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6:00 a.m.
Big Boozers
October 14, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Matt Hine is doing his part. The muffled sounds of ESPN on the flat screen, bar room TV compete with the thump-thump-thump of a radio in the back room. Blue neon from a Miller Lite sign bounces off the darkened front window of Johnny’s Tavern. And Hine - with a John Deere T-shirt that shows the tip of a tattoo on his forearm - sits at the middle of the bar. Never far from Hine’s hand is the mega mug filled with a concoction of draft beer and tomato juice. It’s 2:30 in the afternoon, on a Wednesday.
2:00 p.m.
John Balistreri, a ceramics professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, is known for his massive sculptural forms, such as "Selection from Vertical Wing Series," which stands 10 feet tall. National ceramics spotlight shining on Lawrence this week
October 14, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Growing up in the 1950s, Dan Anderson was mesmerized by “Flash Gordon.” “I could see the monofilament cord holding up the rocket ship in the TV show, but that didn’t bother me,” he says. Later, when Anderson started making art, he was drawn to the rocketlike shape of water towers, church steeples and grain elevators.
10:00 p.m.
Anthony Vital, 28, was found dead on the morning of Oct. 15, 2006  in rural Douglas County. A year later, hip-hop artist’s death still unsolved
October 14, 2007 in print edition on 3A
He was a hip-hop artist who performed in a musical genre that often focused on a world of money, drugs, guns and women. A year ago, that world became all to real for Anthony “Clacc” Vital. On the morning of Oct. 15, 2006, the body of Vital, 28, was found along the side of a private country lane west of Lawrence. He died from multiple gunshot wounds. The case remains unsolved.

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6News video: New retail report leaves City Commissioners divided
October 14, 2007
City Commissioners continue to shop for an answer to the question of whether Lawrence is adding new retail space too quickly or too slowly.
6News video: Local musician helps troops overseas
October 14, 2007
It’s an unlikely weapon in the war on terror. A local musician sends a donation to troops serving in Afghanistan. And it may not seem like much for those putting their lives on the line for our country, but as 6News reporter Janet Reid explains - it’s music to the ears of soldiers serving overseas.
6Sports video: KU soccer squad loses close battle with OU
October 14, 2007
The Oklahoma Sooners’ soccer squad stole this game from the Jayhawks by a final score of 2-1.
6News video: Death of hip-hop artist remains a mystery
October 14, 2007
He was a hip-hop artist who performed in a musical genre focused on money, drugs, guns and women. And one year ago, that world became a reality for Anthony Vital.
6Sports video: KU cracks BCS standings after Baylor beatdown
October 14, 2007
One day after demolishing the Baylor Bears 58-10 at Memorial Stadium, the Kansas Jayhawk football team debuted in the 13th slot of the BCS standings.
6News video: Celebration of reading unites authors and performers
October 14, 2007
The Lawrence Arts Center hosted the first annual River City Reading Festival today.
6News video: Record companies file new suits against 36 college students in Kansas
October 14, 2007
The Recording Industry Association of America has filed new suits against 22 Wichita State students and 14 KU students.
6News video: Home Energy Conservation Fair raises awareness
October 14, 2007
This weekend, Free State High School played host to the 7th Annual Lawrence Home Energy Conservation Fair.
6Sports video: Arthur looking to step-up this season
October 14, 2007
This upcoming season, sophomore star Darrell Arthur looks to be the new face in the Kansas Jayhawk basketball team’s starting five.
A year later, hip-hop artist’s death still unsolved
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
He was a hip-hop artist who performed in a musical genre that often focused on a world of money, drugs, guns and women. A year ago, that world became all to real for Anthony “Clacc” Vital. On the morning of Oct. 15, 2006, the body of Vital, 28, was found along the side of a private country lane west of Lawrence. He died from multiple gunshot wounds. The case remains unsolved.
KU-CU to kick at 4:45 p.m. (CST) on ESPN
October 14, 2007
The Jayhawks (6-0 overall, 2-0 Big 12 Conference play) will be playing on cable giant ESPN for the first time since the Fort Worth Bowl in 2005, when they beat Houston, 42-13. Last year, Kansas lost to Toledo on ESPN2.
Health insurance shift is gaining support
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
As the United States prepares for the next great debate on its ailing health care system, support is growing for a shift from the traditional employer-based financing to publicly subsidized individual health insurance.
