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How will C.J. Giles' suspension affect the 2006-07 Jayhawks?

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Response Percent
There’s plenty of other talent on the team.
 
70%
It’s a big loss.
 
24%
No opinion.
 
4%
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Lecompton murder suspect stands trial
October 17, 2006
A Topeka man is now set to stand trial for the murder of a retired jeweler at his home in Lecompton.
Police label murder as homicide
October 17, 2006
Investigators suspect foul play in the death of a 28-year-old man found this weekend in a field in west Lawrence.
6Sports video: Giles removed from team for personal issues
October 17, 2006
Tonight C.J. Giles is apparently not a member of the Kansas men’s basketball team.
Giles removed from team
October 17, 2006
Kansas University reserve junior center C.J. Giles has been removed from the team indefinitely for issues related to but not limited to his academic performance, according to men’s basketball coach Bill Self.
C.J. Giles suspended from Jayhawks
October 17, 2006
Below is a quote from University of Kansas men’s basketball Coach Bill Self regarding junior center C.J. Giles.
6News Now for October 17
October 17, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the case against Leonard Price, a chef wants the right to cook for the public in his home, and why a former Attorney General left Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s office.
Damp start, but some sunshine later
Chance for rain as colder temperatures move in Wednesday
October 17, 2006
A foggy, damp and cloudy morning is in store for Lawrence. But warm temperatures in the 70s and a little sunshine are moving in this afternoon, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Poetry slam to feature former KU football player
October 17, 2006 in print edition on D2
Travis Watkins, a Kansas University graduate who played for the Jayhawks football team from 2000 to 2005, returns to Lawrence Thursday to be part of a poetry slam at Van Go Mobile Arts.
Miami-FIU punishments intensify
Suspensions extended; two dismissed from Panthers
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C2
Of all the disturbing images from the sideline-clearing brawl between Miami and Florida International, swift and stern punishment was handed out Monday for the three that stood out the most:
Brawl outdone only by announcer
As dumb as Miami’s players were, cheering them on from the press box was even more shameful
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C2
I just can’t get worked up over the firing of Fox Sports baseball analyst Steve Lyons, whose inappropriate comments during Game 3 of the American League championship series cost him his job.
Dylan Hedges and Molly Thurman
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C6
Dylan Hedges crossed the line in a time of 16 minutes, 53 seconds to finish fourth Saturday at the Sunflower League boys cross country meet at Rim Rock Farm and Molly Thurman broke the school record for kills Thursday against Shawnee Maranatha during her final match on the Seahawks’ home floor.
Free State alone in place-kicking woes
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C6
Place-kicking has been a recurring problem for Free State High’s football team, but not for Lawrence High.
Redskins land Vincent to shore up defense
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C5
After six weeks of letting receivers run unfettered through the secondary, the slumping Washington Redskins addressed the problem Monday by signing five-time Pro Bowl defensive back Troy Vincent.
Buyer incentives prop up home prices
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A7
Buyers latched onto mortgages with all kinds of exotic teaser rates to be able to afford the soaring home prices that sellers were demanding during the boom years.
Kansas men’s golf in sixth-place tie
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s men’s golf team was tied for sixth after the first round of the Prestige at PGAWest.
KU women’s golf sits in 12th place
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in 12th place of 17 teams after Monday’s opening round of the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five Fund”/New Mexico State Invitational.
KU soccer sweeps Big 12 honors
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University swept the Big 12 Conference soccer weekly awards for last week.
Google planning enormous solar project
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
Internet giant Google revealed plans Monday to install what industry watchers say is the nation’s largest corporate solar project.
KU football notebook
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C3
Running back Jon Cornish, who missed much of the second half against Oklahoma State because of an undisclosed injury, should be OK to play against Baylor on Saturday.
Powerful storms leave 4 people dead
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
Heavy thunderstorms brought torrential rains, flooding and tornadoes to Southeast Texas on Monday, killing four people, ripping roofs off mobile homes, and trapping rush-hour drivers on flooded, tangled freeways.
Tittrington: A rivalry worth watching
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C6
Forget black cats, haunted houses and the little old lady down the street who hands out apples instead of Snickers bars on Halloween night.
Erin Kracl
Eudora senior sets sights on state
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C6
It has been a pretty good four-year run for Erin Kracl at Eudora High.
