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Collison to return
Sonic will start Sunday
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
Nick Collison doesn’t know how he’ll react when he receives a standing ovation wearing a green and gold Seattle SuperSonics jersey during pre-game introductions on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse.
Media day notebook
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C7
Darnell Jackson was thrilled to see his mom, Shawn, pull into the Allen Fieldhouse parking lot Friday afternoon.
Jayhawks rich with potential
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C7
Brandon Rush appeared relaxed as he lounged in a chair at center court and held court with 10 reporters during Media Day festivities Friday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.
Keegan: Collins has look of a star
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
Sherron Collins makes an entrance like a heavyweight champ, his confidence swelling with every sign of approval from the masses. He wouldn’t have looked out of place wearing a robe and a pair of boxing gloves Friday night as he led his new Kansas University teammates onto James Naismith Court.
Thomas, Oakland hitters looking for answers
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Big Hurt has been a big bust in the AL championship series. Same with Nick Swisher and Marco Scutaro.
Rogers pitches Tigers to 3-0 edge
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C4
From the very first day of spring training, Jim Leyland told his Detroit Tigers - demanded, in fact - to walk with the swagger of World Series champions.
New York bullpen stumbles
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C4
Just as they planned all postseason, the New York Mets built a late cushion and handed it to their vaunted bullpen.
Cardinals draw even with Mets
Taguchi, Spiezio come through in St. Louis’ 9-6 victory
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C4
So Taguchi laughed, and it felt so good. “I can’t explain. It’s unbelievable,” he said. “Who expected that I would hit a home run? Maybe nobody. Even me.”
KU finishes fourth at Big 12 Relays
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University swimming and diving team rallied for a fourth-place finish Friday at the Big 12 Relay meet at the Devaney Natatorium.
KU soccer claims 2-0 victory over ISU
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
Jessica Bush and Shannon McCabe each scored a goal, and goalkeeper Julie Hanley made a career-high nine saves as Kansas University claimed a 2-0 Big 12 Conference soccer victory Friday over Iowa State at the ISU Soccer Complex.
Free State doubles team falls at state tourney
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s No. 1 doubles team of Julia Guard and Leigh Luiña lost both of its doubles matches Friday at the Class 6A girls state tennis tournament.
Veritas faces little resistance
Eagles need just three quarters to finish off Wichita Word of Life
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Veritas Christian football team earned its fourth victory in a row Friday night, cruising, 64-18, against Wichita Word of Life in a game shortened to three quarters by the mercy rule.
History of Big Springs United Methodist Church
October 14, 2006
Rising from the prairie grass of the Oregon Trail and the politics of the Free State Party, Big Springs, Kan., became the home to a church that celebrates its 150th anniversary on Oct. 15, 2006.
Mayer: Gridiron goals on ropes
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers was discussing his baseball team’s prospects for the American League title series and was asked if he wished he had this absentee or that to shove into a key spot, just supposin’.
Five-vehicle wreck closes Iowa St. lanes
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
A five-vehicle pileup on Iowa Street coincided with “Late Night in the Phog” traffic Friday night.
On the record
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
State council hears wind-energy plan
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B3
Advocates of wind energy Friday said a draft statewide plan doesn’t go far enough to promote wind power.
Exact nature of blast remains a mystery
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A8
Surveillance aircraft sweeping Asian skies for a hint of krypton or a sign of strontium have deepened the mystery about North Korea’s claimed nuclear explosion.
S. Korean named next U.N. secretary-general
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A8
The U.N. General Assembly appointed South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general Friday, and the veteran diplomat who grew up during a war that divided his country pledged to make peace with North Korea a top priority.
Louisville bans smoking in most public buildings
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A4
Food stamp recipients and retail stores illegally exchange hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits for cash instead of food, congressional investigators said Friday.
Missouri man sentenced in pit bull attacks
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B3
The owner of three pit bulls that attacked three men was sentenced to two years probation on several municipal violations of the city’s animal-control ordinance.
Louisville bans smoking in most public buildings
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A4
The city council in the largest city of one of the nation’s top tobacco-producing states voted to extend its smoking ban to cover almost all public buildings.
Government tallies lost data incidents
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A4
Federal workers at 19 agencies have lost personal information affecting thousands of employees and the public, raising fresh concerns about the government’s ability to protect sensitive information.
