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6News Now for October 4
October 4, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, “Walk Your Child to School” day, preparing for winter, and a question of building homes for developmentally disabled near Baldwin.
Ambulance responds to Lecompton child’s fall
October 4, 2006
An ambulance responded to Lecompton Elementary School this morning after a child fell from some playground equipment, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Wal-Mart reopens after small fire
Cutting torch suspected in blaze
October 4, 2006
Cutting torch suspected in blaze.
Fall makes a return
Cloudy and windy this afternoon
October 4, 2006
Say goodbye to the 90s. Cooler weather is moving in to Lawrence today, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “The heat wave is over,” Schack said.
Actor discusses career on silver screen
October 4, 2006
Beginning tonight on “River City Weekly,” actor Saeed Jaffrey talks about his life and career. Jaffrey, who has appeared in more than 150 films including “My Beautiful Launderette,” “Gandhi,” “The Man Who Would be King” and “A Passage to India,” shares stories about his life in acting.
Foley case reveals harmful partisanship
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B10
The chairman of the campaign committee for House Republicans, Rep. Tom Reynolds of New York, often tells reporters he’s convinced local issues will determine this year’s congressional contests.
On the record
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
Police seek 2 suspects for knifepoint robbery
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B3
Police searched Tuesday for two suspects after a 45-year-old Lawrence man reported being robbed at knifepoint early Saturday.
Missouri couple face additional murder charges
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B3
An Independence couple already facing charges in a gruesome videotaped sex killing were indicted Tuesday in the death of another woman, and prosecutors said they will pursue the death penalty.
Serial shooting suspects to face death penalty
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
Prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek the death penalty against two men accused of terrorizing the Phoenix area in a series of random shootings.
Polls: U.S. not ready for female president
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
Any woman contemplating a bid for the White House still has to overcome significant anti-female sentiment, two national polls suggested Tuesday.
E. coli sickens five more people
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
A nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to California’s coastal counties sickened five more people, bringing the number of cases to 192 in 26 states, federal officials said Tuesday.
Hastert dismisses calls to give up speaker post
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
House Speaker Dennis Hastert brushed aside resignation talk Tuesday, even as the Republicans’ No. 2 House leader contradicted him in the page scandal. President Bush gave Hastert a vote of confidence as the party struggled to contain pre-election fallout.
Foley says he was molested as teen, is gay
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
Disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley said through his lawyer Tuesday that he was sexually abused by a clergyman as a teenager, but accepts full responsibility for sending salacious computer messages to teenage male pages.
Stock index surges to new closing high; oil prices plummet
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Dow Jones industrial average finally reached new heights Tuesday, extending Wall Street’s seven-year recovery with a record closing level after climbing into uncharted territory in trading earlier in the day.
Teacher in blood-drawing controversy resigns
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Salina high school teacher suspended two weeks ago for allowing students to reuse the same instrument to draw blood from their fingers as part of a class project resigned Tuesday, school board officials said.
Challenge to Patriot Act allowed to proceed
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A4
Nearly three years after hearing arguments in the case, a federal judge has ruled that an American Civil Liberties Union challenge to the constitutionality of the USA Patriot Act may proceed.
Ousted premier quits his party
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Thailand’s deposed premier resigned from his once all-powerful party in a letter faxed Tuesday from London after more than 200 colleagues quit the organization in the wake of a military coup.
Parliamentary panel wants smoking ban
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
French lawmakers are trying to make France’s smoky cafes a thing of the past.
Two U.S. troops killed in clashes
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Gunbattles in Afghanistan left two U.S. troops and at least one NATO soldier dead, officials said Tuesday, as the Western alliance prepared to assume military command over the country from the U.S.-led coalition.
Militants kidnap foreign oil workers
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Security officials said militants kidnapped several foreign oil workers Tuesday in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta region, a day after 25 Nigerians were taken hostage in an attack on a military convoy escorting oil workers.
Russia suspends travel, postal links
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Exasperated Georgians crowded at the capital’s airport in disbelief Tuesday after Russia cut all travel links with the former Soviet republic in retaliation for detaining four of its military officers for espionage.
