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12:00 a.m.

Whitney Baker, Lawrence, a floor sales associate at Westlake Ace Hardware, 711 W. 23rd St., decorates a Christmas tree display in the store Tuesday evening. It's only a few days since Columbus Day, and retailers across the country are already offering Christmas items for sale. Weeks before Halloween, Christmas creeps into stores
October 12, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Margie Hinkle keeps a keen eye out for holiday values pretty much year round, but that’s mostly so she can unwrap ideas - a swath of colors, an appropriate sentiment, a certain material that might one day be crafted into a personal project to be given to a friend or loved one.
12:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Local clown talks about his goofy act
Posted October 12, 2007
Richard Renner works with a bunch of clowns. And fire-eaters. And tightrope walkers. And mimes. As owner of Vodvill Entertainment, Renner serves as an agent for dozens of variety performers. He's also a clown himself - the Vodvill Klown, to be exact. He'll perform Sunday in Lawrence as part of the River City Reading Festival. In this week's Pulse Podcast, Renner talks about life as a clown, the status of slapstick entertainment and why it is that so many people are afraid of clowns. After that, hear about some of the other events going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature. You can also hear a song from the Kansas City Chorale, which is performing tonight at the Bales Organ Recital Hall at Kansas University.
4:00 p.m.

Hoyt resident Michael Corrigan is no stranger to the world of handfishing, otherwise known as "noodling." Here he shows off the head of a 70-pound flathead he caught three years ago on the Red River in Oklahoma. Give that man a hand
October 12, 2007 in print edition on 8B
Catfish are repulsive creatures. Sorry, but it’s true. Just take a gander at the one on this page. Notice the eyes: beady, shifty. Check out the “whiskers,” the gaping maw. And a picture doesn’t do justice to the catfish skin, which is equal parts pliable and slimy and such a color it would get its own name in the crayon box - should any demented soul be determined to color something such a sickly hue.

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6Sports video: Veritas Eagles rout Wichita Word of Life
October 12, 2007
The Veritas Eagles football team had their way with Wichita Word of Life, easily defeating the Fire by a final score of 54-6.
6Sports video: Basehor-Linwood Bobcats shut down St. James
October 12, 2007
Basehor-Linwood Bobcats easily defeated the St. James Thunder by a final score of 28-7.
6News video: Early morning fire engulfs local brush drop-off site
October 12, 2007
Early Friday morning, the smell of smoke lingered over East Lawrence and the downtown area after an overnight fire at the city’s brush drop-off site.
6News video: Lightning strikes twice for one lucky Lawrence man
October 12, 2007
A Lawrence man claimed his second $25,000 prize from the Kansas Lottery in the past four months!
6News video: Kasold Drive construction finally finished
October 12, 2007
For the first time in 1 1/2 years, Kasold Drive is completely open to traffic. You can now get all the way from the Farmer’s Turnpike south to 31st Street with no detours or lane restrictions.
6Sports video: LHS football team tops Washburn Rural
October 12, 2007
The Lawrence High football team won their first game of district play, defeating Washburn Rural 28-6.
6News video: ‘Late Night in the Phog’ thrills attendees
October 12, 2007
‘Late Night in the Phog’ officially started the 2007-2008 KU basketball season this evening in front of thousands of Jayhawk fans eagerly anticipating the ‘Hawks to hit the hardwood.
6Sports video: Jayhawks ready to rumble with the Bears
October 12, 2007
Saturday morning, the No. 20 Jayhawks will take on the Baylor Bears at Memorial Stadium. KU is looking for revenge as the Bears defeated the ‘Hawks last season by a single point.
6Sports video: Red team tops blue in ‘Late Night’ scrimmage
October 12, 2007
In another fun installment of ‘Late Night in the Phog’ hosted at Allen Fieldhouse, the red team topped the blue team during the scrimmage portion of the evening’s events.
6Sports video: Perry-Lecompton Kaws take down Tongy
October 12, 2007
The Tonganoxie High football team fell to the Perry-Lecompton Kaws by a final score of 34-13.
6Sports video: Eudora High football squad remains undefeated
October 12, 2007
After a 49-14 win over the Spring Hill Broncos, the Eudora High Cardinals added another victory to their undefeated season.
6Sports video: Free State rolls over Topeka High
October 12, 2007
Free State High had little problem defeating Topeka High by a final score of 34-7.
