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Herford taking on additional offensive role
September 13, 2005
Marcus Herford’s put time in at both wideout and quarterback, and from his play last week, it’s likely the Jayhawks will continue to use his services as a signal caller.
Soccer team returns to top 25
September 13, 2005
The Jayhawks have jumped back into the national rankings thanks to some strong nonconference play.
Baldwin school district among 16 touted in education spending audit
September 13, 2005
The Baldwin school district was among 16 that were recognized today by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in announcing the results of an audit of how effectively local school districts were spending their money.
Board deadlocked on sex ed policy
September 13, 2005
The State Board of Education today failed to adopt a sex education policy. The board deadlocked 5-5 on two proposals.
Thunderstorms moving in
07:08 a.m., September 13, 2005 Updated 09:12 a.m.
Keep your rain gear handy. The chances for thunderstorms increase through the morning into the afternoon as a cold front moves through, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “There’s a chance for a late morning thunderstorm and a better chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon,” Schack said. “You might want to grab an umbrella.”
Kansas high school sports scores for 09-12-05
September 13, 2005
 
KU names recipients of Higuchi awards
Each of four winners will receive $10,000 to further research efforts
September 13, 2005
Kansas University has named four recipients of the 2005 Higuchi/Endowment Association Research Achievement Awards. Each will receive $10,000 to further research efforts.
On the record
September 13, 2005
 
Lawrence Datebook
September 13, 2005
 
KU men’s golf ninth
September 13, 2005
Kansas University’s men’s golf team is ninth of 17 teams after the second round of the Cleveland State Invitational, and junior Gary Woodland is first after rounds of 67 and 66. The final round is today.
KU women’s golf seventh
September 13, 2005
Kansas University’s women’s golf squad is in seventh place after Monday’s second round at the 18-team Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic.
LHS grad nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year award
September 13, 2005
Seattle Pacific University gymnast Corrie McDaniel, a Lawrence native, is the State of Washington’s nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year.
Lions improve at quad
LHS doubles duo’s persistent play pays off in victories
September 13, 2005
Coach Dick Wedel’s motto for the year might be “Make ‘em cry,” but Lawrence High’s Lauren Kelly and Laura Wilson found success Monday by making the opposition try.
Firebirds, Lions to rely on senior leaders
September 13, 2005
The picture on Free State High golf coach Craig Hershiser’s desk reminds him of how deep his team was a year ago. “I’m looking at it right now, and there are eight seniors in the picture,” Hershiser said. “Last year, we had 16 girls playing. This year, we’re a little slim.”
K.C. has cause to celebrate, but injuries mounting
September 13, 2005
A thundering, two-headed running attack. A nasty, swarming, physical defense. A quarterback who looked like he’d never even met a vascular surgeon, let alone recently been treated by one.
Luke to start, but Herford still in mix
September 13, 2005
Don’t expect Brian Luke to play every snap as Kansas University’s starting quarterback. But for now, expect him to be the guy starting Saturday against Louisiana Tech.
Willis cruises to 21st
Florida takes lead in wild-card race
September 13, 2005
Dontrelle Willis gave Florida the NL wild-card lead with an outstanding all-around effort.
Athletics stop sizzling Tribe
September 13, 2005
Dan Haren limited baseball’s hottest team to four singles in 62â3 innings and pushed Oakland higher in the AL wild-card standings as the Athletics beat Cleveland, 2-0, Monday night, stopping the Indians’ seven-game winning streak.
Rangers’ Messier retires at age 44
Stone-jawed captain says goodbye to NHL, Rangers
September 13, 2005
Mark Messier was 30 and already a five-time Stanley Cup champion when it was time to leave the hometown Edmonton Oilers.
Journal-World arts editor lays claim to top honor
Paget wins sweepstakes award at National Federation of Press Women’s 2005 contest
September 13, 2005
Journal-World arts editor Mindie Paget received the top honor in the National Federation of Press Women’s 2005 communications contest during the group’s annual conference last weekend in Seattle.
Board dissension evident
Member expresses displeasure over salary negotiations
September 13, 2005
Freshman school board member Craig Grant broke ranks with his colleagues Monday, publicly expressing his displeasure in the district’s salary negotiations with staff, administrators and teachers.
