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Fire reported at Massachusetts Street home
No injuries reported
September 27, 2006
No injuries reported
6News Now for September 27
September 27, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the trial begins for HIV exposure, “Touch of Green” goes on display, and visits from foreign policy experts.
Lawrence youth among many who stood tall at triathlon
September 27, 2006
When Zach Andregg hit the starting block at the pool at the Lawrence Aquatic Center during the IronKids triathlon Sept. 17, he was prepared.
South eighth-graders get boost against West
September 27, 2006
When the eighth-grade volleyball players from South and West junior high schools took to the court against each other, they were on equal footing. Both had already lost by wide margins to Washburn Rural, the third team in last Thursday’s triangular at South Junior High.
Cooler, with chance for rain
Temperatures to fall to 30s Friday
September 27, 2006
Lawrence residents will feel cooler temperatures today and they’ll have a chance of getting wet tonight, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “During the evening, there’s a chance for a passing shower,” Schack said.
Former Jayhawks latch on
Chenowith, Miles invited to NBA training camps
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University basketball players Eric Chenowith and Aaron Miles have accepted invitations to preseason training camps of NBA teams. Miles, a 6-foot-1 point guard who opened last season with the Golden State Warriors and finished with the NBADL’s Fort Worth Flyers, will attend camp with his hometown Portland Trail Blazers.
Temple trial postponed again
September 27, 2006
Missouri running back Tony Temple’s trial on a misdemeanor assault charge was postponed Tuesday for the second time in as many months. Temple, a junior from Kansas City, Mo., who is averaging 104.2 yards rushing for the No. 25-ranked Tigers, was scheduled to appear before a Boone County Circuit Court judge Tuesday.
Former Texas RB pleads to drug charge
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C6
Former Texas running back Ramonce Taylor pleaded guilty Tuesday to state jail felony marijuana possession stemming from his May 14 arrest, Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza’s office said.
Aggies eager to prove they’re for real
Conference opener Saturday against Texas Tech will be A&M’s first true test
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C6
Flawless start or fools’ gold? Solidly unbeaten or simply unchallenged? Texas A&M moved to 4-0 for the first time since 2001 with a 45-14 win over Louisiana Tech last Saturday. Coach Dennis Franchione said the easy early schedule served a number of functions, mainly to bolster his team’s confidence.
Punishment paying off for Mizzou’s Jackson
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C6
Xzavie Jackson got the bad news at the beginning of the summer. The defensive end from Wichita wasn’t going to play in the first game of his senior season against Murray State on Sept. 2. because of a one-game suspension imposed by Missouri coach Gary Pinkel.
KSU’s Baldwin out for season
Defensive back injured in Louisville loss
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C6
When Kansas State opens Big 12 Conference play on the road Saturday against the pass-happy offense of Baylor, the Wildcats will be without starting defensive back Bryan Baldwin. The junior suffered a season-ending injury during last Saturday’s 24-6 loss to No. 8 Louisville.
Taylor: It’s all KU’s fault
Nebraska QB calls Kansas debacle his turning point
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C6
Zac Taylor’s career at Nebraska can be divided in two - before and after the Kansas game of 2005. The No. 21 Cornhuskers have won six of seven since getting embarrassed 40-15 in Lawrence last November. When the Huskers (3-1) open Big 12 play at home against Kansas (3-1) on Saturday night, they’ll enter the game off their best seven-game stretch since 2003.
University of Phoenix gets naming rights
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Arizona Cardinals played for 18 years at a college stadium in Tempe.
Simms moved from ICU
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C5
Tampa Bay quarterback Chris Simms was moved from St. Joseph’s Hospital’s intensive care unit to a medical recovery floor on Tuesday, two days after having his spleen removed.
Green: Warner to remain starting quarterback
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C5
Kurt Warner will remain the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, coach Dennis Green said Tuesday. Green responded to Monday’s ESPN report that said he decided that rookie Matt Leinart would replace Warner for Sunday’s game at Atlanta.