Turning sour on Apple
Issues with iPhone at core of Mac users’ complaints
October 14, 2007 in print edition on E1
Why can’t Apple Inc. stop ticking off the people who love it? Some of the loyalists who have made Apple so successful lately have turned on the tech star. Even as Apple posts record financial results, they complain that the revolutionary company they supported has changed, showing signs of being wrong-headed, shortsighted, even greedy.
The hard easy
Book details friendship forged on battlefield
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D3
After parachuting into Europe during World War II, battling along a strip of road called Hell’s Highway in the Netherlands and surviving the freezing woods of Bastogne surrounded by German troops, William Guarnere and Edward Heffron do not consider themselves heroes.
British prime minister is off to shaky start
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
Political squalls have drenched Gordon Brown this October, already as cruel a month as the new prime minister hopes ever to encounter. He suddenly struggles to convince voters that nothing more serious than autumn rain is falling on his new Labor government - not a shower of acid that will erode Brown’s reputation and Labor’s hold on power.
Huskers humbled at home
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C9
With Tom Osborne and members of his undefeated 1997 Nebraska team watching, Bill Callahan’s current Cornhuskers took an historic beating. Oklahoma State pounded Nebraska 45-14 Saturday, the largest rout of the Huskers at home in 49 years.
Big 12 roundup: Kansas State blasts Buffs
Oklahoma hands Mizzou first loss of season
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
James Johnson ran for 159 yards and two scores, Deon Murphy caught one touchdown pass and scored on a 20-yard reverse and Kansas State knocked Colorado out of the Big 12 North lead with a 47-20 victory Saturday night.
Walker a crowd-pleaser at K-State
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
There was no dunk contest, but that didn’t keep Bill Walker from putting on a show during Kansas State’s “Madness in Manhattan” event Friday night and early Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum.
Top recruit picks Georgetown
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
Georgetown University apparently has landed the No. 1 basketball recruit in the country.
Fiery pileup in freeway tunnel kills 2
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
A late-night crash in a Southern California freeway tunnel quickly turned into a fiery, chain-reaction pileup that mangled several trucks, killed at least two people and shut down the key north-south route as the wreckage burned into Saturday.
Pop-up books deliver low-tech magic
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D7
In a world where “interactive” is invariably synonymous with “electronic,” you might expect paper pop-up books to seem hopelessly analog. But today’s kids, raised on the touch-screens and prerecorded audio of LeapPad and Reader Rabbit, are likely to be surprised and delighted by the deliberately low-tech magic found in the current crop of pop-up books.
Yet another reason to diet: the driver’s license renewal
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D6
My driver license renewal letter arrived in the mail on Thursday. Enclosed in the envelope:
U.S. appeals to Turkey for restraint on Iraq
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A10
Two senior U.S. officials promised Saturday that they would convey to Iraq Turkey’s unease over Kurdish rebels in the north but they also expressed concern over the possibility of a Turkish military offensive in the region.
Son of televangelist fights ‘personal character attack’
October 14, 2007
As the jet rolls to a stop, Richard Roberts does his best Elvis, breaking out a few bars of “It’s Now or Never.” The 58-year-old televangelist is ready for his close-up.
Left-Over Spaghetti
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Left-Over Spaghetti by Katie Lashbrook.
Gay couples hope to win rights with help from straight friends
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
The setting was intimate, the hors d’oeuvres simple and the hostess barefoot, but the house party Gabby Seagrave and LaDonna Silva put on for a dozen friends and co-workers was hardly a spontaneous affair.
Eudora edges Ottawa
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Eudora High volleyball team earned revenge on a pool-play loss by defeating Ottawa High, 25-13, 25-18, in the finals of the Baldwin Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday.
Local Mac fan buys into Apple CEO’s tactics
October 14, 2007 in print edition on E1
Brian Best bought his first Mac - a Macintosh Classic, with a 9-inch black-and-white monitor - back when Kansas University was winning its last national basketball championship, so he’s plenty familiar with how fans can be a bit proprietary when it comes to a team or product they worship.
Top 25 roundup: LSU, California knocked off the top
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C10
As a blue stream of Kentucky fans poured from the stands to celebrate the Wildcats’ biggest victory in decades, Andre Woodson was in the middle of the party calmly talking about taking down No. 1 LSU.