Sigma Nu president: Appeal possible
September 13, 2005
Sigma Nu pledges ran naked this fall through a Kansas University sorority house, but that’s not why the fraternity is being closed, says its chapter president.
Cancer survivor seeks to support
New group aims to assist young victims
September 13, 2005
There is no support group in the Lawrence-Topeka area for cancer victims who are teens or young adults. Now there are some people trying to remedy that, and Lisa Doty is among them.
Mayor: Evolution debate is hurting state
September 13, 2005
Add one more voice to the group of people criticizing the Kansas Board of Education’s debate over evolution and intelligent design.
Rabbit toss results in cruelty citation
September 13, 2005
Lawrence Police cited a 22-year-old Lawrence man for cruelty to animals earlier this month after he allegedly threw a pet rabbit off a balcony while at a party at Hawks Pointe apartments in the 1400 block of West Seventh Street.
Second-degree murder charges filed in shooting
September 13, 2005
Prosecutors on Monday filed an attempted second-degree murder charge against a Lawrence woman suspected of shooting a female acquaintance last week.
Sesquicentennial Point funding hits mark
Enough money raised to break ground on plaza; $200,000 to be presented to city tonight
September 13, 2005
The wait may soon be over for the city to begin enjoying its 150th birthday present. The Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission is scheduled to present a check for at least $200,000 to city commissioners tonight as seed money to begin building a plaza at Sesquicentennial Point.
Roberts hearings pack no punch
Predicted fireworks over nomination likely to fizzle
September 13, 2005
John Roberts opened the first Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 11 years Monday by portraying himself as a humble, non-political judge who would interpret the law “without fear or favor” if he becomes the 17th chief justice of the United States.
Wittig guilty: Co-defendant acquitted on 9 counts
Pair face years in prison, millions of dollars in fines
September 13, 2005
A jury on Monday found two former Westar Energy Inc. executives guilty of looting the state’s largest electric utility of millions of dollars.
Landslide victory setback for two-party system
September 13, 2005
When the opposition Democrats made strong gains in parliamentary elections in 2003 and 2004, Japan looked on the verge of something new: a competitive two-party system.
Gaza Strip residents celebrate first day of freedom from Israelis
September 13, 2005
Fifteen-year-old Mahmoud Barbakh’s first dip in the salty sea was “the sweetest thing in the whole world.”
Syria: Investigator can question top officials
September 13, 2005
Syria consented Monday to a U.N. investigator’s request to question top officials about the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, a probe that increases the pressure on an increasingly isolated Damascus.
Raiders lone threat to ‘Horns
September 13, 2005
The door that was opened by Oklahoma’s fall from elite status has been slammed shut by Texas. The Longhorns, by virtue of their gritty victory over Ohio State, now are far and away the favorites to win the Big 12 Conference.
Nuclear talks to resume amid disagreement
September 13, 2005
The United States and North Korea were at odds over the communist nation’s demands for peaceful atomic power, as officials gathered in Beijing today for talks on ending the North’s nuclear weapons program.
Ousted prime minister vows to regain job
September 13, 2005
Yulia Tymoshenko, the telegenic symbol of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, predicted Monday she will be back in the prime minister’s job next spring and said the president fired her because he feared her popularity.
Left-leaning alliance to oust government
September 13, 2005
Norway was poised for a power shift after the left-leaning opposition won a majority of seats in Parliament with pledges to spend more of the nation’s vast oil wealth on welfare, official election results showed early today.
Timing of power outage frazzles some
Los Angeles surge came day after taped threat to city aired
September 13, 2005
Major portions of the city lost power for more than an hour around lunchtime Monday after utility workers mistakenly cut several cables, causing a short that sizzled through the system.
Baby born to brain-dead mother dies
September 13, 2005
A 5-week-old baby, whose brain-dead mother had been kept on life support for three months to allow the child to be born, died Monday after undergoing emergency surgery.
Two found guilty in transgender killing
September 13, 2005
Two men who had sex with a transgender teen and then discovered she was biologically male were convicted Monday of her murder, but cleared of hate crime charges.
City to vote on loosening some marijuana laws
September 13, 2005
Telluride residents will vote this fall on whether to make enforcing laws against adults possessing small amounts of marijuana the lowest priority of the town marshal.
FBI analyst, Filipino charged with spying
September 13, 2005
An FBI intelligence analyst with top secret clearance was charged Monday with passing along classified information about Filipino leaders to current and former officials of that nation.
