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Demons also are young
September 2, 2006
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was asked a fair question Tuesday: With Northwestern State having only seven seniors, is there a way for the Jayhawks to expose the Demons’ youth?
Panel speaks about lingering effects of 9-11
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
Diana Carlin remembers trying to answer one major question from students during a class about the Nobel Peace Prize on Sept. 11, 2001.
Baby’s body found in grave behind home
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B5
A telephone tip led police to the body of a baby, buried in a shallow grave near a backyard shed.
Proposal would create $200 million wind farm
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A4
If everything is approved, northern Iowa could see wind turbines covering 40,000 acres by 2008.
Horoscopes
September 2, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Sept. 2
Where to write
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
Violence not an aberration
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
Questions surrounding the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey in Boulder, Colo., 10 years ago returned this week, when embattled Dist. Atty. Mary Lacy of Boulder County ruled that, despite a confession, 41-year-old schoolteacher John Mark Karr would not be held on homicide charges.
Society calendar
September 2, 2006 in print edition on D3
Around and about
September 2, 2006 in print edition on D3
Self primed for pigskin
KU hoops coach weaned on game in native Oklahoma
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
Bill Self, who played quarterback in grade school through his freshman year of high school in the football-crazed state of Oklahoma, readily admits to being a pigskin fan.
Team studies city’s growth
Larger group to help create ideas for ‘vision’
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
There were a set of “outside eyes” trained on Lawrence this week, and City Commissioner Boog Highberger said he hopes they’ll be able to help the community get over some of its growth-related fears.
Penny-wise collector loves 1968
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
The year was 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated.
QB Taylor experienced
Nebraska signal-caller learned from last season
September 2, 2006
Zac Taylor says he wasn’t prepared for what awaited him as Nebraska’s first-year starting quarterback.
Sooner offense prepares secretly
OU has worked out mostly in privacy, keeping offense shrouded in mystery
September 2, 2006
What does Oklahoma have in store on offense this year? A new play-caller, a new quarterback and a whole lot of mystery.
Texas coaches juggling QBs - again
September 2, 2006
Two talented, young quarterbacks. One football. No chance to make everyone happy.
Daniel eager to step in at Mizzou
Sophomore QB hopes to fill departed Smith’s big shoes
September 2, 2006
For the first time since 2001, someone other than Brad Smith is starting at quarterback for Missouri when the Tigers open today at home against Murray State.
Veritas blanked in opener, 46-0
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C6
Veritas Christian knew it would be challenged early in the eight-man high school football season, especially in its opener.
Young shows poise
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
A sure sign of poise from a rookie quarterback: Vince Young even lobbies for instant-replay calls like a veteran.
Jeweler slaying suspect appears in court
Topeka man speaks two words during hearing
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
A man charged with murdering a retired jeweler last year in Lecompton during a home burglary made his first court appearance Friday in Douglas County District Court.
Many offices to close for Labor Day holiday
September 2, 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.
Eudora spreads wealth in rout of Osawatomie
Four Cardinals score rushing TDs in opening 42-0 victory; slow start dooms Baldwin, but Tongie opens with avenging victory
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C6
Eudora used a balanced rushing attack to dispose of Osawatomie, 42-0, in the high school football opener for both schools Friday.
De Soto takes flight
Wildcats pass way to 60-19 victory
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C6
Prior to De Soto High’s football season opener against Ottawa, De Soto coach Brad Scott said his team would field a run-first offense.
Carpenter stymies Pirates
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C4
Chris Carpenter pitched a three-hitter to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the fourth time this season, and the St. Louis Cardinals also got a homer from Preston Wilson in a 3-1 victory Friday night.
Ex-Royal Snyder lifts Bosox
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C4
Kyle Snyder allowed two hits in seven innings, and Mike Lowell homered for the second straight game to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
On the record
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
Jail escapee suspected in shooting of troopers
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A5
Two state troopers staking out the home of an escaped convict’s ex-girlfriend were shot in an ambush, and authorities Friday were searching the surrounding area for the fugitive.
Royals hold off Chisox
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
Playoff contenders should beware of the last-place Kansas City Royals.