Judge goes easy on terror sheik’s lawyer
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
A civil rights lawyer who has defended Black Panthers and anti-war radicals was sentenced Monday to 28 months in prison - far less than the 30 years prosecutors wanted - for helping an imprisoned terrorist sheik communicate with his followers on the outside.
Scientists create vaccine against notorious flu strain
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
Government scientists reported Monday they have created a vaccine against the catastrophic Spanish flu virus of 1918-1919, raising hopes that a remedy could be developed if a modern strain of avian flu turns equally deadly.
Justice Department to probe increase in violent crime
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
Justice Department investigators will visit police departments across the country to determine whether more federal dollars are needed to stem the nation’s rising violent crime, Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales announced Monday.
Damage relatively light after quake
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
A favorite pidgin expression in Hawaii - “Lucky you live Hawaii” - gained new meaning Monday as authorities quickly restored electricity and started to clear away boulders after the strongest earthquake to hit the islands in more than two decades.
Dozens take journey for 6-year-old
Walk benefits Langston Hughes student on day of surgery
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A1
It was a cold, dreary Monday morning. And a drizzle put a chill in the air at Langston Hughes School.
Latest poll shows Morrison leading state’s AG race
Phill Kline revives 15-year-old allegation, says ‘no weasel needed’ in office
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A1
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline on Monday brought up a 15-year-old sexual harassment claim against Democratic challenger Paul Morrison, a move that Morrison’s wife called “malicious” and proof that Kline had lost his “moral compass.”
On the record
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B2
District judge again seeks high court seat
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A1
The last time Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed a justice to the Kansas Supreme Court, Douglas County District Court Judge Robert Fairchild and Lawrence attorney Martha Coffman were in the running.
Chiefs battered in backfield
Already without Green, K.C. loses fullback Cruz because of knee injury
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Kansas City Chiefs are shopping for a new fullback. A pinch of pride and a dash of confidence would be nice, too, if anyone has some to spare.
Adios, Adrian
Coaches laud injured Oklahoma tailback
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C1
He’s the closest thing to Barry Sanders that Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy says he ever has seen. Iowa State’s Dan McCarney called him “truly an amazing football player.”
Voters come to consensus on KU
Jayhawks earn 11 first-place tallies to top preseason Big 12 basketball poll
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team is the popular pick of the Big 12 coaches to win the conference regular-season championship. Again.
Cubs give Piniella three-year deal
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C4
Lou Piniella is coming to Wrigley Field, agreeing Monday to a three-year contract to manage the Chicago Cubs and accepting a job that long has been one of the most challenging in baseball.
Rain delays Game 5
Glavine, Weaver get extra day off
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C4
So much for all the scrutiny about pitching on short rest. Daylong rain caused Game 5 of the NL championship series between New York and St. Louis to be postponed Monday night, meaning Mets lefty Tom Glavine and Jeff Weaver of the Cardinals will start tonight on full rest.
El Duque might return
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C4
If the New York Mets reach the World Series, they might get a major boost on the mound from Orlando Hernandez.
Physicist takes shots at intelligent design
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B8
Richard Dawkins feels sympathy for science teachers in Kansas.
Aging blogger says, ‘More Z’s please’
October 17, 2006 in print edition on D1
Here’s how I know I’m getting old: More and more often, I struggle to maintain consciousness until 9 p.m.
Haskell crowns homecoming queen
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B1
Melinda Adams was crowned Saturday as the Haskell Indian Nations University homecoming queen.
Baseball star Brett reports harassment
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B1
Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett reported to Lawrence Police during the weekend that someone was harassing him by phone from an apartment in Lawrence.
Lawrence man killed in I-35 collision
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B1
Two people, 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.
Military studies Quantrill’s guerrilla tactics
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B1
Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence isn’t easily forgotten. On Monday, however, it was remembered for an entirely different reason.
Law school named one of 170 best
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s School of Law appears in The Princeton Review’s Best 170 Law Schools 2007 edition.
Commission to settle East Lawrence food fight
Hoping to run a restaurant out of his home, chef requests rezoning
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B1
Robert Krause insists all he wants to do is serve world-class cuisine to no more than 30 people a night.
Group accuses army of forcing labor
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
A U.S.-based rights group on Monday accused soldiers in Congo’s postwar, national-unity army of abducting civilians and forcing them to serve as personal attendants and mine workers in the troubled African country.
