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Faculty Recital Series performance announced
September 10, 2006 in print edition on D5
Kansas University’s Department of Music and Dance will present Larry and Linda Maxey in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Swarthout Recital Hall.
Lawrence’s support for arts rebounds five years after 9-11
September 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
For the year following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, new membership in the Friends of the University Theatre at Kansas University plummeted. “People, in general, were not willing to spend money and time on frivolous things like the arts,” says John Staniunas, director of University Theatre.
Jayhawks’ offense inconsistent
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C7
A basic offensive game plan almost bit Kansas University’s football team Saturday.
Kansas football notebook
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C7
Standout cornerback Aqib Talib suited up, but once again did not play because of a disciplinary suspension. KU coach Mark Mangino wouldn’t definitively confirm that Talib’s suspension is done, but Talib is expected to play against Toledo on Friday.
TV series has Lawrence seeing stars
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
Must be that Midwestern hospitality. The city and state rolled out the red carpet for Hollywood on Saturday, welcoming a crew from the upcoming CBS show “Jericho” with hordes of media, elected officials and expansive crop art made just for them.
… And a bottle of rum
Book chronicles popular liquor’s role in history
September 10, 2006 in print edition on D3
Wayne Curtis was never a rum enthusiast until he noticed how often it kept showing up in history.
Candidates on attack at forum
Kline says abortion clinic probe has led to prosecutions; Morrison defends vote on prisoner release
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline and challenger Paul Morrison on Saturday verbally pummeled each other about Kline’s abortion clinic investigation and Morrison’s support in 2000 of a bill that reduced the supervision time of some criminals once released from prison.
Art market highlights Indian talent
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Herbert Toledo, of the Navajo tribe, has some strong praise for the Haskell Indian Art Market.
Superintendent wants to phase out most fees
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Supt. Randy Weseman has some good news for parents of students in the Lawrence school district who feel burdened by the hodgepodge of school fees they have to pay each August.
Superintendent hopes to reduce fees
Lawrence school board agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ District service center, 110 McDonald Drive ¢ Sunflower Broadband channel 26 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.usd497.org
September 10, 2006
Supt. Randy Weseman will ask the school board to consider a plan to begin eliminating the extra fees parents pay at the beginning of the school year for items that range from riding a bus to playing football.
Irish eyes are smiling
No. 4 Notre Dame routs No. 19 Penn State
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C4
Brady Quinn and the Notre Dame offense were as good as advertised in Week 2.
Colonoscopy painful, but meds rock
September 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am lying on a gurney, waiting for anesthesia before my first-ever colonoscopy. (Chalk this up as Humiliating Midlife Experience Number 37, Number 36 being last night’s colonoscopy prep.)
Fabulous fabrications
Old timber takes on new life in Lawrence woodshop
September 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
The lumber piled in Dennis and Janet Rorabaugh’s shed clearly has seen better days.
Negotiators: Progress made on nuclear talks
More planned for today
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A10
Senior negotiators for Iran and the European Union reported progress Saturday at talks meant to find common ground for resolving Tehran’s defiance of a U.N. demand that the Islamic republic freeze uranium enrichment or risk sanctions.
A plan for pensions: What’s next for the state’s public employee retirement system?
Legislature faces critical decisions about KPERS
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
With test scores up and the school finance lawsuit recently settled, Kansas’ public school teachers have launched into a new and promising school year. Most of those teachers, however, have no idea their careers are at the center of a gathering storm in the Statehouse.
How they scored
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
Best sellers
September 10, 2006 in print edition on D3
Former fugitive appears in court
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
A former fugitive suspected of fatally shooting a state trooper and wounding two others made his first court appearances Saturday, a day after surrendering in a field over the Pennsylvania state line following a five-month manhunt.
Bitter Bengals carry grudge into K.C.
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
If Marvin Lewis is mad at the Kansas City Chiefs, he’s not letting on. Leave that to Rudi Johnson.
Bankruptcies
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C12
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Attorney joins ‘Best Lawyers’ list
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C12
Andrew Ramirez, a Lawrence resident and partner in the Overland Park office of Lathrop & Gage, appears in The Best Lawyers in America 2007, a legal referral guide.
Dental office adds hygienist
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C12
Keri Schmadeke has joined the dental office of Wilkerson, Anderson and Anderson, Lawrence, as a dental hygienist.
Lawrence commuter report
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
KU’s Monarch Watch attracts a crowd
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
About 500 people attended Saturday’s fall open house for Monarch Watch, the area group of butterfly enthusiasts.
