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A real sole-searcher
Footwear examiner’ in step with crime
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
Where some people see only Nikes, Birkenstocks or Manolo Blahniks, Steve Koch sees distinctive patterns that may, someday, yield a clue to a crime.
Eudora accident sends four to hospital
October 29, 2006
Four people were taken to the hospital by ambulance Sunday after a two-car wreck in Eudora.
Apartment fire displaces residents
October 29, 2006
An apartment fire in southwest Lawrence displaced residents in two apartments and evacuated the entire building for about an hour Saturday afternoon.
TR charted course for moral awakening
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B7
When George W. Bush tried to gain the political offensive during the corporate scandals of 2002, he traveled to Wall Street and said he took inspiration from a fellow Republican president, Theodore Roosevelt.
Heated exchanges mark attorney general’s race
October 29, 2006
From the start, the campaign for Kansas attorney general has been a political slugfest.
Radio host, incumbent seek 45th seat
October 29, 2006
In the race for the 45th District House seat, Rep. Tom Sloan - an incumbent Republican who has been one of the state’s more aggressive alternative-energy supporters - is battling a first-time candidate who is host of an AM radio program.
Voter turnout raised in secretary of state race
October 29, 2006
Arguments about balloting and voter participation have highlighted the race for secretary of state, who serves as the state’s chief election official.
County commissioner running unopposed
October 29, 2006
Charles Jones, 54, seeks his third term as Douglas County commissioner in the First District.
Search for greater voting precision may backfire
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B7
The hoariest jest in conservatism’s repertoire is that the three least credible assertions in the English language are “The check is in the mail,” “Of course I’ll respect you as much in the morning” and “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” Which brings us to the exquisitely named Help America Vote Act.
Lawrence Datebook
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B2
Nations checking whether N. Korea is doing nuclear test
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A9
South Korean and U.S. officials are trying to confirm whether recent movements at North Korea’s suspected nuclear testing site indicate the communist regime is planning another test explosion, news reports said Saturday.
Sons of Kim reportedly skirmishing for succession
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A9
The eldest son has a yen to see Disneyland. A second son rocks to the riffs of Eric Clapton. A third is said to be the spitting image of his father.
Bus plunges off mountain in Nepal, kills at least 42
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A12
An overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road in western Nepal on Saturday, leaving at least 42 people dead and 45 injured, police said.
Health department cancels flu clinics
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has canceled flu shot clinics initially scheduled for next week because it is still waiting on vaccine shipments.
Pope: Wounds from sex abuse scandal ‘run deep’
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A12
Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday that clerical sex abuses were “egregious crimes” that had damaged the standing of the Catholic Church and its clergy, in his first explicit remarks on the subject since becoming pontiff.
KU swimmers fall to Missouri, 187-111
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C12
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team fell to Missouri, 187-111, on Friday. The loss moves KU to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in Big 12 Conference competition.
KU women 16th at Auburn golf event
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C12
Kansas University’s women’s golf team is 16th among 17 teams after 18 holes at The Derby Invitational. KU’s Amanda Costner shot a first-round 79 to tie for 44th, and Annie Giangrosso shot an 80 to tie for 55th.
Vehicle accidents send two people to hospital
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B2
Two early-morning wrecks in Douglas County on Saturday sent two people to the hospital.
KU men golfers tied for seventh
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C12
Kansas University’s men’s golf squad is tied for seventh after two rounds at the Landfill Tradition.
California’s oldest university headed for brain drain
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A10
Corey Goodman and Carla Shatz had a grand vision for the University of California here: to build the greatest neuroscience program in the world, to figure out how brains work, and to cure disease.
Tech trips KU in five
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C12
All losses hurt, but Kansas University’s five-game loss to Texas Tech on Saturday delivered a punch to the gut. “It’s rough, guys. It’s rough. ” KU coach Ray Bechard said. “This is very disappointing.”
Broncos proving Shanahan right
Denver rates slight edge over Indianapolis
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C10
Mike Shanahan, an offense-first coach whose Denver Broncos haven’t scored more than 17 points in a game this season, reverts to one of football’s oldest cliches when he says: “It’s points given up by the defense that constantly wins.”
K.C. coach: Huard a game-day decision
Chiefs could start rookie Croyle; Seahawks will go with Wallace at QB
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C10
Butterflies could be aflutter in the stomachs of two nervous young quarterbacks here today.
Tigers triumph, but it’s not pretty
Late field goals save No. 7 Auburn
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Auburn Tigers barely slipped out of another Southeastern Conference road trap.
