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Divine diet
Lecture series to examine cultural, religious aspects of what we eat
September 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
Tim O’Brien, surrounded by fruits and vegetables near a busy Lawrence thoroughfare, feels close to God.
Famed square dance caller will headline Lawrence event
September 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
Ken Bower is famous, but chances are you don’t know who he is. After all, there’s not exactly top-40 radio that plays square dance songs.
Dog owner faces charges after alleged biting incident
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
A 28-year-old Lawrence man has been charged with aggravated battery, battery and allowing a dangerous dog to be at large after the dog allegedly bit three people Thursday night before being shot by police.
University students seek better advising
Graduating from KU on time requires careful planning
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University administrators want more students to graduate in four years. And KU students have a suggestion: Improve advising.
Local inventor’s ‘bike’ can do 35 mph, but what exactly is it?
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence resident Del Christensen has built hot rods all his life, but his newest creation doesn’t roar down the road. It hums.
Players enjoy gridiron games
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jeremy Case envisions a perfect Saturday unfolding today - a rare day in the school year in which he and his Kansas University’s basketball teammates can blend in with the rest of the student body and enjoy a home football game.
Faith forum: Does prayer change God’s mind?
September 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ How can prayer change God’s will for the good? ¢ God gives us purpose and directs our paths
Cair Paravel shuts down Veritas
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C6
Tailback Eric Packer scored four touchdowns, leading Topeka Cair Paravel to a 40-0 victory Friday night against Veritas Christian.
Kaws earn sweet revenge
Perry-Lecompton nips Lansing in rematch of Class 4A playoffs
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Perry-Lecompton High football team earned a big dose of revenge Friday night, knocking off Lansing, 21-13 in a battle of Kaw Valley League opponents.
Building blanks
Eudora pitches second straight shutout
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C6
William Gadberry took the misdirection hand off from Kent Swanson and immediately was sprung free down the right side of the field for an easy 76-yard touchdown run.
Fightin’ Indians hopeful
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
Defense looms as the pivotal factor when the Haskell Indian Nations University football team tangles with South Dakota Mines today.
Baker pumped to tangle on new home turf
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
New field. Tough foe. That’s the storyline in a nutshell for Baker University’s football team as it prepares for its home opener against Graceland, the No. 16-ranked team in this week’s NAIA poll.
Size pays off for Seahawks
More height, more numbers translate into first win of season
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Seabury Academy boys soccer squad scored seven goals in its home opener against Heritage Christian at the Youth Sports Inc. fields - but the Seahawks were actually playing fairly timid.
Edwards era dawns in K.C.
New head coach one of several key changes in 2006
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
Their 23 new players represent only a fraction of the big changes coming this season to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Keegan: Close calls don’t cut it for LHS
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
He could have talked about how the other team had far more size. He could have taken comfort in knowing that at least his team made it interesting, stayed in the game until its final possession, was a sharp cut here, a dropped pass there, from winning.
Failure to finish
Last offensive gasp wilts again, sending Lions to 0-2 start
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
For Lawrence High, it was a different Olathe team but the same story Friday night. The Lions again couldn’t punch the football into the end zone on their final opportunity, falling 14-7 to Olathe South on Friday night at Haskell Stadium.
Judge refuses to dismiss suit by man ID’d as BTK suspect
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Sedgwick County judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a man who accuses a television station of wrongly identifying him as a suspect in the BTK serial killer investigation.
On the record
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
Twins top Tigers, stay close
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C4
Minnesota’s Justin Morneau had two hits and three RBIs, and Joe Mauer added three hits in a 9-5 victory over the Tigers on Friday night, pulling the Twins within four games of Detroit in the division race.
Lawsuit: Halliburton charged taxpayers for party
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A5
Halliburton executives ordered a big-screen television and 10 large tubs of tacos, chicken wings and cheese sticks delivered to Iraq for last year’s Super Bowl, then billed U.S. taxpayers for their party, according to a lawsuit unsealed Friday.
Bush’s political might wanes
K.C. visit likely a rarity for this campaign season
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
President Bush made an hourslong fund-raising visit here Friday to support an incumbent Republican Missouri senator locked in a tight race.
KU volleyball to meet Arkansas
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C5
Kansas University’s volleyball team will meet Arkansas at 1 p.m. today at Horejsi Center.
Royals frustrate slipping Red Sox
Gathright drives in game-winning runs
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C5
Royals manager Buddy Bell was close to lifting Joey Gathright from the game after he twisted his right ankle while chasing David Ortiz’s triple in the third inning.