Keegan: Talib-less Kansas exposed
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Aqib Talib had to be feeling mighty guilty as he watched his secondary mates spend Saturday night getting fried.
We had our chances’
Warhawks lament near miss
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
Mid-major Louisiana-Monroe nearly knocked off one of the big boys Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
No. 1 Buckeyes rock ‘Horns
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Troy Smith and the Ohio State Buckeyes showed the defending champions who’s No. 1. Now comes the burden of holding on to the top spot.
Annual party raises Cancer Center funds
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
All tickets were sold for Treads & Threads, the fundraiser Friday night at the Kansas Speedway that benefits the Cancer Center at KU Med.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.21 at several locations.
KU Band Day parade marches downtown
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lisa Waller stood nearly still, fiddling with the keys on her alto sax. She and the rest of her Baileyville B&B High School marching band had about a half-hour before they began their slow march down Massachusetts Street, and only two songs to play when they got there.
Mentor, eighth-grader become strong friends
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Deron Belt, 33, became active with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County six years ago because he believed it was the right thing to do.
Shell Oil president says politics constrain access to resources
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
There are still plentiful energy resources around the world, but “pragmatic realities” can get in the way of tapping them, the president of Shell Oil Co. told a Kansas State University audience.
First debate focuses on economy’s health
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Republican challenger Jim Barnett drew starkly different pictures of the Kansas economy Saturday in their first debate ahead of November’s election.
On the record
September 10, 2006
Lawrence datebook
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Keppinger propels K.C.
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C8
Kansas City has the worst record in baseball this season yet keeps beating recently contending Boston, which has the worst record since Aug. 5.
Fightin’ Indians can’t finish comeback
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
Quarterback Jason Beilstein threw three touchdown passes, and South Dakota Mines survived a furious comeback to edge Haskell Indian Nations University, 21-19, in NAIA football Saturday.
Huskers primed for USC
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C8
Nebraska finally can start talking about Southern California.
Big play breaks down Baker
Late score allows Graceland to escape with victory
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Baker University football team put together its most impressive drive of the night against Graceland College, highlighted by Micah Mason’s two-yard touchdown run, with less than five minutes remaining in the contest.
FSHS tennis washed
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State’s scheduled girls tennis events Saturday at Marysville and at Hiawatha were rained out. The Marysvile meet will be made up Monday. The Hiawatha match will be made up Wednesday. Also, FSHS has added a match Thursday at Gardner-Edgerton.
Firebirds split in volleyball
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Free State High volleyball team split its four matches Saturday at the Lee’s Summit West Invitational.
Roberts: Error trims drought aid
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B8
An error by a “doofus” at the U.S. Department of Agriculture means livestock producers in Kansas, Wyoming and Arizona will get far less emergency drought aid than they expected, Sen. Pat Roberts told farmers Saturday at the Kansas State Fair.
Oompahfest fun helps agency
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B5
The tuba’s pulsing “oompah” sound provided a reliable beat for the 20 adults and children dancing to the scattered light melody of the “Chicken Dance.”
Backs carry SFT to victory
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
Greg Nilges had 18 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown - a 75-yard, third-quarter burst - as Santa Fe Trail blanked Leavenworth Immaculata, 7-0, in high school football Saturday. Alex Boss had 12 carries for 100 yards for Santa Fe Trail (2-0).
KU volleyball tumbles
Razorbacks win by razor-thin margin
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
Like a swinging pendulum, momentum shifted between Kansas University and the University of Arkansas, but Arkansas eventually won the close match in five games Saturday afternoon.
Protesters demand president’s resignation
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A10
Tens of thousands of red-clad protesters thronged Taiwan’s capital Saturday, demanding that President Chen Shui-bian resign over a series of alleged corruption scandals involving his family and inner circle.
Relatives greet rescued miners; 9 still missing
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A10
Relatives greeted eight miners rescued Saturday from a burning Siberian gold mine, as workers searched through smoked-filled tunnels hoping to find nine others still trapped hundreds of yards underground.
U.S. journalist released from Darfur prison
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A10
American journalist Paul Salopek was released Saturday from a prison in the Darfur region, where he was held for more than a month on espionage charges.
U.S. major says she felt like she was in a trance
September 10, 2006
A U.S. Air Force officer who went missing for three days says someone stuffed an object in her jeans pocket with a note saying it was a bomb and telling her to go to a site in Bishkek, where kidnappers grabbed her, Kyrgyz authorities said Saturday.
Government sidelines South Africa’s health minister on AIDS program
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A10
South Africa’s government scaled back the influence of its minister for AIDS policy, pilloried for questioning the effectiveness of anti-retroviral drug treatments and promoting beetroot, garlic and African potatoes as ways to fight AIDS.
