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Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights bus tour under way in Kansas
September 27, 2005
Supporters of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights started a statewide bus tour today, but opponents warned Kansans to steer clear of the budget-limiting proposal.
New parking lot approved for KU west campus
September 27, 2005
State elected leaders today approved a nearly $10.5 million parking lot at Kansas University.
Foggy this morning, sunny and warm this afternoon
September 27, 2005
Patchy fog and temperatures in the 50s greeted Lawrence area residents who were headed out this morning, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Driver charged in road-rage incident
September 27, 2005
A 23-year-old Lawrence man has been charged in connection with a road-rage incident involving a handgun during the weekend in the 4400 block of Wimbledon Drive.
KU hoops alumnus makes football pledge
September 27, 2005
Attempts to reform Kansas University’s athletic facilities into competitive, recruit-luring venues received a big boost on Monday.
No. 10 Vols rally past No. 4 LSU in overtime
September 27, 2005
Rick Clausen and Tennessee refused to be part of LSU’s feel-good story. Gerald Riggs Jr. pushed into the end zone from a yard out in overtime to give the 10th-ranked Volunteers a 30-27 comeback victory Monday night in the Tigers’ long-awaited, hurricane-delayed home opener.
Commentary: Bevy of byes a drag for Big 12
Football action on field neither inspiring nor suspenseful for league that took the weekend off
September 27, 2005
It was something of a lost weekend for the Big 12 before the hatch opens this week on conference play.
Suspected al-Qaida leader convicted of 9-11 plot
September 27, 2005
A Syrian-born businessman was sentenced to 27 years in prison Monday after being convicted of leading a terrorist cell and conspiring to commit murder in the 9-11 attacks. But he was cleared of a more serious charge in Europe’s biggest trial of suspected al-Qaida members.
Correction
September 27, 2005
A story in Sunday’s Pulse section dropped the last name of Harriet Lerner, a best-selling author and clinical psychologist with a private practice in Lawrence.
Lawrence Datebook
September 27, 2005
 
Automakers trying to make cars appeal to kids, families
September 27, 2005
What do you like best about your family’s car? At big car manufacturing companies, there are plenty of adults trying to figure out what’s in your head. And in your hands. And in your backpack.
Brewers back at .500
Milwaukee wins wild one over Reds
September 27, 2005
Carlos Lee drove in two runs to match his career high with 113 RBIs, and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 12-9, in a wild game Monday night.
Nurses, truckers among hot careers
Nonprofit agency lists in-demand jobs that don’t require bachelor’s degree
September 27, 2005
Some U.S. jobs pay living wages, are in fast-growing fields, have a lot of openings and don’t require bachelor’s degrees.
Nominee fails senator’s sensitivity test
September 27, 2005
Dianne Feinstein’s thoughts on the nomination of John Roberts as chief justice of the United States should be read with a soulful violin solo playing, or perhaps accompanied by the theme song of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Horoscopes
September 27, 2005
 
Spikes, Jets QB finished
September 27, 2005
New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington and Buffalo Bills linebacker Takeo Spikes are out for the season after being injured in games Sunday.
Rec Calendar
September 27, 2005
 
Get Smart’ actor Don Adams dies at age 82
September 27, 2005
Don Adams, the wry-voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s TV spoof of James Bond movies, “Get Smart,” has died. He was 82.
President wears lipstick in new ABC drama
September 27, 2005
Way back in 1988, when Geena Davis and Adam Baldwin co-starred in “Beetle Juice,” you knew that one of them would go on to play the president.
FSHS singular champ
Firebirds hold off rival Lions, 6-3
September 27, 2005
Doubles domination might have carried Free State High to the lead over Lawrence High on Monday, but it was singles survival that allowed the Firebirds to take a 6-3 victory in the city tennis dual.
Lawrence heralded as promising spot for youth
Organization founded by Colin Powell names city among 100 Best Communities for Young People
September 27, 2005
Lawrence has been named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise, the national organization founded by retired Gen. Colin Powell, the former secretary of state.