New security plan does nothing to suppress sectarian violence
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
A suicide bomber unleashed a blast Tuesday in a Baghdad fish market and two Shiite families were found slain north of the capital as violence across Iraq claimed at least 52 lives.
Hijacking to Italy ends with surrender
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
A Turkish man seeking political asylum hijacked a jetliner carrying 113 people Tuesday and forced it to land in southern Italy, where he surrendered and released all the passengers unharmed, officials said.
Verdict delayed in Saddam trial for fear of inciting bloodshed
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Judges decided Tuesday to postpone their verdict in Saddam Hussein’s trial, a long-awaited decision that once held out the hope of healing Iraq’s wounds but now threatens to spark even more sectarian violence.
Migrant deaths down slightly along border
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A7
Deaths among migrants illegally entering the United States dropped slightly during the past fiscal year, according to the most recent Border Patrol statistics.
KU football notebook
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kerry Meier remains Kansas University’s starting quarterback when he’s healthy, but the freshman out of Pittsburg still isn’t medically cleared to play.
Sooners say past meaningless
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C6
For the first time in five years, Oklahoma enters its Saturday showdown with Texas without having beaten the Longhorns the previous year. That makes no difference to Sooners coach Bob Stoops.
Nebraska’s Blackshirts find silver lining
After getting burned for 574 yards by Kansas University, Huskers pinpoint positive spin: They won
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C6
As Nebraska prepares for Saturday night’s game at Iowa State, the Blackshirt defense is accentuating one of the few positives that came out of its dismal performance against Kansas.
K-State retools lineup
Five freshmen slated to start on offense
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kansas State coach Ron Prince said again Tuesday that Josh Freeman was the new starting quarterback. But the freshman won’t have to look far to find a sympathetic ear.
Was UT victory fluke?
Texas seeks to make streak against OU
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C6
So what’s it going to be Mack Brown? A streak or a fluke? Was that 45-12 victory over Oklahoma with the swaggering Vince Young at quarterback the start of a winning streak over your big rival?
FSHS volleyball swept
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Free State volleyball squad was swept in a triangular meet at Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday.
Kansas volleyball Q&A with Ray
Jayhawks’ Bechard discusses Big 12 competition, KU’s facilities
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C3
A native of Grinnell and a 1980 graduate of Fort Hays State, Ray Bechard is in his ninth season as volleyball coach at Kansas University.
Sonics add ex-Tiger Rush
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C2
Former Missouri Univeresity basketball standout Kareem Rush will get to play in rival Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse one more time.
Jayhawks test depth as injuries pile up
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
A lifelong baseball fan to the fullest, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino often references that other game when talking about his football team.
KU golf takes tourney
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
On the final day of the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Golf Club, the Kansas University women’s golf team proved you don’t need the top individual performer to win as a team.
Keegan: Students key for KU win
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
A nine-game home winning streak is at risk, the toughest opponent on the home schedule is coming to town, and the young Kansas University football team is coming off a near-miss against a school that was supposed to win by three touchdowns.
A Firebird first
Free State tops powerhouse O-South
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
Stop the presses. Fire up the e-mail. Stick it on the Web site. For the first time in the school’s decade of existence, Free State High has knocked off Olathe South in boys soccer.
Pujols powers Cards
Swooning-no-more St. Louis rolls, 5-1
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C4
With one swing of Albert Pujols’ bat, a St. Louis Cardinals lineup that looked so sickly in September suddenly got a lot better under the California sun.
Pitching-poor Mets might have lost El Duque, too
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C4
The New York Mets are running out of healthy pitchers at the worst possible time.
School superintendent resigns after arrest
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B5
The superintendent of Atchison public schools, who was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after he was involved in a wreck, has resigned.
Charges filed against speedway robbery suspects
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B5
Two men accused of trying to rob the Kansas Speedway amid a hail of bullets were charged Tuesday with trying to kill an off-duty Kansas City, Kan., police detective and rob her.
Thomas’ homers help A’s draw ‘first blood’
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C4
Barry Zito, Frank Thomas and the Oakland Athletics proved it was possible to beat Johan Santana - even in the Metrodome.
Report on Nuss case to reflect party lines
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B5
Republicans and Democrats on a House investigating committee expect to offer competing reports on a Kansas Supreme Court justice’s conversation with two senators about then-pending school finance litigation.
