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Seattle, starting Seneca Wallace in place of Matt Hasselbeck
 
93%
Kansas City, starting Damon Huard in place of Trent Green
 
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County murder caseload high but not historic
October 25, 2006
Courthouse observers say it may be a record for Douglas County: Six murder cases pending in District Court, all from killings in the past year and a half.
Abortion doctor behind anti-Kline mailing
Kline spokesperson calls mailing ‘backdoor assault’
October 25, 2006
Kansans for Consumer Privacy Protection has the same office address as ProKanDo, a political action committee started and financed by George Tiller.
6News Now for October 25
October 25, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, commotion on KU’s campus, do’s and don’ts for kids’ costumes, and the impact of the Wal-Mart plan rejection on the ongoing legal battle.
Preachers draw jeering crowd at KU
Two traveling preachers wearing anti-homosexual T-shirts and preaching anti-homosexual sermons withstood jeers from hundreds of students
October 25, 2006
Two traveling preachers wearing anti-homosexual T-shirts and preaching anti-homosexual sermons withstood jeers from hundreds of students.
10th District House
October 25, 2006
Health care, property taxes, illegal immigration and education are the issues most discussed by the three candidates for the 10th District House seat.
Moderates seeking to take control of State Board of Ed
October 25, 2006
Based on the results of the August primary, moderates should take control of the State Board of Education next year.
Judge Six
October 25, 2006
In January 2005, Stephen Six became Douglas County’s newest district court judge when he was appointed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Judge Fairchild
October 25, 2006
It’s been 10 years since Robert Fairchild was appointed judge in Douglas County District Court.
Judge Shepherd
October 25, 2006
Jean Shepherd has been a Douglas County District Court judge since 1984. Voters will decide whether to retain her when they cast ballots Nov. 7.
Youth football gears up for big day
October 25, 2006
The heart of Lawrence Youth Football will move about 16 miles south next Sunday to Baldwin City. Ten teams and hundreds of fans will meet at Liston Stadium on the campus of Baker University for a day of championship football.
KU football notebook
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C6
KU coach Mark Mangino briefly addressed differing opinions between himself and running back Jon Cornish after Saturday’s loss at Baylor.
City announces Halloween events
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Parks and Recreation Department announced that its 35th annual Halloween Paint-In has been rescheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. It was rained out last weekend.
West-side greenbelt park gets approval
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B2
Work will begin soon on a new park in west Lawrence.
On the record
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B2
Rock climber killed in Yosemite fall
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
A renowned rock climber was killed when he fell 500 feet after taking a new route up a rock face in Yosemite National Park, a park spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Religious cult leader executed for slayings
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
A religious cult leader was executed Tuesday in Lucasville for murdering a family of five followers who were taken one at a time to a barn, bound and shot to death.
Dormitory elevators shut after fatal accident
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
Six dormitory elevators failed safety tests conducted by Ohio State University after a freshman was pinned and killed by an elevator in his residence hall, university officials said Tuesday in Columbus.
Mercury preservative in vaccines won’t be restricted
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
Federal health officials won’t put new restrictions on the use of a mercury-based preservative in vaccines and other medicines, denying a petition that sought the limits because of health concerns.
Large study finds flu shots are safe for young children
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
The biggest study ever to look at the side effects of flu shots in children confirmed that the vaccine is safe for babies and toddlers.
Drug raid yields classified documents
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
A drug bust at a trailer park in New Mexico turned up what appeared to be classified documents taken from the Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory, authorities said Tuesday.
Katrina exposes insurance disparities
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A7
The Littles and the Kitchens watched helplessly as Hurricane Katrina battered their homes. Both families waited patiently for an insurance adjuster to settle their losses. And both were sorely disappointed with the outcome.
Questions and answers from Kline following Tuesday’s AG debate
October 25, 2006
Students say bands strike up tradition
October 25, 2006
Tradition, great music teachers and dedication - when you harmonize them together helps to creates great high school bands.
In the end, no grave certainty
Colorado professors say ID stands at Lawrence cemetery
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
DNA analysis may have failed, but University of Colorado researchers believe they’ve solved a century-old murder mystery simply by examining old photographs.
