Archive for Tuesday, October 2, 2007

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On the street
Photo galleries
Classroom Collection
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Polls
Do you walk your kids to school?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t have school-aged kids
 
56%
No
 
24%
Yes
 
18%
Total 144
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Located along U.S. 400 in southeastern Butler County, the Elk River Wind Project is Kansas' biggest wind farm, shown here in this file photo.  Westar Energy wants to add 295 megawatts of wind-generated energy to the state, which would be enough electricity to power a city the size of Lawrence.  If enacted, the proposal would nearly double current wind generation in Kansas, which is among the top three states when it comes to potential wind power. Westar plans $500M wind program
October 1, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Westar Energy on Monday asked for a rate increase to launch the largest wind-generated electricity program in the state. If enacted, the deal would produce three wind farms at a cost of more than $500 million that would produce 300 megawatts of energy by late 2008, according to Westar. That would nearly double present wind generation in Kansas and provide enough electricity to power a city the size of Lawrence.
9:00 a.m.
Room 125: The LHS Podcast
Football, jellybeans and music
Posted October 2, 2007
Lawrence High School students are bringing their creativity to your ears starting today with "Room 125: The LHS Podcast." This new podcast will run every other Tuesday during the 2007 fall semester, alternating with a new FSHS podcast, and, among other things, will include book reviews, a music review and a student poem. Today's edition includes an interview with Charles Goolsby, director of the play "The Jellybean Conspiracy," which runs <a href="http://www2.ljworld.com/events/2007/oct/04/22920/">October 4 through October 6, 2007</a>, at Lawrence High School.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Join a chat with our reporters about the firefighter training they participated in last weekend
October 2, 2007
Reporter Chad Lawhorn and 6News reporter/anchor Janet Reid were among 15 community members taking part in Saturday's FIREOPS 101 training program. The event was sponsored and financed by the Lawrence chapter of the firefighters union. The burning "building" the students "saved" was the burn tower at the department's training center at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. The exercise was one of four drills that the participants were run through during the training. <a href="http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/sep/30/what_it_takes_be_firefighter/">Chad Lawhorn wrote about the event.</a> <a href="http://www.6newslawrence.com/news/2007/sep/30/6news_video_city_officials_and_community_leaders_s/">There was also a television story.</a>
4:00 p.m.
Japanese Paper Dolls, folded paper and silk, by Fumi Iijima. Living color
October 2, 2007 in print edition on 1C
One of the questions children ask most often when visiting the Spencer Museum of Art is whether the pieces on the walls and pedestals are real. In the Medieval Gallery, for instance, they might wonder aloud whether a panel of stained glass really came from an old cathedral, says Kristina Mitchell-Walker, education director at the museum.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence firefighters work to put out a major fire at the Boardwalk Apartments, 524 Frontier Road, on October 7, 2005. Lawsuit filed in deadly blaze
October 2, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Arson killed her daughter two years ago, but now the mother of a Kansas University student who died in the Boardwalk Apartments fire says the complex is also to blame. Nancy Bingham, Nicole Bingham’s mother, has filed a lawsuit against the Boardwalk Apartments in Douglas County District Court.

All stories

6News video: Section of I-70 temporarily closed
October 2, 2007
The eastbound ramp from K7 HWY onto I-70 is closed - as is the ramp from eastbound I-70 onto K-7.
6News video: Sorry, no apples this Autumn
October 2, 2007
The start of October usually means the beginning of busy weekends at Vertacnik’s Apple Orchard just east of Lawrence. But this year, the fall fruit-picking tradition gets left behind due to some chilly Spring weather.
6Sports video: Injured LHS quarterback could return earlier than expected
October 2, 2007
On Monday, Lawrence High head coach Dirk Wedd confirmed that injured starting QB Clint Pinnick’s recovery was ahead of schedule.
6News video: Mother of fire victim files charges against Boardwalk Apartments
October 2, 2007
Two years after fire swept through the Boardwalk Apartments killing three people, the mother of one of the victims says the apartment complex is also to blame.
