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6News Now for September 22
September 22, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, details about the school district’s wellness policy, “No Skateboarding” rules, and a look back at one of the largest drug raids in Lawrence history.
What a great time to buy Real Estate in the Lawrence area
September 22, 2006
This might be one of the best times in recent years to buy a home with a local housing market that is very favorable to buyers.
Summer ends with a slight chance for rain
Most thunderstorms to the east of Lawrence area
September 22, 2006
The last day of summer is going to bring sunshine, some scattered clouds and a slight chance of rain, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Magazine not in Kansas anymore
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C10
The state agency that promotes state tourism is sending state money for production work on a state magazine to an out-of-state publisher, dropping two Lawrence-based companies from the project.
A hunting we will go
Part scavenger hunt, road rally, trivia test and brain teaser, Lawrence contest offers a wild and wacky experience
September 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
For those who like to run with a fire extinguisher down Mass St., wear a bikini made of bacon or sprint across Alvamar searching for a monkey, Andy Morton has a game for you.
Media coverage also to blame, AG says
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B3
Even as he had a news conference Thursday to discuss legislation aimed at the Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. and his Topeka church, Atty. Gen. Phill Kline expressed frustration about the attention they receive from news organizations.
U.S. general says conflict changing from insurgency to internal struggle
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A7
The conflict in Iraq is changing from a fight against U.S.-led coalition forces to an internal struggle for political and economic power, the top U.S. general in Iraq told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday.
Brownback urges quick passage of Sudan sanctions measure
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A5
Congress is close to approving penalties against Sudan after lawmakers agreed not to endorse efforts in some states to remove their funds from companies dealing with the Sudanese government.
Berkman’s two blasts sink Cards
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C4
Lance Berkman hit a pair of two-run homers off Chris Carpenter and the Houston Astros beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 Thursday night.
Ortiz sets BoSox dinger mark
Boston ends Minnesota’s brief stay atop AL Central
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C4
David Ortiz’s fans cheered him and his teammates hugged him. Even the ace pitcher who gave up the slugger’s record-breaking homer was happy for him.
Party atmosphere concerns LHS coach
Lions want to avoid Homecoming letdown
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
Homecoming may seem like an exciting time to showcase one of Lawrence High’s marquee sports, but the potential distractions represent a nightmare for coach Dirk Wedd.
Tough two-step awaits Firebirds
Free State must keep focus on tonight’s tilt with Olathe South
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
Yeah, yeah, football teams play ‘em one at a time. Yet it’s hard to overlook the fact Free State High will be playing two of the Sunflower League’s best teams - Olathe South and Olathe North - on back-to-back Fridays.
It’s time to terminate replay officials
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C2
Here’s a way to make sure future college replay officials don’t get the death threats that Gordon Riese has received in Portland in the wake of Oregon’s controversial win over Oklahoma.
U.S. seeks Ryder reversal
Cup has been elusive for Americans lately
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C2
As if recent history weren’t enough, Europe showed just how tight a grip it has on the Ryder Cup.
LHS volleyball squad drops pair in quad
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Lawrence High volleyball team went 1-2 on Thursday night at the Leavenworth quadrangular.
Firebird volleyball falls to two champions
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Free State High volleyball team faced off against two defending state champions Thursday, finishing 1-2 in a quad meet at Olathe South.
Perkins: Coaches to net extensions
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino recently signed a contract extension.
Rare shanks sour KU punter’s season
September 22, 2006
It pains Kyle Tucker that, after a night of beautiful boots, the Jayhawks’ junior punter considers it a wasted performance if he shanks one off the side of his foot.
Mayer: Kansas must win Saturday
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
If the Kansas football gang doesn’t feel desperate about its game with South Florida, it should.
Golfers overcome drizzle
Free State’s Hoffman, LHS’ McClure shoot best rounds
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
As soon as she finished her 18 holes, Free State High sophomore Kelly Morris wrung out her drenched golfing towel.
Syphilis cases continue to grow in Bartlesville
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A9
The number of syphilis cases connected to an outbreak of the sexually transmitted disease in Bartlesville, Okla., has grown to 17, state health officials said Thursday.
Study offers clues to Alzheimer’s
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A9
Scientists have been able to induce brain disease in mice by injecting extracts of the brains of people who died of Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that suggests that Alzheimer’s has some characteristics of prion brain disorders such as mad cow disease and chronic wasting disease.
Woman who was dragged to death identified
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A8
A woman dragged to her death behind a vehicle was identified Thursday as a mother of three from the Mexican state of Guerrero, the Mexican consul general said.