6News video: Brownback and Biden join forces to tackle Iraq
October 12, 2007
Presidential hopefuls Sam Brownback and Joe Biden joined forces today in Iowa to unveil their bi-partisan plan for tackling Iraq.
6News video: River City Reading Festival kicks off this Sunday
October 12, 2007
Thousands are expected to turn out in Lawrence this Sunday for a day-long festival of reading.
6News video: HIV exposure bench trial is underway in Lyon County District Court
October 12, 2007
A bench trial is underway in Lyon County District Court for a man charged with exposing two women to HIV.
6News Now: Brush fire leads to smoky morning
October 12, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, smoke lingered over East Lawrence and the downtown area this morning after an overnight fire at the city’s brush drop-off sight on east 8th Street, and it’s the unofficial start to the hoops season at Late Night in the Phog.
Kasold is now completely open
October 12, 2007
Around noon Friday, construction workers removed barricades blocking portions of the road between Peterson Road and the bridge over the Kansas Turnpike.
KU plans flyover for Saturday’s football game
October 12, 2007
The flyover is planned just before the 11:30 a.m. kickoff. The planes will fly over the stadium after the national anthem is played; KU said the Federal Aviation Administration has approved the event.
Lawrence resident wins the lottery … again
October 12, 2007
He won the $25,000 on a $5 Casino Riches scratch-off ticket. On July 6, he won another $25,000 on a $5 American Idol scratch ticket.
City dropoff site closed due to brush fire
Smoke smell lingering over downtown, eastern Lawrence
10:04 a.m., October 12, 2007 Updated 11:35 a.m.
The smell of smoke lingered over eastern Lawrence and the downtown area this morning following an overnight fire at the city’s brush drop-off site at 1420 E. Eighth St.
Journal-World experiences phone problems
October 12, 2007
Phone and voicemail systems at The Journal World, News Center, and Mediaphormedia are experiencing problems today. If you are trying and failing to contact an employee there, please call 843-1000 and ask the operator to direct your call.
Women’s hoops recruits to take in Late Night
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B11
Kansas University women’s basketball team will have a pair of recruits on hand for tonight’s Late Night in the Phog.
Huggins ready to start over
Former K-State coach: ‘This is home’
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B11
Bob Huggins’ dream job is about to begin - in a big way.
KU to entertain Morris twins
Forwards Marcus, Markieff to attend Late Night
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B11
Two brothers with a special bond will make an official recruiting trip to Kansas University this weekend.
Harvick needs big day at Charlotte
Off to so-so start in Chase, driver has had bad luck, but he’s still fifth in 12-man race
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B9
Kevin Harvick has to wonder what else can go wrong.
Cincy has new outlook
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B6
For coach Brian Kelly’s first home game, the University of Cincinnati couldn’t even fill its small football stadium. Two months later, the school is talking about adding thousands of seats.
At Washington, boatgating a tradition
Tennessee only other venue where fans take to the water before games
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B6
Brandie Hassing calls it her ballet, a choreographed symphony of boats being methodically maneuvered to create a floating community unlike any other in college football.
Rockies keep on rolling, 5-1
Colorado turns back Arizona in Game 1 of NLCS
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
Make it 18 out of 19 for the remarkable Rockies. Neither a ruckus by the Arizona crowd nor a four-day layoff could slow them down.
Free State wary of upcoming foes despite records
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B3
Twice, in its 11-year history, the Free State High football program has entered district play with a 1-5 record and emerged as the champion.
District play a fresh start for Lawrence High
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B3
It’s been dubbed the second season; a fresh start when every high school football team in the state returns to 0-0 in October. It’s district play, and with six games gone by, the 2-4 Lawrence High Lions couldn’t be happier about wiping their slate clean and abandoning the Sunflower League standings.
Schuerholz steps down as Atlanta GM
Right-hand man Wren takes over for new Braves’ president
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
John Schuerholz stepped aside Thursday after 17 years as general manager of the Atlanta Braves with only one regret.
SM East freezes LHS attack
Lions manage just one shot on goal in chilly 2-0 loss to Lancers
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Taylor Bussinger’s face was speckled with sweat after another long Lawrence High soccer game saw a familiar result Thursday night - a 2-0 loss to Shawnee Mission East at Youth Sports, Inc.
Big 12 coaches tap KU No. 1
Jayhawks atop poll for eighth time in 11 years
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas is king of the hill in Big 12 Conference men’s basketball … again.