Behind the Peanuts empire, a complex and lonely man
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D3
Charles Schulz drew the Peanuts comic strip for almost 50 years, telling 17,897 little stories and watching Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and the gang grow into an international phenomenon. He grew rich and famous before his death in 2000. He had every right to be a happy man.
Federal review looms over boot camp death
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Seven former juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse had barely processed an all-white jury’s decision to acquit them in a black teenager’s death before federal authorities announced they would review the case.
Rope has long, bloody history
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
This will be a history of rope. It strikes me that such a history is desperately needed just now. It seems the travesty in Jena, La., has spawned a ghastly trend. Remember how white students at Jena High placed nooses in a tree last year to communicate antipathy toward their African-American classmates? Now it’s happening all over.
A tour in sustainable, eco-friendly, money-saving design
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
When Matt Smith and Heather Amthauer were house shopping and came across a three-bedroom, split-level home made largely of concrete, they knew they had found the one. On Saturday, more than 60 people traipsed through their east Lawrence home to check out why it was such a find.
Crash victim’s parents call for change
Tonganoxie couple who lost daughter say vehicular homicide law needs adjusted
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Denise and Dennis Bixby say something is wrong. The Tonganoxie parents of Amanda Bixby, who was killed in a Valentine’s Day traffic wreck, say the legal system that allows the man who caused the accident to be able to get his vehicle out of the impound lot “before our child was out of the mortuary” needs to be fixed.
Kansas football notebook
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C7
Former KU fullback John Riggins was added to the Memorial Stadium Ring of Honor in a halftime ceremony. Riggins gave a bow to each side of the stadium while a lengthy ovation was given. His name was added to the ring on the northeast side of the stadium.
Trucker gets six months for fatal crash in 2005
25-year-old mother and her infant died
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
A truck driver involved in a head-on collision two years ago that killed a Salina woman and her 10-month-old son has been sentenced to six months in jail.
National ceramics spotlight shining on Lawrence this week
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
Growing up in the 1950s, Dan Anderson was mesmerized by “Flash Gordon.” “I could see the monofilament cord holding up the rocket ship in the TV show, but that didn’t bother me,” he says. Later, when Anderson started making art, he was drawn to the rocketlike shape of water towers, church steeples and grain elevators.
Collective memory
New Web site delivers archived Kansas history to the masses
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
The poster offers a $200 reward for the capture of two runaway slaves. Jim and Jack were their names. They escaped from Saline County, Mo., and were, according to the poster, “doubtless aiming for K.T.” That’s Kansas Territory. It was June of 1860, and Kansas was battling to enter the Union as a free state.
Rice critical of Putin, country’s commitment to democracy
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Russian government under Vladimir Putin has amassed so much central authority that the power-grab may undermine Moscow’s commitment to democracy, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday.
Vatican suspends monsignor identified as priest who spoke of having gay sex life
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Vatican said Saturday it has suspended a monsignor from a senior post at the Holy See after an Italian TV program using a hidden camera recorded him making advances to a young man and asserting that gay sex was not sinful.
All rain, no shine
Heavy downpours Saturday put a damper on tailgaters, shoppers and drivers alike
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
By 9 a.m. a day’s worth of rain had already fallen on Lawrence, but that didn’t keep Kansas University football fans from huddling under tents, porches and in the corners of Memorial Stadium before Saturday’s game against Baylor.
Burglar steals food, leaves valuables alone
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
This thief apparently had quite the appetite. Appleton police received a call Wednesday of a burglary - not of valuables but of food.
Teachers could get own housing project
As NYC educators move out of city, solution could become nationwide model
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
Elementary school teacher Ramona Roman has a master’s degree and earns $70,000 a year, but she’s barely making it in New York City. “I think I make a good salary, but it’s so hard living here - I can’t get a decent apartment with the money I make. You also need to eat! You need to feed your kids!” said the 52-year-old teacher, who supports two children and her mother.
Lawrence Datebook
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Best-Sellers
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D3
The best-selling books for this week.
Woman to get $500 for returning lost loot
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
A woman who found $20,000 in cash at a convenience store last month is getting a $500 reward from the armored car company that lost it.
Man questioned for fashionable handcuffs
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Some fashion statements draw more attention than others, and wearing handcuffs while walking near the Tulsa County Courthouse is one that got noticed.
Democrat urges override of health insurance veto
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana asked his colleagues Saturday to override President Bush’s veto of legislation that would expand a popular children’s health insurance program.
