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6:00 a.m.
The former Carnegie Library building, shown in this file photo, has been vacant since the Lawrence Arts Center moved to a new location in 2002. The Convention and Visitors Bureau set up offices in the vacated building at 9th and Vermont streets in 2007. Bureau’s offices will be historic
October 19, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau is slated to set up its new offices in a historic downtown building as the bureau begins to work on attracting more tourists interested in the area’s history. Judy Billings, director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, confirmed Thursday that the agency plans to set up its offices on one floor of the former Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets.
12:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Ahn Trio mixes music, hip style
Posted October 19, 2007
The outside world might notice that members of the Ahn Trio have posed for GAP ads, been in Vogue and GQ magazines and were named to People magazine's 50 most beautiful people list. But the sisters/trio-mates swear they don't have an image campaign plan. The sisters, who were born in South Korea and were trained at Julliard, do spend plenty of time thinking about music, though. They're as likely to play a song by The Doors as they are a classical work. They have been active in commissioning new works, with more than 30 to date. And they're busy with collaborations, including one with a DJ and another with a Czech rock band. The Ahn Trio will continue to break down musical barriers during a 7:30 p.m. show tonight at the Lied Center. The trio is featured in this week's Pulse Podcast. Violinist Angella Ahn describes how she and her sisters select music, how they approach commissioned works and how being named to the People magazine list affected their lives.
4:00 p.m.
Free State's Ryder Werts stars on both sides of the ball Subplots abound in city showdown
October 19, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Here’s the thing about the football rivalry between Free State and Lawrence High: The coaches and players can say it’s just another game all they want, but the fact remains that this game means more. The two city schools will get the opportunity to prove just how much more at 7 tonight at Haskell Stadium.
10:00 p.m.
Haskell Indian Nations University inaugurates Linda Warner as its fifth president during a ceremony on October 19, 2007. Warner says she has big ideas for the university. New Haskell leader has changes in store
October 19, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Haskell Indian Nations University’s new president has big ideas for the university. Just six months after arriving on campus, Linda Warner has completed a thorough evaluation of Haskell to determine its strengths and weaknesses. Based on her findings, she is ready to make changes - something not taken lightly at a 123-year-old school where tradition runs deep. She said the university had become “old hat” about how it accomplished things.

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Firebirds roll over Lions in city showdown, 27-0
October 19, 2007
Free State High’s Craig Rosenstengle was responsible for four touchdowns as Free State High defeated crosstown rival Lawrence High, 27-0, in a high school football game Friday night at Haskell Stadium.
6News video: Haskell welcomes new leader
October 19, 2007
Six months after arriving on campus, Linda Warner, a member of the Comanchee Nation, was inaugurated as Haskell Indian Nations University’s fifth president.
6Sports video: Pirates fail to steal St. James’ thunder
October 19, 2007
The Piper Pirates lost to the St. James Thunder tonight, 20-23.
6Sports video: Cyclones fall to Bobcats, 16-35
October 19, 2007
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats beat the Bishop Ward Cyclones tonight.
6Sports video: Firebirds trump Lions, 27-0
October 19, 2007
The Free State Firebirds crushed the Lawrence High Lions in tonight’s annual city showdown football game.
6News video: Fireworks kick off Maple Leaf festival
October 19, 2007
The 50th annual Maple Leaf festival kicked off with fireworks tonight in Baldwin City.
6News video: Brownback leaves race for White House
October 19, 2007
Today Sen. Sam Brownback ended his candidacy for the 2008 Republican nomination for president.
6Sports video: Jayhawks face Buffaloes on Saturday
October 19, 2007
The Jayhawks enter tomorrow’s football game in Boulder, CO with a 6-0 record.
6Sports video: Redmen take Chieftains, 42-20
October 19, 2007
The Tonganoxie Chieftains fall to the Atchison Redmen.
6Sports video: Eudora hammers Desoto, 55-14
October 19, 2007
The Eudora Cardinals faced DeSoto tonight in an attempt to win their district.
6News video: Autumn leaves still green
October 19, 2007
While calendars might say that fall is here, a look outside at the trees might make you think twice.
6News video: Mount Oread may get new hotel
October 19, 2007
Mount Oread is one step closer to having a new landmark. The city planning staff recommends approval of a seven-story hotel near the corner of 12th and Indiana streets.
6News video: Attack suspect’s parents seek bond reduction
October 19, 2007
Parents of a KU student accused of brutally attacking his ex-girlfriend seek a significant reduction in their son’s bond.
