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Should the Kansas Legislature create laws to crack down on childhood obesity?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
61%
Yes
 
35%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 325
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Room 125: The LHS Podcast
Race relations at LHS: Could the 'Jena 6' happen here?
Posted October 16, 2007
In the wake of the "Jena 6" controversy, the student-produced podcast takes a look at race relations at Lawrence High School. Plus: An examination of teens and drinking, a proposal for a four-day school week, and the latest reviews.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about the South Lawrence Trafficway with Grant Eichhorn
October 16, 2007
When it comes to building the final leg of the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway, Grant Eichhorn - chairman of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission - has an idea he hopes would work. Eichhorn said Wednesday that he thinks there's still a chance to reach a deal with Haskell Indian Nations University that would keep the SLT out of a wetlands area the university considers sacred. The idea: Expand the number of lanes on 31st Street, in exchange for moving the proposed trafficway south of the Wakarusa River.
4:00 p.m.
Bishop Seabury academy seniors, from left, Bill Butler, Ellie Gibbs and Sunyoung Yoon, make crepes while participating in a senior French class. Larry Day, author of "Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados & Other Multilingual Types," says that being bilingual will make the next generation of workers much more marketable when it comes to getting jobs. Fluent in success
October 16, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Ellie Gibbs wants a career in international business - and she’s not assuming her contacts will learn English. “It almost goes without saying,” says Gibbs, a senior at Bishop Seabury Academy. “If you’re dealing with different countries, you can’t expect everyone to know English. That’s an outdated prejudgment.”
10:00 p.m.
The city's professional planning staff is on board with a controversial industrial park proposal near Lawrence Municipal Airport, pictured at upper right in this aerial file photograph. But whether the city will open its checkbook to help finance the project remains a question. City’s planning staff backs park
October 16, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The city’s professional planning staff is on board with a controversial industrial park proposal near Lawrence Municipal Airport. But whether the city will open its checkbook to help finance the project remains a question. The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department staff recommends approval of a plan to redevelop 144 acres near the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and North Seventh Street into a business park.

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6Sports video: Big 12 Women’s Media Day kicks off in K.C.
October 16, 2007
This morning, KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson met with the radio, TV, and newspaper folks to discuss this year’s squad.
6Sports video: KU football team heads to Boulder this weekend
October 16, 2007
The Kansas University football team will leave the state for the first time this season when they visit the Colorado Buffaloes this Saturday in Boulder.
6News video: KU Natural History Museum to host antique fossil roadshow
October 16, 2007
On Sunday, the KU Natural History Museum will host ‘What on Earth?’ - a kind of antique roadshow for some of the oldest relics found in Kansas.
6News video: Haskell president honors employees
October 16, 2007
The president of Haskell Indian Nations University wants to give faculty and staff the recognition they deserve.
6News video: Buying cigarettes in the state could soon become more expensive
October 16, 2007
The Kansas Health Policy Authority Board wants a 50 cent per pack increase in the tax on cigarettes to fund health programs.
6News video: Kansas highways to get ‘rumble strips’
October 16, 2007
State transportation leaders hope a little shake and rattle will produce less roll on Kansas highways.
6News video: Mistrial declared in shooting conspiracy case
October 16, 2007
A mistrial is declared in Franklin County in the case of a Lawrence woman charged in a shooting conspiracy.
6News video: Police asking for help finding robbery suspect
October 16, 2007
Lawrence police ask for help in finding a man suspected in two convenience store hold-ups Monday night.
6Sports video: Free State hosts volleyball quad
October 16, 2007
The Firebirds went 2-1 on the night at the Free State Volleyball Quad.
6Sports video: KU soccer team returns 19 players
October 16, 2007
Nineteen returners - five of which are seniors…reason enough for a positive outlook on the 2007 Kansas soccer season.
6News video: Industrial development near LMA gets approval from planning staff
October 16, 2007
Plans for a major industrial development near Lawrence Municipal Airport get a thumbs up from the city’s planning staff.
6News video: Local group tries to solve health care crisis
October 16, 2007
‘Kansas Health Care for All’ held a forum tonight at Lawrence Memorial Hospital addressing the problem of the country’s 47-million uninsured.
