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6News Now for September 13
September 13, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the city looks for suggestions to develop parks, construction crews at Wescoe work at night, and questions about the city manager search.
Cool and foggy start, but warm and sunny later
Chance for storms Friday night
September 13, 2006
Commuters faced a cool and foggy start this morning. Temperatures were in the 40s and patchy fog was reducing visibility in low-lying areas, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Hoffman has career day at invite
Free State senior fires 94 to pace Firebirds
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Katy Hoffman set a goal for herself this season as the No. 1 golfer for the Free State High girls team - to beat her best score of 98, set last season at Alvamar Golf Club.
Survivor’ shakeup may tempt fate
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
Will the controversial makeup of Cook Island “tribes” doom “Survivor”? I certainly hope so.
Stampede kills 51 at campaign rally
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
A stampede broke out Tuesday in a stadium packed with thousands of people for an election campaign rally for Yemen’s president, killing at least 51 people and injuring more than 200, including youths bused in for the event.
City Commission plans D.C. lobbying trip
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
City commissioners will go on the offensive next month in their efforts to garner federal funding for a variety of projects.
Work begins on space station addition
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A7
Two spacewalking astronauts Tuesday began installing the first big addition to the international space station in more than 3 1/2 years, and NASA pronounced the outing a success, even though a small bolt floated off and got lost.
City seeks input on westside park
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is looking for input on how to develop a new park near Bob Billings Parkway and George Williams Way.
Dedication planned for prairie easement
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Kansas Land Trust has purchased the first conservation easement in Kansas to be partly funded by state dollars. The easement will preserve 500 acres of tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills.
Health Care Access to offer free screenings
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Health Care Access will provide free health screenings for adults and children Sept. 16 as part of its second annual health fair.
Cancer fundraiser exceeds $1 million
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
The fundraiser Treads & Threads met its goal and grossed more than $1 million Friday at the Kansas Speedway to benefit the Cancer Center at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Ex-KU student pleads to battery
20-year-old had faced rape charge for July 2005 incident
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
A former Kansas University student originally charged with raping an intoxicated woman received a yearlong prison sentence Tuesday after pleading to a lesser charge.
Correction
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Madeleine Albright, secretary of state for President Clinton, will speak at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lied Center. A headline in Tuesday’s Journal-World gave the wrong location.
On the record
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Bridge repair to move forward
Jefferson County may not pay, but Douglas County will continue plan
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Douglas County next week probably will move forward on its own to close the Lecompton bridge when repairs are made next year, even if Jefferson County decides not to pay its share of the cost, Commission Chairman Bob Johnson said Tuesday.
Pacesetters put fundraising campaign on track for record-setting year
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Nineteen organizations put the United Way of Douglas County fundraising campaign on pace for a record year.
That’s no ladybug: School mistakenly receives E. coli
Students were never in any danger’ from harmless strain, superintendent says
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Broken Arrow School ordered some ladybugs to use in science classes.
State board won’t raise proficiency targets
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas State Board of Education members decided Tuesday to wait at least another year before increasing the percentage of students who must meet proficiency levels on standardized tests under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
KU represented with booth at state fair
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kansas University is keeping a presence at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson with an information booth and pep rally.
City band to celebrate Lawrence’s birthday
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B3
Lawrence City Band will provide a special concert in recognition of the city’s 152nd birthday.
Health Policy Authority director confirmed
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Marcia Nielsen was confirmed Tuesday as executive director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.18 at several locations.
KU soccer team rated
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s soccer team is ranked No. 18 in the Soccer America top 25 poll and No. 20 in Soccer Times poll. The Jayhawks, 4-1, play host to Pepperdine at 5 p.m. Friday at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
KU volleyball at Nebraska
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s volleyball team will meet Nebraska at 7 p.m. today at Devaney Center. The match against the 7-0 Cornhuskers will be shown live on CSTV.
KU runners ranked 10th
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s men’s cross country team is ranked 10th in the country in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Assn. preseason poll. The Jayhawks have won their first two meets of the season. Colorado is ranked No. 3, Texas No. 5 and Oklahoma State No. 9. Wisconsin is ranked No. 1.
Golf team places ninth
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s women’s golf team placed ninth of 17 teams at the Colorado after completion of the final two rounds Tuesday at the Colorado State Classic. The Jayhawks finished with a total score of 903 (295-310-298) at the Ptarmigan Country Club. Colorado won with 872 strokes. Senior Amanda Costner tied for 18th place with scores of 70-74-79 - 223.
Final schedules taking shape
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
Pencil in a few updates to Kansas University’s 2006-07 men’s basketball schedule.
