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KU vs. Toledo football Pet Post: Fall 2006 State fair amusements
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Polls
What do you think of a proposed vote on the future of the SLT?

Poll results

Response Percent
It might encourage transportation officials to complete the project after 20 years.
 
64%
It’s pointless — the decision is out of the hands of City Hall now, anyway.
 
34%
No opinion.
 
1%
Total 196
What do you think of the high-tech methods used to keep tabs on Wakarusa Festival lawbreakers?

Poll results

Response Percent
They’re an invasion of privacy
 
77%
They’re a good way to keep the park safe
 
21%
No opinion
 
1%
Total 867
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Final: Kansas falls, 37-31, in double OT
08:50 p.m., September 15, 2006 Updated 11:51 p.m.
Toledo defeated Kansas, 37-31, in two overtimes Friday night in Toledo.
6News Now for September 15
September 15, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, look inside the Topeka Rescue Mission and Boyda vs. Ryun for the 2nd Congressional District.
Boyda claiming lead in 2nd district race
September 15, 2006
Democrat Nancy Boyda today released an internal campaign poll that shows she is leading incumbent Republican Jim Ryun in the race to represent the 2nd congressional district, which includes west Lawrence.
3-Day Diary: The 60-mile journey begins today
It’s off to the store to pick up a couple of panchos, just in case
September 15, 2006
We have said throughout our preparations we hoped for three cool, sunny fall days as we walk a total of 60 miles during the breast-cancer fundraiser.
Sunny and breezy today
Chance for thunderstorms Saturday night
September 15, 2006
Sunny skies, but strong winds are on tap for Lawrence today, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “We are expecting south winds, sunshine and warm temperatures,” Schack said.
Wescoe Hall is closed today
Transformer blew early this morning
September 15, 2006
Construction work recently shifted to overnight after Chancellor Robert Hemenway, who teaches a class there, complained about construction noise interrupting classes.
Lions eager to ditch zero in win column
SM South figures to be ripe foe to help LHS earn first 2006 victory
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C3
After two close losses to two tough Olathe schools, Lawrence High’s football players aren’t the only ones hungry for a victory.
Right Tool for the job
Lawrence native takes rock drumming to the next level
September 15, 2006 in print edition on D1
There is a reason drummer Danny Carey can often be seen wearing a Jayhawks basketball jersey while onstage with Tool.
Stadium honors city roots
September 15, 2006
So why do they call it the Glass Bowl, anyway? Kansas University’s 7 p.m. game at Toledo today will be played in the Glass Bowl, a charming stadium in Toledo, Ohio, with roots dating back 70 years.
City to develop system to set department goals
Data-gathering process likely will include annual survey of residents
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Numbers? Oh yeah, we’ve got numbers. Or at least city commissioners soon will have. Commissioners on Thursday gave city staff members approval to move ahead with a new management system that will require city departments to meet a much larger amount of numerical-based goals.
State to explore abandoning No Child Left Behind law
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
Momentum is building across the political spectrum in Kansas to give No Child Left Behind a failing grade.
Butterfly pit stop a colorful sight
Annual Monarch Watch tagging open to public
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
The royal colors of the monarch butterfly this season are the strongest in years, experts say.
Texan works to impeach president
Man says reaction is generally positive, despite recent threat
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Since he arrived in Lawrence a week ago to collect signatures from people who would like to see President Bush impeached, Jim Goodnow has received a mostly positive or at least tolerant response.
KU cheerleader proud of appearance in Playboy
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Kansas University cheerleader is among the nine KU students featured in Playboy magazine’s “Girls of the Big 12” edition.
Police investigate pill distribution at school
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
Tonganoxie Police are investigating two Tonganoxie Junior High School students who admitted distributing prescription pills to other students.
12 named National Merit Semifinalists
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
A dozen of Lawrence’s high school seniors are among the most elite group of young scholars in the country.
On the record
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
Ohio congressman to plead guilty in probe
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, is expected to plead guilty as early as today to at least one criminal charge in an election-year congressional corruption investigation, Republican officials said Thursday night.
House changes rules to ID special projects
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
The House changed its rules Thursday to require lawmakers to identify the special projects they slip into legislation, a modest step toward restoring the reputation of Congress in a year of ethical lapses and scandals involving relations with lobbyists.
Judge strikes down state’s voter ID law
