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Trial starts in Baldwin killing
Hinndley Espinales accused of pulling the trigger in anger
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
There’s no dispute that a 25-year-old man shot and killed a member of his extended family earlier this year after a night of drinking at a birthday party in Baldwin, his attorney said.
Republican PAC spends $1.5 million to support Kline
Sum is a campaign record
October 30, 2006
Sum is a record in a Kansas campaign
6News Now for October 30
October 30, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Eagle Bend is turning a profit, science lab experiments online, and Wakarusa Fest organizers are off the hook.
LHS marching band wins competition
October 30, 2006
They’re champions at marching frontward, backward, diagonally and playing their instruments at the same time.
First candidate emerges for City Commission
October 30, 2006
The owner of a Lawrence-based environmental consulting firm is set to become the first candidate to announce for the Lawrence City Commission.
KU cast gives ‘Teeth’ to Wilder play
Despite heavy third act, production of 1942 work stays fresh
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B4
Guest director Karen Paisley and her cast have breathed more life into Thornton Wilder’s 1942 Pulitzer Prize-winner “The Skin of Our Teeth” than most productions even approach.
His driving was fine. But he looked a little young.
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
His driving was fine. But he looked a little young.
Arrests are down at Halloween party
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
The crowd was a lot smaller, but so were the problems, at an annual Halloween party in Madison that ended without violence or the use of pepper spray as it had in recent years.
Study says crime makes St. Louis most dangerous U.S. city
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Just days after the St. Louis Cardinals won the top honor in Major League Baseball, their hometown jumped to first place on a list no one wants to lead: the most dangerous cities in the United States.
Gallaudet calls for change answered
Board revokes appointment of president
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
The board of trustees of the nation’s premier school for the deaf voted Sunday to revoke the appointment of the incoming president, who had been the subject of weeks of protests that at times shut down the campus.
High wind knocks out power for thousands in Northeast
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Thousands of homes and businesses had no electricity Sunday from Maryland to Maine as a storm system blasted the region with winds gusting to more than 50 mph, knocking over trees and a construction crane. The storm was blamed for at least two deaths.
KU women’s golf 15th at Derby
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s women’s golf team placed 15th at the 17-team The Derby Invitational, which concluded Sunday at the Auburn University Club. KU shot a 36-hole 636.
KU men’s golf 7th at Tradition
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C3
Gary Woodland and Tyler Docking tied for ninth place, and the Kansas University men’s golf team placed seventh as a team Sunday at the Landfall Tradition.
A key hand at Poker EM
October 30, 2006
I’m rolling it back to the year 2000, when I went to Vienna to compete in the European Poker Championships - or Poker EM. The Casino Austria-Baden is a beautiful setting for the Poker EM.
K.C. overcomes
Kansas City runs to victory
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
When the running game is this strong, the Kansas City Chiefs can afford a couple of disastrous plays.
Rockin’ Metrodome plays host to Patriots
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Metrodome is always loud on game day. The din can be deafening, and the building has been known to shake, giving the Minnesota Vikings one of the most intimidating home-field advantages in the league.
Indianapolis wins a wild one
Manning masterful for Colts, who stay undefeated
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C4
Maddeningly meticulous and impeccably precise, this was Peyton Manning at his cruel best.
Baylor QB Bell out for season
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
Record-setting Baylor senior quarterback Shawn Bell is done for the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, coach Guy Morriss said Sunday.
Rutgers remains undefeated
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
Rutgers’ defense and special teams showed they can carry the Scarlet Knights when running back Ray Rice and the rest of the offense can’t.
W. Virginia, Louisville move up
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
Thanks to USC’s fall, the pivotal game between West Virginia and Louisville will be the first top-five matchup for the rebuilt Big East.
BCS chaos looms
USC’s loss throws wrench in plans
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
For those who enjoy BCS chaos, the fun starts now. Southern California’s loss to Oregon State was the first and most significant step toward giving the Bowl Championship Series an impossible task of putting together a title game that will satisfy everybody.
After-school teen program seeks volunteers
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Wednesdays at Liberty Hall program seeks energetic volunteers to assist with programs serving junior high students from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in downtown Lawrence.
