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5:30 a.m.
Kansas University basketball fans, from left, Cody Spencer, Altamont, 15; Hunter Cline, Altamont, 14; and Jacob Wertz, Altamont 14, celebrate the beginning of basketball season at Late Night in the Phog on Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.  KU kickstarts year
October 13, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Kansas University’s basketball players arrived in style for Friday’s Late Night in the Phog at Allen Fieldhouse. A Corvette, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, BMW, Hummer, Avalanche and stretch limousine transported the Jayhawks onto a Red Carpet for interviews with “Survivor” winner and KU grad Danni Boatwright. They received heroes’ welcomes in the building, where more than 15,000 fans treated the suit-and-tie-clad Jayhawks as the local celebrities they are.
1:15 p.m.
Kansas' Brandon McAnderson is stopped by  teammate Caleb Blakesley during pregame warmups in preparation for Baylor on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. KU-Baylor Updates
October 13, 2007
KU will be forced a little bit longer to deploy revenge on Baylor for last year’s 36-35 loss in Waco. The start of the game is delayed due to lightning in the area on top of sheets of rain falling to the Memorial Stadium turf.
5:00 p.m.
Members of the Kansas University Marching Band run through their formations during Band Day at KU on Saturday Sept. 8, 2007 at Memorial Stadium.  KU's Marching Band is among the smallest in the Big 12. KU band looking for a boost
October 13, 2007 in print edition on 1B
It’s been a rough few years for the Marching Jayhawks. There have been four new directors in the past eight years. Total membership now stands at only 177, the smallest of any marching band in the Big 12 Conference. But there are signs of a resurgence. The band’s size is up some from last year’s total of 165 members, 98 of whom are freshmen.

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The Fifth Quarter: Kansas 58, Baylor 10
October 13, 2007
Tying up loose ends from KU’s sixth straight win to open the 2007 season, which came despite weather delays totaling more than two hours.
Scoring Summary: KU-Baylor
October 13, 2007
A look at who scored, when they scored and how it happened.
KU-Baylor kickoff delayed until at least 1:15 p.m.
11:27 a.m., October 13, 2007 Updated 11:56 a.m.
Due to lightning in the area accompanying heavy rains, the kickoff time for today’s KU-Baylor game has been pushed back to 1:15 p.m. or later, depending on developing weather patterns.
KU-Baylor Updates
October 13, 2007
KU will be forced a little bit longer to deploy revenge on Baylor for last year’s 36-35 loss in Waco. The start of the game is delayed due to lightning in the area on top of sheets of rain falling to the Memorial Stadium turf.
Football players can run, too
October 13, 2007
One of the valuable recruiting pitches for Baylor University’s football team is the offer to certain athletes that they can use their talents on the school’s nationally recognized track team, as well. That’s part of what lured sophomore wide receiver David Gettis to Baylor.
Baldwin opens ‘new season’ with rout
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Baldwin High opened district football play with a dominating victory over De Soto on Friday. The Bulldogs (5-2 overall, 1-0 district) rushed for 421 yards and five touchdowns as they cruised to a 35-7 victory over De Soto (4-3, 0-1).
Sticking with cold case led to arrests
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
In the 22 months since Robin Bell’s badly beaten body was discovered in a Dollar General store she managed here, Vickie Fogarty had pushed hard to find Bell’s murderer. The Bonner Springs detective who was lead investigator on the case followed countless leads and worked countless hours on the case. Fogarty’s big break in the case, however, came as a surprise.
MU’s Temple to miss game
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Tony Temple, Missouri’s leading rusher, will miss today’s game against No. 6 Oklahoma due to a sprained ankle.
Lawrence Datebook
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
T rides free today
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence Transit System will be offering free rides today to promote the city’s Home Energy Conservation Fair.
Simons: Closed-door meetings still pursuing K.C. hospital deal
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
A small handful of powerful, determined, self-serving Kansas City businessmen, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway, KU Medical Center Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Atkinson, several St. Luke’s Hospital advocates and former Yale University president Benno Schmidt are putting on a full-court press to try to jam a one-sided, giveaway plan down the throats of KU Hospital and KUMC officials to strengthen St. Luke’s at KU’s expense.
