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6:00 a.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.
10:00 a.m.
A proposal led by members of the Fritzel family to build a hotel atop Mount Oread near 12th Street and Oread Avenue is winning approval from both neighbors and Kansas University leaders.  This is the southern view of the proposed hotel. Proposed hilltop hotel gains ground
October 20, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Mount Oread is closer to having a new landmark. The city’s planning staff has recommended approval of plans to build a seven-story hotel and condo project near the corner of 12th and Indiana streets.
1:00 p.m.
Latin revival
October 20, 2007 in print edition on 1D
For Cecilia Bogowith, Latin isn’t a dead language - in fact, it helps to keep her spiritually alive. Bogowith, a Kansas University master’s student, is organist for a Kansas City Catholic church that worships using a traditional Latin Mass.
4:30 p.m.
The Jayhawks take the field to warm up prior to the start of Saturday's game against Colorado in Boulder. Final, KU wins 19-14
October 20, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawks enter today’s game in Boulder, Colo., in an unusual position - the driver’s seat - in the Big 12 North. As the conference’s only undefeated team, KU’s destiny is truly in its own hands, and the program’s breakout season continues today in a place where Jayhawk teams of the past have traditionally struggled. The 4-3 Buffaloes are off to a 2-1 start in Big 12 play, including a signature win at home over Oklahoma on 27-24. But the Buffs are a bit more of a mystery after suffering a 47-20 beating at Kansas State a week ago.

All stories

The Fifth Quarter: Kansas 19, Colorado 14
October 20, 2007
Tying up the loose ends from KU’s second Big 12 road win of the season. It leaves KU as one of five unbeaten teams left in the FBS ranks.
Scoring Summary: KU-Colorado
October 20, 2007
A look at who scored, when they scored and how it happened.
Final, KU wins 19-14
October 20, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawks enter today’s game in Boulder, Colo., in an unusual position - the driver’s seat - in the Big 12 North. As the conference’s only undefeated team, KU’s destiny is truly in its own hands, and the program’s breakout season continues today in a place where Jayhawk teams of the past have traditionally struggled. The 4-3 Buffaloes are off to a 2-1 start in Big 12 play, including a signature win at home over Oklahoma on 27-24. But the Buffs are a bit more of a mystery after suffering a 47-20 beating at Kansas State a week ago.
Congressman to be given leadership prize
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Legendary civil rights activist and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, D-Ga., will receive the Robert J. Dole Leadership Prize on Sunday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and open seating will begin at 7:15 p.m.
Vote set on process for electing board
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
H&R Block Inc. said Friday it would hold a meeting Dec. 14 for shareholders to vote on changing how they elect the company’s board of directors. The meeting will be held at the tax preparation giant’s headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.
Thousands storm airport, wrest control from president’s troops
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
Armed with clubs and waving provincial flags, thousands of residents of Bolivia’s wealthiest province seized control of the country’s busiest airport Friday from troops sent in by President Evo Morales.
Explosion rocks Manila financial district
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
A powerful blast ripped through three floors of a shopping mall in the heart of Manila’s financial district Friday, killing nine people and wounding more than 100, authorities said.
Strong storms kill 6 across U.S.
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
A couple spending their first night in a new house were among at least six people killed as unusually severe October storms destroyed homes, downed trees and knocked out power in several states, authorities said Friday.
4-H and FCE news
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D3
4-H and FCE news from Lawrence
Eudora cruises past De Soto, 55-14
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C8
Eudora High’s football team improved to 8-0 Friday for the third consecutive season, slamming De Soto, 55-14, to secure a spot in the playoffs.
Stocks have worst week since July
Earnings reports, credit concerns add to investors’ unease
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 360 points Friday - the 20th anniversary of the Black Monday crash - as lackluster corporate earnings, renewed credit concerns and rising oil prices spooked investors.
