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Wild Art, September 2006 Friends & Neighbors, September 2006 MTV Music Awards
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Polls
What could make 23rd Street safest for drivers?

Poll results

Response Percent
Complete the South Lawrence Trafficway.
 
70%
Having businesses on the road share driveways.
 
15%
Widen the road to include additional lanes.
 
12%
No opinion.
 
1%
Total 265
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Price makes first appearance in court
September 1, 2006
A man charged with murdering a retired jeweler during a home burglary in Lecompton makes his first appearance today in court.
6News Now for September 1
September 1, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, KU’s exhibit of images from 9/11, parents unhappy about access to New York Elementary School, and a profile KU Marching Band’s new director.
State economy improving, official says
More than 1.4 million Kansans are working
September 1, 2006
Average annual wages have increased since 2003 from $31,485 to $33,844.
Woman injured after driving car into East Lawrence home
September 1, 2006
A 19-year-old Lawrence woman was taken to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital early this morning for injuries she sustained after driving a stolen truck into a east Lawrence home.
Corn on the macabre
Local TV host showcases rotten films in fresh way
September 1, 2006 in print edition on D1
Perched upon a lonely cliff in Lawrence rests a ranch-style house under the shadow of a TV signal tower.
Illusionist’ conjures tricky tale
September 1, 2006 in print edition on D1
When the book is written on the great character-actor-masquerading-as-a-leading-man, Edward Norton, somebody’s going to discover an early childhood love of trickery, con jobs and practical jokes.
Suicide lane’
City plans to ease dangers along 23rd St.
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
Its nickname is the “suicide lane.” That’s long been the moniker for the center turning lane along the busiest sections of Lawrence’s 23rd Street.
DogStock Music Festival to benefit Akita Rescue Farm
September 1, 2006 in print edition on D1
The Akita is a Japanese hunting dog that weighs from 70 to 130 pounds. They are known for being a quiet, clean breed with an easygoing temperament and gentle nature around children.
KU classified employees still adjusting to system
Worker reflects on turmoil leading up to new classification
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
Three years ago, Kathy Coffey was an outspoken opponent of Kansas University’s classified employees’ departure from the state civil service system.
Lawrence hospital campus totally smoke free as of today
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
It was called the “smoke hut” by some and the “butt hut” by others, but the little building outside the northwest corner of Lawrence Memorial Hospital is gone now.
Quilters use talent to help keep preschoolers warm
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
The 20 afternoon preschoolers of the Lawrence Head Start program get comfy and wrap themselves in quilts after lunchtime for a nice nap.
Building getting new life
Eighth Street structure to have retail, residential uses
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C10
Nearly a year after being damaged by fire, a downtown building is being prepared for future retail and residential tenants.
Cyclones survive scare
ISU wins opener in 3 OTs, 45-43
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C8
Todd Blythe caught a pair of touchdown passes in overtime, and Iowa State held on to a 45-43 triple-overtime victory Thursday night over Toledo when Rockets receiver Chris Hopkins couldn’t hold on to a potential game-tying two-point conversion pass on the goal line.
LHS graduate praises district at fundraiser
Annual breakfast showcases diverse achievements of nine area students
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawyer Kannon Shanmugam holds degrees from Harvard and Oxford universities. And he argues cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mangino signs on through 2010
Kansas football coach’s new five-year deal includes $1.5 million yearly in guaranteed money
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
More than the money, perhaps, it was the message. Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins frequently brought up the phrase - sending a message - when discussing football coach Mark Mangino’s five-year contract extension, which was finalized and made public Thursday.
Applebee’s bartender gets $10K tip on $26 tab
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B3
Two weeks ago, one of Cindy Kienow’s regular customers left her a $100 tip on a tab that wasn’t even half that. This week, he added a couple of zeros.
Oldest Bach manuscripts discovered
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C10
The oldest known manuscripts of Johann Sebastian Bach - handwritten copies of works by two other composers - have been discovered in a library that was heavily damaged in a fire two years ago, researchers said Thursday.
Police recover Munch masterpieces
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A8
Art lovers had feared the worst. Brazen thieves had made off with the Edvard Munch masterpieces “The Scream” and “Madonna,” and there was speculation that the gang burned the paintings to escape the police search.
