunday.
Vice president’s brother assassinated in Baghdad
Death toll rises in truck bomb attack targeting Shiites
October 31, 2005
Gunmen killed the brother of Iraq’s Shiite vice president Sunday and a top trade ministry official escaped assassination in another part of the capital, while the death toll in a major truck bombing the day before rose to 30. A U.S. Marine was fatally injured in another bombing.
People in the news
October 31, 2005
¢ Michael Jackson’s ex-wife still faces limited visitation rights ¢ Actor: Growing up as Potter not as bizarre as you’d think ¢ Garcia gets ‘deadication’ ¢ Michelle Wie gives $500,000 to Bush-Clinton Katrina fund ¢ John Lennon memorabilia big draw at Las Vegas auction
New Orleans reclaims its mojo for Halloween
October 31, 2005
The margarita Diane Spieler sips during her nocturnal masquerade on Bourbon Street perfectly matches the glow-in-the-dark green of her hideous face, airbrushed in dreadful detail with reptilian scales and skeletal hollows.
Family sought to host exchange student
October 31, 2005
The Lawrence Rotary Club is looking for a family willing to take in a female exchange student from January to May.
Rep. Moore speaks out against proposed cuts
October 31, 2005
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore is speaking out against a proposal to cut Haskell Indian Nations University’s budget.
Gospel concert set to benefit pantries
October 31, 2005
The Lawrence Church of God Inspirational Choir will perform at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 31, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.16 at Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets and at Zarco 66 on Ninth Street. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
The week ahead
October 31, 2005
Bad job history can be explained if new job is actually your calling
October 31, 2005
I have not had the perfect track record for jobs. I left one job due to depression after a friend was murdered. Eventually I got another job and stayed two years before finding out that the owner did not promote women. At the next job I was fired for absenteeism, and at the job after that, I was (falsely) accused of stealing. I recently went back to school for a culinary arts degree. I want to get back to work, but how do I explain my history without sounding like a bad person?
History almost forgot Rosa Parks
October 31, 2005
Rosa Parks, who died Monday at 92, was the U.S. civil rights movement’s most famous heroine. Her refusal to give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955 initiated a successful yearlong bus boycott that marked the onset of Southern direct-action protests. A decade later, those demonstrations culminated in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
A hateful reminder in Iran
October 31, 2005
Most Valuable Politician of the year? How about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, who has surged ahead for the 2005 MVP award in the few months he has been office? He reminds a distracted world at crucial moments of the true nature of Iran’s regime, of the abiding source of conflict in the Middle East and of the deeper meaning of global terrorism.
Proud of bands
October 31, 2005
To the editor: On Oct. 22, I attended the morning session of the high school band competitions at Memorial Stadium.
Autumn splendor
October 31, 2005
When Robert Frost wrote the line “Nothing gold can stay,” one wonders if his heart was breaking because the late-autumn winds were whisking nature’s vivid color palette off the New England trees outside his window.
Risk turns to reward at Atlanta
Flirting with disaster, Edwards prevails to win MBNA 500
October 31, 2005
Lap after lap, Carl Edwards flirted with the outside walls on his way to another victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway.