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What do you think the NCAA penalties will mean for KU football and basketball?

Poll results

Response Percent
Nothing — the Jayhawks can survive a couple of lean years.
 
60%
The scholarship reductions will mean a reduction in wins.
 
22%
The Jayhawks will rally and win even more games.
 
14%
No opinion.
 
2%
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Granada shooting trial delayed
October 13, 2006
Trial is delayed of the Topeka man accused in a fatal shooting earlier this year outside a downtown Lawrence nightclub.
6News Now for October 13
October 13, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, efforts to stop illegal music downloading on campus, basketball media day and Late Night dominate sports, and the War in Iraq have impact on the U.S. House, 2nd District race.
Record cold temperature frosts Lawrence
Warm-up to take city to 60 degrees today
October 13, 2006
Pull out your coat, gloves and scarves this morning - Lawrence has set a new low temperature record for this date. “We are down at 22 degrees this morning and it feels like, with the wind chill factored in, 17 degrees,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Stab victim life-flighted to K.C. after fight; two suspects sought
Two questioned, two more sought
05:40 a.m., October 13, 2006 Updated 11:05 a.m.
One person was life-flighted to a Kansas City area hospital after suffering stab wounds during an altercation outside of Liquid Dance Club at 806 W. 24th St. early Thursday morning.
Republicans also seek new strategy for Iraq
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
It’s widely believed that a Democratic victory in next month’s elections would launch renewed pressure on President Bush to change course in Iraq. But significant pressure is starting even before the balloting - and it’s coming from some key Republican allies.
Phog champion of higher hoops
Allen insisted 12-foot goals would neutralize ‘goons’
October 13, 2006
Who can even dare to dream how the game of basketball would look and be played today if a Kansas University icon had been able to convince his peers of the merits of 12-foot hoopla?
House explosion kills one
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B3
One person has been found dead in the burned remains of a house that exploded Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
Sidewalk repair focus of cleanup
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B3
Sidewalk repair will be the focus of this year’s fall cleanup planned for Saturday in East Lawrence.
Plenty of questionable coaching calls early in NFL season
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C10
After his Detroit Lions blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead and lost their fifth straight in Minneapolis last week, Rod Marinelli said: “A theme throughout our team is not doing our jobs, understanding our jobs and doing what we are coached to do.”
LB Chad Brown re-joins Steelers
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C10
Chad Brown, a Pro Bowl linebacker for Pittsburgh 10 years ago, was signed Thursday by the Steelers to add depth and experience at what suddenly has become a depleted position.
Chiefs’ Johnson, Turley back at practice; Hall sits
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C10
Running back Larry Johnson returned to practice Thursday but not kick returner Dante Hall, whose status for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh remained in doubt.
BC stuns Virginia Tech
Walk-on kicker shines for Eagles
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C10
Boston College walk-on Steve Aponavicius never showed a hint of hardship against Virginia Tech, delivering a perfect kicking performance in his football debut.
Week 7 area capsules
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Baldwin runners sweep league titles
Garcia, Elniff win individual races at Frontier League meet
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Baldwin High continued its dominance on the area high school cross country circuit, sweeping both the boys and girls team titles and the individual championships Thursday at the Frontier League meet at Rim Rock Farm.
Seabury falls, 3-2
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
It’s hard enough to play a game an hour late, after having already spent time warming up, because of the late arrival of the opponents - as was the case for the Seabury Academy soccer squad Thursday at Youth Sports Inc.
Seabury sweeps
Thurman breaks all-time kills record
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
Between matches on Thursday, senior Molly Thurman had no idea that she was just five kills away from breaking the Seabury all-time kills record.
Cold awaits Tigers, Athletics for Game 3
Today’s contest moved from evening to afternoon because of unfavorable weather forecast
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C4
Nick Swisher trotted out to right field and, with freak October flurries swirling at Comerica Park, plopped onto his back and began making mock snow angels.
Dazzling defense gives lift to Mets
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C4
The New York Mets kept catching breaks, mostly because David Wright, Endy Chavez and their teammates caught most every ball.