No. 24 ASU escapes, 35-14
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C8
Rudy Carpenter threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns, but No. 24 Arizona State needed a fourth-quarter rally to get past Division I-AA Northern Arizona, 35-14, Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Coaches Carr, Fulmer on hot seat
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C8
There are 119 Division I-A football programs. This year, 11 of them have new coaches, which is actually light compared to the turnover that goes on in a lot of offseasons.
Ailing hurler Radke says he’s not done
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Minnesota Twins are skipping Brad Radke’s next start, but the veteran right-hander said Thursday his hurting right shoulder would not prevent him from pitching again this year.
Ortiz plans to return to Bosox on Saturday
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said Thursday he was in good health and expected to return to the lineup Saturday, welcome news for a team reeling from a string of injuries.
USBC sign-up session
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C3
A USBC Youth Bowling sign-up will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Royal Crest Lanes.
LMH golf fundraiser
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C3
The 25th annual Penny Jones Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, will be a week from today at Alvamar Country Club.
Contract incentives more ambitious
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C3
Before Thursday, Mark Mangino received a fair share of bonuses for taking small steps - beating Nebraska, graduating a player or appearing on regional television, for example. Not anymore.
Kansas’ Muhammed proves he belongs
Former walk-on now on scholarship - and atop depth chart at free safety
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C3
You could credit Sadiq Muhammed’s emergence this season to a depleted secondary. It’s an easy theory, but one Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino won’t buy.
A-Rod’s legacy at stake this month
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C2
Alex Rodriguez has just over a month to find that once-limitless reservoir of talent, wherever it’s gone. The countdown hereby begins: By Game 1 of the AL Division Series, the clock will have run out on the summer of swings and misses and all those incomprehensible errors. If not, A-Rod’s Yankee legacy will come crashing down, powerful enough to make him finally look for the door.
Agassi marches on
Old pro wins five-set thriller at U.S. Open
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C2
Andre Agassi, 36 years old and burdened by a bad back, held up better than the kid across the net in a thriller that will be talked about for years.
Kilwein, Renfro lead talented pack
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kyra Kilwein finished seventh in the Class 6A state cross country meet last season at Rim Rock Farm. She was only a freshman.
Free State ‘anxious’ for opener
Firebirds eager to hit someone else
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
After three weeks of football practice, Bob Lisher is ready for a change. Not that Free State High practice bores the head coach by any means. But when the first Friday night of the season arrives and the weather cools, it becomes an ideal setting for high school football.
Rookies get call for LHS
No returning starters for Lions in opener
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
Olathe North didn’t have a single returning starter when the Eagles met Lawrence High in football last season. Turnabout is fair play.
Mayer: Kansas deserves throngs
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
The last time the Kansas University football program set a season-ticket sale record, 27,700 in 1969, the Jayhawks also posted an average attendance mark of 41,161 for five home games.
Tests show problems with miners’ air packs
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
West Virginia alerted its underground coal operations Thursday about potential problems with emergency air packs after decay was found inside packs carried by state mine inspectors.
Twins halt slide, gain ground in Central
Minnesota gets lift from Santana in victory over K.C.
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
Two of Minnesota’s best starting pitchers are ailing, and the Twins are trying to stay in postseason contention. Johan Santana shrugged off the burden and got another big win.
Howard’s homer can’t save Phils
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C4
Two blown late-inning leads culminating in a game-ending wild pitch overshadowed Ryan Howard’s franchise-record 49th homer and kept the Philadelphia Phillies from gaining a share of the NL wild card lead.
Sox miss chance to gain on Tigers
Rays rally, win in 10th
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Chicago White Sox keep wasting opportunities.
Sebelius, Barnett shy away from abortion
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B2
Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Republican challenger Jim Barnett hold sharply contrasting views on abortion, but both have shied away from the issue while campaigning.
Many offices to close for Labor Day holiday
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B2
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.
On the record
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B2
MTV Awards lack typical shock
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A2
Where are Eminem and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog when you need them?
Judge orders single trial for man accused in multiple slayings
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B3
A Missouri man prosecutors have called the state’s most prolific serial killer will be tried for 13 homicides at the same time, a judge ruled Thursday.
Evacuations ordered as Hurricane John nears
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A9
Tourists fled hotels and desperately sought flights home, while at least 15,000 residents were ordered to higher ground Thursday as a slightly weakened Hurricane John bore down on the resort of Cabo San Lucas.