Report: T.O. to E.R. for unknown reason
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C5
Terrell Owens was taken to the emergency room for an undisclosed reason Tuesday night, and doctors treating the Dallas Cowboys receiver were trying to induce vomiting, according to a television report.
Schilling leaves doubt about 2007 return
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C5
Curt Schilling pulled the plug on the 2006 season Tuesday night and then let slip one little word of doubt about whether he’ll be back for ‘07. “If I come back next year, I know that the offseason will be the hardest of my career,” he said.
Girardi wants to stay with Marlins
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C5
Joe Girardi sat down at the end of the bench three hours before Tuesday’s game, then lamented that an overhead fan cooling the dugout was pointed away from him. Such is life on the hot seat.
O’Neil ‘fatigued’ in hospital
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C5
Buck O’Neil remained hospitalized Tuesday with what was described as extreme fatigue, and friends are becoming increasingly worried about the 94-year-old Negro Leagues legend. O’Neil spent about three days in the hospital in August, then was readmitted about 10 days ago.
Seniors guide Free State volleyball
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C1
After the Free State High volleyball team lost to Topeka Seaman last weekend, Jessica Scott finally had enough. This wasn’t acceptable for the Firebirds. Expectations were higher than that. So the senior outside hitter, along with seniors Kelsey Harrison and Kristen Karlin, pulled aside underclassmen and motivated them to be better.
Keegan: Nelson’s record could fall
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C1
He was on the practice green with his team - where else? - on a pluperfect day for golf, when Kansas University coach Ross Randall first heard the news that Byron Nelson, one of the game’s all-time greats, had died earlier Tuesday.
Barmann content at No. 2
QB will gladly resume backup role when starter Meier is healthy
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C1
Outsiders are trying hard to throw Kansas University’s football team into a quarterback controversy, and Adam Barmann’s stellar play against South Florida is directly to blame. While usual starter Kerry Meier wasn’t allowed to even pick up a football Saturday because of a lingering arm injury, Barmann stepped up and played like : well, a starter - leading Kansas to victory over a Big East conference foe.
On the Record
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lone Star’s legend
Biography recounts journey of Haskell coach
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C1
He opened holes for teammate Jim Thorpe. He was the only coach to lead Washington State to a Rose Bowl victory. He is the reason the football team in the nation’s capital is called the Redskins. Now, William “Lone Star” Dietz has a biography, “Keep A-goin.”’
Lawrence Datebook
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B2
Immunization clinic by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 200 Maine, 843-0721.
Ex-Jayhawk golfer joins coaching staff
September 27, 2006
Kit Grove, a member of the Kansas University men’s golf team from 1994-97, has been named the team’s assistant coach, head coach Ross Randall announced Tuesday.
KU football notebook
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C3
¢ Meier update ¢ Reesing’s next ¢ TV is fun ¢ Players of the game
KU women’s golf taps Trew as assistant
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C3
Sarah Trew has been named assistant coach of the Kansas University women’s golf team, coach Erin O’Neil announced Tuesday.
Open house planned at new fire station
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B6
City leaders are opening the doors to the community’s newest fire station at an open house this weekend.
Midland Railway reports vandalism, theft
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B6
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is investigating theft and vandalism last week at the Midland Railway’s location at Norwood. Thieves took $5,285 worth of items and caused another $1,400 in damage, Undersheriff Steve Lunger said.
Judge: Guilty pleas stand in sons’ deaths
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B6
A judge has denied a Liberal man’s request to withdraw his guilty pleas in the deaths of his two sons, who were killed when the camper they were sleeping in caught fire.
Immigrants’ driver sentenced for wreck
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B6
A man who admitted smuggling illegal immigrants in his pickup truck was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for a traffic wreck that killed three of his passengers, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.
