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Should the Kansas Department of Education be put under the Governor?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes — the board had embarrassed the state.
 
72%
No — that would take power from voters.
 
28%
No opinion.
 
0%
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6Sports video: Press conferences on the NCAA infractions committee decision
October 12, 2006
Chancellor Robert Hemenway, athletic director Lew Perkins, and counsel Rick Evrard answer questions about the NCAA penalties. Then coaches Mark Mangino, Bill Self and Bonnie Henrickson respond to the penalties.
6News Now for October 12
October 12, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the NCAA announces penalties for KU’s rules violations, an interview with the survivor of last month’s fire, and unlucky 13.
KU football, men’s basketball lose scholarships
October 12, 2006
Kansas University programs in football and men’s basketball will lose scholarships as part of penalties announced today by the NCAA.
Press release: NCAA - Committee on Infractions Penalizes University of Kansas for Major Violations in Men’s Basketball and Football
October 12, 2006
The following is a press release sent out by the NCAA concerning additional penalties imposed on Kansas University’s football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball penalties.
Injury accident reported in U.S. Highway 56
One person suffers critical injuries
October 12, 2006
One person is reported with severe injuries.
NCAA will release decisions about KU infractions later today
October 12, 2006
The NCAA Division I committee will hold a press conference in Hadl Auditorium at the Wagnon Student-Athlete Center at 4:30 p.m. to announce its decisions regarding KU’s self-reported violations. Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Athletics Director Lew Perkins will be available to answer questions.
NCAA to decide KU’s fate today
Media conference at 4 p.m.
October 12, 2006
Media conference at 4 p.m.
Cheney in Kansas to campaign for Ryun
Cheney was scheduled to have photos taken with campaign contributors
09:25 a.m., October 12, 2006 Updated 11:00 a.m.
Cheney was scheduled to have photos taken with campaign contributors.
Cold start, high to hit only 50
First frost of season expected Friday morning
October 12, 2006
No, this morning’s temperature didn’t dip below the 32-degrees freezing point in Lawrence, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “It is still a cold start,” Schack said. “With the wind chill factored in, it’s below freezing.”
Rainout could alter Cards’ rotation
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C4
The New York Mets might have to face Chris Carpenter sooner than expected.
Chavez can’t make big play for Oakland
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C4
Eric Chavez’s glove hasn’t exactly been golden in the AL championship series.
Rookie Verlander gives lift to Tigers
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C4
Every time Justin Verlander looked as if he might be getting flustered, the Detroit Tigers rookie showed he has big-league poise to go along with that 100 mph fastball.
KU football notebook
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino said Wednesday that his offensive personnel as a whole was much healthier than it was a week ago.
KU volleyball puts end to skid
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
With both state Big 12 Conference rivals mired in losing steaks, something had to give Wednesday night at Horejsi Center.
Keegan: Horejsi excursion enjoyable
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
Never having seen a volleyball match, the mission was to attend one at Horejsi Family Athletics Center and learn as much as possible in one night about the sport.
Meier gets nod at QB
Red-shirt freshman returns to starting role
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University freshman Kerry Meier will end his three-week absence from the football field and start at quarterback Saturday against Oklahoma State.
Dynamic duo
Jayhawks Rush, Wright co-players of year
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
In studying Kansas University’s star-studded men’s basketball roster, Big 12 Conference coaches simply couldn’t decide which player was best.
Lidle’s death stuns baseball
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
The news of Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle’s death in a New York plane crash Wednesday cast a pall over the American and National League championship series.
Lawrence Datebook
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence’s high school students interested in getting information about college or a career can do so Thursday.
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence’s high school students interested in getting information about college or a career can do so Thursday.
Commissioners change stance on KDOT review
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
Douglas County commissioners have decided to drop their opposition to having the Kansas Department of Transportation review the Lecompton bridge issue.
Man pleads guilty before 2nd trial to slaying, beating, burglary, gets same sentence
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
Joseph Hayden wanted a new trial and a new judge, and thanks to the Kansas Supreme Court, he was granted both.
Refugee ceiling set at 70,000 for 2007
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush said Wednesday that up to 70,000 refugees from around the world can be admitted to the United States in the next year.