Sudan rejects U.N. peacekeeper offer
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A9
The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution Thursday that would give the United Nations authority over peacekeepers in Darfur as soon as Sudan’s government gives its consent - which it has so far refused to do.
President goes forward with final address
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A9
President Vicente Fox is set to give his state-of-the-nation address today in a Congress surrounded by police, soldiers and towering concrete and metal barriers.
Strike ends at largest private copper mine
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A9
Workers at Chile’s La Escondida mine - responsible for about 8 percent of world copper output - on Thursday voted to end their 25-day strike, a labor union official reported.
Control of border area shifts to U.N.
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A9
The Israeli army turned over a small border area in south Lebanon to Lebanese and foreign troops Thursday, a symbolic move paving the way for U.N. peacekeepers to go into the volatile area.
Couple report abuse from decades ago
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
A man and woman living in California have reported to Lawrence Police that their three children, now adults, were touched inappropriately by an acquaintance when they came to Lawrence for visits between January 1976 and January 1990. The suspect is now 66 years old.
FSHS tennis wins Junction City quad
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s tennis team won the Junction City quadrangular Thursday.
Lawrence motorcyclist injured in accident
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
A 23-year-old motorcyclist from Lawrence, William M. Sherrill, was flown to a Kansas City-area hospital by helicopter Thursday morning after colliding with a car at 19th and Kentucky streets.
County’s 1st West Nile case of year reported
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
West Nile virus has arrived in Douglas County. Health officials on Thursday announced the year’s first case here.
Groom’s sister recognizes couple in mystery wedding album
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
The last thing Nancy Sanchez expected to see when she looked at Thursday’s Journal-World was a wedding picture of her brother and sister-in-law.
J-W seeks essays about 9-11’s effects
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
Terrorists struck the United States in a series of coordinated attacks five years ago on 9-11.
Ex-NTSB chief says high-tech systems worth cost
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A4
A cockpit warning system used by only a few commercial airlines might have prevented the deadly Comair jet crash last weekend if the plane had been equipped with the $18,000 piece of technology, a former top federal safety official says.
Jury: Mayor broke law when he bought truck
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B8
The mayor of this small Franklin County town has been convicted of misusing public funds.
Chamber of Commerce endorses Kline for AG
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has endorsed Republican Atty. Gen. Phill Kline over his Democratic challenger, Johnson County Dist. Atty. Paul Morrison.
Drought aid decision awaits harvest verdict
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Bush administration wants to wait for the harvest of this year’s crops before deciding whether to increase the millions of aid dollars going to drought-stricken farmers.
School shooting suspect studied Columbine
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
A teenager accused of killing his father and opening fire outside his former high school was obsessed with school massacres and sent e-mail to the principal of Columbine High School in Colorado warning of his attack, authorities said Thursday.
IRS announces refund of telephone taxes
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday that consumers can claim a standard $30 to $60 refund next year for a tax on long-distance telephone calls that the government declared invalid.
Lockheed awarded moonship contract
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
Lockheed Martin Corp. won a multibillion-dollar contract Thursday to build a space vehicle to replace NASA’s shuttles, put a human on the moon for the first time since 1972 and be the precursor to a manned ship to Mars.
Gene therapy helps fight cancer
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
Scientists for the first time have genetically modified tumor-fighting immune cells, allowing patients to rid themselves of an aggressive form of cancer, according to a study released Thursday.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 1, 1906: “Monday will be Labor Day and one of the biggest celebrations ever held here is being planned.
Taxes, seniors
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: After reading Mr. Reber’s comments on taxes, he definitely doesn’t understand how taxes affect seniors. If he lived next door to me, he would be paying three times the amount he currently pays in property tax for rural Leavenworth County.
Industry influence
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Public oversight of Kansas nursing homes is heading the wrong way. Kansas seems to be catering more and more to corporate interests recently.
Passing the buck
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Reading the lead story about property taxes in Sunday’s paper was enlightening. I certainly understand why those on fixed incomes are concerned about their property taxes rising.
As Carolinas, Virginia prepare, Ernesto nears hurricane strength
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
Shawn Spencer gazed across the lake covering his front yard and wondered how to drain the 2 feet of floodwaters left by heavy thunderstorms. But he knew more water was on the way.
Safe staffing
An airline crash that killed 49 people in Lexington, Ky., Sunday raises concerns about staffing in the nation’s airport control towers.