Eleven children found locked in small cages
September 13, 2005
Sheriff’s deputies found 11 children locked in cages less than 3 1/2 feet high inside a home, but a couple denied they had abused or neglected the children.
Pump patrol
September 13, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.75 at Citgo at Ninth and Iowa and at Zarco 66 at 1415 W. Sixth St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
American Idol’ finalists perform benefit concert
September 13, 2005
“American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, along with runner-up Bo Bice and the other eight Idol finalists closed their summer concert tour with a benefit for Hurricane Katrina relief.
U.N. panel rules in favor of Cosby in Internet dispute
September 13, 2005
A U.N. panel has awarded Bill Cosby an Internet domain name based on the Fat Albert character he created in the 1960s.
Roy Horn takes another step toward recovery from mauling
September 13, 2005
Illusionist Roy Horn made a slow, unassisted stroll into a Las Vegas theater, taking another step in his recovery from a near-fatal tiger mauling 23 months ago.
Magazine report: Matt Damon popped question to girlfriend
September 13, 2005
Matt Damon and his girlfriend, Luciana Barroso, are engaged, Us Weekly reported Monday.
Light falls during fashion show, injuring editors in front row
September 13, 2005
A bank of lights fell to the floor during the finale of a fashion show Sunday, injuring a handful of editors who were in the front row. No one appeared to be seriously hurt.
Jerry Lewis honored with Governors Award
September 13, 2005
Jerry Lewis was honored Sunday with the television academy’s prestigious Governors Award for his decades of work on behalf of charity.
Brownback praises nominee’s ‘modest’ view
September 13, 2005
On the opening day of confirmation hearings, Sen. Sam Brownback praised Supreme Court nominee John Roberts for supporting a “modest” view of the court and said he was leaning in favor of Roberts becoming the next chief justice.
Popularity of music devices may lead to more hearing loss
September 13, 2005
Everywhere she turns, Angella Day sees people carrying portable music players, often with the ear buds stuffed firmly in place. “They’re very widespread,” says Day, a senior at Chicago’s DePaul University who regularly listens to music on her own iPod while studying or working out. “So addicting.”
Region’s serial arsonist gets life sentence
September 13, 2005
As victims of serial arsonist Thomas Sweatt spoke at his sentencing Monday, they said they don’t understand what led him to set random fires that terrorized the Washington area for two years.
Insurgents put out bounty on top officials
September 13, 2005
Iraqi insurgents, run out of their northern stronghold in Tal Afar for the second time in a year, counterattacked with an Internet propaganda offensive Monday that put a bounty of about $200,000 on the heads of top Iraqi leaders.
Giving can be tricky business
Companies work to balance donations, public’s perception
September 13, 2005
They lost homes and survived floodwaters, escaping in some cases with barely the shirts on their backs. But Gulf Coast residents who still have money to spend after Hurricane Katrina will get a deal - of sorts - if they can get to one of Gap Inc.’s stores by Oct. 31.
Adults, children both can relate to this music
September 13, 2005
The songs on these CDs will reward the discerning ears of 3-year-olds and 30-year-olds alike. “The Bottle Let Me Down: Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides,” various artists (Bloodshot, 2002).
Sticking around
Ten years later, the veteran Foo Fighters are still ready to rock, but softly as well
September 13, 2005
Dave Grohl, who describes himself as a 36-year-old teenager, may be growing up. True, the Foo Fighters frontman espouses whiskey as a cure-all for colds, has wrapped himself in aluminum foil on national television, and holds a soft spot in his heart for death metal.
Pricey pizza, canceled trips - fuel crisis trickles down to kids
September 13, 2005
The adults in your life are probably really cranky right now about having to pay more than $3 per gallon for gas.
Hardee’s settles discrimination lawsuit
September 13, 2005
Hardee’s has agreed to pay $34,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that one of its restaurants repeatedly refused to hire an applicant because her face was disfigured.
Double Take: Drinking at dances nothing new
September 13, 2005
Dear Dr. Wes and Marissa: My mom and I want to know your thoughts on the recent drinking situation at Free State and how the school is handling it.
High school plans Battle of the Bands
September 13, 2005
Area high school bands are invited to audition for the Baldwin High School Battle of the Bands. The event will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Baldwin Junior High School auditorium.