Woodling: Musings on K.C.’s season
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Reflections of another semi-tolerable Royals baseball season while wondering how many thumbs-downs general manager Dayton Moore has received in his search for a new field manager. :
Jayhawks call for full stadium
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib has a suggestion for students trying to decide where to spend Fall Break.
Time to move on
Chance for redemption awaits Herford
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Asking Marcus Herford to name the play of last season’s 18-point collapse against Baylor in Waco that stands out the most would be akin to asking someone to name a favorite toothache.
Gunman in school shooting got inside building despite security
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A6
Despite 26 security cameras, officials couldn’t say Thursday how an armed, suspended 14-year-old student was able to get into his downtown school a day earlier and shoot two students and two teachers before killing himself.
Local history plan jelling
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
It’s been a year since Douglas County and 40 other eastern Kansas and western Missouri counties received a national heritage designation because of their Civil War era history.
Weeks before Halloween, Christmas creeps into stores
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Margie Hinkle keeps a keen eye out for holiday values pretty much year round, but that’s mostly so she can unwrap ideas - a swath of colors, an appropriate sentiment, a certain material that might one day be crafted into a personal project to be given to a friend or loved one.
Warner kept faith in himself
Injury to Leinart puts veteran QB in starting role
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kurt Warner knows how to persevere.
ALCS: Indians vs. Red Sox
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
How they match up
Judge limits tribe’s involvement in gambling suit
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
A northeast Kansas Indian tribe will have only limited involvement in a lawsuit challenging the state’s new gambling law, a judge ruled Thursday.
Turkey recalls ambassador over genocide resolution
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
Turkey, which is a key supply route to U.S. troops in Iraq, recalled its ambassador to Washington on Thursday and warned of serious repercussions if Congress labels the killing of Armenians by Turks a century ago as genocide.
French actor to auction part of art collection
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B14
Forty paintings belonging to Alain Delon were to hit the auction blocks on Monday.
Brownback answers questions during online chat session
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A7
Excerpts from a recent Washington Post online reader chat with presidential candidate Sam Brownback, a two-term Republican senator from Kansas.
School increases security, bans flags after racial confrontation
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
For years, a clique of high school students in this prosperous and overwhelmingly white borough have worn clothes adorned with Confederate flags and parked their pickups in a section of the school parking lot known as “redneck row.”
New ‘Murder Club’ should be shut down
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B14
Take four spunky fashion-forward gals with a history of chatting about their boyfriends, affairs, marriages and divorces and set them to crime-fighting, and you’ve got the formula for “The Women’s Murder Club” (8 p.m., ABC).
Summit will undermine Israel
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A15
Name one concession Israel has made in recent years that has been reciprocated by its sworn enemies. This is not a trick question. There are none.
Victim’s parents demand ‘justice’
Stricter law urged after driver who killed daughter received probation and fine
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Dennis and Denise Bixby, of Tonganoxie, are on a mission.
Seeking excellence
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A14
Perhaps the winning formula at Kansas University Hospital can somehow be applied to KU’s Mount Oread campus.
Freshmen to debut tonight
Four rookies to play as Jayhawks for first time
October 12, 2007
Some Kansas University freshmen basketball players arrive on campus as highly regarded McDonald’s All-Americans.
Horoscopes
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B14
For Friday, Oct. 12
Lane still a bruiser, but he’s versatile, too
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Texas A&M Aggies have watched the replay over and over and it gets funnier every time.
Kassebaum Baker, Smith help Bert Nash raise funds
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kansas University basketball and politics weren’t on the agenda at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center benefit Thursday night, but they were hard topics to avoid considering the featured guests.
On the record
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Law enforcement report
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A14
From the Lawrence Daily World of Oct. 12, 1907: “Officials report that Kansas fell short in all the crop fields this year.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A14
The proposed bond issue for a Nov. 28 election was boosted by $95,000, to $2,255,000. Included were a public swimming pool, two new fire stations, an airport relocation and a new city warehouse-garage.
School bans student from wearing T-shirt supporting John Edwards
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A16
A Waxahachie High School sophomore is at the center of a First Amendment debate after school officials told him he could not wear a T-shirt that supports Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
Gates downplays British pullout of troops, says conditions improving
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A13
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and his British counterpart Thursday defended Britain’s decision to pull half of its troops out of Iraq, saying that it was due to improved conditions in Iraq, not mounting domestic political pressures.
