Archive for Friday, October 5, 2007

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Photo galleries
FSHS vs. SM West
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Polls
Do you think President Bush's veto on the children's health insurance program should be overridden?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
67%
No
 
29%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 466
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Casey Pettit, left, a Kansas University senior from Topeka, and Nicole Tichenor, a KU junior from St. Louis, make their way along the Clothesline Project on Thursday at the Womyn Take Back the Night event at South Park. T-shirts decorated by survivors of rape or domestic violence or both were displayed publicly in the park and told their personal accounts with abuse.  "Theres is so much violence happening everyday on a very personal level," Tichenor said. Women, men rally against rape
October 5, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Rape survivor Robin Richards still fears the nighttime. She warns women that the dark hours are when they are most vulnerable. It was 27 years ago, when she was 22 years old in a park with a boy she liked, when she was lulled into his friend’s car and assaulted.
9:00 a.m.
From right, Haskell Indian Nations University junior Shereena Baker, Fortuna, Calif., of the Southern Ute and Karuk tribes; senior Margaret Stevens, Oneida, Wisconsin, of the Oneida tribe; and senior Willow Bonga, Portland, Ore., of the Quinault tribe, are among members of Haskell's American Indian Studies Club who have asked Lawrence city commissioners to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. The students, pictured Wednesday at Haskell, are planning a noon march on Monday from the South Park gazebo to the Haskell campus to bring attention to the issue. Name change sought for holiday, but mayor says it’s up to legislators
October 5, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Keep the day. Dump the Columbus. That’s long been the rallying cry at Haskell Indian Nations University each year as Columbus Day - which is Monday - approaches. But now, Haskell students want city commissioners to also shine a spotlight on the subject. Members of Haskell’s American Indian Studies Club have asked city commissioners to proclaim Monday as Indigenous Peoples Day, instead of celebrating it as Columbus Day.
3:00 p.m.
Online chat
Chat with Tim Fitzgerald of GoPowercat.com
October 5, 2007
In the second of two chats leading up to the Kansas vs. Kansas State contest, Tim Fitzgerald of <a href="http://kansasstate.rivals.com/">GoPowercat.com</a> and <a href="http://thedriveshow.com/">The Drive</a>, will join us on KUSports.com Friday at 3 p.m. to answer all of your queries. Questions are sure to be aplenty, so submit yours early.
4:30 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Choir takes advantage of organ hall's acoustics
Posted October 5, 2007
The Bales Organ Recital Hall may have been built to house an organ, but a new Kansas University choir is finding it's perfect for the human voice, too. The Bales Chorale, a new choral ensemble in the department of music and dance, makes its performing debut at 7:30 tonight at the recital hall, which is attached to the Lied Center. In this week's Pulse Podcast, a KU faculty member and students talk about what makes the hall such a special place for choir music. After that, as always, hear about more events going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature.
10:00 p.m.
Students from Kansas University's scholarship halls wait for doughnuts outside Joe's Bakery, 616 W. Ninth in this file photo from 2003.  Joe's Bakery, a staple for KU students seeking late night and early morning eats, is currently closed amid dwindling sales and an uncertain lease situation. Joe’s Bakery closes, future plans uncertain
October 5, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Joe’s Bakery, hailed for years as a late-night haven for Kansas University students on study breaks, did not open for business Friday morning amid dwindling sales, an expiring lease and a landlord looking for a new operator. When or whether the shop, at 616 W. Ninth St., will reopen again remains unclear.

All stories

6Sports video: LHS falls to SM Northwest
October 5, 2007
The Lawrence High football team took a beating from Shawnee Mission Northwest, losing the contest 41-18.
6Sports video: Sunflower Showdown less than 24 hours away
October 5, 2007
The 105th Sunflower Showdown between the Kansas Jayhawks and K-State Wildcats football teams will finally kick-off tomorrow at 11 a.m. after weeks of hype.
6News video: Person rescued from rock ledge
October 5, 2007
Fire and medical crews work to rescue a person from a rock ledge below a local dam.