Lions toy with lineup in win
Sophomore Sims starts at fullback in 31-7 LHS victory
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
It’s never too late to experiment, not even seven games into the football season.
No time to waste for White House hopefuls
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A4
Why wait for the chance of a lifetime? Voters have yet to cast ballots for the midterm elections, yet presidential hopefuls are busy maneuvering for the national contest two years away.
Coroner: U.S. forces killed British journalist
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
A coroner ruled Friday that U.S. forces in Iraq unlawfully killed a British television journalist by shooting him in the head as he lay in the back of a makeshift ambulance during the opening days of the war.
Suicide bomber kills civilians, NATO soldier
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed van into a NATO military patrol manned mostly by U.S. troops Friday, killing one NATO soldier and eight Afghan civilians as shrapnel blasted nearby shops.
Muslim scholars accept pope’s apology
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Dozens of Muslim scholars and chief muftis from numerous countries have accepted Pope Benedict XVI’s statement of regret for his remarks on Islam and violence, the editor of a Muslim journal said Friday.
Officers face discipline for rape suspect’s release
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B3
A series of errors allowed a rape suspect to leave the Shawnee County Jail and spend more than five hours at large last week before he was arrested again, the county’s corrections director said.
Rebel group founder gets life prison sentence
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman, whose messianic communist vision inspired a 12-year rebellion that cost nearly 70,000 lives, was found guilty Friday of aggravated terrorism and sentenced to life in prison.
EU criticizes French bill on Armenian genocide
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
The European Union on Friday condemned a French bill making it a crime to deny that the World War I-era killing of Armenians in Turkey was genocide, calling it unhelpful at a critical stage in the Muslim country’s EU entry talks.
Russian becomes world chess champion
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik on Friday became the first universally recognized world chess champion since 1993, winning a series of timed tiebreaking games over Bulgaria’s Veselin Topalov to take a tournament that reunified the title.
Palestinians, Israeli troops clash at Jerusalem barrier
West Bank restrictions raise frustrations
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hundreds of Palestinians fought with Israeli troops and used makeshift ladders to climb over Israel’s towering West Bank separation barrier Friday after being barred from entering Jerusalem to attend Ramadan services at Islam’s third-holiest shrine.
Phuture is now
Basketball season starts with skits, scrimmage
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
There was “Dancing with the Stars,” as well as dunking and scrimmaging with ‘em during Friday’s Late Night in the Phog in Allen Fieldhouse.
U.S., Japan hope to vote today on sanctions against North Korea
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
The U.S. and Japan said they want a vote today by the U.N. Security Council on a resolution imposing punishing sanctions on North Korea for its claimed nuclear test and demanding the elimination of all its nuclear weapons. But last-minute changes sought by Russia and China could delay a vote.
Ed board chairman: Sebelius an ‘elitist’
Abrams says governor owes apology over Phelps comparison
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
Calling her an “elitist” and a “big-government liberal,” the state school board’s chairman on Friday criticized Gov. Kathleen Sebelius over her proposal to strip the board of its power to set education policy.
Guantanamo Pentagon orders probe of abuse
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
The U.S. Southern Command on Friday launched an investigation into “credible allegations” that guards at Guantanamo Bay abused detainees, and appointed an Army colonel to lead the probe.
Lawrence Datebook
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
Bush orders stronger sanctions on Sudan
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush signed an executive order Friday that stiffens sanctions on Sudan and its oil industry in an effort to persuade the government to accept U.N. peacekeepers and stop killings of civilians in Darfur.
McDonald takes over LHS swim programs
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High named Kent McDonald its varsity swimming coach Friday.
New law criminalizes Internet gambling
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Placing bets over the Internet was effectively criminalized by the federal government Friday, as lawmakers work to eliminate an activity enjoyed by as many as 23 million Americans who wagered an estimated $6 billion last year.
FAA limits small planes along East River route
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Most small, fixed-wing planes have been banned from flying along the East River in New York City unless the pilot is in contact with air traffic controllers, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.
Body of missing college student found
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
The body of a University of Vermont student was found Friday along a rural road, and police said they were questioning a man who lent her his cell phone on the night she vanished nearly a week ago.
