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Lawrence High School
 
50%
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35%
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Stovall endorses Morrison
Former Republican A.G. backs Democrat in race
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
For the second time this week, a high-profile Republican former attorney general has come out against incumbent Republican Phill Kline.
6News Now for October 20
October 20, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, it’s time for the City Showdown, and city commissioners revisit plans for 6th & Wak.
Stovall backs Morrison in attorney general race
October 20, 2006
Second Republican endorses Morrison, a Democrat.
LHS seniors suspended for pre-game prank
Trio broke into Free State High
October 20, 2006
Trio broke into Free State High.
Danforth Chapel is open again
Roof repaired after damage from last spring’s microburst
October 20, 2006
Roof repaired after damage from last spring’s microburst.
Sweet Liberty
Venue celebrates 20 years since its cultural renovation
October 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
Two decades ago, David Millstein entered the vacant Lawrence Opera House at 642 Mass. with intentions to buy it. The condition of the historic venue was hardly what he expected.
Tigers, Cards no strangers in big games
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C4
Every thirtysomething years, the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers wind up playing each other in the World Series. If the last two meetings were any indication, this matchup could be a doozy.
Suppan super again in crunch time
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C4
Pulsing ballpark, pouring rain, nothing shook Jeff Suppan. Because when it came to the postseason, once again Suppan was super.
Cardinals World Series-bound
Molina’s home run vaults St. Louis past Mets in NLCS Game 7
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C4
The first long drive to left field wound up in the webbing of Endy Chavez’s glove as he crashed against the wall. The second one sailed clear over his head.
Eudora ready for familiar foes
De Soto up first as Cardinals close with consecutive rivalry games
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
Class 5A schools. Class 3A schools. Schools that actually share in its own Class 4A classification.
KU’s Avdeeva, Horvath advance in tennis region
12:00 a.m., October 20, 2006 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on C6
Kansas University junior Elizaveta Avdeeva and sophomore Edina Horvath advanced to the second round of the singles bracket, and together, the duo moved on to the round of 16 in the doubles draw Thursday at the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships.
KU football notebook
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C6
Spitgate: A video circulated around the Internet Thursday from last week’s KU game against Oklahoma State, featuring an angle that apparently shows an Oklahoma State assistant coach or aide spitting on KU receiver Marcus Herford as he was tackled on the OSU sideline.
LHS soccer squad falls to SM South in finale
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Lawrence High soccer team got it done on defense - especially in the second half - but couldn’t make its mark on the scoreboard in a 2-0 loss to Shawnee Mission South on Thursday.
Stingy Chargers defense awaits Chiefs QB Huard
San Diego front seven may be ‘best in football,’ signal-caller says
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C6
Filling in for a Pro Bowler is a challenge for anyone. Doing it this weekend against the NFL’s fiercest pass rush is Damon Huard’s particular challenge.
Firebirds fall in OT
SM Northwest spoils Senior Day
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C6
Blaine Juhl showed perseverance when the referee called his goal off in the second half on Thursday. The Free State High soccer team trailed Shawnee Mission Northwest by a goal. Juhl’s shot would have tied it up, but the Firebirds were offside.
Huggins happy to keep thing hushed
Coach’s quiet demeanor sharp contrast to his ‘Madness in Manhattan’ boast
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Speaking in hushed tones, in almost a whisper, Bob Huggins entertained questions from a handful of reporters at Big 12 Media Day on Thursday morning in Cox Convention Center.
Baylor eager to play full slate
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Baylor University men’s basketball coach Scott Drew is happy to report the team has survived NCAA sanctions.
Court: Groups must cover contraceptives
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A5
New York’s highest court ruled Thursday that social service agencies run by the Roman Catholic Church and other faiths must provide birth-control coverage to their employees even if they consider contraception a sin.
NBC to cut 700 jobs as it adjusts to poor ratings
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A5
NBC Universal announced Thursday that it will cut 700 jobs, abandon MSNBC’s New Jersey headquarters and shift spending from traditional broadcast TV to digital entertainment, reflecting both hard times at the network and changing times in the media world.
Teen stabbed to death at high school bus stop
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A4
Grief counselors and Orange County deputies are expected to turn out in force this morning at University High School to reassure students and parents in the wake of a sophomore’s violent death on campus Thursday.
Inmate commits suicide hours before execution
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A4
A convicted killer facing lethal injection beat the executioner to it Thursday, committing suicide by slitting his throat and arm with a blade in his Texas death row cell 15 hours before he was supposed to die.