Red flags raised on readiness before Katrina
September 27, 2005
Eight months before the devastation of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, an internal Homeland Security Department review warned that the nation was woefully unprepared for a medical disaster and lacked a coherent plan for taking charge of mass casualties.
Lawyers spar on role of religion in ‘intelligent design’
September 27, 2005
A school district is undermining science education by raising false doubts about evolution and offering “intelligent design” as an alternative explanation for life’s origins, a biologist testified at the start of a landmark trial.
A stand for evolution
Chancellor sends message in support of science
September 27, 2005
Evolution “must be taught” in high schools and universities across Kansas, KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Monday in a message to faculty and staff.
Court victory won’t affect radar gun training
Driver hoped not just to avoid speeding ticket, but to force Lawrence Police Department to change tactics
September 27, 2005
A Lawrence man’s court battle against a $45 speeding ticket issued in March 2004 has ended. The result? Zamir Bavel won’t have to pay the fine.
Murder trial may hinge on intent
September 27, 2005
It won’t be disputed in an upcoming trial that a Lawrence man killed his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter while baby-sitting her, the man’s attorney said Monday.
Monarch tracker visits KU
Butterfly trails
September 27, 2005
For a month, Francisco “Vico” Gutierrez has been flying his ultralight airplane along the path of the migrating Monarch butterflies. The pilot, who is tracking the annual butterfly migration from Montreal to Mexico, stopped at Kansas University on Monday.
Pizza, book-signing also on Smith’s itinerary
September 27, 2005
Richard Norton Smith, the first permanent director of the Dole Institute of Politics, will return to Lawrence on Wednesday to speak about his forthcoming book.
Rape suspect now in custody
September 27, 2005
Charges have been filed against a 30-year-old man in connection with the rape of a 59-year-old woman more than a year ago at a southwest Lawrence apartment complex.
Pump patrol
September 27, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.56 at Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets and at Presto 66 at 602 W. Ninth St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Morningstar accepts ‘dream’ offer
September 27, 2005
Brady Morningstar, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs just under 170 pounds, does not believe he’s too slight of frame to play Big 12 Conference basketball.
Broncos expose Chiefs
K.C.’s new-look defense looks lot like old D in 30-10 loss
September 27, 2005
Rod Smith, Mike Anderson and the Denver Broncos made that newfangled Kansas City defense seem a lot like the old one. And that vaunted Chiefs offense looked pretty lame, too.
Woodling: KU’s Ring of Honor too small
September 27, 2005
Three former Kansas University football players - Gale Sayers, Mike McCormack and John Riggins - are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Kansas-KSU (gasp!) will be televised
September 27, 2005
Hold the phone. Stop the presses. Man bites dog. For the first time in seven years, the Kansas-Kansas State football game will be on live network television.
Veritas volleyball picks up three wins
September 27, 2005
It may be Veritas Christian’s first year of varsity volleyball, but the squad hasn’t been performing like it in the first meets of the 2005 season.
O-North soccer downs Lions, 3-1
September 27, 2005
Lawrence High’s soccer team fell to Olathe North, 3-1, on Monday.
Lions’ Wilson wins another golf crown
September 27, 2005
Lawrence High’s Sydney Wilson continued her run of first-place finishes, picking up her third consecutive individual championship Monday at the Shawnee Mission East Invitational.
Titans’ Henry suspended
September 27, 2005
The Tennessee Titans lost their insurance policy for oft-injured Chris Brown when the NFL suspended running back Travis Henry for four weeks Monday for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
Royals 3-hit Twins in 5-0 win
September 27, 2005
J.P. Howell had a no-hitter going when he was pulled. The rookie lobbied to stay in, but even he knew his case was weak.
Level of contamination still unclear after gas tanks mishap
September 27, 2005
Yellow caution tape still surrounds a gas station that was forced to shut down Friday after heavy rains caused its underground gas tanks to burst through the concrete in the parking lot.
Yankees take over first place in AL East
September 27, 2005
For the New York Yankees, this one was worth the wait.