Kansas winner claims $15M Powerball jackpot
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B5
A government worker and grandfather from the Topeka area stepped forward Monday to claim the $15 million Powerball jackpot from the Sept. 27 drawing.
KU appoints deputy director of cancer center
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B5
The Kansas University Cancer Center has tapped Karen Kelly, a lung cancer expert from the University of Colorado, to take its No. 2 seat as deputy director.
Jeter’s 5 hits spark Yanks
Captain ties record; N.Y. edged Tigers, 8-4
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C4
In the New York Yankees’ modern-day Murderers’ Row, one player always stands out: Derek Jeter.
Get ‘Lost’ in ‘The Nine’
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
Don’t miss one second of the first 10 minutes of “The Nine.” As the drama begins, we see two bank robbers planning a heist. And we also see unsuspecting customers going about their business. Or are we seeing something very different?
Two claim to be father of Smith’s baby
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
A man who claims to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s newborn daughter has filed a lawsuit demanding the reality TV star and baby girl return to California for paternity testing, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lions can’t recover
Olathe Northwest holds on to early lead
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
Six minutes. In that time, Olathe Northwest scored all the goals it would need, defeating Lawrence High, 2-0, in soccer Tuesday night at the Youth Sports, Inc. complex.
North Korea plans nuclear test
U.S. says ‘provocative act’ a threat to Asian neighbors
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
North Korea triggered global alarm on Tuesday by saying it will conduct a nuclear test, a key step in the manufacture of atomic bombs that it views as a deterrent against any U.S. attack. But the North also said it was committed to nuclear disarmament, suggesting a willingness to negotiate.
Landis looking for peace after rocky year
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
After two trying months marked by doping allegations, an assault on his reputation and his father-in-law’s suicide, Floyd Landis doesn’t wish for a stirring comeback so much as the simpler things in life.
Girardi fired as Marlins’ manager
Florida switches to Atlanta third-base coach Gonzalez
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C2
Once the runner-up to Joe Girardi for the job of managing the Florida Marlins, Fredi Gonzalez became his successor Tuesday.
If Raiders can’t beat Browns, then who?
As difficult as it is to believe, Oakland just might be looking at NFL’s first 0-16 season
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C2
Are you ready for some 0-16 football? It ought to be impossible for the Oakland Raiders, or any NFL team, to flirt with a season-long skunking. It ought to be crazy to contemplate the phenomenon, even for a dwarf franchise like the Raiders.
Pinckney School’s past comes into new light
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
Students at Pinckney School are digging into their school’s past - literally.
Chargers safety Kiel pleads not guilty
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
Chargers safety Terrence Kiel pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges he shipped bottles of codeine-based cough syrup to Texas.
Haynesworth apologizes in phone call to Gurode
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
After dialing his number all day with no luck, Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth finally got the chance Tuesday to personally apologize to Andre Gurode for tearing open the Cowboys center’s face with a cleat.
Arrowhead lease switch puts fans on hook
License fee proposed for renovations
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
More than five months later, the NFL is rewriting part of the agreement used to pass a sales tax for renovations to the Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs will return to River Falls in ‘07
Kansas City rejects bid to hold training camp in St. Joseph, Mo.
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Chiefs are heading back to Wisconsin next year for their summer training camp, rejecting a bid by St. Joseph and Missouri Western State University.
Police: School gunman told wife of abuse
Death toll in shooting at Amish school now stands at six
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
A gunman who invaded a tiny Amish school may have had a plan that went beyond the execution-style slayings of five girls.
Special Olympics to get share of pizza pie
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
A slice of the proceeds tonight at a local pizza restaurant will go to benefit local Special Olympics participants.
Legislators to address senior issues at forum
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
Those with concerns about issues affecting seniors can have their voices heard at a legislative forum this afternoon at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Suspects arrested for residence hall thefts
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University police have arrested two Wichita men suspected of stealing more than $4,000 worth of computer equipment this weekend from residents’ rooms at Oliver Hall.
T to give free rides for national event
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
Area residents will have a chance to ride the T for free Thursday.
