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Bush may stump for Ryun
Congressman admits race with Boyda is close
October 31, 2006
Republican leaders from the White House to the Statehouse on Tuesday closed ranks behind U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, of Lawrence, as Democratic challenger Nancy Boyda appeared ready to pull off a major upset.
6News Now for October 31
October 31, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Halloween fun in Lawrence, relief comes to Hilltop Childcare Center, and President Bush will come to lend his support to Jim Ryun.
Ryun concedes race is tight
October 31, 2006
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Lawrence, today conceded that he is in a tight race with Democrat Nancy Boyda after denying for weeks that the contest was close.
Bush may rally Ryun supporters in Topeka
A White House spokesman declined to comment
October 31, 2006
A White House spokesman declined to comment.
Ready for some Halloween ‘Horror’
Tricks and treats abound today
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A1
Expect downtown Lawrence to be taken over by ghosts, witches, monsters and perhaps a few not-so-scary costumed characters tonight as the city celebrates Halloween.
KPR collects record through fall fundraiser
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kansas Public Radio collected a record sum - more than $220,000 in donations - during Fall Fanfare 2006, the station’s fundraising drive.
VA medical center delays flu shot clinics
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
All flu shots clinics are being delayed for at least two weeks at the Colmery-O’Neil Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Topeka.
Bishop Seabury offering food drive, campout
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
Bishop Seabury Academy’s student senate will be host to a food drive and campout Thursday to bring attention to poverty and homelessness in Lawrence.
Police investigate vehicle vandalism
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
At least 12 vehicles had windows shattered throughout the city late Friday or early Saturday.
Rainfall slows cutting of some Kansas crops
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
Farmers’ progress in planting winter wheat and harvesting row crops was slowed in much of Kansas last week by rainfall that topped 2 inches in some places, the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday.
On the record
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
K.C. offense picks up slack after Law falls
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C5
Kansas City defensive back Ty Law said he might lose a little sleep over his gaffes against the Seattle Seahawks. Rest easy, Ty.
Pats blast Vikings
Brady throws 4 TDs in 31-7 rout
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C5
Minnesota counts itself among the many NFL franchises trying to copy the New England Patriots’ plan for success. The Vikings learned Monday night that they still have a lot of catching up to do.
Five things to watch for, times five
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C4
Tracking the NBA by the fives:
Knicks waive Rose
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jalen Rose was waived Monday by the New York Knicks, leaving their roster one below the regular-season maximum of 15.
Auerbach honored
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C4
Celtics legends Larry Bird and Bob Cousy were among several basketball luminaries who paid their respects Monday night to Red Auerbach, the NBA coach, executive and pioneer.
Drug charges dropped against festivalgoer
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
Because of a “problematic search” by law enforcement officers, drug charges have been dropped against a Massachusetts man arrested at this summer’s Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival.
Ridnour gets extension
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C4
Luke Ridnour chose stability and the opportunity to stay in the Pacific Northwest over the chance to determine his value on the open market.
Slur gets fan banned
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C4
The fan who allegedly directed a racial slur at Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo was banned for the season Monday by the NBA and Orlando Magic.
Brown, Knicks reach settlement on contract
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C4
Larry Brown and the New York Knicks reached a settlement on the remainder of the fired coach’s contract Monday night, a week before NBA commissioner David Stern was expected to rule on the dispute.
New ball really is different
Study shows NBA players’ grip-griping, bounce-bashing warranted
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C4
NBA players have complained all month that the league’s new synthetic ball feels and performs differently from the old leather one.
South division dominant
North teams are 3-13 against southern counterparts this season
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C5
The disparity between the two Big 12 Conference football divisions is so great again that the issue of what to do about it became a topic of conversation on the weekly Big 12 coaches conference call Monday.
KU quartet named to Big 12 second team
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C3
Four Kansas University players were named to the All-Big 12 Conference soccer teams, and two more were tapped for the Big 12 All-Newcomer team Monday.
Hughes hopes to harass high-powered Holton
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C3
Quarterback Jeff Hughes’ savvy in and out of the pocket comes as no surprise. With his father, Steve Hughes, serving as Tonganoxie High’s previous head coach, Jeff has grown up around the game, attending practices since he could walk.
Offensive execution key for Eudora
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C3
Just five days ago the Eudora High football squad capped off its first undefeated regular season in nearly 60 years, but the victory wasn’t exactly the Cardinals’ style of football.