Pope Benedict XVI returns to Germany to visit homeland
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A10
Greeted by a thunderous chorus of church bells, Pope Benedict XVI began a pilgrimage to his native Bavaria on Saturday, a six-day visit laden with meaning for him and the future of his increasingly liberal Roman Catholic flock in Germany.
FedEx pilots union to vote on contract
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
A proposed contract for pilots of FedEx Express, operator of the world’s largest cargo airline, is heading to union members for a vote.
Twins close in on Tigers
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C4
Boof Bonser brought the Minnesota Twins a little bit closer in the tightening three-team race in the AL Central. Bonser struck out five and allowed only five hits in seven strong innings, leading the Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers that closed the gap in the standings to three games.
Air Force to destroy Firefly training planes
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Air Force has decided to destroy its entire fleet of 110 T-3A Firefly training planes, which were grounded in 1997 after crashes that killed six people.
Skydiver completes 640 jumps in 24 hours
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Jay Stokes celebrated his 50th birthday by jumping out of an airplane - 640 times.
Iranian Jews sue country’s ex-president
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
A group of Jewish Iranians who say their missing relatives were kidnapped and tortured by the Iranian government have sued the country’s former president, delivering the summons to him directly while he was visiting the United States.
Atlantis blasts off with no sign of serious damage
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Space shuttle Atlantis thundered into orbit Saturday with no obvious damage from debris to worry NASA or the six-member crew as they prepared to resume construction of the international space station for the first time since the 2003 Columbia disaster.
Nancy Reagan objects to former president in ad
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A4
Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb has a television ad ready to air featuring praise from his late boss Ronald Reagan - and Nancy Reagan called on him Friday to cancel it.
GOP strives to hit local issues
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A4
Republicans are planning to spend the vast majority of their sizable financial war chest over the final 60 days of the campaign attacking Democratic House and Senate candidates over personal issues and local controversies, GOP officials said.
Kerry urges more U.S. troops for Afghanistan
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A4
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., on Saturday urged the deployment of more U.S. troops to combat the growing Taliban threat in Afghanistan while accusing the administration of trying to salvage its congressional majorities by playing on public fears of future terrorist attacks rather than fixing what he said was a disastrous policy in Iraq.
Woman wins big in lottery for 2nd time
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A9
Her boss might be the biggest loser. But Valerie Wilson is the biggest winner.
Newspaper continues to make news with steamy dispute
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A9
Locals might remember the national championship brought home by the local amateur baseball team. Or the squabble over the size of actor Rob Lowe’s dream home.
Shiite festival passes without bloodshed
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A11
Iraq’s Sunni Arab vice president renewed his call for Sunni-led insurgents to quickly join the Shiite prime minister’s national reconciliation effort, while a Shiite festival that drew millions of pilgrims was held without bloodshed Saturday.
Year of the Dog brings change to surname
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A11
It’s a dog’s life, but after 1,000 years the people of this village in western China have had enough.
New Orleans streetcars make tiny comeback
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
The St. Charles streetcar line - the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world - may be rumbling along at least a short strip of its namesake avenue by the end of the year for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.
Theater purchase strikes chord with orchestra
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
The stinking, moldy Orpheum Theater off Canal Street sits silent and abandoned, its stage warped and wood floors buckled, no longer suitable for the likes of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky and Marvin Hamlisch.
Owners plan to sue over pet killings
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
John Bozes still pines for Angel Girl, the black Labrador retriever he called his baby. The dog was among more than 30 canines found shot to death at three schools in St. Bernard Parish after Hurricane Katrina.
Shock top Monarchs for crown
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C2
The Detroit Shock came back one last time and made off with their second WNBA championship in four years.
Stewart misses Chase for championship
Kahne claims final position in 10-driver field; Harvick wins Richmond race
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C2
In a performance not befitting of a champion, Tony Stewart eliminated himself from title contention with a miserable showing at Richmond International Raceway.
Sharapova takes Open title
Henin-Hardenne falls in final, 6-4, 6-4
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C2
Maria Sharapova insists she’s more about substance than style, and now she has a second Grand Slam title to prove it.
Women’s college draws outrage as trustees vote to admit men in 2007
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A5
Amid boos and shouts of “traitors!” Randolph-Macon Woman’s College officials announced Saturday that men would be admitted to the 115-year-old institution starting in 2007.
Affluent seniors soon will pay more for Medicare benefits
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A5
After 41 years of charging most older Americans the same price for the same care, Medicare will require affluent seniors to pay higher monthly premiums for coverage of doctors’ visits, diagnostic tests and outpatient hospital care beginning in 2007.