Eagles need no extra motivation
Veritas ready to see how it stacks up with state’s premier KCAA program
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
Veritas Christian football coach Doug Bennett will not have to make a big speech before tonight’s contest against St. Mary’s Academy.
Google’s third-quarter profit nearly doubles
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A5
Google Inc.’s third-quarter profit nearly doubled in the latest demonstration of the Internet search leader’s phenomenal financial firepower.
Walk to help support Uganda children
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Kansas University student group KU 4 Uganda is having its second annual GuluWalk, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kansas Union on KU’s campus.
Health department offers flu shot clinic
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence Douglas County Health Department will offer flu shots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. It will be the department’s first flu shot clinic of the season.
Sebelius, candidate want TV ad pulled
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B3
A national Republican group Thursday stood by a television ad criticizing the Democratic nominee for attorney general, which kept airing despite efforts by the nominee and Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to get it pulled.
On the record
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Man undergoes surgery after stingray attack
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
An 81-year-old man was in critical condition Thursday after a stingray flopped onto his boat and stung him, leaving a foot-long barb in his chest similar to the accident that killed “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin.
Official: Human remains found at WTC site
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Human remains that appear to be from World Trade Center victims were found by utility workers in a manhole at the northern edge of the site, a Port Authority official said Thursday.
Dow Jones closes above 12,000 for first time
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Dow Jones industrial average scored its first close above 12,000 Thursday as Wall Street, undaunted despite evidence of a weaker economy, held fast to a slim advance.
Couple suspected of kidnapping baby from social worker arrested
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Authorities arrested a Kentucky couple suspected of kidnapping the woman’s 9-month-old son from a social worker, later found dead, who had taken the child to visit the mother, an FBI official said Thursday.
Priest confirms contact with Foley
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
A retired priest from Malta acknowledged Thursday that he had intimate contact with a young Mark Foley that involved nudity and - on at least one occasion - “light touching,” but denied that he and Foley had “sexual intercourse.”
Ex-sheriff found guilty of molesting daughter
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Reno County jury on Thursday found former Trego County Sheriff James Ryan Bloom guilty on eight counts involving the molestation of a young girl.
Bush stumps for candidates facing unexpected troubles
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush campaigned Thursday for a congressman who has confessed to adultery and a senator accused of racial insensitivity, seeking to boost incumbent Republicans once safe for re-election but now in peril.
Center of attention
Teammates reaching out to Giles
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
C.J. Giles hasn’t been spotted around Allen Fieldhouse or the dorm since his indefinite suspension from Kansas University’s men’s basketball team Tuesday.
Mayer: K.C. media whiffed on penalty
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
Pardon my snickers about how some Kansas City scribes and throats are bleating in pain because Kansas University wasn’t nailed harder and higher on the cross by the NCAA.
Sharp adding new tools to arsenal
Speedy freshman has shown big-play potential in limited action with KU offense
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
There wasn’t much use for Jake Sharp’s pass-protection skills at Salina Central High. Rushing for 3,034 yards and 63 touchdowns in 13 games pretty much eliminated the need.
Community Campaign School canceled
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Community Campaign School scheduled for Saturday has been canceled after organizers decided to change its format.
Man faces charge of window peeping
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Police cited a 21-year-old man for window-peeping early Wednesday morning after a 41-year-old woman reported she saw him looking in her bedroom window in south Lawrence.
Rollover injures three, closes K-10 lanes
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one-vehicle rollover wreck early Thursday that sent two people to the hospital.
Democrat’s message could gain ground
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Waiting for her first appointment of the day to arrive, Diane McDermed shared a cup of coffee and political views in her shop, A Cut Above.
Jeff. Co. will not challenge bridge plan
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Jefferson County commissioners will not challenge an earlier decision by their colleagues in Douglas County to take over the Lecompton bridge repair project.
Mental health network plans open house
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
An open house for the new office of the Recovery and Hope Network is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Kansas GOP sees moderate candidate departures
Party switchers reflect national backlash toward partisan bickering, Republican right
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B9
Paul Morrison, a career prosecutor who specializes in putting killers behind bars, has the bulletproof resume and the rugged looks of a law-and-order Republican, which is what he was until last year. That was when he announced he would run for attorney general - as a Democrat.
K-State building names to honor Roberts, Myers
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B12
Kansas State University will name the building that houses its new Biosecurity Research Institute for Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., the university announced Thursday.