Theologian touts ‘robust debate’
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
Thanks to the Internet, it’s likely that something theologian Os Guinness said Tuesday night on the Kansas University campus will reach someone - somewhere in another part of the world - who will be offended.
KU renews anti-plagiarism software subscription
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
After an outcry from faculty and teachers, Kansas University has decided not to cancel its subscription to a popular online tool for spotting plagiarism.
City prepares to fill 2 more top spots
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
The big corner office is now filled, but the hiring is far from done at City Hall.
Excellence in Commerce
Six employers honored for growth, commitment
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
Six Lawrence companies are winners of Excellence in Commerce Awards from the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, honored for factors ranging from ongoing growth to community involvement.
Commodities
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
Patriot Guard wants to expand group’s mission beyond funerals
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B12
The Patriot Guard motorcycle group has begun expanding its mission beyond supporting families who have had a soldier die in combat to honoring the soldiers during happier occasions.
Tuna time
October 4, 2006 in print edition on D5
It wasn’t so very long ago that most Americans thought tuna only came from a can, and that if they encountered rare tuna in a restaurant they’d sent it back to be cooked some more. What a difference a decade or so makes.
Sweet and sour chicken recipe low-fat, low-fuss
October 4, 2006 in print edition on D5
The kids are back in school, things at work have returned to full-tilt after a slow summer, and you’re hungry.
Teller’s chefs prepare rich autumn meal on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
October 4, 2006 in print edition on D5
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “A Trip to Teller’s.” Co-executive chefs Jason Smith and Michael Beard will prepare the following recipes: Teller’s Sausage Stuffed Quail with Vin Cotto, Creamy Sage Polenta and Torta Con Le Mele.
Simple chocolate cake gets flair from embellishments
October 4, 2006 in print edition on D1
Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week’s featured cook is Judith Galas, of Lawrence, with her birthday cake.
Garlic farming fit for brown thumbs
October 4, 2006 in print edition on D1
A relative recently asked me to start growing garlic again. I planted a few hundred cloves every autumn for several years, gave most of the crop away and then stopped a couple of years ago.
Land Institute sees role evolve over time
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
The founder of The Land Institute says his goal of researching and building an agriculture system that mimics nature is closer to reality - but still decades away from being “farmer-ready.”
Army of One’ slogan not quite a singular sensation
New $200 million advertising campaign to feature Fort Riley soldiers
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B9
Add one more element to the Army’s ongoing transition. Its “Army of One” slogan is about to get a face-lift, with the help of soldiers here.
Supreme Court urged to broaden deportations for drug offenses
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Bush administration urged the Supreme Court to declare that legal immigrants can be deported for drug offenses that are felonies in some states but only misdemeanors under federal law, as the court heard its first oral arguments of the new term Tuesday.
Americans win physics Nobel for validating big-bang theory
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for measuring the oldest light in the heavens, a feat described as “one of the greatest discoveries of the century” that convinced skeptics of the big-bang theory of the universe’s origin.
Neighbors’ petition objects to rural homes for disabled
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B7
A controversial request to put residential facilities near Baldwin for people with developmental disabilities will go before the Douglas County Commission tonight .
Harvest meals grace holiday hut tables
October 4, 2006 in print edition on D3
How do you eat when you’re living in a hut? Humbly - one pot meals are easy to make and clean up. But also heartily - these huts celebrate the harvest.
Computerbrary?
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B11
To the editor: I could not agree less with Mark Hirschey’s Take a Stand in which he claims that computers have made book libraries obsolete (Journal-World, Oct. 2). I think people, these days, too often confuse information with wisdom.
Wal-Mart a diversion tactic?
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B11
It’s not surprising that, as The New York Times reports, leading Democratic politicians have latched onto bashing Wal-Mart as a “new rallying cry” that “could prove powerful in the midterm elections and in 2008.”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 10, 1906: “Lawrence seems to be getting on the fringe of a freeze, so it might be well to get in your houseplants no later than tonight.