6News video: Bond hearing set for KU student charged in brutal attack
October 16, 2007
A bond hearing is set for a KU student charged in connection with a brutal attack on a 22-year-old Lawrence woman. The charges stem from what prosecutors have called a ‘horrific attack’ during the early morning hours last Tuesday at the Northwinds Apartments.
6News video: Former teachers’ union president accused of probation violation
October 16, 2007
The former president of Lawrence’s Teachers’ Union - convicted of embezzling almost $100,000 in union dues - is accused of violating the terms of his probation.
City’s planning staff backs park
But it is undecided if Lawrence will pay for a proposed redevelopment project
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
The city’s professional planning staff is on board with a controversial industrial park proposal near Lawrence Municipal Airport. But whether the city will open its checkbook to help finance the project remains a question. The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department staff recommends approval of a plan to redevelop 144 acres near the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and North Seventh Street into a business park.
Mistrial declared in attempted murder case with Lawrence ties
October 16, 2007
Franklin County District Judge Thomas Sachse declared the mistrial after it was determined that some recording evidence had not been turned in by the Ottawa Police Department. A new trial date of Dec. 3rd was set for Kay F. Gaillard-Taylor.
Former LEA president accused of probation violation
October 16, 2007
Wayne Kruse was placed on probation in October 2005 and ordered to pay back the $95,000 he stole from the Lawrence Education Assn.
6News Now: Report gives tenative approval to development near airport
October 16, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, plans for a major industrial development near Lawrence Municipal Airport are getting a thumb’s-up from city planning staff, but question remain regarding money.
City staff give nod to development proposal near airport
October 16, 2007
The city planning staff has released a new report recommending approval of the project, but planners concede that the amount of money taxpayers may have to spend to make the project a reality is not yet known.
Wallaby owner fights proposed ban
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B10
A man whose runaway wallaby promoted the City Council to consider banning the marsupials says if local government can outlaw one pet just because it’s different, there’s nothing stopping city leaders from banning others.
23rd Street, Free State beers receive medals
Crimson Phog and Big Sea ESB among top brews at Great American Beer Festival
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B9
Two Lawrence breweries came up winners by putting their brews up against some of the best beers in the country. The breweries - 23rd Street Brewery and Free State Brewing Co. - received medals during the Great American Beer Festival, conducted last weekend in Denver.
Holmes to practice Wednesday
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B5
Running back Priest Holmes, who hasn’t played or practiced since October 2006, will begin practicing on Wednesday. Kansas City coach Herm Edwards did not rule out the possibility that he might play this week against Oakland.
Super Bowl might move to London
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B5
A future Super Bowl champion may someday be crowned overseas in a game witnessed predominantly by a foreign audience, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.
Dice-K’s playoff performances don’t measure up
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
The $103 million man has been almost worthless for Boston in the playoffs. Daisuke Matsuzaka failed for the second straight time to make it out of the fifth inning in the postseason. His bust of a start resulted in a 4-2 loss to Cleveland on Monday night that put the Red Sox down 2-1 in the AL championship series.
Fluent in success
Forward-thinking students take foreign language to prepare for job search
October 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
Ellie Gibbs wants a career in international business - and she’s not assuming her contacts will learn English. “It almost goes without saying,” says Gibbs, a senior at Bishop Seabury Academy. “If you’re dealing with different countries, you can’t expect everyone to know English. That’s an outdated prejudgment.”
Teen’s rude behavior escalates
October 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes and Julia: My 16-year-old son has been behaving in a progressively worse manner over the past year. He’s rude to us - telling us to shut-up, get out of his face and not tell him what to do. He calls his younger sister names and runs her down.
Board sees increase in tobacco tax, smoking ban as priorities
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
Higher tobacco taxes and a statewide smoking ban are among a state board’s top priorities in drafting health care reform initiatives. The Kansas Health Policy Authority board’s members said Monday that a tax increase would raise $52 million a year for health care initiatives and discourage smoking.
Government wants OK for Iraq incursion
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
Turkey moved closer to opening a new front in the Iraq war Monday, with the government asking parliament to approve a cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels. Still, its leaders were reluctant to stage an incursion that could hurt Turkey’s standing with Washington.