Glavine, Beltran propel Mets
New York blanks St. Louis, 2-0, in NLCS opener
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C4
Sharp and deceptive as ever, Tom Glavine took charge again, putting the pitching-depleted Mets on his 40-year-old back and giving New York the lead in the NL championship series.
KU women’s basketball notebook
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
Coach Bonnie Henrickson called Shaquina Mosley into her office not too long ago and asked the senior guard to write down all of last year’s mistakes on a erasable board.
Former KU assistant returns as head Sonic
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
After spending hours in his Kansas University assistant basketball coach’s office recruiting and scouring tape, Bob Hill sometimes needed a break.
P-L, Tongie set for classic rematch
Kaw Valley League foes needed OT in last year’s contest
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Perry-Lecompton High football coach Mike Paramore remembers exactly what happened last season against Tonganoxie.
KU too harsh on women
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kansas University’s golden geese of football and men’s basketball may have received more high-profile penalties, but the NCAA determined the school dealt women’s basketball a harsh and unnecessary blow.
How young is too young?
Henrickson must meld seven freshmen into lineup
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
Who are those women? With seven freshmen on Kansas University’s basketball roster, program sales should be brisk during the winter because, as they say, you can’t tell the players without a you-know-what.
Lost scholarship surprises Self
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
The NCAA’s decision to strip Kansas University’s men’s basketball team of one scholarship for the 2007-08 and ‘08-09 school years took coach Bill Self by surprise.
Israeli aircraft kills two in Gaza City building
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
An Israeli aircraft fired a missile at a building in a crowded Gaza City neighborhood after nightfall Thursday, killing a girl and a militant, Palestinians said.
Lawmakers approve Armenia genocide bill
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Infuriating Turkey, a thin turnout of French lawmakers Thursday approved a bill that would make it a crime to deny that mass killings of Armenians in Turkey during the World War I era amounted to genocide.
Pope says religion no excuse for hatred
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Pope Benedict XVI met Thursday with representatives of a Jewish group and said religion should never be used to justify hatred and violence.
Tainted cough syrups suspected in 21 deaths
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Panama launched a criminal investigation Thursday after health officials announced that the mysterious deaths of 21 people likely were caused by the intentional contamination of government-made cough syrup with a coolant used in brake fluids.
Court blames Russia for Chechen killings
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Russian forces were responsible for the summary executions of a pregnant Chechen woman, her year-old son and three other family members during a military operation in 2000 that human rights groups have called one of the worst single-day massacres in the separatist conflict in Chechnya.
New mouse a rare find on Cyprus
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Using DNA testing, scientists have discovered what is believed to be the first terrestrial mammal found in Europe in decades: a mouse with a big head, ears, eyes and teeth that lives in a mountainous area of Cyprus.
British man admits U.S. bombing plots
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
A British man identified by U.S. officials as a senior al-Qaida figure pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to murder in a plot to bomb high-profile targets in the United States, including the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington and the New York Stock Exchange.
Red Cross meets with detainees
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Red Cross met at Guantanamo Bay with 14 newly arrived “high-value detainees” including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, spokesmen for the Red Cross and the Pentagon said Thursday.
Ghetto’ law school party raises concerns
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A9
A group of first-year law students at the University of Texas at Austin has been chided by the dean for participating in a “Ghetto Fabulous”-themed costume party and posting pictures from it online.
Three killed in explosion at offshore gas pipeline
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A9
A tugboat pushing two barges hit an offshore natural gas pipeline Thursday, causing an explosion that killed three people, left three missing and sent flames shooting 100 feet high, the Coast Guard said.
Gerald Ford hospitalized for medical tests
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Gerald Ford, the nation’s oldest living former president, was in a hospital Thursday and undergoing medical tests, his office said.
By R.B. Fallstrom
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jeff Weaver did his part. The rest of the Cardinals let him down, and Carlos Beltran did him in.
Trade deficit hits record
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
America’s trade deficit unexpectedly jumped to a record in August, providing ammunition for Democrats to attack Republican trade policies in the closing weeks of the fall election campaign.