Oregon prep on Kansas visit
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
A standout football quarterback/basketball power forward, Kyle Singler decided to concentrate on hoops his senior year at Oregon’s South Medford High.
Oil field shutdown may last several days
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
America’s largest oil field will produce very few barrels over the next several days as operator BP scrambles to fix an electrical problem.
AT&T-BellSouth merger approved
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Justice Department gave its unconditional approval to AT&T Inc.’s buyout of BellSouth Corp. on Wednesday, a coast-to-coast behemoth that would be the largest U.S. provider of telephone, wireless and broadband Internet services.
Except for a few defenders, cursive all but written off
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
The computer keyboard helped kill shorthand, and now it’s threatening to finish off longhand.
Courtroom behavior considered
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Supreme Court on Wednesday debated whether a murder victim’s family prejudiced the trial of an accused killer by wearing buttons to court bearing a picture of the slain man.
Federal deficit falls to lowest level in four years
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
Thanks to a rush of tax revenue, President Bush disclosed Wednesday that the federal deficit shrank to $247.7 billion for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, small in comparison with the administration’s original projection of $423 billion but still one of the largest red-ink displays in U.S. budget history.
President defends stance on N. Korea
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
President Bush unapologetically defended his approach to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program Wednesday, pledging he would not change course despite contentions that Pyongyang’s apparent atomic test proved the failure of his nearly six years of effort.
Plane crash kills Yankees pitcher
Passenger also dies when aircraft slams into N.Y. high-rise
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
A small plane carrying New York Yankee Cory Lidle slammed into a 50-story apartment building Wednesday after issuing a distress call, killing the pitcher and a second person in a crash that rained flaming debris onto the sidewalks and briefly raised fears of another terrorist attack.
St. John, Corpus Christi schools enjoy establishing own identities
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s a watermark year for Catholic education in Lawrence: The city’s original Catholic school is celebrating its 50th year and reclaiming its roots.
Student talent show tonight
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B3
About 100 students will show off their music and dance skills tonight in the annual “Lights On After School” talent show at Lawrence High School.
Sebelius’ ed board remarks attacked
Governor says majority, like Phelps, brings bad publicity to Kansas
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
A proposal from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to strip the state school board of its power over education policy is an attempted “power grab,” the Republican challenging her re-election said Wednesday.
Bodies exhumed from mass grave
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
Forensic experts said Wednesday they exhumed more than 100 bodies from the sixth mass grave found in a village in eastern Bosnia where Serb forces buried some of the almost 8,000 victims of Europe’s worst massacre since World War II.
Sole fire survivor looks for answers, closure
Grandmother recalls trying to save husband from blaze
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
Standing at the edge of the rain-soaked rubble that was once her home, Learlean Glover found things she didn’t want to see:
300 monkeys to be removed from capital
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Supreme Court ordered wildlife authorities to catch hundreds of monkeys that roam the Indian capital, often terrorizing residents, and relocate them thousands of miles away, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
Azzam the American’ charged with treason
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
A fugitive Californian who made terrorist threats and praised the Sept.11 attacks under the name “Azzam the American” on five al-Qaida videotapes became the first U.S. citizen to be charged with treason Wednesday since World War II.
Kansas, Missouri Guardsmen killed
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
An improvised explosive device that detonated near a military convoy in Iraq last weekend killed National Guardsmen from Kansas and Missouri, military officials said Wednesday.
U.S. student freed after kidnapping
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
An American student teaching in West Bank refugee camps was freed late Wednesday after being held for a day by Palestinians. He appeared to be unharmed.
Project Graduation seeks volunteers
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
The theme for Project Graduation 2007 party is “Our Future Looks Bright!”
2 students questioned in school drug bust
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
Police and sheriff’s deputies took two Free State High School seniors into custody Wednesday after a drug dog found marijuana in a vehicle in the FSHS parking lot, said Julie Boyle, the Lawrence school district’s communications director.
Former longtime county clerk dies
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
Friends and colleagues of former Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes were reeling late Wednesday after learning news of her sudden death.
KU issues alert in wake of violent crimes
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University student Caleb Bates was making a waffle Saturday night when there was a knock at the door.
