Archive for Sunday, October 7, 2007

Also from October 7

Births
Blog entries
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Eudora at 150 Mike Sanger's duty in Iraq
Podcasts
Polls
Given Saturday's results, who do you now consider the favorite in the Big 12 North?

Poll results

Response Percent
Missouri
 
50%
Kansas
 
45%
Colorado
 
2%
Nebraska
 
0%
Kansas State
 
0%
Total 4469
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Greg Shipe takes Tim and Sarah Jackson, of Lawrence, on a ride through the vineyard Saturday at Davenport Winery in Eudora during the Kaw Valley Farm Tour. Kaw Valley Farm Tour offers glimpse into the agricultural life
October 7, 2007 in print edition on 1B
John Pendleton is keeping an eye on the weather, as he does every day. But lately, he’s had more on his mind than how weather conditions affect his crops. He has been hoping for sunshine for the Kaw Valley Farm Tour, which takes place this weekend at 15 farms around the area. So far, the weather has cooperated, giving people a chance to learn more about the many and varied farms that dot the region.
12:00 p.m.
Hannah Garcia-Copp hugs her father, Tim Copp, after the dedication of a statue of Paschal Fish and his daughter, Eudora, during the city of Eudora's 150th birthday celebration. Hannah was the model for Eudora, the city's namesake. Lawrence artist Jim Brothers designed the statue. History put on a pedestal
October 7, 2007 in print edition on 1B
The city marked its 150th birthday Saturday with a monumental gift to itself: a bronze statue depicting the city’s founder, Paschal Fish, and his daughter, Eudora, the city’s namesake. Some descendants of Fish were in attendance, as was Hannah Garcia-Copp, a Woodlawn School student from Lawrence, who served as the model for Eudora.
10:00 p.m.
A LifeStar helicopter lifts off from Centennial Park after picking up Mary Ann Munsch, 65, Lawrence, on July 23. She was crossing Sixth Street at Schwarz Road when she was struck by a car, but was home recovering 11 days later. Trauma care in Kansas on front burner
October 7, 2007 in print edition on 1A
While dinner was simmering in the crockpot, Mary Ann Munsch walked to the nearby Dillons on Sixth Street to pick up some couscous and salad greens to go with dinner. After purchasing the items, she headed back home. As she was crossing Sixth Street at Schwarz Road, she was struck by a PT Cruiser. Her head hit the windshield and broke it. The accident left her unconscious with obvious injuries to her left eye, which was bleeding.

All stories

6Sports video: Jayhawks nationally ranked after win over K-State
October 7, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawks’ are now ranked # 20 in the ‘AP Top 25’ college football poll after defeating rival K-State on Saturday in Manhattan.
6News video: Burcham Riverfront Park was a little greener today
October 7, 2007
Environmentalists and artists gathered for the ‘Little Green Festival in the Big Cottonwood Forest.’
6News video: Local firm takes on bigger job overseas
October 7, 2007
Treanor Architects is designing a new student-housing complex in the Middle East, a project set to cost 175 million dollars.
6Sports video: Veritas football team tops Springfield
October 7, 2007
The Veritas Eagles football team defeated the Springfield Knights by a final score of 54-34.
6News video: KU student flown to K.C. hospital after car crash
October 7, 2007
Police say a 19-year-old KU student and Free State grad, Kalen Siebert, crashed his pickup around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
6News video: East Lawrence residents concerned over safety of neighborhood
October 7, 2007
An old gas plant and a soon-to-be subdivision fuels debate among some East Lawrence neighbors. Plans for a housing development on the site of an old natural gas plant has some concerned for the safety of their growing neighborhood.
6News video: Families learn to adjust as more parents head to war
October 7, 2007
It’s just one of many sacrifices U.S. soldiers make and perhaps the most personal. 6News reporter Christine Metz talked to one family whose father is entering his third tour of duty - and finds out the toll deployment takes on families.
6News video: Boomer-aged women pressured by the corporate world to look younger
October 7, 2007
A new book explores the reasons why the majority of Boomer-aged women continue to color their hair past their 50s and 60s.
6Sports video: KU volleyball squad swept by Texas A&M
October 7, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawk volleyball team was swept by the Texas A&M Aggies, dropping KU to 2-5 in conference play.
