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Archive for Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Also from October 9

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Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
South Junior High School construction
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think of KDHE's staff recommendation to approve new coal plants?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s bad
 
59%
It’s good
 
36%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 152
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Corn is harvested in a field east of Overbrook on Oct. 1. Area corn fields typically are yielding 100 to 140 bushels an acre this fall, up from the annual average of 97 bushels an acre over the past five years, said Bill Wood, of K-State Research and Extension in Douglas County. Yields, prices are up - but so are costs of planting
October 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Driving through row after row of field corn this fall, Jimmy Gabriel finds himself cracking a bit of a smile. And it’s not just because he’s getting 150 to 160 bushels an acre on this particular run, or because soydiesel fuel is burning efficiently in his combine, or because the family farm’s 2,500 acres of soybeans are ripening up just fine, thank you. Gabriel’s smile comes from all that - and more. Much more.
9:00 a.m.
Free Speak: The Free State Podcast
Art, clubs and basketball
Posted October 9, 2007
Welcome to "Free Speak: The Free State Podcast." The podcast, put together by Free State High School students under the direction of teacher Laurie L. Folsom, this week includes a feature about Carolyn Berry, the Kansas Arts Education Assn. teacher of the year winner. There's also an essay about one student's love of basketball. "Free Speak" will appear every other Tuesday during the fall semester, rotating with a similar podcast from Lawrence High.
1:00 p.m.
Lawrence High School senior Stephanie Drahozal rehearses with the A Cappella Choir on Wednesday at the school. Drahozal, who is involved in choir, orchestra and theater at LHS, has been named the September ArtStar, a new World Company program that recognizes outstanding seniors in the fine arts. Star qualities
October 9, 2007 in print edition on 1C
If Stephanie Drahozal had her way, her future office would be a Broadway stage. She’d spent a typical workday in costumes and makeup, belting out show tunes as the leading lady in “Les Miserables” or “Wicked.” She knows it’s an ambitious dream, and right now she’s just focused on applying to colleges and forging through her senior year at Lawrence High School.
4:00 p.m.
The state on Thursday denied permits for two coal plants near Holcomb, Kan. KDHE staff supports coal plant project in western Kansas
October 9, 2007
The staff of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has recommended approval of two 700-megawatt coal-fired electric plants in western Kansas, officials said today.
10:00 p.m.
South Junior High eighth-grader Shelbeigh O'Brien works on a test for her physical education class Tuesday in the commons area of the school The commons area is used as a classroom while other parts of the school including the auxiliary gymnasium and science labs are still under construction. The new date for completion is scheduled for Nov. 16. South Junior High construction work pushed back more than a month
October 9, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The work still is not over at South Junior High School. Because of 45 days of weather delays, the new completion date has been moved back from Oct. 1 to Nov. 16. On that day, school officials say, everything inside and outside should be finished, even demolition of the old South building.

All stories

6Sports video: Firebirds soccer squad tops Vikings
October 9, 2007
The Free State Firebirds soccer team defeated the SM West Vikings by a final score of 2-1.
6News video: Trial begins for woman charged in conspiracy
October 9, 2007
Trial starts today for a woman charged in a conspiracy to shoot and kill a Lawrence man.
6News video: City leaders mull over school expansion
October 9, 2007
City leaders consider whether to approve an expansion at a Southwest Lawrence private school.
6News video: South Junior High construction still not complete
October 9, 2007
As the deadline comes and goes, students at one Lawrence junior high continue to work side-by-side with construction crews.
6News video: Local house fire determined an accident
October 9, 2007
The state Fire Marshall’s office determined that a fire which destroyed a Douglas County home last week was accidental.
6News video: Another lawsuit filed against Boardwalk Apartments
October 9, 2007
They were either injured or displaced by the Boardwalk Apartment fire - and now more victims come forward claiming the apartment complex is a fire-trap.
6Sports video: District play begins for Kansas high school football teams
October 9, 2007
The Lawrence High football team may only be 2-4 after their first 6 games of the season, but it all means nothing - only the next 3 district games matter to get to state!
6Sports video: Tongy volleyball team tops Basehor-Linwood
October 9, 2007
The Tonganoxie Chieftains volleyball team defeated the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats.