Barnett outlines health care proposal
Republican candidate aims to improve insurance coverage
September 27, 2006
Saying his goal is to ensure Kansans have access to affordable health insurance and medical care by 2010, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett outlined a plan that includes creating a one-stop shopping center for insurance coverage and reducing medical malpractice lawsuits.
Company reports theft of KU football tickets
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B3
Lawrence Police are investigating the theft of $1,600 worth of Kansas University football tickets from a development company’s office.
KNI corrects improper care problems
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas Neurological Institute has corrected problems with improper care, but an investigation into the allegations is expected to continue, officials said Tuesday. Earlier this month, the Kansas Department on Aging said that several clients at KNI, a Topeka institution for the developmentally disabled, had suffered injury or neglect.
Blair address Labour for the last time
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A3
Prime Minister Tony Blair, in his final address to his governing Labour Party, said Tuesday that being the United States’ strongest ally can be difficult but it is crucial to stay close to Washington in the fight against terrorism.
Founders of drug cartel get 30 years in prison
September 27, 2006
The two brothers who once ran the world’s largest drug trafficking organization said the words Tuesday U.S. prosecutors had waited more than a decade to hear.
Federal jury favors Merck in suit over Vioxx
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A3
A federal jury ruled in favor of Merck & Co. Inc. on Tuesday in a lawsuit over the painkiller Vioxx, finding there was not enough evidence to link the drug to a Kentucky man’s heart attack.
Church excommunicates married archbishop
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A3
Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, the charismatic Zambian prelate who defied the Holy See by getting married in 2001, has been excommunicated after installing four married men as bishops, the Vatican said Tuesday.
Ex-CEO of WorldCom reports to for 25-year term
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A3
Former WorldCom Inc. chief Bernard Ebbers drove through the gates of a federal prison Tuesday to begin a 25-year sentence for his role in the $11 billion accounting fraud that toppled the company he built from a tiny telecommunications firm to an industry giant.
Analysts: Iraq war has fueled Islamic extremists
Bush orders declassified section of report released
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A3
The war in Iraq has become a “cause celebre” for Islamic extremists, breeding deep resentment of the U.S. that probably will get worse before it gets better, federal intelligence analysts conclude in a report at odds with President Bush’s portrayal of a world growing safer.
Firebirds stymied by Topeka High
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C8
Despite a strong defensive effort, the Free State High boys soccer team couldn’t overcome an even better performance by Topeka High’s back line, dropping a 1-0 decision Tuesday at Hummer Sports Park.
Santana strong in closing act
Cy Young Award favorite improves to 19-6 in final tuneup before AL playoffs
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C8
Johan Santana appears to have a firm grasp on his second AL Cy Young Award. The Minnesota Twins hope to have the same grip on a division title by season’s end. Santana pitched eight strong innings in his final start before the playoffs, earning his 19th win and leading Minnesota to a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Fresh legs give Baldwin boost
Bulldogs make most of large roster, drop Seabury
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C8
The lopsided number of substitutions in Tuesday’s boys soccer game between Baldwin High and Seabury Academy ultimately resulted in a lopsided score. The Seahawks started the game with just one eligible player on the bench - left short with the loss of Min Kyu Lee to a broken hand and starting goalie Philip Anderson with an unknown illness - while the Bulldogs had enough to man a second team.
No answers for U.S. Ryder Cup squad
September 27, 2006
It defies explanation. The Europeans simply aren’t that good, and the Americans can’t be that bad. Right? Yet for the second straight time in Ryder Cup competition, the Europeans crushed the U.S. The 18 1â2-9 1â2 outcome at the K Club was identical to the pasting the U.S. took at Oakland Hills in 2004.
Athletics clinch West crown
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C4
After three days of waiting, the Oakland Athletics can pop the champagne. Nick Swisher and Milton Bradley each homered in a four-run second to back Rich Harden’s five shutout innings, helping the A’s clinch the AL West title Tuesday night with a 12-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Miners commit suicide
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A5
Two miners whose jobs included watching for safety hazards inside the Sago Mine before the deadly explosion last January committed suicide in the past month. Neither man had been blamed for the disaster that killed 12 of their comrades, and neither one’s family has definitively linked the suicides to the accident.
