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Energy efficient homes
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Polls
How are you preparing for the winter heating season?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m buying some extra blankets and keeping my thermostat at a low temperature.
 
47%
I’m going to crank up the heat and keeping my home warm, and not worry about the heating bill.
 
28%
I’m going to do some maintenance to my home to make it more energy efficient.
 
24%
Total 324
What should be done to prevent domestic violence deaths?

Poll results

Response Percent
Stronger legal protections for victims of domestic violence.
 
50%
Stronger police enforcement of existing protections.
 
50%
Total 40
Videos

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Second trial starts for man charged with killing his daughter
October 5, 2006
The Lawrence man charged with killing his infant daughter prepares to stand trial for a second time.
Keeping it cool
Warmup coming for weekend
October 5, 2006
Cloudy skies will keep Lawrence relatively cool today - and a little gloomy. “I don’t think we’ll see any sunshine until the clouds start to break up around 1 or 2 o’clock today,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Our town sports
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C7
Chase wild card
Drivers don’t know what to expect at Talladega
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C6
For the third consecutive season, the Chase for the Nextel Cup includes a restrictor-plate race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
K.C.’s Hall shows he’s still threat
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
The woman whose nickname is lovingly tattooed onto Dante Hall’s left arm had been urging patience. And like just about everything else “Lady C” ever suggested, it worked.
New stadium, but same old Cardinals
Arizona off to 1-3 start for third year in a row despite new home
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
What’s the old saying? Put lipstick on a pig and it’s still a pig. Well, put the Arizona Cardinals in a magnificent new home stadium and, so far at least, they’re the same old Cardinals.
Misplay dooms Twins
Athletics take 2-0 series edge
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
Playing it safe? Not Torii Hunter’s style. That’s why he has five Gold Gloves.
Postponement irks New Yorkers
Unfavorable forecast prompts decision
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
Justin Verlander was throwing in the outfield, Mike Mussina was nowhere to be seen, and the fans in Yankee Stadium just wondered what was going on.
Two Chiefs reserves injured at practice
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
A couple of key reserves went down during practice Wednesday for the Kansas City Chiefs. Linebacker Rich Scanlon and offensive lineman Will Svitek both sustained knee injuries.
Mets win opener, lose Hernandez
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
Carlos Delgado hammered the ball all over the field in his playoff debut. David Wright also delivered, and the pitching-depleted New York Mets looked like October regulars during their first postseason game since 2000.
Firebirds fifth, Lions ninth at invite
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
Grace Bahler fired a career-best 86 to lead the Free State High girls golf team to a fifth-place finish Wednesday at the Olathe East Invitational. The Firebirds tallied a 384. Olathe East won with a 339.
KU falls to Missouri in volleyball
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University senior Jana Correa moved 16 kills closer to 1,000 Wednesday night, but the Kansas University volleyball team fell to No. 17 Missouri in three games, 30-19, 30-26, 30-18, at the Hearnes Center.
KU football notebook
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University freshman quarterback Kerry Meier finally was given medical clearance to play, meaning doctors won’t hold him back from taking the field against Texas A&M on Saturday.
Stomping incident really no surprise
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C2
The public reaction to Albert Haynesworth’s punt of Andre Gurode’s face has ranged from indignation to horror. And the question of the day is, Why?
Rangers dismiss Showalter
Texas skipper out after four seasons
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C2
Buck Showalter was fired as manager of the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, ending four seasons in which he was never able to get a team with several young All-Stars above third place in the AL West.
O-line doing fine
Kansas weathered NU pressure
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
No sacks, 574 yards of total offense, two 80-plus-yard drives in the stamina-testing fourth quarter - and center David Ochoa doesn’t feel rewarded by the offensive-line play against Nebraska?
Free State celebrates 10-year homecoming
Several groups to be honored at game
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
Calling all kings and queens from the last 10 years at Free State High School.
On the record
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
Mighty Vikes await LHS football