KU football notebook
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kansas University cornerback Blake Bueltel did not suit up Saturday because of an undisclosed ailment. It’s expected to keep him out indefinitely.
Lawrence Datebook
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Saw III’ takes biggest cut of box office revenue
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
Halloween came early at movie theaters as “Saw III” sliced up the competition with a $34.3 million debut, the best opening yet for the gory horror franchise.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva brushed aside corruption allegations and won re-election in a landslide as Brazilians rewarded their first working-class leader for diminishing grinding poverty and
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva brushed aside corruption allegations and won re-election in a landslide as Brazilians rewarded their first working-class leader for diminishing grinding poverty and improving the economy of Latin America’s largest nation.
Typhoon Cimaron kills at least three
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Typhoon Cimaron blew over the northern Philippines today, felling trees, toppling power lines, blasting roofs off homes and leaving at least three people dead, officials said.
70 militants killed after attack on base
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
NATO and Afghan troops killed 70 suspected militants who attacked a military base in southern Afghanistan, while a roadside blast killed one NATO soldier and wounded eight others, the alliance said Sunday.
Al-Qaida facility destroyed by troops
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Pakistani troops backed by helicopters firing missiles destroyed an al-Qaida-linked training facility in a northwestern tribal area near the Afghan border today, killing “many” militants, officials said.
Mexican police move in on protest-racked city
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Federal police backed by armored vehicles and water cannons tore down barricades and stormed embattled Oaxaca on Sunday, seizing control of the city center from protesters who had held it for five months.
Violence deepens political tension
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Suspected Sunni Arab gunmen killed 23 policemen Sunday, including 17 in one attack in the predominantly Shiite southern city of Basra, signaling the possible start of an intensified insurgent campaign against Iraq’s predominantly Shiite Muslim security forces.
Nigerian plane crash kills nearly all 104 aboard
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
A Nigerian airliner with 104 people on board slammed into the ground moments after takeoff Sunday - the third deadly crash of a passenger plane in less than a year in this West African nation known for its notoriously unsafe air industry. Six people survived, and the rest were believed dead.
Candidates, parties target growing Web audience
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A4
The number of people who go online for political news is rising, with more than one-third saying they check the Internet for such information.
KU placed on honor roll for community service
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s students have earned KU a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, created by the Corporation for National and Community Service to increase awareness of the civic engagement mission of institutions of higher education.
Trout season near at Lake Shawnee
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
Lake Shawnee will be closed to fishing until 6 a.m. Saturday after 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout were released into the lake over the weekend.
Many state parks cut back on services
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
Now through March 31 are off-season months for Kansas state parks. During this time, many state parks cut down on services, although all remain open.
KDWP tweaks fishing reports
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
Wildlife and Parks has added a new wrinkle to the state fishing reports it has been providing for more than 25 years.
Female skater nearly 1 of a kind
As women abandon alternative sports, Da Silva sticks it out
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
Fabiola Da Silva has been around so long that the inline skating pioneer is now more of an anachronism, a back-flipping reminder of the days when women joined men in attempting stunts off a 14-foot vertical ramp.
Vanderbilt’s Stallings on hot seat?
One NCAA bid in seven seasons not good enough, coach acknowledges he must do better
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C2
As a lifelong fan of the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, Kevin Stallings knows a .143 batting average just won’t cut it.
Paroled sex offenders face Halloween restrictions
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Sex offenders on probation or parole in Tennessee are banned from Halloween costume parties this year and aren’t even allowed to put up decorations like jack-o-lanterns that might attract youngsters.
Trans fat showdown looms in New York City
Proposed ban in restaurants could have ripple effect across country
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
There are plenty of things in Kentucky Fried Chicken that are bad for your health - cholesterol, saturated fat and salt, to name a few. But only one has the potential to get the colonel’s recipe banned in New York City.
Missing weapons among pressing problems in Iraq
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Nearly one of every 25 weapons the military bought for Iraqi security forces is missing, a government audit said Sunday. Many others cannot be repaired because parts or technical manuals are lacking.
Deadly wildfire 70 percent contained
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Firefighters aided by dying winds appeared to be winning the battle Sunday against a 63-square-mile wildfire that killed four of their own and destroyed more than 30 homes.