Linebacker switch working out for KU
October 20, 2007
Like a collection of mad scientists, Kansas University’s football coaching staff members always are open to the idea of experimentation. It has been known since they were originally assembled that thinking outside the box with position switches, tiny adjustments and unusual wrinkles are things they don’t fear doing.
Elmo the Clown’s last hurrah to be today
Baldwin City man has performed at Maple Leaf Festival parade for 27 years
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
There will be no more clowning around at the Maple Leaf Festival parade for Danny McMillen after today. Yes, it’s Elmo the Clown’s swan song after 27 years. He’s retiring to the old clowns’ home. It’s the oversized clown shoes that got to him.
Proposed hilltop hotel gains ground
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
Mount Oread is closer to having a new landmark. The city’s planning staff has recommended approval of plans to build a seven-story hotel and condo project near the corner of 12th and Indiana streets.
Judge won’t lower bond for attack suspect
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Douglas County judge Friday rejected a motion to lower the $850,000 bond set for a Kansas University senior charged with attacking a woman and dragging her from her apartment. Carl Cornwell, the defense attorney for Matthew P. Jaeger, 22, wanted the bond reduced to $50,000.
Daniel eager for shootout
Missouri QB expects high-scoring affair today
October 20, 2007
Missouri figures to need a pile of points to beat Texas Tech this week. The Tigers have the right man for the job. Quarterback Chase Daniel has passed for 300 or more yards in eight of his last nine games, missing a clean sweep by 6 yards against Illinois State.
Red Sox trying to force seventh game
Boston’s Schilling, Cleveland’s Carmona to clash tonight
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C4
Before the bloody sock, Curt Schilling was a pitcher in ruin: injured, ineffective, unsure whether he would be able to help the Boston Red Sox reach the World Series, much less win it.
Yanks made offer Torre couldn’t accept
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Joe Torre era didn’t end with a bang or a whimper, just a polite “no thanks” from the man who could’ve (and should’ve) told the Yankees exactly where to go. After 12 classy years in pinstripes, Torre is history - and so is the era of Yankee professionalism. Even in his final hour as manager, handed an offer he couldn’t possibly accept, Torre handled his execution with remarkable grace.
World’s top finance officials pledge to limit credit fallout
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
Finance officials from the world’s top economic powers pledged Friday to do all they can to limit damage to the global economy from a jarring credit crisis as Wall Street took another plunge.
E! celebrates celebrity-mocker
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D7
No “star” is more deserving or desirous of a “True Hollywood Story” (5 p.m. Saturday, E!) profile than Kathy Griffin. She gratefully acknowledges the honor, cackling, “And I haven’t even killed anybody yet.”
Horoscopes
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D7
You are on top of your game. What hasn’t been resolved easily will be with an adventuresome mind and unusual creativity. If you are single, romance definitely will add sparkle to this next year.
Faith Forums
What is the best part of attending a religiously affiliated school?
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D8
Similar beliefs build sense of camaraderie
Force set for release
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Through thousands of runs at 300-plus mph, drag-racing standout John Force never spent more than a few hours laid up with injuries in the first 30 years of his career.
Choral composer set to conduct local choir
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D1
Every few months, singers in the choir at First Presbyterian Church perform a piece by John Leavitt. “John is probably the most published choral composer in the country, and his work has been performed all over the world,” says the choir’s director, Tracy Resseguie.
Music Works! for local schools
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
We’re not long for this place, I know, as I watch my youngest of three daughters in Free State’s Chamber Choir dress and pearls. She’s a senior this year, and as I see her on stage it’s not hard for me to conjure visions of her two sisters there before her.
LHS soccer falls to SM South, 5-1
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C8
Surely Shawnee Mission South’s Mike Levine didn’t line up a free kick near midfield in the 54th minute with the intent of scoring against Lawrence High on Friday.
Baldwin hammers Spring Hill, 49-22
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C8
After two three-and-out possessions, Baldwin High scored on its next four possessions to put away Spring Hill, 49-22, in district football on Friday night.
