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Naughty but Nice Joan Stone, 'Junker Jo' Lawrence High gymnastics Sunflower League meet
What do you think of City Hall's effort to move Naughty but Nice out of its Massachusetts Street location?

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Bad — the store was there before the rules were made.
Good — sex-themed shops should be rigorously regulated.
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6News Now for October 19
October 19, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a homecoming for Kansas soldiers, maps for potential growth, and Lawrence High and Free State match up for the City Showdown.
Boots on the ground; 1st Battaliion, 127th returns
October 19, 2006
Nearly 1,000 family members and friends today cheered the return of the 1st Battalion, 127th Field Artillery from Iraq.
Warming up to the 50s
Morning gusts send windchills into the 20s
October 19, 2006
You might want to grab a coat on the way out this morning, says Sara Jones, 6News meteorologist. “The only weather element you’re going to have to battle today is cooler weather,” Jones said. “It’s very chilly.”
One car roll over sends two to hospital
October 19, 2006
Shortly after midnight, Douglas County Sheriffs were dispatched to a one car roll over on K-10 Highway midway between Lawrence and Eudora.
Little-know internment topic of traveling exhibit
October 19, 2006 in print edition on D2
“Vanished: German-American Civilian Internment, 1941-48” is the subject of a traveling exhibit housed in a bus that will stop Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The bus, which also holds a 21-seat theater, will be located outside the library’s east entrance from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KU graduate wins poetry book award
October 19, 2006 in print edition on D2
Matthew Porubsky, of Topeka, has received the 2006 Nelson Poetry Book Award from Kansas Authors Club for “voyeur poems,” his first book of poetry.
County approves growth package
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
It took about two years of work, but Douglas County commissioners Wednesday night approved a package of regulation amendments and revisions that will play a major role in how the county grows and develops in the next 20 years.
Students nominated for scholarships
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas University has nominated five students to compete for the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships, which provide tuition and expenses for study in Great Britain or Ireland.
Kansan wins Oprah Winfrey’s car
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
The red sports car that Oprah Winfrey drove during a cross-country trip this summer was given to a Wichita woman at the end of a television show documenting the trek.
Suicide note leads to dismembered body
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
A note found on the body of a suicide jumper led police to a French Quarter apartment where they found a woman’s charred head in a pot, her arms and legs in the oven and her torso in the refrigerator, police said Wednesday.
On the record
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
New York mayor’s Lexus carjacked
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
One of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s personal employees was beaten by a thief who then stole the billionaire’s car Wednesday morning in New Jersey, authorities said.
Funeral home directors plead to plundering
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
Seven funeral home directors linked to a scheme to plunder corpses and sell the body parts for transplants have secretly pleaded guilty to undisclosed charges, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Extra nurses sent to snowstorm area
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
The state sent extra nurses Wednesday to help out at busy Buffalo hospitals treating people for injuries related to last week’s record-setting snowstorm, which knocked out power to thousands and was blamed for 12 deaths.
Court-martials ordered on Iraq murder charges
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
Eight soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were ordered Wednesday to be court-martialed on murder charges stemming from their service in Iraq, and two could get the death penalty for allegedly raping a 14-year-old and killing her and her family.
Stock index flirts with 12,000, retreats
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
A wave of enthusiasm just after Wall Street’s opening bell Wednesday carried the Dow Jones industrial average past 12,000 for the first time, and then a ripple of caution pulled the stock market’s best-known barometer back below that milestone.
Historic cemetery vandalized in St. Joseph
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B3
More than 300 tombstones or obelisks have been damaged or destroyed at Mount Mora Cemetery in St. Joseph, one of the few cemeteries in the state that is on the National Register of Historic Places.
KU football notebook
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kansas University freshman running back Angus Quigley is in the middle of a slow recovery from a serious preseason injury, reportedly a torn muscle in his thigh.
Witherspoon tickled to walk on to Kansas
October 19, 2006
Brad Witherspoon’s story seems to come straight out of a Hollywood movie: a small-town kid never letting go of his dream to play for the college team he cheered for in his youth - even after two failed attempts at joining the team - with the dream finally coming to fruition.