Five years after terror attacks, American Muslims look within
September 2, 2006 in print edition on D8
After the Sept. 11 suicide hijackings, distraught U.S. Muslim leaders feared the next casualty would be their religion.
Google to give data to Brazilian court
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A5
Google Inc., which refused in the last year to hand over user search data to U.S. authorities fighting children’s access to pornography, said Friday it was complying with a Brazilian court’s orders to turn over data that can help identify users accused of taking part in online communities that encourage racism, pedophilia and homophobia.
KU soccer falls to Cal
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University held No. 10 California to just one shot attempt in the second half, but the Bears claimed a 1-0 soccer victory Friday at Edwards Stadium.
Chemistry professor receives rare honor
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas University medicinal chemistry professor Gary Grunewald has been named a founding member of the hall of fame of the American Chemical Society, Division of Medicinal Chemistry.
State school standards get F’s in science, math
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas public school curriculum standards got F’s in math and science in a new report card issued by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.
Rancher donates 10,000 acres for conservation easement
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B3
In a major boost to preservation of the pristine tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and The Nature Conservancy on Friday announced the donation of a conservation easement encompassing 10,000 acres.
Four Jayhawks lead Kansas to volleyball victory
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
Four Kansas University players recorded double-digit kills as the Jayhawks claimed a 3-1 volleyball victory over Temple on Friday night at the Temple Classic at McGonigle Hall.
British soldier killed in southern province
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
An insurgent attack killed one British soldier and seriously wounded another Friday in the latest fighting to wrack southern Afghanistan, officials said.
EU cautions against quick Iran sanctions
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Despite mounting U.S. pressure for sanctions against Iran, the European Union said Friday it is too early to punish Tehran for its failure to halt uranium enrichment by the U.N. Security Council’s deadline.
New video shows Castro looking healthier
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Cuban TV late Friday showed a recovering Fidel Castro sitting up, writing a note and bantering with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in the first video images of the Cuban leader since his 80th birthday Aug. 13.
Hurricane John’s center roars ashore
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hurricane John roared over the lightly populated eastern tip of the Baja California peninsula late Friday, but the storm appeared to spare the glistening resorts of Los Cabos, authorities said.
Plane catches fire on landing in Iran, killing 29
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
A landing Iranian passenger plane skidded off the runway and raked its wing along the ground, sparking a fire that killed 29 of the 148 people on board Friday in the latest deadly crash of a Russian-made aircraft.
Greece grounds U.S. hopes for gold
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C2
As they warmed up before Friday’s semifinal against Greece, the U.S. players put on a jam session for the fans.
Blake pays tribute to Agassi
American advances at U.S. Open
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C2
From the Day-Glo spandex tights to the hot pink vertical bars on his shirt to the white bandanna wrapped atop his head, James Blake paid tribute to Andre Agassi at the U.S. Open on Friday.
LHS on wrong end of shootout
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
Nathan Padia had the hands. All the Lawrence High wide receiver needed was more real estate.
Grand jury: Police officer used lawful deadly force
Recent Topeka altercation, traffic chase ended with driver being killed
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B5
A Topeka police officer did nothing illegal in the fatal shooting of a man who led officers on a traffic chase, according to a Shawnee County grand jury.
Ministry: Soldiers part of thwarted terror plot
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Security agents broke up a group planning terrorist attacks on tourist sites and government facilities, arresting 56 people who included soldiers and the wives of two pilots at the state airline, the Interior Ministry said Friday.
Syria vows to boost border patrols
Assad also agrees to help keep arms from Hezbollah
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Syria promised Friday to increase border patrols and work with Lebanese troops to thwart the flow of arms to its ally Hezbollah, but Israel questioned whether the Damascus regime would be a “reliable force” in guarding the border.
A different drum
New KU director mixing traditions, changes in program
September 2, 2006 in print edition on D1
David Clemmer learns quickly. When asked if he’d change much about the pregame tradition as director of the Marching Jayhawks, he doesn’t hesitate.
Opposition politicians keep Fox from delivering speech
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
An angry group of leftist lawmakers, accusing ruling conservatives of stealing the July presidential elections, briefly took control of the Mexican Congress on Friday night and prevented President Vicente Fox from delivering his final “state of the nation” speech.