Ex-governor won’t run for president in ‘08
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Democrat Mark R. Warner, the former governor of Virginia, has decided not to run for president in 2008, saying he wanted “a real life” and feared the effect of a drawn-out campaign on his family.
Scientists link E. coli to nearby cattle ranch
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Health officials have matched the deadly bacteria found in bagged spinach to samples of cattle manure found near a field where spinach was grown, providing a major clue to the source of an outbreak that killed three people and sickened nearly 200 last month.
Kansas parents marvel over quintuplets
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
David and Kate Brooks marvel when they enter the neonatal unit and gaze upon their newborns - all five of them.
Crash renews airspace worries
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
A day after the fiery plane crash that killed Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, politicians expressed alarm that, five years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, small aircraft still are allowed to fly right up next to the New York skyline.
Firebirds close, but no upset
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
It was evident the Free State soccer team had a tough test in front of it against Olathe East on Thursday 10 minutes before the game even started.
On the record
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Pharmacy programs go generic
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Consumers are suddenly getting a break on the cost of generic drugs as discount retailers and some prescription benefit managers start programs that provide a host of popular medications at very low costs.
Senate report links nonprofits, fraud
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Five conservative nonprofit organizations, including one run by prominent Republican Grover Norquist, “perpetrated a fraud” on taxpayers by selling their clout to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Senate investigators said in a report issued Thursday.
President supports Hastert at fundraiser
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A4
President Bush stood shoulder-to-shoulder Thursday with embattled House Speaker Dennis Hastert, offering a powerful boost in his moment of need and declaring the country “better off” with Hastert in power.
Former Foley aide testifies for panel
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A4
A key player in the unfolding scandal involving teenage pages and a Florida lawmaker testified for more than four hours Thursday before a House ethics committee panel, repeating his assertions that Speaker Dennis Hastert’s top aide had early warnings about the member’s questionable behavior toward youths, according to the witness’s attorney.
Agreement nearly reached on North Korea sanctions
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
Key U.N. Security Council members neared agreement late Thursday on a U.N. resolution that would impose sanctions on North Korea for its claimed nuclear test.
Cheney raises $200,000 for Ryun’s race
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday raked in more than $200,000 for U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, blasted Democrats on terrorism and taxes and then headed off to the next stop to try to maintain GOP control of Congress.
Group opposed to war collecting signatures
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence-based group opposed to the war in Iraq is about to start a new effort to show how many area residents are opposed to the conflict.
Liquor, hardware stores burglarized
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
A liquor store and hardware store in Tonganoxie were burglarized early Thursday morning.
Afghanistan welcomes 17 after release
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Sixteen Afghans and one Iranian released from years in captivity at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, arrived Thursday in Afghanistan, an Afghan official said.
Student attacked, groped near campus
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
An attacker pushed a 21-year-old Kansas University student to the ground and groped her early Thursday morning as she was walking alone through a campus-area neighborhood, Lawrence Police said.
City wants goals for cleanup funding
Neighborhood association leaders OK with changes
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Providing money to neighborhood associations in some of Lawrence’s poorer areas of town is a good investment, city commissioners were told Thursday.
Building project teaches classical lesson
Pompeii replica in LHS courtyard to be used for poetry readings, small plays
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Nor was the “House of Vettii,” a replica of an ancient Roman edifice now under construction in a Lawrence High School courtyard.
Baldwin man dies in Highway 56 wreck
Two Ottawa residents suffer injuries; traffic stopped for more than 2 hours
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
An 81-year-old Baldwin man died and two Ottawa residents were injured after a head-on, two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on U.S. Highway 56 near Worden.
Man of the Year’ a political mishmash
October 13, 2006 in print edition on D2
As “Man of the Year” opens, Robin Williams’ Tom Dobbs gets asked by a member of his talk-show audience why he won’t run for president; the question spawns an Internet campaign urging him to run, and eventually he decides to jump into the race.
People in the news
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Film critic Ebert hopes to be back for Oscars ¢ Doonesbury creator adds blog for military members ¢ Schwarzenegger opponent wants time on ‘Tonight Show’
Mob of 100 no match for ‘Deal’
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
Having scored ratings gold with “Deal or No Deal” (7 p.m., NBC), NBC imports another game show, “1 vs. 100” (8 p.m., NBC). An international hit, “100” pits a single contestant against a wall of challengers.