Arizona center Polk collapses, dies
Medical examiner says blood clot caused ‘cardiac death’
September 27, 2005
University of Arizona center Shawntinice Polk died Monday of a blood clot in her lungs that resulted in “essentially a sudden cardiac death,” the county’s chief medical examiner said.
Sharon narrowly wins ‘confidence’ vote
September 27, 2005
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon survived a major challenge to his leadership in the party he helped found, narrowly claiming victory Monday in a vote widely seen as a referendum on his rule and the recent withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
Gunmen target Shiite teachers
September 27, 2005
Insurgents dragged five Shiite Muslim schoolteachers and their driver into a classroom, lined them against a wall and gunned them down Monday - slayings in Iraq’s notorious Triangle of Death that reflect the enflamed sectarian divisions ahead of a constitutional referendum.
Typhoon Damrey slams into south, killing nine
September 27, 2005
Typhoon Damrey slammed into southern China’s resort island of Hainan on Monday, killing at least nine people, collapsing houses and sweeping away rice, rubber and banana crops.
Police detain nine in anti-terror sweep
September 27, 2005
French anti-terrorism police arrested nine people Monday suspected of planning attacks, including an Islamic militant previously convicted on terrorism charges and freed from prison two years ago.
Kansas high school sports scores for Sept. 26
September 27, 2005
 
Earthquake kills one, damages 100 homes
September 27, 2005
A powerful earthquake in northern Peru killed at least one person, destroyed about 100 homes and disrupted electricity and telephone service in much of the region, the civil defense chief said Monday.
Weapons commission: IRA totally disarmed
September 27, 2005
International weapons inspectors backed by Protestant and Catholic clergymen announced the Irish Republican Army’s full disarmament Monday, a milestone in Northern Ireland peacemaking that drew skepticism and scorn from the province’s Protestant majority.
Judge approves $25.5M settlement in WWII case
September 27, 2005
Amid objections from some Holocaust survivors, a federal judge Monday approved a $25.5 million settlement between the U.S. government and Hungarian Jews who lost jewelry, artwork and other treasures when a Nazi “Gold Train” was commandeered by the U.S. Army during World War II.
Port Authority on trial after 12 years of delays
September 27, 2005
The Port Authority failed to take steps to prevent the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center because it was inconvenient and expensive, an attorney said Monday during a trial to determine whether the agency is liable for damages.
Archdiocese removes 11 priests from parishes
September 27, 2005
Eleven priests suspected of sexual misconduct with minors more than 20 years ago have been barred from clerical work, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago said Monday.
Students, instructor killed in van rollover
September 27, 2005
A Utah State University van overturned Monday on a highway about 65 miles north of Salt Lake City, killing seven students and an instructor, authorities said. Three other students were injured.
England convicted in Abu Ghraib abuse case
September 27, 2005
Army Pfc. Lynndie England, whose smiling poses in photos of detainee abuse at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison made her the face of the scandal, was convicted Monday by a military jury on six of seven counts.
Peace Mom’ arrested during anti-war protest at White House
September 27, 2005
Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who became a leader of the anti-war movement after her son died in Iraq, was arrested Monday along with hundreds of others protesting outside the White House.
Appeal may lead to abortion showdown
September 27, 2005
The Bush administration is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate a national ban on a type of late-term abortion, a case that could thrust the president’s first court picks into an early tie-breaking role on a divisive and emotional issue.
Ideas shared for new public library
Energy efficiency, expanded services on wish list
September 27, 2005
Imagine a greatly expanded Lawrence Public Library topped with an energy-saving windmill or two. That was just one of numerous ideas raised during a Monday evening of brainstorming about the services, capabilities and unique possible looks that a future downtown library might have.
On the record
September 27, 2005
 
County OKs contract for bridge replacement
September 27, 2005
Douglas County commissioners Monday unanimously approved a $36,467 contract with an engineering firm to provide services for replacing a bridge in southwest Douglas County.