Ex-JonBenet suspect rejects porn plea deal
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
One-time JonBenet murder suspect John Mark Karr rejected a deal from prosecutors that would have freed him on probation in exchange for a guilty plea on child pornography charges, his attorney said Thursday.
Helene downgraded to Category 1 storm
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
Hurricane Helene was downgraded to a Category 1 storm Thursday as it churned in the open Atlantic well east of Bermuda, forecasters said.
Woman accused in baby nabbing pleads not guilty
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
The woman accused of slashing a new mother’s throat and kidnapping her baby whispered not guilty to the charges and convulsed in sobs during her arraignment Thursday.
Liberal church to fight IRS over documents
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
A liberal church that has been threatened with the loss of its tax-exempt status over an anti-war sermon delivered just days before the 2004 presidential election said Thursday it will fight an IRS order to turn over documents on the matter.
Weather shortens Free State soccer’s ‘best outing’
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
Alex Clayton scored in the 30th minute, and Free State High played Shawnee Mission East to a 1-all tie Thursday in a shortened high school boys soccer match.
Bush, senators agree on rules for detainees
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
The White House and rebellious Senate Republicans announced agreement Thursday on rules for the interrogation and trial of suspects in the war on terror. President Bush urged Congress to put it into law before adjourning for the midterm elections.
Wal-Mart to sell many generic drugs for $4 each
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
Retailing giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc., known for forcing prices down to dominate nearly every market it enters, said Thursday that it would sell nearly 300 generic drugs for $4 per prescription, whether or not a customer has insurance.
Library sale to feature thousands of books
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
More than 250,000 items will be offered during the annual Friends of the Lawrence Public Library Fall Book Sale.
Liberty Memorial now a national landmark
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
The secretary of the interior Thursday designated the Liberty Memorial Monument a National Historic Landmark.
Tonganoxie, Mill Valley know tonight’s script
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
Things are setting up very similar to last year’s Tonganoxie-Mill Valley football game - a game in which Tongie won at Mill Valley, 39-0.
Dole Institute offers tour of archives
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
A “white glove” tour of the archives at the Dole Institute of Politics will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday .
Kline to push for funeral picketing bill
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline promised Thursday to renew the push for new state restrictions on funeral picketing, and he’s supporting a federal proposal to prevent what he calls a “shakedown” when such laws are challenged in court.
Hidden’ Girl Scout camp celebrates 50 years
Lawrence’s now-urban campground plans open house for curious public
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
In 50 years, urban sprawl has turned the 40-acre Hidden Valley Camp into a wilderness area inside the city.
KU enrollment drops, ACT scores climb
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
If Kansas University feels smaller and smarter, it is, but just slightly. Kansas University’s fall enrollment fell, but the freshman class has the school’s highest average ACT score on record, officials reported Thursday.
Torn wrist ligament to sideline Giambi
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jason Giambi has a small ligament tear in his left wrist and will miss the New York Yankees’ series this weekend against Tampa Bay.
Braves exercise option on Smoltz
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Atlanta Braves have exercised the team’s $8 million option for 2007 with John Smoltz, ensuring the right-hander will return for his 19th season with the team.
Reporters to be jailed for not revealing leak
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
Two San Francisco Chronicle reporters were ordered jailed Thursday for a maximum 18 months, pending an appeal, for refusing to testify about who leaked them secret grand jury testimony from Barry Bonds and other elite athletes.
Steinbrenner: Rumors of demise premature
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
George Steinbrenner says he’s fit and feeling fine. And for those who don’t believe him, the New York Yankees owner invites them to join him at the gym.
Goodell, Upshaw discuss issues
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C7
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met Thursday with union chief Gene Upshaw and a group of other league and union officials on a range of issues, including the possibility of expanding testing for performance-enhancing drugs.
Panthers’ Smith returns to practice
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C7
Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith practiced Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks, increasing the chance he’ll play Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Black coaches group pleased with gains
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C7
A leading group of black football coaches is pleased Division I schools are considering more minorities for coaching jobs, but it says improvement is too slow and applying civil rights laws might be a way to speed progress.
Church leaders talk education, immigration at school visits
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Three Protestant leaders visited local schools to show support for education, and then later decried the tone of debate about illegal immigration.
Novice teachers win Horizon Awards
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Two novice Lawrence teachers received an early-morning surprise this week, as both were honored for being among the best new teachers in Kansas.
Judicial branch’s role topic of Dole forum
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
America’s constitutional framers created an independent judicial branch as a check on government power and to protect rights of the minority, panelists at the Dole Institute of Politics said Thursday evening.