Manning, Giants rip Falcons
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B5
The New York Giants are on another roll. Now, they’ve got to sustain it. Eli Manning passed for 303 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Giants to their fourth straight victory, 31-10 over the hapless Atlanta Falcons on Monday night.
Red-hot Rockies roll into World Series
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
Now, we’ll see if an eight-day vacation can do something to the Colorado Rockies that no opponent has done for a month. Cool them off.
Pump patrol
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.59 at several locations.
KU, K-State, MU in poll for first time
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
They’ve been rivals for more than a century, but there’s one thing that until now never had happened to Kansas, Missouri and Kansas State.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s Oct. 27 game at Texas A&M has been scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff. It will be televised by ESPN2.
Brownback funding plummets
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
GOP presidential hopeful Sam Brownback doesn’t have much money left to make the strong showing he needs in the Iowa caucuses.
Clinton edges Obama with $35M in the bank
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton ended September with more money in the bank than rival Barack Obama, holding $35 million cash on hand for the presidential primary contests to his $32 million.
Rice: Time is right for Palestinian state, peace
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
Saying the time is now for a Palestinian state, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday prodded Israel and the Palestinians to agree at a U.S.-sponsored conference this fall on how and when to start formal peace talks.
Scientists unraveling secrets of how to keep aging brains sharp
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
When aging hampers memory, some people’s brains compensate to stay sharp. Now scientists want to know how those brains make do.
Planning chairman to discuss transportation
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Grant Eichhorn, chairman of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, is scheduled to take questions as part of an online chat at ljworld.com at 1:30 p.m. today.
Coal plant decision is due Thursday
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby will announce a decision Thursday on pending air-quality permits for two proposed 700 mega-watt coal-fired electricity plants in western Kansas.
Kansas football (gasp!) hits road
Jayhawks actually leaving the state for the first time
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Seven weeks and six games for Kansas University’s football team so far have produced a travel log of about 80 miles. Hey, nobody is apologizing. There’s not a team in college football who wouldn’t want to stay home all the time if given the opportunity.
Rescuers find Mo. hiker alive, no serious injuries
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
A Missouri hiker missing for two wintry days in Colorado’s Holy Cross wilderness was found Monday suffering only from frostbite and hypothermia, officials said.
Former football player charged in break-in
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
A former Kansas University football player was charged Monday with breaking into a residence and threatening a man who lived there.
Soldier who took Hitler’s globe sends it to auction
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
Days after the end of World War II, an American soldier entering the wreckage of Adolf Hitler’s mountain stronghold found that fierce Allied bombing had left the “Eagle’s Nest” in ruins.
MU’s Temple probable for Texas Tech game
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that running back Tony Temple, who missed Saturday’s loss at Oklahoma with a sprained ankle, was probable for this week’s game against Texas Tech.
Concrete bowl in place at Oklahoma State
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Just in time for Oklahoma State’s homecoming game against No. 25 Kansas State, construction crews were finishing up concrete work Monday on the west end zone project at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Undue criticism
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I never thought I would find myself in the position of defending the current president, a man whose combination of piety and aggressive warfare has made the name of the Lord Jesus a stench in the nostrils of many decent people.
Putin arrives today in Iran despite assassination warnings
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tehran today for a historic visit to hold talks on Iran’s nuclear program and attend a Caspian Sea summit.
Calligraphy’s influence felt in ‘Cursive: A trilogy’
October 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
To say the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan mixes ancient and contemporary might be an understatement. The company, which performs at 7:30 tonight at the Lied Center, lists these influences: meditation, martial arts, Chinese opera, modern dance, ballet and calligraphy.
Campaign funds pouring into 2nd District congressional race
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
Two Republicans vying to challenge Kansas Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda are prepared to pour plenty of money into the hotly contested race. Former Kansas Republican Rep. Jim Ryun has $335,000 in cash on hand in his bid to win back the seat he lost to Boyda last year.
Huskers cut ties with A.D.
Football failures end Pederson’s tenure
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson was fired Monday, two days after the school’s once-mighty football team was rocked with its worst home loss in nearly a half-century.
