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Final: KU wastes lead, lose 36-35
01:53 p.m., October 21, 2006 Updated 05:38 p.m.
The Kansas University football team makes its second Big 12 road game appearance in today’s 2:05 p.m. showdown against the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas.
How they scored
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C5
After solid first half, Lions fade in second
LHS loses momentum after halftime
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C5
When Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd gathered his team at halftime, he had reason to be encouraged. Sure, his Lions trailed by 13, but they had controlled the clock, contained Firebirds running back Brian Murphy and forced three Free State turnovers.
Free State defense clamps down
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C4
When Andy Petz looks ahead of him on defense, he typically pinpoints which opposing running back to chase down.
Cardinals arrive in Detroit weary but ready
NL champions roll in at 5 a.m. after emotional victory in New York; rookies to square off in Game 1
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
Ivan Rodriguez gave Placido Polanco a playful slap upside the head, and they both cackled. Pumped and raring to go, they grabbed some bats, bolted the clubhouse and got ready to hit.
Keegan: Ex-Royal relishes Series
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
He said he would watch Game 1 of the World Series on TV tonight. Unlike everybody else in town, Marty Pattin once was on the other side of the Fall Classic camera.
Not even close
Firebirds rout Lions, clinch share of league
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
Ryan Murphy played Dr. Jekyll Friday night. Fortunately for Free State High, however, the senior quarterback was mostly seen in a Mr. Hyde role.
University hosting marching band festival
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B3
High school bands from Kansas, Missouri and even one from South Dakota will march through the afternoon and into the night at Memorial Stadium, where Kansas University’s Marching Jayhawks will cap off today’s 15th annual Heart of America Marching Festival.
Jury awards $1 million in BTK lawsuit
TV station named man as possible suspect in killings
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B3
A Sedgwick County jury on Friday ordered a Wichita television station and its news director to pay a man $1.1 million for naming him as a possible suspect in the BTK serial killings.
Warrants issued in case of slain social worker
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
Murder warrants were issued Friday in Kentucky for a couple accused of kidnapping the woman’s 9-month-old son from a social worker who was later found dead, authorities said.
Shiite militia briefly seizes major southern Iraqi city
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
Black-uniformed, hooded gunmen loyal to an anti-American Shiite cleric briefly seized the major southern city of Amarah on Friday in an audacious drive against local security forces, largely controlled by Iraq’s other main Shiite militia.
Inauguration scheduled for new Baker president
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
Baker University will inaugurate its new president, Pat Long, at 11 a.m. Thursday in Rice Auditorium on Baker’s campus.
Ex-foster parent faces porn charges
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
A one-time foster parent is accused of taking sexually explicit photos of two of his former charges.
Leavenworth soldier dies from IED
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
A soldier from Leavenworth who reveled in making others laugh has died in Baghdad, Iraq, his mother said.
KU provost touts outsourcing
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
It may seem frightening, but outsourcing is a good thing, Kansas University Provost Richard Lariviere said Friday.
On the record
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
Eudora still undefeated
Cardinals hold off De Soto, 26-15
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C6
Travis Clarke squirted through a gap to turn a fourth-and-seven hole into a 17-yard touchdown run to put Eudora High up early, and the undefeated Cardinals added three touchdowns in the second half to hold off De Soto, 26-15, in district football on Friday.
No. 4 Mountaineers run wild, rout UConn, 37-11
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C6
Pat White and the West Virginia Moutaineers ran past Connecticut to push their winning streak to 14 games.
Baker, Haskell have high hopes today
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C6
Victory-starved football players at Baker and Haskell Indian Nations universities have reason for optimism today.
Crusaders clip Veritas - again
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C6
Veritas Christian was driving for what could have been a game-tying score when the Eagles lost their senior quarterback - and their momentum.
Teens accused of damage to historic cemetery
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
Two teenagers have been charged with participating in the ransacking of a historic cemetery, leaving more than 300 grave markers damaged, including one for a former governor.
Miami missed a chance to step up
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C2
Even by Miami’s lofty standards, that was quite a brawl. Still, it might have been easier to write off the episode as another example of the tail wagging the dog.
Charges filed in hoax case
Clerk accused of NFL stadium prank threats
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C2
A 20-year-old grocery-store clerk who authorities say amused himself by posting prank Internet warnings of terrorist attacks against NFL stadiums was arrested Friday on federal charges that could bring five years behind bars.
Giles’ court date pushed back
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C3
Suspended Kansas University basketball player C.J. Giles’ court date to face an allegation he owes $4,097 in unpaid child support has been postponed from Monday to 9 a.m. on Jan. 8.
Ruler gives power to family to pick monarchs
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
Saudi Arabia’s king gave new powers to his brothers and nephews in an overhaul of the way the kingdom chooses future monarchs, the state-run news agency reported Friday, in what appeared to be an attempt to defuse internal power struggles.
Legislator reunited with dad lost in war aftermath
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 62-year-old Austrian legislator who found his father decades after he had returned to Greece in the aftermath of World War II arrived Friday for an emotional reunion.
