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3-Day Diary: Making light of the cause
No joke - breast humor abounds
September 16, 2006
No joke - breast humor abounds.
3-Day Diary: What the heck were we thinking?
What’s another three miles after you’ve been on the hoof for 20?
September 16, 2006
There are few things I want to do less than lace ‘em up again.
State opens hunt for farm-raised elk
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A11
To protect the elk, they’re killing the (other) elk.
Roadside bomb rocks U.S. convoy
September 16, 2006
Sgt. 1st Class Dale Toomey slipped his iPod buds under his radio headset and cautioned the rookie driver and gunner about potholes, parked cars and pedestrians as the Humvee convoy entered Tikrit.
KU chancellor addresses tuition increases
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B6
As a father of eight children, I can tell you that tuition and fees have increased steadily at what seems like every university and college in the nation during the past four years.
Lions blast Raiders
Williams’ 207 yards, three TDs lead LHS
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C1
Tony Williams knew who had buttered his bread, so the Lawrence High running back tossed the obligatory bouquets.
Free State ekes out ugly win
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C1
A botched snap, dropped passes, two turnovers and porous pass defense. During the first half of its game against Shawnee Mission North, Free State High looked nothing like a football team with state title aspirations.
Minister musician
Longbottom brothers follow own paths to rock, religion
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D1
You might think there’s a great divide between the careers of JoJo and Josh Longbottom.
Simons: KU, state officials shouldn’t overlook impact of rising tuition
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B1
It’s fairly obvious a recent feature story in USA Today about the rising costs of a college education, accompanied by a chart showing the percentage of tuition and fee increases at 75 flagship universities in 50 states has captured the attention of Kansas University officials - and the public.
Clinics baffled by Kline’s remarks on inquisition
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B1
An investigation into two abortion clinics has widened and led to prosecutions, according to Atty. Gen. Phill Kline.
Committee proposes gas tax ‘buffer’
Rate would be 1 cent less than neighboring states
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A1
A proposal to create a tax buffer zone along Kansas’ borders with other states drew praise from the owner of a gasoline station and strong objections from some state officials concerned about losing tax revenue.
State institution’s Medicaid funding in jeopardy after report
Department on Aging inspection says safety of clients at risk at Kansas Neurological Institute
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas Neurological Institute, one of two remaining state institutions for the developmentally disabled, will lose its Medicaid funding unless it stops putting its clients’ safety at risk, according to an inspection survey reviewed by the Journal-World.
Kansas football notebook
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C7
Turnovers no problem for Rockets
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C6
Toledo junior running back Jalen Parmele ran for the winning touchdown in the second overtime period to give his team a 37-31 victory over Kansas University.
KU’s road woes continue in ‘06
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C1
The road woes continue for Mark Mangino’s Kansas University football program.
Scientists seek root cause of aspen decline
Fungus, drought, human interference among suspected factors in tree deaths
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A10
Something is killing the aspen trees of the Rocky Mountain West. Or so it seems to some scientists, who say the slender, white-bark trees that paint the hills gold every autumn are dying, leaving bald patches across the Rockies. They are scrambling to figure out what’s happening.
Most fail to see Iraq, terrorism link
As election grows closer, support for Bush, GOP climbs
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A9
President Bush and Republicans want to convince voters the unpopular Iraq war is central in the anti-terror fight. Democrats argue they can win control of Congress if voters view Iraq - and the continued bloodshed there - on its own.
Iraqis plan to build trench, limit access to Baghdad
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A7
In the latest proposal to curb the seemingly unstoppable violence in Baghdad, the Iraqi government is planning to build a defensive barrier around the city to keep out terrorists and militants who might be planning attacks.
Little TV viewers are big business
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A2
Before her daughter was born, Marnie Cooper sifted through newspaper and magazine articles, weighing the pros and cons of exposing young children to TV.
KU volleyball in action
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C8
Kansas University’s volleyball team will meet No. 5 Texas at 7 tonight at Horejsi Center. KU is 7-3 overall, 0-1 Big 12; Texas is 6-2, 1-0.
Leuer picks Wisconsin
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C8
Jon Leuer, a 6-foot-10 senior from Orono, Minn., has orally committed to Wisconsin.
Baker seeking rebound against another ranked foe
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C8
Baker University’s football team will try to regroup from last week’s four-point loss to Graceland when it faces No. 23-ranked William Jewell today.
Home cookin’ here for Haskell
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C8
If the home-field advantage means anything, Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team would seem to have an edge over the next five weeks.
KU kicks away momentum
Jayhawks fall on home turf to unranked Pepperdine
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C8
Just when Kansas University’s soccer team looked like it was emerging as a national power … along came Pepperdine.
Not Rocket science
Jayhawks can’t find way to win in Toledo
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s football team skipped shooting itself in the foot and just went straight for the heart.