6News video: Annual Lawrence Home Energy Conservation Fair begins next Saturday
October 5, 2007
The 7th Annual Lawrence Home Energy Conservation Fair begins next Saturday and brings with it a message of sustainability and energy-efficiency.
6News video: Sentencing delayed for man involved in 2005 murder
October 5, 2007
Sentencing is delayed today for a man involved in the 2005 murder of a retired jeweler.
6Sports video: Perry-Lecompton out-duels Pirates
October 5, 2007
The Perry-Lecompton Kaws defeated the Piper Pirates by a final score of 14-7.
6News video: Art a la Carte for October 5, 2007
October 5, 2007
One of the questions children ask when visiting the Spencer Museum of Art is whether the pieces on the walls and pedestals are real. The answer is yes, of course, and the museum is hoping to drive that point home by drawing attention to a little-used collection that loans original artworks to area classrooms for up-close inspection.
6News video: Tickets sold out for Sunflower Showdown
October 5, 2007
Tickets to Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown are sold out - so those still scrambling for a seat are paying big bucks to get a ticket.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie falls to Basehor-Linwood
October 5, 2007
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats defeated the Tonganoxie Chieftains on the football field by a final score of 26-14.
6Sports video: Eudora Cardinals smash Bulldogs 48-7
October 5, 2007
The undefeated Eudora Cardinals smashed the Anderson Co. Bulldogs by a final score of 48-7.
6News video: Man convicted of exposing women to HIV waves right to jury trial
October 5, 2007
A man already convicted in Douglas County of knowingly exposing women to the virus that causes AIDS waves his right to a jury trial on similar charges.
6News video: Two police officers injured in scuffle with a suspect
October 5, 2007
Two Lawrence police officers were injured today in a scuffle with a suspect on the 400 block of Maine St.
6News video: Joe’s Bakery unexpectedly closes down
October 5, 2007
Joe’s Bakery closed unexpectedly today in a week in which the owners had already cut store hours to account for slow sales.
6News video: KU completes investigation of released documents
October 5, 2007
KU completes its investigation into the release of documents containing sensitive student information.
6News video: State leaders respond to coal-fired plant complaints
October 5, 2007
State leaders respond to complaints that they are taking too long to decide whether to allow two new coal-fired power plants to go up in western Kansas.
6News video: Eudora begins sesquicentennial celebration
October 5, 2007
The 150th birthday bash for the city of Eudora kicked off at 6:30 tonight with live music, buffalo burgers, and free birthday cake and ice cream.
6News video: Local man to stand trial in fatal hit-and-run case
October 5, 2007
A Lawrence man will stand trial for a fatal hit-and-run accident last year on Kentucky Street.
6News video: School and health officials hope to keep chicken pox under control
October 5, 2007
School and health officials say they’ve won this round with the chicken pox, but they expect more area cases of the highly contagious disease.
Joe’s Bakery closes, future plans uncertain
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A1
Joe’s Bakery, hailed for years as a late-night haven for Kansas University students on study breaks, did not open for business Friday morning amid dwindling sales, an expiring lease and a landlord looking for a new operator. When or whether the shop, at 616 W. Ninth St., will reopen again remains unclear.
6News Now: Trial set in last year’s hit-and-run which killed KU student
October 5, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a Lawrence man will stand trial for a fatal hit-and-run accident last year, and the sentencing for a man tied to the murder of a jeweler found dead in his home two years ago.
KU takes steps to properly dispose of sensitive documents
October 5, 2007
Kansas University has completed its investigation into the inappropriate disposal of documents containing personal information from the Department of Mathematics, officials said today.
Judge orders man to trial in KU student’s death
Ryan Kanost died when car struck him at 13th and Kentucky streets
October 5, 2007
A Douglas County judge today ruled this morning that Joshua Walton should stand trial in a Sept. 23, 2006, hit-and-run accident that killed a Kansas University student.
Rec Calendar
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B6
Events around Lawrence.