Seabury’s Sutherland takes 8th at state tennis
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Brooke Sutherland, the first Seabury Academy student to qualify for the girls Class 3-2-1A state tennis tournament, placed eighth in the event that concluded Saturday at the Riverside Tennis Center.
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre coming to town
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
The Lied Center of Kansas presents Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Wild Cursive, the final chapter of “Cursive: A Trilogy.”
Legislators propose housing help for storm-ravaged areas
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B12
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers want to provide $50 million to build new housing in Kansas communities still hurting from storms earlier this year. The Greensburg tornado in May and flooding in southeast Kansas destroyed an estimated 1,300 homes, few of which have been replaced.
Man shot himself after trying to escape police
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 32-year-old man who killed his estranged wife and two stepchildren in Fort Worth held Arlington, Texas, police at bay for several hours Friday afternoon, holed up in his car, before speeding off and driving into Lake Arlington, where he shot himself in the head.
Horoscopes
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D9
Sometimes life might feel a touch heavy. Often you will retreat and think through various situations as they come up. Recognize a tendency to be slightly hard on yourself. Be aware of what you have to offer. If you are single, your gregarious style draws many. If you are attached, your sweetie will want more cozy nights in front of the fireplace. SAGITTARIUS makes you laugh!
Pats-Cowboys a marquee game
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones lives for this stuff. He has the NFC’s only undefeated team, a matchup hyped as a Super Bowl preview, and a star receiver who’s finally making headlines for the right reasons.
On the record
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Smoke detector activation, 9:05 p.m. Thursday, 414 W. 14th St.
Lyric Opera seeks young singers
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
The Lyric Opera of Kansas City is inviting young singers, ages 8-18 years old, with treble voices to receive training in order to perform with the company in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” for several March 2008 performances.
Greenpeace blocks ship carrying ‘Canadian forest’ newsprint
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
Dutch police arrested 11 Greenpeace activists who boarded a cargo ship Saturday to stop it unloading newsprint paper they suspected was made from ancient trees felled in Canadian forests, the environmental group said.
Limiting TV for babies best for development
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
Many experts in child development acknowledge that it may be impossible - or at the very least impractical - to banish DVDs, videos and television from the lives of the very young, despite advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics that children younger than 2 should log no screen time.
Author to give reading, book signing
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
Author O. Gilbert Brown will present a talk and book signing from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Oread Books in the Kansas Union.
Blackwater chief says he welcomes FBI
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
The chief executive of Blackwater USA, whose guards are accused of killing 17 Iraqis in Baghdad last month, says he welcomes the FBI investigation into the shooting and supports the prosecution of any bad acts.
Gold mine collapses, killing at least 21
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
A makeshift gold mine collapsed in southwest Colombia on Saturday, killing 21 people and injuring another 18, authorities said.
Lawrence High fourth at Emporia Tournament
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Lawrence High’s volleyball team placed fourth Saturday in the Emporia Invitational.
Officials investigate 70 cases of illness
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
An outbreak of a water- and food-borne illness that causes diarrhea continues to spread in Wichita, health officials said Friday.
Venezuela’s Chavez meets with ailing Castro
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met for more than four hours Saturday with ailing leader Fidel Castro, Cuban state television reported.
Ahn Trio mixes classical, modern styles
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
The Ahn Trio, performing works by Paul Chihara, Leonard Bernstein, Astor Piazzolla and Kenji Bunch, will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lied Center.
Pouring it on
Jayhawks thunder past Bears
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
The thunder rolled. Lightning bolts surrounded Memorial Stadium. Standing water surfaced on a football field with artificial turf. A chilly wind chattered teeth. Yes, Mother Nature tried everything short of an earthquake to spoil Kansas University’s football mojo on Saturday. Fat chance.
Success of ‘year of climate’ likely now to head downhill
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
It’s October and global warming campaigner Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize. In November, the U.N.’s climate scientists issue a capstone report on where the planet is headed. And in December, envoys of almost 200 nations gather in Bali, Indonesia, hoping for action to head off the worst of climate change.
Town buying $5,000 Christmas tree
Tonganoxie council to purchase artificial decoration for downtown
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
No one on the Tonganoxie City Council can be accused of being a Scrooge. During a recent meeting, council members unanimously voted to spend up to $5,144 on an artificial Christmas tree for downtown.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World of Oct. 14, 1907: “An enormous crowd, all the Methodist Church could possibly accommodate, heard the Rev. W.E. Biederwolf begin his series of revival meetings here last night. The crowd was estimated at 1,800 people and many had to be turned away.
