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How do you feel about the attorney general's race?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m looking forward to voting in an important election.
 
53%
I’m sick and tired of the mudslinging.
 
44%
No opinion.
 
1%
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Lawrence Youth Football Playoffs (10-29-06)
October 28, 2006
The Lawrence Youth Football playoffs concluded today with 10 teams earning the right to play in tomorrow’s title games.
KU closes out CU, 20-15
October 28, 2006
After running down as much aof the clock as the offense could, KU left Colorado on its own 18-yard line, with :59 left to go and a lot of ground to cover. The Buffs shot themselves in the feet, first with a false start after a nice initial gain on first down, and then they negated a Jackson run to midfield due to a holding call. Jackson’s downfield bomb attempts failed, and Kansas finished off an opponent for the first time in nearly a month, 20-15.
Bear reluctant punter
Baylor’s Sepulveda leads NCAA
October 28, 2006
Daniel Sepulveda still isn’t sure why he started kicking with the Baylor punter one day as a freshman.
Remedy the harm done by Hot showers during cold months
October 28, 2006 in print edition on D1
Many people find taking a shower or bath refreshing, sometimes even therapeutic. But keep in mind that extended periods in warm-to-hot water can have an adverse effect on your skin.
Faith forum: Is it OK for Christians to celebrate Halloween?
October 28, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Do all things for glory of God ¢ No need to fear the dark
Pious politics
Both sides of the political coin increasingly embrace ties to faith
October 28, 2006 in print edition on D1
Who would God vote for? For many voters who step into their polling places Nov. 7, that question is among the most important criteria in selecting a candidate.
Oklahoma’s Stoops not so tricky
Risky special-teams calls - like fake field goal against MU in 2002 - uncommon for OU
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Bob Stoops gained a reputation as a gambler for his gutsy fakes on special teams. The Oklahoma coach hasn’t lived up to that image lately.
Lubbock has been trouble for UT
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Texas’ road record under Mack Brown is hard to beat. Except for Texas Tech.
Cyclones, ‘Cats hope to stay in bowl hunt
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Even with a victory, neither team is guaranteed bowl eligibility. A loss today, though, would likely be disastrous for either Kansas State or Iowa State.
Pendleton seeking turnaround in ‘07
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C6
During his drive to undefeated Free State High’s football game Friday night, the school’s boys soccer coach looked back on that team’s losing record of a year ago as inspiration for his team looking to next year.
Reynolds runs roughshod
Veritas senior scores five touchdowns in home finale
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C6
Ben Reynolds may have started his Veritas Christian football career without fanfare, but the senior tailback bowed out with a bang.
As expected, Singler picks Duke over KU
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kyle Singler had no last-minute change of heart.
Wissel’s smart race ends with winning grade
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Kansas University men’s cross country team successfully defended the Big 12 Conference individual championship for the second consecutive year at Rim Rock Farm on Friday.
Defense drives Free State in finale
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
After Free State High scored a touchdown on its opening possession, Washburn Rural looked to make a statement on its home field. On a fourth-and-two from midfield, the Junior Blues went for the first down. After all, what did Washburn Rural (1-8) have to lose against Free State (9-0)?
Party’ over - or is it?
Florida, Georgia school officials bristle over moniker
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Florida tight end Tate Casey grew up in Texas, far away from the Florida-Georgia rivalry. He was much more familiar with the Red River Shootout, the annual showdown between Oklahoma and Texas.
Mud makes the men
LHS churns into playoffs
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High running back Tony Williams must like the slop. “He’s a mudder,” LHS coach Dirk Wedd said. “He’s just a tough kid, and he runs so hard.”
St. Louis finishes off Series surprise
Cardinals close out Detroit in Game 5 to claim first championship since 1982
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
The St. Louis Cardinals barely got to the postseason, much less the World Series, and then they had to survive rain and cold as much as the bumbling Detroit Tigers.
Errors doom Tigers
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C4
Pitchers weren’t the only ones who threw away Detroit’s chances to win its first World Series since 1984.