Name change sought for holiday, but mayor says it’s up to legislators
Demonstration scheduled for Monday
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A1
Keep the day. Dump the Columbus. That’s long been the rallying cry at Haskell Indian Nations University each year as Columbus Day - which is Monday - approaches. But now, Haskell students want city commissioners to also shine a spotlight on the subject. Members of Haskell’s American Indian Studies Club have asked city commissioners to proclaim Monday as Indigenous Peoples Day, instead of celebrating it as Columbus Day.
Lions relish spoiler role in meeting with undefeated Cougars
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd hasn’t thought about it much, but LHS is on spoiler alert. That’s the situation the 2-3 Lions find themselves in tonight against undefeated Shawnee Mission Northwest at Haskell Stadium. Halfway through the season, LHS isn’t in a position to win the Sunflower League crown, but the Cougars certainly are - and the Lions know it.
Lawrence Datebook
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Seabury cross country primed to improve
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B9
Seabury Academy boys cross country didn’t put up the times it was looking for at the Eudora Invitational Cross Country meet Thursday. But as Seahawks coach Eric Nelson pointed out, it was just the Eudora Invite.
Women, men rally against rape
Victims tell their stories at a Take Back the Night event at South Park
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
Rape survivor Robin Richards still fears the nighttime. She warns women that the dark hours are when they are most vulnerable. It was 27 years ago, when she was 22 years old in a park with a boy she liked, when she was lulled into his friend’s car and assaulted.
Chiefs’ rookie Bowe off to flying start
Receiver has helped K.C. turn its season around
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B5
Dwayne Bowe showed up late for his first practice as a professional football player, a rookie minicamp a few days after Kansas City made the LSU wide receiver its first-round pick. Then he dropped the first pass thrown to him. Then he dropped the third and fourth.
D’backs clip Cubs again
Arizona up, 2-0, after 8-4 victory
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
These Arizona Diamondbacks are no desert mirage, and the Chicago Cubs are on the brink of despair once again. Rookie Chris Young hit a three-run homer and Stephen Drew tripled in two more in an 8-4 victory Thursday night that put the Diamondbacks ahead 2-0 in the best-of-five NL division series.
Protection One offers e-Secure system
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B13
Lawrence-based Protection One Inc. on Thursday launched e-Secure, a Web-based and text message-based security service for homes and businesses.
U.S. marshal: Convicted tax evaders arrested
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
A couple convicted of tax evasion were arrested peacefully at their Plainfield home Thursday night after holing up at the fortress-like compound for months, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
Looters move in after fire guts market
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
A merchant died in a looting spree after a fire at the main market in the Somali capital destroyed about 200 stalls because no firefighters or equipment were on hand to stop it, shopkeepers said Wednesday.
Ex-Chilean dictator’s relatives indicted on corruption charges
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
The widow and five children of Gen. Augusto Pinochet were among 23 people indicted Thursday on charges of corruption related to the dictator’s U.S. bank accounts, a judge said.
Houses passes bill making contractors in Iraq subject to prosecution in U.S.
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A11
Hired to protect U.S. diplomats, private security companies like Blackwater can own their own helicopters, buy their own body armor and set their own rules of engagement. Their guards don’t answer to the U.S. military or, as recent cases suggest, anyone else.
Investigation says Blackwater fired without provocation
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A11
The official Iraqi investigation into the Blackwater shooting last month recommends that the security guards face trial in Iraqi courts and that the company compensate the victims, an Iraqi government minister told The Associated Press on Thursday.
600 set to ride in Octoginta
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
Dan Hughes calls it the Lance Armstrong effect. The influence of the American cyclist who defeated cancer and won the Tour de France seven times is one reason bicycling is popular, said Hughes, owner of Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, 804 Mass.
Friday Night Lights’ new season begins
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B12
The opening moments of “Friday Night Lights” (8 p.m., NBC) remind us how this remarkable documentary-style melodrama is unlike any other on network television. Remnants of last year’s teen cast gather around a swimming pool in the merciless Texas summer heat. The editing cuts quickly from one clique to another and from one conversation to the next.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A12
With three months to go in the year, Lawrence had broken the all-time building valuation record set in 1965 and was only $35,000 short of a $10 million total as of Oct. 1.