Cornish good to go for Kansas football
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C6
As expected, a lingering undisclosed injury to running back Jon Cornish won’t be enough to keep him out of Kansas University’s football game at Baylor.
Pudge has been main ingredient in Tigers’ turnaround
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Detroit Tigers have relied on every player to reach the World Series for the first time in more than two decades.
Perez to pitch for N.Y.
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C4
OK, the New York Mets got past Chris Carpenter and took the NL championship series to Game 7.
Brahler shoots 95 at state
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State High freshman Grace Brahler closed out her strong rookie campaign by shooting a 95 on Monday during the Class 6A-5A state girls golf tournament at Manhattan Country Club.
Anemic offense costly for St. Louis
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C4
It took the St. Louis Cardinals a long, long time to wrap up the NL Central, clinching it on the final day after a prolonged slump.
Lions finally land league title
Jones wins all-around, sparks LHS team triumph
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C3
As Sunflower League officials awarded medals to the gymnasts, Lawrence High gymnastics coach Kathy Johnson sat in the stands with her camera ready to capture the memorable moment.
People in the news
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Chris Rock’s mother claims discrimination ¢ Stevie Wonder honored ¢ Clean water campaign
Betty’ is ABC’s pretty woman
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
Thursday nights are getting ugly, and ABC wouldn’t have it any other way. Last week, the network announced that “Ugly Betty” (7 p.m., ABC) had been picked up for a full season.
Study debunks claims on anti-aging supplements
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
The fountain of youth apparently does not yet come in a pill or a patch.
Mets push Cards to Game 7
Maine masterful in New York’s 4-2 victory in NLCS
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C4
Even before Game 6, the New York Mets were briefed on travel plans to Detroit for the World Series opener.
KU women’s basketball notebook
October 19, 2006
Kansas State University’s women’s basketball team had a stormy offseason, losing two players to transfer as well as two assistant coaches.
Week 8 area football capsules
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas women draw bead on NCAAs
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
Sitting comfortably at her designated interview table, Bonnie Henrickson entertained media members one at a time Wednesday morning at Cox Convention Center.
Line key for FSHS defense
Ballard, Ruder, Weinmaster big reason for Firebirds’ stinginess
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
It’s no secret what the Free State High football team’s focal point will be in Friday night’s city showdown against Lawrence High.
Perseverance pays
Padia becomes playmaker for Lions
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
After struggling through his sophomore season, a disconsolate Nathan Padia wanted to quit football and concentrate on basketball.
Peterson insists he’s not finished
Oklahoma tailback, recovering from broken collarbone, plans to return for bowl game
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C2
Adrian Peterson plans to play at least one more game for Oklahoma. The standout tailback, speaking publicly for the first time since breaking his collarbone Saturday, said he intended to play in a bowl game if the Sooners reached the postseason.
Welbourn could be back
Chiefs offensive tackle expected to practice
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C2
Offensive tackle John Welbourn, who was suspended for the first six weeks of the season, reportedly will practice with the Kansas City Chiefs next week.
Keegan: Murphy among best QBs
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
John Hadl played football for Lawrence High. Yet Hadl, who was one of the top professional quarterbacks of his era, doesn’t even belong in the conversation when the topic is the best high school quarterbacks in the history of Lawrence.
Transit consolidation meetings planned
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence and Kansas University public transit leaders will be providing more information about efforts to either consolidate or better coordinate the two bus systems operating in the city.
Lecompton to honor governors with signs
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
The city of Lecompton today will dedicate new signs recognizing the nine territorial governors who held office here when Kansas was a territory.
Oct. 31 event to cater to trick-or-treaters
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Trick-or-treating will return to downtown Lawrence this Halloween.
Clothesline airs out voices of abuse
T-shirt displays help battered women tell their stories
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
The women’s words hung along the windows of the Haskell Indian Nations University student union.
LMH expansion could get boost from grant
Hospital also asking for community donations to help fund $50 million project
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is in the running for a $1 million national health care grant that could help fund a nearly $50 million expansion of the hospital.
