Archive for Sunday, October 8, 2006

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WORLD: North Korea says nuclear test successful
October 8, 2006
North Korea’s official news agency said Monday the country has performed a successful nuclear test.
Review: ‘Leaves of Words’ explores teen’s disappearance
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
Playwright Tim Macy’s new work “Leaves of Words,” performed by English Alternative Theatre, is a fictional work based on the true story of missing teenager Randy Leach.
Poet’s showcase
October 8, 2006 in print edition on D3
“Lawrence Leaves,” by Z. Hall
Walking tour planned in tandem with exhibit
October 8, 2006 in print edition on D6
Coinciding with the release of “Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide,” authors Lora Jost and Dave Loewenstein will lead a free walking tour of murals in downtown Lawrence. Special guest Stan Herd will talk about his mural at Teller’s Restaurant, 746 Mass.
Cuban artist gets fresh start
After prison stint and loss of faith, painter regains inspiration
October 8, 2006 in print edition on D1
Fito Garche looks at the past 2 1/2 years, a rocky time in his life, as a test of faith.
Best sellers
October 8, 2006 in print edition on D3
As fate would have it
Author’s latest novel inspired by two pieces of serendipitous correspondence
October 8, 2006 in print edition on D3
Brad Meltzer received two pieces of correspondence at just about the same time three years ago.
How they scored
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C7
Notebook
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C7
Kansas started Adam Barmann at quarterback for the third straight game, despite freshman and regular starter Kerry Meier’s being medically cleared to play. KU coach Mark Mangino said Meier had a chance to return for next week’s game against Oklahoma State, though he wouldn’t say anything definitive.
Ortiz, McGlinn second at Superbass event
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C12
Larry McGlinn and Steve Ortiz of Lawrence finished second in the final Truman Lake Superbass event by catching five fish that weighed 15.68 pounds.
Kansas trout season to open in a week
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C12
Trout season in Kansas will begin a week from today and run through April 15.
De Soto-to-Edwardsville Kansas River float trip scheduled for Saturday
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C12
Friends of the Kaw has joined Wildlife and Parks to sponsor a float trip Saturday on the Kansas River from De Soto to Edwardsville.
Singing Aggies’ praises
Franchione lauds A&M’s rebound
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C7
Dennis Franchione and his Texas A&M football players stood in the southeast corner of Memorial Stadium, singing the “Aggie War Hymn” with 3,000 or so Maroon -and-White-clad fans after Saturday’s thrilling 21-18 comeback victory over Kansas.
Mizzou makes statement
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C9
Missouri’s defense is for real.
Tide has shifted in Texas’ favor
Oklahoma’s miscues help Longhorns dominate Red River rivalry
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C9
Colt McCoy probably doesn’t realize how quickly things have changed in the Texas-Oklahoma rivalry.
Sloppy first half sinks Fightin’ Indians
Turnovers, lack of execution put Haskell in hole it can’t overcome
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C8
Haskell Indian Nations University freshman running back Bubba Wills had a simple explanation for his struggles Saturday at Haskell Stadium.
Mangino: KU offense ailing
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C6
Without getting specific - he never does - Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino disclosed Saturday his offense had an incomplete week on the practice field, largely because of injuries to several key players.
T.O. ready for circus in Philly
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Some fans will taunt him with prescription bottles. Others will wave derogatory signs. Many will chant: “O.D! O.D! O.D!” Most will scream expletives and boo. Terrell Owens is ready.
Kids carry Kansas State
Freshmen shine in Wildcats’ fourth-quarter rally
October 8, 2006
When Ron Prince benched seniors to start freshmen, critics groused that Kansas State’s first-year coach was already giving up on this season and looking toward next year.
Don’t count out defending champs
Steelers could be ready to right ship
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Pittsburgh’s bye week came at the right time for the defending NFL champions, losers of two of their first three games. The slow start came with Ben Roethlisberger considered “rusty,” not a designation for the official injury list but one used to describe the early-season play of the QB.
Mets complete sweep of Dodgers
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C4
Shawn Green and the hitters started fast, Billy Wagner closed it out quickly, and now the the New York Mets are headed to the NL championship series.
Athletics reach ALCS without the big names of their past
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C4
Before, these Oakland Athletics were all about their stars - the Big Three aces and slugging MVPs Jason Giambi and Miguel Tejada.
A-Rod a bust again
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C4
Alex Rodriguez had big black marks under his eyes. Nothing will deflect the glare of another postseason bust for A-Rod and the New York Yankees.
Kansas freshman Dorn wins Flight B title
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Kunigunda Dorn won the championship of the Flight B singles, and Elizaveta Avdeeva took fifth in the A Flight on Saturday at the Hoosier Classic.
