Archive for Wednesday, October 11, 2006

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Free State volleyball home quadrangular Game 10-11-06
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Polls
How are you planning to stay warm this winter?

Poll results

Response Percent
Keep paying high heating bills.
 
55%
More insulation for the house.
 
22%
No opinion.
 
22%
Total 36
If you were K.C. quarterback Trent Green, would you:

Poll results

Response Percent
Return this season
 
71%
Retire
 
14%
Sit out this season and return for 2007
 
14%
Total 14
Videos

All stories

Meier to start at QB
October 11, 2006
Kansas University coach Mark Mangino announced after practice Wednesday that Kerry Meier would start at quarterback against Oklahoma State. Check out 6News at 10 p.m. or read Thursday’s Journal-World for more information.
6News Now for October 11
October 11, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, power outages shut two Lawrence schools, elderly exercise nuts, KU may receive more money for research.
KU reports series of violent crimes near campus
October 11, 2006
KU’s Public Safety Office issued an alert Wednesday following a series of violent crimes close to the KU campus over the weekend.
NATION: Yankee Cory Lidle on NYC plane; 2 killed
02:03 p.m., October 11, 2006 Updated 04:42 p.m.
A small plane with New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard crashed into a 50-story condominium tower Wednesday on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, killing two people and raining flaming debris on sidewalks, authorities said. There was no immediate confirmation Lidle was among the dead.
More soul food
October 11, 2006
Cold front blusters in today
Freeze warning issued for Thursday morning
October 11, 2006
A Canadian cold front will bluster into Lawrence this afternoon, bringing strong winds and possibly the first freeze of the season by Thursday morning. “But don’t worry, we have no measurable rain in the forecast,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Classes to resume Thursday at Broken Arrow and South Junior High
06:39 a.m., October 11, 2006 Updated 12:15 p.m.
Electrical problems force schools to be closed.
Apartment residents report armed robbery
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Seven people were held at gunpoint Tuesday night inside an apartment at Meadowbrook Apartments, Bob Billings Parkway and Crestline Drive, police said.
AG candidates put focus on crime during forum
Morrison wants to charge more youths as adults; Kline supports juvenile court
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Democratic attorney general candidate Paul Morrison says he would prosecute more juveniles as adults when they commit violent crimes, noting Johnson County consistently has tried more youths as adults than any other Kansas county.
On the record
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Davenport diocese files for bankruptcy
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday, the fourth diocese in the nation to seek financial protection to deal with priest sex abuse cases.
Evolution approved for science classes
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
The State Board of Education Tuesday approved public school curriculum guidelines that support teaching evolution in science classes. But the teaching of intelligent design should be left for other classes in Michigan schools, according to the guidelines unanimously adopted by the board.
Hastert says any staff cover-up should cost jobs
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said Tuesday that he believes his staff has handled the Mark Foley matter properly, but “if they did cover something up, then they should not continue to have their jobs.”
Huard, Tynes honored
Receiver Hall may play at Pittsburgh
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C7
Kansas City’s Damon Huard, who has looked nothing like the journeyman quarterback he was supposed to be, was named AFC offensive player of the week Tuesday.
KU football notebook
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
In shape: Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino set the record straight on his team’s fourth-quarter breakdowns the last two weeks, saying adamantly it has nothing to do with what kind of shape his team is in.
Poor weather forces oil pipeline closure
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Both the nation’s largest oil field and the trans-Alaska oil pipeline that transports its crude oil were shut down Tuesday after poor weather caused havoc at both ends of the 800-mile pipeline.
Going tough for LJ on ground
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C7
A yard-and-a-half. That distance represents the statistical yards-per-carry difference between Larry Johnson circa 2005 and the current version.
Track star gives back
Former KU athlete curates sports hall
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
The curator of Kansas University’s Booth Family Hall of Athletics knows quite a bit about Jayhawk sports history. Not just because it’s her job.
Detroit’s Casey injured
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
Detroit first baseman Sean Casey left the AL championship series opener against Oakland on Tuesday night because of a strained left calf.
Tigers stay hot against A’s
Inge, Rodriguez go deep as Detroit opens with 5-1 victory
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Tigers thrived all season with strong pitching, dependable defense and home runs from most every spot in the order. The formula that worked so well this year for Jim Leyland’s club is what gave Detroit the lead in the AL championship series.
