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Art a la Carte
October 6, 2006
The mysterious disappearance of 17-year-old Randy Leach after he attended a pre-graduation party in 1988 in Linwood is the subject of “Leaves of Words,” a new play by Kansas University graduate student Tim Macy.
KU Endowment tops $1 billion
A first for the fund
10:16 a.m., October 6, 2006 Updated 05:32 p.m.
Kansas University has joined the billion-dollar club.
Gas line ruptured
Repairs underway
October 6, 2006
Downtown gas line ruptured.
Scandals will affect midterm elections, poll shows
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A5
In yet another hurdle for Republicans, the scandals that have dogged Congress for the past year are prominent in the minds of many voters who say corruption will significantly influence their vote in November.
Alleged message partner revealed by mistake
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A5
ABC News’ fleeting, inadvertent publishing of a computer screen name enabled a blogger to track down and make public the identity of a former congressional page who traded salacious messages with former Rep. Mark Foley.
Firebirds fall to Blue Valley
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C6
Drew Schelar scored with 23 minutes remaining, but the Free State High soccer team couldn’t rally from an early deficit in a 3-1 loss to Blue Valley.
LHS soccer team ties SM North, 1-1
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Lawrence High soccer team played Shawnee Mission North to a 1-1, double overtime tie Thursday at the Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex.
Lions finish 1-2 at volleyball quad
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C6
Lawrence High’s volleyball squad went 1-2 at an Olathe East quadrangular Thursday, but made progress, LHS coach Molly LaMere said.
Prep recruit hails from hoops hotbed
Self pleased with team’s conditioning level
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C6
James Anderson, who will make an official basketball recruiting visit to tradition-rich Kansas University this weekend, comes from a hoops-rich area himself.
Graff gallops all alone
Fleet-footed senior dominates Eudora invite
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C5
Eudora High’s Brittney Graff, the defending Kansas Class 4A state champion, knows that every cross country runner is targeting her.
Nasty elixir ignites Firebirds
Rehydralite Day here again as Free State plays host to O-Northwest
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C3
Yuk. Yuk. Yuk. Yuk. Yuk. Those are Ryan Murphy’s five yuks. Add five more for twin brother Brian and they equal the price the two Free State High seniors have to pay to play four quarters of football.
Explosive’ Eudora causes concern
Anderson County has history of playing Cardinals tough
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C3
For Anderson County High football coach Don Hilliard, looking for an area to exploit while watching film of Eudora became a fruitless pursuit.
Mayer: NU luck strikes again
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
” … It’s Harvard for the rich man’s son, for drunkards, Old Mizzou/Nebraska for her confound luck, but for real men, Old KU.” That old refrain rang in my ears as I watched Kansas fall to NU in overtime. A break here or there, KU could have won it.
Midseason massacre
Steffen leads Vikings’ rout of mistake-prone Lions
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High needed to play one of its best games to defeat Shawnee Mission West. Instead, the Lions played one of their worst in a turnover-filled 51-7 loss at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium.
Dog-crate escape inmate asks for new attorney
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
An inmate accused of escaping from the Lansing Correctional Facility by hiding in a dog crate has asked for a new attorney.
Goodyear steelworkers go on strike
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Steelworkers union members walked off the job Thursday at 16 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. plants in the United States and Canada, unable to reach an agreement on a new contract despite months of talks with the world’s third biggest tire maker.
On the record
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Moore, Ahner vie for 3rd District seat
Democratic incumbent sees change in GOP-heavy region
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B9
Kansas Rep. Dennis Moore is an island of Democratic blue in a sea of red state Republicans.
Bomb threat shuts down several schools
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
A bomb threat shut down an entire school district Thursday, canceling classes for more than 7,200 students in eight public schools, as well as hundreds more in area religious schools and child care centers.
Defense: Confession influenced by drug, age
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 12-year-old boy’s confession to police that he killed his grandparents and set their house on fire was influenced by his age and an antidepressant, an attorney told the South Carolina Supreme Court on Thursday.