Is North Korea softening attitude to U.S.?
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A12
Two big questions hang over the new agreement to contain North Korea’s nuclear weapons program at its current level - whatever that level is. Why has a secretive government addicted to power politics and flexing its military muscles abruptly turned to negotiations and peaceful compromise? And why is North Korea doing the same?
Firefighter earns ‘brain saver’ honor
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
On July 30, 2006, Tyler Tuckness was working his second job at Best Buy when his training as a Lawrence firefighter proved life-saving. A customer shopping for a television, Peter Montecuollo, began to experience symptoms of a stroke. “The place just started spinning,” said Montecuollo, 25. “I would drop things and pick them up and drop them again.”
White House denies memos authorized interrogation tactics
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Senate and House Democrats demanded Thursday to see two secret memos that reportedly authorize painful interrogation tactics against terror suspects - despite the Bush administration’s insistence that it has not violated U.S. anti-torture laws.
Sebelius: Health veto should be overridden
Bush said measure would have been a step toward ‘socialized medicine’
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday said if taxpayer-funded health insurance was good enough for the children of President Bush and members of Congress, it should be good enough for low-income children needing health care.
People in the news
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B12
¢ Court hearing set for O.J. Simpson¢ Hanson hospitalized after chest, shoulder pain¢ Fashion designer indicted on sexual assault charges¢ Nick Cannon, model call off engagement¢ Ferrera to be named Hispanic Woman of Year¢ Tatum O’Neal offers advice to Britney Spears
Remains of 34 people, apparently from Stalin era, found in Moscow house
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
Workers rebuilding a 19th century Moscow house unearthed the remains of nearly three dozen people apparently dating back nearly 70 years - to the era of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s political purges, police said Thursday.
Collision course
Talib figures to factor in defending K-State’s top offensive threat
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s hard to believe now, but Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib once was a wide-eyed newbie in the college football ranks. In fact, he made his first start two years ago at Kansas State, with mixed results. A couple of days later, he spoke of his experiences to the media and came across as a painfully shy guy. Honestly.
Operation Rescue files complaint against Tiller
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A4
An anti-abortion group filed a complaint Thursday with state regulators against Dr. George Tiller. It alleges the high-profile Wichita abortion provider broke state law and gave a patient substandard care.
Kream Keegan: Voters slight K-State
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B3
Coaches should not be allowed to vote in polls of the sport they coach. For one thing, there is an inherent conflict of interest. For motivational reasons for his own team, a coach might vote a future opponent higher or lower than he otherwise would have voted that team.
Kong’ earns high scores
October 5, 2007 in print edition on C1
The knot in your stomach, the sweat in your palms, the breathless worry over the final score - and you’re not even playing, you’re watching. And you’re not watching “the big game,” but a video game. Worst of all, you’re watching a movie about a video game.
Rush completing 90 percent of Boot Camp
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
Wearing a black wrap on his right knee, a confident Brandon Rush jogged onto James Naismith Court at 4:30 p.m. Thursday for his second Kansas Basketball Boot Camp Conditioning session of the day.
Tonganoxie coach lends hand to stranded rival
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B8
In the middle of Mark Elston’s two-and-a-half hour drive to Salina for a meeting to determine next season’s district opponents, the Tonganoxie High football coach spotted a broken down van on the side of the road.
LHS, FSHS cope with obstacles
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B7
A broken string during warmups proved to be a bad omen for one player and nothing more than an obstacle to overcome for another, as the Lawrence High and Free State High girls tennis teams took to the courts for regionals Thursday at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
Free State soccer halts slide, blanks Blue Valley, 2-0
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B7
Seven games into its schedule, Free State’s boys soccer team appeared to be in the midst of a dream season. Then, the magic-carpet ride sputtered and crash-landed with three consecutive scoreless defeats.