Brahler, Konzem qualify for state
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s Grace Brahler and Sally Konzem have qualified for the Class 5A-6A state golf tournament.
Soft serves sink Seahawks
Seabury volleyball falls twice at home triangular
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
Seabury Academy volleyball coach Craig Friedrichsen found it hard to associate the word “strong” with his team’s serving and attacking after its two losses during Tuesday’s home triangular.
Kim believed to be crazy … like a fox
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
Kim Jong Il is neither insane nor stupid. From the CIA’s psychological profilers to his many biographers, experts who have studied the North Korean leader believe that beneath the glaring eccentricities - the bouffant hairdo and the oddball Mao suits - there is a shrewd operator at work.
30,’ ‘Twenty’ no match for NBC’s ‘60’
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
Is NBC obsessed with numbers? The network behind “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” now debuts “30 Rock” and “Twenty Good Years.”
Quills honor people’s choice in books
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
Nora Roberts, Maya Angelou and former Vice President Al Gore were among the winners of the second annual Quills Awards, a people’s choice for the book world.
Yankees to retain Torre as manager
Steinbrenner tells N.Y. skipper he’ll be back next season
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C2
Joe Torre will remain as manager of the New York Yankees, finally getting the word from owner George Steinbrenner after the team’s surprise elimination from the playoffs last weekend.
Kansas coach Self: ‘We’ve got a long ways to go’
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Here are some questions for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and his candid answers as Friday’s start of the 2006-07 season draws near.
Pioneers, precip overwhelm LHS
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team battled Leavenworth and also the weather Tuesday night.
Carter reaches new heights
Free State volleyball goes 1-2 in home quad
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
As Brooke Carter sprung into the air from her middle blocker position, the volleyball net seemed considerably lower - and for good reason.
Baseball must right a wrong for O’Neil
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C2
The last time I saw him, Buck O’Neil was smiling and talking.
Cyclones seeking answers
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
Iowa State’s players are stopping short of calling Saturday’s game with No. 23 Oklahoma a must-win.
Big plays no longer favoring Sooners
Momentum changers in short supply in ‘06
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
It used to be that Oklahoma would come up with all the momentum-changing plays in their annual rivalry game with Texas.
No fury like a program scorned
Huskers bent on revenge in wake of Freeman’s switch
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
The story goes that Josh Freeman’s father sent a text message instead of calling Nebraska coaches to tell them his son was backing out of his verbal commitment and signing with Kansas State.
Habla español?
Spanish a necessity for next U.S. soccer coach
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
The next U.S. national team coach isn’t expected to be named until November, and U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati isn’t offering any clues. But one thing we do know - he will speak Spanish, either when he gets the job, or shortly thereafter.
Keegan: A-Rod perfect for K.C.
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Alex Rodriguez is the new rich kid with shiny shoes who gets bullied with insults on his daily walk to school. Classmates won’t play with him during recess. The harder he tries, the more they turn away.
Cordley School alumni wanted for project
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B3
Calling all Cordley School alumni: Fifth-graders at the school want to talk with you.
White House program to honor Free State teacher
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B3
A Free State High School history teacher will be honored Friday in New York City as Kansas History Teacher of the Year.
Red tide kills fish along Texas coast
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A9
Marine biologists hope a cold front forecast for this week will help dissipate a toxic red tide alga that has affected a 60-mile stretch of Texas coastline, killing several thousand fish and irritating the eyes and lungs of anglers and beachgoers.
Pinckney fifth-graders win 497 Speedway
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B3
Imagine taking more than 25,000 steps in a day. That’s what the average student did in Lynnie Kendrick’s fifth-grade class at Pinckney School.
MU’s Moore getting his points across
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
Brandon Massey isn’t quite sure who has the record for “production points” that Missouri coaches dish out after games for tackles, turnovers and touchdowns.
City commission briefs
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B4
¢ Interim director named for legal department ¢ New pump station gets unanimous OK ¢ Wal-Mart proposal delayed once again
Student charged in Missouri shooting
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B3
A 13-year-old boy who fired a single shot from an assault rifle inside a Joplin middle school was charged as a juvenile Tuesday in the bloodless shooting as school officials grappled with how to provide security in the face of a national wave of schoolhouse gun violence.