6News video: KDHE supports coal plants in western Kansas
October 9, 2007
The staff of the Kansas Department of health and Environment recommends approval of two coal-fired power plants in western Kansas.
6Sports video: KU hits the practice field as a ‘Top 25’ team
October 9, 2007
For the first time since September 28th, 1996, the Kansas football team took the practice field today as a ‘Top 25’ program.
6News video: City Commissioners will revisit the SLT
October 9, 2007
At their weekly meeting tonight, Lawrence City Commissioners said they plan to discuss which route for the South Lawrence Trafficway they support.
6News video: Friend 2 Friend: The story of one local breast cancer survivor
October 9, 2007
Continuing our ongoing series, ‘Friend 2 Friend,’ on the importance of self-breast exams, tonight we give you the inspirational story of one local survivor.
6Sports video: Two KU basketball players honored; coaches help fight with cancer
October 9, 2007
The Big 12 basketball coaches have voted and they agree that both Darrell Arthur and Brandon Rush belong on the ‘Preseason All-Big 12 First Team.’ This evening, however, KU basketball coaches Bill Self and Bonnie Henrickson kicked off the ‘Coaches Vs. Cancer Campaign.’
South Junior High construction work pushed back more than a month
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
The work still is not over at South Junior High School. Because of 45 days of weather delays, the new completion date has been moved back from Oct. 1 to Nov. 16. On that day, school officials say, everything inside and outside should be finished, even demolition of the old South building.
Chemical spill near train tracks in Franklin County causes evacuation of homes
05:37 p.m., October 9, 2007 Updated 05:55 p.m.
A tank car on a train traveling east from Osage County into Franklin County leaked a toxic chemical, causing an evacuation of up to 30 homes near the site.
6News Now: Seabury expansion under consideration
October 9, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, city leaders consider whether to approve an expansion at Bishop Seabury Academy, and a man is arrested in an early-morning rape and kidnapping.
Another lawsuit filed in Boardwalk Apartments fire
October 9, 2007
The lawsuit, against the Boardwalk Apartments and Terrace Management Services, claims the property was a “fire trap.”
Rush, Arthur garner Preseason Big 12 accolades
October 9, 2007
Kansas junior guard Brandon Rush and sophomore forward Darrell Arthur on Tuesday were announced as two of six members of the 2007-08 Preseason All-Big 12 Team. Preseason honors were voted on by the league’s head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own players.
KDHE staff supports coal plant project in western Kansas
Secretary says he hasn’t made up his mind
October 9, 2007
The staff of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has recommended approval of two 700-megawatt coal-fired electric plants in western Kansas, officials said today.
22-year-old man arrested on rape, kidnapping charges
October 9, 2007
Lawrence Police arrested a man early this morning on suspicion of kidnapping, rape and other charges.
K-State says possible violations in football program
October 9, 2007
Tim Weiser, director of athletics at the Big 12 school, said the institution had reported the violations to the NCAA and retained outside counsel to assist in its internal probe.
KSU still smarting
Wildcats eager to face CU on Saturday
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
It took Kansas State three years to get back into the Top 25, but it took only one weekend to fall back out. After earning the No. 24 spot in last week’s poll - the Wildcats’ highest ranking since Sept. 5, 2004 - Kansas State lost at home, 30-24, Saturday to in-state rival Kansas University.
Green’s career in doubt after severe concussion
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B5
Thanks to a conflict in sports schedules at the Trent Green household, his wife was spared the scary sight of him face down and motionless on the field in Houston.
Colorado shortstop making name for himself
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
Troy Tulowitzki could be collecting some serious hardware soon: the NL Rookie of the Year award, a Gold Glove, maybe even a World Series ring.
Jones returns five medals
Sprinter gives up three gold, two bronze
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
Her reputation is gone, and now so are Marion Jones’ Olympic medals. Jones gave back the five medals she won at the Sydney Olympics on Monday and agreed to forfeit all other results dating back to Sept. 1, 2000, further punishment for her admission that she was a drug cheat.
Scary stories sought
October 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Journal-World is encouraging youths to enter its annual “Scary Story Contest.”
Sometimes, best advice is to take advice
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
Giving advice to people in financial trouble is like throwing dust into the wind. You toss it out and, depending on the wind’s direction, it either gets carried away or thrown right back in your face.