Bulls coach scolded ex-Jayhawk Chenowith
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University center Eric Chenowith’s getting cut just a couple of days into Chicago Bulls training camp was explained by the Chicago Tribune in Saturday’s editions.
Jayhawks swept again
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University volleyball team was swept for the third straight time, this time by Oklahoma.
LHS wins two titles
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s Roy Wedge won the freshman boys title, and Alissa Freeman won the sophomore girls crown at the Shawnee Mission West cross country invitational on Saturday at Shawnee Mission Park.
Veritas football routs Springfield
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C3
Quarterback Ben Balman and the Veritas High football team routed the inexperienced Springfield Christian squad, 52-12, Saturday.
Duck season opens; drought a concern
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C12
Kansas duck season opened Saturday in the High Plains Zone, and waterfowl hunters in the rest of the state are eagerly awaiting the opening of the other duck seasons later this month.
Pulitzer winners to speak at KU Editors Day
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who chronicled the Iraq war’s toll on the families of fallen American soldiers will visit Kansas University this week.
On the record
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
Chiefs take aim at Leinart
Kansas City has ‘some things to put on’ Arizona’s rookie quarterback
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Kansas City defense is ready to give Matt Leinart a memorable welcome to the NFL.
Keegan: Kansas offense dismal
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
Blitzing from the blind side, Kansas University safety Jerome Kemp buried Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee for a big, painful sack.
Oh, no, not again
Another close game, another KU setback
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
Dancing around the close-game flame is bound to burn a team - especially one with a track record of getting scorched in such situations.
Lawrence commuter report
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
With scrap prices high, thieves target old vehicles
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B3
Apparently tempted by high prices for scrap metal, thieves have been grabbing old motor vehicles from streets and empty lots and selling them to a salvage company, Wichita police said in announcing the arrests of two suspects.
Interstate Bakeries unsure of its future
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B3
Slightly more than two years after filing for bankruptcy, Twinkie-maker Interstate Bakeries Corp. said Friday it’s still unsure when, if ever, it will file a plan of reorganization.
Superintendent’s contract up for review
Lawrence school board agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ 110 McDonald Drive ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 26 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.usd497.org
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B4
Supt. Randy Weseman’s contract will be reviewed.
Smoke detectors don’t all work alike
Alarms react to different types of fires
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Not all smoke detectors are created equal. It’s a subject that’s received attention recently with the deaths of five people in a house fire on New Jersey Street.
How will fall show its colors?
Experts unsure how much color leaves will show this year
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
The dry summer and hot days last week have tree experts guessing as to when and how much color will show this fall.
Heritage festival puts Lawrence on Nordic track
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Cali Byrn, 8, and the other Lawrence Nordic Dancers - who are years away from being able to drive - laughed frequently Saturday afternoon as they stepped and glided across the floor to a Danish folk number.
Shop owner relies on customers for inventory, a little help
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Amy Laughlin has persevered through three bouts with breast and liver cancer.
Chocolate, Ritz, caramel, ice cream winning combo
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
Chocolate-covered Ritz crackers, gooey caramel and vanilla ice cream - it doesn’t get much better than that, judges ruled at an ice cream contest.
Shrinking population vexes rural Kansas
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
Waiting to deliver a load of sunflowers at a processing plant, dryland farmer Tim Peterson was of two minds about rural Kansas. On one hand, some folks rooted in the vast stretches of empty landscape have become energized by innovation and entrepreneurship, he said.
Task force working to bolster towns
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
Like many small towns in Kansas, Onaga in Pottawatomie County was drifting into dormancy.
Brotherhood denounces ‘new Danish insults’
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A5
Egypt’s largest Islamic group, the Muslim Brotherhood, denounced on Saturday what it called “new Danish insults” to Islam a day after word spread about a Web video showing young members of a populist Danish political party mocking the Prophet Muhammad.
Mexicans say new wall won’t stop migrants
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
Rising from the Pacific surf and zig-zagging along the border for 14 miles, Tijuana’s border fence has done little but push illegal migrants into the Arizona desert and feed the smuggling industry since it went up in 1994.
Bankruptcies
October 8, 2006 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Architect, technician hired at Landplan
October 8, 2006 in print edition on E1
Lawrence-based Landplan Engineering recently hired two new employees.
Are socially aware investments worth the sacrifice?
October 8, 2006 in print edition on E1
Peco, my electricity supplier, has an offer I could easily refuse: Buy the same amount of power I’m getting now, but pay more for it.
American Boychoir to perform in Topeka
October 8, 2006 in print edition on D2
The Great Spaces Music & Arts Series presents the world- acclaimed American Boychoir in concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Cathedral, 701 SW Eighth Ave., in downtown Topeka.