Karr’s child porn charges dismissed
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
The strange saga of John Mark Karr, the man who put himself at the heart of the JonBenet Ramsey case, took another sharp turn Thursday when a Bay Area judge dismissed child pornography charges against him.
Thousands gather nationwide for day of protest against Bush
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
Hundreds of people called President Bush administration’s policies a crime and held up yellow police tape along a three-block stretch in front of the White House on Thursday as part of a nationwide day of protest against the president.
Ousted HP chairwoman makes court appearance
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
Ousted Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn surrendered to authorities Thursday, a day after she and four others were charged in HP’s ill-fated investigation to ferret out the source of boardroom leaks.
Companies could be held liable for tainted spinach
Agents must prove negligence
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
In opening a criminal investigation into two produce companies involved in the contaminated spinach outbreak, federal agents are following a script first written a decade ago to hold companies responsible for mass food poisoning.
Aggies not worried about McGee’s head
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C6
Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Stephen McGee suffered a mild concussion against Texas Tech last Saturday, but Coach Dennis Franchione didn’t know about it until after the game.
Haynesworth’s bad behavior no surprise to ex-Jayhawk
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C6
When Carolina Panthers center Justin Hartwig saw last Sunday’s tape of a Tennessee Titans player stomping on the exposed head of Dallas center Andre Gurode, he was shocked.
Tough call at Red River
Longhorns can take heat off Pac-10 officials by stopping Sooners
October 6, 2006
The Pac-10 had reason to root against Texas in last January’s Rose Bowl because USC was going for an unprecedented third consecutive national title.
Parents charged with kidnapping bride-to-be
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A4
A prewedding shopping trip for a 21-year-old bride ended with felony charges against her parents, who she says kidnapped her and drove her 240 miles to Colorado, trying to talk her out of the nuptials along the way and holding her until she missed the ceremony.
Ground zero cross moves to church for now
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A4
A cross-shaped steel beam that survived the 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attack to become a symbol of hope was moved Thursday from ground zero to a nearby church, accompanied by victims’ families, clergy and construction workers.
Wolfpack upends No. 17 Seminoles
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C6
Daniel Evans threw three touchdown passes - including the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter - to lead North Carolina State to a 24-20 victory over No. 17 Florida State on Thursday night.
Appeals court upholds gay marriage ban
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A4
A state appeals court upheld California’s ban on gay marriage Thursday, a critical defeat for a movement hungry for a win after similar losses in two other states.
Tribune Co. forces out L.A. Times publisher
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A4
Tribune Co. ousted Jeffrey M. Johnson, the publisher of its largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, on Thursday after Johnson had refused to make what he considered potentially damaging staff cuts ordered by the media conglomerate.
Athletics hoping to put past playoff failures behind them
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C4
Eric Chavez has witnessed all sorts of playoff collapses by his Oakland Athletics, and he understands he will keep hearing all sorts of questions about them until they finally reach the next round.
Chiefs to hit the road without tackle Turley
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A4
Left tackle Kyle Turley will not play Sunday against Arizona, Kansas City coach Herm Edwards said Thursday.
Cards push Padres to brink of elimination
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C4
Getting out of September intact was the hard part for the St. Louis Cardinals, who clinched a division title while stuck in reverse.
Haynesworth: ‘big mistake’
Titans’ lineman won’t face charges
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C2
Albert Haynesworth won’t face criminal charges for scraping his cleat across the unprotected face of Dallas center Andre Gurode, and said Thursday he would seek counseling for his behavior.
Simien back in form after infection
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C2
It already had dampened his NBA Finals experience, so even a significant salmonella infection wasn’t about to get in the way of Wayne Simien’s wedding.
Barnett’s comment on tuition for military attracts questions
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B8
Republican Jim Barnett created a fuss by claiming during a televised gubernatorial debate that the state gives a tuition break at its colleges and universities to illegal immigrants but not to children of military personnel.
Morrison won’t say whether he’d drop abortion pursuit
AG candidate has criticized Kline for ‘fishing expeditions’ involving medical records
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B8
Democrat Paul Morrison’s campaign wouldn’t say Thursday whether he’d abandon the pursuit of patient records from two abortion clinics if he’s elected attorney general.