Pacers’ Jackson charged
Firing bullets in air deemed ‘reckless’ act
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C2
Stephen Jackson’s apology wasn’t enough. The Indiana Pacers’ guard was charged with a felony for criminal recklesness and misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct Wednesday by the Marion County prosecutor, five days after he fought with another group of men outside a strip club.
O’Neil Center drive gets big pledge
Civic-improvement group gives $50,000 to project honoring beloved Kansas City baseball figure
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C2
Hearkening back to a fund drive that built the birthplace of the Negro Leagues, a civic-improvement group Wednesday gave $50,000 to a project honoring black baseball’s most beloved ambassador.
People in the news
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Jewelry auction sparkles ¢ Taking a ‘SpongeBob’ plunge ¢ Smith, attorney part ways ¢ House project condemned
Federline storylines run amok
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A2
Are television crime-show writers running out of characters? That might explain the proliferation of Kevin Federline storylines of late. When not described dismissively as the husband of trampy chanteuse Britney Spears, Federline is most often characterized as “an aspiring rapper.”
Celebrity adoptions in Africa questioned
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A2
Reports that Madonna may have adopted a Malawian child have focused attention on foreign adoptions in Africa - and raised questions about whether it’s in an African child’s best interest to be spirited away to the wealthy West.
Bush rejects report on Iraqi deaths
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C6
President Bush and Iraqi officials on Wednesday attempted to discredit a new study suggesting that more than 600,000 Iraqis have been killed during the war in Iraq - a far higher death toll than previously estimated.
Kansas deer season creates road hazards for drivers
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
State troopers are urging motorists to watch out as deer-breeding season gets under way.
MU shelves plan to put condoms in dorms
University would have been first in Big 12 Conference with such initiative
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
A plan to offer free condoms in University of Missouri-Columbia residence halls has been shelved by Chancellor Brady Deaton.
Chiefs sign DB Bragg from practice squad
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms Wednesday with defensive back Michael Bragg, moving him from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Lions lose guard Woody for rest of season
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C5
Lions guard Damien Woody will miss the rest of the season because of a sprained foot. Woody was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
Leinart knows pressure
Bears should provide tough test for Cardinals’ rookie quarterback
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C5
Matt Leinart was a portrait of poise in his impressive first start as an NFL quarterback. The next test will be considerably tougher, against the brutal Bears in prime time Monday night.
Broncos lineman Brown sidelined for season
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C5
Broncos defensive end Courtney Brown, whose career has been plagued by injuries, will miss the rest of the season and undergo another operation on his troublesome left knee.
Lidle’s words in June have haunting ring
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C8
Always personable, always eager to chat, Cory Lidle showed up at Phillies spring-training camp in February, bubbling with enthusiasm for the new rich-kid’s hobby he had picked up over the winter.
Lidle tragedy leaves ex-teammates at loss
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C8
When Cory Lidle walked into the New York Yankees’ clubhouse for the first time this summer, Jason Giambi was elated to see his old friend.
Success times two
With a commanding lead in the Busch Series and a top-five spot in the Nextel Cup’s Chase, Kevin Harvick is having a banner year
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C6
Long before Kevin Harvick qualified for this season’s Chase for the Nextel Cup and an opportunity to win his first Cup championship, he was already in position to claim another NASCAR title.
Baldwin farmer puts sheep in show
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A8
Ron Stauffer, Baldwin, has entered three head of Montadale in the sheep division of the 33rd annual North American International Livestock Exposition.
Brien Plumbing to retain service
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A8
Brien Plumbing, a Lawrence-based company that has installed new fixtures, pipes and other licensed materials for more than 50 years in the area, is downsizing to a service-only operation.
Kansas International Provost to discuss global sourcing
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A8
Kansas University’s provost will address “Global Sourcing: Trends and Implications for the U.S.” next week during a breakfast meeting of Kansas International.
Commodities
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A8
Cap on payday loan interest makes sense
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A8
We owe a lot to the brave men and women who serve in our country’s armed forces. And now I’m hoping that one recent measure passed to assist military personnel will serve as a template for all consumers.
Buyers savor local produce
Growers tout safety and quality of products
October 12, 2006 in print edition on A8
For the past several weeks, local growers of fresh produce have had a chance to spotlight their message: Local is better.