Lidle could truly say, ‘I did it my way’
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C2
Oakland’s pitchers met before they faced Baltimore and decided that, under no circumstances, should they throw Jay Gibbons a changeup.
Landis takes case to public
Cyclist again asserts his innocence
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C2
Floyd Landis took his case to the public Thursday with an online presentation that included key elements of his defense against doping charges. Exhaustive as it appeared, his attorney said, “This is by no means, everything.”
Worker dies while removing bank safe
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B8
A demolition worker was killed when a bank safe fell from a lift and pinned him against a wall.
Wyandotte County to fight proposal to build strip club
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B8
Wyandotte County officials are vowing to fight a proposal to put an entertainment venue that would include a strip club within five miles of burgeoning development near the Kansas Speedway.
Lions not worried about looking ahead
Coaching staff delivers strong message in wake of last week’s crushing loss
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C9
Washburn Rural isn’t woeful. Still, at 1-5, the Junior Blues are obviously struggling.
Gunmen storm Iraqi TV station, kill 11 employees in bloody attack
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A7
Suspected Shiite militiamen, some dressed as police, broke into a television station and gunned down 11 Iraqi executives, producers and other staffers Thursday.
Women Attorneys group meets
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C12
Members of the new Douglas County Women Attorneys organization met for the first time Wednesday, with 20 attorneys gathering for a “meet, greet and eat” luncheon at New Hampshire St. Bistro in downtown Lawrence.
Midwest Airlines adds flights at KCI
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C12
Midwest Airlines announced Thursday that it was adding round-trip flights connecting Kansas City International Airport with airports in New York and Milwaukee.
Participants sought for annual bowlathon
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C12
Entries are still being accepted for the Lawrence Junior Achievement bowlathon, set for Oct. 20 to 22 at Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence.
Therapist attends geriatrics course
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C12
Evonne Cooper, a physical therapist with Lawrence Therapy Services, attended a course - “The Geriatric Athlete” - conducted recently in Olathe.
Commodities
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C12
Identigen ramps up growth
New customers increase demand for employees
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C12
Identigen Ltd. is speeding up plans to hire employees, rev up training programs and move in high-tech equipment for its North American headquarters in Lawrence.
Study: Evening news slights election coverage
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A8
An average of 36 seconds per broadcast is all that election coverage has warranted on local evening news in nine top Midwestern markets since Labor Day, a study released Thursday found.
U.S. predicts another weak orange harvest
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A8
Florida is expected to have its smallest orange crop in 16 years because of a winter cold snap and lingering hurricane stress, the federal government said Thursday.
Father charged for son’s 3-year home lockdown
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A8
A father was arrested and charged with keeping his 9-year-old son locked in a bedroom for much of the past three years and watching his every move with surveillance cameras.
Valuable jobs
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Now teaching and nursing have been incorporated into “jobs that Americans won’t do”! Why should $22 to $26 per hour be sufficient for professionals who have five years of college and must pay for their own state license and continuing education?
Divorce needed
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Seeing that a lecture by Darryl Hart titled “The Last Dance: Why the Romance Between the Religious Right and American Conservatism May Be Over,” is to be given at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Dole Institute of Politics, I write to say I hope it may indeed by true.
For peace
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: United Nations Day, Oct. 24, will be celebrated worldwide because almost every country in the world is a member of the United Nations. Our blue and white United Nations flag should be flown throughout the entire year.
Beneficial veto in California
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B7
California’s governor has demonstrated virtue, understood as the good we do when no one is watching. With his state and the nation paying no attention to an anti-constitutional campaign to alter how presidents are chosen, Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill that, had it become law, would have imparted dangerous momentum to a recurring simple-mindedness.
Wrong focus
The actions of an individual congressman are important, but they shouldn’t distract the nation from other pressing issues.