Searchers find bodies of missing young brothers
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A4
Searchers found the bodies of two young brothers in the Dan River on Friday, three days after the boys disappeared from their grandparents’ home near the storm-swollen stream.
Diabetic man dies after police struck him
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A4
A 39-year-old man died Friday at a hospital, two weeks after his family says he was beaten by police who mistook his diabetic seizure for drunkenness.
Warhawks coach familiar with KU
Weatherbie ‘very supportive’ of KU program when son Jonas was on roster
September 9, 2006
While between jobs in 2002, Charlie Weatherbie would come to Lawrence occasionally and watch his son Jonas practice with Kansas University’s football team.
Tension escalates over HP spying scandal
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
Hewlett-Packard Co.’s board of directors on Friday called an emergency meeting for Sunday as a scandal involving spying on board members and journalists escalated and prompted Chairwoman Patricia Dunn to say she would step down if asked.
BP kept corrosion engineer job open
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
BP PLC left the position of senior corrosion engineer for its Alaska operations vacant for 15 months before a leak in one of the company’s pipelines caused a major oil spill on Alaska’s North Slope, according to documents released Friday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Red Cross fined $4.2M for blood violations
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
The government said Friday it was fining the American Red Cross a record $4.2 million for violating blood-safety laws.
Police charge 2 more in alleged assaults of girl
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two more people were charged Friday in the case of an 11-year-old girl who authorities say had sex with as many as 20 people as a 16-year-old girl coached her.
At least 10 Miami journalists received payments from U.S. government
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
At least 10 South Florida journalists, including three from El Nuevo Herald, received regular payments from the U.S. government for programs on Radio Marti and TV Marti, two broadcasters aimed at undermining the communist government of Fidel Castro. The payments totaled thousands of dollars over several years.
NASA to attempt launch today
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
For the fourth time in two weeks, NASA nixed the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, this time for a faulty fuel tank sensor - the same glitch that has thwarted two other missions.
Former dictator loses immunity in new case
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Chile’s Supreme Court on Friday stripped former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution for alleged abuses at one of his regime’s most notorious detention centers - where the current president and her mother were tortured - a court official said.
N.M. governor wins release of U.S. journalist
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Sudan’s president agreed Friday to release American journalist Paul Salopek after meeting with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
Search ends for more victims of landslide
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Soldiers dug in the debris from a landslide that buried a highway in east-central Mexico and killed at least four people, but ended the search Friday without finding more victims.
WHO: Death toll from bird flu rises to 48
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
The World Health Organization has confirmed two more cases of bird flu in Indonesia, one of them fatal, bringing the country’s death toll from the virus to 48.
Rescuers recover 12 bodies from mine fire
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Rescuers pumped fresh air into the smoke-choked shafts of a Siberian gold mine Friday, hoping that 21 miners were still alive a day after a fire killed at least 12 workers in Russia’s latest mining disaster.
Dead woman’s story on tape
Alleged domestic violence victim said boyfriend was ‘jealous’
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
The voice of a woman who prosecutors say died after a domestic violence beating was heard Friday in court, as a judge listened to a CD of a recorded interview she gave to police hours after she was injured.
Lawrence Datebook
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
Major suspect linked to cocaine cartel arrested
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Mexican authorities have arrested a reputed major figure in one of Colombia’s largest and most feared drug cartels responsible for nearly half of the cocaine smuggled into the United States, U.S. officials said Friday.
Israel lifts sea blockade; troops will be out soon
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israel lifted its sea blockade of Lebanon on Friday, ending the country’s two months of isolation as the task of preventing the entry of Hezbollah weapons falls to international warships patrolling offshore.
Missing Air Force major found
Officer says she was kidnapped
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
A U.S. Air Force officer who disappeared earlier this week in Kyrgyzstan was found alive late Friday, reportedly telling people who helped her that she had been kidnapped, officials said.
Suicide bomber kills 16 in attack near U.S. Embassy
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
In the most brazen attack yet on Kabul’s heavily guarded center, a car bomber rammed into an American Humvee on Friday outside the U.S. Embassy, killing 16 other people, including two U.S. soldiers. It was the Afghan capital’s deadliest suicide attack since the 2001 toppling of the Taliban.
New statue honors black soldiers
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B3
A new sculpture at Fort Leavenworth honors the accomplishments of the black parachute battalion whose members dropped into forests in the Pacific Northwest during World War II.