6News video: Local company spawned by KU research looking to bolster it’s fight against cancer
October 2, 2007
CritiTech plans to hire more than two dozen people during the next few years, as it works to get a drug formation cleared by Federal regulators.
6Sports video: KU looks to remedy conference road game woes
October 2, 2007
Mark Mangino and Big 12 road games have not been a good combination for the Kansas football team. Since coach Mangino took over at KU in 2002, the Jayhawks are 2-18 away from Memorial Stadium in conference play.
6News video: Sewer treatment plant plans take a step forward
October 2, 2007
Plans for a new city sewer treatment plant on the Wakarusa River take a step forward tonight. City Commissioners approved plans for the $88M plant that will sit on 536 acres Southeast of Lawrence.
6News video: Sea of pink invades Lawrence Memorial Hospital
October 2, 2007
More than 100 women and men filled the hospital’s auditorium for an informative symposium on breast cancer.
6News video: Group of Lawrence children learning Chinese
October 2, 2007
It’s a far cry from simple phonics or ABC’s. But a group of Lawrence kids have a vocabulary that’s greater than most adults’. 6News reporter George Diepenbrock shows us one local program where English takes a back-seat.
6News video: Big Brother, Little Brother mark 10th anniversary of match
October 2, 2007
Two hours a week for one year is the minimum time commitment Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America requires of it’s community based volunteers. But one l local man has far exceeded those expectations.
6News video: Trial date set for former LHS teacher
October 2, 2007
A trial date is set for Meredith Kane, a former Lawrence High School teacher charged with violating a condition of her bond.
Lawsuit filed in deadly blaze
Victim’s mother sues Boardwalk Apartments
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Arson killed her daughter two years ago, but now the mother of a Kansas University student who died in the Boardwalk Apartments fire says the complex is also to blame. Nancy Bingham, Nicole Bingham’s mother, has filed a lawsuit against the Boardwalk Apartments in Douglas County District Court.
Bonner Springs interchange closed on turnpike
Bridge damaged in accident
October 2, 2007
A traffic accident involving a large truck has closed the Kansas Turnpike interchange bridge at Bonner Springs.
6News Now: Apple crops decimated this year
October 2, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, fruit growers throughout the region have few or no apples to harvest this October, and a look at efforts to teach Chinese to local elementary students.
Mother files suit against Boardwalk Apartments over deadly fire
October 2, 2007
Nancy Bingham is suing Boardwalk Apartments, the management company, the fire equipment safety contractors and several unnamed construction companies that performed renovations on the apartments leading up to the Oct. 7, 2005 fire. Her daughter, Nicole Bingham, was one of three people killed in the blaze.
Inflatable theater show enchants audiences
October 2, 2007 in print edition on C2
Parachutes aren’t just for saving skydivers anymore. They are also an ingenious way of introducing dance, comedy and magic to an eager audience of children.
Supreme Court opens term declining church-state disputes
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Supreme Court returned to work Monday by sidestepping two church-state cases that social conservatives had hoped the justices would use to chart a rightward course.
KU legend passes
Olympic standout dies at 71
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
David Johnston was so in awe of Al Oerter he felt impelled to write a letter to the Journal-World a couple of years ago about his first meeting with the four-time Olympic gold medalist. “When I was a boy, my dad took me to the Kansas Relays where I got to shake his hand,” said Johnston, a former Lawrence High and Kansas University distance runner. “I vividly remember his giant hand engulfing my 9-year-old mitt.”
Exercise in pedestrian safety a step in the right direction
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Small children and their parents plan to take to the streets Wednesday morning. Several area elementary schools have organized activities to coincide with International Walk to School Day, originally established by the Partnership for a Walkable America.
Fire destroys home just outside city
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Flames ripped through a house north of Lawrence on Monday morning, destroying the residence of a Douglas County woman and her son. The cause of the blaze at 1779 E. 1338 Road remains under investigation by the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office.
Lutheran church expresses interest in county property
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A5
Trinity Lutheran Church is interested in leasing a former church sanctuary that Douglas County uses as storage space. The church, 1245 N.H., in conjunction with Lutheran Campus Ministry of Kansas University, will prepare a study to determine the feasibility of repairing the old sanctuary at 13th and Massachusetts streets - and then using it for the campus ministry, services and outreach programs.
