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Body identified as member of local rap group
October 16, 2006
We’re learning more tonight about the Lawrence man found dead Sunday in a field west of town.
Sheriff: Death ‘suspicious’
Body identified as local hip-hop artist
October 16, 2006
A man found dead in a field Sunday morning has been identified as a 28-year-old hip-hop artist from Lawrence.
6News Now for October 16
October 16, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, man found dead in field has been indentified, 19th-century tactics used in Lawrence raid still taught today, and campaign finance reports.
Local judge, attorney apply for high court
October 16, 2006
Douglas County District Court Judge Robert Fairchild and Lawrence attorney Martha Coffman have applied for the position on the Kansas Supreme Court being vacated by Justice Donald Allegrucci.
Lawrence man killed in Coffey County wreck
Robert Crider dies in accident near Emporia
October 16, 2006
Two persons, including a Lawrence man, were killed about 12:30 p.m. Sunday when their cars collided on Interstate 35 in Coffey County, 14 miles east of Emporia.
Sheriff’s department identifies body
October 16, 2006
Death of Lawrence man considered “suspicious.”
Big 12 Men’s preseason poll announced
October 16, 2006
For the seventh time in Big 12 history, Kansas is the preseason favorite to win the conference title in a vote of the league’s head coaches, it has been announced. The Jayhawks were a unanimous choice - receiving all 11 possible first-place votes in polling for the 2006-07 season. KU was last selected to win in ‘04-05, when it tied in the preseason tally with Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks have been picked to win eight times overall, including a media selection prior to the Big 12’s first year in 1996-97. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams.
KU School of Law listed in Princeton Review
October 16, 2006
Kansas University’s School of Law appears in The Princeton Review’s Best 170 Law Schools 2007 edition.
Tickets on sale for Friday’s crosstown high school football clash
Lions, Firebirds play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Haskell Stadium
October 16, 2006
Tickets are being sold early for Friday’s annual football battle between the Lawrence High Chesty Lions and Free State High Firebirds.
Clouds continue this afternoon
Most rain staying to south and east
October 16, 2006
Misty windshields greeted early risers in Lawrence today. “We do have a slight chance for a morning shower, but our chances are dropping off,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
No. 18 Boise State wins shootout
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C8
Ian Johnson scored four first-half touchdowns and ran for 192 yards, and No. 18 Boise State toasted its debut in the BCS standings with a 40-28 victory over New Mexico State on Sunday night.
Free State-LHS tickets to go on sale today
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C8
Tickets for Friday night’s Lawrence High-Free State High football game can be purchased in advance.
KU football notebook
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C8
Dinged up: Kansas coach Mark Mangino spoke to reporters Sunday before the Jayhawks returned to the practice field, so he was unable to give updates on which injured players were back working out.
KU soccer blanks Missouri, 4-0
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C8
Kansas University freshman Monica Dolinsky tallied two goals and two assists while sophomore Jessica Bush recorded a pair of goals as KU blanked Missouri, 4-0, Sunday at Walton Stadium.
Storied franchises to meet tonight
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C5
They were once crosstown rivals, teams fighting for the allegiance of pro football fans in Chicago. The Bears and the Cardinals trace their history to the beginnings of the NFL.
Big Ten tops polls, BCS
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C8
The top two teams in the Big Ten are now the top two teams in the country.
Tigers get to savor ‘unreal’ berth to Series
Town goes wild after sweep of Athletics; team gets nearly a week off before facing Mets or Cards
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C4
It was past midnight when Curtis Granderson, his dad and several family members finished dinner at a popular Greektown restaurant and headed out to a celebration in full swing.
Mets get in swing of things, roll, 12-5
Delgado helps even series, 2-all, ensures NLCS will end in New York
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C4
Carlos Delgado and the rest of the Mets broke out their big bats just in time, ravaging the Cardinals’ bullpen to make sure the NL championship series will end back in New York.
Upon review, Bucs win
Controversial TD falls Tampa Bay’s way, 14-13
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C6
There was no doubt in Michael Clayton’s mind. When he lunged for the end zone, he had the football - and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first victory - firmly in his grasp.