Cincy receiver Johnson wants bolder offense
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Chad Johnson’s demeanor these days - no boasts, no guarantees, no trash talk whatsoever - matches the Cincinnati Bengals’ mundane offense. And the Pro Bowl receiver says it’s time for both to change.
Chinese ambassador praises KU institute
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
During a visit to Kansas City, China’s ambassador to the U.S., Zhou Wenzhong, took a side trip Wednesday to Kansas University’s new Confucius Institute.
Nonprofit offers to buy apartments
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
A local nonprofit agency is willing to spend up to $1.8 million to buy and repair a troubled Lawrence apartment complex that provides affordable housing for the elderly and disabled.
Favre rips NFL policy
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Brett Favre sharply criticized the way the NFL handles substance-abuse problems Wednesday, a day after teammate Koren Robinson was suspended for the season, apparently because of a drunken driving charge.
Social Security checks increasing by 3.3 percent
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
Social Security checks for nearly 49 million retirees are going up by 3.3 percent next year - an average increase of $33 per month though rising health care costs will take a bite out of the gain.
Sex shop tries new tactic to stay put
Store reinvents itself as office supply outlet in last-ditch effort to avoid closing
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
Richard Osburn still sells sexually explicit DVDs, bottles of massage oils and an array of devices that go by such names as The Accommodator.
U.S. colonel to probe Guantanamo abuse
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
A U.S. Army colonel arrived at Guantanamo Bay on Wednesday to investigate allegations that guards at the prison abused detainees, a military spokesman said.
Government skeptical of threat against stadiums
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
A Web site is claiming seven NFL football stadiums will be hit with radiological dirty bombs this weekend, but the government on Wednesday expressed doubts about the threat.
Civilians reportedly killed by airstrikes
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
Airstrikes by NATO helicopters hunting Taliban fighters ripped through three dried mud homes in southern Afghanistan as villagers slept early Wednesday. At least nine civilians were killed, including women and children, said residents and the provincial governor.
Bridge impasse likely at an end
Dispute now said to have arisen over misunderstanding
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
After weeks of stalemate and contention, Jefferson County says it is now willing to keep its money and let Douglas County close the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton when major repairs are made next year.
2 Palestinians killed in Israeli incursion
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
For the first time since its pullout from Gaza a year ago, Israeli tanks and infantry took up positions on the Egypt-Gaza border Wednesday, killing two Palestinian gunmen as the army broadened its search for arms smuggling tunnels.
Wilson to get shot at fullback for Chiefs
Little-used tight end to make switch because of K.C.’s injury woes
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Kris Wilson has gone from a little-used tight end to the Kansas City Chiefs’ starting fullback, just in time to face the NFL’s stingiest defense.
Prime minister meets with Shiite clerics
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki consulted with Iraq’s Shiite spiritual leader and a radical, anti-U.S. cleric Wednesday in a bid to enlist support for efforts to build political consensus and tackle widening sectarian violence.
Rice seeks to limit nuclear ambitions
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
The United States is willing to use its full military might to defend Japan in light of North Korea’s nuclear test, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday as she sought to assure Asian countries there is no need to jump into a nuclear arms race.
Surge in American killings gives October grim distinction
Month could be deadliest since siege of Fallujah
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
Eleven more U.S. troops were slain in combat, the military said Wednesday, putting October on track to be the deadliest month for U.S. forces since the siege of Fallujah nearly two years ago.
Now’s the time to ensure your greenhouse is ready for winter
October 19, 2006 in print edition on D2
October is the time of year when greenhouse gardeners get serious. The emphasis changes from simply stretching the growing season to plant survival, ensuring that tender shrubs, vegetables or flowers make it through the potentially lethal chill of winter.
Report lists top polluted cities
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
More than 10 million people are at risk for lung infection, cancer and shortened life expectancy because they live in the 10 worst-polluted cities in the world, according to a report issued Wednesday.