New Haskell leader has changes in store
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Haskell Indian Nations University’s new president has big ideas for the university. Just six months after arriving on campus, Linda Warner has completed a thorough evaluation of Haskell to determine its strengths and weaknesses. Based on her findings, she is ready to make changes - something not taken lightly at a 123-year-old school where tradition runs deep. She said the university had become “old hat” about how it accomplished things.
6News Now: Judge denies request to lower bond for KU student
October 19, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a Douglas County judge denies request to lower the bond for a KU student charged with attacking a female acquaintance, plus we’ll have highlights of all the action from tonight’s city showdown between Lawrence High and Free State.
Brownback makes it official, calls it quits
October 19, 2007
Trailing in polls and campaign cash, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas today dropped out of the Republican presidential campaign.
Judge won’t lower bond for suspect in attack
October 19, 2007
The attorney for Matthew P. Jaeger, 22, asked this morning that bond be lowered to $50,000 - and said Jaeger’s family would pay the entire $50,000 to free him from jail.
Pump patrol
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.59 at several locations.
Lawrence Datebook
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
MU’s Butterfield suspended
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Missouri basketball player Darryl Butterfield has been suspended from the team following his arrest for allegedly punching an ex-girlfriend during a domestic dispute.
Attorney general hearing turns contentious
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A14
President Bush’s choice for attorney general, Michael Mukasey, embraced some of the administration’s most controversial legal positions Thursday, suggesting that Bush could ignore surveillance statutes in wartime and avoiding a declaration that simulated drowning constitutes torture under U.S. laws.
High winds kill 2 in rural Mo.
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A11
Storms that raked the Plains and Southeast on Thursday tossed a mobile home in Missouri, killing both people inside, and spawned a tornado in Florida that sent mall shoppers and children at a day-care center running for cover.
Fox striking up the ‘Band’
October 19, 2007
Over three two-hour episodes, “The Next Great American Band” (7 p.m., Fox) hopes to do for musical ensembles what “Idol” has done for individual talents. It’s a tall order, and from the looks of the highlight reel made available for review, the show seems as much about novelty acts as real musicians.
KU tennis players advance
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
Kansas University senior Elizaveta Avdeeva advanced to the round of 32 in the main singles draw and teamed with junior Edina Horvath to move into the round of 16 in the doubles bracket, on the second day of the ITA Central Regional.
Group seeks federal funds for city roads
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
Even in Washington, D.C., city leaders can’t escape the topic of Lawrence’s deteriorating streets. In fact, a Lawrence delegation traveling to Washington to lobby federal legislators plans to make the issue a major topic of conversation.
Stage fright
E.M.U. Theatre examines terror, insanity and zombies with a quartet of intertwined plays dubbed ‘Horrorshow’
October 19, 2007
Playwright Dave Hoover grew up in places with names such as “Mystic Darkness” and “The Dungeon of Death.” They were shadowy, terrifying locales where fear became the one constant commodity. “Theater with horror came naturally for me. That’s because my dad ran and managed haunted houses in downtown Kansas City from the time I was 4 years old to the time I was 18,” Hoover says.
South Florida latest victim of No. 2 curse
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
It’s not easy being No. 2 - just ask South Florida. The Bulls became the third second-ranked team to lose in the last three weeks, having their unexpected unbeaten run snapped by tricky Rutgers 30-27 on Thursday night.
Veritas hopes to stretch winning streak to four
October 19, 2007
Things are setting up quite similar to last year for the Veritas Christian football squad. A year ago, Veritas was coming off three straight blowout victories - part of a four-game winning streak - to face St. Mary’s Academy.
Regents task force to create standard for admissions
Former lieutenant governor Sherrer to lead group
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
Gary Sherrer, former lieutenant governor and new appointment to the Kansas Board of Regents, will chair the regents task force on state admissions standards.
Israel urges Russian sanctions against Iran
October 19, 2007
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to support new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear activities and urged Russia not to sell arms to Iran or Syria.
Sarkozy divorce overshadows transit strike
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
On the same day that a massive strike crippled public transportation here, President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Cecilia, announced the end of their marriage. On both fronts, the president remained silent Thursday.
Meier wears many hats, but one jersey, in practice
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Considering over 100 men work at a typical Kansas University football practice, it’s really saying something that Kerry Meier still manages to stick out like a ripe tomato among them all. Literally. Though the sophomore often strays from his home position of quarterback to work with receivers and even as a punter, Meier keeps the red “don’t touch me” jersey on, a color normally reserved for the quarterbacks.
