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The Fifth Quarter: Kansas 30, Kansas State 24
October 6, 2007
Tying up loose ends from Kansas’ 30-24 upset win on the road over Kansas State - the program’s first win in Manhattan since 1989 - fueled by unflappable sophomore quarterback Todd Reesing.
Scoring Summary: KU-KSU
October 6, 2007
A look at who scored, when they scored and how it happened.
Final, KU wins 30-24
KU looks for its first win in Manhattan since 1989
October 6, 2007
A week of build-up, trash talk and analysis culminates today on a hot, sunny Saturday afternoon in Manhattan as KU and K-State lock up for the annual Sunflower Showdown - the most anticipated edition of the rivalry since 1995 when both squads entered as ranked teams.
Special envoys give briefing on summit
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
South Korea sent special envoys to the U.S. and other countries Friday to brief them on a new deal with North Korea calling for multinational talks to formally end the Korean War.
Acquaintances say murder suspect’s newborn baby story was suspicious
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B5
A day after a Missouri woman was killed and a baby cut from her womb, her accused killer was showing off the newborn as her own, much to the surprise of several acquaintances.
Bridge near downtown reduced to one lane
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kansas River Bridge southbound traffic near downtown will be reduced to one lane today.
House tour touts conservation efforts
Environmental journalist shares green tips
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
Halfway through Friday’s tour of an energy-efficient home in North Lawrence, Simran Sethi declared her newfound love for cellulose insulation. “It doesn’t seem very interesting to people, but these things are so important,” said the environmental journalist, who is teaching at Kansas University and is co-host and writer for the Sundance Channel’s “The Green” show.
Suspect in hit-and-run to stand trial
KU student, 22, was killed while crossing Kentucky Street
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Douglas County judge ruled Friday that Joshua Walton should stand trial for a Sept. 23, 2006, hit-and-run that killed a Kansas University student. Judge Robert Fairchild said enough evidence exists for Walton, 25, to go to trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. The judge scheduled a jury trial to begin Feb. 4.
OSU prepares for Aggies’ rush
After three weeks of facing pass-heavy spread offenses, Cowboys shifting gears
October 6, 2007
Oklahoma State safety Andre Sexton remembers the first time he was presented with the opportunity to tackle Texas A&M running back Jorvorskie Lane. He was named to the South team for the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game, and the massive running back from Lufkin was on the North team.
KU’s road woes come up again
October 6, 2007
Of course, the road-game drought was going to be brought up again. Anymore, the veteran players expect it. Until the dreary results are reversed, Kansas University’s football team probably will be reminded of its problems on the road under coach Mark Mangino every year.
Clinton leaps from outsider to insider
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
Here in New England, we have an unofficial fifth season. It’s known as Foliage Season, the color-coded time of year when those not otherwise preoccupied with the Red Sox indulge in the benign spectator sport of leaf-peeping.
Signs of faith
Artist explores biblical concepts in banners
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D1
It’s been 22 years since Wayne Forte’s pastor first asked him to create a piece of art to help with a worship service. At the time, he was a churchgoer who also did artwork. “When I did this first piece for the church,” he says, “I kind of had two lives - one was in the church, and one was in the art community, and they never really crossed. And I didn’t think that was really how it should be.
Rare birds: Jayhawk fans proudly display favorite colors behind enemy lines
KU supporters like messing with Wildcat fans
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
When Rob Learned arrived at work Tuesday, he found pictures of Kansas University’s head football coach Mark Mangino posted on his locker. One showed Mangino’s head attached to the body of an overweight superwoman. Another showed him bending over in a field. “They’ve got like a natural gas fire coming out burning a Jayhawk,” Learned said.
Cougars roar louder
SM Northwest claims league title with victory
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
The sigh you might have heard coming from the southeast part of the city Friday night was the Lawrence High football team exhaling after finally completing one of the toughest three-game stretches it has played in years. Then again, it might have been the Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougars knocking the wind out of the Lions.
Faith Forum: Why is the issue of homosexuality so divisive among people of faith?
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D8
I can’t believe that I eavesdropped on a conversation downtown. But it was so interesting. “I can’t believe how judgmental you are. We should just accept people. Can’t we just love everyone? Your beliefs are founded in fear.”
