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Marsha Mace shooting
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Should the Lawrence City Commission hold a townwide referendum on the Iraq War?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, it’s not a municipal matter.
 
76%
Yes, our voices should be heard.
 
22%
No opinion.
 
1%
Total 438
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Padia leading Lions
September 26, 2006
A 48-7 homecoming victory over Leavenworth last Friday has Lawrence High back to 500 on the gridiron.
Fatal motorcycle accident report released
Motorcyclist Ryan W. Simecka died about 1:21 a.m. Sunday in the wreck near Fourth and Michigan streets
September 26, 2006
Motorcyclist Ryan W. Simecka died about 1:21 a.m. Sunday in the wreck near Fourth and Michigan streets.
6News Now for September 26
September 26, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, city leaders decide whether to place Iraq War referendum on ballot, emotional consequences of tragedy, and exotic animal problems.
Sheriff says man wanted on warrant shoots himself
September 26, 2006
Sheriff’s deputies were outside the door when shot sounded.
Warming up to the 80s
Cold front moving in Wednesday
September 26, 2006
If you like warm weather, you’re in luck today. “We’re heading into the low 80s,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “We have a lot of sun in the forecast.”
Man found guilty of exposing himself
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B4
A jury deliberated for 15 minutes Monday before finding a Lawrence man guilty of exposing himself to a 14-year-old girl this spring near a school bus stop in northern Lawrence.
Ottawa man in hospital after U.S. 59 wreck
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B4
A 21-year-old Ottawa man was flown to the hospital early Monday after a head-on wreck on U.S. Highway 59 in southern Douglas County.
No cause determined in New Jersey St. fire
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B4
Officials investigating the deadly house fire at 1205 N.J. still haven’t released the cause of the blaze.
Baker forward honored
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C7
Baker University senior forward Marty Johnston has been named Heart of America Athletic Conference men’s soccer player of the week for his performance in the Wildcats’ victories over Ottawa and Simon Fraser.
Baker volleyball duo honored by league
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C7
Two Baker University volleyball players were honored by the Heart of America Athletic Conference for their performances last week. Sophomore outside hitter Alexis Pryor, a Santa Fe Trail High product from Overbrook, was named the HAAC player of the week. She had 12 kills in a 3-0 sweep of Missouri Valley on Saturday.
KU softball goes 3-1 in exhibition openers
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C7
Kassie Humphreys collected 16 strikeouts in two weekend appearances, and Val Chapple went 6-for-7 in two games Sunday to pace Kansas University’s softball team to a 3-1 record at Arrocha Ballpark to start the fall season.
Sweet 16 for LHS, Free State football
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
Both the Lawrence High and Free State football teams wasted little time lighting up the scoreboard in their respective victories Friday night. And they did so in perfect sync.
Alex Clayton and Kelly Renfro
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
Clayton scored seven goals for the Firebirds in three games and Renfro finished third at the Seaman Invite.
Tittrington: Paramore has Kaws hummin’
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
During a round-table discussion about area high school football on this week’s edition of High School Spodcasters, each of the three people taking part informally decided to “pick their pony.” Eric Sorrentino, our Free State High beat writer, opened with his thoughts on Tonganoxie in the wake of the Chieftains’ decisive 28-7 victory Friday night over fellow unbeaten Mill Valley.
Question and answer with Mitch Morrow
Free State senior gets his kicks
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
Running around the field playing forward and diving after laser-beam soccer balls as a goalkeeper should be tiring enough. For Free State High senior Mitch Morrow, it’s not as tiring as you might think.
Reds reward Castro
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
Cincinnati infielder Juan Castro agreed Monday to a $2 million, two-year contract extension with the Reds. The 34-year-old Castro is hitting .272 in 50 games during his second tour of duty with Cincinnati.
Seattle shelves Baek
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Seattle Mariners placed right-hander Cha Seung Baek on the 60-day disabled list Monday due to tendinitis in the triceps. Seattle called up right-hander Jorge Campillo from Triple-A Tacoma to take Baek’s roster spot.