Joy in St. Louis
Eskstein Series MVP
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C4
David Eckstein took his mom to dinner at the White House, made a believer of Barry Bonds and got married at Walt Disney World.
Court takes on Microsoft, AT&T dispute
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A5
The Supreme Court said Friday it would intervene in a patent dispute between giants Microsoft Corp. and AT&T Corp. about Windows programs distributed overseas.
Supreme Court to rule on deadly force in police chases
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A5
The Supreme Court stepped into the national debate on the risks of high-speed police car chases Friday, announcing that it will decide whether the Constitution permits police to use deadly force against a fleeing motorist whose only suspected offense is speeding or reckless driving.
Search for remains at ground zero grows
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
The city broadened its search for human remains Friday at ground zero, expanding the effort to a service road and several nearby streets, buildings and rooftops that may have been missed in the cleanup after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Teen mom, 3 children killed in house fire
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
An overheated extension cord sparked a house fire early Friday that killed a teenager and her three young children in an upstairs room, authorities said. The youngest victim was 2 weeks old.
ACLU drops lawsuit challenging Patriot Act
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday dropped a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the USA Patriot Act.
Police: Malvo admits Arizona shooting
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
Convicted Washington-area sniper Lee Boyd Malvo tearfully confessed to police that he and John Allen Muhammad were responsible for the 2002 killing of a 60-year-old man on a golf course, Tucson authorities said Friday.
Suspects held in Fla. family’s slayings
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
Authorities investigating the slaying of a family of four alongside a Florida highway said Friday that the father probably was involved in drug trafficking and that the suspected killer was in custody.
As arson fire rages, reward grows
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
As flames roared through the canyons of Southern California, authorities increased the reward to $500,000 Friday for the arrest of the arsonist responsible for the deaths of four firefighters in the nation’s worst such tragedy in five years.
Hall of fame wants best of Kansas teaching
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2007.
Probation given in drug-house case
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Kansas University student charged with keeping a house full of marijuana plants in an upscale Lawrence neighborhood received a probation sentence Friday in District Court.
On the record
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
Holds placed on 2 more judicial nominees
Brownback opposed nominee because of appearance at gay event
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow have placed holds on the nominations of two federal judges in Michigan in the aftermath of a Kansas senator’s move to block the appointment of a third judge because of her appearance at a lesbian commitment ceremony.
KU hosting chemistry carnival this weekend
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B3
The 11th annual Carnival of Chemistry will be held this weekend on Kansas University’s campus.
Former Bush aide gets 18-month term
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
A federal judge sentenced a former Bush administration official to 18 months in prison in the Jack Abramoff lobbying case Friday.
Journal-World wants your Halloween photos
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B3
Before your children head out for Halloween trick-or-treating, take a photo of them and share it with the Lawrence Journal-World.
Census Bureau raises city’s population finding
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B3
Lawrence now officially has a larger population.
Barnett proposes home-value freeze
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B3
To keep seniors from paying higher property taxes, counties would be prohibited from increasing the assessed values of their homes under a plan outlined Friday by Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett.
White House denies Cheney endorsed torture
Bush: VP wasn’t discussing ‘water boarding’
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
President Bush said Friday the United States does not torture prisoners, commenting after Vice President Dick Cheney embraced the suggestion that a dunk in water might be useful to get terrorist suspects to talk.
Missouri man will stand trial for molestation charges
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B5
A judge ruled Friday that a Parkville, Mo., man should stand trial for two charges of molesting a young female family member.
Records show declines in consumer savings under Kline
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B5
Restitution and savings to Kansas consumers who have complained of being fleeced have declined under Atty. Gen. Phill Kline, according to state records.
Three die in violence during political transfer
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Violent clashes between the outgoing prime minister’s supporters and opposition activists Friday left three people dead and another 100 injured, news reports said.
Coalition navies watch for oil attacks in Gulf
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Coalition naval forces in the Gulf are on watch for possible terror threats to oil facilities in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Western naval officials said Friday.