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
A judge struck down Missouri’s new voter identification law Thursday as an unconstitutional infringement on the right to vote.
E. coli outbreak traced to bagged spinach
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
An outbreak of E. coli in eight states has left at least one person dead and 50 others sick, federal health officials said Thursday in warning consumers nationwide not to eat bagged fresh spinach.
NASA overcomes glitch, deploys solar panels
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
NASA prepared the international space station for future expansion Thursday by successfully unfurling a new set of electricity-producing solar arrays.
Ford expands plan for worker buyouts
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
Ford Motor Co. plans to expand buyout and early retirement offers to the company’s entire U.S. hourly work force of 75,000 as part of a broader restructuring plan aimed at restoring the troubled No. 2 automaker to profitability.
House again approves border fence
GOP leaders aim to focus on border security before election
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
“Border security first” became the House Republican slogan Thursday as GOP leaders sought to resurrect stalled immigration reform legislation before the November elections, approving a 700-mile fence along America’s boundary with Mexico for a second time.
U.S. stymies coalition, Palestinian leader says
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas on Thursday accused the United States of undermining efforts to form a new coalition government and called on Europe to take the lead in lifting international sanctions against the Palestinians.
President relocates celebration amid threats
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
President Vicente Fox backed away from another showdown with leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday, announcing that he wouldn’t have his annual Independence Day celebration in the capital’s main Zocalo square to avoid protesters.
Suspect convicted for role in ‘93 blasts
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
More than 13 years after the deadliest terrorist incident in Indian history, a court in Mumbai handed down the first major conviction in the case Thursday.
Actor Clooney urges peacekeepers for Darfur
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Actor George Clooney on Thursday warned the U.N.’s most powerful body Thursday that if it did not send peacekeepers to Sudan’s Darfur region, millions would die in the first genocide of the 21st century.
Bank official’s slaying symptom of violent era
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Andrei Kozlov, a top central banker crusading against money-laundering, had just finished playing soccer with colleagues when two assailants pumped him full of bullets.
Montreal shooter wrote of Columbine admiration
Police say 25-year-old shot himself during college rampage
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
A 25-year-old man who mounted a deadly shooting rampage at a downtown Montreal college had posted pictures of himself on the Internet with a rifle and said he was feeling “crazy” and “postal” and was drinking whiskey hours before the attack.
Rabbis’ ordination marks revival
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Germany’s Jewish community has risen from the ashes of the Holocaust to become the fastest-growing in the world, but for decades has relied on imported rabbis to lead its burgeoning and diverse congregation.
Catch Heche before ‘Trees’ vanishes
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A2
After a Tuesday preview, the whimsical hourlong comedy “Men in Trees” (ABC) moves to its regular night. Viewers can catch two episodes tonight: the series pilot (7 p.m.), in which a published relationships expert finds herself marooned in Alaska, and the second episode (8 p.m.), in which she finds herself stalked by critters.
Sudden fame shocks ‘Lonelygirl15’
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A2
Lonelygirl15 speaks! And she says she’s amazed at her newfound fame.
LHS digs hole too deep
Renfro, Bracciano bright spots as Lions lose pair
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
You could say the Lawrence High volleyball team relies on the energy that senior Emily Renfro provides. In Thursday night’s home triangular, the Lions’ energy was absent.
FSHS volleyball dominates
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Free State High volleyball team earned three victories at a quad at Shawnee Mission South on Thursday.
Firebirds win first
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C6
Free State High soccer won its first game Thursday night in resounding fashion.
FSHS coach honored
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Kansas City Ambassadors named Free State High football coach Bob Lisher coach of the week Thursday at the team’s practice fields.
No. 5 WVU cruises
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C5
Steve Slaton’s speed and Maryland’s sloppiness turned No. 5 West Virginia’s first anticipated test of the season into a laugher.
Roaf leaves no doubt about retirement
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C5
In May, he said he was eager to tack one more year onto his great career. In July, he sent a jolt through the Kansas City Chiefs when he retired on the eve of training camp.
K.C. can avoid 100th loss