Radke could start for Twins this week
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
Twins right-hander Brad Radke, who has a torn labrum and a stress fracture in his throwing shoulder, might be able to make a start for Minnesota this week.
Saints roll in return, 23-3
New Orleans routs Atlanta in first game back in Superdome
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
A sea of black-and-gold humanity eagerly waited outside the Louisiana Superdome on Monday night for a digital clock draped in front of the Poydras Street entrance to hit 0:00:00. It was the same place where a year ago, a sea of humanity waited desperately for a way out of the Dome as Hurricane Katrina left thousands of storm-weary evacuees stranded for days.
Twins crush Royals, clinch
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
With his blue shirt soaked to the skin and champagne and beer dripping off his goggles, Torii Hunter led a toast in a circle of his teammates. Colored bottles raised, the Twins cheered their spot in the playoffs, but made clear they’re still pushing for the division title. “It ain’t done yet!” Hunter yelled.
Struggling Cardinals continue tailspin
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C4
Mike Piazza’s RBI single snapped a seventh-inning tie, and San Diego beat sagging St. Louis, 6-5, Monday night in a matchup of NL division leaders. Brian Giles hit a three-run double in a five-run second, and the bullpen allowed three hits in 52â3 innings to help the Padres win.
White Sox won’t repeat
Cleveland rolls, knocking Chicago out of playoff race
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C4
They couldn’t defend their division crown, and they won’t repeat as AL or World Series champions. On Monday night, the Chicago White Sox faded to black. One season after they ended an 88-year title drought by storming through October, the White Sox will watch the postseason unfold this fall along with 22 other teams following a 14-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
LHS falls to SM West
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team surrendered three second-half goals and fell, 3-0, to Shawnee Mission West on Monday.
For love of the game
Williams enjoying workload as LHS feature back
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High senior Tony Williams sucked air after finishing first in a series of post-practice gassers, but he still sported his trademark grin. “If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t be out here,” said Williams, his words labored through deep breaths. “There’s no way I would do this stuff if I didn’t like it. If you enjoy it, it makes it a lot easier to come out here.”
Boot Camp off to early start
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C3
Everybody reported on time, raring to go for the start of Boot Camp 2006 at 6 a.m. Monday at Allen Fieldhouse. “There will have to be a serious case of electricity going out or whatever for somebody to be late the next two weeks,” Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said after Day 1 of the two-week preseason conditioning program.
Ohio State is in good shape - for now
It’s still early, but Buckeyes could meet Southern California for national title if both teams win out
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C2
Granted, it’s still September. But the Bowl Championship Series picture now has more shape and definition since the Harris Interactive pollsters weighed in with their first top-25 rankings of the season.
Ailing Chiefs QB thankful
Out again this week, Green acknowledges support
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
Quarterback Trent Green, still recovering from a severe concussion, thanked fans Monday for thousands of expressions of support from around the world. A Kansas City Chiefs spokesman said Green had been so moved by the many people who reached out to him he asked permission to post his thank-you on the team’s Web site.
Doubles play carries FSHS
Kelly’s rivalry victory at No. 1 singles not enough for Lions
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
Talk about a rivalry. Lawrence High’s No. 1 tennis player, senior Lauren Kelly, faced an opponent Monday - crosstown foe and Free State senior Leigh Luina - against whom she has competed since the seventh grade.
Woodling: Firebirds earning their keep
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
Diana Lisher dished some good-natured grief, and I certainly deserved it. Earlier in the week, I had predicted Olathe South would edge Free State High in an eagerly anticipated battle of Sunflower League football unbeatens. As you may know, the final score of 37-21 doesn’t indicate how thoroughly the Firebirds dominated the stunned Falcons.
Husker bashing a thing of past
KU, Nebraska put 2005 result out of mind
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
It may have been the earthquake game of the Big 12 Conference season last year - loud and powerful, with aftershocks lasting for days. Kansas University’s football team walloped Nebraska, 40-15, at Memorial Stadium in 2005, dominating the Huskers in every way imaginable.