Chairman regrets missteps on Foley
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
A congressman who is a key figure in the House page scandal conceded Friday that Republicans have mishandled the matter.
Ohio congressman pleads guilty
Ney says he’ll resign; House GOP leaders threaten expulsion
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Rep. Bob Ney pleaded guilty Friday in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation, the first lawmaker to confess to crimes in an election-year scandal that has stained the Republican-controlled Congress and the Bush administration.
Keegan: Meier to give KU lift
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
Kerry Meier returns at quarterback today for Kansas University, which ought to signal the end of the conservative offensive game plan. Oklahoma State’s defensive is vulnerable, its offense somewhat explosive, which means it’s going to require a lot of scoring for the Jayhawks to get their first Big 12 victory of the season.
Haskell embraces homecoming hype
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
Don’t include Haskell Indian Nation University’s Eric Brock among football coaches who worry about the distractions of homecoming.
Bruised’ Baker to face MANU
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
A three-game losing skid has put a damper on what loomed as a promising Baker University football season.
Focused Tongie blanks Perry, 21-0
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
Tonganoxie High prepared for Friday’s football game against Perry-Lecompton like it was its only game this year.
Simons: Athletics, medicine, journalism pose challenge for chancellors
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
A former Kansas University chancellor once said, “Being a chancellor would be enjoyable and a piece of cake if he didn’t have to worry about the athletic department, the medical school and the journalism school.”
Lawmaker accused of battering protester
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
A legislator has been charged with scuffling with a protester dressed as a cockroach during a gubernatorial debate last month.
University benefits from research grants
KU negotiating for additional money for indirect costs
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
In the wake of the opening of the $40 million Multidisciplinary Research Building on Kansas University’s west campus, KU officials say they hope to bring in more money for their research efforts.
Two stabbed in fight outside night club
Police question two men after early-morning fracas at 24th Street bar
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
Police on Friday questioned two people and were looking for two others in connection with a brawl outside a night club that sent two people to the hospital with stab wounds.
Trial postponed for suspect in shooting
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B4
Trial has been postponed until January for a Topeka man charged with a fatal shooting early this year outside a downtown night club.
Mediator to help with Lecompton bridge dispute
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B4
The Kansas Department of Transportation is going to find someone to mediate the dispute between Douglas and Jefferson counties over planned repairs to the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton.
People in the news
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Oprah, Bono get shopping to promote AIDS fundraiser ¢ Singer Evans cites porn, adultery in divorce papers ¢ Air America radio network files for bankruptcy
De Soto escapes; Eudora cruises
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
De Soto High’s Shane Miller intercepted a pass deep in Baldwin territory and returned it for a 10-yard score with just a shade over two minutes remaining, allowing the Wildcats to overcome their own myriad miscues and seal a 22-13 victory Friday night in a key Class 4A district football matchup at Liston Stadium.
Retiring Haskell president outlines school’s challenges
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
Budget woes. The same problem that educators say has plagued Haskell Indian Nations University for a while arose again Friday as retiring president Karen Swisher led one of her final Board of Regents meetings.
Patton shines for KSU
October 14, 2006
His speed and moves in the open field make Leon Patton a threat to break big rushing gains.
After latest collapse, Oklahoma State seeks to ‘finish’
October 14, 2006
With Oklahoma State up by 10 points late in the fourth quarter, safety Andre Sexton couldn’t help but think about the Cowboys’ victorious start to Big 12 play.
Cox weapon for Cowboys
Speedy freshman return specialist ranks ninth nationally in punt runbacks
October 14, 2006
There’s something to be said for having some serious speed. And there’s something exciting about a burner like that returning kicks.
Thousands honor O’Neil
Memorial servies scheduled today
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C2
Thousands of people lined up Friday, starting before dawn, to get a final glimpse at former Negro Leagues star John “Buck” O’Neil.
Who’s to say Lidle was a risk-taker?
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C2
Snowboarding doesn’t make a whole lot of sense as a hobby for a professional athlete. Too many chances for knee injuries.
Gunmen attack women in field outside Baghdad
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A7
Gunmen attacked Shiite women picking vegetables Friday in a field outside the capital, killing six adults and two young girls and kidnapping two teenagers. It was one of the deadliest assaults specifically targeting women in Iraq’s monthslong wave of sectarian violence.