Moore, challenger report funds in 3rd District race
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
In the 3rd congressional district, which includes eastern Lawrence, U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a five-term incumbent Democrat, held a sizable lead in campaign funds over Nick Jordan, a Republican state senator from Shawnee who announced his candidacy in August.
AOL to cut 2,000 jobs, including 1,200 in U.S.
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
AOL is eliminating another 2,000 jobs worldwide as it tries to cut costs and make room to grow in online advertising.
Storms bring heavy rain, flight cancellations
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
Heavy storms swept through North Texas on Monday, flooding roads, damaging buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.
School program helping to fight child obesity
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
Douglas County elementary schools are taking steps to help fight child obesity, an epidemic that nationwide has put the lives of 9 million children in danger. The schools have a Get Moving! program, which encourages students to eat a healthy diet and to exercise outside of the schools’ physical education classes.
On the record
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
The KU Public Safety Office issued a crime alert Monday related to an incident involving the criminal discharge of a firearm and criminal damage to property. An unknown person discharged a firearm into three windows at Lewis Hall.
People in the news
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Hilton wants to shed her party-girl image¢ Zeppelin’s back catalog will be available online¢ Lynch encourages meditation in Israel¢ T.I. remains jailed on weapons charges ¢ Lincoln Center to honor Streep in annual gala¢ Kylie Minogue, Taiwan’s Jolin Tsai record duet
Lecompton considers added patrol costs
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Lecompton City Council is learning that more law enforcement isn’t cheap. Contracting with the Douglas County Sheriff’s office to have one officer on duty 40 hours a week patrolling Lecompton would cost an estimated $115,000 a year. That would cover the costs for the officer and equipment, Undersheriff Steve Hornberger said.
Crimes reported at 2 convenience stores
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
Lawrence Police believe one man was behind two convenience store holdups on Monday night. The first was an attempted robbery, police said, while the suspect actually took cash in the second incident.
Some N.Y. students can take A.P. test scores to the bank
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
Get a top score on an Advanced Placement exam in May in any of 31 New York high schools that serve low-income neighborhoods, and you’ll get $1,000.
Flesh in suspect’s house identified as human
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
Forensics experts said Monday that chunks of flesh found in the apartment of an aspiring horror novelist were human, and that DNA tests were planned to confirm whether it came from the body of his girlfriend.
Commentary: 2007 - Weirdest football season ever
Bizarre storylines, statistics emerging from all levels of the gridiron
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
These old eyeballs have seen a lot of football. OK, so I didn’t see it played in leather helmets, I did not know Knute Rockne personally and when Howard Cosell used to tout the “New York football Giants,” I was not old enough to have a memory of the New York baseball Giants.
Nation’s ‘first’ baby boomer applies for Social Security
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
The baby boomers’ stampede for Social Security benefits has begun. The nation’s “first” baby boomer, a retired teacher from New Jersey, applied for Social Security benefits Monday, signaling the start of an expected avalanche of applications from the post World War II generation.
Playing football
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Nobody likes to play football. Nobody. The other players hurt you, sometimes very badly. First you play because your father wants you to. Then you play to get the girls. If you keep on playing, you do it for scholarships, and to get the girls.
Frontline’ starts with constitutional crisis
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B8
“Frontline” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) enters a new season with “Cheney’s Law,” a look at Vice President Dick Cheney’s decades-long concern with the erosion of presidential powers during the Vietnam-Watergate era and his efforts to reassert those powers over the past six years.
Outrage against mayor over pet massacre grows
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
Angry pet owners and protesters demonstrated outside a town hall in a northern Puerto Rico city on Monday, as outrage grew over the killing of dozens of animals seized from residents of housing projects.
Loan scheme’s target is defrauding blacks
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B9
Frederick C. Lee Jr., founder of Financial Independence Group, markets himself as a self-made black man trying to help other blacks make it rich. However, he has enriched only some of his top lieutenants while using a network of associates to feed a mortgage loan scheme that recently has run afoul of regulators in two states.
