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Eudora wins Tonganoxie Invitational
September 25, 2005
The Eudora volleyball team went 5-0 in pool play with a 3-0 victory over Manhattan on Saturday to win the Tonganoxie Invitational. The Cardinals improve their record to 15-3.
Art exhibit opens; winners announced
Show with 150 works runs through Oct. 2
September 25, 2005
About 100 people shuffled around a concrete floor and perused art pieces hung from chain-link fence material at Saturday’s opening night for the fifth Lawrence Own-Your-Own Art Exhibition and Sale.
Controversial Christian linked to skyrocketing number of predators
September 25, 2005
Psychologist Rex Rosenberg believes in demons. He believes its possible to measure demonic influence with a survey he created.
The Motley Fool
September 25, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ To the point ¢ Retirement killers ¢ Smart but dumb ¢ Sanderson farms
Consumers buy into wacky names
Marketing professor says products with surprising labels create sales
September 25, 2005
What color is Sin? How would Riptide Rush taste? What does Ionic smell like?
Employers can extend time limit for spending health care accounts
September 25, 2005
Often toward the end of the year, workers make a mad rush to the dentist, the eye doctor or even the pharmacy to buy cold medicine as stocking stuffers - all in an effort to spend money remaining in their flexible spending accounts.
Bankruptcies
September 25, 2005
The following Douglas County residents or businesses filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, during the week ending Thursday.
Amarr Garage Doors garners Habitat award
September 25, 2005
Amarr Garage Doors, which has a manufacturing plant in the East Hills Business Park, has been honored for its ongoing efforts to help build homes for low-income residents through Lawrence Habitat for Humanity.
Sports memorabilia easy target for scams
September 25, 2005
As baseball playoffs draw near and football seasons gain speed, many fans will want to buy some sports memorabilia, especially a poster, card or ball bearing signatures of sports stars.
Discount Realtors unfairly unlisted
September 25, 2005
How much does it cost to sell a home? That’s simple: Though Realtors’ commissions are negotiable, you’re virtually sure to pay 5 percent or 6 percent of the sales price - about $24,000 on a $400,000 home.
Shopping around for credit can save money
Card companies’ offerings vary on interest rates, fees, rewards
September 25, 2005
If you sign up for our credit card now (as the pitches delivered in the mail say), you can enjoy a zero percent introductory interest rate, a stratospheric spending limit, no annual fee, 10,000 bonus airline miles and even cash back.
Bracing for disaster: Financial experts say it pays to be prepared
September 25, 2005
It doesn’t take a hurricane to make Jane Blocher realize how important it is to have enough money tucked away to cover six months’ worth of living expenses.
Plans announced for final Lewis and Clark event
St. Louis last stop marking 200 years since expedition
September 25, 2005
The 15th and final signature event marking Lewis and Clark’s expedition through the West will take place a year from now on the St. Louis Riverfront, organizers of the event said Friday.
Boeing hires Gephardt to advise on strike
September 25, 2005
Boeing Co. has hired former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, who has consistently found support among labor unions, to advise the aerospace company on its dispute with the striking Machinists union.
Flight to Tokyo leaves 43 hours late
September 25, 2005
A Northwest Airlines flight to Tokyo finally took off Saturday morning - 43 hours late.
Lesbians’ daughter expelled from school
September 25, 2005
A 14-year-old student was expelled from a Christian school because her parents are lesbians, the school’s superintendent said in a letter.
IMF committee clears deal to erase poor nations’ debt
September 25, 2005
A deal to erase billions of dollars of debt for poor countries cleared an important hurdle Saturday, winning the endorsement of the International Monetary Fund’s steering committee.
Sex predators: What goes on at Larned facility may shock some taxpayers
Is state ‘treatment’ program nothing but a pricey prison?
September 25, 2005
If it weren’t for the security guards and the barbed-wire fence, it might pass for a community-college campus. The Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital lies in the center of the state, tucked into the Kansas prairie a few miles outside Larned, accessible by a winding, rural road.
Astros’ Astacio effective
September 25, 2005
Roger Clemens couldn’t have done it much better.
Red Sox back in first-place tie
September 25, 2005
The Boston Red Sox had blown a two-run lead, and now they were in the ninth inning of a tie game facing All-Star closer B.J. Ryan.
