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Archive for Sunday, September 24, 2006

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On the street
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Polls
How are the sidewalks in your neighborhood?

Poll results

Response Percent
Awful — it’s easier to walk on the grass or in the street.
 
39%
OK — there’s some cracks every now and again.
 
33%
Fine — they’re a pleasure to walk upon.
 
22%
No opinion.
 
4%
Total 272

All stories

Lawrence youth take shot at NFL
September 24, 2006
First United Methodist Church brought the NFL to the people on Sept. 9 as it played host to the league’s “Punt, Pass and Kick” competition.
Woman injured in standoff with police
Olin says shooting happened after threats of suicide
September 24, 2006
A woman was injured this afternoon during a police standoff at a northwest Lawrence trailer park, witnesses said.
Firebirds score a perfect 10
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State midfielder Andrew Heck controlled the pace of the game Saturday and had a part in six of Free State’s 10 goals in its 10-0 victory over Junction City.
LHS girls, boys 2nd
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence High boys and girls cross country teams took second at the Topeka Seaman Invitational on Saturday. Dylan Hedges placed second in 16:56. Kelly Renfro led the girls with a third-place 15:04.
Free State volleyball wins Seaman invite
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Free State High volleyball team avenged a pool-play loss to Topeka Seaman at the right time Saturday, knocking off the host Vikings to claim the championship at the Topeka Seaman Invitational.
KU’s Svistun to vie for title
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University tennis team will send Yuliana Svistun to the championship match of a singles bracket at the Deacon Classic.
Kansas men 9th, women 23rd of 31
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
Juniors Colby Wissel and Paul Hefferon scored top-20 finishes to guide the Kansas University men’s cross country team to a ninth-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational. The women’s squad placed 23rd in the 31-team field.
Buffs put scare in Bulldogs
No. 9 Georgia scores twice late to escape with home victory
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C9
Freshman Joe Cox may have won more than a game with his fourth-quarter performance Saturday.
Lightning can’t slow Longhorns
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C9
Texas was cruising to another Big 12 Conference victory when the weather put everything on hold for more than an hour.
Jayhawks fall in five games
Colorado rebounds from 2-1 deficit
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University volleyball team fell to Colorado in five games Saturday.
Sloppy still good enough
Backup QB guides No. 8 Louisville past K-State
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C9
Hunter Cantwell is no Brian Brohm, and No. 8 Louisville’s high-scoring offense was not exactly its old self, either.
Fighting Irish stage furious rally
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C8
Notre Dame looked beaten, and Michigan State looked unstoppable.
Clinton Lake hunt set for November
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C12
The Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake will hold its third annual special hunt at Bloomington Park during the entire month of November.
Outlook good for state’s upland birds
Despite drought in west, good hunting expected in rest of state
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C12
For the second year in a row, the Kansas upland bird hunting outlook appears promising.
Bonds sets NL HR mark
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C4
Barry Bonds hit his 734th career home run to break Hank Aaron’s NL record, but the Milwaukee Brewers rallied past San Francisco, 10-8, Saturday night for their third consecutive victory over the struggling Giants.
Twins close in on wild card
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C4
A strikeout led to three runs for the Minnesota Twins, who got a homer from Torii Hunter and four hits from Rondell White in an 8-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. The outcome eliminated Boston from postseason contention and enabled the Twins to reduce their magic number for clinching a playoff spot to three.
Washburn steamrolls Fort Hays St.
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C10
Jordan Brill threw for 162 yards and three touchdowns, and Washburn allowed only 163 yards of total offense in a 37-7 victory over Fort Hays State on Saturday night.
Home no help for Baker
Wildcats have no answers against Evangel
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C10
Baker University is boasting about the new turf field installed at Liston Stadium.
Commentary: Is A-Rod for real? Not on your life
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C2
The line for everyone who feels sorry for Alex Rodriguez starts right here.
Casey’s ace caps Europe’s big day
Americans face 10-6 deficit at Ryder Cup
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C2
The opponent was already discouraged, the competition well out of hand.
How they scored
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C6
