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Polls
If KU beats K-State on Saturday, should the 5-0 Jayhawks be ranked in the Top 25?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
61%
No
 
36%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 296
The Chiefs will play seven of their next 10 games in Arrowhead Stadium. What will be their record during that 10-game midseason stretch?

Poll results

Response Percent
6-4
 
21%
5-5
 
17%
7-3
 
17%
3-7
 
13%
4-6
 
13%
8-2 or better
 
13%
2-8 or worse
 
4%
Total 23
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Randi Hacker, outreach coordinator for the Center for East Asian Studies at Kansas University greets her students in Chinese to begin the class. Language program designed to whet appetites for Chinese
October 3, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Randi Hacker can put her young students through a workout. But it’s the fun kind: touch your toes, hands on your knees, spread out your arms. And it’s unusual because the Lawrence children - preschool age to third grade - are taking their commands in Mandarin Chinese. It’s part of a six-week introductory course to the language taught by Hacker, the outreach coordinator for Kansas University’s Center for East Asian Studies.
1:00 p.m.
High School Spodcasters
LHS volleyball coach returns to alma mater
Posted October 3, 2007
In this week's edition of High School Spodcasters, Journal-World High School Sports Editor Matt Tait and Lawrence High beat writer Jesse Temple chat with LHS volleyball coach Stephanie Magnuson about last weekend's Joan Wells Invitational, as well as how her first year at her alma mater has gone thus far.
4:00 p.m.
An inquisitive goat sneaks a peek from its kennel at Landeria Farm. Ahead of the herd
October 3, 2007 in print edition on 1C
The first thing you notice at Landeria Farm, aside from the surround-sound bleating of goats, is the big mound of dirt that climbs the side of a barn. It’s not the remnants of an earth-moving construction project - it’s the top of what is perhaps the only cheese-aging cellar in northeast Kansas.
10:00 p.m.
The state on Thursday denied permits for two coal plants near Holcomb, Kan. Lawmakers try to light fire under coal plant review
October 3, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Legislative leaders on Wednesday said if the state rejects proposed coal-burning electric plants in western Kansas, developers would move the $4 billion project 50 miles west to Colorado. “So we would still suffer the environmental impact without any economic benefit,” House Majority Leader Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, said. But environmentalists said there was no possibility that the proposal to build two 700-megawatt plants near Holcomb would be transferred to Colorado.