Realtors counter doom, gloom
Lawrence sales, prices down from a year ago
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
Fewer homes are being sold and at lower prices than last year in Lawrence, but the numbers are far less fearsome than national reports would suggest, leaders of the Lawrence Board of Realtors said Monday.
Minuteman group says it was wrongly portrayed
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A5
National leaders of a group opposed to illegal immigration were in Kansas City on Monday to answer criticism they believe is wrongly portraying the group.
Byrd’s gem lifts Indians to ALCS
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
So it all came down to the Cleveland Indians’ superior pitching: C.C. Sabathia, Fausto Carmona and, of course, Paul Byrd.
Double Take: ‘Kiss and Tell’ case good example of why kids should follow politics
October 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
Dr. Wes: In February 2006, Marissa Ballard and I discussed then-Attorney General Phill Kline’s attempt to extend the Kansas mandatory child abuse reporting law to include disclosures of consensual sex by teenagers under the age of 16.
Lawrence Datebook
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Britain to halve Iraq force
Some in U.S. complain new prime minister taking easy way out
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
Britain will cut its forces in Iraq by half in the spring, shrinking the commitment of America’s leading military partner to just 2,500 troops engaged mainly in training Iraqi forces, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday.
Next stop: state
Firebirds qualify as team
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Despite posting some high scores, three Free State High School girls golfers were pleasantly surprised to find out they finished in the top 10 Monday at the Class 6A Regional played at Alvamar Golf Course. While the scores weren’t great, they were good enough to lead the Firebirds to a first-place finish and a spot in the state tournament.
Kansas plans hoops party
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s athletic department will hold a 110 Years of Jayhawk Men’s Basketball Celebration on Feb. 16 at Allen Fieldhouse. Letters have been mailed to former players and coaches inviting all to the KU-Colorado game, which is set for a 12:30 p.m. tipoff.
Questions about SLT to be addressed at meeting
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway will be the main topic of discussion at Wednesday night’s Douglas County Commission meeting. Commissioners will discuss an exchange of letters between County Administrator Craig Weinaug and J. Michael Bowen, division engineer for the Federal Highway Administration.
Pelathe Center aims for fresh start
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
A local nonprofit agency is cleaning house in hopes of making a fresh start. Workers at Pelathe Community Resource Center conducted a giveaway Monday to clear the first floor of their office building at 15th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Banked blood loses needed chemical
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A10
Much of the stored blood given to millions of people every year may lack a component vital for it to deliver oxygen to the tissues.
Bill’s reduction of interest rates takes step in the right direction
Youths debate efficacy of college loan legislation
October 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
College students, future college students, college graduates and state officials have lobbied for changes in the student loan system and have subsequently been ignored by a Republican Congress.
New eminent domain law complicates disaster recovery
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B10
A new state law on eminent domain has complicated the recovery process for Kansas towns hit by disasters, like the May tornado that his Greensburg and the summer flooding that hit Coffeyille and Osawatomie.
Tigers DH Sheffield has shoulder surgery
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
Tigers designated hitter Gary Sheffield had shoulder surgery Monday and is expected to recover in time for the start of spring training.
Commodities
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures slid sharply Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 30 cents to $8.66; December corn lost 2.5 cents to $3.3975; December oats fell 2.5 cents to $2.7050; November soybeans shed 15 cents to $9.2550.
On the record
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 42-year-old Lawrence woman on Sunday reported $2,000 in criminal damage to a garage door of a residence in the 5200 block of Stonecreek Court. The incident was reported shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday.
Topeka’s Owen dies at 71
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
Edwyn “Bob” Owen, who played on the 1960 team that won the first Olympic gold medal in hockey for the United States, was found dead in a burning car. He was 71.
Junta appoints liaison for talks with Suu Kyi
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
The ruling junta appointed a Cabinet official Monday to coordinate contacts with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a move that comes with Myanmar under intense international pressure to enter talks with the democracy movement.
Jury selection begins today in slaying of Greenwood Co. sheriff
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Jury selection was scheduled to begin today in the trial of a 26-year-old man accused of gunning down the Greenwood County sheriff.