Roadside blast kills 14
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
A roadside blast struck a pickup truck Friday in southern Afghanistan, killing 14 villagers who were traveling to a provincial capital for holiday celebrations, an official said.
Eagle Bend might finally break even
Good weather, Country Club’s closure credited for course’s relative success
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
There was little rain to hinder turnout this year at the city-owned Eagle Bend Golf Course, which for the first time in years is on track to break even instead of lose money.
U.S. cameraman killed in Oaxaca shootout
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Two shootouts left an American journalist dead and several other people injured Friday in this city where protesters have barricaded streets and occupied government buildings for five months in a bid to oust the governor.
Abbas leads push for coalition government
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he will dissolve the Hamas-led government within two weeks if the Islamic militant group does not agree to form a governing coalition with his Fatah Party, Palestinian officials said Friday.
Israeli leader compares Iran to Nazi Germany
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Friday compared Iran’s nuclear ambitions and threats against Israel to the policies of Nazi Germany and criticized world leaders who maintain relations with Iran’s president.
Iran restarts nuclear program work
U.N. Security Council considers sanctions after new report
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran stepped up its uranium enrichment program Friday, a semiofficial news agency reported, even as a divided U.N. Security Council considered a European draft resolution to impose sanctions for Tehran’s nuclear activities.
Eudora slides into Class 4A semifinals
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
Two years ago, the Eudora High volleyball team finished 2-1 during pool play at the Class 4A state tournament, and still failed to advance to the championship semifinals.
Giants introduce Bochy
Ex-Padres skipper takes over in S.F.
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C2
Bruce Bochy is leaving the San Diego Padres and heading up the California coast to manage their division rival in San Francisco.
Keyshawn blasts T.O. but has no ‘animosity’
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C7
When the Cowboys (3-3) travel to Carolina (4-3) on Sunday, they will not find Keyshawn Johnson a bitter man. The 11-year veteran, who left Dallas to sign with Carolina during the offseason, believes he found a better situation and a happier place.
Thousands of police deployed on anniversary of French riots
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Police deployed 4,000 reinforcements as marauding youths torched at least two public buses Friday, the one-year anniversary of the deaths of two teenagers that ignited weeks of riots in largely immigrant housing projects across France.
Davis, Matthews among hall of fame nominees
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C7
Terrell Davis and Bruce Matthews are among the first-time nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
TEs Gates, Gonzalez await Rams linebacker
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C7
As the strong side linebacker, the St. Louis Rams’ Brandon Chillar will go against two of the best tight ends in the NFL in the next two weeks.
Lions lose their bite
LHS bows out of state with 1-2 mark
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
Emily Renfro wasn’t sure which emotion to embrace after leaving the locker room Friday afternoon in the bowels of the Kansas Expocentre.
Seahawks curious to see Seneca play
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C7
Seneca Wallace looked up at the locker room visitor who was asking how his week was going - now that he’s The Man.
Barber brothers meet once more
CB Ronde has outscored RB Tiki this year
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C7
Ronde Barber saw it in his offseason workouts with his brother.
Huard may not play Sunday
Groin injury sidelines QB; rookie Croyle may start
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C7
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard, nursing a sore groin muscle, did not practice Friday, and rookie Brodie Croyle may get his first NFL start Sunday against Seattle.
British leader doubts U.S. online gaming ban
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Britain’s culture secretary Friday compared the U.S. crackdown on online gambling to the failed alcohol ban of the Prohibition as she prepared to host an international summit on Internet gambling next week.
Simons: Top pharmaceutical students dispel any concerns for future
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Many older Americans express their concern, doubt and worry about members of the younger generation and question whether they will measure up as they grow older and enter the “real world.”
Day-care operator pleads no-contest
Woman was charged with endangering 8-month-old girl
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
A former day-care provider entered a no-contest plea Friday to felony child endangerment for an April 2005 incident in which a baby suffered suspicious injuries while in her care.