Ortiz attempts explanation for Manny’s comments
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C4
David Ortiz is tired of answering questions about Manny Ramirez.
Pakistan’s Bhutto vows to persevere
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
Somber but defiant, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Friday said the massive attack that missed her but killed up to 140 others on Thursday would not deter her from seeking public office, even though she continued to receive credible reports of plots against her.
Around and about
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D3
Around and about Lawrence
Society calendar
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D5
Events around Lawrence
Latin revival
Resurgence of traditional Mass makes its way to Lawrence
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D1
For Cecilia Bogowith, Latin isn’t a dead language - in fact, it helps to keep her spiritually alive. Bogowith, a Kansas University master’s student, is organist for a Kansas City Catholic church that worships using a traditional Latin Mass.
Two tied atop LPGA event
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Norway’s Suzann Pettersen birdied the final two holes in windy and cool conditions for a 3-under 69 and a share of the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Hana Bank KOLON Championship.
LHS-FSHS Notebook
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C7
Free State benefited from outstanding field position throughout the game. The Firebirds started seven of 11 drives inside Lawrence High territory. The LHS offense, meanwhile, started every drive on its own half of the field, with the average starting position being the Lions’ 22-yard line.
Showdown shutout: Free State 27, Lawrence High 0
Werts stands out on offense, defense
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Life is good for Ryder Werts. After all, what more could a Free State High senior football player ask? Werts caught his first career touchdown pass - a highlight-reeler, if ever there was one - and was the ringleader of a defense that stuffed crosstown rival Lawrence High.
Coach’s son CU quarterback
October 20, 2007
Colorado University football coach Dan Hawkins has a unique tie with his starting quarterback. He can’t help it. It’s his son. Cody Hawkins won the starting job in the offseason and has been effective in helping the Buffs to a 4-3 start despite a tough schedule.
Gordon gains pole postion
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Jeff Gordon won’t have to pass Jimmie Johnson this time. The points leader failed for 53 laps at the end of the Nextel Cup spring race at Martinsville Speedway to get around his Hendrick Motorsports teammate and wound up second as Johnson took the checkered flag on NASCAR’s shortest circuit.
Deputy discovers racer built to look like toilet
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
It was just a routine patrol until a King County sheriff’s deputy lifted a tarp and found a soapbox derby racer built to look like a giant toilet. A giant, stolen toilet - measuring about 7 feet high and 7 feet long.
Simons: Hospital affiliation plan driven by desire to help St. Luke’s
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Earlier this week, the Kansas Board of Regents announced its unanimous approval of an affiliation agreement between Kansas City’s St. Luke’s Hospital and the Kansas University Medical Center. This followed an “agreement in principle” approved by the two health care facilities last month.
Haskell football back home
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C3
Home. Home at last.
Federal advisers: Kids under 6 should not use cold medicine
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
The medicines long used by parents to treat their children’s coughs and colds don’t work and shouldn’t be used in those younger than 6, federal health advisers recommended Friday.
Lemieux to get $21 million
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux will get $21 million as part of the team’s settlement of its 1998 bankruptcy.
Kurdish leader calls for talks with Turkey
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Kurds in northern Iraq warned on Friday that they will defend themselves against any Turkish incursion, and Iraqi leaders called on Ankara to engage in dialogue instead of threats. Massoud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, urged Turkey to hold direct talks with his regional government but vowed to fight “any aggression.”
Obama wants official fired for remarks
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama said Friday the head of the Justice Department’s voting rights division should be fired for saying voter ID laws hurt the elderly but aren’t a problem for minorities because they often die before old age.
Bodies of 24 apparent migrants wash ashore
October 20, 2007
The bodies of two dozen people washed ashore Friday in southern Mexico, a state official said, after a boat believed to be carrying Central American migrants capsized in the Pacific Ocean.