Firebird soccer falls
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Free State High boys soccer team couldn’t break through for its first win of the season Tuesday, falling 3-0 to top-ranked Olathe Northwest at the College Boulevard Activities Center.
Seahawk volleyball dominates quad
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
Even without one of its two big hitters, the Seabury Academy volleyball team was too strong for everyone else Tuesday night during a quadrangular meet at Shawnee Maranatha.
Thompson, Gollo guide Seabury soccer
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
In countries like Britain and Brazil, the sport of soccer goes by a different name. But no matter how they refer to the game, Seabury Academy’s Simon Thompson and Otavio Gollo sure know how it’s played.
Not quite there yet
Improving Lions can’t slow ‘05 champs
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High’s defense played well Tuesday night, but not well enough to defeat the defending state champion Olathe East soccer team.
Keegan: Klinger’s guide to Toledo
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
The most famous pair of legs in pre-Heidi Klum television history were hairy and usually exposed from just below the knees to the high heels. They belonged to a big-nosed man on a mission to be declared crazy so that he could be sent back home to his beloved Toledo.
Road victories elusive for Kansas
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
Tulsa. Wyoming. Missouri. That’s it. In Mark Mangino’s four-plus years as Kansas University’s head football coach, the Jayhawks have won three regular-season games on the road - at Tulsa in ‘02, at Wyoming in ‘03 and at Missouri in ‘04.
Earthen lodge revives Kanza lifestyle
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
They left few descendants, and their language is nearly extinct. But the mystery surrounding the Kanza American Indian tribe - the “people of the south wind” who gave Kansas its name - will be lifted somewhat by two new earthen-home dwellings in Kansas that will give the public a glimpse of what tribal life was like centuries ago.
Medicaid losses may grow by $80M
Federal audits put state in long-term dilemma
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
State officials and the federal government are at war over tens of millions of dollars that buy health care services for poor and disabled Kansans.
Republican rift may signal power shift
Shawnee race latest to feature party shake-up
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
In a state long known as rock-ribbed Republican, something big might be happening. Come the general election Nov. 7, the mighty GOP might be knocked to its knees.
Guards foil attack on U.S. Embassy
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
Syrian guards foiled an attempt by suspected al-Qaida-linked militants to blow up the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, exchanging fire outside the compound’s walls with gunmen who tried to storm in with automatic weapons and hand grenades.
Cooking connection: Kids enjoy this broccoli dish
September 13, 2006 in print edition on D1
Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week’s featured cook is Julie Reece of Lawrence, with her recipe for Broccoli Supreme.
Peace coalition marks four years of protest
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice will mark four years of protests against the war in Iraq with a rally and march.
Campaign finance reform hinders political process, author says
Self-published Republican to speak Thursday at Dole Institute
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B4
Campaign finance reform is destroying the American political system, according to Rodney Smith.
First Morrison ads appear on state TV
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B4
Democrat Paul Morrison begin airing his first two television ads in the attorney general race, ahead of Republican incumbent Phill Kline, designed to give voters a glimpse of what he stands for and who he is.
Barnett: No in-state tuition for illegal immigrants
Republican candidate for governor says state should toe federal government line
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B4
Kansas should not allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses or pay cheaper, in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett said Tuesday.
Commodities
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B8
Wal-Mart grocery opens this morning
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B8
As of this morning, the world’s largest retailer officially is in the grocery business in Lawrence.
Hy-Vee gives $5,000 to Deerfield School
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B8
A sixth-grader’s name, a grandmother’s pen and a store manager’s choice all added up to a $5,000 gift Tuesday for Deerfield School.
Rail center steams ahead
BNSF Corp. leader details plans for site near Gardner
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B8
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. already owns up to 600 acres of farm fields at the edge of Gardner, part of a soon-to-be-completed land stake worth at least $15 million, all to build a massive new intermodal logistics center designed to meet the national railroad’s rising demand for moving freight in an evolving global marketplace.
Republicans criticize college campaign events
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Republican National Committee is distancing itself from campaigns that encourage college students to “catch” illegal immigrants or shoot cardboard cutouts of leading Democrats.
Bill requires girls to get cancer vaccine
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Michigan girls entering the sixth grade next year would have to be vaccinated against cervical cancer under legislation backed Tuesday by a bipartisan group of female lawmakers in Lansing.
John Mark Karr arrives from Colorado
September 13, 2006
John Mark Karr, who was briefly a suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying, arrived in California late Tuesday to face child pornography charges, authorities said.
Green tea may protect against stroke but not cancer
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Can drinking green tea really protect against two big killers, strokes and cancer? A huge study in Japan suggests yes and no: It might lower your stroke risk but won’t save you from cancer.