Parents post Internet plea to find daughter
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A9
The parents of a missing University of Vermont student made an impassioned plea for help in finding their daughter in a video posted Tuesday on the Internet, as the search intensified for her.
Rundle joins commissioners in approving Corliss contract
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B4
Make it unanimous. City Commissioner Mike Rundle, the lone commissioner who hadn’t publicly praised the selection of David Corliss as Lawrence’s next city manager, threw his support behind Corliss at Tuesday night’s commission meeting.
People in the news
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Streisand drops a bomb ¢ Gibson says he’s been sober for more than 60 days ¢ Malawian man claims Madonna adopted son ¢ Diddy to promote Burger King in ads
Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks suing former fiance
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A4
The runaway bride is taking her former fiance to court, claiming he took advantage of her hospitalization to defraud her of her share of the proceeds from a book deal about their adventure.
Police release 911 transcripts in Amish school killings
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A4
The Amish schoolhouse gunman opened fire on his 10 hostages just moments after demanding authorities get off the property, giving state troopers no time to try to save the girls, according to investigators and 911 transcripts released Tuesday.
Fall’s chill settles in
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Phones were ringing Tuesday in the office at Heetco Inc. And ringing. And ringing.
Kansans speak up for state English
Poll finds 77 percent back official language
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Approximately three of four Kansans support making English the state’s official language, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Good chocolate about more than just the numbers
Higher cacao percentage doesn’t always indicate higher quality
October 11, 2006 in print edition on D7
Chocolate used to be straightforward - dark or milk, sweet, semisweet and bittersweet.
Banged-up Mets, Cards set to clash
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
The New York Mets sailed through the season, while the St. Louis Cardinals squeaked into the playoffs. All that matters now, however, are the next nine days.
Upcoming course to offer tips for diabetics, family
October 11, 2006 in print edition on D3
Q: How can I manage my diabetes and still enjoy food?
Fettuccine alfredo receives makeover
October 11, 2006 in print edition on D2
A fast and low-fat fettuccine alfredo that uses full-fat milk and cheese?
Cabbage biscuits a savory family tradition
October 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
Why it’s special: “This was my mother-in-law’s recipe, and it was made by her relatives before she started making it. My husband encouraged me to learn to make cabbage biscuits when I became a member of his family 40 some years ago.
Reception planned for children’s authors
October 11, 2006 in print edition on D3
Three authors of books for children in fourth through 12th grades will be honored at a reception Monday in Oread Books.
Even muscle-bound Popeye would wash his spinach now
October 11, 2006 in print edition on D2
If Popeye were still a pop-culture icon, the recent E. coli outbreak would do to his career what text-messaging congressional pages has done to someone else’s.
Soul food
Recipe book remembers moms lost to breast cancer
October 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
Lisa Burton has fond memories of her mother in the kitchen and her family gathered around the dinner table.
Ancient camel was giant, bones show
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
A camel twice as big as today’s dromedaries roamed the Syrian desert 100,000 years ago, archeologists have concluded from bones unearthed at a prehistoric site in central Syria.
Airport evacuated for suspicious package
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Authorities evacuated a terminal at London’s Heathrow Airport for about four hours on Tuesday after a man dropped off a package near the Air Algeria and Lufthansa desks and ran away, airport staff members said.
Biomedical center to open amid funding pinch
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas University is nearing completion of the $57.2 million Biomedical Research Center at a time when many are bemoaning the challenges of bringing in federal biomedical research funds.
Colorful new species of bird discovered
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
A colorful bird new to science has been discovered in a remote Andean cloud forest, spurring efforts to protect the area, conservation groups have announced.
Putin sends mixed message on journalist’s slaying
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
As mourners buried investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya on Tuesday, President Vladimir V. Putin, the target of much of her criticism, condemned both her slaying and her reporting, suggesting her death may have been ordered by exiles to make Russia look bad.
Upcoming contests
October 11, 2006 in print edition on D2
If your child has a creative peanut-butter sandwich idea, he or she could win a $25,000 scholarship.
Cemetery ownership still in limbo
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
By Thanksgiving, the city may know whether it will be the official owner of the troubled Memorial Park Cemetery in East Lawrence.
Ballots delivered; more voters expected