Simple pleasures hold allure
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A13
Sitting in Cleveland, waiting for a plane, I reached in my pocket for scrap paper to write a phone number on and found the epistle for last Sunday.
Trial opens in slaying of pregnant woman
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A5
Eight months pregnant, Bobbie Jo Stinnett engaged in a bloody fight for her life on the afternoon she was eviscerated and the baby was crudely cut from her womb, according to prosecution testimony Thursday in the federal trial of the woman charged in Stinnett’s death.
Cult band’s rejected jingle lives on in cyberspace
October 5, 2007
Last night at The Jazzhaus, five local bands staged a tribute show to the quirky cult band Ween. The gathering proved a reminder of how the Internet can bolster a band’s legacy - even when corporate America might wish otherwise.
Horoscopes
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B12
Work through problems with consistency and determination. This year you’ll get far because of your ability to endure, understand and work with others. If you are single, you will have an even greater desire to socialize. If you are attached, the two of you might have more tiffs than usual, yet your bond is becoming more intense and closer.
Christian conservatives still seek Mr. Right
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A12
Back in May 2000, I learned firsthand that James Dobson is a tough man to please. Dobson, the prominent Christian conservative who believes that his religious brethren have the God-given right to vet Republican presidential candidates, invited some political journalists to dine with him at his headquarters in Colorado Springs. As we silently forked our pasta salads, Dobson explained why he was so disappointed in frontrunner George W. Bush.
Study tackles weight gain in pregnancy
Report: Obese mothers profit from fewer pounds
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A7
Obese women can gain little or no weight during pregnancy - or lose a few pounds - without harming their babies, new research suggests. Obese mothers who put on less than the recommended 15 pounds were less likely to develop pregnancy-related high blood pressure or deliver by Caesarean section and more likely to have a normal-weight baby, the study showed.
Firebirds exact revenge
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
Free State High didn’t exorcise its demon. The Firebirds folded, spindled and mutilated it. Chucky Hunter rushed for two touchdowns, and Craig Rosenstengle tossed two touchdown passes as Free State staggered previously unbeaten Shawnee Mission West, 32-0. That’s right.
Jayhawks preparing for 3-4 defense
Wildcats’ linemen, linebackers present different look
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B3
On the surface, it’s just a simple change. Take one guy off the defensive line and move him back. But it’s a strategy that separates Kansas State’s football team from the rest of the Big 12 Conference. Kansas University’s next opponent operates with a base 3-4 defense, meaning a setup of three down lineman and four linebackers. One of the linebackers always rushes, but it’s not always clear which one will.
Pump patrol
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at BP Amoco at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Survey: Americans score high in ‘well-being,’ but not at top
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A1
The United States fares well but hardly stars in a new kind of Gallup global survey released Thursday that measured personal well-being in 131 countries using questions such as, “Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday?” and “Do you have confidence in your local police?”
Bombings kill Shiite mayor, Sunni sheik
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A11
Roadside bombs killed the top Shiite official in a volatile area south of Baghdad and an anti-al-Qaida Sunni sheik to the north Thursday as internal power struggles within both Islamic sects threaten to complicate U.S. efforts to stabilize the country.
Japan gets satellite in orbit for first time
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
Japan has placed a satellite in orbit around the moon for the first time, officials said Friday, in a major space breakthrough for the Asian nation.
Remains of WWII bomber crew buried
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
The remains of Canadian and British crewmen of a Royal Air Force bomber shot down in World War II were buried Thursday in southern Poland with full military honors.
Elected Democrats to meet with public
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
The public will have an opportunity to talk with some local Democratic Party officeholders Saturday at Lecompton Territorial Capital Museum.
Craig vows to finish Senate term
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig lost a bid Thursday to withdraw his guilty plea in a men’s room sex sting but defiantly vowed to finish his Senate term, prolonging a headache for Republican leaders already facing a tough political climate.