School board fires pom squad coach
Decision stems from incident involving student alcohol use
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Four mothers testified for her. A tearful former Lawrence High School pom squad member rallied behind her.
Housing slump pinches economy
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B4
For everyone suffering through the housing slump, the economy feels your pain.
Hampered by rare syndrome, ‘Dilbert’ cartoonist talks again
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B4
A balding, bespectacled working stiff inexplicably loses his voice - except when speaking in rhyme or pinching his nose.
Commodities
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B4
Grey’ offers snapshot of madness
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A2
Pioneering documentary filmmakers David and Albert Maysles have a knack for capturing human behavior at its most revealing and disturbing.
Scottish designer adds kick to kilts
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A2
A revolution is afoot at one of Scotland’s most venerable kilt-makers: Among traditional tartans there are hip versions in denim, camouflage, leather and, for the adventurous, see-through pink plastic.
Society calendar
October 28, 2006 in print edition on D5
Scouting news
October 28, 2006 in print edition on D5
Webelo Scouts from Pack 3057, chartered to the St. John School PTO, attended Webelos Woods Camp on Sept. 15-16 at Camp Bromelsick. They worked on the Forester and Geologist badges, fire-building and other activities.
Military news
October 28, 2006 in print edition on D3
MU adapts without sackmaster Smith
October 28, 2006
When Gary Pinkel watched the videotape showing how his standout defensive end was lost for the season, he couldn’t believe it.
Huskers move past UT loss
October 28, 2006
Defensive end Jay Moore says Nebraska isn’t going to let a heartbreaking loss ruin its season for the second year in a row.
Buffaloes difficult to figure
Talented CU can’t go bowling, but it still could win Big 12 Conference championship
October 28, 2006
This may be new: While Colorado University’s football team is eliminated from bowl eligibility, the possibility still exists for a Big 12 Conference championship - and a subsequent BCS berth.
8 local students win prestigious scholarships
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
Eight Douglas County students are among the 56 national scholarship winners to enroll in Kansas University this fall.
Army arraigns soldier charged in girl’s death
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A7
The Army arraigned a 101st Airborne Division soldier Friday who was charged with the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and three others in her family.
Al-Sadr militia bristles at raids by U.S. forces
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A7
Tensions continued to rise Friday between American forces and the Mahdi Army, whose leader, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, is one of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s strongest backers.
Halliburton subsidiary hid details, report says
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A7
The Halliburton subsidiary that provides food, shelter and other logistics to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan exploited federal regulations to hide details on its contract performance, according to a report released Friday.
Iraqi leader, U.S. envoy pledge strong ties
October 28, 2006
The American ambassador and Iraqi prime minister issued a rare joint statement Friday in which Iraq reaffirmed its commitment to a “good and strong” relationship with the U.S. - a bid to dampen speculation about souring ties less than two weeks before U.S. midterm elections.
Final Taurus closes story at Ford’s Atlanta plant
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
The last Taurus sedan rolled off the assembly line Friday and 1,950 jobs went with it.
Horoscopes
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Saturday, Oct. 28
Energy delays
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: It was interesting to read the recent letter decrying the plans for a coal-fired power plant and touting the reasons for not building it. The author noted that Kansas is far behind our neighbors in promoting wind energy. We also are far behind in solar energy.
Price of pride
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Daily it becomes more evident America is not winning its war in Iraq. This fact has nothing to do with the bravery and sacrifice of our brave young men and women who fight the war, and everything to do with those political leaders who deliberately chose to invade another sovereign country.
Proud liberal
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: As I read Leonard Pitts Jr.’s column about the war of words, I recalled his remarkable facility with words when he recently spoke in Lawrence. I also reflected on the word “liberal” and why I view it as a compliment - still.
Farmland questions
How do city officials plan to approach the development of the former Farmland property?
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
It is interesting that within a relatively short timeframe, Lawrence city commissioners wrested control of development of the former Farmland fertilizer plant site on the east edge of Lawrence away from Douglas County commissioners and then denied Wal-Mart the right to build a store at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Prescription savings
Will those who shun Wal-Mart also reject the savings the store is offering on generic prescription drugs?
