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KU adds Winston-Salem State to hoops schedule
September 19, 2006
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team has completed its non-conference schedule and will play Winston-Salem State on December 19, KU athletic department officials announced Tuesday.
6News Now for September 19
September 19, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, investigation into the weekend’s house fire, construction at elementary schools, and the search for a new city manager.
Cool, with mostly sunny skies
Thunderstorms possible on Thursday
September 19, 2006
Light winds and lots of sunshine are in store today for Lawrence. “It looks like a very pleasant day,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Construction in high gear at city schools
Projects in Lawrence district on schedule, within budget
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
Will Fernandez is easy to find before school starts each day. Just go to the construction fence northeast of South Junior High School.
Young promise cut short
House fire could be deadliest in city history
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
The death toll grew to five Monday in an East Lawrence house fire that killed four children and a grandfather - a blaze firefighters said was the most deadly they could recall in the city’s history.
Woodland wants to play all day
KU senior fires two rounds in 60s to take commanding 36-hole lead
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University senior Gary Woodland did not want to stop playing after his first-round 67 Monday at the Kansas Invitational.
Woodling: September too early for drama
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
While watching some of the countless number of college football games on the tube last weekend, my wife noticed ESPN was making numerous knowing references to what they had dubbed Separation Saturday.
Space station fire alarm proves unfounded
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
An overheated Russian oxygen generator caused a momentary fire scare aboard the international space station Monday.
Where are the conservatives?
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
And now you can’t bring your cup of coffee on board the airplane. It’s the latest new rule laid down by the nation’s security wizards. Everyone knows it’s ridiculous - the notion that you can toss together a few liquids and make an explosive is a fiction from late-night movies.
Girl Scouts seek help for camp celebration
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Lawrence Hidden Valley Girl Scout Campground needs volunteers to help with its communitywide 50th Birthday Bash on Saturday.
All-night warriors
Lawrence teens host to video game marathons
September 19, 2006 in print edition on D1
Packing for a sleepover used to be easier. Pillows, toothbrushes and sleeping bags are still required. But for kids who don’t plan to consult a Ouija board or toilet-paper a pal’s house, they might be packing something pretty cumbersome: a computer.
Brian Murphy and Abby Jones
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C6
Brian Murphy, Senior, Free State Football, and Abby Jones, Senior, Lawrence High Gymnastics.
Tongans bid farewell to beloved king
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Pacific nation of Tonga buried its beloved King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV today in an elaborate state funeral that mixed tribal traditions with Christian prayers, royal pomp with village-style feasts.
Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs youth, mentors
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Torrez Dawson has noticed some changes in 12-year-old D’Marco Jackson, a Kennedy School student, during the past eight months.
Sebelius ad targets illegal immigration
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
In her television campaign commercials, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has taken credit for resolving the school finance issue and mending a broken state budget.
Bridge closure may cause school district hardship
Perry-Lecompton superintendent says some students might transfer rather than take long detour to school
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Perry-Lecompton school district expects to lose students but add bus routes and hire more drivers to deal with the closing of the Lecompton bridge next year, Supt. Steve Johnston said.
City, KU consider merging busing
Consultant offers ideas on how to consolidate
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
There are plenty of ways the city and Kansas University could combine forces to run a single public transit system, a new report has found.
School district makes counselors available for students
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A5
Crisis response teams helped students at New York and Central Junior High schools deal with the news Monday that two classmates were among five people killed in an East Lawrence house fire.
Grandfather made mark as church founder, landscaper
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A5
As a church deacon, Charles Glover Sr. helped establish a house of God on a site where a liquor store once stood. As a groundskeeper, he kept the Kansas University chancellor’s residence looking beautiful.
Classmates, teachers recall prospering musician, athlete
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
The musician and the athlete. One quirky but a natural leader; the other, a shy child just coming out of his shell.
Youth gone wild
Top rookie QBs ready to rumble
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
Call it the tangle of the toddlers. When Kansas University and South Florida battle at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, both programs will be saddling up on the top two freshman quarterbacks in the country in terms of passing yardage.
Produce safety was issue before E. coli
Spinach investigation continues
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A8
Federal health officials told California farmers to improve produce safety in a pointed warning letter last November, nearly a year before the multistate E. coli outbreak linked to spinach.
