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Archive for Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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Free State vs. SM West soccer
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Polls
Should the state spend an additional $26 million to provide all-day kindergarten and boost teacher pay?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
56%
No
 
42%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 261
Damon Huard sustained a shoulder injury on a fourth-quarter hit in Sunday's loss, and coach Herm Edwards said Sunday that Brodie Croyle might start even if Huard is cleared. How should the Chiefs handle the quarterback position in the immediate future?

Poll results

Response Percent
Croyle should start regardless of Huard’s health.
 
66%
Huard should start if he’s able, even if he’s not 100 percent.
 
16%
Croyle should start until Huard is 100 percent, then hand the reins back to Huard.
 
16%
Total 12
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
High School Spodcasters
Storming toward state
Posted October 10, 2007
In this week's episode of High School Spodcasters, Journal-World High School Sports Editor Matt Tait is joined by beat writers Benton Smith and Jesse Temple and the trio talks about which local teams might make the best run toward the state tournaments
12:00 p.m.
Kansas University's Bales Organ Recital Hall, which is 10 years old, was a joint effort of an architect, acoustician, organ builder, organ faculty and university representatives. The venue is perfectly constructed for organ music. Key masters
October 10, 2007 in print edition on 1C
The Bales Organ Recital Hall quietly turned 10 years old last year. There was no fanfare, no anniversary celebration, just a dutiful continuation by the decade-old instrument and its venerable home to showcase the performances - from lessons to recitals - of Kansas University students, faculty and visiting artists.
4:00 p.m.
The Brownback Report
Brownback: 'I am doing all that I can to make the votes that I can'
Posted October 10, 2007
As scheduled, [Sen. Sam Brownback chatted live today at WashingtonPost.com][1].There were lots of questions from Brownback's Kansas constituents.At least two questions from the Lawrence area ...
10:00 p.m.
Sierra Club representative Brandon Hearn, Olathe, holds a Sierra Club advertisement promoting wind energy, along with other protesters gathered for a news conference Wednesday at the Statehouse in Topeka. Representatives from the Sierra Club, Kansas Rural Center and other groups who are opposed to a proposed coal-fueled power plant in western Kansas urged the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to reject the plant. Coal plant under fire
October 11, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A coalition Wednesday slammed the proposed coal-fueled electric plants in western Kansas, saying the project would hurt the environment and economy. In a news conference on the steps of the Capitol, representatives of several groups urged Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby to reject the proposal.

All stories

6News video: Winter outlook looks to be enjoyable
October 10, 2007
Winter weather is rarely easy to predict, but early forecasts for the area may give residents something to look forward to.
6News video: Car crashes near Goodwill
October 10, 2007
A mother traveling with her infant and two other adults loses control of her pickup and eventually crashes.
6Sports video: KU looks for revenge against visiting Baylor
October 10, 2007
Last season, the Baylor Bears defeated the Kansas Jayhawks by a single point, 36-35. This year, the ‘Hawks look for revenge when the Bears take the field this Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
6News video: Tensie Oldfather remembered tonight
October 10, 2007
The many people touched by the life of Tensie Oldfather gather to remember her tonight.
6News video: Tonganoxie leaders deck the halls in a big way this year
October 10, 2007
As part of a downtown promotion event, the city of Tonganoxie will hoist an 18-foot Christmas tree in a vacant lot downtown this winter.
6Sports video: Youth once again dominates hardwood for KU women’s basketball team
October 10, 2007
A year ago, Bonnie Henrickson’s 14-player roster included 7 freshmen - this season, 6 are still around for their sophomore campaign - and 3 more ‘rookies’ have joined the squad.
6News video: KU senior charged with multiple crimes
October 10, 2007
A KU senior is charged today with multiple crimes in connection with a brutal attack on a 22-year-old Lawrence woman.
6Sports video: Jayhawk volleyball team tops winless CU
October 10, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawk volleyball team had little problem defeated winless Colorado on Wednesday.