On the Record
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
Distributor recalling more salad products
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A5
A Seattle company is recalling some salad products distributed in the Northwest because they may contain fresh spinach contaminated with E. coli, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday.
Shooting calls for new investigation policy
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A5
Lawrence Police Department procedures call for a team within the department to investigate after an officer is involved in a shooting.
Obamas’ 2005 reported income nearly $1.7M
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
For Sen. Barack Obama, 2005 was a very good year.
Weekend’s storms blamed for 13 deaths
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
Debris and damaged items from homes and businesses where hauled curbside Monday as residents in the Midwest and South cleaned up after the weekend’s severe thunderstorms that were blamed for 13 deaths.
Murder, kidnap charges filed in dragging death
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
Prosecutors filed murder and kidnapping charges Monday against a man accused in the gruesome dragging death of his 49-year-old girlfriend.
Light cigarette’ case now a class-action lawsuit
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
In a blow to the tobacco industry, a federal judge ruled Monday that a jury should decide whether tobacco companies must pay tens of millions of smokers up to $200 billion for allegedly duping them into buying light cigarettes over the past three decades.
Report: Pilots had no alcohol, illegal drugs in bodies
Lone survivor of Kentucky crash in serious condition
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
The pilot and the co-pilot of deadly Comair Flight 5191 had not been drinking or using illicit drugs, according to federal investigators searching for the cause of the Aug. 27 crash that killed 49 people in Lexington.
Lawyer tells of his role in Bush administration
KU graduate Scott Bloch visits law school
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
Scott Bloch doesn’t expect to make friends. “It’s in the nature of the position that I have that you really can please no one - including the White House, Congress or the other agencies or outside interest groups,” he said.
U.S. decides to relax ban on liquids in airline cabins
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
Passengers will be able to carry lotions and gels onto airliners again after a six-week ban - but only in tiny containers of 3 ounces or less and only if they’re in clear zip-top plastic bags. Starting today, air travelers also will be able to buy drinks or other liquids or gels at shops inside airport security checkpoints and carry them onto the airplane under partially relaxed anti-terror rules.
Friends mourn accident victim
Ryan Kanost, who was a KU senior, described as caring, intelligent
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
Family and friends of Ryan Kanost said he was extremely intelligent and headed for bigger things, including medical school. But the 22-year-old Kansas University senior was struck and killed early Saturday while crossing the intersection at 13th and Kentucky streets. Witnesses said the car that hit him sped away without stopping.
Woman courted killing, Police Chief Olin says
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
One friend said Marsha Lynn Mace was fun to be with “99 percent” of the time but didn’t respond well to authority figures. Police said Monday they believe Mace tried to get officers to shoot and kill her - and succeeded.
Patients quit taking medicine too early
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A4
Many patients stop taking their medicine far sooner than they should, researchers say, and that decision can be deadly when the drugs treat heart disease or diabetes. It took only one month after leaving the hospital for 1 out of 8 heart attack patients to quit taking the lifesaving drugs prescribed to them, a study of 1,521 patients found. “One month is very surprising,” said study co-author Dr. Michael Ho of the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Nation says bin Laden’s whereabouts unknown
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
Pakistan’s president and foreign ministry said Monday they have no information about where Osama bin Laden is hiding or whether he is dead or alive, but they have placed a high priority on finding out.
Military may freeze assets of ousted PM
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
Thailand’s military rulers may freeze the assets of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and members of his Cabinet if evidence is found that they tried to transfer their wealth abroad, the head of a newly appointed anti-corruption panel said Monday.
No survivors found at helicopter crash site
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
Searchers on Monday found the wreckage of a helicopter that disappeared over the weekend while carrying 24 people on a flight chartered by the World Wildlife Fund. No one survived, officials said. Among those killed in the crash in the mountains 250 miles east of Katmandu were Americans Margaret Alexander, a USAID deputy director in Nepal, and Matthew Preece, a WWF program officer, according to a statement on the conservation group’s Web site.