Trail safety
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: This is a plea to the bicycle riders that utilize the South Lawrence Trafficway walkway. I frequently run a section of the bypass trail with my dog. I keep him on a leash so that I can control his actions and interactions with others using the same trail.
Gary Forsee departs as Sprint Nextel CEO
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
Sprint Nextel Corp.’s board pushed out Chairman and Chief Executive Gary Forsee on Monday, complaining over the cell phone carrier’s financial results, which have lagged since the Sprint-Nextel merger engineered by Forsee.
Crash revives concern for president’s safety
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
A helicopter carrying aides to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf crashed Monday as the Pakistani leader flew to Kashmir. Though blamed on a technical fault, the accident revived concern for Musharraf’s safety as his war with Islamic militants intensifies.
Golden retriever steps in to nurse stray kitten
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
A stray kitten has found a new mother in a golden retriever, who began producing milk for the gray tabby after hearing its cries. The hungry kitten, found in an old tire at a concrete plant, refused to drink from a bottle and her rescuers feared she would die.
Americans, Briton share Nobel Prize in medicine
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
As a child in Italy during World War II, he lived for years on the streets and in orphanages. Six decades later, as a scientist in the United States, Mario Capecchi joined two other researchers in winning the Nobel Prize in medicine.
Israel deploys fashion police at parliament
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Even in a country known for its casual dress, informality has its limits. Israel’s parliament unleashed the fashion police ahead of the opening of its annual winter session Monday, saying visitors wearing “unbecoming attire” would be barred from entering.
Students will try to fly high in contest
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A5
Registration for the Kansas University School of Engineering’s 2007 High School design contest ends a week from today. Teams of three to four high school students are invited to design a dirigible that can be filled with helium and then flown to a specific location carrying a payload.
Missing plane carrying 10 skydivers found
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Ground searchers found the wreckage Monday of a plane carrying nine skydivers and a pilot that crashed in the rugged central Washington Cascades. There was no immediate word on whether there were any survivors.
K.C. Symphony to cap Music Works! fundraiser
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A5
Call it the grand finale. A Lawrence group for two years has raised $225,000 to form an endowment to benefit music education.
Authorities suspend search for Steve Fossett
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
With winter closing in, efforts to find aviator Steve Fossett have dwindled - along with hopes that his proven ability to cheat death enabled him to survive a plane crash in the rugged desert of northern Nevada.
Comments sought on southeast area plan
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
City and county planners are looking for feedback on a plan that spells out how to develop a large area southeast of Lawrence.
Missouri RB Temple questionable for OU
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Missouri may be without its leading rusher Saturday when the 11th-ranked Tigers play No. 6 Oklahoma, coach Gary Pinkel said Monday.
Tour to help benefit Humane Society
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Fall Foliage Motorcycle Tour, a benefit for the Lawrence Humane Society, is set for Sunday.
Interpol tries to identify suspected pedophile
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
He apparently traveled the world sexually abusing young boys, but remained unidentifiable - until now. Police in Europe have unscrambled digitally altered images found on the Internet to reveal the face of a man shown abusing boys in Vietnam and Cambodia.
49 Up’ on PBS is not to miss
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B8
If you watch only one program this week, don’t miss “49 Up” on “P.O.V.” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings). The seventh in director Michael Apted’s (“Coal Miner’s Daughter) “Up” films, this remarkable documentary continues one of the most intense and intimate character studies in the history of television.
Romo, Cowboys overcome 5 INTs
Folk nails 53-yard field goal on last play to sink Bills
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B5
Tony Romo is nothing if not resilient. And because he didn’t let four interceptions in the first half, two returned for touchdowns, destroy his night, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off a stunning comeback victory.
CrimeStoppers event collects Tips for Tots
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A fundraiser for CrimeStoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County Friends of Children in Foster Care will be conducted tonight at Henry T’s Bar & Grill, 3520 W. Sixth St.
Woman dies in hot air balloon accident
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
One of hundreds of balloons in town for a festival tipped after snagging a utility line Monday, sending a woman plummeting at least 70 feet to her death.
Huard’s status for Sunday undetermined
Chiefs QB hurt shoulder in loss to Jags; Croyle ready to step in if needed
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas City Chiefs said Monday they won’t know quarterback Damon Huard’s status for this week’s game against Cincinnati until the results of medical tests are known. If Huard is out, backup Brodie Croyle would get the start.