Be careful when selecting a game
Level of competition should affect betting
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C3
A few weeks back, I was in Aruba in a $5,000 buy-in no-limit Hold ‘em side game with $20-$40 blinds. As I was leaving the game I witnessed the following hand.
Collison stuck in visitor’s locker
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Chicago Bulls were the home team Sunday, meaning Seattle’s Nick Collison had to dress in the visitor’s locker room in Allen Fieldhouse.
Hansbrough develops outside game
North Carolina big man puts in work during offseason, gears for huge sophomore campaign
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C2
Tyler Hansbrough says it with a straight face, so you know he’s serious.
Suspensions rock FIU, Miami
In all, 31 football players disciplined for actions in brawl
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C2
After reviewing a sideline-clearing brawl between players from Miami and Florida International, officials from both schools and their conferences Sunday announced the suspension of 31 players - 13 from the Hurricanes and 18 from FIU.
Jayhawks’ zone ‘D’ allowed OSU’s big plays
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C1
Adarius Bowman was like a cat burglar on Saturday - sneaking into little pockets in Kansas University’s defense, catching the football, running until the end zone made him stop and essentially stealing Saturday’s game from the shell-shocked Jayhawks.
Steeltown stomp
Pittsburgh routs K.C., appears back on track
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger couldn’t have played any worse for a month. The NFL now must be wondering how much better the Super Bowl champions can be after a convincing all-is-well performance.
Keegan: Nature, nurture combine
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C1
Unlike the crowds for most NBA exhibition games, Sunday’s in Allen Fieldhouse had three things for which to root: 1. A good game for Kirk Hinrich; 2. A strong performance by Nick Collison; 3. A game that ends in regulation, so the agony of having to watch NBA exhibition basketball is not prolonged.
Double-digit reunion
Ex-Jayhawks please crowd
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C1
Nick Collison declined an offer to dine on tasty Kansas City barbecue Saturday night in the Seattle SuperSonics’ team headquarters - the Marriott Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.
Conference aimed at bridging sectarian divisions postponed
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iraq’s government indefinitely postponed a much-anticipated national reconciliation conference Sunday as a two-day spree of sectarian revenge killings and insurgent bombings left at least 86 Iraqis dead.
Two top GOP senators call for new strategy in Iraq
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A7
Two leading Republican senators called Sunday for a new strategy in Iraq, saying the situation is getting worse and leaving the United States with few options.
AARP seeks volunteers to offer tax filing aid
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B2
Volunteers are needed to provide free tax assistance to residents of Douglas and Franklin counties during tax season. Community volunteers with experience in preparing their own taxes can be trained for the AARP program.
On the record
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B2
Study: Chocolate a sensory treat
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A1
Some people have chocolate on the brain. A new study of people who crave chocolate shows that eating chocolate, or even just looking at a picture of it, turns on pleasure centers in the brains of cravers far more than in people who don’t crave the confection.
Quake rattles Hawaii
Temblor interrupts island vacations, but no deaths reported
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A1
When the strongest earthquake to hit Hawaii in 20 years jolted people awake Sunday morning, causing untold damage to roads and buildings, it turned a paradise dream vacation for many into a nightmare.
Exhibit sheds light on WWII camps
Germans endured internments
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A1
A few days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, FBI agents went to Matthias Borniger’s Wichita home and took him away. He didn’t return until two years later.
Lawrence was site of POW camp
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A4
In the spring of 1945, some newcomers to Lawrence caused a great deal of excitement.
28-year-old’s body found in rural Douglas County
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B1
The body of a 28-year-old Lawrence man was found Sunday morning in a field in rural Douglas County just west of Lawrence, producing a daylong law enforcement investigation but scarce facts.
Rally urges high-schoolers to keep tabs on politics
State lawmakers show students how they are affected by goings-on at the Capitol
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B1
Standing in front of a group that wasn’t old enough to vote, state Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, still spoke words typically heard in a rapidly heating campaign season.
Scalia argues against courts taking politically charged questions
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A3
Justice Antonin Scalia on Sunday defended some of his Supreme Court opinions, arguing that nothing in the Constitution supports abortion rights and the use of race in school admissions.