All stories

6Sports video: Two-QB system working great for Eudora High football team
October 3, 2007
The 5-0 Eudora High football team has had great success so far this season running a two-quarterback system.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood ready to battle
October 3, 2007
Only six miles separate Tonanoxie and Basehor-Linwood High, so it makes sense that when the two football teams take the field, the ensuing rivalry is intense.
6News video: Burcham Park to host new festival
October 3, 2007
Burcham Park on Sunday will play host to Lawrence’s first ‘Little Green Festival in the Big Cottonwood Forest.’
6Sports video: KU hoping to put the pressure on Freeman
October 3, 2007
Last season when KU faced KSU in Lawrence, ‘Cat QB Freeman was welcomed to the ‘Sunflower Rivalry’ by throwing 3 interceptions and losing 3 fumbles. This season, however, the Jayhawks know they will face a much-improved offense.
6News video: Students and parents participate in ‘walk your child to school’ day
October 3, 2007
Children and parents all over Kansas left the cars at home this morning to take part in ‘walk your child to school’ day.
6News video: Tongy High principal loses bet to seniors
October 3, 2007
A group of Tonganoxie seniors ‘cut’ a deal with their principal that lands him in a ‘hairy’ situation!
6Sports video: Free State football renews rivalry with SM West
October 3, 2007
The Free State High football team will renew it’s rivalry with Shawnee Mission West tomorrow night.
6News video: Well-known Lawrence philanthropist passes away
October 3, 2007
Hortense ‘Tensie’ Oldfather - known around Lawrence for her many charitable donations and contributions to the community - passed away Tuesday evening.
6News video: Local and state officials simulate disaster situations
October 3, 2007
Local and state officials had their hands full this morning with a fire, flooding, and a train derailment - fortunately these events were just simulations.
6News video: Bond cut in half for woman involved in hit-and-run case
October 3, 2007
Bond is cut in half for the woman accused of driving the truck in last month’s fatal accident south of Lawrence.
6News video: One of Douglas County’s more accident-prone intersections without key warning system
October 3, 2007
The four-way stop at HWY 59 and 56 - 10 miles south of Lawrence - currently lacks the so-called ‘rumble strips’ that alert motorists of the intersection.
6News video: Power plant project could shift to Colorado
October 3, 2007
State leaders express concern today over the prospects of losing a four-billion-dollar power plant project to Colorado.
6News video: Fundraising efforts take on environmental theme at Schwegler Elementary
October 3, 2007
Schwegler Elementary students won’t be selling cookie dough or wrapping paper this year. Instead, fundraising efforts will take on a much more environmental theme.
Lawmakers try to light fire under coal plant review
Legislative leaders eager to get state’s decision
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Legislative leaders on Wednesday said if the state rejects proposed coal-burning electric plants in western Kansas, developers would move the $4 billion project 50 miles west to Colorado. “So we would still suffer the environmental impact without any economic benefit,” House Majority Leader Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, said. But environmentalists said there was no possibility that the proposal to build two 700-megawatt plants near Holcomb would be transferred to Colorado.
Chicken pox cases reported at two schools
Health officials urge at-risk students to undergo vaccination
October 3, 2007
Health and school officials are warning families about exposure to chicken pox, after eight reported cases at Hillcrest Elementary and one at Free State High School.
6News Now: Schwegler children sell environmental products for fund drive
October 3, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Schwegler Elementary students will take on an environmentally-friendly fund-raising project, and more about Walk to School Day.
Bond cut for woman accused of fatal hit-and-run
October 3, 2007
Ramona Morgan, 48, is accused of several traffic charges in Osage County, where authorities say she led state troopers on a high-speed chase immediately after the Sept. 11 accident in Douglas County.
Legislative leaders investigate coal plant review
October 3, 2007
Legislative leaders today pushed for the proposed coal-fired electric plants in western Kansas and formed a panel to look into why the state hasn’t approved the project yet.
Douglas County agencies practice disaster response
October 3, 2007
Douglas County emergency service officials are spending Wednesday practicing how to respond to major disasters.
Ahead of the herd
Farm expands production of gourmet goat cheese
October 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
The first thing you notice at Landeria Farm, aside from the surround-sound bleating of goats, is the big mound of dirt that climbs the side of a barn. It’s not the remnants of an earth-moving construction project - it’s the top of what is perhaps the only cheese-aging cellar in northeast Kansas.
The road to lower prices, more features
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B10
Not only are prices for Global Positioning System navigators dropping, more and more features are trickling down from pricey models to lower-cost ones, including internal batteries, touch screens, preloaded map databases and MP3 players.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 3, 1907: “Old soldiers holding their reunion here today were driven inside by bad weather and the crowds were nowhere near as big as had been expected. R.H. Campbell spoke on patriotism for an hour and then our W.R. Stubbs spoke on the same subject.
Commentary: Texas’ McCoy needs time to recover
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
Colt McCoy, a name seemingly plucked from the pages of a Louis L’Amour novel, is as tough as a rodeo cowboy. No questions exist about his intestinal fortitude.
Illegal immigrants complicate health care plans
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A10
Most presidential candidates are proposing some kind of health care overhaul, but when Congress failed to pass immigration reform this year it might have created a major roadblock to lawmakers’ ability to offer medical insurance to all.
Pushing Daisies’ may be pushing it
