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River City Reading Festival KPR listener art show Overseas adoption KU soccer vs. Oklahoma
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Polls
Will KU go to a BCS bowl this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
50%
Yes
 
39%
Undecided
 
9%
Total 903
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Vincent Downing, a Lawrence High security officer, keeps an eye out for trouble as students travel between classes. Schools on track this year in security
October 15, 2007 in print edition on 3A
A Lawrence police school resource officer takes a report after two Lawrence High School students are stopped by LHS security on suspicion of smelling like marijuana and possessing the drug. A Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical ambulance takes a 10th-grade Free State High School football player to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after he passed out during a mid-August practice.
10:23 a.m.
Downtown Lawrence at dusk. Retail report pits shop vs. drop
October 15, 2007 in print edition on 1A
City commissioners are still shopping for an answer to the question of whether Lawrence is adding retail space too quickly or too slowly. A report by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department certainly hasn’t decided the simmering issue for commissioners.
1:00 p.m.
Kansas' Marcus Henry turns upfield after catching a Todd Reesing pass as Baylor's Alton Widemon plays catch-up on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at Memorial Stadium.  Henry ran the catch into the endzone for a 50-plus yard touchdown reception. Football team stakes new place in history
October 15, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Six-and-oh and six to go. The table is set for a special season for Kansas University’s football team. The Jayhawks - or “Fighting Manginos” as some call them - are scrapping for a legacy most teams of the program’s past can only dream of. After crushing Baylor, 58-10, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Kansas became bowl-eligible in mid-October - much sooner than usual.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas cornerback Chris Harris (16) celebrates with his fellow Jayhawk defenders after intercepting a Baylor Bears pass. Wednesday, Harris was named Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year. Computers say KU better than USC, Florida
October 15, 2007 in print edition on 1B
The humans have spoken all year long. Now, the computers are thinking that Kansas University’s football team is pretty good, too. The first Bowl Championship Series standings were released Sunday, with Kansas ranking a flashy 13th in the nation.
10:00 p.m.
Connor McCreaddie, 8, who weighs 218 pounds, and his mother, Nicola McKeown, of Wallsend, England, shown in this file photo, could be separated if Connor is taken into protective custody. On Monday, health officials said obesity among children has become an epidemic and should be addressed where they spend much of their time - in school. Health officials urge action on obesity
October 15, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Obesity among children has become an epidemic, officials said Monday, and should be addressed where they spend much of their time - in school. “Physical inactivity is killing our children,” said Kim Morrissey, a physical education teacher at a Wichita elementary school. A parade of health officials and instructors urged the Legislative Educational Planning Committee to craft a package of reforms to increase physical education and nutrition instruction.

All stories

6Sports video: RussRob hoping to make the most out of senior season
October 15, 2007
When the Jayhawks start exhibition play on November 1st, it will mark the last season opener for senior Russell Robinson.
6Sports video: Free State girls win cross country meet
October 15, 2007
The Free State girls cross country team took the crown at the Sunflower League Cross Country meet.
6News video: Kidcast for October 15, 2007
October 15, 2007
A bit of weather history, brought to you by a local youth.
6News video: Decision on coal plant to come later this week
October 15, 2007
The decision on a controversial coal plant in western Kansas is expected to come later this week.
6Sports video: Reesing hoping to extend perfect record
October 15, 2007
After six collegiate starts, sophomore Todd Reesing still owns a perfect record as KU’s QB.
6News video: More than a dozen KU students served lawsuits
October 15, 2007
More information has become available about the lawsuits filed against more than a dozen KU students for alleged copyright infringement.
6News video: City of Lecompton could get full-time police presence
October 15, 2007
Those living near the city of Lecompton may soon see a greater police presence.
6News video: Intersection of 19th and Louisiana streets to be improved
October 15, 2007
Improvements to the intersection of 19th and Louisiana streets are on the way. City leaders held an open house tonight to inform residents how the project will affect their daily commute.
6News video: Plans for new Wal-Mart delayed again
October 15, 2007
Plans for a new Wal-Mart at 6th and Wakarusa Drive are delayed again - but this time there is no threat of a lawsuit or other controversy surrounding the project.
6News video: Man hospitalized after fall from fire escape
October 15, 2007
A 15-foot fall from a fire escape early Monday morning in downtown Lawrence lands a 21-year-old man in the hospital.
6Sports video: KU’s McCray to play perimeter role this season
October 15, 2007
The Kansas University women’s basketball team opens the season on November 4th, but this year, expect to see Danielle McCray in a new position.