Florida mother’s suicide notes released
September 27, 2006
The mother and prime suspect in the disappearance of a 2-year-old boy said her parental shortcomings led her to suicide, according to a letter released by investigators Tuesday.
Clear plastic baggies coveted at airports
Passengers can carry on some liquids again
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A5
Once it was duct tape. On Tuesday, the mundane household item given new prominence by national security issues was the zip-top baggie.
Baldwin man’s suicide follows arrest warrant
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A1
A Baldwin man locked himself in his bathroom, then shot and killed himself late Monday as sheriff’s deputies tried to serve him with an out-of-state arrest warrant for writing bogus checks, Sheriff Ken McGovern said Tuesday.
Coping with tragedy
Recent deaths have county in mourning
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A1
Lawrence is grieving. Longtime residents can’t recall a more tragic week than the past one when 10 lives were taken. The tragedies seem to have touched everyone in the community. “I don’t really remember a time like this,” said Mayor Mike Amyx, a lifelong Lawrence resident. “I don’t sleep a lot right now. I think a lot about the various tragedies.
Golf legend Nelson dies at age 94
Lord Byron’ won 11 straight tournaments in 1945
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C2
Byron Nelson, golf’s “Lord Byron” whose 11 straight tournament victories in 1945 stand as one of sports’ most enduring records, died Tuesday. He was 94. His death was confirmed by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. No cause of death was listed on its Web site.
City OKs purchase of energy ‘green tags’
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B5
City commissioners unanimously agreed to purchase $8,700 worth of “green tags” as a way to provide support for alternative energy production.
No ballot measure on U.S. troops in Iraq
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B5
City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously rejected a request by a local peace group to place a question on the Nov. 7 ballot urging the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
Judge in Dover I.D. case touts legal independence
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B5
When Judge John E. Jones III began hearing the federal Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case last year, intelligent design proponents thought they had their man at the bench. After all, Jones was appointed to the federal bench by President Bush. He was a Lutheran, a churchgoer and a lifelong Republican.
New study will scale back design plans for library
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B5
By the end of October, city commissioners should hear details for a smaller, less expensive plan for a new downtown Lawrence library. Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved an $18,900 contract with the Lawrence-based architecture firm of Gould Evans Associates to study ways to enlarge the current library at Seventh and Vermont streets or build a new library at a different downtown site.
Pollack examines life of famed architect
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A2
Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack (“Out of Africa”) presents his first documentary, “Sketches of Frank Gehry,” on “American Masters” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings). Pollack, who is also an actor (“Tootsie,” “Will & Grace”), appears in the film and explains how he has been friends with Gehry for years and claims to know nothing about architecture.
People in the News
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Aerosmith’s Tyler reveals hepatitis C diagnosis ¢ Kimmel to host AMA again ¢ Martha Stewart wants Eminem to appear on show
Hitler landscapes auctioned
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A2
Watercolors and sketches attributed to Adolf Hitler sold for twice their estimated price at an auction Tuesday - but the sale in a tranquil English town was interrupted by a noisy protest by two self-styled “comedy terrorists.”
Couple’s farm a lair no longer
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A1
Friday could be a day of emotional goodbyes at Dick and Barbara Stephens’ Jefferson County farm near Oskaloosa. The collection of exotic big cats the couple have owned for more than a dozen years is supposed to be taken away because of a new state law that went into effect in July.
Attorney’s honesty, integrity recalled
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B4
A Lawrence man who prosecuted some of the state’s most heinous murderers, including one that led to the reinstatement of the death penalty, is being remembered in the days after his death as a family man and a highly respected attorney.