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B11
Easily the most visually audacious and highly publicized new series of the season, “Pushing Daisies” (7 p.m., ABC) offers viewers a screwball cop comedy with the heart of a fable.
People in the news
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B11
¢ Halle Berry hopes for another child¢ Paul Schrader to receive achievement award¢ Connecticut declares ‘Bruce Springsteen Day’¢ ‘Bachelor’ Firestone plans spring wedding¢ Radiohead’s digital album won’t have set price¢ Author sued for $60M for Anna Nicole Smith book
Cubs, Diamondbacks to go with aces
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
Brandon Webb is a quiet Kentuckian, Carlos Zambrano an emotional Venezuelan. Their common bond is talent, and their duel in the desert tonight will go a long way toward determining the outcome of the division series between Webb’s Arizona Diamondbacks and Zambrano’s Chicago Cubs.
City athletes of the week
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Chucky Hunter & Mallory West
Pump patrol
October 3, 2007
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at several locations.
Gov. wants spread of workplace protection
Sexual-orientation discrimination illegal for most, not all, state workers
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius recently signed an executive order that made it illegal to discriminate against state employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. But while Sebelius’ order covered an estimated 25,000 state workers, it couldn’t extend to employees in agencies led by other statewide elected officeholders or to the legislative and judicial branches.
Blackwater chairman defends security firm’s record in Iraq
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
Blackwater chairman Erik Prince vigorously rejected charges Tuesday that guards from his private security firm acted like a bunch of cowboys immune to legal prosecution while protecting State Department personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Spring freeze ruins fall fruit crop, but season can still have jack-o’-lanterns
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Pull into the driveway at Vertacnik’s Orchard east of Lawrence and you’ll see a sign that sums up a sad season: Sorry No Apples Spring Freeze. It’s hard to know who’s more disappointed by the chalk-written message: David Vertacnik or his customers.
Morris twins set date for KU visit
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Morris twins of Philadelphia will make an official basketball recruiting visit to Kansas University for Late Night in the Phog, Oct. 12 in Allen Fieldhouse. Marcus Morris, 6-foot-7, 215 pounds, and his brother, Markieff, 6-8, 225, also have scheduled a visit to Villanova for the Wildcats’ Hoops Mania event Oct. 26.
At 1-3, Bengals looking like their old selves
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Sure looked like the old Bungles, didn’t they? Couldn’t get the right number of players on the field. Couldn’t keep from sniping on the sidelines. Couldn’t keep themselves from falling into last place all by their lonesome.
Jihad not a spiritual journey
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A11
Dr. Esam Omeish resigned as a member of the Virginia Commission on Immigration after his anti-Israel remarks in support of “the jihad way” were posted on YouTube. He told a news conference that jihad has nothing to do with violence, but instead is about inner struggles leading to spiritual triumph.
Bush expected to veto children’s health care program today
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A12
With no ceremony for television cameras, President Bush will veto a bill today expanding a popular health care program for children by $35 billion. The move will set up a veto fight that Bush probably will win but will give Democrats a campaign issue for next year’s elections.
Jayni serves barbecue
October 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Vintage Blues and Barbecue.”
Winter squash excellent source of beta carotene
October 3, 2007 in print edition on C3
Q: Is winter squash nutritious?
O.J. Simpson ordered to surrender Rolex, assets
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
O.J. Simpson was minus one Rolex watch - real or otherwise - Tuesday after a judge ordered him to hand it and other assets over to the father of slaying victim Ron Goldman.
Funding, jobs to help cancer battle
Bioscience authority supports firm’s drug approval efforts
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B10
CritiTech Inc. is preparing to hire 25 to 30 employees as its cancer-fighting drug formulation works its way through the federal approval process during the next three years. The Lawrence-based company, founded a decade ago as an outgrowth of a Kansas University professor’s research into super-critical fluid technology, is working to win permission for use of its Nanotax formulation to fight ovarian and pancreatic cancers.
Mother charged in two girls’ drowning deaths
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
A woman on Tuesday was charged in the bathtub drowning deaths of her two young daughters, and was being held in jail on suicide watch.
Two Koreas commence formal talks
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
Leaders of the two Koreas opened formal talks today at the first summit between the divided countries in seven years, following a chilly reception for the South Korean president from North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
Visiting Nurses’ CEO goes to Washington
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B10
Judith A. Bellome, chief executive officer for Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, joined other home health care professionals in Washington, D.C., last month to emphasize their opposition to proposed legislative and regulatory cuts in Medicare home health payments.
U.N. says violence rises 30 percent
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
Violence in Afghanistan has surged this year with suicide bombings inflicting an especially high toll on civilians, a new United Nations report says. The report said Afghanistan is averaging 550 violent incidents a month, up from an average of 425 last year.
Rising prices stunt grocery fanatic
October 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