Lawrence bands hit high note
Festival placings continue high schools’ march toward excellence
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s a decades-old Lawrence tradition: outstanding high school marching bands.
Few can be counted out when predicting ‘07 Series
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Boston Red Sox broke the Curse. The Chicago White Sox won their first crown since Shoeless Joe Jackson. The Detroit Tigers could complete an unprecedented turnaround.
Three Tigers slumping
Polanco, Granderson, Rodriguez 0-for-34
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C4
Placido Polanco was almost unstoppable against Oakland, hitting .529 and winning the AL championship series MVP award. That seems like a distant memory.
Edmonds a prime-time player
St. Louis slugger comes through on postseason stage
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jim Edmonds’ nickname is “Hollywood,” a reference to the 36-year-old center fielder’s uncanny knack for coming through when everybody is watching.
Free State soccer team finishes off Manhattan
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C3
Andrew Heck scored off a rebound in overtime as the Free State High boys soccer team earned a 2-1 victory Tuesday against Manhattan in the opening round of Class 6A regional play.
Lions eke out regional title
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C3
The question that’s been posed to the Lawrence High gymnastics team since the beginning of the season has been, can the Lions win the state title for the third consecutive year?
Duo powers Baldwin soccer past Seabury
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
Dustin Schiller and Fernando Chuery haven’t played soccer together for too long. Chuery, a senior, came to Baldwin High last year from Brazil, while Schiller just started to receive significant playing time this season as a junior.
Washington’s football career ends
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University senior Eric Washington continues the slow recovery process from a serious head and neck injury, and it’s bad enough that his football playing days are over.
Cardinals snare lead at home
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
Chris Carpenter was well on his way to a World Series win when, all of a sudden, people swarmed the mound to examine his hand. No smudge, no scuffs. Just a cramp, and it wasn’t about to blemish his outing.
Keegan: Herford nicest Jayhawk
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
It’s a question fans of teams inevitably get around to asking sports writers: Who’s the nicest athlete on the team?
Leading man
Wright steals the show on, off court
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
At elite college basketball programs, the term “senior leadership” is for the most part outdated. Most players good enough to lead such teams leave for the NBA with an unused year or two of eligibility.
People in the news
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Wedding date set ¢ Manliest of men ¢ Mills McCartney sues over newspaper reports
Lost’ may be losing its edge
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A2
Maybe I’ve been a little distracted by October baseball, but I’m beginning to lose track of “Lost” (8 p.m., ABC). Or maybe “Lost” is beginning to lose me.
Actor campaigns for stem-cell backers
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A2
The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that all but ended Michael J. Fox’s acting career are making him a powerfully vulnerable campaign pitchman for five Democrats who support stem cell research.
Regent faces campaign finance accusation
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B4
Speaker of the Legislature Kermit Brashear accused University of Nebraska Board of Regents candidate Carol Russell on Tuesday of breaking campaign finance laws.
Lieutenant governor candidates face off at debate
Parkinson, Wagle dispute Kansas economic growth, illegal immigration issues
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B4
Democrat Mark Parkinson and Republican Susan Wagle offered sharply different views on the Kansas economy Tuesday night in the only scheduled debate between the two candidates for lieutenant governor.
Severe drought affects majority of farmland
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
Australia’s worst drought in a century has affected more than half of Australia’s farm and ranch land, making more than 70,000 farmers eligible for special federal relief, the government said Tuesday.
Prisoners jailed for assassination escape
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
A group of prisoners convicted for their involvement in the assassination of a former Congolese president escaped from jail in the capital, prison officials said Tuesday.
150,000 Arab refugees ordered to go home
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
The government of Niger on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of 150,000 Arab refugees from Chad and neighboring countries who have lived in this West African nation for decades.
Weakened storm nears landfall at peninsula
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hurricane Paul weakened to a tropical storm Tuesday as it headed toward the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, whipping up high surf that left one person dead and another missing in the resort region.
