Advertisement

Archive for Monday, September 18, 2006

Also from September 18

Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU soccer vs. Central Florida Comfort the Children
Podcasts
Videos

All stories

News release: Supt. Weseman’s statement
September 18, 2006
Superintendent of Schools Randy Weseman offered the following statement in response to the deaths of Nolan Vender, Central Junior High School eighth-grade student, and DaVonte Brockman, New York Elementary sixth-grade student, in Sunday’s house fire at 1205 New Jersey Street, as confirmed by Lawrence/Douglas County Fire and Medical Services today.
News release: Monday briefing on activities at 1205 New Jersey
September 18, 2006
Monday briefing on activities at 1205 New Jersey
Final 3 bodies recovered, identified at fire site
Final death toll officially at five
01:55 p.m., September 18, 2006 Updated 02:44 p.m.
The death toll of a Sunday morning fire at 1205 N.J. has officially grown to five.
Counselors brought in to help students deal with fire fatalities
Crisis Response Team helping at several schools
12:36 p.m., September 18, 2006 Updated 04:14 p.m.
Crisis response teams helped students and school staff today at New York and Central Junior High schools deal with Sunday’s deadly East Lawrence residential fire, whose five victims included two students.
Fatal fires in Douglas County
September 18, 2006
It has been at least 30 years since one fire in Douglas County killed at least five people, according to fire officials.
KU-NU game kickoff set
September 18, 2006
The September 30 game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Nebraska Cornhuskers will kickoff at NU’s Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m. The game will be aired by FoxSports Net, Channel 36 on Sunflower Broadband cable.
Cool day ahead
Temperatures to drop to 30s overnight
September 18, 2006
Lawrence was off to a dry, but cool start this morning. And it’s going to stay that way. “You’ll probably want that jacket or a sweatshirt on the way out,” Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist, said. “Temperatures will be staying in the 60s.”
3-Day Diary: The end, with relief and emotion
I learned a few things over the three days
September 18, 2006
I learned a few things over the three days
Progress at the 1205 N.J. fire site
Family members summoned at 5 a.m.
September 18, 2006
Family members summoned at 5 a.m.
Rec calendar
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C8
Harvick continues ‘incredible’ season
Driver claims second consecutive victory, holds off Stewart, Gordon at Sylvania 300
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C2
Kevin Harvick said Sunday he had enjoyed being an underdog in the race for the Nextel Cup championship. Well, the fun is officially over.
Collison relishes ‘brighter’ fieldhouse
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C1
Surprise visitor Nick Collison walked through the northwest tunnel of Allen Fieldhouse late Friday afternoon and shaded his eyes as he looked around the renovated basketball palace.
Keegan: Coaches shouldn’t baby QB
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C1
The worst possible way to react to Kansas University’s sloppy, 37-31 double-overtime loss at Toledo would be to serve as an apologist with soft serves such as, “The Jayhawks are young,” or, “Toledo has won 35 of its last 37 games at the Glass Bowl. It’s a tough place to play.”
People in the news
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ R.E.M. regroups, briefly ¢ T-shirt with a message ¢ Second autopsy inconclusive
NATO general cites successful completion of Afghan offensive
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A6
NATO said Sunday that its two-week offensive in south Afghanistan was a “significant success” that had driven Taliban insurgents from their positions and opened the way for development.
Horoscopes
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Monday, Sept. 18
Ani-mayhem
Online animation provides Kansas University students outlet for comedy, campus satire
September 18, 2006 in print edition on D1
Nolan T. Jones could be speaking in code, or he could be describing a scene in his animated cartoon. Frankly, it’s hard to tell.
On the record
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B2
2 dead, 3 missing in fire
Grandmother only known survivor of East Lawrence blaze
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A1
A fire early Sunday destroyed an East Lawrence home, killing at least two and leaving a longtime Lawrence family grieving.
