Archive for Tuesday, October 10, 2006

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Electrical problems close two schools
October 10, 2006
Classes are canceled Wednesday at Broken Arrow School and South Junior High School because of electrical problems at the schools, 27th and Louisiana streets.
6News Now for October 10
October 10, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, heating costs may not break the bank, Catholic schools split, and KU’s research center will open.
Cool temperatures, rain bluster in
Freeze watch in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday morning
October 10, 2006
Grab a jacket and dust off your umbrella - you just might get to use it today, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “By noon, a very light shower is possible,” Schack said. “I don’t think we’ll see any measurable rainfall until late afternoon and evening.”
Chiefs’ Hall hurt, might miss Pittsburgh
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
Dante Hall, one of the NFL’s most dangerous kick returners, has a hip injury, and his status is uncertain for this week’s game at Pittsburgh, Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said Monday.
KU softball team wraps up fall slate
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University softball team finished 2-2 over the weekend at the Big Red Fall Classic to conclude its brief fall season.
Stingy suits Seahawks just fine
Seabury finally finds out what it’s like to win tight contest
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Opportunity after opportunity came and went for most of Monday’s boys soccer game between Seabury Academy and Kansas City Sumner at the Youth Sports Inc., fields.
Jayhawks can’t wait to get their groove on
Skits, dancing to take center stage at Late Night
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s basketball players have more than studying, weightlifting and pick-up-game scrimmaging on their schedules this week.
NFL briefs
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
The New England Patriots signed former Houston Texans wide receiver Jabar Gaffney on Monday to shore up their thin group at that position.
Oklahoma State feels KU’s pain
Cowboys, Jayhawks enter Saturday’s showdown on heels of similar humbling setbacks
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
One coach is accepting the fact Saturday’s loss keeps eating at his team. The other is asking his squad to kick it out of the memory bank and move forward immediately.
Woodling: Firebirds make poll look good
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
One thing I learned from all those years I participated in preseason prognostication polls is that media types rarely are correct.
Pom squad coach may lose job following student drinking incident
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B3
Several parents, former students and students asked Lawrence’s school board Monday night not to fire Lawrence High School’s Pom Squad coach.
Violent crimes reported during weekend
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B3
Three violent crimes were reported during the weekend within a three-block area near Kansas University campus:
Four girls injured in rollover accident
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Four girls were injured early Monday when a car flipped over into a ditch in rural Franklin County.
Teen walking to school reportedly molested
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of fondling and making inappropriate comments to a 15-year-old girl who was walking to school last week.
ARC helps developmentally disabled in community become independent
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University graduate Denise Gossage moved to Lawrence in hopes of finding better care and services for her son Frank, who has a pervasive developmental disability that is similar to high-functioning autism.
Ads refer to abortion without saying it
AG candidates move clinic records debate to television
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
The fight over Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s pursuit of abortion records has been waged in the courtroom and during political debates.
American Indians revive Columbus Day protest
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
The signs and shouts said it loud: The Columbus Day holiday always isn’t shining reflections of sailing oceans blue. Not for everyone.
Lawrence high-schoolers urging 18-year-olds to vote
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s an axiom in political circles: Old people vote. Young people don’t. But a 17-year-old Lawrence High School senior, with the help of several classmates, is trying to change that.
Costs begin piling up on city sewer projects
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
It is the crisis that quietly faded away. This spring, angst at City Hall was full-bore as developers and others clamored that poor planning had created major sewer problems in the city’s northwest.
Shooting victim warned dispatch of guns
Tapes offer insight into police standoff
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
A woman shot and killed last month in an armed standoff with police warned dispatchers she had two guns in her trailer and demanded to speak with two specific officers who were unavailable, according to dispatch recordings.
Effects will be felt in Asia, expert says
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
Peter Brookes didn’t get a lot of sleep Sunday night. When news broke late of a possible nuclear test in North Korea, the Heritage Foundation fellow and Eurasian security scholar’s phone began to ring off the hook. The phone, he said, rang through the night.