Kidnap drama ends with release
AP photographer freed in Gaza
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
An Associated Press photographer was freed unharmed Tuesday after a harrowing day in the hands of Palestinians who abducted him at gunpoint and dressed him in women’s clothes to spirit him from one secret location to another.
U.S. unveils timeline to curb violence in Iraq
General says more troops may be needed
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
U.S. officials unveiled a timeline Tuesday to curb violence in Iraq and said more troops might be needed to stop the bloodshed.
Man connected to K.C. soldier’s death released from Tennessee halfway house
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B3
A former soldier convicted in connection with the murder of another soldier because he was believed to be gay was released from a local halfway house, according to an advocacy group for gays and lesbians in the military.
BP settles lawsuit in lymphoma case
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B3
BP Amoco has settled a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed that exposure to pollution from the company’s plant in Sugar Creek caused him to get non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 11 years old.
Chiefs win when Martyball shelved
Edwards takes upper hand in fourth quarter
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
Chiefs fans should have seen it coming. Kansas City and San Diego were tied at 27 with just over five minutes to play, and the two coaches had a history of conservative play calling and clock-management mishaps. It was just a matter of who would go for the kill.
Holmgren to learn about squad
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
No league MVP Shaun Alexander. No star receiver Bobby Engram. Now, no Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. No chance for the Seattle Seahawks?
Cheerleading not a newspaper’s role
Chicago Sun-Times sends wrong message by putting Bears’ helmet on front-page nameplate
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C2
I need to get a few things off my chest, and wax just won’t do the job: In place of the “o” in “Chicago” in its front-page nameplate, the Chicago Sun-Times has taken to using a Bears helmet next to a palm tree.
Baseball reveals new labor deal
Collective bargaining agreement to run through 2011
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C2
Baseball players and owners proclaimed an unprecedented era of labor peace, finalizing a new five-year collective bargaining agreement Tuesday night before Game 3 of the World Series.
Liquor store break-in continues crime spree
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
Another liquor store in Lawrence was hit by burglars early Monday.
Students to create invitations for Van Go
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
Some 95 students at Langston Hughes School will be grabbing their crayons today for a coloring party planned by Van Go Mobile Arts.
County to discuss rural road access
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
Douglas County commissioners will discuss changes to and consider adopting road access management and classification codes during tonight’s meeting.
KC commuters to get waiting times from Scout system
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
By early next spring, drivers on the interstates that surround Kansas City will know about how long they are going to be sitting behind a traffic accident or construction slowdown.
Voter registration in county tops 76,000
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
More than 76,000 people have registered to vote in Douglas County, according to the county clerk’s office.
Pharmaceutical sciences conference brings top-tier students to Lawrence
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
More than 200 students and researchers from across the globe have landed in Lawrence for the biennial meeting of Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network, a pharmaceutical sciences conference.
Baker celebrates chapel’s 10 years on campus
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
It could have found a different fate as a carpenter’s shop or a private residence. But instead, an aged Methodist chapel in Sproxton, England, found a new home and a rebirth when it was transported to Baker University’s campus a decade ago.
3 apprehended in manhunt near school
Police led on brief car, foot chase
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Police combed a neighborhood just east of downtown Tuesday morning after three men who had tried to break into a vehicle fled from officers first in a car and then on foot.
Seattle injuries worry Herm
K.C. coach: Seahawks to rally around backups
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
The football gods have granted the Kansas City Chiefs a reprieve this weekend.
Winter wheat crop gets good start, agency says
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B12
Bolstered by timely rain, the emerging 2007 winter wheat crop appears to be off to a good start, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported this week.
Judge reinstates order to tear down plant
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B12
A Cass County judge Tuesday said state regulators overstepped their authority in May when they approved an Aquila Inc. power plant near Peculiar, so he reinstated his order to tear it down.
Study: College education tougher to finance
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A8
The cost of obtaining a four-year university degree continues to outpace inflation, and in an era of declining federal aid, students are increasingly relying on private bank loans to finance their education, the College Board said Tuesday.
Hastert urges quick action to resolve page scandal
October 25, 2006
House Speaker Dennis Hastert urged ethics investigators to work quickly to unravel the congressional pages scandal Tuesday, testifying before them just after a GOP lawmaker whose recollections differ from his.