New round of Medicare headaches are possible
Part D enrollees face more choices, higher costs
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Next month, the maze of Medicare Part D will get even more complicated, with a dozen more prescription drug plans and more expensive premiums and deductibles.
Mets top Dodgers, take 2-0 series lead
Glavine sharp in postseason return
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C4
Sure, the New York Mets are missing two experienced starters. They still have Tom Glavine, though, and his stellar pitching performance put them on the brink of a first-round sweep.
Amish begin to bury school shooting victims
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
They came from across the Pennsylvania countryside dressed in black, bearded men in hats and suits, women in dresses and bonnets. Famous for keeping the surrounding society out, their mourning was remarkable for what they let in: forgiveness.
Subpoenas approved in page probe
Hastert says he won’t resign, gets Bush’s support
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
The House ethics committee approved nearly four dozen subpoenas Thursday as its investigation of a page sex scandal sprang to life with a promise by its leaders to go “wherever the evidence leads us.”
FDA approves new seasonal influenza vaccine
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Food and Drug Administration has approved FluLaval, a new seasonal influenza vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline Plc.
European Central Bank increases interest rate
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
The European Central Bank, sticking to its tough line on inflation, raised its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 3.25 percent on Thursday and hinted that another rate increase is in the offing before next year.
Police chief orders review of Muslim officer
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
The chief of London’s Metropolitan Police on Thursday ordered an urgent review of a decision to excuse a Muslim police officer from guarding the Israeli Embassy.
Nation suggests date for Tamil rebels talks
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Sri Lankan government said Thursday it was willing to attend talks with Tamil Tiger rebels at the end of the month, while a bombing blamed on rebels killed a soldier, and the air force raided areas in the north and east.
WHO calls for improved air quality to save lives
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
The World Health Organization called on governments Thursday to improve air quality in their cities, saying air pollution prematurely kills 2 million people a year, with more than half the deaths in developing countries.
Nation votes in municipal elections
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Georgians voted Thursday in municipal elections that could serve as a bellwether for President Mikhail Saakashvili’s pro-Western policies amid a deepening diplomatic crisis with Russia.
U.N. agrees on N. Korea statement
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Security Council experts reached agreement late Thursday on a statement urging North Korea to cancel its planned nuclear test and return immediately to talks on scrapping its nuclear weapons program, but the text needs final approval from council members.
Report: South Korean president warns North against nuclear test
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
The president of South Korea reportedly ordered his government to send a “grave warning” to North Korea about the consequences of a nuclear test, and Russia said it was trying to dissuade Pyongyang from conducting it.
Nations expected to refer Iran to U.N. Security Council today
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
The U.S., Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia will confer today in London to assess Iran’s defiant refusal to suspend uranium enrichment. They are expected to refer the nuclear case to the U.N. Security Council for talks next week on possible sanctions, diplomats said Thursday.
Pilots deny turning off communications device
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
The American pilots of an executive jet involved in a deadly high-altitude collision with a Boeing 737 have denied they turned off the transponder that signaled their location, authorities said Thursday.
KU forum to feature breast cancer survivors
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Breast cancer survivors will share their stories in a panel discussion at 7 p.m. today in Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas Union.
Journal-World wins editorial page award
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Journal-World editorial page editor Ann Gardner has won the Inland Press Assn.’s 2006 first-place award for Editorial Excellence.
KU game to feature Army helicopter flyover
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter will fly over Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium minutes before the homecoming football game, which kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday.
City wins ruling in rental lawsuit
Judge says inspection doesn’t violate constitutional rights
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence ordinance allowing the city to inspect rental homes will be allowed to continue, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Police interview stalled first murder trial
Case against dad charged in death moves forward again
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
His first murder trial was called off on the last day of testimony after a police interview that had never been sent to prosecutors surfaced.
Watch out for Cylons on ‘Battlestar’
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A2
We have clearly entered the age of the sprawling cast. Popular series from “Lost” to “24” to “Studio 60” to “Prison Break” ask us to keep track of dozens of characters.
