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Local runners fare well at Rim Rock Classic
September 18, 2005
More than 50 high schools participated Saturday in the Rim Rock Cross Country Classic at Rim Rock Farm. Some of the top finishers included Tonganoxie’s Christy Weller, Eudora’s Brittney Graff, and Free State’s Alysha Valencia and Spencer Martin.
Woman shot at apartment complex
September 18, 2005
A woman was wounded early this morning in a shooting at an apartment complex, Lawrence Police said.
Lawrence commuter report
September 18, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Best sellers
September 18, 2005
Review: Vonnegut can induce laughter, tears
September 18, 2005
At 82, Kurt Vonnegut is still up to his old tricks, trying to hide his cheeriness behind a mask of gloom - or is it the other way around?
Vanishing species won’t thrive here
September 18, 2005
K ansas has had a lot of tourism slogans, including, back in the 1980s, “America’s Central Park.”
Sexton surrenders
Former child guitar prodigy reflects on roller-coaster career
September 18, 2005
Most blessings in Charlie Sexton’s life have come with a curse.
The Motley Fool
September 18, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ A well-stocked life ¢ HP gets stuck in the margins ¢ Be quite contrary ¢ Mock that portfolio
Faces and places
September 18, 2005
Lawrence datebook
September 18, 2005
KU’s Perkins makes out like a bandit
September 18, 2005
Don’t know who Brandon Perkins is?
How they scored
September 18, 2005
Soccer brings two worlds and languages together
September 18, 2005
The instructions from Lori Navarro could come from any coach, on any soccer field in the country.
Veterans reunited after half a century
September 18, 2005
There they were, their images frozen in time, framed forever inside the borders of a black-and-white photograph.
Partners wedge their way into farming niche
September 18, 2005
Walt Gregory found a way to make dough harvesting pizza.
Pressure builds to get pop out of schools
Dieticians warn soda top source of added sugars
September 18, 2005
Some people deride them as “sugar water,” others as “liquid candy.” Never favorites with dietitians or parents, sodas are receiving more and more nutritional heat these days - and the drumbeat to run them out of schools is growing louder.
Important numbers
September 18, 2005
Who to call
Foundation targets KU professor for national women writers award
Prize money will send Rebecca Curtis to Turkey to research first novel
September 18, 2005
Rebecca Curtis is about to break out of her comfort zone, and she has $10,000 to help her do it.
UCLA keeps OU reeling
September 18, 2005
Oklahoma won’t be making a return trip to the Rose Bowl this season.
Notebook
September 18, 2005
KU coach Mark Mangino somehow restrained himself from slugging Brian Luke after the senior quarterback, while falling backward, lateraled with two hands. The Jayhawks retained possession on the fumble.
Inconsistent offense dooms HINU
September 18, 2005
Kaleb Harris pretty much summed it up.
Horoscopes
September 18, 2005
For Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005
Soroptimists helping women build strong future
September 18, 2005
It’s been nearly 20 years since Connie Boring joined a Lawrence volunteer community service organization designed for professional women.
Happy days
Pet sitters allow favorite pals to play, stay at home
September 18, 2005
There’s little doubt that Mack is one well-loved feline.
Beauty and the Beast’ auditions scheduled
September 18, 2005
The Lawrence Community Theatre has announced auditions at 7 p.m. Sept. 26-27 for “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.”
Fertile spring
Journal gathers group of poets spawned by Lawrence counterculture and nurtured by one another for four decades
September 18, 2005
Jim McCrary was miserable. It was 1965. War protests and civil rights marches raged across the country. Artists were reacting to the turmoil with radical words and pictures.
Poet to give reading at Kansas Union
September 18, 2005
Merrill Gilfillan, poet, essayist and fiction writer, will read from his work Thursday at Oread Books in the Kansas Union.
Review: ‘Jacques Brel’ cast brings 1950s Paris to life
September 18, 2005
Put on your black turtleneck, pour an absinthe, light up a Gauloise, and get ready for an evening in a 1950s Paris cafe. Kansas University’s Stage Too! has become a cabaret, and a talented ensemble of five men and five women sing dance, and act the songs of Jacques Brel, creating what director John Staniunas describes as “unity through variety.”
Poet’s Showcase
September 18, 2005
What are you reading?
September 18, 2005
Candace Bushnell explores the glitzy lipstick jungle
September 18, 2005
Candace Bushnell has traded in her cosmos for Cristal, and swapped the bedroom for the boardroom.
Genuine Imitation coming to Lied Center
September 18, 2005
A national touring group will perform “BREAK!” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The show traces the history of hip-hop dance for the last 30 years.