Trauma care in Kansas on front burner
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
While dinner was simmering in the crockpot, Mary Ann Munsch walked to the nearby Dillons on Sixth Street to pick up some couscous and salad greens to go with dinner. After purchasing the items, she headed back home. As she was crossing Sixth Street at Schwarz Road, she was struck by a PT Cruiser. Her head hit the windshield and broke it. The accident left her unconscious with obvious injuries to her left eye, which was bleeding.
JUCO player Little commits to KU
October 7, 2007
Mario Little, a 6-foot-6 guard from Chipola (Fla.) Community College, on Sunday said he would play basketball at Kansas University next season.
KU cracks AP, Coachs Poll, ranked 20th
October 7, 2007
Kansas University’s football team has cracked the Associated Press Top 25, ranking 20th after its 30-24 victory over Kansas State. KU also slipped in to the 20th spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll with 390 points.
KU student injured in single-vehicle wreck
02:28 a.m., October 7, 2007 Updated 11:45 p.m.
According to Lawrence Police, a 19-year-old male Kansas University student was involved in a single-vehicle crash about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Iowa Street and Clinton Parkway.
People in the news
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D7
ยข Report: Lindsay Lohan checks out of rehab
Simpson robbery case draws hodgepodge cast of suspects
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A7
O.J. Simpson’s alleged hotel room heist involved a group of men with little in common, save for an interest in an infamous former football star and, in some cases, a penchant for running afoul of the law.
Theater announces children’s programming
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D2
Lawrence Community Theatre will offer three new workshops for students in first through fifth grades during the fall school holidays. The “School’s Out, Theatre’s In” programs will include:Oct. 19: “Lions and Tigers and Makeup, Oh My!”
Life is about the here and now
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B8
On Thursday, it will be 50 years since I fooled around and got myself born. It’s a personal milestone that raises a critical question I’ve been grappling with for weeks: Can I get a column out of this?
Policy sends teens to adult prison
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A5
When 17-year-old Dennys George was arrested this summer, allegedly for carrying 10 grams of crack cocaine, he was taken handcuffed and shackled to the state prison’s high-security wing - not a juvenile facility.
Writer captures inner landscapes of imagination
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D2
Harley Elliott is the Kansas poet’s poet. He is the writer I studied to learn the best ways to write about grasslands and inner landscapes of the imagination.
Book signing planned
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D10
Ann Hagedorn, author of “Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919,” will give a book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.
Eagles snag first home victory
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Veritas Christian football squad finally got the chance to run victory formation on its new football field with a 54-34 victory over Springfield (Mo.) Christian on Saturday. “It’s a fun formation,” Veritas quarterback Michael Kay said. “It’s just that sign of a victory, and it’s what we try to do every game.”
Chiefs seeking third straight win today
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
It’ll be the same stadium but a whole new world for David Garrard today when he steps onto the unfriendly turf of Arrowhead Stadium.
Harper shines in debut
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C6
By Kendrick Harper’s count, it was the third play of his Division-I football career. And, man, was it a big one. Harper intercepted a pass from Kansas State’s Josh Freeman with 5:03 to play, helping ice Kansas University’s 30-24 football victory over No. 24 K-State on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Big win in Little Apple!
KU breaks 18-year losing streak in Manhattan
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
Bar stool victory dances, impromptu parades and earth-shattering screams. They were frequent in Lawrence on Saturday afternoon as Kansas University football fans celebrated a 30-24 victory at Kansas State University. It was KU’s first victory at K-State in 18 years.
Kansas football notebook
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas won at Kansas State for the first time since 1989, when coach Glen Mason led the Jayhawks to a 21-16 victory over the Wildcats in KSU coach Bill Snyder’s first season.
European, Asian cities protest junta crackdown
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
Demonstrators in cities across Europe and Asia joined Saturday in protests against the military junta in Myanmar, where some activists held covert vigils for those killed and arrested in the crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrations.
Suicide bomber hits U.S. convoy
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A11
A suicide car bomber attacked an American military convoy on the road to Kabul’s airport Saturday, killing a U.S. soldier and four Afghans and sending flames shooting into the sky, officials said.
Energy efficiency moving to front burner
Utilities might be forced to establish conservation programs
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
While state officials fight over coal-fired electric plants and wind generation, another energy issue has been heating up: conservation and efficiency. After more than a year of consideration, the Kansas Corporation Commission is on the verge of ruling that it has the legal authority to order utilities to establish energy efficiency programs.