Polar opposites
K-State’s Freeman, KU’s Reesing fit into different molds
October 6, 2007
To be fair to Josh Freeman, it’s not exactly his job to be familiar with the opposing quarterback. But Kansas State’s signal caller had an interesting one-word answer nonetheless when asked a simple question earlier this week: What do you know about Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing? “Nothing,” he said. Nothing at all? “Nope.”
Lawrence Datebook
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Couple have 3rd child on same date, different year
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
It won’t take much for Jenna and William Cotton to remember the birthday of the newest member of their family.
Area roundup: Eudora rolls over Anderson Co.
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C6
Eudora High brought its nearly 42-point scoring average to Anderson County and ran away from Anderson County, scoring 35 first-half points to remain undefeated in football Friday night.
Special-teams miscues sink Tongie
Two big punt returns carry Basehor-Linwood to 26-14 victory over Chieftains
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C6
If Tonganoxie High could take any positives from its difficult football season, Friday night’s game at Basehor-Linwood offered countless examples. The Chieftains produced 205 more yards of total offense than Basehor. THS stuffed Basehor’s run and made its passing game look nonexistent.
Ramirez homer decisive
Red Sox win, 6-3, take 2-0 series lead
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C4
One fan got a baseball. The rest left with another sweet memory. Manny Ramirez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning off Francisco Rodriguez, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels, 6-3, Friday night, taking a 2-0 lead in their AL playoff series.
Prosecutor: Kidnapping suspect to plead guilty
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
A former pizzeria manager accused of kidnapping two Missouri boys, one of whom was missing for more than four years, will plead guilty next week to kidnapping, attempted murder and sexual assault, a prosecutor said Friday.
Rice orders new security rules for embassy convoys in Iraq
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ordered federal agents on Friday to ride with Blackwater USA escorts of U.S. diplomatic convoys in Baghdad to tighten oversight after a shooting in which private guards are accused of killing 13 Iraqi civilians.
Review: Hispanic story beautifully told at Lied Center
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
When the son of Hispanic migrant workers meets a German immigrant in Iowa, something truly inspirational occurs. “Tomás and the Library Lady,” presented to Lawrence schoolchildren at the Lied Center, tells the story of a young boy in the 1940s who learns how to speak English - and a whole lot more - from a generous librarian.
Yacht marooned in ‘05 finally moving
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
Looking like Noah’s Ark after the flood, a sleek, 158-foot yacht driven aground by a hurricane lies just offshore, mired for most of the past two years in a dispute with the government over how to free it without doing too much damage to the seagrass.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lots of schools considered: Willie Warren, a 6-foot-4 senior from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., will visit Oklahoma next weekend and Kansas University the weekend after that.
U.S. must regain inspiration and leadership
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
Fifty years ago this week, the Soviet Union stunned the world by orbiting a space satellite, Sputnik. In 1957, Americans felt that we might lose the Cold War if the Russians could gain the “high frontier” of outer space. Fortunately, our political system rose to the challenge, providing the world with a lesson in the power of good leadership and mobilization in a free society.
Keegan: QB battle favors Jayhawks
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
Long before his team defeated Texas for the first time and then again a year later, second-year Kansas State football coach Ron Prince scored a head-turning victory. He charmed quarterback Josh Freeman of Kansas City, Mo., into de-committing from Nebraska and signing on with the Wildcats.
Clinton says she’ll call on leaders, former presidents to help abroad
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B3
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that if elected she’ll call on former presidents and other leaders from both political parties to help improve the image of the U.S. abroad.
Oral Roberts president mired in scandal
Allegations include sending daughter to Bahamas in university jet
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A5
Twenty years ago, televangelist Oral Roberts said he was reading a spy novel when God appeared to him and told him to raise $8 million for Roberts’ university, or else he would be “called home.”
Under scrutiny over Army record, mayor disappears
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A7
Under federal investigation for embellishing his Army service in Vietnam, a groggy-sounding Mayor Robert Levy called in sick at City Hall, climbed into his city-issued Dodge Durango and seemingly dropped off the face of the Earth.
Breast-feeding mom to get more break time during test
Medical board said she would have unfair advantage
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A10
An appeals court cleared the way Friday for a Harvard student to receive extra break time during a lengthy medical licensing exam so she can pump breast milk for her infant daughter.