WWI museum seeks funding boost
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B12
Promoters of a new $26 million World War I museum scheduled to open in about six weeks have approached Kansas City officials about doubling its $625,000 operating subsidy.
Guaranteed tuition proposal advances
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
Kansas University students might not be able to predict rising costs for textbooks, campus fees or rent. But they could see steady base tuition rates under a proposal taken to the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday.
Military admits Baghdad effort not going well
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
The U.S. military acknowledged Thursday that its two-month drive to crush insurgent and militia violence in the Iraqi capital had fallen short, calling the raging bloodshed disheartening and saying it was rethinking its strategy to rein in gunmen, torturers and bombers.
Planners envision mini-downtowns far from city core
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
The year is 2030, and Lawrence residents are taking leisurely strolls from their homes to a pedestrian-friendly street lined by multistory buildings filled with shops, condos and offices.
Ex-punter faces charges
No. Colo. player accused of attempted murder
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C2
A month ago, prosecutors dropped a second-degree assault charge against a former University of Northern Colorado backup punter accused of stabbing the starter in his kicking leg, saying they needed more time to investigate. On Thursday, they filed an attempted first-degree murder charge.
People in the news
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Funeral held in the Bahamas for Anna Nicole Smith’s son ¢ Lawsuit against Paris Hilton moved to different court ¢ ‘Grey’ star T.R. Knight tells magazine that he’s gay ¢ Chuck Berry celebrates 80th birthday with concert ¢ ‘Earl’ actress Jaime Pressly engaged to DJ boyfriend ¢ ‘Sixth Sense’ actor pleads no contest to DUI, drug charges
Find out the truth on ‘Rat’
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
Do rats really deserve their bad reputation? Are they the hated vermin of yore, or the smartest critters in the food chain? These and other questions provide furtive food for thought on “Rat Genius” (8 p.m., National Geographic).
Study: ‘Internet addiction’ a growing problem
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
Like a roll of the dice or a sip of bourbon, the glow of the computer screen has an irresistible and dangerous allure to many people, according to a new nationwide study by Stanford University.
Microsoft to open computer centers
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Microsoft Corp. has agreed to donate more than $300,000 to open computer centers where former paramilitary fighters will receive free training for civilian jobs, the government said Thursday.
Rights group: Hezbollah fired cluster bombs
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
A rights group reported Thursday for the first time that Hezbollah fired cluster bombs at civilian areas in northern Israel during their summer war, although the number of strikes was a fraction of what Israel dropped on Lebanon.
Panda cub bites off part of visitor’s thumb
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
A panda cub bit off part of the thumb of an American visitor who was feeding the animal at a reserve in southwest China, state media reported Thursday.
Red Cross has concerns about U.S. terror law
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
The international Red Cross said Thursday it has “concerns and questions” on whether a new U.S. anti-terror law signed by President Bush complies with the Geneva Conventions on the conduct of war.
Car bomb at university wounds at least 23
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
A car bomb left by a person dressed in a military uniform exploded in the parking lot of a military university in Bogota, wounding at least 23 people, as a top general was at a conference nearby, the defense minister said.
Israel negotiating deal to authorize West Bank outposts
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Unauthorized settler outposts in the West Bank would get official government approval under a deal Israel’s defense minister is working out, settlers and government officials said Thursday, in apparent violation of a U.S.-backed peace plan.
OPEC cuts oil output by 1.2M barrels
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Oil cartel OPEC decided to cut production by a greater-than-expected 1.2 million barrels a day today, and some members indicated it was open to further cuts.
Palestinian virtuoso brings Arabic music to the West
October 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
Since coming to the U.S. in 1980, Palestinian performer Simon Shaheen has been on a quest to educate Western audiences about Arabic music.
Study: Ritalin use in preschoolers has risks, benefits
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
The first long-term government study of preschoolers who take Ritalin, the popular attention deficit disorder drug, warns of side effects but also found benefits in children with severe problems.
Fake grass, no watering the norm during drought
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
Roy Rogers probably never rode on it, but now he’s buried under it - a lush carpet of fake grass.
Fight with City Hall moves to T-shirts
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C8
Richard Osburn is about to wear his convictions on his sleeve.
Commodities
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C8
Stadium threats revealed as hoax
Internet warnings against NFL venues were result of writing competition, FBI says
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C2
Internet threats of “dirty bomb” attacks at NFL stadiums this weekend were a hoax inspired by a writing competition between two men trying to come up with scary threats, a law enforcement official said Thursday.