62-yard field goal lifts BU
Place kicker’s career day leads Baker to victory
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C5
Derek Doerfler seemingly had a better chance of winning the lottery without buying a ticket. A 62-yard field goal into a gusty crosswind? Hah. No way. Do you believe in : ?
D’backs make quick work of Cubs
Arizona completes series sweep with 5-1 victory
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C4
Short on stars but brimming with young talent, the Arizona Diamondbacks pulled off a sweet playoff sweep and celebrated like October regulars. For the anguished Chicago Cubs, it’s another cry of ‘Wait Til Next Year.’
Yankees hope to continue era
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Cleveland Indians could end a few eras tonight. Roger Clemens could be taking the mound for the last time. Alex Rodriguez could be playing his final game in pinstripes. Joe Torre could be managing for his future with the New York Yankees.
Rockies sweep Phillies
Colorado wins, 2-1, to clinch series
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C4
The blackout at Coors Field was caused by a cranky computer. Blame the Philadelphia Phillies’ power outage on rookie Ubaldo Jimenez and a Colorado bullpen that has been lights-out for three weeks.
Lawrence Datebook
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Six years into war, U.S. expanding base
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A11
Six years after the first U.S. bombs began falling on Afghanistan’s Taliban government and its al-Qaida guests, America is planning for a long stay.
Walruses on Alaskan shore alarm scientists; global warming cited
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A6
Thousands of walruses have appeared on Alaska’s northwest coast in what conservationists are calling a dramatic consequence of global warming melting the Arctic sea ice.
Homegrown wisdom
Manhattan’s bottom-up approach to downtown redevelopment might suggest a planning strategy for Lawrence.
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B8
Development in Lawrence should be about what Lawrence wants, not what a developer wants. That’s one of several lessons that can be gleaned from a recent Journal-World article about economic and retail development efforts in Manhattan.
Horoscopes
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D7
Discover the power of forethought and planning. Sometimes others might judge that you are immobilized, you seem so quiet. Little do they know just how busy your mind is, working overtime. You actually might not appreciate spending so much time alone, but you could decide that thinking time is important when eyeing the results.
Girl gees and haws her way to the top
October 7, 2007
Kendall Harkey, 11, is a world champion. Her feat? Mastering the gee haw whimmy diddle. Kendall discovered the Appalachian toy, made from two rhododendron sticks, three years ago when she accompanied her mother and the Apple Chill Cloggers to the annual heritage weekend at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, N.C.
Theroux opens darkly sexual door on India in ‘Elephanta Suite’
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D3
Paul Theroux is not a nice man. At least that’s how he comes across in his writings, which usually focus on travel-whether of the fictional or non-fiction variety.
Robert Klein gets a leg up on his past
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D8
Legendary funny man Robert Klein has a lot to laugh about these days. Jerry Seinfeld calls him nothing less than “the funniest, most intelligent, coolest comedian”; he’s just penned a new memoir, “The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue” (Touchstone); and there’s a revival in Klein interest with the new DVD retrospective “Robert Klein: The HBO Specials 1975-2005” (Standing Room Only, $39.99).
Banged-up Angels limp back home
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C4
Get out those Rally Monkeys. Down 2-0 in their best-of-five AL playoff series with Boston, the banged-up Los Angeles Angels are back home, where their 54-27 record was the best in baseball this season.
QB Bradford guides Sooners
No. 19 Longhorns fall to cellar of Big 12 South
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C8
Since he’s only 19 and was playing just his sixth college game, Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford can be excused for thinking he can do things most quarterbacks wouldn’t even try.
Seabury netter earns state berth
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C3
Seabury Academy’s Brooke Sutherland finished second in a Class 3A-1A tennis sub-state Saturday and qualified for next week’s state tournament in Wichita.
Securities fraud lawsuit will affect Enron investors
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
The hopes of Enron investors are riding on a Supreme Court case that may be the last chance at compensation for their losses when the scandal-ridden energy company collapsed.
Get your home ready now for winter weather, then chill
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D2
Here are some tips for preparing your home for wintertime!