Boot camp workers acquitted in death
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Eight former boot camp workers were acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was videotaped being punched and kicked. The scene sparked outrage and changes in the juvenile system, but it took jurors just 90 minutes to decide it was not a crime.
Loss still haunts Jayhawks
October 13, 2007
Darrell Stuckey couldn’t believe his eyes. Here he was, watching Kansas University’s football team implode in Waco, Texas, one year ago. Passes being completed everywhere, an 18-point lead evaporating. Why, the KU safety wondered, couldn’t he do anything about it?
Thompson playing campaign catchup
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
In his first debate, Fred Thompson looked like a football player who missed the first month of practice. So he stretched his muscles and ran laps, while his teammates scrimmaged and perfected their game plans.
Around and about
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D5
The alumni of University High School, a second high school in Lawrence from 1911 to 1950, will have a reunion with a reception at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 in the Kansas Union’s Centennial Room and a noon buffet in the Union’s Pine Room.
Scouting news
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D5
Boy Scouts and leaders in Troop 65, Baldwin City, received numerous awards and recognitions during a Court of Honor on June 4 at the Scout Cabin.
Social calendar
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D5
Social events around Lawrence.
LIGHT lifting
Ministry assists Haskell students spiritually, practically
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
Ashley Thirsty likes that she doesn’t have to choose between her American Indian heritage and her faith. That, above everything, is why she feels comfortable at the LIGHT ministry at Haskell Indian Nations University. “It’s meeting the cultural Indians and Christians at the same time,” says Thirsty, a junior from Oklahoma.
Faith briefs
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D8
Faith briefs from around Lawrence.
Lifetime has absurd series to crow about
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D7
Peter Gallagher played a pretty cool dad on “The O.C.” But even Sandy Cohen would be way out of his league in “The Gathering” (8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Lifetime), a spooky new weekend-long miniseries.
Authorities serve warrants in Anna Nicole Smith death
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D7
State authorities investigating circumstances surrounding the overdose death of Anna Nicole Smith raided six locations Friday, including the offices and residences of two doctors.
Horoscopes
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D7
This year you manifest a sense of direction, which will enhance productivity and security if used properly. Accept new technology. If you are single, be careful, as you often put people on pedestals, only to have them fall off. Give up the rose-colored glasses. If you are attached, you’ll discover the extent of another’s impact on your life. SCORPIO provokes strong feelings.
Surgeon, VA hospital scrutinized in veterans’ deaths
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Bob Shank was in good spirits as he awaited gallstone-removal surgery at a veterans hospital in August, laughing as he handed his wife his false teeth for safekeeping.
KU women tip off after busting move
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C6
After stepping, stomping and dancing at a packed Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night, Kansas University women’s basketball players quickly changed over to running, passing and shooting when they donned their practice unis and scrimmaged to start their 2007-2008 season at Late Night in the Phog.
KU football great Riggins gets warm reception at Late Night
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C6
Late Night in the Phog wasn’t all about hoops Friday night. Gridiron great John Riggins made a cameo, jogging onto the court in his Kansas University letter jacket, blue jeans and boots to a standing ovation. Riggins will become the 15th player to be added to the Ring of Honor at Memorial Stadium today during KU’s football game with Baylor.
KU band looking for a boost
Jayhawk marching group smallest in Big 12
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s been a rough few years for the Marching Jayhawks. There have been four new directors in the past eight years. Total membership now stands at only 177, the smallest of any marching band in the Big 12 Conference. But there are signs of a resurgence. The band’s size is up some from last year’s total of 165 members, 98 of whom are freshmen.
Ground game lifts Lions past Blues
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
In hopes of keeping quarterback Clint Pinnick from aggravating an ankle injury that held him out the previous three weeks, Lawrence High’s football team went back to basics with him reinserted in the lineup Friday night at Haskell Stadium.
Sailor found dead after training accident
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Coast Guard on Friday recovered the body of a sailor who was tossed with two other sailors into the James River when their small boat collided with a tugboat and capsized, the military said.
Senator not allowed to stay on board
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
A regulatory commission has decided a state senator can’t serve on the board of a nonprofit group involved with gambling in southeast Kansas.