U.S. count of deaths excludes car bombs, mortar attacks
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A7
U.S. officials, seeking a way to measure the results of a program aimed at decreasing violence in Baghdad, aren’t counting scores of dead killed in car bombings and mortar attacks as victims of the country’s sectarian violence.
As vote nears, political spark lacking among KU students
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
When Kansas University’s Young Democrats invited Democratic attorney general candidate Paul Morrison to campus last month, it was a struggle to get students to even show up.
Reports dispute Saddam, al-Qaida pairing
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein rejected pleas for assistance from Osama bin Laden and tried to capture terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi when he was in Iraq, a Senate Intelligence Committee report released Friday found, casting further doubt on the Bush administration’s rationale for invading Iraq.
Sharapova ousts top seed
Henin-Hardenne is U.S. Open finals foe
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C2
Terrific at the start and finish, Maria Sharapova shrieked her way past No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo to end a Grand Slam semifinal jinx.
People in the news
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ `Pitt, Jolie will marry when all Americans ‘legally able’ to wed ¢ Lohan’s lost bag containing jewelry recovered at airport ¢ Priest confesses to threat to stop Madonna concert ¢ Academy hopes Degeneres will boost ratings at awards
Best-seller comes to TV
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A2
Few were surprised when “The 9/11 Commission Report” (W.W. Norton, 2004) became a best-seller. But unlike other government-issued tomes, “Report” was engaging, well-written and unfolded like an espionage thriller.
ABC: Criticism of miniseries is ‘premature’
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A2
ABC faced growing pressure Friday about its planned miniseries on the buildup to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Former Clinton administration officials, historians and a Democratic petition with nearly 200,000 signatures urged the network to scrap the five-hour drama.
Iranian military seizes five Iraqi soldiers after cross-border clash
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A7
The Iranian military seized five Iraqi soldiers after a cross-border skirmish between the two forces, Iraqi authorities said Friday.
Commodities
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B4
Phillies’ Howard belts two
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C4
Ryan Howard hit his 55th and 56th home runs, and Jamie Moyer pitched eight solid innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Florida Marlins, 3-2, Friday night.
Finalists are selected for commerce awards
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B4
Fourteen businesses in Lawrence are being lauded for their stability, growth, accomplishments, community involvement and employee cultures - earning them spots as finalists for the community’s 2006 Excellence in Commerce Awards.
Truth on autism
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I looked at the statistics from the study cited in The Associated Press story “Study links autism risk to fathers’ age” (Journal-World, Sept. 5).
Everybody pay
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I am in complete agreement with the babies-pay policy, as advocated by Jim Marchiony, KU associate athletic director at Kansas University.
Retail shift
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I have lived in Lawrence for only three short years, and I love it here. Lawrence has many things to offer people of all ages.
Can Buckeyes beat heat?
OSU ready for Longhorns, but wary of swelter
September 9, 2006
No. 1 Ohio State has thought of everything in preparing for tonight’s showdown at No. 2 Texas. The weather, however, is out of the Buckeyes’ control.
Washburn University gets $2 million gift
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
For the second time in three months, Washburn University President Jerry Farley has announced that the university had received a $2 million gift.
Survey shows lax seat-belt use in kids
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
While overall seat-belt usage is up in the state, many children ages 5 to 14 still aren’t buckling up in Kansas, according to a new survey.
Rivals Colorado, Colorado State both reeling
Buffs coming off loss to Montana State, while Rams rocked by injury loss of best player, three arrests
September 9, 2006
There’s a little more spice than usual to the annual Rocky Mountain Rivalry between Colorado and Colorado State this year.
Colonels inspired by MSU
Huskers hope Nicholls State just takes money, runs
September 9, 2006
Montana State’s surprising victory over Colorado last week was another reminder that games matching I-AA teams against BCS members aren’t always just about the money.
Tackling troubling to OU
September 9, 2006
Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables echoed coach Bob Stoops’ disappointment in the way the Sooners’ touted defense missed tackles Saturday in the 24-17 victory over Alabama-Birmingham.
Faith briefs
September 9, 2006 in print edition on D8
Judge orders striking teachers back to work
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A8
A judge on Friday ordered Detroit Public Schools teachers back to work after the district and the teachers union could not reach a tentative labor agreement despite nearly continuous negotiations.
Teen gymnast claims sex abuse by ex-coach
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A8
A teenage girl claims in a lawsuit that a former coach at an elite gymnastics academy sexually assaulted her and encouraged her to use cocaine to lose weight.
Nude photos of wife force police chief to quit
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A8
An uptight town in southern Oklahoma ran its police chief out of office Friday after nude pictures of his 300-pound wife surfaced on the Web.