6Sports video: LHS volleyball squad prepares for weekend tourney
October 10, 2007
The Lawrence High volleyball team is preparing for this weekend’s tournament in Emporia.
6News video: City leaders work to remove homeless people along Kansas River
October 10, 2007
City leaders set a deadline for homeless people staying along the Kansas River in East Lawrence to clear out their camp sites.
6News video: $500,000 donation puts LMH capital campaign over its goal
October 10, 2007
A $500,000 donation this week pushed the Lawrence Memorial Hospital capital campaign past its $8 million goal.
6News video: State school officials push for another increase in funding
October 10, 2007
State school officials are looking to add $26 million in another increase in school funding.
6News video: SLT decision must be made soon
October 10, 2007
Twenty years of planning - but nothing to show for it. Now, the South Lawrence Trafficway gets one more chance at compromise.
Two emergency helicopters called to injury accident
08:22 p.m., October 10, 2007 Updated 09:11 p.m.
One vehicle accident occurs around 7 p.m. in Goodwill parking lot near 31st and Iowa
6News Now: Planning chairman seeking SLT compromise
October 10, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the chairman of the planning commission is trying to work out a compromise with Haskell Indian Nations University to avoid building the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands, and good news for Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s fund-raising efforts.
Planning commission chief looking for SLT compromise
Proposal calls for moving trafficway south of river, upgrading 31st Street
October 10, 2007
The chairman of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission said today that he wants to make one more effort to reach a compromise with Haskell Indian Nations University to avoid building the South Lawrence Trafficway through a wetland area that the university considers sacred.
State school officials push for all-day kindergarten funding
October 10, 2007
The proposal by the State Board of Education will go to the Legislature which starts its session in January.
Supreme Court refuses to hear claims of German against CIA
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Khaled el-Masri’s frightening tale of abduction and torture at the hands of the CIA can be discussed everywhere, it seems - except in American courts.
Plan gains support of KDHE staff
Official decision yet to be made on permits for western Kansas project
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
A proposal to build coal-burning electric plants in western Kansas gained momentum Tuesday by winning staff approval at the state environmental agency. And legislative leaders supporting the project leaned heavily on Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby to accept the staff recommendation and grant permits for the two 700-megawatt plants.
Forever linked
Veritas trio coach’s first four-year players
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
According to most high school coaches, every senior class was a special one. For Veritas Christian volleyball coach Kyle Billings, this year’s group is special for more than the typical reasons. Kristie Tiegreen, Adrienne Willems and Becky Woods made up Billings’ first freshman class when he took the head coaching position at Veritas.
Bush administration calls for ‘culture of preparedness’
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
With little more than a year left in office, the Bush administration issued a new homeland security strategy Tuesday, calling on citizens and governments to develop “a culture of preparedness” to deal with natural disasters and terrorism.
K.C. firm to oversee Greensburg rebuilding
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
A Kansas City company has been chosen to create a master plan for the rebuilding of Greensburg, Kan., which was nearly wiped off the map in May.
Horoscopes
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B13
This year you will want to rethink your priorities. Your positive mind-set might be contagious. If you are single, meeting people happens naturally. If you are attached, the two of you might be discussing a domestic change. Another LIBRA is a soul mate.
Get a grip on high-performance tires a top priority, shop around
Publication says to make safety
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B12
In Consumer Reports’ latest tests of summer and all-season ultra-high-performance tires (UHP), CR identified a few excellent tires from Falken, Michelin, Nitto and Pirelli and found big differences in performance among models in the group.
Firefighters impressed by fire-retardant gel
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
It was the most intense fire ever recorded in the Black Hills National Forest, but nearly all homes coated with a slimy gel were saved while dozens of houses nearby burned to the ground.