Longhorn drive will cap festival
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B12
A bit of the Old West will return to Ellsworth this weekend, when about 50 greenhorns drive 64 head of trophy longhorns through the town.
Grocery store owner deported for drug sales
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B12
The owner of a chain of Latino grocery stores in Kansas and Missouri is being deported after pleading guilty to selling misbranded medicines made in Mexico.
High court to hear case on union ‘political’ fees
September 27, 2006
The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will decide whether states may require organized labor to ask some workers for permission to spend their union fees on political activity.
Education secretary endorses long-term record plan
Colleges also urged to hold down costs, but grants won’t increase
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A4
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings called Tuesday for greater fiscal and academic accountability in higher education and endorsed a controversial plan to keep long-term records on students that would track performance from the time they enter the system in grade school to show how their educations progress.
Soccer nets stolen from youth fields, jeopardizing weekend play
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B1
A soccer goal without a net might seem like it still works, but Brad Williams insists it doesn’t. “A lot of times, you can’t tell if the ball is in the goal unless it’s in the net,” said Williams, vice president of Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. “It’s a big deal.” Which means bad news for dozens of youngsters planning to play in KVSA games this weekend.
Enrollment inches upward this fall at Edwards Campus
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s Edwards Campus grew a tad this fall, but numbers remain below where they were five years ago. “We’re KU’s baby campus,” said Bob Clark, the campus’ vice chancellor. “We’re 13 years old. The medical center is 100 years old; KU, 140-plus years old. Under those circumstances, we have to evolve.”
Police issue report on fatal motorcycle wreck
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B1
Police have released a preliminary report on a motorcycle wreck early Sunday that killed a 27-year-old Lawrence man. Motorcyclist Ryan W. Simecka died at 1:21 a.m. Sunday in the wreck near Fourth and Michigan streets.
No charges filed yet in weekend hit-and-run
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B1
Police know who the driver is, but no arrests had been made as of Tuesday in a weekend hit-and-run wreck that killed a 22-year-old Kansas University student. The wreck happened at 1:09 a.m. Saturday at 13th and Kentucky streets.
Ex-Wal-Mart manager arrested for theft
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B1
The former manager of Lawrence’s Wal-Mart store is suspected of embezzlement after nearly $35,000 was discovered missing from the store. James Richard Chappelle, 44, Lenexa, was arrested by Lawrence Police during the weekend after a regional Wal-Mart employee completed an audit.
497 Speedway rolling in elementary schools
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B1
Drivers took position. Pit crews stood by. And muscle-powered engines tensed for action, ready to roll. All eyes were on Reenie Stogsdill, a physical education teacher at Langston Hughes School. Stogsdill, holding a green flag, gave it a wave. And with a roar, dozens of fifth-graders’ feet thunderously pounded the wooden floor - 497 Speedway was under way.
Grants issued to start charter schools
State education board member questions intentions of recipients
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Kansas State Department of Education has issued $32,000 in federal grant funds to individuals and groups in recent weeks to help start charter schools, according to state records. “The agency has provided assistance in the past with staff on board, but our determination was that we needed to provide more assistance than in the past,” said Deputy Education Commissioner Larry Englebrick, who is in charge of the school innovation division.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 27, 1906: “The eligibility committee is meeting to establish the validity of university football players to compete and it appears several strong candidates for this year’s KU team are in doubtful standing due to their academic status.
Chavez apology
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Hugo Chavez should apologize to President Bush and to Americans. It is disgusting to listen to a person who is an alien to this country criticize President George W. Bush, the president of this great country, the United States of America.
KU clarity
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: A local newspaper publisher recently indicated in these pages that there might be some problems at Kansas University. Some might have noted a lack of specificity in his comments, as he seesawed among declarations of “a fine institution,” “negative situations,” and a refusal “to accept some current-day realities.”
Soaring costs
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Many citizens of Douglas County no doubt wonder why medical care and medical insurance costs seem so high. One significant contributing factor is the cost of expensive diagnostic equipment like the proposed PET CT scanner that the radiologists and Lawrence Memorial Hospital are considering.