Musharraf’s book says nation faced ‘onslaught’
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
Pakistan’s president says in his memoir released Monday that he had no choice after the Sept. 11 attacks but to switch from supporting the Taliban to backing the U.S.-led war on terror groups or face an American “onslaught.”
Agreement reached; French tourists freed
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
Four French tourists kidnapped in Yemen were freed Monday after more than two weeks in captivity, the French foreign minister said.
Nationalist Abe chosen as new PM
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
Nationalist Shinzo Abe, a proponent of a tight alliance with the U.S. and a more assertive military, won election as Japan’s new prime minister today, scoring comfortable majorities in both houses. Abe won 339 votes out of 475 counted in the powerful lower house, and 136 ballots out of 240 in the upper house, reflecting the dominance of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in parliament.
Gunmen kill women’s rights activist
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
A teacher for more than three decades and an advocate for women’s rights, Safia Ama Jan ran an underground school for girls during Taliban rule. On Monday, two men on a motorbike gunned her down as she left for work - identifying their target despite her full burqa.
Hospital releases boy after third-floor fall
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Edwin Alejandro, the 2-year-old who fell from the third floor of a Lawrence apartment building Friday, was released from the hospital Sunday, said Thomas McCormally, a Children’s Mercy Hospital spokesman.
Lawrence woman killed on county road
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence woman has been identified by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as the victim of a fatal accident Saturday near Midland.
Smaller library plan under consideration
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence city commissioners want to study how they could build a new library that is smaller than originally envisioned. Commissioners at their meeting tonight will consider approving a contract extension for the Lawrence-based architectural firm of Gould Evans.
Chamber members to attend mixer
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce members will attend an after-hours mixer at the Black Jack Battlefield tonight.
Illegal immigration debate takes center stage in governor’s race
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Illegal immigration has become the hottest issue in the governor’s race, and Democratic incumbent Kathleen Sebelius argued Monday that Republican challenger Jim Barnett is misleading voters. Sebelius said the federal government must adopt a comprehensive border security plan to stem the tide of illegal immigrants from Mexico, while the state could - and is - cracking down on businesses that knowingly hire such immigrants.
Dogs and cats orphaned by war in Lebanon airlifted to U.S. for adoption
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
They endured a summer of war, but now relief is coming for Lebanon’s little-known victims - cats and dogs abandoned when their owners fled the country during the early days of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah.
Commissioners to decide fate of Iraq war referendum
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
The next theater for the war in Iraq may be Lawrence. City commissioners are set to decide tonight whether to place a question on the November ballot allowing voters to call for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. The request - made last week by the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice - is advisory in nature, but it already has sparked debate about what role the city should play in voicing its opinion about one of the more controversial issues of the decade.
Success by 6 goes ‘over the limit’ to serve young families’ needs
United Way agency provides advice, resources to parents
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Denise Burton said she arrived last spring in Lawrence with “nothing but the clothes on her back.” Burton, who was pregnant with twins, stayed at a women’s shelter in Lawrence with her two children Asia Goodwin, 6, and Don’na Lindsey, 1. Burton said she was in an abusive situation in Arkansas and initially sought shelter in Kansas City, where her brother lived, but they didn’t have room there and recommended the Lawrence shelter.
U.S. food supply at risk, expert says
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
The United States needs to continue taking steps to protect its food supply from terrorism just as it would its buildings, airports and other elements of its infrastructure, FBI deputy director John S. Pistole said Monday.
Sebelius encourages Kansans to embrace healthy habits
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is trying to encourage her fellow Kansans to move more, eat less and avoid tobacco, and she worries some kids aren’t getting enough physical education. Sebelius touched on those subjects as she helped kick off a “Steptember” campaign Monday at Topeka’s downtown YMCA. Nationally, the YMCA is encouraging Americans to walk or run an additional 2,000 steps a day and consume 100 fewer calories a day.