Cubs still waiting for next title
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
Lou Piniella got the hard, cold facts nearly a year ago when he was introduced as the Cubs’ manager. Told it was going on 99 years between World Series winners, Piniella seemed surprised. “Has it been that long here?” he asked.
All-Girls soccer tournament brings regional teams to town
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
On Sunday, the fields at Lawrence’s Youth Sports Inc. teemed with young athletes playing football as Lawrence Youth Football played its fourth week of games. But across the gravel roads of the complex, there were more athletes playing football, just not the American version.
Shooting stuns Memphis
Classes called off Monday following fatality
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
Classes at the University of Memphis were canceled Monday after a football player was fatally shot on campus, in what school officials said was a targeted attack but city police later said could have been random.
African peacekeepers surprised by rebel attack on outpost
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
The 1,000 Darfur rebels waited until sunset, the end of the Ramadan fast, to begin their assault. Some of the outgunned African peacekeepers, caught by surprise, fought back. Others fled into the scrublands, and at the end 10 of them were dead.
City Commission agenda
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A5
City commissioners will consider adopting a resolution that would clear the way for demolishing a vacant house at 1230 N.Y.
People in the news
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Stallone: Movie crew saw Myanmar aftermath¢ Keith Urban says he had minor motorcycle crash ¢ Beyonce cancels show
Retro quirks can’t revive ‘Carpoolers’
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
With so many hit shows that appeal exclusively to women, ABC must be suffering from “guy” guilt. How else do you describe the odious Thursday-night mess that is “Big Shots”? And tonight we get “Carpoolers” (7:30 p.m., ABC), about four guys who share space every rush hour in a nondescript sedan. While not as dreadful as “Big Shots,” it shares that show’s bizarre attempt to portray what “real men” talk about.
Mayer: Home front also had struggles
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
“They also serve who only stand and wait.” John Milton never knew about the standing, waiting, fear, dread and heartbreak of Americans “at home” trying to get through World War II while friends and loved ones saw military service. But nothing better describes the tests of patience and courage on the home front than that Milton sentence.
KU helps alumni find employment
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Career services and counseling at Kansas University don’t stop with a walk down the Hill. In fact, for a small fee, KU alumni can take advantage of most of the same career services that current students use. But even without paying a fee, there is a lot of advice waiting for graduates who are looking for their next job.
Spears loses custody of kids
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
Britney Spears’ continuing downward spiral took a devastating turn Monday when she was ordered to relinquish custody of her children by a judge who had cited her drug-and-alcohol-fueled lifestyle.Superior Court Judge Scott M. Gordon ruled that that ex-husband Kevin Federline will take Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, beginning Wednesday “until further order of the court.”
Double Take: Reader emphasizes positive outcome of teen pregnancy
October 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes: I read your column almost every week and generally like and agree with your advice. However, I was a little upset with the advice you gave to a young girl with a pregnant friend. I got pregnant at 17 and went through many of the same problems she is sure to face. I considered adoption but knew I would always wonder.
Services foster financial goodwill
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Dozens of colleges and universities have begun offering career-counseling services not just to recent graduates but to thousands of alumni, including some former students who completed their degrees a decade ago or longer.
West best at last
LHS senior wins all-around at finale
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Monday night’s Lawrence All-Around Invitational was a showcase of the best gymnastics talent in the area, with 14 high schools bringing their three top gymnasts to Lawrence High.
Pump patrol
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at several locations.
Sebelius: Courts deciding coal plant’s fate
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday denied telling the state environmental agency how to rule on permits for a coal-fired power project that she has criticized. And she said the fate of the project in western Kansas ultimately will be decided by the courts.
Rockies rally for final playoff spot
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
In a season that needed an extra day, Matt Holliday and the Colorado Rockies needed extra innings to pull off the most dramatic comeback of the year.
Thomas may lose case
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
A jury strongly signaled Monday that it has found New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas responsible for the sexual harassment of a fired Madison Square Garden executive, but was stumped on whether he should pay punitive damages for that.