Kurds protest against Turkish vote on strikes
October 19, 2007
Thousands of Kurds joined rallies across northern Iraq and marched to U.N. offices Thursday to protest a vote by Turkey’s lawmakers that backed possible cross-border attacks against Kurdish rebel camps.
Reservoirs all stocked up
Clinton Lake filled with blue catfish while Lake Henry gets rainbow trout
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Clinton Lake got a new supply of blue catfish Thursday, while nearby Lake Henry took in a few hundred rainbow trout. The trout were introduced to their new home as the first week of trout season comes to an end. The season started Monday.
Royals looking at Hillman
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Trey Hillman, who has long been considered a possible sleeper candidate within the New York Yankees’ organization in the event Joe Torre departed, is in serious negotiations to be the next manager of the Kansas City Royals, ESPN.com reported Thursday night.
China demands redress for Dalai Lama’s award
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
China warned the United States on Thursday that its honoring of the Dalai Lama “gravely undermined” relations between the two countries, demanding Washington stop supporting the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader and take steps to repair ties.
Police net $5 million in cocaine
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
A traffic stop by a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy Wednesday led to the seizure of 500 pounds of cocaine found stashed in a hidden compartment aboard a box van. The cocaine, estimated by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration as having a street value of $5 million, is the county’s largest drug seizure ever, Sheriff’s Lt. Jimmie Dean said in Thursday’s announcement.
Buyers need two types of title insurance
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B13
Q: I am purchasing my first home. My mortgage broker says I should purchase two different title-insurance policies - one for the bank and the other for me - but I think he is only trying to increase his profits by selling me “extra” insurance that I do not need. What do you think?
Citrus land under pressure
Juice prices rise as housing and diseases are reducing acreage
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B13
There seem to be more tractors tearing up St. Lucie County’s old citrus groves than tending them these days. This county once had more orange and grapefruit trees than almost any other place in Florida, the nation’s largest citrus producer. Now it’s one of the fastest-growing counties in one of America’s fastest-growing states, and that land is fast giving way to housing tracts.
Piling on
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: I read the newspaper article regarding the obesity epidemic in children. In the first paragraph it says ” : where they spend much of their time - in school.” The children spend less than 10 percent of their time in school and 90 percent of their time with parents and family. What role do parents have in this obesity problem?
Lawrence played a role in derailing power project
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Lawrence is closer to St. Louis and Oklahoma City than it is to tiny Holcomb, Kan. But that didn’t stop Lawrencians from leading the opposition to the proposed coal-fired electric plants nearly 320 miles west of Massachusetts Street. From the outset, Hays-based Sunflower Electric Power Corp. faced an army of opposition from Lawrence residents.
Nation seeks $18 million from defendants in junk fax case
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B14
Federal prosecutors said Thursday they were seeking a judgment of about $18.4 million from seven defendants alleged to have defrauded business owners across the nation of millions of dollars.
Coal plants denial stuns state
Rejection leads to hot reaction
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
Citing the threat of global warming, Kansas’ top environmental official on Thursday rejected permits for two 700-megawatt coal-burning electric power plants in western Kansas. “I believe it would be irresponsible to ignore emerging information about the contribution of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to climate change and the potential harm to our environment and health if we do nothing,” said Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Rod Bremby.
Report finds little political progress from Iraq surge
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Despite hopes that the U.S. military “surge” in Iraq would encourage economic and political headway and sap the strength of the insurgency, little lasting progress has been achieved, a new U.S. report says.
Kief’s staffers tune in at fall meeting
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B13
Alison Kiefer and Rob Kiefer, of Kief’s Audio Video, Lawrence, attended the Home Theater Specialists of America fall vendor meeting in Dallas, where they discussed new products available for home theaters, lighting and furniture.
Not same God
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Anne L. Haehl wrote that Mr. Bush has said on more than one occasion that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. She disagreed with Cal Thomas’ argument that they are not the same God because Muslims do not accept Jesus as Lord and says she puts to any reader the case of the Jews.
Attack shatters jubilant homecoming for Bhutto
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
Benazir Bhutto was tired and a bit worried about snipers, so she went inside the truck carrying her across Karachi. It was then that the two bombs exploded, according to a British reporter who was riding with the former prime minister.
Rolex catches attention of man’s probation officer
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A11
A man who walked into a meeting with his probation officer wearing a Rolex watch ended up sporting handcuffs.