Iraq veteran organizes war protest
Soldier says the United States has blundered in its military effort
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
When Mike Sanger returned from military duty in Iraq in 2004, he disdained war protesters. “I thought what I was doing was for the good of the world. I was fighting terrorists, fighting for a good cause,” the Lawrence resident, 31, said recently.
Prince sings Jayhawks’ praises
Wildcats’ coach: ‘We played a terrific football team today’
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C6
Second-year Kansas State football coach Ron Prince spoke about the team that had just defeated his 24th-ranked Wildcats, 30-24, Saturday in a respectful way. As always, though, he stopped short of actually using the name of either the school or any of its players.
Southern Cal falls to Stanford at home
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C10
In what’s been the year of the upset in college football, Stanford’s stunner just might top them all. Tavita Pritchard threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Mark Bradford on fourth-and-goal with 49 seconds remaining Saturday night, giving the 41-point underdog Cardinal a 24-23 victory over No. 2 Southern California.
Kaw Valley Farm Tour offers glimpse into the agricultural life
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
John Pendleton is keeping an eye on the weather, as he does every day. But lately, he’s had more on his mind than how weather conditions affect his crops. He has been hoping for sunshine for the Kaw Valley Farm Tour, which takes place this weekend at 15 farms around the area. So far, the weather has cooperated, giving people a chance to learn more about the many and varied farms that dot the region.
Former coal tar pit raises concern
East Lawrence site is next to a planned major housing development
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
It is the type of document that causes red flags to flap in East Lawrence. A covenant recorded in the Douglas County Courthouse forever bans any housing from being placed on the northeast corner of Eighth and Pennsylvania streets, the site of a maintenance building for natural gas provider Aquila. The reason: contaminated soil.
Lengthy lawn signals devotion to mower
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D1
Dear friends and neighbors, I know some of you are whispering about us. I see you from the window as you walk by. You glance over at our lawn, shake your heads disapprovingly, and mumble under your breath. You’re whispering about our grass, aren’t you? I’ll admit it’s a little long at the moment. OK, it’s beyond long. OK, OK! It’s a freaking tallgrass prairie!!
Outrageous costumes increasingly common
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D1
A nearly naked Pharaoh. A flasher. A gold digger wearing nothing but body paint and a bikini. Happy Halloween! All these costumes have made appearances at Angela Disalvo’s annual Halloween party. While she picks costumes inspired by her natural red hair - like Wilma Flintstone - some of her guests’ getups push the etiquette envelope.
Dissatisfaction triggers political volatility
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B8
Evidence that a Democrat has read Smith’s great treatise against meddlesome government is as gratifying as it is startling. But perhaps there the evidence was last week, when Wisconsin Democrat David Obey proposed a $150 billion war surtax on incomes, ranging from 2 percent to 15 percent.
Potential buyer backs out of theme park purchase
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B10
A California amusement park operator has decided not to buy the now-bankrupt Wild West World. Parks America Inc. had offered $12 million, and company officials thought they could reach an agreement by Friday, the extended deadline that creditors and Wild West World agreed on for the theme park to avoid liquidation of its assets.
Investigation determines Mo. fire that killed 6 not foul play
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
Foul play has been completely ruled out in an August house fire that killed six family members, St. Joseph police and fire officials said.
Expert advice: Neither a tenant nor a landlord be
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D5
With apologies to Shakespeare, I’m convinced the best advice is this: Neither a tenant nor a landlord be. We’ve all heard horror stories about landlords from hell, slumlords who won’t fix up their properties and charge outrageous rents.
Van Go Mobile Arts receives grant
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D10
Van Go Mobile Arts Inc., a Lawrence social service agency, has received $22,425 by the Topeka Community Foundation for the Locally Grown JAMS program, which provides nutrition and health education to at-risk teens.
Wild Dogs in Nassau
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Wild Dogs in Nassau By Rhonda J. Miller.
KU senior wins graphic design scholarship
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D5
A Kansas University fine arts senior has received a scholarship worth $1,000 from the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute for Graphic Artists, a professional association for design.
Bankruptcies
October 7, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Pianist to perform Monday at KU
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D10
Kansas University’s music and dance department welcomes pianist Ksenia Nosikova for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B8
The national jobless rate topped 10 percent for the first time since 1940. In Lawrence, however, the latest rate was listed at 4.6 percent and it was not expected to rise during October. Statewide, the unemployment rate was about 6 percent.