Madonna visits AIDS orphans in Malawi
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A2
Madonna visited an orphanage in this impoverished African country Thursday, handing out copies of her book “The English Roses” to a crowd of AIDS orphans as her publicist dismissed claims that she was going to adopt a child herself.
Employee of the Month’ may leave cast in unemployment line
October 6, 2006 in print edition on D5
Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard and colleagues will not be in the running for Hollywood’s employee of the month for their new comedy.
Rights writing motivates Pitts
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist attracts beyond-capacity audience at KU
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Twenty years from now, Leonard Pitts Jr. doesn’t want people who look back on this era to say he did nothing.
Russell County considers vote on Sunday liquor sales
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B12
A Wilson Lake bait shop owner is circulating a petition to force the question of whether to allow Sunday liquor sales in rural Russell County onto the ballot for the Nov. 7 general election.
Baldwin company, resident join group
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Rohe Cattle, Baldwin, recently joined the American Angus Assn., a national breed registry organization based in St. Joseph, Mo. Morgan Rohe, Baldwin, joined the association as a junior member.
Commodities
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
HGTV to be in the house
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
A production crew from the HGTV hit show “What You Get for the Money” will be in Lawrence on Sunday, ringing the doorbell at the home of Lance and Jennifer Johnson and asking to come inside.
Rice tells Iraqi leaders they have little time to settle differences
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A7
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iraqi leaders on Thursday they have limited time to settle their differences and that the escalating waves of violence are intolerable.
Rescue provides workday lift for Lawrence police officer
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B5
You could call Lawrence Police Officer Sam Harvey a hero, but ask him about his actions Wednesday afternoon on the Kansas River bridge, and he’ll say it was all in a day’s work.
Lecompton bridge dispute may be legal first for KDOT
Douglas, Jefferson counties at odds on project
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
The Kansas Department of Transportation is trying to decide whether it legally can resolve a dispute between Douglas and Jefferson counties on whether to close the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton while repairs are made.
Hair Experts adds new cosmetologist
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Denni Stout, Lawrence, recently joined Hair Experts Salon & Spa as a cosmetologist.
Self-defense course offered for women
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Lawrence Therapy Services is offering a women’s self-defense course from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at 2200 Harvard Road.
Smith County halts plan to stop ‘peace palaces’
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
The Smith County Commission has backed off a plan to keep the Global Country of World Peace from building a dozen marble “peace palaces” on prime farmland near the geographic center of the lower 48 states.
Two KU professors to receive Chancellors Club honor
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
Two framed documents hang inconspicuously on Donn Parson’s office wall.
Embarrassing end
A Kansas House committee doesn’t have much to show for the time and money it has spent on an investigation of a school finance conversation.
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
The conclusion of a Kansas House investigation into a conversation between two state senators and a state Supreme Court justice confirms earlier indications that this political exercise was a waste of legislators’ time and taxpayers’ money.
Violent culture
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: I think we need to be asking ourselves: Why do we see so much civilian violence today? Why are bombings on the rise? Why are home invasions on the rise? Why are drive-by shootings on the rise?
Parks promise
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: In 1994, after listening to the promotion of a sales tax issue scheduled for public vote, I voted for the tax. The promotions stated the tax would be used for Parks and Recreation projects in the city. I was aware Lawrence’s public recreational facilities were inadequate.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World of Oct. 6, 1906: “Today was set aside particularly for Germans and those of German descent at Old Home Week activities.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
Ralph Christoffersen, former vice chancellor for academic affairs at Kansas University, was invested as the 10th president of Colorado State University at Fort Collins.
Democrat strong in Mass. governor’s race
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
The buzz in Boston this autumn is all about the newcomer to elective politics who is threatening to break the hold that Republicans have had for an unusually long time on the governorship of this overwhelmingly Democratic state.
Wall-builders saving America
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B11
The 109th Congress limped out of town at a particularly ugly moment. But it had some achievements worth noting. Well, one achievement, anyway.