People in the news
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B13
¢ Public to vote online for AMA nominees¢ NBC Universal buying Oxygen Media¢ David Spade donates to family of slain officer¢ Lohan says staying sober is main priority¢ It’s a girl for Nick Nolte and longtime companion¢ Yoko Ono unveils Imagine Peace tower
Candidates quarrel over spending in GOP debate
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani quarreled over tax and spending cuts Tuesday, each claiming greater commitment than the other in a debate in the nation’s struggling manufacturing heartland.
Despite rhetoric, Iran not top U.S. threat
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A12
I’ve gotten a torrent of e-mail in response to a column called “My dinner with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.” Much of it questioned why I would attend a meal with a “thug” who said Israel should be “wiped off the map.” Others denounced as naive or worse my point that the Iranian president wasn’t powerful enough to be a Hitler.
Victims file 2nd lawsuit in Boardwalk fire
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
More victims of the fatal Boardwalk Apartments fire have come forward, filing another lawsuit in Douglas County District Court.
Large markets missing in NLCS
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
All those fans tuning into the National League division series games to see the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies received an introduction to the young, exciting teams that eliminated them.
Slow starts don’t bother KU football
Jayhawks have scored just once on opening possession so far this season
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
A three-and-out. A four-and-out. A three-and-out. An immediate interception. More often than not, the opening offensive series for Kansas University’s football team this season has been overwhelmingly unimpressive.
Man arrested on rape, kidnapping charges
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence police arrested a man early Tuesday on suspicion of kidnapping, rape and other charges.
City to revisit SLT decision
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
City commissioners want to reopen their debate on the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway project, just days or weeks before a federal agency is expected to make a decision on a key permit for the road.
Keegan: North up for grabs
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s a shame paranoia shrouds college football. Otherwise, Kansas University could share the secrets of running a big-time football program with some schools not faring as well in the national rankings.
Mo. man pleads guilty, details child abduction
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
The horror faced by two boys abducted in rural Missouri was revealed Tuesday in court, where their captor pleaded guilty and prosecutors said a video showing him torture one of them underlines why he should die in prison.
Bush prods Congress on education law
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
President Bush said Tuesday that he’s open to new ideas for changing the “No Child Left Behind” education law but will not accept watered-down standards or rollbacks in accountability.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B3
Ticket sales are going extremely well for KU’s Nov. 3 game against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium, as well as the Nov. 24 game with Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium.
Bishop Seabury expansion OK’d
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
City commissioners unanimously agreed to grant a special use permit for an expansion of Bishop Seabury Academy, 4120 Clinton Parkway.
Glatz powers Firebirds
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
Listless warm-ups and an emotionless start could have cost Free State High’s soccer team a victory Tuesday. Greg Glatz, the Firebirds’ senior defender and vocal leader, made sure that didn’t happen.
LHS volleyball 1-2 at Wash Rural quad
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 1-2 on Tuesday in a quadrangular at Washburn Rural.
Immaculata, Oskaloosa sweep Seahawks
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Seabury Academy volleyball team was swept by Oskaloosa and Leavenworth Immaculata on Tuesday.
Veritas salvages one win
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
On a night that was special for Veritas Christian volleyball seniors Adrienne Willems, Becky Woods and Kristie Tiegreen, the Eagles had to fight to the bitter end to pull out a victory on Senior Night.
Tait: Double the fun
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
With sub-state drawing near, the Lawrence High volleyball team has one advantage that might give the Lions a leg up. It’s two advantages, really, and keeping them straight is the tricky part.
High school sports notebook
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
By the end of Lawrence High’s boys soccer game Wednesday night, nearly half the team’s starters were out of the game due to injury or cards.
City athletes of the week
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
Brooke Sutherland and Craig Rosenstengle.
Bills embarrassed by collapse
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
Lee Evans still can’t get over how the Bills sputtering offense contributed to the team’s collapse on national TV. Evans also has an opinion that might surprise some Bills’ followers.
