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Bulldog defense steps up
Baldwin stifles Wellsville running attack in 34-6 victory
September 17, 2005
After giving up 199 yards rushing last week to Paola’s Matt Shay, Baldwin High coach Mike Berg wasn’t pleased with his team’s tackling.
Programs have big expectations
September 17, 2005
After finishing second at the state tournament last year and losing seven seniors to graduation, one would think the Lawrence High girls volleyball team was out for a rebuilding season.
Turnovers fail to slow Veritas
September 17, 2005
The temperature and fog were not the only things to drop on the field during Veritas Christian’s 34-26 victory over St. Joseph (Mo.) Christian on Friday night.
Kansas high school football scores for 09-16-05
September 17, 2005
 
Carnegie tenant search may be restarted
September 17, 2005
Nearly one and a half years after choosing an upstart literacy group to occupy the vacant Carnegie Library building, city commissioners are having second thoughts.
More than 140 take citizenship oath in Lawrence
September 17, 2005
A Canadian who dreams of being a firefighter. A Swiss professor who wishes to bring stability to his young family. A man who came to the United States from Vietnam in 1975 - a refugee of the Vietnam War - and stayed to become a pharmacist.
Correction
September 17, 2005
The name of a Kansas congressman published in an article on Sunday, Sept. 11, was incorrect. His name is Jerry Moran.
Beware flood of lemons
September 17, 2005
In the market for a good used car? Watch out for vehicles that sat submerged for days in the flooded streets of New Orleans, Biloxi or other Gulf Coast cities ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Man jailed for shooting soldier in plot to avoid Iraq
September 17, 2005
A man who shot his cousin’s husband in the leg last year to help the soldier avoid a second tour of duty in Iraq was sentenced Friday to 15 to 30 months in prison.
Ex-QB adjusting out wide
September 17, 2005
Texas Tech receiver Robert Johnson isn’t on unfamiliar turf, though running passing routes in the Red Raiders’ let-it-all-hang-out aerial offense wasn’t the goal when he came to West Texas.
Naturists to perform one-act plays
September 17, 2005
“No Sex, No Violence … Only Nudity,” a festival of original, one-act plays, will debut Sept. 24 at the Topeka Performing Arts Center black box theater.
Faith forum
September 17, 2005
Can a person use foul language and still be spiritual?
Bad advice may spur Medicaid rejection
September 17, 2005
My wife and I are in the process of placing her mother in a nursing home after she lived with us for several years.
Special interests
September 17, 2005
To the editor: With all the billions of our tax dollars invested in, and talk of federal emergency preparedness, the federal response to Katrina is a national disgrace, and our chief executive, as well as those under him in FEMA and related departments, should truly be held accountable for the loss of lives and unnecessary suffering that were avoidable with more adequate and timely federal preparedness and assistance.
Bush loyalists still seek to deflect blame
September 17, 2005
Apparently, Brownie wasn’t doing such a good job after all. You remember Brownie: Michael Brown, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and in that capacity, a focal point for mounting criticism of that agency’s leisurely response to Hurricane Katrina.
LAGA City Senior Open set
September 17, 2005
The LAGA City Senior Open tees off today at Eagle Bend Golf Course with some familiar faces and new setups.
Eagles’ McNabb to start despite injury
September 17, 2005
Donovan McNabb will start in the Eagles’ home opener Sunday against San Francisco despite a bruised chest. The quarterback practiced Friday for the second straight day and did not seem bothered by the injury he sustained in the first quarter of Philadelphia’s 14-10 opening loss Monday night at Atlanta.
Family’s Jayhawk tradition is four generations strong
September 17, 2005
When Will Russell walks Jayhawk Boulevard, music from his iPod pumping into his ears, he can’t help but picture all the generations of his family that walked the same stretch years before.
U.N. says hole in ozone layer, but recovery still long way off
September 17, 2005
The hole in the ozone layer this year will probably be slightly smaller than the all-time largest of 2003, signaling that depletion is still occurring but possibly at a slower rate, a U.N. agency said Friday.
U.S. assails Syria as ‘destabilizing element’
September 17, 2005
In a spirited attack, the State Department’s spokesman on Friday accused Syria of making trouble not only for Iraq, by allowing foreign fighters to infiltrate the country, but also for Lebanon and the Palestinians.
Clarification
September 17, 2005
 