Faith briefs
September 2, 2006 in print edition on D8
Faith forum: What’s the difference between belief in God and faith in God?
September 2, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ How do you define ‘belief’? ¢ Faith, belief, sides of same track
Kansas State professor charged with stalking athlete
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Kansas State University professor was bound over for trial this week on charges of stalking, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Earthquake again rattles eastern coast
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale struck the eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, in Russia’s Far East, a local seismic station said Friday.
Van crash at bus stop injures 10 children
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A4
A van plowed through a group of children Friday morning at a bus stop, injuring at least 10, six of them seriously, authorities said.
Mother receives photos of son abducted in ‘82
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A4
The mother of a boy abducted 24 years ago said she’s bewildered by two photographs left at her front door, apparently showing her son and two other children bound and gagged.
Trucker faces charges in mistaken-ID crash
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A4
A truck driver was charged Friday with five counts of reckless homicide for a highway crash that crushed a university van and led to the heartbreaking mix-up of two students, one killed in the crash and the other severely injured but alive.
Neighbors of nation’s parks to get more say
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A4
Neighbors of the nation’s U.S. parks may speak louder under new management policies signed this week.
New tuberculosis strain detected in S. Africa
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
A new, deadly strain of tuberculosis has killed 52 of 53 people infected in the last year in South Africa, the World Health Organization said Friday, calling for improved measures to treat and diagnose the bacteria.
Hurricane forecast team lowers season estimate
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
A team of top hurricane researchers lowered its 2006 forecast for Atlantic hurricanes for the second time in a month Friday, predicting a slightly below-average season with five hurricanes instead of seven.
Review finds no harm from mercury fillings
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
Silver fillings used to patch cavities aren’t dangerous even though they expose dental patients to the toxic metal mercury, federal health researchers said Friday.
Connector tunnel to airport reopens
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
A connector tunnel shut down after a fatal ceiling collapse in July reopened Friday night, restoring an important link from Interstate 90 eastbound to Logan Airport in time for the busy Labor Day weekend.
Judge rejects state’s voter registration rules
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
A federal judge threw out new state rules governing voter registration drives Friday, saying they appear to violate the First Amendment and hurt efforts to sign up new voters.
Report: IRS gave away $318M in refund fraud
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Internal Revenue Service gave away $318 million in improper refunds this year because a computer program that screens tax returns for fraud wasn’t working, according to a report released Friday.
Keegan: Fridays made for football
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
For all the world’s changes in the name of progress, familiarity of Friday night football under the lights soothes the turbulent soul.
Journal clarifies human embryo study
Editorial error spurs new debate about stem cell research
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
In an effort to correct a misunderstanding about a study that described a way of creating embryonic stem cells while sparing human embryos, officials at the journal Nature said this week they plan on changing the paper to make it more clear that all of the embryos used were destroyed.
Comair faces two family lawsuits
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
The family of a woman killed when Comair Flight 5191 took off on the wrong runway and crashed in flames sued the airline Friday, blaming it for the nation’s deadliest airplane disaster in five years.
People in the news
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Lewis’ annual MDA telethon feels at home in Vegas
CNN anchor offers excuses on ‘Late Night’ for toilet talk
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
CNN anchor Kyra Phillips, whose ladies room chatter found its way onto her newscast, bounced back two days later with a “Top 10 List” of excuses on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
Networks set to hype new season
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
Labor Day weekend brings an intimation of changing seasons, and we’re not talking about the weather. The launch of the new TV season already has begun on Fox, and the launch of a new mini-network (MYNetwork) is only days away.
Pump patrol
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
J-W seeks essays about 9-11’s effects
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World would like readers to share how the 9-11 terrorist attacks have affected their lives. Please send an essay of no more than 500 words by noon Tuesday.
Offense only
Firebirds post 60 in rout
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
It didn’t take long for Ryan Murphy to get Free State High’s football season going. All Murphy needed was the opening kickoff.
Unemployment rate falls, easing fears of slump
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B4
A hiring revival pulled the nation’s unemployment rate down to 4.7 percent in August and flashed a Labor Day weekend message that the slowing economy isn’t in danger of fizzling out.