Cardinals lose quarterback Leinart for season
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
An already difficult second NFL season came to an end for Arizona’s Matt Leinart on Tuesday when he was placed on injured reserve with a broken collarbone. Kurt Warner, the 36-year-old quarterback who had shared duties with Leinart, moves into the starting job. The team signed Tim Rattay on Tuesday to be Warner’s backup.
Wright scores three in debut
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Former Kansas University basketball forward Julian Wright scored three points and had eight rebounds in nine minutes on Tuesday in his pro basketball debut.
Good times, better cause
KU coaches to fight cancer on the court
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s women’s basketball players will wear pink uniforms this season for the first time in school history. It won’t be a regular occurrence … just at a Feb. 17 home game versus Nebraska in support of college women’s basketball’s fight against cancer. Jayhawk coach Bonnie Henrickson made the announcement at Tuesday’s tipoff of the American Cancer Society’s “Coaches vs. Cancer” program at Maceli’s.
Man gets 15 years for weapons conviction
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
A federal judge last week ordered a Lawrence man to serve a prison term for a weapons violation conviction.
BCA considers court action
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
The head of a black coaches group is frustrated by the lack of minority head coaches in college football, and his remedy may be going to court.
Black Jack Battlefield plans to be discussed
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
A meeting about the future of the Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Baldwin City Public Library.
Panel to discuss health care reform
Forum designed last year in campaign season may become annual event
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Following a summer that saw the release of health care plans from presidential candidates and a controversial film from Michael Moore, local and area leaders will weigh in on the country’s health care system.
NAACP banquet focuses on youths
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Shawnee County’s first black district court judge will speak this month at a fundraiser for the Lawrence-Douglas County Unit of the NAACP.
Sesquicentennial Point to be dedicated
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will host the Sesquicentennial Point Dedication at 4 p.m. Oct. 24.
Columbus blame
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: Chad Lawhorn’s article of Oct. 5 on the suggested name change for Columbus Day had a major historical generality that went unchallenged.
Southwest eighth-graders defeat Central
October 10, 2007
The Southwest Bulldog eighth-grade football team remained undefeated Tuesday with a 44-6 win over Central at Central Junior High.
Changing world
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: Suppose that the world population stabilizes and the demand on social and environmental resources lessens. The environment begins to improve, relieving us of catastrophic planetary concerns for our children and grandchildren. Even Lawrence, Kansas, stops growing. What then?
A hard sell
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: When my kindergartner came home with her Reader’s Digest school fundraiser envelope, I felt a little annoyed. Earlier that day, she had attended a school assembly where she had picked up phrases like “fabulous prizes” and “world’s finest chocolate.” I could see that the consumption marketing machine had gotten to her.
Recipe capitalizes on pumpkin season
October 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
I tend to view the stretch from Halloween to Thanksgiving as one segment of the culinary calendar. In part, that’s because the weather in October and November is so distinct from summer and winter, which precede and follow. Those two months are their own season.
Proposed spy law restores protections
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A11
Democrats in House of Representatives on Tuesday unveiled a proposed eavesdropping law that they say gives the National Security Agency the power to target suspected foreign terrorists, but protects the constitutional rights of Americans.
Lawrence MAVS tryouts
October 10, 2007
The Lawrence MAVS is club volleyball program that competes in the Heart of America (HOA) region of USA Volleyball. The teams will train and compete from November through March or April.
Trust teachers
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: I am going to keep this simple and straightforward. While it is true that arms are for hugging and not for hitting, there is a time and a place for everything. Between classes, in the school corridors is neither the time nor the place for student hugging.
Two Jayhawks named All-Big 12
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Big 12 basketball coaches are confident Brandon Rush’s surgically repaired right knee will be as good as new this season. On Tuesday they named Kansas University’s two-time first-team all-conference selection to the preseason all-league team.
Study indicates Tasers generally safe
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
Tasers and similar stun guns, increasingly popular among law enforcement agencies nationwide, are generally safe for police to use, according to new research.