Haskell football falls to Peru State
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C3
Haskell Indian Nations University fell to Peru (Neb.) State for the second time this season Saturday, 59-0. Haskell (1-8) will play at Southern Nazarene on Saturday.
Pogge, Devlin qualify for state
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State senior Laura Devlin and Perry-Lecompton senior Jennifer Pogge placed in the top six in the all-around at regionals Saturday to qualify for the state gymnastics meet in the vault, uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise.
Seabury 8th at 1A state
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C3
Seabury Academy placed eighth Saturday at the Class 1A boys state cross country meet.
Garcia 1st, Graff 2nd at state
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C3
Baldwin High’s Heather Garcia won the Class 4A girls cross country individual championship, and Eudora’s Brittney Graff took second Saturday, while De Soto took the girls team title.
Firebirds seeded second, will entertain SM East
Lions to travel to Blue Valley North on Friday for football playoff opener
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C3
Unbeaten, untied and unlucky in the draw. That’s Free State High’s football team.
Eudora crowned state volleyball champ
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C3
The third time’s a charm for the Eudora High volleyball program.
How they scored
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C7
KU football notebook
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C7
Jon Cornish became the ninth player in Kansas history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, running for 80 yards on 23 carries. Cornish has 1,041 yards on 193 carries, best in the Big 12 Conference.
Buffs’ lament: ‘No offense’
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C7
Before reporters could ask their first question to Dan Hawkins after the 20-15 Kansas University football victory, the Colorado coach summed up his overall thoughts in four words.
Talib steps it up
Cornerback shows his leadership
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C6
Linebacker Mike Rivera, known for the feeling he puts behind his tackles, made one of his patented vicious hits in the wrong place early in Kansas University’s 20-15 victory Saturday over Colorado.
Wall Street church ringing bells like Brits
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
Wall Street heard the sound of 12 bells on Saturday - announcing God, not money.
Fidel Castro ridicules rumors of his death
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
The ailing Fidel Castro appeared on Cuban state television for the first time in more than a month Saturday, looking thin and tired but walking around and ridiculing recent rumors of his death.
Youths burn cars on riot anniversary
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
Marauding youths torched hundreds of vehicles overnight and on Saturday in renewed violence coinciding with the first anniversary of riots that exposed a deep schism between poor North African immigrants and mainstream France.
Michigan maintains showdown schedule
No. 2 Wolverines do their part in preparation for OSU matchup
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C4
For Michigan, it was another day to rely on the tough running of Mike Hart and its swarming defense for a rain-soaked victory. For Northwestern, it was progress.
Trojans tumble
Oregon State throws wrench in BCS
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C4
Until Oregon State’s fans descended onto the field in droves, the third-ranked USC Trojans believed they were headed for another victory. Southern California couldn’t find a way to win this close game.
Tennessee finally squelches Spurrier
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C4
Tennessee’s Phillip Fulmer earned the right to take a couple of verbal pokes at Steve Spurrier this year. Don’t count on the Vols’ coach doing it. That’s just not his style.
Buckeyes can play defense, too
Top-ranked Ohio State never lets Minnesota get untracked in shutout
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C4
Ohio State’s defense is proving that experience is overrated. While quarterback Troy Smith buffed up his Heisman Trophy numbers by running for one touchdown and throwing for another, top-ranked Ohio State’s defense dominated in a 44-0 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.
Naysayers don’t surprise Burton
Driver enters today’s NASCAR race fifth in standings, but just 48 points behind leader Kenseth
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C2
Jeff Burton understands human nature, so it really doesn’t upset him that the same people who were ready to cede him the NASCAR Nextel Cup championship two weeks ago are writing him off now.
Another Cowboys comeback
Oklahoma State rallies from 16 down to shock No. 20 Nebraska
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C8
With its quick-strike offense, Oklahoma State wasn’t a bit intimidated by a 16-point deficit.
Finishing with a flourish
Kansas State stuffs Cyclones after slow start
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C8
Kansas State’s fans, whose patience was requested earlier in the week, had it tested for a while. But the Wildcats more than rewarded it.
Two doctoral students to receive awards
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B5
Two Kansas University doctoral students will receive awards for their research in pharmaceutical chemistry at the annual American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists meeting and exposition.
Shelter bans adoption of black cats for Halloween
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A4
No black cat will cross your path this Halloween, not if a northern Idaho animal shelter can help it.
People in the news
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Clinton 3-day fundraiser starts at $60K a ticket ¢ Obama gets rock-star welcome in heart of Texas ¢ Jimi Hendrix catalog sold
Bill O’Reilly, Dave Letterman trade barbs on ‘Late Show’
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A2
Bill O’Reilly walked out for his appearance on David Letterman’s “Late Show” with a plastic shield. He could have used it.