Bush imposes new Myanmar sanctions
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
President Bush imposed new sanctions Friday to punish Myanmar’s military-run government and its backers for a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. Expanding on sanctions imposed last month, Bush ordered the Treasury Department to freeze the U.S. assets of additional members of the repressive junta.
Anniversary of first Mass celebrated
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D1
When Catholics started gathering for Mass in territorial Lawrence, others took notice. In fact, a group of non-Catholics met and delivered a message to the first priest in town, the Rev. T.J. McGee: He should leave town before sundown.
Torre: Offer was ‘an insult’
Departing N.Y. skipper might manage again
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Joe Torre heard enough. He felt insulted. He felt unappreciated.
Oil futures drop Friday after rising above $90
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
Oil futures fell Friday, retreating from an earlier foray to a new record above $90, as investors sold to lock in profits. Still, many analysts expect the declines to be temporary and believe oil futures will continue their assault on price records in the days ahead.
Dallas’ Johnson back at practice
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C10
Suspended defensive tackle Tank Johnson practiced with the Dallas Cowboys for the first time Friday, disappointed commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t shorten his eight-game ban but glad to be back on the field.
Jay-Z says he regrets early ‘retirement’
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D7
Wait a minute, didn’t Jay-Z say he was retiring TWO albums ago? “I want to never say that again,” the 37-year-old rap mogul says in XXL magazine’s new issue. “Just make the albums, man.”
Club news
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D5
Club news from Lawrence
Towner tied for 21st
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Alvamar Country Club head golf professional Randy Towner shot a 69-73 to position himself to make the cut in the Callaway Senior PGA Professional National Championship on Thursday and Friday.
Scouting news
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D3
Scouting news from around Lawrence
Musician’s slaying horrifies country
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
A wave of anger and shock has followed the killing this week of reggae music legend Lucky Dube by car hijackers, with politicians from across the spectrum calling for a renewed effort in South Africa to reduce one of the world’s highest murder rates.
Man who fled to Ireland standing trial for wreck
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man accused of causing a car wreck that killed three college students fled to Ireland only because he feared for his own safety amid the outcry over the crash, his lawyer told jurors Thursday in Kelso.
Packers coach to be on hand for Baker today
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C3
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, a 1987 Baker graduate, will serve as honorary team captain for Baker’s football team today, when the Wildcats face Central Methodist. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
U.S. officer in Iraq sentenced to two years
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
A former U.S. commander at the Iraqi jail that held Saddam Hussein was acquitted Friday of aiding the enemy but received two years imprisonment for convictions on other charges after pleading for leniency from the judge.
Accused in pregnant woman’s death wasn’t mentally ill, witness says
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
A mental health expert insisted Friday that Lisa Montgomery’s confession is “proof positive” that she was not criminally insane when she killed a pregnant woman and cut the baby from her womb.
Faith briefs
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D8
Faith events around Lawrence
Midland Railway offers special excursions
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
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.
Video appears to show Spears running over foot
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D7
It might just be Britney Spears’ latest hit. Hours after losing visitation rights with her two young sons, the struggling pop star apparently ran over the foot of a photographer for celebrity Web site TMZ.com.
German team wins competition for efficient solar energy
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
A team of students from Germany’s Technische Universitat Darmstadt won a weeklong competition Friday on the National Mall for the best, most efficient and well designed and engineered solar home.
Thousands ordered off slopes of volcano
October 20, 2007
Tens of thousands of people were ordered by police - some at gunpoint - to leave their homes on the slopes of one of Indonesia’s deadliest volcanoes Friday after a series of underground tremors heightened fears of an imminent eruption.
14 more chicken pox cases reported
October 20, 2007
The Douglas County Health Department has reported 14 more chicken pox cases in children who attend public schools or day care facilities. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department announced Friday the newly reported cases in the county involved six elementary students, three children in day care facilities, two junior high students and one infant.
