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6News Now for October 2
October 2, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Robert Richardson is found guilty of HIV exposure, homecoming week at KU and housing market trends.
Richardson found guilty on four out of five counts in HIV trial
October 2, 2006
Jurors this morning found a Lawrence man guilty of intentionally exposing three women to HIV but found him not guilty of exposing a fourth.
Ryun and Boyda debate on radio call-in show
October 2, 2006
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun and challenger Nancy Boyda argued today over the war in Iraq, energy policy, immigration and numerous other issues during a radio call-in show.
Summer heat returns
Highs of 90s expected through Wednesday
October 2, 2006
It might be October, but don’t pack away your shorts and sandals just yet - today’s temperatures will soar into the 90s. “It looks like a hot afternoon,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Polls: Democrats may take Senate majority
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
Democrats are within striking distance of taking control of the U.S. Senate on Election Day, a series of new polls for McClatchy Newspapers and MSNBC showed today.
Kansas University briefs
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
Shannon McCabe’s goal in the second minute proved to be the game-winner, and sophomore Julie Hanley tied a season high with four saves as Kansas University shut out Nebraska, 1-0, in Big 12 Conference softball on Sunday at the Nebraska Soccer Field.
Gas gamble pays for Stewart
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
Tony Stewart coasted to victory Sunday in the Banquet 400. In more ways than one. Stewart had a 17-second advantage over runner-up Casey Mears. Midway through the final lap, Stewart’s fuel tank hit empty.
Tigers get wild card, date with Yanks
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
If the Detroit Tigers are going to extend their surprising season by making a run in the playoffs, they’ll have to get past the New York Yankees.
Injured Jayhawk to be OK
Washington expected back in town today
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University football senior Eric Washington is expected to return to Lawrence today after spending two nights in a Lincoln, Neb., hospital.
Now that’s more like it
Chiefs finally get first victory
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
This is what Herm Edwards had in mind when he took over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Royals sweep, ruin run for Tigers
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Detroit Tigers head to Yankee Stadium for the playoffs, knowing all too well how close they were to winning the AL Central title and opening at home.
Legendary Wedel falls in 4.0 final
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence tennis community views Dick Wedel as a legend. “I hope they eventually name one of these courts after him,” Lawrence resident and tennis player Tommy Johnson said about the courts at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
Twins, Mauer take titles
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Twins took home another AL Central championship, and Joe Mauer became the first catcher to win an American League batting title in a 5-1 victory over Chicago on Sunday.
The ultimate bet in Aruba; at least there’s a beach
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C5
The UltimateBet.com poker championship tour was recently in Aruba, as was the Ultimate Blackjack Tour. So coming down to Aruba for the week would allow a person to play in both the UBT tournaments and the UltimateBet.com poker tournaments. Unfortunately, I didn’t last very long in any of the main tournaments that I played in!
Yellows plentiful in Cup race, too
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C5
There were 10 caution flags in Saturday’s Yellow Transportation 300, tying the Kansas Speedway record in the Busch Series.
Detroit offensive lineman hurts neck on kickoff
Davis taken to hospital, appears to be OK
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C6
Detroit Lions offensive lineman Frank Davis was taken off the field on a truck in St. Louis after he injured his neck on the opening kickoff of the second half against the Rams.
Cowboys trample Titans, 45-14
Owens no distraction, catches five passes in win
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C6
As long as Drew Bledsoe and Terry Glenn are connecting for touchdowns, they don’t mind when Terrell Owens gets all the attention.
Buckeyes maintain top spot in polls
Ohio State notches season high in first-place votes; no squad in Top 10 loses
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C2
Ohio State tightened its hold on No. 1. Coming off another decisive victory over a ranked opponent, the Buckeyes received a season-high 62 first-place votes in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday.
Unbeatable Woods wins No. 6 in row
It’s Tiger wire-to-wire at American Express tourney
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C2
Good news for the rest of golf: Tiger Woods is going on vacation.
The art of the call
Wichitan takes pride in hand-made duck, goose calls
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C8
As business models go, Kelly Beltz’s is particularly ruinous. First, he gets to know each customer and learns the intended purpose of his product, He uses only the finest, hand-picked natural materials, then labors meticulously over the by-hand production.
People in the news
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Billy Elliot’s last dance ¢ Avoiding another’s mistakes ¢ Another birthday bash
Open Season’ opens at No. 1; Kutcher in on top two movies
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
A cartoon bear and deer talked their way to the top of the box office as Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher’s animated comedy “Open Season” debuted with $23 million.