Mulder undergoes shoulder operation
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mark Mulder underwent surgery to repair a partial tear of his rotator cuff Tuesday.
Cake perfect for chocolate aficionados
September 13, 2006 in print edition on D1
If ever there were a perfect food, it would be the flourless chocolate cake I made this weekend. I’ve made other recipes for flourless chocolate cakes, and I’ve certainly eaten my share of this particular dessert in restaurants and coffee shops, but this one tops them all.
Jansen to discuss HGH allegations
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
Washington Redskins offensive tackle Jon Jansen will meet soon with NFL officials to discuss his allegations that a number of NFL players use human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing substances.
Ready to rumble: Royals overcome fisticuffs to beat Cleveland
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
A season of frustrating losses has taken its toll on the Kansas City Royals.
Chiefs face life without Green
Injured quarterback won’t play Sunday against Denver
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
Even Lia Edwards is beginning to think that wherever her husband goes, something bad happens to quarterbacks.
No. 12 Louisville must-win for Miami
Heading into showdown with high-powered Cardinals, Hurricanes say they’re motivated by underdog status
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C6
It’s a non-league game in September, with no bearing on the Atlantic Coast Conference standings.
Indiana coach Hoeppner to undergo brain surgery
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C6
Indiana football coach Terry Hoeppner will undergo brain surgery for the second time in less than nine months and hopes to be back with his team in a couple of weeks.
Sooners see Oregon as statement game
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C6
Oklahoma seems to keep running into Oregon in games like this.
Movie myths debunked
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
If “MythBusters” (8 p.m., Discovery) were a movie, it would be “Revenge of the Nerds.” Hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take demented glee in applying hard science and technical know-how to deconstructing urban legends. On tonight’s episode, they take on Hollywood and question the plausibility of well-known stunts and illusions.
Apple unveils online movie store
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
Seeking to further push digital media into homes, Apple Computer launched its long-awaited online movie service Tuesday and showed off a device that will make it easier for consumers to watch the videos on television.
Survey: Americans more religious than thought
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A7
More Americans are active in religious groups than previously thought, and many others without ties to congregations still believe in God or a higher power, according to a broad survey of faith in America.
Panel rejects idea of single ‘Gulf War syndrome’
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A7
An expert panel reviewing hundreds of studies has concluded there is no single “Gulf War syndrome” afflicting thousands of veterans of the first war in Iraq, although they have suffered vague symptoms at a much higher rate than other veterans.
Lefty hopes rest brings Ryder success
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C2
Phil Mickelson headed home from Ireland a few weeks ago in dire need of some rest.
K-State basketball adds player
Ex-St. John’s point guard to join Wildcats this season
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C2
With only a few weeks remaining before the start of team practices, Kansas State men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins on Tuesday announced the addition of yet another player to his roster.
Abreu drives in six in first
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C4
Bobby Abreu finished off the Devil Rays all by himself - in the first inning. Abreu hit a three-run homer and a three-run double in a nine-run first and finished with a career-high seven RBIs on Tuesday night in the New York Yankees’ 12-4 victory over Tampa Bay.
Vietnam memorial plan criticized by veterans
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B9
A proposal to open a Vietnam War monument here honoring both U.S. and South Vietnamese soldiers has drawn protests from a group of American veterans.
Keep tailgating fun with food safety tips
September 13, 2006 in print edition on D2
You definitely do not want food safety mistakes to spoil your tailgating party. Let me share some tips to keep everyone safe.
Pope invites Muslims to ‘cultural dialogue’
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Pope Benedict XVI said Tuesday that Islamic holy war was against God’s nature and invited Muslims to join in a peaceful cultural dialogue.
Bomb kills 7 in Kurdish city
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
A bomb struck a predominantly Kurdish city in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, killing seven people and wounding 17, the local governor’s office said.
New prince named Hisahito
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Japan’s long-awaited male heir to its Chrysanthemum throne was named Hisahito in an age-old imperial rite in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Hamas gives Abbas go-ahead for negotiations with Israel
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hamas officials gave Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the go-ahead Tuesday for negotiations with Israel, a major shift in the militant Islamic group’s position as it works to end its international isolation.
Bulldozing begins for U.S. base expansion
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Bulldozing of part of a village began today to make way for the expansion of a U.S. military base amid proests from residents mostly in their 60s and 70s who have vowed not to leave.
Iran to aid Iraq on security
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki made his first official visit to Iran, a close ally, asking the Islamic regime on Tuesday to crack down on al-Qaida militants infiltrating his country and seeking new deals to help Iraq’s troubled oil industry.