DDT exposure may raise breast cancer risk
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
A new study has found a significant link between women’s exposure to DDT as young girls and the development of breast cancer later in life.
Flamingo that escaped from Wichita spotted in Louisiana
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B14
After two years on the lam, a pink flamingo that escaped from the Sedgwick County Zoo has been spotted in Louisiana with a wild Caribbean flamingo in a ship channel area of southwest Louisiana.
Free State volleyball ‘getting back on track’
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
Free State High’s volleyball team won two of three matches during a quadrangular Tuesday at Shawnee Heights.
Coors, Miller combine to take on Budweiser
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B12
The makers of Coors and Miller beers intend to combine their U.S. brewing operations with a common goal: to take on Anheuser-Busch, which controls about half of the domestic market. And Mark Ritter, owner of the Coors distributor that serves Lawrence, is ready to get on with it.
Homes evacuated after toxic leak
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
A tank car on a train traveling east from Osage County into Franklin County leaked a toxic chemical, causing the evacuation of up to 30 homes near the site. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway contacted the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office about noon Tuesday to advise that some railroad workers had been exposed to chlorobenzyl chloride.
Salesman ‘called’ to donate kidney
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
When Jamie Howard knocked on Paul Sucher’s door six months ago, he was trying to sell him a new vacuum cleaner. He ended up giving him one of his kidneys.
Texas Tech bans sale of Vick shirt
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B3
Texas Tech has banned the sale of a T-shirt bearing the likeness of Michael Vick hanging the dog mascot of rival Texas A&M.
KU soccer fans to receive Late Night seat vouchers
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B3
If you want to be assured of seat at Late Night in the Phog, Kansas University has a deal for you.
Trial begins in Ottawa shooting
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
The trial of a woman charged in a conspiracy to shoot and kill a Lawrence man started Tuesday in Franklin County District Court.
QB question unanswered
Huard cleared, but Edwards doesn’t name starter
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
Damon Huard’s MRI showed no damage to his injured shoulder. and the veteran may be ready to start at quarterback Sunday against Cincinnati, Kansas City coach Herm Edwards said Tuesday. “We’ll go through practice (today) and see what he can do,” Edwards said. “He feels a lot better. He’s worked out the last two days.”
Kosovo leaders ready to declare independence
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Kosovo will unilaterally declare independence within days of a December deadline to wrap up talks if international negotiators fail to reach a deal on the status of the disputed province, its ethnic Albanian leaders said Tuesday.
Baker U. kicker honored by NAIA
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B3
Baker University place-kicker Derek Doerfler was named NAIA special teams player of the week after providing all the scoring in the Wildcats’ 15-13 victory Saturday over William Jewell.
Torre awaits word from Steinbrenner
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
Tick tock, tick tock. The wait is on for Joe Torre and his Yankees players, a fiercely loyal bunch. Nearly everyone in New York wanted to know Tuesday whether owner George Steinbrenner would keep his longtime manager or let him go after 12 straight playoff appearances. No answers yet.
On the record
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 34-year-old Lawrence man reported to Lawrence police the theft of a cashier’s check used to obtain $2,750 from his bank account. The theft occurred Sept. 14.
4 candidates bow out of early primary
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
Four Democratic candidates have withdrawn from Michigan’s Jan. 15 presidential primary, leaving what amounts to a beauty contest for front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and a handful of lesser-knowns.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World of Oct. 10, 1907: “The Kansas University football team beat William Jewell 38-0 in its Oct. 2 opener and now faces St. Mary’s here on Oct. 12.
German, Frenchman share physics Nobel
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
The effect is called giant magnetoresistance, but it enables amazing things at the miniature level. Two European scientists won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for their discoveries of the phenomenon, which spurred some of computing’s most astonishing developments, from video-playing handheld devices to PCs whose storage capacity now seems all but limitless.