Attorney: Marine makes plea deal in murder case
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
A Camp Pendleton Marine will plead guilty next week for his role in the killing of an Iraqi civilian in April, his attorney said Friday.
New global warming study shows extremes
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
The world - especially the Western United States, the Mediterranean region and Brazil - likely will suffer more extended droughts, heavy rainfalls and longer heat waves during the next century because of global warming, a new study forecasts.
Elderly driver convicted of manslaughter in market crash
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
An old man whose car hurtled through a farmers market, killing 10 people and injuring more than 70, was convicted Friday of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence - the harshest verdict possible.
Kansas’ Avdeeva reaches quarters
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Elizaveta Avdeeva won two matches Friday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
New MRI technology could speed detection
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A1
The MRI machine that most doctors use to get three-dimensional images of everything from strained knee ligaments to ovarian cysts could become 10,000 times more sensitive with a xenon gas technique devised at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
Bush says he’ll stick with strategy
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A1
President Bush conceded Friday that “right now it’s tough” for American forces in Iraq, but White House officials said he would not change U.S. strategy in the face of pre-election polls that show voters are upset.
Firebirds win bragging rights
Fans enjoy ‘big deal’ atmosphere
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A1
The football action Friday night at Haskell Stadium split Lawrence friends and some families between red and black and green and white.
Dog’ the bounty hunter nabs legal victory
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A2
The Dog remains unleashed - for now. Attorneys for TV reality star Duane “Dog” Chapman on Friday said the Mexican federal court has granted them an order that halts the criminal case against Chapman until further evidence and witness testimony are gathered.
New York City to search for more Sept. 11 remains at ground zero
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A4
The city said Friday that it will search parts of the World Trade Center site again for remains of the Sept. 11 dead after several bones were pulled out of an abandoned manhole - a discovery that stirred up new fury and disbelief among victims’ families.
Diocese opens investigation of priest who says he fondled Foley
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A5
A Roman Catholic diocese has opened an investigation of a priest who said he fondled and shared saunas while naked with Mark Foley when the former U.S. congressman was a boy in Florida.
Education department seeks input on charter school organization
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Kansas education agency Friday announced it was requesting proposals to develop an organization to help charter schools - a controversial issue that has divided state officials.
Simons: City, county in power struggle over community’s growth
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
It appears there is a tug of war going on between Lawrence City Hall and the Douglas County Courthouse - with the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce as a concerned sideline observer - over the growth and development of the city and county, the direction growth should take and who should be calling the shots.
Donations help open KU chapel
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
Wedding vows once again are being exchanged in Kansas University’s Danforth Chapel.
Baldwin celebration begins today
Festival to feature parade, carnival, hundreds of vendors
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
Baldwin will be bustling this weekend. About 30,000 people are expected to attend the town’s annual Maple Leaf Festival. A full slate of activities are on tap: a 5K run, Volkswalk, parade, carnival, quilt show and more than 300 vendors selling homemade crafts and food.
Trend of liquor store robberies continues
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
A burglar used a concrete rabbit to smash through the door of a liquor store early Friday in central Lawrence and make off with an undetermined amount of alcohol.
Sooners feeling snake-bit
From arrests to injuries, OU has had run of bad luck
October 21, 2006
With all that has gone wrong for Oklahoma this season, there can’t be much Bob Stoops isn’t prepared to handle.
Blackshirt-to-be?
Nebraska rookie Suh bids for start
October 21, 2006
Ndamukong Suh plans to go into construction management when his playing days are over. Right now he’s specializing in demolition of quarterbacks and running backs.
Mangino absolves Talib of guilt
Cornerback ‘pretty solid,’ but rest of Jayhawks have struggled against the pass
October 21, 2006
Yes, Kansas University’s pass defense had major problems last week against Oklahoma State.
Bears taketh, Bears giveth away
Baylor battling ‘self-destruct factor’ with 20 takeaways but 19 giveaways
October 21, 2006
Baylor football coach Guy Morriss this summer compared his new offense to “falling off a log” in terms of difficulty.
FCE and 4-H news
October 21, 2006 in print edition on D3
Club news
October 21, 2006 in print edition on D3
Military news
October 21, 2006 in print edition on D3
Tome interprets Bible through African lens
October 21, 2006 in print edition on D8
Biblical scholar Tokunboh Adeyemo long ago decided something was wrong with how the message of God was being spread in Africa, a continent where competition for souls is fierce.
Faith briefs
October 21, 2006 in print edition on D7
Making your kitchen work for you
October 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
Designer Jennifer Gilmer gives the following tips for putting together a kitchen that looks good and functions well:
Faith forum: What do ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ mean for interpreting Scripture?
October 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Polarizing terms prove unhelpful, even damaging ¢ Love bridges divergent interpretations of Bible
Multiple women said ex-college president also touched them
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B5
Multiple women reported that the former president of Johnson County Community College touched them inappropriately, according to a statement from the school’s board of trustees.