Blake thrilled to join Legends
Former KU star trying to revive Winston Salem State program
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C3
She looked at the list of names with whom she will be honored Wednesday at “KU Track Legends & Friends,” a benefit for the Bert Nash Center at the Holidome, and she liked the company she will be keeping.
Boo! Tyson at top of scary sports list
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C2
Kids are afraid of things like monsters and ghosts. For adults, it’s things like death and losing their job that strike fear.
Golf Hall swells by five
Nelson, Singh, ex-Jayhawk Smith in class
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C2
Larry Nelson was either in the jungle or a rice paddy during his two years in the Vietnam War, enough time to learn the difference between a land leech and a water leech. Vijay Singh toiled in the rain forest of Borneo, giving golf lessons for $10 and spending every free minute working on his game.
Woodling: Reesing stops KU bleeding
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C1
Just when you thought Kansas University’s football season was dead in the water, along comes a kid named Todd Reesing to make you care again. Todd who???
Dejection to contention
K.C. has rebounded from humiliating defeat
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C1
Standing alone in a far corner of Kansas City’s tumultuous postgame locker room, Trent Green had the look of a solitary little boy pressing his nose against the candy store window.
KU’s Kaun out 3-6 weeks
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C1
First C.J. Giles. Now Sasha Kaun. Kansas University’s men’s basketball centers are falling as fast as the leaves on the campus trees.
Cyclones’ sideline crowded
Injuries, illnesses piling up for Jayhawks’ next opponent
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C1
Hopefully, Iowa State’s football team set aside enough cash in the budget to account for all the ice packs, gauze and athletic tape it’s using this football season. Because, man, times are tough - and painful - right now in Ames.
Border arrests decline; tighter security cited
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents made fewer arrests of illegal immigrants trying to enter the country last year, the government said Monday in a report that credits stronger enforcement.
More than 40 arrested in smuggling ring
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
More than 40 people were arrested in connection with a family-run smuggling ring that brought hundreds of illegal immigrants into the country, officials said Monday.
Lawsuit challenges anti-immigrant measure
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
Advocates for immigrants sued the city of Hazleton on Monday, seeking to block an ordinance that would impose steep fines on landlords who rent to people living in the country illegally.
Bush hits hard at gay marriage
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush has for months cast the midterm elections as a choice about just two issues: taxes and terrorism. Now, with polls predicting bleak results for Republicans, he is trying to fire up his party by decrying gay marriage.
New strain of bird flu in China may be response to vaccines
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
Scientists have discovered a new strain of bird flu that appears to sidestep current vaccines.
KFC drops trans fats as N.Y. considers ban
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
After two years of secret taste tests, KFC said Monday it would stop frying chicken in artery-clogging trans fats, but New York City restaurants being urged to do the same say it’s not so easy.
People in the news
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Witherspoon, Phillippe split ¢ Differences set aside ¢ Giving the gift of giving ¢ Harsh words from Cosby
Get ready for real-life horror
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A2
“Nova” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings) interrupts your trick-or-treating fun for something truly terrifying. “Monster of the Milky Way” presents interviews with scientists concerned that a massive black hole lurks in our own galaxy. There goes the neighborhood.
Poll asks: Can trick-or-treaters be trusted?
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A2
If you leave a bowl of treats outside your door Tuesday night and invite trick-or-treaters to help themselves, are you courting disaster?
Ballot-counting begins in presidential runoff
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A6
Rioters destroyed polling stations in eastern Congo on Monday and a revote was planned in one northern town after ballots were burned, yet much of this Central African country called the landmark presidential runoff a success as the colossal task of counting the election results began.
KU football notebook
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C5
Cornish watch: Kansas University running back Jon Cornish, who has 1,041 rushing yards this season, is one of seven Division I-A players with at least 1,000 yards rushing. Of those seven, only two have fewer carries than Cornish’s 193.
Russian, U.S. officers sign military pact
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A6
The top Russian and U.S. military officers signed a cooperation agreement Monday that lays out plans for joint activities for the coming year, officials said.
Former prime minister charged with corruption
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A6
A court Monday ordered former Premier Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial on charges of corruption along with the estranged husband of Britain’s culture minister.