World rebukes nuclear test
U.N. Security Council considers sanctions
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
The world lined up against North Korea on Monday for staging a nuclear test denounced even by key allies. President Bush called it “a threat to international peace and security,” and the U.N. Security Council weighed severe sanctions to punish the impoverished communist nation.
Feds seize assets of prostitution ring
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Federal agents have seized more than $427,000 in cash and stocks from a woman accused of running a money-laundering scheme from her Washington-based prostitution business, court records obtained Monday show.
Serial rapist posing as police officer
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
A man in a dark shirt and hat emblazoned POLICE has raped 10 girls and a young woman after “arresting” them - a string of attacks that has made people on the Fort Apache Indian reservation suspicious of even the real officers investigating the case.
Villages reject oil from Venezuela
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Patriotism has trumped practicality in some of the coldest towns in America.
Lawmakers contacting ex-pages as ethics panel ramps up probe
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Lawmakers, following a request from the House ethics committee, are surveying aides and former House pages to find out whether any of them had knowledge of ex-Rep. Mark Foley’s inappropriate conduct toward male pages.
Deal unites Google, YouTube
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Internet search leader Google is snapping up YouTube for $1.65 billion, brushing aside copyright concerns to seize a starring role in the online video revolution.
Professor’s theory on inflation wins Nobel for economics
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
A Columbia University economist was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics Monday for his paradigm-shifting work showing that reducing inflation wouldn’t necessarily lead to higher unemployment - a key tenet of Federal Reserve policy since the 1980s.
Superintendent gets raise, new contract
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence’s school board decided Monday night to give Supt. Randy Weseman another three-year contract, plus a 5 percent salary boost.
Q & A on North Korea’s nuclear test
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A5
North Korea announced Monday that it had tested a nuclear weapon underground. Here are some questions and answers about the significance of that announcement.
Relations have deteriorated under Bush
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A5
Little more than four years ago, the North Korean nuclear weapons program was largely under lock and key, the threat seen as a fleeting crisis of a previous decade.
Man flown to hospital after shooting
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
A man shot himself in the leg and bled for nearly three hours before rescue workers found him Monday along the Kansas River in Leavenworth County.
Sixth woman claims exposure to HIV
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Days after a Lawrence man was found guilty of exposing women to HIV, a sixth woman has come forward to allege he exposed her in February 2005.
On the record
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
KU hospital opens center for heart care
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
The University of Kansas Hospital on Monday opened the $77 million, 238,000-square-foot Center for Advanced Heart Care, the second stand-alone heart care facility in the Kansas City area.
Lawrence Datebook
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Torre’s fate still undetermined
Steinbrenner leaves New York; players offer support
October 10, 2006
While George Steinbrenner decides whether to keep Joe Torre, Yankees players are supporting their manager.
A’s, Tigers celebrate, move on
ALCS teams must put thrill of advancing behind
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics advanced to the AL championship series and celebrated as if they’d won a World Series.
Yankees were ugly under the surface
It’s no surprise a major tinkering is about to take place in the New York clubhouse; there was no choice
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C2
It was late August when Johnny Damon took a long, hard look around the clubhouse and was appalled at what he saw.
Aluminum producer to be world’s largest
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Russia’s OAO Rusal moved into position Monday to surpass Alcoa Inc. as the world’s biggest aluminum producer, announcing a deal to create a company that will make an estimated 12 percent of global output of the metal.
Martin Luther King papers to return home
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 78th birthday in January will feature a gift to the city: the first public viewing of more than 10,000 of his documents, notes and other personal items.
Israel provides maps of minefields to U.N.
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israel on Monday handed over maps of minefields it laid in southern Lebanon during its nearly two-decade occupation, meeting a key requirement of the U.N. cease-fire resolution that ended this summer’s war with Hezbollah militants, a U.N. statement said.
Web sites remove anti-Muslim video
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Videos showing anti-immigrant party members mocking the Prophet Muhammad were pulled from Web sites Monday as two youths seen in the clips were reported in hiding and the Foreign Ministry warned Danes against traveling to much of the Middle East.
