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Final: Kansas falls in OT 39-32
05:00 p.m., September 30, 2006 Updated 10:41 p.m.
Kansas will attempt to break the 18-game losing streak in Nebraska’s own Memorial Stadium tonight in Lincoln. Tonight’s match-up will be the first Big 12 conference game for both teams. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will be televised on FSN, Sunflower Broadband channel 36.
Faith forum: Why does the Bible include two stories of creation?
September 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Distinctive styles suggest role of multiple writers ¢ Like Gospels, passages written for different purpose
Ranked Rutgers survives Bulls scare
South Florida’s failed 2-point conversion helps Scarlet Knights hold on for 22-20 victory
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C12
Rutgers’ stay in the Top 25 was nearly a short one. In the school’s first game as a ranked team in three decades, the No. 23 Scarlet Knights held on for a 22-20 victory when South Florida failed to make a two-point conversion with 15 seconds remaining Friday night.
K.C. tackle Turley likely out
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C12
Left tackle Kyle Turley was unable to practice again Friday and probably will be unavailable Sunday for Kansas City’s game against San Francisco.
Bell looms large as Veritas makes it two straight
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
Veritas Christian football coach Doug Bennett had to put plays back into his playbook when 6-foot-4 tight end Craig Bell arrived on the team two weeks ago.
The Boss’ belongs in Hall
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
It is now time. No owner has done more to keep baseball energized and visible to growing numbers of engaged fans from across the country than George M. Steinbrenner, the sometimes reviled owner of the New York Yankees.
Bad wheel can’t faze Williams, LHS
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Tony Williams was supposed to be marching in a fife and drum line. Instead, the Lawrence High senior pranced up and down the football field.
All-out effort
Ballard’s big play inspires Firebirds
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Olathe North thought it had a touchdown. On their first play of the night, the Eagles handed the ball to Josh Gore, who saw daylight. Gore sprinted down the left sideline and into the open field. With Olathe North already down a score, this looked to be a shootout.
Creighton slips past Kansas, 1-0
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C3
Katy Peetz’s goal in the 51st minute doomed Kansas University to a 1-0 soccer loss to Creighton on Friday at Morrison Stadium.
Chiefs end Allen charged with DUI
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C12
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen was charged Friday with driving under the influence after a police officer pulled him over for driving erratically earlier this week, police said.
Baker hits road for Eagles
Undefeated away from home, Wildcats hope to rebound from shutout
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C3
Baker University’s football team, smarting from a shutout loss to Evangel, will try to regroup today when the Wildcats face Central Methodist.
Kahne finds Kansas to his liking
Recent wreck doesn’t hurt driver’s charge to Sunday’s pole
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
What a difference a week makes for Kasey Kahne. He captured the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series pole for the Banquet 400 on Friday, turning a lap in 30.73 seconds at the Kansas Speedway just five days after wrecking his car at the Dover International Speedway on Sunday.
Wraps come off Lawrence Country Club today
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C3
Who was it who once said golfers would rather be told they have ugly children than a bad golf course? Probably someone who had to wait 15 months while his course was shut down for a facelift.
Houston streak halted
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C4
Roger Clemens lost in what might have been the final start of his career, and the Atlanta Braves ended Houston’s nine-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory Friday night that hurt the Astros’ postseason hopes.
Twins miss chance against Sox
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Minnesota Twins fell flat on the first night of their three-game push for the AL Central title. A night after tying Detroit, the Twins’ bats went dormant Friday against Freddy Garcia in a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
Hamas supporters rally in northern Gaza
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters marched Friday in the Gaza Strip to show their backing for the militant group, even as its efforts to form a national unity government appeared stalled.
Thousands evacuated in advance of typhoon
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
Vietnam began evacuating more than 180,000 people from its central coast as powerful Typhoon Xangsane approached from the Philippines, where it left at least 63 people dead and about 70 missing, officials said today.
Tensions rise between Russia, Georgia after military arrests
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
A Georgian court on Friday ordered four Russian military intelligence officers to be held for two months on espionage charges in a pretrial detention center, a decision that could prolong and deepen the heated dispute about alleged spying here.
Official: Suicide bomber kills at least 10
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
A suicide bomber exploded today next to Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry in Kabul, killing at least 10 people and wounding 54, officials said.
Al-Qaida deputy calls Bush ‘deceitful’
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri called President Bush a failure and a liar in the war on terror in a video statement released Friday, and he compared Pope Benedict XVI to the 11th century pontiff who launched the First Crusade.