Horoscopes
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B4
For Friday, Oct. 6
Film buffs experiment with fringe movie fest
October 6, 2006
Rich Housh is helping to bring some of the best-known experimental films to Lawrence.
Freedoms lost
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: George Bush says we are fighting to “defend our freedom” and “to bring freedom to others.” This requires civil liberties including freedom of speech and due process.
Ray Charles tribute delivers high-energy music, dance
October 6, 2006 in print edition on D2
Ray Charles covered more songs than most of us realize, and Wednesday evening’s show at the Lied Center, “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” brought this home.
Complex ‘Departed’ more than just another Scorsese mafia flick
October 6, 2006 in print edition on D1
Grainy video footage of a 1970s Boston race riot opens “The Departed,” and that is really the only black-and-white conflict in the story.
Strong enough
Gallery reopens doors after owner’s fight with breast cancer
October 6, 2006 in print edition on D1
Black and white threads hang limp from the working end of an unfinished shawl on Diane Horning’s loom.
Receivers catch on
Murph, Fields switch places, become go-to targets
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
Sometimes, those minor tweaks can take a team a long way.
Tigers shock Yankees
N.Y. lineup held in check, 4-3
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C4
Justin Verlander overpowered Alex Rodriguez with 100 mph heat. Joel Zumaya topped that, his fastball whizzing by at 102.
Shift sought on bus stops
City wants to add more points, end ‘wave-down’ practice
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
A friendly wave soon may not get you very far. Since inception of the city’s public transit system in 2000, riders of the T have been able to simply throw a hand in the air to flag down a bus anywhere along one of the system’s eight routes.
Wal-Mart’s $4 drug program expanding ahead of schedule
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A8
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. expects to offer $4 prescriptions for some generic drugs in most states this year after expanding the low-cost program from a test market to all of Florida ahead of schedule, the world’s largest retailer said Thursday.
NATO takes over control of Afghanistan
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
NATO extended its security mission Thursday to all of Afghanistan nearly five years after the West began its war to defeat the Taliban, taking command of 12,000 U.S. troops in the war-battered country’s east.
Cleanup crew seeks sign of support
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
For the last two years, Thomasine Ross has organized volunteers for regular trips to 31st Street to remove trash from the Baker Wetlands.
People in the news
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ R. Kelly’s ‘mentor’ sues singer for alleged attack ¢ Comedian Dane Cook taking ‘Tourgasm’ to Las Vegas ¢ Tori Spelling, husband Dean McDermott expecting child ¢ It’s a girl for actors Gyllenhaal, Sarsgaard ¢ Drummer Barker breaks arm shooting music video ¢ Dunst not concerned about bad ‘Antoinette’ reviews
Crucial battle for Baghdad heats up as it gets bloodier
October 6, 2006 in print edition on A7
The Iraq war could be heading to its decisive moment: a battle for the capital of Baghdad that already has turned dramatically bloodier for American soldiers and carries enormous stakes for the country’s future.
Design, remodel firm hires employee
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Jack Hope Design Build & Remodeling announces the addition of Brian Kilgore to its sales and design team.
Flu shot supply steady this year
October 6, 2006
October means cooler weather, shorter days and annual flu shots.
Amish shooting feeds fear
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B11
If terrorism has made us feel unsafe and insecure, the latest shootings in a one-room Amish school in Lancaster County, Pa., can only multiply our fears.
Topeka workers walk off job
October 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Like many co-workers on the picket line, Steve Huston wasn’t happy Thursday about going on strike at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. plant, but he felt there was no other option.
Unmarried homeowners face special issues
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Q: My boyfriend and I recently purchased a home together. Although we each contributed 50 percent of the down payment, I pay 70 percent of the monthly payments and he pays only 30 percent because I earn a lot more than he does.
Firebird duo wins state berth
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
Free State High seniors Julia Guard and Leigh Luina told themselves during their third-place doubles match they would not end the day with a loss.
Week 6 area football capsules
October 6, 2006 in print edition on C3
Ensembles to perform at Baker choral concert
October 6, 2006 in print edition on D2
Baker University’s music department will feature its choral ensembles at the Fall Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rice Auditorium. Admission is free.