Hyper-drive’ world rushes past quality family time around table
October 17, 2006 in print edition on D1
Q: Dear Dr. Wes and John: With so many families having to juggle jobs, activities and schooling, it seems that the home isn’t a place where we can actually sit and have an old-fashioned dinner. We try to do this a couple of times a week, but it seems we always have so much going on.
British queen starts first tour of Baltics
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
Queen Elizabeth II kicked off her first-ever visit to the Baltic states Monday as Lithuania’s prime minister welcomed the British monarch to the northern European region.
2 terror suspects escape from custody
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
Two suspected terrorists who were being detained under strict conditions resembling house arrest have escaped and are now on the run, officials said Monday.
Saddam urges end to sectarian killings, says ‘liberation’ at hand
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
Gunmen killed the brother of the chief prosecutor in Saddam Hussein’s genocide trial Monday, as the ex-president called in an open letter for Iraqis to forgive their American enemies and stop sectarian killings because the country’s “liberation is at hand.”
Bloodletting continues unabated across Iraq
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
Four days of sectarian slaughter killed at least 91 people by Monday in Balad, a town near a major U.S. air base an hour’s drive north of the capital. Elsewhere, 60 Iraqis died in attacks and 16 tortured bodies were found.
Security Council race deadlocks
Venezuela, Guatemala fight to win seat
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
U.S.-backed Guatemala got the upper hand in a seesaw tussle Monday to secure a seat on the U.N. Security Council, dealing a surprising blow to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s ambitions to lead a worldwide anti-Washington front.
China increases inspections in trade with North Korea
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
Customs officials examined trucks at the North Korean border Monday as China complied with new U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang for its nuclear test. But China’s U.N. ambassador indicated its inspectors would not board ships to search for suspicious equipment or material.
Congress probe brings FBI raids
Homes of Pa. representative’s daughter, friend are searched
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A5
The FBI raided the homes of Rep. Curt Weldon’s daughter and a close friend Monday in an investigation of whether the congressman improperly helped the pair win lobbying and consulting contracts.
Democratic leader’s campaign expenditures questioned
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A5
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has been using campaign donations instead of his personal money to pay Christmas bonuses for the support staff at the Ritz-Carlton where he lives in an upscale condominium.
Early mistakes in Iraq revisited
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A2
How did the situation in Iraq change so quickly from rapid military success to endless insurgency? “The Lost Year in Iraq” on “Frontline” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) looks at the key decisions made by American ambassador L. Paul Bremer III and others in 2003 that radically changed the relationship between Americans and the people they had come to liberate.
Malawi boy en route to Madonna’s home
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A2
A 1-year-old boy whom Madonna and her husband are seeking to adopt left for England on Monday, flying first on a chartered plane to South Africa, then on a regularly scheduled flight to London, where the singer has a home.
Red Design adds developer, designer
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C8
Red Design Inc., Lawrence, announces the addition of two full-time employees.
Lawrence resident joins consulting firm
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C8
Lawrence resident Judy Keller, longtime executive director of the American Lung Association of Kansas, has joined a Kansas City, Mo.-based consulting firm for capital campaigns.
Commodities
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C8
Audiologist attends annual meeting
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C8
Mary Sostarich, an audiologist for Lawrence Otolaryngology Associates, Lawrence, joined two colleagues in attending the 2006 Annual Conference of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Assn. last month in Wichita.
Animal technician receives designation
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C8
Mary Berg, a registered veterinary technician at Gentle Care Animal Hospital, Lawrence, now holds the Veterinary Technician Specialist in Dentistry designation, presented Sept. 22 in conjunction with the annual Veterinary Dental Forum in Portland, Ore.
Railway picks project partner
The Allen Group will develop logistics park near Gardner
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C8
Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s new 1,000-acre logistics park will be developed by a San Diego company with a little bit of experience. Try a 6,000-acre complex near Dallas.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 17, 1906: “There were no new diphtheria cases reported today and the total remains at 99, with eight deaths, the latest a 10-months-old child at 1107 Pennsylvania.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
Two Kansas newspaper editors, the late Arthur Carruth of Topeka and Fred W. Brinkerhoff of Pittsburg, were named to the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame during Editors Day activities at Kansas University.
No apology
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: It is not surprising that Kansas Board of Education chairman Steve Abrams doesn’t seem to understand the point made by the governor about how their recent anti-evolution decisions and the hiring of Mr. Corkins brings shame on the state much the way the Phelps clan does with their vitriolic antics.