Ex-campaign manager fights for unemployment benefits
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B14
After Sen. Jim Barnett lost the governor’s race last year, campaign manager Christian Morgan was out of work. He filed for unemployment benefits, touching off a legal tussle between the campaign committee and the state Department of Labor.
AP poll: Approval ratings for Bush, Congress hit new lows
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A8
Public approval for President Bush and Congress has hit new lows in The Associated Press-Ipsos poll. With the Iraq war dragging on and recession fears mounting, only 31 percent of those surveyed said they approve of the job Bush is doing, according to the poll released Thursday.
Retail resilience
A downtown Lawrence landmark is celebrating its 150th birthday.
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A12
Keeping a retail business open for 150 years is no small feat. Through many transitions in Lawrence’s downtown and some major shifts in the city’s retail scene, Weaver’s Department store has endured and still is going strong. This week, it is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the store founded in 1857 by Lathrop Bullene in the 700 block of Massachusetts.
President sure North will abandon weapons
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
South Korea’s president expressed confidence that North Korea will abandon its nuclear weapons after a summit with Kim Jong Il, where the two countries pledged Thursday to pursue a peace treaty and end their decadeslong standoff across the world’s last Cold War frontier.
Moran hints at bid for higher office
Campaign for governor or U.S. Senate possible in 2010
October 5, 2007
Kansas Rep. Jerry Moran has been famously indecisive about whether to seek higher office in Kansas. But lately, Moran has been hinting to key GOP supporters that he may soon be ready to launch a statewide bid. In a fundraising letter earlier this year, Moran sought contributions in case he gets the opportunity to run for higher elective office.
Plants use scent, warmth to lure insects
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Think about strong perfume and a threesome, and what do you get? No, try again. The correct answer is - reproduction by an ancient type of plants called cycads.
Police kill man who shot five at law office
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Police shot to death a man who had shot five people in a downtown law office and holed up in the building for hours, firing at officers and holding two victims inside.
Last of 3,200 trapped miners emerge safely
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
Singing and dancing despite exhaustion, the last of 3,200 miners trapped deep underground for more than a day emerged safely Thursday night, delivering a happy ending but raising questions about the safety of South Africa’s important gold mines.
Starting role gives Dilfer chance for revenge
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B5
Trent Dilfer faces a radical transition this week, jumping back into the starting quarterback arena after two years on the sideline as a veritable Yoda in shoulder pads.
Robber kills 2 armored car guards outside bank
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two armored car guards were shot and killed by a robber as they removed deposits from a bank ATM in a brazen daylight heist Thursday, setting off a sweeping search for the killer that shut down a nearby mall and several schools.
Vick’s bonus money debated
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B5
NFL Players Association lawyers argued Thursday that the league’s collective bargaining agreement protects Michael Vick from the Atlanta Falcons’ attempts to be refunded up to $22 million in bonus money.
Jones admits steroid use
Sprinter used ‘the clear,’ Washington Post reports
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B2
Marion Jones admitted using steroids before the 2000 Olympics in a recent letter to close family and friends, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
Ditka criticizes union for disability strategy
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B5
Mike Ditka and other former pro football players kept up their attack on the NFL Players Association on Thursday. Led by the Hall of Famer, they again criticized the union for what they claim is a strategy to discredit disabled retired players trying to get disability benefits.
South outruns Mustangs
October 5, 2007
The South Cougars kicked off their intra-city portion of the football season with a visit to Central and a 30-0 victory on Thursday.
41 arrested in child pornography sweep
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
More than three dozen people in New Jersey have been charged with sending child rape photos and videos over the Internet, officials said Thursday.
Schottenheimer missed in San Diego
Former Chargers’ coach enjoying free time in North Carolina, in no hurry to return to NFL
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B2
Marty Schottenheimer heard the call. He’s just not in a hurry to answer it. He didn’t even tune in Sunday when the San Diego Chargers played the Kansas City Chiefs - two of the teams he used to coach - and frustrated Chargers fans began their chant: Mart-ty, Mar-ty, Mar-ty.