Keegan: Kansas upgrades pass D
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s football team finished 6-6 in 2006 in a way that led many apologists to respond with, “But we should have gone 9-3.” No, the Jayhawks should have been 6-6 because they were outscored six times and outscored opponents in a half-dozen games.
Sales associate earns gem diploma
October 14, 2007 in print edition on E1
Erin Rosebaugh, a senior sales associate for Kizer-Cummings Jewelers, Lawrence, recently earned a Graduate Diamonds Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America, completing three courses: Diamond Essentials, Diamond Grading, and Diamond Grading Lab.
Day after Late Night, Jayhawks get down to business
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
There were no red carpets, bright scoreboard lights or crazed fans in the Allen Fieldhouse bleachers 11 hours after the 2007 edition of Late Night in the Phog. Only a few relatives of Kansas University’s basketball players and weekend benefactors supporting Bill Self’s Assists Foundation joined KU’s 17 players and coaches for the first official practice of the preseason.
Bankruptcies
October 14, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Maple Leaf Festival to prohibit dogs
All animals banned at public events
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
While the thousands of annual visitors to the Maple Leaf Festival next weekend are welcome for the 50th version this year as always, their dogs aren’t. Neither are any other animals.
Clerk’s plan would give pagers to jurors
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
Like diners waiting for a seat in a popular restaurant, jurors in one busy Michigan court soon could be free to stroll and shop until a pager summons them for duty.
Bulldog athletes balance grades, sports
October 14, 2007
Not every junior high student is ready for the challenges of high school. In some cases, students can find the combination of increased homework, more difficult subjects, and higher expectations discouraging, especially when the first sign of tests roll around. However, Southwest Junior High’s freshman football team and its coach Skip Bennett have a different view on balancing sports with their academics.
Reds hire Baker
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
Dusty Baker was hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, agreeing to a three-year deal Saturday with a team coming off its seventh straight losing season and looking for stability at the top.
Felons on KU payroll
University does not conduct criminal background checks on most employees
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
A registered sex offender and a convicted identity thief are among at least seven employees with felony convictions in Douglas County District Court working for Kansas University’s Facilities Operations department. In the process of investigating a claim that there was a convicted felon in a leadership position in the department, the Journal-World discovered felony records for the other employees.
Holyfield loses unanimous decision
WBO champion Ibragimov retains his crown
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
Evander Holyfield’s quest for a fifth heavyweight title ran into a roadblock Saturday: Sultan Ibragimov. Ibragimov kept his WBO title with a unanimous decision over Holyfield, who will turn 45 next week and was trying to become the second-oldest heavyweight champion.
Financial planner receives CFP tag
October 14, 2007 in print edition on E1
Stephen A. Menke, Lawrence, has earned the Certified Financial Planner designation, indicating that he has demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience necessary to provide individuals with personal financial planning services.
Rockies head home with 2-0 edge
Colorado works late for 3-2, 11-inning victory against Arizona in Game 2
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
Long known for their big bats, the Colorado Rockies suddenly have become masters of small ball. Several sluggers have vanished in the playoffs. The Rockies have just one extra-base hit in the NL championship series, and that was a double by speedy leadoff man Willy Taveras that nobody else could have legged out.
Baker to host marching festival
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
More than 1,100 area high school musicians plan to attend the Baker University Class 1-5A Marching Festival, which will be Wednesday at Liston Stadium.
Bears are more likely to be seen in Missouri
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C12
Missourians are likely to see more bears than usual this fall because record-breaking cold in early April nearly destroyed the crop of acorns from white oak trees.
Baker knocks off No. 24 Evangel
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Baker University’s football team knocked off No. 24 Evangel, 16-14, on Saturday to move to 4-3 overall and 4-2 in Heart of America Conference play.
Refugees make new home in K.C.
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
He has traveled with his wife and infant son for three days from a refugee camp in Tanzania, with stops in Kenya, Switzerland and Chicago. Along the way, travelers bought him fast food. It did not resemble food he knew, and he would not eat it. Instead, he dropped it in his sack of clothes so as not to hurt their feelings. Now on this muggy July night, his plane arrives in Kansas City.