Carbon monoxide cited for deaths at horse show
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Carbon monoxide from an old portable propane heater killed two children and their grandparents as they slept in a combination camper-horse trailer ahead of a horse show, authorities said Friday.
Study: Some U.S.-made lipstick contains lead
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
American-made lipstick contains “surprisingly high levels of lead,” according to new product test results released Friday by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The lead tests were conducted by an independent laboratory over the month of September on red lipsticks bought in Minneapolis, Boston, Hartford and San Francisco.
Veteran Rep. Regula to retire after 18 terms
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Rep. Ralph Regula announced Friday he will not run for a 19th term in Congress next year, setting up a likely battle for Republicans hoping to keep the seat.
Mistrial declared in case of ex-TSU president
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
A judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of a former Texas Southern University president after a jury said it couldn’t decide if she misspent school funds to lavishly decorate her homes.
Iraqi government says civilian deaths unavoidable
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
Iraq’s Shiite-dominated government said the killings of 15 women and children in a U.S. attack on a Sunni area were a “sorrowful matter,” but emphasized Friday that civilian deaths are unavoidable in the fight against al-Qaida in Iraq.
Lucky Lawrence man strikes jackpot again
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Richard Bastemeyer of Lawrence on Friday won his second $25,000 Kansas Lottery prize in four months. “I could use more Fridays like this,” Bastemeyer said.
Study results challenge breast cancer drug
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
As many as 20,000 American women with breast cancer could be spared the side effects and cost associated with the drug paclitaxel because their tumors do not respond to it, according to the results of a genetic study reported Thursday.
Junta rejects U.N. call for negotiations
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Myanmar’s military junta rejected a U.N. statement calling for negotiations with the opposition, insisting Friday that it would follow its own plan to bring democracy to the country.
Setback to Texas Tech a step back for Cyclones
October 13, 2007
The Big 12 schedule doesn’t allow for baby steps. Nobody knows that better than Iowa State. The Cyclones, fresh off a 42-17 blowout loss to Texas Tech, open a two-game homestand against the Big 12’s marquee programs when they face 23rd-ranked Texas (4-2, 0-2 Big 12) today.
Club news
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D3
The Pilot Club conducted its monthly meeting Oct. 8 at Zig and Mac’s. Club Operations presented the program, about the history of and how Pilot International works.
Pets seized, hurled off bridge to their deaths
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
Animal control workers seized dozens of dogs and cats from housing projects in the town of Barceloneta and hurled them from a bridge to their deaths, authorities and witnesses said Friday.
Military news
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D3
Army Reserve Pvt. Alex B. Curran and Pvt. David R. Stites have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
Retired English teacher, 68, wins first Kansas Senior Spelling Bee
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B8
A 68-year-old retired English teacher has won the first Kansas Senior Spelling Bee after correctly spelling writhe. After stumbling through the word serendipitous, Jane Vajnar was the only contestant left Thursday and needed to spell one word to beat out 47 other senior spellers from 27 Kansas cities.
Copyright holders frown on using Mr. Yuk symbol
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
It turns out Mr. Yuk, the scowling green poison control symbol, has lawyers - and they don’t look happy about what’s happening in this St. Paul suburb.
Prep work may save your raking back
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
Raking up leaves during the autumn months may seem like a mundane chore. But if you’re not careful, this routine activity can lead to back, shoulder or wrist injury. The improper of use of yard tools and overextension of muscles may increase the possibility of painful aches and pains after you’re done raking.
Man charged in HIV exposure starts trial
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
A bench trial began Thursday in Lyon County District Court for a man charged with exposing two women to the HIV virus.
Dutch ban selling of ‘magic’ ‘shrooms
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
The Netherlands will ban the sale of hallucinogenic mushrooms, the government announced Friday, tightening the country’s famed liberal drug policies after the suicide of an intoxicated teenage girl.
4-H and FCE news
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D5
The Vinland FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vinland Methodist Church, with Margie Schutz and Paula Johnson as co-hostesses.