Columbia turns over videos in noose case
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
The graduate school where a noose was found on the door of a black professor agreed Thursday to turn over security videotape after withholding it while police sought a subpoena to acquire the evidence.
Taveras pays off for Rockies
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
Clint Hurdle messed with momentum, and it didn’t matter.
Teen in ‘Jena Six’ back in jail on old charges
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
A teenager at the center of a civil rights controversy is back in jail after a judge sentenced him on charges that were pending before the attack that put him in the national spotlight, his attorney said Thursday.
U.S. says more weapons being illegally exported
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
Missile technology, fighter jet parts, night vision goggles and other U.S. wartime equipment increasingly are being illegally smuggled to potential adversaries, such as China and Iran, the federal government said Thursday.
Polish opposition in doghouse over ad disparaging official and his schnauzer
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
A court has ordered an opposition party to apologize publicly to the speaker of parliament for making what it said were false claims about him and his dog in a campaign ad, a court spokesman said Thursday.
Lane biography author to speak at festival
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
At Sunday’s River City Book Festival, author Robert Collins will present his recent biography on Jim Lane, a controversial U.S. senator from Kansas during the Civil War.
Plane catches fire after emergency landing
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
An Egyptian plane carrying 163 people to Poland caught fire Thursday after making an emergency landing at Istanbul’s international airport, a government official said. One passenger was slightly injured.
Teen injured in wreck released from hospital
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
A teen who was injured in an unusual car accident Wednesday night has been released from a Kansas City hospital.
Traffic plans
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A14
To the editor: The Oct. 2 editorial about trucks and traffic congestion in Lawrence said, “Lawrence city officials : were blind to the fact that Lawrence was, and is, doing a terribly poor job of planning for increased traffic.”
Shared issue
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A14
To the editor: A colleague, Professor Jan Wirrer, at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, recently shared with me a letter he wrote in September to the editor of his local newspaper.
Freshman Cougars clip Warhawks’ wings
October 12, 2007
The South Cougars freshman football team traveled to West on Thursday for the next-to-last game of the year for both teams. The Cougars jumped out early on the home team and never looked back as they came away with a 30-0 victory.
SLT in wetlands urged for traffic reasons
Going south won’t help congestion on 23rd and 31st, engineer says
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A5
The community likely will get less bang for its buck if it builds the final leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway south of the Wakarusa River, a traffic consultant hired by the city and county said Thursday.
Lawrence Datebook
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Upcoming events
Poll says Kansans prefer gas, wind power
The study, commissioned by a gas company, says only 8 percent want energy from coal
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A5
A majority of Kansans oppose the proposed coal-fired plants in western Kansas and would prefer natural gas and wind development, a poll released Thursday said.
Pats-Cowboys should live up to its billing
Give slight edge to New England
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
There are three unbeaten teams left in the NFL after five weeks. Barring an unlikely tie, only two will be left after Sunday when New England visits Dallas while Indianapolis takes the week off.
SIU president told to update citations
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Southern Illinois University president did not plagiarize parts of his 1984 doctoral dissertation but he should update its academic citations, a school review panel concluded Thursday.
Sayers: Players should know history
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
In a packed grand ballroom at The Westin uptown on Wednesday, Chicago Bears and Kansas University Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers spoke to about 600 people at a luncheon sponsored by The Charlotte Touchdown Club and reminisced about his playing days, today’s players, the movie “Brian’s Song” and the NFL Players Association among other things.
Do you believe in miracles?
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A15
It was a big week, what with Stanford beating USC in football, of all things, and with a second-string quarterback starting his first college game, and on the same day political riots in Bern complete with rock throwing and tear gas - The Swiss! Acting up in the streets! - and on the very same October day it was 85 degrees and muggy in Minnesota. One jolt to our belief system after another.
Excellence in Commerce
Chamber of Commerce recognizes city’s best
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B15
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, BG Consultants, Hallmark Cards Inc. and 23rd Street Brewery are winners of this year’s local Excellence in Commerce awards, sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Obscenity charges dropped after Halloween store moves costumes
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B16
Obscenity charges against an Overland Park Halloween costume store have been dropped, and two other businesses pleaded not guilty to similar charges.
Maintaining elite status gets more costly
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A14
Enough, already, with compassion for society’s middle and lower orders. There currently is a sympathy deficit regarding the very rich. Or so the rich might argue because they bear the heavy burden of spending enough to keep today’s plutonomy humming.