Pilot said to have ignored air traffic control in crash that killed 96
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A6
A plane crash that killed 96 people in Nigeria might have been averted if the pilot had heeded advice from air traffic controllers to wait for a lightning storm to clear before taking off, the aviation minister said Monday.
Protesters regroup after police take control of Mexican city
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A6
Thousands of protesters driven from the city center by federal police after months of paralyzing demonstrations vowed to retake the main plaza on Monday, but strike-weary residents pleaded for a return to life as usual.
Pakistani airstrike sparks protests
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A6
Missiles fired by Pakistani helicopters destroyed a religious school on the Afghan border Monday that the military said was a front for an al-Qaida training camp, killing 80 people and prompting strong protests against the country’s president and the United States.
British report: Global warming will devastate world economy
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A6
Raising the stakes in the global warming dispute with the United States and China, Britain issued a sweeping report Monday warning that the Earth faces a calamity on the scale of the world wars and the Great Depression unless urgent action is taken.
Second Marine to plead guilty in death of Iraqi civilian
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A7
Another Marine charged with kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi man has agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges, his attorney said Monday.
Mirror, mirror on the wall: Are elephants self-aware at all?
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A8
If you’re Happy and you know it, pat your head. That, in a peanut shell, is how a 34-year-old female Asian elephant in the Bronx Zoo showed researchers that pachyderms can recognize themselves in a mirror - complex behavior observed in only a few other species.
Weather sensors deflate old forecasters
Balloons may yield to newer technology
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A8
Just after dawn in an open field, Calvin Meadows tugs a cotton tether to send aloft a 6-foot helium balloon that will carry weather instruments more than 19 miles into the sky.
Reconstruction audit finds process ‘broken down’
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A7
Ten months into a yearlong effort to transfer control of Iraq’s reconstruction to the Iraqis, federal auditors say, the government there is spending very little of its own money on projects, while the process for handing off U.S.-funded work “appears to have broken down,” according to findings released Monday.
Sample ballots now available online
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Douglas County Clerk’s office has made it easier for registered voters to see an online sample of the ballot they will be completing in the Nov. 7 general election.
Marching band wins Neewollah competition
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B3
They’re champions at marching forward, backward, diagonally and playing their instruments at the same time.
ACLU forum attracts full house at library
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B3
Representatives from the Douglas County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union led a panel discussion Monday night at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
District considers software updates
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B3
Soon it will be easy for parents, teachers and administrator to get information about students on the Web - from grades to whether they made it to class last hour.
Lincoln hospital repays $4M for false reports
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B3
A Lincoln hospital has paid $4 million to the federal and state government to settle claims of erroneous Medicare and Medicaid reports that resulted in possible overpayments to the hospital in the 1990s.
Female faculty still in minority at KU
Report shows university among tops in Big 12 for gender equity among senior professors
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A1
Despite progress, women continue to be a minority in senior faculty positions at Kansas University and major universities across the nation, according a recent report.
PAC adds $1.5M to Kline bid
Republican group helps finance ads in AG campaign
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A1
A Washington, D.C., corporate-interest political action committee spent a record $1.5 million in nine days to help Kansas Republican Atty. Gen. Phill Kline, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday.
Voting machine owner denies ties to Chavez
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A4
A Venezuelan businessman on Monday defended his purchase of a U.S. manufacturer of touch-screen voting machines, saying his companies have no ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
KU runner beaten near home, police say
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Kansas University cross-country runner went to the hospital after being beaten by a group of men early Saturday outside his home in west Lawrence.
Breast cancer gala tops fundraising goal
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B1
Organizers of the Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer fundraiser said this year’s gala raised more than last year’s $53,000 fundraising total.
Businessman to run for City Commission
Three at-large positions up for election April 3
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence business owner who believes the city needs to do more to embrace growth is set to become the first announced candidate for City Commission.
World-traveling, home-building volunteers make visit to India
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B1
In the Philippines, the family thanked him with a home-cooked meal. In South Africa, another family sang a Zulu song.
Baldwin shooting trial begins
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B1
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.
Signs point to change in city’s codes
Code review could affect pole signage
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B1
The signs of change may be coming to busy commercial corridors like 23rd Street. Or actually, it may be the change of signs.
Authorities probe salmonella outbreak
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A5
A salmonella outbreak potentially linked to produce has sickened at least 172 people in 18 states, health officials said Monday.