People in the news
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Martha Stewart to dedicate geriatric center¢ Osbournes to auction furniture, collectibles¢ Tom Sizemore says he’s quit drugs for good¢ Director Ang Lee says he’s extremely shy¢ Danny Bonaduce won’t be charged in fight¢ Summers: New album from The Police possible
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
The start time - and television possibilities - for KU’s Oct. 20 game at Colorado will be decided Sunday. The television networks typically have to decide which games they want 12 days ahead of time. But ABC has a clause in its contract which allows it to exercise a six-day window on three occasions this season. They are using one of those for the Oct. 20 games.
KU men’s golf 13th
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s men’s golf team placed last of 13 teams on Monday at the Windon Memorial Classic at the par-71, 6,667-yard Lake Shore Country Club.
Pump patrol
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at several locations.
QB Robinson expected to practice for OSU
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Starting quarterback Zac Robinson was expected to return to practice after sustaining a “slight concussion,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Monday.
Law skims past core of problem: ever-increasing tuition costs
Youths debate efficacy of college loan legislation
October 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
For students planning to apply for college, finding a way to pay for it can be a major hurdle. Part of the process involves taking out loans. These loans carry high interest rates and often leave students in serious debt.
GOP delegate selection favors Thompson
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
If the early primaries and caucuses don’t decide the Republican presidential nomination, former Sen. Fred Thompson may enjoy an edge in any drawn-out delegate slugfest due to his Sun Belt roots and “red state” strength.
Gooden to net more playing time
Former Kansas University hoops standout seeks long career with Cavs, then stint as big-league pitcher
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
The absence of Anderson Varejao, who remains out due to contract negotiations, means several Cleveland Cavaliers players will have to step up their games until Varejao returns.
Democrats focusing on turning out young voters
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A10
Candidates in Iowa are trying to entice college students and even 17-year-old high school kids to turn out for presidential caucuses that are typically gray-haired affairs.
Texas WR Sweed out for season
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Texas senior wide receiver Limas Sweed, whose 20 career touchdown catches rank No. 2 in school history, will undergo wrist surgery that is expected to end his college career, the team announced Monday.
Wise energy use
Production is just part of the state’s energy puzzle.
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
Many Kansas residents and officials currently are pondering the best way to meet the state’s future energy demands. Should we increase our use of biofuels and wind power or invest in new coal-fired plants to generate electricity?
Torre dodges job-status questions
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
Joe Torre sat in front of a media assemblage late Monday night, his eyes moist, and spoke in a postgame news conference, something he has done thousands of times in a New York Yankees uniform.
Tax relief
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Recently, Lawrence was touted as one of the more desirable cities in the nation for retirees. It is true that the city has much to offer senior citizens, but the aura might soon fade as a result of a seeming over-active appetite for spending by the local school board and an absence of any property tax relief by local and state government.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
Enrollment declines had hit hard at the two private colleges closest to Kansas University. Baker in Baldwin City saw enrollment fall 10.1 percent for the fall semester and Ottawa had seen a 13.5 percent drop.
Details emerge in Wisconsin shooting
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
A young sheriff’s deputy who opened fire on a pizza party and killed six people reportedly flew into a rage when he was rebuffed by his old girlfriend, and others at the gathering called him a “worthless pig.”
Tax responsibility
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Recently, the Journal-World published a page listing those residents and businesses in Douglas County that were delinquent in paying their property taxes. Some of these omissions may be oversights; others may be deliberate delays.
Texas Tech coach breaks arm in crash
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach talks often about how players need to play through pain as the season wears on.
State standards of excellence met
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
Several Lawrence schools achieved excellence last year in the state’s eyes. “This, I think, is as a state what we have decided is excellence, and it is recognizing our schools as having attained that, irregardless of what has been layered upon it from Washington with this No Child Left Behind,” said Scott Morgan, a Lawrence school board member.
Leafs’ Blake has leukemia
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
Maple Leafs forward Jason Blake has a rare form of leukemia that he said leaves him in no immediate danger and is highly treatable. The 34-year-old left wing has started treatment and doesn’t expect to miss any playing time.