My trips to the grocery store, which once offered a relaxing consumer diversion at the end of a busy day, have become something of a pain. That’s right, I’m one of those odd folk who get their jollies pushing a cart up and down the aisles, handling the produce, looking for new products, comparing prices.
Clinton tops Democrats in contributions
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hillary Rodham Clinton cleaned up in the latest contest for campaign contributions, raising $27 million in the three-month reporting period that ended Sunday and replacing last quarter’s cash champ, Barack Obama, as this quarter’s top money draw.
Horoscopes
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B11
This year you might want to make waves or change much in your life. Pressure builds professionally, encouraging you to take a bigger role in your community, work and/or immediate circle. If you are single, unless you are vested in going down the path of life alone, you easily could meet someone with whom you could be very comfortable.
Braves, Andruw Jones part
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Atlanta Braves are cutting ties with Andruw Jones, saying they can’t afford to keep the perennial Gold Glove center fielder who’s spent his entire career with the organization. General manager John Schuerholz announced the decision Tuesday, shortly after breaking the news to Jones at Turner Field.
Fire at generating plant kills five trapped workers
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
A chemical fire at a hydroelectric plant outside Georgetown killed five workers trapped 1,000 feet inside an empty water tunnel on Tuesday, authorities said.
Detective removed after chiding police
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
A Portuguese detective investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was removed from the case Tuesday after scolding British police, saying they were being misled by the girl’s parents, who are suspects.
Most states pay foster parents far less than cost, report finds
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A7
Most states reimburse foster parents significantly less than the actual cost of raising a foster child, complicating the task of finding good homes for children who need them, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.
Neglected house to be demolished
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that clears the way for a vacant home at 1230 N.Y. to be demolished. Area residents have complained that the house has been attracting trespassers and transients. Attempts by city inspectors to get an owner of the property to permanently secure or upgrade the property haven’t been successful.
Renowned pianist to perform at Baker
October 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
The New York Times called Andreas Klein “A fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four T’s of pianism.”
Kansas City-area schools find ways to help environment
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B12
Jacob Chapman hopes to plant a rooftop garden at Olathe South High School, encourages classmates to recycle plastic bottles and paper, and wants them to reduce their use of disposables in the school cafeteria.
E. Lawrence resident known for simple life dies
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A5
Bill Hatke lived his life the way he worked his gardens - simply and efficiently. He weeded out complications, negotiating only with the land. “He lived out his ideals almost more than anyone I know,” said longtime friend and Scrabble partner Boog Highberger.
Open spaces
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Hats off to all of these forward thinkers who understand the need for green space in Douglas County and America. Green space and farmland are becoming an endangered species, considering the number of acres lost to unnecessary development such that is being planned in North Lawrence.
Looking for first-half answers
Poor returns, speeches may be to blame for slow starts
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B4
Herm Edwards is thinking about changing his pregame speech - or perhaps giving it up altogether. In all four games they’ve played this year, his Kansas City Chiefs have fallen immediately behind. The last two - against Minnesota and San Diego - they faced double-digit deficits at halftime only to rally in the third and fourth quarters and pull out a victory.
Hope for positive Bush legacy is fading
October 3, 2007
With the end of his presidency in sight, President Bush is thinking about his legacy. His chief of staff, Joshua Bolten, has reportedly given White House aides clocks set to show how many days and hours remain in this administration. He wants to push them to think about what can still be accomplished.
After first recall, tainted toys sent as customer gifts
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A12
The first recall was bad enough: A million-plus “Thomas & Friends” toys pulled because of lead paint. The second was surreal: The maker of the smiley-faced trains sent customers “bonus gifts” so they’d stay loyal - and now some of those toys have been recalled, too.
Attorney speaks for mother of girl in sex tape
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
The mother of a girl who was videotaped being raped years ago had no idea of the abuse before last week, when a friend saw the child’s face on the news and called her, the woman’s attorney said Tuesday.
Phillies-Rockies series could be a slugfest
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
Pitchers beware: Two potent offenses plus two hitter-friendly ballparks could equal a slugfest. The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies got to this point mainly because of their hitting. And they’ll need to keep swinging to advance.
Sheriff: Girl found safe after Amber Alert
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
A teenage girl who ran away to rendezvous with a high-risk sex offender she met online was found safe at a store 400 miles from her home on Tuesday, while the search for the 46-year-old man continued, a sheriff said.
Olathe South blanks Free State soccer, 3-0
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Olathe South handed Free State’s soccer team its third straight setback, 3-0, on Tuesday night. The Falcons, whose only two defeats have come against top-ranked Olathe East, controlled the early portions of the game and led 3-0 at halftime.