Finding a good nursing home takes work
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C8
Q: My father died six years ago. My mother had a serious stroke last month, and the doctor says she will need to go to a nursing home because she needs full-time care. There are several nursing homes in my mom’s area, but I have no idea how to separate the good ones from the bad. Can you help?
Bioscience authority to speak
Chairman to discuss program
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C8
Clay Blair, chairman of the Kansas Bioscience Authority, is looking forward to addressing members and guests of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce next week.
Gramm good fit in McCain camp
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B11
Once the best of friends personally and politically, then divided by the bitter 2000 campaign, Phil Gramm and John McCain are back on the same side for 2008.
Married couples are minority
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B11
At last, I am part of a minority group. New census figures analyzed by The New York Times reveal that married couples are a minority in America. As a once and long-married white male, I never expected to be a minority.
Mediocre GOP
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: When things look dark for Republicans, they predictably trot out the word “elitist” as a put-down of their Democratic opponents. It should come as no surprise that Steve Abrams should charge Governor Sebelius as being “elitist.”
Bad coverage
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: I feel that the minuscule article regarding the lecture of Richard Dawkins sells the public, those who did not have the good fortune to see him speak firsthand, sadly short.
Tourism promotions win state awards
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C8
The Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau received four marketing awards during this month’s Travel Industry Association of Kansas’ annual meeting in Dodge City.
Unproven dogma
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Monday night dogma was presented. Straw men were built and the opposing side ridiculed. Making generalizations and ridiculing straw men and gods to get believing crowds frenzied is easy, but is much like a backwoods religious fundamentalist.
Rice: U.S. won’t coerce allies on N. Korea sanctions
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday she would not try to dictate how U.S. allies enforce sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear program, and there were signs South Korea wouldn’t quickly embrace Washington’s approach.
Wonderful doctor
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: I read the front-page story on Sunday concerning Dr. Marilee McGinness and the extent she went to, to care and help a friend. It was a success story that those of us who know Dr. McGinness were not surprised to read.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 20, 1906: “Quarantines have been raised on 21 more houses and we are getting closer to having schools resumed after the diphtheria onslaught.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B10
Most public school officials in Kansas, including those in Lawrence, gave Gov. John Carlin’s school finance plan high marks.
Tapes build trust
Tape-recording public bodies’ executive sessions is an important way to build confidence in government, even if such tapes seldom are consulted.
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B10
Most executive sessions of elected public bodies probably are called and conducted properly, but how would anyone know if one wasn’t? And how would they prove it?
Talk of the town: City’s high schools square off tonight for 10th crosstown rivalry
City’s high schools square off tonight for 10th crosstown rivalry
12:00 a.m., October 20, 2006 Updated 01:46 p.m. in print edition on A1
They might be friends. They might hang out all the time. “But not this week,” said Clifton Sims, a serious tone coming to his voice.
Economists grade GOP Congress
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B10
The editors of National Journal, a respected and independent Washington publication, had the smart idea of inviting 11 distinguished economists to fill out a scorecard on the economic performance of the Republican Congress. The grades are published in the latest issue of the weekly magazine.
Former KU football player, poet helps to make a play on words
Poetry slam provides opportunity to share verbal works of art
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
He towered over the 50 students and volunteers Thursday evening at the Van Go work site, 715 N.J.
Lawrence Datebook
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Firebirds’ fleet feet big concern for LHS
Wedd knows Lions must hang tough early against explosive Free State offense
October 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
When Chance Riley was the quarterback on Southwest Junior High’s football team, he would often put the football in the hands of running backs Ryan Murphy and Brian Murphy.
Local troops back safely from Iraq
Battalion suffered no losses
October 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
The crowd of about 1,000 family members and friends waved signs, with messages such as “You are our hero.”
Kream Keegan
October 20, 2006
After Kansas University had an easy time gaining a Fort Worth Bowl victory against Houston, momentum in the program peaked. Even so, looking ahead to 2006, it wasn’t difficult to see the defense, at least against the pass, could have problems.
Two in drug ring enter guilty pleas
Third defendant faces Oct. 31 trial on crack-dealing charges
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
A teddy bear. A vacuum cleaner bag. A picture frame. A Crown Royal whiskey bag.
Horoscopes
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B4
For Friday, Oct. 20
Gallery displays 50 years of photojournalist’s career
October 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
A variety of Bill Snead’s photographs from more than a half century of shooting are now on display at the Lawrence Arts Center.