Mentally ill see fewer choices for treatment in Kansas
More people in Douglas County involuntarily committed to state hospital each year
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B1
About once a week, often in the middle of the night, Kent Hayes gets a call that his services are needed.
Low voter turnout prompts education effort
Civic leaders prepare Campaign School to combat apathy
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B1
After dismal voter turnout in Douglas County and the state for the August primary election, area civic leaders are trying to spark the public’s interest in getting more involved in political campaigns.
New city manager reveals his plans
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B1
Picture this: David Corliss is guest speaker at a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce event last week. When the noon start time arrives, no one has stepped up to introduce Lawrence’s newly named city manager.
Rec calendar
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C5
People in the news
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Murray parties with students ¢ Catch phrase elusive ¢ Woodstock awards presented
Recent appearances expand Flat Stanley’s profile
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A2
He has done time at Alcatraz, circled the planet aboard the space shuttle, posed for snapshots with President Bush and accompanied Clint Eastwood to the Oscars.
Vandals free thousands of minks from farms
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
More than 15,000 minks are on the loose in Spain. And conservation officials say they likely won’t survive long.
Presidential election headed for runoff
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
A banana tycoon who waged an old-fashioned populist campaign and a leftist admirer of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez will head to a runoff vote after neither scored an outright victory in Sunday’s tight presidential election.
2 U.S. soldiers killed after being hit by train
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
Two U.S. soldiers died after they were hit by a train in southwestern Germany, police said Sunday.
President may face rape, fraud charges
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
Police recommended Sunday that Israeli President Moshe Katsav be charged with rape, sexual assault and fraud, the most serious charges ever to face an Israeli leader.
Cuba vows crackdown on workplace scams
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
From the cafeteria worker who forgoes the cash register to the cigar factory worker who slips a 25-count box into his backpack and the taxi driver who disconnects his odometer so it doesn’t show all the miles driven, Cuban employees long have been scamming government enterprises to make up for their absurdly low salaries.
China erects fence along N. Korea border
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
Ahead of the adoption of a U.N. Security Council resolution against Pyongyang, China increased security along its border with North Korea by building fences in and near Dandong, its largest city on the border.
Unraveling pasta mysteries
October 16, 2006 in print edition on D1
Ever wonder why it’s fettuccini Alfredo and not macaroni Alfredo? Or why tubular shaped pasta is called “rigatoni” by some people and “big ribs” by others? In honor of National Pasta Month, we offer the following facts about the dinner table staple:
Throw ‘Studio 60’ a lifeline
October 16, 2006 in print edition on D1
Despite a great pilot and rapturous reviews, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (9 p.m., NBC) has become a bit of a dud.
Rice to press sanctions on Asia trip
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
The U.S. on Sunday pressed China to enforce the U.N. punishment against North Korea and use economic leverage to persuade the communist ally to renounce its nuclear weapons program and rejoin international disarmament talks.
Judge postpones hearing in Wakarusa festival drug case
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B8
A man arrested on suspicion of dealing ecstasy at this year’s Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival made a trip from New York last week for a hearing in Douglas County, where the state was expected to present evidence.
State to change Spanish voter cards
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B8
The state has to replace its new Spanish-language voter registration cards because the cards are confusing and different from the English version, the Wichita Eagle reported Sunday.
KU computer guru to discuss networks
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A8
The past, present and future of computers and computer networks will be up for review during the October luncheon of the Lawrence Technology Assn., set for 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Pachamama’s in downtown Lawrence.
Dick Stuntz is new Alvamar president
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A8
Dick Stuntz is the new president of Alvamar Inc., which owns and operates a country club and public golf course in Lawrence.
Grudge 2’ takes hold as fright flick tops box office
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A2
Early Halloween spirit gripped movie audiences as the fright flick “The Grudge 2” debuted at No. 1, taking in $22 million during its first weekend.
Events calendar
October 16, 2006 in print edition on D2
Patent rate lands KU in the top 10
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A8
Kansas University is making efficient use of its recent patent filings, according to a recent research report.