Layers tough to master, but still a hot look for fall
September 18, 2006 in print edition on D1
Piled-on layers reigned supreme on the catwalk, but it’s important to remember that runways are not reality - they’re a designer’s way of presenting a concept, rather than something to interpret literally. Before you load on those layers, consider these made-for-the-real-world styling tricks:
Liberty Bell 7 returns to Hutchinson Cosmosphere
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Liberty Bell 7 has returned to Hutchinson, first landing at the Kansas State Fair before it is to return to the space museum where it was restored after its retrieval from the ocean in 1999.
It takes homework to pick the right financial planner
Managing retirement savings a challenge for workers
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A8
Working single mom Kathy Gambrell has had no problem finding a lawyer to write her will or a certified public accountant to prepare her taxes - professionals she found by asking friends and family for recommendations.
Wartime prison network a legal vacuum for 14,000
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A7
In the few short years since the first shackled Afghan shuffled off to Guantanamo, the U.S. military has created a global network of overseas prisons, its islands of high security keeping 14,000 detainees beyond the reach of established law.
Pope’s explanation insufficient to satisfy all Muslim leaders
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A6
Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that he is “deeply sorry” his remarks on Islam and violence offended Muslims, but the unusual expression of papal regret drew a mixed reaction from Islamic leaders as the Vatican worried about a backlash of violence.
Nano add-on halfway decent
Nike + iPod is a full-featured pedometer, but it doesn’t always work the way it should
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C8
I really wanted to like my Nike + iPod. And, at first, I did. Still do, for that matter, but I can’t help but be a little disappointed in it. A week ago, I would have given it an unqualified, glowing review. After putting it through serious paces, however, I found it a bit lacking.
Dallas sullen after win
Cowboys rout Redskins, 27-10; Colts rip Texans
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C6
From Terrell Owens talking about his broken ring finger and upcoming surgery to Bill Parcells saying he felt “sick” because of how many penalties and other mistakes his team made, the Dallas Cowboys’ locker room was a somber place.
Seattle hitters lift Meche
K.C. bullpen loses lead for second time in series
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C5
Gil Meche was glad the Seattle hitters had a better day than he did. Chris Snelling and Kenji Johjima each homered, and the Mariners got 14 hits in a 10-5 victory Sunday over the Kansas City Royals.
KU QB Meier injured at Toledo
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University quarterback Kerry Meier sat out Sunday’s practice because of an undisclosed injury that took place in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game at Toledo, coach Mark Mangino revealed Sunday.
Upset undone
Broncos solve ‘D’ in OT
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C1
Rod Smith was on the sideline with a concussion, Jake Plummer was having an awful day, and nothing Mike Shanahan and his offensive staff came up with seemed to work. Javon Walker bailed them all out.
Casey dominates Match Play event
Micheel routed,10 and 8, at tourney in England
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C2
A tournament that began with Tiger Woods going for his sixth straight victory ended with Paul Casey plowing through everyone in his path to capture the richest prize in golf.
Number of E. coli cases traced to tainted spinach rises to 109
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A3
The number of people sickened by an E. coli outbreak traced to tainted spinach rose to 109 on Sunday, as federal officials announced more brands recalling their products.
Shuttle leaves; Soyuz capsule en route
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A3
The international space station’s three residents bade farewell to one set of houseguests Sunday and prepared for the arrival of more visitors.
Potential for compromise seen on CIA interrogation program
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Bush administration and holdout GOP senators expressed confidence on Sunday they could reach a compromise on rules for CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists.
KU soccer shuts out Central Florida
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University soccer squad held on for a 2-0 shutout against the University of Central Florida.
Sledge muddies Dodgers
Pinch hitter gives Padres first place
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C4
Pinch-hitter Terrmel Sledge singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-1, Sunday to take over first place in the NL West for the first time since Aug. 9.
Red-hot Twins topple Tribe, 6-1
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C4
Minnesota turned five double plays for the first time in 11 years, and Scott Baker pitched six strong innings as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians, 6-1, Sunday.