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Royals aren’t pouting or walking around with their heads down because they’ve lost 90 games this season.
Ramirez dooms Dodgers
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C4
Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run homer off reliever Brett Tomko in the seventh inning Thursday, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 6-5 victory that reduced the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lead in the NL West to a half-game.
Adversity no match for Twins
Minnesota just one game out after beating Cleveland
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C4
No amount of adversity seems to discourage the Twins. One day after Minnesota lost rookie sensation Francisco Liriano for the season, Torii Hunter and Rondell White homered on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning Thursday night to help the surging Twins pull within one game of first place with a 9-4 victory against the Cleveland Indians.
Week 3 Area capsules
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C3
Schedule no easier for Eagles in Week 3
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C3
As if barely falling to Osawatomie - a team routed by Eudora in Week 1 of the high school football season - wasn’t enough, Wellsville now must play that same Eudora team, which hasn’t given up a point in its first two games.
FSHS putting crimp in cramps
Murphys hoping to go distance with no pain against SM North
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C3
Nothing can stop Free State High twins Brian and Ryan Murphy - except mid-game cramps.
Senate committee defies Bush
Terror-detainee legislation - and GOP conflict - advance
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
A rebellious Senate committee defied President Bush on Thursday and approved terror-detainee legislation he has vowed to block, deepening Republican conflict over terrorism and national security in the middle of the election season.
Judge’s comments renew concerns about trial
He tells Saddam: ‘You were not a dictator’
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A7
Until this week, the chief judge in Saddam Hussein’s genocide trial had seemed to be just what the chaotic judicial process against Iraq’s former ruler needed: He was stern, judicious, efficient and brisk, and court sessions were proceeding in a disciplined fashion.
U.S. admits sectarian bloodshed is surging in parts of Baghdad
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A7
Sectarian killings have surged in parts of Baghdad not yet included in a security offensive, the U.S. military said Thursday, while bombings and other insurgent attacks killed four American soldiers and wounded 25 in the capital region.
Stone slab bears earliest known writing in Americas, report says
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
It’s more than idle doodling and the meaning is unclear. But there’s one thing researchers are sure of: The insect, ear of corn, inverted fish and other symbols inscribed on an ancient stone slab are the earliest known writing in the Western Hemisphere.
Wichita activists revive fight against gangs
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
A resurgence in gang violence will be met with strong resistance and a long-term comprehensive plan, community activists and police said.
Woods’ win streak stopped
Micheel tops Tiger at World Match Play
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C2
The putt wasn’t even halfway to the hole when Tiger Woods turned away in disgust, removed his cap and walked over to shake hands with Shaun Micheel. One round, and his tournament was over. And for the first time in two months, he left without a trophy.
Spurt propels Seabury’s Butler in 5K meet
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
Bill Butler rounded a corner on the 5K cross country course and entered the track for the final 300 yards of his run. Seabury Academy coach Eric Nelson was ready to encourage him.
Mayer: Fridays can be cruel
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
Friday night lights? Seems everyone around here is playing football tonight. Seldom has Kansas University seen action on this night of the week.
King Arthur’s court
Versatile freshman adjusting to college game
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
Sandra Arthur was in town a couple weeks ago. The drive up from Dallas had nothing to do with her son - Kansas University freshman basketball forward Darrell Arthur - being homesick.
New Corps study recommends major levee repairs
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
A new study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows governments along the northern edge of the Kansas-Missouri border must raise $12 million to protect the cities of Wathena, Elwood and St. Joseph, Mo., against a major flood of the Missouri River.
New museum exhibit recounts story of Kansas’ black airmen
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B5
An exhibit that tells the story of the important role blacks from Kansas played in the aviation industry will be unveiled today, and supporters are hoping it will prompt others to come forward with their stories.
District judge prominent in school finance case to retire
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B5
A Shawnee County district judge whose ruling ultimately forced Kansas legislators to dramatically boost spending on public schools confirmed Wednesday that he will retire next year after more than 30 years on the bench.