Humane Society to hold benefit auction on Friday
September 27, 2005
The Lawrence Humane Society will host its 11th Pawsible Dream Benefit Auction at 6 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
Former FCC chair to offer ‘Digital Revolution’
September 27, 2005
Former Federal Communications Commission chair Michael Powell will present “The Digital Revolution” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the Lied Center.
Brother of John Denver trying to hit hopeful note for flagging foundation
September 27, 2005
John Denver’s brother, Ron Deutschendorf, is trying to rekindle interest in the Windstar Foundation the late singer helped found.
Consultant: City growing, but district isn’t
September 27, 2005
Lawrence’s college-town demographics aren’t helping the school district grow. “You’re seeing growth in the county, obviously. But you’re not seeing it in the school district,” said Preston Smith, a consultant with Business Information Services.
KU small business adviser puts money where mouth is
September 27, 2005
Curt Clinkinbeard purports to have culled centuries of economic modeling, volumes of marketing theory and three decades worth of personal experience into nine immutable laws of business growth.
Stewie’s ‘Untold Story’ promises high DVD sales, but are the dollars it may rake in truly deserved?
September 27, 2005
Boffo DVD sales for its first three seasons put “Family Guy” back on Fox after cancellation struck in 2002. It’s an amazing but true story that’s turned a bit sour lately with two cash-milkers - “Family Guy: The Freakin’ Sweet Collection” and now today’s release of “Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story.”
Jailhouse rap
Imprisoned Lil’ Kim casts herself as victim on her new album
September 27, 2005
Lil’ Kim rose to fame as a tough, raunchy gangsta girl, the Queen Bee of female rappers with rhymes that cast her as a powerful figure - a female Don in the male-dominated world of rap.
Oprah Winfrey says aloha to more Hawaiian property
September 27, 2005
Oprah Winfrey is buying more land on Maui.
Supermodel offers support
September 27, 2005
Naomi Campbell has spoken out in support of Kate Moss, who has lost three modeling contracts and is being investigated by London police on allegations that she used cocaine.
D’Angelo injured in car wreck
September 27, 2005
R&B crooner D’Angelo, who won over America with his ‘90s soul ballads only to fade after bouts with the law and drugs, was critically injured in a car wreck outside his hometown of Richmond.
Former ‘Soprano’ pleads guilty to assault charge
September 27, 2005
Vincent Pastore, who played gangster Salvatore Bonpensiero on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” has agreed to plead guilty to a charge that he attempted to assault a former girlfriend last spring
Celebrity birthdays
September 27, 2005
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is 33. Actor Wilford Brimley is 71. Producer Don Cornelius (“Soul Train”) is 69. Singer Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind) is 41. Actor Patrick Muldoon is 37. Singer Avril Lavigne is 21.
Magazines report Kutcher, Moore wed at private home
September 27, 2005
Hollywood sweethearts Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore cemented their two-year romance by tying the knot during a ceremony in front of 100 guests, according to published reports.
High-tech treasure hunt
Geocaching enthusiasts savor the thrill of search and discovery
September 27, 2005
Alek Joyce, geocaching enthusiast, has searched the Colorado wilderness to find caches, tech-speak for what are basically hidden treasures. But last Tuesday, the Central Junior High School student’s latest geocaching adventure took him to an urban setting: downtown Lawrence.
Dorm patrols aimed at increasing safety
September 27, 2005
In a bid to make the campus safer, Colorado State University has hired five additional campus police officers who will be assigned to patrol dormitories.
WWII pilots hold final reunion
September 27, 2005
Fighter pilots who were part of a celebrated group that destroyed hundreds of German planes in World War II visited the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center for their final reunion.
Manual transmission stalls would-be thief
September 27, 2005
A would-be carjacker got away with nothing more than the keys Monday after he apparently was thwarted by the vehicle’s manual transmission.
Best Bets
September 27, 2005
 
October meeting planned for teen board
September 27, 2005
Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to join the Journal-World Teen Board. We’re seeking students who want to contribute ideas, stories and pictures for publication in the Pulse section.