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
What does it say about the thinking of many Americans, as well as many in the news media, when they act as if the disgraceful behavior of a congressman is the most important issue facing this nation when, at the same time, an outspoken critic and enemy of the United States is believed to have exploded a nuclear device and threatens to conduct more tests?
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 13, 1906: “Digging of potatoes is now an order of business in many local areas.
Protecting your home’s value
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C12
Q: We are selling the home we purchased several years ago. The problem is that the home has nearly tripled in value, which means our profit will exceed the $500,000 limit that the IRS allows married sellers to keep tax-free. How will our excess profit be taxed?
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
Kansas University planned to stick with its current interpretation of a rule which a KU professor said deprived some 20 full-time faculty members of sabbatical leaves over the past two years.
Bumper-sticker wisdom found lacking
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
In the wake of the recent spate of shootings at U.S. schools, a Wisconsin state legislator has proposed a novel solution: Let’s arm the teachers.
Study hints at possible early pandemic defense
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A5
A unique study suggests there may be a way to kick-start people’s protection against bird flu just in case it triggers a worldwide outbreak years from now.
Honeywell agrees to pay $451M for lake cleanup
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A5
Honeywell Inc. will spend $451 million to help clean up Onondaga Lake, once a sacred American Indian waterway turned into a toxic stew by a century of municipal and industrial pollution.
Crew razes Amish schoolhouse
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A5
Ten days after the Amish schoolhouse shootings, a demolition crew using heavy equipment tore down the bloodstained building Thursday and obliterated nearly all traces of the place where five girls were killed.
Kicking game concerns Lisher
FSHS knows points are at a premium during stretch run
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C9
With the first week of district football starting tonight, Free State High has plenty to be happy about.
Lawrence filmmakers invited to NYC Horror Fest
October 13, 2006 in print edition on D1
Filmmaker Ryan Jones recognizes that a horror story can be set anywhere.
Mangino absolved in probe
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
When Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino dismissed Monroe Weekley from his team in 2003, the belief remains the coach still knew of no NCAA violations committed in his program months earlier.
Sanctions disappoint Jayhawk fans
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A10
The NCAA’s decision Thursday to take away some future football and men’s basketball scholarships from Kansas University stung some Jayhawk alumni, supporters and fans.
Lawrence Datebook
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Keegan: Big names aplenty in this mess
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
Now that the NCAA has revealed its forgiving punishment for Kansas University breaking various rules, it’s time for one more look at the cast of characters involved:
Kansan among few to be tried for HIV crimes
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
He didn’t want to be known as “the guy with HIV.” He wanted to be seen as normal.
NCAA punishes KU
Basketball scholarship lost; postseason play unaffected
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
It is now on the record that sometime in Al Bohl’s 20-month tenure as Kansas University’s athletic director, compliance officer Janelle Martin approached Bohl about the need to budget more help for her understaffed office.
Education, health care key in House race
KU student challenging longtime incumbent says new outlook needed in Legislature
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Experience versus fresh blood is at the heart of the campaign for the 44th District Kansas House seat, which pits longtime Democratic incumbent Barbara Ballard versus Republican challenger Rick Davis, a Kansas University student.
Turkish novelist wins Nobel prize
Pamuk recently faced imprisonment in homeland
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
Novelist Orhan Pamuk, an international symbol of literary and social conscience whose poetic, melancholy journeys into the soul of his native Turkey have brought him the many blessings and burdens of public life, won the Nobel literature prize Thursday.
Sorrentino: Hobbled Murphy should sit one out
October 13, 2006 in print edition on C9
Attention, Free State High football coaching staff: Bench Brian Murphy for tonight’s game against Topeka High.
Gallaudet students block campus
Protesters want school to reject new president
October 13, 2006 in print edition on A8
Gallaudet University students blocked access to campus for a second day Thursday, escalating their protest against an incoming president they say lacks the skills to lead the nation’s only liberal arts university for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Out of luck
Friday the 13th continues to influence cultural superstition
October 13, 2006 in print edition on D1
It isn’t just doomed teens being chased by a hockey mask-wearing psycho that have come to fear Friday the 13th.
Horoscopes
October 13, 2006 in print edition on B4
For Friday, Oct. 13