Festival to celebrate environmental practices
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B4
It will be a party in the park and an opportunity for area residents to learn more about how to be friendly to the environment.
Vandals destroy giant, award-winning pumpkin
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B5
This year’s Kansas State Fair blue ribbon-winning giant pumpkin is no more. Vandals smashed the 976-pound gourd to pieces. They also destroyed an even larger pumpkin belonging to the same Newton family.
Camp memories span generations
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B9
Not much conversation passed between my grandson and me when I drove him to the bus for camp last August. Alex was affixed to his electronic game, which I’d requested him to put on “mute.” The route to Minneapolis was familiar from countless north woods canoe trips in the past. My mind wandered back to distant summers and my own adventures in camp long ago.
Seahawks finish 2-2 at Maranatha tourney
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C3
Seabury Academy’s volleball team went 2-2 at the five-team Maranatha tourney.
Outside looking in
Author reflects on ‘Outsiders’ 40 years later
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D3
Beyond its cluster of office towers, Tulsa is a city built close to the ground, a broad clash of neighborhoods you can tell apart by how the grass grows, bright and trim as a putting green in the richer sections, pale and shaggy in the poorer spots.
LHS CC well represented
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C3
Seventeen Lawrence High cross country runners cracked the top 25 Saturday at Shawnee Mission Park in an event that featured class-by-class races.
Best-sellers
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D3
The top-selling books for this week.
Duck season to open Saturday
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C12
Kansas duck season opened Saturday west of U.S. Highway 283. Meanwhile, waterfowl hunters in the rest of the state will have to wait a week for the early season and three weeks for the late season.
Oral Roberts president says he pays for family’s expenses
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts says he pays for his family’s personal expenses each month, contrary to allegations in a lawsuit by three former ORU professors that university money was misspent.
Different environment
Treanor team designs student housing in Qatar
October 7, 2007 in print edition on E1
Smart-room technology to ensure comfort. Wind turbines to produce power. And a wall that directs residents toward Mecca, connecting spirituality with a new state-of-the-art living center focused on learning and environmental sustainability.
Italian music festival with KU ties expanding
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D5
A music festival in Italy founded by a Kansas University doctoral student and co-sponsored by KU’s music and dance department has grown so popular that it will relocate and revise its focus in 2008.
Commentary: Fans voice displeasure at Cubs’ loss
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C2
There are all kinds of silences. Embarrassed silences. Uncomfortable silences. Stunned silences. There was some of all that at Wrigley Field on Saturday evening.
Problems plague new embassy
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A10
The latest problem with the trouble-plagued new U.S. embassy complex in Iraq is that the sprinkler systems meant to contain a fire do not work, according to officials in Congress and the State Department.
Musharraf sweeps presidential poll amid opposition boycott
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
Gen. Pervez Musharraf won an overwhelming majority in a presidential election boycotted by nearly the entire opposition Saturday, and attention shifted to Supreme Court deliberations on whether he can claim victory.
Retired banker leaves rat race to raise alpacas
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B6
What’s smaller than a llama, bigger than a sheep and spits like a camel? It’s an alpaca, and Diane Howard, owner of Serenity Hill Farm Alpacas near Effingham, knows all about them. Howard, a retired banker, started raising alpacas two years ago and said she fell in love with the animals.
Analysis: Myanmar could suffer for monks’ treatment
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
Myanmar’s “saffron revolt” has been crushed by an entrenched junta, but the brutality inflicted on Buddhist monks who braved its guns may be the only thing that could splinter the ranks of its fiercely loyal military.
Waltrip takes pole at Talladega
Driver leaves no doubt with spot in race lineup unassured
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C2
Michael Waltrip led a charge of “go-or-go-home” entries to the top of the grid Saturday in qualifying for the UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Loved ones gather near Atlanta to remember Tammy Faye Messner
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
More than two months after Tammy Faye Messner died, her family, friends and fans gathered at a massive church to celebrate “the little lady who lived big.” More than 150 people headed to the cavernous Cathedral at Chapel Hill to celebrate Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire that collapsed in disgrace.
Town may ban promotion for ‘Naked Lunch’
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
“Naked Lunch” just doesn’t sound appetizing to some people.