Rising use of energy drinks is all the buzz - and worry
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
More than 500 new energy drinks launched worldwide this year, and coffee fans probably are too old to understand why.
Fix-ups could mean savings for some homeowners
Lawrence may use state law to encourage improvements in designated neighborhoods
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
So you want a break on your property taxes. Historically, the best way to get one of those in Lawrence has been to be a big shot in the business world and decide to build a large industrial plant or add a wing onto an office building to employ a few hundred additional people.
Stewart steals spotlight in Georgia
Kenseth maintains series lead with three races left
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C2
Don’t bother asking Tony Stewart about what might have been. The two-time NASCAR champion insists there’s no frustration in winning races that make no difference in the standings - at least not to the defending Nextel Cup champion.
Glitches may haunt election
New machines, systems face first real voter test
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
Long lines, faulty machines and new voting rules could mar Election Day throughout the country, warn several groups that study and monitor elections.
Traffic accident injures four, including child
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Four people, including one child, were taken to the hospital by ambulance Sunday after a two-car wreck in Eudora.
Fire displaces residents
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
An apartment fire in southwest Lawrence displaced residents in two apartments and forced the evacuation of the building for about an hour Sunday.
Journal-World wants your Halloween photos
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Before your children head out for Halloween trick-or-treating, take a photo of them and share it with the Lawrence Journal-World.
Services planned for sheriff, shooter
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
A northwest Kansas sheriff and the mentally ill man who killed him will be buried this week.
Journalist to speak at Dole Institute
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
Author and journalist Richard Ben Cramer will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University’s west campus.
Halloween fundraising event turns deadly
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B7
A man died after his head slammed into the side of a trailer as he bungee jumped out of a tree to frighten passengers on a Halloween-themed hay ride, authorities said.
Culvert replacement to close rural road
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B7
A portion of East 300 Road in southwestern Douglas County will be closed at 9 a.m. Tuesday for culvert replacement.
Nebraska Biocontainment Unit on call
Health officials say lab can fill national role if needed to treat outbreaks of disease, viruses
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
If fears about a U.S. outbreak of avian flu ever come to fruition, the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit could be at the forefront of treatment.
Mayor reports positive response to anti-Phelps letters
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
Letters warning other cities of protests by Fred Phelps Sr. and his anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church have been appreciated in cities where the protests have occurred, Mayor Bill Bunten said.
Kansan sculpts life’s work out of kinetic models
Artist’s sense of humor shown in his creations
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B5
When Paul Boyer was a soldier in the Korean War, he didn’t request care packages of cookies and other treats.
Events calendar
October 30, 2006 in print edition on D2
Haunts to hit this Halloween
October 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
OK, Lawrence doesn’t bear the distinction of having a perfectly spooky Halloween name - like Tombstone, Ariz., Transylvania County, N.C., or Skull Creek township, Ariz.
Commissioners cancel this week’s meeting
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
City commissioners will not meet Tuesday.
There’s no school like the:Old school
Social circle works to preserve beloved rural schoolhouse
October 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
The school bus doesn’t pass down this gravel road anymore. There aren’t many youngsters around in Sarcoxie Township, in southern Jefferson County.
Physician receives board certification
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A8
Dr. Jay Kennedy, Lawrence, recently received board certification from the American Board of Family Medicine.
Prosoco hires new consultant
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A8
Vickie Hull, a licensed marriage and family therapist with Lawrence Therapy Services, attended an Oct. 19-22 meeting of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in Austin, Texas.
Prosoco hires new consultant
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A8
Lexi Selvig, Olathe, has joined Lawrence-based Prosoco Inc. as the company’s new architectural specifications consultant.
Ribbon-cutting set for Arbonne
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces the following ribbon-cutting ceremony for November: Sarah Klingele/
On the money
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A8
Gone are the days of joining a company after college and staying with it for a promotion-filled 40-year career. Here are tips for success from Curtis J. Crawford, author of the new book “Corporate Rise: The X Principles of Extreme Personal Leadership”:
A cup of wisdom
Starbucks serves up Lawrence man’s quotation
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A8
Nick Davis was reading a now-forgotten quotation printed on his paper coffee cup last year when he noticed the fine print.