Stingrays killed, mutilated in Australia
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
At least 10 stingrays have been killed since “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin was fatally injured by one of the fish, an official said Tuesday, prompting a spokesman for the late TV star’s animal charity to urge people not take revenge on the animals.
Spanish treasures
September 13, 2006 in print edition on D2
The wait is over: Iberico dry-cured sausages, until now unobtainable in the U.S., have earned USDA approval. The free-range pata negra, or black hoof, pigs from southwestern Spain are fed a natural diet of acorns and grasses; the resulting meat is richly flavored, and its fat is the good kind.
Cowtown Museum board OKs proposal to keep facility open
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B5
Members of the Old Cowtown Museum board voted Monday to keep the struggling Old West attraction open, but they have more work ahead to convince local officials they can bring the museum out of the red.
Ex-church treasurer sentenced for theft
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B12
A former treasurer of the Central United Methodist Church was sentenced Monday in a federal court to two years in prison without parole for stealing nearly $300,000 from the church, U.S. Atty. Bradley Schlozman said Monday.
Winter wheat planting under way in state
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C12
Kansas farmers are getting an earlier start this season planting the 2007 winter wheat crop, according to the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service.
USDA leader apologizes for drought aid error
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B12
A top official at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency apologized to Kansas cattlemen for a miscalculation that will mean $3.8 million fewer dollars for a livestock drought assistance program than the state had been promised.
Spearville wind farm fully operational
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B12
The state’s much-anticipated third wind farm is fully operational.
U.S. must be brave, united
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B11
This week, five years after the tragedy of 9/11, must be a time of remembrance, of mourning those who were lost and of sober reflection upon what has happened to us as a nation. In those first few days after the terrorist attack we came together as a nation but, I am afraid, that sense of common purpose and common humanity was replaced quickly by far different emotions: fear, partisanship, and, on some parts, a belief that even tragedy could be exploited for political gain.
Work in progress
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Once again, we are about to tackle the remake of a room in our modest 1920s home.
Burning question
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: I have a question to the members of Clean Air Lawrence and the group of commissioners who took the legal activity of smoking and devastated many businesses in Lawrence by changing the law to make it illegal without a popular vote of the people and by disregarding the scientific evidence that disagreed with your political position.
Not the same
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: In response to Sept. 2 Saturday Column regarding strengthening downtown versus protecting it: Mr. Simons seems all too eager to destroy that which many, if not most, Lawrencians hold very dear, that being the “historical ambiance” of our downtown.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 13, 1906: “The World believes that in turning to many jointists ‘free on parole’ the court here is violating the spirit of the law. They should be jailed for specific terms rather than turned loose to go back to their old trade. : The speeches at the Siegel picnic yesterday got out of hand when some violated the ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to avoid talk of politics. No blows were struck, however. : We learn that all Europe except England and Switzerland has united to wipe out the terrorists who have been raging in places such as Russia, which has asked for all the help it can get. Russian secret police are to be allowed to arrest terrorists without warrants in all countries and Belgium has agreed to expel such people. : E.E. Weaver is in Lawrence to set up a Navy recruiting station. Early reports are that interest is high among young people.”
Daily ticker
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B8
Old home town - 40 years ago today
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B10
Fall semester orientation was under way at Kansas University, and classes were to begin in a week. Among the newcomers was Debbie Bryant, the outgoing Miss America.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B10
Academic advising of student athletes at Kansas University was to be taken out of the hands of the athletic department under guidelines of a special committee’s study of academic standards and student athletes. The committee released its guidelines designed to clarify and strengthen academic standards for athletes. Del Shankel, former acting chancellor, supervised the review. Many of the new procedures were to be in place by the 1992-93 academic year. New Chancellor Gene Budig promised speedy adoption of the program.
Bush confusion may doom U.S. policy
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B10
Of all the misleading speeches about terrorism given by the Bush team in the lead-up to the 9/11 anniversary, the prize for chutzpah goes to Donald Rumsfeld.
No winners
Putting the politics aside, a miniseries that aired this week offers a serious message about U.S. security and emergency response.
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B10
Controversy swirled this week around the timing and the fictionalized content of an ABC miniseries broadcast Sunday and Monday nights in connection with the 9/11 tragedy.
Horoscopes
September 13, 2006 in print edition on D5
For Wednesday, Sept. 13
Mustangs rout Patton in home opener
September 13, 2006
Central Junior High coach Scott Petry did not know what to expect from his team when they took the field Sept. 5 for their home opener against the Patton Tigers. One thing he most certainly did not expect was the offensive outburst his squad laid on the visitors. The Mustangs used the first quarter barrage to rout the Tigers, 78-0.