Volunteers needed for conservation fair
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
The city of Lawrence Home Energy Conservation Fair and Sustainable Homes Tour will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Free State High School.
Star qualities
Broadway dreams fuel bright musician’s onstage efforts
October 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
If Stephanie Drahozal had her way, her future office would be a Broadway stage. She’d spent a typical workday in costumes and makeup, belting out show tunes as the leading lady in “Les Miserables” or “Wicked.” She knows it’s an ambitious dream, and right now she’s just focused on applying to colleges and forging through her senior year at Lawrence High School.
Study: Prompt treatment of minor strokes key
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
Patients who receive treatment for a minor stroke within 24 hours reduce their risk of a second stroke by 80 percent compared with those who wait three days or more to see a doctor, according to a new study released today.
Nebraska AD pledges support for coach
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson pledged his support Monday night to Bill Callahan and the rest of the football coaching staff in the wake of a 35-point loss to Missouri.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World of Oct. 9, 1907: State officers continue to debate the merits of primary elections and some want to try out some system before accepting it permanently.
Report calls for $136M payout from Blackwater, plus ouster
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
Iraqi authorities want the U.S. government to sever all contracts in Iraq with Blackwater USA within six months. They also want the firm to pay $8 million in compensation to families of each of the 17 people killed when its guards sprayed a traffic circle with heavy machine gun fire last month.
Court to rule whether international treaty trumps state law
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
By his own admission, the crime was savage. Jose Medellin and five other gang members were drinking, brawling, swaggering, talking smack and hanging out by the railroad tracks near a Houston apartment complex on a warm night in June 1993. Along came two girls, Jennifer Ertman, 14, and Elizabeth Pena, 16, taking a shortcut home from a friend’s house.
Woodling: Baker kicker awesome
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Steve Rottinghaus and I were standing in a press box cubicle semi-high above the football field at Liston Stadium when Derek Doerfler unloaded a 31-yard field-goal attempt. At the time Saturday afternoon, Baker University and William Jewell College were knotted in a scoreless tie, and I felt sure Doerfler’s kick had sailed through the uprights.
Calling out Columbus Day
Haskell group wants holiday to be discussed, honor indigenous peoples
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Rae Lynn hopes a protest march on Monday educates the community and, perhaps, serves as a catalyst for change. Lynn, a Haskell Indian Nations University senior, was among about 100 people who first gathered at South Park and then carried their protest of Columbus Day into downtown Lawrence.
Banker named to hospital authority
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday appointed Johnson County banker Robert “Bob” Regnier to the board of the Kansas University Hospital Authority. And Sebelius said she wants to work quickly with hospital leaders to fill seven more positions on the board, which has been the focus of recent scrutiny.
Treasurer’s office suggests ideas to shorten lines
Ways to cut wait times to renew vehicle license tags proposed
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Douglas County Treasurer’s office is looking for ways to shorten the long lines that form at the end of the month, when many people renew their vehicle license tags. Among the solutions are encouraging more renewals by mail and online, and working with the state to increase the number of registration due dates.
Mangino: Cupcakes served their purpose
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
It was laughed at, ridiculed and verbally beaten for weeks. Four games for Kansas University’s football team in the notorious nonconference schedule, against four tremendously inferior opponents: Central Michigan, Southeastern Louisiana, Toledo and Florida International.
Horoscopes
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B8
You might want to break many of your patterns. Success will head in your direction if you think through a goal, project or desire. At this point, your mind and heart will be connected. If you are single, scrutinize a love interest before taking the romantic plunge.
Government revives executions, killing15
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A6
Ending a three-year moratorium on the death penalty, Afghanistan executed 15 prisoners by gunfire, including a man convicted of killing three foreign journalists during the U.S.-led invasion, the prisons chief announced Monday.
Researcher claims Earhart mystery solved but seeks ‘smoking gun’
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A6
If Gary Quigg is right, the 70-year-old mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance has been solved. All he needs is some proof. “I am sure we are looking in the right spot,” Quigg said this weekend at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington.
Bad relationships might hurt heart
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A6
A lousy marriage might literally make you sick. Marital strife and other bad personal relationships can raise your risk for heart disease, researchers reported Monday.