Big band to perform Maple Leaf weekend
October 12, 2006 in print edition on D2
Red, Hot:& Blue!, a big-band extravaganza from Branson, Mo., will be in Baldwin Oct. 21 for Baker University’s Artist and Lecture Series.
Quilters invited to show in exhibit
October 12, 2006 in print edition on D2
The Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show seeks quilts for display for its 33rd annual show.
Kansans put ‘brain fruit’ to many different uses
October 12, 2006 in print edition on D2
Across the street, I see bags of the “brain fruit” ready for the trash. Just down the street, others are set for the lawn-recycling pick-up. I see them in gutters, along parkways, littering yards and half-eaten by squirrels.
Audacious autumn
Give your fall garden a color infusion
October 12, 2006 in print edition on D1
This time of year, the trees are the stars. While their leaves are turning brilliant shades of crimson, maize and pumpkin, your garden may have settled into its brown autumn slump.
Library memory
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: It seems there have been a lot of letters recently about library value. I hope we never are without them!
Leach closure
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I know Alberta and Harold Leach, the parents of the missing teen, Randy. I have read some things online that are not true or are misleading about them. There is no way Harold had anything to do with his son being missing.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 12, 1906: “The Washburn College football team is proud that its goal line has not been crossed this season, but Washburn hasn’t meet the rock-chalk chaps from Lawrence yet.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B6
Lawrence High defeated Shawnee Mission East 12-3 to run its season football mark to 4-0 and extend its latest winning streak to eight games.
Public interest
Some public services may be successfully turned over to private operators, but if something goes awry, it will be the government that picks up the pieces.
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B6
As various governmental entities consider turning more public functions over to private enterprise, the situation the City of Lawrence now faces with Memorial Park Cemetery may serve as a cautionary tale.
Weak Iraqi government will delay U.S. exit
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B6
Even key Republicans are finally beginning to grasp how dire is the Iraq situation.
Voter opinion polls steady despite events
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B6
The old theater adage demands that if you show a pistol in Act 1, you better fire the gun in Act 3. That same wisdom applies to politics.
Changing violent behavior
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
On the day Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two “Beltway snipers,” pleaded guilty to six shootings in Maryland in 2002, President Bush headlined a summit on school violence in Chevy Chase, Md., not far from the scene of one of the attacks.
Resilient Chiefs handling adversity
Kansas City confident despite injury problems, 2-2 record
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C5
Would anybody have guessed that Kansas City would boast one of the league’s top-rated quarterbacks, but the name on his birth certificate would not be Trent Green?
90-year-olds find rewards in keeping active, physically fit
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
Inside the small, upstairs gym at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Jim Schubert walked from weight machine to weight machine, giving demonstrations.
Tigers take 2-0 edge on Athletics
Little-used DH Gomez packs punch in Detroit’s 8-5 victory
October 12, 2006 in print edition on C4
Alexis Gomez impressed his teammates time and again by routinely hitting long home runs. In batting practice, that is.
Corliss touts economic development
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence doesn’t have just a new city manager. It also has a new pitchman when it comes to economic development, David Corliss told chamber of commerce leaders Wednesday.
Principal: Flooding could have led to ‘major explosion’ at school
Classes back in session today after power outage
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
The electricity is on today and classes are back in session at South Junior High and Broken Arrow School.
Latest work by youth playwright takes dramatic turn
October 12, 2006 in print edition on D1
It’s not the type of role Sarah Bezek had any experience with. A girl is dealing with the death of her mother and, at the same time, trying to start a new relationship with her father, who is gay and has been out of the picture.
Horoscopes
October 12, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, Oct. 12
Lawrence artist’s show opening in Kansas City
October 12, 2006 in print edition on D2
Lawrence artist Paul Flinders will make his Kansas City debut on Friday with more than 30 paintings on exhibit at the Apex Gallery, 1819 Wyandotte.
Holiday Art Fair seeks artists, participants
October 12, 2006 in print edition on D2
The Lawrence Art Guild seeks artists, sponsors, volunteers and shoppers to participate in the annual Holiday Art Fair. The fundraiser for the guild will be Dec. 2 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Arts center announces cancer awareness event
October 12, 2006 in print edition on D2
Healing Through the Arts, a breast cancer awareness project, is under way at the Lawrence Art Center this month.