King swears in Cabinet, urges honest leadership
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Thailand’s king swore in post-coup Cabinet ministers on Monday, urging them to work honestly as the country tries to move beyond its political crisis.
Bush daughter joins UNICEF program
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
President Bush’s daughter Jenna came to this poor, landlocked South American country to take part in a UNICEF program for young professionals volunteers, the U.N. children’s fund said Monday.
Saddam’s genocide trial resumes
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
The genocide trial of Saddam Hussein resumed Monday with testimony that his troops buried prisoners alive and abused female prisoners by shackling them for hours in the sun and firing over their heads as they bathed.
Local stores don’t carry recalled lettuce brand
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
Kansas is not included in the seven states that have had green leaf lettuce recalled by its producer.
Iraqi vice president’s brother assassinated
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
The brother of Iraq’s Sunni Arab vice president was assassinated Monday by gunmen who broke into his home, the third of the politician’s four siblings to be slain this year. Sunnis blamed Shiite militias and demanded a crackdown to stop the capital’s raging sectarian violence.
Food chain again shows vulnerability to outbreaks
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
The recent outbreaks of E. coli in spinach and lettuce from California exposed a weakness in the nation’s food chain: A system that quickly delivers meat, fruits and vegetables to consumers just as easily can spread potentially deadly bacteria.
Lower standards aid Army recruiting
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
The U.S. Army recruited more than 2,600 soldiers under new lower aptitude standards this year, helping the service beat its goal of 80,000 recruits in the throes of an unpopular war and mounting casualties.
Julia Guard and Leigh Luina
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Firebirds’ No. 1 doubles duo qualified for their second consecutive trip to the Class 6A state tournament with a 3-1 record and a third-place finish at Thursdy’s regional tournament at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
Tittrington: Seabury seeking good sports
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
Since signing on at Seabury Academy a decade ago, Brian Clyne has made no secret of his quest to bring a higher level of sportsmanship to high school athletics.
Reporter’s, killer’s paths are traced
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
Christiane Amanpour narrates “The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl” (7 p.m., HBO), a revealing look at a personal tragedy as well as a clash between cultures.
Curtain about to fall on CBGB
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
For fans of CBGB, “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” is no longer just the title of a tune by the Ramones.
Dole Institute adds events to schedule
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B8
Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics has added five events to its fall lineup. They are:
No one injured in shooting at Missouri middle school
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B8
A 13-year-old student wearing a long, dark green trenchcoat and carrying a replica of an AK-47 fired one shot in a middle school Monday morning and told two administrators, “Please don’t make me do this,” officials said.
News Center seeking teenagers’ angles
October 10, 2006 in print edition on D2
Sixth- through 12th-graders are invited to join Angle, a group sponsored by the Lawrence Journal-World.
Teen pageant details announced
October 10, 2006 in print edition on D2
The Kansas River Valley Scholarship Organization will have its second annual pageant at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Free State High School.
Writing course geared toward students
October 10, 2006 in print edition on D2
Children ages 8-11 can sign up for the “Writing As An Adventure” course this month. Sponsored by the Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department, the six-week class will be taught by author, editor and instructor Tom Mach.
Kids invited to join KU Youth Chorus
October 10, 2006 in print edition on D2
The KU Youth Chorus is now accepting students in fourth through eighth grades to participate.
Broncos outkick Ravens, 13-3
McNair throws three interceptions as Baltimore falls from ranks of the unbeaten
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
A cold rain and two stingy defenses turned the Baltimore-Denver showdown into a kicking competition, and Jason Elam bested Matt Stover in the Broncos’ 13-3 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.
Iraq war coverage lacks civilian viewpoint
October 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
This is probably a failing just on my part, one that you may not share: For me, the face of the war in Iraq has been, well, mostly American.
Best post-graduation course doesn’t always include college
October 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
John: With college application season kicking in to full speed, Wes and I are dedicating this column to choosing colleges.
Body Boutique sets run for Saturday
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C8
Body Boutique is sponsoring a WOW (Women Opening Doors for Women) Run this Saturday in Lawrence to benefit Women’s Transitional Care Services.