Apology due
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Now that the NCAA has returned its verdict about the infractions by the men’s basketball and football teams at Kansas University, a public apology by KU athletics to coaches Marian Washington and Lynette Woodard would be appropriate.
Warner’s exit a sign of Hillary’s strength
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner’s decision not to run for president is a telling statement about the Democratic Party, the strength of its liberal wing and the inevitability of Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination in 2008.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
Local natural gas prices rose again as a result of boosts by Cities Service, the supplier for Kansas Public Service of Lawrence, the local gas distributor.
UnitedHealth CEO forced to step down
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
The stock options scandal claimed its biggest corporate chief yet Sunday, with UnitedHealth Group Inc. saying Chairman and CEO William McGuire would step down because an outside report found that his option grants “were likely backdated.”
County sheriff killed in charity bus race
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
Lake County Sheriff Chris Daniels Sr. was killed Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway while taking part in a school-bus race to raise money for charity.
Uranium site below security standards
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
The U.S. Energy Department cannot meet its own post-Sept. 11 security standards to repel a terrorist force at the Fort Knox of uranium, a facility in Tennessee that stores an estimated 189 metric tons of bomb-grade material, agency officials acknowledged.
Charges filed in slayings of parents, sisters in Iowa
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 22-year-old man has been charged with murdering his parents and three teenage sisters at their home in southeastern Iowa, authorities said Sunday.
Feeding fear
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I’m not sure why Friday’s editorial, “Wrong focus,” expresses surprise at the single-mindedness of the voting public. The current batch of elected officials played on either abortion or gay marriage for votes.
Bears win wild one
Cards let Chicago ‘off the hook’
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C5
Even on a very bad night for Rex Grossman, the Chicago Bears found a way to stay unbeaten. They can thank their defense, punt returner Devin Hester and Arizona kicker Neil Rackers for that.
Woodling: Numbers give edge to FSHS
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C1
Nobody is giving Lawrence High’s football team a chance Friday night. The Lions’ chances are slim and none, and you can throw out slim. No way can LHS win.
Despite ALCS, A’s can Macha
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C5
Ken Macha managed the Oakland Athletics into the AL championship series, yet it still wasn’t enough to save his job.
Beware, ‘The End’ is here
October 17, 2006 in print edition on D2
When one invests almost 68 hours reading 13 volumes that add up to 3,387 pages, it would seem reasonable to expect that one would reach the end of the story - particularly when the last volume is, in fact, called “The End.”
Selective service
Teens wonder whether they’ll have a choice about joining the military
October 17, 2006 in print edition on D1
Teenagers today weren’t around for the military draft in the ‘70s, but they imagine themselves in camouflage - and not as a fashion trend.
Candidates disclose campaign finances
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B1
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Lawrence, and Democratic challenger Nancy Boyda of Topeka matched each other in raising campaign contributions over the past quarter, according to the latest reports on file Monday with the Federal Election Commission.
People in the news
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ The next generation ¢ Awards are frightful ¢ Waxing political
Democrats promote ‘common good’ as election theme
October 17, 2006 in print edition on A5
One phrase stands out in Democratic speeches this campaign season.
Mystery of who’s buried in Oak Hill grave still unsolved
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B1
Their DNA testing failed, but researchers who excavated a grave at Oak Hill Cemetery months ago still hope to solve the century-old mystery of who was buried in it.
Check fine print with credit cards
October 17, 2006 in print edition on C8
Do you know what’s in your wallet? More to the point, do you know the terms and conditions of your credit cards?
Bush, Clinton legacies weighed
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B7
Slightly more than 1,000 readers responded to my invitation for comments on the record of President George W. Bush at approximately the mid-point of his second term versus that of former President Bill Clinton at the same juncture.
Columbus a cautionary tale
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B7
Columbus Day is a day to reflect on the nature of celebrity. Columbus was a pirate and tyrant who sailed off and bumped into the Bahamas, had no idea where he was, and to his dying day believed he had reached the Indies. By the time he arrived in the New World, America was old news to the Vikings. They already had that T-shirt.
Band battle
The Marching Jayhawks looked snappy, but many would say they lost the battle of the bands at Memorial Stadium Saturday.
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
Spectators in Memorial Stadium saw Kansas University get shown up twice Saturday: once by the Oklahoma State football team and once by the Oklahoma State marching band.
Horoscopes
October 17, 2006 in print edition on B5
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