Chavez says he will try to avoid provocation
September 18, 2005
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that he would attempt to improve his relations with Washington, which have been rocky in recent months.
Police begin clampdown along chaotic border
September 18, 2005
Palestinian forces sealed off five major breaches along Gaza’s southern border Saturday, firing warning shots and clashing with stone-throwing crowds in their strongest effort yet to halt the chaotic flood of people in and out of Egypt since Israel withdrew from the area.
Nuclear talks hit snag on Chinese proposal
September 18, 2005
North Korean disarmament talks resumed today as chief envoys from the six nations met to resolve a dispute over a Chinese proposal to allow Pyongyang keep its civilian atomic power program after it disarms.
Prime Minister seeks coalition after election
September 18, 2005
Prime Minister Helen Clark courted coalition partners today after narrowly winning an election that featured a rival bid to strip special rights from indigenous Maori and dismantle nuclear-free laws in favor of stronger U.S. trade ties.
Iran claims ‘inalienable right’ to nuclear technology
September 18, 2005
Iran’s president proclaimed his country’s “inalienable right” to nuclear energy Saturday and offered foreign countries and companies a role in his nation’s uranium enrichment program to prove Tehran is not producing atomic weapons.
Close election predicted as Germans head to polls
September 18, 2005
The leadership of Germany, Europe’s most populous and financially powerful country, goes up for grabs today in a showdown over conservative and liberal plans to fix the nation’s troubled economy.
Afghans brave violence to elect new leaders
September 18, 2005
Afghans went to the polls today to elect a new legislature, hoping to bolster a fragile democracy after a quarter-century of war and sideline the Taliban militants who fought to undermine the vote.
Tips for managing aging relative’s finances
September 18, 2005
As people live longer, more middle-aged Americans are finding themselves helping older relatives manage their money. Taking financial responsibility for someone in fragile mental or physical health can be both a personal and fiscal challenge.
Bankruptcies
September 18, 2005
Porsche planning to offer hybrid model
Rising gas prices spark interest in fuel-saving vehicles
September 18, 2005
Hybrids are going upscale.
Radio-controlled planes take off at Clinton Lake
September 18, 2005
Remote control planes have been zipping through the sky this weekend at Clinton Lake.
East Lawrence to hold potluck fundraiser
September 18, 2005
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Assn. will hold its annual Neighborhood Potluck Party and Fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Pennsylvania.
Latin American exporters angling to profit from Hurricane Katrina
September 18, 2005
Amid soaring prices for building materials in the United States caused by Hurricane Katrina, Brazil’s wood industry is poised to ramp up production, betting exports to the U.S. like plywood and floor boards could increase $500 million this year alone.
Special events schedule released
September 18, 2005
Kansas University has released its fall 2006 schedule for universitywide special events coinciding with home football games.
Working lessons from back to school
September 18, 2005
An employment expert says that heading back to school isn’t all that different than transitioning back to work - and that working professionals can learn a thing or two from their children’s back-to-school challenges and opportunities.
Motorists use e-mails to drive gas-price protests
Experts warn electronic activism accomplishes little
September 18, 2005
The messages speak to frustrated motorists who have seen prices at the pump creep upward but are powerless to do anything about it.
Katrina reviving chances of estate tax remaining
September 18, 2005
If it weren’t for Katrina, the federal estate tax might be on death row today, set to expire - permanently, this time - in 2010. But now the case for killing this tax is weakening. And that creates a planning dilemma for many people who don’t think they’re the ones the tax was meant for - the rich.
Building costs go through the roof
September 18, 2005
With home prices continuing to climb throughout Lawrence and mortgage interest rates inching up from their market lows, prospective homebuyers already found themselves with enough to worry about when making plans for a move.
Lecompton project may get exemption
Douglas County Commission agenda highlights ¢ 8:30 p.m. Monday ¢ County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
September 18, 2005
Commissioners will consider waiving the county’s purchasing policy requirements to hire Topeka-based Finney & Turnipseed to provide engineering services for the Lecompton Bridge project.
On the record
September 18, 2005
Check up on 401(k)
September 18, 2005
Plenty of people pile some income into a 401(k) plan through work, and then essentially forget about it. Out of sight, out of spending range, right?
Project to close portion of County Route 458
September 18, 2005
A portion of County Route 458 will be closed for improvement beginning Tuesday.
Lawrence man indicted on federal drug charges
September 18, 2005
A Lawrence man was indicted on federal drug charges, the first case to go federal since one of Douglas County’s assistant district attorneys was sworn in as a special prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
5 injured in K-10 rollover east of Lawrence
September 18, 2005
Five people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover that shut down one mile of all eastbound lanes on Kansas Highway 10 for more than one hour Saturday evening about one mile east of Lawrence.