Bountiful fall crops expected
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
With harvest well under way, the government revised upward Friday its monthly production forecast to anticipate even more bountiful fall crops than previously expected in Kansas.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World of Oct. 13, 1907: “A serious shooting scrape took place on the bridge Saturday night. Carl Bowers and two or three other young men from the south side were on their way home when they met a man named Horace Peterson.
Ex-general: Iraq mission ‘nightmare with no end’
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
The U.S. mission in Iraq is a “nightmare with no end in sight” because of political misjudgments after the fall of Saddam Hussein that continue today, a former chief of U.S.-led forces said Friday.
Self unveils ‘toolbar’ for Web browsers
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has unveiled a “toolbar” that will help fans of the program and supporters of his Assists foundation follow the team.
Baker, Haskell seeking road victories
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C5
Baker University will be looking for its first football road victory today. Meanwhile, road-weary Haskell Indian Nations University will be seeking its first victory, period.
KU kickstarts year
Jayhawks look slick - before scrimmage, anyway
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s basketball players arrived in style for Friday’s Late Night in the Phog at Allen Fieldhouse. A Corvette, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, BMW, Hummer, Avalanche and stretch limousine transported the Jayhawks onto a Red Carpet for interviews with “Survivor” winner and KU grad Danni Boatwright. They received heroes’ welcomes in the building, where more than 15,000 fans treated the suit-and-tie-clad Jayhawks as the local celebrities they are.
Area roundup: Gimzo passes Perry past Tongie, 34-13
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Shane Gimzo passed for two touchdowns and ran for two others to lead Perry-Lecompton High to its sixth football victory in seven outings, a 34-13 victory Friday night over Tonganoxie.
Man accused of assault on inflatable ghosts
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
A woman says a neighbor attacked her inflatable Halloween lawn display of three ghosts and a giant pumpkin, then apparently smashed his head through her window in a fit of rage.
Control elusive for Sabathia
Indians’ ace walks five batters, allows eight runs
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
C.C. Sabathia walked calmly toward the dugout, his night cut short by a flurry of poorly placed pitches and hard-hit balls. That solitary stroll was a rare moment of control for the Indians’ once-fiery ace.
Commentary: Firing Franchione wouldn’t pay now
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
For the first time since Dennis Franchione’s private “VIP Connection” went public two weeks ago, no one from Texas A&M came to the coach’s defense Thursday. Not his players. Not his boss. Not a soul.
Steroids report due soon
Mitchell likely to identify individual players
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Baseball investigator George Mitchell likely will issue his long-awaited report on steroids use in baseball by the end of the year, and there is a strong possibility he will identify individual players.
Jayhawks disappointed with tie
KU soccer plays Oklahoma State to 2-all draw
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C5
Sometimes a tie isn’t like kissing your sister. Kansas University’s 2-2 soccer deadlock with Oklahoma State, for instance, was against a ranked team, and the Jayhawks have struggled this season. Nevertheless, KU coach Mark Francis wasn’t jumping for joy.
Ortiz, Ramirez pack punch for Red Sox
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
David Ortiz has had no trouble getting on base in the postseason - and Manny Ramirez has been quick to follow.
State program encourages long-term care insurance
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
The state has launched a program to encourage Kansans to buy insurance covering the cost of nursing homes and other long-term care as they age. Participants in the Long-Term Care Partnership will agree to put off entering the Medicaid program, which covers long-term care for the elderly.
Veritas hands Word of Life lopsided loss
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Veritas Christian showed no mercy to Wichita Word of Life on Friday. Fortunately for the Wichita school, the referees did. Seven minutes into the second half, the 45-point mercy rule was put in effect after Veritas scored its eighth touchdown in a 54-6 football victory.
On the record
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
A 43-year-old Lawrence man reported a $3,500 theft to Lawrence Police on Wednesday. A 1979 Carlson ski boat and trailer were reported stolen from the 1500 block of W. 22nd Street. The incident occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Shuttle with American docks at space station
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
An American astronaut climbed aboard the international space station Friday for a stint as its first female commander after a two-day trip from Earth and a textbook docking.
No. 16 Hawaii wins in OT
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C5
Colt Brennan’s injured right ankle was healthy enough to lead a thrilling comeback for Hawaii (7-0, 4-0 WAC).