Red Cross announces major overhaul
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A5
The American Red Cross, stung by criticism of how it handled Hurricane Katrina and the Sept. 11 attacks, announced plans Monday for a major overhaul that would include slashing its 50-member board and reducing the influence of presidentially appointed overseers.
Aviation industry lobbies for transportation security
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B10
U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters visited Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita on Monday as the general aviation industry lobbied for her support in its fight against user fees to help fund the Federal Aviation Administration.
Museum program lets kids have fossil fun
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B10
Children will have the opportunity to learn about fossils during a special program at the city’s Prairie Park Nature Center.
TV show to feature KU researchers’ interviews
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B10
The National Geographic Channel will feature Kansas University researchers on its Thursday episode of the “Naked Science” series.
Tittrington: Tough fall for area football
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C6
When the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. unveiled its 2006 postseason football schedule, area fans had two good reasons to look forward to a Halloween buzz.
Tony Williams & Jennifer Pogge
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C6
Williams rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns Friday to help the Lions down Topeka High, 52-28. Pogge won the all-around at the regional meet in Newton.
Williams easily becomes Mr. 1,000
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Lawrence High football team played to its historical strength Friday against Topeka High, and Tony Williams is the newest member of the 1,000-yard club because of it.
Tea fundraiser to aid community shelter
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B10
Organizers hope to raise $20,000 through a fundraiser with chocolate desserts, tea and coffee Sunday to benefit the Lawrence Community Shelter.
Craig Rosenstengle
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C6
In Free State High’s nine football victories this season, junior wide receiver Craig Rosenstengle has caught a touchdown in six of them, and quickly became the favorite target of senior quarterback Ryan Murphy.
Sebelius, Barnett report financing for campaigns
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B6
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius set a new mark for Kansas gubernatorial politics, raising more than $5.18 million in contributions for her re-election bid, the campaign reported Monday.
Who you gonna call?
Hutchinson group hunts for the unexplained
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B6
Some strange and spooky things have happened at the Blue Duck Bistro since owner Linda Dillon opened it in downtown Hutchinson four years ago.
Big Brother sought for kindergartner
October 31, 2006 in print edition on D2
Alec, a kindergartner who loves the outdoors, is seeking a big brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County program. Alec enjoys playing baseball, soccer and riding his bike.
Sharp threads feel kind of … grown-up
October 31, 2006 in print edition on D1
In my ongoing quest - so far, about 53 percent successful - to simulate adulthood, I have lately begun wearing a jacket to work.
Terrifying tales
Armed with their imagination, our Scary Story contest winners write about spine-chilling adventures
October 31, 2006 in print edition on D1
I was able to catch the last train to Grandma’s house after a late soccer practice on Halloween night. I was so tired that I fell asleep, and when I woke up there was no one else on the train …
Parent decisions chiefly drive family strife
October 31, 2006 in print edition on D1
Q: Dear Dr. Wes & John: What do you see as the three top reasons for family strife today? - Online Chat Participant
State chapter honors two Lawrence residents
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B4
The Kansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers has named two Lawrence residents as its Social Worker of the Year and Public Citizen of the Year for 2006.
Researchers seek children for study
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B4
Kansas University researchers are seeking children to participate in a study focusing on the use of electronic communication devices in play.
18-year-old killed in speedway race
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B7
An 18-year-old high school student was killed Sunday afternoon when she lost control of her converted Ford Mustang at 81 Speedway and crashed into a wall during a race.
Program aims to put fifth-graders on college track
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B7
Seated around a library table after school at Lowman Hill Elementary School, four students were brimming with dreams.
KPR starts program focusing on KU research
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B5
Kansas Public Radio in November will launch “Research Minute,” a weekly series spotlighting Kansas University research.
Counselor launches new Web site
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
Helen Roads, a certified trauma specialist and an licensed clinical professional counselor, announces the launch of her new Web site as part of SpiritSong Counseling, her business at Harmony Wellness Center, Lawrence.
Paul Davis Restoration donates ramp work
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
Paul Davis Restoration of Greater Lawrence and Topeka is teaming up with Schmidt Builders Supply Inc. to donate services and materials for installing a wheelchair ramp at the home of a North Lawrence family, as part of the parent company’s annual Paul Davis Restoring America Program.