KU professor to give bassoon performance
October 25, 2006 in print edition on D3
Eric Stomberg, assistant professor of bassoon in Kansas University’s music and dance department, will perform at the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, will perform works by Vivaldi, Mozart and more in a concert at 7:30 tonight in Swarthout Recital Hall.
Tapas recipes
October 25, 2006 in print edition on D3
¢ Patatas bravas ¢ Portobello bruschetta with rosemary aioli ¢ Chickpea & spinach tapas ¢ Garlic-marinated black olives
Jayni’s Kitchen’ goes ‘Sideways’
October 25, 2006 in print edition on D2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Jayni’s ‘Sideways’ Adventure: Food & Wine from the Rhone Zone.”
Spaghetti dish becomes family’s Christmas staple
October 25, 2006 in print edition on D1
Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week’s featured cook is Hazel Springer, of Lawrence, with her spaghetti hot dish.
Fall not the only prime time for pumpkins
October 25, 2006 in print edition on D1
Last year I put out a call for pie alternatives to be served during the pumpkin season that stretches through October and November, and I got a winner of a recipe. More on that in a minute.
Tapa-secret
Appetizers known for fueling social scene in Spain gaining foothold in Lawrence
October 25, 2006 in print edition on D1
Sure, Spanish tapas are delicious. But Merche Martin Cereceda likes the foods just as much for what they represent.
Haskell reports slight drop in enrollment
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B5
Fall enrollment at Haskell Indian Nations University dipped by 29 students, the university reported this month.
Former Kansas principal pleads no contest
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B5
A Kansas school principal suspected of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy near Lincoln in 1995 pleaded no contest Tuesday.
Wichita State launches program to keep city’s bright students
University offers free semester, basketball tickets
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B5
Wichita State University has begun an aggressive campaign to stop the city’s brightest high school students from leaving Wichita to attend other colleges.
Missouri university offers tuition cut to some Kansans
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B6
Northwest Missouri State University is trying to attract prospective students who live in some counties adjacent to Missouri.
Owner hopes Hays theater brings new life to downtown
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B6
The owner of the Fox Theatre, the recently refurbished art deco building in Hays, hopes its reopening serves as a catalyst for revitalizing the western Kansas city’s downtown.
Newspaper links Mexico, Kansas
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B7
Even after 14 years living in the United States, Silvia Resendiz still prefers reading her news in Spanish. That way, she says, she understands it all.
Audio experts to speak at Kief’s
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C8
Representatives from two companies whose products are designed to produce optimum audio performance will entertain questions from audiophiles Thursday evening in Lawrence.
Mining powerhouse taps KU graduate
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C8
Anglo American Plc, the world’s second-biggest mining company, announced Tuesday that Kansas University graduate Cynthia Carroll would become the company’s chief executive officer.
Bad KBI data blamed for incorrect claims about murder rate
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B8
Incorrect statistics posted on the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s Web site led a group to claim wrongly in a mailing that the state’s murder rate has skyrocketed while Republican Phill Kline has been attorney general.
Commodities
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C8
LCD TVs score as well as plasma sets
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C8
Plasma sets used to be the only flat-screen TVs larger than 40 inches. Now, LCDs come in big sizes, too. With the price gap between plasma TVs and big-screen LCDs narrowing, more buyers are choosing the liquid-crystal-display sets - and finding that recent technological advances have improved picture quality.
Leader: City key in bioscience
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C8
The chairman of the Kansas Bioscience Authority is certain that Lawrence will be a vital ingredient in the state’s ongoing development of a life-sciences industry. It’s just a matter of deciding exactly how.
Custom justifies veil limits
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B11
Quite a long time ago, having briefly joined the herd of 20-something backpackers that eternally roams Southeast Asia, I found myself in Bali.
Used eyeglasses sought for program
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C8
Two Lawrence businesses are accepting donations of used eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses this month as part of Lions Club International’s “Trick or Treat for Sight” program to benefit people in developing countries.