Vatican publishes documents on Knights Templar for $8,000
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
It’s not the Holy Grail, but for fans of “The Da Vinci Code” and its tantalizing story line about the Knights Templar, it could be the next best thing.
Bear-ified Air: KU secondary braces for pass-happy Baylor attack
KU secondary braces for pass-happy Baylor attack
October 13, 2007
Surely, Kansas University’s football team still was trying to shake off the high of the Kansas State victory the day before. So when assistant coach Je’Ney Jackson walked into a meeting room Sunday, he had with him one statistic for the Baylor game that was bound to keep KU’s secondary on cloud nine for at least another week.
Jury selection slow in case of popular slain sheriff
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
After a day of jury selection Thursday, only four of 20 potential jurors qualified to even be considered for a panel that will decide the fate of a man accused of killing a popular local sheriff.
Dam to cause move of up to 4M people
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
China plans to relocate up to 4 million people from areas surrounding the Three Gorges Dam - the world’s biggest hydropower project - because of rising concerns over the environment and landslides, state media reported Friday.
FSHS overpowers THS
Methodical Firebirds rip first district opponent
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Free State’s district football opener at Hummer Sports Park against Topeka High was best summed up by a single play. With a little less than three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Free State’s Camren Torneden fielded a punt and bolted to the sideline, looking for a block to spring him.
Childbirth, pregnancy death rate same as 1990
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Women are dying from complicated pregnancies and childbirth at almost the same rate they were in 1990, and the vast majority of deaths are occurring in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia, a report said Friday.
Faith Forum: Why did Jesus have to die, according to Christians?
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
Jesus’ death was necessary to bridge two seemingly opposite, yet fundamental aspects of God’s nature: his love and his holiness. God’s love constantly moves him to seek relationships. God’s holy justice demands payment for sin.
Keegan: Football sideshow no more
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Football sure didn’t feel like the slighted stepchild Friday night when John Riggins charmed the Allen Fieldhouse crowd, when Mark Mangino walked to center court and triggered a noise bomb, when, earlier, David Jaynes and a number of other former KU players gathered at Alvamar Country Club to wish ex-coach Don Fambrough, the program’s No. 1 fan, a happy 85th birthday.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Douglas County treasurer Ruth Vervynck said publication of a legal notice listing delinquent taxpayers had created some protests but she said she was only following state law.
Highway for animals riles human drivers
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Even in Los Angeles, where celebrities dress their pets in designer clothes, a proposal for a $455,000 animal lane on a bridge over Interstate 405, the San Diego Freeway, has riled residents who say scarce transportation dollars should not be used to help deer and bobcats while humans remain gridlocked in traffic.
Red Sox rule in series opener
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Cleveland Indians never got David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez out in the opener of the AL championship series. Not a single time. With offense like that, Josh Beckett didn’t need another shutout.
Mother charged with buying guns for son
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
A troubled teenager accused of plotting a school attack built up a stash of weapons with the help of his mother, authorities said Friday.
Kansas basketball media day notebook
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University will hold walk-on tryouts on Sunday night. The burning question: Will senior Brad Witherspoon have to try out? “If I do, they haven’t told me,” the Humboldt senior said. “They might tell me the night before. I’ll be ready.”
Game of Life goes plastic; critics say Visa bad for kids
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
Paper or plastic? That question is at the center of the controversy over Hasbro’s recently updated The Game of Life: Twists & Turns edition. For this update, Hasbro partnered with Visa and replaced cash with a Visa-branded credit card. Hasbro says plastic reflects the way we make purchases today.
IRS offers phone tax refunds, but many don’t take it
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
What if the government tried to give American taxpayers some of their money back, but the taxpayers didn’t seem to want it?
Whistle keeps blowing on former Lawrence attorney
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
The investigation has run for two years, and it’s possible the Bush administration will have left office before the charges and counter-charges are resolved. The saga involves Scott J. Bloch, head of the Office of Special Counsel, the small agency that handles federal employee whistle-blower cases and investigates improper political activities on government property.