Smart Buying, proper storage extend autumn’s bounty
October 19, 2006 in print edition on D1
Here are pointers on buying and storing some autumn produce items, gathered from the University of Illinois Extension Service and from “The New Food Lover’s Companion,” by Sharon Tyler Herbst:
The science of fall color
October 19, 2006 in print edition on D1
Winter’s approach in Kansas is signaled by dropping temperatures, strong winds and the changing color of the landscape. One day it’s green, and the next sunrise shows a combination of crimson, rust, yellow and gold. This natural process actually started June 21 as the days, ever so slowly, began getting shorter.
New life for old jewels
Antiques junkie peppers garden with sentimental value
October 19, 2006 in print edition on D1
Just call her Junker Jo. Her friends do. Joan Stone has been collecting and arranging antiques for decades. But she doesn’t limit herself to the confines of four walls. Many of her favorite relics are nestled among the plants in her garden.
Institute presents chili awards
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A8
Pinnacle Career Institute announces results from its Chili Cook-Off, conducted Oct. 11 at the institute, 1601 W. 23rd St.
Therapist offers course for parents
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A8
Vickie Hull, a licensed marriage and family therapist with Lawrence Therapy Services, is offering “Adding to the Family Without Subtracting from the Marriage,” a three-week course for new and expecting parents.
KU Credit Union celebrates opening
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A8
KU Credit Union employees welcomed community volunteers and leaders and members of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce for an Oct. 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the credit union’s newest location in Lawrence, at 2221 W. 31st St.
Chalk’ launches online site
Magazine offers insight on lifestyles of Kansas University students
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A8
A Lawrence-based magazine produced by and for university students is going online.
Use turn signal
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Driving is so exciting in Lawrence. The “best” experience is to be driving 40-45 mph and have the driver in front apply his/her brakes (the harder, the better), then start to move or turn left, and then apply the turn signal.
Bad politics
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: There is something about politics that never did set well with me.
Corrupt power
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: This is about dishonest government - i.e., corruption of power as evidenced by sex-scandal cover-ups, multimillion dollar bribes and more. Some of the key players are now serving prison sentences, and justly so.
Faith, politics intertwined
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
It was barely a week past the 2001 inauguration when the new president’s plan to fund the “armies of compassion” was reported on the evening news with more than a touch of skepticism.
Enough spending
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The recent letter from David Holroyd about conservative spending for the library had myself wondering what he is thinking. Doesn’t Mr. Holroyd realize that the City Commission and other governmental bodies in Lawrence and Douglas County cannot spend enough?
Bad example
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Basketball coaches speak of their players being role models on and off the court. Whether those are hard or impossible expectations, reasonable or unreasonable, I’m disappointed in the “model” Mr. Collison has left us to follow.
Don’t assume
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Several recent articles on domestic violence noted that these cases are dismissed more frequently than other crimes. The assumption in the articles was that these cases are dismissed and guilty people are freed. In fact, not everyone arrested for domestic violence is guilty.
Ugly coal plants
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I am a new resident of Kansas and I wanted to share with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius my thoughts about the coal power plants that Kansas will get unless she and other politicians act.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
The City Commission was being asked to authorize three local leaders to participate in a $35 million mortgage revenue bond surplus issue from Leavenworth County. The goal was to use funds at lower interest rates to boost building and buying of residential property.
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A8
Indicators show economy’s strength
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
Recently Bill Clinton, at the British Labour Party’s annual conference, delivered what the Times of London described as a “relaxed, almost rambling” and “easy anecdotal” speech to an enthralled audience of leftists eager for evidence of American disappointments.
Pharmacist pleads guilty to selling bogus medication
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Kansas City-area pharmacist pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of selling counterfeit or misbranded medication.
Maple Leaf Scholarship winners
October 19, 2006
Scholarships go to Shuck, Vander Tuig The Maple Leaf Festival Committee awarded the Dr. Ivan Boyd Scholarship to Kirsten Shuck and the Margaret Boyd Scholarship to Amanda Vander Tuig. Both are seniors at Baldwin High School.
Maple Leaf Festival booths
October 19, 2006
Name, description of products
Children’s parade has new route, too
October 19, 2006
A group of youths will be giving a preview of the Maple Leaf Festival parade with the Children’s Parade Saturday morning.