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
It would be interesting to know whether those who are so opposed to Wal-Mart - those who have nothing good to say about the giant company, who will use any and every excuse or reason to fight the company and say they never will shop there - will have the same thoughts when it comes time to buy expensive prescription drugs.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 28, 1906: “There is some agitation on The Hill to cancel the coming KU-St. Louis football game, scheduled for St. Louis, because the KU team has so many injuries and cannot possibly make a reasonable showing.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
Douglas County district court judge James Paddock denied a motion to release two defendant companies from further liability in a 1977 natural gas explosion that had killed two people in a downtown building.
Road rage on the information superhighway
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
Back in the day (say, the early ‘90s), filmmakers could make controversial movies, authors could write books with unsympathetic narrators and newspaper columnists could say things not everyone agreed with, and people had no choice but to seethe in silence.
Clothing choices feed wrong stereotypes
October 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
Oh darn, I guess I’m not going to be able to wear that diaphanous costume with the teeny-weeny skirt and the plunging neckline after all. The “Garden of Evil Spiritina” is all sold out for this Halloween.
People in the news
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Clark ready to rock again on New Year’s Eve TV show ¢ ‘Idol’ crooner will make appearance on ‘Days’ ¢ Snoop Dogg arrested on drug, gun charges at airport
Soccer thumped by CU, 4-0
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
Colorado freshman Nikki Marshall scored two goals and collected an assist Friday as the 30th-ranked Buffaloes knocked off Kansas University, 4-0, in a Big 12 Conference soccer match at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Keegan: Wissel earns his celebration
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
The better the challenge, the more pure the course, the worse cross country is as a spectator sport.
Cold, damp conditions make game a mockery
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C4
What a joke. And I’m not just speaking about the fielding of Detroit Tigers pitchers, either. There was a fundamental mistake made on Friday night long before Justin Verlander’s wild throw to third base.
It’s time to fall back: Standard time returns
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
Autumn’s chill is in the air. Little ghosts and goblins are preparing to play trick-or-treat. It must be time to set the clocks back.
Strength in numbers
Kansas shakes up rotation
October 28, 2006
It was proof that Kansas University’s football team has depth on its defensive line. But does it need that right now - or does it need a star?
Dems spring surprise TV ad on Ryun
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
House Democrats launched a surprise television attack against Rep. Jim Ryun of Kansas on Friday night, hoping to increase the number of competitive races in the battle for control of Congress.
Wal-Mart back, with bigger request
Retailer now suing to build 132,100 square-foot store at Sixth and Wakarusa
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
In today’s poker-crazed world, this would be called a raise.
Rim Rock poses stiff state challenge
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
During this morning’s Class 6A state cross country meet, Lawrence High and Free State will have the advantage of running at Rim Rock, a familiar but challenging course.
Series ratings place Fox in quandary
October 28, 2006 in print edition on C2
Tuesday night, before Game 3 of the World Series, Bud Selig was going gaga on Fox over his new labor agreement with the Players Assn. The commish, loudly and proudly, proclaimed this is the best of times for baseball.
Pick up tips for removing leaves
October 28, 2006 in print edition on D5
Trillions of tree leaves are making their final descent. Your job: deciding what to do with them.
Club news
October 28, 2006 in print edition on D3
Around and about
October 28, 2006 in print edition on D3
Wright makes his dad proud
Linebacker returns INT for score in first start
October 28, 2006
There were 36,125 fans at last week’s Kansas University-Baylor football game. And Arist Wright still heard one distinct voice when he returned an interception for a touchdown that day.
Town mourns sheriff gunned down in office
Shooter, who ‘had mental problems,’ killed by deputy
October 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
Flags were flying at half-staff Friday in this northwest Kansas town in honor of Sheridan County Sheriff James Johnson, who was gunned down in his office by a man he was trying to help.
Faith briefs
October 28, 2006 in print edition on D8