Partake in an Italian festival on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
September 13, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Cafe Italiano: Corpus Christi Italian Festival with Matt Lomshek.”
Best Bets
September 13, 2005
 
Passengers, crew freed hours after plane hijacked in Colombia
September 13, 2005
A father in a wheelchair and his son used two grenades to hijack an airliner Monday, but peacefully surrendered five hours later after allowing the crew and passengers, including one American, to leave the plane, authorities said.
Ford sheds Hertz rental car unit for $5.6B
September 13, 2005
Ford Motor Co., aiming to focus more on building cars and trucks, said Monday it would sell its Hertz Corp. rental car business for $5.6 billion in cash.
Expert: Keep key data on disks
September 13, 2005
Following Hurricane Katrina, we’re all being told to do some disaster planning. Create an evacuation box that contains your key personal documents, experts say.
Credit unions checking into Lawrence market
Wichita-based institution to open branch Dec. 1
September 13, 2005
A Wichita-based credit union is expanding into Lawrence, and other member-owned financial institutions are looking into following its lead.
Oracle to acquire Siebel Systems
September 13, 2005
Oracle Corp. is buying hobbled Siebel Systems Inc. for about $5.85 billion, eliminating another competitor in its campaign to grab market share from business applications software leader SAP AG.
Corn, beans await hurricane effects
September 13, 2005
Hurricane Katrina’s effects on prices for corn and soybeans - Douglas County’s two biggest crops - won’t be known for a few more weeks, analysts said.
EBay buying Skype
September 13, 2005
Online auctioneer eBay Inc. agreed Monday to pay at least $2.6 billion for Internet-telephony company Skype Technologies SA.
Commodities
September 13, 2005
 
Africa provides lesson in nature
September 13, 2005
On a mild day in late August, beneath the endless East African sky, hundreds of wildebeest gathered on the banks of the Mara River in a line straight enough to make the British proud, and waited. We had no choice but to wait, too.
Liberalism’s response to Katrina
September 13, 2005
It took exactly one month - until the president’s prime-time news conference of Oct. 11, 2001 - to refute the notion that 9/11 “changed everything.” When a reporter said “you haven’t called for any sacrifices from the American people,” he replied, “Well, you know, I think the American people are sacrificing now.
Parental help
September 13, 2005
To the editor: I found the story about the number of kids who were drunk at the last Free State High School dance to be sad but not surprising.
Fallen leaders
September 13, 2005
To the editor: The Saturday Column was a tour de force of muddled thinking.
Turnabout
America will benefit from a switch in the foreign aid field. We need to use this to improve relations with those who are worth such effort.
September 13, 2005
It is truly heartwarming to note the number of nations, with previously established levels of enmity for the United States, that are so willing to provide aid of various kinds in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.
Teaching science
September 13, 2005
To the editor: Let it rest? Let what rest, exactly? Should we let integrity in science education rest?
Outsourced
September 13, 2005
To the editor: FEMA is supposed to work from the bottom up. Wealth is supposed to trickle down.
Presidents cross party lines occasionally
September 13, 2005
In today’s polarized political environment, it may seem inconceivable. But presidents in the past occasionally have found it in their interest to fill Supreme Court vacancies with nominees from the opposition party.
FEMA director Mike Brown resigns
September 13, 2005
Mike Brown, the subject of blistering criticism after Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and overwhelmed the government’s response, quit Monday as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
More than 40 bodies found during search of flooded-out hospital
September 13, 2005
The bodies of more than 40 mostly elderly patients were found in a flooded-out hospital in the biggest known cluster of corpses to be discovered so far in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans.
Bush says ‘recovery on the way’ after touring New Orleans
September 13, 2005
President Bush, ducking low-hanging tree limbs and electrical wires, rode in an open truck Monday for his first close-up look at New Orleans’ ravaged, trash-strewn, flooded neighborhoods.
Children’s advocates give thumbs down to TABOR
Group’s study says Taxpayer Bill of Rights would lead to cuts in schools, public safety
September 13, 2005
Advocates for children released a study Monday that said a Colorado-type budget limit in Kansas would lead to cuts in schools, social services and public safety, and an increase in tuition.
In the halls
September 13, 2005
How did you choose a musical instrument?