OU defense dominates Tigers
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C8
A swarming Oklahoma defense made life difficult on Chase Daniel and No. 23 Missouri, leading to a rare road win for the Sooners.
Kansas Gas to increase its rates
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B3
The settlement of a state gas rate case will cost the average Kansas Gas Service customer about $72 more a year.
Investigators look for clues in wildfire blamed on arsonists
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A5
The mother of one of the four firefighters who died battling a wildfire that authorities blamed on arsonists urged those who set it to turn themselves in Saturday.
Judge orders filthy jails to be cleaned up
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A5
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday seeking to reduce overcrowded and filthy conditions in the nation’s largest county jail system.
Bennett, Aggies rumble past Baylor
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C9
Martellus Bennett was watching himself on the large video screen in the end zone ahead of him as he rumbled down the field. No, the Baylor defenders weren’t going to stop the big tight end’s impression of a Heisman Trophy winner.
Digital District’ proposed for operating systems
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
Lawrence’s school board will hear Monday about a concept that seems like something out of a futuristic sci-fi movie: the “Digital District.”
Campaign ads mask sponsors’ identities
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
Americans for Prosperity launches an ad campaign opposing taxes. Just a grass-roots group trying to help the Kansas working class, right? Wrong.
Evolving archive offers Darwin’s works online
October 29, 2006 in print edition on E2
Charles Darwin’s work has evolved again - now it’s available in an online archive that launched this month.
Flashing finger pays for lunch
October 29, 2006 in print edition on E2
At West End Elementary in Rome, Ga., two classrooms of students charge into the lunchroom every five minutes, and they load their trays up and pile into cashier Lydia Galego’s line.
Accessing your kid’s school life online
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
Imagine getting quick online access to your child’s grades from home, seeing what assignments are missing or even checking to see whether your child made it to class OK and on time.
Virtual reality that tilts with you
October 29, 2006 in print edition on E2
It’s about as glamorous as wearing an old-style TV set on your head.
Fastap keyboard a new way to type on phone
October 29, 2006 in print edition on E2
There are only so many ways to lay out the keys on a cell phone for typing words, or so you’d think.
How to build a ‘Googley’ work force
October 29, 2006 in print edition on E2
Google’s culture begins and is maintained with a rigorous hiring procedure. Experience and grade-point averages for recent college graduates matter, but also factored in is “whether someone is Googley,” said chief culture officer Stacy Sullivan.
Kansans seek to reclaim horticulture
In a state where grains are king, can apples, grapes and veggies make a comeback?
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
Back in the day, one could take a springtime drive from Hiawatha to St. Joseph, Mo., and see nothing but miles of white and pink apple blossoms.
Bankruptcies
October 29, 2006 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Bartlett & West hires, promotes
October 29, 2006 in print edition on E1
Bartlett & West Engineers, Lawrence, announces the hiring of two employees and a promotion for a third.
How to get the most out of Social Security
October 29, 2006 in print edition on E1
Q: I am planning to retire in a few years and am looking at my financial picture. Is it best to start Social Security benefits as soon as I’m eligible at 62, or should I wait until later and get a bigger monthly payment?
Seeking solutions
KU, community teaming up for staff, lab space
October 29, 2006 in print edition on E1
Plans for building high-tech laboratories to foster growth of fledgling life-sciences companies won’t be straying far from the Kansas University campus, at least not yet.
LHS graduate promotes Kids Voting Kansas, civics education
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
Liz Stuewe remembers heading to the ballot box when she was 7 years old and a Centennial School student.
CornerBank honors volunteer efforts
October 29, 2006 in print edition on E1
Bill and Nancy Hambleton are recipients of CornerBank’s Community Cornerstone Award for October, recognizing their volunteer efforts. The Hambletons’ service spans a variety of organizations and roles.
Western Kansas sees boon during hunting season
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
With the country’s population recently surpassing the 300 million mark, Kansans in the hunting and outdoor recreation business say the state is sitting on a gold mine.
Old homes pose many fire risks
Antiquated wiring, dry timber among hazards in early-20th century residential buildings
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
There are plenty of things besides the occasional creaking floorboard or a rattling window to keep the owner of an old home up at night.
No new ground broken in candidates’ last debate
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Republican challenger Jim Barnett on Saturday argued over taxes, the economy and how many hours the governor’s job demands during their fifth and final debate before the Nov. 7 election.
U.S. journalist killed in Mexico remembered as courageous
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A8
Undeterred by violence, journalist Bradley Roland Will felt compelled to document what he called human rights abuses around the globe, so he headed to the volatile city of Oaxaca in Mexico.