Phils roll in ninth
September 18, 2005
Once the Philadelphia Phillies broke up Dontrelle Willis’ shutout in the ninth inning, there was no stopping them.
KU to begin Academic Success Week
September 18, 2005
Kansas University’s New Student Orientation will hold the 2nd Annual Academic Success Week on Monday through Saturday. Several programs cover such topics as time management and making the most of an academic career. For information, contact the New Student Orientation Office, 113 Strong Hall, at 864-4270.
Twins keep Sox reeling
September 18, 2005
Johan Santana struck out 13 Saturday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 5-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox, who have lost seven of their last nine games.
Series tied, but Sun have momentum
September 18, 2005
With a few seconds left in regulation in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals, the Sacramento Monarchs had a three-point lead on the scoreboard, a 1-0 lead in the series and every reason to think they would celebrate their first league title this weekend back home.
Cleveland closing in on first
September 18, 2005
For more than five months, the AL Central belonged to one team: the Chicago White Sox.
Moss, Miami win in 3OT
September 18, 2005
Tyrone Moss practically saved Miami’s season with a performance that left no question about his ability to be the Hurricanes’ next star runner.
Florida defense takes center stage
Gators blank Vols in second half of 16-7 victory
September 18, 2005
Maybe Urban Meyer’s defense and special teams should have been getting all the hype.
Commentary: Clemens offered lesson in courage
September 18, 2005
Brett Favre lighting up Monday night with four touchdown passes less than 24 hours after his father, Irving, died.
Stewart opens Chase by taking pole
Nextel Cup driver to start from front in New Hampshire
September 18, 2005
Tony Stewart struck just the right note Saturday for a guy hoping to get off to the right start in NASCAR’s 10-man, 10-race championship playoff, winning the Nextel Cup pole at New Hampshire International Speedway.
Magazine sellers posing as journalism students
September 18, 2005
Lawrence residents should be alert to people attempting to pass themselves off as Kansas University journalism students and trying to sell magazine subscriptions.
Pogge wins beam at SM East invite
September 18, 2005
Free State High’s Jennifer Pogge scored a 9.15 on the balance beam to win the event Saturday at the 14-team Shawnee Mission East Invitational.
Seabury claims share of title
September 18, 2005
Seabury Academy dropped its first match, but rebounded to tie for first place Saturday in the Hartford round-robin volleyball tournament.
Struggles continue for Baker
September 18, 2005
The William Jewell College football team scored 27 unanswered points, including 21 in the first quarter alone, to cruise to a 27-6 victory Saturday over Baker University at Liston Stadium.
Tennis squad earns 10 victories at invite
September 18, 2005
The KU tennis team dominated during day two of the Hurricane Invitational, posting a composite record of 10-1 in doubles and singles play.
Jayhawks rally to down OU
September 18, 2005
Josi Lima tied a career high with 21 kills, and Andi Rozum recorded her 4,000th career assist as the Kansas University volleyball team rallied for a victory Saturday in a Big 12 Conference showdown with Oklahoma at Horejsi Center.
Valencia paces city at Rim Rock
September 18, 2005
Free State High’s Alysha Valencia will remember this as the week she ran her best at Rim Rock Farm.
Keegan: Bouncers for KU fast, nasty
September 18, 2005
Basically, football players can be divided into two groups: bouncers and bartenders.
Bulldogs: Kansas comparable to Gators
September 18, 2005
Not much separates No. 6-rated Florida and unranked Kansas … at least on the defensive side of the football.
No offense, but KU wins
Perkins’ sacks, timely picks lift Jayhawks
September 18, 2005
The wrinkles need to be ironed out, no doubt - even if the red jerseys never had been worn before.
Students trek to Louisiana on mission of mercy
September 18, 2005
They are bringing supplies, but what they really want to give is encouragement and a way to take people’s minds off the difficult aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Area residents continue outpouring of support for hurricane victims
Benefit carnival gives another chance to add to already impressive donation totals
September 18, 2005
So far, Lawrence and Douglas County residents have donated about $117,000 to the American Red Cross to aid Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, a Red Cross official said Saturday.
St. Luke celebrates its place in history
Church thanks community for efforts on restoration, historic designation
September 18, 2005
People who are trying to save and refurbish a historic East Lawrence church celebrated a year of successes toward their goal Saturday by enjoying food and live music.
Raiders to test Chiefs’ revamped defense
With Moss in Oakland’s lineup, Kansas City expecting a tough challenge
September 18, 2005
Seven forced fumbles, three turnovers and a shutout until the final minute.