Those returning early to New Orleans face hazards
September 17, 2005
Business owners and residents returning to New Orleans this weekend face an array of potentially dangerous conditions, including polluted drinking water, broken traffic signals, a shortage of hospital beds, an antiquated 911 emergency call system, contaminated soil and virtually no food, according to health, public safety and environmental officials.
Winning Truman statue unveiled
September 17, 2005
Give ‘em a hello, Harry. Organizers of a drive to place a statue of Harry S. Truman outside historic Union Station unveiled the winning design Friday, showing the 33rd president raising his trademark Homburg hat in a wave.
Jolie the new face of St. John
September 17, 2005
Angelina Jolie, the tattooed actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador, is the new face of luxury apparel label St. John.
Two films may get stop-motion moving again
September 17, 2005
There are two sides to the animated Helena Bonham Carter. There’s the dead blue chick with the rotting veil and the talking maggot in her eye socket. Then there’s the upper-crust society dame with the freaky orange hair and the passion for giant vegetables.
Schwarzenegger to run again
California governor confirms re-election bid
September 17, 2005
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed an open secret Friday, telling supporters that he’s running for re-election next year - an early announcement designed to re-energize his sagging political momentum.
Around and about
September 17, 2005
 
Tech 0-1, but full of potential
September 17, 2005
Louisiana Tech’s football team, quite simply, hasn’t proven anything yet.
Horoscopes
September 17, 2005
 