Clarion Synthesis plans performance on campus
September 25, 2005
Kansas University’s music and dance department welcomes visiting artist duo Clarion Synthesis to Lawrence for a performance.
Dan Zanes and Friends to perform at KU
September 25, 2005
The former frontman of Del Fuego, Dan Zanes, will bring his edgy, family-friendly music Oct. 8 to Kansas University.
S. Florida upends No. 9 Louisville
September 25, 2005
Amarri Jackson saw no reason why South Florida shouldn’t beat Louisville.
Fill-in Fisher helps K-State cruise
September 25, 2005
For the entire suspenseful week, Parrish Fisher was in the dark along with everyone else.
Red Raiders score mere 63 in victory
Coach dismayed with backups in blowout of Indiana State
September 25, 2005
Texas Tech’s backups had another chance to shine during a third straight early season runaway.
Local girls finish atop Seaman leaderboard
September 25, 2005
Local runners turned in a 1-2-3 finish to highlight the girls race Saturday at the Seaman Invitational cross country meet.
Firebirds reach double digits in soccer triumph
September 25, 2005
Four different players scored twice Saturday as the Free State boys soccer team cruised to a 10-1 victory over Junction City.
Seabury volleyball comes up empty
September 25, 2005
Seabury Academy’s volleyball squad went 0-4 at the Olpe Invitational on Saturday but made some noise against tournament champion Marais des Cygnes.
Free State volleyball takes second at Seaman tourney
September 25, 2005
Free State High’s volleyball squad had a long day at the Topeka Seaman Invitational, winning three of four three-game matches Saturday before falling to Holton in the championship match.
Presidents Cup deadlocked, 11-all
Woods-Furyk comeback sparks U.S. against Internationals
September 25, 2005
Chris DiMarco came up aces, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk came through with clutch comebacks, and Retief Goosen and Adam Scott proved as formidable as ever Saturday, all of them turning in solid performances that left the Presidents Cup tied going into a final round of 12 singles matches.
Gophers finally put end to Purdue’s hex
Unranked Minnesota snaps seven-game skid to Boilermakers, 42-35 in 2 OTs
September 25, 2005
A familiar feeling washed over Glen Mason after his Minnesota Gophers gave up a touchdown to Purdue in overtime.
Coaches still in favor of replay
September 25, 2005
The NCAA’s approval this week to use instant replay in all 28 Division I-A bowl games came at a perfect time. Through three weeks, replay has widely been lauded as a success around the country, credited with affirming critical calls in big games and overturning others that could have changed the outcome of key matchups.
Internet betting impossible to regulate
September 25, 2005
Betting on college athletics is getting easier by the second. Sometimes it requires only a few minutes on a computer.
What’s the line?
Despised by the NCAA but incredibly popular with fans, gambling easily has permeated the college sports scene
September 25, 2005
With the game out of reach, the Oklahoma University football team marched downfield, looking to add to a 25-point lead with less than a minute remaining during last year’s matchup with Kansas University.
Missed extra point dooms BU
September 25, 2005
Kendall Bradley passed for 353 yards and five touchdowns, but Baker University’s rally fell short thanks to a missed extra point in a 37-36 loss Saturday to Evangel in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football.
Anti-war rally among largest of Iraq conflict
September 25, 2005
Crowds opposed to the war in Iraq surged past the White House on Saturday, shouting “Peace now” in the largest anti-war protest in the nation’s capital since the U.S. invasion.
People in the news
September 25, 2005
¢ Country singer hospitalized after overdosing on pills ¢ Dialing for donors ¢ Guitars on parade ¢ Cline home a landmark ¢ Modeling mink ¢ SNL lineup announced
New Yorker Festival draws high rollers
Magazine organizes three days of discussions, readings, music
September 25, 2005
Doyle Brunson can remember when being a professional poker player meant being an embarrassment.
Annual block party offers neighborhood music, food, games
Money raised through cake walks, raffles helps pay for volunteer work days
September 25, 2005
The sounds of music and the smell of barbecue made for a jovial atmosphere Saturday night in the 1000 block of Pennsylvania Street.
Lawrence rally attracts 400 anti-war protesters
March simultaneous with Washington event
September 25, 2005
President Bush hasn’t heeded their call for two years, but that didn’t stop about 400 people from marching through downtown Lawrence on Saturday while calling for American forces to be brought home from Iraq.