Horoscopes
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
This year, your mind often rotates, sorting and receiving new information or accepting facts as they are and moving ahead. You demonstrate a need to process and break into new mental frontiers. If you are single, you will meet someone while traveling or in your world of work.
Driver who challenged authority of state found guilty
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
A woman who challenged the authority of the state of Kansas to require her to have a driver’s license was found guilty on traffic charges Monday in Douglas County District Court.
Patriots remain perfect
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
Tom Brady had three more touchdown passes. Sammy Morris had one of the best games of his career. The New England defense had its way. Expect anything less?
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
Though Saturday’s Kansas-Kansas State game clearly is on the minds of many in this state, the Jayhawks got a bit of good news Monday about the next game on the schedule.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A9
Work was tentatively scheduled to begin in November on an ice-skating pond on 20 acres owned by Douglas County in Broken Arrow Park, according to county commission chairman Harvey Booth.
Commodities
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures ended in a mixed range Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery rose 13.5 cents to close at $9.525; December corn fell 4.25 cents to $3.6875; December oats dipped 0.75 cent to $2.89; November soybeans added 0.25 cent to $9.915.
Bush rationale for veto doesn’t stand up
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A9
President Bush has spent six-plus years not using his veto. In 2005, he became the first president since John Quincy Adams to complete a term in the White House without once standing up to Congress; he has since paused to interrupt this doormat act on only three occasions. But now his patience is exhausted, and he is spoiling for a fight. Congress has had the temerity to propose expanding health care for poor children.
Texas’ McCoy to play OU
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy will play against No. 10 Oklahoma this weekend after showing signs of a concussion and being taken out of the game in a loss to Kansas State on Saturday.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A9
Former Kansas University librarian Robert Vosper returned to check the new library format here and was high in praise. Vosper, who had followed former KU Chancellor Franklin Murphy to UCLA, had an international reputation in his field.
Jury selection begins in case of slaying, kidnapping
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
A woman accused of strangling a pregnant woman and cutting the baby from her womb with a kitchen knife watched in court Monday as attorneys began selecting a federal court jury for her trial.
Big Brother, Little Brother mark 10th anniversary of match
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Ten years ago, a folded paper airplane launched a unique Douglas County Big Brothers and Big Sisters match that has become the longest commitment in the agency’s history. Big Brother Gary Heiserman, 53, of Lawrence officially paired with Little Brother Luke in 1997, when Luke was 5 years old. The BBBS, a national youth mentoring volunteer-based organization, recently recognized their anniversary.
Fast response
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Thursday, Sept. 21, I called the “pothole hotline” to report a pothole at the end of the alley (actually it had developed into a gully). The following Monday afternoon, a city crew was out correcting the problem.
Excellence in Commerce finalists are announced
Lawrence chamber to present awards next week
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B9
A dozen employers in Lawrence are finalists for local Excellence in Commerce Awards, to be presented by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. The chamber announced the finalists Monday in four categories:
On the record
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
One man was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Monday after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 24/59 in front of 1924 E. 1450 Road. Andres Vera-Gonzalez, 18, of Lawrence, was driving a 1992 Toyota pickup when he slowed and was rear-ended by a 2004 Chevrolet pickup driven by Kevin Diehm, 39, of Parker.
Surprised duck hunter shoots 25-pound gator
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Ed Long thought he was shooting at a snapping turtle, but got a surprise when he pulled his trophy from the Milwaukee River: a 4-foot-long alligator.
Living color
Classroom Collection’ makes art real for area students
October 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
One of the questions children ask most often when visiting the Spencer Museum of Art is whether the pieces on the walls and pedestals are real. In the Medieval Gallery, for instance, they might wonder aloud whether a panel of stained glass really came from an old cathedral, says Kristina Mitchell-Walker, education director at the museum.
Man arrested at U.S. Embassy with explosives
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
A Bosnian who tried to enter the U.S. Embassy in Vienna with a backpack filled with explosives, nails and Islamic literature was arrested Monday after the bag set off a metal detector and the man fled on foot, authorities said.
Middle school bans hugs between students
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
If you need a hug, you won’t get it at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Ill.