Regents approve KUMC affiliation
Leaders hope deal leads to National Cancer Institute designation
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
The long and winding road to an education and research affiliation between St. Luke’s Hospital and Kansas University Medical Center on Thursday reached its most significant milestone yet. With the unanimous approval of the Kansas Board of Regents, KUMC will receive $1 million per year for the next four years from St. Luke’s Hospital, in “unrestricted mission support.”
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
Although state fire inspectors found safety deficiencies in 77 building at Kansas University, they said KU had made substantial progress in getting its house in order and that they thought KU would soon be in full compliance.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 19, 1907: “A children’s parade is planned for today in connection with the Biederwolf religious revival meetings. Every child will have a flag and many will be equipped with their school colors. It should be quite a sight.”
Perfect fit
Providing office space for a new history and tourism agency will be a great future for the former Carnegie library.
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
The community’s long search for the right occupant for the Carnegie library building at Ninth and Vermont streets has paid off.
Trust fund would address housing needs
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
The House of Representatives, which has a penchant for spending time on issues such as the Armenian genocide of 1915, actually did something useful last week. It passed a bill creating an Affordable Housing Trust Fund, a measure which, if it becomes law, would add 1.5 million badly needed units in the next decade.
Drop genocide issue for now
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A13
Just as it appears the United States may have turned an important corner in Iraq with the reported disabling of al-Qaida, Turkey is threatening to invade northern Iraq in an attempt to stop attacks by Kurdish rebels on Turkish territory.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 19, 2007
A Kansas Board of Regents report showed Kansas University was the only one of the state schools to measure up to enrollment predictions for the fall of 1967, with 15,791 students.
Church visit offers blessing
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A13
In Baltimore with friends Sunday morning, a splendid fall day under blue skies, we marched off to the nearest church and found ourselves in an old brownstone temple of 1852…
Free State soccer ties SM Northwest
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
Free State soccer’s team played Shawnee Mission Northwest to a 1-1 tie Thursday night.
Questions and answers about the coal plant project
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Q: What was proposed? A: A group of utility companies proposed building three 700-megawatt coal-fired electric plants near Sunflower Electric Power Corp.’s 360-megawatt coal-fired plant near Holcomb.
Lawrence High volleyball falls to Blue Valley
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
Lawrence High’s volleyball team fell to Blue Valley on Thursday in its final tuneup for sub-state. Blue Valley defeated the Lions, 25-22, 25-12, 25-18.
Rams’ coach miffed by winless record
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
An avalanche of little things have added up to the big hole the winless St. Louis Rams are in. That was the message players got from an agitated coach Scott Linehan at the end of practice on Thursday.
Bosox survive Game 5, send series to Fenway
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
When Manny Ramirez said it wouldn’t be “the end of the world” if Boston lost the American League Championship Series, he wasn’t speaking on behalf of Red Sox Nation. But Ramirez’s care-free attitude appeared to rub off on his teammates while facing elimination Thursday night in Game 5 at Jacobs Field.
Green festival slated for this weekend
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Actions of Awareness will present Green Bliss Fest this weekend at Camp Gaea, a 160-acre retreat center in McLouth.
Key players in the coal plant decision
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
After her re-election last year, Sebelius indicated she supported the coal-burning project, saying that it was impossible for states individually to make decisions based on global warming. But in recent months, she was critical of the project while touting the benefits of renewable energy and conservation. Her lieutenant governor, Mark Parkinson, has been even more vocal in his opposition.
Trio sheds classical image
October 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
The outside world might notice that members of the Ahn Trio have posed for GAP ads, been in Vogue and GQ magazines and were named in People magazine’s 50 most beautiful people list.
Realtor honored as salesperson of year
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B13
Deborah McMullen, Lawrence, was named Salesperson of the Year by the Kansas Association of Realtors during its annual convention, conducted this week in Topeka. McMullen is a salesperson for Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate.
Sonics’ Collison battling for minutes
Former Kansas University forward trying to impress new Seattle coach Carlesimo during preseason
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Both probably deserve starter’s minutes, but one might be the odd man out when the regular season begins. Chris Wilcox and Nick Collison are embroiled in a heated competition for playing time at the power forward spot for the Seattle SuperSonics.
Southwest gains title on final play
October 19, 2007
On a sloppy field and with a cold rain falling the junior high city championship was decided fittingly, in perfect football weather on the final play of the game as Southwest’s Trevor Leslie and Preston Schenck corralled South’s Jon Pederson two yards short of a tying touchdown. The defensive stop gave Southwest a 34-28 victory over South in overtime to secure its third-straight city title Thursday at Lawrence High.