Ruling boosts accountability
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A13
On Oct. 1, a federal district judge in Washington, D.C., struck down part of a little known executive order signed by President Bush in the early months of his presidency. That executive order, E.O. 13233, unilaterally overruled key provisions of the Presidential Records Act, passed by Congress in the aftermath of Watergate.
1868 shipwreck found off Alaskan coast
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
A private dive team has discovered the wreckage of an American ship that sank off the south-central Alaska coast 139 years ago. The Torrent sank in Cook Inlet in 1868 after tidal currents rammed it into a reef south of the Kenai Peninsula. Documents from the period show that all 155 people on board survived.
Background determines student achievement
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Low-income students who attend urban public high schools generally do just as well as private-school students with similar backgrounds, according to a study being released today.
ABC’s ‘Dirty’ among smarter fall shows
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B13
Nick (Peter Krause) works overtime to keep the frisky behavior of the Darling family out of the headlines on “Dirty Sexy Money” (9 p.m., ABC). One of the smarter offerings of the new season, “Dirty” has some things in common with some of the fall’s less stellar shows.
Arbitrator rules for Falcons against Vick
Ruling would allow Atlanta to recoup nearly $20 million in bonus money
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
Michael Vick has taken another hit - and this one could cost him nearly $20 million. Already facing prison time, the disgraced quarterback lost the first round in his financial battle with the Atlanta Falcons when an arbitrator ruled Tuesday that Vick should repay much of the bonus money he got while secretly bankrolling a gruesome dogfighting ring.
Government proposes coastal buyout
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
The federal government is considering buying out as many as 17,000 homes along the Mississippi coast and remaking the land into a vast hurricane-protection zone, raising anxieties that it could destroy the waterfront lives many residents are struggling to rebuild after Katrina.
Wis. deputy shot himself after killing 6 others
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
An off-duty sheriff’s deputy who killed six people apparently shot himself three times, with the last shot hitting him in the right side of the head, the state attorney general said Tuesday.
Sox to open with Beckett, Schilling
Boston banking on Wakefield to start Game 4 against Indians
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
Tim Wakefield tested his balky back from the Fenway mound on Tuesday to see if he’ll be able to start in Game 4 of the AL championship series. Curt Schilling showed everything he needed to show Sunday.
Heating costs predicted to go up
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
Almost all Americans will pay a lot more to heat their homes this winter, even though temperatures are expected to be warmer than average. That’s the sobering message from an Energy Department report Tuesday that estimates heating oil costs are likely to jump 22 percent and natural gas bills, on average, will rise 10 percent between October and March.
Murderer again up for parole
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
In September 1987, Carl Kemp built a wooden casket, lined it with velvet and then killed his wife. A few days later Kemp called a Lawrence funeral home and asked for someone to come and get his wife’s body. The late Al Yost, owner of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, responded that night to Kemp’s mobile home at 101 N. Mich.
Clashes kill 250 in 4 days
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
Pakistani aircraft bombed a village bazaar packed with shoppers near the Afghan border Tuesday, pushing the death toll to 250 in four days of fighting - the deadliest clashes since Pakistan threw its support behind the U.S.-led war on terror in 2001.
Apple expertise keeps fruit fresher longer
October 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
This year’s local apple crop was pretty much destroyed by the late spring frost. But that won’t keep people who associate the fruit with the fall from snatching up apples at the grocery store. Here are some expert tips for how to store them:
Article 41 divides lawmakers on domestic affairs
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
It has been nearly 30 years since she got married, but Iraqi legislator Samira Musawi, a Shiite Muslim, still bristles at what she considers an ultimate indignity: a law requiring witnesses to certify the rite.
Commodities
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B12
Corn and soybean prices climbed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while wheat prices slipped. Wheat for December delivery fell 14.5 cents to $8.455; December corn rose 2.75 cents to $3.425; December oats rose 1 cent to $2.715; November soybeans jumped 24.75 cents to $9.5025.