Predator challenging case refuses to take part in ‘treatment’
September 25, 2005
One person unlikely to ever get out of the state’s sexual predator program, barring a court overturning his commitment, is Robert Ward, 49, of Kansas City, Kan.
SRS won’t release sex predator names
September 25, 2005
It’s currently not possible to report exactly who is living here in the sexual-predator program, how they got there and from which Kansas counties they came.
Lawrence commuter report
September 25, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Texas men charged with fraud in Kansas
September 25, 2005
Two Texas men are accused of targeting elderly people in home-repair scams in five states, including Kansas.
Sex assault prevention center to receive grant
September 25, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Roderick Bremby, Kansas Secretary of Health and Environment, announced Thursday a Lawrence sexual assault prevention center will receive a $54,193 federal grant.
Clinton special hunt to return
September 25, 2005
The Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake will hold its second annual special hunt Nov. 1-30 at Bloomington Park.
Hunt clinic for youths set Oct. 15
September 25, 2005
Area youth are invited to attend a free wingshooting and gun safety clinic Oct. 15 at Council Grove Reservoir.
Norwegian heritage fest scheduled for Saturday
September 25, 2005
The Norwegian Heritage Society will have its fourth annual Nordic Heritage Festival on Saturday at Building 21 of the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Two cabins now available at Toronto Reservoir
September 25, 2005
Kansas Wildscape Foundation has made two more cabins available for public rental at Cross Timbers State Park on Toronto Reservoir.
Single document cuts paperwork
September 25, 2005
In the process of switching to online license and permit sales and an automated point-of-sale licensing system, Wildlife and Parks has received questions about how the system will handle big game and turkey permits, game tags and carcass tags.
Jerry’s Girls’ offers brisk mix
LCT revue flaunts tunes and costumes
September 25, 2005
Take nine talented performers, nearly 40 tuneful songs, and more than 100 colorful costumes. Keep them coming over the course of a 2-hour show, and you have “Jerry’s Girls,” now playing at Lawrence Community Theatre and directed by Terrance McKerrs.
Marathoner develops knack for snack
September 25, 2005
“We’re all about the snack love,” Jeremy Selwyn says, and you wonder if the course of human history has ever produced such a sentence.
Commentary: Decoys come in handy at dove-hunting area
September 25, 2005
You could call Truscott a wide spot in the dusty West Texas road north of Benjamin, but it really doesn’t qualify as a wide spot. Benjamin is the local wide spot, population about 260.
Newman backs off plan to review school paper before publication
September 25, 2005
Administrators at Newman University have backed away from a plan to review the contents of the school newspaper before it goes to press, after students objected and the adjunct faculty adviser resigned.
Hollywood interested in ‘Miracle Cars’ scheme
Prosecutors don’t want convict to profit
September 25, 2005
Hollywood wants to make a movie about a nationwide conspiracy to defraud people who were told they would get bargain prices on vehicles as a reward for their religious faith.
Ten treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
September 25, 2005
Ten people were rushed to a hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after a worker left a forklift running inside a business that makes parts for aircraft manufacturers.
Best Bets
September 25, 2005
 
Soda jerk still fixing drinks after 53 years
September 25, 2005
When Richard Huckriede walked through the door of Hunter Drug Store in October 1952 to begin his job as a soda jerk, he didn’t realize he would pass almost daily through that same door for the next 53 years.
Dole book bound for state’s libraries
September 25, 2005
Bob Dole’s memoir is headed to every high school and public library in the state.
Rita offers second chance to get it right
September 25, 2005
When Hurricane Katrina ravaged coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman was dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to serve as a floating command center for relief operations.
Nutritionists: Technology, lack of education, cheap foods contributing to obesity
September 25, 2005
Step right up, folks, for the latest sure-fire weight-loss scheme. It’s four simple words, easy to remember and free: Eat less, move more.
Don’t trust weight loss to dietary fads
American Heart Assn. recommends eating well, moving more
September 25, 2005
It seems to me that the title of the American Heart Assn.’s first diet book “No-Fad Diet: A Personal Plan for Healthy Weight Loss,” is inherently contradictory. There’s no dieting without fads, because diets are fads.
What are you reading?
September 25, 2005
 
Poet’s Showcase
September 25, 2005
had i been born - By Lee Carlson
Best Sellers
September 25, 2005
 
Books of a feather fly high
September 25, 2005
From reality to the unreal, these books allow for a lot of fowl play. Beaks and bills vie for the attention of very young readers.