On the record
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Kansas University Public Safety Department is investigating an incident involving gunshots fired through windows at Lewis Hall.
The marathon from hell
(Or maybe it just felt like that’s where it was held)
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
By all accounts, the Chicago Marathon was hot. Dangerously hot. A record-high temperature of 88 degrees greeted the 35,867 runners who competed in the race Oct. 7, and the heat, humidity and lack of cooling wind took a toll.
Brownback expected to leave race for White House, GOP sources say
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas is expected to end his candidacy for the White House as early as today, narrowing the field of Republican presidential contenders, GOP sources said Thursday.
Journeyman relievers thriving in Colorado
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
LaTroy Hawkins was searching for the perfect fit last winter, while Matt Herges was looking for any fit at all. Two journeyman relievers, both foraging for new teams - anyone willing to take a chance on their right arms. The Rockies took them in, and are awfully glad they did.
Free State student gets ‘surprise’ scholarship
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
Free State High School senior Kate Falkenstien figured she didn’t win. She didn’t get a phone call on Monday about how she stacked up against 35 other Kansas City-area students in a scholarship essay contest. But three days later, she got something better.
Commodities
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B13
Agriculture futures finished higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery added 5 cents to $8.255; December corn picked up 9.25 cents to $3.6725; December oats rose 3.25 cents to $2.82; November soybeans jumped 17.25 cents to $9.915.
Social worker joins therapy institute
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B13
Barbara Torgerson has joined Family Therapy Institute Midwest, Lawrence, as a social worker.
Midland Railway offers special excursions
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Midland Railway will offer an expanded schedule of excursion train rides through the area’s fall foliage during this weekend’s Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City - and special haunted train rides.
Baylor assistant resigns
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Baylor assistant coach cited for public urination resigned Thursday. Offensive line coach Eric Schnupp had been suspended indefinitely by the university this week after being cited for urinating on the bar at a local tavern.
Arkansas lawmakers reject snuff ban: ‘Let us die the way we want to’
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
Arkansas lawmakers won’t have to give up their portable spittoons or cans of snuff after House members rejected a rule banning chewing tobacco from their chambers Thursday.
Mayer: 2-sport mania returns
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
How long has it been since Kansas reached mid-October with the level of two-sport fan frenzy it now enjoys - a 6-0 football record and legitimate prospects for making the NCAA Final Four in basketball? Closer than you might remember.
Joe says ‘No’ to Yankees
Insulted by offer, skipper Torre to leave N.Y.
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
After all he had accomplished - four World Series championships, 12 straight years in the playoffs, almost certain entry into the Hall of Fame - and after all the indignities, this was one Joe Torre wasn’t going to stand for.
Subplots abound in city showdown
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Here’s the thing about the football rivalry between Free State and Lawrence High: The coaches and players can say it’s just another game all they want, but the fact remains that this game means more. The two city schools will get the opportunity to prove just how much more at 7 tonight at Haskell Stadium.
Fast move?
Leaving a controversial affiliation plan off the Kansas Board of Regents agenda doesn’t seem like a simple oversight.
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
Could it be that the Kansas Board of Regents wasn’t interested in hearing anything more from the public before approving a pact between Kansas University Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital?
ESPN360.com to cover KU women’s games
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
ESPN360.com, ESPN’s broadband digital sports network, will provide coverage of 16 Kansas University women’s basketball games during the 2007-08 season, KU officials announced Thursday.
Welles’ legacy proves ‘wearying’ and ‘unpleasant’
October 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
It was announced Tuesday that the Academy Award won by Orson Welles for co-writing the screenplay to “Citizen Kane” will be heading for the auction block.
EU leaders settle on reform treaty
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
European Union leaders endorsed a reform treaty today to replace their failed European constitution and give the 27-nation union a more influential say in world affairs, diplomats said.
City to dedicate park
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
DeVictor Park, a new park in west Lawrence, soon will be dedicated by city leaders. The dedication of the park at 1100 George Williams Way is set for 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the park. The dedication ceremony will include a trail walk around the park.
Canadian pedophile suspect arrested
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
A Canadian schoolteacher who has become the world’s most wanted suspected pedophile was arrested by police today in northeastern Thailand, officials said.
Vandals hit Free State High before game
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
School district custodial staff worked through Thursday’s early morning hours to clean off spray paint on windows, bricks and the Firebird sculpture at Free State High School. Later, administrators announced that seven Lawrence High School students were suspended after an investigation by school officials and police.