Prudent course
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: In a crisis, it’s important to take prudent steps but also to make sure you don’t go too far. Unfortunately, many lawmakers are apparently overreacting to our country’s mortgage “crisis.” According to a story in the Oct. 4 Journal-World, Democratic party leaders want Washington to become more active in the mortgage market.
Hornets cut Chenowith
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
Former Kansas University basketball player Eric Chenowith has been cut by the New Orleans Hornets.
New Web site hopes to save dogs slated for death with countdown clock
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Sweet William, a young black Labrador retriever in Illinois, has two days to live. Sandy, a golden female Jindo in New York, also has just two days left. Kate Hepburn, a tan female boxer in California, has 18 days to live.
Loss to Texas drops Jayhawks to 10-9
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Texas extended its volleyball winning streak to eight games Saturday night when it defeated Kansas University in three games at Gregory Gym.
Power politics
Proposed coal-fired power plants in western Kansas are generating plenty of political heat.
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
It would be nice to think that a decision on permits for new coal-fired power plants in western Kansas will be based on science and the best interests of the state rather than on politics. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the direction this issue is taking.
Military junta arrests prominent activists
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Myanmar’s junta arrested prominent political activists Saturday, Amnesty International said, including one who went into hiding after leading some of the first major marches against the government several weeks ago.
Free State struggles to 3-3 finish in Emporia
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Free State High’s volleyball team went 3-3 on Saturday at the Emporia Invitational.
Stepfather convicted after trying to hide child’s death in bogus wreck
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
When Kansas City police and paramedics showed up at the scene of a fatal June 20, 2006 car crash, they said they immediately had concerns.The Honda suffered minimal damage and there were no skid marks to indicate the driver, Charles Mahone, had tried to stop before hitting a small tree.
Royal Vienna beehive mark most frequent porcelain copy
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D8
Who made Royal Vienna porcelain? Collectors today call many pieces Royal Vienna because they have the famous beehive mark on the bottom or because they are decorated in the style now considered Royal Vienna. Plates and vases have elaborate gold border decorations and realistic, romantic portraits or scenes and the beehive mark.
Mother of slaying suspect says stepfather was abusive
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
Lisa Montgomery has had a tumultuous life that included being abandoned by her father and sexually abused by her stepfather, according to testimony from several witnesses, including her mother, Friday in Montgomery’s federal trial.
Va. Tech massacre lawsuits a possibility
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
As the sixth-month anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre approaches, a lawyer representing 20 people killed or injured in the April shootings has begun notifying the town and the state about possible lawsuits.
Bird hunters seeing mixed results
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C12
For upland bird hunters, the prospects for hunting this fall are a mixed bag, thanks to Kansas’ unpredictable weather.
Grammar check
October 14, 2007
To the editor: Let’s hope that the Lawrence school board member quoted in the story about how “Several Lawrence schools achieved excellence last year in the state’s eyes” did not mean to use the word “irregardless.”
Personal care, restaurant industries have highest depression rates
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
People who tend to the elderly, change diapers and serve up food and drinks have the highest rates of depression among U.S. workers. Overall, 7 percent of full-time workers battled depression in the past year, according to a government report available Saturday.
Senior senior debuts
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
Mike Flynt waited 37 years to get back on a college football field. Once he did, he was part of his team’s winning play.
Campaigns offer more than one prize
Even without winning, candidates like Brownback, Biden have much to gain
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
You read it here first. Christopher J. Dodd is not going to be the 44th president of the United States. Nor is Joseph R. Biden Jr. And Sam Brownback makes three. All of them are far more powerful on the Senate floor, where their views and their votes are taken seriously, than they are on the presidential campaign trail, where they are more curiosities than contenders.
Hard work made Hunter Thompson a success, wife says
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D9
It wasn’t a reckless obsession with liquor, drugs and gunplay that made the late Hunter S. Thompson the undisputed king of Gonzo journalism, his wife says. Instead, it was old-fashioned principles such as working hard and telling the truth, enlivened by the glee Thompson took from learning and from being right.
Offensively inept Chiefs meet struggling Bengals
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
As an offense, the Kansas City Chiefs are only half the team they used to be. Now-departed Pro Bowl blockers Willie Roaf, Will Shields and Tony Richardson would plow like Clydesdales through would-be tacklers, clearing the way first for Priest Holmes and then for Larry Johnson. Records tumbled from 2000 through 2006 as the Chiefs averaged a robust 130.3 yards rushing per game.