Commodities
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B4
Dow dips but closes week above 12,000
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B4
U.S. stocks ended mixed Friday after a profit warning from Caterpillar Inc. wrapped up an otherwise largely positive week for quarterly earnings reports, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing out the session above 12,000.
Iwo Jima film painfully realistic
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B7
I could smell the sulfur again - and the sickening scent of the dead.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 21, 1906: “The board of education decided last night to reopen the high school and the seventh and eighth grades.
Wrong title
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In the Oct. 17 Journal-World, you stated that Richard Dawkins is a theoretical physicist. He is not, as evidenced by his Wikipedia page:
Courageous work
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I am writing this letter to express my thanks to four members of the Lawrence Sanitation Department that, with little concern for their personal safety, traversed a boggy creek bed to assist someone who had broken his leg June 16 while working along a wood lot on the opposite side of that creek.
Community pride
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: To whomever spread trash on the River Road east of County Road 1029 on Saturday:
City’s loss
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The city of Lawrence has lost another great destination for our out-of-town visitors.
Danger quotient
New policies for combat decorations reflect the changing dangers faced by our armed forces.
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
We often hear how current United States involvement in the Iraq war varies so much from past military ventures, and a new approach to honors and decorations for combatants further emphasizes those changes.
Positive ads?
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: A radio ad this morning suggested that I could save enough money to buy CDs, “so I would never have to listen to another campaign ad.” Wow! And then it struck me: I ought to want to listen to campaign ads. But who does?
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
Work on the new 18-hole Alvamar Hills Golf Course was reported progressing on schedule by developer Bob Billings.
Lack of Iraqi training is huge U.S. failure
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
Of the many failures that have bedeviled the American military effort in Iraq, few are as inexplicable and costly as the failure to commit more resources to the Iraqi security forces.
Horoscopes
October 21, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Saturday, Oct. 21
State unemployment rate down in Sept.
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B3
A wave of school employees returning to work helped push the Kansas unemployment rate down to 4.1 percent in September, state officials said Friday.
Lawrence Datebook
October 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
Dykes carries Baldwin to win
Bulldogs slip past Spring Hill, 28-22, in overtime; Perry rolls
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C6
Jared Dykes scored three one-yard touchdown runs to help Baldwin slip past Spring Hill, 28-22 in overtime, in high school football on Friday night.
Sophomores spark Kansas soccer, 1-0
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s soccer team is loaded with experienced seniors, but the Jayhawks’ recent surge has been keyed by underclassmen.
N. Korea sends mixed messages
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
North Korea showed signs Friday it could be backing away from its nuclear showdown with the world, even as it staged a show of domestic support in Pyongyang, where tens of thousands gathered to laud the country’s first atomic test.
Soccer moms may provide election kick
Johnson County ballot question has potential to influence AG race
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A1
Could soccer moms in Johnson County decide this year’s hotly contested race for Kansas attorney general?
Seasonlong sagas fall short
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A2
The season is only a month old, but some trends have become apparent. The popularity of “Lost” and “24” spawned a series of imitation series that require viewers to stay tuned and pay attention for an entire year. And some of these long-form shows have become the year’s first casualties.
WTC dogs not sickened by work, scientists say
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A4
They dug in the toxic World Trade Center dust for survivors, and later for the dead. Their feet were burned by white-hot debris. But unlike thousands of others who toiled at ground zero after Sept. 11, these rescue workers aren’t sick.
Tittrington: One run cost LHS the most
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C5
Football coaches are loathe to look at one play in a body of work and point to it as the deciding factor in the final outcome of a game.
Military: Navy destroys 2 boats, kills 20 insurgents
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A5
Sri Lanka’s navy destroyed two Tamil rebel boats Friday, killing at least 20 insurgents, after the guerrillas launched an attack that triggered a fierce gunbattle in the volatile north, the military said.
People in the news
October 21, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Country singer Keith Urban checks into rehab ¢ Sara Evans’ husband: Singer was having affair ¢ Anna Nicole Smith has no plans for paternity test ¢ It’s twins for Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels
Parity rules Big 12
Bad old days of lopsided mismatches, weak also-rans a thing of the past
October 21, 2006
It was each team’s only real chance. When Kansas University’s football team traveled to play Baylor the last time, the Oct. 5, 2002, matchup was significant because it was guaranteed that one of the two dismal teams would get a Big 12 Conference victory that season.
Society calendar
October 21, 2006 in print edition on D3
Around and about
October 21, 2006 in print edition on D3
Knight unusually pleasant at Media Day
October 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
Usually, the coach of the top team in the league gets the most attention at Big 12 Men’s Basketball Media Day. That was not the case Thursday in Oklahoma City, however.
Songs of praise
KU composer earns national recognition for choral music
October 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
If you see Dan Forrest commuting between Ottawa and Kansas University, don’t assume he’s belting out a top-40 hit along with the radio.