Society calendar
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D5
Society events around Lawrence.
People in the news
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D7
¢ Prince William, girlfriend chased by paparazzi¢ Hanson leaves hospital after blood clot surgery¢ Springsteen, wife sued over nixed horse sale¢ Ginuwine says recording contract was a fraud¢ Owen Wilson attends premiere of his new film
Bush says U.S.‘does not torture’
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
President Bush defended his administration’s methods of detaining and questioning terrorism suspects on Friday, saying both are successful and lawful.
Oldfather legacy
The generosity of Tensie and Charley Oldfather will benefit Lawrence and Douglas County for generations to come.
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
It’s not often that someone makes as great an impact on a community as Tensie and Charley Oldfather did on Lawrence. Whether the project was large or small, if they saw it as worthy, they would support it both philosophically and monetarily. Charley Oldfather died in 1996, and the death this week of Tensie Oldfather represents a real loss for Lawrence and Douglas County.
Chicken pox defeated for now, but likely to return
October 6, 2007
Lawrence school and health officials say they appear to have won this round against chicken pox. But they expect more cases of the highly contagious disease to develop.
Bishop Seabury Academy breaks ground on new arts building
School hopes addition will attract students
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B3
At Bishop Seabury Academy, a hole in the ground is a welcome sight. “Its absence makes me very happy,” Don Schawang, head of school, said Friday morning about a building the school had demolished.
Club news
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D5
The University Bridge Club announces results of its Sept. 29 meeting. Hosts were Janet Dunn and Donna Gatts. Blue winners were Dale Kring, first; Ray Ikenberry, second; Tom Waller, third; Dave Gaumer, fourth; and John Golden, fifth. Pink winners were Wanda Kring, first; Dorothy “Dottie” Miller, second; Lois Liebert, third; Aileen Bocquin, fourth; and Florence McNicoll, fifth.
Information flow
It’s disappointing that a Kansas senator has joined a small committee minority in opposing a reporter shield law.
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback’s office wasn’t issuing any statements Friday to explain his vote against legislation that would shield reporters from being forced to reveal their sources in some federal court cases.
Sooners’ Kelly fired up for UT
October 6, 2007
Malcolm Kelly has a point to make. It wasn’t on a whim that he crossed the state line to play at Oklahoma, spurning the Longhorns and choosing not to follow his brother to the campus he’d grown familiar with over years of visits.
Coach: Turnovers doomed Cyclones
October 6, 2007
Iowa State coach Gene Chizik doesn’t like to complicate matters. To him, teams that force turnovers and protect the football always have a chance to win.
Around and about
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D3
Kyle and Leslie Givens, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Shawn Givens, born Sept. 24, 2007, in Overland Park. Madison’s siblings are Logan, Taylor and Aubrey. Her maternal grandparents are Adley and Coletta Johnson, Salina. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Jean Givens, Lawrence.
Recession fears ease as jobs, wages move higher
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B4
The nation’s employment health - it turns out - is not dangerously deteriorating after all. Tweaking a phrase from Mark Twain, worries about the job market’s demise were greatly exaggerated.
NU in no rush to panic
October 6, 2007
As long as the points come, coach Bill Callahan doesn’t care how Nebraska scores them. The past four games, the Cornhuskers’ best route to the end zone has been through the air.
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B4
Wheat for December delivery fell 16 cents to $8.90 a bushel; December corn finished unchanged at $3.4225 a bushel; December oats lost 1.25 cents to $2.73 a bushel; November soybeans lost 13.75 cents to $9.450 a bushel.
Halo’ creator Bungie splits from Microsoft
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B4
Bungie Studios, the “Halo” video game developer acquired by Microsoft Corp. in 2000, once again is operating as an independent company, Microsoft said Friday.
Courts, federal offices among Monday’s holiday closures
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
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.
Insurance costs
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Presidential candidates are presenting plans for health coverage. It involves divvying up tax money, and private insurance corporations would get substantial amounts. This is along the lines of subsidies to oil companies, and subsidies to large farm corporations. So much for the free market!
Broncos’ Henry expects to play against Chargers
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C8
Travis Henry returned to the field Friday for practice amid uncertainty over his future with the Denver Broncos.