Falkenstien hopes he’s back in booth for KSU game
September 17, 2005
Kansas University broadcasting legend Max Falkenstien, who Thursday checked out of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, hopes to be back in the booth this football season.
Firebirds finish strong
Murphys, FSHS prevail despite bevy of turnovers
September 17, 2005
Don’t think the Free State High football squad didn’t listen to its coaches all week - or to its critics. The Firebirds knew the rap they had acquired entering the third game of the season - a team that plays well early but can’t finish.
Mayer: Pull out the old trick bag
September 17, 2005
You toss a guy like Kansas University quarterback Marcus Herford into the football mix and you relive those sandlot days where somebody’d tell you to “go long” or “get ready for a lateral and then throw it to me.” You know, the illogical dipsy-dos that amateurs love and coaches abhor because, as the late run-oriented Red Sanders said, “When you pass, three things can happen, and two of them are bad.”
Valley Falls 42, Oskaloosa 24
September 17, 2005
Quarterback Brock McGinnis was 13-for-31 for 198 yards and two touchdown tosses to receiver Jake Hamm, but it wasn’t enough for Oskaloosa (1-2).
Lansing 27, Santa Fe Trail 13
September 17, 2005
Alex Boss scored on a 67-yard kickoff return and Aaron Beatty added a a 22-yard scoring run for Santa Fe Trail (1-2), but the Chargers couldn’t hold on to the early lead.
Tonganoxie 32, Kansas City Piper 7
September 17, 2005
Jeff Hughes and Daniel Volk scored two touchdowns apiece as Tonganoxie (2-1) overcame an early deficit to knock off Piper.
De Soto 22, Central Heights 19
September 17, 2005
Tyler Farmer returned a kickoff 82 yards for a score, and sophomore quarterback Jake Morse was 10-for-20 for 165 yards and a touchdown for De Soto (3-0).
McLouth 27, Doniphan West 7
September 17, 2005
Senior tailback Kevin Stewart gained 263 on 33 carries and scored two touchdowns as McLouth (3-0) pounded Doniphan West.
Perry-Lecompton 35, Anderson County 8
September 17, 2005
Cory McPherson ran for 221 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries, and added a 55-yard punt return for another score as Perry-Lecompton (3-0) matched last year’s win total.
BU needs more offense, fewer turnovers
September 17, 2005
Numbers don’t lie, so it’s no secret why Baker University is off to an 0-2 start in football.
Upstart Indians ailing
Squad will play Saint Mary without standouts Murphy, Harris
September 17, 2005
Few noticed when Haskell Indian Nations University received three votes in this week’s NAIA football poll.
Jayhawks rout UC Irvine
September 17, 2005
Kansas University’s soccer squad had an easy time with UC Irvine on Friday, rolling to a 4-0 rout at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Blake’s homer lifts Cleveland
September 17, 2005
Win after win, the Cleveland Indians stay atop the AL wild-card race while trying to close even more on the Chicago White Sox.
Bonds rips 704
September 17, 2005
Barry Bonds needed just 11 at-bats after a seasonlong layoff to hit career home run No. 704.
ChiSox prevail in 10
September 17, 2005
Joe Crede drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in the 10th inning, and the struggling Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 2-1, Friday night.
Appleby tops 84 Lumber
Leader fires 66 despite miss on 18th green
September 17, 2005
Stuart Appleby, looking for his first victory since January, unleashed big drive after big drive during his sixth consecutive round in the 60s at the 84 Lumber Classic to open a one-shot lead Friday over an equally long hitter, Chris Smith, and a very accurate Cameron Beckman.
Brouhard enjoys big night
September 17, 2005
It was the Kyle Brouhard show for Eudora High on Friday night.
Caring for Gulf Coast animals
Triage center took in 500 animals daily, volunteer says
September 17, 2005
In Louisiana last weekend, Midge Grinstead saw thousands of horses and dogs in a shelter that resembled a battlefield hospital.
Suit filed against KU in ‘03 death
Freshman died after falling from dorm’s ledge
September 17, 2005
An Illinois couple has filed a wrongful death suit against Kansas University following the 2003 death of their son, who fell from a ledge outside his seventh-floor dormitory room.
Pump patrol
September 17, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.64 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Select-a-seat system designed to ease fieldhouse unfairness
New process begins Monday for season ticket holders
September 17, 2005
Carol Floersch was in Allen Fieldhouse late last year when the Jayhawks’ head coach, Bill Self, was called for a rare technical foul.
City’s adopted family may not accept
September 17, 2005
This much is still certain: Lawrence wants to help a family displaced by Hurricane Katrina. But city leaders said Friday that they were uncertain whether a New Orleans family that was originally chosen to be “adopted” and relocated to Lawrence is actually coming to the city.
Bush: No tax for Katrina cleanup
National debt expected to soar
September 17, 2005
President Bush on Friday ruled out raising taxes to pay the massive costs of Gulf Coast reconstruction, saying other government spending must be cut to pay for a recovery effort expected to swell the national debt by $200 billion or more.
U.S. Constitution gets its due in schools across the country
September 17, 2005
At first, some grumbled and noted the irony. A new federal law requiring schools to teach about the Constitution didn’t seem to fit the spirit, at least, of the document they were supposed to celebrate.
Public invited to tag Monarchs today
September 17, 2005
Butterfly enthusiasts can tag Monarch butterflies from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at the Baker University Wetlands on 31st Street between Haskell Avenue and Louisiana Street.
Man sustains injuries after falling 8 feet
September 17, 2005
A man was transported to an area hospital by helicopter after he fell from about 8 feet Friday evening while building a house south of Eudora.
Four KU alumni receive Ellsworth Medallion awards
September 17, 2005
Four Kansas University alumni have received the service award honoring the man who was known as “Mr. KU.”
On the record
September 17, 2005
 