Representatives vexed by bill failure
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
If it were up to the Kansas House delegation, President Bush’s veto of expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program would have been overridden.
Kentucky football finally rates respect
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
The tables were packed with all things Big Blue: Shirts, golf club covers, signs, flags, pictures. All of them featured the iconic K of the University of Kentucky. All designed to make sure the 1,500 fans who paid $40 to see new men’s basketball coach Billy Gillispie preach at a luncheon in Louisville were outfitted with everything they needed to get ready for one of the most anticipated seasons in the history of the program.
Colorado’s Charles no ordinary back
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
At 5-foot-8, 190 pounds, Hugh Charles certainly doesn’t look like a high-caliber running back. He doesn’t even act like one. The Colorado Buffaloes senior enjoys flying airplanes and studying Buddhism.
Affiliation decision almost went unnoticed
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A9
Though the effort to reach an affiliation between Kansas University Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital took nearly a year, the resolution came almost without anyone noticing.
Holmes’ latest workout impresses Chiefs
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
Priest Holmes went through another impressive workout on Thursday, and the Kansas City Chiefs appeared to be leaning toward activating the 34-year-old running back.
Sabathia struggles again
Catcher: ‘He didn’t bring his best stuff’
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
C.C. Sabathia was the second-best ace on the mound. Again. Outpitched by Boston’s Josh Beckett for the second time in the AL championship series, Sabathia can only hope for a chance to redeem himself in the World Series.
Head Lion praises crosstown Firebirds
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Dirk Wedd has been laying it on pretty thick about Free State High’s football team. Wedd, now in his ninth season as Lawrence High’s coach, makes it sound like the Firebirds are the high school equivalent of the New England Patriots.
Manning approaching Unitas
Colts’ quarterback needs three touchdown passes to break franchise record
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
When Lenny Moore watches Peyton Manning he sees a little bit of John Unitas on every play. The deliberate steps, the hunched shoulders, the way Manning carries himself on the field. It’s pure Johnny U., almost down to the legendary two-minute drill.
Horoscopes
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B12
You have a style that draws many toward you this year. Your creativity naturally flourishes, adding to your personal relationships. What is dynamic is the fact that you frequently kick back and let out your inner child.
Lions’ boys soccer rescheduled today
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
Wet field conditions forced postponement of Thursday night’s scheduled Lawrence-Shawnee Mission South boys soccer match until today.
Konzem named Rockhurst’s AD
Former Kansas University administrator leaves athletic director’s post at Benedictine
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B9
Former Kansas University senior associate athletic director Richard Konzem, who worked as athletic director at Benedictine College the last year and a half, has been named AD at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.
Self enjoying KU football
Sadler dealing with upheaval at Nebraska
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B9
Basketball wasn’t the only topic on the table at this week’s Big 12 Men’s Hoops Media Day in Kansas City, Mo. Football and baseball, for instance, were discussed in depth.
Bureau’s offices will be historic
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau is slated to set up its new offices in a historic downtown building as the bureau begins to work on attracting more tourists interested in the area’s history. Judy Billings, director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, confirmed Thursday that the agency plans to set up its offices on one floor of the former Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets.
Board of Regents boosts university CEOs salaries
Council of Presidents to determine if background checks are necessary
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A9
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway received a 4 percent raise Thursday from the Kansas Board of Regents, bringing his total compensation to $332,051.
Road tests await KU football
Jayhawks must travel for three of next four games
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
The pollsters, who have awarded Kansas University’s football team a No. 15 national ranking, seem convinced the Jayhawks are for real. Still, KU’s players have heard whispers from more than a few naysayers that their 6-0 record might be a bit misleading, considering all six games have been played in the state of Kansas.
Hirsch gives vibrant performance as doomed wanderer in ‘Wild’
October 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
You probably don’t know the name Emile Hirsch. Not yet at least.
People in the news
October 19, 2007 in print edition on B12
¢ Deborah Kerr, star of ‘The King and I,’ dies¢ Joey Bishop, last of the ‘Rat Pack,’ dies at 89¢ Judge suspends Britney Spears’ visitation rights¢ Jon Stewart extends ‘Daily Show’ contract¢ Part of street named for Motown’s Berry Gordy Jr.
President’s veto of children’s health insurance bill upheld
Efforts begin to work out compromise on measure
October 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
Chalk up another veto victory for President Bush. The Democratic-controlled House failed on Thursday to override his rejection of a politically popular children’s health bill, and the White House instantly called for compromise talks on a replacement.