Commentary: QB shows grit, but it’s not enough
From the other side
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C6
Down to Saturday night’s final, frantic seconds, USF quarterback Matt Grothe was still slinging. Still leading. Still making something out of nothing. On the opposite sideline, Kansas senior quarterback Adam Barmann was helplessly watching.
Webb shines in start
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C7
Two weeks after the near debacle against Louisiana-Monroe, Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young has two reasons to feel much better about his team’s ability to defend the pass.
USF: ‘We didn’t finish drives’
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C6
Putting three points on the scoreboard 31â2 minutes into the game might have been huge for the University of South Florida football team Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. How huge we’ll never know.
Keegan: Barmann saves KU’s day
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
Adam Barmann stepped out of all Kansas University football fans’ nightmares and saved a football season Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
A feel-good story
Barmann steps in, sparks KU past Bulls
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
For all the times Kansas University’s quarterbacks have caused anguish the last five years, there seem to be just as many feel-good stories of perseverance at the position when another of them is called to duty.
Best sellers
September 24, 2006 in print edition on D3
Voice in the wilderness
Author reveals unheard story of Afghanistan
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
Shortly after the Taliban fell in Afghanistan, NPR correspondent Sarah Chayes found herself reporting a story she was sure had enormous implications for both that country and the United States.
Pets can get high blood pressure, too
September 24, 2006 in print edition on D5
Blood pressure measurements have been a standard in human medicine for many years, and due to recent advances in blood pressure measurements for our pets, it may not be the first thing done, but it is becoming more common for routine, annual, pet health checkups. As a result, hypertension (i.e., high blood pressure) is being diagnosed more frequently.
Novel sewing instruments make popular collectibles
September 24, 2006 in print edition on D4
Sewing was a talent required of every woman before the 20th century. A major part of the week was spent weaving, cutting and stitching linens and clothing for the entire family.
Study: Musical training benefits kids’ brains
September 24, 2006 in print edition on D2
Young children who got a year of musical training outside school showed brain changes and superior memory compared with children who did not receive the instruction, according to a small new study published this week that followed a group of Canadian children.
Pet owners increasingly choose ‘human’ names
September 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
At one time, pet owners named their pets from a traditional pool such as Rover, Whiskey, Fluffy, Shep and Spot or hitched their pets to a four-legged star with names such as Lassie or Rin Tin Tin. Not any more.
Aging gracefully does nothing to prevent falls
September 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
I’ve fallen, and I’m 90 percent sure I can’t get up. Moments ago, I was scurrying up my neighbor’s walk, unfashionably late for a ladies’ brunch when, suddenly, the heel of my ridiculously high platform shoe landed smack in a crack in the concrete. KA-BLOOEY! I came tumbling down like Saddam’s statue in Baghdad. (Thankfully, no one was around to cheer and dance joyously in the street.)
Bankruptcies
September 24, 2006
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the two weeks ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
KU provost joins board for KTEC
September 24, 2006
Kansas University’s new provost and executive vice chancellor picked up an additional post this month: board member for the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp.
Look at executives when deciding on stocks
September 24, 2006
When William Clay Ford Jr. recently stepped down as president and CEO of Ford Motor Co. - the company founded by his great-grandfather - it illuminated a lesson for investors.
Eyes on the future
Toplikar: New specs might let you say bye-bye to bifocals
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
I look up, squinting across the room. “Katy, what did he get?” That’s right: My daughter and I are watching ABC-TV’s “Dancing with the Stars.” And as I work on my laptop, I overhear the announcer say Emmitt Smith, the legendary NFL running back, had just performed a “quick step” routine. Emmitt Smith, dancing? I’ve got to see this.
56-year-old driver killed in two-vehicle accident
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
One person was killed after a two-vehicle accident Saturday evening on a county road north of Lawrence.
2-year-old fall victim in fair condition
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence 2-year-old who fell from a third-floor window of an apartment building Friday was listed in fair condition at a hospital Saturday.
DUI convictions add up for Topeka man
Judge gives 13 1/2-year sentence for drunken-driving death
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