Lawrence Datebook
September 17, 2005
 
Sunni cleric calls for calm in Baghdad
September 17, 2005
A leading Sunni cleric called for religious and ethnic groups to take a stand against violence as Iraq endured a third consecutive day of sectarian killings - the worst, a suicide car bombing at a Shiite mosque that killed at least 12 worshippers as they left Friday prayers.
Scholars debate Bible’s acceptance of slavery
September 17, 2005
By today’s standards it’s hard to understand why the Bible accepted human slavery. The usual explanation: However sinful, it was too ingrained in ancient societies to eliminate.
By the book
Many Bible versions highlight debate over true word of God
September 17, 2005
Think Baskin-Robbins has variety with its 31 flavors of ice cream? Try shopping for a Bible. Most bookstores, and especially Christian bookstores, carry dozens of Bibles - everything from cheap paperback varieties to leather-bound Bibles that can run more than $100.
Another ‘Slash’ for the stash
Because of his versatility, electric Herford playing two positions for Jayhawks
September 17, 2005
Marcus Herford just looks the part of a playmaker, doesn’t he? Never nervous, so he says. Confident. Able to find a hole. Blessed with athleticism a Kansas University quarterback hasn’t had in years.
A Comet’s new look at life
Former KU great Sayers finds perspective on visit overseas
September 17, 2005
Watch Gale Sayers run with a football under his arm and you won’t learn anything you can apply. It was his gift, not ours. Listen to Sayers talk about more important matters and you learn plenty.
NASA hopes to put astronauts back on moon by 2018
September 17, 2005
NASA hopes to return astronauts to the moon by 2018, nearly a half-century after men last walked the lunar surface, by using a distinctly retro combination of space shuttle and Apollo rocket parts.
Bush discusses replacing O’Connor
September 17, 2005
President Bush is in the early phases of consultations with Congress on filling a second vacancy on the Supreme Court, officials disclosed Friday, as Judge John Roberts coasts to Senate confirmation as chief justice.
Truck driver found guilty of murdering six hunters
September 17, 2005
A jury on Friday convicted an immigrant truck driver of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of six deer hunters during a confrontation over trespassing, rejecting his claims that he fired in self-defense after one hunter used racial slurs and another shot at him.
Youngest son of Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush arreste
September 17, 2005
The youngest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was arrested early Friday and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, law enforcement officials said.
Lawyer’s firing came after call from Rove
September 17, 2005
White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove personally called the Texas secretary of state about a newspaper story quoting a staff lawyer about whether Rove was eligible to vote in the state.
Bucking tradition
Mexico’s Alejandro Fernandez branches out, defies genres
September 17, 2005
Alejandro Fernandez starts his concerts wearing the black suit of a mariachi. He ends the shows in the black leather of a pop star.
N. Korea slams U.S. for refusing reactor demand
September 17, 2005
North Korea criticized the United States for insisting it give up all its nuclear programs without receiving any concessions first, saying Friday it will keep up with its atomic development until given a reactor in exchange for abandoning weapons development.
Jimmy Carter gives qualified approval of polls
September 17, 2005
Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter has expressed qualified support for Ethiopia’s parliamentary elections but said it was up to the opposition to decide if they accepted the results.
Relief officials seek to curb fraud
September 17, 2005
In the latest crackdown on Katrina-related fraud, police officials Friday vowed to “nip in the bud” attempts by people illegally to obtain Red Cross aid with phony stories of being hurricane victims or by seeking a second payment.
Cheney to undergo surgery to repair leg aneurysm
September 17, 2005
Vice President Dick Cheney will undergo surgery next weekend to repair an aneurysm, a ballooning in an artery, behind his right knee, his office announced Friday.
Missouri anti-abortion law blocked
September 17, 2005
A federal judge on Friday blocked enforcement of a new state law further restricting abortions, saying it would have forced an end to the procedure in part of Missouri.
Chavez: U.N. should get out of U.S.
September 17, 2005
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez used his fiery oratory to blast his way into New York’s limelight this week, jolting the U.N. General Assembly with a hard-hitting speech that blamed President Bush for many of the world’s ills.
Report: Landfill study was flawed
September 17, 2005
A study that helped a company obtain a permit to build a landfill in northeast Harper County did not consider the worst-case scenario for groundwater pollution, a report says.
Pancake feed to benefit homeless shelter
September 17, 2005
A pancake feed today will benefit a local homeless shelter.
Kansas seminary students killed in wreck
September 17, 2005
A seminary student was charged Friday in the deaths of two fellow students who were killed when the car they were riding in hit a tree at the University of St. Mary by the Lake in this northern Chicago suburb, police said.
Crashed Russian pilot held for investigation
September 17, 2005
Lithuania on Friday refused Moscow’s requests to hand over a Russian pilot whose fighter jet crashed in the NATO member’s territory after violating its airspace, saying it must first complete an investigation.
KU associate professor dies after illness
September 17, 2005
Russell Getter married his sweetheart at age 18 and had started a family by age 25. But he wanted a better life for his family, so Getter went back to school and kept going until he had received a doctoral degree.
Lavigne praises her Spanish-speaking fans
September 17, 2005
Avril Lavigne loves her Spanish-speaking audiences, but she plans to stick to making music in English.
World leaders, celebrities join forces against poverty
September 17, 2005
Several leaders attending a U.N. summit joined international celebrities to support programs to preserve the environment as a means to help end poverty.
Celebrity birthdays
September 17, 2005
Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter is 66. Actress Cassandra Peterson (“Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”) is 54. Comedian Rita Rudner is 49. Rapper Doug E. Fresh is 39. Musician Chuck Comeau (Simple Plan) is 26.
DeGeneres again hosting Emmys at a tragic time
September 17, 2005
In the shock and sorrow of national tragedy, America has, coincidentally and unintentionally, turned to an unlikely healer - television comedian Ellen DeGeneres.
Treasurer, predecessor charged with racketeering
September 17, 2005
New Mexico’s state treasurer and his predecessor were charged Friday with racketeering, accused of taking about $700,000 in kickbacks from investment advisers.
Ed McBain produces fine finale to 87th Precinct series
September 17, 2005
Only rarely does a literary character appear to be fashioned not just with words but with blood and bone, made so alive that you find yourself wondering what he’s doing now, after you’ve read the final page.
Governor firm on wiretapping mosques
September 17, 2005
Muslim groups and civil libertarians demanded an apology from Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday for his comments about wiretapping mosques and monitoring foreign students.
Bomb rocks Christian area of Beirut, killing 1, wounding 23
September 17, 2005
A powerful bomb exploded in a Christian neighborhood of eastern Beirut late Friday, killing at least one person and wounding 23, officials said. It was the latest in a series of bomb attacks to rock Lebanon’s capital.
IBM to encourage employees to become math, science teachers
September 17, 2005
International Business Machines Corp., worried the United States is losing its competitive edge, will financially back employees who want to leave the company to become math and science teachers.
5 men force way into home, demand money
September 17, 2005
Five men - one armed with a handgun - burst into a west Lawrence home attempting to rob two people inside.
Officers arrest robbery suspect
September 17, 2005
Officers arrested a 44-year-old Lawrence woman suspected of robbing a clerk at a local Kwik Shop, 1611 E. 23rd St., early Friday.
St. Luke to host public celebration today
September 17, 2005
St. Luke AME Church, 900 N.Y., will have a public celebration today at to acknowledge efforts to raise money to restore the church.
People and places
September 17, 2005
 