Gossipy blogger may face charges
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
MySpace Lesson No. 143: Be careful what gossip you blog about.
Fox News Channel faces challenges as it turns 10
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
Fox News Channel will mark its 10th anniversary this week in an unusual position: knocked back on its heels.
With Bush’s backing, Rumsfeld won’t resign
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush retains “full confidence” in Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, a top White House official said Sunday, responding to newly published allegations that Rumsfeld has mismanaged the Iraq war and alienated senior members of the Bush administration with his autocratic personal style.
Study: Toddlers can’t escape ads for high-fat foods
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
When Susan Connor’s 3-year-old son started humming the McDonald’s jingle, a research project was born.
FEMA trailers freed for use beyond Gulf Coast
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
Nearly 10,000 emergency housing trailers that were intended to be sent to the Gulf Coast to help Hurricane Katrina victims have been freed up for other uses.
Park improvements expected to pass
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
On the record
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
FBI fears terrorists, mob will join forces
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A7
The FBI’s top counterterrorism official harbors lots of concerns: weapons of mass destruction, undetected homegrown terrorists and the possibility that old-fashioned mobsters will team up with al-Qaida for the right price.
Shiite politicians demand government changes
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A7
Shiite politicians demanded changes in the Iraqi government Sunday, accusing a Sunni Arab party in the coalition of ties to terrorism after a bodyguard of its leader was arrested on suspicion of planning bomb attacks.
Preterm births account for one-third of infant deaths, scientists say
Percentage is much higher than thought
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
Scientists now say a third of infant deaths are due to premature births - a much larger percentage than previously thought.
Wanted: Feedback on green project
ECO2 plan would preserve open space during development
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
RoxAnne Miller, executive director of the Lawrence-based Kansas Land Trust, has long hoped to see the day when Douglas County environmentalists and industrialists don’t regularly butt heads.
League retires number of child killed in fire
In emotional ceremony, football team gives family signed blanket
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
For one last time Sunday, Grandma came out to say goodbye to No. 92.
Former 4-H’ers still use skills learned from clubs
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
Rural Lawrence resident John Pendleton, 50, still recalls the Boys in the Home project that he took as a member of the Meadowlark 4-H Club.
Second-year teacher’s energy, enthusiasm earn her praise, district Horizons award
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
At one time, Amanda Bayens toyed with the idea of building a career around her love of the French language.
Japanese diplomat shares experiences with students
Negotiator of Kyoto Protocol serves as KU guest lecturer
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
Takao Shibata helped negotiate the Kyoto Protocol. He’s helped lead Japanese embassies in Sweden, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
Board of Regents play host to working lunches
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Kansas Board of Regents will host a series of working lunches with lawmakers on state university campuses.
Venue for Leonard Pitts moves to Lied Center
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
Because of expected crowds, Kansas University has changed the venue for the upcoming lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts.
Immigration caseload pulls Kan. judges to N.M.
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
Federal judges in Wichita have had to help out in New Mexico, which doesn’t have enough judges to hear all of its illegal immigrations cases.
Factional fighting kills 8 Palestinians
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Palestinian security service controlled by Hamas moved forcefully in the Gaza Strip on Sunday to disperse demonstrators loyal to the rival Fatah movement who were demanding months of back pay from a nearly bankrupt government.
No survivors found in wreckage of plane crash
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Authorities said Sunday there were no survivors among the 155 people aboard the Brazilian jetliner that crashed deep in the Amazon jungle, as rescue workers began to pull bodies out of the twisted wreckage.
Loans repaid in bid to defuse scandal
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has repaid business friends more than $100,000 in hopes of defusing a scandal that is threatening to force him from power, officials said Sunday.
NATO to take control of more U.S. troops
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
NATO will soon assume direct control over most military operations in Afghanistan, a move that will place 12,000 more U.S. troops under its authority, a spokesman for the alliance said Sunday.
Answers sought in overpass collapse
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Quebec’s government said Sunday it would launch a public inquiry to determine why an overpass collapsed north of Montreal, crushing five people to death.
Possible presidential runoff in Brazil tops busy election day around world
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Brazil’s leftist president was falling just short of the majority of votes needed to avoid a runoff and win re-election Sunday after his party was slammed in the final days of the campaign with charges of corruption and dirty tricks.