Spurrier quiets Kentucky again
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kentucky’s perfect start was spoiled by the one football coach who knows better than almost anyone how to humble the Wildcats.
LHS soccer edges SM North, 2-1
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B7
Lawrence High defeated Shawnee Mission North, 2-1, in boys soccer Thursday at YSI. Spencer Scott scored for the Lions in the first half, and Reid Heptig scored the go-ahead goal late in the second half.
LHS volleyball goes 1-2 at SM East quadrangular
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B7
Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 1-2 Thursday at the Shawnee Mission East quadrangular.
Seabury’s Sutherland wins tennis regional
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B7
Seabury senior Brooke Sutherland stormed to victory at the Class 1-2-3A regional tennis tournament on Thursday at Indian Creek Recreation Center.
Giles working on studies
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B2
Oregon State junior C.J. Giles is not practicing with the team during informal pre-season workouts so he can concentrate on his schoolwork, OSU officials told the Corvallis Gazette Times.
P.M. announces plan to fight drug dealers
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised Thursday to put more drug dealers behind bars and help users kick the habit as part of a new anti-drug strategy.
Many students failing math, Arabic tests
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Large numbers of students in U.N.-run schools in Gaza have flunked achievement tests in math and Arabic, the agency said Thursday, attributing the poor showing to violence, overcrowding and poverty.
Federal investigators probe deadly plant fire
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
Federal investigators focused Thursday on working conditions and safety procedures inside the hydroelectric plant tunnel where five workers died after a fire erupted on the equipment they were using.
Indians flash power against Yankees
Cleveland clubs four home runs during 12-3 triumph in opener
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
At times, it looked like 1995 again. Or 1997. Or 1954. Or 1948. Back in the playoffs after a six-year absence, the Cleveland Indians came out swinging like Octobers past. C.C. Sabathia recovered after giving up a homer on his fifth pitch, Kenny Lofton drove in four runs and Cleveland homered four times to stun the New York Yankees, 12-3, in their AL playoff opener Thursday night.
E. coli inquiry clears frozen hamburgers as infection source
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A7
An outbreak of E. coli has sickened at least 10 people, including seven schoolchildren, and officials have ruled out school cafeteria food as a source.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A12
A program that might cut natural gas rates for elderly and handicapped residents gained support from three city commissioners. During a study session, the commission was urged to back a Life-Line plan for gas rates.
Political leaders publicly denounce government
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu and several other prominent figures gave Sudan’s government a rare upbraiding on its own turf Thursday, criticizing it for the violence in Darfur.
Witch hunt
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: Public-petitioned grand juries are the new witch hunts. The LIFE coalition and Operation Rescue want to call a grand jury to investigate Planned Parenthood. Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, was quoted in an Associated Press story in Thursday’s Journal-World stating, “There’s too much controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood …”
Rockies go two up on Phillies
Matsui belts his first career grand slam to propel Colorado to 10-5 victory
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
Done chasing that wild-card spot, Kaz Matsui and the relentless Colorado Rockies are playing like champs. Matsui hit his first career grand slam and drove in five runs, leading the Rockies over the Philadelphia Phillies, 10-5, Thursday for a 2-0 lead in their NL playoff series.
15th St. potential
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: How many people knew that the main street to Lawrence from Eudora was 15th Street? Highway 10 and 23rd Street were just a road back then. In 1931, my folks and I came from Wellsville to Lawrence, and that was the main road at that time.
Free State volleyball splits at O-Northwest
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B7
Free State High’s volleyball team split a pair of close matches Thursday night during a triangular at Olathe Northwest.
Commodities
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B13
Wheat and corn prices fell Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while soybean prices rose. Wheat for December delivery fell 21 cents to close at $9.06; December corn dipped 2.25 cents to $3.4225; December oats lost 5.25 cents to $2.7425; November soybeans rose 3.25 cents to $9.5425.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 5, 1907: “One of Baldwin’s most interesting settlers is R.W. Bailey, who runs a shoe shop on East High Street. He opened his business 30 years ago and in that time has not missed one work day at his bench due to sickness.