Clinical psychologist practicing in city
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C8
Dr. Susan Eyman has opened a clinical psychology practice at 1012 Mass., No. 204, in Lawrence.
With her heart on her sleeve
Bubbly’ 12-year-old perseveres through five childhood surgeries
October 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
Approximately one out of every 100 people are born with a heart defect. I am one of those people.
Pay or save: How options stack up
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C8
For the last several weeks, I’ve been spending my Wednesday evenings taking a class at my church called “Financial Freedom.” Among other things, the class aims to teach how debt can put you in bondage.
Republicans have message
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
Republicans have a fair story to tell about what they’ve accomplished over the last two years, but their narrative has been interrupted by the trashy subplot of Mark Foley and his trolling for male House pages.
City’s glorious aggravations
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
October is a month for intellectual clarity. Try to keep that in mind. Cold is a stimulant, heat a depressant. The chilly month of October is when the Reformation began.
GOP failed test
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: For political reasons, the Republican Party ran on a platform of family values, morality and the Christian religion. They presented their party as approved by God over political opponents and repeatedly employ religious buzzwords to persuade us to elect them to Congress for their self-proclaimed moral virtues.
Commodities
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C8
LMH extends pact with insurer
Coventry Health Care of Kansas agrees to automate many billing procedures
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C8
Lawrence Memorial Hospital this month signed a three-year agreement to remain a managed-care provider accommodating customers of Coventry Health Care of Kansas Inc.
Enemy within
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I believe that this administration and this “rubber stamp” Congress have done more to destroy democracy than all of the enemies of this nation throughout our history.
Prairie Patches owner wins awards
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C8
Cinda Garrison, floral designer and owner of Prairie Patches in downtown Lawrence, won Best of Show and the Regina Dunn Memorial Award at the Kansas State Florists Assn.’s state convention Oct. 1 in Wichita.
Care options
A new emphasis on community-based care is sure to be welcomed by Kansans who are elderly or have physical disabilities.
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
The last place most people want to end up is in a nursing home. Even if it’s a clean, well-run facility with a caring staff, there’s not much about it that feels like home.
Library booming
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Mark Hirschey’s article (“Libraries are limited, obsolete,” Oct. 2) suggests that the Internet replaces the need for a public library. That view is inaccurate in its understanding of both the Internet and the library. The facts are:
Art of diplomacy
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I was impressed with what former Secretary of State James Baker had to say recently about diplomacy. Baker, who served in both President Ronald Reagan’s and President George H.W.
Scandal shows danger of stifling dissent
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
If there was an Olympic competition in closing ranks, surely the Republican Party would take the gold.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
Kansas University said it had statistics to show that about a third of the freshmen entering school in the fall of 1981 would leave the university by the end of the sophomore year.
Horoscopes
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006:
City schools hope to maintain district dominance
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
Discus meets Dali
Oerter finds new outlet for steely determination
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Sitting in the living room of his 14th-floor condominium overlooking scenic Estero Bay, Al Oerter is talking about the virtues of hard work, perseverance and commitment.
Rural development rules to pass next hurdle soon
October 10, 2006 in print edition on B8
After months of revising and negotiating their way through myriad amendments to rural development and subdivision regulations, Douglas County commissioners may be about a week away from giving them final approval.
Doug Bennett
Veritas boss has designs on KCAA glory
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
The farthest the Veritas Christian football team ever has advanced in the Kansas Christian Athletic Assn. playoffs is to the semifinals - for the past two years.
Mets worried about Floyd
Outfielder’s ailing left foot concern heading into NLCS opener
October 10, 2006 in print edition on C4
Cliff Floyd’s injured left foot will be the focus when the New York Mets work out today ahead of the NL championship series opener against St. Louis, and general manager Omar Minaya acknowledged it would be a risk to keep the outfielder on the roster.
TB threat in Europe called ‘alarming’
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Tuberculosis has come back in a new, more deadly form to pose the disease’s greatest threat to Europe since World War II, world health officials said Tuesday.
People in the news
October 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ No indecision here ¢ Palance auctions contents of Pennsylvania retreat ¢ Tim Allen ties the knot