Basic values
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: Politically, I am first of all a Kansan. I believe in the work ethic, the value of the Constitution of the United States of America and the fact that we, citizens of a democratic nation, believe in honor over results. It was how we separated ourselves from barbaric nations.
Activists detained before memorial for slain reporter
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A9
Police on Saturday detained several foreign rights activists trying to attend a conference commemorating Anna Politkovskaya, the Russian investigative reporter and Kremlin critic who was murdered a year ago, activists said.
Shiite leaders form pact to end bitter rivalry
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A10
Two of Iraq’s most powerful Shiite leaders agreed Saturday to end a bitter rivalry in a bid to end months of armed clashes and assassinations in the oil-rich south that have threatened to spread into a wider conflict.
Hug defense
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: I agree with Leonard Pitts (J-W, Oct. 4); bans on hugging and holding hands in schools are the pits. My grandson, a bright, sensitive, and affectionate kid (of course!), routinely hugged his classmates and friends at Montessori preschool.
Daniel, Mizzou rout Nebraska
A&M ties biggest comeback in team history
October 7, 2007
Chase Daniel passed for a career-best 401 yards and ran for two scores, and No. 17 Missouri got a big game from its suspect defense in a 41-6 victory over No 25 Nebraska on Saturday night.
Despite plea for death, man gets life in prison for killing mapping intern
Robert Amos was on parole after 1982 murder in Kansas City, Kan.
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
A man convicted of murder in Kansas in 1982 has pleaded guilty to killing a 24-year-old graduate student while she was working on a mapping project in a remote part of the San Isabel National Forest this summer.
Bacone batters Haskell, 47-14
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C3
Bacone College raced to a 30-0 halftime lead and spilled Haskell Indians Nation University, 47-14, in non-conference football Saturday.
Former House speaker named school lobbyist
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
Former House Speaker Doug Mays has been hired to be the lobbyist for the Topeka Unified School District 501.
Basque leader says Spanish declared war
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
A senior member of the Basque separatist movement said Spain’s government had effectively declared war by arresting most of his outlawed party’s leadership while thousands demonstrated Saturday to demand independence for the northern region.
Friends remember couple lost at sea
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A5
About 20 people gathered early Saturday behind a waterfront Star Island mansion, set to pay tribute to relatives and friends lost at sea. For this water-bound memorial, there’d be no ashes to spread.
Soft partition’ wouldn’t end Iraq war
Biden-Brownback plan to separate sectarian groups won’t allow U.S. exit
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B9
More and more congressional Republicans are joining Democrats in a desperate search for an Iraq exit formula. Everyone recognizes the Iraq mess can be resolved only by a political pact between Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds - which isn’t on the horizon.
Report: Gunman’s ex-wife sought half of property
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
A 63-year-old man who killed two people and wounded three others at a downtown law firm was involved in a divorce settlement in which his ex-wife laid claim to half his property, court records show.
On the record
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police are investigating the reported theft of a 1973 Ford Mustang from the 2800 block of Ousdahl Road early Thursday morning.
Several hospitalized after foundry explosion
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
An explosion at a foundry in Tacoma was still burning Saturday evening, and firefighters were working to cool additional tanks so that they did not also blow up.
Prime minister rules out calling early election
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Saturday ruled out calling an early election, ending weeks of speculation that he would soon seek a stronger mandate for his government.
Helicopter crash likely caused by pilot error
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B3
A 2006 helicopter crash that killed a cameraman and hurt two others was likely caused by pilot error, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Hockey team bus will haul family with 17 kids
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
A big brood needs a big bus - a really big bus.
Keegan: Reesing comes up big
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
The South wind huffed and it puffed and it blew Todd Reesing’s weakly delivered first pass down. Kansas State’s Chris Carney intercepted it. A crowd of 50,924 threw a purple party in Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Pair wed in Wal-Mart lawn and garden section
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Attention Wal-Mart shoppers, wedding in lawn and garden. Employees Chet Eldridge and Danna Hornback tied the knot Thursday amid the retailer’s flowers, shrubs and lawn chairs.
Free State girls remain hot
Kilwein, Francis pace Firebirds to team victory
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C3
The opportunity to compete against one of the top two cross country teams in the state doesn’t just come along every week. That is, unless you’re talking about the Free State High girls cross country team.