6News video: Childhood obesity a BIG problem
October 15, 2007
Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the U.S. and Douglas County is doing it’s part to help. Today kicks off the ‘Get Moving’ program in area elementary schools.
6News video: Lawrence police investigate hold-ups at two local convenience stores
October 15, 2007
Lawrence police are investigating two separate hold-ups at Lawrence convenience stores. The hold-ups happened less than an hour apart and the suspect in each incident has a similar description.
Health officials urge action on obesity
State lawmakers under pressure to curb epidemic in children
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
Obesity among children has become an epidemic, officials said Monday, and should be addressed where they spend much of their time - in school. “Physical inactivity is killing our children,” said Kim Morrissey, a physical education teacher at a Wichita elementary school. A parade of health officials and instructors urged the Legislative Educational Planning Committee to craft a package of reforms to increase physical education and nutrition instruction.
KDHE to announce coal plant decision on Thursday
October 15, 2007
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby will announce a decision this week on the pending air quality permits for the two proposed 700 megawatt coal-fired plants in western Kansas.
6News Now: Fire-escape fall sends man to hospital
October 15, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a fifteen-foot fall from a fire escape in downtown Lawrence lands a 21-year-old man in the hospital, and details on a new program at area school to fight obesity.
Legislature considers anti-obesity measures
October 15, 2007
A parade of teachers and health officials urged the Legislative Educational Planning Committee to recommend a package of measures to fight childhood obesity for the Legislature to consider when the 2008 session starts in January.
KU vs. Texas A&M to kick at 6 p.m. on ESPN2
October 15, 2007
It will mark the fourth straight game Kansas will play on television and the second straight game on the ESPN family of networks. KU’s game this Saturday against Colorado will kick off at 4:45 p.m. on ESPN.
Unidentified person injured in fall from fire escape
October 15, 2007
An unidentified person has been hospitalized following a fall from a downtown fire escape.
Myanmar ignoring laws, destroying environment for a quick buck
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A9
Truckloads of illegal timber cross the Myanmar border to sawmills in China, while markets along the Thai border openly sell bear paws, tiger skins and elephant tusks.
Family fulfills promise to fallen soldier
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A4
The day he became the first Kansas soldier killed in Iraq, Sgt. Jake Butler dashed off a letter to his parents, urging them not to forget about him after his death.
Commentary: Ex-Tiger Snyder back in coaching
Spurs’ executive Buford now boss of player who declined his invitation to play for Kansas
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
More than 20 years ago, Quin Snyder decided not to entrust R.C. Buford with his basketball future. But now, in a way, Buford is entrusting Snyder with his. Back when they first saw each other in a high school gym in the early 1980s, neither could have seen this day coming.
Schools on track this year in security
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence police school resource officer takes a report after two Lawrence High School students are stopped by LHS security on suspicion of smelling like marijuana and possessing the drug. A Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical ambulance takes a 10th-grade Free State High School football player to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after he passed out during a mid-August practice.
Financing follows social networking
Online lending operations encourage ‘investing in people’
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B11
An emerging Internet-based financing tool that brings borrowers and lenders together the way eBay links buyers and sellers is gaining momentum, turning more Main Street investors into Wall Street wannabes.
Methods don’t alter death penalty madness
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
So we have a national moratorium of sorts. An unofficial stay of execution. All quiet in the death chambers.
New media, new watchdogs
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A11
Are you outraged by Rush Limbaugh’s characterizing some Iraq war critics as “phony soldiers”? How do you feel about Joy Behar’s suggesting, on “The View,” that Republican presidential candidates are Klansmen?
Pooped after a party? Hired scrubbers clean the college crowd’s crud
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
Past the Bud Light can on the lawn, four empty Coors kegs in the entryway, and, in the hall, the box for a Little Whizzer statuette that “pours” liquor, there was a den of filth.
Best place to retire in the Midwest? Derby
The former sleepy town near Wichita has become the place to be for seniors
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A5
Barely two decades ago, Derby was the butt of jokes. Residents referred to it as a one-stop-sign town. And Wichita Eagle columnist Bob Getz, now retired, called it “the pretty little city of the shrunken signs” and “the state’s most overpopulated, lovable intersection.”
Computers say KU better than USC, Florida
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
The humans have spoken all year long. Now, the computers are thinking that Kansas University’s football team is pretty good, too. The first Bowl Championship Series standings were released Sunday, with Kansas ranking a flashy 13th in the nation.
Study: Cancer death rates dropping faster than ever
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
Good news on the cancer front: Death rates are dropping faster than ever, thanks to new progress against colorectal cancer.