The low road
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: I am writing in response to a recent letter that equated a lecture by Richard Dawkins to that of a backwoods fundamentalist. I attended that lecture at the Lied Center and I can hardly believe that the writer of that letter and I attended the same event!
Plant concerns
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: After learning about the proposed expansion for Sunflower Electric’s coal-fired plant in Holcomb, near Garden City, I felt it was important to point out just what this expansion could mean for Kansans. According to the Kansas Sierra Club:
Praise for band
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: I was delighted to see that the Lawrence High School Marching Lions won grand champion at the KU Marching Festival this weekend.
No silk purse
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: In reference to the Wal-Mart spokeswoman’s comments in the Oct. 23 Journal-World: “We have worked hard to preserve the land and provide additional landscaping to make it as nice as can be.”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 25, 1906: “At a mass meeting in San Francisco yesterday, Japanese decided to start a fund to carry injunction proceedings to force admission of Japanese children to the public schools.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B10
Seven people were hurt in weekend traffic accidents in the area. None of the injuries proved to be serious, according to law enforcement officials.
U.S. looks to Baker for new Iraq policy
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B10
Waiting for Baker. That may be the last, desperate Bush administration hope for rescuing its flailing Iraq policy. U.S. officials are anxiously awaiting the report of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, co-chaired by former secretary of state and Bush family confidante James A. Baker III, whose task is to reassess Iraq strategy.
Western Kansas voters feel left out of the party
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B9
Like many residents of the panoramic plains, those gathering around the table at a convenience store on a recent morning for coffee and chat voice skepticism about politicians and government.
Soccer stirs passion among area youth
October 25, 2006
Teenagers that jumped on the soccer bandwagon at a young age have reaped the benefits of having years of experience in the sport as game competition increases. Thirteen-year-old Jackson Mercer, who plays for the Kansas Soccer Academy Renegades has played since his parents signed him up for recreation leagues when he was in kindergarten.
Warhawks look forward to new season
October 25, 2006
When the West Junior High freshman girls basketball team took the court for practice last Thursday, it was eager to prepare for the opening game of the season. The Warhawks have been practicing for two weeks, but third-year coach Matt Frost is still trying to figure out his team.
Self: Decision on Giles could be made soon
Jayhawks to enjoy ‘56 hours off’
October 25, 2006 in print edition on C7
It’s becoming more and more likely - with each passing day - suspended forward C.J. Giles’ days as a Kansas University basketball player are over.
Lawrence Datebook
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kline’s ‘bottom-feeder’ ad sets tone for AG debate
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
A political firestorm raged Tuesday over a television ad by Republican Atty. Gen. Phill Kline that focuses on a 15-year-old unproven sexual harassment allegation against Democratic challenger Paul Morrison.
Sixth and Wakarusa Wal-Mart plan gets bounced
City Commission rejects proposal, 3-2
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
Wal-Mart’s trademark smiley face was nowhere to be seen Tuesday night. City commissioners on a 3-2 vote rejected the latest plans by the world’s largest retailer to build a new Wal-Mart at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Fire chief, 3 volunteers charged with setting buildings ablaze
October 25, 2006 in print edition on A8
The city’s fire chief and three volunteer firefighters, including the chief’s grandson, were charged Tuesday with setting a string of fires in vacant buildings over the past two years.
Just Food partnership helps feed families
October 25, 2006 in print edition on D2
Q: I just heard at church on Sunday that we can donate food to Just Food. What exactly is it?
Open admissions debated
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B11
There is an old cliche that there are some issues about which reasonable people can disagree. I believe that the question of qualified admissions to state universities is one of these.
Right route
A joint effort between Kansas University and the city has the best chance of supporting a bus system that serves both campus and the rest of Lawrence.
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B10
It’s disappointing to learn a private consultant has concluded that a merger of Kansas University and city bus systems wouldn’t quickly lead to more economical operations and opportunities for expanded service.
Kids have fun, learn basics of tennis
October 25, 2006
To the untrained eye, the children in the peewee tennis class at First Serve were doing everything but learning how to play tennis.
Horoscopes
October 25, 2006 in print edition on B7
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