Strong effort still not enough for Veritas
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C3
St. Joseph (Mo.) Christian scored 16 points in the second and fourth quarters en route to a 32-6 victory over Veritas Christian on Friday night.
Mizzou sets sights on 3-0 beginning
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C5
Sure, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel wants revenge after last season’s close home loss to New Mexico.
Nebraska fans should be evident in L.A. tonight
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C5
Nebraska is shooting for a return to elite status. Southern California hopes to stay there. One faces a setback tonight.
Six-run deficit no problem for Seattle
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C5
Adrian Beltre is finding success by being selective. Beltre had three hits and five RBIs as the Seattle Mariners rallied from a six-run deficit and beat the Kansas City Royals, 11-8, Friday night.
Martinez struggles in return
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C4
Pedro Martinez struggled in his first start in more than a month and the New York Mets missed a chance to clinch the NL East, losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-3, on Friday night.
Tigers leave no doubt in 17-2 rout
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C4
Magglio Ordonez hit a two-run homer in an eight-run fourth inning, Brandon Inge added a grand slam in the sixth and the Detroit Tigers boosted their AL Central lead to two games by routing the Baltimore Orioles, 17-2, Friday night.
Grant aims to boost graduation rates
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B2
Luis Mora is on target to graduate this spring. But the 18-year-old has seen many of his friends drop out from his high school in the Kansas City, Kan., school district.
Defendant gets 25-year sentence for murder
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B2
One of four suspects in the shooting death of a Kansas City Symphony musician was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.
Serial rapist gets two life sentences
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B2
A man who admitted to sexually assaulting seven women and beating another was sentenced Friday to two consecutive life terms.
HP execs asked to testify in Washington
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A3
A congressional panel wants to question key figures in the scandal surrounding Hewlett-Packard Co.’s investigation of media leaks, while a shareholder lawsuit was filed in state court accusing the company’s top brass of breaching its duties.
Consumer confidence surges as inflation falls
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A3
Inflation slowed last month as Americans finally got a break at the gas pump, lifting consumers’ spirits and easing fears the country could stumble into recession.
State outlaws drivers’ use of hand-held phones
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A3
Californians who want to talk on the phone while driving will have to invest in a hands-free headset or use speaker phones under a new law signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday morning.
Shuttle astronauts make final spacewalk
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A3
Space shuttle Atlantis’ astronauts wrapped up the third and final spacewalk of their flight Friday, completing installation of a 17 1/2-ton piece of the international space station and doing some other fix-it jobs on the outside.
Study: Drug helps prevent diabetes
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A3
The largest diabetes prevention study ever done has found that a drug already used to treat the disease also can help keep “prediabetics” from developing it. But many experts say that losing weight and exercising remain a safer, cheaper approach.
Lawmaker admits taking gifts
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A3
Ohio Rep. Bob Ney admitted improperly accepting tens of thousands of dollars worth of trips, meals, sports tickets and casino chips while trying to win favors for a disgraced Washington lobbyist and a foreign aviation company run by a gambler known as “the Fat Man.”
Bush pushes detainee legislation
President says U.S. still has high ground in terror war
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush fought back Friday against a Republican revolt in the Senate about tough anti-terror legislation and rejected warnings that the United States had lost the high moral ground to adversaries. “It’s flawed logic,” he snapped.
Boyda says she’s ahead in 2nd District race
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B3
Democrat Nancy Boyda said Friday she is leading Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun and that she has the poll to prove it.
E. coli spinach linked to firm
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A1
A California natural foods company was linked Friday to a nationwide E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened nearly 100 others. Supermarkets across the country pulled spinach from shelves, and consumers tossed out the leafy green.
Kansas’ immunization rate sees dramatic rise
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas’ immuni-zation rate increased dramatically from 43rd in the nation to 12th, officials said Friday.
China may face probe in auto parts dispute
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
The United States and the European Union entered Friday into what promises to be another politically sensitive trade dispute - only this time they find themselves on the same side.
Drought conditions force daily power cuts
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
Ongoing drought in east Africa has forced Tanzania to impose power cuts seven days a week, the energy minister said Friday.
Top court rejects appeal by cult guru
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
Japan’s Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by doomsday cult founder Shoko Asahara, paving the way for his execution for a string of killings including the 1995 nerve-gas attack on Tokyo’s subways.
Pope’s remarks prompt Muslim anger, protests
Catholic leader quotes obscure jihad text
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
Pakistan’s legislature unanimously condemned Pope Benedict XVI. Lebanon’s top Shiite cleric demanded an apology. And in Turkey, the ruling party likened the pontiff to Hitler and Mussolini and accused him of reviving the mentality of the Crusades.