People in the News
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Judge dismisses Gest’s $10M suit against ex-wife Minnelli ¢ Winfrey says her attorneys overreacted to K.C. man ¢ Aaron Carter breaks off engagement to brother’s ex ¢ Paris Hilton’s outfit blends in at Munich’s Oktoberfest ¢ Elizabeth Edwards: Life would be same at White House
Jefferson County appeals to KDOT on bridge issue
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
Jefferson County is ready to take its arguments for keeping the Lecompton bridge open during repairs to the Kansas Department of Transportation. During their Monday meeting, Commissioners David Christy, Lynn Luck and Francis Grollmes signed a letter requesting a hearing on the issue. Christy said he would take the letter to Kansas Secretary of Transportation Deb Miller by today.
What killed funny sitcoms?
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A2
We all know the sitcom is an endangered species. But there’s no reason to beat it to death. “Help Me Help You” (8:30 p.m., ABC) seems like the 400th show to exploit the notion that psychiatrists must be as crazy as their patients.
Jackson’s CD looks to reverse letdowns
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A2
n case you’ve forgotten about the many magical moments in Janet Jackson’s illustrious career, she’s ready to remind you of each one - if you buy her new CD. In the booklet and the artwork accompanying “20 Y.O.” - which, not so coincidentally, celebrates the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough album, “Control” - there are photo montages of the superstar at her most popular.
Horoscopes
September 26, 2006 in print edition on D3
For Tuesday, Sept. 26
Sewing books start kids on making their own clothes
September 26, 2006 in print edition on D2
If you’re a teen or tween with an itch to stitch, there are a number of books to help build your skills (and your wardrobe). Here are a few to check out: “I Wanna Make My Own Clothes,” by Clea Hantman (Aladdin, $9.99)
Tracking devices, ‘spyware’ easy to abuse
September 26, 2006 in print edition on D1
Last year, Marissa and I did a column on new methods of surveillance that integrate into anything - especially cars and cell phones - allowing parents to know everything from where their kids are to how fast they are driving. This equipment is now being mass-marketed, joining a growing number of high-tech solutions for 21st-century supervision, including …
Your own worst enemy
Quiz assesses teens’ abuse of drugs, alcohol
September 26, 2006 in print edition on D1
Have you noticed a change in your behavior? A sharp drop in your grades? Have you had unexplained accidents? Gotten in trouble with the police? Don’t write it off a typical teen behavior. Your parents and teachers shouldn’t dismiss it, and neither should you. You may have a problem with drugs or alcohol. So, how can you find out if you need help? Try checking yourself by taking this short quiz:
Wellness team says food won’t be policed
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence school board members got a taste Monday night of how their new wellness policy is being put into practice. Their biggest concern? That candy, sugary cookies and soda pop might no longer be the traditional fare at birthday parties and other celebrations at school.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 26, 1906: “Lawrence seems to be doing its best to put on its Sunday Best for the Old Home Week next week. Most everyone is sprucing up for the occasion. It is a great example of local cooperation for the benefit of all.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
Lawrence High, looking toward still another state football championship, won its fifth game in a row by walloping Ottawa, 46-0, before some 7,000 persons at Haskell Stadium.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
More than 4,000 youngsters were in town for the annual Kansas University Band Day observance that included the popular morning parade through the downtown and the football halftime mass concert.
Wrong tactic
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The secret video surveillance of those attending the Wakarusa Music Festival at Clinton State Park makes it clear that local, state and federal law enforcement officials are much more interested in making headline-grabbing arrests of people using or selling drugs than trying to prevent drug use/sales in the first place. If drug prevention were the goal, the surveillance would have been done openly.
Pontoon plan
September 26, 2006
To the editor: Several letters recently in the Journal-World expressed some dissension and frustration about completely closing the Lecompton bridge. Their anxiety is certainly understandable. Many sacrifices will have to be made, and it will be asking a lot for the kids to have to make a daily 33-mile detoured commute to attend school. Plus, the district’s fuel consumption costs will skyrocket.