Celebration of life to honor philanthropist
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
A celebration of the life of volunteer and philanthropist Hortense Casady “Tensie” Oldfather has been set for next week.
Wildcats, Indians hit field
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C3
Baker University’s football team is unbeaten at home, but winless on the road. Meanwhile, Haskell Indian Nations University will settle for a victory anywhere.
Jones pleads guilty, retires
Track star admits lying to investigators
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C2
For years, Marion Jones angrily denied using steroids. On Friday, she admitted it all was a lie.
Must-see play
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I have just returned from Lawrence High School’s production of “The Jellybean Conspiracy.” This is must-see theater for all of us who have been ridiculed for being different or those of us who have done the ridiculing.
Returning players should aid Rams
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C8
The first four games it’s been all subtraction for the injury-riddled, winless St. Louis Rams. Finally, they’re about to add a few players.
Plane crash death toll rises to at least 50
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
Congo fired its transport minister Friday as emergency workers extinguished the last flames from a plane crash in the capital and found still more bodies in the wreckage. The death toll climbed to at least 50, officials said.
BBC official quits over editing of queen footage
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
The head of the British Broadcasting Corp.’s main television channel resigned Friday over the editing of footage that was seen to wrongly imply that Queen Elizabeth II walked out abruptly from a portrait sitting with photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Myanmar seeks four monks over protests
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
Myanmar’s junta said Friday that hundreds of Buddhist monks were detained during its crackdown on pro-democracy activists and that it was hunting for four more clerics it described as ringleaders of the uprising.
Something different in Red River Rivalry
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C3
The old stadium still will be half-orange, half-crimson, with Bevo on one side and the Sooner Schooner on the other. The State Fair of Texas still will be roaring outside, with fans from both sides slipping out for a beer and a corny dog at halftime.
Civilians, militants killed in clash with insurgents
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
U.S.-led coalition and Afghan troops clashed with insurgents during a raid in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, and civilians as well as militants were killed. In the country’s volatile south, separate explosions apparently targeting NATO forces killed two children and a British soldier.
Fool me twice?
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: For a long time since Sen. Hillary Clinton voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq, she has been saying that if she had known then what she knew later, she wouldn’t have voted yes. Just lately, she has voted for another Bush administration move, to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization.
Leaf burning might be limited
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B8
In Baldwin City, which celebrates its beautiful trees with a festival each October, city officials are inching closer to new restrictions on leaf burning. On Oct. 15, city council members are expected to approve a new law that would limit the number of leaf fires in Baldwin to 25 a day. Residents would be required to obtain a permit from City Hall before burning leaves.
Mayor says barber didn’t seem suicidal
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
A barber who killed himself at a City Council meeting Thursday hadn’t seemed suicidal during a private meeting three weeks earlier, the mayor said Friday.
KU soccer tops Drake
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C3
Freshman Rachel Morris and sophomore Monica Dolinsky scored first-half goals as Kansas University’s soccer team earned a 2-1 victory over Drake on Friday evening at Drake Stadium.
Sears shares rise on activist’s stake
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B4
Shares in Sears Holdings Corp. rose sharply Friday as Wall Street reacted to news that activist hedge fund manager William Ackman had taken a stake in the department-store retailer.
Sentencing for 2005 murder rescheduled
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
Sentencing for a Topeka man convicted in the 2005 murder of a rural Lecompton man has been rescheduled for March 21, 2008.
EPA approves pesticide despite concerns
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Environmental Protection Agency gave the go-ahead for one-year use of a new agricultural pesticide Friday, saying its own scientific review overrides concerns expressed by more than 50 chemists and other scientists.
Garbage employee turns in bag stuffed with $65K
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
A county garbage operations employee found a plastic bag on the road stuffed with $65,000 Thursday - and immediately turned it in to authorities.
Police question man in armored car shootings
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
Investigators searching for a robber who fatally shot two armored car guards servicing an ATM brought in a man for questioning Friday, police said.
Jury finds hunter guilty in death in woods
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
A jury on Friday found a white former sawmill worker guilty in the shooting and stabbing death of a Hmong immigrant with whom he crossed paths while both were hunting squirrels in the northern Wisconsin woods earlier this year.
Doctors lose man’s false teeth, find them later
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
Doctors in New Zealand lost a man’s false teeth during his back surgery but found them four days later - stuck in his throat.