Lawrence Datebook
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Five facts to help you live to 100
October 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Would you like to live to be 100? Hmm? Maybe, with a couple of caveats: Loved ones who stick around for the ride and good health for all.
Book sheds light on mortgage industry
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B9
There is good news amid the housing sales slump, as mortgage interest rates are declining and loan availability is improving. For the savvy buyer, this market can net a good deal. On the other hand, what about those buyers who don’t know how to negotiate with a lender or loan officer?
Strong earthquake leads to tsunami warning
October 2, 2007
A powerful earthquake hit the western coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island today, prompting authorities to temporarily issue a tsunami alert.
Guns to be auctioned at annual banquet
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B10
After years of hunting quail, doves and pheasant, Lowell Henderson is parting with his gun collection. “He knows he can never hunt again,” Henderson’s nephew Bernie Huss said. “He knows he could use the money to pay medical bills.”
Putin to run on parliamentary ticket
Russian president could become country’s prime minister, remain in power
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
President Vladimir Putin, in a surprise announcement, opened the door Monday to becoming Russia’s prime minister and retaining power when his presidential term ends next year.
Iraqi, U.S. death toll lowest in over a year
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
The number of American troops and Iraqi civilians killed in the war fell in September to levels not seen in more than a year. The U.S. military said the lower count was at least partly a result of new strategies and 30,000 additional U.S. forces deployed this year.
Obama takes in more than $19M for primaries
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama raised more than $19 million during the past three months for the presidential primaries, demonstrating strong continued donor support even as he trails rival Hillary Clinton in national opinion polls.
Judge approves grand jury in Tiller case
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
A citizen petition demanding a grand jury investigate Dr. George Tiller for alleged violations of the state’s late-term abortion law can go forward, a judge ruled Monday.
Toys will receive extra screening at airports
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Airport screeners will be taking a closer look at remote control toys in carry-on luggage because of concerns they could be used to detonate bombs, U.S. officials said Monday.
Study questioned
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I find the Sept. 27 article, “Study exonerates vaccine additive,” to be dishonest. But, what should we expect from the Centers for Disease Control, whose main focus is to promote vaccines? To find that vaccines harm people?
Truck traffic
Congestion on major city traffic routes is pushing truck drivers to seek faster routes through the city.
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A9
Lawrence used to have designated routes for large trucks passing through the city. Either the law governing such traffic has lapsed or law enforcement officers are looking the other way rather than enforcing the city’s ordinance.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 2, 1907: “It is actually embarrassing the way money accumulates in Kansas. In the past year the uninvested bank deposits of the state have increased $20 million. But it is a good embarrassment to have, considering the well-being in our state.
K-State’s Prince wary of Jayhawks - really
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas State football coach Ron Prince didn’t smirk and didn’t appear at all to be forcing out his eyebrow-raising claim about Saturday’s game against Kansas University. “This game will test us significantly,” Prince said Monday. “The greatest test we’ve had so far this year.” Whoa, cowboy.
Medicare to face 3.1% increase in premiums
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Elderly and disabled people will see their Medicare premiums rise 3.1 percent next year to $96.40 a month - the lowest increase in six years. The good news is temporary, though.
Red Sox bats ready to roll
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez are back where they want to be - in the heart of the Red Sox lineup and in the playoffs again. After a season in which their power numbers decreased while their aches and pains increased, the Boston sluggers are set to swing away.
Suicide bomber hits bus, 2nd in four days
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
A suicide bomber set off a blast in a bus carrying police officers in Kabul today, killing or wounding at least 10 people in the second such attack in four days, police said.
Name is all that’s changed for school buses
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Yellow school buses in Lawrence and across the nation will soon have a new name on the side, but company and school district leaders expect no major changes.
Sewer plant approval expected tonight
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Plans for an $88 million sewer plant on the banks of the Wakarusa River should take a large step forward tonight.
KU women’s golf in lead
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s women’s golf team is on pace to defend its Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational title. Through Monday’s first two rounds at Colbert Hills Golf Course, KU holds a two-stroke lead in the team race.