Sony issues more laptop battery recalls
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
Sony urged a dozen laptop computer makers Friday to recall more of its batteries that could overheat, the latest headache for the electronics company struggling to regain its luster as the world’s premier electronics brand.
Brazilian plane with 155 aboard missing over Amazon
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
A Brazilian jetliner with 155 people aboard was reported missing Friday over the Amazon jungle, aviation authorities said.
Stolen bust of George Brett found on roadside
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
A bronze bust of former Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett was found in a roadside box Friday after being stolen earlier this week from the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, officials said.
Lawrence Datebook
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Man shot by police called 911 to report himself
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B5
A 19-year-old man shot by police had called 911 to report himself, saying a suspicious person was on the street with a gun and giving the dispatcher a detailed description of himself, police said Friday.
Police, troopers endorse Sebelius
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B5
Two law enforcement groups have endorsed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ re-election.
Sheriff: School gunman sent death warning
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
The gunman who took six girls hostage in a high school standoff that ended in his suicide had sent his brother a long, rambling letter warning of his impending death, investigators said Friday.
Police kill suspect in deputy’s shooting
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
A man suspected of killing a sheriff’s deputy was shot to death Friday in the woods near Lakeland by police after an all-night manhunt in which searchers walked shoulder-to-shoulder through the tangled brush.
Fla. congressman resigns after messages
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
In a setback for the Republican Party as it focuses on November’s elections, a senior Florida congressman resigned Friday following revelations of explicit messages he sent to a male teenage House page.
FDA lifts consumer ban on most fresh spinach
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted its two-week-old consumer warning on most fresh spinach Friday, revising the alert to say it now covers only specific brands packaged on certain dates.
Student charged in fatal shooting
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
A teenager who pried open his family’s gun cabinet brought two weapons to his rural school Friday and shot the principal to death after a struggle with adults and other students, authorities said.
Congress approves border fence
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Republicans will go into the Nov. 7 elections with a message that they’ve made great strides fighting illegal immigration, including authorizing a fence along one-third of the U.S.-Mexico border and making a $1.2 billion down payment on it.
Former Westar executives seek to overturn fraud convictions
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B3
Attorneys for two former top executives convicted of looting millions of dollars from Kansas’ largest electrical utility told a federal appeals court Friday the trial judge made so many mistakes that the men deserve at least new trials, if not acquittals.
Despite hype, Ryder Cup no big deal
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C2
I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time going on with life after the United States’ embarrassing loss in the Ryder Cup. I’m this close to strangling myself with the cashmere sweater tied tastefully around my neck.
KU research links autism, pupil dilation
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B3
It may be possible to detect autism by studying the pupils in a child’s eyes, according to research conducted at Kansas University and reported in the October issue of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.
T.O. to coach: ‘I’m ready’
Cowboys won’t say whether Owens will play
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C2
Terrell Owens sat at his locker Friday flexing his swollen right hand, smiling and saying little.
Hoover’s timely plays keep Eudora spotless
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C7
Austin Hoover scored on a three-yard run to put Eudora High ahead with two minutes left, then intercepted a pass at the Cardinals’ 20-yard line with 19 seconds remaining to preserve a 40-36 victory Friday night against Gardner-Edgerton.
First-half troubles costly for Baldwin
Louisburg runs wild, remains unbeaten
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C7
Baldwin High football coach Mike Berg stuck to his guns with the rushing game during Friday’s matchup with Louisburg at Liston Stadium.
Cards stretch division lead
Jeff Weaver finally wins in St. Louis; Cardinals top Brewers, 10-5
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C5
When the Busch Stadium organist began playing the “Tomahawk Chop” ditty Friday night, the St. Louis Cardinals knew it was good news: The Houston Astros finally had lost.
Scrappy K.C. upends Detroit
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Detroit Tigers wasted an excellent opportunity to take command of the AL Central. Minnesota’s loss lessened the blow.
Kidnapping suspect recently was pregnant
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A4
A woman accused of slashing a new mother’s throat and kidnapping her baby in rural Missouri was pregnant recently, confirming part of her story to police, authorities said Friday.
Jayhawk LB Washington ‘fine now’
Senior fully healed from shoulder injury
September 30, 2006
Apparently, Kansas University linebacker Eric Washington resorts to erasing his memory when bad thoughts come up.
KU receiver Brown fan of Huskers
Kearney native son of former Nebraska pass-catcher
September 30, 2006
There has to be someone, somewhere in the Cornhusker State who does not root for the Nebraska football team.