People in the news
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Bridget Jones’ underpants to be auctioned for charity ¢ Chan wants to be known as more than an action star ¢ Estranged husband of Minelli wants to stop prenup ¢ Claudia Schiffer’s dogs allegedly intimidating walkers
Moore takes temperature in ‘Sicko’
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
First, General Motors. Then gun control, followed by George W. Bush. Now rabble-rousing filmmaker Michael Moore has turned his irreverent camera on health care in America.
Still Life’ wins top award at Venice Film Festival
September 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
The Chinese movie “Still Life,” a surprise entry set against the backdrop of China’s gigantic Three Gorges Dam project, on Saturday won this year’s Golden Lion - the top award at the Venice Film Festival.
Love blossoms after 30-year wait
September 10, 2006 in print edition on D8
Dot and Gary Beckner are sitting on their living room couch, near the Douglas County Fairgrounds, blissfully recounting their unusual love story. They’re close enough you couldn’t get a piece of paper between them. Gary’s arm is draped gently around his wife’s shoulders. They’re both 53 and have been married “nearly 11 months.”
America’s commitment to freedom is still strong
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
In January, al-Qaida’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, condemned Egyptians who supported multiparty elections. Al-Zawahiri reportedly labeled them “stooges” of the United States for the crime of wanting a say in the direction of their lives.
9/11 may not have been greatest U.S. change
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
Four planes were hijacked, three of them were rammed into signature American buildings, and the terrorist threat came home for the first time. This changed everything, the commentators chanted, and no one disagreed. But it wasn’t the great historical change that so many people expected, and it’s worth understanding why.
Driving advice
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Recently several motorists wrote in expressing concern about bicyclists’ riding habits in this area. I would like to return the favor for motorists.
Iraq questions
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: If I were a young investigative reporter and wanted to investigate something meaningful, I would start by asking four questions.
Added activity
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I would like to thank Christian Moody, Julian Wright and Jeremy Case for their involvement with The 5th Quarter on Sept. 1.
Fuel alternatives
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The recent news of Chevron and its partners discovering a substantial oil source in the Gulf of Mexico initially sounded optimistic.
Trash policy
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The city normally picks up yard waste on Mondays, but when that day is a holiday, like it was on Labor Day, they pick up yard waste on whatever trash day you normally have.
After stellar run, Rumsfeld must bow out
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
If you mention Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in Washington these days, Democrats roll their eyes and Republicans examine their feet. He is seen as querulous, garrulous and the author of the great mistakes of the Iraq war.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 10, 1906: “Mrs. Abe Flory who was terribly burned recently by a fire in the fruit drier at her home near Willow Springs has died of her injuries. She was 27 and married six years ago. Hers was the sixth death in the family of Levi Flory within the past year. : Fraternities are suing a local photographer saying he charged double what he had promised in taking their photos for a yearbook. : A man employed here as a piano tuner has been arrested in Tulsa for defaulting on work on a piano he contracted to tune and stealing tools of another tuner in Lawrence before going south. : While driving the road to Lakeview the past week, Mrs. M.F. Smith who lives at 926 Maine saw and killed a rattlesnake which measured more than four feet in length. The snake had run across the road in front of her buggy. She got out and killed it with a club.”
Democrats, unions seek common ground
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
The anniversary of 9/11 and President Bush’s speeches on his anti-terrorism strategy have placed the issue of personal security in the public eye. Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, a Democrat, offered a different perspective on the question during a visit to Washington last week.
Shared burden
Community colleges may be feeling a financial crunch, but it’s not because state taxpayers have deserted them.
September 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
Like the rest of the state’s institutions of higher learning, the 19 community colleges in Kansas face budget challenges. It’s understandable that community colleges officials are frustrated by that situation, but the contention of a Dodge City Community College trustee that the situation may justify a lawsuit against the state doesn’t seem warranted.
Horoscopes
September 10, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006
Backing up isn’t hard to do
Toplikar: Preserving data can be a lifesaver
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C12
As the “doctor” began his examination, I felt a little embarrassed. I didn’t want to admit my total lack of discipline. “How often do you back up?” Dave Greenbaum asked.
Now that was close
Pass-happy Warhawks throw scare into KU
September 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
OK, so now it has been established that Kansas University’s football team can win a close game. But is that worth anything, when Saturday’s showdown wasn’t supposed to be close?
Poet’s showcase
September 10, 2006 in print edition on D3
“I Want My WMDs,” by Brett J. Scott