Smugglers try to use bugs to import drugs
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
As drug mules, bugs don’t carry much. And they didn’t get by customs in the Netherlands.
Courts, federal offices among Monday’s holiday closures
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A5
A few government offices and public agencies will close Monday for Columbus Day. All Lawrence city and state administrative offices will be open. The Douglas County District Court will be closed, but other county offices will be open.
Credit ‘rescoring’ could help loan terms
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B13
Banks are tightening their loan requirements, but consumers who find that there are errors on their credit reports could get better loan terms if they hire a legitimate “credit rescoring” company.
Clinic to present health fair for women
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A5
Health Care Access Clinic is offering a Women’s Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Plane crashes in neighborhood in Congo’s capital, killing at least 25
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
In a thunderous blast, a cargo plane slammed into an impoverished residential neighborhood in Congo’s capital seconds after takeoff Thursday, leaving at least 25 people dead in a smoky wreckage of concrete blocks and twisted debris.
2008 St. Pat’s charities chosen
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A5
The luck of the Irish was with two local charitable organizations Thursday afternoon. The Social Service League and County Fair Swim Club were announced as beneficiaries for the 2008 Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Eudora celebrates sesquicentennial
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two days of festivities are scheduled to kick off today in Eudora to celebrate the town’s 150th birthday and annual EudoraFest. Events begin at 6 p.m. today and continue through Saturday.
Report: Sprint Nextel mulling CEO ouster
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B13
Sprint Nextel Corp. on Thursday said it wasn’t commenting on a published report that its board of directors has begun looking to replace Gary Forsee, the company’s chairman and chief executive.
A devilishly tricky trip
Vacation to Hell’ winners survive wild ride
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B6
Looking back on it, putting together the video that won the first Vacation To Hell was easy. The hard part was claiming the prize, making the first kayak descent of the Rio Huallaga in Peru, the last major tributary of the Amazon not yet fully navigated.
Bulldogs maul Warhawks
October 5, 2007
An impressive 32-point first quarter by Southwest doomed the visiting West Warhawks as the Bulldogs rolled to a 56-6 victory on Thursday.
Pet Minders expands services into Eudora
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B13
Pet Minders, a Lawrence-based business that provides pet sitting, dog walking and transportation services for household pets, has expanded its operations into Eudora.
Building character
Hollywood veteran Kip Niven returns to KU stage for bombastic role in ‘Translations’
October 5, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kip Niven and Murphy Hall have waged many battles together. In fact, the theatrical facility has proven a primary ally during his lifetime of acting. “I wouldn’t want anybody to look at my transcript from KU, but I’d be happy to have people look at my resume. I worked in a gazillion shows while I was there,” Niven says.
Mizzou, Nebraska eager for ‘big game’
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B3
The rise of other schools has lessened the magnitude of Saturday night’s Nebraska-Missouri matchup, long viewed as a battle to decide the Big 12 North. But it’s still plenty big. For the No. 17 Tigers, long among the conference also-rans, it’s an opportunity to step up. Missouri (4-0) is undefeated entering Big 12 play for the second straight year, but last year finished 8-5 after a 6-0 start.
Senate advances shield for reporters
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A8
The House will vote by year’s end on legislation that would shield reporters from being forced to reveal their sources in some cases in federal court, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. A similar bill is headed to the full Senate after winning approval from a committee.
On the record
October 5, 2007 in print edition on A4
A Pepsi-Cola machine near Garber Automotive, 2216 W. Sixth St., was reported damaged Wednesday. Damages are valued at $1,500. A 29-year-old Lawrence man reported the incident, which occurred between 3 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Ticket brokers are sued over concert sellout
Kansas firm, two others face suit over ‘Hannah Montana’ K.C. event
October 5, 2007 in print edition on B13
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon on Thursday filed suit against three out-of-state ticket-sales Web sites for allegedly selling tickets for a “Hannah Montana” concert in Kansas City far above their face value.