Safe and warm
Philip Roth enters the Library of America
September 25, 2005
Philip Roth, the author of “Portnoy’s Complaint,” “American Pastoral” and many other novels, has lived more than 30 years in the Connecticut countryside in an 18th-century farmhouse, where the late summer air is deep and calm, disturbed only by crickets and the occasional passing car.
A drive down the historic National Road is a trip
National Road stretches 700 miles through six states
September 25, 2005
In Ohio, a stately red brick inn once frequented by presidents hugs the nation’s first federally funded interstate highway.
Weight-loss surgery gains popularity
September 25, 2005
With 360 pounds hanging on his 5-foot-7 frame, Robert Stratiff was in sad shape. He had heart problems, poor circulation, wasted knees and sleep apnea that kept him awake most nights. Miserable at age 69, he knew he wasn’t long for the world unless he did something drastic. And soon.
Senior Calendar
September 25, 2005
 
Menopause tough on female executives
Symptoms can cause problems for workers
September 25, 2005
When menopausal hot flashes caused sweat to run down Donna Cook’s face during business meetings, she joked to concerned colleagues, “I’m having my personal summer.”
Israel launches attack on Hamas
Prolonged’ operation may target leaders
September 25, 2005
Israel launched a “crushing” retaliation Saturday against Hamas in Gaza with deadly airstrikes, troops massed at the border and a planned ground incursion after militants fired 35 rockets at Israeli towns - their first major attack since the Gaza pullout.
AIDS expert advocates circumcision as vaccine
September 25, 2005
A South African AIDS expert Saturday advocated male circumcision as the best available “vaccine” against the virus in his country, where an estimated 6 million people are infected and more than 600 people die every day.
Resolution could refer Iran to Security Council
September 25, 2005
The U.N. atomic watchdog agency Saturday put Iran just one step away from referral to the Security Council unless Tehran eases suspicions about its nuclear activities in coming months - a move the United States has been pushing for years.
Nationalist leader killed in FBI shootout
September 25, 2005
A Puerto Rican nationalist wanted in a 1983 robbery of an armored truck in Connecticut was shot and killed by FBI agents in a shootout, ending the fugitive’s 15 years on the run, the bureau said Saturday.
Web site offers only happy news
September 25, 2005
The news menu was stuffed with the dreadful and appalling on Friday. A massive hurricane bearing down on Texas.
Tension between religion, government not new to U.S.
September 25, 2005
Democrats are saying that religious conservatives are too powerful inside the Republican Party. Republicans are saying that the Democrats are hostile to religious values. Liberals worry that religious themes are too prominent in the nation’s civic life.
Misinformation
September 25, 2005
To the editor: Justin Smitley, on Sept. 23, dismissed evolution on the grounds that “Darwin’s theory is still very much without facts,” and that evolutionary theory “basically says I can throw parts of a watch into a tornado and have it come out a working, fully together watch.”
Local needs
September 25, 2005
To the editor: Thank you for your editorial pointing out that in the wake of the wonderful response to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the ongoing needs of local charitable organizations remain very real.
Great tribute
September 25, 2005
To the editor: Congratulations to Bill Snead on the great feature story “Eight lives to live” (Journal-World, Sept. 18).
Hurricanes also wield diplomatic clout
September 25, 2005
North Korea and Iran are getting aid from unexpected allies in the international negotiations over their illicit nuclear weapons programs. Meet the new superpowers of diplomacy: Katrina and Rita.
Shiites push for ‘yes’ vote on constitution; Sunnis may try to scuttle it
September 25, 2005
The leader of Iraq’s largest Shiite political organization joined the country’s most revered and powerful Shiite cleric Saturday in a strong public push for voter support of a new constitution, three weeks ahead of a national referendum.
Cheney’s surgery called successful
September 25, 2005
Vice President Dick Cheney had successful surgery on Saturday to repair aneurysms on the back of both knees and was alert and comfortable after the six-hour procedure, his spokesman said.
Commentary: Palmeiro hits bottom in steroid mess
September 25, 2005
And so ends the distinguished career of Rafael Palmeiro, aka “The Finger,” “The B-12 Bomber” and “Raffy the Rat.”eer of Rafael Palmeiro, aka “The Fing
Radio personality extends reach
Garrison Keillor hopes ‘The Old Scout’ balances out bad news
September 25, 2005
Garrison Keillor reads the newspaper every day.