Sugar extremes
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I was delighted to read that school districts are finally reducing access to sugary treats in our schools. Then I kept on reading: no birthday party treats, no occasional snack for celebration. This is just another example of how health freaks take a good idea and turn it into a fascist agenda.
Job not done
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I agree with Allan Hanson that the war in Iraq is the most important issue facing Americans today; there isn’t a day goes by I don’t think about this war and what it will mean for our country and the people of Iraq.
Skateboard rules
Keeping skateboarders off sidewalks at Kansas University is a sound policy.
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
Kansas University officials are right: Pedestrians and wheeled conveyances like skates and skateboards just don’t mix. Some student skateboard enthusiasts say they will ask the Lawrence City Commission to change the ordinance that prohibits skateboarding within 1,000 feet of Jayhawk Boulevard. The students say they don’t want to do tricks or hotdog maneuvers; they just want to ride their skateboards to class.
Landmark legacy
Lawrence owes Libby Kriz-Fiorito a debt of gratitude for her efforts to preserve her former home and business at 1301 Mass.
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
Lucky for Lawrence that a local church was unable to make good on its plans for the castle-like residence on the southwest corner of 13th and Massachusetts streets. The historical limestone structure built by Gen. John N. Roberts had been repossessed during the Great Depression and used for various purposes when the Assembly of God Church bought it in 1943 with the intent of dismantling the building and using the stone to build a new church.
Violent reaction proves pope’s point
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
I’m probably going to have to apologize for this column, so let’s get that out of the way: I’m sorry. I did not intend to offend Islam or its followers. I respect Islam and, indeed, all the ways humanity worships and seeks its Maker. With that taken care of, let us get right to the point: Would somebody tell the pope to stop explaining himself?
Fall chill boosts intelligence
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B7
I wish the pope had talked to me before he gave his “evil and inhuman” speech that got Muslims so testy at him. I could have told him, “Don’t quote some old emperor’s thoughts about Muslims unless you’re willing to have people confuse his views with yours.” You don’t tell a Mormon, “My neighbor used to be Mormon and he says it’s the weirdest religion since the Incas.” He’ll give you the hairy eyeball and go off to the temple and start converting your deceased ancestors.
Defaults on student loans on the rise
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
We’re told over and over again that student loans are good debt. The conventional wisdom says that, like a home loan, student loan debt will turn into an asset. But what happens when it doesn’t turn out that way? What happens when people increasingly can’t pay?
Wal-Mart manager out in Lawrence
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
Richard Chappelle, the Wal-Mart store manager who took the company’s Lawrence location through an expansion into a full-fledged Supercenter, has left the company, officials said Monday. The store, at 3300 Iowa, now is under the temporary leadership of its two assistant managers. No replacement manager has been named.
KalScott Engineering wins Tibbetts Award
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
KalScott Engineering Inc. is a winner of a 2006 Tibbetts Award, a national recognition presented to small firms, projects, organizations and individuals judged to exemplify the “very best” in achievement reached through the Small Business Innovation Research Program, which distributes more than $1.5 billion annually to high-tech firms.
Payless ShoeSource adds board member
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
D. Scott Olivet, chief executive officer of Oakley Inc., has joined the board of directors for Payless ShoeSource Inc., Topeka.
Three Marines to face courts-martial in death
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A7
Three Marines from Camp Pendleton will face courts-martial on murder charges in the death of an Iraqi man in the town of Hamdania, the Marine Corps said Monday. Gen. James Mattis, the commanding general in the case, said he would not seek the death penalty.
Fugitive terrorist Is killed in Basra raid
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A7
A prison escapee thought to be one of al-Qaida’s former top lieutenants in Indonesia was killed Monday when British forces attempted to arrest him in southern Iraq. Omar al-Farouk, whom British authorities described as “a leading terrorist connected to activities such as murders and kidnappings,” was killed in the early morning hours during a raid on his house in the city of Basra, military officials said.