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High (3-2) has reeled off three football victories in a row, but now the Lions face perhaps their stiffest test of the season when they play Shawnee Mission West (5-0) tonight at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium.
Mosquito-borne diseases kill scores
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases in northern and southern India left ordinarily overburdened hospitals and clinics swamped with patients Wednesday, and officials reported at least 87 deaths.
Pilots’ passports seized in crash probe
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two American executive jet pilots were ordered by a judge to stay in Brazil while authorities investigate whether they caused a midair collision with an airliner that crashed into the Amazon, killing all 155 people aboard.
Palestinian unity talks with Hamas collapse
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday his efforts to reach a power-sharing agreement with the militant group Hamas have collapsed, raising concerns a deadlock will lead to more factional fighting after deadly weekend clashes.
Fed chief: Baby boomers’ retirement may strain U.S. economy
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday the burden from retiring baby boomers will strain the nation’s economy, unless Social Security and Medicare are revamped.
Charges filed in HP spy probe
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Prosecutors filed criminal charges Wednesday against Hewlett-Packard’s former chairwoman and four others involved in the corporate spying scandal that has shaken the Silicon Valley tech giant long revered for its ethics and professionalism.
U.S. sweeps Nobel science prizes
Past laureate’s son wins in chemistry
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Nearly a half-century after his father was awarded a Nobel Prize, a Stanford University professor won his own Wednesday for groundbreaking research into how cells read their genes, fundamental work that could help lead to new therapies.
County approves rural homes for disabled
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B3
Douglas County commissioners cleared the way for the developmentally disabled and their host families to live on a 40-acre farm northeast of Baldwin.
Journal-World wins front page award
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Journal-World’s front page won first place in the nation among newspapers in its circulation category in the 2006 Inland Press Assn. contest sponsored by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Police rescue man hanging from bridge
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
A man dangling by one arm from the Kansas River bridge was rescued Wednesday by Lawrence Police.
Mulch sale opens today
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
Beginning today, area gardeners will have a chance to purchase cheap mulch from the city’s forestry division.
Leonard Pitts to speak tonight at Lied Center
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts will speak tonight at the Lied Center.
City takes steps to ensure safer pedestrian routes
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
For some it was special, a group adventure. Some just went partway, enough to get in on the experience.
Economy at issue in televised debate
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and challenger Jim Barnett on Wednesday argued about the economy, school finance and immigration during a live televised debate.
4-H program receives building gift
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
A woman who died nearly a year ago left a gift that has astounded the Douglas County 4-H program.
Unity Gallery announces exhibit
October 5, 2006 in print edition on D2
“Reflections from a Durable Girl,” by Lawrence resident Toni Brou, will open Saturday at Unity Gallery, 900 Madeline Lane.
Guild member featured in gallery walk
October 5, 2006 in print edition on D2
Lawrence Art Guild member Diane Lawrence will be showing her work with Brad Egger, Dixie Link, Jim Oxandale, Roxanne Ebberts, Bret Ebberts and Dan Coburn during the 13th annual Gallery Walk in the Country.
KU associate professor to give viola recital
October 5, 2006 in print edition on D2
Chung-Hoon Peter Chun, Kansas University associate professor of viola, will perform in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Swarthout Recital Hall. “Katie” Kyungmi Lee will accompany on the piano.
Animation in spotlight at Spencer event
October 5, 2006 in print edition on D2
Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts and the Art Department Visiting Artist Series will present “CARTUNE XPREZ,” a collection of animated videos and live multimedia performances by Slow Dance Recyttal and Hooliganship.
Firewood buyers feeling heat from higher prices
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
An old saw goes that firewood warms you twice: once when you split and stack it, and again when you sit by the stove on a blustery winter night.
Ex-aide to Foley cites warnings made in ‘03
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s political support showed signs of cracking Wednesday as Republicans fled an election-year scandal spawned by steamy computer messages from former Rep. Mark Foley to teenage male pages.
Westboro protesters drop plans to picket
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