Twin recruits enjoy KU visit, but don’t commit
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Twins Marcus and Markieff Morris, a pair of forwards from Philadelphia who attended Friday’s Late Night in the Phog, headed back to Prep School in New Jersey on Sunday.
Ryan Wood’s football notebook
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Kansas-Colorado game in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday will kick off at 4:45 p.m. and be televised by ESPN, it was announced Sunday.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University guard Rex Walters, who is in his second year as head coach at Florida Atlantic, told Fox Sports a $10 million renovation of the Owls’ hoops facility is nearly complete. The locker rooms and floor have been upgraded. FAU will play KU on Nov. 28 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Ohio State No. 1 in BCS rankings
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
Ohio State has been here before, leading the Bowl Championship Series standings. For second-place South Florida, it’s another breakthrough in a season full of them.
Ohio State No. 1 in AP Top 25
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
Ohio State has risen - all the way to No 1. A day after the top two teams in the AP Top 25 lost, the Buckeyes jumped two spots Sunday in the media poll and became the third school this season to hold the No. 1 ranking.
Falcons brace for Giants
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B4
Donovan McNabb was sacked a dozen times by the Giants. Joey Harrington might want to consider taking out some extra insurance before tonight’s game against New York.
Brady sets NFL record for TD passes
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B4
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady became the first NFL quarterback to throw at least three touchdown passes in each of the first six games of a season when he had three in the first half against Dallas on Sunday.
Yankees’ meeting on Torre to start Tuesday
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
Yankees officials will convene at their complex in Tampa, Fla., starting Tuesday morning to debate the future of Joe Torre.
Indiana hits Sampson with sanctions
Former OU coach makes too many phone calls … again
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Indiana basketball coach Kelvin Sampson will not receive a $500,000 raise and his team will lose one scholarship for next season after violating NCAA-imposed sanctions on phone calls.
On the record
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
Grants awarded for victim assistance
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A4
Two Douglas County organizations are the recipients of grants through the Federal Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance program.
Rice struggles in Mideast peace mission
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A9
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice opened an intense round of Mideast shuttle diplomacy Sunday, struggling to bring Israelis and Palestinians close enough to make a planned U.S.-hosted peace conference worthwhile.
AG hearings expected to broach terror policy
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A9
As the chief federal trial judge in Manhattan, Michael Mukasey approved secret warrants allowing government roundups of Muslims in the days after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Eating with family may help overweight teens
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
For parents concerned about their overweight teens, new research suggests the best tactic might be to just relax and cook a healthy Sunday dinner.
General: Resolution will deeply damage ties
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
Turkey’s top general warned that ties with the U.S., already strained by attacks from rebels hiding in Iraq, will be irreversibly damaged if Congress passes a resolution that labels the World War I-era killings of Armenians a genocide.
Winter weather gives marathoners a chill
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
A rambling storm dropped as much a foot of snow in the mountains and shed rain at lower elevations Sunday, slowing marathon runners, wetting baseball fans and jump-starting the ski season.
No-child act misses reality
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A11
While at an elementary school doing research for a book about the impact of standards and testing on American education, I spent a lot of time watching a girl I called Whitney. Among other disabilities, Whitney had mild mental retardation. Although she was in fourth grade, she could sound out words only on the level of a first-grader, and her ability to comprehend what she read and heard seemed no more advanced.
Car bomb strikes Shiite worshippers
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
A bomb in a parked car struck worshippers heading to a Shiite mosque Sunday in Baghdad, killing at least nine people as Iraqis celebrated a Muslim holiday, while the death toll rose to 18 in a coordinated suicide truck bombing and ambush north of the capital.
Social work mandates are indoctrination
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
In 1943, the Supreme Court, affirming the right of Jehovah’s Witnesses children to refuse to pledge allegiance to the U.S. flag in schools, declared: “No official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.”
On the money: Bond investing
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B11
Bonds offer an attractive investment option for adding diversity to a portfolio. But how much of an investor’s portfolio should be weighted in bonds, and what kind of bonds should an investor consider?
Policy, planning director accepted to institute
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B11
Charlotte Marthaler, director of policy and planning for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, has been accepted as a scholar for this year’s Kansas Public Health Leadership Institute.
Paging through the River City
Speaking at reading festival, ‘NewsHour’ host Jim Lehrer says Kansas inspires his writing
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
If the inaugural River City Reading Festival was a success, then Jim Lehrer’s speech and book signing was the highlight of the day. Several hundred people turned out for the event at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., which featured workshops, seminars and hands-on activities for the kids, and to hear the host of PBS’ “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer” talk about books including the 17 novels he has written.