Bush labors to save GOP, says Dems can’t win in Iraq
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A7
President Bush, campaigning aggressively ahead of the high-stakes Nov. 7 elections, said Saturday Democrats should not be trusted to control Congress because they have no idea how to win in Iraq.
FBI investigating recent rash of Kansas City bank robberies
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B8
Police and the FBI are investigating 13 bank robberies in the Kansas City metropolitan area since Sept. 1, attributing some of them to one gang and others to a single perpetrator.
Halloween items haunt collectors’ shelves
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D8
Halloween items have become popular collectibles. Perhaps it is because they often can be found at yard and estate sales. Perhaps it is because there are so many new Halloween items, everything from witch-shaped candles and plastic pumpkins to trick-or-treat bags, jewelry and elaborate costumes.
Fashion, talent show promotes recycling
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D8
Local arts, fashion and talents will be on display during “planet fashion,” a fashion and talent show set for Thursday.
Horoscopes
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006:
KU’s wind ensemble announces performance
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D4
Kansas University’s Department of Music and Dance and the School of Fine Arts present a performance by the Wind Ensemble Nov. 5 at the Lied Center of Kansas.
Best-Sellers
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Yesternight
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D3
Mother has dressed me up as a gypsy For my third Halloween.
Feline phenomena on display in picture books
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D3
For a cat-alog of feline phenomena, this a good place to start, with three exceptional picture books.
Spring’ fever
Young fans flock to ‘Endymion’ fantasy novel
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D3
Having his first novel plucked from an agent’s slush pile and commissioned as a movie let Matthew Skelton make the leap from a failed academic who once couch surfed across Europe to an adored author on a book tour that puts him up in posh hotels.
It’s scary when friends put their heads together
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am gasping for breath, doubled over in side-splitting laughter, watching my 50-year-old girlfriends make faces at my computer.
Artist serves ‘Last Supper’ on plates
Series by KU alumna documents final meal requests of death-row inmates
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D1
Before moving to Oklahoma, artist Julie Green never thought too intensely about the death penalty.
Something fishy
KU Natural History Museum’s ichthyology collection worth catching
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D1
Anyone familiar with KU’s Natural History Museum has run across the towering stuffed grizzly bear or the remains of Comanche, the horse that survived the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Harmful bloc
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Wednesday’s headline “Wal-Mart plan gets bounced” announced the proposal was rejected by the City Commission, 3-2. Without reading the article, you knew who the three dissenting votes were: our bloc of three commissioners.
Awesome library
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Every time I visit the new Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, I am in awe. This edifice of great architecture houses an art gallery, cafe, bookstore, media resource room, computer room and local history room. It is now a destination place in Topeka with hundreds of people visiting daily.
Give Madonna a pass on African adoption
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
There are few targets on earth easier than Madonna. I should know, having sighted her in the crosshairs many times over the years.
Bush must launch salvage mission on Iraq
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
Political rhetoric serves in an election season to deny the obvious and get voters to suspend belief in their own judgments. Thus George W. Bush in recent days, urging the American public not to “allow our dissatisfaction to turn into disillusionment about our purpose” in Iraq.
Tough campaigns
The Journal-World recommends votes for Rep. Jim Ryun and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
The current political scene is such that the contests are more a battle of perceptions and images of candidates, along with a lot of half-truths, than a discussion of issues and accomplishments of those seeking office.
Dems spring surprise TV ad on Ryun
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B3
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.
Township races
October 29, 2006
Only one township position in the Douglas County area is being contested Nov. 7.
2nd District rematch growing heated
October 29, 2006
The Jim Ryun-Nancy Boyda race for the 2nd Congressional District is a rematch of their 2004 contest, which Ryun, a Republican from Lawrence, won 56 percent to 41 percent.
Political newcomer challenges Moore in 3rd District contest
October 29, 2006
Incumbent 3rd District Congressman Dennis Moore, a Lenexa Democrat, has withstood four Republican challenges in a district where Democrats are outnumbered.
Bond issue at stake for Santa Fe Trail
October 29, 2006
Voters in southwestern Douglas County in the Santa Fe Trail school district will cast ballots in a school bond referendum during the Nov. 7 election.
Insurance commissioner candidates differ on AAA contract
October 29, 2006
Abortion was an underlying issue in this summer’s Republican primary for state insurance commissioner, and driver’s licenses have become an issue in the general election campaign.
Judges on ballot for retention
October 29, 2006
Voters will decide Nov. 7 whether to retain the following judges in Douglas County
Health care topical in 10th District contest
October 29, 2006
Health care, property taxes, illegal immigration and education are the issues most discussed by the three candidates for the 10th District House seat.