KU tennis duo falls
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University tennis players Elizaveta Avdeeva and junior Edina Horvath fell, 8-4, to a Marshall duo in the first round of qualifying doubles play at the ITA All-American Championships on Tuesday, concluding the Jayhawks’ showing at the event.
West freshmen trying to fly
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
The volleyball nets hardly have been down since Saturday’s season-ending freshman tournament at Gardner-Edgerton, and yet for some of those who participated in that sport there’s little time to rest. It’s basketball season.
Energy meeting set for Thursday
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B10
How Kansas and the rest of the country will meet its growing energy needs will be the topic of conversation during a town hall-style meeting Thursday in Topeka.
Vick completes class in respect for animals
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Michael Vick was attentive and inquisitive during an eight-hour class in empathy and animal protection at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals headquarters, a PETA spokesman said Tuesday.
LHS soccer falls to O-Northwest, 1-0
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Olathe Northwest’s soccer team defeated Lawrence High, 1-0, on Tuesday at Northwest’s field. “It seemed like we were on our heels the first 10, 12 minutes,” LHS coach Bill Kelly said after his team fell to 2-7-1 on the season.
Turn back the clock
Bulldogs gain ground with single wing
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Baldwin High’s offense doesn’t require a quarterback or wide receivers. Just four running backs are needed. Welcome to the single wing. “It’s been a fun offense,” BHS coach Mike Berg said. “What I like about it is we are physical. You have to be physical to run it, and that’s what we have been working on this year. Even though the other team might know where the ball is going to go, we still run it there.”
Commodities
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B10
Agriculture futures plummeted Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery slid 30 cents to close at $9.225; December corn shed 20 cents to $3.4875; December oats lost 13 cents to $2.76; November soybeans declined 47.75 cents to $9.4375.
On the record
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Police arrested two 19-year-old Topeka women about 3 a.m. Sunday when a disturbance broke out in the 700 block of New Hampshire Street. An officer was struck in the shoulder by one of the women, according to police reports. No information on formal charges was available late Tuesday.
Joe-College, KU battle moving to court
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Joe-College.com and Kansas University are headed to trial in January after an arbitration hearing Friday ended without an agreement. The business, which has a shop in downtown Lawrence, and the university have been engaged in litigation for the past year, stemming from allegations that the business is infringing on KU’s copyrights.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Interesting quotes have surfaced in the Kansas State media, including one claim by K-State cornerback Justin McKinney that the Wildcats have superior team speed heading into Saturday’s 11 a.m. rivalry game in Manhattan.
British educators share biotech marketing lessons
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A5
There is no magic key to successful technology transfer, but pragmatism helps, a top administrator from a research-intensive university in the United Kingdom told a group at Kansas University on Tuesday.
Veritas volleyball takes two victories
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Veritas Christian School’s volleyball team went 2-0 in a triangular Tuesday at Berean Academy. Veritas defeated Kansas City North, 25-17, 25-18, and Berean, 25-21, 25-12.
Grand jury gives 4th indictment
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A5
A Johnson County grand jury indicted a fourth business on obscenity charges Tuesday and then disbanded, the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office announced. Gringo Loco, located in Olathe, was charged with a misdemeanor of selling one obscene DVD.
For a soldier, gear now costs 100 times more than in World War II
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
As official Washington argues over the spiraling price of the war in Iraq, consider this: Outfitting a soldier for battle costs a hundred times more now than it did in World War II. It was $170 then, is about $17,500 now and could be an estimated $28,000 to $60,000 by the middle of the next decade.
Private recyclers
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Regarding Elizabeth Black’s Monday cry for recycling service in Lawrence, she’s absolutely right that recycling is important, but she’s a bit off the mark writing that in Lawrence she is reduced to the inconvenience of “driving to Wal-Mart … with my hands sticking to the steering wheel.”
Tonganoxie seniors’ T-shirts become subject of cover-up
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A5
Several Tonganoxie High School senior girls donned matching T-shirts Monday during school. But the tongue-in-cheek message didn’t sit well with administrators. Shannon Carlin, a senior who wore the shirt, said the front of the shirt read: “Senior women 2008.” The back read, “It feels good to be on top.”
Ex-punter gets seven years
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
Former Northern Colorado backup punter Mitch Cozad was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday for stabbing a rival in what prosecutors said was a brutal attempt to take over the starter’s role.
Language program designed to whet appetites for Chinese
Youngsters get six-week introduction through KU outreach center
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Randi Hacker can put her young students through a workout. But it’s the fun kind: touch your toes, hands on your knees, spread out your arms. And it’s unusual because the Lawrence children - preschool age to third grade - are taking their commands in Mandarin Chinese. It’s part of a six-week introductory course to the language taught by Hacker, the outreach coordinator for Kansas University’s Center for East Asian Studies.
Accident shuts part of turnpike interchange