Huskers fortunate to have Lucky
Running back had breakthrough game against Troy, with 156 yards, 3 long TDs
September 30, 2006
To this day, Nebraska football coach Bill Callahan’s biggest recruiting victory may have been North Hollywood, Calif., running back Marlon Lucky, who signed with the Huskers in 2005 as one of the nation’s top rushing prospects.
One dies in natural gas explosion
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
A man was killed Friday after a construction crew ruptured a natural gas line, leading to an explosion in rural southeast Kansas, authorities said.
Cause of house fire declared uncertain
Lack of witnesses, extent of damage cited as challenges
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
The cause of the deadliest Lawrence fire in recent memory will remain a mystery.
Awash in a sea of red
KU’s Barmann familiar with NU’s den of din
September 30, 2006
Adam Barmann still can feel the electricity. Kansas University’s senior quarterback was the starter on Oct. 2, 2004, the last time the Jayhawks played at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium in front of the “Sea of Red.”
Police identify officer in fatal shooting
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
The one who fired the shot is a recently promoted police detective who his supervisors say was forced into a split-second decision no officer wants to make.
Cleric orders followers to put down weapons
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A11
Muqtada al Sadr, the firebrand Shiite Muslim cleric whose Mahdi Army is arguably Iraq’s most powerful armed group, has ordered his followers to put down their weapons temporarily, three of his aides said Friday.
U.S. leader says Iraqis must defeat insurgency
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A11
It is still possible to defeat the entrenched insurgency in Iraq’s western Anbar province but probably not until U.S. troops leave, the American commander of forces in the provincial capital said Friday.
U.S. envoy urges action from Iraqi government
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A11
The U.S. ambassador to Iraq warned Friday that time is running out for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to contain the burgeoning sectarian bloodshed that threatens to plunge the country into civil war.
Record defense bill gets unanimous Senate OK
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A11
The Senate unanimously approved $70 billion more for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan on Friday as part of a record Pentagon budget.
Relative of Saddam trial judge killed in Baghdad
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A11
A relative of the new presiding judge in Saddam Hussein’s genocide trial was shot and killed Friday in Baghdad, an attack condemned by the country’s top prosecutor as an attempt to force the trial to be moved out of Iraq.
People in the news
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Anna Nicole Smith exchanges vows with boyfriend ¢ Esquire deems Johansson ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ ¢ Gibson’s DUI arrest spurs Williams to seek treatment
Retail ‘drama’ may not sell
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
What’s it like to design catalogs for the world’s biggest department store? On “Unwrapping Macy’s” (9 p.m. today, WE), we watch creative directors choose underwear models and then travel to a beach and take pictures of them in the sand. It’s not as captivating as it sounds.
Borat’s act wears thin for Kazakhs
Nation uses president’s U.S. visit to counter impersonator
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
Gleaming hotels, the region’s best pastrami sandwiches and the planet’s largest population of wolves: these are things Kazakhs want the world to know about their country, not the outrageous claims of the British comedian who portrays them as primitive and bigots.
Kline, U.S. atty. praised in group home case
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
U.S. Atty. Eric Melgren and Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline have been honored for their roles in the prosecution of the Kaufman group home scandal.
NASCAR weekend a boon for Lawrence business
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence hotels and campgrounds are packed this weekend as NASCAR fans have made the trip from across the country.
Former attorney general leaves Kline’s office
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Former Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan has been a key legal and political adviser to Atty. Gen. Phill Kline over the past several years.
Police ID driver in Kentucky St. fatality
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
A police report released Friday identified the driver in last weekend’s deadly hit-and-run accident as Joshua I. Walton, 24, of Lawrence.
Vioxx suits surge at deadline
Merck continues legal battles, case by case
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
A surge of lawsuits has swamped courthouses just ahead of the two-year anniversary of drugmaker Merck & Co. pulling its blockbuster painkiller Vioxx from the market.
Grown-up cupcakes satisfy inner child
September 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
The cupcake is a classic. An unsung favorite for eons, in recent years it has hit the culinary pop charts, even the art scene. The sugary little darlings have become big business, but they still retain their cozy place in our hearts.
New boundaries
Lutheran first full-time Episcopalian pastor in state
September 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
It wasn’t like the Rev. Ashley Masoni had anything against Episcopals. She just wasn’t one of them.
More insurers flock to offer nationwide drug coverage
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A12
Seniors who complained this year about a dizzying array of choices for a Medicare drug plan may find themselves even dizzier when they shop around for next year.