Violence erupts at anti-government protests in Hungary
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
Protesters clashed with police and stormed the headquarters of state television early today, responding with violence to a leaked recording that caught Hungary’s prime minister admitting the government “lied morning, evening and night” about the economy.
Al-Qaida in Iraq: Islam will prevail
Vatican sends envoys to try to defuse Muslim anger
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
Al-Qaida in Iraq warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that its war against Christianity and the West will go on until Islam takes over the world, and Iran’s supreme leader called for more protests over the pontiff’s remarks on Islam.
FSHS tennis wins big
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s girls tennis team topped Olathe South, 7-2, Monday.
Eudora’s Graff shines at regional meet
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C6
Eudora High senior Brittney Graff is again showing she’ll be a runner to be reckoned with at the state level this fall.
Pigskin plotlines aplenty
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Sunflower State’s high school football season is three weeks old, which makes now a good time to offer some initial evaluations about how things are shaking out on the gridiron in Lawrence and some of the surrounding communities.
Kerry Kapfer
Former city star reaches coaching milestone
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kerry Kapfer has coached volleyball at Shawnee Heights High for 25 years, but she knows her roots. “I teach and coach over at Shawnee Heights,” she said. “But Lawrence is my home.”
Mets finally clinch NL East
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C4
The New York Mets ended nearly two decades of disappointment in their division and days of delay, clinching the NL East for the first time since 1988 with a 4-0 victory over the Florida Marlins on Monday night.
Renovations leave rooms empty in some campus residence halls
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s Hashinger Residence Hall may be a bright new example of how nice renovated student housing can be, but its opening has left some floors and wings of other KU residence halls dark.
White Sox slowly fading away
Tigers get needed breathing room in 8-2 victory
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C4
Kenny Rogers pitched six shutout innings for his 16th win, Magglio Ordonez homered twice against his former team and the Detroit Tigers increased their AL Central lead by beating the Chicago White Sox, 8-2, Monday.
LHS soccer ties BV West
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team tied Blue Valley West, 0-0 in two overtimes Monday, behind a shutout from goalkeeper Colin Flanders.
FSHS unveils coaches
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State High hired a new wrestling coach and doubled the responsibilities of its boys swim coach, athletic director Steve Grant announced Monday.
Jayhawks fifth at invite
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University women’s golf team currently sits fifth among 14 teams following the first two rounds of the Chip-N Club Invitational on Monday at Yankee Hill Country Club.
Tech coach calls out players
OU’s Stoops still miffed about officiating
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C3
Texas Tech’s high-powered offense failed to show up Saturday, scoring just three points in a loss to No. 16 TCU.
On the record
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
People in the news
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Waitress’s assault case goes to grand jury ¢ Nelson cited for drug charges ¢ James Earl Jones’ father, actor Robert Earl Jones, dies ¢ Gibson’s daughter, musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd wed
Smith’ heavy on pros, cons
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
Can a drama have too much talent? Will audiences follow a complex series of overlapping tales? How dark can characters get before audiences stop caring? The new series “Smith” (9 p.m., CBS) inspires all of these questions and more. But it may require repeat viewings to get clear answers.
Admirers pay respects to Ann Richards
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
Celebrities and ordinary Texans gathered Monday for a final farewell to former Gov. Ann Richards, likening her to a rock star and a force of nature who “gave it her all every single minute of every single day.”
Gress thrilled to be granted reprieve
Baker senior found out about red-shirt decision just days before ‘06 opener
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
Senior Day was an emotional experience for Baker University football player Jeremiah Gress last fall.
Three Duquesne players in hospital
Forward Ashaolu in critical condition after bullet shattered and separated into three sections of his head
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C2
As basketball players Aaron Jackson and Stephen Wood lay helpless in front of a Duquesne University dormitory, bullet after bullet flew by them - and the same thought crossed each of their minds.
Ex-Buckeye Clarett headed to prison
Running back’s release possible after 31â2 years
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C2
When the day comes that Maurice Clarett can be released from prison 31â2 years from now, the former Ohio State football running back’s life story will hardly have been told in full.