Lawrence Datebook
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Teachers win victory against patriotism
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
A court ruled Thursday that an order forcing Tokyo teachers to stand before Japan’s flag and sing an anthem to the emperor violated the constitution, a rare victory for the country’s waning pacifist movement, plaintiffs’ attorneys said.
Would-be female bomber sentenced to death
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
A court sentenced an Iraqi woman to death Thursday for her role in an al-Qaida-led triple hotel bombing that killed 60 people in Jordan’s worst terror attack ever.
Famed winemaker dies after battle with cancer
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Henri Jayer, a master of supremely concentrated, immaculately balanced pinot noir who was viewed by many connoisseurs to be the finest Burgundy winemaker of his generation, has died, his daughter said Thursday. He was 84.
Spymaster gets 20 years for trafficking
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Former Peruvian spymaster Vladimiro Montesinos was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for masterminding a deal that parachute-dropped 10,000 assault rifles to Colombian leftist guerrillas seven years ago.
Military coup leaders tighten controls
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Thailand’s new military rulers tightened their grip Thursday, restricting political activities, assuming legislative powers and detaining some allies of the deposed prime minister.
Ministers resign after taking blame in fire
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Two Cabinet ministers resigned Thursday after accepting blame for safety lapses in a fire last year that killed 11 illegal immigrants awaiting deportation in an airport jail.
Palestinian president: Unity government will recognize Israel
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that the planned national unity government will recognize Israel.
Christian militants executed for attacks
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Three Christian militants were executed by firing squad early today for leading attacks on Muslims six years ago that left 70 people dead, police and relatives said.
Iranian leader uses U.N. platform to work on image
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seems to be enjoying the spotlight at this year’s U.N. General Assembly, easing his way into the international arena and trying to improve his image amid the controversy about his nuclear program and remarks about Israel and the Holocaust.
Puppets tell the story best
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
An inspired, if greasy, combination of “The Muppets” and “Beavis and Butt-head,” the new puppet comedy “Mr. Meaty” (7:30 p.m., Nickelodeon) has the potential to be the choice, if not the voice, of a new generation of tweens and teens.
Lionel Richie making a comeback
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
Everything ‘80s is in vogue again. Skinny jeans. Oversized striped shirts. And Lionel Richie.
Virtual School helps boost district enrollment
Lawrence schools will likely receive about $2.8 million more than last year’s budget
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
Lawrence’s public schools gained about 300 students from last year - a nearly 3 percent increase to 10,303, an official state head count taken Thursday showed.
New online map explains construction projects across city
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
The guessing game is over for motorists who drive across town and wonder what the myriad construction crews are up to.
Truck driving schools charged with helping immigrants get licenses
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A4
The operators of truck driving schools in Kansas City and southern Missouri conspired to help more than 70 Somali and Bosnian nationals illegally obtain commercial driver’s licenses, federal prosecutors alleged Thursday.
HIV tests urged for all
CDC recommendation called a ‘milestone’
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
All adolescents and adults should routinely be tested for HIV infection in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices, the federal government said Thursday, signaling a radical shift in the public health approach to the 25-year-old epidemic.
Howard’s power puts him in elite company
Phillies slugger could become sixth player to reach 60-home run plateau
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
Ryan Howard was sitting in the dugout doing yet another national television interview when Jimmy Rollins spotted Philadelphia’s slugger on camera.
Hemenway gets 4 percent raise
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway on Thursday was given a 4 percent pay raise, the same as the leaders at the other state research universities.
Events will drive election outcome
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
For the last two weeks, President Bush has pressed an intensive effort to improve the political environment for Republicans by stressing the war on terror and portraying the conflict in Iraq as an integral part.
Torture takes U.S. to moral desert
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
At its highest levels, the literature of war is often about a hero gone bad, a hero, in fact, who becomes indistinguishable from his enemy. Achilles, to begin at the beginning, outrages the gods by his desecration of the body of his slain archrival, Hector, and it takes a message from Zeus to persuade him to relinquish the body for burial.
Horoscopes
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Friday, Sept. 22
People in the news
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Death certificate issued for Anna Nicole Smith’s son ¢ Military coup interrupts filming of Cage’s thriller ¢ Meyers replacing Fey as ‘SNL’ ‘Weekend Update’ co-anchor
Art into Art takes poetic look at creative process
September 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
Elizabeth Schultz sees poetry in a photograph of a tattooed man, or paintings of a slain animal or a sharecropper.