A race for the exit at the Kansas Speedway
October 8, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am approaching the gate of the Kansas Speedway on my first foray into the strange new world of NASCAR.
Suspects face murder charge for death of pregnant teen
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Sedgwick County judge has determined there is enough evidence to try two men in the death of a pregnant 14-year-old.
2 journalists killed on anniversary of invasion
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two German journalists who had pitched a tent on the side of a road outside a northern Afghan village were killed by gunmen early Saturday, the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.
Neighborhood vacated after scattered flooding
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
A storm that dropped as much as 9 inches of rain forced the evacuation Saturday of about 100 people in a six-block section of the capital, caused scattered flooding in the southeastern part of the state and likely contributed to the deaths of two fishermen.
President wants to seize private mines
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Bolivia’s president said Saturday the government should expropriate mines where private owners have not invested sufficiently, taking aim at the industry after clashes between rival bands of miners left at least 16 dead.
Evacuated residents return after fire put out
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Residents trickled back into town Saturday after a fire at a hazardous materials plant, relieved that there were no serious injuries or damage to their homes while they were forced out for two nights.
Prominent Russian journalist known for criticism found shot to death
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
A journalist who chronicled Russian military abuses against civilians in Chechnya, garnering awards and accolades from around the world, was found shot to death Saturday in her apartment building. Prosecutors suspect her killing could be connected to her investigative reporting.https://admin.6newslawrence.com/news/stories/add/#
Tensions mount over possible nuclear test
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Tensions mounted over North Korea’s threat to test its first atomic bomb, with shots ringing out Saturday along the border with South Korea and Japan warning of harsh sanctions if Pyongyang goes nuclear.
Foley won’t be punished in page probe
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
The House’s investigation of a page sex scandal has only one certainty: Former Rep. Mark Foley will escape punishment by his peers.
Iraqi forces launch sweep of Kirkuk
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A9
Thousands of Iraqi troops launched a crackdown in Kirkuk on Saturday, ordering residents to stay in their homes in an effort to put down violence that has swelled in the north amid efforts to rein in bloodshed in Baghdad.
Nobel peace laureate isn’t slowing down at age 75
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A11
Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu celebrated his 75th birthday Saturday with a gala dinner attended by 1,200 guests, capping off weeks of celebration in honor of the tireless campaigner against apartheid.
Ex-president appeals for more quake aid
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A11
Former President George H.W. Bush has appealed for nearly $100 million in aid for survivors of last year’s South Asia earthquake, saying tens of thousands face another winter living in tents.
Father pleads not guilty to killing 4 children
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A12
A man charged with killing his four young children and assaulting his wife was ordered held without bail Saturday as the bodies were laid to rest.
Thousands gather for funeral of slain family
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A12
Singing hymns and choking back tears, about 2,000 people gathered Saturday for the funeral of a mother and her four children who police say were gunned down by her husband.
Bush family christens aircraft carrier
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A12
With two presidents - her father and brother - standing beside her, Dorothy Bush Koch christened the last of the Nimitz-class of aircraft carriers Saturday with a single swing of a bottle of sparkling wine.
Police: 6 stabbed in brawl at church hall
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A12
Six young people were stabbed early Saturday during a brawl at a party in a northern New Jersey church hall, police said.
Friends celebrate O’Neil’s life
Well-wishers gather at museum to honor baseball legend
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C2
Friends and strangers alike gathered Saturday at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil.
Lack of action on key issues is a congressional disgrace
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
The disgrace of Congress extends far beyond the scandals that have sullied the record of the dominant House Republicans. They are properly being blamed for most of the misdeeds and blunders that have marked this year on Capitol Hill, from the power-grabs by Tom DeLay, to the greed of Duke Cunningham and Bob Ney, to the sexual overtures of Mark Foley.
Bright future
Toplikar: LEDs, silicon offer options for efficient high-tech illumination
October 8, 2006 in print edition on E1
Flipping the switch, I got a surprise - did something explode? Glass shards, thick and jagged, were everywhere, emanating from the center of the kitchen. For no apparent reason, the overhead bowl-shaped light cover had crashed to the floor.
Caring help
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude to the Lawrence, Topeka, Wichita, Overland Park and Kansas City communities in response to the Sept. 17 tragedy that destroyed my home at 1205 N.J. and resulted in the death of five members of my family.
Neither party has much to brag about at midterm
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
Elections are stories. They have beginnings, middles and ends, and like stories, they have narratives. In the middle of the story it’s often hard to know how the tale is going to conclude. But a good storyteller seeds his tales with hints, and the discerning reader or listener picks them up along the way.