Ebert to be honored at Gotham Awards
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D7
Roger Ebert will be honored at the 17th annual Gotham Awards for a career of championing independent cinema. The 65-year-old film critic will receive the honor at the Nov. 27 event at Brooklyn’s Steiner Studios. The Gotham Awards celebrate independent movies and films set in New York.
Lifetime supply of beer reward for stolen laptop
October 20, 2007
A New Zealand brewer is offering a lifetime supply of free beer in exchange for the return of a laptop stolen in a break-in. Croucher Brewing Co. co-owner Paul Croucher said Friday the computer contains “all our financials” as well as label designs for new beers and business contacts.
On the record
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Law enforcement report
Dancing cockatoo gets worldwide notice
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
Snowball the cockatoo can’t get enough of the Backstreet Boys. The 11-year-old medium sulfur-crested cockatoo lifts his legs, squawks and bobs his head, flashing his bright yellow crest to the beat of the boy band’s “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).”
Lawrence Datebook
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Scientist returns to U.S. after controversy
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
A prominent American scientist who set off an international furor with remarks about intelligence levels among blacks canceled a book tour of Britain and returned home Friday, after his employer suspended his administrative duties.
Famous Trevi Fountain’s water colored red
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
A man threw a bucket of red paint or dye into Rome’s Trevi Fountain on Friday, coloring the waters of the 18th-century monument bright red in front of a crowd of astonished tourists and residents.
Hillman to get his shot at fixing Royals
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Trey Hillman has a daunting task. It’s his turn to try leading the Kansas City Royals back to respectability. A winner in Japan and in the minor leagues with the New York Yankees, Hillman was hired Friday to take over a long-struggling Royals team that hasn’t been to the playoffs since the late Dick Howser guided Kansas City to the 1985 World Series title.
Dorm matron at Oprah’s school suspended
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D7
A dormitory matron at Oprah Winfrey’s school for disadvantaged girls in South Africa has been suspended amid allegations of serious misconduct.
Victim sues ‘Pacman’
League, Titans named in lawsuit
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C10
A strip club manager paralyzed in a triple shooting is suing the NFL, the Tennessee Titans and suspended football player Adam “Pacman” Jones, claiming they’re responsible for his injuries.
Museum can’t locate STD for collection
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
A Dutch museum said Friday it is having trouble getting its hands on a parasite that just about everybody else is anxious to avoid: crabs. The Rotterdam Natural History Museum has appealed for somebody - anybody - to give it a single crab louse for its collection, amid fears they may be dying out.
Agencies gather for disaster training
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
More than 900 people from a wide range of law enforcement and emergency service agencies from south-central Kansas have gathered in Wichita for a mass casualty disaster simulation exercise.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 20, 1907: “Coach Bert Kennedy says he will take 21 Kansas players to Oklahoma. Kansas has a 2-0 record and is being eyed by many as one of the finest teams in the area, if not in the nation.”
President protects privacy after divorce
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
Newly divorced President Nicolas Sarkozy curtly told reporters Friday that his private life was not a public matter, while his ex-wife was quoted as saying she felt out of place in the limelight.
Winehouse jailed for marijuana possession
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D7
British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was arrested in Norway for marijuana possession and held overnight, a police official said Friday. Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were released Friday morning after paying $715 each in fines, prosecutor Lars Morten Lothe said.
Report: School health improving
Students being served fewer cookies, french fries
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
It’s harder to find a french fry in a school cafeteria these days, and junk food is less common at school fundraisers, a federal study out Friday has found.
Commodities
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
Chicago markets: As of Friday’s close on the Chicago Board of Trade, wheat for December delivery rose 30 cents, the daily maximum, to $8.555.
Texas DB Foster turns turnovers into TDs
October 20, 2007
Texas cornerback Brandon Foster can catch the ball when it counts. That’s why he now holds the school record for defensive touchdowns in a season. But when it doesn’t count? Forget it.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce board unanimously endorsed a plan presented by manager Keith Winter calling for a concentrated three-year economic development plan.