School funding debated in 38th race
October 29, 2006
A former social studies teacher, Rep. Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, was a dues-paying member of the National Education Assn. during the 1990s.
Former school superintendent challenges 59th seat incumbent
October 29, 2006
Rep. Joe Humerickhouse, R-Osage City, says he believes rural Kansas faces critical energy, economic and growth issues.
Student vies for 46th District seat
October 29, 2006
Making sure education funding gets to the right places is a major priority for Rep. Paul Davis as he campaigns for re-election against a first-time challenger from the Libertarian Party for the Kansas House 46th District seat.
Experience debated in 44th seat race
October 29, 2006
Experience versus fresh blood is at the heart of the campaign for the 44th District Kansas House seat.
Topekans compete for treasurer’s job
October 29, 2006
The race for state treasurer has produced no rancor and few headlines.
Illegal immigration topic in 53rd District race
October 29, 2006
Two veteran contenders for the 53rd Kansas House District are taking a crack at denying the seat to Democratic incumbent Ann Mah.
Veteran, musician compete for seat in 47th District
October 29, 2006
It’s a race between a legislator seeking his fourth term in the Kansas House and a 22-year-old bluegrass band member who thinks someone else deserves a shot at the seat.
On the record
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B2
Tough decisions await Cards
World Series champions must decide what to do about potential free agents
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C10
The St. Louis Cardinals have tasted postseason success, and they likely will have to pay for it now.
Bush, Iraqi leader play down feud
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush on Saturday sought to repair tensions with Iraq’s prime minister, and the White House asserted that Nouri al-Maliki is not “America’s man in Iraq” but a sovereign leader whom the U.S. is aiding.
Celts’ Auerbach dies at age 89
Hall of Fame coach, front office official suffers fatal heart attack
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C2
His genius was building a basketball dynasty in Boston, his gift was straight talk, his signature was the pungent cigar he lit up and savored after every victory.
Admiral approves of prison conditions at Guantanamo Bay
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
Just days into the job, the Pentagon’s new Southern Command chief made an overnight weekend visit to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay - and declared captive conditions compatible with the Geneva Conventions.
Jayhawks put on show at Self’s coaches clinic
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s fast-breaking basketball players put on an inspired show at the Bill Self Coaches Clinic on Saturday morning in Allen Fieldhouse.
LHS boys third at state cross country
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High seniors Andrew Grover, Jeff Standing and Cody Weber locked arms and jumped up and down after Saturday’s meet.
Keegan: ‘Sparky’ similar to Flutie
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University officials didn’t let a physical appearance different from the prototype for a Division I head coach keep them from hiring Mark Mangino.
Red shirts rule
Reesing makes debut, sparks KU
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
Don’t call it a comeback. Not yet, anyway. But go ahead and label it a big step in the right direction for Kansas University’s football team. The Jayhawks’ 20-15 victory over Colorado on Saturday was sorely needed and stunningly sparked by : well, none other than Sparky himself.
Longhorns solve Lubbock jinx
No. 5 Texas overcomes three-TD deficit to beat Texas Tech
October 29, 2006 in print edition on C9
Every four years for the past 12, Texas had left Lubbock a loser. It looked like that trend might continue Saturday night when Texas Tech jumped out to a three-touchdown lead in the first half.
Google’s culture of innovation
Company encourages offbeat thinking
October 29, 2006 in print edition on E2
To understand the corporate culture at Google Inc., take a look at the toilets.
Making a difference
Youths decorate walkway
October 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
Six-year-old Jacob Mills painted his hand royal blue and slapped it against the cement wall. “Cool,” he said.
Company, NBC at odds over Dixie Chicks
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A2
The Dixie Chicks are again at the center of a controversy over the limits of opinionated talk.
Strippers fear Seattle voters may put them out of work
October 29, 2006 in print edition on A11
Eight-hour days, five days a week, and the flexibility to stay home if one of her children is sick.
Financial issues central to governor’s race
Candidates differ on solutions for school funding, economy
October 29, 2006
School finance, the state of the Kansas economy and illegal immigration have been the major issues in the governor’s race.
KC Singers present free concert
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D8
The Kansas City Singers will present a free concert at 3 p.m. today in the Kansas City Central Library’s Helzberg Auditorium, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Jolie Holland at The Granada
October 29, 2006 in print edition on D8
Cabaret crooner Jolie Holland mixes piedmont blues guitar with brushed jazz drums and elastic vocals that hint at classic singers like Billie Holiday.