A Kansas church group that routinely pickets military funerals has dropped plans to demonstrate at funerals of five Amish girls fatally shot in an attack on their one-room schoolhouse.
KU student group stands for science
Organization seeks voice in evolution debate
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
There may be an election year shake-up at the Kansas State Board of Education, but those who’ve clashed over science and the teaching of evolution still have steam for a fight.
Amish urge forgiveness after school shootings
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
In just about any other community, a deadly school shooting would have brought demands from civic leaders for tighter gun laws and better security, and the victims’ loved ones would have lashed out at the gunman’s family or threatened to sue.
People in the news
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Barroom brawlers ¢ Mission of mercy, perhaps motherhood ¢ Protest against Potter
Earl’ takes carnival spin
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A2
No comedy does a better job of balancing the need for imparting “lessons” with its inspired anarchy than “My Name is Earl” (7 p.m., NBC). During Earl’s karmic quest for atonement he recalls an act of grade-school cruelty.
Henrickson worried about post position
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
Probabilities of a potent double-post offense featuring Marija Zinic and Danielle McCray are problematical for Bonnie Henrickson these days.
Vaccine holds promise for hay fever sufferers
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Could the sneezy, runny-eyed misery of hay fever one day be a thing of the past? Scientists are reporting encouraging results from early tests of a vaccine they hope will give long-lasting relief from this seasonal scourge.
Mideast war damages heritage sites
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A2
Cleanup is set to begin within days at the first of three ancient World Heritage sites damaged in the summer’s Hezbollah-Israel war - a crumbling old castle rising from the Mediterranean whose foundation stones are now coated with oil sludge.
Stricter domestic violence laws urged
State report details attacks, homicides over two years
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
While releasing a report Wednesday that chronicled two years of sexual and domestic violence murders, including a recent incident in Lawrence, advocates for stronger laws to protect victims urged prosecutors and judges to get tough with offenders.
Fair to tout energy efficiency in homes
Solar water system should cut costs
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Aron Cromwell really isn’t a mad scientist. But he does have panels full of copper pipes on his roof, gallons and gallons of antifreeze and a series of 80-gallon water tanks lined up in his basement.
Congress sets aside victory party funds
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A7
The military’s top generals have warned Iraq is on the cusp of a civil war and that U.S. troops must remain in large numbers until at least next spring. But if the winds suddenly blow a different direction, Congress is ready to celebrate with a $20 million victory party.
700 Iraqi police pulled off job
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iraqi authorities pulled a brigade of about 700 policemen out of service Wednesday in the biggest move ever to uproot troops linked to death squads, aiming to signal the government’s seriousness in cleansing Baghdad of sectarian violence.
Different tactic
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The death of Marsha Mace is a terrible tragedy. Marsha was a very upbeat person from a loving family. She was a wonderful mother to her young son, Luke.
Political scandal
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Just when I believe I can’t be any more disgusted with the government in Washington, things reach a new low. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., and House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, have known since last spring about the sexual advances made to a 16-year-old page by Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla.
Former page in U.S. House praises program
Lawrence representatives want further investigation into e-mails
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
In 1990, Jennifer Schwartz, then a 16-year-old high school junior from Mulvane, had a front-row seat to the historic run-up to the first war in Iraq. Schwartz was working in the U.S. House as a page.
Not obsolete
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I would like to respond to Mark Hirschey’s question: When were you last at the library? I was there just a few days ago. The place was hopping and not just in the computer area.
Reliable source
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I found Mark Hirschey’s column of Oct. 2 (“Libraries are limited, obsolete”) to be a disturbing reflection of commonly held attitudes regarding libraries.
Library defense
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I read with interest Mark Hirschey’s perspective on libraries and how he considers them limited and obsolete.
Bring KU spirit to homecoming bash
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