Reesing debuted against CU
Buffs’ coach recalls Kansas QB’s ‘coming-out party’
October 20, 2007
It was one year ago against Colorado when Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing made his impressive college football debut. After KU stumbled to a 9-0 halftime deficit on Oct. 28, 2006, Reesing had his red shirt lifted for the second half and sparked a comeback that ended with a 20-15 Kansas victory.
Lost hiker reunited with family
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
An autistic teen found underneath an umbrella of dense brush after four days in the wilderness was doing well at a hospital Friday, asking for food and smiling at relatives who came to visit him, his family said.
Suspected Canadian pedophile arrested
October 20, 2007
A three-year global manhunt for a Canadian schoolteacher suspected of sexually abusing Asian boys ended Friday when police raided a house in northeastern Thailand - off the usual tourist trail - and arrested Christopher Paul Neil.
Fugitive accused in sex abuse arraigned
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man accused of raping his daughter and posting videos of the abuse online was arraigned Friday after returning to the United States from Hong Kong. Kenneth John Freeman, 45, appeared in federal court in Spokane a day after his extradition.
Boston trip wasn’t on Indians’ agenda
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C4
Ah, mid-October in lovely New England. The famously breathtaking fall foliage, historical landmarks on almost every corner, pumpkin picking, clam bakes on the Cape. An autumnal paradise.
Kansas swimming fourth at Relays
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team placed fourth at the Big 12 Relays, on Friday at Beyer Hall. Texas A&M won the event with 117 points and was followed by Texas (88), Missouri (67) and KU (56).
Explosion levels 2 buildings, kills 1
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
An explosion leveled a house under construction and a vacant building next door early Friday in Irvington, killing one worker and injuring four others. Authorities were investigating whether someone broke into the house and damaged a natural gas line.
U.N. analyzing pictures of reported nuclear site
October 20, 2007
U.N. experts have begun analyzing satellite imagery of the Syrian site struck last month by Israeli warplanes, looking for any signs it was a secret nuclear facility, diplomats said Friday. It was unclear where the material was obtained or what exactly it showed.
KU soccer blanks Colorado, 2-0
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University sophomores Monica Dolinsky and Kim Boyer each recorded a goal and an assist in the second half, while senior goalkeeper Colleen Quinn made six saves to earn her second shutout of the season as the KU soccer team posted a 2-0 victory over Big 12 rival Colorado on Friday at Prentup Field.
KU tennis duo reaches quarterfinals
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Elizaveta Avdeeva and Edina Horvath continued their quest for a second straight ITA Central Region doubles championship Friday as the duo advanced to the tournament’s quarterfinals.
Lions’ ‘O’ struggles without RB Hunt
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C7
Entering Friday’s city showdown with Free State, Lawrence High senior Tyler Hunt had carried the ball 98 times for 641 yards, posing week after week as the Lions’ workhorse on offense.
Air Force punishes 70 in nuclear weapons gaffe
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Air Force said Friday it has punished 70 airmen involved in the accidental cross-country flight of a nuclear-armed B-52 bomber following an investigation that found widespread disregard for the rules on handling such munitions.
Language gene found in Neanderthal remains
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Neanderthals probably had the gift of gab, according to a study examining a key language gene in the extinct species. Until now, humans were thought to have a unique version of FOXP2, the only gene shown to play a role in language.
We want to know about your holiday event
October 20, 2007 in print edition on D1
The Journal-World is accepting holiday-themed event listings for its annual Holiday Happenings & Gift Catalog, which publishes Nov. 25.