Postal closing plan draws ire of federal, county officials
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B10
The U.S. Postal Service plans to close its mailroom in the Jackson County Courthouse - if it can successfully plead its case to judges, members of Congress and angry county officials.
Homeless shelter impresses commissioners
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
Barry Feaker, the executive director of the Topeka Rescue Mission, had a simple message for city commissioners who toured his homeless shelter Thursday.
Budigs establish writing professorship
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B10
Former Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig and his wife, Gretchen, have established the Budig Teaching Professorship of Writing, a $5,000 annual award for KU faculty in education or journalism. The professorship begins in 2007.
Financial planner will chat today
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Peggy Johnson, a certified financial planner and senior financial adviser for Ameri-prise Financial Services in Lawrence, will address personal-finance questions during an online chat at 1:30 p.m. today.
Dealer expansion driving moves
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Rex TV and Appliance is closing. Pay-Less Furniture Outlet is moving. And Dale Willey Automotive is expanding.
Commodities
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Quitclaim deed won’t alter your mortgage
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Q: If I sign a quitclaim deed that gives someone else my interest in my home, would I still be liable for making monthly mortgage payments?
Bioscience authority CEO selected
Thomas Thornton will start job next month
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
As work continues on its new office in Olathe, the Kansas Bioscience Authority soon will have a new administrator to lead it.
CDC: Racial vaccination gap narrows in children
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
For the first time in at least a decade, the vaccination rate for black children in the United States has caught up to that of youngsters in other racial groups, the government reported Thursday.
Researchers unlock first genetic code of a tree
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
Researchers have deciphered for the first time the genetic code of a tree, which could lead to new varieties better at producing wood, paper and fuel.
14-pound baby boy an extra-large delivery
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
Oh baby: Marie Michel’s fifth child was one for the record books.
Fundraiser to benefit KU’s Audio-Reader
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
“For Your Ears Only,” the annual fundraiser to benefit Kansas University’s Audio-Reader is set for Sept. 22-23 at Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St., Buildings 1 and 2.
Health fair to offer free screenings, raffle
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Health Care Access Clinic, 1920 Moodie Road, will host a health fair Saturday.
Newspaper columnist to talk at Dole Institute
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics, on west campus.
Morris to travel to D.C. weeks before term ends
Taxpayers to pay bill for State Board of Education member
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas State Board of Education member Connie Morris will be in Washington, D.C., at taxpayer expense two weeks before her term expires.
Cowboys not carried away with fast start
September 15, 2006
Sporting his signature mohawk, Adarius Bowman hears the buzz around campus after Oklahoma State’s 2-0 start. From teachers, from students, from everyone.
Bacon makin’ most of move
Former MU back thrives as ‘backer
September 15, 2006
When Marcus Bacon made the transition from the defensive backfield to linebacker two years ago, he admits there was some trepidation.
KSU foe Marshall not dwelling
September 15, 2006
When Marshall made the flight to Kansas State today, last year’s last-second loss to the Wildcats wasn’t be among the baggage that coach Mark Snyder was carrying.
Citing cyclists
It’s hard to understand why bicyclists aren’t issued more traffic citations.
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
The arrogance or don’t-give-a-damn attitude of some local bicyclists is difficult to understand or accept. The same is true of the apparent indifference of local police officers toward issuing traffic citations to bicycle riders.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 15, 1906: “The 40th annual session of the University of Kansas has been opened with the annual address, this one by Thomas Benton Murdock, editor of the ElDorado Republican.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
City and chamber of commerce officials visited with U.S. Housing and Urban Development authorities in Fort Worth, Texas, to try to map out the best route for funds and planning to revamp Lawrence’s downtown business district.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
Kansas University’s new chancellor, Gene Budig, was teaching a graduate seminar each week in addition to his other duties.
Klinger lives
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: I really enjoyed “Klinger’s guide to Toledo.” Tom Keegan deserves applause. M*A*S*H is a wonderful and humane comedy series.
County arrogance
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: As a resident of Lecompton, I cannot believe our county commissioners cannot, and will not, put the safety of our school children above money.