Mayor suggests paying poor for healthy choices
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
Poor New Yorkers who make healthy choices - such as staying in school and regularly seeing the doctor - should be rewarded with cash to help break the cycle of poverty, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested Monday.
White House tries to strike compromise on detainee legislation
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
The White House said Monday it was revising its proposal for dealing with terrorism suspects as indications grew that President Bush’s plan was meeting increased resistance among Republicans in both chambers of Congress.
U.N. meeting addresses challenges facing Iraq
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Monday on the Iraqi government to do more to foster national unity, warning the violence-ridden country was in “grave danger” of collapsing into civil war.
Rams’ Pace dinged up
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Offensive tackle Orlando Pace, who sustained a concussion in Sunday’s loss at San Francisco, is a question mark for this week’s game.
Foster still the starter
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
DeShaun Foster will remain the No. 1 running back, although rookie DeAngelo Williams had a better game in a 16-13 overtime loss at Minnesota, rushing for 74 yards on 13 carries. Foster had 26 yards on 13 carries.
Branch to play Sunday
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Deion Branch will make his Seahawks debut Sunday against the Giants.
Eagles DE Kearse done for season
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jevon Kearse’s season is over because of a severe knee injury the star defensive end sustained in Philadelphia’s overtime loss to the Giants on Sunday.
Jaguars blank Steelers
Roethlisberger rusty in tardy return
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Big Ben was back. He wasn’t back to form. Wearing protective padding around his midsection, Ben Roethlisberger returned to Pittsburgh’s lineup against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday night, barely two weeks after an emergency appendectomy. He was far from effective, though, and Jacksonville’s defense had a lot to do with that.
Owens has surgery to repair bad hand
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Terrell Owens played in a Super Bowl for Philadelphia seven weeks after getting a plate and several screws put in his ankle. Now he’s hoping another plate and three more screws in his right hand will enable him to play against the Eagles on Oct. 8.
FBI cites increase in violent crime
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
Violent crime rose 2.3 percent last year, the first increase since 2001, the FBI reported Monday.
Princeton joins Harvard in ending early admissions
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
Princeton University on Monday became the second elite university to drop its early admissions program, following Harvard in a move the Ivy League schools say will benefit disadvantaged students and reduce anxiety.
Secret archives from pre-WWII era opened
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Vatican opened part of its secret archives Monday to let historians review millions of diplomatic letters, private correspondence and other church documents to gain insight into how the Holy See dealt with the growing persecution of Jews before World War II.
Interim president escapes attack
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
The president of Somalia’s interim government narrowly escaped a suicide bomber Monday - a new tactic in a troubled land where an Islamic militia is vying for power.
Additional sanctions on N. Korea approved
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
Japan’s Cabinet approved a new set of financial sanctions against North Korea today in response to the communist nation’s missile tests in July, the government’s top spokesman said.
Study suggests link among lead, smoke and attention deficit
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A8
About one-third of attention deficit cases among U.S. children may be linked with tobacco smoke before birth or to lead exposure afterward, according to provocative new research.
BTK killer drops appeal of conviction
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B8
BTK killer Dennis Rader abandoned his appeal Monday for his convictions in the deaths of 10 people.
Sketch of suspected baby kidnapper released
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B8
Police released a sketch Monday of a woman they believe stole a baby after slashing the mother’s throat, hoping to generate new clues in the four-day old case.
Bush arrives at U.N. with policy problems at home, abroad
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush faced disagreement Monday over how to confront Iran’s nuclear ambitions and skepticism about his approach to Iraq and the Middle East as world leaders gathered for the U.N. General Assembly meeting.
Students return to Montreal college
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
Students respectfully made a path through flowers forming a makeshift shrine and entered Dawson College for the first time Monday since a shooting that killed one student and injured 19 others last week.
Constitution Day Forum to focus on judiciary
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics will be host to a Constitution Day Forum titled “Judicial Independence” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the institute, on KU’s west campus.
Designer of Freedom Tower to speak at KU
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Daniel Libeskind, architect and designer of the Freedom Tower, the memorial to the World Trade Center in New York City, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kansas University.
Man charged in rabbit killing must post bond
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man charged with killing a pet rabbit now has 48 hours to turn himself in and post bond, a Douglas County judge ruled Monday.