Mystery points finish off Veritas in mercy-rule loss
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Veritas Christian football squad fell victim to the 45-point mercy rule at home on Friday night against St. Mary’s Academy. Or did it? As the scoreboard showed 66-20 with 54 seconds remaining in the game, the officials called for the mercy rule.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
An early morning spray paint vandalism spree on the Kansas University campus resulted in the arrest of five Kansas State University students. Each was freed on $1,500 bond but KU planned to press charges and demand money for the cleanup.
Dallas prep Morgan visiting Cincinnati
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C3
J’Mison “Bobo” Morgan, who at 6-foot-10, 275-pounds is one of the biggest and best true centers in the Recruiting Class of 2008, continues his college tour this weekend.
Officials have no backup plan for worst drought scenario
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A7
With the South in the grip of an epic drought and its largest city holding less than a 90-day supply of water, officials are scrambling to deal with the worst-case scenario: What if Atlanta’s faucets really do go dry?
Mavs’ Howard suspended
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Mavericks forward Josh Howard was suspended Friday for the first two games of the regular season, punishment for a fight with Sacramento center Brad Miller earlier in the week.
Nets-Celtics game called
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
The NBA preseason game between the New Jersey Nets and Boston Celtics was canceled after one half Friday night because of damp court conditions at the DCU Center. Boston led 36-33 at halftime when the game was called because of condensation forming from ice beneath the floor.
Baby boomers embrace new stage of life
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
Until now, I believed that the smallest unit of time was between the moment the traffic light turned green and the car behind you honked. I was wrong. The shortest unit is actually between the moment you win the Nobel Peace Prize and someone asks whether you’re running for president.
Foliage display delayed by warm temps
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
Ah, the joys of fall. Football and pumpkin hunts. Snug sweaters and apple cider. And green leaves? Fall is indeed a late bloomer this year. Stan Ring, assistant horticulturist with Douglas County Extension, said that’s because of a wet spring and an unseasonably warm fall.
Needless
The Armenian genocide resolution appears likely to be defeated in Congress and it should be.
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
Evidence is strong that congressional opponents of an Armenian genocide resolution have enough votes to kill the measure, and that is good. Supporters of the proposal, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, continue to promote the issue, but they apparently have not done their homework and are operating on emotion rather than logic.
Florida mandates students must learn about evolution
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
Florida has written new standards for teaching science that for the first time say public school students need to learn about evolution. The proposed science standards, released Friday, call evolution one of the “big ideas” that must be taught as part of in-depth, hands-on learning.
Ex-Amateur champ on top
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Ryan Moore matched his career best with a 7-under 63 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead halfway through the Fry’s Electronics Open.
Will gender help Hillary?
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B7
When John F. Kennedy ran for president in 1960 and for years afterward, political analysts disagreed on whether his Roman Catholicism helped him more in northern industrial states than it hurt him in the rest of the country. A similar debate is taking place this year over Hillary Rodham Clinton.
O’Meara best at AT&T
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Champions Tour rookie Mark O’Meara made a successful return to the site of one of his PGA Tour victories, shooting an 8-under 63 to take the first-round lead in the AT&T Championship. John Cook, making his second Champions Tour start, and Wayne Levi were two strokes back after bogey-free 65s.
Arkansas House rejects rule to ban snuff
Arkansas lawmakers won’t have to give up their Styrofoam spittoons or cans of snuff.
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
A proposal to ban chewing tobacco from the House chamber and committee rooms failed during a caucus Thursday. Representatives voted 51-27 in favor of the proposed rule change by Democrat Rep. Pam Adcock of Little Rock. It needed 67 votes to pass.
La Russa wants to return
October 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa confirmed Friday that he is prepared to return for a 13th season in his current post, barring unforeseen complications in his ongoing talks with team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr.
Pump patrol
October 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.69 at several locations.
For working poor, paychecks stretched to breaking point
October 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
The calculus of living paycheck to paycheck in America is getting harder. What used to last four days might last half that long now. Pay the gas bill, but skip breakfast. Eat less for lunch so the kids can have a healthy dinner.