A Topeka man convicted of killing a passenger when he lost control of the truck he was driving while drunk has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.
Lawrence commuter report
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
Former press association official receives probation
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
Jeff Burkhead, a former director of the Kansas Press Assn. who pleaded no contest to theft of more than $25,000 from the organization, has been placed on five years probation.
On the record
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
University to distribute free condoms
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B5
The University of Missouri-Columbia, will soon be the first in the Big 12 Conference to distribute free condoms in residential hall bathrooms, school officials said Friday.
Normal life’ included World War II, ‘51 flood
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Charles R. “Bob” Snow is the friendly North Lawrence neighbor with plenty of stories to tell.
Girl Scouts open up camp site to celebrate 50th anniversary
Display stations pay tribute to history, nature; visitors stroll campgrounds, browse memorabilia
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Its name is Hidden Valley Camp, but it wasn’t hard to find the secluded 50-year-old Girl Scout camp Saturday afternoon.
Night Walk raises money to fight cancer
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Approximately 500 people walked through and around downtown Lawrence after dark Saturday night.
President re-elected after strong challenge
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Yemen’s president was re-elected with more than 77 percent of votes in the face of the strongest challenge since he came to power 28 years ago from an opponent with a substantial popular following, officials said Saturday.
Islamists appear headed to take over seaport
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Hundreds of Islamic militiamen in heavily armed trucks headed Saturday to the strategic town of Kismayo in what appeared to be an imminent takeover attempt of one of the last seaports outside their control in Somalia, witnesses said.
Experts work to find cause of train crash
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Investigators sought Saturday to determine why safety rules didn’t prevent a high-speed magnetic train from powering up and speeding into a maintenance vehicle still on the elevated test track, killing 23 people.
Pakistani president has medical testing in state
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf underwent routine testing with his doctor Saturday during an unannounced visit to the rural East Texas town of Paris.
Venezuelan foreign minister detained at U.S. airport
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Venezuela’s foreign minister said he was illegally detained for 90 minutes at a New York airport Saturday by U.S. authorities whom he accused of treating him abusively and attempting to frisk him.
Helene strengthens to a hurricane again
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A4
Helene became a hurricane again Saturday as it moved quickly over the open Atlantic, and the storm will likely create hazardous surf conditions for Bermuda, forecasters said.
Coroner: Children of slain pregnant woman found dead
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Three young children were found dead Saturday, hours after a woman was charged with killing their pregnant mother and her fetus in a grisly attack in which her womb was cut open, authorities said.
Diocese chooses Mass. priest over gay candidate
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A4
Avoiding further controversy in the worldwide Anglican family, the Episcopal Diocese of Newark on Saturday chose a Massachusetts priest as their new bishop, rather than an openly gay candidate on the ballot.
5 more illnesses blamed on E. coli spinach
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A4
The outbreak of E. coli linked to fresh spinach was blamed for another five cases of illness Saturday, raising the number of people sickened to 171, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Legal aid program directors discussed firing watchdog
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A4
Directors of the government’s legal aid program for the poor secretly debated how to fire the auditor who exposed their expensive meals, use of limousine services and headquarters move to a ritzy neighborhood.
Santa Claus school teaches how to ho-ho-ho
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
The sun was beating down and a hot Santa Ana wind on the verge of kicking up Sept. 16 but, as the organizer of a workshop titled “The Business of Santa” pointed out to his largely red-garbed, bearded audience, Christmas was a mere 100 days away.
Questions and answers from Sebelius, Barnett
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A10
People in the news
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Bounty hunter offers apology, money to avoid extradition ¢ Clapton tour date postponed because of sore throat ¢ Gibson attends Oklahoma screenings of ‘Apocalypto’ ¢ Dalai Lama surprises New York town with visit ¢ Cosby asks Americans to give $8 for slavery museum ¢ Musician who shouted ‘Tequila!’ in song dies