Fambrough gets benched
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C6
Two hours before the originally scheduled kickoff time, former Kansas University quarterback David Jaynes served as master of ceremonies for a dedication in honor of Don Fambrough, beloved former player, assistant coach and two-time head coach of the Jayhawks.
Big inning lifts Cleveland
Indians even series with 13-6, 11-inning win
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
Trot Nixon got another big hit in Boston. This time, he beat his old mates. The former Red Sox stalwart snapped an 11th-inning tie with a pinch-hit single, and the Cleveland Indians broke loose for six more runs to beat the Red Sox 13-6 early this morning and tie the AL championship series at a game apiece.
Hispanic groups offer new solution to K.C. dispute
La Raza wants official to cut ties to organization
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
A national Hispanic organization said it will hold its annual convention here if a city parks board member agrees to cut her ties to an anti-illegal immigration group.
Shiite leaders say Iraqis must press ahead with self-rule
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A10
The son and heir apparent of Iraq’s top Shiite politician came out strongly Saturday in favor of autonomy for Iraq’s religiously and ethnically divided regions, a potentially explosive issue on Iraq’s already highly polarized political landscape.
A young Judd Apatow found witty way to get Steve Martin’s autograph
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D11
Judd Apatow, writer and director of comedy hits “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” is doubtless already a hero to kids who want to break into film or comedy. But once, he was just a kid dying for the autograph of his own hero, Steve Martin.
K-State has evidence to make claim as drinking capital
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Lawrence’s claim to the top spot on the drinking capitals of Kansas isn’t an undisputed one. Manhattan may have a case to make, too. That’s because a second set of liquor tax numbers from the state show the home of Kansas State University leading the way in per capita drink sales.
People in the news
October 14, 2007 in print edition on D9
¢ Vardalos granted big, fat Greek film shoot¢ Werner von Trapp dies
GOP picks convention rather than primary
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Virginia Republicans will hold a convention instead of a primary to choose their candidate to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. John W. Warner, upsetting critics who say it makes the party appear closed off.The state party’s central committee voted 47-37 on Saturday in favor of a convention. No date or location was decided.
Civil War politician comes to life, debates author
October 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Controversial Civil War politician Jim Lane revisited Lawrence on Saturday. He was brought to life by re-enactor Tim Rues and author Robert Collins, who recently published a biography called “Jim Lane: Scoundrel, Statesman, Kansan.”
Big Boozers
Douglas County ranks No. 1 in state for alcoholic beverage sales
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Matt Hine is doing his part. The muffled sounds of ESPN on the flat screen, bar room TV compete with the thump-thump-thump of a radio in the back room. Blue neon from a Miller Lite sign bounces off the darkened front window of Johnny’s Tavern. And Hine - with a John Deere T-shirt that shows the tip of a tattoo on his forearm - sits at the middle of the bar. Never far from Hine’s hand is the mega mug filled with a concoction of draft beer and tomato juice. It’s 2:30 in the afternoon, on a Wednesday.
Faith-based prison programs multiply, despite criticism
October 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Killer-turned-artist Manny Hernandez on the prison where he’s finishing an eight-year term: “It’s a blessing to be here.” Fellow murderer and inmate Raymond Hall likens it to heaven. “I love this place,” says their warden, Cynthia Tilley. “It’s so calm.”
McClinton woofs at QB
Kansas defensive tackle upset with Szymanski’s ‘chop-block’
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C7
James McClinton is deeply spiritual and one of the all-around nicest guys on Kansas University’s football roster. So it was a bit of surprise during KU’s 58-10 victory over Baylor on Saturday to see McClinton, KU’s standout defensive tackle, getting in the face of Baylor quarterback Blake Szymanski at the end of the second quarter.
Did KU run it up? Baylor says no
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C7
Instead of taking a knee and running out the clock, Kansas University’s football team elected to run a final play Saturday afternoon in the final seconds of a lopsided victory over Baylor.
Sunflower CC washed
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Sunflower League high school cross country meet scheduled for Saturday at Rim Rock Farm was postponed because of thunderstorms and heavy rain.
McLouth 4th at Invite
October 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
McLouth High’s volleyball team finished with a 2-3 record, good for fourth place Saturday at its home invitational.