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office was overflowing in election ballots Tuesday.
Dwindling commodities force local food suppliers to cancel monthly distribution
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
In the corner at Penn House, a few spare boxes of food sit stacked along a wall. “A few years ago, that whole wall would have been full of boxes,” said Andy Brown, Penn House director.
World’s 15th-largest rough diamond sold
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
The fifth ‘C’: colossal. The world’s 15th-largest rough diamond was sold Monday in Antwerp for $12.4 million. South African Diamond Corp. purchased the golf ball-sized gem, dubbed the “Lesotho Promise” after the tiny, impoverished Southern African country where it was found.
Boyda poll shows dead heat with Ryun
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun’s television ads and help from Vice President Dick Cheney will backfire, Democratic challenger Nancy Boyda predicted Tuesday.
Law bans child labor in India
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
A ban on child labor took effect Tuesday, but at roadside food stalls across New Delhi, many of the boys and girls who serve glasses of hot tea, wash dishes and take out trash were not celebrating.
Shooting victim: ‘I’m just done’
911 tapes reveal supervisor wanted friends, family to stop calling to ease tension
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Hours before she was shot and killed in a standoff with police, a Lawrence woman told a 911 dispatcher, “I don’t have anything to lose.”
Candidates see state revenue differently
Sebelius says increase due to job growth; Barnett says Kansans taxed too much
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
A dramatic increase in state revenue during the first quarter of the fiscal year was interpreted differently Tuesday by opponents in the governor’s race.
Education hall selects banker
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
A Lawrence bank executive and community leader will be among five people who will be inducted next month into the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Journal-World writer wins reporting award
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Journal-World staff writer Ron Knox has won an investigative reporting award from the Inland Press Assn.
KPA attorney disputes Kline claim
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
A news media attorney said Tuesday that Atty. Gen. Phill Kline intentionally violated the state open meetings law and misrepresented his opinion about the matter during an Internet chat with the Lawrence Journal-World.
Hy-Vee donates $5,000 to schools
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C10
Hy-Vee donated more than $5,000 to various Lawrence public schools Tuesday as part of the company’s Dollars for Scholars program.
Commodities
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C10
Toastmasters seeks members
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C10
Lawrence Toastmasters, a club that works to foster effective communication, will conduct a demonstration meeting this week to spread the word about its mission and encourage people to join.
Pine Ridge Plaza looking to grow
Inland Western Lawrence LLC awaits approval for 7,300-square-foot addition
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C10
The owner of Pine Ridge Plaza is looking to add another 7,300 square feet to its bustling retail complex on South Iowa Street.
Weathering your home energy costs
Sealing gaps can trim bills
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C10
When you close a window or door, you may think you’re shutting out the elements. But unless something seals the door or window at the edges, it can leak a considerable amount of air. Weatherstripping provides that seal.
U.S. ammunition dump explodes in Iraq
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
A fire broke out at an ammunition depot at a U.S. base in southern Baghdad on Tuesday night, setting off a series of explosions from detonating tank and artillery shells that shook buildings miles away. The U.S. military said there were no immediate reports of casualties.
Electrical problems close two schools
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Classes are canceled today at Broken Arrow School and South Junior High School because of electrical problems at the schools, 27th and Louisiana streets.
City Council faces decision on petition
Group seeks vote on road funding
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
The second time was the charm. About five weeks ago, a group of Tonganoxie residents lodged an unsuccessful petition drive against spending city funds on improvements to Leavenworth County Road 1.
Lieberman a McCain preview?
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
If you want to know how John McCain will run for president in 2008, just watch Joe Lieberman’s campaign this fall as an independent candidate in Connecticut’s three-way Senate race.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 11, 1906: “The county clerk has released a list of 30 jurors to serve in district court, with two citizens from each township and two from each ward in the city.
Guns all but ignored at school safety summit
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
In the wake of three deadly school shootings in recent weeks, President Bush convened a conference on school safety Tuesday in which Cabinet members, educators, police and students discussed ways to recognize and prevent violence.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
KU Chancellor Clarke Wescoe was to travel to New Delhi, India, for a world medical education conference.