Baker ekes out close one
Cats used to thrillers
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C3
If it’s a close call, you can bet Baker University’s football team was involved.
AP poll excludes Miami
Auburn new No. 2
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C3
Miami is out of the rankings for the first time since 1999, and Auburn is the new No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 25.
Back from Africa
Local doctors visit remote region
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B1
Some walked for miles across Kenya’s rough terrain to see a team of doctors from Lawrence - the first time many of them ever received any medical attention.
Five Duquesne basketball players shot
One in critical condition after on-campus confrontation; gunman flees campus
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C1
Five Duquesne basketball players were shot on campus early Sunday, leaving at least one critically injured, after some of them tried to calm a man who apparently had been disruptive at a dance, officials said.
Bengals roughed up in victory over Browns
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Bengals lost three starters due to injuries in their victory over the Browns on Sunday, Eagles defensive end Jevon Kearse was carted off the field because of an injured left knee, and Rams seven-time Pro Bowl lineman Orlando Pace sustained a concussion.
Plenty of hits and misses from a year of fantasy forecasts
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C5
Here’s a sure path to low self-esteem: Make sports prognostications in the internet age. What could possibly go wrong? On the Web, words are forever, that’s what.
Jordan clutch at poker table
Basketball star wins another kind of title
September 18, 2006 in print edition on C5
Recently, in Minneapolis, longtime New York Knick player Trent Tucker (he played for them for 10 years), had a charity event to benefit the “Trent Tucker Youth Program.”
Gridiron Gang’ racks up most yardage at box office
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A2
It was another down weekend at the box office, although moviegoers helped Sony Pictures and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson score with the football flick “Gridiron Gang.”
Couric just part of CBS’ new approach to news
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A2
Katie Couric isn’t the only thing new at the “CBS Evening News.” Her first two weeks as anchor indicate that CBS is making some subtle but significant changes to a tradition-bound format, beyond the “Free Speech” commentary that has attracted the most attention since Couric’s Sept. 5 debut.
Ugandan rebel leader makes way to camp
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A6
Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has turned up at a neutral camp in southern Sudan as part of a truce to end 19 years of conflict in the east African nation, a rebel official said Sunday.
Iranian president solidifies alliance
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran’s president praised Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez for his firm opposition to the United States on Sunday, promising to deepen an alliance that is helping Tehran fight U.S. moves to rein in its nuclear program.
Group hopes to create vision for downtown
Merchants want to keep Mass. Street as ‘the place to be’
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A1
Downtown Lawrence no longer is one of the few place in the area to take a nice stroll surrounded by shops, restaurants and art.
Election brings end to 12-year leftist rule
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A6
A center-right opposition vowing to streamline Sweden’s famed welfare state ousted the Social Democratic government in a close parliamentary election Sunday, ending 12 years of leftist rule in the Nordic nation.
Abbas, Hamas halt talks over Israel recognition
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A6
Coalition talks between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the militant group Hamas have stalled over U.S. demands that a national unity government recognize Israel, Palestinian officials said Sunday.
Attacks in north unusual in scope
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A6
Five bombings in Kirkuk killed 23 bystanders and wounded 76 others Sunday in what appeared to be coordinated attacks on police as well as Kurdish and Sunni Arab politicians in the oil-rich northern city, bringing the day’s toll in Iraq to at least 59 dead.
Government spokesman dies after collapsing
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B4
Don Denney, the longtime spokesman for the Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., government, died Friday after collapsing at City Hall.
Kansas Guard sergeant killed in Afghanistan
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B4
A Kansas National Guard member from Mayetta has been killed in Afghanistan, the military reported Sunday.
Events calendar
September 18, 2006 in print edition on D2
Studio 60’ best new show of the season
September 18, 2006 in print edition on D1
Writer, producer and creator Aaron Sorkin cares deeply about the power of words and the future of television, and both concerns take center stage in the new drama “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (9 p.m., NBC). Let’s not mince words: It’s the best new show of the season.