Wrong emphasis
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Why, in a school with over 29,600 total students, is a difference in overall enrollment of 11 students from one year to the next regarded as a top-of-page 1B headline-worthy “drop” (“KU enrollment drops …” Journal-World, Sept. 22)?
Critical choice
Lawrence city commissioners must balance a number of key factors in their decision to hire a new city manager.
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B10
The three announced finalists for the job of Lawrence city manager present some interesting contrasts and choices for Lawrence city commissioners as they consider this most important hiring decision.
U.N. sideshow reflects U.S. problems
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B10
Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” could not have concocted a more outrageous routine than last week’s speech by Hugo Chavez at the United Nations. The Venezuelan president’s tirade against President Bush, calling Bush “the devil” and sniffing the air for the smell of sulfur, was over the top. It was so offensive that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Chavez a “thug” and Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., told Chavez not to condemn “my president” in his district.
Clinton defense not credible
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B11
Former President Bill Clinton shook his left index finger at Chris Wallace during an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” denying charges he and his administration did too little to catch Osama bin Laden and ward off the 9/11 terror attacks. Leaning forward and appearing angry, Clinton said, “at least I tried.
Plagiarism software needed
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B11
As a faculty member at Kansas University, I must confess that my reaction to the university’s decision to abandon its subscription to “Turnitin,” one of the leading Web-based systems to assist teachers in detecting plagiarism in student papers, is a mixture of dismay, outrage and, in the words of the immortal Yogi Berra, “deja vu all over again.”
Save as a smart supermarket shopper
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B8
When Consumer Reports surveyed some 24,000 readers last year about their grocery-shopping experiences, we learned that how you shop can have an big effect on savings:
Personal income rises in Kansas but trails other states
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B8
Kansans are putting more money in their pockets, but the extra income isn’t keeping up with increases for residents in other states. Personal income rose by 1.4 percent in Kansas during the second quarter, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That rate of growth was surpassed by all but nine other states.
Fort Riley fortifies position
Leader looking to build on region’s growth
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B8
With all the growth cropping up around Fort Riley, the executive director of the Governor’s Military Council has some advice for surrounding communities and people looking to invest and build near the installation that already covers more than 100,000 acres. Don’t get too close.
Moratorium sought on coal-fired plants
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B9
Sierra Club wants Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to prevent the construction of new coal-fired electric plants and appoint a commission to study their potential environmental effects. The request Tuesday from the group’s Kansas chapter was a response to plans by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build three generating plants that burn coal to produce power outside Holcomb in southwest Kansas.
Jayni’s Kitchen
September 27, 2006
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Recipes for a Fall Forecast,” with 6News meteorologists Matt Sayers and Jennifer Schack, and KMBC Channel 9 meteorologist Bryan Busby. On the menu: Green Bean Salad by Sayers, Cincinnati Chili by Schack and Tortellini with Seafood Gorgonzola Cream Sauce and Roasted Grapes by Busby.
Green tomatoes base for tasty autumn treats
September 27, 2006 in print edition on D3
¢ Will green tomatoes ripen? ¢ What foods should not be frozen? ¢ Is it true that if you heat up a lemon before juicing it, you’ll get more juice? ¢ more…
War on junk food fought at home
September 27, 2006 in print edition on D1
The recent assault on junk food in schools is a necessary response to the problem of childhood obesity, but it has about as much chance of success as the war on drugs. While removing candy and low-nutrition foods from vending machines and cafeteria lines may reduce students’ calorie intake during the school day, it is difficult to see how this will alter the course of students’ food choices after the final bell rings in the afternoon. That, after all, is the real battle.
Homemade Mallory Cookies, distributed in secret, hit the spot
September 27, 2006 in print edition on D1
Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week’s featured cook is Mallory Richardson, of Lawrence, with her chocolate chip pudding cookies. About the recipe: In the ninth grade, I joined the cross country team at Free State High School. The evening before each meet, the entire team would get together for a spaghetti dinner at the home of a senior runner.