Interpol says suspected pedophile identified
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
First Interpol unmasked his face. Now it knows his name.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
A new scholarship fund was established at Kansas University through a gift of $100,000 to the KU Endowment Association from the Mary Pickford Foundation of Santa Monica, Calif.
New species of plant-eating, giant dinosaur unearthed
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
The skeleton of what is believed to be a new dinosaur species - a 105-foot plant-eater that is among the largest dinosaurs ever found - has been uncovered in Argentina, scientists said Monday.
Developers delay Wal-Mart plans for procedural issues
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Plans for a new Wal-Mart at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive are delayed again, but this time there’s no controversy surrounding the project. Instead, developers of the site just need more time to finalize the necessary documents that must be approved by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission before construction can begin on the new store.
Children’s health bill veto expected to hold
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
Shrugging off a barrage of political attacks, House Republicans are on track to hand President Bush a victory this week by upholding his veto of legislation expanding children’s health coverage.
Retail Rorschach
Regardless of what you see in a new retail study, a creative look at Downtown Lawrence should be part of the plan.
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
Studies on retail development are sort of a Rorschach test for Lawrence residents. What you see in the study depends a lot on the predisposition you bring to the table. While some local leaders say a new study by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department indicates the city is building too much retail space, others say it shows Lawrence needs to do a better job of attracting retail dollars.
Water tax
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: While President Bush has recently vetoed the SCHIP bill, the issue of health, health insurance, coverage of minor children and coverage of illegal aliens is here to stay and will be an imposing factor in the 2008 presidential election.
Actors play key role in military training at Fort Riley
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Word gets relayed that the next group is coming. Quickly, the actors stop their game of dominoes, stomp out a cigarette and put on their Arabic clothes. A few minutes later, Lee Anderson, wearing a traditional white Arabic smock over his blue jeans, T-shirt and work boots, is part of a group crowding about a dozen U.S. soldiers.
Roberts has $2M to fight off potential challengers
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
Sen. Pat Roberts hauled in about $400,000 over the last three months as he tries to scare off prominent Democrats from challenging his bid for a third term in Congress.
Diana inquest witness describes seeing flash of light in Paris tunnel
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
A man who claimed he saw a blinding flash of light in a Paris road tunnel just before the car crash that killed Princess Diana spent hours Monday answering questions about inconsistencies in statements he has made.
Golf awaits new wave of retirees to rescue struggling courses
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
Area golf courses are turning to time-tested business tactics to survive and thrive in a game that’s been around for more than 500 years. Aggressive marketing, timely price adjustments and opportunistic capital upgrades are putting Lawrence courses in position to accommodate the next big wave of players: baby boomers, who are just now preparing to collect their Social Security benefits.
2 planes in minor collision on runway
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two big passenger jets collided while taxiing on a runway at London’s Heathrow Airport Monday night, but there were no injuries, officials said.
Study seeks clues to homosexuality
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
Julio and Mauricio Cabrera are gay brothers who are convinced their sexual orientation is as deeply rooted as their Mexican ancestry. They are among 1,000 pairs of gay brothers taking part in the largest study to date seeking genes that may influence whether people are gay.
Kansas men’s golf in 16th at Prestige
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
True freshman Brad Hopfinger shot rounds of 73 and 72 to lead the way for Kansas University’s men’s golf team Monday at the Prestige at PGA West.
Crack cocaine dealer gets 27-year sentence
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
A Lawrence man was sentenced Monday to 27 years in a federal prison for drug trafficking.
Fear of failure drives Gonzalez
After ‘humbling’ first couple of years, Chiefs tight end blossomed
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Was Tony Gonzalez destined to be a first-round bust, just another one-year college wonder who washes out when he gets to the NFL? When he dropped 17 passes his second season after being just a part-time starter in his first, some people, including a very frightened Tony Gonzalez, began to wonder.
Free State golf 12th at state
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s girls golf team shot 491 to place 12th of 12 teams Monday at the Class 6A state golf tournament at Auburn Hills Golf Course.
Texas reserve RB Cobb out due to knee injury
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Texas red-shirt freshman fullback Antwan Cobb will have season-ending surgery after spraining a ligament in his left knee in last week’s win over Iowa State.