Lawrence attorneys elected as leaders
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A8
Two Lawrence attorneys have been elected to serve in leadership roles for the coming year at the Kansas Bar Assn.
Treanor Architects offers open house
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A8
Treanor Architects will celebrate its silver anniversary with an open house at 5 p.m. Thursday at its Lawrence office, 110 McDonald Drive.
Free State brewer earns scholarship
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A8
Geoff Deman, a brewer at Free State Brewing Co., has been awarded the Master Brewers Association of the Americas William A. Hipp scholarship to attend the association’s 2006 Brewing and Malting Science Course in Madison, Wis.
New job can open doors
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: I am about to start a new job, after nine years with my present employer. I am trying not to burn any bridges at my current job, but I need to think ahead to making it through a probationary period.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 18, 1906: ” L.J. Gray is one of the boys who is charged with hiring a team and buggy from Moak’s Livery and later turning the horses loose.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B6
The Lawrence Hallmark Cards plant had reached the stage where it could turn out three million greeting cards a day. The employment figure was fast approaching 1,000. The plant had opened in 1958.
Parting shots
Leave it to Connie Morris not to finish her term on the Kansas State Board of Education without one last parting shot to the taxpayers of Kansas.
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B6
On Wednesday, Kansas State Board of Education Member Connie Morris received approval for two state-funded trips, including a visit to Washington, D.C., from Dec. 16-23, less that two weeks before she is scheduled to leave office.
Black culture sells out black children
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B6
“Can you show me the doll that looks bad?” The two baby dolls are identical except that one has pale skin, the other is dark. The little black girl, maybe 5 years old, has been holding up the pale doll, but in response to the question, she puts it down and picks up the other.
Book misses point of Red America’s rise
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B6
In this autumn of their discontent, Republicans tremble as November nears. But now comes yet another book by a gloomy liberal anticipating permanent Republican dominance.
Bush should engage Shiites
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B7
We’ve survived the first five years after 9/11. It’s time to think differently about the next five years in the war against terrorism. We need to see trends and adapt to them, so we can try to turn them to our advantage.
Democracy waits in Russia
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B7
Democracy does not march very long or very far. It lunges forward into vacuums created by the collapse of colonial, communist or imperial systems. Democratic reforms must then often creep, or ooze, or simply abide until the next turn of the political wheel makes new progress possible.
Bert Nash youth program
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B8
A grant from the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority will allow Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center to launch a program to assist troubled youths.
KU center to connect German language, business
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B8
Kansas University has created a Center for German Business Language, a joint effort of KU’s department of Germanic languages and literatures and the Center for International Business Education and Research.
TV truly a mass media for candidates
In statewide races, airwaves are prime political battleground
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B8
A half-century ago, Democrat Adlai Stevenson, en route to his second thumping as a presidential candidate, complained that merchandising a candidate like breakfast cereal was the “ultimate indignity to the democratic process.”
American Family agent wins awards
September 18, 2006 in print edition on A8
American Family has named agent Ron King, Lawrence, as the company’s Kansas District Agent of the Month for both July and August, putting him on schedule for a company-sponsored Line Leaders trip to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts.
Kline’s ‘church effort’ continues
As outlined in leaked memo, audience invited to political reception afterward
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B1
Phill Kline’s voice rises as he tells his story, then drops at crucial points to a hoarse whisper. He strides away from his podium frequently, reaching out to his audience, bending closer, gesturing, asking a few people’s names.
Task force to review evaluation process
Tenure, pay raises depend on students’ assessment of faculty
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B1
How Kansas University students rate their instructors on end-of-course surveys can affect whether faculty receive raises, promotions and tenure status.
Bird makes rare Kansas appearance
September 18, 2006 in print edition on B1
The white-tailed kite is rarely seen around these parts. Biology experts are unsure how the adult bird ended up north of Lawrence in the last week. It’s only the third documented sighting in Kansas.