Maintaining journals costly for KU
Rising costs will have university trimming its subscriptions
September 18, 2005
The lifeblood of scholarship and research for Kansas University faculty and students is access to the work of their peers. But that blood flow is constricted at Kansas University.
Board of Ed might air meetings on Internet
Kan-Ed offering to set up service for free
September 18, 2005
The State Board of Education has gained international attention over its treatment of evolution and other matters.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 18, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.64 at several stations around Lawrence. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Eight lives to live
Friends from Class of 1963 gather for a reunion like no other
September 18, 2005
Memories. That’s what life’s all about. There’s a misconception that the person who dies with the most toys wins. Ever see a hearse pulling a U-Haul?
New Orleans return plan ‘extremely problematic’
Water still undrinkable
September 18, 2005
The mayor of New Orleans has set up an “extremely problematic” timeline for allowing residents to return to the evacuated city, which is still threatened by a weakened levee system, a lack of drinkable water and heavily polluted floodwaters, the head of the federal relief effort said Saturday.
Ivy League degree not what it used to be
September 18, 2005
You can count on one hand the number of Harvard College alumni who’ve won the coveted MacArthur Foundation “genius” grants in the past five years. Ditto for Yalies. And there’ve been 119 winners.
Senator testing Iowa’s waters
September 18, 2005
If he someday becomes president, Sen. Sam Brownback might remember Saturday’s $25-a-head nacho dinner at the Iowa State Fairgrounds as a key step in the process.
Strong back nine gives Rau LAGA title
September 18, 2005
The inaugural LAGA Women’s City Open was just as competitive as the Senior City Open, as the champion was decided by a scorecard playoff.
1,600 pigs killed in fire at hog business
September 18, 2005
About 1,600 pigs were killed when a fire broke out at a hog confinement business.
Sheriff’s deputy cleared in fatal accident
September 18, 2005
A Leavenworth County sheriff’s deputy has been cleared of vehicular homicide in the death of a volunteer firefighter.
Officer sentenced to prison for stealing drug-buy money
September 18, 2005
A former Topeka police officer has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing thousands of dollars intended for undercover drug buys and using the money to fund his gambling habit.
Tropical Storm Ophelia rushes past New England
September 18, 2005
Tropical Storm Ophelia rushed through southeastern Massachusetts with little effect on Saturday, piling waves 19 feet high well offshore but sparing Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod from damaging wind and rain.
Baby’s body mistakenly cremated at mortuary
September 18, 2005
They had planned to bury 20-month-old Akilah Austin Saturday in a white-and-pink princess dress inside a tiny white coffin with pink ribbons.
Treasurer, predecessor allegedly took kickbacks
September 18, 2005
New Mexico’s state treasurer and his predecessor were charged Friday with racketeering, accused of steering state business to investment advisers in return for hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks.
Lawmakers ask CIA for 9-11 failures report
September 18, 2005
The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee want CIA Director Porter Goss to provide a public version of his agency’s hard-hitting report on the failures leading up to Sept. 11, 2001.
Two killed, dozens injured in train derailment
September 18, 2005
A commuter train derailed Saturday on Chicago’s South Side, killing at least two people and injuring more than 80, some of them critically.
DNA, stem cell researchers to be honored
September 18, 2005
Two scientists who first identified stem cells and two others who did pioneering work in DNA research have won prestigious medical awards.
People in the news
September 18, 2005
¢ Michael Jackson says it’s ‘full speed ahead’ on benefit ¢ Johnny Depp immortalizes famous hands in concrete ¢ Zellweger: Fraud is legal term, not a reflection on Chesney ¢ Holocaust testimonials to join USC collection ¢ What’s in a name?
Comedians pull few punches in Katrina’s wake
September 18, 2005
The joke rattled through e-mails across the country even as lives hung in the balance after Hurricane Katrina: What’s President Bush’s position on Roe v. Wade?
Great Wall welcomes tourist invasion
Expansive attraction has room to escape crowds
September 18, 2005
The Mongol attackers are long gone, but the vast brick-and-stone barrier that helped China repel them and other invaders still stands - and awaits a new horde of travelers who can explore and even camp out on the centuries-old fortification.
Police mistake sunflowers for pot
Officers search former mayor’s home after seeing growing plants
September 18, 2005
The police thought they’d found marijuana plants growing in a former mayor’s backyard, where his wife sometimes entertains members of the senior citizens’ group she leads.