KU basketball notebook: Chenowith joins Hornets
Louisiana prep Henry picks Ole Miss
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
Julian Wright isn’t the only former Kansas University basketball player who will be reporting to New Orleans Hornets training camp. Ex-Jayhawk center Eric Chenowith signed a free-agent contract with the Hornets on Monday, the contract contingent on his making the team.
State expands insurance coverage
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and other officials hope the state will give reforms in the health care system a push by expanding insurance coverage for 88,000 government workers and family members.
Korean leaders meet for second summit
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il greeted South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun in Pyongyang today to begin the second summit between the two countries since the peninsula’s division after World War II.
Blackwater called ‘out of control’; FBI to investigate
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
Blackwater USA is an out-of-control outfit indifferent to Iraqi civilian casualties, according to a critical report released Monday by a key congressional committee.
KU Cancer Center gets new deputy director
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Sitta Sittampalam will join the Kansas University Cancer Center as its deputy director, KU announced Monday.
Suspect in sex video described as survivalist
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
The fugitive accused of raping a little girl on videotape was portrayed Monday as a dangerous, knife-wielding survivalist who once vowed never to be taken alive and formerly worked as an animal trainer with Las Vegas illusionists Siegfried & Roy.
Firebirds’ Salvatore ninth
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B3
Genny Salvatore, a senior at Free State High playing her first year of competitive golf, shot a 92 to place ninth Monday in the Sunflower League golf tournament at Meadowbrook Country Club.
Driver dies while fleeing from law enforcement
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B10
A teenage driver fleeing from authorities died when he crashed his car into a concrete retaining wall, authorities said. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as Marcus Guerrero, 17, of Garden City.
Commentary: Weekend races crazy, controversial
Biffle’s disputed win in LifeLock 400 at Kansas Speedway just one of cuckoo happenings
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
So you thought the Lions-Bears game certifiably mad - plain cuckoo. Well, how about Sunday’s water-logged Japanese Grand Prix, run in a monsoonal downpour and a descending fog at the foot of Mount Fuji, and then the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Kansas City, which ended in darkness and finger-pointing.
Famed hotel celebrates 100th birthday
October 2, 2007
The Plaza, perhaps New York’s most iconic hotel, turned 100 on Monday in true Gilded Age style, with a 50-piece orchestra, a fireworks display and a 12-foot-high cake baked as an exact replica of the hotel.
Amarr adding up to 91 jobs in Lawrence
Rising market share, buying from do-it-yourselfers boost growth
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B9
A nationwide slowdown in home construction isn’t stopping Amarr Garage Doors from ramping up production and service at its Lawrence manufacturing canter. The North Carolina-based company plans to add up to 91 more employees by the end of next year at its plant in the East Hills Business Park, which supplies doors to builders through company-run stores and to do-it-yourselfers through Lowe’s locations and other retailers worldwide.
U.N. envoy meets with military leader
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
A U.N. envoy met with Myanmar’s military leader Tuesday in a bid to end the country’s political crisis, as the junta’s foreign minister defended a deadly crackdown on democracy advocates that has provoked global revulsion.
Suddenly, Chiefs schedule looks OK
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Publicly, they held their tongues. Privately, they seethed last spring when this banana peel of a schedule came out. With a second-year head coach and a team in transition, the Kansas City Chiefs would have to play three of their first four on the road, and then when cold weather set in, take to the road for three of their last four.
Research: Conscientious achievers less prone to Alzheimer’s disease
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
A surprising study of elderly people suggests that those who see themselves as self-disciplined, organized achievers have a lower risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease than people who are less conscientious.
Yankees have unusually young look
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
In the spring of 2005, New York Yankees scout Steve Lemke got into his Dodge Intrepid and drove from Chicago to Missouri, checking out prospects. Joba Chamberlain wasn’t on his list.
Woodling: Jayhawk defined discus
October 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
A half century ago, one of the most respected sports writers in the country was Red Smith, an intelligent, insightful scribe who penned beautiful prose for the New York Times. Now, with the passing of Al Oerter, 15 words written by Smith resound as the ultimate tribute to the Kansas University grad who became world-famous because of his uncanny ability to throw a platter.