Kids use Ki Aikido to connect the body and the mind
September 13, 2006
They all bow as they enter the room. The 6-year-old boy in the stark white, magically clean martial arts uniform, the adolescent girl in street clothes, and the adult teacher. They take their shoes off and bow in an act of respect for the dojo, or practice hall Though their uniforms may hint at karate or judo, they have come for neither. This is a Ki Aikido class, and the difference is clear, even to uninformed bystanders.
Golf clinic teaches kids skills, fun of game
September 13, 2006
The month of September brings with it the sounds of colliding helmets and howling crowds as football finally gets under way in nearly every corner of the nation. But in some places, there are those who take time for something less noisy, but just as fun - like golf.
Junior bowler has family ties to game
September 13, 2006
Seven-year-old Gabby Pollet has bowled since she was 3. Saturday she kept on rolling. Pollet was one of many familiar faces at Royal Crest Lanes Saturday on a day that marked the opening of league play.
Gourmet hospitality
Move over, Jell-O: There’s food at LMH that heals empty stomachs of staff, visitors
September 13, 2006 in print edition on D1
The recent specials have included beef bourguignon, salmon in butter sauce, Portuguese sausage and Brazilian pork. But this isn’t a high-class restaurant - it’s the cafeteria at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Hurricane Florence blows past Bermuda
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hurricane Florence blew out windows, peeled away several roofs and knocked out power to thousands in Bermuda on Monday before churning past the wealthy British island chain.
Comedy set in Alaska half-baked
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
If TV comedies owed their success to the peculiarity of their titles, then “Men in Trees” (9 p.m., ABC) would be a sure thing. Unfortunately, the show, like its title, is more cute and contrived than amusing.
Study: K.C. police short on staff, equipment
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B9
The Kansas City Police Department needs more people, more equipment, revised schedules and improved accountability for employee performance, according to an independent study of the department.
Jewish New Year’s blessings are symbolized in traditional foods
September 13, 2006 in print edition on D2
Count apples, honey and pomegranates among the flavors of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.
Tomato-basil tart among summer treats at ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
September 13, 2006 in print edition on D2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for a “Stress-Free Late Summer Menu.”
Southern Simmered Squash tasty use of seasonal vegetable
September 13, 2006 in print edition on D6
Southern Simmered Squash showcases the fresh flavor of squash in its purest form, simply seasoned with salt and pepper and a touch of sugar to round out the flavor.
Lawrence datebook
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Firebirds sweep home event
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
For the first and only time this season, Free State High girls tennis played host to an event. The Firebirds made the most of it, winning all nine of their matches against Roeland Park Miege on Tuesday.
Floods, mold, dogs can trigger insurance bite
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B8
Can your homeowners insurance withstand a disaster? If trouble comes in the form of a flood, you’re probably sunk.
GOP keeps R.I. Senate seat in play
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Moderate Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, who has bucked President Bush on tax cuts and the war in Iraq, defeated a conservative challenger Tuesday in a contest crucial to the larger fight for control of Congress.
Bush’s Sept. 11 speech ignites political furor
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Republicans and Democrats tore into each over war policy Tuesday, set off by a presidential speech the White House insisted was nonpolitical. A GOP leader said Democrats seemed “more interested in protecting the terrorists” than shielding fellow Americans.
People in the news
September 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Death investigation continues ¢ Fireside service for Irwin ¢ Stamp set honors Beatles
LaRue lifts Reds in 11th
September 13, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jason LaRue’s one-out homer in the 11th inning powered the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory Tuesday night over the San Diego Padres and tightened the NL playoff race.
Leavenworth County works ahead on plans for federal biocenter
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
It will be at least another two months before county officials get word whether a site here is still in the running for the proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
Hot dog contest a fair challenge
Winner snarfs down 14 wieners, avoids ‘reversal of fortune’
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B5
Robert Breinig was ready to cram down the hot dogs. He’d kept his stomach empty for nearly two days in preparation for the competitive hot dog eating contest at the Kansas State Fair.
Blame game won’t win war
September 13, 2006 in print edition on B11
Make your selection: President Bush needlessly took us into an unwinnable war in Iraq based on false intelligence, which he later hyped as trustworthy, leading to the deaths (as of Sept. 8) of 2,656 service members and the maiming of many thousands more; or, President Clinton was so preoccupied with his groin, politics and legacy that it prevented him from adequately responding to the growing terrorist challenge on his watch, leading to the slaughter of nearly 3,000 Americans five years ago.