Perry not likely to see further draining
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
Federal officials Friday told Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that there likely would be no more water releases from Perry Lake this year.
Truck crash into house under investigation
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
Police say they’re still investigating what led a 19-year-old Lawrence woman to crash a stolen vehicle into an East Lawrence home early Friday morning.
Simons: Strengthening downtown more vital than ‘protecting’ it
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
“Protecting downtown” has been the motto and rallying cry for people in Lawrence who oppose major retail development outside or inside the limited downtown, the so-called central business district, of the city.
Theater owner gets 10 years
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
A federal judge sentenced an Ottawa movie theater owner on Friday to 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.
Missile defense system passes test
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
An interceptor missile destroyed a mock warhead Friday over the Pacific Ocean in a key test of the nation’s missile defense system, U.S. military officials said.
Sprint establishes new Kansas City call center
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B4
In a step toward providing better customer service, Sprint Nextel Corp. has developed plans for a new Kansas City call center that eventually could employ 800 workers.
Engineering chapter elects new officers
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B4
Two Lawrence residents are among leaders elected to serve during 2006-2007 in the Topeka Chapter of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers, which covers Topeka, Lawrence and Emporia.
Kansas labor leader touts growing revenue
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B4
Kansas Labor Secretary Jim Garner on Friday touted the successes of the state economy under his boss Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, but Republican challenger Jim Barnett said the state was falling behind.
Baghdad security operations to expand
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iraqi forces will expand their security operation into eastern Baghdad - including Shiite militia strongholds - the Defense Ministry said Friday, a day after a barrage of coordinated attacks across those areas killed 64 people and wounded 286.
Pentagon report finds increases in sectarian fighting, Iraqi deaths
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A7
A struggle between Sunni and Shiite Muslim extremists seeking to control Baghdad has eclipsed the Sunni insurgency against U.S.-led coalition forces and is spreading to other parts of the country, the Pentagon said Friday.
Matter of integrity
Is the photo of its new anchor, Katie Couric, the only photo CBS News plans to alter?
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
The digital diet inflicted on Katie Couric, the new anchor of “CBS Evening News,” isn’t the most earth-shattering news of the week, but it raises a couple of interesting issues about news and American society.
Trendy defense
Lawrence apparently will get to lead the way - and pay the legal fees - to defend public smoking bans across the state.
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
Lawrence gets to be the test case. The Kansas Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments concerning the constitutionality of Lawrence’s 2-year-old ban on smoking in public places.
Disaster response has a long way to go
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
Over the next three weeks, Americans are marking the two worst domestic tragedies in memory - the 9-11 terrorist attack on New York and Washington, and Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Louisiana-Mississippi coast.
World War II comparisons don’t fit Iraq
September 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched a sneak attack that devastated a U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. And the United States rose in righteous fury, immediately declaring war on Thailand. Because, you know, it was in the same part of the world as Japan and the people kind of looked alike and besides, those Thais had been getting a little uppity and were due for a smackdown.
Club news
September 2, 2006 in print edition on D5
British TV depicts Bush shooting
Is new network’s film hype or political commentary?
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
Nearly every British newspaper on Friday carried photos of the assassination of President Bush - or at least the eerily realistic depiction of it from a new documentary-style television film that is causing an uproar in Britain.
Scouting news
September 2, 2006 in print edition on D3
New York School’s locked-door policy upsets some parents
September 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
The principal says it’s a necessary step to ensure kids’ safety. But some parents at New York School in East Lawrence are upset about a decision to lock the doors of the school’s newly renovated front entrance at the beginning of the school day. They liken it to locking the front doors of a church on Sunday morning.
Opposing QB eyes golf future
September 2, 2006
So get this: Northwestern State’s starting quarterback, the son of a high school coach with football ingrained in nearly every relative in his family, has aspirations of being a professional golfer after college.
Mangino contract can be broken
Kansas has out if NCAA hits program with major sanctions
September 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino’s new contract does contain an out if the Jayhawk football program is hit with major NCAA sanctions.
Safety in numbers
KU receivers take committee approach
September 2, 2006
Sometimes, the names - and performances - are close enough to confuse even Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino, who spends almost every waking hour around his players.