Toxic waste dumping leads to violent protest
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
Protesters angry about toxic waste dumping blamed for six deaths set fire to a port official’s home Friday, beat a former Ivory Coast transport minister and blockaded streets in Abidjan, the country’s commercial center.
Suicide bombers try to attack oil facilities
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
Authorities foiled an attempt by suicide bombers to blow up two oil installations with explosives-laden cars Friday, days after al-Qaida threatened to strike facilities in the Persian Gulf. The four attackers and a guard were killed.
NATO commander calls for Afghanistan troops
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
NATO’s top commander renewed an appeal Friday for allies to urgently provide up to 2,500 troops for the battle with Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, but officials said it likely would take two weeks before governments reply.
Fidel a no-show at Nonaligned summit
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
Cuba took over leadership of the Nonaligned Movement on Friday, but with Fidel Castro too sick to promise an appearance, his younger brother and his close friend Hugo Chavez, of Venezuela, were left to mete out the anti-American invective.
Opponent calls end to street protests
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A6
Supporters of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday ended the street protest that clogged the heart of the capital for nearly seven weeks, but they vowed to find other ways to resist the incoming conservative president.
Immigration agency speeds applications
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A9
Federal officials say they are closing in on President Bush’s goal of processing immigration applications faster, but that is largely because they no longer count many stalled applications as part of the backlog.
Budget constrictions may bring EPA cuts
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A9
The Environmental Protection Agency intends to close labs, cut its cadre of upper-level scientists and reduce regulatory oversight, according to an internal agency document.
Prison gang leaders receive life sentences
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A9
Jurors were unable to decide Friday whether to impose the death penalty on two convicted leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, prompting a federal judge to declare a mistrial and giving the pair life in prison.
Two teens arrested in school attack plot
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A9
Two 17-year-olds suspected of plotting a shooting spree at their Green Bay school were fascinated with the mass killings at Columbine High School and had homemade bombs and weapons at their homes, investigators said Friday.
City’s restaurants, grocery stores won’t serve, sell spinach
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansans are being warned not to eat bagged spinach because of an outbreak of E. coli in several states.
Muzzling Glitter not the way to go
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C2
There’s a lot to consider when planning the entertainment for an NFL game: keeping the mascot in line, making sure the fake smoke doesn’t choke anybody, finding the right D to go with the fence.
Micheel rolls at Match Play
Montgomerie, Karlsson, Casey advance
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C2
Shaun Micheel figured he would join his wife at Newbury for the horse races on Friday, but those plans were scrapped when he knocked out Tiger Woods in Thursday’s first round of the World Match Play Championship.
Suppressing violence in capital is top U.S. priority, general says
Troops have moved from Anbar province to help secure Baghdad
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A7
U.S. officials say they have not written off Iraq’s troubled Anbar province - the country’s largest, and one of its most violent - but neither are they sending more U.S. troops there to battle the insurgents.
State proposes reforms stemming from probe in starved girls case
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B4
An investigation into how state agencies responded to two young girls found starving in their Wichita home has prompted officials to institute reforms in Kansas’ child-protection system, the chief counsel for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said.
Barbecue event to raise funds for Clinton Lake Museum
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B8
A barbecue fundraiser will be Sept. 23 at Clinton Lake Museum in Bloomington Park.
Fair officials reach out to Hispanics
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B8
In response to the growth of the Hispanic population, Kansas State Fair officials are trying this year to persuade more Hispanics to try the fair.
Commodities
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B5
Central National adds 40-year mortgages
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B5
Central National Bank announced Friday that it had begun offering 40-year mortgages for qualified borrowers, products intended to make it easier for first-time buyers to afford monthly payments on a home.
Attorneys advise Kansas editors
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B5
Three Lawrence attorneys advised more than a dozen Kansas newspaper editors about covering trials and legal topics during a recent meeting of the Kansas Associated Press Managing Editors at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Ford Motor Co. will trim 10,000 jobs, close 2 plants
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B5
Ford Motor Co. took drastic steps Friday to remold itself into a smaller, more competitive company, slashing thousands of jobs and shuttering two additional plants to cut costs and fend off a financial crisis.
Development lessons from a pro
Ex-planning director teaches courses on new city code
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B5
Former Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Director Linda Finger just can’t get away from the city’s development code, the new document that spells out rules for how the community can grow.
More use of DDT urged in fight against malaria
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A8
Expanded indoor use of the pesticide DDT won’t harm people or the environment and is critical in the fight against malaria, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Dentist pleads in deaths of wife, former girlfriend
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A8
A Georgia dentist pleaded guilty Friday to killing his wife in 2004 and to shooting to death a girlfriend 14 years earlier while he was in dental school.
Thousands of bottles of infant formula recalled
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Abbott health care company is recalling hundreds of thousands of bottles of infant formula distributed nationwide because they might not have enough vitamin C.