Making the most of a job offer
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: My daughter has signed a letter of employment with a new firm. However, her present company is now offering more money. She does not want to stay with her present company; however, she wants to negotiate with the new firm.
Concerns grow for biotech rice
Harvest imperiled after discovery of modified crops in food supply
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A8
Fourth-generation farmer Greg Massa was in the middle of the rice harvest and he was dirty, angry and depressed.
Fostering civic engagement
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B7
Voting. Volunteering. Raising money for a charity. These characteristics of a healthy democracy have been hallmarks of American civic engagement since the days when Alexis de Tocqueville was wandering the nation observing its energetic infancy.
Traffic issues
City commissioners should look favorably on a couple of recommendations aimed at pedestrian and motorist safety in Lawrence.
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B6
A couple of traffic items on the consent agenda for Tuesday’s Lawrence City Commission meeting deserve the attention and applause of local residents.
Hy-Vee employees honored for service
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A8
Fifteen employees for Hy-Vee in Lawrence were honored during a 2006 service banquet Thursday at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Nuclear policy
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: North Korea exploding a nuclear device renews basic questions as to Bush administration foreign policy. When the Clinton administration went out of office, there were direct talks with North Korea on stopping atomic weapon development in exchange for assurances and aid from the United States.
Bad trade
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I’m afraid our nifty new sports editor suffers from being too good at his job. His suggestion that Royals general manager Dayton Moore speed-dial his Yankees counterpart, Brian Cashman, and trade Alex Gordon, Angel Berroa and Mike Sweeney for Alex Rodriguez and $8 million makes too much sense.
Language barrier
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: So now there is a movement in Kansas to make English the official state language, sort of like Budweiser is the official beer of NASCAR, I guess. I don’t know what the law will mean or will say about English as the official language of Kansas. I am somewhat worried, though.
Pope names four new saints he hopes will inspire Catholics
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
A French nun who provided education to pioneers on the American frontier and a Mexican bishop who fought anti-clerical policies in the 1920s were among four new saints named Sunday.
Dismissing Kim as crazy is a mistake
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B6
It’s been called an “evil state,” a “psycho state” and even a “Soprano state” that survives on crime, like the fictional television mob family.
Italian abducted in Taliban territory
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
An Italian freelance photographer and his assistant were abducted by five armed men in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said Sunday.
Horoscopes
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Monday, Oct. 16
Student remembered for positive energy
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A3
About 900 people, solemn and shaken, packed a brick chapel Sunday to lay flowers and sing songs in remembrance of a University of Vermont student found dead last week.
Fun fare for kids
Lawrence author’s book hails memories of big city
October 16, 2006 in print edition on D1
Stephen Johnson may have grown up in Lawrence, but he learned to get around town well during his 13 years living in New York City.
Dream on, walk-ons
Jayhawks hold annual tryouts
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C8
From Terry Nooner to Matt Kleinmann, the Kansas University men’s basketball team has had several walk-ons who have appealed to the fan base.
Rookie Reyes OK, but Cards’ bullpen battered
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C4
Anthony Reyes fared a lot better than the last St. Louis rookie pitcher to start a playoff game. Anybody remember Rick Ankiel?
Familiar atmosphere
Allen likens KU tradition to UConn’s
October 16, 2006 in print edition on C3
Before Sunday’s NBA exhibition game, Ray Allen never had been to Allen Fieldhouse.
Number of embedded journalists falls
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A7
The number of embedded journalists reporting alongside U.S. troops in Iraq has dropped to its lowest level of the war even as the conflict heats up on the streets of Baghdad and in the U.S. political campaign.
KU student seeks skateboard option
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B2
City commissioners will be asked to deny a request by a Kansas University student who wants the university to loosen its restrictions regarding skateboarding on campus.
KU sees tougher race for research funds
As federal dollars drop, competition heats up
October 16, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas University researcher Kristi Neufeld rarely writes letters to politicians. But this time, she felt she had to.
Gender-based intelligence test
October 16, 2006 in print edition on B7
Today, we’re going to administer an IQ test. One question only. Here’s the scenario.