Lifetime opens door to ‘The House Next Door’
October 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
Lifetime gets into the Halloween spirit with the haunted-mansion drama “The House Next Door” (8 p.m., Lifetime). Like the best and worst of the supernatural genre, “House” touches on profound subjects and strikes deeper chords than its chilling subject matter and improbable body count indicate.
Transparency, accountability are keys to good election
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B9
After Maryland finally finished counting ballots more than a week after its September primary, the finger pointing about responsibility for primary day’s chaos at the polls began in earnest.
Huntley, Brinkley knew news
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B9
Responding to a suggestion that the 50th anniversary of the launch of “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” would make a good story, the producer at another network declined, saying, “It doesn’t fit our demographic.”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 30, 1906: “Gov. Hoch will talk politics at the local opera house tonight, and a tremendous crowd is expected as elections near.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
Bids for the proposed Adams Alumni Center at Kansas University were opened but the building committee planned to wait until the coming week to award the project to one of the seven competing firms.
Residential reliance
Lawrence is a great place to live, but residential property owners have reason to be concerned about the high share of the local tax burden they are carrying.
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
One of the most troubling numbers thrown out at Thursday’s annual Kansas Economic Policy Conference concerned the state’s growing dependence on residential property to support its tax base.
Was ‘stay the course’ all just a dream?
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
“… The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, knew that Oceania had been in alliance with Eurasia as short a time as four years ago. But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated.
Divided government often gets job done
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
With all the parsing that was needed to make sense of President Bush’s convoluted explanations of his Iraq policies during last week’s lengthy news conference, it is not surprising that another question - on another topic - received little notice.
Tombstones inspire hobby of history
Retired Army officer pursues Civil War veterans’ stories
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
On weekends, John Jackson gathers his camera, maps and other documents, gets into his car and takes a trip back in time.
Wood: Big 12 outlook murky
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Kansas University football team’s bowl possibilities are hazy just based on what the Jayhawks need to do the next three games. But it’s even more muddled considering what the rest of the Big 12 Conference is capable of.
Special team set to study city’s sustainability
Commissioners seek input from residents
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
City commissioners and a group of outside experts want to hear what Lawrence residents hope their community looks like in the coming decades.
Kansas rowers shine at Iowa
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Open Four A boat of Samira Naji, Whitney Fasbender, Lindsey Miles, LlynnAnn Laugesen and Tiffany Jeffers placed second to highlight the Jayhawks’ showing Sunday in the Head of the Iowa.
Eight ex-Jayhawks in NBA
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Eight former Kansas University basketball players will open the regular season Tuesday on rosters of NBA teams.
GOP moderates face Kline dilemma
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
For the past decade in Kansas politics, Phill Kline has represented a problem for moderate Republicans, because they haven’t been able to get a Kline they can accept without voting for a Kline they dislike.
On the record
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
CNBC branches into documentaries, newsmagazine
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
Both times it aired earlier this month, the CNBC documentary “The Age of Wal-Mart” attracted larger audiences than any other business program on the network that week.
Halloween tailgating a hit with children, cautious parents
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B3
Dark streets may make parents nervous and malls can be a bit too bright for adventurous children craving spooky Halloween thrills. Now, there’s a way to trick-or-treat that provides something for everyone.
Rec calendar
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
KU research shows turmeric spice helps prevent arthritis
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
For centuries, people have believed that turmeric, an Asian cooking spice, could fight inflammation. Scientists now are confirming it.
Horoscopes
October 30, 2006 in print edition on D4
For Monday, Oct. 30
Mangino dismisses quandary
KU coach plays down quarterback situation
October 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Mark Mangino claims he won’t play along anymore - and just when the quarterback situation is as intriguing as ever.
SRS seeks to reopen state hospital wing
October 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Despite opposition from advocates for the disabled, welfare leaders are asking state legislators to approve more than $400,000 to reopen a wing of Parsons State Hospital.
Craft beers get a handle on bar art
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A8
When Roy Wadding sits down at a bar, he makes sure to scan the draft selection before ordering a beer.
Deciding when it’s time to leave a job
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: My husband was recently demoted to a lesser job at a lower salary. Office politics seem to have played a role, as he was unjustly accused of “ethical lapses.”
People in the news
October 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Words can never hurt him ¢ Jackson to accept award ¢ Politics in the heartland