Judge approves Snipes’ motion to delay trial
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B14
A judge postponed Wesley Snipes’ tax evasion trial until early next year after the actor fired his legal team.
Panhandlers collect for slavery reparations
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A11
It was panhandling, it was performance art - and it was a political statement about the legacy of slavery and reparations for black people.
O-East shuts out Firebirds
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s soccer team fell to Olathe East, 2-0, on Thursday.
Britney Spears goes to court to gain more time with kids
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B14
Britney Spears won modified visitation rules Thursday that allow her two boys to spend one overnight a week with her, and the pop star’s attorney requested her mother become the required court-appointed monitor.
Entrepreneur to condom experts: Size matters
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A12
As the world’s top condom experts convene this week to update international standards, one American entrepreneur has a simple message: Size matters.
Experts seek energy efficiency
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B15
Kansas may be decades behind other states when it comes to making the most of its energy use, but the state is on track toward moving closer to the forefront, a national efficiency proponent said Thursday.
McCartney, Mills in court for divorce hearing
October 12, 2007
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills appeared in court Thursday as British media reported they may be nearing a settlement in their divorce.
Police find cache of weapons in teen’s room
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A12
A home-schooled teenager who felt bullied amassed a cache of guns, knives and explosive devices and tried to recruit another boy for a possible school attack, authorities said Thursday.
Late Night highlight: intrasquad scrimmage
October 12, 2007
Like 16,300 fans in the stands, Mario Chalmers annually gets a kick out of the singing, dancing and joke-making at Late Night in the Phog at Allen Fieldhouse.
Green returns to Florida after tests
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
Miami Dolphins quarterback Trent Green returned to South Florida after undergoing tests in Kansas City for a severe concussion, his second in 13 months. Green was encouraged and feels good, coach Cam Cameron said, but the Dolphins are awaiting additional results from specialists.
ConAgra recalling pot pies
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A12
ConAgra Foods Inc. recalled all its Banquet pot pies and store brand varieties Thursday after the products were linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak.
Military shells out big bucks to retain veteran commandos
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A11
The Pentagon has paid more than $100 million in bonuses to veteran Green Berets and Navy SEALs, reversing the flow of top commandos to the corporate world where security companies such as Blackwater USA are offering big salaries.
Town’s welcome signs actually show Vermont
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A11
A graphic goof on signs welcoming travelers has this upstate community facing an identity crisis.
Horror writer suspected of dismembering women
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A12
An aspiring horror novelist was arrested after police discovered his girlfriend’s torso in his closet, a leg in the refrigerator and bones in a cereal box, the city prosecutor’s spokesman said Thursday.
Congress to look at air traffic breakdown
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A12
Ron Carpenter and his fellow air traffic controllers were busy keeping more than 200 airplanes on course over seven states when their communication system crashed. Suddenly they couldn’t talk to pilots or call for help.
Huskers get mental
Nebraska hopes to bounce back from lopsided loss
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B7
The mental side of football is taking on greater importance as Nebraska recovers from a 35-point loss to Missouri, prepares for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State and tries to save its season.
Boy, 6, swears off future Applebee’s runs
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A11
A 6-year-old boy who tried to drive his grandmother’s car to Applebee’s said he won’t do it again.
A&M admonishes coach
Franchione doesn’t lose job over newsletter
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
Texas A&M officials admonished coach Dennis Franchione for his secretive, for-pay newsletter Thursday and said the embarrassing episode would be a factor in deciding whether he returns next season.
Gordon tickled to celebrate with daughter
Talladega winner: ‘It was probably the coolest Victory Lane that I’ve ever had’
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B9
Jeff Gordon spent months imagining what it would be like to celebrate in Victory Lane with his daughter. With a last-lap pass of teammate Jimmie Johnson at Talladega Superspeedway, the new father made it happen.
Roberts calls for political unity
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
Now is the time to practice tolerance and to end political divisions that threaten progress, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said as he delivered the inaugural address in the Docking Lecture Series at Southwestern College.
Indians, Red Sox ready with aces for Game 1
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
Even when they lose, Josh Beckett and C.C. Sabathia can seem unbeatable.
Councilman a YouTube hit after angry interview
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
An obscenity-laced video of a city councilman kicking a Norwegian interviewer out of his office has drawn a bigger audience than he’s ever had at City Hall.
Cold medicines for babies yanked from market
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Give plenty of fluids and saltwater nose drops.