Society Calendar
September 17, 2005
 
Club News
September 17, 2005
 
Notre Dame rolls with Zbikowski
September 17, 2005
Everyone at Notre Dame thinks Tom Zbikowski is a little crazy, even Zbikowski himself.
With one catch, Sweed a star
Winning touchdown catch boosts confidence
September 17, 2005
Limas Sweed leaped high to make the catch, juggled the ball and then came down with the touchdown.
Linebacker McKeon more than just funny
September 17, 2005
Ask comedian/linebacker Corey McKeon about his role in Nebraska’s game at Pittsburgh last year, and he’ll tell you he did nothing other than look debonair in a clean football uniform.
Hurricanes desperate for victory at Clemson
September 17, 2005
With hair still wet from his postgame shower at Florida State, Eric Winston’s mind already was focused on Clemson.
Sooners turn to massive freshman at OL
September 17, 2005
Working to shore up an offensive line that failed to free up Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma got much younger and a whole lot bigger up front.
KU students part of ‘Carmen’ cast
September 17, 2005
Four Kansas University students will appear in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s production of Georges Bizmet’s “Carmen.”
Rock Bottom Farm Art Show is Sunday
September 17, 2005
Sixteen local artists will feature acrylics, blown glass, pottery, woodwork and more at the Rock Bottom Farm Art Show. Art activities for children and live music have been added to the annual event.
Religion briefs
September 17, 2005
 