KU staffer chairs music foundation
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B11
Nancy Rutherford Hawkins, media supervisor for Kansas University’s Gorton Music & Dance Library, was elected chairwoman of the board for the Mu Phi Epsilon - which supports scholarships and grants provided by the international professional music fraternity - during the organization’s annual meeting in August in Sacramento, Calif.
Football team stakes new place in history
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
Six-and-oh and six to go. The table is set for a special season for Kansas University’s football team. The Jayhawks - or “Fighting Manginos” as some call them - are scrapping for a legacy most teams of the program’s past can only dream of. After crushing Baylor, 58-10, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Kansas became bowl-eligible in mid-October - much sooner than usual.
Talk of harnessing wind stirs schoolyard memories
October 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
Nancy Jackson, who leads the Climate and Energy Project for the Land Institute, had taken the podium to speak a few minutes before it happened. I had driven out to Salina to attend the Prairie Festival - thinking it a good way to spend the last weekend of September. The prairie was beautiful, the sun intense, the wind gusting to 40 mph.
Chiropractors work at Highland games
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B11
Drs. Mark Herrmann and James Dray, of Chiropractic Health Center, Lawrence, attended the 2007 World Masters Class of the Scottish Highland Games and Strongman competition, conducted Sept. 22 and 23 in McPherson.
Rockies one victory from Series
Colorado wins 20th game in last 21 tries, sits on the brink of Fall Classic
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
No more slumbering lumber for the Colorado Rockies, who are one victory away from roaring right into their first World Series. With a cold rain falling, Josh Fogg shut down Arizona’s bats in his first postseason start, and Yorvit Torrealba hit a tiebreaking three-run homer to fuel the Rockies’ 4-1 victory Sunday night in Game 3 of the NL championship series.
School district notification emails
October 15, 2007
A listing of several ‘FYI’ emails sent out by the Lawrence School District.
Perry fans flock to theaters for ‘Why Did I Get Married?’
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B10
Academy Awards heavyweights such as George Clooney and Cate Blanchett were no match for another of Tyler Perry’s populist tales.
Dice-K relaxed going into Red Sox-Indians Game 3
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
A 20-win season. A microscopic earned-run average. Maybe even a gyroball or two. Daisuke Matsuzaka came to Boston with a $52 million contract - after the Red Sox agreed to pay $51.11 million just to negotiate with him - and a load of unrealistic expectations.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 15, 1907: “The Ministerial Alliance Lecture Course opened last night with the Lyceum Grand Opera Co. and those who attended were quite pleased with the initial offering.
Gonzalez, K.C. on top
Tight end sets TD-reception record
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Tony Gonzalez caught his record-breaking 63rd touchdown pass much the way he caught many of the first 62 - stretching out his 6-foot-5 frame as high and as far as he could and pulling the ball down in traffic with soft, powerful hands.
Keegan: Kansas balanced as can be
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Balance is the key to good mental and physical health, and in turn, happiness. That’s what everyone always says anyway. Nutritionists, philosophers, shrinks, golf instructors, high-wire walkers, spiritual advisers, even a ‘70s-TV hippie who answers to “Grasshopper,” all appreciate the value of balance. So do football coaches.
U.S. Embassy may cut Blackwater ties within 6 months
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
U.S. and Iraqi officials are negotiating Baghdad’s demand that security company Blackwater USA be expelled from the country within six months, and American diplomats appear to be working on how to fill the security gap if the company is phased out.
Alzheimer’s diagnosis blood test promising
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
A San Francisco company’s blood test shows promise in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease - as well as predicting who will succumb to the brain-disabling ailment - according to researchers at Stanford University and several other institutions.
Permanent employment not just a thing of the past
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B11
Q: I can’t seem to find a permanent job. My current resume is littered with temp jobs. I left a good job in 2001 to start an Internet business that was a spectacular failure. I have been unable to find a professional job since. I would love to work for a nonprofit doing communications. I really want to move on and stop reminiscing about the good old days (i.e., the late ‘90s). - Garrison
Parlor celebrates second year as southwest Kansas’ tattoo place
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A5
Tattoos have become the socially accepted taboo. Once considered the sole property of bikers and those serving in the armed forces, tattoos have found an increasing vogue within mainstream culture since the mid-1990s.
Showcase!’ has aura of familiarity
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra opened its season to a well-filled house at the Lawrence Arts Center on Saturday evening, and a look around at the audience while the concert was in progress showed its rapt attention.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
Kansas, with its paltry 0-3 record, still had the football world astounded and analyzing after its 10-0 upset of unbeaten and eighth-ranked Nebraska in a game that never was as close as the score indicated.