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
Reports that only one air traffic controller - operating on just two hours of sleep since his previous shift - was on duty when an airliner crashed in Lexington, Ky., last Sunday raises new questions about the adequacy of staffing in the nation’s airport control towers.
Missouri race exemplifies polarized nation
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
If you seek this year’s emblematic election, look at Missouri. In this bellwether state, which has voted with the winner in 25 of the last 26 presidential elections, the U.S. Senate contest between incumbent Republican Jim Talent and state auditor Claire McCaskill encompasses today’s political controversies.
Political apathy hits Russia
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C10
The average Russian is paying less and less attention to politics and delving deeper and deeper into his or her own personal, everyday problems.
Scam-avoidance seminar on Sept. 12
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C10
Bonnie Lynch, an investor education specialist for the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner, will lead a seminar to help consumers avoid being targets of financial abuse and investment scams.
Amarr to open new door center
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C10
Amarr Garage Doors, a maker and distributor of doors for residential, commercial and other applications, plans to open a new distribution center in the middle of September in Attleboro, Mass.
Commodities
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C10
LHS soccer falls to T-Birds, 2-0
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C3
Shawnee Heights handed Lawrence High’s soccer squad its first loss of the year Thursday night. The Lions, who won their first two games of the season, fell, 2-0.
Savings account won’t help credit rating
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C10
Q: My wife and I have started saving for a down payment to purchase our first home. So far, we have $7,000 in our savings account. Will this amount be automatically reported to the credit bureaus and improve our credit score?
Horoscopes
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B4
For Friday, Sept. 1
People in the news
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Billionaire investor Buffett weds longtime companion ¢ She’s fired: Trump gives ‘Apprentice’ co-star the ax ¢ ‘Survivor’ loses sponsorship
Foxworthy’s ‘Big Night’ hit-and-miss
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A2
The Kings of Comedy and the Blue Collar Comedy team have long existed in parallel dimensions, carving out their respective niche of the nightclub and TV audiences.
U.S. terrorism investigations include college aid applicants
FBI helped Education Department examine records
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A4
Searching for terrorists, the FBI and the Education Department’s investigative arm have secretly vetted people applying for college aid, documents show.
Drug Policy Forum reflects on successes
Group helped pass marijuana ordinance, conducted opinion poll
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
It’s been one year since a new group surfaced in Lawrence with the goal of making Kansans rethink the war on drugs.
Wal-Mart proposal hits another roadblock
Planning Commission divided, but city could still OK Sixth St. plan
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
And you thought this was a done deal. Despite a legal agreement between the city and developers wanting to build a new Wal-Mart in northwest Lawrence, it became clear Wednesday that the project is anything but settled.
T.O. healthy … now Dallas has new problem
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C7
It’s hard to imagine anything could overshadow Terrell Owens making his debut for the Dallas Cowboys. Mike Vanderjagt sure gave it a shot.
Week 1 area football capsules
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C6
Wanted: reversal of fortunes
De Soto, Ottawa eager to forget rough finishes in ‘05
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C6
In 2005, the De Soto and Ottawa High football squads had a similarity they would have rather not had - falling hard after a promising start to the season.
Canada to arm guards along U.S. border
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A9
They didn’t carry guns before, but they will now.
Nearly 50 killed in barrage of bombings in Baghdad
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A9
A barrage of coordinated bomb and rocket attacks on eastern Baghdad neighborhoods killed at least 47 people and wounded more than 200 within half an hour Thursday, police and hospital officials said.
U.S. seeks ‘consequences’ after Iran defies deadline
September 1, 2006 in print edition on A9
A defiant Iran faced the prospect of economic sanctions after United Nations inspectors reported the country had ignored Thursday’s deadline to halt its nuclear program and was hindering efforts to determine whether it sought to secretly develop nuclear weapons.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
The O’Connell Youth Ranch was hit by a fire after lightning struck the two-story house. Major damage was confined to two upstairs bedrooms but there was wiring damage and smoke damage throughout the dwelling.
Bible literalism is impossible
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C10
First Baptist Church of Watertown, N.Y., fired Mary Lambert for being a woman. They say the Bible told them to do it.
Final rehearsal
Defensive reserves deliver for K.C.
September 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
As soon as the Kansas City Chiefs took the field Thursday night, there was little doubt about coach Herm Edwards’ intentions for the evening.