Woman awarded $6.1M for being strip searched
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
A jury awarded $6.1 million Friday to a woman who said she was forced to strip in a McDonald’s back office after someone called the restaurant posing as a police officer.
Boy, 3, lost in Amazon found after 11 days
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
A 3-year-old boy who was lost in the dense Amazon rain forest was found after 11 days, apparently unharmed except for dehydration and thorns in his feet and legs, police said Friday.
Court: Prison policies on reading materials is unconstitutional
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
A federal court has declared state prison policies that restricted how inmates could receive publications and other reading material unconstitutional.
On the record
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical crews worked more than an hour to rescue a man who fell from a ledge at the Bowerstock Dam on Friday night.
Worker chided for shirking work, editing Wikipedia
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
A Japanese bureaucrat has been reprimanded for shirking his duties to make hundreds of Wikipedia contributions about toy robots, officials said Friday.
Police look for teens who set homeless man ablaze
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
Detectives swept through the streets of east Harlem on Friday, searching for three teens suspected of setting fire to a homeless man, leaving him fighting for his life.
Coaching blunders all too common recently
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C8
In what otherwise was a self-serving gripe, Larry Johnson inadvertently made a point two weeks ago about coaching. He claimed the same plays kids draw up in the dirt become rocket science to NFL coaches who work 18 hours a day for seven-figure salaries.
Thieves take corsets, sultry costumes twice
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
Thieves have twice raided an Orange County store that specializes in corsets and other costumes, making off with an estimated $44,000 in exotic outfits.
Insurgents kill five in market attack
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
Insurgents hurling grenades near the capital’s main market killed at least five Somalis, a witness said Friday, and a former general was assassinated along with his bodyguard and a companion, said his son.
U.S. marshals posed as supporters in arrest of tax evaders; couple in prison
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
After months of monitoring a couple convicted of tax evasion, all U.S. marshals needed to get inside their fortress-like home was a little deception. Ed and Elaine Brown, who vowed for months to resist if authorities tried to arrest them, put out a welcome mat for what they thought was a group of supporters.
Indians push Yankees to brink
Swarming bugs rattle N.Y. pitcher; Cleveland prevails in 11th
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C4
These were truly sacrifice flies. Swarming bugs, millions and millions of them, bombarded the New York Yankees at the worst possible time Friday night, covering and rattling rookie reliever Joba Chamberlain and helping the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory in 11 innings and a two-game lead in their AL playoff series.
KDHE: Coal plant permit ‘most complex’
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
For months, the state environmental agency has stiff-armed attempts to nail down when it would issue a decision on whether to approve permits for construction of coal-fired electric plants in western Kansas.
Simpson’s Rolex given to Goldmans is fake
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Goldman family thought they had reached a turning point earlier this week in their decadelong battle to collect a $35 million civil judgment from O.J. Simpson.
Cleveland questions James’ loyalties
Cavaliers’ standout shows up at Indians’ playoff game rooting for Yankees
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C4
Maybe LeBron James stepped over the line with his allegiance to the New York Yankees.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
Seven noted friends of Kansas University were named recipients of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion, the KU Alumni Association’s highest award for service to the school.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 6, 1907: “Herbert H. Holmes, new secretary of the Lawrence YMCA, assumed his duties this morning and has been busy visiting with local people to see what the agency needs to do to improve and prosper.
Antique cars featured
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
The 35th annual Antique Car Show will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.
Episcopal pastor heeds unexpected call to Texas church
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D1
Darrel Proffitt didn’t see it coming. He figured he’d be at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church - a congregation he helped build - for the rest of his career. So when he felt God calling him to a church in a Houston suburb, he was surprised.
African Burial Ground memorial dedicated to thousands of slaves
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
It was a day that had been a long time coming, and for the community leaders who gathered Friday to dedicate a memorial at the once-forgotten grave site of thousands of African slaves, it was also a day of regret.
Cubs unfazed by 0-2 deficit to D’backs
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C4
Rich Hill loosened up his arm and legs during a light workout Friday, not far from where the ivy on the Wrigley Field walls is beginning to turn from green to brown.
Faith briefs
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D8
Faith events around Lawrence.