KU law professor receives provost award
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University Law Professor John Head received the 2006 Provost’s Award for Leadership in International Education at KU’s annual faculty-staff convocation Thursday.
Parole denied in death of Lawrence firefighter
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Parole Board has denied parole for a man who set an arson fire two decades ago that killed a Lawrence firefighter.
Hospital hits $6 million mark in fundraising
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
As word spreads about Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s efforts to raise $8 million to help finance a major expansion, the campaign is topping the $6 million mark.
Attorney publishes long-term care article
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B4
Molly M. Wood, a partner in the law firm of Stevens & Brand, published an article on long-term care planning and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 in the September 2006 issue of The Journal of the Kansas Bar Assn.
Flags to be lowered to honor 9/11 victims
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
Flags at state buildings will be flown at half-staff Monday in remembrance of the people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 9, 1906: “A suit has been filed against local game wardens for the destruction of fishing nets when arrests were made for apparent illegal fishing here. Settlement might be costly to the state.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
Within six to eight weeks, 19 of the 46 units in the Lawrence Housing Authority’s “scattered sites” housing were due to be completed, opening the door on a new style of public housing in the city.
Altruism
Do our kids really believe that good deeds require some educational payoff?
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
An author of note has a bit harsher view of college-age youngsters than many around a university community such as Lawrence are inclined to accept.
Islamic recruitment effort not alluring
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
An open letter to Azzam: I must admit I’m intrigued; no one’s ever invited me to become a fanatic before.
Club news
September 9, 2006 in print edition on D5
Dogs can sport designer duds, too
September 9, 2006 in print edition on D5
When you think Chihuahua, you probably don’t think couture. Stephanie Bell thinks that’s a shame.
Governor apologizes for Latina remarks
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A8
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger apologized Friday for saying the lone Latina Republican lawmaker in California had a “very hot,” fiery personality because of her ethnicity, a comment captured on audiotape last spring in his private office.
Around and about
September 9, 2006 in print edition on D3
Military news
September 9, 2006 in print edition on D3
FCE news
September 9, 2006 in print edition on D3
Easy money
The University of Louisiana-Monroe and its Sun Belt brethren are appealing foes for big-time college football teams.
September 9, 2006
Some 100 miles east of Shreveport, La., down I-20 sits the small town of Monroe, and in that town is an NCAA Division I-A college football team that has the attention of roughly 20 larger programs each year.
Kansas’ cornerbacks growing up - literally
Suddenly KU secondary has handful of 6-plus-footers, including 6-3 Brown
September 9, 2006
Kansas University assistant football coach Earnest Collins has coached for 10 years and played four more as a defensive back at Northern Colorado.
KU soccer defeats Alabama in ugly game
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C5
Emily Strinden’s goal in the 94th minute lifted the Kansas University soccer team past Alabama, 2-1, Friday.
Visitors get rare view of dam
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B5
At a time when the nation’s economic fortunes plummeted to disastrous depths, a manmade marvel arose from the forests and fertile farmland along the Osage River basin.
Shooting suspect arrested after manhunt
Fugitive on FBI’s Most Wanted list surrenders after being cornered
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
A fugitive suspected of fatally shooting a New York state trooper and wounding two others while on the run for more than five months surrendered to police who had cornered him in a field just over the Pennsylvania border Friday night.
Attack kills 31 after Muslim prayers in Indian city
September 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Two bombs rigged to bicycles exploded in throngs of Muslims as they left Friday prayers at a mosque in this western Indian city, killing 31 people and wounding 100.
Family blames officers in stun gun death
Victim’s relatives outraged after 39-year-old died last week in altercation with police
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B3
Family members are faulting officers for the death of a southwest Kansas man who is among more than 180 people nationwide to die after being subdued with a stun gun.
Barkley, Wilkins, Dumars enshrined
September 9, 2006 in print edition on C2
Charles Barkley played the comedian Friday during his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. But, behind the scenes, he also sounded a lot like a role model.
Wal-Mart Supercenter to open Wednesday
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B4
Wal-Mart will celebrate the completion of its supercenter expansion Wednesday morning, and some area agencies will share in the festivities.
U.S. forfeits good-guy role in terror war
September 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
The milk carton I open this morning bears an oddly pedestrian message: Use by 9/11. I am bemused to see this infamous date in such an ordinary context.
Society calendar
September 9, 2006 in print edition on D5
Scouting news
September 9, 2006 in print edition on D3