Sprint Nextel chairman resigning
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C10
Sprint Nextel Corp. on Tuesday announced that Tim Donahue is leaving as chairman of the struggling cell phone carrier, the second unexpected departure of a top executive in six weeks.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
A buildup of America’s strategic forces appeared to be the world’s best hope for eventual nuclear arms control, U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan., told a Kansas University audience.
Young voters
Local teens are trying to encourage their peers to claim their power as registered voters.
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
A group of Lawrence High School students deserves applause for its effort to mobilize young voters to go to the polls in November.
Lost morality
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Where has the morality gone? Our elected representatives should strive to be honest, law-abiding beacons of morality, always erring on the side of caution and prudence. This is what the average citizen expects from our elected officials.
Missed point
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Did the Journal-World really listen? The very issue that Os Guinness addressed with great concern was the very thing the Journal-World violated in the Oct. 4 article, “Theologian touts ‘robust debate.’” Why does the Journal-World give the lecture its secularist screening? The student quoted missed the point.
Don’t assume
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In celebration of Coming Out Day, I would like to share a couple of stories. 1. As a teenager in the early 1970s, the first time I fell in love, I fell for a woman.
Another girl reports molestation attempt
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Police have increased patrols in East Lawrence in response to two reports of girls being approached and sexually harassed or touched by a stranger while walking to school.
Nuclear test should prompt negotiations
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
“You have learned to live with other nuclear powers,” said Vice Foreign Minister Kim Gye Gwan, North Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator, leaning forward over the dinner table in Pyongyang.
Local organizations team up to put kids on the trail
October 11, 2006
Lending a helping hand can go a long a way in someone’s life. For someone in need, the Big Brothers and Big Sisters club often lends that hand. Saturday along the trails of the Kansas River, the Big Brothers and Big Sisters club joined up with the Lawrence Mountain Bike Assn. to help find potential matches for their kids.
Fall baseball provides players with boost for the next level
October 11, 2006
The Holcom fall baseball season will end this weekend. Instead of a tournament or trophy to mark a victorious season, league players will walk away with seven weeks worth of new knowledge and skills.
Memories abound for former legion player
October 11, 2006
Memories of playing on the 1956 Lawrence American Legion championship team are still vivid in the mind of Dick Reinwald, even 50 years later.
Bush caveats raise questions
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
Last week President Bush appended “signing statements” to two pieces of what seemed to be noncontroversial legislation passed by Congress. Signing statements are attached to legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the president and, in the past, have been used by the White House to explain particular points of the new laws.
Fierce Food’ challenges tastes, taste buds
October 11, 2006 in print edition on D6
Let’s say you like your burger medium-well and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Rich recipes suit cool weather
October 11, 2006 in print edition on D6
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Autumn Menu: Recipes to Fall for.”
Lawrence Datebook
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Vaccination exemptions examined in study of whooping cough increase
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
State laws that make it easy for children to skip school-required vaccinations may be contributing to whooping cough outbreaks across the country, a study suggests.
Safety Stuckey still recovering
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Say what you want about Kansas University’s last two Saturdays on the football field.
Fresh start for Love
Ugly 2006 changes course with Sunday’s win
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
What looked like the end of the road now feels like a new start for Davis Love III.
New design for gun signs unveiled at state hearing
October 11, 2006 in print edition on B4
Signs - their color, their size and what they would say - appear to be the biggest issue as the state considers new regulations to accompany a law permitting Kansans to carry concealed guns.
China backs some sanctions
U.N. to debate punishment for N. Korea after ‘small-scale’ test
October 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
The North Korean nuclear crisis settled into diplomatic debate Tuesday, with China agreeing to punishment but not the severe U.S.-backed sanctions that it said would be too crushing for its impoverished communist ally.
Audiologists attend annual meeting
October 11, 2006 in print edition on C10
Karen Andregg and Susan Gibson, audiologists for Lawrence Otolaryngology Associates, Lawrence, attended the 2006 Annual Conference of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Assn. last month in Wichita.
Horoscopes
October 11, 2006 in print edition on D5
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