Labels serve as confusion
Study: Americans often miscalculate portions
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A12
At 170 calories per serving, Kathryn Mora figured the spaghetti was harmless. So she slurped away, eating her fill.
Democrats try to smear Allen
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B7
In football, there are penalties for piling on and unsportsmanlike conduct. In politics, you can get away with almost anything.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 30, 1906: The Ministerial Association of Lawrence has arranged for a series of lectures on the general subject of ‘Science and Religion” to be given by the popular chautauqua lecturer Newton N. Riddell.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
Air Force Lt. Clifton Cushman, former Kansas University and Olympic track star, was reported missing in action in Vietnam where he was serving as a fighter pilot.
Ruthless tactics
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The way Wal-Mart bulldozes its way into places that don’t need it is classic. Let me summarize about a company like Wal-Mart.
No excuses
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The problem with authority figures is that they fail to act when a problem occurs. Several years ago, I wrote about seniors being taxed out of their homes, and nothing happened.
Animal friends
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I’m glad that Kansas now has a law making animal abuse a felony. But some animals in this country don’t have that justice. I came across a video of a woman named Tammy Grimes in Pennsylvania who was arrested for helping a dog that was starved and hurt to the point that he couldn’t move, couldn’t even get up off the wet ground he laid on.
Health support
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I attended the Health Care Access benefit this month at their address 1920 Moodie Road. and subsequently toured the Heartland Leo Center in the Riverfront Mall and was impressed by the facilities and services offered by both nonprofit healthcare agencies.
Faith briefs
September 30, 2006 in print edition on D8
The Corliss era
Lawrence’s new city manager has been around long enough to know how Lawrence works. Now he needs to look at how to make the city work better.
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
David Corliss, who was tapped Friday as Lawrence’s next city manager, is an expert in how things have always been done in Lawrence.
White House dismisses new Woodward book as old stuff
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A8
President Bush’s then-chief of staff tried to convince him to fire Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on at least two occasions in the last two years, once with the support of first lady Laura Bush, according to a new book, “State of Denial,” by journalist Bob Woodward.
Rhetorical traps give devil his due
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
So what’s the deal with the devil anyway? First, Hugo Chavez, the sulfur-sniffing president of Venezuela, calls President Bush the devil. Then before the air even clears, Jerry Falwell is cheerfully and unfavorably comparing Hillary to Lucifer.
Commodities
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B4
Stocks slide as inflation rises
Dow Jones average pulls back from near record-high levels
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B4
Wall Street ended a stellar third quarter with a moderate decline Friday, as the Dow Jones industrial average pulled back from record-high levels. The major indexes closed out the week, month and quarter with gains.
FCE & 4-H news
September 30, 2006 in print edition on D3
Helmets to Hardhats gets to work in state
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B4
Military personnel leaving the service and entering the work force now have a new ally in Kansas.
Club news
September 30, 2006 in print edition on D5
Scouting news
September 30, 2006 in print edition on D5
Around and about
September 30, 2006 in print edition on D3
Military news
September 30, 2006 in print edition on D3
Horoscopes
September 30, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Sept. 30
Defendant in HIV trial takes stand, says he didn’t intend to infect women
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
He says he now has a tattoo on his chest with a “Warning” sign and the message “HIV positive.”
Several factors signal City Commission’s pick
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
There are plenty of reasons to not be surprised if David Corliss, as expected, is named Lawrence’s next city manager.
Winless HINU, Southwestern to meet
Pair of penalty-prone and pass-happy football squads face off tonight at Haskell
September 30, 2006 in print edition on C3
No doubt the football will fly - and so perhaps will flags - when two win-starved teams hook up today.
Plea deals in nightclub fire raise ire of victims’ families
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Enraged that no one will see more than four years in prison for the 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, victims’ relatives vented their fury Friday at a judge as he accepted plea deals from the club’s owners in the name of avoiding a graphic, heart-wrenching trial.
Rookie QBs hurting Big 12
League struggling, young signal-callers part of reason
September 30, 2006
Nine quarterbacks in the Big 12 Conference have less than a season of starting experience. Two of them are playing in new offenses under new coaches.
Congress approves national heritage area in Kan., Mo.
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
Lawrence and a wide swath of eastern Kansas and western Missouri will become a national heritage area highlighting the region’s Civil War history, under legislation approved by Congress on Friday.
Society calendar
September 30, 2006 in print edition on D5
On the record
September 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Corliss ready for new chapter
City manager gets warm response
September 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
Change is coming to City Hall, though the face promising to bring it is familiar.