Meat company closes doors days after recall
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B4
Topps Meat Co. on Friday said it was closing its business, six days after it was forced to issue the second-largest beef recall in U.S. history and 67 years after the company first opened its doors.
Bills receiver Price likely lost for season
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C8
Buffalo Bills receiver Peerless Price’s season is likely over after he was scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a disc in his neck.
KU: Discipline coming for poor disposal of records
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
During an investigation into the release of hundreds of pages of confidential documents to local media, Kansas University has determined this is not the first time such documents have been improperly handled.
Scientists think appendix’s purpose is making, protecting good germs
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A7
Some scientists think they have figured out the real job of the troublesome and seemingly useless appendix: It produces and protects good germs for your gut. That’s the theory from surgeons and immunologists at Duke University Medical School, published online in a scientific journal this week.
Commentary: Preseason polls rank as ridiculous
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C2
It has taken more years than I care to admit, but I’ve finally concluded preseason football polls are an absolute joke. There’s simply no other way to describe them.
U.S. airstrikes kill at least 25
Iraqis claim victims included civilians, children
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
U.S. airstrikes killed at least 25 people Friday after troops met a fierce barrage while hunting suspected arms smuggling links between Iran and Shiite militiamen. The military described the dead as fighters, but village leaders said the victims included children and men protecting their homes.
Barrage of cheating weakens sports world
Explanations vary for immoral behavior
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C10
Bill Belichick was the Einstein of football until he was caught spying on opponents. Floyd Landis was the heartwarming Tour de France hero until tests revealed that his miracle ride was fueled by steroids. Michael Vick was the dashing quarterback of the future until he was indicted for bankrolling a dogfighting ring that sent losing animals to gruesome deaths.
Former soccer player finds niche on gridiron
Doerfler already re-writing record books
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
In the middle of his sophomore season as a forward on the Baker University soccer team, Derek Doerfler suffered a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. Although he had corrective surgery, the pain was too great, and his brief collegiate soccer career came to an end in 2005.
Questions over president’s eligibility cloud Pakistan election
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
Pakistan can go ahead with its presidential election, but the winner can’t be declared - at least not for a while, the country’s Supreme Court said Friday. It said the results of today’s ballot could not become official until it decided whether President Gen. Pervez Musharraf was eligible to stand for re-election while retaining his dual post as chief of the army.
Wildcats’ Campbell dual threat
October 6, 2007
Versatility is a trait of most Kansas State’s star power on the football field. That’s especially true for Ian Campbell, who moves back and forth from defensive end to linebacker depending on the formation. Campbell was switched to linebacker primarily to take advantage of his playmaking skills. He then went out and had one of the biggest plays of his career during one of his scattered plays at defensive end.
Recruit Thomas to visit UNLV
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
Don’t discount UNLV as a possible destination for blue-chip basketball recruit Quintrell Thomas.
Always be careful what you wish for
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D7
Wishful thinking dominates today’s menu with two new cable series with titles that say it all. “Please Buy My House” (7 p.m. today, TLC) marks a departure from the cable real estate fantasy shows in which owners sell their domiciles without effort and investors depart for champagne wishes and caviar dreams by “flipping” real estate for a living.
Touted recruit visits today
October 6, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s women’s basketball coaches and players will entertain a top high school prospect today and Sunday.
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D7
You know what you want this year. You also might be unusually creative or dynamic in manifesting your desires. If you are single, it is through a friend that you will meet your next relationship, or a friendship could transform into a deeper bond. If you are attached, also be a friend to your sweetie. LEO understands a lot.
FCE news
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D3
The India Family and Community Education unit will meet at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of Norma Leary. Genny Hunsinger will give the lesson on “Where In The World Is Turku?”
Scouting news
October 6, 2007 in print edition on D5
Michael Whitten received his Eagle Scout award in ceremonies May 27 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. He is a member of Troop 64, chartered to Eudora Lions Club.
Polio outbreak in Nigeria was sparked by oral vaccine, health officials say
October 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
A polio outbreak in Nigeria was caused by the vaccine designed to stop it, international health officials say, leaving at least 69 children paralyzed. It is a frightening paradox in a part of the world that already distrusts western vaccines, making it even tougher to stamp out age-old diseases.
Pump patrol
October 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at several area locations.