The art of silence
Meaning arises in the stillness between notes, movement, images and words
September 25, 2005
Some commonly held truths: Music is sound. Art is image. Dance is movement. Conversation is words. Right? Well, sort of.
Faces and places
September 25, 2005
On the record
September 25, 2005
Art guild organizing hurricane fundraiser
September 25, 2005
The Lawrence Art Guild has announced plans for an Oct. 20 blood drive to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina. All artists and Douglas County residents are encouraged to participate in the drive, which will be from noon to 6 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.
Miami thumps Buffs
September 25, 2005
Kyle Wright was drilled on Miami’s first play and lost a toenail on his lone touchdown pass.
City gymnasts dominate FSHS invite
LHS, Free State finish 1-2
September 25, 2005
Lawrence High and Free State may be rivals in every other sport, but when it comes to gymnastics, the two teams are big fans of each other.
Jayhawks shake struggles, injury to sweep Baylor
September 25, 2005
A win is a win. That’s the attitude of coach Ray Bechard and the Kansas University volleyball squad.
Mayer: Stick to blue, fellas
September 25, 2005
OK, should the Kansas University football program aspire to be a respected and feared Big Blue, or settle for Wanna-Be Red in the Big 12 Conference?
Official touts new bridge as traffic solution
Idea derided as SLT diversion
September 25, 2005
City Commissioner David Schauner can envision the day when a $100 million bridge spans the Kansas River somewhere just east of Lawrence.
Fierce Rita brings rain, also relief
Evacuees asked to stay put
September 25, 2005
Nasty as it was, Rita wasn’t Katrina. For that, a drenched, twice-battered Gulf Coast gave thanks.
Down America’s Main Street
National Road stretches 700 miles through six states
September 25, 2005
In Ohio, a stately red brick inn once frequented by presidents hugs the nation’s first federally funded interstate highway.
Parents should keep eye on kid’s vision
September 25, 2005
The Illinois College of Optometry says that one in four school-age children may have vision problems.
Oil industry dodges bullet
September 25, 2005
Hurricane Rita smacked a key region for oil-refining with less force than feared on Saturday, although there were some early signs of damage.
Library dreams
Local residents shouldn’t miss the chance to voice their wishes about a new public library.
September 25, 2005
“We want to think big,” Bruce Flanders, director of the Lawrence Public Library told an audience last week.
Lawrence datebook
September 25, 2005
13-inch knife removed from puppy’s stomach
September 25, 2005
The veterinarian thought the X-ray was a joke. A 13-inch serrated knife in a 6-month-old puppy?
Cleveland wins big again
Four Indians homer as squad wins 17th in 19 games
September 25, 2005
With another big night at the plate, the Cleveland Indians boosted their AL wild-card lead to 11â2 games.
Big plays hurt Indians
HINU defense solid, but offense fizzles
September 25, 2005
Eric Brock was looking for a silver lining after a long Saturday night, and the Haskell Indian Nations University football coach finally came up with one.
Special people needed to fill caretaker jobs
Organization says 24-hour-a-day positions ideal for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina
September 25, 2005
Leaders at Community Living Opportunities in Lawrence are hanging out the welcome sign for displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina. They are betting that at least 20 families out of the thousands forced to flee Louisiana and Mississippi will be interested in the above job offer.
Benefit support helps Humane Society
September 25, 2005
The world of finance eludes me. Numbers and equations hang out in my anxiety closet and taunt me monthly when my bank statement arrives. How can I work on a column of numbers three times and come up with three different answers? How do a small handful of $20 and $30 purchases suddenly add up to $700 on the ol’ credit card bill?
New Delhi finds way to corral its cows
September 25, 2005
Letting tens of thousands of cows scavenge for garbage in the polluted streets of India’s capital is, to many Hindus, no way to treat a sacred animal.
Churches tackle conflict over creation, evolution
September 25, 2005
Most adult Sunday school classes don’t raise eyebrows, but my church is planning to hold one that’s sure to. It’s called “Evolution for Christians,” and it will be taught this winter by David Bush, a member of the church I lead, Fairfax Presbyterian.
Horoscopes
September 25, 2005