Six-month-old son motivates KU’s Collins
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C7
Sherron Collins enters his sophomore year at Kansas University with one overriding goal in mind. Making his son proud. “It makes me work harder, knowing I have a child,” Collins, KU’s 5-foot-11, 203-pound point guard from Chicago, said.
Selig: GMs to decide on replay
October 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, a staunch opponent of instant replay, is willing to let major-league general managers examine whether it should be used.
Brush drop-off site closed following fire
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
The smell of smoke lingered over eastern Lawrence and the downtown area Friday, following an overnight fire at the city’s brush drop-off site at 1420 E. 11th St.
Obama campaign opens local office
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence office for the Barack Obama presidential campaign has opened in Hillcrest Shopping Center, Ninth and Iowa streets. The office is at 925 Iowa, Suite L.
Gore still may not run in 2008
After winning Nobel Peace Prize, former vice president doesn’t mention entering race
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Fresh from learning Friday morning of his shared Nobel Peace Prize win with the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Al Gore began receiving public congratulations from Democratic presidential candidates.
Late journalist, aviator spent life living dreams
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
What John Joseph Conard Sr. dreamed, he lived. He always wanted to own a small Kansas newspaper. He ended up with three. As a man who valued higher education, he wanted to experience it abroad, so, with the help of a scholarship, he made his way to Paris to study international law.
People in the news
October 13, 2007 in print edition on D7
¢ Actor Orlando Bloom in minor car collision¢ Drew Carey engaged to culinary school grad¢ Winehouse to perform at mtvU Woodie Awards
U.S., Russia remain far apart on missile defense after tense talks
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned President Bush’s top two Cabinet officials on Friday to back off U.S. missile defense plans for eastern Europe as high-level talks yielded little more than a pledge to meet again.
Flyover scheduled before football game
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Planes will fly over Memorial Stadium shortly before the start of today’s Kansas-Baylor football game.
Studio owner joins networking organization
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
Larissa Barbee, owner of Creative Expressions Graphic Design Studio, Lawrence, has joined the Douglas County Connections networking organization.
Crabtree catching on
Tech red-shirt freshman putting up gaudy numbers
October 13, 2007
Big statistics are the norm at Texas Tech, where quarterbacks routinely lead the nation in passing while running the Red Raiders’ wide open offense.
Burma repression looms over Olympics
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
On Aug. 8, 2008, the summer Olympics will begin in Beijing. The date is not accidental. The number eight represents good fortune in Chinese culture. But that date - 8/08/08 - falls exactly 20 years after the infamous day Burmese military forces massacred more than 1,000 civilians who were demonstrating for democratic rule.
Student body to become artwork
Conceptual artist to create ‘living painting’
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two local schools are preparing their students to become a work of art.During the week of Nov. 5, conceptual artist Daniel Dancer and the Grassland Heritage Foundation are teaming up with Central Junior High and Schwegler School to create a “giant living painting made of people.”
Kasold Drive finally completely open
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
No more detours. And no more lane restrictions. For the first time in 18 months, Kasold Drive is completely open - all the way from the Farmers Turnpike south to 31st Street. “Probably the happiest folks are the people who try to get back and forth across the turnpike,” said Dena Mezger, assistant director of the Lawrence Public Works Department.
Pump patrol
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 in several locations.
Money to improve Calif. drinking water, restore delta being spent on side projects
October 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The mighty river delta that supplies water to two-thirds of California’s population and serves as one of the most important wildlife habitats on the West Coast is in worse shape than ever despite $4.7 billion in government spending.
Salary target
Teaching is an important profession that demands a professional salary.
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Improving public schools in Kansas isn’t purely a matter of dollars and cents, but the state school board is on the right track by focusing on increased funding for teacher salaries and full-day kindergarten.
Father: Suspect had troubled childhood
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
Attorneys for a woman accused of killing an expectant mother and cutting the baby from her womb began their case Friday, focusing on Lisa Montgomery’s unhappy childhood.
Blackwater is what U.S. wants
October 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
So what good can be said of Blackwater, the private security contractor - critics say “rogue mercenary force” - that has been operating in Iraq? You know, the company involved in the Sept. 16 lethal shooting in Baghdad? Whose founder, Erik Prince, was kicked around at a Capitol Hill hearing last week?