Kids Zone includes new, old offerings for entertainment
October 19, 2006
Once again, the Maple Leaf Festival will have plenty of activities for children at the Kids Zone, including one new special feature.
Carnival will again be a highlight for festival fans
October 19, 2006
For many that come to the Maple Leaf Festival, one of the most popular attractions is the carnival in downtown Baldwin City.
Maple Leaf Festival committee
October 19, 2006
Members of the Maple Leaf Festival committee are: Donna Curran, chairman; Diane Wagner, vice chairman; Brian Butell, treasurer; Nancy Brown, secretary; and members Sandy Cardens, Jennifer Hayes; Nila Olmstead; Maxine Scott; Annie France; Sheri Caldwell; Jeremy Rodrock; Steve Pierce; Judy Masur; and John Anderson.
Terror Tracks makes return to festival lineup
October 19, 2006
Something will go bump in the night once again during the Maple Leaf Festival. Terror Tracks, a haunted train ride that goes from the Midland Railway to Nowhere and back, is returning to the festival schedule with rides available Friday and Saturday.
Deciphering your options for insurance
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A8
This open-enrollment season, many employees will have to decipher a confusing alphabet soup of options.
Parking is at a premium
Park and ride lots available at BESICBHS
October 19, 2006
Every year, thousands of people flood into Baldwin City for the annual Maple Leaf Festival looking for a place to park. This year is no exception and there are changes to the parking regulations.
Festival has rich history, benefits entire community
October 19, 2006
As the Maple Leaf Festival nears its 50th anniversary year, its history is being examined and its amazing growth is, too. The festival started 49 years ago and has grown year by year to the point where an estimated 30,000 people flock to Baldwin City on the third full weekend of October. Sandy Cardens, a member of the Maple Leaf Festival committee, recalls that early start.
Long, Dorathy to lead festival parade
October 19, 2006
Neither have ever been to the Maple Leaf Festival, but come Saturday morning they will be riding front and center for the thousands of visitors. Baker University President Pat Long and Baldwin School District Supt. Paul Dorathy are the Grand Marshals for the 49th-annual festival parade.
Parade route to take new twist
October 19, 2006
A lengthier parade, more politicians and fewer bands are just a few of the changes to the Maple Leaf Parade this year, but none of those top the list of modifications. The 49th-annual Maple Leaf Festival parade will have a new route Saturday morning. It will begin at east High Street and head west, as usual, but then turn north on Sixth Street, not the usual Eighth Street. It will finish at the corner of Sixth and Chapel streets.
Maple Leaf Festival schedule
October 19, 2006
What’s happening at the festival
The breaking point
How the Chase drivers perform at Martinsville might seal their Cup championship fates
October 19, 2006 in print edition on C8
Halfway through the Chase for the Nextel Cup, it sure seems like there have been a lot of drivers trying to talk themselves out of contention.
Lawrence Datebook
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
Key witness in House page scandal to testify today
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
A former House clerk faces investigators today in possibly the most important testimony yet on how GOP leaders dealt with allegations about ex-Rep. Mark Foley’s behavior toward pages. That includes their secret handling last fall of a complaint to a congressman who testified Wednesday.
TV theme songs increasingly cast away
October 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
Don’t remember much about high school biology or physics. Couldn’t tell ya how to compute a calculus problem. But, for the love of Will Smith, the theme song to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” remains fresh in the mind.
Dwindling water
Economic realities are keeping irrigation pumps running in western Kansas, but, sooner or later, farmers will be forced to deal with the overriding realities
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
All indications are that Kansans can deal with declining water supplies in the western part of the state now or deal with them later, but there’s no way of getting around the fact that the current level of water usage can’t go on forever.
October 19, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, Oct. 19
Booths are festival pleasers
October 19, 2006
For many people, it’s the 300-plus craft booths that bring them to the Maple Leaf Festival every year.
Quilt show is set for 33rd run
October 19, 2006
Quilts will again take center stage in the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center for the 33rd Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show, one of the longest standing shows in the state.
Business and Professional Women booths
October 19, 2006
BPW booths