Former military officers reprehend Rumsfeld
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A7
Recently retired military officers who served in Iraq blamed Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday for the morass there, said he should resign and urged senators to subpoena active generals to testify about their own similar concerns.
Sadr City militants step up attacks against U.S. soldiers
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A7
U.S. soldiers trying to calm Baghdad say the sprawling Sadr City slum has once again become a haven for anti-American militants - and the source of most of the gunfire and mortars directed at them. In the past two weeks, U.S. forces have suffered several casualties from dozens of shootings, mortar attacks and roadside bombings that American troops believe originated from Sadr City.
Saving penny is a net loss
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B7
Two months ago, in an Olympian act of statesmanship, Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., took aim at the true menace in our nation. He introduced a bill that would get rid of the penny. In the first half of this year alone, the U.S. government minted 4.8 billion of these useless coins, and since it costs 1.4 cents to make each one and maybe two more cents each to distribute them, that robbed taxpayers of $115 million.
NFL briefs
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
Eudora’s Graff gallops to convincing win
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C3
It was just another race and another gold medal for Eudora High cross country runner Brittney Graff, last year’s Class 4A state champion and the 2005 Girls Area Runner of the Year. “You can never have too many (gold medals),” Graff said following Monday’s race at the Tonganoxie Invitational. “I like them.”
Rice player dies after workout
Freshman collapsed during light running at practice
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C2
A Rice University freshman football player died Monday, a day after collapsing during a light workout. Dale Lloyd, a 19-year-old defensive back, collapsed on the field about 5 p.m. Sunday, but was conscious when taken to a hospital by ambulance. He died about 9 a.m. Monday, school officials said.
Ballard bails out on Kansas
Free State senior drops KU for Iowa
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
Free State High senior Christian Ballard, the highest-rated college football prospect in the state of Kansas, said Monday he would attend the University of Iowa next year - not Kansas University as he originally planned. “I’m committed to Iowa now,” Ballard said by phone Monday evening.
When it came to squaring off with top-shelf programs, the Big 12 was rank against the ranked
Conference members finish 0-9 against nonconference heavyweights
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
With nonconference play all but over, the teams of the Big 12 Conference still find themselves looking for a signature victory. Big 12 teams finished a combined 0-9 against ranked foes from other conferences, with only a pair of games against Division I-AA teams left on the nonconference schedule. Still, league coaches feel the Big 12’s strong reputation is not at risk.
State fair a success, numbers indicate
September 26, 2006 in print edition on B9
Preliminary numbers indicate that this year’s Kansas State Fair rebounded from several years of lagging attendance, fair officials said. While final attendance figures aren’t yet tabulated, such things as Midway ticket sales and food sales rose significantly this year, said Denny Stoecklein, the fair manager.
Gruesome attacks on women seen as perverse attempts at motherhood
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
It’s a crime so monstrous as to surpass comprehension. Yet its passion takes root in some of the most tender ground of human experience: pregnancy and motherhood. What drives a handful of women to slice open the bellies of others to steal their newborns?
Pope says Christians and Muslims must reject violence
September 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
Seeking to end anger in the Islamic world over his remarks on holy war, Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim envoys Monday that their two faiths must overcome historic enmities and together reject violence, saying the future of humanity is at stake.
Common myths persist about alcohol, drug abuse
September 26, 2006 in print edition on D2
Think you know about addiction? Then these common myths may sound familiar:
Mover to deliver relief
Expansion would assist tsunami recovery
September 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
After 13 years of moving Lawrence businesses, museums and homeowners, Tom Van Holt is ready to expand his Starving Artists Moving business into the Kansas City metro area. He plans to plow all the profits from that expansion into local charities and a relief effort he’s overseeing for Thailand tsunami victims - people he can’t forget, after having ridden out the December 2004 calamity himself in a boat off the Thai shore, steered to safety by local guides.