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
A traffic accident involving a semitrailer Tuesday afternoon snarled traffic and closed the Kansas Turnpike interchange bridge at Bonner Springs.
Keegan: Ranking may await Jayhawks
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s time to quell the conspiracy theory that suggests college football poll voters have it in for Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins. The basis of the suspicion, which so far has remained underground: Kansas and UConn, the last two universities to put Perkins in charge, also are the last two unbeaten teams to remain unranked in the polls.
Jury rules against Thomas
Ex-Knicks executive awarded $11.6 million
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
A federal jury decided Madison Square Garden and its chairman must pay $11.6 million in damages to former New York Knicks executive Anucha Browne Sanders in her sexual harassment lawsuit.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A10
State funding and retention of quality faculty members topped the list of challenges for Kansas University in the coming year, said people who responded to a Journal-World survey.
Sewer plant plans move forward
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
Plans for a new city sewer treatment plant on the Wakarusa River took a big step forward Tuesday night. City commissioners approved annexation, rezoning and a special-use permit for the $88 million plant that will sit on 536 acres at North 1175 and East 1600 roads.
Royals see progress despite last-place finish
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Whoever becomes the next manager of the Kansas City Royals would do well to study the lineup card from last Saturday night’s game against Cleveland, paying special heed to power stats.
Celebrated philanthropist Tensie Oldfather dies
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Tensie Oldfather served on the board of directors for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. Her $4 million gift in 2000 helped found the Douglas County Community Foundation, a charitable organization that supports a variety of activities meant to improve life in Douglas County.
School needs
Before seeking approval for new bond issues, school board members should clearly establish the need for those funds.
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A10
Lawrence voters usually are supportive of bond issues to improve local schools.However, with other taxes creeping upward and the looming possibility of a proposal to raise the city sales tax, local taxpayers probably would appreciate a break.
Lawrence Datebook
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Bosox leave Wakefield off roster
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
Tim Wakefield, Gary Matthews Jr. and Bartolo Colon will be sitting out the first round of the AL playoffs. The Boston Red Sox left Wakefield off the playoff roster for their first-round series against the Los Angeles Angels because of his ailing back. The Angels scratched Matthews because of a left knee injury that hadn’t improved enough by the time he tested it at the team’s workout on Tuesday.
Link between K-10, I-70 may be boon for businesses
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Some location along the K-10 corridor is poised to become a new business park hot spot, area economic development leaders told Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night. Now, the question is whether the location will be in Douglas or Johnson county.
U.N. envoy meets with Myanmar junta chief, democracy leader
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
A U.N. envoy completed his mission to Myanmar on Tuesday with no word of progress on the military junta’s refusal to address the people’s insistent demands for democracy.
Plunge into history
Toilet Bowl’ remembered as rivalry’s low point
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Anymore, Chip Budde has to chuckle about it. Hey, why not? Not many people can say they played in one of the worst college football games of all time. “It meant so little,” said Budde, a former Kansas University center, “that it turned into meaning a whole lot.”
Trial date set for former LHS teacher
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Nov. 7 trial date was set Tuesday for a former Lawrence High School teacher charged with violating a condition of her bond. This case is connected with another one in which the ex-teacher, Meredith Kane, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Free State volleyball falls at Topeka Hayden
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Free State High’s volleyball team fell to Topeka Hayden, 12-25, 18-25, 24-26, in a dual on Tuesday at Hayden’s gym.
Texas Tech player arrested
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
Texas Tech linebacker Kellen Tillman has been arrested on a marijuana possession charge after a disciplinary suspension that kept him out of Saturday’s victory against Northwestern State.
Budig: Baseball entrenched as biggest draw in sports
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
This brief essay on baseball has nothing to do with steroids. Rather, it is a remarkable story about an enduring love for the game. More than 77 million men, women and children from the 30 major-league cities passed through turnstiles in 2007 to cheer on their favorites, setting an attendance record for the fourth consecutive year.
High school sports notebook
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Last weekend’s Joan Wells Invitational volleyball tournament at Lawrence High featured some of the best talent the country has to offer.
Tait: Rules hinder athletes
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Free State High volleyball team, the city team with the best chance of winning a state title this fall, recently faced the possibility of not getting the opportunity. The Firebirds, who began the season winning 13 of their first 15 matches and were ranked as high as third in Class 6A, nearly were the victims of an old-fashioned scheduling snafu.
Israel releases final prisoners before summit
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
Israel completed the release of 86 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday, a gesture meant to improve prospects for a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference later this fall.