There will be music, there will be beer and there will be dancing in the streets to kick off this weekend’s Kansas University homecoming activities. In other words, it will be just like old times.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World of Oct. 5, 1906: “In an interesting football game yesterday, the KU team defeated the College of Emporia 25-0.
Betrayal
Congress has much to answer for in allowing events such as the Foley debacle.
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
Oddly, there is a comparison to be made here about the morals in the U.S. Congress and the Roman Catholic Church in America. It goes far beyond the separation of church and state, though both are involved.
Simply harvested walnut meat can add flavor to cookies, salads
October 5, 2006 in print edition on D1
Lawrence has an abundance of walnut trees and squirrels. What the squirrels don’t hide - or bury - we may need to pick up, because picking them up, even in competition with the squirrels, can be beneficial.
Peoples Bank adds officer for business
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
Kevin Myers has joined Peoples Bank in Ottawa as a business relationship officer.
KU professor appointed to board
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
Burdett Loomis, a professor of political science at Kansas University, has been appointed to a four-year term on the Public Employee Relations Board by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Lawrence Bank sets open house for art
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
“It’s All About the Journey,” a photographic art show, will be the featured attraction during an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Lawrence Bank, 3500 Clinton Parkway.
Commodities
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
Making insurance decisions easier
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
When it comes to open enrollment, don’t be like me.
Horoscopes
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, Oct. 5
Signs in sights
Proposed regulations face hearing Tuesday
October 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
People licensed to carry concealed handguns will be able to pack heat while visiting nearly any business in the state next year, unless a sign is posted prohibiting the practice.
It’s about atmosphere
Neutral site, fair set Red River Rivalry apart
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C8
Darrell Royal is still quick with a quip, and few things get him rolling more than the Texas-Oklahoma game.
Give UT edge in Dallas
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C8
The Red River Rivalry is missing something this season - an undefeated team.
Keegan: Lineup options plentiful
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
With Late Night in the Phog only eight days away, it becomes increasingly difficult not to waste time tinkering in the head with various lineup combinations for a Kansas University basketball roster that is extraordinarily deep, athletic and versatile.
KU men get camp reprieve
Morning workouts to end day early
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
Bill Self delivered some welcome news to his Kansas University men’s basketball players Wednesday morning.
Lawrence Datebook
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
NIE report was no surprise
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
I’m surprised at the fuss over the National Intelligence Estimate that says the Iraq war made the terrorist threat worse.
Republicans vulnerable to attack on virtue
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
In life, as in literature, Elmer Gantry is a recurring American figure. He is making yet another appearance in the matter of former Rep. Mark Foley.
Leinart expects to be target
Cards rookie to make first start Sunday against Chiefs
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
The starting call has come earlier than expected for Matt Leinart, who went through his first practice as an NFL first-string quarterback Wednesday.
Book signings part of Homecoming events
October 5, 2006 in print edition on D2
Oread Books will sponsor book signings Saturday in the main lobby of the Kansas Union in conjunction with Kansas University Homecoming events.
Legislators discuss senior issues
October 5, 2006 in print edition on B8
Health care costs and services and property tax relief topped a list of issues area legislators and candidates discussed Wednesday during a Lawrence forum for their older constituents.
Padres will turn to veteran pitcher Wells in Game 2 against Cardinals
October 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
This is the kind of game that has “Boomer” written all over it. At least the San Diego Padres hope it does.
Chaps’ successfully mixes comical, musical
October 5, 2006 in print edition on D1
Lawrence Community Theatre opens its 30th season with a good, lighthearted musical that proves not all of the Lawrence- and Topeka-area theater talent is located in the college community.
Down on the farm
Tour sheds light on workings of disappearing family grange
October 5, 2006 in print edition on D1
I believe in the family farm. In fact, I think we should buy as many foods as possible within a 100-mile radius of our homes.