KU design department plans faculty exhibition
September 19, 2006 in print edition on D2
Kansas University’s design department will host the annual Design Faculty Exhibition Sunday through Oct. 6, featuring works from more than 30 faculty members.
Anybody’s an Internet star - all you have to do is start your own blog
September 19, 2006 in print edition on D1
To become an internationally published author, photographer or videographer, click here. It’s almost that easy to start a blog.
Reader asks when suicidal thoughts should raise concerns
September 19, 2006 in print edition on D1
Q: Dear John & Wes: We are having a debate concerning suicidal tendencies. Would you say that it is something that a person ever really gets “cured” from?
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 19, 1906: “The number of recent deaths in Lawrence from diphtheria is four and the number of cases reported to the county health officer is 10.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
Local citizens interested in a public swimming pool were studying other communities to see how they had been able to get bond issues passed for such a project.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
Kansas Board of Regents officials said the state board of education did not have authority to impose admission standards on regents institutions’ teacher certification programs.
Disqualification
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Most disagreements among candidates and political platforms do not have to do with principle, but rather policy. It is a basic principle that people have a right to the safety of their lives and possessions.
The wrong track
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: There it is again! A published photo in Saturday’s Journal-World of two individuals on live railroad tracks right near the location where a woman recently was killed! What does it take to get this newspaper to wake up to their irresponsible acts?
Travel a waste
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: What is preventing the State Board of Education from denying Connie Morris’ “vacations”? If these conferences are so important, why can’t they send a board member who is not a “lame duck”?
GOP sees hope to preserve majority
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
With the fall election campaign taking shape, many Republicans believe for the first time in months that they’ve turned a corner and could limit feared midterm losses enough to retain control of Congress.
U.S. can’t be naive on security
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
And now for the definition-impaired, the meaning of the word “naive”: “deficient in worldly wisdom or informed judgment.” There was plenty of that on display last week in Pittsburgh and in Washington.
Social worker visits recovery conference
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C8
Bill Vieux, director for Cedar Branch Recovery Systems, Lawrence, received training at the second annual Unity in Recovery Conference, conducted last week in Wichita.
Affinitas to receive Foundation Award
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C8
Affinitas, which contracts with major cable companies to provide customer-service, direct-mail and other related services, will receive a Foundation Award tonight from the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Commodities
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C8
Be sure your life insurance is adequate
September 19, 2006
When was the last time you reviewed your life insurance policy? If you have insurance, is it enough? Do you even know what enough is?
Career fairs draw interest
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C8
Good news for job- and internship-seeking students at Kansas University: Employer interest is on the rise.
Technology group meets Thursday
September 19, 2006 in print edition on C8
Lawrence Technology Assn. will conduct its monthly meeting Thursday at Scarlet Orchid, 2223 La.
Horoscopes
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, Sept. 19
State support
The priority state officials place on repairing state university facilities unfortunately may reflect the priority they place on higher education in the state.
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
The reaction of state officials to crumbling infrastructure and the state’s declining support of its university system is disappointing.
City warned of threat of random shootings
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
Is it a hoax, or is someone holding an entire city for ransom? Police told Las Cruces residents they’ve received two letters threatening random shootings if city leaders fail to hand over a “substantial” ransom.
Tornado kills 1, damages hundreds of homes
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
A tornado swept through Rogers late Saturday night, killing a 10-year-old girl, damaging hundreds of homes and scattering debris across the city, officials said Sunday.
Patricia Lawford, sister of JFK, dies at 82
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
Patricia Kennedy Lawford, the sister of President John F. Kennedy and wife of actor Peter Lawford, died Sunday at her New York home of complications of pneumonia, according to a spokeswoman for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. She was 82.
Retirement community seeks OK
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
Investigators find knife near home of kidnapped infant
September 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
A mother whose throat was slashed and newborn baby kidnapped was released from the hospital Sunday as authorities said they found a knife on property near her home.
Arrest made in case of kidnapped teen
September 19, 2006 in print edition on A5
A man suspected of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and keeping her in an underground bunker was charged Sunday with raping the teen, Kershaw County Sheriff Steve McCaskill said.