K-State reports violations
NCAA probe involves football program
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kansas State discovered possible rules violations in its football program and is cooperating with the NCAA in an investigation. Athletic director Tim Weiser said Tuesday the Big 12 school reported the violations to the governing body.
Cincinnati cornerback Joseph suspended
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
The NFL has suspended starting cornerback Johnathan Joseph for Sunday’s game at Kansas City, the Cincinnati Bengals said Tuesday.
Low-fat diet may reduce risk of ovarian cancer
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A11
Try fewer burgers and more veggies after menopause: Cutting dietary fat may offer a long-sought protection against deadly ovarian cancer - if you stick with the diet long enough. Low-fat diets have long been promoted as a way to reduce the risk of different cancers, with decidedly mixed results when put to the test.
Motorcyclist hits van carrying Obama’s wife
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
A campaign van carrying Sen. Barack Obama’s wife collided with a motorcycle on a two-lane country road in central Iowa Tuesday, sending the motorcyclist to the hospital.
Foreign security guards kill 2
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
The woman had turned her car into a taxi service for government employees to make money to raise her three daughters after her husband died during heart surgery. Traveling the streets of Baghdad is a risky business, fraught with dangers of random car bombings and drive-by shootings, and many Iraqis are willing to pay for a safe ride.
Commerce Bank system hacked
Lawrence resident’s file among 20 compromised
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B12
A Lawrence resident is among 20 Commerce Bank customers whose personal account information was compromised last week during a hacking of a bank computer system, a bank spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Migraine pill helps some alcoholics stop drinking
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A14
A migraine pill seems to help alcoholics taper off their drinking without detox treatment, researchers report, offering a potential option for a hard-to-treat problem. The drug, Topamax, works in a different way than three other medications already approved for treating alcoholism.
Rockies avoiding flu-stricken manager
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
Matt Holliday and the Colorado Rockies had a good reason for keeping their distance from Clint Hurdle - their manager was still fighting the flu.
Procrastination
End-of-month lines are just a fact of life at the county treasurer’s office.
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A12
The Douglas County treasurer probably is right: It’s easier to change state law than to change human nature. After an 18-month management assessment of her office, Treasurer Paula Gilchrist has come up with some common sense ideas for improving services. A particular focus of her report Monday to county commissioners was how to eliminate long lines in the treasurer’s office at the end of the month, just before the monthly deadlines for license tag renewals.
Key masters
New KU recital series to feature ‘greatest organists in the world’
October 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Bales Organ Recital Hall quietly turned 10 years old last year. There was no fanfare, no anniversary celebration, just a dutiful continuation by the decade-old instrument and its venerable home to showcase the performances - from lessons to recitals - of Kansas University students, faculty and visiting artists.
LHS soccer falls at Leavenworth
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence High soccer team struck first Tuesday - against itself.
Garnett gets chance against former team
New addition should give Celtics punch
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
Kevin Garnett will face his past before he gets on with his future. The 2004 MVP and 10-time All-Star, who left the Minnesota Timberwolves to join the Boston Celtics in a huge offseason trade, will play against his former team for the first time today in an NBA preseason game at the O2 Arena in London.
Toasty sandwiches on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’ satisfy cravings
October 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Warm and Toasty Sandwiches.”
Commentary: Lies finally catch up to Marion Jones
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Before the Games that made her daughter golden, Marion Jones’ mother told a story about a young girl who always knew that some day she was going to be someone special.
This Coby just trying to stick
Lakers’ camp has had more confusion than usual
October 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
Hey, Kobe! Or is it Coby? It can sure get puzzling in the Los Angeles Lakers’ training now that Coby Karl is there with Kobe Bryant.
Lawrence Datebook
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Bush is wrong about Islam
October 10, 2007 in print edition on A13
Whatever else his critics say of him, no one can fault President Bush for failing to go the extra mile in his efforts to show that neither he, nor the United States, is opposed to the Islamic faith, or to Muslim nations.