Candidates spar over school funding
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A10
Will the $466 million, three-year school funding increase break the state budget?
Analysis: U.S. expected little, and got it, at U.N. meetings
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A10
U.S. officials had low expectations for the current U.N. meetings, marked by anti-American insults heaped on President Bush, and have scant accomplishments to show so far.
School suit means more stability, but much is unsettled
Funding issue expected to top legislative agenda
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
Children in this year’s kindergarten class in Kansas were the first in many years to start their education out from under the shadow of a school finance lawsuit.
City names candidates for top job
Executives from Oregon, Pennsylvania, Lawrence vying to be city manager
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
The field of candidates to become the community’s next city manager is down to three, after city commissioners met in a closed-door meeting Saturday for nearly 11 hours.
Watch your step
Repair bill for city sidewalks could be coming
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
Go ahead, just try to walk an East Lawrence sidewalk without breaking your mother’s back. Preliminary results of a four-month study of the city’s sidewalks reveal plenty of cracks, and many times larger obstacles to be avoided on some of the city’s oldest sidewalks.
French president: Leaked document on bin Laden’s death unconfirmed
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A9
A leaked French intelligence document raises the possibility that Osama bin Laden died of typhoid, but President Jacques Chirac said Saturday the report was “in no way whatsoever confirmed” and officials from Kabul to Washington expressed skepticism about its accuracy.
Motion withdrawn in slain social worker case
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B8
Attorneys for a man accused of killing his mental health worker have withdrawn their request for a judge to throw out statements their client made to police after his arrest.
New road signs will aid visitors to scenic byway
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B8
Signs and brochures will soon provide more information to wildlife enthusiasts visiting a wetlands area in central Kansas frequented by hundreds of thousands of migrating birds.
Trial delayed for man accused of killing sheriff
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B8
A federal judge Friday granted a continuance in the death penalty trial of the man accused of killing Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Al-Qaida-linked group posts video of U.S. soldiers’ bodies being burned
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
An al-Qaida-linked group posted a Web video Saturday purporting to show the bodies of two American soldiers being dragged behind a truck, then set on fire in apparent retaliation for the alleged rape-slaying of a young Iraqi woman by U.S. troops from the same unit.
Baghdad bombing kills at least 37 Shiites in revenge attack
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
A bomb claimed by a Sunni Arab extremist group killed at least 37 Shiites in Baghdad on Saturday as they stocked up on fuel for Ramadan, just days after the U.S. military warned that sectarian bloodshed could worsen during the Islamic holy month.
Give car a space alongside clutter by tackling mess in the garage
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B8
Fill in the blank: Garages were built for …? Most everyone knows the answer is cars (or whatever other vehicle you’re driving). Yet across America, cars are relegated to the driveway.
Euro style in home design shows no sign of going away
September 24, 2006 in print edition on D8
European designers have held sway on U.S. kitchens and baths in recent years, and their influence isn’t about to dwindle anytime soon.
Caring handlers
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I read the letter about the Clydesdale horses’ visit.
Parking fees
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The recent news articles that suggested fee reductions for Lawrence public schools were duly noted and saluted.
Reasonable talk?
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Regarding the pope’s recent remarks, which have so enraged many Muslims, columnist Anne Applebaum calls on rational people across the cultural spectrum to speak with one voice.
I got mine’
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In reference to state funding for higher education: It would be interesting to know what the funding for higher education was when our legislators went to college.
Independence gains influence
September 24, 2006
The independence being demonstrated all over the political spectrum these days - by Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman and Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, both in tough re-election battles, and by Republican Sens. John McCain and John Warner - has its roots in American history. When they ran for the presidential nomination, Ronald Reagan and John Kennedy defied the preferences of their parties’ power brokers. And earlier, Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln did the same thing.