Commodities
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B9
Corn and soybean futures rose Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while wheat futures fell. Wheat for December delivery dropped 24 cents to $8.335; December corn rose 11 cents to $3.62; December oats fell 1 cent to $2.78; November soybeans rose 10.25 cents to $9.87.
Fort Riley soldier killed in Iraq
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
Army officials said Monday that a specialist from California has died in Iraq. Killed was Frank L. Cady III, 20, of Sacramento. Fort Riley officials say Cady died Oct. 10 in a vehicle rollover in Baghdad.
Westbrook, Indians take 2-1 lead
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
As October’s curtain rose, they were unknown underdogs. Nobody’s calling the Cleveland Indians anything close to that now.
Man hospitalized after fire escape fall
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
A 21-year-old Lyons man was hospitalized early Monday after he fell 15 feet from a fire escape, according to Lawrence Police.
At least 9 involved in fiery crash still missing
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
Authorities scrambled Monday to find at least nine drivers who apparently escaped from vehicles trapped in a weekend tunnel inferno that killed three people on a key transportation route.
Horoscopes
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B8
Lady Luck is on your team this year, turning possibilities into probabilities. You will need to stay open in your dealings and remain optimistic. If you are single, you might change that status because you meet that special person through a friendship. If you are attached, your home life becomes even more important than in the past. SAGITTARIUS always appreciates your company.
Resolution’s timing couldn’t be worse
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
What were they thinking? No doubt members of the House Foreign Relations Committee felt righteous about the nonbinding resolution they passed last week condemning World War I massacres of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as “genocide.” They sloughed off the warnings from Turkey, which rejects the genocide charge.
Coaches to be on short ‘T’ leash this year
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Look for a lot of technical fouls to be called on coaches during the early portion of the 2007-08 college basketball season. The NCAA last week, in conjunction with the Collegiate Commissioners Association, National Association of Basketball Coaches and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, sent a memo to all coaches and officials indicating standards for bench decorum would be enforced - as a season-long point of emphasis.
Americans honored for work
Theory details how buyers, sellers make most of deals
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B9
Americans Leonid Hurwicz, Eric S. Maskin and Roger B. Myerson won the Nobel economics prize Monday for developing a theory that helps explain how sellers and buyers can maximize their gains from a transaction.
Woodling: Shuttle really is the best
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
In an effort to humanize Kansas University football players, media relations staffers ask them to fill out a form listing their favorite food, book, movie, etc. Their answers are compiled, then printed in the combo media-recruiting guide as part of the player’s personal profile. I’m not sure who reads them, but I do, probably because of the habitual curiosity of a long-toothed Fourth Estater.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 16, 1907: “Evangelist Biederwold set forth a number of vital ideals in his tabernacle talk in the tent in back of the Eldridge House last night and was wonderfully received.
Lawrence Datebook
October 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence.
Intersection’s makeover mapped out
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Traffic around the busy intersection of 19th and Louisiana streets will be rerouted next summer as the area gets a makeover designed to ease congestion and increase safety. City employees on Monday answered questions at an open house at Lawrence High School. More than 50 area residents dropped by. “I haven’t heard any objections tonight,” said Chuck Soules, the city’s public works director.
Congress may put pressure on KU
Committee considers forcing universities to use endowments to lower tuition
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
The U.S. Congress is taking a long look at university endowments, especially those with more than $1 billion in assets. It is also looking at those that are making more money than they’re spending each year, as well as those at schools where tuition has gone up dramatically. Kansas University’s endowment meets all three qualifications.
Sunflower power
Free State girls snag league crown
October 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Free State High’s girls cross country team wanted a Sunflower League title Saturday. A few thunderstorms, flash flood warnings and two days later, the Firebirds got the object of their desire Monday.
Organization announces most-challenged books
October 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association tracks what books are “challenged” each year. This year the tally of books people wanted pulled from the shelves was 546.Here are 2006’s 10 most-challenged and the reasons.
Bush warns of vetoes, chides Dems on lack of spending bills
October 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
President Bush admonished Congress on Monday for failing to send him a single spending bill yet, and warned lawmakers to trim their plans or face rejection.