U.S. citizen seeking to avoid Iraqi custody
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A7
Attorneys for an American citizen facing execution in Iraq appealed Friday in U.S. federal court to keep the man in American custody - preventing his death - while another case is being appealed.
British army chief’s remarks highlight Blair’s waning influence
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A7
Is Tony Blair losing control? His army chief’s brazen declaration that British troops should leave Iraq soon is the latest evidence that the once-formidable prime minister - who rode out a fierce party rebellion just last month - may rapidly be losing his political clout.
Students blockade university for third day
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A5
Students at the nation’s only liberal arts university for the deaf and hearing-impaired promised Friday to keep the campus shut down in a protest over its incoming president.
4 people found shot to death on highway
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A5
Police on Friday found what appeared to be a family of four gunned down overnight along an isolated stretch of highway: a woman clutching two children in a forlorn effort to protect them, with a man’s body nearby.
Navy SEAL dies trying to save comrades
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A5
A Navy SEAL sacrificed his life to save his comrades by throwing himself on top of a grenade that Iraqi insurgents tossed into their sniper hideout, fellow members of the elite force said.
After Hurricane Katrina, wildlife taking over New Orleans
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A5
Alligators have been dragged from abandoned swimming pools. Foxes had to be removed from the airport. Coyotes are stalking rabbits and nutria (a sort of countrified rat) in city streets. And armadillos are undermining air conditioning units.
Commodities
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B5
More Sony batteries being recalled
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B5
Japanese electronics makers Sharp and Fujitsu announced plans Friday to recall laptop batteries made by Sony, adding to an already massive global recall of the batteries that are at risk of overheating and catching fire.
Ringing up a fashion statement
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Denise Albert, choosing a cell phone has nothing to do with ring tones, instant messages or megapixels.
Stocks reach another record
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B5
The Dow Jones industrial average inched to another record close Friday to mark the third straight week of triple-digit increases in the blue chip index.
Closing costs
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: A recently printed newspaper article that said it is only a 35-minute commute from Lecompton Elementary School to Perry-Lecompton High School and Perry-Lecompton Middle School is probably correct. But is that during the 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. rush hour?
Wal-Mart ordered to pay millions
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B5
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s biggest retailer, must pay at least $78.5 million for violating Pennsylvania labor laws by forcing employees to work through rest breaks and off the clock, a jury found Friday.
Ex-Bush aide: Evangelical Christians ridiculed
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A5
A former Bush aide claims that evangelical Christians were embraced for political gain at the White House but derided privately as “nuts,” “ridiculous” and “goofy.”
Just whistle
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Many years ago, when I lived in a University of Chicago neighborhood (Hyde Park), a rash of personal street crimes broke out similar to what we are experiencing near the Kansas University campus.
KU’s Brorsen eager for OSU
Defensive end looking forward to playing hometown team
October 14, 2006
Russell Brorsen is making sure to think his way through everything he says this week. Though he’s ready for battle, he doesn’t want it to start in the newspapers.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 14, 1906: “The school board met last night and voted 3-2 to reopen all schools Monday. The action was taken despite a protest by a health officer who says the diphtheria threat is not abated enough to prevent a greater spread of the disease.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
Air Force Col. Joe Engle, a 1955 Kansas University graduate and a veteran astronaut, was due to be the commander of a Nov. 4 space shuttle flight.
Still living in the shadow of danger
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
It’s time to close up the house. There is frost on the asparagus ferns that escaped our harvesting. The gold finches that fought over perches on the bird feeders have put on their olive drab traveling clothes and headed south. In the meadow, a tardy cluster of Monarch butterflies hangs on to the aster for dear life.
Microsoft: New Windows release on schedule
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A10
Microsoft Corp. is making several key changes to its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system in an attempt to soothe European antitrust worries, while keeping its worldwide distribution plans on schedule.
Lender helps Angolans transform lives
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A10
With just $1,000, Ana Helena Domingos is transforming her life.
Road work
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Just wanted to submit a note of thanks for the road crews that have been busy in the area over the past year or so. Between the revamp of Sixth Street, adding lanes to Interstate 70, and now the work on Kasold, it’s been a busy time.