No such thing as Morals Party
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
So, anybody up for a chat about family values?
History lesson
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been 200 years.
Commentary: Black players, fans down in baseball
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C2
Dusty Baker is gone. Frank Robinson is finished. Cito Gaston won two World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays but hasn’t seen the inside of a dugout in years. And Don Baylor suffered the same fate a few years ago that befalls losing managers everywhere - he was fired.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World of Oct. 8, 1906: “The local diphtheria epidemic seems to be spreading, though slowly, with two new cases quarantined. So far, there have been 71 cases and a fifth death has occurred. There have been four fumigations and 62 are still in quarantine. Schools, the library and the YMCA are closed until there is a decided change in the picture. : The KU football team now is 3-0 after defeating St. Mary’s 18-0 and the next test will be Oct. 13 against Arkansas here. Interest is high in Bert Kennedy’s team.”
Ideas welcome
The hiring of new city-county department heads is an opportunity to broaden the experience and expertise of the city’s administrative leadership.
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
Filling two top administrative positions that have been open for several months will be a high priority for Dave Corliss as he begins his tenure as Lawrence’s city manager.
Fireplace screens attractive, functional
October 8, 2006 in print edition on D4
When homes were heated by burning logs in a fireplace, it was very hot within a few feet of the fire. It was very cold in the rest of the room, and water would freeze in a log cabin if kept more than 10 feet from the heat source. High-back upholstered chairs were used to keep the heat off in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Secret supplications of the heart top public prayers
October 8, 2006 in print edition on D5
In “Letter from the Recording Angel,” my favorite author, Mark Twain, describes the difference that frequently exists between public prayers and secret supplications of the heart. Twain points out in his story that secret supplications of the heart frequently conflict with public prayers.
Homeowners have luxury bedding trend covered
October 8, 2006
Back when America was a collection of colonies, wills often included bed linens, if the deceased had been lucky enough to own them. Sheets and coverlets were considered extremely valuable and precious enough to be bequeathed to the next generation.
Home woes continue for Wildcats
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C8
Dirtied and helmet in hand, Micah Mason, Baker University’s leading tackler, stammered off the field Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium.
Hog heaven: Arkansas upsets No. 2 Auburn
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C10
Arkansas made the first major upset of the college football season look easy.
Huskers grind past Iowa State
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C9
No. 22 Nebraska went Old School to pick up its first road win of the season.
Padres stay alive
Cardinals still hold 2-1 series edge
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C4
The San Diego Padres got the ball to Trevor Hoffman, and baseball’s career saves leader did the rest.
Tigers hand Yankees early exit from playoffs
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C4
As a reborn baseball town erupted in splashes of orange and blue around them, the Detroit Tigers danced in the infield, kicking up dirt like kids on a sandlot.
No easy finish at HINU Invite
Moss, Leatherwood lead second-place Firebirds
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C3
Just like football is a game of inches, cross country is a game of seconds - more specifically, one second.
Spirited fans paint town crimson, blue
Despite loss, Jayhawk faithful make homecoming a day to remember
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
A lack of fan support can’t be to blame for Kansas University’s 21-18 loss to Texas A&M on Saturday.
Amish mourn gunman who killed 5 schoolgirls
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Dozens of Amish neighbors came out Saturday to mourn the quiet milkman who killed five of their young girls and wounded five more in a brief, unfathomable rampage.
People in the news
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Rapper Jadakiss arrested for 2nd time on gun charges ¢ Farrah Fawcett stays positive despite cancer diagnosis ¢ Doherty’s band postpones tour for his drug rehab ¢ Jamie Lee Curtis closes book on acting to focus on family ¢ ‘Whale Rider’ actress, 16, expecting baby with boyfriend
Gibson interview to air on ‘Good Morning America’
October 8, 2006 in print edition on A2
Mel Gibson’s redemption tour is heading to TV.
Horoscopes
October 8, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006
Calfornia not mellow in yellow
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C10
California passed like a Duck, tackled like a Duck and even dressed like a Duck - and the Golden Bears did it all better than Oregon.
When cleaning game, wear latex gloves
October 8, 2006 in print edition on C12
Major hunting seasons loom just around the calendar’s bend.
Man in motion
KU grad’s kinetic sculptures garner national acclaim
October 8, 2006
It all started with a wooden duck that quacked and pooped. A talented 17th-century clock maker built the creature, which did most things a real duck would do, including eat and “digest” food.
Put Mideast focus on Israel, Palestinians
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
It was painful to watch Condoleezza Rice tour the Middle East last week.
Lawrence datebook
October 8, 2006 in print edition on B2