Dam collapse sweeps away families
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Families were swept away in a torrent of water and up to 40 people were feared dead after a dam collapsed in northwest Nigeria, a state-owned radio station said Sunday.
Thailand’s new P.M. sworn in
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Retired army commander Gen. Surayud Chulanont was sworn in Sunday as Thailand’s interim prime minister, saying he wanted to settle a bloody Muslim insurgency and heal a country divided by the policies of his predecessor.
Video shows 9/11 hijackers in early 2000 in Afghanistan
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
A new videotape shows two of the Sept. 11 hijackers smiling for a camera and reportedly reading a will in footage taken more than 18 months before they carried out the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
Saveur lauds city’s food scene
October 2, 2006 in print edition on D1
Lawrence’s food scene is highlighted in this month’s issue of “Saveur” magazine.
European setting fails to bolster new ‘Bachelor’
October 2, 2006 in print edition on D1
In Henry James’ short novel “Daisy Miller,” a spirited American girl scandalizes society and comes to a grim end when she cavorts with the wrong sort in the ancient city of Rome.
Queen of the D-list
Kathy Griffin turns obsession with celebrity into comedic specialty
October 2, 2006 in print edition on D1
On the celebrity ladder, some rungs are higher than others. These heights range from the latest team of frat buddies kicked off “The Amazing Race” all the way up to mega-stars such as Tom Cruise, whose every minute action becomes front-page news.
Legislators to meet seniors Wednesday
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Interagency Network for Aging will conduct a Legislative Forum from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.
Prosoco promotes, hires technicians
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A8
Prosoco Inc. has promoted Lawrence resident Chris Moore to research and development technician, and fellow Lawrence resident John Lancaster has joined the company in Moore’s previous job, as testing technician.
Shot in the arm
Vaccines’ benefits bringing higher cost
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A8
Making vaccines to prevent disease and death, long a noble but low-profit corner of the drug industry, is undergoing a major evolution. But it’s coming with a price.
Extremism
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The terrorist problem is not Muslim extremism; the problem is unreasoning fanaticism of all sorts. The two most destructive acts of terrorism in America took place, first, in Oklahoma City and, later, in New York City.
Fuel for radicals
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Gen. Richard Myers thinks it would be a disaster to pull out of Iraq because the extremists would see us as morally weak (Journal-World, Sept. 28). So, let’s review.
Libraries are limited, obsolete
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
As a long-time resident of Lawrence, and one who has devoted his entire life to education, I have followed the debate concerning a new library for Lawrence with great interest.
Leader needed
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Recently, former Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke out regarding our lessening position in the world as a moral leader.
Peoples Bank hires mortgage specialist
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A8
Tammy Ford, Lawrence, has joined Peoples Bank in Lawrence as a mortgage specialist.
Special place
They raised one family, but when a grandchild needs their help, many local grandparents are happy to answer the call.
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
There must be a special place in heaven for people who have raised their own children and then take on the job of raising their grandchildren as well.
Efforts rewarded
The inclusion of Douglas County in a new national heritage area presents many exciting opportunities.
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
Congratulations to everyone in Douglas County and the region who worked so hard to gain federal recognition of a national heritage area in eastern Kansas and parts of western Missouri.
Stolen plate
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: We had the privilege of traveling to Lawrence last Saturday, Sept. 23, to see the football game. We do not get to do that often so we were really looking forward to it.
A shameful retreat from American values
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
I would not send my college kid off for a semester abroad if I were you. This week, we have suspended human rights in America, and what goes around comes around. Ixnay habeas corpus.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World of Oct. 2, 1906: “There is uncertainty about the use of ‘city water’ and whether the water from our local wells is purer than that from the Kaw River.
GOP regains strength in California
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
The likely victory of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in next month’s election could change the dynamics of California government and the way both national parties think about this mega-state.
Sandrat Trail Run Results
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
Wood: KU right not to go for two
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
Jason Anderson was in the minority - and he couldn’t believe it.
Rec calendar
October 2, 2006 in print edition on C8
Events Calendar
October 2, 2006 in print edition on D2
Options can help rebuild career
October 2, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: How can my husband salvage his career? He was a college soccer coach who was released when his assistant coach made recruiting violations.
New tests a better map of progress
Exams show teachers, parents how much students learn each year
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
Remember your parents making those marks on the wall that showed how tall you were getting?
Horoscopes
October 2, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Monday, Oct. 2