Religious building to be rededicated
September 17, 2005
Local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today will rededicate an education building that has undergone renovations.
Scholar to speak about Muslims, Christians
September 17, 2005
A scholar studying relations between Christians and Muslims in Syria will speak at next week’s University Forum lecture series at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Terrible twos’ also precious years with children
September 17, 2005
I have a 2-year-old boy who is as cute as a bug’s ear and I love him dearly, but he nearly drives me crazy. He throws the most violent temper tantrums and gets into everything. Why is he like this, and are other toddlers so difficult?
Civil War-era ‘Lost’ features insects the size of Buicks
September 17, 2005
Fans who can’t wait for the season opener of “Lost” would do well to sample “Mysterious Island” (7 p.m. today, Hallmark), the latest adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel, a work that surely influenced hundreds of monster movies since its publication in 1876.
Hitchhiker’ a decent ride
September 17, 2005
When “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” opened in April, it didn’t exactly light up the box office skies.
Best Bets
September 17, 2005
 
Lawrence’s labor market improving
Reports show Douglas County jobless rate on decline
September 17, 2005
Lawrence’s employment market continues to improve, according to two reports released Friday.
Markets rise Friday, but dip for week
September 17, 2005
Stocks closed sharply higher Friday after a session dominated by the expiration of September futures and options contracts, during which the Dow Jones Industrial Average received a lift from broker upgrades of Intel Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp.
Chrysler recalling Jeep Grand Cherokees
September 17, 2005
DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler Group said Friday it would recall more than 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles because water contamination of the transmission fluid could lead to fires under the hood.
US Airways gets Chapter 11 clearance
September 17, 2005
US Airways received final approval Friday to exit bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years and merge with America West Holdings Corp
Medicare premiums to increase 13.2 percent
September 17, 2005
Senior citizens and the disabled will have to pay a monthly Medicare premium of $88.50 next year for doctor’s visits and other services.
Commodities
September 17, 2005
 
Taliban call for boycott of polls
Five killed in violence before election
September 17, 2005
Taliban rebels urged Afghans on Friday to boycott weekend legislative elections many hope will marginalize the insurgents, while a candidate was shot dead and four other people were killed in bombings near polling stations.
Take honest look at disaster
September 17, 2005
You cannot predict the wind. You cannot predict the precise place a hurricane will hit. But you can predict the duties that come after. You can predict the work that must be done.
Local needs
September 17, 2005
To the editor: I felt tremendous pride, as so many others did, at the response of our community leaders and caring citizens, who, in the space of 24 hours, were ready to welcome 250 homeless persons from the Gulf states in their time of dire need.
Sinister link?
September 17, 2005
To the editor: Those on the State Board of Education who oppose the teaching of evolution also now oppose sex education (Journal-World, Sept. 14).
Teachers’ pay
September 17, 2005
To the editor: On Aug. 22, the Lawrence school board passed the largest tax increase in six years.
Scary thought
September 17, 2005
To the editor: Isn’t it funny that the same person who thumbs his nose at those of us who believe in God has no trouble believing that President Bush conjured up Hurricane Katrina?
Business support
Lawrence’s tax abatement policy should work to encourage, not hinder, local business.
September 17, 2005
Congratulations to Lawrence banker Mike Maddox for having the courage to speak up this week during a meeting of the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board.
Hamas poses problem for Palestinian leader
September 17, 2005
Thousands of Palestinians were singing and celebrating the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza when a hush swept through the crowd. “The army is coming out,” people shouted.