Local blends
Lawrence couple strive to produce quality coffee from home
September 27, 2006 in print edition on D1
Mary Engel needs a little extra boost of energy to help her take care of her grandchildren during the day. She usually turns to coffee from Lawrence’s own Fresh Coffee Roastery - about three cups a day - to keep her going. “It’s smooth,” she says. “It doesn’t taste bitter or burned.”
IronKids participant lives up to the name
September 27, 2006
The IronKids Triathlon Sportsmanship award went to 7-year-old Matthew Solcher last weekend. Not necessarily because he was the quickest or the strongest, but because he kept going.
Longtime Cougars coach still enjoys his role
September 27, 2006
Coach Chuck Newman has volunteered thousands of hours over the past 40 years coaching the Lawrence Cougars youth football team.
Aquahawks show newcomers fun of swimming
September 27, 2006
In sports, it is not uncommon for a team to perform a cheer before competition. Last Friday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, a pair of 7-year-olds, Carter Stacey and Delaney Rettele, did just that.
Homeland Security bill delays passport rule
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A4
A plan to tighten U.S. borders by requiring passports or tamper-resistant identification cards from everyone entering the country by land from Mexico and Canada has been delayed.
Astros closing in on Cards
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C4
Craig Biggio drove in three runs and Andy Pettitte pitched the surging Houston Astros to their seventh straight victory, 7-4 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
September 27, 2006 in print edition on D5
For Wednesday, Sept. 27
Insurance premiums continue to climb
Study shows family costs up 84 percent since 2000
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A1
For the seventh straight year, premiums for employer-based health insurance rose more than twice as fast as overall inflation and wages, an annual survey of employers shows. The average 7.7 percent premium increase for 2006 was the smallest since 2000 and marked the third straight year that the rate of growth has slowed…
Woman shot by police had faced bankruptcy
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A1
A woman shot and killed in a standoff with police Sunday had a bankruptcy case pending and had threatened suicide in the past, according to court records. Lawrence Police on Tuesday continued an internal investigation into the death of Marsha Lynn Mace, 36, who was shot and killed by a police officer in an armed standoff at the Mobile Village, 110 N. Mich.
Saints still face tough questions
Pre-hurricane issues beginning to resurface
September 27, 2006 in print edition on C5
The beignets at Cafe Du Monde tasted especially sweet. A French Market musician pounded out a peppy tune on his keyboard. Smiling - if somewhat weary - revelers strolled through the narrow streets of the French Quarter in their Reggie Bush jerseys and “Home Sweet Dome” T-shirts. “What A Show!” the local newspaper blared across its front page.
Wreck revives concerns about U.S. 24-40 safety
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B7
Even before she was in a wreck there last week, Jennifer Fatherley considered the U.S. Highway 24-40 highway intersection she crosses daily dangerous. Something should be done to make the intersection safer, she said. “We need more stoplights in this town,” Fatherley said.
Coffee-based treats
September 27, 2006 in print edition on D2
¢ Mocha Cinnamon Shake ¢ Mexican Coffee ¢ Mocha Mint ¢ Coffee Frappe ¢ Black Forest Mocha ¢ Baby Back Ribs with Coffee-Bourbon Sauce
Former Enron exec gets six years
September 27, 2006 in print edition on A3
Andrew Fastow, the mastermind behind financial schemes that doomed Enron Corp., was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison - four years less than he had agreed to in a plea bargain - by a judge who felt he deserved leniency.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B10
There were no bricks flying and surprisingly few verbal exchanges occurred in a Topeka meeting between the Kansas Board of Regents and the Kansas Board of Education.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 27, 2006 in print edition on B10
The three finalists for Lawrence High homecoming queen were Pam Sickles, Jane King and Susan Petefish.