Library value
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B11
To the editor: I enjoyed Mark Hirschey’s Take a Stand (Journal-World, Oct. 2) maintaining that libraries are obsolete. If it’s satire, it’s very clever. If it’s heartfelt, here’s a response to Mr. Hirschey’s charges:
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B10
Lawrence and Kansas University continued their annual dominance of the Kansas City American Royal queen-and-court. Deborah Fowler, KU senior from Topeka, and Cynthia Harden, junior from Lincoln, Neb., reigned as queen and first runner-up for the 1966 Royal festivities.
School safety
Controlled access and other local school safety measures that parents might have viewed as inconvenient may seem like less of a burden following recent fatal attacks in schools.
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B10
With three deadly school shootings in a week, school officials can’t afford to take anything for granted when it comes to the safety of their students.
Aberrant behavior now the norm
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B10
In the media accounts of Florida Republican Congressman Mark Foley’s resignation from the House over allegations of sexually explicit e-mails between himself and House pages, one frequently encounters the word “disgraced” modifying Foley’s name and “scandal” to describe his behavior.
Ethanol: A better burn?
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
The auto industry is abuzz with the promise of flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs), which are designed to run either on gasoline or a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline called E85.
Horoscopes
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B4
For Wednesday, Oct. 4
Risk cited in unscreened prison mail
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
Mail for convicted terrorists and other dangerous federal inmates isn’t being fully read by prison authorities, and that is a risk to national security, a Justice Department review concluded Tuesday.
South seventh-grader gets into the game
October 4, 2006
Late in the championship match, her opponent called a serve out, and Taylor Eubanks didn’t like it. She paused, glanced to the side, and waited for what she knew was coming. “Shake it off! Let’s go!” Cynthia Eubanks hollered to her daughter, a tennis player at South Junior High. That’s what they do in the Eubanks family. From the 83-year-old grandfather clear down to Taylor, they play tennis. And they support each other every step of the way.
Eight-year-old spends birthday on the field
October 4, 2006
For most youngsters birthdays are a time to enjoy parties, games and all the things that go along with being a kid. For others, however, there are different things that need attended to on birthdays. On his eighth birthday, Brandon Stogsdill spent the day doing one of the things he loves best - playing baseball.
City schools come together for a shot at the title
October 4, 2006
More than 64 area junior high tennis players took half a day off school and hit the Lawrence High School courts last Thursday for the city invitational tournament.
Forest Service spends record $1.5 billion fighting wildfires
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A7
Wildfires across the country have burned a record number of acres this year, and with the scorched land comes a record bill, a federal official said Tuesday.
People in the news
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Deportation ordered for Peter Sellers’ daughter ¢ Very limited engagement ¢ Beyonce vindicated
Vandalism spree leaves costly mess
October 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
After Nancy Schwarting walked out of her East Lawrence home Monday morning, she searched through her truck for a brick.
An odd couple of champions
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
Two celebrations separated by Sundays on either side of the Irish Sea could not have looked more different. Nor could they have been more emotionally connected.
Owens’ return has Philly fans in frenzy
Controversial receiver will be back when Cowboys visit
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
The clever chants started before the Eagles played the Green Bay Packers on Monday night and the derogatory signs came out by the fourth quarter.
Virtual school starts online newspaper
High school students write for publication from around the world
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
It’s not quite like the Lawrence Virtual School has an identity crisis. But the school and its 639 students don’t have a mascot. Nor do students eat together in a gym-a-cafetorium.
Barbaro conquers major hurdles
After two brushes with death, Kentucky Derby winner recovering, but still vulnerable
October 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
Led to the gate for the first race of his career, Barbaro shied away, reluctant to get started.
Nigella Lawson show kicks off on Food Network
October 4, 2006 in print edition on D5
First she seduced America from afar. Now Nigella Lawson is bringing her brand of sultry cooking ashore.
Gluten-free recipes
October 4, 2006 in print edition on D2
Gluten-free recipes from the Celiac Sprue Assn. More recipes can be found at www.csaceliacs.org.
No daily bread
Gluten-free products rise as food sensitivity more commonly recognized
October 4, 2006 in print edition on D1
When Leonard Steinle was diagnosed with celiac disease three years ago, he had to give up wheat, barley and rye to have normal digestive health.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 4, 2006 in print edition on B10
Shirley Lawson reigned as Maple Leaf Festival queen at Baldwin. Her attendants were Belinda Cook and Linda Bowman.