Jury finds for hormone drugmaker
Arkansas woman alleged estrogen therapy caused breast cancer
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A8
Wyeth won the first case in a series of lawsuits involving its hormone replacement drugs Friday when a federal jury rejected a woman’s claim the drugs caused her breast cancer.
Prescription drug probe involves students
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B1
A drug investigation that involves Baldwin High School students is being conducted by police and school officials.
Peoples Bank hires president for Ottawa
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B5
Longtime Ottawa resident Wayne Duderstadt starts Oct. 9 as community president of Peoples Bank in Ottawa, the bank announced Friday.
Crypto case confirmed at child care center
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B1
A new case of cryptosporidiosis has been confirmed through laboratory tests, according to the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
Faith briefs
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D8
How to resolve conflict in a relationship
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D1
Marriage and family therapist Jeff Herring, of Tallahassee, Fla., offers tips for couples on moving past an argument.
Faith forum: Does a person have to be an agnostic or atheist to be ‘born again’?
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Yearning for spiritual rebirth is universal ¢ ‘Born again’ isn’t limited to a fresh start
Conference offers look at global warming
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A10
Portage Glacier has retreated so far, it no longer can be seen from the multimillion-dollar visitors center built for it in 1986. Tourists have to cross a lake to see the glacial ice that looks sky blue on a cloudy day.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 16, 1906: “The new athletic assessment support plan decided by the Kansas University faculty last spring and the $2 required to assist sports has brought in a good deal of needed money.
So simple
Patricia Dunn could have dealt with the “leakage” problem so much more sensibly.
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B6
The Hewlett-Packard organization has been dealing with a scandal involving its chairwoman, Patricia Dunn. There has been considerable turmoil about her efforts to discover if any of her fellow board members have been leaking company information to the media and it cost her job.
Lunch invitation
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: This is in reference to the lady that wrote about “mean lunch ladies.” Evidently she has never had breakfast or lunch with her child(ren).
Wal-Mart facts
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In Thursday’s column, George Will accused liberals of condescension in pointing out the problems posed by the monopolizing practices of Wal-Mart.
Horoscopes
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Sept. 16
Scouting news
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D5
Military news
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D5
FCE news
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D3
Club news
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D3
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B6
Apparently there had been a settlement of all the lawsuits involved with a Baker University fire in 1976 that had claimed the lives of five young men at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house.
To the editor:
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: With the 2006 election looming large, the question is not who will win, but who will vote?
New collection of readings can enhance Rosh Hashana
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D8
Pondering Judaism’s annual high holidays, Rabbi James Diamond of Princeton University says they could be called the “hi” holidays because “Jews who haven’t seen each other all year gather in synagogues and temples to say ‘Hi!”’
Abel’s sure hands spur Eudora
Cardinals rack up more than 600 yards of total offense in blowout
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Eudora High football squad does have more than one wide receiver, but the Cardinals seem to need just one - Matthew Abel.
Baldwin breaks out at home
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C3
It turns out the Baldwin High football team simply needed a home game to experience success in 2006.
Lawyer: DA can’t put suspect at scene
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B1
The county coroner testified that Linda Begay, 37, died from an abdominal infection days after she suffered blunt trauma to the abdomen.
Keegan: Meier needs support
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C1
At this rate, Kerry Meier will turn everyone who watches him into a manic-depressive by alternately showcasing his considerable talent and leadership abilities with an abundance of rookie miscues.
Firefighters battle blaze on West 13th Street
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B2
A two-alarm house fire in west Lawrence kept 20 firefighters busy for more than an hour Friday night.
Lawrence Datebook
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A3
A club for the young at heart
KU tree climbers do more than just hang out
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A1
If you like to play Tarzan and you’re looking for like-minded people, there is a group for you.
People in the news
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Public ‘Crocodile Hunter’ memorial tickets go quickly ¢ Elton John, George Michael publicly call a truce ¢ Jackson to shoot some ‘Lovely Bones’ scenes in U.S.
Talkshow’ host funny and familiar
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A2
Who the heck is Spike Feresten? He’s a former writer on David Letterman’s staff and the Emmy-nominated scribe behind the “Soup Nazi” episode of “Seinfeld.”
Mayor joins opponents of ban on foie gras
September 16, 2006 in print edition on A8
Fans of foie gras in Chicago could be ordering the liver again soon.
Consciousness study raises tough questions
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B6
Of all the headlines on the story, this one took the prize for provocation: “Woman in Vegetative State Plays Tennis in Her Head.” I suppose this is what happens when science throws up a startling piece of new research and the media slams it into the court of public opinion.
Where to write
September 16, 2006 in print edition on B7
Society calendar
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D5
Around and about
September 16, 2006 in print edition on D3
How they scored
September 16, 2006 in print edition on C7