Week 4 area capsules
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
From Lion to Tiger
LHS grad Hooper living his MLB dream
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
The names of the teams and leagues would change, and so would the colors of the jerseys and the leaves. Even the mother’s name would change from Claudia Hooper to Claudia Jones, yet the message that violated her ears remained pretty much the same.
On the record
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
NASA back in business after space shuttle touches down
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A10
NASA declared that it’s back in the space station assembly business Thursday after shuttle Atlantis and its six astronauts safely returned from a 12-day mission to install a big new piece of the orbiting outpost.
Travelers, it’s time to get your passports
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
The long-standing practice of using a driver’s license, birth certificate or a simple verbal acknowledgment that you are an American citizen to re-enter the country from Mexico or Canada is nearly over.
Commodities
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C10
Tax rules on refinanced loan can be tricky
September 22, 2006 in print edition on C10
Q: We purchased our home three years ago and refinanced our mortgage for the first time in July. We know we can write off the monthly mortgage-interest payments on the new loan, but what about the $2,700 in upfront “points” we paid to take the mortgage out?
Father charged with faking son’s illness
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A10
A father was arrested on charges of faking cystic fibrosis in his son by keeping the boy thin and fabricating medical bills - a story that authorities say fooled even his estranged wife.
Growers, processors creating food safety plan
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A10
California produce growers and processors worked to draw up new food safety measures Thursday as government investigators trying to pinpoint the source of the deadly E. coli outbreak narrowed their search to three counties.
Officials work to put spinach back in stores
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A10
Like fine wine and cheese, spinach could be labeled with a place of origin to reassure shoppers jittery about an E. coli outbreak linked to leafy greens grown in California.
Immigration bills clear House
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A5
The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed three immigration enforcement-related measures Republican leaders hope to add to a must-pass homeland security spending bill next week.
Black Republicans run ad alleging Democrats started Ku Klux Klan
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A5
A national black Republican group is running a radio advertisement accusing Democrats of starting the Ku Klux Klan and saying the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican, a claim challenged by civil rights researchers.
Government: Insurgents use kidnap victims in suicide attacks
September 22, 2006 in print edition on A7
Insurgents are now using unwitting kidnap victims as suicide bombers - seizing them, booby-trapping their cars without their knowledge, then releasing them only to blow up the vehicles by remote control, the Defense Ministry warned Thursday.
Ethical concerns
Using e-mail addresses from official state communications for campaign purposes raises a number of ethical questions.
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
Even if it’s legal, a state official using internal e-mail information for political purposes probably doesn’t sit well with many Kansans.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 22, 1906: “The YMCA continues to struggle in its bid for a $3,000 sustaining membership fund and has only $1,900 with the deadline just a day away.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
Local builders and developers were concerned about a growing shortage of land for apartment and multi-family dwellings. Builder Bud Moore said all available affordable property could be “used up in three years at the rate we’re going now.”
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
Natural gas users in Lawrence were facing “another sizable rate increase” which by year’s end was due to boost the average monthly residential bill to over $42 for the year.
School hardship
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: It is, I suppose, appropriate and predictable following an infusion of funds into the school system that the chief advocate for the schools would seek out new ways to spend more money.
Wrong target
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Reading Cal Thomas’ column Tuesday, Sept. 19, my feelings of distaste for his vitriolic rants were reinforced. As he passed judgment on liberal appeasement and lack of moral fortitude, he then opened up both barrels of his shotgun logic on Republican Sen. John McCain.
Darfur action
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: What have we learned from World War II? For the sake of those before us who so nobly sacrificed, we must not forget the lessons taught to us about the evils of genocide!
Sudan action urgently needed
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
As world leaders gather at the United Nations for the opening of the 61st General Assembly, the shadow of Darfur hangs over them all.
Salina classes won’t use fresh blood
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Salina school district said it is checking to make sure fresh blood isn’t being used in classrooms after a high school teacher was suspended for allowing students to reuse the same instrument to draw blood from their fingers as part of a class project.
Doubt cast on Cass County deaths
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
A preliminary hearing was set for a Cass County man who told authorities that he killed seven reputed drug dealers, while authorities declined to comment Thursday on a broadcast report that the crimes may have never happened.
Wichita congregation says Terry Fox left under a cloud
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Rev. Terry Fox, who last month abruptly resigned from the church where he led a statewide fight against same-sex marriage, left in part because he had used church money to support his radio program, leaders at Wichita’s Immanuel Baptist Church said.
Take charge
September 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: If Kansas University buildings are in such bad shape, where are the ones in charge or do they expect others to bail them out? If you own a building, house or even a barn, when something starts going wrong, you fix it then. If not, you soon have slums.