New Delhi High Court sends judge to law school
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
New Delhi’s High Court justices, annoyed with lower court judges who issue problematic rulings, have decided to send one of them back to law school.
Councilman’s petition puts charter ordinance on ballot
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
Voters, already heading to polls on Nov. 6 to decide a school bond issue, will have another decision to make.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B8
City and county officials began a series of meetings aimed at seeking a better and more harmonious way to operate and administer the local mental health program. There had been recent problems of discord about administration and finance.
Firebirds blank Pioneers
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Free State High boys soccer team knocked off Leavenworth, 3-0, Saturday to improve to 8-4 on the season.
6-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a north Omaha shooting that killed a 6-year-old girl, Omaha police said.
History put on a pedestal
Eudora celebrates its 150th year with bronze tribute to founder and namesake
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
The city marked its 150th birthday Saturday with a monumental gift to itself: a bronze statue depicting the city’s founder, Paschal Fish, and his daughter, Eudora, the city’s namesake. Some descendants of Fish were in attendance, as was Hannah Garcia-Copp, a Woodlawn School student from Lawrence, who served as the model for Eudora.
Beef patties at Sam’s Club recalled after illnesses
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Cargill Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 840,000 pounds of ground beef patties distributed at Sam’s Club stores nationwide after four Minnesota children who ate the food developed E. coli illness, a Cargill official said Saturday.
Congresswoman Davis dies after cancer fight
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Davis, a Republican who represented southeastern Virginia for seven years, died Saturday morning after a two-year battle with breast cancer, her office said.
Protesters disrupt Columbus Day parade
Police arrest more than 80 activists
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Protesters blocked the city’s Columbus Day parade route Saturday, pouring a bucket filled with fake blood and dismembered baby dolls onto the street as police arrested 83 people.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 7, 2007 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 7, 1907: “Officers of the U.S. Navy have organized to get pay and benefit increases and a strong lobbying effort is due in Congress. Other armed forces units are due to support the Navy group, which has a number of Kansans involved.
Baby boomer leaders to share insights
October 7, 2007 in print edition on E1
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and its Young Professionals Network will conduct a luncheon and panel discussion Wednesday, “Transferring Leadership: What Today’s Baby Boomer Leaders Can Share about Career Success and the Transfer of Leadership.”
Honor killing’ tradition imperils women
October 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
She is 18, unmarried and eight months pregnant. She hates it when the baby shifts and kicks in her womb. “I don’t hate the child,” she said. “But the movements keep reminding me of my past.”
East, West Germany divided over dog breeds
During country’s division, German shepherds developed distinct features
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D7
Gerlinde Schultze beamed as she lifted up her week-old puppy. “This is Xaver, a purebred East German shepherd,” she said proudly, kissing the dark whelp on its wet snout. “You can’t possibly find a better bloodline anywhere - especially not in West Germany.”
High school choir to join fall concert
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D10
Baldwin High School’s Honor Choir will join the Baker University Choir for a performance at the Sesquicentennial Fall Concert in honor of Baker’s 150th celebration.
Attorney receives international honor
October 7, 2007 in print edition on E1
Lawrence resident Bill Sampson, a partner in the Kansas City, Mo., office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, recently was honored as a top product-liability lawyer worldwide by London-based publisher Who’s Who Legal for the second consecutive year.
Aggies hand Jayhawks third straight sweep
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kansas University’s volleyball team still seems to be reeling from the loss of sophomore standout Brittany Williams. The Jayhawks on Saturday night were clobbered by Texas A&M, 30-26, 30-25, 30-19, in Horejsi Center - the third straight loss by sweep since the New Orleans middle blocker suffered a season-ending knee injury at practice.
Beyond a doubt
Jayhawks prove worth with big victory
October 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
The doubters have nothing left. Some will still lurk, of course, questioning Kansas University’s football team for this, or showing skepticism because of that. But as of right now, the peg leg those cynics were standing on was chopped down Saturday, after Kansas triumphed over No. 24 Kansas State, 30-24, in a thrilling showdown at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Small tables versatile objects of decor
October 7, 2007 in print edition on D4
Small tables are selling quickly at the antiques shows. There are so many ways to use them. Clever buyers sometimes think of new uses for old tables. A sewing or work table was a household need in the 18th and 19th centuries because wives spent so much time doing needlework and wanted the fabric and tools nearby.