Tax burden
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: After reading a recent article in the Journal-World, I agree that senior citizens are being thrown to the wolves. Why? Because city taxes and school taxes are getting out of reach for senior citizens.
Healthy lunch
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: To the mother worried about missing cookies. You were partially correct when you stated the missing cookies were due to something political. It is our government trying to take on the challenge of making our children healthy.
U.S. can’t withdraw from Iraq mess now
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
There’s a compelling argument for why the United States can’t set a time line for an Iraq troop withdrawal.
Bush critics have it backward
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B9
For the past five years the standard critique of Bush administration foreign policy has run as follows: The president did a great job of rallying the nation after 9/11 and of toppling the Taliban.
Bush appeals to conservatives
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B9
Had it been a small group of liberals rather than conservative writers meeting with President Bush in the Oval Office on Tuesday, they might have run from the room like scalded dogs when he said: “I’ve never been more convinced that the decisions I’ve made are the right decisions.”
Library tour spurs envy, reality check for officials
Capital city facility likely beyond Lawrence’s means
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
Forget about the Joneses. When it comes to libraries, keeping up with Topeka is quite a chore.
Software issue prompts Segway scooter recall
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
Segway Inc. is recalling all 23,500 of the self-balancing scooters it has shipped to date because of a software glitch that can make its wheels unexpectedly reverse direction, causing riders to fall off.
MVP debate makes Ortiz look bad
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C2
Derek Jeter admitted to noticing the “M-V-P” chants had never been as loud, never come as early as they did Tuesday night. It was as if the first time he came to the plate, Yankee fans decided to send a message to David Ortiz.
Kansas’ mane man
Wild-haired Como versatile defender
September 15, 2006
There’s really no point in diving into Paul Como’s world without first discussing his hair.
Police used high-tech surveillance at festival
Hidden cameras helped in drug busts
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
Hidden, high-dollar equipment helped police crack down on drug dealing at this year’s Wakarusa Festival.
International film fest honors Kansas talent
September 15, 2006 in print edition on D1
Lawrence filmmaker Patrick Rea describes his new feature, “The Empty Acre,” as a work that deals with small-town fears.
Gridiron Gang’ works overtime to inspire
September 15, 2006 in print edition on D4
Running alongside the closing credits for “Gridiron Gang” is a series of clips from a 1993 documentary of the same name, which provided the basis for this drama about a football team at a Los Angeles juvenile detention center.
USC game opportunity for Cornhusker QB
September 15, 2006
Brady Quinn. Troy Smith. Chris Leak. Zac Taylor? When listing college football’s top quarterbacks, Taylor’s name doesn’t roll off the tongue quite like the others.
Rockets enjoy friendly confines
Quaint Glass Bowl has been good to home team: 34-2 since end of 1999 season
September 15, 2006
The Glass Bowl, the home stadium of the University of Toledo football team, quickly has established itself as a place visiting opponents just don’t want to go to.
Lawrence Datebook
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kline defends leaked memo during debate
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B3
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline used a debate with his Democratic challenger on Thursday to defend a leaked memo outlining how he wanted his campaign to go about gaining support from conservative Christians.
Venezuela’s Chavez pledges support for Iran
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Venezuela’s president pledged Thursday that his country would support Iran if it was invaded as a result of its nuclear standoff with the U.N. Security Council.
People in the news
September 15, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Author Rowling wouldn’t part with final ‘Potter’ manuscript ¢ Nintendo to challenge Sony with release of Wii console ¢ Brinkley files for divorce ¢ Anna Nicole Smith supports probe of adult son’s death
Shealy powers Royals to victory
Bell earns 100th victory as K.C.’s manager
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C5
Buddy Bell’s 100th victory as Kansas City’s manager kept the Royals from getting closer to another triple-digit milestone - one they don’t want to reach.
Attorney general asks for stronger penalties against online predators
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
Joint federal and local task forces arrested more than 1,600 people nationwide last year who were accused of exploiting children over the Internet, a fivefold increase over 2000.
Horoscopes
September 15, 2006 in print edition on B4
For Friday, Sept. 15
New general for Chiefs
Green to sit for first time in five years
September 15, 2006 in print edition on C5
For five high-flying years, they were planets and he was their sun.