Doris Lessing wins Nobel Literature Prize
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A12
Doris Lessing, Nobel laureate. This year’s winner of the literature prize should inspire a fresh look at the long, prolific career of the author of “The Golden Notebook” and dozens of other works, and a fresh debate about the taste of Nobel judges.
Green mortgages sprout up in record numbers
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B15
A bank in my area is advertising “green” mortgages, which it claims can increase a buyer’s borrowing power while also helping the environment. How do these loan programs work?
Give that man a hand
Handfishers embrace bizarre sport’s new-found legality
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B8
Catfish are repulsive creatures. Sorry, but it’s true. Just take a gander at the one on this page. Notice the eyes: beady, shifty. Check out the “whiskers,” the gaping maw. And a picture doesn’t do justice to the catfish skin, which is equal parts pliable and slimy and such a color it would get its own name in the crayon box - should any demented soul be determined to color something such a sickly hue.
Judge calls parts of Gore film ‘exaggeration’
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A12
Some of the assertions in Al Gore’s Oscar-winning environmental documentary are not supported by scientific evidence, a British judge said in ruling on a challenge from a school official who did not want the film shown to students.
Bedore: A look back at Late Nights past
(From someone - the only person? - who has seen them all)
October 12, 2007
Call me on the phone, send me an e-mail - or drop a card or letter in the snail mailbox - to correct me if I’m wrong. But until I hear from you, I’m going to make what I consider a can’t-miss assertion: That, after tonight, I will remain the only person to have attended all 23 season-opening “Late Nights” in Kansas University’s tradition-rich Allen Fieldhouse.
U.S. reviewing enemy combatant hearings
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
The U.S. military is reviewing its decision to classify hundreds of Guantanamo Bay inmates as “enemy combatants,” a step that could lead to new hearings for men who have spent years behind bars in indefinite detention.
Morning glory
Jayhawk alumnus Mike Jerrick earns national spotlight as host of ‘risky’ new morning show
October 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
On the surface it fits the conventional setup of other syndicated morning shows. The distinguished male host. His younger blond cohost. The duo offers a bit of bickering and bantering between interviews with movie starlets, crime victims and libido experts. But to anybody who has watched a few minutes of “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” the contrasts begin piling up immediately.
Medical marijuana
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A14
To the editor: It is amazing to me that medical marijuana continues to encounter resistance among our elected officials.
Elizabeth’ sequel abdicates subtlety
October 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
Like a Harlequin bodice-ripper that’s been splattered onto the screen, “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” features a hopelessly complicated plot, many heaving bosoms and some of the most stunningly awful dialogue you’ve ever heard.
LMH blood drive scheduled for Oct. 19
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is starting its annual blood drive to benefit local patients.
LaBute set to deliver keynote
October 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
Neil LaBute spent years at Kansas University perfecting his skills as a playwright. Since that period he has become the most celebrated filmmaker to hail from the university, developing a controversial reputation for placing amoral individuals in schemes of revenge and betrayal.
Experts: Abortion just as common where it’s not legal as where it is
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A12
Women are just as likely to get an abortion in countries where it is outlawed as they are in countries where it is legal, according to research published Friday.
Civilians, including kids, killed during raid targeting al-Qaida
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A13
A U.S. attack killed 19 insurgents and 15 civilians, including nine children, northwest of the capital Thursday - one of the heaviest civilian death tolls in an American operation in recent months. The military said it was targeting senior leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq.
KU Hospital listed among top 5 in nation
Report cites academic medical center’s quality of care
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Who could have ever imagined that Kansas University Hospital would be mentioned in the same breath as the Mayo Clinic, KU Hospital CEO Bob Page asked rhetorically Thursday afternoon.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 in several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Conservatives claim victory in flag flap
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
While the war, immigration and federal spending priorities defy solutions, conservative lawmakers claimed victory Thursday on one front
Rec calendar
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B8
Events around Lawrence.
Study: Third of adults with arthritis limited at work
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
About a third of U.S. adults with arthritis say the chronic condition - the nation’s leading cause of disability - has limited their ability to work, the government said Thursday.
Visitors Bureau readies for its new offices
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau will move at the end of this month to new offices at 947 N.H.
A safety lesson to remember
Area kids learn what to do in case of fire, then put their knowledge to the test
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
The messages are clear.”The first thing we’re trying to do is teach children how to prevent fires and not to play with fire,” firefighter Aaron Flory said. “Number two, we want to teach them what to do in the event of an actual fire.”