Commodities
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
Private lenders helping pay for college
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
If you’ve got a high school senior about to put in applications for college, you won’t be surprised by the latest news about college costs.
Goodyear to close Texas plant
Decision will mean loss of 1,100 jobs
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Monday that it plans to close a plant in Tyler, Texas, three weeks after workers at the plant and 15 others went on strike in part because of the tire maker’s plan to shut down the factory.
Former St. Mary coach sentenced for child porn
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B5
The former football coach at the University of St. Mary was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison for trafficking in child pornography.
No thought police in classroom
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B9
Universities are the bulwark of democratic societies - places where individuals with diverse viewpoints come together to learn and to produce new knowledge for addressing social concerns, free of ideological interference. But these centers of freedom are under attack from people who want to inject partisan politics into our classrooms.
Take Ten wins Chris Statuette
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
Take Ten Inc., a Lawrence-based film- and video-production company owned by Linda Haskins, is a winner of a Chris Statuette as part of the 54th Columbus International Film and Video Festival.
Mexican natural history topic of photo exhibit
October 31, 2006 in print edition on D2
An exhibition of the photography of Kansas University student Ginny Weatherman and Jacobo Reyes Velasco will open at 7 p.m. Thursday at ImageWorks.
Terror threat closer to home
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B9
We are engaged in a struggle between freedom and the forces of terror, my little macacas, and mostly I side with freedom, such as the freedom to look at big shots and stick out your tongue and blow, but of course terror has its place too.
Kasold praise
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Bravo to all involved with the improvement of Kasold Drive. It is progressing nicely.
Let’s talk
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Oct. 16, you published a letter from someone who is concerned about the current discussion in Kansas to make English the official state language. He said the idea was, “simple-minded, narrow-minded and mostly mean-spirited, racist and ignorant.”
High stakes
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: In the 48 years that I have been a voter, the stakes in an election have never been greater.
Bad intersection
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Anyone with an ounce of common sense understands that there is no traffic study that can justify an intersection handling traffic to and from Wal-Mart, 1,400 students to and from Free State High School, a new strip mall, a booming commercial area to the south, and the housing developments to the northwest.
Wrong decision
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: I am writing in response to the city commissioners’ decisions regarding Robert Krause.
Verifiable votes
Faith in their election system is essential to Americans’ faith in their government.
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
There is nothing more important to the survival of our democratic republic than reliable, verifiable election results.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 31, 1906: “Before an audience of more than 1,200 people, Gov. Hoch clearly set forth the issues of the election campaign last night at the opera house and it was considered one of the best political meetings ever held here.
Researchers try to find way to control problematic cedars
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B4
They cut it, burn it, spray it and sic goats and beetles on it. But the invasive salt cedar tree thrives in western Kansas, rankling ranchers and sucking up precious water supplies.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
Kansas University homecoming queen finalists were Connie Myers of Newton, Cynthia Dickson of Leavenworth and Jacklyn Settles of Garden City.
Obama candidacy might suit GOP
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois is the flavor of the month among Democrats who are seeking an alternative to Sen. Hillary Clinton for president in 2008.
Eagles eager to give it another go
Veritas not the same team it was in Week 2 loss to Topeka Cair Paravel
October 31, 2006 in print edition on C3
You don’t have to remind Veritas Christian football players what happened in the second week of the season.
Lawrence Datebook
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
U.S. deaths surpass 100 in October
White House envoy makes surprise visit to al-Maliki
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A1
The American death toll for October climbed past 100, a grim milestone as a White House envoy turned up unexpectedly Monday in Baghdad following a rough patch in U.S.-Iraqi ties. At least 81 people were killed across Iraq, including 33 in a bombing targeting workers.
Journal-World wants your Halloween photos
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B1
Before your children head out for trick-or-treating today, take a photo of them and share it with the Lawrence Journal-World.
Two questioned in arson investigation; crews contain wildfire
October 31, 2006 in print edition on A5
Authorities investigating an arson wildfire that killed four firefighters questioned two people Monday, while firefighters finally contained the blaze after five days.
Calif. leaders see KCK as development model
October 31, 2006 in print edition on B5
Leaders in Fontana, Calif., are looking at Kansas City, Kan., as a model for the city’s future development, officials said.
Horoscopes
October 31, 2006 in print edition on D4
For Tuesday, Oct. 31