Rec Calendar
September 13, 2005
 
Rezoning plan may be approved
September 13, 2005
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Wednesday ¢ County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Lions’ Wilson waxes field
LHS senior wins Firebird Invitational by seven strokes
September 13, 2005
It’s still early in the 2005 high school girls golf season, but the Sydney Wilson state-title watch officially has begun. The Lawrence High senior dominated a field chock full of many of her Class 6A competitors Monday, firing a 5-over-par 77 to run away with a seven-shot victory at the Firebird Invitational at Eagle Bend Golf Course.
Woodling: Football valuable at Veritas
September 13, 2005
I was dubious when I saw the light standards. They didn’t look like they could illuminate an ant farm, much less a football game. Yet when the sun went down, the six generators - three on each side of the field - provided plenty of light for Veritas Christian’s eight-man football clash against Topeka Cair Paravel.
Auburn gridder learns family safe
New Orleans native Horton had been told two younger brothers were killed in hurricane
September 13, 2005
An Auburn football player who spent days believing his two younger brothers were killed in Hurricane Katrina and not knowing his father’s whereabouts has discovered that all three were alive and staying in Houston.
Innovative duo with World ties win $10,000 prize for chicagocrime.org
September 13, 2005
Adrian Holovaty, a former World Company Web developer, and Wilson Miner, World Online Commercial production coordinator, have won the $10,000 Grand Prize in the Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism for creating chicagocrime.org.
U.N. summit burdened by disagreement over key issues
September 13, 2005
The outcome of this week’s U.N. summit to tackle poverty and overhaul the United Nations administration was thrown into question Monday because of serious disagreements over the document that world leaders are supposed to adopt.
Southeast coast continues to wait for stalled Ophelia
September 13, 2005
Ophelia kept up its teasing dance along the coast of the Carolinas on Monday, dropping slightly in strength from hurricane to tropical storm as it barely moved toward land.
Celebrity birthdays
September 13, 2005
Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson is 38. Singer Fiona Apple is 28. Actress Jacqueline Bisset is 61. Musician Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flats) is 30. Actor Scott Vickaryous is 30. Actor Ben Savage is 25.
Ready, set … Play!
New generation of musicians pick their instruments and strike up the band
September 13, 2005
“Hey, everybody! Let’s learn a note!” The eyes of 45 sixth-graders light up, and smiles dart across their faces. Most straighten their backs and move to the edge of their seats - just the way they’ve been taught.
Consultant: Delta to file for bankruptcy
September 13, 2005
Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation’s third-largest carrier, plans to file for bankruptcy protection in New York as early as Wednesday, according to an industry consultant who has been informed of the company’s plans.
Self, KU working to play New Orleans U. game
September 13, 2005
Bill Self has been touched by Hurricane Katrina relief efforts both big and small. “A little girl in our neighborhood has a lemonade stand I bet has raised $100. Schools are doing things.
Vick, Falcons fired up to beat Eagles
September 13, 2005
The Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles couldn’t wait to get started on their rematch of the NFC championship game - two players got kicked out before the game kicked off.
Analysis: First week was wake-up call for Vikes, Broncos
September 13, 2005
Miami might be better than expected; Minnesota might be worse. And if Indianapolis can play defense the way it did it Sunday night in Baltimore, who knows where the Colts could go.
Education commissioner hunt hits snag
Group hired to assist in search bows out
September 13, 2005
An organization that was hired by the State Board of Education to help it hire a new education commissioner has dropped out of the process after conservative board members criticized its performance.
Protestant crowds block Irish roads
September 13, 2005
Crowds of Protestant hard-liners blocked key roads in Belfast and rioted for a third straight night Monday in a long-building explosion of frustration at Northern Ireland’s peace process.
Former Westar board had strong KU ties
September 13, 2005
David Wittig, the Kansas University graduate who rocketed to fame on Wall Street and then returned to his roots to lead Westar, surrounded himself at the utility with fellow Jayhawkers.
Alleged ties to militias disqualify 21 Afghan candidates
September 13, 2005
Afghan election officials said Monday they disqualified 21 candidates in next weekend’s historic legislative elections for allegedly having links with armed militias.
New Fox series has skeletons in closet
September 13, 2005
David Boreanaz (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) returns to episodic television in “Bones” (7 p.m., Fox), a police procedural drama in the “CSI” mold.
Horoscopes
September 13, 2005