Calendar
September 18, 2005
Iron Yoga’ provides challenge
September 18, 2005
When you think of gritty, pulse-pounding weightlifting, you don’t often think of calm, serene yoga. But Ironman triathlon champion Anthony Carillo did, and he combines them with much success in his new video, “Iron Yoga.”
Police official assassinated in crowded restaurant
September 18, 2005
Federal and local police swept across Michoacan on Saturday hunting for the gunmen who assassinated the southern state’s head of public safety at a crowded restaurant.
Report details John Paul II’s last words, days
September 18, 2005
Struggling to swallow and breathe, Pope John Paul II mumbled his final words weakly in Polish: “Let me go to the house of the Father.” Six hours later, the comatose pontiff died, the Vatican says.
Marketplace, U.S. convoys targeted
At least 52 killed, found dead as violence escalates in Iraq
September 18, 2005
Four days after al-Qaida in Iraq declared all-out war on the country’s Shiite majority, more than 250 people have been killed, 30 of them in a massive car bombing Saturday outside a produce market in a Shiite suburb east of Baghdad.
Passing time alters perceptions of presidential greatness
September 18, 2005
Around this time in every presidency, there begins a great reckoning - or, more precisely, a great conversation about a great reckoning. In the West Wing, in the Oval Office and even in the private residential quarters, the subject is unavoidable: How is history going to rate the president?
Nation can expect fiscal fallout from Katrina
September 18, 2005
President Bush’s fiscal and political policy is a bit like that old Democratic mantra - “tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect.” For Bush, though, it’s more like “spend and spend, tax cut and tax cut, elect and elect.”
Be prepared
September 18, 2005
To the editor: Of all the people I have heard placing blame on the way the hurricane disaster was handled, not one had even donated a can of beans to help the people in the Gulf area.
Teacher support
September 18, 2005
To the editor: Finally, someone gets it!
Recycling survey
September 18, 2005
To the editor: I returned to Lawrence this summer after living in two cities where recycling was made simple by the local governments.
No Samaritans
September 18, 2005
To the editor: Something recently happened in our great city that truly disturbs me.
Roberts ridiculously well qualified
September 18, 2005
The question whether Judge John Roberts is qualified to be chief justice of the United States has been rendered moot by his performance in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. He is so obviously - ridiculously - well equipped to lead the third branch of government that it is difficult to imagine how any Democrats can justify a vote against his confirmation.
Important hires
Kansas University search committees should take the time to find the best possible candidates for two key deanships.
September 18, 2005
Don’t take the easy way out!
IONS studies ‘frontiers of consciousness’
September 18, 2005
It might be surprising that an organization seriously dedicated to the scientific study of phenomena such as spirit, transcendence and enlightenment thrives internationally, with nearly 30,000 members in over 50 countries.
West Side Study Group honors traditions
Club meets for social time, cultural expansion
September 18, 2005
“Thou shalt not murder the King’s English.”
Lawrence Aglow studies different aspects of faith
September 18, 2005
Lawrence Aglow is rediscovering its roots in Sharon Faulkner.
Organizations
September 18, 2005
Local community organizations
Professional groups
September 18, 2005
Organizations for workers.
Haskell works traditions into calendar
September 18, 2005
Haskell Indian Nations University’s events calendar is built around three annual events.
Recreation facilities
September 18, 2005
Where to play
Mark your calendar for KU’s big events
September 18, 2005
It’s hard denying that much of life in Lawrence revolves around Kansas University.
KPR working to offer diverse, unique content
September 18, 2005
Janis Hutchison can’t imagine life without Kansas Public Radio.
Douglas County Commissioners
September 18, 2005
Contact information for commissioners.
Land-use guidelines top issue for county
September 18, 2005
Starting healthy-growth initiatives for land use should allow Douglas County to manage growth and position it needs to see more urbanization.
City seeks library expansion
September 18, 2005
The Lawrence Public Library should provide reading to area residents in more ways than one during the next year.
Lawrence City Commissioners
September 18, 2005
Contact information for the commissioners.
Community always needs more volunteers
September 18, 2005
A few times a day, Mike Caron can look outside his office inside the Douglas County Jail and see volunteers interacting with inmates.
Contact information for Lawrence Public Schools
September 18, 2005
For all area schools.
Education alternatives offered for families
Check out curriculum, cost, uniforms at local schools
September 18, 2005
Parents in Lawrence and the surrounding areas may be interested in what educational alternative are available for school-age children. Here’s a roundup of local options.
Make Lawrence your home
September 18, 2005
Starting services, settling in, getting registered.
Association looks after N. Lawrence interests
September 18, 2005
Ted Boyle, a 45-year resident of North Lawrence, says his neighbors share a common trait - they pay attention.