Scouting news
October 14, 2006 in print edition on D5
Fellow Russian mourns murdered journalist
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
Anna Politkovskaya, a leading Russian journalist writing on explosive subjects, was murdered Oct. 7. She did not have political views, at least in what is traditionally implied by this expression.
07/07/07 popular for wedding day
October 14, 2006 in print edition on D5
If one seven is lucky, three must be really lucky.
Club news
October 14, 2006 in print edition on D5
FCE and news
October 14, 2006 in print edition on D3
Utility’s tree trimming doesn’t sit well with everyone in west Lawrence
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B4
Lawrence resident Paul Ulasien has heard the phrase “the good die young.” But he doesn’t think it should apply to the trees in his backyard.
Church marks 150th year
Small congregation celebrates major milestone
October 14, 2006 in print edition on D1
John Conard remembers the first time he walked into Big Springs United Methodist Church.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
State Sen. Reynolds Shultz, R-Lawrence, was in fairly good condition at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a motorbike accident on his farm property north of Lawrence near the McLouth road.
Reflecting their inner peace outward
Falun Gong practitioners educate Kansans about spiritual principles, persecution
October 14, 2006 in print edition on D1
Cat Rooney sees her spiritual practice, Falun Gong, as one that teaches high moral standards and leads to overall spiritual and physical health.
Horoscopes
October 14, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Oct. 14
Husker an ‘inspiration’
Blind in one eye, Kadavy contributes
October 14, 2006
Andy Kadavy believed he was meant to play football for Nebraska, and he wasn’t going to let blindness in one eye keep him from reaching that goal.
KU women start season in style
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
Amid the video montages, dunks and hysteria of Late Night in the Phog, the Kansas University women’s basketball team may have found what it would like its season to be symbolized as - a Ferrari.
Thousands pack Allen Fieldhouse as basketball season starts
Fans get first peek at new players
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
he thought of adding another national championship banner to the Allen Fieldhouse rafters is not often far from the minds of Kansas University basketball fans.
Murphy’s hat trick leads Firebird rout
October 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
Scoring a touchdown two different ways wasn’t good enough for Ryan Murphy, so he found a way to put a hat trick on the board Friday night at Haskell Stadium.
One Clinton cheers on the other for his old job
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A4
The woman leaned toward the former president conspiratorially. “Now get your wife to run,” she said. “I’ll try,” Bill Clinton responded.
Universities crack down on illegal downloads
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
You can’t miss them on campus. Shiny white ear buds and iPods dangling as students bop in step on their way to class. Many of the students are listening to songs downloaded illegally.
Record snow blankets Buffalo
Thousands in N.Y. lack power after wintry weather snaps trees
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Buffalo area lay all but paralyzed Friday after a record-breaking early snowstorm whited-out the brilliant colors of fall, burying pumpkins and apples and catching this city world-famous for its wintry weather flat-footed.
Hannah bugs out in ‘Final Days’
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
Having starred in “Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman,” playing an evil bug from outer space should be no problem for Daryl Hannah.
Grisham gives nonfiction a try
Best-selling author’s newest thriller based on real-world story
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
John Grisham’s latest book, “The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town,” has the usual touches fans have come to expect from the master of the legal thriller: suspense, shock, even a wrongful conviction and near-execution.
Worth the wait
KU’s Holt happy finally to be on field
October 14, 2006
James Holt knew what he had to do to cut down his time away from the football field: everything he could, really, even if it wasn’t much.
Treachery
The record of Russia under Vladimir Putin is depressing to outsiders and does not seem likely to improve.
October 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
Vladimir Putin has been Russia’s president since 2000. During his tenure, 13 Russian journalists have been the victims of contract-style murders.
Nobel Peace Prize ‘great news’ for Bangladeshi winner
Yunus created ‘microcredit’ loan concept to aid poor
October 14, 2006 in print edition on A10
The simple yet revolutionary idea of loaning tiny sums to poor people looking to escape poverty by starting businesses won Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank he founded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Society calendar
October 14, 2006 in print edition on D3
Around and about
October 14, 2006 in print edition on D3
Faith briefs
October 14, 2006 in print edition on D8
Faith forum: Is it OK for a person of faith to be friends with an agnostic or atheist?
October 14, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Embrace chances to spread God’s word ¢ Friends need not agree on all matters