French, Spanish food featured on ‘Jayni’
September 27, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for a repeat of “French Cook in an American Kitchen.” Michele Franseen, a French woman living in Lawrence who enjoys cooking French and Spanish cuisine, will prepare the following recipes. Jayni Carey is host.
Eight-year-old looking for Big Brother
September 27, 2005
Nick, 8, is seeking a big brother through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County program.
Harvests continue for corn, beans
September 27, 2005
Kansas farmers are making good progress in seeding their 2006 winter wheat crop, even as fall harvest of other crops picks up, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday.
Fed chair: Equity would cushion drop
September 27, 2005
While the high-flying housing market still holds risks, especially for the financially stretched, most homeowners are in a fairly good position to weather a shock if prices drop, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Monday.
Palm, Microsoft join forces for smart phone
September 27, 2005
Palm Inc. is teaming up with Microsoft Corp. to launch a Windows-based version of the Treo smart phone, marking the first time the hand-held computer pioneer will sell a device based on its former rival’s software.
Commodities
September 27, 2005
 
Stunning stand
September 27, 2005
To the editor: Steve Abrams, chair of the Kansas Board of Education, has revealed the agenda underlying his advocacy of creationism in Kansas science education: to deny God the use of evolution in His continuing creation.
Double Take: Protecting kids from themselves
September 27, 2005
My parents are incredibly overprotective, and in the back of their minds they must think I’m out at parties every weekend getting stoned or boozing it up.
Stand clarified
September 27, 2005
To the editor: Some have interpreted my remarks (“Skeptic rejects global warming theory: Former Kansas Geological Survey director says humans aren’t responsible for hurricanes Katrina, Rita,” Sept. 24) as support for the position that humans are not affecting climate change.
Road hazard
September 27, 2005
To the editor: Now the city wants to get involved in cell phone use? Try this one on for size.
KU entrance
September 27, 2005
To the editor: As Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s salary rises, in spite of the university’s plummeting academic rating, its public relations mavens are attempting to link this increasingly mediocre institution with the great colleges of the world by building yet another entrance gate (Journal-World, Sept. 21).
Disaster plan
Having a designated contact person can help reunite families separated in a crisis.
September 27, 2005
It’s good to have a plan. News that, in Louisiana alone, there are almost 3,800 cases of families looking for their children or children looking for their families is a reminder of how important it is to have a personal emergency plan.
In the Halls
September 27, 2005
Do you think your parents can be too overprotective?
Change in plans
Money donated to adopt a hurricane-stricken family will be put to good use.
September 27, 2005
Although Lawrence’s effort to adopt a family displaced by Hurricane Katrina has fallen through, the $16,000 donated by the Douglas County Community Foundation and many local residents still will be directed to a worthy cause.
Hollywood disasters too neat
September 27, 2005
Forget blaming politicians in Washington and Louisiana for not preparing us for Hurricane Katrina. I blame Hollywood. In the movies, natural disasters end wrapped in a bow. People die, but the chaos is contained to one major city, and there’s always a tender ending.
Increasing credit card minimum overdue
September 27, 2005
There is a lot of misinformation being circulated about an industrywide change in credit card minimum payments. One reader from Atlanta asked: “I heard recently that when the new bankruptcy law goes into effect in October, our credit card minimum payments will double. Is there any truth to this rumor?”
Israel giving is one-way street
September 27, 2005
It took just 12 days from completion of Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza before rockets started raining down on the Western Negev area from the now-unoccupied territory.
Letter from the chancellor to KU staffers
September 27, 2005
Dear Colleagues: Six years ago the Chronicle of Higher Education published a column I wrote on the evolution controversy.
Medicaid’s million-dollar eyedrops raise eyebrows
Pharmacist’s $12 claim overpaid with check for $999,999.99
September 27, 2005
A southeast Kansas pharmacist said Monday he was shocked to get a Medicaid reimbursement check from the state that included a payment of $999,999.99 for a $12 prescription of eyedrops.