Fear is greatest threat to U.S.‘way of life’
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
Colin Powell is late. Late by weeks, late by months. Truth to tell, late by years.
Afghanistan is key front in war on terror
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
American commanders worry that Afghanistan is “the forgotten war” as it recedes into the shadow of the bloodier, more divisive conflict in Iraq. But they take some comfort from their relative obscurity: They need time and they will take it any way they can get it.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 24, 1906: “The poor commissioner with the consent of the county commission will furnish $5 worth of free diphtheria anti-toxin to poor people suffering from the epidemic who are unable to purchase it themselves. It is a necessary treatment for the disease and as many as possible should be covered. There have been four confirmed deaths and there are 21 other quarantined cases registered to date.”
Downtown future
Business owners are smart to get actively involved in planning the future of downtown Lawrence.
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
Congratulations to the members of Downtown Lawrence Inc. for recognizing they must take an active role in charting the area’s course for the future.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
The Kansas State University Athletic Council called for a study of a new football stadium with the use of non-tax funds for construction and a capacity of more than 40,000. It would supplant the old central campus arena which could hold only about 20,000. Kansas University had just expanded its stadium by 6,500 seats to a rated capacity of 51,500.
Kitty Dukakis reclaims life by speaking out about depression
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
You haven’t heard from Kitty Dukakis for a long time. Not that she’s disappeared. The wife of the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee has been toiling quietly, doing good works, helping to resettle refugees and to rekindle the American conscience. But Mrs. Dukakis is being quiet no longer, and she has something to tell us all.
Cursed from Birth
The Short, Unhappy Life of William S. Burroughs Jr.
September 24, 2006
The book is a piecing together of writings, letters, interviews by others and even a psychiatric journal article that serve as the first biography of Billy Burroughs, who wrote two books of his own. “It’s a very ugly, unpleasant story,” Ohle says. “It’s an interesting study in father/son relationship. His father kills his mother, for starters. And then he neglects him for the rest of his life.”
Interview with James Grauerholz
September 24, 2006
The following is an e-mail interview with James Grauerholz of Lawrence, a longtime friend and editor of William S. Burroughs who also knew Billy Burroughs, subject of the new book “Cursed from Birth” by David Ohle.
Memorial makeover: Monument honors veterans of Civil War
September 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Civil War heritage group wants to see that a monument in Pioneer Cemetery gets a much-needed facelift.
At least 8 killed from storms, tornadoes in Midwest, South
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
High winds, heavy rain and tornadoes pounded parts of the Midwest and the South, leaving at least eight people dead, stranding people in cars, forcing others from their homes and leaving thousands without power.
Rita damage remains a year later
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A4
Sam Henry swept dead pigs off Highway 87 two days after Hurricane Rita tossed them there. Then his job turned really unpleasant.
KU student killed in hit-and-run accident
Police ask witnesses to come forward
September 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
A 22-year-old man, identified as a Kansas University student, was killed early Saturday morning in a hit-and-run accident, Lawrence Police said.
Horoscopes
September 24, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006.
Detroit erupts for 10 in first
Tigers on verge of playoffs
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Detroit Tigers moved a step closer to clinching their first playoff berth in 19 years.
Kansas football notebook
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C7
Lions’ Jones gets sweep
Gymnast wins all events at Free State Invitational; LHS takes team title
September 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High’s Abby Jones dominated as she has all season, but she had a local crowd rooting her on Saturday afternoon.
Poet’s showcase
September 24, 2006 in print edition on D3
“I Call to You, My Loves,” By Katie Lashbrook
Lied Center showcases Philippine dancers
September 24, 2006 in print edition on D3
The Lied Center of Kansas will present the official national folk dance company of the Philippines, Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The group portrays the captivating folk dances of the Philippines through the fusion of native island, Chinese, Spanish and Islamic traditions.
Ice cream served for charitable cause
September 24, 2006 in print edition on D4
Come indulge in free ice cream for a cause. More than 1,350 Cold Stone Creamery locations are gearing up for the World’s Largest Ice Cream Social, an annual nationwide fundraiser which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.