Castro makes live appearance on airwaves
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
Fidel Castro made his first live appearance on Cuban airwaves since falling ill 14 months ago, sounding lucid and in good humor as he exchanged praise and jokes Sunday with the Venezuelan president.
Seeking unity
In the current polarized atmosphere, political unity is easier said than done.
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
It seems that “unity” has been identified as the key to voters’ hearts these days. Politicians across the nation have correctly concluded that the American public is fed up with the way partisan politics seems to prevent progress on key issues in government. The mantra has become, “Can’t we all just get along?”
Road work near LHS to be discussed
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A4
Area residents tonight will have another chance to learn about a major road construction project planned for the intersection of 19th and Louisiana streets.
Grant helps Greensburg residents find jobs rebuilding hometown
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B12
Some residents of Greensburg who needed a job after the May 4 tornado have found work that lets them help their town recover while they get their lives back together.
Kansas Public Radio showcases listener artwork
October 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
When Kansas Public Radio announced plans for a listener art show, station officials didn’t know what to expect. “We would have considered it a successful show if we had 20 or 25 submissions,” says Phil Wilke, KPR’s media manager. “That we ended up with 66 is just mind-blowing, from our standpoint.”
China to reform political system
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A9
Chinese President Hu Jintao opened a major Communist Party congress today by promising modest reforms to make government institutions more responsive while strengthening one-party rule.
Craig says he will file appeal to withdraw plea
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
Sen. Larry Craig says he will file an appeal today over a judge’s refusal to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea stemming from his arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting.
Tough commute awaits drivers as fire investigation continues
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A9
With the work week fast approaching, authorities scrambled Sunday to move traffic around a major artery out of Los Angeles that was shut down by a fiery interstate tunnel pileup.
Retail report pits shop vs. drop
Question of whether city is overbuilt open to interpretation
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
City commissioners are still shopping for an answer to the question of whether Lawrence is adding retail space too quickly or too slowly. A report by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department certainly hasn’t decided the simmering issue for commissioners.
Both joy, frustration soar at prospect of Nepal adoption
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
On George Thompson’s computer is a spreadsheet detailing Reshma’s height and weight for each month of her life. He has the obligatory picture of the baby getting a bath in the sink. And, now there is the anticipation as the dark-eyed child with shiny black hair is on the cusp of taking her first step.
KU soccer tumbles, 2-1
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s soccer squad still has five Big 12 Conference games remaining, but if the first five league games are any indication, the Jayhawks could be in jeopardy of missing the Big 12 tournament.
Allen laments swiped sack
Chiefs lineman forced to settle for 21â2 in victory over Bengals
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B5
Overall, Jared Allen was pretty pleased with his performance in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 27-20 victory against Cincinnati on Sunday. Just one thing really bothered him.
Pats too tough for Cowboys
QB goes wild again as New England beats Dallas
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B4
Tom Brady threw a career-high five touchdown passes, with Donte Stallworth taking the final one 69 yards to break open a tight game in the fourth quarter as the New England Patriots won, 48-27, on Sunday in a rare battle of teams with 5-0 records.
Lawrence Datebook
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
People in the news
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B10
¢ Rapper T.I. arrested hours before awards show¢ Jimmy Kimmel to host shows on both coasts¢ Affleck says new role as director suits him
Missed manners
Etiquette improves entertainment experience
October 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
Next time you’re at a live-music event, look at the ticket in your pocket. Chances are, you won’t find your own name on the ticket, and there’s a good reason for that - namely, that people paid good money to hear the person named on the ticket sing, not you.
Events calendar
October 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence.
Denver mentoring program for homeless families could be national model
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
Arms folded, his chair jammed against the wall, Joe Maestas glowered at the men who could help his family out of homelessness. His wife, Christina, sat at his side, pale and tense. This meeting was their best chance to escape the filthy motel where they and their four children had lived for two years.
Applegate’s amnesia comedy: Forgettable
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B10
What do you get when you combine amnesia, that ancient sitcom gimmick, with our contemporary obsession with spoiled, rich, selfish sociopaths like Paris Hilton? Throw in the consequence-free shopping obsession of “Sex & the City,” and you have the oddball premise for the would-be screwball comedy “Samantha Who?” (8:30 p.m., ABC).
Horoscopes
October 15, 2007 in print edition on B10
This year, discover how much of a difference you can make, especially if you act on your inner thoughts and feelings. There lie the seeds of success. If you are single, you’ll communicate well, and others clearly are interested. If you are attached, the two of you gain by going off together. SAGITTARIUS puts a smile on your face.